Lately God has been leading me to scriptures about IDOLS. After reading Deuteronomy 5:8, he allowed me to see idols may be more than what I think they are, So I’ve asked him to remove them out of my life, and help me to understand what they are, and where they are. I had a series of dreams this morning, in the last one I was in a kitchen with a few ladies, they all had on jewelry, and accessories. One of them voiced how she loved her make up, and then someone reminded me of another dream I had, which was of me going on forever21.com viewing a head band. Some how this opened my understanding and I realized these ladies were walking around with a body full of idols.
The bible says we are to have NO graven images. There are countless stories in the bible where graven images lead ppl astray, they were told to break them, or graven images were made, and people went whoring after them. A few of the stories are as follows:
1. Gideon created a Golden ephod, and the Israelites went whoring after it, and it became a snare to the Isralites. Judges 8:27
The hebrew word for snare is moquesh, which means bait, or trap. Graven images are bait that takes our eye off God. We as people are never satisfied with one. We always want the latest. We have one phone, we want the newest one. One TV, we want the flattest one, one car, we want another one. That bait has now tied our soul to coveting, and God said we are not supposed to covet. Idols are truly a trap.
2. Aaron made the children of Israel a molten calf, and the most high told Moses that the people corrupted themselves. Exodus 32;2-8
Examine yourself rather your a woman, or man.
1. Those things you have around you, do you use them, or are they there for “show.”
2. Is it there because it gives value? “Oh it looks nice, makes me look nice, or makes my things look nice.” If so, it’s an idol.
The bible says we are not to have respect unto things our hands make. (Isaiah 17:8). The hebrew word for respect is “nasa,” which means exalt, or lift. We should not posess things because they exalt us, or lift us up. Things our hands make have no value, so how can they give us value? It’s nothing but an idol.
Psalms 135: 15The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
16They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
There is only one who can exalt us and lift us up and that is the most high alone. (deutoronmy 28:1) The bible declares We are only to glory in the most high, not money, strength, nor things. Meaning boast only in the lord, let him get the honor. Be excited in him, not in possessions.
23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
But it’s deeper.
Before I could even ask God Why, the holy spirit allowed me to remember what I read in two lost books of the bible: the book of jubilee, and the book of enoch. In the older times angels transformed themselves into graven images to convict ppl for not being thankful to God, however they ended up sleeping with the women and became “fallen angels.” God commanded tht their offspring would be “evil spirits.” Which is why something’s continue to manifest itself generation, after generation. (Different types of dancing, women worship, holidays, and etc.,) Also in the book of enoch the fallen angels taught them how to make graven images, and many other things. After this happened people became corrupt in all their ways. The things the fallen Angels taught lead humanity astray, it took their focus off God, and it continues til this very day. Ye children of Israel, Jacob told us long ago to put the idols away. Genesis 35:2
Lastly, God hates idols. We can’t love something he hates. Or be apart of something he said refrain from. Pray about this message, pray for obedience. I know many will ponder and say “I can’t have nice things,” “I don’t have it because it gives value, but because I like it.” Our father in heaven said NO graven images. It’s not worth eternity in hell.
18 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
1 John 5:21Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.