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    The Story of Hosea. One of the greatest love-stories ever written

    Hosea 1:1-3:1 The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. :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. :3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

    Israel had fallen and fallen hard for idolatry. So Hosea was chosen to marry the worst of the lot When we fall outside the good grace of Yahweh's protection He wants us to feel the things He's feeling. We've all been stung by love. Nothing in the world can bring you further down. You feel like you cannot continue. Heck some of you have even contemplated suicide. With all certainty idolatry has its roots in "Sun Worship"

    The Two Babylons
    Alexander Hislop
    Chapter II
    Section II
    Sub-Section I
    The Child in Assyria
    The original of that mother, so widely worshipped, there is reason to believe, was Semiramis, * already referred to, who, it is well known, was worshipped by the Babylonians, and other eastern nations, and that under the name of Rhea, the great Goddess "Mother."

    * Sir H. Rawlinson having found evidence at Nineveh, of the existence of a Semiramis about six or seven centuries before the Christian era, seems inclined to regard her as the only Semiramis that ever existed. But this is subversive of all history. The fact that there was a Semiramis in the primeval ages of the world, is beyond all doubt, although some of the exploits of the latter queen have evidently been attributed to her predecessor. Mr. Layard dissents from Sir. H. Rawlinson's opinion.
    It was from the son, however, that she derived all her glory and her claims to deification. That son, though represented as a child in his mother's arms, was a person of great stature and immense bodily powers, as well as most fascinating manners. In Scripture he is referred to (Eze 8:14) under the name of Tammuz, but he is commonly known among classical writers under the name of Bacchus, that is, "The Lamented one." *]
    I'm sure now many of you see the [un]-holy popery sinking it's teeth into the pure religion of Yahweh ww.biblebelievers.com/babylon/sect221.htm You can read Hyslop's complete work on this subject from this link. It is nothing short of Brilliant. Attachment 1179 Israel had fallen to all the debauchery of her neighbors and captives. And references to false idols can become quite tricky. Asherah/Ashtorath were worshipped by high carved trees.

    Judges 3}5-8 3 And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: :6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. :7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves. :8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.

    It seems Israel has mixed her seed at every opportunity. Despite living in a time where Yahweh would show His physical appearance to them in a pillar of fire or of smoke we still demanded a king to set over us like the other races had.

    1Sam 8:5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. :7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. :8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee. :9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over:10 And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.

    How He must have felt. Rejection, depression and a host of pycho-aniltyts ailments. I' m sure it's the rejection of His own people. During these days your wife might belong to s a temple where prostitution was a part of there "religious" practices. Let us not forget what surely had to be the most horrendous and painful sacrifice of our children to Molech. In Jeremiah's times we read of...

    Ezek8:13-5513 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt see greater abominations that they do:14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which [was] toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz:15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt see greater abominations than these.

    And now unadulterated Sun-Riser Worship which is still to this very day considered a devout and Holy act.

    Ezek 8{16:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were] about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. You see this happening around the churches near you and see their ads in the paper to come and join in with them and their Sun worship/


    and has by her Jezreel

    4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little [while], and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. 5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.

    So now Yahweh has pronounced His righteous judgement against Israel.

    Hosea 1:6-8 6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And [God] said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away. :7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. :8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.

    Despite all the whoredoms Hosea was forced to participate in at the last sentence of the chapter there is hope!

    Hosea 1:10-11:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God.:11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great [shall be] the day of Jezreel.

    Hosea 2


    Hosea 2:1-5:1 Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah. :2 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; :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.:4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they [be] the children of whoredoms.: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.

    Yahweh's Judgements Against Them

    Hosea 2:6-13 :6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.: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. :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. :9 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. :10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand. :11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. :12 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. :13 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.

    RECONCILLIATION UNDESERVED


    Hosea 2:14-23 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.: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.:16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, [that] thou shalt call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.:17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.:18 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.: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.:20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.:21 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;:22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.: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.

    YAHWEH POINTS TO A BETTER TIME


    Hosea 3:1-3:1 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.:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen [pieces] of silver, and [for] an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley::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.

    The Desolation of Israel Before Their Restoration


    Hosea 3:4-5Hos 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::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.

    Yahweh Charges Israel For Her Sin

    Hos 4:1-5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because [there is] no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. :2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. :3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. :4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people [are] as they that strive with the priest. :5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.

    Hos 4:6-11 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. :7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: [therefore] will I change their glory into shame. :8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniqu:9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. :10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD. :11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.




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