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This is a presentation on the Book of Hosea in the Bible. …

This is a presentation on the Book of Hosea in the Bible.

Prason shared this presentation in a Bible study for a group of scripture thirsty souls

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  • 1. Year- 2010 Hosea
  • 2. Hosea – A Synopsis
    • The author of this presentation is 28 years old.
    • Hosea is the 28 th book in the Old Testament
    • Hosea is the first book in the list of Minor prophetic books in the Bible. There are 12 minor prophet books in the Old Testament
  • 3. Hosea – The Introduction
    • The book of Hosea is a narrative of a Tragic Love story.
    • Hosea means “Salvation of the Lord”
    • Hosea was a prophet in the 8 th Century BC.
    • He is regarded as the greatest prophet of his time.
  • 4. Hosea- The Background
    • King Jeroboam II- “The most powerful King of Israel” was the 14 th King of Israel.
    • He fought against the Syrians and restored the boundaries of Israel.
    • But He did not lead the Israelites in a spiritual way. He was bad in the eyes of God.
    • After his reign, the people of Israel went in their own ways falling for the sins of the world.
    • God uses Hosea to prophecy to the Israelites and tell them what HE feels about them.
  • 5. Hosea – The Shocking Call
    • God asks Hosea to marry a Harlot “Gomer”. Gomer means completion
    • He has three kids through his wife.
    • His wife, cheats him and goes around sleeping with the men of the city
    • Note: The call of Hosea was a shocker of a call. But still Hosea, obeyed God’s call. We see implicit obedience from Hosea
  • 6. Hosea- Gomer
    • God’s love, judgment, Grace and Mercy are woven into their relationship.
    • Hosea and Gomer had 3 children
    • Jezreel (God Scatters)
    • Lo-Ruhamah (Not Loved)
    • Lo-Ammi (Not My People)
    • Gomer had allowed allowed herself to be taken by other lovers, just as Israel moved away from God.
    • Because of Gomer’s affairs Hosea questioned if he really was the father of the last two.
  • 7. Hosea- The book Foundation
    • 1 st Chapter - Hosea marries Gomer and has 3 children
    • 2 nd Chapter – Gomer leaves Hosea for other men
    • 3 rd Chapter – Hosea reconciles with His wife
  • 8. Hosea – The Book formation
    • The first 3 chapters is the foundation of the book
    • Sins of Israel – 4,6,7,12
    • Punishment – 5,8,9,10,12,13
    • God’s Hope – 11 (Agape Love)
    • Repentance brings blessings - 14
  • 9. Hosea – The Tragic Love
    • When Gomer leaves Hosea and sleeps around with other men of the city
        • Hosea would be prophesying in the morning to the people of Israel and in the evening he searches for Gomer in the brothels
    • He was ridiculed because he was attempting to guide the nation with his prophecies but couldn’t even control his wife
  • 10. Hosea – God’s Love
    • When men started ridiculing Hosea because of his wife by asking him the question, “ How can a holy man like you, love an adulterous woman like Gomer?”
    • Hosea answered them by saying, “ I love my wife, the same way God loves an adulterous nation like us”
  • 11. Hosea – In brief
    • Gomer, like Israel, was looking for love in all the wrong places.
    • Gomer had the love of her husband and Israel the love of her God.
    • Israel had begun to worship the pagan god Baal, which is the common word meaning husband.
    • Just as Hosea was Gomer’s husband, God was Israel’s husband.
  • 12. Hosea – Why Israel?
    • We might ask the question,” Why did God choose Israel and why did he have such a compassion towards the nation of Israel?”
    • Why not Greece?- with great philosophers like Aristotle and Plato.
    • Why not Rome?- the majestic city of the Caesars.
    • Why not Babylon? –The city of scientists.
    • God chose a tiny nation Israel , because it was mocked by Greece, Rebuked by Rome and enslaved by Babylon. God cares for the meek and Humble
  • 13. Hosea- God’s Love
    • God takes his love to the undeserving little nation of Israel and calls them, “You are the apple of my eye”
    • The book of Hosea stresses on one thing- The one word that defines Christian faith is the word Forgiveness.
    • God gives us a chance to start again, start afresh. We might have sinned big time. But God is a forgiving God and he cleanses our sins when we ask for forgiveness in complete submission
  • 14. Mother Teresa’s example
    • Mother Teresa once went to a baker and requested him to provide some food for the children in her orphanage. He frowned at her and spat on her left hand. She took a handkerchief, wiped the saliva and put it inside her pocket. She then extended her right hand and said " That is for me! Now Can you give me some food for the children".
    • How could mother Teresa do that?
    • Because she was exhibiting God’s love through her actions. It was God’s Grace which was upon her, that made her exhibit such wonderful love
    • How do we react when someone snubs us?
  • 15. What Love is this?
    • It is God’s love.
    • No other Love can be defined unless we understand what God’s love is
  • 16. About the author
    • The author[ Prason] comes from a very small town in the southern most part of India.
    • He had a good education and he was brought up in Christian faith. But he went with the ways of the world in his late teens and fell for all the vices.
    • Still God chose him; broke him and molded him and has made him to be a steward for his sheep.
    • Now the Lord is imparting him with his wisdom and is training him to be an Apostle with a Prophetic Calling .
    • Praise God! for his Yoke is easy and his burden is light  
    • If you want to share anything regarding this presentation, please write to the author [Prason] at [email_address]