Thursday, 4 December 2014

An open-minded proposal ... Love -talk!


Sometimes we are so blinded by the deception of religion to see with open face the Glory of our Father residing right here inside of our very being!

But Daddy God says: 
Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. Hos 2:14  
The prophet Hosea warns God's people to return to Him. Making reference to their adultery and whoredom with useless idols of the pagans, He prophesied against them when Father God in His great mercy pronounced the words of Hos 2:4 to His bride.

Incidentally, the name Hosea or הוֹשֵׁעַ in the Hebrew means savior or deliverer, pointing straight to Yah'shua, Jesus! When the Jews sang "Hosanna" in Matthew 21:9, this is exactly what they sang: Hoshiya na - deliver (or save) now ... right there as the Saviour of the world entered Jerusalem!

The story of Hosea is the story of Israel and God's elect - every one. It is the story of a husband married to an adulterous wife (Gomer: meaning complete - as a reference to our own complete state in Christ). Every now and then she is found to be cheating on him with another man. Yet, every time he finds her and in love, convinces her to return to him and shows endless mercy. This is the story of a husband with so great a love for his unfaithful bride, but never for one moment does he stop pursuing her.

But let's see if the above verse can be more accurately and directly translated ...

You see God does not allure us. Nor does He place us in a wild wilderness!

Looking at the Hebrew word pâthâh translated allure here and the context of the word, it appears that it can be much better translated as: making-your-mind-open, susceptible, persuaded ... rather than luring, tempting and enticing.

What is translated here as wilderness (midbâr) can, in fact, be much more accurately translated as: pasture or open area, free area, open field, unrestricted place ...

So, What does He say?

He says: I will carry her by restoring open-mindedness because of My goodness, to a place of total freedom and speak words of comfort and love and joy to her!

Isn't that just awesome?

Isn't that just soooo the character of our Father?

... but the love-language goes on ...
And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know [have intimacy with] the LORD [your Husband - Yah'shua, Jesus]. Hos 2:19-20
He introduces us to our original design, made for love and peace and His every good and perfect Gift so that we may: with open face beholding as in a glass [mirror] the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2Co 3:18  


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