I Will Raise Up The Fallen Booth of David

I small portion quoted from God is Good by  Pastor Bill Johnson. This book is full of revelation and insight into the present day church. I highly recommend getting a copy to study with your bible right next to it. Or use it for a small group study.

Amos 9:11-12 – “In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, and wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old; that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by name,” declares the LORD who does this.

The prophet  Amos declared in the last days there would be a rebuilding of this tabernacle of David. The time of fulfillment of this word would be when the Gentiles were added to what God was doing on earth – they too, would become His people . After the Great Commission given to the Church by Jesus to “go into the world”  (Matt. 28:19), followed by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that would help them be effective (see Acts 2), Gentiles began to be added to the Church. It became so controversial that the leaders of the church called a meeting in Jerusalem (see Acts 15) . The conclusion of this gathering of apostolic leaders was the inclusion of Gentiles to the faith was in fact from God. They were to be careful not to burden them with the requirements of the Law that they themselves could not keep. The Old Testament Scripture they used to support this idea was the Amos 9:11-12.  ( quoted from God is Good by Bill Johnson page 81)