Many have come to reject Truth and
Knowledge. Thus they know not that the way to Peace and
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton a willing slave of Jehovah and a servant of the people writing for the FreedomJournal a Free and Independent Press June 27, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 29: REPENTANCE CAN LEAD TO
HEALING (HOSEA 6:1)
the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Hosea means salvation. As an
eight-century B.C. Prophet he began his ministry at the end of the morally
corrupt reign of Jeroboam II. Although this era noted prosperity for the rich,
the poor were exploited and the people were disobedient to God.
Hosea like Amos condemned social evil
and injustice. Thus, he came to illustrate God's love for his sinful people.
However the leaders in the church were corrupt and so were the kings and
Hosea 4:6. "My people are
destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will
also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast
forgotten the law of thy God I will also forget thy children."
God accused the religious leaders of
leading the people astray thus preventing them from knowing Him, thus they
became leaders of wrong and evil and not leaders for God. Meanwhile the people
were led to sin as they followed the wayward priests. Also we see that the
Priests began to profit from sin through the sin offering. They received a
portion of this offering so the more the people sinned the more they received.
What they could not eat they sold, hence they encouraged this practice to
increase these profits.
As the people wallowed in sin, the
religious leaders continued to mis-lead them. In the first three verses of the
6th chapter the people predict or make an insincere appeal for repentance.
However the last verse (verse 15) in the preceding chapter is worthy of our
attention to understand the presumptions of repentance noted in Hosea 6:1-3.
Hosea 5:15. "I will go and
return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in
their affliction they will seek me early."
"Return to my place"
reveals that God would abandon his people to their fate; thus, leave them to
the heathens they had embraced. God did this to move the people to repent.
"In their affliction they will see me early is also noted in Psalms 137
and Ezekiel 37:11.
6:1. "Come, and let us return
unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he
will bind us up."
Hosea asks the people to repent and
they made an attempt. However, this attempt is noted as a prediction, a
presumption and not as genuine repentance. They did not understand the extent
of their sins.
There was still time for the people to turn from sin and repent. Thus, these people as the people who Hosea spoke to needed to humble themselves and obey God
Also, see Isaiah 30:26 and 61:1.
Meanwhile the people thought that
God's wrath would last only a few days. They did not know that part of the
wrath of God would be their exile and captivity. Sadly
In verse 3 we see a great lesson for all believers to strengthen themselves in the Word.
Hosea 6:3. “Then shall we know,
if we follow unto 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
Follow on to know the Lord" is
to learn about Him. However we cannot know of the Lord if we are not a faithful
follower. We can understand the meaning of the rain mentioned in this verse by
realizing that the rainfall in
In regard to the production of crops
the latter rain came before the former or early. In the Bible early rain
identifies rain of the autumn (Deuteronomy ) and later rain the rain of Spring (Proverbs ). These rain falling seasons
meant much to the production of crops. Thus, the mention of rains in this
passage refers to the general blessings coming from the Lord.
Matthew 11:29. Jesus teaches about the need to know Him,
Isaiah 2:6. Walk in. The light of the Lord.
Isaiah 5:6. God's people are His vineyard.
Micah 4:2. The Lord will be king and
teach us his way.
Repentance will bring restoration and
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