By a prophet

I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets. Is there iniquity in Gilead? Surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields. And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel …

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Day Sixty Seven – Redemption and Healing through The Creator

Yesterday we looked at the very troubled marriage of Hosea and Gomer; and their marriage is a picture of Israel's broken fellowship with God. Today's reading is Hosea 12 through Amos 7.  We find God doing the work of redemption, grace, healing, and restoration in Hosea. God says to Israel through the prophet Hosea, “I …

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Day Sixty Six – A Very Troubled Marriage

How would you describe a “Bad Marriage”?  For some men it might be described as “Having a wife that does not do what I tell her”.  That would be domineering, power crazed husband.  To some women it could be having a husband who “doesn’t put his dirty clothes in the dirty clothes hamper”.  Men, how …

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The Ways of The LORD Are Right

"O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto Him, ‘Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither …

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The Compassion of God

Concern and Compassion took a cruise on an ocean liner.  While they were out looking over the outer railing someone fell overboard.  Concern cried out, “Man overboard”.  Compassion cried out, “Man overboard”, and dived in to rescue the imperiled man. The above story shows the difference in concern and compassion.  One cries out, but does …

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Redeeming, Life Changing Love

"Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine."  Hosea 3:1  (KJB) The LORD again speaks to Hosea concerning his wife. Hosea received command …

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Living Life Without Science

Life without science is ignorance.  Science = Knowledge. The move of our society and culture which we live in is that science is the answer for all our ills, or problems, even our sicknesses.  Is science the answer?  If we are to understand things then we must learn, and learning gains us knowledge, and knowledge …

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When the Backslider Returns

I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away from him. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell …

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…The Holy One in Your Midst…

“How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I set you like Zeboiim? My heart churns within Me; My sympathy is stirred. I will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim. For I am …

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Judah and Israel

"Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel." Hosea 1:11 (KJV) It is from the land of Judah and Israel our blessed Savior came.  It is in …

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You are Loved; Accept It

"O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in Me is thine help." Hosea 13:9 (KJV) Today we will be looking at the words for this verse from the past... The first of these verses is the summary, or contents, of all the rest (v. 9), where we have, 1. All the blame of Israel’s ruin …

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Sowing in Righteousness

"Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till He come and rain righteousness upon you. Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of …

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