Hosea Loved God More Than Himself
The Prophet Hosea saw all the idolatry, coveting, and sexual promiscuity that was going on in Israel at that time, and fearing for his people he cried out to God for His mercy!
God saw Hosea’s heart was pure before Him, so asked him to live out prophetically God’s own personal pain for His adulterous wife Israel.
Hosea must have been shocked after hearing what God was asking him to do. What marry a prostitute??? This was unheard of. God told him he was to marry Gomer because she was to represented Israel to His people who had gone astray by whoring after other gods. This was indeed a strange request, but Hosea obeyed God out of his love for HIM and his own people.
It wasn’t long after their marriage she gave birth to their first child, a son, whom God named Jezreel; representing His desire to punish the house of Jehu putting and end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. After a bit Gomer true to her nature went a whoring and managed to conceive two more children, a daughter with a name meaning “No Mercy” and a son with a name meaning “Not My People” so named by God because her actions cast doubt on who their fathers might be. This must have been very hard on a man like Hosea, very embarrassing and humiliating to say the least. Hosea was forced to rebuke his wife for her adulterous ways when it became public, and in so doing God spoke to the house of Judah,
“Rebuke your mother, ( Israel ) rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband. Let her remove the adulterous look from her face, and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts otherwise I will strip her naked and make her as bare as on the day she was born.”
Empowered by God, Hosea was able to love his wife despite her immorality so wept openly when she left him and their three young children after his public rebuke of her. Hosea’s heart was desperately and truly broken. Rumors ran rampant. Gomer was probably more than glad to leave Hosea. She probably hated being tied down with a bunch of kids, because it didn’t particularly excite her as an attractive life style. And people being human were eager to report any gossip they were hearing about Gomer, like who she was involved with, and who was buying her luxuries she could ill afford, so they could report back to others the latest gossip.
Hosea’s wounds went deep, and every night his pillow became saturated with his many tears for his wife, his children, and for Israel.
Gomer had gone into a society filled with corruption, violence, lying, and stealing, into a world where the worship of other gods was the norm. She thought it was a lot more fun, certainly more lucrative. She didn’t give a thought to those she left behind, having hardened her heart to their cries. She went seeking her own happiness at their expense.
Read what God said to Israel in Hosea 2:2-23
Many of us in the church are AWAKENING to this fact now that this same spirit of self gratification has now permeated into the body of Christ. We would have to be blind not to see the long term damaging effects this selfish lifestyle of ours is having on:
Jesus Holy Name, the body of Christ, and on our next generation.
Everyone is being affected by this new modern culture of “divorce and remarriage”. This “covenant breaking” lifestyle has not only become obvious in the last 60 years , but it is now being flaunted in our churches.
Where is our fear of You Lord!!!
We God’s own people must wake up to the fact that they have been deceived. “Covenant Breaking” is nothing but a diabolical scheme designed by Satan to destroy the image of God’s faithfulness not only to our children, but to the world who is watching us. Many in the church has lost the true understanding of what God’s commandment to love to one another is all about.
Hosea said God’s people would be destroyed for lack of knowledge. The church I’m sorry to say is being destroyed for not understanding that “faithfulness in the sight of unfaithfulness“ is not natural, it is supernatural. You really need God’s heart to walk in this kind of love.
But this “Kind of Love” is what God requires of His people.
True love is an action not a feeling. You become “a living sacrifice” it means you lay down your selfish life style and desires, so that you can live for others, this kind of love produces God’s Power to come into action.
God is able to reconcile and restore whole families back to himself if we repent of our wicked ways, and humble ourselves before Him. Many who say they love Jesus are really enemies to the cross of Christ they say “No, I don’t wont to pick up this cross it is too heavy, this way is too narrow and too hard. It requires long suffering, and the cost is too great. “I can’t do it”. Of course you can’t do it, you need God’s help and agape love for God to do it through you! You just need to be willing like Hosea was.
I believe that many who are not willing to go the distance God might require of them in their marriages is because they see themselves as grasshoppers in their own eyes. They don’t know how much God loves them, or understand that when they accepted Christ as their Saviour they have entered into a ” Blood Covenant “ arrangement with the Lord God Almighty not the mail man down the street. God is able to restore all things back to His pristine order, but He wants to work with us to do it so He will get the glory because the world knows we can’t do it on our own.!!!
In desperation the Body of Christ must cry out like Hosea did to our Lord for mercy! We are like dumb sheep who have gone astray, we’ve hardened our hearts to God’s perfect way of doing things, and in our stinky thinking we’ve adopted the ways of the world instead. Dumb sheep like we are. We must repent of our wicked ways.
Father, forgive us for we don’t know what we are doing. We have become dull in our thinking. We have taken apart what You commanded us not to take apart. We’ve messed around with Your Covenant boundary stones that You put in place around the marriage bed to protect our children and grandchildren and Your Holy Name. You called it holy but me treat it as common like the world does.
Did we think You wouldn’t notice?
Teach us again Lord about Your Eternal Covenant ways which are so much higher than our ways !!!
Gomer found sin fun for a while, but she soon found out like we all do that there is a heavy price we pay when we disobey God. The church pays corporately when we separate ourselves from God’s eternal ways. The price is spiritual death to our body, mind, soul and spirit. If any of us get wisdom we will acknowledge our wrong doing, and turn away from this wicked idolatry before God has to come and deal with us corporately like He did with Israel.
God will freely forgive us once we genuinely repent, because He is faithful even to those who are unfaithful. His blood is strong enough to wash us clean and restore us back into right standing with Him again, so we can begin anew. That’s His nature, His very character, because He and His ways will not be mocked.
His love is devastating,
it will bring us all to our knees so “Repent quickly from our adulterous life styles” it’s our only way back to Him.
All we have to do is humble ourselves in gratitude to JESUS unfailing ‘Covenant of Love’, which is nothing like the old covenant. Accept God’s promise that we belong to Him eternally.
This promise was made first to Israel, but now Yeshua final Blood Sacrifice belongs to all who believe and obey!!!
God’s Words of rebuke through the prophet Hosea to the house of Israel, was not all God had to say. Hosea went on to prophesy about Israel’s redemption and restoration, if they would return to the Lord, but instead of listening and taking heart to what Hosea was saying, Judah like many in the church today ignored God’s warning, we too now have became embroiled in temple worship that is promoting explicit sexual acts unto other gods, even to the point of sacrificing our children on the altar’s of Molech. Like many of us are doing today by the practice of abortion, divorce and remarriage. We are in essence putting our children through the fire, offering them up as a sacrifice, hoping to prosper at their expense.
God’s heart is truly broken over this, for He never meant for this to happen!
Jeremiah 3:8 adds, “And I saw, when for all their causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorcement; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, went and played the harlot also.”
These Prophetic Words of Rebuke still ring true today to all us backsliders. The bible tells us of how Gomer was brought low in humility, striped naked, and sold as a sex slave to anyone that would have her. Then when all seamed lost God told Hosea to go get her back, and love her again. Which Hosea did, he paid the slave price then told her she would be living with him again, but this time there would be no more whoring around. He was not only her husband, he now owned her body and soul. God wants Israel to know this, and the church too that Jesus paid a heavy price for us, we now belong to Him body, mind, soul and spirit, we are not are own.
God being God is able to not only restore relationships that have been completely destroyed by sexual sin, but He is able to restore whole Nations that have gone astray. Yeshua’s Blood Sacrifice is powerful enough to redeem all who are lost, even His church and the nation of Israel. God said He is our husband, He is married to us faithless, backsliding people. He will not let go of us because like the Hebrews we belong to Him forever. He is a jealous God who will not be mocked by any one especially His own people.
Jeremiah 3:14-22 & Galatians 6:7
God’s personal relationship with Israel is being brought back into focus again today like never before, because He made a promised to Israel, that He would restore her back to Himself again forever. God Himself will remove the veil off her eyes, and cause her to look upon the very one that was pierced and in weeping they will turn back to their God through the power of the Holy Spirit, Yeshua’s resurrection gift to Israel activated by His Atoning Blood Sacrifice of Unconditional Love she didn’t even earn or deserve!
“Many of the Hebrew people are now coming recognizing who Yeshua is, He is their brother whom they rejected, but now gladly they accept.
It’s being reported that some Jewish Rabbi’s, are now finally getting this revelation of who their own Torah scriptures are talking about, and are now turning their hearts to Yeshua, and calling Him Lord!
God is lifting the veil off many eastern eyes today and they are responding to Yeshua’s love like never before, even descendants of Ishmael’s, the Muslims, and descendants of Esau’s people, the Arab’s. Abraham was Ishmael’s father through Hagar, and Abraham was grandfather to Isaac’s son Esau. This makes Yeshua their brother as well.
Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 53: 4-12; Genesis 1:26-27; Micah 5:2-5; Isaiah 9:6
Hosea 3: 1-5; 14: 1-9
This worldly concept has permeated itself even into the body of Christ. We are being encouraged to abandon our spouses who resemble Gomer, instead of laying down our lives like Hosea did and fight for her in prayer and deed, like Jesus did for us. By chosing the ways of the world instead we think we are wise. We listen to and even seek out those in authority who tickle our ears with docterine we want to hear, rather than inquire of the Lord, asking Him for strategy that would bring glory and honour to His holy name, and protection to our children when our marriages come under attack and our spouse are taken captive by the enemy through deception. When a person is deceived they can no longer discern the truth for themselves, and they desperately need someone crying out to the Lord on their behalf to come rescue them.
I believe we are given a choice when we stand at a cross road, we can call upon God for His mercy and live like Hosea did for the Kingdom for the Lord’s sake, our nation’s sake, and our children and grandchildren’s sake, or we can live for ourselves at everybody’s expense.
One is a narrow road, it’s an ancient path, the other is a wide paved road bent on destruction.
The question is which road will we choose?
Jeremiah 8:8. . . How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the Lord,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped. Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have? Therefore I will give their wives & husbands to other men & women and their fields to new owners. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of My people as though it were not serious. “Peace, Peace” they say when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will be brought down when they are punished says the Lord. . .
God says look and see, I’ve made a way where their seams to be no way.
Look and ask for this Ancient Path when you don’t know which way to go.
Inquire of Me not man.
On this Path you will find My Promises waiting for you, and there you will find rest for your very soul.
Many have said, “No!” We don’t want to go on this Path, it takes too long and costs too much.
Yes! it’ll cost you everything, but the rewards are great, generations will be blessed by your walk on this Path of faith, and God will not only be pleased, but will be glorified!
Because the cost is so great, many are not yet ready to pay this kind of price, but some are, this walk allows God’s image to change the hearts and minds of others back to His ways again. The Lord is forever interceding on our behalf because He loves us with an everlasting love. Thank God You are not like man. Your desire to keep the promises You made to us.
Like Hosea, we know full well the pain he experienced because we too have been abandoned by our covenant mates, we too Cried out to God for His mercy like Hosea did, and asked God for His help in taking back the revelation Satan stole from us, and the Church. At first we just thought of ourselves because we were hurting so much, but then as we began to see the damage separation and divorce was doing not only to our children, but too the body of Christ as well, and how this was defiling Jesus Holy Name, we realized it was time we made a decision to stand for Christ’s Holy Name’s Sake because He is so worthy.
We know that He is the one who turned our heart’s back towards our children, so we can’t boast. He is the one who will get all the glory because we know only too well how far we had fallen.
Our families, our cities, and our nations are all suffering because so many of us have deliberately violated God’s Word by taking apart our Marriage Covenants. God calls our marriages to be Holy and Sacred unto Him, but we have made them common like the world has. God told us we were not to do that!!!
The consequences of our sin has brought spiritual and physical death to so any. We pray the church will urgently repent of this while there still is time. Many of us are even now questioning as to how this foolishness is still allowed to go on in light of the sexual epidemic that has hit the church in the last 60 years. Are we too blind to see!
Lord, many are partaking of Your bread and wine in ignorance, no longer able to discern or understand the power backing up our ‘one-flesh’ covenant relationship in Christ, for this very reason so many are weak and sick among us.
Jesus said, “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.” (emphasis mine) Matthew 19:6
‘Marriage’ and the ‘Church’ are both ‘one-flesh’ entities, both belong to God.
Both are ‘God made institutions‘.
Both of these ‘Entities’ are in so much trouble today because they’ve rejected the knowledge of God by listening to false teachings that actually ‘sanctify’ adultery, when they call them remarriages; and the consequences of this sin is our children’s faith in God’s power to restore is damaged. Especially to those who practice homosexuality. We’ve not been salt and light only because we look too much like the world. We’re called to be different, set apart from the world, to live our lives pleasing to the Lord! But sadly we’ve hardened our hearts, and live to please ourselves instead, having lost our salty flavour no longer worthy of being called Christians.
We are told to love our neighbours, God warned us not to covet their wives, or husbands, so if we don’t know how to love our own wives and children, or our neighbours properly whom we do know, how then are we going to love our enemies?
We are guilty Lord, we’ve turned Your house of prayer into a house of prostitution! A place where Gomer would feel right at home. A place where she could easily find someone to take her in, and love her as the world does. We’ve lost the revelation knowledge and understand of what Covenant love really is, therefore we’ve become strangers to the. .
Covenant Promises of God!
We come humbly before You Lord! To speak with You about this matter. We aught to be ashamed of ourselves like You said, but we don’t even blush.
Satan loves to use those who call themselves ‘Christ followers’, but are not, they are really tares that will not bow and Satan uses them to defile Your Holy name, Lord!
O God please forgive them and turn our hearts back to You, because so many have hardening their hearts against Your eternal ways, and are blindly following another path that leads them back into the world again.
Lord we have caused much, much pain and confusion in the Body of Christ by our actions. Lord have mercy and help all those in authority positions who turn a blind eye like Ahab did, by tolerating this rebellious spirit that’s come in allowing Satan’s diabolical plot to continue, even to making excuses for it leaving the door wide open for more of the same to come in. Open their blind eyes Lord so they can see, and repent of their wicked ways.
Pastors are at a loss as to what to do with this self gratifying Jezabel spirit that fills their church pews today. Is it because we have all learned to compromise so much, being afraid of man and what they will say, or do, if confronted. This fear of man is something we believe grieves Your very heart Lord!
Send us another Jehu, Lord one who will ride furiously through the church of the living God, and cast down that Jezebel spirit once and for all and get rid of that passive Ahab spirit that only encourages these false teachings to function freely in our land. Lord we call on the God of Elijah, to empower us to come up against these controlling political powers, they are like giants in our land that have put fear into Your people, Lord!
2 Kings 9:30-37
In fear and trembling we’ve come to inquire of You Lord. We want to convey Your heart and the heart of David in this matter; not to argue scripture, or to make a point, but to get a clear revelation of this Great Mystery You speak of in Ephesians 5 concerning. . . .
Jesus Christ, our Bridegroom, and His One- flesh Bride, the Church
We want to know God, how Your one-flesh body is ever going to emulate Your Son, Jesus the Christ and His faithfulness to His bride in light of all this covenant breaking that is going on in Your church today? Empower Your people Lord to love their spouses unconditionally like You do, and like Hosea did, while our Gomer’s are sinning.
Corporately we have soiled our garments with the blood of our violence perpetrated against our own children, and Your Holy Name Lord.
We are dying because we lack of revelation knowledge, this ignorance of the one-flesh is keeping us from standing up ‘as One in Christ’ against this diabolical plot of Satan’s. Forgive us all Lord for we have all sinned and fallen short of Your glory!
Our children are crying out in helpless rage as they endure the destruction to their homes, and families. They watch us treat each other like the heathens do; instead of as You Lord intended for us to be seen by them: as Sacred, Holy, and Set Apart, so Your glory would be revealed through us to them in the next generation
Thank You Lord, for You are answering our prayers we are now beginning to see many in positions of authority who are waking up to this tragedy, and are no longer willing to sanctify these adulterous relationships anymore, they refuse to call them holy, when they are not!
Remarriage while the other spouse still lives, is adultery pure and simple. We see those in authortity working corporately with others to bring and end to this covenant breaking lifestyle that we’ve grown accustom to. They see the long term effects this is having on the Body of Christ, and our children, and have watched it escalated into epidemic proportions in only 60 years. We all knew in our hearts, that was not right!!!
It’s time to do something about it!
This is why this web page was birthed, we must truly understand that Jesus / Yeshua is Lord, not us.
It was His Blood that ran upon the streets of Jerusalem on the way to Golgotha.
It’s His Blood that cries out for our repentance from our wicked ways, and cries out for us to pick up our cross and come follow Him and stand against the powers of darkness, not join up with them.
It’s His Blood that is asking us to humble ourselves so we can raise us up to run and dance in our victory He won back for us; taking back our wives, our husbands, our son’s, our daughter’s, and our land through the power of His Holy Name!
Joshua, Caleb, and David considered God’s power and were not afraid to go up against the giants in their land. Neither are we here at Hosea’s Cry.
Today we have His resurrection power living within us, so there is nothing to hold us back, because God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind!
2 Timothy 1:7-8
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the suffering for the gospel according to the power of God!
We at Hosea’s Cry come speaking the truth in love. We realize It’s Time we turned our hearts back to our children and do what is right for them for Christ’s sake not ours.
We are called to discern the times we live in. I believe Mankind has entered into a time of open revolt against God and His divine moral foundation, thus fulfilling the Prophetic Word concerning the end times, that there would be a great falling away. . .an apostasy was to come.
“Let no man deceive you, for the day of the Lord will not come unless the apostasy comes first.”
2 Thessalonians 2:3
Jesus came to comfort the afflicted, but He also came to afflict the comfortable, so get ready to have your comfort zones disturbed. We are in for a rough ride because the Lord is planning to wreak havoc on the very foundations man has laid on sifting sand, but in the end Christ followers will be thankful, because they are firmly established on His firm foundation that will never be moved. He will strengthen us for battle in the days ahead so we have nothing to fear. We will know our God is with us, because we know Him intimately!
Jesus said in the last days there would be a form of godliness, but they would deny the very power of God.
Lord, we pray that the world will see the beauty of Jesus unfailing love and that power demonstrated through us, Your church, in our homes, and in the market place real soon. Lord let the Truth of Your unfailing love be revealed not only to us, but to our children who are in desperate need to know just how much their Father really loves them!
We pray Your Word comes through this web site gently, but with great conviction for such a time as this. Father we didn’t come to pick up our sword against our brothers and sisters, or those in authority, we came to pick up Your Sword to pierce through the darkness that surrounds many of us in the church today.
Father, let the mystery of our “One-Flesh Blood Covenant” relationship with You be revealed to all of us so that we may come together in unity of understanding, especially in this area that causes our children, and You so much pain.
Thank You Father for hearing the cry of our heart.
Marriage is to be honoured by all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ” I will never leave you or forsake you.” So we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me.”
We live to bring Glory and Honour to Your Holy Name Lord, because of Your Blood Sacrifice that was poured out on our behalf! You are so worthy and we are so indebted to You!
Lord, help us all to Wake Up to this tragedy, and your unfailing love before it’s to late!