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Thoughts to Encourage (detecting idols)

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"A good way to detect an idol(s) in your life is by what makes you angry, fearful, depressed, or pushes your buttons....etc. All these things are the fruit of idolatry."

Geri McGhee

DEU 32:15-39 "But Jeshurun (the people of God) grew fat (became callous, heart became so hardened they could not hear God -- produced from the flesh) and kicked-- You are grown fat, thick, and sleek-- Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation. They made Him jealous with strange gods. 

With abominations they provoked Him to anger. They sacrificed to demons who were not God, To gods whom they have not known, New {gods} who came lately, Whom your fathers did not dread. You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth. And the \Lord\ saw {this,} and spurned {them} Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.

Then He said, 'I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end {shall be;} For they are a perverse generation, Sons in whom is no faithfulness. They have made Me jealous with {what} is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their idols.

So I will make them jealous with {those who} are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation, For a fire is kindled in My anger, And burns to the lowest part of Sheol, And consumes the earth with its yield, And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap misfortunes on them; I will use My arrows on them.{They shall be} wasted by famine (hunger), and consumed by plague And bitter destruction; And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them, With the venom of crawling things of the dust. Outside the sword shall bereave, And inside terror-- Both young man and virgin, The nursling with the man of gray hair.

I would have said, "I will cut them to pieces, I will remove the memory of them from men, had I not feared the provocation by the enemy, Lest their adversaries should misjudge, Lest they should say, "Our hand is triumphant, And the \Lord\ has not done all this. For they are a nation lacking in counsel, and there is no understanding in them. Would that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would discern their future! How could one chase a thousand,

And two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, And the \Lord\ had given them up? Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this. For their vine is from the vine of Sodom (produces fruit of flesh and opposite of Jesus, the 'True Vine' producing fruit of the Spirit), And from the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes are grapes of poison, Their clusters, bitter.

Their wine is the venom of serpents, And the deadly poison of cobras. is it not laid up in store with Me, Sealed up in My treasuries? Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them. For the \Lord\ will vindicate His people, And will have compassion on His servants; When He sees that {their} strength (their idol) is gone, And there is none {remaining,} bond or free.

And He will say, 'Where are their gods, The rock in which they sought refuge? Who ate the fat of their sacrifices, {And} drank the wine of their libation? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be your hiding place! See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded (manifests as a button pusher), and it is I who heal; And there is no one who can deliver from My hand." (As we repent by giving up our idols, God heals our wounds.)

1CO 10:14 "Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry."

COL 3:5 "Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry."

"Thou shall have no other gods before me."

Exodus 20:3

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