LIVING WATER? CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
? Thursday, February 27, 2020
THE HARLOTRY OF GOD’S CHILDREN
Read: Hosea 1:1-9
Hosea 1:1-9 The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.
The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord.
So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.
And the Lord said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.
And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.
But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.
MEMORISE: For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns broken cisterns that can hold no water (Jeremiah 2:13)
The Northern Israel was greatly loved by YAHWEH, like the south. They were prospered by Him. But they abused this privilege, abandoning Him for corruption and idolatry. Had they forgotten that He is jealous (Exo. 20:5)? They were just not bothered by ‘whose ox is gored’. God’s justice proved to them that they were sinners and had abandoned Him for a terrible rival. And so, God declared to them and to as many who engage in spiritual harlotry today, these three things:
i. I WILL DISPERSE YOU. Only those who dwell in the secret place of God shall abide under His shadow (Psa. 91:1). Many who still pray and minister on God’s altar today, are already dispersed and handed over to the devil.
ii. I WILL NO LONGER HAVE MERCY. This may be hard to believe; yet God can never lie (Num. 23:19). How long are we going to hide under God’s mercy to defraud Him and rubbish His name among the heathen? What do we say of prophets who go to herbalist and Imams for charms to ‘grow their ministry’? God’s judgment looms on such (Eph. 5:6; Col. 3:6).
iii. YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE. This is the final blow from God as He separates the sheep from the goats. Though, God created all humans, not all will return to Him, because the Lord knows those who are His (2 Tim. 2:19).
Have you already gone astray, having your heart roaming about during church services, and eating on the altar of the devil? Come back today, as God is waiting for you to be reconciled and restored. Delay is dangerous.
1. Lord, please cast me not away from Your presence and take not the Holy Spirit from me.
2. O Lord, deliver me from the slavery of sin.
3. Father, don’t allow our services and that of our leaders to be in vain; lead us to everlasting life, in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Numbers 2 & Luke 15
Good morning and do have a wonderful day ahead.
Jesus loves you. Come to Him today, don’t postpone your salvation.