Cleaning House

Hos 2:16-17 “And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more.

Continuing the poetic prophecy using marital symbols, God indicates that in that day chastened Israel will forsake its idols and return to God. As it pertains to Israel, this occurred at least in part during the reign of Hezekiah when some of the remnant of Israel joined with Judah to restore YHWH worship. While these events provided a sort of fulfillment to the Israel, the marriage symbolism is also carried forward to Christ and the church. There are numerous references to the marriage of Jesus to the Church at the end of the age. When the marriage of the lamb is celebrated in heaven there certainly will be no memory of false gods.

About Lance Ponder

Christian author of "Ask James one"; public speaker; husband and father. Available to speak on Creation and the Gospel.
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