This week we cover Christian Discipleship and ask the question "Have you chosen to be like Loammi? Taken out of Hosea, we find the people of God in Israel are given an object lesson by the Prophet of God. In this Hosea takes a Harlot for a wife, has children. Each one has a name which means something prophetically and to Israel has a fulfillment with it. A Son named Jezreel, for "I will utterly take them away, causing the house of Israel to cease." Just as Jehu slew the 70 sons of Ahab, cutting of his house; so the Lord would cut off the house of Israel, the Northern tribes. Then a daughter "Loruhamah" meaning "I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel, I will utterly take them away". Here we then find the final child, a son "Loammi" which means "ye are not my people and I will not be your God."
The House of Israel, their wickedness, and the stumbling blocks of the wicked would be removed; as would the entire house. Yet, the Lord promised that in the same place that it was said "you are not my people, there it will be said you are the sons of the living God." Here in Judgment, the Lord found mercy for the Tribes of the Northern kingdom. We pointedly ask Christians, churches, pastors, prophets, apostles, and all who are in America "have you chosen to be like Loammi?" Have you as believers decided to follow the Lord, choosing him over all else? The paramount lesson for Christians in America who follow Christian Discipleship is to be sure you have taken the example of Israel seriously. For if God judged Israel so severely for her sins, make sure that Judgment will find its way to the Christian church. This alone will prove your Christian Discipleship.
In America we teach, preach, and speak of Christian Discipleship. It is easy in America to say we keep, follow, and practice Christian Discipleship; especially when you do not face bloodshed for your faith. Yet the refining will come. The test is coming and getting closer, the fire will prove your Christian Discipleship. It will find out if you truly walk in Christian Discipleship or not. That is the test. That is what you won't and cannot run from. The fire will find its way to you. Christian Discipleship Chosen to like Loammi surveys the layers of belief and carnality that American Christianity has hammered out for itself in this lukewarm society of powerpuff believers. Sink your roots in Christ Jesus and hang on, the fire will find out and your faith will keep you as the end times heat up.
Christian Discipleship Chosen to be like Loammi
Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people and I will not be your God. Hos 1:9
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 unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. Hos 1:10
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