A preview of some of the many things we will learn in Hosea.
"What is a book titled "Salvation" doing in the Old Testament?" The answer is quite simple. Our Father placed it here for our understanding, to learn not only why salvation is necessary, but especially how He feels about His children who have gone astray (even from the first earth age), and to understand the tremendous love He has, in that, He would not only give up His human, flesh and blood, life on a cross at Calvary, but He would take back a wife, Israel, (i.e. today's Christian Nations located in north-western Europe, the far western island of Britain and the Americas, who just like they are today, in this 21st century), was once an unfaithful adulterous.
To that end, this book of Hosea is written which contains very graphic and descriptive language presented in such a way that we might be able to form a PICTURE in our minds of the spiritual things our Father wants us to SEE! The Word of God is full of such imagery. In fact, all that is necessary for our spiritual understanding, including not only such things as salvation, but even all the prophecies written for this final generation, have been acted out in history and recorded for us in His Word. Paul documents this in 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."
That is because the 12 Tribe Nation of Israel became TWO separate nations following the reign of king Solomon and HAVE BEEN SO EVER SINCE. The southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin became known as the House of Judah and the northern ten tribes became known as the House of Israel. (Most Bibles have maps in their appendixes which will clearly show these two nations as separate.)
You see, without understanding who
and where the House of Israel and the House of Judah are today, one
cannot understand Bible prophecy.
Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
You must learn to read carefully if you desire to understand the simplicity of God's Word
The priests were NOT the sons of Levi, i.e. priests ordained by God. Are the "Many" preachers who come in the name of Jesus and stand in the pulpits of the Beth-avens in this nation, and deceive "Many", ordained of God or ordained of men? They sure look like true Christian ministers, don't they? And if you are not familiar with God's Word you would say they sure sound like true Christian ministers, don't they? And those buildings sure look like Beth-els, don't they? The question is, "Does the preacher follow and teach God's commands from Genesis through Revelation or does he or she promote fictional fairy tales like "Left Behind"?
You see, it is kenites of the house of Hemath, the direct descendents of Cain, who through their control and influence of the Four Hidden Dynasties shall afflict the House of Israel, i.e. today's Christian Nations located in north-western Europe, the far western island of Britain and the Americas, right up to the end of this flesh age.
Did you know that these events which happened of old were actually "ensamples" for us today, which God brought to pass so that we could SEE and KNOW what would befall us in these last days "upon whom the end of the world are come"?
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."
Therefore, if we would like to know what is in store for America, we need to know what happened in the Valley of Achor and the exodus from Egypt, right?
The Book of Hosea is divided into two sections.
The first of which is the first three chapters gives us an overview as to the severity of the adultery/idolatry of God's people along with His plan of salvation (Hosea) to take back His estranged wife, Israel i.e. today's Christian Nations located in north-western Europe, the far western island of Britain and the Americas.
The second section, from chapter 4 to the end, contains the details of Israel's transgressions and transgressors as our Father presents His legal case against her and lays the foundation for the judgment to come at the return of Christ.
The "quick" are those who are "spiritually alive", i.e. have eternal life. Their judgment shall be reward and their relief shall be eternal life whereby they are no longer subject to judgment or the second death (Rev. 20:6).Tim. 4:1
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
The "dead" are the "spiritually dead" and they will be required by the Judge (God) to go through the probationary period of the Millennium to await final judgment at the "Great White Throne" before they too can receive eternal life or eternal death. You see, the problem is that God's children have forgotten His Word and have once again gone astray. There is perversion and much corruption in our land. So perhaps it is timely that we as a nation currently (2017) find ourselves steeped in the midst of legal controversy and judgment, over our choice of a president, even involving who shall serve on the Supreme Court of our land. i.e. a pro-life justice or a pro-abortion justice!
Did you know that preachers are taught in seminaries not to teach those things which are controversial, lest they offend members of their congregations. I suppose, they are afraid of it's effect on the "Felt Lined Plate".
see, everyone knows that God told mother Eve
not to eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
which was in the midst of the garden, right?
only problem is that most people do NOT know what that "fruit" was
that she was not supposed to eat
nor do they know who the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was.
Many question whether or not Adam participated in the seduction, the "affair", which took place in the fig grove.
It is written that they both were deceived, i.e. ate of the bad fruit, Eve directly from the voice of Satan and Adam through the voice of the woman.
It is not written that they both "touched" the tree, though they will both discover their nakedness. Obviously Eve did "naga" (the Hebrew word touch, means to lie with a women) because she conceived Cain and the result was that her punishment was to be sorrow (labor pangs) in child bearing which follows conception. Genesis 3:16 "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee."
preachers and ministers either cannot understand the simplicity of what
happened in the garden of Eden or they won't teach it because it's controversial,
lest they offend members of their congregations.
Ahh! The collection plate!
Here is another question: Have you ever read about the "grove worship" upon the tops of the mountains, i.e. the religious sexual orgies of Ashtoreth, also known as Ishtar, from whom we get the word "Easter"? I didn't think! Doesn't the preacher, of the church you attend, teach you any thing from "God's Word".
Speaking of whoredoms, did you know that Ishtar (Easter) was a "sex goddess" and that Ishtar "eggs" and "quick-like-a-bunny rabbits" are symbols of sexual fertility? Better get yourself a good Bible Dictionary and do a little research. You might be eating some really bad fruit, or shall we say rotten eggs, in church, no less!
You can go to church faithfully every week for decades, and you can call (Ishtar) Easter , and you can do many wonderful works and contribute to many wonderful charities, and you can say "Lord, Lord, Praise the Lord" a million times, but though you call yourself a Christian, if you allow yourself to be deceived by the MANY who claim to be his Ministers instead of DOING your Father's Will, His Word, you will stand naked in that day, when Christ returns, without a wedding garment on (Mat. 22:11-14), and you shall not enter in!
Thus saith the Lord God:
This is why it is so important to read and understand the Book of Hosea, the Book of Salvation. God uses examples and analogies that people can see and feel and relate to in order to get them to SEE and understand the things which are spiritual. The Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, has taken a far journey (He's off to heaven) but He will soon be returning to take His virgin bride to wife! How do you think He will feel when He returns and discovers that His bride is pregnant or already, spiritually, nursing a baby, Satan's baby? Wouldn't you be angry? That is why Jesus gave the following warning to those who would be present IN THOSE DAYS, the days just preceding His return, i.e. THESE DAYS in which we live!Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
The following words of Jesus Christ are a spiritual analogy, which is easily understood by those who are familiar with the Book of Hosea.
These are then 5 virgins that fall because of their adultery/idolatry! As it is written, they shall receive His WRATH.Luke 21:23
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
What about the other 5 virgins?
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
In the last days, our days, the servants of God will "see", as in understand, the visions of the prophets, i.e. the prophecies, the visions of the future they wrote concerning the return of Christ and the days just prior to His return. And they shall "prophesy", which means they shall teach the prophets. (Teach us what the prophets meant) Hosea was one of those prophets, so you should study Hosea. Log unto Hosea
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals. We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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