1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Christians that have left the first love of Christ and swayed from the fellowship of God; have backslid in spirit, body, and heart. In doing this they have taken others with them.
For almost 14 years I turned away from God's call and became rebellious against God because of everything that was going wrong in my life. I was still preaching I just didn't realize I was preaching a different message. Because of my negative witness I carried other with me by worldly actions. God had to tear me apart before I gave back in.
Hosea 6: 1-2 contains a mighty and powerful blessing if we will do it. Let us....US..... we know who we are......Let us arise, get up, get on the move. Let us return to the Lord, the one who has the power to tear us apart and to heal us. Return to the God who is patient with us; let us return to the God that is in control. He will smite us bind us up and bring us back to him, to serve him.
God will revive us: the assurance of this should engage us to return to him. And as the Redeemer was raised from the grave on the third day, so will He revive the hearts and hopes of all that trust in him.
Christian out of fellowship it is time to come home. Lost person, it is time to make him your Lord and Savior.