Jesus in the OT :: Amos

The book of Amos gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the Old Testament (O.T).

Israel is in a state of prosperity with businesses booming and boundaries bulging, but with that the hearts of the children of God had turned callous and people had turned to be hypocrites and spiritually indifferent, very reflective of our times today.

Amos 8:9-10 describes a day when the earth will trembles (earthquake), the day in which the sun will go down at noon and the day will be darkened, a day or mourning; mourning of an only (begotten) son, a bitter (forsaken) day. The events described in this day closely map to the day of Crucifixion of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 27:45-46.

Amos, is derived from the Hebrew root word Amas which means “To lift a burden, to carry”.  In other words, His name means “Burden bearer”. Jesus carried our burden, the burden of the cross, but what is more is that not only did he carry the burden of our cross, but He is telling you and me today Cast your burden on me and I will sustain you (Psalm 55:22).

He has also promised us rest (Matthew 11:28-30), that is He will carry our burdens; He will be our burden bearer.

In Amos, Jesus is our burden bearer, who carried the cross and He will carry us as well.


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