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Exegesis:Hosea 6:1

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Translation of Hosea 6:1

YHVH is Mighty! And He causes the winds to blow to the end, and when He seizes us He cures us with His own hand, and with His own hand He binds us.


YHVH is mighty! He alone is not lacking in anything.

And he causes the winds to blow The winds are much like His Ruach (Spirit). His Ruach is sevenfold and this is an expression to mean that they are infinite. It/they prevail upon, in and about the universe and they also rest upon the Messiah that He's given us.

Isaiah 11:1-5
1 And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, And a twig shall grow forth out of his roots.
2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and might,
The spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD;
And he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes,
Neither decide after the hearing of his ears;
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the land;
And he shall smite the land with the rod of his mouth,
And with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins,
And faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

The infinite nature of Yah's Ruach in this passage from Isaiah is detailed below:
1) the Spirit of YHVH
2) spirit of wisdom
3) spirit of understanding
4) spirit of counsel
5) spirit of might
6) spirit of knowledge (ref. Prov. 1:7)
7) spirit of the fear of YHVH (ref. Prov. 1:7)

In Revelation we see this as pertaining to the Messiah as well:

Revelation 3:1b
...This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who holds the seven spirits of God...

(Rev 4:5 and 5:6. Also, note: Exodus 25:31-40 when referencing the lamp in the Tabernacle/Temple)

to the ends Temporal existence is a moment within the infinite. When we read of the creation in Genesis we read "Let us make man in our image". "Us" coincides with Elohim, and Elohim can be interpreted as the plurality of infinite strength and wisdom. This explains the infinite nature of the Master and King of the Universe. "to the ends" can be understood as the ends of the earth, the ends of the universe, the each of our own ends, the ends of time. He alone knows when He will bring about the end of time and usher in the Messianic Reign and Eternity. The winds of His Ruach are present in all the ends of the earth. They see and know all. His Ruach knows what we’ve been doing.

when He seizes us He cures us with His own hand The Hand of the Most High promised He'd delivered us from death as promised in Gen 3:15; He delivered us from wrath through Noach (Noah); from bondage in Egypt; He delivered us from the wilderness; He delivered us from our enemies (Torah, Joshua, Judges etc.); He preserved a remnant of us while in captivity in Babylon; He delivered us through the cure of His Anointed One's stripes; He's deliver us from the clutches of death upon our resurrection unto life.

Those that are seized by His Hand and have have His Lamb's blood and have entered into the Covenant with Him will be cured/healed. They will experience the blessing of the Most High and will enjoy His plentiful benevolence. In the eyes of the unbelieving and heathen world, they will hate His people and they will do their best to bring about their ruin. This persecution is spoken of throughout the Word and is also proven in history. The persecution that is suffered for the name of the Father and His Way, Truth and Life are also a blessing because we can always learn more about Him though these things. Ask yourself in times of trial "what does God want me to learn?" The battle is truly fought by our Father and He has given us sweet victory over death and over our enemies for eternity. It is this faith in the power of Yah and the promise of the resurrection that the justice Our Father will carry out through His Anointed One that we firmly fix out hope in.

with His own hand He binds us Those without His Ruach, the Lamb's Blood and the Covenant will be seized by His hand and bound in eternal darkness. The Hand can also seize today and bring people into judgment. Pharaoh was delivered into the hand of judgment and so have those in Israel and Judah as well as the nations. They are delivered into the Hand of judgment because they willingly and knowingly transgress the commandments/will of the Most High. This is the most terrible place to be!

When YHVH seizes us, it is done with His almighty and powerful hand – it can be the medicinal hand that applies our cure; or it can be the hand that binds us for His wrath.