Sin Brings Sorrow; Sorrow Brings Slavery; Slavery Brings Spiritualism

“Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people:
for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God,
thou hast loved a reward upon every corn-floor.”      Hosea 9:1.

The various sins of Israel were bringing sorrow and the prophet Hosea told these evil people soon slavery would be a way of life to them.

For Israel this soon would be a time of slavery.

The reason this would come upon these stiff necked Jews was they refused to adhere to God’s word. As a people they wanted to be given a reward for every act. The prophet Hosea said they were actually whores who had departed from God. This is the meaning of Hosea 9:1.

“Rejoice not, O Israel for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a
whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every corn-floor.”

In short they were unfaithful in their lives. This would be called hypocrisy. Stated another way the people were two faced what they had depended upon would not be enough food plus the new wine under no circumstances could this raise their spirits. In short what was to go into this would not be sufficient to satisfy their longings. See Hosea 9:2 for a brief summary:

“The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall
fail in her.”

What God had said was do not go back to what was. You see the tribe of Ephraim would return to Egypt the land where they were slaves for over 400 years. These people had been literally given a land of milk and honey.

Actually the Jews had been told what to eat. Now the captives would eat food that was unclean as a defense against God. For starters why not eat certain foods. You should be familiar with all of Leviticus. Leviticus is the instruction given to the priest and also the people. Leviticus 27:34 tells this books purpose:
“These are the commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses for
the children of Israel in mount Sinai.”

What is done is now a replay of the past. When we see pictures of the castles

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of the Middle Ages we think that these were for beauty. The colossal stone forts were places for protection not beauty. This was true until gunpowder came into use. Then each could be reduced to rubble. These Jews sought safety in Egypt and Assyria.

 We build forts today also:

• Gated communities
• Bars on windows
• House protection systems
• Locking systems
• Cameras
• Lighting systems
• Armed guards
• Concealed weapons

Without God more of this will guard us. We built our own castles without God. There is no safety. Hosea 9:4 set this out.

“They shall not offer wine offerings to the Lord, neither shall they be pleasing
unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that
eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into
the house of the Lord.”

It was told the heathen will come in on us. Hosea 9:6 says that the spoils will be taken by Egypt and the city of Memphis will be their burying place. This is strong talk. Where the houses of worship are will be overgrown with thorns.

“For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up.
Mem’phis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall
possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles.”

LEADERSHIP GONE

Hosea 9:7 says those who were to speak for God are fools. Those who were to be spiritual are mad.

“The days of visitation are come, the days are recompense are come; Israel
shall know it; the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude
of think iniquity, and the great hatred.”

Look around at the cities now. The prophets, preachers and priests are most often silent on abortion, queer marriage, fornication and adultery.

When I see the crime statistics I generally say it is higher than this. It seems most victims will not report these infractions of the law. Law enforcement is understaffed. The crooks and thugs know they can get away with crimes. Why report it? The Federal Government is notorious for non- prosecutions of crimes. Our government is notorious for theft of other people’s property. Here are some examples:

• We stole Hawaii –1893
• We stole Philippines – 1898
• We stole Guam – 1898
• We stole Puerto Rico – 1898
• We stole Cuba – 1899

We have supported dictators so long – as it was to our advantage.

There is reference to the City of Gibeah which was wicked. The book of Judges 20:21 tells of the destruction of this city.

“And the children of Benjamin came forth out of Gibeah and destroyed down to the ground of the Israelites that day twenty and two thousand men.”

When sin, evil and wickedness are so prevalent in a society from history we know destruction has to come. We may not think it will but it does. Sin is a product of a starvation from God’s Word. When God is not the center of a culture there will be physical eruption in different forms. The United States adopted secularism as a way of life. The Supreme Court has been the leader and is at the forefront of the embracing of evil. Will it change? No. Is there hope? Not as it is presently taught.

SEEING THROUGH

People understand illustrations when based on foods. In this case the prophet spoke of this when he spoke of figs and grapes. These were staples in that society. See Hosea 9:10.

“I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the
first ripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baal-peor and
separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were
according as they loved.”

DEPARTING

As humans we love to see glory of a group. That is the reason parades and colorful ceremonies are popular. There are several groups who have raised the parade to a high level. One is the Vatican in all the religious garb. The British Military in a military parade. The United States in burying the dead at places like Arlington Cemetery.

Hosea in 9:11 told these people the powerful tribe Ephraim in 9:11 was soon to be gone

“As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from
the womb, and from the conception.”

There is going to be a time in this nation that a disaster will be on us. How and what will take place is unknown to me but a great shaking has to happen. Since WWII the United States has been a super power in many ways but this should end within our lifetime.

Theft has been a way of life for the government. The fraud of Medicare, Medicaid and social giveaways will eventually destroy the economic power of this nation. Christians have adopted the life style of the world.   Hosea 9:15 tells what God hated:

“All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness
of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more:
all their princes are revolters.”

The Jews became and are today, wandering people    …

Even today there are Jews all over the world. Here are some nations where these people live.

• Argentina
• Mexico
• France
• Germany
• Russia
• Australia
• Great Britain
• United States

Yes, they have a homeland now thanks to President Harry Truman when Israel became a nation.

God tried to establish a nation that would follow these precepts. It lasted for a while but such ended in a failure except for two aspects. First, His law was made known. Second, it was the place Jesus Christ came and taught.

Paul stated the benefits God gave the world through the Jews. Read Romans 3: 1-2.

“What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision?”
“Much every way: chiefly cause that unto them were committed the oracles
of God.”

It was the Son of God who came and put life not on a tribe, people or nation. His approach was that the person is responsible.

All of the parables and remarks of Jesus were always individually based. In short you are responsible not someone else.

Yes the guidelines are set out in the New Testament:
Personal! Personal! Personal!

There is no need to think of any of this in a negative way for this I know that a new day is coming.

Be glad. Rejoice.

“Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken, formed thee for his own abode;
On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded Thou may’st smile at all Thy foes.
Round each habitation hovring, See the cloud and the fire appear
For a glory and a covering, Showing that the Lord is near!
He who gives us daily manna, He who listens to our cry,
To Him raise the glad hosanna, Rising to His throne on high.”  Amen.
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Gerald Fugit

May 3, 2015

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