Hos 3:3 And I said to her, “You must dwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.”
The statement Hosea makes to his bride is also a prophecy to Israel. There is a directive to be faithful and a promise of faithfulness. There is also the prediction of an extended period free of idolatry. God’s people will not behave as old Israel has behaved. Instead they will remain in close relationship with God. God will have remained faithful for the duration of this period. We know without a doubt that this statement by Hosea to his bride is predictive prophecy because the next verse says so.