What Is Idolatry? Part 2


WhatIsIdolatry

 

23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24 NKJV)

 

      Worship, of any kind, is done in our spirit. When something or someone gets a hold of our spirit we are in deep trouble. In Revelation sixteen we see God manifesting His wrath at the end of times in what is called, The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath. This is God judging the world; specifically those that received the mark of the beast.

      If you know about the mark of the beast, without this mark, people will not be able to buy and sell during the time of the tribulation. The significant thing about receiving this mark is that you must worship the Antichrist. As worship is done on a spiritual level, these people position themselves in a place of no hope. Even as they see, feel and taste the wrath of God, Revelation 16 gives their reaction:

9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.” (Revelation 16:9 NKJV)

 

10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.” (Revelation 16:10-11 NKJV)

 

 

 

21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.” (Revelation 16:21 NKJV)

 

 

      We can be the worst sinner, but if we repent from our hearts, God is faithful to forgive us (First John 1:9). Through Scripture we see people repenting of all kinds of sins: Prostitution, Murder, Adultery, Pride, etc. but when a man’s heart is filled with the worship of others gods, we see very little repentance. I am not saying that an idolater can’t repent and be saved; I am saying that it does not happen too often.

To be continued…

 

 

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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