The prosperity of our people is in the Heavenly Father. Job 36:11 “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.” An example of this is our father Jacob. After being blessed by his father Isaac, he fled from his brother Esau (whom he battled from the womb). This caused him to be homeless, all alone without a family. Sleeping under the stars, using a stone for his pillow. Our father Jacob literally had nothing. He wept and cried to God for help and by serving the most High he was rewarded. The nation of Israel served the Egyptians in slavery. Their lives were bitter with the hard bondage. God heard their groaning and sent them a prophet (Moses). By a prophet who set their hope in God they were freed and saved. The wicked in Hosea’s time period forgot by whom they received their substance. They believed that their images (false gods) made them rich and gave them all their substance. Similar to that generation we have brothers today that sell our people merchandise that contains graven images. Hosea 12:7 “He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.” Beware of their lies, the instant gratification and their sense of accomplishment is reproach. Do not be carried about with the wind of their doctrines. Hosea 12:1 “Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind [destruction]: he daily increaseth lies and desolation;..”
Remember the end of these things, 2nd Peters 2:3 “And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” To read along while you listen visit the following link: http://12tribes.net/bible/hos12/ Shalam!