Hosea Chapter 8

"Destruction Threatened for Impiety and Idolatry."

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

Hosea 8:1 "Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law."

This is a warning that the danger is coming swiftly. The "eagle" is our Heavenly Father and we always have protection through Him. However, to those who play games with His commandments, laws, and words, those will face the same eagle coming against them in judgment and wrath.

God is telling those who know the truth of prophecy from His Word [Scriptures] to sound the alarm, and get ready. God is about to come our way and rough up those who think little of perverting the ways of God, and trespassed against God's laws. This word "trespassed" in the Hebrew, has a deeper meaning. The word in the Strong's Hebrew Dictionary is # 4603, "Ma'al, pronounced maw-a'", "a prime root, to cover up, and act to covertly, i.e., treacherously commit."

God sees how the leaders of our nation have so hid and covered over His Word and laws. The standards and laws of God are being outlawed. Just like in Ai, when the Children of Israel went to battle, against the ways of God, and tried to take this little town; God gave the army of Israel into the hands of Ai. Our victories are starting to turn into defeats [Review this lesson in Joshua 7:1-5].

America and the Christian nations as a whole are "turning their faces" to many perversions, and calling it normal. Perversions such as sodomy, abortion, and allowing God's Word, His laws, and standards to be replaced in such a manner that most Christians simply can't see any wrong to changes carried out. Even our court system does not recognize a child as being human until they can control it, and take it.

The amount of covert trespassing against God, and His holy Word, can take a life-time of reading. God has given us warning as to His feelings, and His actions against breaking His laws. The religious world prefers to substitute another form of standards, and allow the Kenites to create and interpret God's Word for them. The people of today desire to sleep and be soothed, rather then getting into the Scriptures, and seeking the truth for themselves. God is sounding the trumpet in the eighth chapter of Hosea.

Hosea 8:2 "Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee."

When God's eagle claws of verse one reach out and grab those claiming to be "the house of the Lord" [the Christian churches], and swing them into His correction, you can be sure they will call for God's protection then. The Heavenly Father is going to do some shaking up of His people, those who call themselves Christians, yet play around with His holy Word. The turning to God will come, as well as His correction.

When God corrects someone, He will make it so rough on them that he will either destroy themselves, or cry out to God and follow God's ways. The choice is up to the individual, to you and I, what way we will go. At Jesus return at the seventh trumpet, all Israel [those claiming to be Christians] "shall cry unto me [Jesus Christ], My God, we know thee." {verse two} Then Jesus tells us in Luke 13:25-27, Get away from me, I know you not. Jesus said it twice to make it very clear.

On that day, These Christians will plead that they preached in Jesus name, they healed , took the tithe, and all the other covert acts of Satan's system in Jesus name. Then Jesus will tell them, "get out of my sight you workers of iniquity".

If you are teaching people "to fly to save their own souls [the rapture theory]," you are part of the transgression against God's Word. God so plainly made it clear in Ezekiel 13:17- 23, that He hates people who teach like that. Read those verses and ask yourself if God will love them? God has a special judgment to put upon them. They may say they know God, but God will not know them. Why? Because they are apostates.

Hosea 8:3 "Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him."

This "thing that is good," is addressed in Revelation 2:4. "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, Because thou hast left thy first love." Which is to say, you left Christ. You left the teachings of Christ. You left the anointed one, God's savior given to you. This is why it is no wonder Jesus will say to you, "get out of my sight". "The thing [one] that is good," is Jesus Christ, the only one.

Hosea 8:4 "They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off."

There is a false Christ coming, with his kings and dominions to rule the earth, and though we are reading from the Old Testament, this is written direct to you and I. It is written to our generation, so don't go to sleep, or it could be forever.

Hosea 8:5 "Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off [He hath cast off thy calf, O Samaria]; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?"

The ancient house of Israel, made up to the ten tribes of the north, the religion was the worship of a golden calf. Today we do not worship a golden calf, but their are many other forms of idolatry practiced within the houses of God. God is asking here, through Hosea, "how long will it be until we can find anyone who will teach My word?'" To teach that Word with truth and boldness, as it is written and given by God; for they have slipped so deep into sin, the whole generation is perverted.

Hosea 8:6 "For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces."

King Jeroboam of the "house of Israel" set out to make it easy on his people, and save time and money in their religious practices. So He had created two calves created so the people could worship in Israel, and not make the trip to the temple in Jerusalem. King Jeroboam's intentions were good in his mind, but directly against God's ways.

Today, our golden calves are created in the seminaries of the different churches and denominations, and the teachings created are the "golden calves". The structures, and foundations created by these so called scholars and higher critics are developed by applying reason and logic to God's Holy Word. It is through the reasoning of these so-called good men, that the Churches of today build their traditions, and the true Word of God gets lost in their maze of compromises.

Jesus taught, "ye or Nay", good or bad, yes and no, and not maybe so. In the end, the seminary student is taught to seek out a man's opinion to support his doctrine. They have fallen away from, "God says", "do, or do not"; and the sole authority being the Word of God. The process of using only The Bible [including the Bible tools, concordance, with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries] is called teaching with "authority". That authority is of God.

The calf today in our church systems is the fact that it no longer teaches with authority from God's Word, but uses the traditions of men.

Hosea 8:7 "For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk [standing corn]; the bud [blade] shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up."

"They", are those who are building and creating all the traditions put forth in these church schools. "They" have also sown a lot of hot air, and "they" will reap the tempest of their false and idolatrous words.

Farmers know very well what this verse means. Before you have and ear of corn, you have to have a stalk that can stand in the wind. Even if you do have a good crop, it does not mean you get the benefit of your harvest, for strangers [bankers and grain companies], and foreigners will come and take your crops.

Does it sound normal for today's market. Well God's word says it is going to get worse. Do you know how many farmers have gone out of business because of the "Kenite" infested banking and leaders controlling our trade policies. The Kenites steal our grain, making taxpayers pay what little is given the farmer; then they use that grain to promote and advance their world wide agenda of moving into one worldism.

The farmer use to be a free and uncontrolled person, but not any more. This is what Hosea 8:7 is all about. This is another sign that we are in the end times. Its called price controls, unfair trade policy, and the futures market, to name a few of the ways they "reap the whirlwind".

The most valuable thing in the world today in controlling a nation is in it's food supply. When food is plentiful, a nation is well fed and prosperous. When you have massive starvation, you have the start of a decaying civilized nation. People will rob and kill to get food to stay alive, and feed their family, and no man or property remains safe.

"Israel", or the Christian nations are being swallowed up by the starving masses around the world. Under the false illusion of becoming one with the entire world, and nursing all their ills, we will become them. One in nation, in wealth, in education, in politics, and in religion. This is one worldism, and it is making everyone and all nations equal. It has a name which most people have forgotten today, and that name is "communism", a form of pure socialism [a form of fascism].

The heritage promised by God to Abraham, and passed to this generation, will be taken from us by our own ignorance of knowing God's holy Word, and who we are. For we think we are Gentile, when in fact, the "Kenites" calling themselves Jews [which most churches call Israel], are Gentile and of their father the devil. By ignorance of God's Word, Satan's offspring through Cain, are stealing Jacob's children blind. We even call ourselves Gentile, so how in the world can you expect any authority to come from pastors, to warn the Christians that they are being swallowed up, when they don't even know who they are.

Hosea 8:8 "Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure."

Hosea 8:9 "For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers."

When "they", Israel, were scattered in 722 B.C., they migrated to our current locations of today. Ephraim, the Christian nations, "hath hired lovers". As a nation, we try to buy friendship with other nations through free trade [lopsided and against us], and out right give- away programs.

It is time to wake up, for the Kenites , Satan's children through Eve {Cain} are bankrupting the free world, as they are creating a world wide system in preparation for their father's {Satan's] return to earth as Antichrist.

Hosea 8:10 "Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little [begin to be diminished] for [by reason of] the burden of the king of princes."

In the Hebrew, this verse is saying that the leaders of the nation, the people, and the kings and princes twist and make truth crooked. Why is this, and How could it be? Because very few people of today know the truth of the migrations of God's people [the house of Israel]. They are ignorant of the instructions given to them in God's word. They twist both the purpose and our heritage of those "sons of the living God" [ancient Israel], for God's word and promises are part of our heritage, and our national leaders know very little of it. "Love" can not be purchased at any price, and God's Word teaches this.

Buying love is foolishness, while carrying a big stick [military] is wise. The trend of the nations, in the final days, is to dismantle all armed forces, and allow the same people who are destroying us, to police over us. Even a child has enough common sense to know the stupidity of it all. You simply cannot buy a friend. God's children are blessed by God because He keeps His word, while God has cursed other nations, as it is written in His Scriptures.

Hosea 8:11 "Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin."

Ephraim was the larger of the other nine tribes, and Jacob placed his name "Israel" on the head of Ephraim, back in Genesis 48, when the father of the tribe was just a boy. What is given to Ephraim, here in Hosea, represents all of the other nine tribes of the house of Israel. Today it represents England and the British people, but in this verse, it symbolizes all the Christian nations.

The altars of these Christian nations were not to God, but they were given to sin. Their churches and religious forms are so very religious, yet they have fault in them, for the warnings that God is giving to his people is not taught. The church world today holds God's word in symbol only, and not in substance, while they promote morals, positive thinking, and avoid the conviction of sin, and the preparation that is needed to arm the Christian for the spiritual warfare coming upon the world today.

God's Word will bring all these things to pass, including "love" automatically. The religious forms that man is creating to bring the world harmony to pass, in the end, will lead all but the elect, and those sealed of God, to Antichrist, and away from Jesus Christ. The only power that will bind Christians in love and fellowship is when they get together in the study of God's Word.

Hosea 8:12 "I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing."

The law that Moses carried down off the mountain, was written in stone by God. God also gave His word through the prophets, in the Old Testament. This book of Hosea was written to the end generation of the latter days, as it was given by God. Though the minor prophets were all written to the final generation, the churches of today elect to avoid their message. Hosea is written specifically and directly to you and I.

Many people believe it was written to another people of a distant past time. They say it is not to be understood, and applied to their lives, because they don't want to take time to study it. However, the main reason could be that the ministers were not taught it in their seminaries, and that is why they stay within the canned speeches of their denominations.

It's time to wake up, for we are the generation Hosea has written to. That is why it is in our Bibles today, so it can be passed from generation to generation, and on to the last generation.

Hosea 8:13 "They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt." 

The "sacrifice flesh" unto God is our taking of communion. As the people sit in their "Beth-aven" [houses of nothing] and claim it to be a House of God, or "Beth-el", God said here that He will not accept their sacrifices. It is no different today, then it was 2,700 years ago, when Israel cried out to Egypt for protection. Egypt promised to give it then, yet they withheld it when the Assyrian's came. Christians today go everywhere but to God to seek help for their problems.

In ancient Israel, the priests took the meat sacrifices that were to be burnt completely as an offering to God; and they used God's meat sacrifices as common food. They overlooked what God said about His Burnt offerings, that they were to be something dedicated as a sacrament to the Almighty God.

In many churches today the tithes and offerings to God are used in the same selfish way, and manner. This is a very serious thing to our Heavenly Father. How does your church handle the tithe and offerings given to God?

Hosea 8:14 "For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples [palaces]; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: and it shall devour the palaces thereof."

The Christian nations are from the "House of Israel, and not of Judah, and they have forgotten their God and maker. In their migration through the Caucasus Mountains, and moving on northward and westward into Western Europe, and the Americas, then around the world, they became known as "Caucasians". They were a separate group, or race of people who related to each other right up to this final century. Today most of these Israelites have even lost that identity amongst themselves.

As these Christians build up their churches [Beth-aven], The "House of Judah" has established it's fortification within it's small nation [Israel of the middle east]. Many in the world believe the military forces of Israel is the best in the world for it's size. While the Christian nations prepare for peace by destroying their weapons, Judah relies on theirs to maintain their existing borders.

Yet, both the House of Judah [Jews] and the House of Israel, the Christian nations, have both forgotten to turn to God for their future protection. God says here He will destroy the defenses of Judah, and the Churches of idolatry of built by the Israelites.

There is no way you can get ahead in this life, without God. You might for a short time, but you will not keep the blessings God gives you; your substance, family, and wealth without God. We are witnessing today a great falling away from the truths and direction of God's word, and entering a time when man's traditions are becoming the guide post to follow. The world is attributing to God, that which is of Satan, and giving to Satan that which is Gods.

Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby, and grew to manhood. During His life on earth in the flesh, He experienced everything you or I will ever face, then He became the blood sacrifice on the cross. That sacrifice of Jesus Christ's blood paid the price for the remission of all of our sins. However, it is up to us to receive that forgiveness by our own repentance, and belief in Jesus, and take His gift by faith. When we confess our sins, and accept that love God extends to us, then the consuming fire of God is not directed to you and I. God's judgment will come down on the people of the Christian nations for their falling away from Him and turning to idolatry, and the time of this judgment is very close.

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