Jimmy DeYoung’s
Prophetic Prospective
Daily Devotional
http://www.prophecytoday.com/
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April 6, 2007

Hosea 2:18 – And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the 
beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the 
creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword 
and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

For further study – Hosea 2:14-23

Let me remind you of the story line of the book of Hosea.  It is the 
prophet, whose wife Gomer is an adulteress that Hosea will find in 
the street, bring back home and clean up after her adulterous ways.

In this context, the Lord speaks through Hosea to the Jewish people 
who He refers to as His wife, verse 19.  The children of Israel will 
be very much like Hosea’s wife and live an adulterous life.  God 
will, as Hosea, go find His wife and bring her back into the family 
and clean her up.

In our extended passage, we see the Lord describing the relationship 
He has with the Jewish people.  He is also describing a future day 
when His wife will no longer go out whoring but be His faithful 
wife.  That day will be at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ when the 
Lord God will restore the earth and its residents, mankind, to how He 
planned for them to be upon the earth when He created them and the 
earth.

The Lord God will be married to Israel in a day when He makes her 
righteous, loving, merciful, and faithful, verse 19-20.  He will have 
his new bride, Israel, to refer to Him as "Ishi" my husband and no 
longer "Baali" my Lord.

I know that at the Lord’s return to the earth that this all happens 
because of the description of "that day."  Verse 18 reveals the 
Lord’s plan for that time when He brings the beasts of the fold, the 
fowls of the heavens and the creeping things on the earth into the 
relationship there was between His creation and man before the fall.

The Lord will also give safety and security to His new bride, the 
Jewish people, as He breaks the bow and sword of Israel’s enemies and 
ends the wars so she can rest quietly and in safety.  This all 
happens when Jesus Christ rules and reigns in Jerusalem and the earth 
and humankind return to the times of a theocracy, the Kingdom to come.

God is today preparing for his wonderful day as He continues to find 
Israel, His bride, in an adulterous situation only to bring her to 
Him and clean her up.

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