Join us in today’s devotion and prayer-

Read Hosea 3-4 in your favorite version or in the following KJV and then join us in praying below:

Hosea 3

3 Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.

2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.

4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter days.

Hosea 4

4 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.

6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.

10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the Lord.

11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.

13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.

14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

15 Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The Lord liveth.

16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the Lord will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.

18 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices. (KJV)

Our Father,

Through the prophet Hosea You prophesied that in the last days the people of Israel would return to You.  We seek for our own nation to return to You and really be a ‘nation under God’ like it use to be.  We ask for revival rather than judgment; let Your Spirit hover over America once more and bring a new awakening among this people with unity under You and Your Son Jesus rather than the division we are now experiencing.

You proclaimed through the prophet that: “people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge.” We live in a time when knowledge has increased but ironically Your Word and truth have been rejected in this culture; the very teaching and Your ‘Good News’ that brings hope, love, peace and unity in this life and the life to come. It has been exchanged for a lifestyle of accumulation of goods that never satisfy and addictions and false philosophies that promise happiness and change for the better but bring destruction, division, hopelessness, and fear instead. 

We live in a time when the good is being called bad and evil called good; the Bible teaching is called ‘hate’ language and the doctrine of demons and the teaching of ancient false gods is being paraded in our streets with pride.  When the truth is being bent and manipulated to support political power and expedience.

Millions of our children have been aborted as a sacrifice to Mammon; and perversion against nature itself is being taught to our children and grandchildren as a valued natural ‘you were born this way’ lifestyle. Save us O Lord.

We ask that through Your Holy Spirit that we will be able to live according to Your Word and demonstrate Your love and good news to all we come in contact with. May Your Kingdom come and be supernaturally manifested in our midst; let signs and wonders, miracles and healing demonstrate and validate Your Word and promises to a divided and falling nation while there is yet day.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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