Tell It As It Is

“Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife,
neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away
her whoredoms out or her sight, and her adulteries
from between her breasts;”       Hosea 2:2.

There are times when we do not see the end clearly. Our own family can be criticized severely for actions that came about in the past. This hurts everyone to go over certain aspects of those who are in the bloodline.

MARK TWAINOne can know about the family tree. The story has been told that Mark Twain   hired a genealogist to find out about his ancestors. The cost was $500 and he paid it. The researcher discovered one such ancestor was a horse thief. So the story goes the man of letters sent another $500 to stop the search. Your writer does not know the truth of this story but it does make a point. When we go back far enough there are some dark characters in all of our genealogy.

The man we are writing about had a woman who he married was one of the drags of society. She was a harlot. In our language this was a whore. One of the most sickening events is how men call a woman a prostitute when the male has a name also. Adulterer! Whoremonger! Fornicator! Men should never be let go free when they are guilty of the same act.

One needs to read Hosea 2:5 so that it can be shown that males are involved.

”For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them
hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that
give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and
my drink.”

There is a remark that says it takes two to tango.

One should understand that the children of this unholy union will suffer also. God has been very plain about this the children will also suffer. Hosea 2:4 is very straight forward.

“And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of

The society that we live in actually promotes out of wedlock sin. The one who gets hurt, humiliated and harmed are the children. In my professional your author has represented hundreds of little children who are brought into the world because of back seat adventures of a willing female and a sex-oriented male. Her faults will be told to the world. Hosea said this in Hosea 2:3.

“Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day she was born, and make
her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.”

What the prophet was stating Israel bore the same marks of promiscuous living like the harlot. These people had become so enamored with sinful living it was nearly impossible to break the indulgencies of riotous living.

The call had been made as Hosea 2:1 to know what is happening. The relatives must be told.

“Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah”

On several occasions it has been the remark that once made this gives a society the morals are putting these other areas faults such as education, economics, defense, home life and crime prevention.

It seems as if your writer discussed the same issues week after week. This means people get tired of the remarks.

There is a well known Texas family who are rich beyond the average person’s capacity to imagine. This family has had trouble and more trouble from many sides. It all started with the formation by the originator of the wealth.

There is a saying one can only become rich three ways:

1. Inherit the wealth
2. Marry the wealth.
3. Find the crime that produced the wealth..

We use these three points when you see the actions of the people.


NOLAN RYANRecently there was an article about a baseball trade that took place on December 10, 1971. It went like this Bob Scheffing manager of the New York team had been in contact with Harry Dalton of the Los Angeles team. They had agreed upon a trade of one player for another. Bob Scheffing only saw a problem of the person who he was going to be traded   …    Harry Dalton saw an advantage in the 24 year old man who was to be traded. Harry Dalton bettered in the trade to Los Angeles. New York got Jim Fegosi who in 15 months was done in the Nationals.

Los Angeles was given Nolan Ryan who became a Baseball Hall of Fame person. Harry Dalton saw in Nolan Ryan greatness.

Assets are not always seen at first.

Some people use God as they would a servant. When times become hard then return to the Lord. At that time Jehovah will not be found. Hosea 2:7 goes into detail on this subject.

“And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and
she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and
return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.”

What this woman did not understand was that it was the Lord that gave her sustenance. Here is what Hosea 2:8 says:

“For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied
her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.”

This woman would not receive the benefits that was desired. These were gone. Hosea 2:10-11 set this out.

“And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none
shall deliver her out of mine hand.”
“I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and
her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.”

It will not matter how this woman tries to portray herself. She is lost. Hosea 2:13.


“And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense
to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she
went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the Lord.”

The modern church and its members are confused. There are two words used in this chapter:

Baal –common name of an evil god.
• Baalim – plural of evil gods.

These Jews had gone after many gods. Jehovah had been forgotten.


The personality of the human race is that we want to know about certain subjects and how each works. We are inquisitive. Some times people will say that person is nosey. This is an excellent trait. Never believe this is evil.

In Hosea 2:14 Hosea looked at these evil jews. He then wrote the Lord would “allure her   …”   At that time there will be words of comfort spoken to these people.

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak comfortably unto her.”

Before this time in the future the Lord will not be considered as Baalim, one of many gods. All of the others gods who were worshipped would be removed. Hosea 2:16-17 tells us this:

“And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi;
and shall call me no more Baali.”
“For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they
shall no more be remembered by their name.”

The Lord always refers to Himself as a covenant God. The Old Testament is also said o be a covenant. Paul, a writer also used the word covenant in Hebrews 8:13.

“In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that
which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.”

What Hosea was saying there would be a new order which would come from these jews.
People will be changed Hosea the prophet so states this in Hosea 2:23.

“And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her
that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my
people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.”

There is a need for a change to happen. The leadership of the Executive Board seemingly has a difficult time in telling the truth. Few of the Legislative Branch will take a stand for truth.

Our young people are called upon to prepare for armed conflict. Corruption is a common occurrence in business.

The need for the New Covenant is real now.

“Open my eyes, that I may see,
Glimpse of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp, and set me free.
Open my mouth and let me bear
Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.”

Gerald Fugit
March 15, 2015

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