Hosea Then And Our World Today

Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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So, well, I could not sleep all night from thinking about Hosea and how it pertains to our world today. We sit together from somewhere far off. Up there. High high high. And talk and chat. I was brought to Daniel and was reminded that he was in this place as well. How well he knew our God. The Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit. Is the world any different from those times of Hosea. Or Daniel. Not really. Pretty much a parallel. Think we might not yet have gone to Revelation 18. Not yet. Are we not really nearly there. 

So then I had this wonderful moment. I asked Jesus about what He sees when He sees us here on earth. He gave me a glimpse of His eyes. And I looked down down down and we are not even a minuscule. Not even a speck of dust. Nor even a single molecule. Nor a chromosome. Not even even. If you get my drift. 

Studying the Word does not just mean you stick all those verses into your brain and blab it all out from memory and when asked, so what does it all mean. Then you just blab it all out and there be no life application in it at all. 

You gotta move forward and upwards with all the information after reading commentary after commentary after commentary and then do word studies and topical studies and so on and so forth and then when the mind is so filled and confused beyond measure ….. Only the LORD can help us decypher what is happening. And then when you are humble enough to ask Jesus to reveal Himself in these things, you find that really, you are of no worth unless HE has chosen your from the foundations of the earth. Knowing of course that you would make the right choices in life and then then then … you can sit and bask in HIS glory and unending love and say say say. 

O Lord Jesus You are good good good.

While we were yet sinners He called us first. 

Don’t get me wrong here. I spend long hours nightly in study of the Word no matter which course I take. Whether it be Global University or Precept Upon Precept. I honestly do not think perfection is what Jesus is looking for. He is truly looking for our hearts in this matter, regarding His Word. Growth in Him, Christ and Christ alone. 

Ever since a very tiny age I was so interested in the study of God’s Word. Always straining my ears, seeking after His voice. 

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Happiness father and son on the pier at sunny day under sunlight.

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And in the end it’s all about being humble enough to say that it’s all about Jesus. 

OK I shall not look down nor back but plunge higher and deeper into the heights of heaven with Christ our Lord and Saviour and know His heart. For what ever happens here and now is nothing compared to how great He is, for HE holds all time in His hands. I have not yet discovered the greatest of our God. For what is of today is only a speck of dust or not even that of who He really is. For I have come out of the box and found Christ. My Father. And the Holy Spirit. There is more. For our God, He is never-ending. HE is forever and ever. So, not to give up the good fight of faith and draw closer and closer to His throne of grace and just be. Like my Father who art Thou in heaven and His Son and the Holy Spirit. We are spirit-beings who can do great things. Great exploits. For those who know God. 

This is my study of Hosea which I had spent endless nights of hours and hours and hours with the Word. It has been all worth it. 

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Free-fall.

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Y’all see this, right.

Matthew 5:8 (KJV)
 
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God—Here, too, we are on Old Testament ground. There the difference between outward and inward purity, and the acceptableness of the latter only in the sight of God, are everywhere taught. Nor is the “vision of God” strange to the Old Testament; and though it was an understood thing that this was not possible in the present life (Ex 33:20; and compare Job 19:26, 27; Isa 6:5), yet spiritually it was known and felt to be the privilege of the saints even here (Ge 5:24; 6:9; 17:1; 48:15; Ps 27:4; 36:9; 63:2; Isa 38:3, 11, &c.). But oh, with what grand simplicity, brevity, and power is this great fundamental truth here expressed! And in what striking contrast would such teaching appear to that which was then current, in which exclusive attention was paid to ceremonial purification and external morality! This heart purity begins in a “heart sprinkled from an evil conscience,” or a “conscience purged from dead works” (Heb 10:22; 9:14; and see Ac 15:9); and this also is taught in the Old Testament (Ps 32:1, 2; compare Ro 4:5-8; Isa 6:5-8). The conscience thus purged—the heart thus sprinkled—there is light within wherewith to see God. “If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with the other”—He with us and we with Him—”and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us”—us who have this fellowship, and who, without such continual cleansing, would soon lose it again—”from all sin” (1Jo 1:6, 7). “Whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him” (1Jo 3:6); “He that doeth evil hath not seen God” (3Jo 11). The inward vision thus clarified, and the whole inner man in sympathy with God, each looks upon the other with complacency and joy, and we are “changed into the same image from glory to glory.” But the full and beatific vision of God is reserved for that time to which the Psalmist stretches his views—”As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness” (Ps 17:15). Then shall His servants serve Him: and they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads (Re 22:3, 4). They shall see Him as He is (1Jo 3:2). But, says the apostle, expressing the converse of this beatitude—”Follow holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb 12:14).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
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