Hosea 1

I will save them by He WILL BE their ELOHIM

Hosea’s prophecy, in Chapters 1 to 3, describes the coming New Covenant, and the harlotry of the New Covenant Church with pagan religion, ending with the salvation of Israel in the last days.

His prophecy begins with the harlotry of Israel in Chapter 1. God prophecies the New Covenant, saying “I will save them by YHVH (He WILL BE) their ELOHIM” (By Christ) and then God says: “I will no longer be their I WILL BE,” (the Father will no longer be the LORD).

Hos 1:1-2
Hosea – the meaning of Hosea is salvation, an appropriate name for the prophet of the New Covenant.  “Ye Hosea,” is Jesus in Greek, and means “God saves.”

Hosea was a contemporary of Isaiah, whose name means “YHVH is Salvation.”

Take for yourself a wife of harlotry – God is going to show the harlotry of Israel, and the harlotry of His coming Church; and the separation of God from His Church.

Hos 1:3
Gomer – meaning “ceasing” or “coming to an end.”

Daughter of Diblaim – literally “the daughter of raisin cakes” as we will see in Hosea 3:1, “they love the raisin cakes of the pagans.”

Hos 1:4,5
Jezreel – “ZARAH” “EL” – God scatters, see also Zechariah 1:21. God’s people will be scattered: “And bring an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.” This has a meaning within the harlotry of the Old Covenant and the New Covenant, as we will see.

Hosea 1:6
Lo-Ruhaman – meaning no mercy, “for I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel

Hosea 1:7
“I will save them by (YHVH) He WILL BE their ELOHIM.” – Here, and in verse 9, we go back to the name that God gave Christ at the burning bush, “say to them HE WILL BE you ELOHIM has appeared to Me” (Exodus 3:16).

The Northern Kingdom will be destroyed, but Christ, the Messiah, will come to the people of Judah.

Hosea 1:8,9
Lo-Ammi – meaning “not My people,” prophetic of Israel and the departure of the Spirit of Adoption from the New Covenant Church, we shall see in Hosea 3:1

I will not be your Lord – literally: I will no longer be your I WILL BE, I not אֶהְיֶ֥ה. This is the name God gave Himself at the burning bush. In the New Covenant, Christ shall become the Lord, and God will no longer be “Master” (Lord) as we shall see in Hosea 2:16

Hosea 1:10,11 and Hosea 2:1
There it shall be said “you are the sons of the living God” – a prophecy of the eventual complete restoration that will occur in the last days, as we shall see in Hosea 3:5