Christians, The Forgotten Israelites
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The blessing that God confirmed with Abraham and his seed in Genesis are twofold:

In the first blessing, God promised to multiply Abrahamís seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore. The increase of the Christian Church from 120 members on Pentecost day (Acts 1:4-15 & Acts 2:1-4), to the many member body of Believers in Jesus Christ now, is a testament of Godís promise. The promise to Abraham is revisited in the book of Hosea. Here the prophet is ordered by God to take a wife of prostitution (Hosea 1:2-3), Hoseaís marriage to Gomer is a story of one manís love to an unfaithful wife. When we look beyond Hoseaís suffering, we see Godís pain. He to was married to Israel, an adulteress wife. Both marriages disintegrated in a hurry, as Gomer ran after other men and Israel ran after other gods. Our Fatherís frustration with Israelís idolatry marks the beginning of the end for the natural seed as His people. This is evidenced by the names God tells Hosea to call the children born to Gomer the adulteress.

Hosea 1:8-9-Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. Then said God, call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not My people, and I will not be your God.

The word ĎLo-ruhamahí in Hebrew means, "not pitied." (Strongís #3819)

The word ĎLo-ammií in Hebrew means, "not my people." (Strongís #3818)

By definition of the names of the two sons, the prophet foretells of God disowning the natural seed Israel because of idolatry. Yet Godís promise to multiply the spiritual seed as the sand of the sea, will become clear to us once we define the name of Hoseaís eldest son Jezreel.

Hoses 1:10-11-Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, ye are not My People, there it shall be said unto them, ye are the sons of the living God. 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 the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

The word ĎJezreelí in Hebrew means, "God will sow." (Strongís #3157)

Jezreel is the eldest son of Hosea and Gomer (Hosea 1:2-4). His name represents the New Israel. God divorced Israel in the Old Testament because of her adultery (Jeremiah 3:1-9 & Isaiah 50:1-2). In the divorce papers, God asks a very important legal question that pertains to the law of divorce. He asks, "Can a man put away his wife and then remarry her if she has been married to another man?" According to the law that God spoke into existence the answer is Ďno,í a man cannot take her again to be his wife. Why did God ask a question that He already knew the answer to? Although God cannot remarry the nation of Israel under the Old Covenant. He wanted to show us the spiritual door that is now opened for His Son Jesus to marry Israel under the New Covenant.

Jeremiah 3:1-They say, If a man (God) put away his wife (Israel), and she go from him, and become another manís (Satanís), shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return to Me, saith the LORD.

The answer to Godís question is explained in detail in the book of Deuteronomy.

Deuteronomy 24:1-4-When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another manís wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former (first) husband, which send her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

The legal text of the scripture that was spoken into law by God, binds Him from remarrying Israel under the Old Covenant. This law however paves the way for Christ espousement to the New Israel, which is the Christian Church (2 Corinthians 11:1-3 - Revelation 19:5-10 - Ephesians 5:25-33).

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