In the second part of this teaching Dr. Don G. Pickney takes us deeper into last week's teaching. God said to him, "Go into greater depth before you broaden the scope of this revelation." In this video you will learn about the prophetic words "Lo Ammi" of the Prophet Hosea regarding Israel, a Hebrew phrase meaning, "Not a people."
In Part One of this subject, Pastor Don made clear the words of John the Baptist when he as a Prophet, spoke, "And already the ax is lying at the root of the tree; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."
Quoting John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible commentary, "And now the ax is laid... These words may be rendered, 'for now also,' and contain in them a reason why the Jews might expect future wrath; why they should bring forth good fruit; and why they should not trust to nor plead their descent from Abraham, because "the axe is now laid": by which is meant...destruction is come at the root of the tree, the whole body of people; for the covenant which was made with them, being broken, and which was their hedge and fence, they shall not escape divine wrath, and shall be cast into everlasting burnings hereafter (which points to the fact that they will not be saved by the 'Abrahamic root' which is contrary to the current notion of theirs that בזכותי דאברהם "by the merits of Abraham", the Israelites shall be delivered from the fire of hell)."
Hosea, foreseeing this event at the fulfillment of Christ's redemption and offering salvation for all mankind (including Israel's salvation, i.e. "...for all Israel shall be saved"), spoke of the Jewish religion, as the "root or offspring of Abraham," in his "Lo Ammi" prophecy:
Hos 1:9-10 KJV "Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. (10) Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said , Ye are not my people, there it shall be said , Ye are the sons of the living God."
Here, at the cutting off of Israel, Hosea prophecies the true salvation for all mankind including both the Jews and the Gentiles, who will be required to receive their free gift of "being saved," accept the Messiah, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach (Jesus Christ). Jesus, in his earth ministry, recognized their cutting off as God's people when he preached to the Jewish leaders:
John 8:42-44 KJV Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God... (44) Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do... for he is a liar, and the father of it." (Surely, Jesus would not speak disrespectfully thus to "the people of God.")
Is God forsaking His promise to Abraham of His seed. Is this "anti-Semitic" jargon? Of course not! The prophet is merely announcing the exchange of one method of salvation for another, not excluding Israel or Judah, but including the Gentiles an all of humankind. He is prophesying the removal of one method of salvation making the covenant a better one. Hosea continues his thought of "Lo-ammi," and prophesies:
Hosea 2:23 AMP "And I will sow her for Myself anew in the land, and I will have love, pity, and mercy for her who had not obtained love, pity, and mercy; and I will say to those who were not My people, You are My people, and they shall say, You are my God! [I Pet. 2:9, 10.]"
Pastor Don shows this fulfilled in Romans 9:24-27 AMP "Even including ourselves whom He has called, not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles (heathen)? (25) Just as He says in Hosea, 'Those who were not My people I will call My people, and her who was not beloved [I will call] My beloved. [Hos. 2:23.] (26) And it shall be that in the very place where it was said to them, You are not My people, they shall be called sons of the living God. [Hos. 1:10.]' (27) And Isaiah calls out (solemnly cries aloud) over Israel: Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, only the remnant (a small part of them) will be saved [from perdition, condemnation, judgment]!"
Pastor Don states, "Are we teaching this to learn more about the Jews? No! We are doing this learn about those who had never obtained mercy being given opportunity (with the Jews) to find eternal salvation. We are doing this because the Day of Jehovah Tsaba is all about the extent to which God will show Himself merciful to His people (a people who were 'not a people,' along with God's original elect whom He 'named Lo-ammi - not a people" He cries, both those who were not a people, and those who were named "not a people" are now both invited in to be, as Hosea 1:10 declares, "the son's of the Living God!"
Get ready again in this teaching for more depth of this revelation!