Hosea chapter 13
The Book of Hosea is a book of Good News! It is a witness from our Father declaring the promise of redemption and salvation for His children and in specific the salvation of the 10 tribes comprising the House of Israel who today basically makeup the Christian nations of the free world led by America, the largest of those nations. And you know what? The time of that redemption draws ever so near, even this very day as the birth pangs of this generation of the fig tree grow stronger and stronger and closer together signaling the soon coming birth of a new age.
It should be comforting and reassuring to know and understand that our Father has a Plan of Salvation, ordained from before the foundation of this world (Eph. 1:4), and that plan includes a precise timeline for Israel's redemption. Yes, His people will find their way back home for as we read in our study of chapter 11, He will call them as a roaring Lion and "they will tremble from the west", i.e. come home (Hosea 11:10). But as we have learned over and over again, and shall learn yet again at the conclusion of today's study, before that "call" is made at the sound of the last trump, the Assyrian (Satan) shall come as a rod of correction and overflow and take the world captive, including the Christian nations.
There is also more Good News in this Book of Hosea, and that is that we have been given a choice, an opportunity to choose either the path of our rebellious forefathers who spiritually prostituted themselves by worshipping idols and following after men's religions, like the golden calves made by hands set up to worship Baal, the instead-of-God, or to follow the Word of God.
Don't you know O' Ephraim, that there is only One God and One Redeemer? So Wake up America and the free world! We are being given final warning that the "wind" is about to change as the "east wind" we shall read of in verse 15 in today's study is about to blow again! Therefore, remember and take to heed the hard learned lessons of our forefathers.
To that end our Father, through His servant Hosea (salvation), now gives us a final review of the facts:
Israel means "a prince who prevails with God" and when his children trust and rely on God's faithful Word and His promises and follow His commands, they become "princes" indeed. This is so simple! But when you follow men and their religious traditions that do not align with His Word, and in fact are contrary to and make void the Word of God, then you are NOT worshipping God. You have become an harlot and you are doomed to shame and failure and ultimately the second death.Hosea 13:1
When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
You would think that our Christian brothers and sisters would have learned from the history of our forefathers. But nooooo! They don't even know who they are, i.e. that many of them are direct descendants of Jacob, even though history documents that those 10 tribes of Israel went north over the Caucasus Mountains following their captivity and became known as the Cimmerians and Celts and Saxons who settled in Europe and later migrated as Pilgrims to the Wilderness in the West, even the Americas. Yes, the House of Israel (not Judah) has been blinded to their heritage and most today even call themselves "gentiles".
Editor’s Note: I can’t say, from experience, that this is a universal problem, but, I have no doubt that it is; I can say that here in Pennsylvanian, I have learned from experience that every church I’ve ever attended, is guilty of teaching men’s traditions, not the WORD OF GOD in its entirety right from the Bible. They each have their own form of worshiping their “GOLDEN CALVES”, teaching from Sunday school quarterlies, with parts handpicked from the Bible, but written by man, most always, for there, the churches, benefit; NOT YOURS! And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
Oh, there are lots of churches scattered from sea to shining sea. There is just one problem and that is that most are filled with idolatry, the worshipping of "golden calves" set up by men, i.e. the traditions of men. We are not judging them, but rather pointing out that though our people have a zeal for God, they are Biblically illiterate. One thing you should have learned by now from your study of Hosea, and that is that when you forsake the Word of God, even though you attend a Beth-el (house of God, church), you have FORGOTTEN GOD! Read Hosea 13:2 one more time then know this: When preachers tell you to believe them and to do this and do that and give here and give there and believe this and believe that which does not align with God's Word, what they are really saying to you is "kiss my calves"!!Amos 8:11
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:  And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.Live Link to->>> The Famine is Started
The following verse makes it very clear, using simple everyday examples that everyone is familiar with, exactly what a person, even a nation, will amount to if he or she embraces the traditions of men and relies on his or her own understanding... (Rather than relying on the Holy Spirit's guidance for their understanding of Scripture).
They shall be...Hosea 13:3
Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.
... like the morning fog burned off by the sun,
... like the dew dried up by the first rays of sunlight,
... like the chaff blown away by the wind,
... like the smoke rising into thin air.
Remember, you shall reap what you sow. Forsake His Word and and you sow to the wind and you shall reap a whirlwind of fury from your Father (Hosea 8:7).
Again, don't you realize O' Ephraim, O' America, that there is only One God and One Redeemer? Sometimes it seems that if brains were gasoline our people wouldn't have enough to power a flee on a motorcycle twice around the inside of a Cheerio. You see, there is NO release from Egypt, i.e. NO release from bondage, either Nationally or Individually, apart from the One and only Savior. If you want to be free then you must know the truth, for only He can set you free. John 17:17 "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." Therefore, you can kiss all the golden calves you want but bull will always be bull! Read and understand the HIStory of what He has done for us, His people! Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
Either you believe God did these things or you don't. Which is it? If you truly believe that He did, then you would believe He is quite capable now, wouldn't you? Since we are doing some recapping here, recall to mind once again 1 Cor. 10:11 regarding the historical types, the ensamples of old. Then know that this great land IS the "wilderness" and it IS a land of great (spiritual) drought, even a valley of dry bones (Ezek. 37). However, though we are blessed materially more than any other nation in the history of mankind, we have forgotten His Word.Hosea 13:5
I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
ALL blessings flow from our Father, beginning with our lives and the very air we breathe. Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;… According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
So... pay day is coming.
 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
The chastisement to this final generation of the House of Israel begins with the emergence of the NWO, the one world system which comes just preceding the desolator, aka: the Assyrian, the king of Babylon, the false-christ. It is written in the Book of Daniel that in "the time of the end" the "wise" shall understand the words of the prophets such as Daniel's words. Did you know that the Book of Daniel and even the Book of Revelation speak of these same devouring beasts? I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
This is the New World Order, the devouring one world political beast. By the way, this verse is no longer prophecy. It is now history because the NWO has "risen up out of the sea", i.e. from the people (Rev. 17:15).Rev. 13:1
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Daniel speaks of these "beasts" just preceding the fourth and final beast (you know who!). And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Well America, we have brought it upon ourselves. We have forgotten God and His counsel and we have relied on our own understanding and have made deals and alliances and signed treaties and covenants and our freedoms are being swiftly devoured from within and without. Yes, we are being eaten alive and it is not a pretty sight if you have eyes to see!Daniel 7:4
The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.  And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.  After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
There is none other that can help!Hosea 13:9
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
This verse should read as Dr. Bullinger notes in the Companion Bible and as Dr. Moffat translates it: "Where is your king now to save you, where are your rulers, to uphold your cause?" I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and princes?
Remember back in Hosea 10:3 this same question was asked? "What good can a king do you if you do not revere God?" And remember Admah and Zeboim? If God decides to set up a king or dethrone a king or wipe out a city or a nation, what king or beast, pray tell, can do anything to stop His plan? Answer: NO ONE!
Note: The answer to the question, "Where is your king now?", in the days of Hosea was this: The first one, Saul, he is dead, and the current one is in or should be in jail, as I write this in the 1990s! Boy, some help they are!
The point is, all dominions and powers and kings are set up only because God allows it. I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
Any question who is charge? And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
We said at the outset of this study that God has a timeline set for the correction and the redemption of His children. Christians are not going to get away with their idol worship of the traditions of men which will lead directly to their worshipping the false messiah. And America is not going to get away with committing fornication with the kings of the earth. His chastisement of His children shall happen when our patient and loving Father is good and ready (2 Pet. 3:9), according to His plan and His timeline. Dr. Moffat translates this verse, "Ephraim's iniquity is carefully collected, his sin is kept in store for him."Hosea 13:12
The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.
So Ephraim, spelled A-m-e-r-i-c-a, represents the whole "House of Israel" should not even begin to think that God has forgotten her sins. America may think she is getting away with spiritual adultery and injustice, but you can be assured from the Word of God, it is not hid from Him! Now notice this next verse which actually lets the "wise" know the season spoken of for "the time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time..." (Dan. 12:1).
The "travail" (birth pangs) which "shall come upon him" (Ephraim) are happening to this final generation. They are the same "sorrows" (odin, Greek 5604; a pang or throe, especially of childbirth:- pain, sorrow, travail.) Christ spoke of in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 when He outlined the events just preceding His return. And who is the "unwise" son? He is the foolish virgin (Christian) of Mat. 25 who did not study His Word to gain the supply of oil necessary to see his way through "the days of darkness and gloominess" (Joel 2:2). The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.
Now, just before we complete this chapter of Hosea, our Father wants us to be reminded once again of the GOOD NEWS. He is our redeemer (vs. 14), in Him is our help (vs. 9), He is the ONLY Savior (vs. 4).
Satan is death (Heb. 2:14). That is why he is called the son of perdition, the son who will perish. I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
"Repentance shall be hid from my eyes" simply means God will not change His mind or His plan and it shall happen EXACTLY as it is written in this Word.
And here is how it will happen:
The "he" who is fruitful is Ephraim, the largest of the 10 tribes, put forth to represent the whole of "The Ancient House of Israel" whose descendants are "The Christian Nations" of our 21st. century world.Hosea 13:15
Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
Here is that restoration.
 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west.
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
Romans 11:26 And so all Israel
shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come
out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness
Question: Does all really mean all...?As in everyone?
Maybe it won't happen until they go through THE MILLENNIUM; & 1000 years of training by "The Lord, But Romans 11:26 does say all!What a trip this flesh age is! But soon Ephraim shall return home and as Dorothy said, "There is no place like home!"
Are these great times we live in, or what?*Note: We will complete the great Book of Hosea in our next study which will be followed by a prophecy update and some Q & A before we go to the Book of Joel. You see, there has been a transition of power and the angel of the whirlwind is in charge of the east wind!
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