June 3rd, 1961 “For They Have Sown the Wind” LATE MR. N. DANIEL
Hosea Chapter 8
Ten tribes separated themselves from Benjamin and Judah. These tribes Benjamin and Judah are called Israel in this book and ten tribes are called Ephraim. God calls Ephraim a wild ass. Ephraim was idolatrous. God speaks very severely about them that left Jehovah. Hosea 8:7 "For they have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up." They were enjoying an apparent freedom. Those who are not in God's will enjoy an apparent freedom. But the devil will be planning their ruin. When people leave God, they begin to sow the wind and they will reap the whirlwind. One day they will find that matters are not in their control and they will give themselves up to the hands of the devil.
When we leave the fundamental truths of God and build churches they become places of sin. Verse 11 "Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin." To worship God in truth you must know the truth. One who does not know the truth cannot lead others into true worship. God is spirit and truth. When one is truly born again, his soul gets instructed through the revelation of the spirit. His prayers will be prophetic. Undoubtedly he will have an attack of the devil. But if he still trusts in God and clings to God, the devil will leave him. He will get a divine interpretation of the Word.
Follow God's intention and plan for you. When we are all in His plan we will be perfectly dovetailed together and working together. Judah with all its faults still followed God. Judah also was to be punished. The righteous may fall seven times but they will rise again. The wicked fall never to rise.
Your choices in life are most important. One must choose in every matter so that one's spiritual life may be maintained.