Hosea Chapter 10

"Israel Reproved for their Idolatry and Impiety."

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and made available with written permission by http://www.theseason.org

Hosea 10:1 "Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images [pillars]."

"Israel is a empty vine" because it has so out produced itself with heavy over ripe fruit, that this vine emptied itself. This is in reference to the people of Israel. God blessed Israel far beyond what she can consume. God says, you take the money from those large crops, and you don't build a house for me, but you build houses of nothingness [Beth-aven]. There you put your altars and worship images and pillars.

Hosea 10:2 "Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images."

"Heart" in the Hebrew, should read "mind". Their mind is divided. When your mind is split, the psychologist tells us, your crazy. You can practice your double minded ways, however, God says He hold those who do accountable. The time is very close when we will see a huge drain of the blessings God has given to us as a nation.

Hosea 10:3 "For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the Lord; what then should a king do to us?"

When "Israel", or today's Christians have drifted so far form God, they will not even think of our Heavenly Father. They are looking to a earthly king, to lead them like the other heathen nations of the world. This happened three thousand years ago, when Israel cried out for king Saul; and it is happening today, and the whole world is calling out for one worldism, and the heathen leaders of the United Nations.

They will look for a man to save them and the world, and our Bible tells us that the one to do that is called "Antichrist". Our nation today is striving to be drawn under this godless one-worldism, and is getting ready to crown it's king in ignorance. That king will be Satan himself, and they will accept him as Messiah, for they have been taught to do so.

The elect of God, and those sealed in their minds know the truth, and the signs of the times, and we look to Jesus Christ return for our salvation, not to Satan.

Hosea 10:4 "They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field."

Today, as never before, we need to talk more with our Heavenly Father, and rely more upon Him. As the world makes their false covenants and treaties, they swear falsely on their oaths by their false god Satan. For when their covenants and treaties are created and devised in lies and deception, then any oaths and binding agreements are in the name of Satan. If kept and followed in earnest, then it is by Satan's order, and not by God's.

If we, as a nation, turn from God and rely on this godless system [United Nations] to form our treaties, and covenants, then we become part of that system. We then have turned from God.

Hosea 10:5 "The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Beth-a'ven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it."

This is comparing the condition of the ancient House of Israel, with the Christian world of these last days. Hosea is writing, to our "Houses of God [Beth-el]" who are turning into houses of naught, or nothingness [Beth-aven]. They had calves to worship, where as today most churches have strayed so far into idolatry, they simply do not know the true Living God. Their Churches are little more then social and business gathering places, with no education into the Word of God.

The people today are not prepared for the spiritual battle that will soon come upon them. Why? Because their priests and pastors don't understand what they are reading. This is why at the first sound of the fifth trumpet, they will gladly run to Antichrist, for they have been taught to do so. The people are listening to these "priests", and in the Hebrew, they are called "Ke'marim", which are the "priests of Baal", or the "black ones, robed from Kamar". Friend, to be exact, they are the priests of the "Cassocks", that wore them.

We are talking about the origin of location of the Kenites, [they call themselves Jews, but are of the synagogue of Satan]. In modern times, it is these people that are influencing the Christian nations, as well as the Church world's minds into accepting pagan doctrine, even in the seminaries; they are the satanic teachers.

God is warning us through Hosea that we better get into the Word and check it out for ourselves. They are teaching Christians to chase after their father, Satan, who will come first; and not wait for the true Messiah who is coming at the last trumpet. Their "rapture doctrine' will get you into trouble, for you will not wait for the coming of Jesus Christ.

Hosea 10:6 "It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel."

Though most historian Bible teachers would say this "king Jareb" is Sargon II, it can not be so, for this is end time Bible prophecy. So we must translate, rather then transliterate. "King Jareb" means "King Adversary", in the Hebrew, for this is a symbolic name ascribed to Assyria. In Isaiah 14, we are told who this King Adversary, the Assyrian is. He is called "Lucifer", the morning star, who had fallen to the earth, to deceive the whole earth, except those who have studied the scripture. This is Satan, and he does come prior to our Lord Jesus Christ's return at the seventh trumpet.

Though the entire Christian church world falls for Antichrist, and is proud to be Satan's child, at Christ's return they will all know they have been tricked. They will see great shame for taking Satan's name, his number and doing his work.

Hosea 10:7 "As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water."

It is the religious leaders that think they are the authority on top of God's people. They think they are the white caps, riding the top of the waves of the sea [nations]. However, they have no authority, just empty words and mountains of illusions.

Hosea 10:8 "The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us."

These "high places" refer to places of worship, and they are described as "of aven", or being of "nothingness". At Christ's return, all sins of Israel shall be destroyed. All false religions, false teachers, idols, and all sin will be done away with. God's house will have no "one verse Pastors", no ministers to fleece the flock, or special programs for the building fund, or any other gimmicks to take away from teaching God's word and His ways. They will all be gone.

We know that the last part of verse eight talks about those Christians who allowed the thorns and idols to take over their altars to God; Their worship and study time. It is written in Revelation 9, that Satan's locust army of fallen angels, would deceive God's people in this final generation, because the people have not prepared themselves.

When Jesus Christ returns at the last trumpet, and all the people see Him in person, they will know then that they have been deceived by Satan, which is called "Abaddon" in the Hebrew, and Apollyon in the Greek [Revelation 9:11]. It is at this time they will all cry out in shame, "and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us, and to the hills, fall upon us". They will know they have worshipped the false Christ.

Hosea 10:9 "O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they stood : the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity did not overtake."

This is not speaking to the "house of Judah, but only to the Christian nations [Israel]. God is saying that Israel has not changed from the stand taken at Gibeah. The time of Gibeah was when the Levite priest was traveling with his young bride. When he stopped for the night in Gibeah for the night's lodging, the men of the town turned out to sodomize the priest. When the old man, or host would not allow that, they took the women, including the priest's woman, and raped and killed them.

Friend, God is comparing the church houses of today to the acts that took place in Gibeah. The relationship is a spiritual one, and the rape of Christ's bride that is going on in His Churches. The sodomy taking place is with idolatry and Satan's system. Just like God's priest's family was overtaken, so will you, if you do not seal yourself in your mind with the word of God, and His gospel.

Hosea 10:10 "It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows [transgressions].

God states that He will punish and correct them. The "two furrows" refers back in time to when Israel first set up the two golden calves and worshipped them. They refused to worship God in His prescribed way, at the altar of God, in the temple of God at Jerusalem. The double standard of worship in those ancient days is similar to the double standard practiced today. The altars today are not golden calves, but false doctrine and traditional forms of idolatry.

Hosea 10:11 "And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; But I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride {set a rider on Ephraim]; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods."

Ephraim is another form of identifying Israel, or the Christian nations. Ephraim is compared to the old heifer that has only one purpose, and that is to walk in circles over the floor of the granary. She eats a lot, and gets fat, while she keeps on treading. The plowing is left to Judah, and when all the work is done, in comes the old cow to do her treading and eating.

Now put this in a spiritual sense, and relate this message of God to us today. Ephraim [the Church] is spoiled rotten. God is saying He is going to change things around, and the heifer is going to be sent to the field to plow also. When things get going rough, don't complain. God is getting you fit and ready to do work in His kingdom. This is coming to pass now, and his coming is shortly.

Hosea 10:12 "Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you."

Do you want to know how to please God? This is the "latter rain" that will come upon us, in the final generation. That time is here right now. We are living in that generation that pertains to the "parable of the fig tree".

It's time to wake up to current events reported daily, and then relate them to the times reported in the Bible. There is not much time left until Christ returns, and our latter day rain is what God is pouring upon His elect to get them ready for His harvest.

Hosea 10:13 "Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men."

In the Massorah, the note given for "plowed", is read "sown". God is saying that you are going to reap what you have sown. Then we see the mental and spiritual sides of this verse. The "fruits of lies", is the "following of false teaching". The flock has been taken in, or eaten all those false prophet's lies, by telling this flock "God told me this, or that'" when God did not tell him a thing.

You have created your own men of renown, that talk a good talk, but it is not what God said. Their ways are not God's ways, and the church world of today chooses their "mighty men's ways", rather then seeking the truth in God's word.

Hosea 10:14 "Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children."

Serious trouble is coming upon the church. Let's do some translation of words from the Hebrew Massorah, to our English language. "Shalman", though the critics say it is the man, King Salamanu of Moab, the word means "fire worship".

"Beth-arbel" is translated to the English, "House [beth] of Ambush [arbel]" The Kenite scribes in the early days did a little trick of this word in the translation. Where the word in the Hebrew is "arbe-el", They combined it to one word "arbel", to take away an offensive

expression.

There is going to be an "ambush" in the house of God by these "fire worshippers"; and it is well underway today. It is interesting how the "higher critic [Kenite]" always diverts your attention, from God's message to His people, to an obscure, meaningless time in ancient history. Then they name obscure names of people in ancient times, and expect us to believe them because of their meaningless titles. A lie is a lie, regardless who tells it.

God is giving to us, through Hosea's writing, a warning that we had better take notice of, and be on the look-out in our churches for this ambush, and this ambush is to be done in these latter days within the churches, and not by some ancient king of Moab.

Hosea 10:15 "So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off."

The true "House of God" will bring down this idolatrous Israel. The king of the worldly Israel, in the latter days, is the Antichrist. All Israel, as well as the entire world, will accept him as king, except for a few followers called "the chosen, or elect of God".

That time when the King [Antichrist] and the false church is brought down, will be at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:52 tells us it is instant, "in the twinkling [wink] of an eye, at the last trump, we shall all be changed." This is when the Antichrist will be revealed and Christians who have been deceived will know what they have done. They sold out to Antichrist [Satan].

This "ambush" has already sprung within the form of the completion of the "new world order". All plans and covenants surfacing today in the public, were solidified long ago, and clothed in many forms of lies and deceptions. The Kenite mind [those who call themselves Jew, but are not] have taken many centuries to take control of the world, through their "Four hidden dynasties". These dynasties are economics [banking, commerce, and industry], politics, education, and religion.

It is through these plans and covenants, like N.A.F.T.A, and G.A.T.T, and all the other charters and laws of the many agencies of the United Nations, that the "ambush" of God's church will take place. The Kenites are preparing the way for the Christians of today to accept their father [Satan] as the true messiah.

However, in a moment, five months later, it will all be over. In the twinkling of an eye our Lord will have returned, and you will face the results of the Kenite "ambush".

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