“And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. And the idols shall utterly pass away.” (Isaiah 2:17- 18)
The theme of coming judgement for idolatry continues across all boards- I previously covered the financial sector, athletes, celebrities, the church and its leaders, now God has moved to politics. *Underlining in this section are links to prophecies.
At times the Lord is teaching in these messages; I listen and write the lessons down because they form an invaluable ‘fence’ of good reminders on how God desires to be seen, approached, related to and understood. As the Bible says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom., and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)
Here are the things God said about the perils of idolatry.
THE IDOLS WILL GO DOWN ON THE GROUND. Let them be removed. Let the false gods fall down and Dagon idols shatter in their fragile temples; as they go down the hopes of men will go down with them and their extreme sinfulness will be exposed. America will have a heart attack when Trump dies, that is the beginning of the end for her. She will have another one when power changes hands suddenly; when day-to-day changes cause the nation to resemble the constitution less and less, America will catapult into an unexpected series of moves no one is expecting.
These changes mark a TRANSITION, the same way that there are transitions in music – pauses and rests, a song starts one way but can easily shift and move into various transitions by changing key and tempo before finally going to crescendo and then the end.
Idols have reached the end of their useful tenure before God. Idols are a particular wickedness on earth, and here is the purpose they serve. IDOLS SEPARATE SHEEP FROM GOATS: their presence separates mankind into who will worship them and who will not worship them.
Idols reveal the hearts of men in a way where only God is the righteous judge, no man can judge himself. In other words when it comes to idolatry Yah can see the contents of our hearts and the destructive spreading effects of our ‘inordinate affections’ far better than we can ever be aware of; He is the only true judge of all idolatry because HE is the only true God who is rejected and offended when people raise up idols to compete with Him.
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2)
Inordinate affection is anything that we love in an unhealthy, unbalanced and unbridled way, anything we should not let get out of its place, anything that has lured us away from the original basics of God being our first love. It is indeed very possible (and easy) to leave Jesus as a first love- Jesus is not a moving chess piece in our lives but the Rock and anchor that everything else is supposed to be centered around, so in order to go away from Him it’s us who have to leave Him.
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp-stand from its place— unless you repent.” (Revelation 2: 4- 5)
‘Inordinate’ means disproportionately large or EXCESSIVE in size; when you add it to ‘affection’ it literally means ‘A burning, passionate, sweeping and overwhelmingly LARGE interest in something.’
Having inordinate affections means that you are excessively over-the-top invested and interested in something, more than is wise or healthy. This mindset is one of the hardest things to spot in our lives, (like pride); it’s even harder to admit and confess it because of how it presents itself as a perfectly reasonable thing.
Inordinate affections are a snare that people defend without seeing the danger: They’ll say things like “Can a man love his wife and child ‘too much’?” (Yes). It’s a category of sin that needs true humility in order to be able to realize when it’s got you; without humility you will never be able to accept that you have it and without acceptance you will not repent of it. It’s one of those ‘elephant in the room’ types of sin, impossible to see without the Holy Spirit, impossible to let go of without the help of the Lord.
A clay idol or a bronze god with a temple, it is very easy to see who its worshippers are because they go to its temple. They bow down right there in front of it and that’s visible worship. A human idol is tricky because unless the mouth of the worshipper speaks about it (and even then you’d need spiritual discernment to know what is ‘inordinate’), you will not know they have an idol. You might never know an idol is in someone’s heart but God knows. They will justify the idolatry as something else: appreciation, love, kinship, SUPPORT – “I support him because he also supports what I support.”
Whatever they might use as an excuse – “The end result is idolatry resting in the hearts of people because they look to something else to rescue and encourage them besides Me.”
Their greatest sin is making Me synonymous with their idol. I have been made synonymous with Donald Trump. Not only is he loved beyond Me and his every move justified as the will of God, but he is called “God’s man”. He is called “the will of God for America.” I did not send this man. He sent himself but his very existence and presence is justified as SENT BY ME when it is not.
This nation has amnesia about his past, where he came from and who he has always been. He has lived openly before them and nothing about him is a secret. He is by no stretch of imagination a godly man, nothing in his past life or conduct has ever identified him to any rational-minded person as a godly man, but I told you America is a land of terminal madness.
They invent a reality and then believe in it; they invent details to be true to their own madness then say “This is God’s will, this is God’s intention for us.” They say things I have not said and do things I cannot sanction, then turn around and condone their own evil saying, “This is the Lord’s will.”
Therefore since it is “My will” that sent him, tell them this. When he dies everyone should say it is also My will. If “My will” sent him then you shall meet his death with acceptance that it is “My will” that took him away. Let that be the standard. Since you are convinced I sent him, you should be equally convinced I took him when he dies.
The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away; so said Job in his grief. You should say the same.
I will not take him. I will let him fall into the hands of his enemies. He has plenty of those. When he has served his useful purpose as any idol does (to separate sheep from goats and expose the hearts of those who worship men, not God), I will let his enemies capture him and overtake him as they overtook Saul on the battlefield. In a single day king Saul and his loyal sons fell; in the same way Trump and the entire dynasty around him will collapse. The whole legacy will fall down, but when it does remember to say as you do now – “It is the Lord’s will.”
As the Lord continues laying out precise reasons for the judgement of idols in America, each one that is named and explained will be put in print here so that all who care to know why things happen the way they do can read for themselves what Yah said.
There is a story all Christians should bear in mind for this message, the story of Dagon the fish god (nothing more than a half-man half sea-serpent or mer-man), the Philistine idol they tried to make equal with God in terms of sharing space with the Ark Of The Covenant. That idol ended up smashed to pieces in a way nobody saw; nobody could make sense of WHO kept touching the idol, knocking it over and eventually breaking it up. Since people didn’t get the first set of messages and kept propping up the fish-god near the Ark in the same space, Yah smashed it to pieces then struck all the people will boils, painful personal plagues and afflictions as a sign of who was not happy with the ongoing mixed worship.
AFTER the punishment though everyone got the point and separated the Ark from them to its own space. Modern church, hear the word of the Lord. Don’t mix Jesus with your affections, it will not end well for the affections themselves. We are in the days of the same clear message coming out of the Ark: THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD, and Him only shall you look to, follow, serve, hallow and pay attention to. With respect is how we seek after God and learn how He wants to be handled, with RESPECT, giving the One God of Israel His proper due as the only wise and indivisible God.
However, (reality being what it is) there remain many who are obstinate and poor with lessons, so it is inevitable the Philistine lesson will be repeated many times in America before it is learned for good. May the Lord receive the glory by Himself for all His prophecies on The Master’s Voice, amen.
The Destruction of Dagon: 1 Samuel 5
The Philistines and the Ark
Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. When the Philistines took the ark of God they brought it into the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. And when the people of Ashdod arose early in the morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set it in its place again. And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only Dagon’s torso was left of it. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor any who come into Dagon’s house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
But the hand of the Lord was heavy on the people of Ashdod, and He ravaged them and struck them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory. And when the men of Ashdod saw how it was they said, “The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for His hand is harsh toward us and Dagon our god.” Therefore they sent and gathered to themselves all the lords of the Philistines, and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?”
And they answered, “Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried away to Gath.” So they carried the ark of the God of Israel away. So it was, after they had carried it away, that the hand of the Lord was against the city with a very great destruction; and He struck the men of the city, both small and great, and tumors broke out on them.
Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. So it was, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, “They have brought the ark of the God of Israel to us, to kill us and our people!” So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, “Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go back to its own place, so that it does not kill us and our people.”
For there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there. And the men who did not die were stricken with the tumors, and the cry of the city went up to heaven.