2The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD. He was instructed by the Lord to go and marry a woman of the northern kingdom among the Israelites, who were a people remarkable for spiritual fornication or idolatry. "This was to illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the LORD and worshiping other gods." Also to warn us of the end times when the judgment of the great whore takes place that sits upon many waters (people). With whom kings of the earth have committed fornication and have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. (Revelation 17:1-2, 17:5). "Babylon the great, the mother of harlots."
3So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. So Hosea married Gomer, and she became pregnant and gave Hosea a son.
4And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. The Lord told him to name the child Jezreel (meaning God will sow), also the name of two places in Palestine. The Lord was about to punish King Jehu's dynasty to avenge the murders he committed at Jezereel. (II Kings 10:10-11, 10:29-31).
5And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel. I will break its military power (Psalm 46:9, Jeremiah 51:56), in the Jezreel valley. (Joshua17:16).
6And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away. Gomer became pregnant again and had a daughter. The Lord told Hosea to name her Lo-ruhamah (not compassionated), for I will not longer show love to the people of Israel or forgive them. (Isaiah 27:11).
7But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. I will show love to the people of Judah. I will free them from their enemies by My power, not theirs. "God does not need weapons, armies, or horses." (This looks forward to the future fulfillment, which will exhaust the prophecy in the destruction of antichrist).
8Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. Gomer became pregnant again and gave birth to a second son.
9Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God. The Lord said to name him Lo-ammi (not My people), for Israel is not My people, and I am not their God. (Jeremiah 15:1).
10Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God. Israel's people will become like the sands of the sea, to many to count! (Genesis 32:12, Romans 9:27-28, Hebrews 11:12). This is end time prophecy. "They will become children of the living God." (Romans 9:25-26, II Corinthians 6:18). Those ten lost tribes that went north over the Caucus mountains and settled in Europe and the Americas.
11Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel. The people of Judah and Israel will unite together. They will choose one leader for themselves, and they will return from exile together. "Referring to the future conversion and restoration of the Jews and Israelites, under one head, Jesus Christ; so that there will be one flock and one Shepherd. (Ezekiel 34:23-24).