Hosea Chapter 4
"Call to Israel"
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and made available with written
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Hosea 4:1 "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, no mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land."
This fourth chapter will offend some people, but it is "the Word of the Lord." The word of God should be given with the same purpose and emotions intended by it's author, our Lord God. This is a time of correction, and like a man gives to his child; you correct those that you love. God loves His Children.
This chapter is addressed to false teachers, and false priests. They claim to be of the House of God, but are of the House of emptiness. Their words are empty and self-serving, and their message is void of God's Word. What are you learning, from your Sunday services? Can it prepare you to stand against Satan (Antichrist), and his fiery spiritual darts, or is it fluff?
This chapter is written to "the House of Israel", the ten tribes that went North, and threw the Caucasus Mountains, and today are known as the "Son's of God", or "Christian" Nations. Their people are called "Caucasians".
The "controversy" God has with these people (or us) is a judicial inquiry and cause. The "cause" is because of the fact that there is no "acknowledgment" in the land. This again is written by God, through Hosea, and directed to the Christians in the latter days.
This fits into what Peter warned us about in 11 Peter 3:3, "knowing this first (foremost), that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, (verse 4) and saying, "where is the promise of His coming?". To them it seems just as it always has been.
Though we live in a world of very high technology, most of the world, including America, is Biblically Illiterate. They don't read it, nor do they trust it. The preachers themselves. teach and preach, when they are either unsure, or don't know the true depth of God's word. How can you expect their flock to stand against the Antichrist. The majority of them expect to fly away, for that is what they are taught.
This is God's "controversies" with our people and our generation; the preachers for not teaching; the people for not studying for themselves so they can know the truth.
Hosea 4:2 "By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood."
This is what their minds are upon, in the cities and small towns alike. swearing, lying, killing and stealing, as well as adultery, are so common today the people committing them simply have no shame.
As you see this taking place, it's time to get right with God. For our time as a nation is coming to a close, and it will be God who will allow it to happen. Until "God's People" repent, and get into His word, there simply is no hope for us as a nation.
The prophets of old are sent to witness to you and I, living in this generation, for to most all of them what is happening in our generation, made them sick. The sad thing is, we just accept it, and don't relate it to God's warning to us, through his prophets. The preachers find it unpopular to preach against it, and set out to please their flocks, rather than prepare them for the coming of the Lord.
Hosea 4:3 "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."
The people in our land know something is about to happen, and mourn as our rights and liberties are being eroded, and the wealth and jobs are turning to sand over seas.
Through laws and polluted air and water, fish and foul alike are being killed off, and taken from our use. The fish are as sick as the people, and the fowl aren't doing any better. We were warned, and the people still don't understand what it's all about, yet it's written.
Hosea 4:4 "Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy People are as they that strive with the priest."
This verse is twisted from the text of the Massorah. What it says is; that the problem is that, no man rebukes another. While all this wrong goes on, there is no man or priest that will stand and rebuke the people for their sin. This is wrong according to the word of God. No man even rebukes the priest for not teaching the true word of God. Everyone is afraid of rocking the boat, and interfering on another's rights. That is of Satan, friend. What you practice reveals what you are automatically and to whom you belong .
Hosea 4:5 "Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother."
"Thy mother" is the "House of Israel", not the Jews, the Christian Nations in these last days.
How is God going to destroyed Israel? "destroy" is better translated, "cut off", meaning they don't know who they are. The ten tribes that God promised back in Hosea 1:10,) "the number of the children of Israel shall be as the ands of the sea, which can not be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in that place where it was said unto them, "ye are not my people," there it shall be said unto them, "ye are the Son's of the living God (Christ)".
The "Sons of the Living God" are called "Christians"; and the promises given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel) were passed on to Joseph's two son's, Ephraim and Manasseh. The details are given by God through Moses in Genesis 48:13-16. These are God's chosen people, not the "Kenites" who say they are Jews, but are of the synagogue of Satan.
This is not taught from God's word in churches of today, thus making their understanding of prophecy and current events foolishness. The Christian nations of today do not know who they are, or what their heritage is. They allow the "Kenites" to do their interpretation of God's word for them.
Hosea 4: 6 "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 they God, I will also forget thy children."
This is God speaking, to the "House of Israel" of old, right down to the Christian Nations of today. He is telling you and I why we were cut off, and that is for our lack of knowledge in God's word, that's where the true knowledge is. This generation, with it's priest, ministers, and teachers put their false doctrine and traditions over the Word of God. They make God's word conform to soothe their congregations, rather than being convicted to call for repentance.
The "Laws of God" have be eliminated for a set of laws with no absolutes. These laws of God are His 10 Commandments, simple and plain. They allow each individuals mind to govern their actions, when those individuals have no standards of absolutes. Everyone does what is right, in the eyes of his own mind. The result is chaos and confusion.
It's no wonder the promises of God to His children are eroding away. Those elect of God will fix the truth in their minds, as we approach the time of the Antichrist, very soon.
God says, if you play church, and continue in ignorance with these games and false doctrine's, "I will also forget they children". This has occurred through the years to where today we have a generation with, no standards, no direction, and are ripe for the "New World Order" of a godless Satanic System.
Hosea 4:7 "As they were increased, so they sinned against Me: therefore will I change their glory into shame."
Though your congregation is growing by leaps and bounds, if your not being taught chapter by chapter, and verse by verse, with conviction and understanding, God will not bless that church or it's offerings.
This is why God named those three children of Hosea, "not pitied", "not Loved", and "not My people". Though they are called Christians, they continue in their sin and idolatry. Their glory is their shame before God.
By adding "therefore" the translators have changed the meaning of the Hebrew text. It should read. "And as they increased, (the false priests) so they sinned against me, changing the glory into shame."
This shame comes by the idolatry, and heathenisms practices which are in churches, are accepted as being of God. Unfortunately the flock has no idea of why they are doing, or saying what they do.
Hosea 4:8 "They eat up the sin of My People, and they set their heart on their iniquity."
This is the priest that eat up the sin of their flock. How is this done, the more the sin, the more they charge for their repentance in the offering plate. It brings in more money for the churches to run their programs. The church becomes a business, the product is sin, the profits are the money from the repentance it is all done in ignorance of God's word.
Hosea 4:9 "And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.:
There is no difference between the priest or the people, neither of them know any difference because they are both ignorant of God's word.
This has to come to pass, it's ok to sin, just pay for penitence, or offering to my box, and I'll pray for you. This is exactly like Judas's money bag.
Hosea 4:10 "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."
"One verse Pastors" are dangerous. though they teach, it's never enough, because it is not God's word, nor is it food for the soul. It leads you into whoredoms in the spiritual sense, which leads you into the damnation of your soul. This is not aimed at evangelist, who are to remind the wicked and make them aware; but to the preachers and teachers who are to prepare God's children for Satan's spiritual battle, and they don't do it.
What God wants you to know what is written in your King James Bible, not what is in your Quarterly. Use a Strong's Concordance and look up your words, find the translation in Greek and Hebrew. Forget your doctrine and seek Christ.
Hosea 4: 11 "Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart."
"Heart" in the Hebrew is your "mind", This whoredoms and wine are symbolic of what is in the church.
Don't be mixed up here, the adultery here, is "Idolatry" or religious forms which is against God's word. It is worshipping or putting some one or thing above the worship of God. The prime example of this is the "Rapture Theory" now being taught and accepted, which is against God's word. See Ezekiel 13:18-20. The "woman" in these verses are false teachers (there is no gender in this), and they are teaching God's people to fly out of here to avoid the time of the end.
God hates the teaching and the false ministers. yet the flock of today loves and accepts both the teachers and his teachings.
Hosea 4:12 "My People ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God."
The spirit of their error, is of Satan, who appears to these teachers as if it is of Christ, and they can't tell the difference. Their "Spirit of Whoredoms" is going to convince them that when the Antichrist appears, he will be their christ, he his false not the true Jesus Christ.
God will give them faults delusions, and will allow them to go whoring after the Antichrist for in ignorance they know no difference because they turned from the truth.
Time has allowed the church of the end generation, to be blinded to the truth of His word. Though their ceremonies seem to be righteous and of God; it is based instead on stories of tradition, and the influx of pagan ritual, biblically adjusted with scriptural words to make it sound right.
There is nothing wrong with a church having regulations, but the staff of it's system better be the pure word of God.
The church today is going whoring around. It is not satisfied with God's word, it needs to search for truth in other religions; another Jesus and teachings. They call it new teachings, new wine, positive thinking, and all sorts of modern thoughts. That is what God call "Whoredoms".
Hosea 4:13 "They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery."
They love to be religious in their actions, in their words; they seek out places to be religious in, and build such religious building to do their whoring. They do it to be comfortable, and pamper their emotions. In doing so they are leaving their children to become religious whores just as they are. Friend, if God's word offends you, it's time to evaluate where your coming from, and going to.
Which Christ are you preparing yourself for, the first (Antichrist) or the Second? The "Son of Perdition" of 11 Thessalonians 2: 2-3 will arrive first; then Jesus Christ the son of God our Father.
This is given in a spiritual sense to the virgin bride of Christ, and "the spouses" are the husband and wives that draw their spouses into the Antichrist.
Hosea 4:14 "I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery; for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall."
God is not going to punish those children in the church, nor the wives who followed their husband (father) direction. They will be taught in the Millennium; However, taking this in a spiritual sense, God will hold the husband's, and especially the false ministers for allowing it to happen. It is because "the people" do not understand, that they will fall. They will be deceived by the Antichrist, and this world wide system.
Hosea 4:15 "Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth."
This loses quite a bit in the translation, what God is saying is as follows; Gilgal is the place where Jeroboam had set up for the ten tribes to go for idol worship, to worship the two golden calves. It was a substitute for worshipping God's way. This is why it was called "Beth-aven", or "the house of naught (vanity)". The "house of God is called "Beth-el".
God is saying, don't go to your Beth-aven and swear that I liveth, because I am not there, and do not hear you. This is true today; is you church a "Beth-el" (of God), or a "Beth-aven: (of vanity and naught)?
Hosea 4:16 "For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place."
Israel today is slipping back away from God in her stupidity, not knowing who she is, and by taking shortcuts. You know, efficient ways to worship, and making church fun etc.; However, don't make these emotional high trips cause you to slip right into hell. If your attentions are on fun and games rather than used as a house of prayer, it offends God.
"A lame in a large place" means your worship is in an unprotected place. God is telling us that if that's the way you want it, He will allow you to be fed that way. All you'll ever receive from God's word is milk, with no meat to grow on.
Hosea 4:17 "Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
Ephraim or "The House of Israel", which is the Christian Nations, is wed more to her religious system, than she is to Our Heavenly Father.
This is what Jesus talked about in Mark 13:17 "But woe to them that are with child, and them that give suck in those days." It's in the spiritual sense, and they are no longer a virgin bride of Christ, but have given themselves over to another husband, who is the Antichrist and his system.
To "give suck" is do the work of Satan (Antichrist) and his one world system.
Hosea 4:18 "Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually; her rulers with shame do love, "Give ye."
"Their drink is sour" means they have turned their backs of God. "Give ye", is a Hebrew term "Mettallege", which means "Changing over". It is "a different subject of thought substituted for the original subject." "The message of Christ blood is substituted for other things, building projects, events, and money raising and etc. Where is his house of prayer? God in the Ancient day's and including our national leaders of today, they are substituting Jehovah's commands and commandments for, Satan's idolatry. It is being accepted as if from God, yet the truth is; it's from Satan.
To watch our leaders, both political and Religious promote their Godless idea's, and dress it up to appear to be from God, is disgusting.
Hosea 4:19 "The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices."
This should be translated, "The Spirit (of whoredoms) have bound her up in her skirt." These "sacrifices" are the religious face of the false teachers and ministers who place them on the people, as they draw their flocks into whoredom; This is done by the "Spirit of whoredom" into the Antichrist's system. They are active today just as they were in Hosea's day.
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