Bible Study-HO-Chapter 3

The Book of Hosea

Chapter 3__Present and Future States

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     In these verses our Father is teaching us by using examples of one or two individuals to represent the whole of Israel. In a sense, Hosea and his wives would represent Israel and her whoring after false gods and snubbing their nose at our Father. Drinking to excess and parting all night long.

     The adulteress represent how Israel goes around whoring after false prophets, false teachers and false preachers, rather wanting their ears to be tickled with nonsense and lies, rather than hearing the Word of our Father in all of its truthfulness.

     Yeah, it’s probably a lot more fun to play church and all the little games that come with it, making sure that everyone knows how holy you are, how dedicated to the church you are, rather than sitting there quietly with your hands caressing your bible while listening to a good teacher/preacher read the real truth of our Father’s Word. I mean, that’s kind of boring, isn’t it?

     In these days and times, who in their right mind wants to know anything about this Hosea fella and what he was up to 2700 years ago? Man, give me something current. Let’s have a revival and get all lathered up while a really-professional speaker lies to us. Now that’s having some fun!

     They can’t see any further down the road than their outstretched hand and mostly because they really don’t want to. I’m gonna tell you….there are no rewards in heaven for “playing church” and ignoring our Father so you can whore around, spiritually, all you like and you had better enjoy it today because tomorrow has some dark clouds coming your way and there’s no getting away from it.

     EVERYBODY has to pay the price so get smart. Get off that party wagon you call a house of God and get down on your knees and thank Him for what He has given you, stop looking to others when you should be looking to our Father.

     The House of Israel was ignoring Him….why are you doing that as well?

     Hosea 3:1 Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

     It would appear from this verse that Gomer has somehow died because our Father is telling Hosea to go out and find another prostitute, another adulteress.

     Hosea 3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

     Fifteen pieces of silver was the price of a slave back in those days. Many days  would indicate a limited period of time.

     Hosea 3:3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.

     Hosea has purchased her and now has the right to tell her what to do.

     Hosea 3:4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

     In the Hebrew Manuscripts it would read like this:

            “Many Days

            “Shall abide

            “The Children of Israel

            “Without a King

     Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days. KJV

     Verse 5 would read like this:

            “Afterward

            “Shall return

            “The Children of Israel

            “Yahaveh, and David their King

            “In the latter days

     These ten “lost Tribes” of Israel will be without a king and that’s as it should be. How can a people be scattered across the face of this earth and still have a king? Impossible.

     But the day is coming when that WILL happen, after the many days period of time which is approaching with the Day of the Lord coming.

     Are you going to be like lost Israel? Hosea was in the Old Testament times but you are fortunate because with the death on the cross of our Lord, you and I already have our “King” before us. All we have to do is acknowledge His Presence and existence.

     Quit whoring around after things of this world. Yeah, I know, you’ve got the money and you’re going to spend it on toys but if your religious foundation is based on some church aven, a church of vanity, a church of nothingness, your soul will never be happy no matter how many toys you buy for yourself.

     Once you find that true connection to our Father and our Lord, then, and only then, will you spend that money in the correct way. It’s coming because of His blessings anyway, do some good with it.

     I’m not talking just about wealthy people. Even if you only make minimum wage your toys might be drugs or alcohol and not a Maserati or a Ferrari. In our Father’s eyes it’s not how much you make, it’s what you do with it. You may get more rewards on how you spend ten dollars as opposed to someone who spends ten thousand dollars.

     It all comes down to what your intentions are. And future blessings are based on that. Don’t waste your time praying for something you’ll never get. If you’re not in good standing with Him, He ain’t listening anyway.

 

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___18 July 2015___

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