Idolatry has many definitions but the number one thing you need to know about it is that it is perversion of worship. The spirit of idolatry is the spirit of perversion. The worship leader in heaven knows the power of worship and that is why he perverted it. Idolatry is a heart issue and that is why it is a serious matter. The bible says in Psalm 66:18, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me”. Idolatry blocks the heavens. If the devil cannot stop you from praying, he can put an idol in your heart. That is deception. That is why you should not deal with it with kid’s gloves. Like an aggressive sickness, you need to confront it aggressively.
Idolatry is a vertical sin. It is an affront to God. It is a direct disobedience to Exodus 20:3. You should not have another god. Any time you clean up, God will take you to higher ground.
Hosea 2:17-20 (TLB), O Israel, I will cause you to forget your idols, and their names will not be spoken anymore. “At that time I will make a treaty between you and the wild animals, birds, and snakes, not to fear each other anymore; and I will destroy all weapons, and all wars will end. “Then you will lie down in peace and safety, unafraid; and I will bind you to me forever with chains of righteousness and justice and love and mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness and love, and you will really know me then as you never have before.
God is interested in names. If you change your name, you change your destiny. A brother heard this teaching, changed his name and his destiny changed for the better. Why cleave to an idolatrous name? Before God could bless Abram, he had to change his name to Abraham. Sarai was changed to Sarah. In the New Testament, God changed Saul’s name to Paul. Never forget that God cannot bless an idolater. If you have a bad name, please change it.
- Lord help me, I renounce idolatry and every influence of it. I throw away all my idols and completely break away from them in Jesus’ name.
TO BE CONTINUED…………..