Hosea chapter 2
Just as most of the prophecies in God's Word, in fact most of the Bible itself, was written and recorded for those "upon whom the ends of the world are come" (1 Cor. 10:11), we documented in our last study that the time of the prophecy of Hosea was also written and referred to the last days, to these days when the children of Israel have become as numerous as the sand of the sea. And all that is really required to understand the simplicity of Hosea's messages is to understand to whom it is written. So if you understand the history of the migrations of the children of God, i.e. how the 10 northern tribes of Israel went over the Caucasus Mountains (along with most of the children of Judah) and settled in Europe and in the Isles of Great Britain and later in the Americas, then you will have no difficulty understanding the words of Hosea, for he speaks directly to the true House of Israel, i.e. to America and her sister Christian nations of the world.
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We begin this study where our Father is going to tell Hosea to give instructions, call them marching orders if you will, to those of this final generation who ARE His children, meaning those children He is the Father of and to whom He does show mercy and grace. In other words, they are those children who are NOT spiritual harlots, meaning they are not steeped in idolatry but have come out of Babylon (confusion, Churchianity) and into the marvelous Light of His Truth.
Remember we discussed in our last study that one must learn to read God's Word carefully. Then notice that this instruction is NOT to the idolatrous children "Lo"-Ammi (not-my-people) and "Lo"-Ru-hamah (not-pitied). "Lo" in Hebrew means "not". Hosea is speaking to Ammi (my people) and Ru-hamah (pitied one). He's speaking to those who are not harlots, i.e. don't go chasing off after Satan's false religion.Hosea 2:1
Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ru-hamah.
The next verse will document the fact that these children are not "deceived" because they know that their mother, Gomer, i.e. idolatrous Israel (now say to yourself "America and the Christian nations"), is whoring around and they are instructed to plead with her to STOP IT!
If Jesus Christ is not her husband then with whom is she sleeping and who is it that she is embracing dear to her heart? Ever hear of the other Jesus Christ, the imposter who is not some pope or some other human world leader or some man born in the Middle East, etc.;but is none other than that beautiful archangel Lucifer/Satan himself. He is really Gomer's lover and pimp who causes her to commit her fornications. Our Father is not happy about it, to say the least, and unless she repents she's in big trouble. Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
What is this parched and thirsty wilderness? Though the 10 tribed nation of Israel was in fact physically stripped naked and scattered, this refers to her "spiritual condition" today. Gomer (say out loud, "America and her sister Christian nations") has become a "dry land" (spiritually) and is even referred to in Ezekiel 37 as the Valley of Dry Bones. How did she become that way? Because of the great spiritual "famine" of these last days.(Amos 8:11)Hosea 2:3
Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.
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:
Again, Gomer's children are the idolatrous children of Israel of these last days. God says He wasn't merciful on their ancestors and He will not be merciful on them, for they are a bunch of whores. By the way, whose child are you?Hosea 2:4
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.
Remember also, Gomer is the daughter of Diblaim, "Double caked figs", i.e. Sensualities and Materialism which are a big part of her idolatry. Those who understand the Parable of the Fig Tree that Christ commanded us to learn in Mat. 24 and Mark 13, also know that it is the "bad figs", Jehonadab's relatives whom we have given our hand to and permitted to ride in our chariot, who have brought about the debt monetary and economic systems that our people follow after.Hosea 2:5
For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
Should you wish get a more detailed description of the harlotry and who these "lovers" are then read the 16th chapter of Ezekiel. Here is a link to a study that will help.
 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
If our people wish to continue to be spiritual whores and worship the "idols" of sensuality and gold and silver (materialism) and follow after the idolatrous church traditions of men, i.e. play church instead of study His Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse, our Father will see to it that they are blinded and their table that they eat from becomes a "stone wall" preventing them from reaching their reward!
The apostle Paul made this very clear in the Book of Romans:
What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
Your garments are the Gospel Armor described in Ephesians 6. Such a suit of armor cannot be purchased or bought at church. Because it is spiritual, it actually grows on those watchmen who eat from the table of the Lord, i.e. study His Word, and are doers of that Word.Rev. 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
To the dismay of many "professing" believers, salvation for most of Israel will not occur at the First Resurrection. No, MANY Christians must learn the hard way and "hit bottom" by discovering the sin of their harlotry/idolatry. Though they call themselves born-again Christians and they do many wonderful humanitarian works, they do not know that they are spiritual whores, because they are ignorant of His Word.Hosea 2:7
And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
Lo-ammi and Lo-ruhamah aren't going to make it unless they repent.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.
Make no mistake about it. These are our loved ones, our brother and sister Christians who go to church and prophesy and do wonderful works in Christ's name. They just do not know the Word of God, which means they do not really know Jesus Christ. Most don't even know their heritage past great grandpa much less the migrations of the tribes of Israel. They are those foolish virgins who do not have enough oil in their lamps to make it through the dark hour of the reign of the false-christ. They will be the first woman taken in the field and will marry Instead-of-Jesus. It is only those who "endure unto the end", unto the return of Messiah, who shall be saved, at the first resurrection, Matthew 24:13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Christ made it very clear in Mat. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, as the very first sign of the last days, that there would be MANY who would be deceived by those who claim to be Christian ministers, many of whom are quite deceived themselves. The ministers and preachers of America and her sister Christian nations have NOT built up an hedge of protection for our people in these last days, preceding the Day of the Lord, Christ's return. In other words they have NOT taught the Word of God to our people. Consequently, our people have become a bunch of Biblical illiterates who listen to the lies, like fly-away rapture theories, of those who claim to be God's ministers. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Sly and cunning creatures these preachers are in this desert, in this Valley of the Dry Bones (Ezk. 37) where famine and thirst have parched the land (Amos 8:11).Ezekiel 13:4
O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
Our people will be slaughtered (spiritually) by the soon coming king of Babylonbecause they have no Gospel Armor on and in place to withstand the fiery darts of Satan (Eph. 6). Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
This may offend some, but, so be it! God simply does not tell these many deceivers of our people that someone out there in TV land has a bad back or a sore elbow. Sorry, that is hogwash. And God did not give Margaret MacDonald in the year 1830 in Glasgow Scotland the vision that Christ is going to return at any moment and take-away the church in some rapture before "antichristos" comes. And God does not promise you prosperity if you support these deceivers. Read the rest of Ezekiel 13 and understand how they give "false hope" to our people and whitewash the truth. They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
Let us return to Hosea.
Gomer seems quite blinded to the fact that God has created everything, owns everything, and is in total control. All the gold and silver and corn and wine and blessings of this nation come from Him and He can take it all away as easily as He gave it.Hosea 2:8
For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
If you do not want to appear naked before the Lord and everyone else, then hearken to the words of the Lord and wake up and study and do His Word so you have some spiritual clothing on!And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
Yes, our people live in prosperous times and overall they have it pretty good, don't they? Many even go to church on Sundays but they KNOWEST NOT that they are spiritually, wretchedly, miserably Poor, Blind, and stark Naked.Rev. 3:17
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
Is there any doubt that our people have forgotten the LORD? Oh, they give lip service to Him and they call themselves Christians and they go to church and sing songs. But as it is written in Luke 12:34 "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.
This is how they have forgotten God. In other words, they have ignored His Word and have substituted everything else under the sun! Therefore, as it is graphically written, they are nothing but a bunch of whores. Yes, it is that bad, only worse! And as it is written in both the Old and the New Testaments, that day is soon coming when their spiritual lewdness and their whoredoms shall be revealed. It will not be pretty sight.Mark 7:6
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.
 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
So "Wake Up" and do not be as the foolish virgins who fail to obtain spiritual "oil", the Spirit of Truth, from the Word of God. "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus ChristEzekiel 23:35
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
What makes America the greatest nation on earth? Try conducting a poll among a group of Christians and see how many respond with the answer, "Because God Blesses America". Few seem to know from whom all our blessings flow, yet that is precisely why this "One nation under God" is now the "head" of the nations and no longer the "tail". But while God has blessed America the Beautiful with an abundance of natural resources and prosperity because of His unconditional promise to our forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, America has forgotten God and "knows Him not" because she has forgotten His Word. Oh, there are many of our people who belong to and attend church, especially on Christmas Eve, but they are Biblically illiterate and are steeped in a feel good idolatrous churchianity which goes by the name "Christian". They know not that they, as true Israel, the descendents of their forefathers whom God brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, have once again become enslaved by their taskmasters, even the kenites, who among others things have placed them in economic bondage through a debt system economy laded with usury.
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But that's not the worst of it! They know not that the king of Babylon (Satan as the spurious messiah) is soon coming to take them away (spiritually) and place them in spiritual bondage, to him! They will love him for they will believe him, when he says he is Jesus Christ.
It is true that America and the Christian nations of the world are steeped in idolatry but as it is written in Romans chapter 11, they are blinded and they do not know it. They have become deceived by the MANY false prophets (Mat. 24, Mk. 13) who have come in the name of Christ, i.e. they are Christian ministers and preachers, and who teach the traditions of men and not the Word of God chapter by chapter and line by line. It seems that many of our people are naive to the extent that if a person or a group or a minister merely calls itself or himself "Christian", then it must be so! The truth is, "It isn't so!" Those same people will quickly be deceived (seduced) by the false messiah (Satan) when he shows up with power and signs and wonders and performs miracles in the sight of men, showing and claiming that he is Jesus Christ (2 Thes. 2). In fact, the whole world, including the majority of Christianity, except for God's elect who have the seal of God in their foreheads (Rev. 9), will believe he is Jesus Christ.
What about you? Do you know who the true Bridegroom is because you know the Word of God or must you learn through the shame and embarrassment of discovering "at that day" when Christ returns that you have been an harlot and you are spiritually naked?
So what is God to do with his people, Israel (Christians), who have become spiritual whores? The good news is He has a loving plan of salvation designed to cause her to return unto Him of her own free will, of her own desire.
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You see, just asking her nicely to stop her adultery isn't going to cut it. There must needs be some intervention to cause her to see the light and desire in her heart to return to her first love.
Salvation is a choice. Just as Israel chose to forsake God and become an harlot, likewise she must choose life and live (Deut. 30:19). Our Father will not force anyone to love Him, nor can He really. Think about it! You cannot "force" your children to love you, can you? They have free will and their love must come from within their hearts. Salvation therefore is a matter of individual choice.
Keep in mind as we continue in Hosea that the analogy God uses of adultery and whoredom to express spiritual idolatry is not just for the purpose of revealing Israel's adultery/idolatry but to also let us know the deep feelings and emotions that our Father has. In our last study we learned that God has purposed to do something about Israel's adultery and her worship of false gods, Baalim. He has a plan which He actually reveals in the next two verses if you wish to take the time to do some research and understand them.
"Therefore, behold" means because Israel continues to play the harlot and remain adulterous, when the time is right He will allure her (draw her out), and bring her into the wilderness and speak to her heart (comfortably). It is so wonderful that we can get a clear picture and understanding of how this shall happen in these last days by observing the "type" that was set forth long ago in the days of Israel's youth and in the days when she came up out of the land of Egypt.Hosea 2:14
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
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"?And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
Let us first begin with Achor, which means "trouble", and we will learn what causes Big Trouble among our people. When God gave the city of Jericho into the hands of Joshua and the Israelites, He told them by all means do NOT take of the accursed thing lest they become accursed (by God Himself) and bring trouble into Israel.
Here is that command:
However, there was one by the name of Achan (troublesome) who disobeyed and took a Babylonian Mantle, even a priest's robe, and 200 (200 means "insufficient" in Biblical numerics) shekels of silver and 50 (means "Holy Spirit") shekels of gold. The result of this was that the army of Israel with 3,000 men was defeated by a mere handful of the men of Ai, who killed 36 (means "enemy") Israelites.Joshua 6:18
And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
Achan (trouble) turned out to be the guilty party and here is his confession to Joshua:Joshua 7:15
And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
Achan was subsequently stoned to death and cremated.Joshua 7:20
And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
After Israel was purged of her "trouble" the LORD turned from His fierce anger and the place was called the Valley of Achor, the Valley of Trouble.Joshua 7:25
And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.
Remember, this was a type, an ensample for us today concerning idolatry of materialism and false preachers, symbolized by the priest's robe, the accursed thing. When you take in the "mantle" of a priest of Babylon (which means confusion), you bring idolatry into the family of God and the whole family suffers spiritually as a result. It is an accursed thing and just as it caused Achan's physical death, it can cause your spiritual death. Stay away from Satan, the antichrist and his religion. Let's go back and re-read Hosea 2:15 to pick up the remainder of the verse: And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.
You surely know the story of how our Father drew Israel out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and how Moses led them to the shore of the Red Sea when they discovered Pharaoh's army was closing in on them. The people believed they faced certain death and they began to murmur against God and His servant Moses and began to look back.Hosea 2:15
And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
However, when all seemed hopeless and the Israelites looked like they would be slaughtered, God intervened and SAVED HER!Exodus 14:11
And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?
 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
So much for the might and power of the Egyptians whom they served. Then all Israel crossed over the Red Sea and their enemy, Pharaoh and his army, were drowned and destroyed in the sea. How do suppose the people felt when they witnessed and experienced the salvation of the LORD? They were jubilant and they sang for joy. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
And so it is there is "trouble" in our land today, brought about by the kenites, and yet there shall be greater trouble when the accursed thing himself, even the abomination of desolation, Satan, the false-christ, stands among our people. He shall rule for a short time and then he will be "stoned" with that "stone cut out without hands" (Dan. 2:24) as God draws His people out and delivers them from that wicked one. They will also be jubilant as their ancestors and they will sing the Song of Moses (Deut. 32) at the victory celebration (Rev. 15).Exodus 15:1
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for He hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
 The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
"That day" is when Christ returns and the wedding takes place, the day of the Marriage of the Lamb (Rev. 19:7), when Israel shall affectionately call Him "My Husband" (Ishi) and not "My Lord or Master" (Baali). And He shall strip away all the names of the images of Baalim such as Baal-gad and Baal-zebub, etc. In other words He shall remove all false gods, including Satan.Hosea 2:16
And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.
The good news is that there will be no more Baal worship or idolatry when the true Bridegroom returns. For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
There will be total peace and harmony on earth both in nature and among the nations when Jesus Christ returns. "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb (Isa. 11:6)" and "they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Isa. 2:4)". And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
Will you remain faithful and be a chaste virgin when Christ returns, as Paul so expressed his concern?
Or will you be as the first woman taken in the field (Mat. 24) and allow anti-christ/Satan to allure you to his wedding and seduce spiritually you as he did mother Eve physically?2 Cor. 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
The wedding of the false-christ occurs first at the 6th Trump before the Marriage of the Lamb at the 7th Trump. The Five foolish virgins of Matthew 25 do not make it to Christ's wedding (I pray you are not like them), but the Five wise virgins do. The difference between those five and the other five is the amount of "oil", anointing oil, i.e. Holy Spirit, they have in their lamps. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Next, we are privileged to read Jesus Christ's Eternal Wedding Vows at that marriage:
The marriage of the Lamb will be for all eternity! That means there will never again be a "Bill of Divorcement" (Jer. 3:8).Hosea 2:19
And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
His virgin bride will be wed as a faithful wife and she shall KNOW the LORD. He will not say to her as He will say to the Five foolish virgins, "...I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:23) I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.
And so it is that the Prince of Peace shall marry the Beautiful Woman and they shall live happily everafter.
And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;
This is the restoration that SHALL come to pass in that day: The Lord shall be attentive to His people and the heavens shall give to the earth and she shall yield her "bread" and "wine" (the sacraments), and the anointing "oil"*, and they (the bread and wine and oil) shall lift up Jezreel to once again become His people Israel. And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.
Thus shall Jezreel, which means "to sow", no longer be "Not My people" and "Not Pitied". Our Father will bring them forth and "sow" them in the Millennium and then "all Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation".oil = yitshar, yits-hawr', Hebrew 3323; from Hebrew 6671 (tsahar); oil (as producing light); figurative anointing :- + anointed, oil.
Sown as Yizre`e'l (Jezreel) to once again become Yisra'el (Israel).Isaiah 45:17
But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Lo-ruhamah (not pitied) and Lo-Ammi (not my people) shall become Ammi (His people), and the salvation of Israel shall have been accomplished.Hosea 2:23
And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
The perfect Plan of God, the Salvation of His people,
is done in "righteousness, and judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in
mercies", and He shall betroth His people who are faithful (in faithfulness).
And they shall sing with joy and say "Thou art my God!" What a beautiful
and uplifting ending to this flesh age!
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