Month: July 2011

God Will Not Play Pretend

GOD WILL NOT PLAY PRETEND She conceived and gave birth to a son.  And the Lord said, "Name him Lo-ammi, for you are not my people and I am not your God."  Hosea 1:9     A third child is born to Hosea and Gomer and, … Continue reading God Will Not Play Pretend

Point Of No Return

POINT OF NO RETURN And she conceived again and bore a daughter. Then God said to him: "Call her name Lo-Ruhamah, for I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, but I will utterly take them away. Yet I will have mercy … Continue reading Point Of No Return

What’s In A Name?

WHAT'S IN A NAME? So he went and took Gomer, she conceived and bore him a son, and the Lord said to him, "Name him Jezreel; for yet a little while, I will punish the house of Jesu for the bloodshed of Jezreel, and I … Continue reading What’s In A Name?

Asked To Do A Hard Thing

ASKED TO DO A HARD THING The word of the Lord came to Hosea and said, "Go, take for yourself a wife of harlotry, and have children of harlotry, for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the Lord”. Hosea 1:2 During Hosea's childhood, he witnessed … Continue reading Asked To Do A Hard Thing

Paul Quotes Hosea

As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’ ” “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they … Continue reading Paul Quotes Hosea

Demanding Answers

DEMANDING ANSWERS But who are you, O man, to answer back to God?  Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”  Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel … Continue reading Demanding Answers

The Death Angel & Mercy

THE DEATH ANGEL AND MERCY For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”  Romans 9:15          When a Jewish household put blood on the doorposts of their homes, the … Continue reading The Death Angel & Mercy

Does God Elect And Condemn?

DOES GOD ELECT AND CONDEMN? What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”  So then … Continue reading Does God Elect And Condemn?

The Logic of Good Boys and Girls

THE LOGIC OF GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS Rebekah’s children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him … Continue reading The Logic of Good Boys and Girls

The Election Of A Child

THE ELECTION OF A CHILD Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.  Romans 9:7b          Whom God elects, He draws to Himself.  He makes them His own and ownership means the full authority to do whatever He wants with His children.          Abraham was called.  … Continue reading The Election Of A Child