*Modern day idol worship*
Idol worship is still present and active. A secret weapon used by the enemy spiritually and very destructive in our lives. Many of us have idols; the problem is that, we don’t recognize them for what they are. Idolatry isn’t confined to worshipping a golden statue or praying to trinkets. It’s much broader than that. There are many things from this generation that has become more important to us than God. That’s why many lives are in shackles of great mess; disappointments, no marriage, divorce, barrenness, poverty, failure, setbacks and backwardness. We idolize our identity, money/material things, Job/status, physical appearance, sex, entertainment, mobile phones, science & technology, comfort, family/children, influence/fame and many more.
Now, no one ever lived painted nor made a portrait of Yahusha , Christ Jesus, the Nazarene; because God knew are evil hearts, the Son of God [ben-‘Elohim] came to this earth when there was no such things or photography.
The book of Isaiah, made it clear- the Messiah was not good looking ! Over many generations, the enemy has deceived mankind with an image as ‘Christ Jesus’ with blue eyes and a pointed nose. Brothers and sisters, many people are destroyed from lack of knowledge… [read Hosea 4:6].
Moreover, Christ Jesus was neither white or black but brown- light Skin going back to the geographical location and the people he lived with in those days! Isaiah 53:2 says, “It was the will of the YHWH that his servant should grow like a plant taking root in dry ground. He had no dignity or beauty to make us take notice of him. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing that would draw us to him”.
Furthermore, Christ Jesus is no longer on the cross, HE has risen and alive; so having any image on a cross is idol worship. God said in Exodus 20:4-6 that, “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me’ but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
99% of Jewish people around the world do not believe Christ Jesus is the messiah; because they are well aware of these commandments of God in the Torah; we give them all the reasons to be deceived and taught that Jesus is only for the Gentiles. We believe Christ Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through HIM [John 14:6]; but idolizing images and statues for instance, does not make us different from many other ‘idolatry religions’.
Revival starts with you this day for the kingdom of God; repent and get rid of all these images and idols you call ‘Jesus’. ”God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth”[John 4:24 NIV].
It is well 🙏
Amen, Amen, Amen
Isaiah 42:8; Leviticus 26:1; Romans 1:25; Matthew 4:8-10; 1 Corinthians 10:14; 1 John 5:21; 1 Thessalonians; Colossians 2:18; Habakkuk 2:18-20; Deuteronomy 27:15; Isaiah 45:20; Isaiah 2:8; Exodus 20:23; Hebrews 10:26; Proverbs 3:5-6