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1/1/2023 ~ Idols

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Darkness finds no friends in the light.

No substitute can be made to replace our God of Hosts.

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men's hands. ...
~ Psalms 135:15-18


No Object can Replace the Spark of Life
Idols of the Nations
    ⮡  Work of men's hands
         ⮡ silver and gold

    ● Have mouths; do not speak
    ● Eyes they have; do not see
    ● They have ears; do not hear
    ● No breath in their mouths


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  🡢 Who trusts in them is like them 

Woe to him who says to wood, 'Awake!' To silent stone, 'Arise! ...
~ Habakkuk 2:19


Imaginary Life unto the Inanimate is Fantasy
  Who says to silent wood, stone  
'Awake! Arise! It shall teach!'
🡣
Woe to him

Now they sin more and more, And have made for themselves molded images, ... ~ Hosea 13:2

Idols of many forms are loved more than God
  Sin more and more
     ⮡  Made molded images
            ⮡  Idols of their silver
                   🡣
           According to their skill
          🡢 Work of craftsmen 🡠
                                                                                     Love                 
    They say, "Let the men kiss them"  

However every nation continued to make gods of its own, ... ~ 2nd Kings 17:29

If we had forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands
foreign god, Would not God search this out? ... ~ Psalms 44:20-21


The Lord of Hostís is Sensitive to Our Call
God Knows
💖
The Secrets of The Heart

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes
flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD." ~ Jeremiah 17:5


The Light of Heart is a Gift from Beyond

 Calls
      LORD
                  🡤     

          Cursed
               🡣
      Trusts in man
  Flesh his strength 

 🡢 Heart Departs
     from the LORD

... what does the LORD your God require of you, ... ~ Deuteronomy 10:12-14

God requires we feel towards others as Him
 God requires

     🡢 To fear the LORD your God
     🡢 To walk in all His ways
     🡢 To love Him
     🡢 To serve the LORD your God

                   ⮡  with all your heart and soul
     🡢 To keep His commandments and statutes  

                    🡢 Today for your good

He has made the earth by His power, He has established
the world by His wisdom, ... ~ Jeremiah 10:12-13


No Alternative can Beat the Creations of God
 He has made the earth
    🡢  by His Power
    🡢  by His Wisdom

             Stretched out the heavens
                  🡦 at His discretion 🡧
                                  🡣

      ● He causes the vapors to ascend  
      ● He makes lightning for the rain
      ● He brings the wind
           ⮡ out of His treasuries

... For his molded image is falsehood, ... ~ Jeremiah 10:14-15

To Deny Truth does not Negate Truth
   Everyone is dull-hearted
                          ⮡  Without knowledge  


  Shame by molded falsehood image
                                         🡣
                             They are futile
                            a work of errors


      In the time of their punishment
                    ⮡  They shall Perish
  DIE  

"Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed,
and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. ..." ~ Ezekiel 18:31-32


A Sinking Heart can Fail to Rise back to God
  GOD has no pleasure
in the death of one who dies
🡡
🡢 get yourselves a new heart
and a
new spirit 🡠
🡣                                                       
  Cast away committed transgressions  
🡡                                                       
For why should you die?
🡢 Therefore turn and live!

... 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure
in the death of the wicked, ...' ~ Ezekiel 33:11


Life is Given in the Image of our Living God
  Why should
    you die?
        💀                    ⛲
                          Turn from
                        your wicked
                      ways and live!  

"... Return to Me, and I will return to you," Says the LORD of hosts. ...
~ Malachi 3:7


Remaining oblivious to God abandons His Ways
Return to Me, and
I will return to you


¿In what way shall we return?

  You have not kept My ordinances  

"... 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Repent, turn away from your idols, and
turn your faces away from all your abominations." ' " ~ Ezekiel 14:6


Black and White is as Evil opposes Goodness
Therefore says the Lord GOD:

🡆 "Repent, turn away from
all your abominations."
🡄

... put to death your members which are on earth: fornication, uncleanness,
passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ... ~ Col. 3:5-7


Destiny is Defined by Oneís Desires
  Put to death on the earth:

       ● Fornication
       ● Uncleanness
       ● Passion
       ● Evil desire
       ● Covetousness, which is idolatry  


    Because of these the wrath of God
     is coming upon the disobedience

... put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according
to the image of Him who created him, ... ~ Colossians 3:8-10


Striving to be Better is the Climb to Eternity
  Put off all these:
       🡢 anger
       🡢 wrath
       🡢 malice
       🡢 blasphemy
       🡢 filthy language  
                   🡣
     Put off the old man
          with his deeds
Put on the
        new man

   ● Do not lie to
       One another
   ● Renewed in
       Knowledge
              🡣
       According to
   the image of Him  

What is cherished in heart is where life journeys
The worship of idols leaves the spirit dead
All should beware of the worship of things over God
Skills used for false worship is sinful
Countless gods fill the histories of man up to today
Hearts that depart from the LORD are cursed
God requires our love/walk in His ways for our good
God is the creator of all things by His power
Put off oneís transgressions and put on a new heart
God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked
Return to God and He will return to you
Proclaimed of old the LORD calls for all to repent
Put to death evil desire, & covetousness = idolatry
Do not lie and be renewed in the knowledge of God

Materialism is a test of character where souls seek.

Darkness comes together where no worth is.




 

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