The Cross of Christ in Hosea


Redemptive Withdrawal in the book of Hosea

  1. Withdrawal: 5:6;
  2. Redemptive: 5:15-6:3;
  3. God suffers with them in their affliction: 6:2, an exact foreshadowing prophesy of the cross of Christ; 11:8-9;
  4. Aikido-like self-destruction of evil: 6:2 is a prophetic foreshadowing of the cross which reveals that the evil lions (types of Satan and his minions, 1 Pet 5:8) by attacking Israel have brought about their own defeat and restoration of Israel just as they did at Calvary; 5:14; 7:9; 13:7-9; Heb 2:14; 1 Cor 2:6-8.

Hosea reveals that regardless of how adulterous His wife Israel is, God still desires that she would return to Him.  He will always take her back.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here