A Millyview and ramble inspired by the book of Hosea and its reflection of God’s steadfast love for his Covenant People then and now,
You were a Whore in your attentions !!!
There was nothing noble about your definitions.
Fickle were your affections,
Factional were your motivations,
You were a disgrace to the nations,
Maybe you didn’t see anything wrong with your actions,
It’s the system of the world: all the same in its prescriptions,
You say you needed provisions for your various ingestions,
To BAAL-peor was the praise forever on your meditations,
Building empires, towers, metal images and crouching in genuflections,
Turn away from your whoredom,
Lest you die,
Jesus came down into your nation,
New Covenant drafting,
His sacrifice was beyond comprehension,
Jesus came that you might live after resurrection,
Eternity in mind,
Though you were yet a sinner he offered reconciliation,
You were a WHORE, but the Lord has called you
Would you live as though….YOU KKNOW?
Hosea 2:19Amplified Bible (AMP)19 “And I will betroth you (Israel) to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, In loving-kindness and loyalty, and in compassion.
2 Corinthians 11:2Amplified Bible (AMP) 2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy because I have promised you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
Are we the body of Christ breaking our bridegroom’s heart?
Are we spiritual virgins ready for our consummation when Christ returns?
Or have we allowed this world to rape us? With its continuous distractions personal and afar! From ideologies that completely disagree with His truth, with the pursuit of more knowledge that doesn’t glorify your name, to the Presidential elections as if they could bring any hope?
Or worse willfully relinquishing our covenant; rejecting our bridegroom!!! Your judgement is coming lest you turn from this way: REPENT!!!
To those who have called Jesus Lord have we been pure in our affections? Or have we been playing the whore? Seeking to serve the works of our hands as our Gods or living a meaningless life filled with all pleasures that leave us empty? Have we ceased to listen to his voice? To have his heart? How this breaks mine to think about 😦
What must we do to ensure that when our bridegroom returns for us we are found ready?
We who have sipped from his cup are now in our preparation, we therefore must put on our righteous garments and cultivate a Godly life that is pleasing to him even whilst we wait on Him to return and draw us home.
Revelation 19:7-8Amplified Bible (AMP)7 “Let us rejoice and shout for joy! Let us give Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb has come [at last] and His bride (the redeemed) has prepared herself.” 8 She has been permitted to dress in fine linen, dazzling white and clean—for the fine linen signifies the righteous acts of the saints [the ethical conduct, personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character of believers].
Ephesians 5:10-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)10 trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him—your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation].Do not participate in the worthless and unproductive deeds of darkness, but instead expose them [by exemplifying personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character]
The Lord is calling you!! No matter what you’ve been through in this life he longs to forgive you of your sin, to have a personal, intimate relationship with you and to work in you regardless of the list of your sin whether you count it as such or not. Whether you were born nobly or belong to high society or not, to God you are very precious, more than you know. This is not religion this is a way of life this is laying aside all that you previously regarded and following Christ!! The best relationship you could ever enter. So surrender to this resurrected life, that you may be spiritually alive!!!
Many of us try to understand these things with our human minds, but it requires a Holy Spirit perception and a continually renewed mind to point us rightly to God: what spirit informs you if not the holy one? With the Holy Spirit we are taught daily to rely fully on God for wisdom, for our brains are limited and his ways are far above ours,
He is ALL sufficient!!
His kingdom is not of this world but he longs for us to start living as citizen’s of such even now so rise up oh betrothed that you are and serve him faithfully. My President is GOD the ISHI of the Church!!!
Remember one who is betrothed to another represents the other’s reputation.
Walk into his promises and represent him well oh Bride of Christ!!
Hosea 14:9 (ESV)9 Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of the Lord are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.
Stay Faithful, Be HoLy
Ephesians 4:12-13(AMPC)His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church), [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [[a]full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.
~Feel the weight of it~