Emanna for 08/26/2020
Rejecting Idols to Serve the Living God
Deut 5:8 Thou shalt not make thee
[of any thing]
in heaven above, or that
in the earth beneath, or that
in the waters beneath the earth: (9) Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God
a jealous God, 1 Thes 1:9 ...you turned to God from the idols to serve a living and true God.
Words of Ministry
One thing we must take note of is that God forbids man to make
an image of anything. We cannot consider a man-made object to
be living. The moment we have such a thought, the object
becomes an idol to us. Of course, idols are nothing, but if we
consider them to be living, we fall into error. This is why
God forbids the worship of such things. Even an inclination in
the heart towards them is forbidden. Please remember that you
cannot worship any idols; you must reject all of them, even
images of the Lord Jesus and Mary. God is seeking those who
serve Him in spirit, not in the flesh. God is Spirit, not an
A new believer must give up his idols from the very first day
of his salvation. He should not mention the names of idols, be
involved with fortune-telling, or visit any
temples. We cannot worship anything with an image. We should not even keep any picture of the Lord Jesus. Such pictures are not the real image of the Lord Jesus; they are worthless. In the museums in Rome, there are over two thousand different images of the Lord Jesus. All of them represent the imagination of the artists. This is blasphemous. Our God is a jealous God, and He will not tolerate such things among us.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 34-36. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/15/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.