false images will fallMay 5, 2021
I am reminded of a so called story of the ARK of the covenant where it was housed with a statue of Dagon. Dagon was the chief deity of the Philistines.
“When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord!”
When we worship a false image of GOD only GOD can prevail. I will never forget this historical fact. Nothing can stand before the actual presence of GOD. Nothing. I am also reminded of another important series of words found in the letter to the Philippians.
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The word of GOD upholds all of creation and it is the foundation of everything we see and do not see. It cannot be resisted because the very nature of “nature” is created from the WORD. The WORD was with GOD and the WORD was GOD. Every molecule and every sub atomic particle is held together by HIS WORD. It all submits to GOD’s WORD – It has no choice. There is no choice.
Today we have so many images we worship and obey. So many voices we listen to that tell us there is no GOD. However if everything is trying to convince us there is no GOD then there is no alternative to believe that GOD exists. Why do they say there was a big bang? Why would anyone who questions it be violently persecuted in the scientific community? The reason is everywhere and in every compound you breath such as air. The molecular structure is designed and has a purpose. The purpose reveals the designer. The designer is GOD.
The design comes from HIS heart. His love is the motivation of the design. GOD is love. Everything we see that was created by GOD is for HIS pleasure and for ours. In fact we were created to be HIS companion made in HIS image. It is unfathomable. As someone said nothing can compare to HIS love. No height and no breadth can compare to HIS love for us.
That is where people get confused. They think that the creator of heaven and earth desires a robot of obedience. But nothing can be further from HIS heart. We were created by HIM and for HIM. There is no higher purpose in life than to worship HIM. To set HIM apart in everything we do say and live or breath. Each breath is reflection of HIS creation.
So worship HIM while you can. Seek him and cry out to HIM for as long as it takes. Turn of the TV and all of the voices that influence you. Seek HIM now. Time is running out. More than ever we lack time. Our finite lives are like a puff of steam. One moment you see it and the next it is as though it was never there.