Hosea 4: (KJV)
1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.
8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.
9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the Lord.
11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.
12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.
15 Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The Lord liveth.
16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the Lord will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.
19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Hosea was the first (canonically) of 15 prophets included in the Hebrew Canon. The book as a whole establishes the sins of the people such as whoredom. Whoredom is to take idols destined for worship and sacrificial rites.
It covers to “Former State” and “Future State”. This meaning “Before Christ” and the “Present” state of affairs into the times of the Antichrist.
In chapter 4:3; it speaks of the land mourning and everyone in it shall languish with the beasts in the field, and with the fowls of the heavens, yea, the fishes of the sea shall be taken away.
This is a prophecy coming into revelation at this time!
Our earth mourns with violent weather, volcanoes, earthquakes of which increase daily. In fact, they have exponentially increased to the point where people around the world of all religious and non-religious affiliations are taking notice.
This next part is a dual prophecy. Verse 3 is a dual prophecy, I believe.
The beasts of the field, the fowls of the heaven, the animals and fish are all dying off. But, I promise you this…the Holy Spirit works in us to reveal these supernatural events.
Verse 4-6; speaks of a “falling” and I believe this is a spiritual falling away, and it’s happening in the church because it speaks of priests as well as just laymen.
It tells us people are going to be destroyed for lack of knowledge. There are so many people who are ‘spiritually asleep’ and refuse to see the truth.
Verse 8; says “They eat up the sin of My people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.” Who are they? Is this the Synagogue of Satan?
Verse 12; speaks of their sorcery as a “staff”
In Exodus, Number, Zechariah, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Hosea… we see from these passages it is very evident that a rod or staff, like the hand, represented power, and in the supreme sense the Divine omnipotence of the Lord; and it is also evident that at that time representatives constituted the externals of the church; and that the internals, which are spiritual and celestial things such as are in heaven, corresponded to them; and that from this came their efficacy.
Verse 13; combines connections of our current elite and their sacrificial rituals to the ones in antiquity.
WAKE UP! This tells us in one ‘fowl swoop” of the prophecies which we are witnessing right now!
Dear GOD in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.
I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.
Right now I confess Jesus Christ as the Savior of my soul. With my heart, I believe that GOD raised Jesus Christ from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.