Jezreel - Loruhamah - Loammi
2 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.
4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.
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 Israel; but I will utterly take them away.
7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.
9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.
10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.
When we read verse 2 to 9 these 8 verses can bring shiver to any person if that person knows these children of Hosea symbolize those who call themselves God's people.
The first name Jezreel means - God sows.
The second name Loruhamah means - no mercy.
The third name Loammi means - not my people.
The name Gomer means - complete.
The name Diblaim means - double cake.
The name Jehu means - Jehovah is He.
One needs to read 1 Kings 21:1-29 to understand the background of today's message. In Revelation again the character Jezebel is mentioned. As we know the book of Revelation is a book that reveals more of prophetic times or times beyond the time the writer wrote the scriptures. Thus this name is not to do with the person Jezebel but with the characteristics of the person.
Today's message also is not to do with the persons named but with the characteristics the names represent. In the Old Testament the blood descendants of Abraham - Isaac - Jacob were known as Israel, in the New Testament we read those who believe in Jesus Christ by faith are the true descendants of Abraham and inheritors of the promises given to Abraham, faith is thicker than natural blood.
People think these scriptures of Hosea are concerning the Israelites - the blood descendants, but in reality these scriptures are concerning the true descendants of Abraham those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Without going too much in details - today's message, the scriptures says children of whoredom who consider themselves complete and who are pursuers of pleasures of this world and also of the Kingdom of God and who killed to fulfil their desire. They killed people of God in deceiving ways, accusing them of blasphemy against God. God says He will take revenge of their blood.
He says He will show no mercy against them. We see for the blood of Jesus the wrath of God came on the Jews after many years in 70AD. That day still brings shiver in the body and grief to those who know the details of it, especially the Jews. Imagine what God would do for the blood of the thousands of Jesus, people who were like His Son since they truly believed in Him and followed Him.
God gave time to the Jews in Jerusalem to repent and those who were amongst them to be saved by abiding in His Word. Those who remembered the words of Jesus at that time were saved for they acted on it. These people to whom today's message goes have less chance of being saved because they have rejected the Word of God so there is lesser hope for them.
God is saying He will declare these so called people of God as not His people and His true people will be lifted up.
When we read the seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation, we see a great change happens in between the fifth and the sixth stages of the church. The fifth stage is the stage of evangelization of Christ and we see we are in this stage. Today the way Christ is evangelized is done worldwide as it was never done before. We have stepped in this stage just a few years back and this will accelerate further. Then comes the stage where all churches come together as one, it is written as the Church of the Brethren. Between these stages is the time when the false Church - the Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots falls, the time when God lets His wrath fall on her. God says He will deal with her worse than He did in 70AD with the Jews for the blood of His Son.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord we pray that this message goes to the hearts of those who are still under the deceit of Jezebel. We pray they be saved from your wrath like some of the Jews who abided to your words on that day and took refuge in the mountains by jumping from root top to roof top. Lord, may You be glorified in all this, your Name be lifted up and people know your Word is true...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Luke 20:18 - Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Revelation 2:20 - Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
1 Kings 21:1-29
Revelation 17, 18
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