TIME FRAME: ISRAEL & JUDAH WERE DIVIDED KINGS OF JUDAH: UZZIAH, JOTHAM, AHAZ & HEZEKIAH KING OF ISRAEL: JEROBOAM 2 AROUND THE TIME OF THE PROPHETS ISAIAH & MICAH 100-150 YEARS BEFORE JEREMIAH, EZEKIEL & DANIEL
HOSEA’S FAMILY HOSEA WAS THE JEREMIAH FOR NORTHERN ISRAEL (EPHRAIM) TELLS HOSEA TAKE A WIFE OF HARLOTRY WHY? TO SHOW OR ILLUSTRATE ISRAEL’S SITUATION ISRAEL HAS COMMITTED HARLOTRY BY DEPARTING FROM THE LORD TOOK GOMER FOR HIS WIFE (Completion; Filling up measure of Idolatry)
HOSEA’S SON? THEY HAD A SON NAMED JEZREEL (God will Scatter or Sow) HE WILL BRING THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL TO AN END IT SHALL COME TO PASS THAT THE LORD SHALL BREAK THE BOW OF ISRAEL IN THE VALLEY OF JEZREEL
HISTORY OF JEZREEL Jezreel is a valley in northern Israel where Jehu brought the dynasty of Omni to an end through bloodshed (2 Kings 9). 100 years before the birth of Hosea's son, Jezreel. Jehu's dynasty did come to an end with his great-great-grandson, Jeroboam 2, who was a unlawful ruler.
ANOTHER CHILD HOSEA & GOMER HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED LO-RUHMAH THE LORD WILL NO LONGER HAVE MERCY ON THE HOUE OF ISRAEL THE LORD WILL HAVE MERCY ON THE HOUSE OF JUDAH
ANOTHER SON: HAD A SON NAMED LO-AMMI WHY? FOR YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE AND I WILL NOT BE YOUR GOD
FUTURE REGATHERING Then the children of Judah and the children of Israel Shall be gathered together, And appoint for themselves one head; And they shall come up out of the land, For great will be the day of Jezreel! JEZREEL/MEGIDDO/JEHOSOPHAT
GOMER & ISRAEL COMPARED SAY TO YOUR BRETHREN “MY PEOPLE” SAY TO YOUR SISTERS “MERCY IS SHOWN” PLEAD WITH YOUR MOTHER (GOMER/ISRAEL)
GOMER/ISRAEL SHE IS NOT MY WIFE NEITHER AM I HER HUSBAND 7 THINGS IN HARLOTRY: LOVERS BREAD WATER WOOL FLAX OIL DRINK
WAKE UP CALL PREDICTION IS SHE WILL NOT BE HAPPY AND SUCCESFUL IN A LIFE OF HARLOTRY WILL REALIZE HOW MUCH HER HUSBAND PROVIDED FOR HER SHE MUST BE PUNISHED FOR TURNING TO OTHER LOVERS (FAITH IN NATIONS & NOT JEHOVAH) TURNED TO WORSHIPPING BAAL
1. SPEAK COMFORTABLY TO HER 2. GIVE BACK VINEYARDS 3. GIVE VALLEY OF ACHOR FOR DOOR OF HOPE 4. BRING BACK SPIRIT OF SINGING 5. MARRY HER AGAIN 6. CLOSER RELATIONSHIP 7. TAKE BAAL OUT OF MOUTHS 8. BLOT OUT BAAL FROM MIND 9. COVENANT W/BEASTS OF EARTH 1O. PEACE TO THEM 11. MAKE THEM SAFE 12. BRING UNTO HIMSELF 13. BRING HER IN RIGHTEOUSNESS 14. IN FAITHFULNESS 15. KNOW HIM 16. PROSPEROUS 17. A PLANT OF HIS OWN 18. MERCY UPON HER 19. CALL THEM HIS PEOPLE 20. BECOME THEIR GOD (HUSBAND/MY LORD) WOOING OF GOMER/ISRAEL: GOD WILL ALLURE HER AND BRING HER INTO THE WILDERNESS
ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS? REVELATION 12:1-6 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman (Israel) clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child (Jesus), she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
ISRAEL WILL RETURN TO GOD “Go again, love a woman who is loved by a lover and is committing adultery, just like the love of the LORD for the children of Israel, who look to other gods and love the raisin cakes of the pagans.” So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver, and one and one-half homers of barley. And I said to her, “You shall stay with me many days; you shall not play the harlot, nor shall you have a man—so, too, will I be toward you.”
6 PREDICTIONS ISRAEL WILL ABIDE MANY DAYS WITHOUT: A KING OR PRINCE SACRIFICE IMAGE EPHOD (PRIEST HOOD) Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days.
CHARGES AGAINST ISRAEL NO TRUTH OR MERCY NO KNOWLEDGE OF GOD SWEARING & LYING KLLING & STEALING ADULTERY BLOODSHED
RESULT OF CHARGES THE LAND WILL MOURN THE PEOPLE WILL WASTE AWAY ANIMALS WILL LEAVE THE LAND THE PEOPLE SHALL STUMBLE IN THE DAY YOUR PROPHETS WILL FALL AT NIGHT THE LORD HAS REJECTED THEM FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE REJECT THEM FROM BEING PRIEST FOR THE LORD (THEY DO NOT KNOW THE LAWS OF GOD)
ISRAEL WILL BE PUNISHED HE WILL PUT THEIR GLORY TO SHAME THEY WILL BE PUNISHED FOR THEIR DEEDS THEY SHALL EAT BUT NOT HAVE ENOUGH THEY WILL COMMITT HARLOTRY BUT WILL NOT INCREASE
ISRAEL HAS ANOTHER LOVE HARLOTRY, WINE & NEW WINE ENSLAVE THE HEART MY PEOPLE GO TO WOODEN OBJECTS FOR GUIDENCE OFFER SACRIFICES TO IDOLS DO NOT LET JUDAH BECOME GUILTY A WHIRLWIND WILL SWEEP THEM AWAY
HARLOTRY & WINE JOEL 2:1-3 “For behold, in those days and at that time,When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. They have cast lots for My people, Have given a boy as payment for a harlot, And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
BABYLON THE HARLOT REVELATION 18:1-5 1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
HARLOTRY, WINE & NEW WINE ENSLAVE THE HEART
CALL TO ISRAEL ISRAEL & EPHRAIM WILL FALL JUDAH WILL ALSO FALL TAKE THEIR FLOCKS TO SEEK THE LORD BUT WILL NOT FIND HIM THIS WILL BEGIN TO TAKE PLACE IN 1 MONTH EPHRAIM WILL BECOME DESOLATE WRATH WILL BE POURED OUT LIKE WATER WILL BE ON EPHRAIM LIKE A MOTH & JUDAH LIKE ROTTENNESS WILL BE LIKE A LION TO EPHRAIM & JUDAH I WILL TEAR THEM AND GO AWAY NONE WILL RESCUE THEM I WILL GO & RETURN TO MY PLACE, TILL THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR OFFENSE & SEEK MY FACE IN THEIR AFFLICTION THEY WILL SEEK ME EARLY
PROPHETIC REPENTENCE LET US RETURN TO THE LORD HE HAS TORN, BUT HE WILL HEAL US HE HAS STRICKEN, BUT HE WILL BIND US UP AFTER 2 DAYS HE WILL REVIVE US ON THE 3RD HE MAY RAISE US UP THAT WE MAY LIVE IN HIS SIGHT
RETURNING TO THE LORD PURSUE THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD HE WILL COME TO US LIKE THE RAIN LIKE THE LATTER & THE FORMER RAIN
ISRAEL’S EYES OPENED ZECHAIRAH 12:10-13:1-10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.
ISRAEL SAVED ROMANS 11:25-29For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “ The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; ForthisisMy covenant with them,When I take away their sins.” Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
UNTIL THAT DAY EPHRAIM & JUDAH, WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH YOU YOUR GOODNESS FLEES AWAY LIKE MORNING DEW OR FOG I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. MATTHEW 9:12-13 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
SINS & CIVIL STRIFES “When I would have healed Israel, Then the iniquity of Ephraim was uncovered, And the wickedness of Samaria. For they have committed fraud; A thief comes in; A band of robbers takes spoil outside. They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; Now their own deeds have surrounded them; They are before My face. They make a king glad with their wickedness, And princes with their lies. “ They are all adulterers. Like an oven heated by a baker— He ceases stirring the fire after kneading the dough, Until it is leavened. In the day of our king Princes have made him sick, inflamed with wine; He stretched out his hand with scoffers. They prepare their heart like an oven, While they lie in wait; Their baker sleeps all night; In the morning it burns like a flaming fire. They are all hot, like an oven, And have devoured their judges; All their kings have fallen. None among them calls upon Me.
TRUST IN OTHER NATIONS “ Ephraim has mixed himself among the peoples; Ephraim is a cake unturned. Aliens have devoured his strength, But he does not know it; Yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, Yet he does not know it. And the pride of Israel testifies to his face, But they do not return to the LORD their God, Nor seek Him for all this. “ Ephraim also is like a silly dove, without sense— They call to Egypt, They go to Assyria.
CAPTIVITY TO ASSYRIA ASSYRIA WHOM THEY TRUSTED WILL EVENTUALLY TAKE THEM OVER THEY DEPEND ON EGYPT BUT THEY ARE NOT THERE FOR THEIR PROTECTION