Is this you?

Is This You?

The Lord God Almighty discusses with you and I how He tries to heal us, but when He does, our sins, all of our doing wrong, are exposed, and our crimes are shown to us.  We do not like that, and we rebel even more.  This is in the book of Hosea, chapter 7.  

God tells us that we lie to each other, to ourselves, and to Him. We deceive. The Lord God Almighty explains to you and I that we steal from homes, from offices, from family members - but we do not realize that He, God Almighty remembers ALL of our evil deeds. God can never be deceived, for He is Truth and sees us clearly as we are. That is why we are to come to Him for help. Only God can clearly help us to go from where we are to where He wants us to go, which is out of and away from our troubled life.

Your sin, or wrong doing, is always before His Eyes, and your sins and mine engulf us. Engulf means to cover and suffocate! Yes, we are drowning in our own evil, wrong doing, sin. Hos 7:1,2

Hosea 7 1 whenever I would heal Israel, the sins of Ephraim are exposed and the crimes of Samaria revealed. They practice deceit, thieves break into houses, bandits rob in the streets; 2 but they do not realize that I remember all their evil deeds. Their sins engulf them; they are always before me.

God tells you and me that we delight, enjoy and keep on doing our wickedness with all sorts of people. Kings, princes, company employees, family members, people we know briefly, long time friends. God is telling you and me that we are adulterers, who are cooking in our own evilness, burning our selves away. We continue our wicked ways, our evil lifestyles day and night. We "celebrate", drink wine, indulge our passions, mock other people, and soon our world comes crashing down around us. - Yet you and I have not called on the Lord God Almighty, the Only One Who can and will save us from our own destruction if we call on Him for help! " and none of them calls on Me." Hos 7:3-7

3 "They delight the king with their wickedness, the princes with their lies. 4 They are all adulterers, burning like an oven whose fire the baker need not stir from the kneading of the dough till it rises. 5 On the day of the festival of our king the princes become inflamed with wine, and he joins hands with the mockers. 6 Their hearts are like an oven; they approach him with intrigue. Their passion smolders all night; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire. 7 All of them are hot as an oven; they devour their rulers. All their kings fall, and none of them calls on Me.

Those who have known God in the past spend their time with people who do not care about God. They lose their strength because of the company they keep, and do not realize it. They get old and worn out, and do not notice it. Those who have known God in the past have grown arrogant, which testifies against them, but despite all this they do not return to the LORD their God or search for Him. Hos 7:8-10

8 "Ephraim mixes with the nations; Ephraim is a flat cake not turned over. 9 Foreigners sap his strength, but he does not realize it. His hair is sprinkled with gray, but he does not notice. 10 Israel's arrogance testifies against him, but despite all this he does not return to the LORD his God or search for him.

God tells you and me that the ones who have known God in the past are easily deceived and senseless, calling to other people for help, one person, then another, one philosophy then another,… But God tells us He will pull you and me down, if we are the ones who have strayed from Him. Woe to you and me!  Woe to you and me because we have strayed from the Lord God Almighty! God promises destruction to us because we have rebelled against Him! Yet God tells you and me in the same breath, "I long to redeem them."

What a gloriously loving God you and I have!! He wants to redeem you and me!! The Lord God Almighty, Who sees you and me and all our sin and wrong doing, --- Still wants to desperately and passionately, longs to make us clean and His very own again!! God wants you back!! God is calling you to Himself, and He wants to make your life right. Only God can make your life right, because only He is God, and we are not.

God continues on -  to say in the same breath, that you and I speak lies against the Lord God Almighty. -- Oh, what a pain we are to His heart!! He, Who loves us enough to die for us, cannot help us because we will not let Him. We lie about God, speak against Him, … (Oh how can we stand ourselves?!? -- Yet He wants to redeem you right now!!) Hos 7:11-13

11 "Ephraim is like a dove, easily deceived and senseless- now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria. 12 When they go, I will throw my net over them; I will pull them down like birds of the air. When I hear them flocking together, I will catch them. 13 Woe to them, because they have strayed from me! Destruction to them, because they have rebelled against me! I long to redeem them but they speak lies against me.

God says to you and me, we do not cry out to God from our hearts, but just wail on our beds in self pity. We do our work, and continue our sinning, and turn away from the Only One Who can save us from our misery.

The Lord God gave us training, gifts and talents, and strength, but we plot evil against God, against His people, against what He tries to involve us in our lives that is different from our sins. We do not turn to the Most High God. Instead, we are unusable, like a broken bow for an arrow, and our lives will continue to crash down. Hos 7:14-16

14 They do not cry out to me from their hearts but wail upon their beds. They gather together for grain and new wine but turn away from me. 15 I trained them and strengthened them, but they plot evil against me. 16 They do not turn to the Most High; they are like a faulty bow. Their leaders will fall by the sword because of their insolent words. For this they will be ridiculed in the land of Egypt.

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