“And in that day, declares the LORD, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’  For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more.  And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety.  And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.  I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD.
 “And in that day I will answer, declares the LORD,
I will answer the heavens,
and they shall answer the earth,
 and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil,
and they shall answer Jezreel,
 and I will sow her for myself in the land.
And I will have mercy on No Mercy,
and I will say to Not My People, ‘You are my people’;
and he shall say, ‘You are my God.’” (ESV)
There will be no confusion of who the One True GOD is on the other side of the consequences. There will no longer be false gods meshed with the worship of the One True GOD. The plumb line of sin will no longer be blurred. This is total commitment of the people to GOD and from GOD to the people.
What does GOD say he will betroth His people to Himself with?
In the verses above underline “And you shall know the LORD.” This “know” is probably not just to know as an acquaintance. This “know” is to know the character, the quirks, the personality, and to be familiar with inside and out. GOD is not only saying that His people will know Him as a god, but will have an intimate relationship with Him.
That is exactly what GOD is saying today!
He doesn’t want you to just know of Him and His Son JESUS, GOD wants to have a personal relationship with you! A relationship that you both are fully know to each other.
Do you feel like you have been living knowing of GOD, but not fully knowing GOD?
Do you want a more intimate relationship with your Creator?
In the verses above, GOD says that He will answer the _________________________.
And they will answer the _________________________.
And the earth shall answer three things
And those three things shall answer what?
GOD will have _________________________ on No Mercy.
GOD will say to Not My People, __________ __________ __________ _________________________.
A happy ending with Jezreel restored, mercy given to no mercy, and not my people included.
And the people shall say __________ __________ __________ ___________!
Let us say that today and every day!
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