The Prophet & His Whore.

lingerieToo often, we marry people we aren’t perfectly sure God approves of for us. Can you blame us? We fall in love too quickly, and then become afraid that should we inquire of God’s will and discover that we’re in love with the wrong person, we couldn’t survive.

Rather than asking for his will to be done, we pray that His will better be in line with ours. Our fickle minds reason that if He could make meaning of an abortion-surviving baby conceived by fornication, surely, he can make something good of our decisions, no matter how bad they may be. He is God after all isn’t he? So bending shouldn’t be a problem for him.

Watching that luscious body leave your life (especially when you’d been waiting years for marriage to give you legitimacy to tap that), seeing him walk away with that thick wallet, you tend to think ‘Am I now going to start afresh again? You forget that you won’t be in that position if you’d been spiritual with your affection to begin with. You should be glad when God forcefully removes from your life people you were too cowardly to let go. But I digress, this is after all about the prophet and his whore, and neither of them have represented yet.monkey 1

I made the most startling discovery this morning. God actually commanded Hosea to marry a whore! You see Hosea was a prophet. At a point in history, he was the privileged one God spoke to Israel through. What a holy man he must have been to hear from God so often! Probably a virgin, a purer kind of the ‘kabeying’ tongue-speaking, fire branded prayer warriors who set Sarbah field and Paa Joe stadium ablaze with their ceaseless prayers. Then right there in the first Chapter, God asks him to marry a woman who would become a prostitute!

Lesson 1: God is keen on who you love. The guy or girl he intends for you is alive right now. He knows who that person is. Ask him. Be sure you’re not getting yourself stuck with a less-glorious rib.

So yes, Hosea marries this Gomer chick. Nice wedding, several brides maids, towering cake, facebook page, dedicated website with live streaming, cross-continental paypal-enabled offertory and a strictly-by-invitation reception where they perform a well-rehearsed choreography she’d imagined since she was a child. Later, they had three children. God commanded them to be named Jezreel (judgement), Loruhamah (Unloved) and Loammi (Not my people). My favorite preacher (Ravi) describes how interesting that home must have been; calling your kids by those names.

Yes Gomer baby does become a whore tycoon, whilst still married to the prophet. With three kids, she must have taken good care of her body to have been successful at her trade abi? But that’s just me imagining. I have loved before, so I can at least begin to imagine how Hosea must have felt knowing that all the area boys had ‘sampled’ the mother of his children. Can you imagine that? A reputable whore for a wife, and it was God’s will!

Lesson 2: You must be absolutely sure a certain relationship or decision is God’s will to be able to withstand the inevitable hardships. It’s only then that if things get chakaa, you’ll get supernatural grace to remain, because you know He wills it.

Hosea remained with her. He didn’t leave or walk away, he remained her husband. Ravi tells how he imagines Hosea’s congregation to have been shamed by their pastor’s wife. There must have been a time when the church elders called Hosea aside and asked him how he could still remain with such a degenerate harlotous woman. And Hosea probably said “I’ve been waiting for you to ask that question, and I will answer yours after you’ve answered mine. How can such a holy God as ours love such a harlotous people like us?” #pindropsilence.

Lesson 3: God loves you enough to get a man into a predestined to fail marriage with kids, just to prove a point to you. He’s that serious about you. What if you took him serious too?

Lesson 4: There’s always a silver lining. Even in the bleakest situations, there’s something about our unfortunate experience that could encourage someone else. There’s always a bigger picture, let’s not get stuck in the close-up.

You know that rap line “A lady in the streets and a whore in-between the sheets?” Well Hosea had a whore through and through. You should do your best in every given situation to make things work. Do everything you can, and when it’s still not adding up, maybe it’s a message?

Lastly, it’s too clear; God’s opinion is the only one that matters, screw what everyone else says. Let them judge and condemn you, question your sanity, mock your decision. So long as you’re right with G, they don’t matter. Or?

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7 Comments

  1. Elijah said:

    Beautiful

    August 19, 2017
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  2. Kolbert said:

    “Probably a virgin, a purer kind of the ‘kabeying’ tongue-speaking, fire branded prayer warriors who set Sarbah Field and Paa Joe stadium ablaze with their ceaseless prayers.”

    My Favourite portion of the piece. God surely knows what’s best for us. Let’s seek His face in all things concerning us.

    April 7, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      I loved that part a lot too. His face surely is all we should seek.God bless you K.

      April 17, 2014
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  3. dziedzorm said:

    Hi sel,
    I respect ur candid opinion n i’m sure its same for ben. But between u n I,*dont continue reading if u r not sel* probably nxt tym u cld consider using d “Tell me Anything!” page. It is right above the Categories section – no sarcasm intended. 🙂 U welcome…
    Thank u for caring enuf abt ben’s work n helping him improve tho.
    Once in a while we gotta give a brother (ben) some encouragement. Anaa?

    Kind regards.
    PS: I had dis convo wif u in my mind, so no hard feelings right??

    March 28, 2014
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  4. Sel said:

    Lovely work Ben. I am not entirely sure this falls into the category of your best works though. I love your works-both goldin word & Adventures. Every writer needs a critical eye once in a while so I am lending you mine…only for this piece (I am sure your next one will be super ‘sweet’).
    KEEP ‘EM COMING DUDE!

    March 25, 2014
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  5. dziedzorm said:

    Absolute beauty… impeccably written. It couldn’t have been written any better.As cliche as it might sound, I was blsd. Lesson 1 n d last paragraph did it for me. God blz u, ben!

    March 25, 2014
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    • BenJ said:

      No cliches in anything you say Dzorm, I couldn’t hear it enough times. God bless you more! 🙂

      March 25, 2014
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