Amos 8:11-12 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
Because men rebel against God and ignore His Word He gets to the place that He Himself sends a famine in the land. This famine is a famine and extreme hunger for the Word of God. They look for it and can not find it.
I am afraid that we have played with the Word of God too long. We have gone to church and had services. We have given lip service to the Bible but we have not been students of the Word of God. Our preachers preach platitudes. They preach what we want to hear 2Timothy 4:3.
Church people want morality, prosperity, success, etc preached and we have sacrificed the Word of God for what we want. Here we are now and people are looking for the Word of God and yet they can’t find it.
We have churches on every corner but very few where you really pull out the Bible and see what God has to say. Most of us have attended church for many years and have a general knowledge of the Bible but know little of the Word of God.
I challenge today to get under the preaching of the Word. Go to a place where they open the Bible and preach it, opening it and in a disciplined manner they teach you what God says. We have enough TV shows to tell us how to deal with our problems. We have enough pop psychology. We need the Word.
What a curse to bring upon our country and our children! Living the presence of many churches that have lost their passion for the Word, lost their passion for preaching, (now we give talks) lost their purpose of opening and explaining the Word of God to people.
Find a place where you can get the Word preached to you!