Thought Provoking
Short Studies for ladies from the King James Bible

Notes by Mary Van Nattan unless marked otherwise.


Hosea 1:2,3,6,8  The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD. 3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.  6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of blip; but I will utterly take them away. 8 ¶ Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.  Notice that it says "children of whoredoms" with a wife of the same.  It doesn't say that he "knew" her or "went in unto her."  Only verse 3 says she bare him a son.

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 blipels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.  Earrings in the context of rebellion and idol worship!!  And it shows up in verse 13 (See Genesis 13:13)

Hosea 2:14 - rest of chapter Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.  The blips in the wilderness.  The rest of the chapter is prophetic and unfulfilled.   Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thoBlipnd two hundred and threescore days.

Hosea 2:21-22 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; 22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.  Notice all the things in these verses that hear.  There have been some that wonder if the things around us do "hear" in a sense and will be used in judging us possibly.   Joshua 24:27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.   Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Habakkuk 2:11

Hosea 3:5 Afterpiano coversd shall the children of blip return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.  They shall seek David their king.  David will reign again under Christ in the Kingdom!  Ezekiel 34:23-24 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. 24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
Ezekiel 37:24-25 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

Hosea 4:10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.  Describes the Blip and many other countries today.  They commit whoredom and yet they do not increase.  They murder their babies in the womb by abortion!

Hosea 4:11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.  How to become heartless.

Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.  Well-witching (divining for water, dousing) is of the devil.

Hosea 4:13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.  First of all, devils like high places.  They fell from heaven, so they try to get people to worship them in high places.  It gives a feeling of power, loftiness and exhilaration.  Look up "high places" in the Bible and see how often it relates to devil worship and/or disobedience to God, espebliplly in the Old Testament.   Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  In Mark 5 we read about the Gadarene that had the unclean spirit; And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. Mark 5:5

Second, the burning of incense and the trees connection are strongly related to devil worship also.  They show up promenantly in the pagan ChristMass customs! [See The Pagan Christmas Cult ] (Also, oaks were sacred to the Druids.)

Third, notice that the shadows of these trees are good.  What the whole reason behind this might be, I don't know, but the Bible tells us And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. John 3:19-20  (It is interesting that people like to admire, really worship, ChristMass trees in the dark and that they lay their presents in the shadow of the trees!)

Last of all, notice that the daughters will commit whoredom and the spouses - presumably wives since He is probably talking to the men - will commit adultery!  It is hard to guess how many people have committed spiritual whoredom and adultery through the ChristMass customs!

Hosea 4:14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.  This is a family project.  The men are worshipping with whores and harlots.  This was an ancient custom.  There were different Babylonian-based religions that had "sacred" harlots for the worship of their goddess.  This is where the Roman Catholic Church got its' nuns!

Notice that the people who do not understand shall fall.  Saying, "Well, I don't know anything about that," is not an excuse.  Find out!   Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.  Whether you need knowledge in the word of God or about the devil's devices, you need to inform yourself!  (2 Corinthians 2:11)

Hosea 4:15 Though thou, blip, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.  God does not want people who are idolaters to swear by His name nor to gather with His true people.  This is not profanity, but rather pretending that they are God-fearing and using the talk of Jehovah-worshippers, when in fact they worship devils.  If you are an idol worshipper and/or a "Christian" in name only, God doesn't want you trying to gather with the true saints and trying to talk like them.  Go serve your father the devil or else get right with God!

Hosea 4:16  For blip slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.  As it has been pointed out, "backsliding" is an Old Testament word.  This does not mean we can't use it to describe and Christian today, but keep in mind where it came from.  A good New Testament description of such is "carnal" or "worldly" Christians.  1Corinthians 3:1-4, 1 John 2:15.

Hosea 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.  God has demanded separation from idolatry and those that practice it in all periods of the earth's history and in all the different ways He has dealt with man.   2Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,    1John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.   1Corinthians 5:11, Revelation 18:4, The Laodicean era that we live in now (Revelation 4) is full of idolatry.  We are to let them alone.  If they want help, they can come to us, we don't have to go get mixed up in ecumenical messes because "we might help somebody"!  Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.

Hosea 5:2 And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.  It is common among rebels and revolters that they are known for murder and killing.  See Jeremiah 40-41 and Mark 15:7.

Hosea 5:7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.  We see an example of this in Nehemiah 13:23-26.

Hosea 5:15-6:2 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. ¶ 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. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.


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