The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #1047

"See a Sword Slice Thru a Man's Soul"

Which Jesus do you follow?
There are two you know!
Do you follow the Jesus taught by the traditions of men, in most of our so-called Christian churches, 
or do you follow the One who reveals Himself through His Word, the Bible?

Are you deceived by men's traditions and will thus be taken captive by Satan, the
or do you have the wisdom through the knowledge of His Word, i.e.
enough oil in your lamp,
to see your way and endure until the end when the true Messiah returns at the 7th Trump? 

Let us take a lesson from the history of our people.

Always remember that what happened to our people in the past
happened as a type for our benefit, for our admonition,
so that we "upon whom the ends of the world (age) are come"
can get a clear visual PICTURE in our minds of what will befall us spiritually in these last days.

Because you see,
the captivity and the battle of these last days is a spiritual conflict,
a battle for the inner souls of men that cannot be seen with the flesh eye.

In other words, you can see an actual sword slice through a man's flesh,
but you cannot see a spiritual sword slice through a man's soul.

Neither can you "see" the "spiritual captivity" of our people
by the soon coming King of Babylon (Satan as the false-christ),
but you can "see" the physical captivity of our people by the historical King of Babylon.

Again, that is why God had all those historical events of our people recorded for us in scripture.
Do you think all of those events just happened by chance?
Absolutely not!

Paul explains:

1 Cor. 10:11
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come.
If you understand this one simple principle it will help you to understand the entire Bible,
including prophecy, much more clearly.

For example: The seduction by the fallen angels that took place before flood of Noah,
and the devastating flood of Noah itself,
helps us visualize the spiritual seduction of God's people and the spiritually devastating flood of lies
soon to drown the whole world in deception.

That is why Christ said in Luke 17:26-27
"And as it was in the days of Noe,
so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
[27] They did eat, they drank, they married wives,
they were given in marriage,
until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
and the flood came, and destroyed them all."

We just learned here in the Book of Hosea that God said
our people would go to Assyria because of their whoredoms (idolatry),
their seeking after other gods and relying on alliances with other nations for their protection.

And so shall it be in these last days that our people are going into spiritual captivity for the same reasons.
You know the saying, "History repeats itself."
Therefore history is actually prophecy, isn't it?

You see,
our Father warned our people when He made His covenant with the whole congregation of Israel,
that if they would keep His laws and obey His commands
He would greatly bless them and protect them.
However, if they transgressed against Him they would be severely chastised (see Deut. 27:14-26).

Hosea 7:12
When they shall go,
I will spread my net upon them;
I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven;
I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.
Though Israel was like a bird who flew her nest,
God never ever lost track of exactly where she went
and even where she makes her nest this very day!
Do you know where the lost tribes of the house Israel dwell today?
See pamphlets #1020 & #1064
[13] Woe unto them! for they have fled from me:
destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me:
though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
When you are on the receiving end of a "Woe" from God,
you have got Big Trouble!
Jesus Christ said in Mat. 24:19, Mk. 13:17, and Luke 21:23,
"And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!"
He was speaking in spiritual terms concerning the spiritual whoredom in "those days",
which are "these last days".

In other words, just as the analogy of Gomer's adultery is given to graphically show our people's spiritual idolatry,
the words of Christ and the lesson to be learned in this 7th chapter of Hosea is
that if you are "silly" (deceived) and "without heart" (without wisdom from His Word) in these last days,
you will be spiritually seduced and will be taken spiritually captive by Satan. I.e.,
you will worship the wrong Jesus Christ, the false Messiah.

[14] And they have not cried unto me with their heart,
when they howled upon their beds:
they assemble themselves for corn and wine,
and they rebel against me.
It is not that our people do not recognize that there is a God.
They just do not know Him through His Word because their heart is not right with Him.
Oh, they assemble themselves for corn and wine and but in doing so they actually rebel (turn away, apostatize) against Him.
And they cry alright,
but not unto Him to sincerely seek His will.
They howl and cry "poor me baby" and "help me",
yet they are unrepentant because they STILL will not seek His Word to keep His covenant.
They therefore remain in their unfaithful, adulterous state of idolatry,
i.e. in their apostasy.

If you would like a clear, precise vision of exactly how our people are,
then read the entire 78th Psalm.
Here is an excerpt:

Psalm 78:35
And they remembered that God was their rock,
and the high God their redeemer.

[36] Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth,
and they lied unto him with their tongues.

[37] For their heart was not right with him,
neither were they stedfast in his covenant.

His children are a bunch of whiners and murmurers who cry
"Why me?" and "Help me, Oh God!" and when He does they return again to their idolatry,
their traditions of men, and forsake Him until the next time they are in trouble.
No, their heart is not right with Him.
They never seek His Word to remain stedfast in His covenant,
and yet that is where their strength and their power does lie.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 10:19, "Behold,
I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions,
and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
He is our power and our might.

Hosea 7:15
Though I have bound and strengthened their arms,
yet do they imagine mischief against me.
God is our Rock, our strength, and our salvation.
Have you ever read the history of Israel's battles and conflicts in the Old Testament.

If you have, or if you do,
you will find that EVERY TIME the king and the people turned to God,
they were victorious
and EVERY TIME they forsook Him
the victory belonged to the enemy.
"O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee (Hosea 6:4)?"
Are we stupid or something?

Check out the words "imagine" and "mischief"
used in verse 15 in your Strong's Concordance.
To "imagine mischief" against God is simply to "weave or fabricate"
(imagine) "good for nothing" (mischief) traditions of men.
It reminds one of Ezekiel 13 where the false prophets
weave or "sew pillows" over the outstretched saving and protecting arms of our Father.
In other words, they hide and cover up the truth with their fabrications
and their lying divinations and their phony-bologna fly-away doctrines.
THEN... they want God to bless them. Go figure!

[16] They return, but not to the most High:
they are like a deceitful bow:
their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue:
this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
Ephraim keeps shooting and shooting his arrows toward heaven
but he is too "silly a bird" and too "without heart" to realize
that without God's Word he is always using an "untrue bow"
and consequently he always misses the mark,
and always will until he wises up.
Others watching this silly action,
i.e. watching him stand there and shoot arrows with a crooked bow
and wonder why they miss their target, mock him and deride him.
You can hardly blame them, can you?

Sound the Alarm,
Blow the Trumpet,
because as it is written,
our people are about to be taken captive once again.

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