Seeing the Church and the World in Plain View
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
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
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
Experiences of the Church
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.
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.
What is the Valley of Achor?
It is the only door of hope for th
e church - the only way out of her
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.
d. It signifies a thorough purging or cutting off of the sinners in the
The Church married to Her Lord
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.
Peace and prosperity will be in all her borders.
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.
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.
43:18,19, 24; 6
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.