Hosea 4:6 My people perish for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest. And because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
PERISH =apollumi in the greek and means to destroy, destroy utterly. I am perishing (the resultant death being viewed as certain).
As God did speak thousands of years ago through the Prophet Hosea to Israel, He again is speaking to humanity today through His same words of wisdom. God's Word changes not!
God's people Israel were often disobedience against God. Out of His love and mercy towards His people, over and over again God sent one prophet after another unto them to warn them of coming judgment if they refused to forsake their sinful ways and turn back to Him.
As with Israel then and in our country and world today, the lack of knowledge of God is everywhere and on the uprising. Not because of ignorance, but by choice.
As prevalent as the Gospel is today with access and availability of biblical materials at hands reach, it appalls me that many people continue to lack knowledge of God's true plan of salvation for humanity. Not because they do not have access to the Gospel, but because they willfully choose to rejected it.
For whatever reason, what God has to say appears to be of very minimal importance to humanity and what the world has to say and offer has taken the front seat of their lives.
Do we see the same spirit of rejection of God's knowledge in America today that was seen back then by Israel? No doubt about it!
In every city, town, community, country or nation, we can find people today that are still rejecting God's truth. Many have made the lies of satan their truth and God's word of no effect in their lives because they have rejected it and they have no desire to hear it nor obey it.
O, the end results from the rejection of God and His authority in your life is not worth the reward of eternal separated from him.
Yes, if you die in your state of rejection of God and His truth that is found in His Bible, you will die in your sins and be eternally separated from Him. In other words, you will PERISH in the lake of fire!
Revelations 20:15 - Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
America, we need to turn back to God! Like our earthly bodies, all our earthly goods will one day be left behind and what will we have if we have rejected Christ? NOTHING!
1 John 2:17-The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
America, without the knowledge and wisdom of God we are headed for destruction at a fast and steady pace. It is time to come out of spiritual darkness and return to God who is a lamp for our feet and a light to our path.
No longer can man use the term "lack of knowledge" as our excuse for disobedience to God because we have access to the Gospel in every form it is available in.
If we are willing to repent, seek God's face and turn away from your wicked ways, God is willing to hear, answer and heal us and our our land.
Yes, the good news on today for those who are willing to receive Christ and His Gospel is the fact that He will not turn you away. John 6:37 -All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
In every decision we make, we are making a decision to either accept or reject God's truth and we are also making the decision to either live with God or perish apart from God.
To believe the lies of our enemy, satan, (who deceived our first parents) over the truth of God's word does not phase many, but Oh the horror they will face when they transition from life to eternal death.
How can a lack of knowledge destroy people? It's destruction process begins the moment of your rejection of God's truth when it is presented to you. What we do not know or refuse to know can and will eventually destroy us.
What is so tragically painful is that many people believe that being a member of a church or serving in a church will save them. Jesus declares that He is the only way to salvation in John 14:6-I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Believe it or not, but there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING you nor I can do to save ourselves. It is a work of God alone! Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, 9 not of works, so that no one should boast.
1 John 2:24-26 Let that which you have heard from the beginning remain in you. If that which you have heard from the beginning remains in you, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life. 26 I have written these things to you concerning those who deceive you.
I want ALL OF US to take notice of the last part of Hosea 4:6-FOR THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE. Does this describe you? Have you blatantly rejected Christ? If you have, you WILL perish!
Lack of knowledge will not work when you stand before God. Remember, God says those who reject MY knowledge will be rejected by me. This is a promise.
My earnest plea to ALL who have and still is rejecting God's knowledge is that you cry out in repentance to God and ask Him to forgive you of every WILLFUL thoughts and action you willfully committed and continues to commit against Him in your rejection of His truth and He will forgive you.
WHY PERISH WHEN YOU CAN HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE?
If you are reading this blog, it is not too late for you. REPENT AND TURN TO GOD NOW!
Thank You Lord for sending Jesus so we would not PERISH!
LORD WE NEED THEE! AMERICA NEEDS THEE! I NEED THEE!
Your Servant Debra