Love does not mean allowing rebellion to destroy us....



hand sculpted bird looks like he is pondering the future  ©salzano



Hosea 10:11-14New Living Translation (NLT)
11 
“Israel[a] is like a trained heifer treading out the grain—
    an easy job she loves.
    But I will put a heavy yoke on her tender neck.
I will force Judah to pull the plow
    and Israel[b] to break up the hard ground.
12 
I said, ‘Plant the good seeds of righteousness,
    and you will harvest a crop of love.
Plow up the hard ground of your hearts,
    for now is the time to seek the Lord,
that he may come
    and shower righteousness upon you.’
13 
“But you have cultivated wickedness
    and harvested a thriving crop of sins.
You have eaten the fruit of lies—
    trusting in your military might,
believing that great armies
    could make your nation safe.
14 
Now the terrors of war
    will rise among your people.
All your fortifications will fall,
    just as when Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel.
Even mothers and children

    were dashed to death there.

Hosea was speaking what God instructed him to proclaim.  A message not just for those in his day but for all the nations where God sent His children after they left Israel but also today!  It is important to know that anytime Israel and Ephraim, or Judah are spoken He is talking about His own called children.  Not just the little nation of Israel today or the tribes of the past.
Those children of the earth meant to follow God's ways. Most of whom have decided for themselves what is righteous and good.  But not.  Most who instead of planting seeds of God's way of living good, in love, in worship to God and to loving their neighbor has instead cultivated all sort of wickedness and believed lies. 
this is a tiny close up of a simple weed. Life that has great beauty and wonderfully made by God. Photo ©salzano

God is speaking to those nations.Who up to now have been very protected and hedged about in relative safety and abundance.  Yet because they have spurned the Lord their God and instead worship the traditions made by man and most importantly worship themselves!  What they do , what they make, what they dream up to do without regard to God and what is His purpose.  Who put all their trust in their own military might, and their own knowledge which is nothing compared to the all mighty God of all things!!  

Thus in Love for mankind and like any loving parent who must correct a rebellious child before they destroy themselves, HE will intervene after He allows us to get to the very brink of total destruction of the planet and all life as we know it.  He will allow our nation to be overtaken and we shall become captives and sent to other lands. Everything we thought we owned shall be taken away.  A time of great horror such as never before heard of but their is GOOD NEWS!  God is our savior and He will come back . In all His power and Love He will save humanity and bring in a world of peace and abundance that shall never be removed.  A world where God rules instead of man.  This will be in perfection and there the tears will be wiped away and all lies, deceit.  

with our own hands we create and do art yet it is only by Gods Grace we breathe ©salzano

The moment of decision is past due.  Where will we stand?  There is a line drawn in the sand. One side is on the side of  life! God's ways and His purpose.  The other is the side of the enemy.  Against God, against anything God stands for.  One side is life and Hope, the other is darkness and night. Terror and pain. Lies and deceit.  Death for ever more. Which will we choose? Or will you wait till you are without hope? and then against all hope---Ask God to hear your cry?
I believe God will aways hear His children. But the thing is, He will still allow us to go through great suffering if our rebellion reins in our heart. For not until we go through great suffering will we humble ourselves to see how much we need God and we Need His love and direction.   

May God bless and keep you. May He always do what is best for us and not what we want for we do not know what is best! But rest assured He does!  Hoquiam Wash. Pic ©salzano

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