{1} BIBLE: Hosea Chapter 6 – Headline: “Lost Wife Found In Rainstorm” [Patterns in Jewish Feasts]

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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Hosea 6

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ);

  • The Return is the key word:
  • The Jewish feast of Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement. It is called the Day of Return according to Jewish tradition, with the thinking that they will return to God after a time of repentance and hence, atonement – without realizing God will return to them in the flesh in the person hood of Jesus their Messiah.
  • Yom Kippur; therefore, is a pattern of the return of Jesus Christ, the Jewish Messiah, after seven days/years of tribulation.
  • As such, it occurs immediately following the seven-year tribulation, a time when the Jews come under severe persecution resulting in their return to God in their affliction:
    • Matthew 24:15 The Great Tribulation:“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),
    • Matthew 24:21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
    • Matthew 24:29 The Coming of the Son of Man: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
    • Joel 2:2 A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, the like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations.
    • Hosea 5:15 I (Jesus) will return again to My place (at the right hand of the Father) Till they acknowledge their offense (the Jews rejection of Jesus as their Messiah). Then they will seek My face; In their affliction (during the last 3-1/2 years of the seven year tribulation) they will earnestly seek Me.”
  • The Seven Days of Affliction are Daniel’s 70th “Week”. The use of “week” in Daniel is a clue to the fact that the Jewish Seven Days of Affliction are revealed as representing the Seven year Tribulation. This is of high importance because it shows that the Feast of Trumpets (the rapture) occurs just before the tribulation and the Day of Atonement illustrates the Return of Jesus at the end of the tribulation.

For He has torn (the tribulation), but He will heal us (at His return);
He has stricken (the tribulation), but He will bind (Bandage) us up (at His return).
Hosea 6:After two days He will revive us;
On the third day He will raise us up,
That we may live in His sight.
According to Jewish sages, the timeline for mankind is 7,000 years to match the 7 days of creation in which man toils for 6,000 years and then rests for 1,000 years. If so, according to biblical genealogies, Adam and Ever were created 4,000 BC, and then the Jews were dispersed for ~2,000 years after the crucifixion, which totals 6,000 years. This would mean the tribulation is right around the corner and then Jesus returns to earth to set up his 1,000 year millennium year reign on earth. The Jews will rule in Jerusalem during the millennium… ”on the third ‘day’”.
  • Therefore: There is a new day coming, the “Son Rise”.
  • Jesus rose from the grave on the 3rd day. Israel will also be resurrected on the 3rd day: after 2,000 years of degradation they will be lifted up for the 1,000 year millennium, the third day.
Hosea 6:Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).
His going forth is established as the morning;
  • In Isaiah 21:12 the morning is compared to the rapture.
He will come to us like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth.
The Hebrew word for rain in scripture literally means Teacher and the faithful rain refers to the Messiah. He comes from heaven to the earth.

Impenitence of Israel and Judah

Hosea 6:“O Ephraim, what shall I do to you?
O Judah, what shall I do to you?
For your faithfulness is like a morning cloud,
And like the early dew it goes away.
  • They ceased being faithful, as quickly as dew evaporates.
  • God mourns for them.
Hosea 6:Therefore I have hewn (cut) them by the prophets,
I have slain them by the words of My mouth;
And your judgments are like light that goes forth.
Hosea 6:For I desire mercy (Or faithfulness or loyalty) and not sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
The sacrifice offered by ritual has no relationship to the heart of God. One is religion, the other is a relationship.
Hosea 6:“But like men (Adam/man) they transgressed the covenant;
There they dealt treacherously with Me.
Hosea 6:Gilead is a city of evildoers and defiled (Lit. foot-tracked) with blood.
  • Gilead is a murder scene.
Hosea 6:As bands of robbers lie in wait for a man,
So the company of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they commit lewdness.
  • Who are the murderers? The priests.
Hosea 6:10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel:
There is the harlotry (Spiritual adultery) of Ephraim;
Israel is defiled.
Hosea 6:11 Also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed for you,
When I return the captives of My people.
Hosea 6:11 Also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed for you,
When I return the captives of My people.
  • The day of reckoning awaits when they reap what they have sown.
  • This harvest is at the end when all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will be taken to heaven to live with God called “the gleanings”. The gleanings are the last of the first resurrection. Those who rejected Jesus will be the tares (weeds) which are gathered and burned at the second resurrection and is not included in any Jewish Feast. (See chart below)
  • Matthew 13:24-30 The Parable of the Wheat (Believers) and the Tares (Nonbelievers are Weeds): 24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ”

  • Note: God Gave The Jews their Feasts to represent the timing of God’s harvests:

    The first harvest (resurrections) is the harvest of those who are saved (they are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life) while the second resurrection is for the unsaved (they are NOT written in the Lamb’s Book of Life). The second resurrection is not celebrated and therefore will not be found in a Jewish Feast.
    The chart below illustrates the first resurrections only … in three stages: First Fruits, The Main Harvest, and the Gleanings.

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