The prophet Hosea’s message to the nation of Israel exposed their sins, warned them of the coming judgments and gave them hope for their future. Hosea showed us that before you can preach it, you must live it! He married a wife who was unfaithful and broke his heart – just as backsliding Christians break the heart of Christ. God wants to restore us, and backsliding Israel, too, just as Hosea’s wife was restored to his heart. Joel’s “day of the Lord” message foretells the Rapture and Millennial Reign”. “God is impartial” is the theme of Amos and Obadiah contrasts the flesh and the spirit man.