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You've Got To Feel Me / Hosea & Gomer

Updated on January 26, 2011

Hosea 1: 1-3,

And the word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, " Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord." So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which she conceived, and bare him a son.

Hosea 3: 1-3,

Then said the Lord unto me, " Go yet, love a woman beloved to her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine." So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley: And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I be for thee.

Weddings are probably one of the most beautiful occasions that a Man or Woman of God will have an opportunity to officiate over. A time when the groom stands nervously in his Tux and Tails at the altar, waiting to hear the musician strike up the entry song , " Here Comes The Bride," and then to watch as his lovely bride comes slowly down the isles, in her flowing white lace gown and long train, to join him at the altar.

I believe that for any man, standing before the altar of God, and the assembly of his family and friends, anxiously awaiting the arrival of his betrothed, few other experiences in life can compare. A proud groom, just a few short minutes away from proclaiming his love before the world, and coming into covenant relationship, or Holy Union with her as her loving husband, and she as his bride.

Standing there in the presence of God, family, and friends to promise her his undying love and devotion for as long as they both shall live. Promising to honor and protect her, through all things that come their way, as long as they both shall live. Remembering in his spirit the words, " He that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing."

We Commit Spiritual Adultery Against God

We, as born again believer's, are married to God. Yet, we continually commit spiritual adultery against God.

God told Hosea, "Go, and marry a Whore." Have children with her, and live as a loving husband and father. God said, love your wife, love her deeply and intimately. Spend time with her, hear her words and thoughts. Go and work hard for her, give her the world on a silver platter. Give her all of the finer things that life has to offer. Design and build a home for her, allow her to drive around in luxury cars. Buy her exquisite pieces of hand-crafted jewelry, and adorn her in designer clothes.

Then Hosea, "Watch" as she takes the things that you have given her, and gives those things to her lovers. Pay attention to her not being home when you get in from a hard day at the office. Notice how she spends more time alone, out shopping, getting her hair and nails done, or just supposedly, out with the girls. Don't miss the fact that she's no longer interested in being intimate or spending personal passionate time with you, her husband. Hear her phone ring, and take note that she goes to another room to answer. Notice how she's happy and jubilant in the company of her friends, yet, everything that you say to her upsets her, and gets on her nerves.

God told Hosea, " You Got To Feel Me."

I have looked beyond the faults of my people, and supplied their every need, and they turn from me to worship the gods of the nations around them. I have loved them, with an unconditional love, even while they were yet sinners, I sent my Only Begotten Son into the world, to redeem them of sin, and still, they give their affection and attention to others.

Hosea, You Got To Feel Me. You got to feel what I feel when my wife leaves me for another. You got to feel what I feel when she gives the treasures of my love to another.


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      sweetie1 8 years ago from India

      hi i wrote a comment i dont know y it didnt upload.. well to me promise made in front of God or not in front of God ( which is not possible as god is everywhere) should be kept and never break heart of anyone because someone went back on all the promises. I would never think you can please any god by going back on your promises. About marriages vows they should never be taken lightly , a firm commitment is needed to make a marriage work

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      itakins 8 years ago from Irl


      A worthwhile reminder of the importance of the marriage vow.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      godpreacher, I agree Weddings are a beautiful occassion! I am thankful that I was able to witness as well as officiate the wedding of my youngest son. It was quite an interesting beautiful and at the same time challenging experience as they reapeated their wedding vows. I still remember the PRAYER! Each time I attend a wedding I remember my own wedding vows... They were not meant to be taken lightly...I am most thankful that my husband often tells me; "He that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing."

      The Word says it is better to "not to make a vow than to break it." As Hosea is about God's love for Israel. In many ways God's Church has been unfaithful and allowed any and everything to take place and has "yoked up" with many worldly ways. LORD HELP US! God deserves so much more. He allowed His only begotten SON JESUS CHRIST to redeem us back! To purchase with His life our right to His plan of SALVATION!

      God is Good! As you say; " You got to feel me..." Thank you for this thought provoking "Message" In His Love & Blessings!

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      godpreacher 8 years ago from Atlanta,Ga.

      RevLady, Am,

      As I looked back at this hub, I found that the ending part was not saved, so it was omitted. Please forgive me on this one. The entire part of God sending Hosea to buy Gomer back from the slave market was omitted. Showing us how God, after all of our sins, still comes to our place of brokenness and despair, and buys us back to himself. Again please forgive me.

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      Allen Werner 8 years ago from West Allis

      godpreacher, there is so much temptation in the world to lead a husband away from his wife, or a wife away from her husband. It really is the beginning of sin when we look at Eve going and heeding the serpent in the Garden of Eden. I believe that people making such a half-hearted commitment to the Lord, plays itself out in a half-hearted relationship with a spouse. Once you make the promise, you have to endure through everything and make it work - for better or worse, in sickness and health - until death do you part. Amen. Peace.

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      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      So true! I was not looking at it in that context.

      Forever His,

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      godpreacher 8 years ago from Atlanta,Ga.

      Thanks RevLady,

      Yet, let us remember that we are the Bride of Christ, and many of us are still playing the harlot, and being unfaithful to our God. Thanks for stopping by.

      Luv ya

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      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Betrayal precipitates deep pain and heart wrenching agony in the one betrayed. To dishonor vows made before God and audience is indeed a tragedy of the most serious nature.

      How horrible and profoundly hurt our Savior must have felt being betrayed by those closest to Him. It is His experience as God-Man that He can relate to our sorrows and bring healing to our wounded souls. Praise Him who loves us with a love beyond definition.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts godpreacher. There are many people who have experienced just what you have described. My heart and prayers go out to them.


      Forever His,