Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Book of HoseaChapter 9 Verses 1, 17

1 Rejoice not, O Israel for joy as other people:
for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God: thou
hast loved a reward upon every corn floor.
17 My God will cast them away, because they did
not obey him: and they shall wander among the

Jeremiah 44:17-19, 25;Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 10:1-5; Jeremiah 3:6, 8; Ezekiel 16:36; 2 Kings 17:20; Romans 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:12; Isaiah 14:19; Job 18:16; Matthew 8:12; Matthew 22:13; Matthew 25:30; Matthew 3:10; Matthew 15:13; John 15:5-7, 16; Romans 11:16-18;

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Book of Hosea

Chapter 8

1 Set the trumpet to thy mouth: he shall come

as an eagle against the House of the Lord, because

they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed

against my Law.

2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know


3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the

enemy shall pursue him.

4 They have set up a king, but not by me: they

have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver

and their gold have they made them idols: therefore

shall they be destroyed.

5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off: mine

anger is kindled against them: how long will they

be without innocency!

6 For it came even from Israel: the workman

made it, therefore it is not God: but the calf of

Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall

reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall

bring forth no meal: if so be it brought forth, the

strangers shall devour it.

8 Israel is devoured, now shall they be among

the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

9 For they are gone up to Assyria: they are as

a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath hired


10 Yet though they have hired among the nations,

now will I gather them and they shall sorrow a little

for the burden of the king and the princes.

11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to

sin, his altars shall be to sin.

12 I have written to them the great things of my

Law: but they were counted as a strange thing.

13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine

offerings, and eat it: but the Lord accepteth them

not: now will he remember their iniquity, and visit

their sins: they shall return to Egypt.

14 For Israel hath forgotten his maker, (a) and buildeth

Temples, and Judah hath increased strong cities: but

I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour

the palaces thereof.

Deuteronomy 32:18; Isaiah 29:23; Jeremiah 2:32; Psalm 106:21; Jeremiah 13:25; Ezekiel 22:12; Ezekiel 23:35; Jeremiah 3:21; Ezekiel 20:8; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1; 1 Corinthians 7:23;

Editor Suggests reading Ezekiel 22 for additional meditation

Monday, March 19, 2012
The Book of Hosea
Chapter 6 Verse 6
6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice, and the

knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7; Hosea 4:1; Isaiah 1:1-13; Micah 6:6-8; Isaiah 56:1; Genesis 18:19; Psalm 106:3; Proverbs 21:3; Psalm 15:2; Psalm 24:3-5; Isaiah 33:14-16; 1 Samuel 15:22; Proverbs 15:8; Jeremiah 22:3; Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 7:9; Matthew 23:23; Isaiah 57:15; Isaiah 66:2; Psalm 34:18; Psalm 50:9-14; Hebrews 13:15-16; Hosea 14:2;

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Book of Hosea 
Chapter 6 Verse 3

3 Then shall we have knowledge, and endeavor ourselves to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning, and he shall come unto us as the rain, and as the latter rain unto the earth.

 Isaiah 54:13; John 6:37, 45; Jeremiah 31:34; Micah 4:2; Psalm 25:8-9, 12; Psalm 32:8; Isaiah 42:1-4; Hebrews 8:10; Zechariah 8:8; Psalm 72:6; Deuteronomy 32:2; Joel 2:23; Deuteronomy 11:13-15; Job 29:23;

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Book of Hosea
Chapter 6 Verse 2

2 After two days will He revive us, and in the third
day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight

Related Scripture

Luke 24:46; Luke 9:22, 44; Luke 17:25; Psalm 16:10; Psalm 86:13; Psalm 30:3; Psalm 103:4;  Acts 10:40; Acts 13:15; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Romans 14:9; Revelation 1:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:10; John 12:24; Isaiah 53:10; Job 33:18, 28, 30; 

Editor suggests reading Psalm 22 for additional meditation

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Book of Hosea
Chapter 18 Verse 6

1 Come, and let us return to the Lord: for he
hath spoiled, and he will heal us: he hath wounded
us, and he will bind us up.

Related Scripture

Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 41:1; Deuteronomy 4:29-31; Nehemiah 9:17; Isaiah 55:7; Jeremiah 3:21-23; Joel 2:13; Acts 10:43; Luke 24:47; Acts 15:9; Romans 10:9, 11; Galatians 3:22; 1 Peter 1:10; Jeremiah 30:17; Jeremiah 33:6, 24; Hosea 14:4; Isaiah 30:26; 

Editor suggests reading the whole chapter of Nehemiah 9 for additional meditation 

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Book of Hosea
Chapter 4 Verse 6
Chapter 5 Verses 4, 15

6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast refused knowledge, I will also
refuse thee that thou shalt be no Priest to me: and
seeing thou hast forgotten the Law of thy God, I
will also forget thy children
4 They will not give their minds to turn unto their
God: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of
them, and they have not known the Lord.
15 I will go, and return to my place, till they acknowledge
their fault, and seek me: in their affliction,
they will seek me diligently.

Related Scripture

Isaiah 5:13; Isaiah 1:3; Isaiah 27:11; Psalm 32:9; Psalm 49:20; Jeremiah 4:22; Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 9:3, 6; Malachi 2:7; Luke 11:52; Ezekiel 22:26; Hosea 7:10; Romans 7:22-24; John 15:21; 1 Samuel 12:19; Psalm 79:9; Isaiah 59:12; 1 John 1:9; 

Editor suggests Romans 2 as additional reading for meditation

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Book of Hosea
Chapter 2
Verses 16, 19-20

16 And at that day, saith the Lord, thou shalt call
me Ishi, (a) and shalt call me no more Baali,(b)
19 And I will marry thee unto me forever: yea,
I will marry thee unto me in righteousness, and in
judgment, and in mercy, and in compassion.
20 I will even marry thee unto me in faithfulness,
and thou shalt know the Lord.

Related Scripture

Hosea 6:6; Hosea 4:1; Hosea 13:4; Isaiah 43:11; Isaiah 54:5; Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 62:4-5; Jeremiah 3:14; Jeremiah 31:11, 33-34; Joel 2:16; John 17:3; 2 Corinthians 11:2; 

Editor suggests reading John 15:9-7 & John 13:1-19 for additional meditation (c)

 Editor notations;
(a) That is, mine husband, knowing that I am joined to thee by
an inviolable covenant.
(b) That is, my master: which name was applied to their idols
(c)  I have included these two passages of scripture for they relate the same idea. This is to say that our Lord, is our Lord, but he also puts us higher than just servants. We are His children, His creation, and as such we are in His image. His image is of righteousness, purity. As such we then are as Paul the Apostle had written in his Second Epistle to the Corinthians, as a pure virgin bride to Christ

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Epistle to the Hebrews
Chapter 9 Verses 14-15
The Book of Hosea
Chapter 1 Verse 11

14 How much more shall the blood of Christ
which through the eternal Spirit offered himself
without fault to God, purge your conscience from
dead works, to serve the living God?
15 And for this cause is he the Mediator of the
new Testament, that through death which was for
the redemption of the transgressions that were in the
former Testament, they which were called, might
receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Related Scripture

Luke 1:74; Romans 5:6; 1 Peter 3:18;

11 Then shall the children of Judah, and the
children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint
themselves one head, and they shall come up out of
the land: for great is the day of Jezreel.

Related Scripture

Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 3:18; Jeremiah 50:4; Ezekiel 34:12, 23-24; Psalm 78:70-71; John 10:11; Isaiah 40:11; John 21:15-17; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; Revelation 7:17; 

Editor suggests reading Ezekiel 37  and Psalm 23 for additional meditation

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Sunday Sermon

Paul's Thanksgiving
by Alexander Whyte
Edited by R.P.Woitowitz Sr. 

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son - Colossians 1:12-13

THANKSGIVING is a species of prayer. Thanksgiving is one species of prayer out of many. Prayer, in its whole extent and compass, is a comprehensive and compendious name for all kinds of approach and all kinds of address to God, and for all kinds and all degrees of communion with God. Request, petition, supplication; acknowledgment and thanksgiving; meditation and contemplation; as, also, all our acts and engagements of public, and family, and closet worship,--all those things are all so many species, so to say, of prayer. Petition is the lowest, the most rudimentary and the most elementary of all kinds of prayer. And it is because we so seldom rise above the rudiments and first principles of divine things that we so seldom think, and so seldom speak, about prayer in any other sense than in that of request and petition and supplication. Whereas praise--pure, emancipated, enraptured, adoring praise,--is the supremest and the most perfect of all kinds of prayer. Thanksgiving is higher and purer than petition; while, again, it is lower and less blessed than holy, heavenly, God-adoring praise.
Now it is to thanksgiving that the Apostle here invites the Colossian believers. He has prayed for them ever since the day on which he first heard of their faith and their love. And now, that Epaphras has brought him such good news of their continuance and their growth in grace, he invites them to join with him in this noble thanksgiving--unto the Father who hath delivered him and them from the power of darkness and hath translated him and them into the Kingdom of His dear Son.              

          Darkness and the power of darkness verses the Armour of Light      

Now, what is this darkness? It is sin, you will answer. And so it is. It is sin.  And each man's own, and only, darkness is from his own sin. Each man's darkness is so thick, and so inward, and so abiding, because it is the darkness that is cast by that huge idol of darkness, each man's own sinful self. "Self," in this life, is just another, and a truer, and a keener, and a more homecoming name, for sin. My sin is myself. And my darkness lies so thick and so deadly on my soul because self towers up so high and so dark in my soul. And in every man's soul!

Do you hate the darkness, and yourself on account of it? and do you rejoice in the light and seek it? Are your dark thoughts about your neighbor your daily burden and agonizing prayer? Do you, before God, put off the deeds and the words and the thoughts of darkness, and put on against them the armour of light? Do you, my brethren, do you? Then Paul, hearing of all that from Epaphras, would write an Epistle to you in his most soaring style, till you would answer: "Would God, He had indeed so delivered me!" And he would answer you back again, and would say, "When Christ, Who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory. Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any": and in all that the Father will more and more deliver you from the power of darkness, and will "translate you into the kingdom of His dear Son."

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Book of Hosea
Chapter 1 Verse 10

10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall
be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured
nor told: and in the place where it was said unto them,
Ye are not my people, it shall be said unto them, Ye
are the sons of the living God.

Related Scripture

Jeremiah 10:10; Daniel 6:26; Jeremiah 33:22; Psalm 82:6; 1 Peter 2:10; Romans 9:25-27; Isaiah 63:16; Isaiah 64:8; John 1:12; Matthew 16:16; Matthew 5:9, 45; Luke 6:35; Romans 8:14, 19; 1 John 3:1; Luke 20:35-37;  Galatians 3:26; 


Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Epistle of Jude
Verse 24

24 Now unto him that is able to keep you that
ye fall not, and to present you faultless before the
presence of his glory with joy,

Related Scripture

Ephesians 3:20; Romans 16:25; Romans 8:15; 2 Corinthians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Mark 14:36; Matthew 19:26; Mark 9:23; Colossians 1:22;