Gomer the wife of Hosea
Hosea 1:2,3 -
The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take to you a wife of prostitutions and children of prostitutions: for the land has committed great prostitution, departing from the LORD. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bore him a son.
Today as I prayed the Lord wanted me to write about Hosea's wife Gomer and I wondered what. Everyone knows her as a prostitute whom Hosea married. But as I was studying on Gomer in my heart I could not digest God telling His man, a Man of God to marry a prostitute and have children from her for that would not be a message there was something deeper in it for her father's name is given. If she was just a prostitute why would her father's name be given? So I searched the Hebrew text and was surprised.
Since Hebrew is written right to left I will write the interlinear text in that fashion.
Israel because unfaithfulness and-children-of adulteries wife to-yourself take! Go! Yahweh from-after the-land
she-is-guilty-of-adultery to-be-guilty-of-adultery and-she-conceived
Diblam daughter of Gomer *** and-he-married so-he-went
Writing it left to right and in readable format (according to English language)
Yahweh said go! take! Yourself wife from (after) the land and children of adulteries because Israel unfaithful (ness) she is guilty of adultery so he went and he married Gomer daughter of Dibalm and she conceived.
Dibalm was the father of Gomer and the name means 'two cakes' (specified as fig cakes). The Hebrew word translated as Egypt means two or dual strait. We also know the fig tree represents God's people (parable of the fig tree) while the olive tree represents the anointed of God (elect).
The Lord became God of those who drew out of Egypt and not those who dwelled in Egypt. Egypt symbolically represents children of God who are living a dual life people who know God yet live a worldly life.
If we look at the second marriage of Hosea as stated in Hosea 3:1 it states:-
Hosea 3:1 - Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.
There is no relation between his second wife and his first wife. His second wife was indeed a prostitute but God told him to love her like the love of God.
If we look at the Bible from a bird's eye view we see the Jews represented Gomer (meaning complete). If we study her deeds with the children of Gomer we see the Lord denied the Jews as His people (Loammi) and showed no mercy (Lo-ruhamah) because the killed (blood) of Jehu (Jehovah He is -Jesus). So we see because the Jews denied Jesus Christ thus God denied the Jews as His people.
If we read of the Christian Church after 200Ad (around 300AD) the Church became a seat of Satan and all anti-Christ things were done in the name of Christ. Even though they saw the love of God in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ yet they deny His sacrifice. One may say brother Catholics believe in Christ and show great devotion to the cross.
You need to understand the Catholic belief, if they believe in the complete work of Christ then why do they need Mary as an intercessor? Catholics believe people cannot be save through Jesus for He has not humbled Himself enough or His sacrifice was not sufficient therefore they need to go through Mary (whom they claim to be His mother but in fact is someone else) who intercedes on behave of them and complements her sacrifice to the sacrifice of Jesus to save her children.
Today we Christians (Believers) symbolically come from the second wife of Hosea (the Catholic Church - the Whore of Revelation 17&18) who did not know God but whom God called and showed His love but yet was worse than His first wife (the Jewish Church).
Bible says after a period 1260years (from around 300AD to reformation movement around 1500AD the Church did not know God) He started to work among His people through His Spirit and His Word, and is in the process of making them into Sons of God (the true Israel).
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You Word records all things that are concern to the salvation of mankind. You have not spoken once but warned every important event at least through the mouth of 3 in your Word. Lord, we pray your people open their eyes and see the Truth that they draw out the two wives of Hosea and become your Sons by the working of your Word and your Spirit...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Ezekiel 20:30 - Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?
The Jewish Church is symbolized as Samaria
The Catholic Church as Jerusalem (false Jerusalem - there are 2 Hebrew words used for Jerusalem in the Bible false Jerusalem <03389> and the true Jerusalem <03390>)
5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.
7 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar [means country of two rivers]: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
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