By Oke Chinye
Read: Hosea chapters 1-6
“Come and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up” (Hosea 6:1).
omer was a harlot; even The Almighty referred to her as such, so she was well known. Yet, God offered her a candle of light to enable her to begin her journey of redemption from being a harlot to being a wife and mother. Gomer became the wife of God’s prophet, Hosea but she returned to prostitution; she messed up her God given opportunity, disappointed her husband and disgraced her family, but Hosea kept going back to her, referring to her as Gomer (my beloved). Hosea emptied his pockets to keep buying Gomer back from the arms of other men. God chose her as an illustration of His relationship with the nation of Israel.
Perhaps you have strayed from God’s love many times, messed up your chances, and returned to a life of sin; now you feel lost and beyond restoration. Like Gomer, God will not give up on you. He is calling you by your name and saying “I want you back. I already paid the price for your redemption, come back to Me, come back home”. That voice of condemnation that whispers ‘it is too late’, belongs to the devil, God does not condemn you.
Why not heed His call today. Return to the arms of your Father; focus on what Jesus Christ did for you on the cross of calvary. Just as Gomer emptied his pockets, Jesus emptied His life to buy you back from Satan’s grip. There remains no more sacrifice. Jesus paid in full. It is finished.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Pst (Mrs) Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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