Hosea 6:7-11 (KJV)
7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
11 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
Man had transgressed the covenant with God from the very beginning. Adam had committed the original sin. The people of Israel had done the same thing as a country they had broken the covenant with god.
Gilead was the central city in the northern kingdom the priest would form bands and murder anyone who was going to Jerusalem to worship the one true God. Israel was totally defiled and refused to worship the one True God.
Judah would be carried away but they would be returned to the land.
Today true believers are still being persecuted by the idolatress people who follow the idol of political correctness. We may not yet be physically killed but we will have to go underground to survive.
Dear Lord: I ask that you protect your church that you give us the opportunity to survive and be able to share the gospel. To be able to once again see the miracle of salvation.
In Jesus name we pray amen.