His people do not seek Him and His Face
Hosea 7:10 -
And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
When we read the interlinear of this scripture it gives a very beautiful detail and a better view of what the Lord is telling us.
'The arrogance of Israel testifies against him, he notices not it sprinkling on him and they do not return to Yahweh their God and seek His face'.
This is the message the Lord has for His Church. The Lord is telling us what He sees happening in the Church. People are all concern about being blessed. All they want is to be prosperous, to do well in life, to be healed and curses being broken. When they think of God the only thing that comes to their mind is all the things they have received from God. These blessings the Lord is telling us has taken the most important place in our lives which He the giver of them should have been.
God desires we seek to know Him more and more and improve our relationship with Him. Both of these are very, very critical to our being His people and going to Heaven. If we are just full of knowledge we may become like Solomon who knew a lot but yet failed. Also if we are people who only pray and worship Him but do not have the understanding of His Word and His Kingdom we will not be able to discern spirits and may someday be deceived and destroyed.
Blessings are something that we all will get as a bag and baggage when we seek the Lord and His face, but let not the Lord be all about receiving blessings.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are Light and when your Light falls darkness cannot remain. You made all things to prosper, so prosperity with purpose is part of You. But Lord we do not like to be like Satan who fell because his desires were for the things and not for You and a relationship with You. Lord, we pray your people abide to this message that You have given us today. We pray your people seek You and seek a relationship with You more than anything...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
10 And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.
12 When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, as their congregation hath heard.
13 Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.
15 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.
16 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land of Egypt.
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