Bible Study-HO-Chapter 6
The Book of Hosea
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Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
Some of what our Father has been saying to them is finally starting to sink in a little.
“Hey, let’s get our act together and get right with the Lord and the damage that He has done to us will be healed two-times over.”
Father always replenishes twice as much as He has taken away in the first place. He’s torn them up a little bit and now He’s going to put some bandages on the wounds.
Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
I think that our Father put this verse in for a special reason. During the five months of the tribulation of the Antichrist there will be some, His Elect, that understand all that’s going on but the doubters and unbelievers, those that are following the Antichrist, will not. They still believe that Satan/Antichrist is the true Messiah.
After Satan kills the two witnesses it’s written that they will lie in the streets of Jerusalem for a period of three days and then they will rise up and ascend towards heaven. Our Lord will come down and we will all be able to see Him, He will be living right in front of us.
This is talking about the end generation, the generation of the fig tree, those of us that will remain during this time. If this book, Hosea, is all about salvation, where will you be during this time? Are you going to be one of His Elect or one of the unbelievers?
Are you going straight to Judgment Day or is there a 1000 year period, the Millennium, in your future or are you going straight to the angels that will guard and protect you in profound silence until Judgment Day? There are only three paths available from which you can choose at this time.
✡ Judgment Day
✡ The Millennium
✡ Sanctity of Heaven
Praise God to those that go to the sanctity of Heaven and His presence because for them it will be all over. Nothing left for you to prove. That’s what salvation will get you.
Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Getting yourself back in the good graces of our Father will allow Him to give you the latter and former rain. Do you know what those rains are?
When you plant a seed you give it plenty of water and this allows the heart of the seed to begin to grow and take root…this is the former rain.
After it grows to maturity it will need some additional rain to be able to produce fruit….this is the latter rain.
Of course, this is an analogy of someone who begins to see the light of truth and not the traditions of some church system. Our Father will shower you, the former rain, with all kinds of truth if you get into His Word, begin to study and show yourself approved.
As your knowledge base increases He can now be able to use you to bring others to the same spot you were in a short time ago and He will, again, shower you with the latter rain so that you are able to bring others into the light of truth. That’s called producing fruit.
Hosea 6:4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away.
Our Father is showing His emotions, His love for ALL His people, the ten Tribes of Ephraim as well as Judah and Benjamin. He is lamenting that their love for Him is compared to the morning dew. It’s strong until a little temptation gets in the way and then it evaporates like the morning dew when the sun strikes it.
Hosea 6:5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
He has tried to shape them by the words He gave to the prophets, to get them to change the way they live.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
He really didn’t want their burnt sacrifices but it was the only way that He could make them show their love for Him. If they were willing to give up the best of their yearly flock or herd or crop and give it to Him then that would demonstrate the depths of their love for Him. He really wanted obedience which follows love.
Hosea 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
They were traitors to Me. The margin in the Manuscripts has Adam instead of men, referring back to the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden. Who are these traitors? The ten Northern Tribes, Ephraim, Israel.
Hosea 6:8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood
Gilead was a city of sanctuary because of all the homicides committed in that area by the marauding bands across the desert. It also held a school for the training of priests.
Hosea 6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
The priests at Gilead had become so corrupt that they murdered people that were coming there for sanctuary, just like the bands of robbers out in the desert.
Hosea 6:10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
The idolatry is again mentioned.
Hosea 6:11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
A harvest of judgments for the seeds of wickedness that Judah had planted. Idolatry.
A short little chapter in Hosea that shows the corruption of the priests, practicing idolatry and murder.
“Well, we don’t do that kind of thing today!”
Personally speaking, I consider the misleading of the people through the constant preaching of the traditions of some religion to be spiritual murder and which is worse? The murder of your earthly body or the murder of your heavenly soul?
Ref: Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. KJV
Preachers. Worshipping idols and committing murders.
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