There is a famine in America. Not a famine of food or water (though it may seem that way here in Strasburg as it has not rained much in how long?). No. It is a famine of the Word of God. God warned Judah of such a famine through the prophet Amos
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.
Why Did God Warn of a Famine?
Why? because they had refused to listen to the prophets God and sent them, and would continue to do so. And, in time to come, this prophecy was fulfilled just as Amos spoke it. James Burton Coffman writes:
Many great and wonderful prophets were yet to speak the message of threatened doom and the call to repentance upon Israel's part; but Amos here definitely prophesied an end to the prophetic missions. This was most remarkably fulfilled during the inter-testamental period between the OT and NT.