D. K. Henry
Most of you know me and think that I have come to give you
a peaceful sermon that will reinforce what you already believe.
This is not so, I came as a Don Quixote attacking windmills.
I come as an Iconoclast with a club knocking down Icons.
I worry a lot. I worry about all of the things to be found
in the scriptures that I do not understand, and then on the
other hand I worry about all of the things that I have learned
in church that are not true.
Icon #1, Things like the children of Israel being slaves
in Egypt for four hundred and thirty years. I believed this
until I discovered that Levi was Moses grandfather through
his mother’s side and his great grandfather through
his father’s side.
Genesis 46:11, “And the sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath
and Merari.” Levi and these three sons walked into Egypt.
Numbers 26:58-59,”And Kahath begat Amram and the name
of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi,
whom her mother bare unto Levi in Egypt and she bare unto
Amram Aaron and Moses and Miriam their sister.”
Exodus 6:20, “And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s
sister to wife, and she bare him Aaron and Moses and the years
of the life of Amram were and hundred and thirty and seven
years.” Both of Moses’ grandfathers walked into
Egypt with the Patriarchs and Moses walked out in the Exodus.
His paternal grandfather was Kohath who walked into Egypt
and his maternal grandfather was Levi himself. Moses mother
was Levi’s daughter.
Icon #2, How many of you have heard a preacher or teacher
quote the scripture, “After two days will he revive
us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live
in his sight.” And then have that same preacher explain
that it is now two thousand years since Christ’s birth
so we are about to enter into that third day and somehow that
third day will also be the seventh day millennium which is
somehow tied to the second coming of Christ. I even went so
far as to think that Christ’s resurrection day was more
important than his birthday so maybe we might have to wait
another thirty years for that third day.
Then one day I was thinking about a statement that my father
made when I was a child and listening. He said that a text
separated from its context can often be called a pretext so
I decided to look up the context to find out just when the
two day timeline started.
When I looked it up and read the context I was shocked to
find out that the starting date had nothing in common with
either the birth or the death of Messiah and that we have
been in that third day for some seven hundred years.
Too often we take a text out of its context and put it into
a different situation and then build a house around it and
call it truth.
The story is in Hosea five fourteen through Hosea six three
and the time is shortly after the children of Israel are carried
as slaves into Assyria. After everything they had or had been
was destroyed they took inventory and made this prophetic
statement. Let me read it starting with Hosea 5:14.
This is a prophetic statement given to Hosea declaring what
Yahweh would do to Israel and how the people would respond
after he had sold them all into Assyria as slaves.
First Yahweh’s statement on what he is going to do
and then the people’s statement after he has done it.
Hosea 5:14-15, “For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion,
and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I even I. will
tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue
him. 15, I will return to my place, until they acknowledge
their offence, and seek my face: In their affliction they
will seek me early.” This is Yahweh’s statement
and note that it includes both Israel and Judah, that major
portion of Judah that went into captivity with Israel.
Chapter six, the prophetic statement made by the people after
they found themselves as slaves in Assyria.
Hosea 6:1-3, “Come, and let us return unto Yahweh,
for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten and
he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the
third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know Yahweh: his going
forth is prepared as the morning: and he shall come unto us
as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.”
They went into captivity in three groups, Israel between
738BC and 721BC. also 713BC for the forty six fenced cities
of Judah who went into Assyria with Israel. These people all
dropped off of the radar screen for two thousand years and
after two days he revived them in the very beginning of what
we call the Reformation. 713BC plus 2000 years brings us to
1287AD; which is the very beginning of the Reformation. If
we use Bullenger’s dates it puts us up to about 1380.
The invention of the printing press and Wycliffe’s
translation of the scriptures became available to them and
breakaway groups and churches formed all over Western Europe.
Then he sent the great material blessings that were promised
to the house of Joseph and they all became the leading nations
of the world and we have lived in his sight ever since.
It was seven hundred thirty years from the time they crossed
the Jordan River into Palestine until they were cast out because
of their sins.
Now it has been approximately seven hundred thirty years
since we were revived and we have come full circle and our
sins are approaching critical mass, which will bring on our
own long night of Jacob’s trouble.
The church, which should be our bulwark against sin has totally
abdicated its position as defender of the laws, commandments
and statutes of the Most High God. They claim to appose sin
but not any specific sin. Instead they preach a social gospel
and tolerance of sin. Yahweh is not tolerant of sin. They
refuse to make people face their sin or their conscience because
it would make some one in the pews uncomfortable.
Abortion is murder, the killing of our own children. If a
pastor stated this truth from the pulpit some people sitting
in the pews would be forced to face their God and cry for
If they preach against fornication and adultery some members
would have to face their own conscience and repent.
If they preach against the great abomination that pervades
out society they would be branded a hate group and very few
pastors are willing to stand in that gap.
We are polluting our gene pool at a prodigious rate and we
call it Multiculturalism.
Yahweh is watching and writing it all down in his book and
he has already told us that when our sins reach a critical
mass that he will bring judgment and move all nations of the
earth against us and destroy two thirds of his own children.
Zechariah 13:8-9, “And it shall come to pass, that
in all the land, saith Yahweh, two parts therein shall be
cut off and die; but the third part shall be left therein,
and I will bring the third part through the fire, and will
refine them as silver is refined, and I will try them as gold
is tried: they shall call upon my name, and I will hear them:
I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, Yahweh is
Icon #3, How many church creeds and statements of belief
have you seen that quote Matthew 28:19 saying that all of
the things given in the great commission should be done in
the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit?
If we look at the statements and actions of other people who
were present at the giving of the great commission we find
a very serious discrepancy. I have seen writings that claim
that this verse, Matthew 28:19, was modified just before the
end of the third century by a Roman bishop who translated
the Vulgate from the old Latin to the new Latin. This was
done about twenty-five years after the infamous council of
Nicaea, 325AD, where the Christian trinity doctrine was promulgated
by the Roman Emperor Constantine to satisfy the many new converts
to that church who still worshipped the Egyptian trinity,
Horus, Isis, and Osiris or the Greek and Roman trinity of
Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. The writings claim that remnants
of older copies of the Vulgate have been found that quote
Yahshua as really saying to do all of these things in his
We really do not need to see those remnants to believe this
story; all we need to do is to read the statements and actions
of other people who were present when the great commission
Mark was a witness and he quoted Yahshua as saying: Mark
16:15-20, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the
gospel to every creature, - - and these signs shall follow
them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils;
they shall speak with other tongues, - - - so then after the
lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven.”
Dr. Luke was a witness and he quoted Yahshua as saying;
Luke 24:47, “And that repentance and remission of sins
should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning
in Jerusalem,” Verse 51 “And it came to pass while
he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into
Peter was a witness and this is what Peter said ten days
later under the power of the Holy Spirit: Acts 2:38, “Repent,
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins.” Peter was being obedient
to what he heard Yahshua say at the great commission.
Paul was aware of the true great commission so when he met
some disciples of John he rebaptized them in Yahshua’s
name, see Acts 19:5, “And when they heard this, they
were baptized in the name (singular) of the Lord Jesus. And
when Paul had laid hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came upon
them and they spake with other tongues.” Remember, Mark
said that these signs would follow - - - they shall speak
with other tongues. If you do it right the signs will follow.
All baptisms recorded in scripture after the resurrection
were done in the name of Yahshua, singular.
Icon #4, Have you ever heard a preacher or teacher say that
Israel the divorced wife could no longer return to her husband,
and that her husband Yahweh would have to die before she would
be free to remarry, so he Yahweh came to earth and died so
Israel can now marry Christ. Then have that same preacher
base this doctrine upon a study that Paul made concerning
you and I being married to our carnal natures and that our
carnal natures must die under the Law, the old covenant that
we might be free to marry the spiritual overcoming nature
that is found in Christ in the new covenant.
In this study the Law does not die, we die.
They then reinforce this doctrine by stating that Israel
remarried because of a statement made in Hosea six where Israel
says, “I will go and return to my former husband, for
it was better with me than now.” This statement does
not assure that she remarried because every divorced wife
has a former husband whether she remarries or not.
Because this statement muddies up the water it is necessary
that we examine the context of several scriptures that define
the divorce and remarriage of Israel.
But first let me dismiss the ridiculous and beyond belief
statement that God/Yahweh died. He is the source of all life
and Job 34:14-15, states, “If he Yahweh, gather unto
himself his spirit and his breath: all flesh shall perish
together, and man shall turn again to dust.” If Yahweh
died all creation would cease to exist.
In this study it is a given or specified that Yahweh who
is spirit married the feminine spirits of the whole house
of Israel at Sinai and that Moses was the preacher who went
up and down that mountain seven times and spelled out the
marriage contract with its many conditions. Then after he
descended the seventh time he read all the details of the
contract to the people and the people said, I do.
Exodus 24:7-8, “And he (Moses) took the book of the
covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they
said, all that Yahweh hath said we will do, and be obedient.
And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it upon the people,
and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh hath
made with you concerning these words.”
Notice that it was a blood covenant.
Even though this marriage was never consummated until Yahweh
overshadowed Mary it was still a real marriage.
There is marriage in the flesh which when consummated, will
produce flesh; and there is also marriage in the spirit which
will produce spirit if and when it is consummated. John 3:6,
“That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which
is born of spirit is spirit.”
Now let us reference some of the facts concerning the divorce
relationship given to the House of Joseph as described by
Isaiah 50:1, (To Israel) “Thus saith Yahweh, where
is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have
put away? Or to whom of my creditors is it to whom I have
sold you? Behold for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves,
and for your transgressions is your mother put away.”
Jeremiah 3:1, (To Israel) “They say, if a man put
away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man’s,
shall he return to her again? Shall not that land be greatly
polluted? But thou hast played the harlot with many lovers;
yet return unto me saith Yahweh.” Here Yahweh is saying,
yes, I know the rule, yes, that land is greatly polluted,
but even so I am saying to you, return thou unto me and I
will cleanse you. He accused her of adultery but not of remarriage.
Verse 8, “And I saw, when for all the causes whereby
backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away,
and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister
Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.”
Verse 11, “And Yahweh said unto me, the backsliding
Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.”
Verse 12, “Go and proclaim these words toward the
north, (Israel was in slavery in Assyria which is north of
Palestine so these words are for Israel) and say, return thou
backsliding Israel, saith Yahweh; and I will not cause mine
anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith Yahweh, and
I will not keep anger for ever.”
Verse 13, “Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou
hast transgressed against Yahweh thy Elohim.”
Verses 14-15, “Turn, O backsliding children, saith
Yahweh; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one
of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart; which
shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
Here in Jeremiah Three Yahweh gives us a short thumbnail
sketch of his plan all in one context.
1, marriage, 2, they sin, 3, divorce, 4, they sell themselves
into bondage, 5, they acknowledge their sin, 6, they are redeemed
from bondage, 7, they return to Yahweh, 8, they are declared
to be married again, 9, a few are taken to Zion where The
Scripture is best proven by other scripture so let us turn
to Hosea and see if that account is in agreement with the
In the first few chapters of Hosea, Yahweh has asked Hosea
to act out in his personal life the relationship that Yahweh
has with Israel.
Hosea 1:2-4, Go take thee a wife of whoredoms and children
of whoredom: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing
from Yahweh. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim;
which conceived and bare him a son. And Yahweh 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 I
will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.”
Gomer had three children and Yahweh instructed Hosea to give
them names that meant; 1, God will scatter, 2, Not my people,
and 3, Will not show mercy, indicating that God would scatter
Israel, that he would refuse to acknowledge them, and that
in his judgment he would show no mercy.
Hosea 2:2, “Plead with your mother, plead: for she
is not my wife, neither am I her husband.” Here Yahweh
declares that the marriage is over. At this point Hosea’s
wife ran away and sold herself into bondage just as Israel
did as stated in Isaiah 50:1, “Behold for your iniquities
have ye sold yourselves, for your transgressions is your mother
Then instead of walking away from her, Yahweh follows her
and redirects her travels by hedging up her way, he hovers
over her like a mother hen.
Hosea 2:6, Therefore, behold I will hedge up thy way with
thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake
them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my former
husband; for then it was better with me than now.” Note
that she followed after her lovers but was not allowed to
overtake them so she was not allowed to remarry.
That land was greatly polluted but she did not remarry so
she could come back.
Now we have a situation where Israel has gone after her
lovers and sold herself into bondage and Hosea’s wife
has runaway and sold herself into bondage.
At this point Yahweh takes Hosea aside and explains how
very much he still loves Israel, that even though she is no
longer his wife, he is still her friend who loves her very
Hosea 3:1, “Then said Yahweh unto me, Go yet, love
a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according
to the love of Yahweh toward the children of Israel, who look
to other gods, and love flagons of wine.”
"Here Yahweh reveals to Hosea that even though he is
no longer her husband he is still her friend and he loves
her dearly so Hosea goes and finds his runaway wife and redeems
her from her bondage and brings her home.
Hosea 3:2-4, “So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces
of silver, and an homer of barley and an half homer of barley.”
And I said unto her, thou shalt abide for me many days;
thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for
another man: so will I be for thee. For the children of Israel
shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince,
and without a sacrifice, and without a pillar, and without
an ephod, and without a teraphim. Afterward, shall the children
of Israel return and seek Yahweh their Elohim, and David (Yahshua)
their King; and shall fear Yahweh and his goodness in the
The Prophet Hosea gives much more detail concerning the return
and the remarriage than Jeremiah did.
Hosea 2:14, “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto
her. 15 And I will give her vineyards from thence, and the
valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there
as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came
up out of the land of Egypt.”
Hosea 2:23, “And I will sow her unto me in the earth,
(instead of scatter) and I will have mercy upon her that had
not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not
my people, thou art my people; and they shall say, thou art
Verse 19, “And I will betroth thee unto me for ever;
yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in
judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies.”
Verse 20, “I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness:
and thou shalt know Yahweh.”
"Verse 16, from the Septuagint, “And it shall
be in that day, saith Yahweh, that thou shalt call me husband;
and shalt call me no more lord.”
Hosea 13:14, “I will ransom them from the power of
the grave; I will redeem them from death:”
"When he ransoms us from the power of the grave, then
the grave can no longer hold us and we will dwell in his presence.