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2016 February 29

The Yard of a Madhouse (1794)
Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)
Romanticism Style
Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas, USA
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: "The prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad," says the LORD, in Hosea 9, verse 7. Israel was about to be cast out of their land. The prophets who told them otherwise were fools and mad men. In former days, before Israel turned to Baalpeor, they had been as pleasing to the LORD as when a man finds grapes and first-ripe figs in the wilderness. Now, all would be lost, even their children - - indeed even their children in the womb.
     Today's painting depicts madness, a fate which awaited the false prophets in Israel. [Sermons: Phil Newton. Stuart Olyott. Emilio Ramos. William Still. ]

          [ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Hosea 3. Hosea 4. Hosea 5. Hosea 6. Hosea 7. Hosea 8. Hosea 9. Hosea 10. Hosea 11. Hosea 12. Hosea 13. Hosea 14. ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]

1. Before Gomer's Captivity (1:1 - 2:23)
a. Signs to Israel Before Gomer, Hosea's Wife, Went into Captivity (1:1 - 1:9) - 760-756 B.C., Israel
b. The Lord's Commentary on the Pre-Captivity Signs (1:10 - 2:23) - 756 B.C., Israel

2. After Gomer's Captivity (3:1 - 14:9)
a. Signs to Israel After Gomer Returned From Captivity (3:1 - 3:5) - 756-720 B.C., Israel
b. The Lord's Commentary on the Post-Captivity Signs (4:1 - 14:9) - 720 B.C., Israel

Hosea 9

2. After Gomer's Captivity - (Continued) - (3:1 - 14:19)

b. The Lord's Commentary on the Post-Captivity Signs (Hosea 4:1 - 14:9) - 720 B.C., Israel

2). Three Calls for Repentance (6:1 - 14:9)

a). Israel Calls Itself to Repentance (6:1 - 10:10)

(1). The Call (6:1-3)

(2). The Rejection by the LORD (6:4 - 10:10)

(a). The Reason: Disappearing Love (6:4 - 7:16)

(b). The Result: Judgment - (Continued) - (8:1 - 10:10)

     1 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor. 2 The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her. 3 They shall not dwell in the LORD'S land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria. 4 They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD. 5 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD? 6 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be in their tabernacles. 7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred. 8 The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of his God. 9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins. 10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved. 11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception. 12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them! 13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer. 14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. 15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters. 16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. 17 My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.

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