Gomer, found that Hosea's God was not only powerful, but that God loved her also with His same everlasting love. Hosea demonstrated God's kind of love to her in a very practical way.
Separation, divorce and remarriage are just one big scheme of Satan's to destroy God's image of faithfulness and power. . . that's all it is. . .one big fat lie!
We at Hosea's Cry are not alone in this, we are among hundreds of thousands of pastors and lay people who believe Satan has no real power over God's plans for our marriages, unless of course we give satan this power. We believe God will have the final say in all this!
Here is something to think about. . .It takes two to agree to a marriage right; what happens when only one agrees to a divorce, and the other doesn't? What can the 'one' do about that?
God searches all over the world for that 'one' who is loyal and promised to intervene and strengthen that 'one' who is seeking to please God when they cry out for His help. He will be found by them. God has in the past made the sun to stand still in order to help the Israelites keep their sacred covenant vows even when they made them in error. Our motive must be right, and our hearts broken and contrite or our covenant stands will not be strong. We are not to idolize our stand, or our mate. There must be no other gods before us except God himself.
Jesus calls any sexual relationships out side of His original plan for marriage 'fornication'. We believe many in the church today have been deceived into sanctifying their adulterous relationships by calling them holy, when they are not.
With God on our side we have nothing to fear from man. So we gladly stand in the gap for our loved ones who have fallen and can't get up in their own power, we come in God's 'Supernatural Love' bending low so we can be an instrument for God's use so our spouse can stand up straight again. God gives us favour on their behalf. It's His desire that none should parish.
God has power to raise the dead, there are no limits to His resurrection power. He can redeem and restore anything He wants too, even relationships that have been dead for years.
God has the final say. We just need to make ourselves available to Him, because it's not about us, but about His image to our children and those watching that we answered this call to pick up our cross and follow him. We've taken up our positions on the wall as living stones, and stand in the way of any man made loop hole; and say no to Satan's plans for our family, and "Yes" to God's plans for our family, and His Kingdom Glory.
Hosea and Gomer are a prime example of Godís intervention in a troubled marriage. Gomer, a prostitute, became an adulteress, but God didn't condemn her, sin did that. Sin took her furthur than she wanted to go, cost her more than she wanted to pay, and kept her longer than she wanted to stay. Sin will only bring death and destruction. God showed her His loving kindness by sending Hosea to bring her back from slavery, and love her again. She was told to go, and sin no more. This beautiful love story represents Christ and His church and Israel as well. Watch and see what God will do with His covenant promises He made with Israel in these last days.
Absolutely nothing is impossible for our God, so why do we give up so easily. We throw in the towel and act as though God's not able to influence our prodigals into coming to their senses. God is in the business of changing hearts is He not? Nothing is too difficult or impossible for Him, right? So what's the problem?
You may ask, but your spouse is not even saved? Why should you lay down your life for him/her? Scripture says, "I was sought by those who did not ask for Me. I was found by those who did not seek Me". Isaiah 65:1