Amos prophesies that God will restore David's fallen dynasty in the end times when he shakes the nations in the sieve of judgment. He will replant Israel in the land, restore their prosperity, and never allow them to be uprooted again.
From chapters 2 to 9, Amos proclaimed the coming judgment of the northern kingdom of Israel, which was fulfilled by the Assyrian conquest of 722 BC, and of the southern kingdom of Judah, which was fulfilled by the Babylonian conquest of 586 BC. But here in chapter 9, from verse 9 to the end, his focus changes. God will not completely destroy Israel, but will spare a remnant. One day, God will shake all the nations together, as though in a sieve of judgment (v9). Sinners will die by the sword (v10). But in that day (the Day of Judgment), God will rebuild David's fallen tent (or collapsed hut). This refers to David's dynasty, and depicts the restoration of the nation as a whole, including both Israel and Judah. God promises to repair its ruins and restore it as in days gone by (v11). Then Israel will conquer the survivors of Edom, and all the nations subject to God's rule (v12). This depicts Jesus as the Davidic King of Israel, ruling over the entire world. Various other end-time prophecies also depict Israel plundering the surrounding nations after the second coming (Isaiah 11:14, 33:4 & 23, Ezekiel 39:10, Zephaniah 2:9 or Search by Tags: Israel plunders her enemies). Verse 13 portrays the restoration of agricultural prosperity in Israel. The ploughman catching up with the reaper implies the harvest will be so great that the harvesters will not have time to gather it all in before it is time to plough again. Grape juice is seen to flow down the hillsides. God will bring back the people of Israel to their land and they will rebuild the ruins. They will plant their crops and enjoy what they harvest (v14). God says he will replant Israel in the land, and they will never again be uprooted from it (v15).

The restoration of Judah has already been happening since at least 1882, and more so since 1948 when the State of Israel was established. In the end-times, Israel will be invaded by the Antichrist (Ezekiel 38 and Zechariah 14), and many Jews will flee again into exile for the duration of the Great Tribulation. But Jesus will deliver Israel at his second coming, and Israel will then be forever established in the land, as prophesied here by Amos. Various scriptures indicate that the lost ten tribes of the northern kingdom will also be restored at the second coming and at the beginning of the Millennium (Search by Tags: Restoration of Israel and Judah).
Places: Israel, Edom
Symbols: Sieve of judgment, Tent
Tags: Day of Judgment, Restoration of Israel and Judah, Israel inherits land from her enemies, Israel plunders her enemies, Millennial prosperity
1 I saw the Lord standing by the altar and he said, “Strike the tops of the support pillars, so the thresholds shake! Knock them down on the heads of all the people, and I will kill the survivors with the sword. No one will be able to run away; no one will be able to escape.
2 Even if they could dig down into the netherworld, my hand would pull them up from there. Even if they could climb up to heaven, I would drag them down from there.
3 Even if they were to hide on the top of Mount Carmel, I would hunt them down and take them from there. Even if they tried to hide from me at the bottom of the sea, from there I would command the Sea Serpent to bite them.
4 Even when their enemies drive them into captivity, from there I will command the sword to kill them. I will not let them out of my sight; they will experience disaster, not prosperity.”
5 The Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies will do this. He touches the earth and it dissolves; all who live on it mourn. The whole earth rises like the River Nile, and then grows calm like the Nile in Egypt.
6 He builds the upper rooms of his palace in heaven and sets its foundation supports on the earth. He summons the water of the sea and pours it out on the earth’s surface. The Lord is his name.
7 “You Israelites are just like the Ethiopians in my sight,” says the Lord. “Certainly I brought Israel up from the land of Egypt, but I also brought the Philistines from Caphtor and the Arameans from Kir.
8 Look, the Sovereign Lord is watching the sinful nation, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth. But I will not completely destroy the family of Jacob,” says the Lord.
9 “For look, I am giving a command and I will shake the family of Israel together with all the nations. It will resemble a sieve being shaken, when not even a pebble falls to the ground.
10 All the sinners among my people will die by the sword – the ones who say, ‘Disaster will not come near, it will not confront us.’

The Restoration of the Davidic Dynasty

11 “In that day I will rebuild the collapsing hut of David. I will seal its gaps,
repair its ruins, and restore it to what it was like in days gone by.
12 As a result they will conquer those left in Edom and all the nations subject to my rule.” The Lord, who is about to do this, is speaking!
13 “Be sure of this, the time is coming,” says the Lord, “when the plowman will catch up to the reaper and the one who stomps the grapes will overtake the planter. Juice will run down the slopes, it will flow down all the hillsides.
14 I will bring back my people, Israel; they will rebuild the cities lying in rubble and settle down. They will plant vineyards and drink the wine they produce; they will grow orchards and eat the fruit they produce.
15 I will plant them on their land and they will never again be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the Lord your God.