Great will be the Day of the Lord’s Planting Isaiah 4:2
Hosea 1:1-6 The Word of the Lord came to Hosea: Go take a prostitute as your wife. Have children by her, for like an unfaithful woman My people have been unfaithful to their God. Call your son Jezreel, for very soon I will punish Israel and bring their kingly dynasty to an end. Gomer conceived again and bore a daughter. Call her Lo-ruhamah, for I shall no longer show love for Israel and will totally remove them.
Hosea 1:7-9 But Judah, I will love and save, not by any weapon of war, just by My power. Then Gomer bore another son. Call him Lo-ammi, for you are not My people and I shall no longer be your God.
Hosea 1:10-11 The Israelites shall be as countless as the sands of the sea and it will no longer be said of them: You are not My people, for they will be called ‘Children of the Living God’. The people of Judah and Israel will be re-united and will choose for themselves one leader, for they will re-inhabit the Holy Land. Great will be the Day of Jezreel!
Hosea 2:1 You are to say to your brothers: ‘You are the Lord’s people’, and to your sisters ‘You are loved’. Ref: REB. Some verses abridged.
‘I will punish Israel, totally remove them’, The Northern ten tribes conquered by Assyria in 722/21BC, but completely taken out of the Land in 718BC by Sargon 2.
‘their kingly dynasty ended’, The kings of Israel were not from the Davidic line.
‘Judah, I will save’, Judah were spared by Assyria, but 130 years later they were taken into captivity by Babylon, cast off by God and called ’not My people’, for their sins.
‘The Israelites: countless numbers’, All of the 12 tribes of Israel remain scattered around the world, only God knows exactly who they are. Amos 9:9
‘Judah and Israel re-united’, the great prophecies of Ezekiel 37:1-28
‘choose one leader’, This undeniably places the return of the Israelites to the Promised Land before the Return of Jesus. Jeremiah 30:21, Isaiah 62:1-5
‘the Day of Jezreel’, Hebrew= God sows or plants. This refers to the extensively prophesied great Day of the Lord, when He punishes His enemies and at the same time, saves and protects His people. Isaiah 30:26 tells us how the punishment is instigated and that the Lord will ‘bind up the wounds of His people’. That is: once again care for them and gather them back to their heritage. In all of the holy Land, the Lord’s people, that is: true Christians, be they actual descendants of Jacob or grafted in, will live as always intended, being ‘a light to the nations’ and sending out 144,000 missionaries to proclaim the coming Kingdom of Jesus.
Isaiah 35:1-10, Jeremiah 50:4-5, Hosea 2:14, Hosea 8:10, Hosea 11:10-11, Joel 3:7, Zephaniah 3:20, Zechariah 8:7-8, Deuteronomy 30:1-5, Psalms 147:2, Isaiah 27:12-13, Isaiah 49:3-6, Isaiah 51:11, Jeremiah 31:1-14, Jeremiah 32:37-44, Ezekiel 11:17, Ezekiel 20:34, Ezekiel 36:9-12, Acts 3:17-26