The sin of Samaria
Amos 8:14, 9 1:4
“They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer–sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.”
The sin of Samaria is the creation of the calf at bethel and the worship the idols. The manner of Beer-sheba is a 160 mile pilgrimage that extra devote worshipers of the idol performed. People that swear by idols shall fall into calamity, ruin, and destruction for their sins, and never recover out of it because the have rejected the one and true God. 10 out 12 tribes of the Jew’s historically have worshipers of the Calf at bethel. Are there any currently doing it today?
“I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.”
If they don’t repent there will be no escape
”Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them;”
They can’t hide in hell.
“though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:”
They can’t escape to heaven. Perhaps they are being tricked by the evil one they can migrate to outer space?
“And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence;”
Mount Carmel (הַר הַכַּרְמֶל, Har HaKarmel) = vinyard fo God. A holy place, where Elijah the prophet once dwelt, is at this time in history turned into a place of theives. If the evil try and masquerade as God’s people or steal anything from them he will find them out.
“and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:”
They can’t hide under the sea. This was written approx 2,900 years before the invention of the submarine so it shows prophecy in that some may think they can hide in underwater colonies.
“And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good. “
Their unrepentant idol worshiping and what ever temporary benefits that they may think their idols give them. Will be no help to them. God is so angry captivity is not enough punishment to satisfy his wrath.
“And the Lord God of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name”
The one and only God of all creation is not mocked. Repent seek him through the gift of grace and forgivness that is his only begotten son Jesus of Nazareth the Christ. The word made flesh so that all will know and many will be saved.