Idolatry

Isaiah 44:21, 22 - “Pay attention, O Israel, for you are my servant. I, the Lord, made you, and I will not forget to help you. I have swept away your sins like the morning mists. I have scattered your offenses like the clouds. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” [Life Application Bible]


Isaiah tells us, “Who but a fool would make his own god - an idol that cannot help him one bit!” We think of idols as statues of wood or stone, but in reality, an idol is anything natural that is given a sacred value and power…

My Prayer

Oh Lord, I’m feeling so heavy for these past few days. What has happened to America? This country founded in You! What a slap it must be to You, when people of another faith is being welcomed by thousands tomorrow. I am grieving Lord, to what’s happening nowadays. People are turning away from You.


I ask for Your forgiveness, dear God. Because we had opened doors for idolatry and that is an abomination to You. I know that when we turn away our ears from hearing Your laws, even our prayers are abomination to You, Oh God [Proverbs 28:9].

Lord, please protect us from the enemies not seen. Send Your mighty angels that these enemies would be paralyzed and not be able to create havoc in all vulnerable areas of the people in this land. Lord, open the hearts and minds of those who will participate and may they tend to know that there is no other God but You. Where there are blinders, please remove them from those affected Lord. Thank You Lord for Your love and mercy. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
 
 
This is what the Lord showed me today when I was praying to Him with a heavy heart:

Theme: The lies of enemies. God is able to defend us from lies spoken against us.

Psalm 5 [Life Application Bible]

1 O Lord, hear me as I pray;
Pay attention to my groaning.
 
2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God,
For I will never pray to anyone but you.

3 Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord,
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

4 O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness;
You cannot tolerate the slightest sin.

5 Therefore, the proud will not be allowed to stand in your presence,
For you hate al who do evil.

6 You will destroy those who tell lies,
The Lord detests murderers and deceivers.

7 Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house;
With deepest awe I will worship at your Temple.

8 Lead me in the right path, O Lord,
Or my enemies will conquer me.
Tell me clearly what to do,
And show me which way to turn.

9 My enemies cannot speak one truthful word,
Their deepest desire is to destroy others.
Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave.
Their speech is filled with flattery.

10 O God, declare them guilty,
Let them be caught in their own traps,
Drive them away because of their many sins,
For they rebel against you.

11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
Let them sing joyful praises forever.
Protect them,
So all who love your name may be filled with joy.

12 For you bless the godly, O Lord,
Surrounding them with your shield of love.

[Please don't forget to click on pause in my playlist so you can hear this better].
Please pray and see where God directs us all. May God bless and protect us.


9 comments:

  1. Super post! The lies of the enemy can be so deceiving! I know I struggle a lot with fighting the lies. Thank you for posting this timly post dear.....blessings.....

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  2. the lies sound so true. thank you for this. Praying for you today. Your voice, your focus is amazing to me. Sarah

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  3. Oh girl, thank you for posting this and for your comments on my blog. You're right -- when we have serious topics, we only get a few "comments" ...

    I pray people will take a stand for what is right (and PRAY).

    Bless you!
    Beth

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  4. I'm praying and never stop. What we are seeing in the nation is grounded in IDOLATRY/PRIDE. It's because people draw further away from GOD. There's no reverential fear of GOD or worship of GOD. We see worship of "self" and worship of "people and things".

    As I shared on FB this morning we see this nation morally declining more and more. Morals, manners and character is STILL important to GOD.

    The Bible says, "Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD".

    WE NEED GOD!

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  5. I saw an evangelist on Christian TV last night who predicted last year that the next administration after Bush would bring evil into our country and lives. Laws are being written so pastors can't teach against certain sins, etc. We are in the presence of evil, but our God is mightier and our weapons more fierce.

    Love ya, Sis Rosel. Be blessed.

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  6. Amen, this is beyond true. Thank you for posting this my friend. I love you, and I stand with you in praying for our country.

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  7. Amen! GOD has given you a gift to share deeply and profoundly. I am amazed each time I read what HE has so eloquently spoken from HIS heart through yours. We are all blessed to be able to claim you as friend this side of heaven. Thank you for allowing me that privilege.
    Andrea

    PS: I have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write.

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  8. Even as darkness falls; even as deception abounds; even as evil pompously mocks holiness ... our God reigns! With each passing salvo my heart rejoices for I know His return is very near. Oh-so near!

    Were it not for the fact that He has given us advance notice about these days, I would not sleep. Though my heart aches (I have loved ones that do not know Him), I sleep with the certainty that He does all things well.

    Even so ... come Lord Jesus!

    Great post, my friend.
    Kathleen

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  9. Oh Rosel,
    This is so heart piercing! I agree with Kathleen's comment too. "Were it not for the fact that He has given us advance notice about these days, I would not sleep."
    Thanks for this,
    Christy

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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