Is There An Answer?

“O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God;
for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.”     Hosea 14:1.

The Lord God has built into we humans the capacity to find a solution to our problems. It matters not if one wants a resolution or not. The issue can be solved.

The animal kingdom does not have this ability that we humans possess. The means to find a solution to the most perplexing events is given to us as a special gift. This can be referred to as the freedom of choice. We are not ever instructed in the New Testament that we are without choice. This is the doomsday attitude. This is not how God has created us.

There is no doubt we are living in a time of revolution. Look around. Your eyes and ears will tell you what has happened.

There is a different attitude in the physical world as to the spiritual.

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There is s famous picture that was drawn of Jesus of Nazareth standing at a door knocking. However the picture has a seeming flaw in the door. There is no lock, latch or door handle on the outside where Jesus is standing. The artist was showing that Son of God cannot come into the heart except it is opened from inside.

The Old Testament said the same. The person has to open it from the inside. The Jews had to accept God themselves. Jesus indicated the same. Luke 11:7 tells the story.:

“And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.”

Another passage in Luke 13:25 is as follows:

“When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know not whence ye are:”

It was Hosea 14:1 that set out the fundamentals of what the Jews were to do.

“O Israel, return unto the Lord they God; for thou has fallen by thine iniquity.”

A return to the Word of God was to be followed. The people of the Northern Kingdom and especially Ephraim, the tribe, failed to continue in the way of the Lord’s command.

Ephraim was to be especially blessed. He was the youngest of Joseph’s sons. When Jacob was dying, Genesis 48:14 tells us this story:

“And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who
was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands
wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.”

This was contrary to Jewish law. The oldest son was to receive the blessing. Ephraim was the blessed one Manasseh, the oldest son. The tribe of Ephraim was now condemned in the book of Hosea centuries later.

You should understand it is from within the door to the mind and heart that must be opened. the choice comes internally.

WRONG DECISIONS

In the last one hundred (100) years the people of the world have made horrible decisions that millions upon millions have lost their lives. That will make an impact for years and probably centuries.

Germany has produced great scientist and musicians before WWI. After WWI he German people voted in Adolph Hitler who brought ruin upon these people. WWII was a result.

Italy had a past history of marvelous artists. Then they voted in Mussolini, a freak. This brought ruin to the people of that country. This crazy man was hell bent on an empire. He failed.

Russia could have been a marvelous powerful nation but when the communist took over by murder ruin was coming. Stalin was a killer. Unless he repented my hope is that he and the communist demons are burning in hell.

The United States has listened to people who were freaks. Here is a list of some who were beyond repair mentally. Look at these people who were elected:

•   Jimmy Carter brought huge interest rates.
•   Bill Clinton took war to Serbia and was a whore monger.
•  George W. Bush (41) destroyed the army of Iraq. We have a mess in the Middle East.
•  George W. Bush (43) lied about weapons of mass destruction. Then a war(s) in the Middle East came. It is now in flames.
•  Hussein Obama who, I think is a muslim, has lied so many times that he basically is a sideshow barker. He gave us the Arab Spring.

 
From my view these men were creepy and freaks. Each one has contributed to the cutting away of Christianity. What has happened to the American people that decided to elect people who are without Christian character?

CALL FOR REPENTANCE

Hosea 14:2 told these Jews what must be done. There was a call to reform. Remove evil from the stand conduct.

“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.”

We should remember the reason for the Old Testament; for which Hosea is but one book. First, the seed for the coming Messiah is laid for the Jews and the world. Second, the 39 books tells how to preserve a nation. There two facts alone should be an encouragement to us as a person and as a nation. This blog is being written in 2015, but its principles will be the same until the Second Coming.

Methods change – but principles have not, do not and will not.

The Old Testament and New Testament both have and do demand a change of ways and actions.

Sometimes in the Bible and especially the Old Testament there may be two or more names for the same place. Asshur is such a name. It could be Assyria also. This is found in Hosea 14:3. This verse states another country is not going to save the Northern Kingdom.

“Assur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say
any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless
findeth mercy.”

Very seldom has a nation(s) tried to come to the aid of the United States. It is WE – who support their problems.

FUTURE

When we read several passages of Hosea it is written but do not despair. There is a marvelous time coming.

Such books as Jeremiah and Isaiah tell what is coming.

Here in Hosea 13:4-6 the prophets give us a hint of the coming time.

“Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no
god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.”
“I did not know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.”
“According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their
heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.”

We can look and obtain a glimpse of the future in the book of Revelation 22:1-2:

“And he shewed me a pure rive of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding our
of the throne of God and of the Lamb.”
“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree
of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month:
and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”

The Christians should read the chapters of Revelation 21, 22 again. The reason is our hope for each one of us who are followers of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God. There is a place for only believers. Paul the apostle to the gentiles in I Corinthians 2:9 speaks to this fact:

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered
into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love
him.”

Then the good Master alludes to this fact in John 14:2,3.

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have
told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you
unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

We call this heaven; which will be the final abode of we fellow Christians.

It was Hosea who did his best to instruct the Jews of the future.

There will be a time when the idols created by man will keep humans in check and
subdued. Then it will only be those who worship God.

WHO WILL FOLLOW?

In Hosea 14:9 there will be a group of people who follow Him.

“Who is wise, and he shall understand these things: prudent, and he
shall know them? For the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall
walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.”

The characteristics of these people will be threefold:

They will be wise
• They will be understanding
• They will be prudent

When this comes about the Lord will know them. They will be acceptable to the Lord.

What Hosea said was true then will be true for us and in the future the same rules will be appropriate. The assertion is that the Lords way is right. This means no other way can be. Jesus said the same remarks in John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he
that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

People do not know the truth unless the light shines and all the obstacles are seen.

It seems that most people will not or cannot see what is happening around them. Previously in this blog names of leaders can be read. If people had investigated these freaks they would have never taken the oath of the office in the United States.  Germany, Italy and Russia would not have been led down the path to destruction.

Use your head! Think! Analyze! Consider! Only you can set your own destiny.

“Dear Lord, take up the tangled strands,
Where we gave wrought in vain,
That by the skill of Thy dear hands
Some beauty may remain.”

“Take all the failures, each mistake
Of our poor, human ways,
Then Savior, for Thine own dear sake,
Make them show forth Thy praise.”
                                                                          F. G. BURROUGHS, 1920
Gerald Fugit

May 31, 2015

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