Good morning! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of conceived.
Hosea 1v6 Gomer concived again and gave birht to a daughter, Then the LORD said to Hosea,"Call her Lo-Ruhamah, for I will no longer show love to the house of Israel, that I should at all forgive the.
God is telling us as He told Hosea to plead or rebuke out of love for our brothers and sisters because they are going away from God instead of toward God. They are committing adultery against Him and falling for all the other gods and their way of thinking and living. God uses the marriage of Hosea and Gomer to illustrate the marriage of Israel and God. He uses the birth of their children as an example to us who we are. Lo-Ruhamah means not loved. Which for us today is the same marriage between the world and God. God has chosen the world to be saved but the world does not know Him or want to know Him, it lives in darkness. We can choose to follow our Spirit which God leads or to follow our flesh which the devil leads. Israel as we know followed their flesh which the devil used to commit adultery against God by following other God's and not our Savior never fulfilling His desires for our true life on earth as it is in Heaven. We always have a choice to turn to God ourselves and know we are committing adultery to Him by the choices we make. We can choose to stay in this stagnant state of not denying ourselves and not living off His power and His plan for our lives. We continue to fulfill our sinful desires by not changing day by day to the utmost for His highest. If we are not denying ourselves in what we want day by day we are giving in to our flesh and our weaknesses and not receiving His power to overcome who we are day by day. When we do not realize and turn and change ourselves after we have been warned by our brothers or sisters out of love they have for us, He will take over. He will strip us naked, and make us as bare as the day we were born. He will take everything we have made for ourselves and leave us only to have Him before we know we need only Him, and still some will not turn to Him. He will make us like a desert and slay us with thirst. We have to come to a place in our lives to know He is the only one that can truly fill that hunger and thirst He gives us. We go from place to place and person to person trying to fulfill the need we are aching to fulfill but until we know it His Him that can only fulfill it we will continue to be hungry and thirsty with our needs and wants. Like Gomer each time we conceive from our sinful nature, our sinful nature will give birth to sin and we will be unfaithful children. Each time we conceive from our Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ we will give birth to it's desires and be His children living His way and living out His plan for our lives; Him providing us with all we need. Jesus Christ forgives our sins and our way of life, He saves us and gives us the mind to follow God and He gives us the righteousness to make the right choices to be able to be His children and gives us birth conceived from the Holy Spirit. Today what are we conceiving to be born in us; sin or grace through faith?Are we proof of the Holy Spirit being conceived through us? Are we proof because we are fulfilling His desires and the life and the plans of God living through us day by day? Read Hosea 1 and 2.