Hosea Chapter 7
"God's Wrath Against Israel for Their Hypocrisy"
This Bible Study is written by Roger
Christopherson, and made available with written
permission by http://www.theseason.org
Hosea 7:1 "When I would have healed Is'-ra-el, then the iniquity of E'-phra-im was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without."
God said, when I wanted to heal Israel [the Christian Nations] with my salvation, her sins were everywhere. "Samaria" means "watch mountain", and Samaria was the chief city in the "House of Israel. Just like the former capital of Israel, Samaria, the chief cities of the Christian nations today are also filled with all manner of sin and iniquity. The watchmen in our cities and churches have gone to sleep.
The Christians today, on the whole, are taken not only by government, and the thieves of the street, but the priests and ministers of the churches are part of the robbers, God is saying.
Hosea 7:2 "And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about: they are before my face."
Many religious leaders today follow right in line with the band of heathen running our nation, don't care about God, His laws and commandments, nor His Son. To most of them, religion is another form of controlling the population. Its a tool for getting their way, along with your money and cooperation for their many causes.
God is watching these people, and He knows their inner hearts. God is telling us through Hosea, He is seeing everything we do, and He knows our thoughts and intents. Keep in mind that Hosea is writing to those people who live in the final generation, as this is written in the future sense.
Hosea 7:3 "They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies."
The wickedness is in their lies, stealing, bribery, and idolatry. The "King", or our governments today thrive on their own deceit and corruption. The true king influencing these governments is the false king, [Satan] and his offspring the "Kenites".
Hosea 7:4 "They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising [to stir the fire] after he hath kneaded [from the kneading of] the dough, until it be leavened."
"Adulterers" should be translated from the Hebrew text, "idolaters". What Hosea is relaying on in his message from God, is that when these deceitful people do their wrong, they tie it to a sense of urgency for their task to be done. They commit fraud in their lies and deceptions.
The comparison of these wicked governmental and religious leaders are to the baker who kneads his dough, and prepares it for the oven. This baker then heats the oven last, for the baking of his bread, after the dough has been leavened, and risen. In this comparison, God is saying that in the end times the Church and government leaders are so anxious to do wickedness, that they are like the baker who heats the oven before the dough is kneaded, or even has had time to rise.
Hosea 7:5 "In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles [the heat] of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners."
"He stretched out his hand", means to salute, or cheer with respect to drunkards drinking. The government, and Church leaders today are like a drunkard stumbling around and committing his deeds of robbery and deception. They simply do not know the truth from a lie, right from wrong; and like a town drunk, they will salute anyone who gives them their way.
Our national leaders toast our enemies [to their disgrace], in our own camp, because "the king" [our president] is so stupid in the knowledge of the God's truth and results of his actions. We are in trouble today as a nation, because greed and no common sense controls their minds. They do not consider the end results of their actions, and think through decisions they make. The Kenites [those who say they are Jews, when in fact they are not] have made not only governmental leaders, but religious leaders drunk in their minds in an attempt for control.
Hosea 7:6 "For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire."
These leaders enjoy, and even get excited about destroying our government, and churches, as they plot and plan their dirty tricks.
The "Kenite scribes" [see I Chronicles 2:55] have badly mistranslated this verse from the Hebrew Massoretic text. The word "Baker" should be "anger". Anger is the subject of this verse, in the Hebrew; and it should read:
"For they have made ready their minds like a hot oven, while they lay in wait: Their anger sleepeth all the night; in the morning the anger burneth as a flaming fire."
Hosea 7:7 "They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me."
This is going on today, as these corrupt leaders are devouring the "judges", the ones who truly know the word of God. They pack together like wolves, and attack. The truth of the word is secondary, for it is their false doctrines, and false teaching that they fight in anger to protect. This is why none of the leaders are calling out to God, for it is their personal false teachings they see, and nothing else matters.
God looks at these false teachers, and ministers and compares them to a pack of drunks; because their "mind set" is as drunks would act. There is a time coming very shortly when they all are going to turn to Antichrist, the god of their "rapture theory", who also loves and condones "the Sodomites" in their midst.
Hosea 7:8 "Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned."
It is important that we all understand this verse. The ten tribes, "Ephraim" has so mixed themselves in, and amongst the Gentiles, until they even call themselves Gentiles. There are certain prophecies that must be fulfilled by these ten tribes. As these prophecies take place before our eyes today, these prophecies are overlooked for the simple fact the Christian nations don't know who they are in prophecy.
Ephraim, or the Christian nations of the ten tribes of Israel; God is saying" is a cake not yet turned". It's raw dough, not formed into it's final character yet. An other words, they are a bunch of half baked hot cakes.
Hosea 7:9 "Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not."
These "strangers" are outsiders, and they are bleeding Christians dry. Why? Because the Christian nations don't know what is going on, who they are, or what God's Word is saying to them.
"Gray hair" is suppose to be symbolic of wisdom through trial and error. You learn by your mistakes, and it is to teach you the hard way. If you study God's word deeply, you also should have much "gray hair" wisdom.
Israel today has been polluted to the point they can not function. The minds of the Christian world, and their governments are like a staggering drunk. Their gray hairs are not the sign of wisdom, but age put on by years being in a drunken stupor. We have government agencies that do nothing, while congress fights with the president; in turn everyone is in it for their own personal gain. We are a nation in trouble, and our leaders act like a bunch of drunks in a bar.
Hosea 7:10 "And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the Lord their God, nor seek him for all this."
The "pride of Israel", or the Christian world, is so mixed up that they don't know which of the two Christ's to look for, in that they think they are going to fly away and miss the destruction. When the Antichrist arrives at the fifth trumpet, they will grab on to the first wagon that passes by, for they have not studied God's word, nor can they tell you any of the signs of the end times. They are ignorant of this, because they are instructed by their ministers that certain parts of the Bible do not pertain to them, and in their ignorance, they believe these pack of drunks [God's Word}.
The true Christ will come when He is least expected, because most so-called Christians will have already committed themselves to the false Christ, taken his name, and his number. Those of the number are called "Kenites", the sons of Satan through Eve in the Garden of Eden. Kenites are named after their father "Cain", the first murderer. [Strong's Hebrew dictionary, # 7014, and # 7017]
Hosea 7:11 "Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria."
A "dove" is a "love bird". It coos and fly's around, and acts as if there is no danger. That is what God is calling our nation, in these end times; "a silly dove without heart [mind]". Our nation is a silly dove which has lost it's mind. Our leaders can't tell our friends from our enemies. It squanders our national wealth; denounces God; makes sin, filth, and sodomy normal, while at the same time condemns Christianity, the commandments, and even our Lord Jesus Christ. This is why America is a "silly dove without a mind". It has lost it's ability to see it's own shame.
Our people run to anyone and everyone for protection, rather then run to God. They find their comfort in Egypt and Assyria, the places which they fled from in religious tyranny, to get their direction and comfort.
Hosea 7:12 "When then shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard."
God wants to protect His own, however, Christians would rather whore around in all forms of idolatry. God said He will bring them down exactly as He has foretold through the prophets in His word. I hope you are not so foolish that you think Christians, and our nation, will get away with the idolatry practiced in churches today. I praise God for the correction He is about to bring upon us shortly, for it shows we truly have a just and Holy God.
Hosea 7:13 "Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me."
God can deliver blessings upon us and our nation, and He can just as easy deliver destruction, sickness, and trouble where it is needed for correction. Our Lord Jesus Christ went to the cross, and conquered death by His death and resurrection so we may be redeemed by by our Lord from our sins. Today many Churches deny the virgin birth of Jesus, they deny His deity, His resurrection, and also His judgments. They have lost sight of what His love is all about, and they can not separate God's love from His hatreds and judgments.
God is saying, "woe unto them". Friend, when God says "woe", it's time to repent, and get right with God. It is time to get into God's Word, and seek instruction. God is tired of those who say God talked to them, when He did not. Be careful about claiming things about God which are not true. You will be accountable for your words.
Hosea 7:14 "And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me."
You can see it in most Christian communities today where pastors and religious leaders cry and complain how bad everything is getting. How people are loosing jobs, their houses, and how waste is going everywhere. They tell us were in hard times, yet there is not a public out cry for repentance, and turning back to God.
We see, however, they still gather in their "beth-Avem", their "houses of nothing", to take corn [words], and wine [new wine]. They study their traditions, and false doctrine, then they cry out with a loud voice, but their crying voice is vain. God said, "they rebel against me." In the Hebrew text the word is, "Tirosh", # 8492, tee-roshe', a sense of explosion, comes from # 3423 in Strong's dictionary; driving out a previous tenant to take control or possession." The Greeks called it "Apostasy".
This is exactly what an apostasy is, it is driving out the true Christ to prepare for the acceptance of the Antichrist. Anything placed higher in reverence then the true God is an idol.
Hosea 7:15 "Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me."
This should read, according to the Hebrew Massoretic text, "Though I taught them and showed them by instruction," and God did exactly that through His prophets, and through His Word [the Bible]. This mischief is caused by questioning both God's laws, and His complete authority. This is an absolute statement, with no room for questioning.
Hosea 7:16 "They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt."
This book of Hosea is written for our time, to our people, and our Church leaders that are living today in this final generation. Pay careful attention for this is going on right now in our government buildings, our Churches, and the homes of so-called "Christian homes". The people are saying they are returning to God, but not to the "Most High God". They are preparing to receive Antichrist through their false teaching.
Our leaders in both government, and in the Churches, are in "RAGE' because of the insolence, or contempt of their tongues. They rattle on about all sorts of foul and perverted statements, then act as if it is all "of God". God has his finger on these spiritually mischievous souls.
"There shall be derision in the land of Egypt." "Derision" means wrath in the Hebrew text, and God is promising that they shall go into captivity, and it shall be exactly as it was in the land of Egypt.
Have you noticed our rights under the constitution are slipping away fast, with a new set of Kenite laws that give our rights, property, and inheritance to the heathen. We are slipping under a "Godless Mystery Babylon", called the "United Nation", with it's new set of treaty laws. This is the first beast of Revelation 13, the political beast that will have it's mortal head wound, or fall apart shortly. Then because of the preparation of the first beast, the second beast will come [religious], and he will be Antichrist.
Yes this beast of end times has two heads, a political head, and a religious one. Lets go to Revelation 13:3 and see what it says.
"And I saw one of his [the beast's] heads as it were wounded to death [political death]; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast."
We will be in captivity by this beast, as God will allow it for a time. Then the political system [of the Kenites] will fall in confusion, and brake up. When this happens, Antichrist will come, and the fifth trumpet will sound. then the world will accept Antichrist [Satan] as the true Messiah, or the political beast will have prepared the world for him.
So what is God talking about in Hosea 7:14-16? These so-called Christian ministers are setting up Christians through false doctrine, and teaching, to accept Antichrist upon his arrival, and they will. All accept a select few, called God's Elect who has studied God's word and know the truth, will accept Antichrist.
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