Hosea Chapter 5 Discussion

  • T Levis - In Reply on Hosea 5 - 1 year ago
    2 Chronicles 7:14,

    I think you, yourself have to determine how & if you fast. By your faith.

    Isaiah 58, Galatians 2:6, Hebrews 11:6, James 1:5-7,

    The problem, you've stated you have is considered 'high blood sugar' usually less sugar intake is better for your body. Less food would be less sugar, but that means don't take the same insulin amounts. You should talk about it with the people you're trusting that diagnosed you & prescribed medicine to you, if you're taking insulin.

    I guess the first act of faith in fasting for you could be, eating healthy. Cut out unnecessary sugars.

    Several fellowships do a 15 day no desserts. Some turn off TV, radio etc to take time to listen to GOD. Usually all fasts reading the Bible & praying more. Turning from sin, like things that displease GOD. Like abusing someone's own body: 1Corinthians 6:9-10,11, Romans 14:22,23, Philippians 3:9,

    Hebrews 11,

    Interestingly the Bible mentions taking off Kingly garments & putting on sackcloth with fasting: 1Kings 21:27, Daniel 9:3, Isaiah 37:1, Jonah 3:5-10,

    (this is the chapter Daniel 9, that the fellowship, takes the 'no dessert' fast from.)

    Matthew 6, praying & asking Luke 11:1-13,

    Then extreme fasts, for extreme situations: Books of Esther, Matthew 17:14-21,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Richard H Priday - In Reply on Hosea 5 - 1 year ago
    Dear Myra:

    I think I did a commentary a few weeks ago on that subject. At any rate there are various lengths of time and types of fasts (such as Daniel eating only vegetables for a period of time; probably long term to avoid the Babylonian items probably offered to idols). There are one day fasts and longer as scripture indicates. God knows your heart; if you skip a meal then He will fill you with enough sustenance in the Spirit to persevere in prayer and meditation on the Word. Water obviously affects sugar levels so I would think it would be inadvisable to be without for any great time period.

    I'm not sure who is in fellowship that you attend and what their policy is; normally it is pretty rare seeing fasting today; although some may push it who of course we need to be wary of if there is some forced control issue here. If urgent prayer is needed and you can't do what others are then you certainly shouldn't be excluded. It appears normally fasting is something an individual does; although it certainly could be suggested at least in the above situation.

    At least in my current church; it seems getting anyone to do more than a "starvation diet" of prayer is a constant battle; I mentioned today that I am pressing as hard as I can without being obnoxious about it. My point being; that if people under ordinary circumstances aren't pressed and convicted to pray frequently and without "formally scheduled" periods where they are basically told who and what to pray about and limited to say half an hour (if you're lucky) even if the DID fast probably not much more would be accomplished--if they even attempted such a thing. Apparently my old church in Pittsburgh recently had an all night prayer (in shifts). Good for them. The other thing is; of course if people don't want to live for the Lord and their hearts aren't right God can't be expected to respond to their prayers.

    Sorry to "rant" just thought some of this could be relevant. I ask for wisdom 4U.
  • Myra spring on Hosea 5 - 1 year ago
    Dont quite understand fasting what do you do ? Go all day without eating or give up someing you like for a day or just a meal explain --Please if it mean go with out food all day and cant do that Im diabetic , so what do I do
  • Alan Stickle - In Reply on Hosea 5 - 1 year ago
    All these statements are true, as a nation we are moving away from God. Few I fear realize our creation is all about God and for Him, for His purpose. How long will He be patient with us? We are his children and He loves but if we turn from Him He will punish us.
  • David T on Hosea 5 - 1 year ago
    We have much to rejoice in the LORD. For the LORD has given us a look at what is before our own country at this time. This being October 10, 2022. We have gone our own way and expect GOD'S blessings. We have allowed "strange" children in our midst because of our tolerance and desire to "live together." The framers of our country would say to us - we need to get back to our foundational roots that gave us our nation in GOD in the first place.

    The framers and especially the Word of GOD told us that "the people perish because of lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6; Proverbs 29:18

    Our children have been out of school too long; and if they are in school, they are being taught ungodly things. We must seek the LORD diligently and faithfully. As Hosea writes and admonishes us to seek the LORD quickly while HE may yet be found.

    Let us pray for the leadership of our nation for they have changed our boundaries, not the physical landmarks but the spiritual lines given by our GOD and Savior. Changing the boundaries between right and wrong; between true and false religion. Too many of the up coming generation are strangers to the LORD'S truth and HIS ways.

    Let us call on the LORD as HIS word tells too. 2 Chronicles 7:14, 15; 1 Timothy 2:1-5; Colossians 3: 1-10

    GOD to shine HIS face on our Nation and give us grace and HIS wisdom. Vote on November, 2022
  • Mac Tucker on Hosea 5 - 4 years ago
    Never in the world's history has this taken place. Hosea 5 is a prophecy that has never been fulfilled and will take place in the last days. The countries will be doing the things that where being done in the time of Noah. This time want be a flood of water. We know that Israel can only be partially taken Zechariah 14 , but who must be removed for this to happen.
  • Nontle on Hosea 5 - 6 years ago
    hosea is truthful especially in the priests trapping and deceiving israelites
  • Edwina hudson on Hosea 5 - 8 years ago
    I am unaware of Hosea's book, but not unaware of God's doing.
  • Joy on Hosea 5 - 8 years ago
    Ignorance is foolishness before God's eyes...Only One Race ever existed. Read The Bible you human race haters.
  • Crimson on Hosea 5 - 8 years ago
    the whoredoms refers to Israels turning to the false gods of foreign nations and when they married into those nations they began to worship false gods this is not a black and white racial issue God created and loves all men equally we should all try and do the same
  • Handmaid of the Lord on Hosea 5 - 9 years ago
    This comment is Wrt comment posted on 10 05 2014 8:23am. I firmly strongly disagree with that anti-Semitic, prejudice opinion. The Bible refers to a time in eternity when every nation, tribe tongue will stand before Him. The 2nd Adam made a way for others who are not the natural descendants of Jacob, to enter into the Family of God. The 'White ' race is not the Israelite race. God has called ALL nations to Himself. When they commit whoredoms, they are in any type of idolatrous sin- whether in the spirit or in the natural. When a person is one with God, the fruit manifests in righteousness, many souls won over to the Lord. When the wrong union takes place between a person his her god-or multitudes of false gods, the fruit is strange. The children are strange- without love, mercy, kindness, but are the workers of iniquity. Like begets like in most cases. Similarly if a man of God fornicates with a witch they just might end up with a strange child-care a child that grows up to be a devil worshipper. Or if God is invited into the child 's life, a miraculous salvation would take place. The moral of the story is that one should
  • Herlen Chizanga on Hosea 5 - 10 years ago
    Hosea speaks about the punishment of isreal which they were going to face since they had sinned against their Deity who had brought them up from the Egyptians to Cannan.......He also preached about repentance.........he told them that they were supposed to repent so that God will take them back
  • Timothy Wayne George on Hosea 5 - 11 years ago
    The Lord said he would be as lion to Ephraim, and a young lion to Judah. God said I will return to my place till they acknowledge their wickedness, and in their affliction they shall seek me. Jesus wept over Israel, and said how ofter would I have protected you as a hen protects her chickens under her wings behold your house is left unto you desolate. Paul said my heart's desire is for Israel to be saved. Thank God this will happen in the tribulation, and we must continue to pray for the peace of Israel. God is calling out Jew, and Gentile in the Church age. When the Church age is over, God will return his attention to Israel. Jesus will be coming back as the Lion of the tribe of Judah to take the title deed of this world back from Satan.

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