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In the OT "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened
unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for
upon whom the ends of the
world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
whatsoever things were written aforetime
written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures
February 17, 2008
What's in Hosea "For"
Dry-Up the Latter
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Israel's Idolatry, Wickedness, Captivity, and
Hosea was the only one of the writing prophets to come from the northern
kingdom, Israel; he speaks of its king as “our” king (Hosea
The name Hosea means “salvation.”
His message was primarily aimed at the northern kingdom, with occasional
reference to the southern kingdom, Judah.
Judging from the kings mentioned in 1:1,
Hosea must have prophesied for at least 38 years, though almost nothing
is known about him except what we read in this book. But since his
prophetic activity is dated by reference to a number of kings of Judah,
the book was probably written in Judah after the fall of the northern capital,
Samaria (722–721 b.c.) — an idea suggested by references to Judah throughout
Hosea began his ministry when Israel, under Jeroboam II (793–753), was
at the zenith of its power. Hosea then witnessed the rapid disintegration
and fall of the northern kingdom, going from its peak to its end in less
than 30 years:
• Jeroboam II (793–753). A reign of great prosperity
• Zechariah (753–752). Reigned six months; assassinated by Shallum
• Shallum (752). Reigned one month; assassinated by Menahem
• Menahem (752–742). Unspeakably cruel; a puppet of Assyria
• Pekahiah (742–740). Assassinated by Pekah
• Pekah (752–732). Assassinated by Hoshea
• Hoshea (732–722). Fall of Samaria (721). End of northern kingdom
The kings of the southern kingdom during whose reigns he prophesied
• Uzziah (792–740), a good king
• Jotham (750–732), a good king
• Ahaz (735–716), a very wicked king
• Hezekiah (716–687), a good king, during whose reign Samaria
Hosea was a younger contemporary of the prophet
an older contemporary of the prophets Isaiah and Micah.
Hosea 1–3. Hosea's Wife and Children
Some 200 years before Hosea's time, the Ten Tribes had seceded and set
up an independent kingdom, with the golden calf as its official national
During those two centuries God had sent the prophets Elijah, Elisha, Jonah,
Now God sent Hosea.
Hosea faced as horrendous a mess as is found anywhere in the Bible.
The degradation of the people was unbelievable.
Yet Hosea labored unceasingly to make them see that God still loved them.
Israel, God's “bride” (Ezekiel 16:8–15),
had forsaken God and had given herself to the worship of other gods, which
was spiritual adultery.
Now Hosea is commanded by God to take an adulterous wife (Hosea
The simple, natural implication of the language is that it was an actual
experience in Hosea's life, and a generally accepted interpretation is
that Hosea, a prophet of God, was actually commanded by God to marry an
unchaste woman, as a symbol of God's love for wayward Israel.
(Or perhaps she was a woman who, if she was chaste at first, afterward
proved unfaithful, left him, and became the paramour of a man who could
better satisfy her fondness for luxury; 2:5.)
The idolatrous worship of the land was so universally accompanied by immoral
practices (4:11–14) that it was hard
for a woman to be chaste, and “whoredom”
Some of the language applies to Hosea's family literally, some to the nation
figuratively, some to both, with the literal and figurative alternating.
Hosea's reconciliation with his wife (3:1–5).
Hosea still loved his wife and bought her back (3:1–2),
but he required her to remain for a time without conjugal privilege, as
a prophetic image of Israel remaining “many
days without a king ... and without sacrifice ...” before
their eventual return to their God and David their king (3:3–4).
Hosea 4. The Charge Against Israel
Not only was Hosea's marriage an illustration of the thing he was preaching,
but the names of his children proclaim the main messages of his life.
Jezreel (1:4–5), his firstborn, was
named after the city of Jehu's bloody brutality (2
The valley of Jezreel was the age-old battlefield on which the kingdom
was about to collapse.
By naming his child Jezreel, Hosea was saying to the king and to the nation,
“The hour of retribution and punishment has come.”
Lo-Ruhamah (Hosea 1:6), the name of
the second child, meant “not loved.”
God's mercy had come to an end for Israel, though there would be a respite
for Judah (v. 7).
Lo-Ammi (1:9), the name of the third
child, meant “Not my people.”
Hosea then repeats the two names without the “Lo” prefix—Ammi and Ruhama
- (2:1), looking forward to the time
when Israel would again be God's people.
And in a play on the words, he predicts the day when other nations will
be called the people of God (1:10),
a verse Paul quotes to support his message that the Gospel will also be
extended to include Gentiles (Romans 9:25).
Hosea 5. The Judgment Against Israel
Idolatry is the source of their horrible crimes (vv.
Priests feed on the sins of the people (vv. 4–10).
The young women are harlots, married women entertain other men, men visit
Judah (v. 15) had not sunk into idolatry
as deeply as Israel and was spared for about 100 years after Israel was
Ephraim (v. 17), the largest and most
central of the northern tribes, is used as a name for the whole northern
Beth Aven (v. 15) is another name for
Bethel, the main center of idolatry in the northern kingdom.
Hosea 6–7. Israel Is Unrepentant
Priests, king, and people are “rebels” against God (vv.
Steeped in sin and proud of it; “they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn
himself from them. ...but they shall
not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them. (vv.
Illegitimate children (v. 7), that
is, by men other than their husbands. They
have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange
children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
Intent on pursuing idols (v. 11), the
result of King Jeroboam I's decision to create, for political reasons,
a form of idolatry that would compete with the worship of God in Jerusalem
(I Kings 12:26–33) when he first established
the northern kingdom.
Hosea 8. “They
have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind”
On the third day (6:2) probably means
that after a short period Israel would be restored; it is generally understood
to be an intimation of Jesus the Messiah's resurrection on the third day.
Gilead (6:8) was one of the main cities
of the northern kingdom and was particularly horrible as centers of vice
Hot as an oven; they devour their rulers (7:7;
v. 4) probably refers to the period of passionate indulgence
and violence in which four of their kings were assassinated in quick succession,
even while Hosea was speaking.
A cake not turned (7:8)
is burnt on one side and raw on the other and therefore unfit for use.
...gray hairs are here and there upon him,
yet he knoweth not. (7:9)
is a symptom of the approaching end.
Hosea 9–10. Israel's Punishment
Set up kings without my consent (v. 4):
God had appointed David's family to rule his people.
The Ten Tribes had rebelled and set up a different line of kings for themselves.
Sold herself to lovers (v. 9): Israel
flirted with Assyria by paying tribute.
Hosea 11:1–11. God's Love for Israel
Ephraim returns to Egypt (9:3):
not literally, but to Egypt-like bondage in Assyria, although after the
captivity many Jews did settle in Egypt.
The prophet is considered a fool (9:7)
is either Hosea's opinion of false prophets or, more probably, the people's
opinion of Hosea.
They have sunk deep into corruption (9:9),
as in the days of Gibeah, where one woman was raped all night long by a
group of men (Judges 19:24–26).
Wanderers among the nations (Hosea 9:17):
the wandering began in Hosea's lifetime and has continued with relentless
persistence through the centuries, for the Jews as for no other nation.
The calf-idol of Beth-aven [Bethel] (10:5)
shall be broken in pieces (8:6), and
thorns and thistles shall grow over their altars (10:8).
Hosea 11:12–12:14. Israel's Sin
Out of Egypt (v. 1): this is quoted
in Matthew 2:15 as referring
to the flight of Jesus' parents to Egypt.
Even as the messianic nation was called out of Egypt in its childhood,
so the Messiah Himself in His childhood was called out of Egypt.
My people are determined to turn from me (11:7),
but God's heart is still yearning for them with compassion (11:8–11).
Hosea 13. The Lord's Anger Against Israel
Assyria and Egypt (11:2):
Israel's lying diplomacy, making secret agreements with both Assyria and
Egypt to play them against each other, would bring disaster.
Bethel (v. 4), the center of their
abominable idolatry, was the very spot where their father Jacob had dedicated
his life to God (Genesis 28:13–15).
Hosea 14. Israel Will Return to God
Guilty of Baal worship (v. 1): the
addition of Baal worship to Jeroboam I's calf worship, under Ahab (1
Kings 16:30–33), brought national death.
The Lord's wayward bride shall return to her husband and once again respond
to His love, as in the days of her youth (2:14–20).
Covered in Sunday School Class
Open's with wife (Gomer) and children situation.
1:2 - Go,
take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land
hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
Misc. Interesting quotes:
OT day's threats to fear:
14:1 (the need
for a NATION to be born again, not an individual soul - see John
3, I Peter 1:23 and
I John 3:9.)
6:3 - Then shall
we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared
as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and
former rain unto the earth.
Latter Rain is another device of the devil to trick
folks into thinking they are doing right - becoming Holy so that when the
anti-christ comes, the devil will trick them all.
They claim the restitution of the church to it's
Enormous last day revival soon to come and the harvest
of souls before the great terrible Day of the Lord.
Outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh promised
us in the last days and the restoration of apostolic and prophetic gifts.
Problem? They also claim them for today as
they are the ones to 'usher' in this movement during the Tribulation.
The Latter Rain as a 'movement' began with Pentecostal
They say, "At the Sharon Orphanage incident, God
"really was manifested" there in 1948.
They say that 1948 signals the end times.
UN formed, Israel as a state, evangelistic and prophetic
Oral Roberts and Billy Graham spread the world with
"There is no latter rain theology, only the outpoured spirit in operation
in the believers.
The heresy hunters are fiercely anti-pentecostal.
belief in healing
laying on of hands
manifest sons of God
emphasis on spiritual gifts, fasting, prayer and prophecy
allegiance to the five-folds ministry of Ephesians 4:11
teaching of Jewish feasts as types
distrust of denominations
a last day revival
outpouring of God's spirit in the last days
The power of prayerful intercession will join those chosen to bring the
army of the Lord into the heavenlies.
The will be no tremendous outpouring of the latter rain in these last
days until the people of God repent of their sins and recognize Babylon
enough to come out of her. Hosea points to repentance, a restoration and
the going forth of the Lord as the former and latter rain. This short passage
may also suggest the millennial reign as being part of the Christian dispensation.
We have seen the growth of the latter rain in the Great Awakening, Azusa
Street, the evangelistic movement, Vatican II, the charismatic and Jesus
movements and the outbreaks of restoration revival happening in scattered
places all over the world. This is the genuine, not the counterfeit but
little compared to what will happen when the mass of God's people finally
turn from their apostasy, Babylon is pulled from her throne and the showers
of spiritual blessings and power are poured upon all flesh without measure.
As One Body...
...we prepare for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb
...harvest the fruit of the latter rain
...follow him as the Army of the Lord into His Glory
they advertised a special link - "Help To Prepare a Holy Bride!"
Ephriam, a cake not turned!