Hosea Chapter 2
"The Latter State"
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and made available with written
permission by http://www.theseason.org
Hosea 2:1 "Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah."
In the Latter days, we do greet our Friends and neighbors in God's name, and call ourselves Christians. "Ammi" means , His (God's ) people.
When we see our sister nation's of Israel, we do take compassion (Ruhamah) on them. We wish them "God's speed" when departing, and pray God's blessing upon them."
Hosea 2:2 "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 breast;"
Your "Mother" in this prophecy is Gomer, and she represents "the ten tribes personified by their Royal Capital." This is pleading that the Christian Nations will put away their whoredoms, referring to the idolatry and false doctrine. He is reminding them that He has divorced them, and there is only one way back to Him.
"Adulteries between her breasts", is messing with false gods, and religions in her heart.
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, set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst."
Verse 3 refers to Ezekiel 16:23-43 where at an earlier time Jerusalem had taken in all sorts of wickedness, adultery, idolatry, whoredoms with foreign god's and religions. They gave fees to cover their sins, bribes when they had to have their way.
God said, if you don't "put away your whoredoms" (verse 2), I'll turn you over to them, and strip you naked (verse 3). In a spiritual sense, this is exactly what is happening today in the U.S.A. Most Christians are so confused they except the "Babel" of these false doctrines. They coddle sodomy, abortion, the Rapture Theory, and other false religious doctrine presented to them.
Hosea 2:4 "And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms."
God is saying if you go whoring after these wicked things and false religions, I'll turn your kids over to them also. As they chase after false gods, my mercy will not be on them as it is not on you.
It's common for parents to teach their kids, and the kids follow what ever spiritual path their parents take, and they will lead them into false doctrine.
Historically this is exactly what happened to the old House of Israel. It is also a warning to Christians in the latter days. We must return to God's word, and teach our children how to study and live according to God's truth.
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 gave me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink."
Go back to (verse 2) and the "mother", Gomer is the symbol used to represent the 10 tribes of the "House of Israel". This is directed to the latter days, as a type of what Israel (the Christian Nations) will be doing just before His (Christ's) return.
Israel is playing the harlot today, and this being in a spiritual sense, represents practices of idolatries. Here lovers in the old house of Israel were the religious practices of Baal's. Today we create new forms, doctrines, and methods to inject heathen religions into Christianity, and proclaim it to be of God.
Notice, there is no difference in Israel then, as there is today. They sell their souls for the same objects. These three pairs of objects are the downfall of most Christians. The three pairs include food, clothing and luxuries. All are claimed as being from her, the harlot religions.
Most ministries today are judged by the money they control; and that money comes through emotional pressure, or financial gimmicks. Promising, that if you send, then God will give. They teach in a manner to draw the money, and not teach the word of God. Yet most Christians fall for their gimmicks. The church world today is becoming starved for truth.
Hosea 2:6 "Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths."
Hosea uses "behold" (Asterismos in Hebrew) which is used to draw special attention to what God is about to say.
God said, "I will", and you can count on it, "hedge up thy way with thorns". That is, make your path rough and very hard to take. God is going to build "stone walls", as stated in the Hebrew, "polyptoton", to block your path.
You say you seek God, yet just as Israel went whoring 2700 years ago, Christians today place their souls into pagan religions practices just as they did back then.
Hosea 2:7 "And she 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."
"She" is the nation of Israel of Hosea's day, yet this refers to our day as well, and this is latter day prophecies. Historically, God cut Himself off from Israel and scattered them, exactly as He told them He would do. God divorced Israel, and erased their memory of their heritage, It's time for Christian to open their blind eyes to truth of God's word.
In this final generation, the Christian Community is chasing all sorts of religious lovers, in their search to find the truth in these end times. The problem is they refuse to read what God's word has to say. They lean to these "One verse Pastors". It seems the collection plate and their pension is the only thing on these false prophets minds.
God says if you chase them, He will cut you lose and allow you to believe their lies, such as the rapture doctrine, positive thinking, and other heathen religious forms blended together in order to draw you in, through your ignorance of the scriptures.
Hosea 2:8 "For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and god, which they prepared for Baal."
All the blessing God gave to Old Israel, those ancient Israel Fathers refused to thank and honor God for them. Instead they threw their blessing at the feet of the whores of pagan religions.
It is no different today then it was in Hosea's day. Today America and the rest of the Christian world attributes it's wealth to themselves, and wastes their tithes on the steps of Satan's synagogues. Those Churches teaching their flock to love what God hates (like Sodomy), accepting the Antichrist through false doctrine, and just being lazy about your spiritual armor in these latter days.
God says he will seal his chosen the elect, and those 144,000 of Revelation 5 & 6, then He will let Satan and His Locust army have the rest.
Just as Assyria was God's servant to carry out God's judgment on Israel; so in their latter days Satan the Antichrist, will administer God's judgment to our generation. Now is the time to wake up !
Hosea 2:9 "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."
God is warning, "will I return" in judgment. The "corn" is the truth of God's word, and the "wine", is the salvation we have through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross. The garments are the fine clothing in Christ's Kingdom we will wear that are made up of our righteous acts for God.
Now to make it come alive, historically we know that the Assyrian's stripped Israel Naked, in fact physically.
However, this is addressed to the children of the latter days. That's our generation. The Christian world (Israel) is duplicating the acts of Old Israel, and God is fed-up with most Christians today.
God is saying to us today, if you do not study my word and put on your spiritual armor (Ephesians 6:10-20); and you want to substitute for my way, the blood of Christ; and throw your righteous acts at the feet of idols, and foreign god's; then I will withhold my truth from you (block your understanding), deny you before my father, and your righteousness will become as filthy rags. God will take back what he offered you.
Hosea 2:10 "And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of Mine hand."
This verse is a double witness to Ezekiel 23:29. Spiritually God will strip you naked, leave you dumb, and blind on all spiritual matters. Then upon His return, your shame will be unbearable, you'll wish to be dead, but you can't because your soul can only be killed by God following the judgment.
Hosea 2:11 "I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.:"
Israel (the Christian world) today has no idea in the world what days were precious to our Lord. God set aside special feast days so the children of Israel would never forget His love, salvation in Egypt, Protection in the wilderness, and many miracles God preformed for His children.
Most Christians honor days that are smothered in heather customs.
Hosea 2:12 "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."
The word "rewards:" is a technical term (reference Deuteronomy 23:18) for a fee charged for service.
Because Israel gave credit to service of their own hands, and fees charged for service and crops, instead of the blessings; God said, I'll destroy her, and lay her to waste. see (Ps. 105:33).
If you think what you have is by your hands; God's going to start punching big holes in your money bags. His servants, the "Kenites", are very skilled at taking your money and property. That is the "vine and fig tree" in modern day language.
God does not appreciate you throwing gifts away that He has given to you into idolatrous acts, and to false prophets. He would rather the "Kenites" and other "beasts of the field" eat the fruits of your labor, then it be given to idolatry.
Hosea 2:13 "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 forget Me. saith the LORD."
God said "I will visit", I will remember those days you decked yourself out in fine jewelry and fine apparel, and went to those heathen (Baalim) festivals.
Those Sunday morning sunrise services on Easter morning to honor "Ishtar" the God of fertility. You don't remember Passover, but you remember to roll those eggs, a fertility right to Ishtar.
Hosea 2:14 "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortable unto her."
"Behold" ; this word is a special reminder to us. God said, because you seek not my word, he is going to dry the truth so you wont understand, and this is exactly what Joel 1 prophesied, that just before the end time when the Locust army of fallen angels, and Kenites come, the word of God, is free, and understandable. Yet, after their arrival the earth is desolate wilderness, totally void of truth, but full of deception, lies, and confusion. You want to believe lies, and chase harlot religions; then God will give them to you.
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, as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt."
This verse is telling of the hope that exist upon Christ 's return. The time is coming when all eyes will be opened, and those who acted in ignorance, and under false prophets will have their eyes opened.
Their "Valley of Achor" (trouble) will become the door of hope, and the singing of the Saint's will be as the singing was, when the children of Israel departed out of Egypt.
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."
This day is "the day of the Lord". Christ has returned, Satan is in the pit, and false prophets, Kenites, and all the fallen Angles are bound for the day of Judgment.
Israel on that day will not call Christ my Lord, but "Ishi", My husband. All knees on that day will bow to Him as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Hosea 2: 17 "For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, they shall no more be remembered in their name."
All forms of idolatry, and heathen gods will be gone forever. Satan will have been revealed as the fake, and in the Millennium it will be a time of teaching and discipline.
Hosea 2: 18 "And in that day will I made 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."
This is life in the Millennium, and in that Kingdom the Lord Jesus Christ will make a New Covenant with Israel which will be eternal.
This covenant is spoken of in Ezekiel 34:25, and Isaiah 11:6-9. It will be a time of true peace, and full understanding. There will not even be the thought of warfare.
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."
Those who betroth themselves to Christ in the Millennium, are those who did not partake of Satan, and his one world system, his name or number. They stood fast. The other ones who fell for the wrong Christ (Antichrist) will not get their spiritual bodies, until after the judgment. Grace is not offered to them, but they come by their righteous acts in the Millennium. Our Lord and Heavenly Father loves all his children, and those misguided will not be judged on the teachings that they are receiving today. However, if they do understand and bow to Satan there is no forgiveness.
In that five month period of Revelation 9: 1-10, God will block their minds from understanding to protect their souls. Christ will love his bride, protect, cherish, and show mercy to her as any loving man to his bride.
Hosea 2: 20 "I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the LORD."
This is a total commitment of God to his bride. Do you know Him. Have you placed your protective armor on to do spiritual battle with Satan? The next world war is a spiritual one.
Hosea 2: 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;''
The restoration of Christ's Kingdom, Israel, comes from, and begins with Jehovah Himself. This is the answer, or response to Zechariah 8:12.
"They shall hear", the text reads "prosopoporia"; which indicates all of Israel will hear and have full understanding.
Hosea 2: 22 "And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel."
Jezreel is the seed that God will sow, and reap, as stated in verse 23. God is calling Israel back to him. In that day all of "the House of Israel and Judah alike, will join into one, and represent God's people.
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."
Remember back in chapter one, God told Hosea to name His three children to show in symbolic form how He would disown, divorce and scatter Israel for their idolatrous acts.
Well, here in the Millennium, God tells us how He will sow the word in their minds, and draw them back to Him. God is reaching out to them.
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