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'A cake not turned and confusion of face has nothing to do with skin colour.

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

Simply put one has to do with your actions and character and the other is to do with the shame because of your actions and character.

Hosea 7:8 KJV

Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

Have you ever heard of the term half baked? According to the Cambridge dictionary, half-baked is an adjective concerning the expression of informal disapproval.

For example, a half-baked idea or plan has not been considered carefully enough:

The government has come up with a half-baked scheme for training teachers on the job.

It has very similar sentiments to being referred to as a Cake unturned.

The word 'cake' in the concordance:

Hebrew: עגּה

Transliteration: ‛ûggâh

Pronunciation: oog-gaw'

Definition: From H5746; an ashcake (as round): - cake (upon the


KJV Usage: cake (7x).

Occurs: 7

In verses: 7

The word unturned in the concordance:

Hebrew: הפך

Transliteration: hâphak

Pronunciation: haw-vak'

Definition: A primitive root; to turn about or over; by implication to {change} overturn 6

{return} pervert: - X {become} {change} {come} be {converted} {give} make [a {bed]} overthrow ({-turn}) {perverse} {retire} {tumble} turn ({again} {aside} {back} to the {contrary} every way).

KJV Usage: turn (57x), overthrow (13x), overturn (5x), change (3x), turn... (6x), become (1x), came (1x), converted (1x), gave (1x), make (1x), perverse (1x), perverted (1x), retired (1x), tumbled (1x)

Ephraim was the second son of Joseph born in Egypt. His name literally means “fruitful.” When Ephraim and his elder brother, Manasseh, were brought before their grandfather, Jacob, that he might bless them, Jacob set Ephraim before Manasseh by placing his right hand on him, guiding his hands wittingly, and thus Ephraim received the chief blessing of his grandfather Jacob.

Therefore, the tribe of Ephraim became so powerful and prominent in Israel to the extent that the name “Ephraim” was often used to represent the entire Kingdom of Israel (Gen. 48:8-20, Isa. 11:13, Jer. 31:6).

But having become very blessed, fruitful, prominent, and powerful, Ephraim (the Kingdom of Israel) forsook God and followed the gods of other nations.

Prophet Hosea testified to their idolatry.

Hosea 4:7-10,15 KJV

As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. [8] They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. [9] And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. [10] For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the Lord. [15] Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear, The Lord liveth.

Hosea 6:4-10 KJV

O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. [5] Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth. [6] For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. [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.

Whenever God warned Ephraim, he would repent, but after a short while, he would go back into idolatry.

Hosea 7:1-8 KJV

When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers spoileth without. [2] And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face. [3] They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies. [4] They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened. [5] In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wines; he stretched out his hand with scorners. [6] For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire. [7] They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me. [8] Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

What makes him a cake unturned?....

👉🏿👉🏿👉🏿👉🏿 Hosea 8:11-14 KJV

Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin. [12] I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing. [13] They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt. [14] For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

There came a time that Ephraim became so neck-deep in idolatry that God just left him to his idols.

God said, Hosea 4:17-19 KJV

Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone. [18] Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give ye. [19] The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be 👉🏿ashamed because of their sacrifices.

A lot of our people out still in this condition and will at some point become humbled and ashamed of the sacrifices. Confusion of faces describes the implication of shame because of idol worship.

Jeremiah 7:19 KJV

Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord : do they not provoke themselves to the 👉🏿confusion of their own faces?

Ezra 9:6-9 KJV

And said, O my God, I am 👉🏿ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. [7] Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to 👉🏿confusion of face, as it is this day. [8] And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage. [9] For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

Confusion in concordance (Confusion of faces)

Hebrew: בּשׁת

Transliteration: bôsheth

Pronunciation: bo'-sheth

Definition: From H954; shame (the feeling and the {condition} as well as its cause); by implication (specifically) an idol: - {ashamed} {confusion} + {greatly} (put to) shame (-ful thing).

KJV Usage: shame (20x), confusion (7x), ashamed (1x), greatly (1x), shameful thing (1x).

Occurs: 30

In the days of Hosea the prophet, God aptly described Ephraim as “a cake not turned”a cake burnt on one side and unbaked on the other side.

Hosea testifies, Hosea 7:8 KJV

Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

Sadly, many believers today, like Ephraim, are “a cake not turned” – they are partly for the truth of Yahawah and his son Yahawashi and partly for the world; they are neither cold nor hot.

In those days, they usually baked cakes on the ground covered with coals and turned every ten minutes to bake them thoroughly without burning them. See it in the concordance reference I shared earlier.

The image of a cake not turned depicts Ephraim as hypocrite – neither thoroughly bad nor thoroughly good; neither thoroughly hot nor thoroughly cold.

Today, Ephraim, like many of our people, would be zealous for God, but the next day, he would be zealous for Baal or other foreign gods. Ephraim was neither fully for Yahawah nor fully for Baal.

1 Comment

Eleazar Ahmath
Eleazar Ahmath
Aug 20, 2022

this was a beautiful breakdown