It is written:
“I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from My eyes.” (Hosea 13:14)
Throughout the Old Testament, there were prophecies made that one Day, God would bring Hades to an end.
Here in Hosea, God makes such a promise. The Greek Old Testament clearly shows this is talking about Hades. The Apostle Paul quotes from the Greek Old Testament and writes:
1 Corinthians 15:55-O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING? O HADES, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY?”
In our future studies, we will see how this paves the way for Jesus and His Descent into Hades.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.