Hosea Chapter 9

"Distress and Captivity of Israel for their Sins."

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

Hosea 9:1 "Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, , as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward {hire} upon the cornfloor."

Christian Israel has gone whoring in It's forms of worship, into all forms of spiritual idolatry. The "love reward" that they will receive is a "love fee". What is the price of a harlot? For that is their love for hire. Remember, the harlot in the end times is world religion, which Christians will accept.

The reference to the "corn floor", is connected to the heathen in ancient times, when they had a religious celebration every time the grain turned color. They were just looking for any time or happening to celebrate, and get drunk. Don't make your holidays, and celebrations patterned after the heathen."

Hosea 9:2 "The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her."

This celebration of heathen feast days is also looking foreword to the time of Antichrist, when Christians will pay the price gladly, to celebrate with the harlot religion of Satan's system. God is telling us that the grain on the floor of the granary, and the wine in the winepress is simply going to disappear. The grain and the wine is in the spiritual sense, for the truth of God's Word will be modified to accommodate Antichrist's religious order. Even in the natural sense we will see much of the blessings God gave to the Christian world, spread around the world, causing shortages here.

Hosea 9:3 "They shall not dwell in the Lord's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria."

God is telling us, through Hosea, that He is going to disown those Christians who continue to run to all sorts of heathen nations, and beg for help and understanding. This causes them to deny and reject dependency upon God.

In that this is directed to the end generation, it means "Egypt" represents the heathen condition that Israel use to be in: while "Assyria" is the Antichrist system. Satan is represented in Ezekiel 28 as the Assyrian. In Hebrew the word is "Teassur", or the "box tree". Christians today are turning to Satan's system of "one worldism", which is the United Nations, and one of it's agencies is the "World Council of Churches". This agency is determined to eliminate all forms of Christianity, and the worship of Jesus Christ.

God is constantly calling out to Christians to flee from that system, return to me, and I will bless you. It is as true today as it was in Hosea's day; you worship God, and you will be

blessed.

Hosea 9:4 "They shall not offer wine offerings to the Lord, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul [shall be for their appetite; it] shall not come into the house of the Lord."

If you don't please the Heavenly Father, then watch out. People can drift so far from God that He doesn't want you in His house.

The "mourners food" is the food brought to the family of the dead person by friends. The time of death should be a time of rejoicing, for the dead person should have gone to be with God in victory. Paul writes in I Corinthians 15:54-55, "Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? Satan's name is death, and the "sting of death [Satan] is sin, and the strength [power sin is the law." [verse 55]

Paul gives the Christians response in verse 56, "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

This "food" Hosea is talking about is a spiritual food, and even at the time of death, the hope of victory will be gone. The spiritual food for the soul will be polluted, and not fit to be taken in by the mourners. God will not accept the mourners pleading for the dead. It's to late.

Shortly the Antichrist will be here presenting himself to be the true Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ. Then these misdirected souls will plead directly to the Antichrist, and this will make their souls unfit for the kingdom of God. Then at Jesus Christ's coming they will realize the terrible thing they have done, and pray that the mountains will fall on them. The shame of that sin will be great. They worshipped Satan [Antichrist] thinking he was Jesus.

Hosea 9:5 "What will ye do in the solemn day [day of solemn assembly], and in the day of the feast of the Lord."

The "feast of the Lord" is the marriage supper, at the coming of Jesus Christ to claim His bride, who are the Christians who held fast to Him and His Word. What are you going to do on that day of the Lord if you have already accepted the false messiah, thinking he is Christ? Are you selling your soul for the mourners food?

Hosea 9:6 "For, Lo, they are gone because of [away from] destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles."

"Egypt shall gather them up" to bury them. To bury those who ran to the Antichrist thinking he was Jesus. "Memphis" means "the haven of good" in the Hebrew. The places where God's people should have gone, and the Word that they should have studied will be spiritually dead. The weeds and thorns of heathen custom and tradition will crowd out the truth. The spiritual understanding that is present will seem foolishness to people who call themselves "Christians".

God is applying agriculture to show us what will happen. When a field or garden is left unattended very long, weeds take over and choke out all good fruit and produce. This is exactly what will happen to your heart, and mind when left unattended by the nourishment and understanding from God's Holy Word [the Bible].

Hosea 9:7 "The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come: Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man [man that hath the spirit] is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred."

"Recompence" would be better translated "retribution", from the Hebrew. The time of great hatred is a time when all people will have great hatred for God's chosen "elect", and the "144,000 of the twelve tribes of Israel", who know the true Christ [Jesus] from the fake christ [Satan].

The "days of visitation" are those days Satan is on earth, reigning as the true Christ. All those Christians who have prepared themselves with the armor of God on, know Satan for the fake he is, and prophecy against him. Most Christians will believe that God's spiritual people, who have the "seal of God in their foreheads [minds]" are mad. The "seal of God" is the knowledge of the final events, and the time when the two Christ's will come to earth. Most Christians simply can not see how anyone will not worship the Antichrist, for in their ignorance, they see Satan as the Messiah. After all, they have been taught this in their church houses, and in their "rapture doctrine".

In Luke 21:22 Jesus tells us that all these "days of vengeance" will be fulfilled before His return. Then in verse 23, "But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days." This means that the "woe" is directed to those who chased after the whoring husband, and gave work [suck] to the Antichrist's causes. We know that the time will come when all people on this earth will hate you for refusing to worship the Antichrist {Satan} and his system.

Hosea 9:8 "The watchman of Ephraim was [Ephraim was a watchman] with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God."

The "watchman of Ephraim" are those dear Christians who were in the Word, saw the snares of Satan's one world system coming, and warned the people. However, the priests and ministers [prophets] are the "snare of the fowler", who is Satan. Most Christians in God's word can see the changes in the doctrines of these end times "prophets".

Many ministers mean well, however, in following their denominations demands and training, they teach in ignorance. The true minister teaches God's Word with Authority and understanding to reveal God's love, and His justice and fairness. They evade the long list of dos and don'ts, as well as the scare tactics common in many churches today. Our Heavenly Father is fair and just, and beckons to all to come to Him. He is a forgiving God, who want to make you free. You are free to come to him through His everlasting Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and through your repentance, you become a son of the Living God.

Hosea 9:9 "They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: Therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins."

"Corrupted" here should read "deprived" themselves. What happened in Gibeah was perversion. That perversion is recorded in Judges 19:15. The event was when a priest stopped for the nights lodging in Gibeah, with his concubine [wife]. While he was a guest in the old man's house, the whole town gathered to attack the Levite priest to commit Sodomite acts. When it was not possible to get the men, the town raped the women, and then killed them.

Friend, God is comparing your idolatry and false doctrine to the sodomy, rape and murder committed that day in Gibeah. When you go whoring after the Antichrist, it is worse then those deranged men of Gibeah, in God's sight. God is emotional and upset with those who twist His word, and set His children up to worship the false Christ.

Let it be a warning to us. You do not need man, only God to repent to, for God will make you accountable for unrepentant in your life.

Hosea 9:10 "I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations [became abominable] were according as [like that which] they loved."

The "wilderness" is a desert. Thus we can see how precious fresh grapes would be in a hot desert. God is saying here, His children "Israel" were as sweet to Him, as those fresh ripened grapes are in a desert.

Then they, "Israel", went to "Baal-peor", following after heathen God's, taking all their abominations, and adopting all their worshipping [love] practices. This is not directed to ancient Israel, for at Hosea's time Israel had been scattered. It is direct to the Israel of the latter days, and that is the Christian nations, and the generation of the end times.

Hosea 9:11 "As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception."

This is calling our attention to ancient Israel, as a reminder to us today. The glory she had, she lost when she went into idolatry. God scattered Israel as the birds scatter, and from the time of the scattering, to this day, their children in this final generation do not know their heritage: who they are, nor where they came from.

Hosea 9:12 "Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!"

Though they grow to be many people [nations], they will be a sad people. This is saying, when they are scattered, no one will remember who they were, or who their God was. Because God was the one who hid Himself from them.

Hosea 9:13 "Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer."

God has made it Good for Ephraim [the Christian nations], and placed them in good and prosperous places. However, that was where Satan dwelt. "Tyrus" is Satan's place, for he is the king of Tyrus [see Ezekiel 28]. Tyrus is the nesting place of the "Kenites", and their world trade. It is here they load and unload their "ships of Tarshish" for world trade.

Jesus told us who the first murderer was in John 8:44. It is "Cain", the son of Satan through Eve, by the sin in the Garden of Eden. Jesus made it very clear that Cain was from his father, the devil [Satan]. From the seed [sperm] came Cain's children, the Kenites {verse 44}.

The Christian nations [Ephraim] is going to deliver their children over to Satan, and his children, the Kenites, to be killed spiritually. Ephraim is the Christian Nations, see Hebrews 2:14.

Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts."

Their children will be greatly reduced in number, and because of abortion, serious diseases, and sodomy, the numbers of newborns are greatly reduced. Friend, this is a sign of the end times, for in the last forty years, the murdering of unborn infants is staggering. Yet, we have become so stiff necked that we look at the numbers, like you would look at the price of a pair of shoes. The control of the press and the medical profession, combined with the infiltration of Kenites into Christianity and the legal system, has made most Christians indifferent to the murdering of the unborn infant souls today.

Hosea 9:15 "All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more; all their princes are revolters."

"Gilgal" is the town in ancient times where the Israelites rejected God as their leader and protector, and wanted a king like their heathen neighbors had. Saul was anointed their first King.

God is equating our generation to that ancient generation for our rejection of Him. Today we are turning to pagan religious form, mixed with Christianity, which is religious pollution. Our religious leaders, like our national leaders, are revolters against the Living God, and His word. To those dreamers, who run around with their pagan ideas that God can't hate; take notice here. God is telling you what He thinks of you and your silly ideas.

God said, "I hate your wickedness," and friend, you can't separate the sin [wickedness] from the sinner; except through your repentance, and confession, and changing and turning from that wickedness. The only one your fooling is yourself. "Gilgal" is paganism, for something or someone is placed before God.

Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb."

In the time of the final generation, the Christian world just won't care what their taught. They have become a lazy people, and will accept any teaching, doctrine, and heathen custom placed before them. The slaughter of their unborn will be accepted, because the Kenites have taught them their rights, under the law, to murder their kids. These Kenites have even given Christians their right under the law, besides protection by the law, as well as money [your tax dollars], and the assistance to kill the unborn.

This custom of killing the unborn is an Oriental Philosophy, planted in the church doctrine, and it kills the moral conscience and allows the poor women a clear conscience as they continue in their abortion process.

There is forgiveness for those who have done such an act, and thank God He is a Loving and Forgiving God. Repentance is there for any who ask it of God, in Jesus Christ name. And with it comes peace from all stress caused by that sin. The blood of Jesus Christ is sufficient to cover and blot out all sin, from before the eyes of God. To hold it in your mind as guilt, is to say that precious blood is not sufficient, or it is to say that you were not truthful in your repentance.

Verse sixteen calls attention to the over-whelming numbers of those doing this to their

own babies.

Hosea 9:17 "My God will cast them away, because they did not harken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations."

God cast away the ancient ten tribes of Israel, and for the same reason He will cast away those Christians who are playing church games in these end times. Why? Because they didn't listen to His warnings, and did not study to know who they are. It does not please God to see His Children led into the deceptions that are falling upon us today.

We must keep in mind that Hosea was not sent to Judah, but to the House of Israel. They were scattered by the time of this writing, and were wanders for thousands of years, until in the few centuries before the end times when they formed into the Christian nations in the western world.

Though they call themselves, of God [Christians], today the heathen minds of the "Kenites" have these Israelites believing they are "Gentile". At the same time these Christians are so ignorant of God's word that they believe these "Kenites" are the "chosen of God". What makes this whole idea so unthinkable, is it is a fact. The Kenites are of the very physical body of their father Satan, through Cain.

Jesus said in Matthew 13:10-14, that the sole reason He taught in parable, is that He did not want them to understand, repent, or be saved. It can not be any cleared. Yet Christian ministers parade around singing the praises of the Kenites, the Jews that are not of Judah, but as Jeremiah and Jesus called them "bad figs".

God separated Israel and Judah for His purpose. There are prophecies just for Israel, just as their are prophecies for Judah. If you can't tell the difference between the two, how can you understand which prophecies are just for you, and our nation. Judah had separate prophets to give her warning, however, the book of Hosea is prophesied for the House of Israel, and can not be applied to Judah. They just don't fit.

God will call His people out in this final generation, and they will come from all the tribes, where ever they may reside, and that includes Judah. However the Christians around the world today, for the most part, are accepting a mixture of Christianity [God's Holy Word], with many other forms of false religions.

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