Outline (cont...)

CHAPTER II

Read:

Hosea 2:5

a.

Note that the prefix "lo" has been omitted from the names Lo-

ruhamah and Lo-ammi, tliereby rendering Ruhamah to mean

"mercy", and Ammi to mean "my people". This change of status

implied by the change of names, denote a division of church

history, and brings us to the New Testament period.

b. Ammi and Ruhamah represent the laity (the church members)

both male and female. This is brought out from the fact that the

children are here pluralized.

c. Jezreel must be the one whom God is speaking, since his is the

only name omitted from this verse. Jezreel delivers a message

from God, to the laity who in turn, delivers it to the church. 2

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43:18,19

d. Jezreel must therefore be God's mouthpiece —a prophet.

e. The mother to whom the children are commanded to take the

message is symbolic of that part of the church which is

responsible for bringing converts, the ministry. Since it is the

children (laity) not the mother (ministry) who deliver the

message, it is clear that it is a message of revival and reformation

to the church. 2

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21:9-11

5.

What is Jezreel's message to the church?

Jezreel (God's prophet) is to deliver His message to his brothers

(Ammi) and sisters (Ruhamah) calling for a revival and reformation.

Note that the message does not come through the ministry but

through the laity (the children). Hosea 2:1-5. See also I

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6.

Experiences of the Church

Read:

Hosea 2:8-11

Here we see that because of a

departure from God, the early

Christian church was to suffer adverse circumstances as a means of

calling her back to God. This was the reason for the Dark Ages of

religion from 538 to 1798 AD. By permitting Rome to gain control of

the church, the true Sabbath was lost and substituted by a false one.

Dan. 7:25.

Read:

Hosea 2:12-14

In the fulfillment of these verses, the church fled into the wilderness,

into the lands of the Gentiles. For further proof, see Rev. 12:6.

7.

What is the Valley of Achor?

Read:

Hosea 2:15

a.

It is the only door of hope for th

e church - the only way out of her

present predicament.

b. It was in the typical Valley of Achor that Joshua stoned the last

of the sinners in Israel —

Achan and his household. (Joshua 7:24-26).

c. The significance of the valley is that God is to throughly purge his

house, cutting off the sinners in her midst just as in the case of

Achan. Then she shall return to her former position of purity.

See 5

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80;

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725; 6

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24; 1

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190; 5

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157, 211.

d. It signifies a thorough purging or cutting off of the sinners in the

church.

8.

The Church married to Her Lord

Read:

Hosea 2:16-17

After the hypocrites and sinners are taken out of her, the church shall

no longer call the Savior Bali (Lord), But she shall call him Ishi

(husband). She will the truly become his wife.

Read:

Hosea 2:18-20

Peace and prosperity will be in all her borders.

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4

Read:

Hosea 2:21

When these events take place the Lord is to be in the midst of His

people. That is, His presence is to be manifested among His people.

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16.

Read:

Hosea 2: 22-23

There shall be no want of spiritual food, for the earth shall hear Jezreel

God's mouthpiece , His prophet.

This is the crowning event in the finishing of the Everlasting Gospel.

2

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6; 2

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21; 4

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; 2

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43:18,19, 24; 6

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371; 5

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217.

CONCLUSION:

Thus we see that God's plan for ancient Israel will be fulfilled through

their descendants today who become Christians, particularly SDA

Christians, and who start a revival and reformation in the church

which will at last restore peace and happiness to God's family, and

completes the proclamation of the gospel.

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