Hosea Chapter 5
"Incriminations & Threatenings. (Division.)
This Bible Study is written by Roger
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Hosea 5:1 " Here ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor."
God still has something against the priest in this chapter. "Mizpah" means "Watchtower", and it's the place where God's priests, or watchmen, are to study and watch the scriptures, and by knowing the prophecies given by God's word, they should warn the people when danger is upon them. That's what a watchtower is for, to warn the people when the enemy comes.
"O House of the King", is the house of the false King; "They spread nets on Tabor", indicating that this King even spreads his snares to catch the people for the evil one. It sounds a lot like what is going on now. Those who are to be protecting and watching out for the enemy, are all part of snaring the people for this false kind, we know to be the Antichrist.
Hosea 5:2 "And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all."
The "revolters" are the "Apostates", are the religious people. They plan and design their teachings to sound so good and believable, yet they are a lie. Their goal is to deceive people, so All will enter into their nets, and except their false doctrine.
They set the people up for a spiritual death, because they (the ministers) do not know the truth. They are like the people, spiritually, biblically ignorant. In the Hebrew, God is very displeased with these false teachers.
Hosea 5:3 " I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from Me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.:
"Ephraim" is the largest of the ten tribes, and today is the British people, while "Israel" represents the other nine tribes of the "House of Israel." God knows where every person of each tribe is. Nobody is lost from God.
This represents all the Christian Nations, and all of them have swayed so far from the truth, they are lost. Yet God knows, and He is keeping records.
Hosea 5:4 "They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them and they have not known the LORD."
They will not fashion their lives and worship to do it God's way; this is because of their "Spirit of Whoredoms" that they have given themselves over to. They simply do not understand the LORD, or His ways. A few are being called out .
Hosea 5:5 "And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face; Therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them."
This "pride" is better translated "arrogance: of Israel. The churchmen of today don't hide their arrogance and self righteous pride, they flaunt it in the very face of the Heavenly Father.
This fall that both Israel and Judah will fall into, is the great deception of Satan the Antichrist, with his One World System. They are members of the World Council of Churches.
Hosea 5:6 " They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find Him: He hath withdrawn Himself from them."
In Hebrew it is saying, these Christians pick the very best sacrifices they have to give the Lord. Yet in their ignorance, their pastors lead them into the wrong Christ with their sacrifices. These poor ignorant people have their hearts set to do the right things, yet the pastors lead them, to give their sacrifices to the wrong altar. They will not find God at their altars, because he is not there. He as hid Himself from them.
Hosea 5:7 "They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions."
"Strange" is "zur" in the Hebrew; and it means "Apostates". In other words they have children from whoredoms, speaking in a spiritual sense.
You look at all the churches and ministers that claimed that they won souls for the Lord. Yet God calls those souls, "Children of Whoredoms". It's like a game of who can save the most, but the souls won are given over to the wrong Lord. Remember in verse six, "He (God) hath withdrawn Himself from them".
If you don't study and follow God's word, and do it God's way, all your efforts, worshipping, and sacrifices are whoredoms in the eyes of God. You have "Israel" (Christians) calling themselves Gentiles, because they don't know who they are.
"Now shall a month devour them"; This month is a moon, a New Moon. Their religious feast days are what is going to devour them, and cause them to fall.
Hosea 5:8 "Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud at Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.:
"Gibeah" and "Ramah" are hills around Jerusalem. What this verse is saying, it is so bad in Israel [the Christian nations]; sound the alarm, and get out. This message is applied to Benjamin also. For their is evil all about you. The cities and the land is given over; and in a spiritual sense today, it has.
The "Beth-aven", or "Houses of Nothing" have taken control, and they have led many to align themselves into a position to receive the Antichrist openly. They will accept Satan's deceptions with arms out and waiting. When Antichrist arrives, and they accept him; Friend, they have taken the "Mark of the Beast". Today we are getting Biblical illiteracy coming out of the so-called "Houses of God". They are not giving out the truth of God's Word.
Hosea 5:9 "Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel
have I made known that which shall surely be ."
This desolation is for a total black-out for the truth of God's Word. It's almost here now.
Hosea 5:10 "The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound [landmark]:
there-fore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water."
"Remove the bound", is in reference to the thieves who steal a man's property by moving his boundary marker. This is what God calls, "stealing a man's inheritance." When Judah, and the "Kenites" claim to be God's "chosen people", and convince Christian Israel that they are Gentile; God says they are thieves and robbers. In ignorance Christians continue to let it happen. God will pour His wrath upon them.
Hosea 5:11 "Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked
after the commandment."
Why would God punish and oppress Ephraim for willingly walk in God's commandments? Because this verse is not translated correctly.
This commandment is not of God, but the subject is the "commandments taught in the [Beth-aven] which is the houses of nothing. They walk after a set of rules [dos and don'ts] that are set in the empty church houses. which are void of God's true word. They do this because they don't know that the boundaries have been moved by "Judah [the Kenites], in forming their traditions.
Hosea 5:12 "Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness."
The moth takes the new and beautiful garments, and eats holes in them. To Judah God will be a worm, by taking their valuables and turning them to rot.
Hosea 5:13 "When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound."
Make a note of Isaiah 14, where "the Assyrian" is one of the names given for the Antichrist. "Jareb" in the Hebrew means "adversary". This king Jareb [adversary] is Satan. It is Satan the Antichrist that most all pastors, with their churches will run to shortly for protection. Will Satan heal them? Definitely not, but after five months [Revelation 9:5,10] this healing will turn to shame. Satan is a liar and deceiver, and his children are play actors. Be careful my friend.
Hosea 5:14 "For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of
Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him."
This is a spiritual warning to both Israel [the Christians], and to Judah. God will tare them apart as a lion rips and tares his prey. We are entering into this time of chastisement, as the godless one world system tightens it's grip. Don't get mixed up about who is causing this to happen. It is God.
Just as Nebuchadnezzar and his empire Babylon were the servants of God to chastise Judah, so also the Antichrist [the Assyrian] will work over the Christian world, as a servant of the Living God. Again, this time of punishment is limited to five months, as recorded in Revelation 9:5,10.
There is no hope for those who are under God's punishment. It is a spiritual battle and only the chosen of God, and His 144,000 of Israel will stand. That is because they know the times and the seasons as pointed out in God's Word; and they are alert to the events happening around them. It is time to get right with God, repent in Jesus name, and get into studying God's Word.
Hosea 5:15 "I will go and return to my place till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early [earnestly]."
When the tribulation starts [their affliction], they will all seek God, however, the truth will be hard to find. This affliction is the Antichrist's affliction upon them. We see in Mark 13 that the first tribulation, and pains will come from the false messiah.
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