Hosea (DAY 4) (12 May 2016, 4 Iyar, 5776)
Hosea4 (Day 4. 14:6-14:10)
Message from Hosea:
Needed by the Ten Tribes: The Almighty; Kingdom ofÂ the House ofÂ David; the Temple.
The Midrash (Midrash Shmuel 13, Yalkut Shomeoni-2, remez 106, Rashi on Hosea 3;5) : ##Rabbi Shimeon the son of Menasiah said: Israel will not see a blessing until they return and seek out the three things they rejected. As it says in Hosea:"AFTERWARD SHALL THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL RETURN, AND SEEK THE LORD THEIR GOD, AND DAVID THEIR KING; AND SHALL FEAR THE LORD AND HIS GOODNESS IN THE LATTER DAYS" (Hosea 3:5). This means: [Hosea 3:5] AFTERWARD SHALL THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL RETURN, AND SEEK THE LORD THEIR GOD, - this is the Kingdom of Heaven. AND DAVID THEIR KING; - This is the Kingdom of the House of David. AND SHALL FEAR THE LORD AND HIS GOODNESS IN THE LATTER DAYS: This is the building of the Third Temple.
Day 1:Â Hosea 1:1 to
Day 2: Hosea 6:2 to
Day 3: Hosea 10:12 to
Day 4: 14:6 to end of Chapter at 14:10.
Israel must return to the Almighty and be reconciled with HIM. There is no other choice. The Return of the Lost Ten Tribes is symbolized by the Brit-Am Rose, official symbol of Brit-Am.
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Our forefathers offered sacrifices such as fattened calves. Once the Temple was built sacrifices were forbidden to Israelites outside of the Temple site. Today we have no Temple and cannot make sacrifices. The whole purpose of the sacrifice however was to arouse us to repentance and to draw us close to the Almighty. The word for sacrfice in Hebrew is "korban" from the root KRB which connotes "to bring closer".
The Prophet tells us that instead of a physical sacrifice we may make a physical and emotional effort to pray to God with our lips and offer ourselves to HIM. This will be considered as if we had offered up fat calves. When you think about it sacrificial animals were quite expensive and would have required quite a degree of physical exertion and active public participation. All this combined with the Temple atmosphere could have had a powerful spiritual and psychological effect.
Hosia: A Few Highlights of Hosea.
Three sons of Gomer (i.e. Cimmerians) represent three sections of the exiled 10 tribes who will link up with European Nations. They do not represent Judah who is separately spoken ofÂ (1:7).
Much of Hosea is directed expressly to the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
The Lost Tribes of Israel will be rejected, then accepted (1:10) (Yebamot 17), (2:23).Â They will be extremely numerous (1:10).
They will have worshipped the baal (2:8, 2:13).
Righteousness, judgment, lovingkindness, and mercy are required of us (2:19).
The Lost Ten Tribes must Return to God, to Jerusalem [reconciliation with Judah], and to the Kingdom of David (3:5).
Ephraim represents all of the northern Lost Ten Tribes of Israel as well as the specific tribe of Ephraim.
Ephraim will have brough forth "strange children"(5:7).
Gilead and Schechem (representing the USA) were known for their murderers and violence (6:2).
Judah will be preparing the foundations of the Land for all the Tribes to Return (Hosea 6:11). The Exiles will return from the West (11:10).
Judah will have remained faithful (11:14).
Ephraim is described as a cheating merchant (12:7). cf. Terms applied to Britain, "Nation of shopkeepers", "Perfidious Albion".
Ephraim is to the west (mostly) from the Land of Israel (11:10).
Ephraim is rich.
Ephraim is a merchant (12:7).
Ephraim mistakenly puts his trust in Assyria and other "lovers".
Association with Machmad (i.e. Islam) (Mohamot) augurs not well for Ephraim and is liable to bring disaster due to Muslim terrorists (9:1).
The overall message of Hosea is rejection of Ephraim by the Almighty followed by a reconciliations. This applies to all the Lost Ten Tribes and also to Judah.Â
Israel will return unto God and be blessed once again (chapter 14).