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The Complete Study of the Book of Hosea Verse By Verse

The Complete Study of the Book of Hosea Verse By Verse: The Book of Hosea is one of the prophetic books in the Old Testament of the Bible, and it carries a profound message for both its original audience and modern readers. It consists of 14 chapters and is attributed to the prophet Hosea, who lived in the 8th century BCE in the kingdom of Israel (Efraim).


The central theme of Hosea is the spiritual relationship between the Creator and His people, portrayed through the metaphor of a troubled marriage. Hosea’s personal experiences become symbolic of the Creator’s relationship with Israel (Akobe). The book is divided into two main sections: the first three chapters contain the narrative of Hosea’s own life, while the remaining chapters consist of his prophetic messages.

Chapters 1-3: Hosea’s Family as a Symbol:

Hosea begins by illustrating the Great Spirit’s command to him to marry a woman named Gomer, who becomes unfaithful to him. Gomer’s unfaithfulness mirrors the children of Akobe’s unfaithfulness to their Creator by worshipping other gods. Despite this, Hosea forgives and redeems Gomer, reflecting the Creator’s unremitting love for the house of Akobe, even in their unfaithfulness.

Chapters 4-11: Accusations and Warnings:

In this section, Hosea delivers a series of messages, accusations, and warnings to the people of Akobe. He condemns their idolatry, social injustices, and moral decay, emphasizing that these sins will lead to the Creator’s judgment. Hosea also laments the house of Akobe’s ignorance of the Creator’s ways and their reliance on foreign nations rather than their Creator.

Chapters 12-14: Call to Repentance and Restoration:

In these chapters, Hosea calls the house of Akobe to repentance. He reminds them of their history, including the patriarch Jacob’s (Akobe) experiences, as a way to encourage a return to their Maker. Hosea highlights the Great Creator’s desire for repentance rather than sacrifice and offers hope for restoration if the people of the Most High turn back to the Creator. The book concludes with a call to wisdom and a promise of healing, love, and restoration from the Great Creator.

Key Themes:

Covenantal Relationship: Hosea portrays the Creator’s relationship with the Bantu as a divine covenant, emphasizing faithfulness and consequences for disobedience.

Idolatry and Unfaithfulness: The book condemns the Bantu’s idolatry and unfaithfulness to their Maker as the primary reasons for their troubles.

Divine Love and Compassion: Despite the house of Akobe’s unfaithfulness, Hosea emphasizes the Creator’s lasting love and willingness to forgive and restore.

Social Justice: Hosea denounces social injustices, including oppression of the poor and dishonesty, as actions that offend the Almighty.

Repentance and Restoration: The book holds out hope for the house of Akobe to return to the Creator and the possibility of restoration through repentance.

In summary, the Book of Hosea serves as a poignant portrayal of the Creator’s unfailing love and the consequences of unfaithfulness within a covenantal relationship. It challenges readers to reflect on their own spiritual expeditions and the importance of genuine repentance and fidelity to the Creator.

Chapter 1

Let’s break down each verse of Hosea’s chapter one. Keep in mind, since the preparation of our Africa is the Land of Shem and Unprofitable Lies series, we have changed up the use of certain terms. For “God” we use Creator, Almighty, Most High, Eternal Father, SoNiNi NaNiNi. In place of the Lord, we use the Great Spirit or Anointed Spirit. For Israel we say Bantu and for Jacob we say Akobe. Now, let’s look at this chapter:

Verse 1:
“The word of the Creator 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 Akobe.”

Verse 1 Breakdown:

In this opening verse, we are introduced to the prophet Hosea, more appropriately his name would have been Osea or O’Shea, who received a divine message from the Creator. This message came during the reigns of several kings of Juda (Yawada) and during the time of Jeroboam (Yeroboam), the king of the Bantu (Efraim).

Verse 2:
“The beginning of the Creator’s word by Hosea. And the Creator 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 Great Spirit.”

Verse 2 Breakdown:

Here, we learn that the Creator’s message to Hosea begins with a rather unusual command. Hosea is instructed to marry a woman known for her unfaithfulness, symbolizing the spiritual unfaithfulness of the land (Akobe). This serves as a powerful metaphor for the people’s departure from their covenant with the Great Spirit.

Verse 3:
“So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.”

Verse 3 Breakdown:
Hosea obediently follows the Creator’s command and marries Gomer. She bears him a son, and this event marks the beginning of the visual lesson that Hosea’s family will become through their names and experiences.

Verse 4:
“And the Great Spirit said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of the Bantu of Efraim.” Remember, the Kingdom of Akobe was divided during the days of Solomon. One kingdom was Yawada or Juda, and the other was Efraim; all Bantus or Israelites as they were called in the Bible, but divided into two separate kingdoms.

Verse 4 Breakdown:

The first son is named Jezreel, which means “the Creator sows.” This name carries a message of impending judgment. The verse suggests that the Creator will avenge the bloodshed that occurred in Jezreel, possibly referring to the violence and political instability during the time of Jehu. The prophecy also predicts the downfall of the Akobe kingdom. They will be planted in the nations of their captivity

Verse 5:
“And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Akobe in the valley of Jezreel.”

Verse 5 Breakdown:
Continuing the message of judgment, this verse foretells the defeat and humiliation of Akobe, represented by the breaking of their “bow” or military strength in the valley of Jezreel, where significant historical events took place.

Verse 6:
“And she conceived again and bore a daughter. And Great Spirit said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Akobe; but I will utterly take them away.”

Verse 6 Breakdown:

Hosea’s wife Gomer gives birth to a daughter named Loruhamah, which means “no mercy.” This name symbolizes the withdrawal of the Creator’s mercy from the house of Akobe due to their continued unfaithfulness, indicating a severe judgment.

Verse 7:
“But I will have mercy upon the house of Juda, and will save them by the Great Spirit their Creator, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.”

Verse 7 Breakdown:
In contrast to Akobe, the verse promises that the house of Juda will receive the Creator’s mercy and salvation. Interestingly, their deliverance is described as not relying on military might but on the power of the Creator, emphasizing divine intervention.

The Assyrians destroyed the 10 tribes that departed from the House of David and Juda. They departed during the days of Solomon the King. The Assyrians took down Samaria, another name the 10 Tribes of Akobe went by. Assyria thought to do the same to Juda.

However, when Assyria came to defeat the kingdom of Juda, they were defeated. King Ezekia, known as Hezekiah in the scriptures, prayed to the Great Creator to deliver Juda. Recorded in 2nd Kings 19:35, an angel of the Great Creator killed 185,000 of Sennacherib’s soldiers. In one night! The angel delivered Juda without Juda needing any military strength of their own.

Verse 8: “Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bore a son.”

Verse 8 Breakdown:
After Loruhamah, Gomer conceives and bears a son. This follows the pattern of Osea’s family becoming living metaphors for the Creator’s messages to the people. Osea and his whorish wife had Jezreel, a boy, Loruhama, a girl, and now Loammi, another boy.

Verse 9:
“Then said the Great Spirit, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your Great Spirit.”

Verse 9 Breakdown:
The third child is named Loammi, which means “not my people.” This name represents a profound message of rejection and separation. It signifies that, due to their unfaithfulness, the people are no longer considered the Creator’s people, and the Creator will not be their Ruler. In a way, they have chosen another ruler or god to serve, so the Creator is stepping aside. Paul wrote in Romans 6:16, whoever you yield yourself to obey, that is who your master is. If you serve sin, sin is your master. Or you can serve obedience to righteousness; the same with the Creator or the foreign deities of the world. The Bantus chose foreign deities or gods, so the Great Spirit no longer was their Ruler.

Verse 10:
“Yet the number of the children of Akobe shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living Great Spirit.”

Verse 10 Breakdown:

Despite the judgment and rejection mentioned earlier, this verse offers hope and a promise of future restoration. It foretells that the number of the children of Israel (Akobe) will become countless, like the sand of the sea. Furthermore, in the very place where they were once told they were not the Creator’s people, they will be called “the sons of the living Great Spirit,” signifying a future reconciliation. Open your eyes, this is happening right now on the continent of Africa.

Verse 11:
“Then shall the children of Juda and the children of Akobe be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.”

Verse 11 Breakdown:

This verse speaks of a future reunion of the children of Juda and Akobe (Efraim), signifying the ultimate reconciliation of the divided people. Think of the latter part of Ezekiel chapter 37 among many prophecies of the unification of the people.

They will unite under one leader, symbolizing a time of unity and restoration. The mention of “the day of Jezreel” hints at a significant, transformative event in the future. Jezreel means the Creator sows, meaning He will plant them back in their land given to Abram, Isaaka, and Akobe.

These verses in Hosea Chapter One depict a powerful message of judgment, rejection, and future reconciliation, conveyed through the names and experiences of Hosea’s family. They set the stage for the prophetic themes and messages that continue to unfold in the rest of the book. The three children of Osea are significant. If Osea represents the Great Spirit in this parable, his whorish wife Gomer would represent the house of Akobe.

The three children could represent the three phases of the house of Akobe. One, when they were together, two, when they were divided and scattered. And three, when they will be redeemed and planted back in their land. Prophecies like these are vital for all people, all religions, and all nations to awake to two major realizations in all spiritual walks.

Those two major realizations are who are the people of the Bible?

Who are the children of Israel or more accurately, who are the Bantu? Who are they today? Second, where is the land they will eventually be resown in? As pure as we are becoming in the Creator’s Word, as filled with the fruits of the Spirit we must be, we must also have knowledge of the Holy. Self-awareness is important; if we do not know ourselves, we cannot know our home.

Join us again as we go verse by verse to break down the following chapters.

Be strong and very courageous

Minister Koko

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  1. Dr Idoko John Dr Idoko John

    Was it during the reign of Solomon or during the reign of Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, that the division into two kingdom occurred?.
    I want clarification please.

    • Dr. Idoko, greetings. This is a great question and clarification. We often remark that it took place during the days of Solomon, because Solomon is well known in the scriptures to an audience not as knowledgeeable with Biblical history. The average non-biblical reader may not identify with Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. Therefore, you may hear us mention during the days of Solomon the Kingdom was divided.

      However, to clarify, the actual division took place during the reign of Solomon’s son, Rehoboam. After the death of Solomon, the families or tribes within Akobe desired relief. They sought a leader from the house of Joseph (Yosef) named Yeroboam (Jeroboam), to lead them. When Rehoboam ignored their request, ten tribes broke away from Juda to follow Efraim. This took place during the reign of Rehoboam.

      Minister Koko

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