In contrast, the Pagan Peoples of the wicked world tend to hold to polytheism, that there are many gods and spirits to be worshipped and served. Consequently, they tend to hold and worship all kinds of idols and images, that represent these deities. And, many magical signs and symbols are used to summon the presence and power of these spirit beings. Such is the Religion of Primative Peoples.
However, in the eyes of the Hebrew Peoples (Jews, Christians, and Muslims), such Pagan beliefs are spiritual adultery: a perversion so bad that it should be avoided at all cost! And, such an attitude has developed among the Hebrew Peoples due to their bitter experiences with Pagan Idolatry. The defection of the majority of Mankind to Paganism is recorded in the Holy Scriptures (Genesis 6:5-6), resulting in their destruction of the Great Flood. Later, Jacob's purge of his own Family's idolatry, which had brought about the gang rape of his daughter Dinah, was done in desparation to deliver them all (Genesis 35:2-5). Then, the Children of Israel were ensnared by Egyptian Idolatry and subjected to cruel bondage (Exodus 1:8-11), needing Moses to deliver them. And, when Israel fell to Idolatry, Josiah made a desparate purge, to save the People from being carried away captive (II Kings 23:4-6). But, the tide of Idolatry continued to rise, so God delivered them over to conquest, and to slavery, where they went away to Babylon. Thus, because of these bitter lessons, the Hebrew Peoples usually hold a strong Idolaclastic (destroying of idols) attitude.
But, where are we today? The spokesman for the modern churches say we should vote this president out and vote this congressman in. Or, they tell us to bomb this (abortion) clinic and then support that (genetic) research. Or, run these (undesirable) members out of the congregtion and but ordain these so called holy gay men (and women). Sorry, but it sure seems to me that most of them are missing the boat! God does not care about minors! HE wants the MAJOR things taken care of first!
So, is the Idolaclastic Movement Major?
Well, as we have just seen, down through history, it has been a Major component of the core of the Hebrew Peoples. So, shouldn't this be a strong value among the modern churches? Or, are they nolonger Hebrew Peoples? (And thus, cast offs from the Faith.)
Moreover, this Idolacastic Purge is so near and dear to GOD's heart, that HE wrote it as the Second Commandment, right after the first Commandment to Love HIM or the Sh'MaH. For the Holy Scriptures clearly state:
Moreover, the Apostles also sternly warned the New Believers to flee idolatry. Hah-RahV Shouhul (the Apostle Paul) sternly warns the People to flee idolatry (I Corinthians 10:14-23, Galatians 5:19-21, and Colossians 3:5-6). And, the Apostle John is also very much against Idolatry (I John 5:21 and Revelations 2:14, 20 and 9:20-21). Thus, the early Teachers of the Faith were very much Idolaclastic! And, we should be, too.
So, how come the modern spokesmen for God are ignoring it?
All around us, today, there is a rising tide of Pagan Idolatry! The Devil and his workers are running about our land and setting up FLAGS, idols or immages, that let them CLAIM our Country. And, from these Spiritual Beacons, they broadcast the demonic influences upon Our People, near them! Yet, no one does anything about it. The sheep dogs slumber, while the wolves are setting their snares to entrap the sheep!
Even worse, some of the modern churches consider themsleves so liberated from being RELIGIOUS, that not only do they ignore giving God's Warning about Idolatry, but they are, in fact, teaching the lessons of magic and witchcraft for doctrines, and passing it off as part of the Judeo-Christian Heritage (and claiming to be a church of God). Such abominal filth ought to be stopped and stamped out! God's People are not to be Idolators!
Do not be deceived! It you do the works of the Devil, then you are the Devil's worker. No matter what anyone calls it!
However, the bitter experience of bondage in Egypt to those Idols caused Moses to set forth a stern warning, that because of these paractices, the People were being expelled from the Holy Land, before the Children of Israel (Deuteronomy 9:3-4). And, that the People of God should NOT take up any of their Idolatrous Practices (Deuteronomy 4:15-28)! So, heed the warning.
Moreover, in case anyone should forget what these evil practices were, Moses set forth a list, to point out to the People of God what was gross Idolatry. The list was clearly recorded in the Holy Scriptures. And we would do well to frequently read it and remember what to avoid:
Furthermore, also included in this ban is sorcery, or the use of magical, hallucinogenic, or illegal drugs (Isaiah 47:9-14, Jeremiah 27:9-10, Malachi 3:5, Acts 8:9-11, and Revelations 9:21 and 18:23). For, these wicked potions often open the spiritual doorways to demonic oppression (if not full possession). So, it needs to be strongly avoided, too!
So, why aren't the spokesmen for God warning you about these things?
While the modern churches are ignoring the raising of Idolatrous FLAGS all around them, many of them have joined together to suppress what they view as the real works of the Devil: the Pentecostal or Charasticmatic (or Full Gospel) Movement(s). For, it is commonly claimed that those who exercize any of the so called GIFTS, do so under the inspiration of the Devil? What rubbish! Engiftment is clearly documented in the Holy Scriptures (I Corinthians 12:1-25). And we are admonitished to not despise nor limit the prophetic utterances that God's Holy Ghost may inspire (I Corinthians 14:39 and I Thessalonians 5:19-20). Moreover, we are told that the Full Gospel is for all Time, all generations, and all Peoples (Acts 2:38-39).
Thus, to attack the GIFTS as demonic or idolatrous is way off base! In fact, it is approaching to the Warning Y'ShuWaH or Jesus gave the Religious Establishment of HIS Day, concerning the Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 12:24-32). So, be very careful! And do NOT speak out against the Working of God's Holy Ghost. Neither attempt to call it idolatry!
In this same light, God has many signs and symbols that HE keeps to HIMSELF and which help to invoke the Presence of HIS Holy Ghost. Many of these are commonly known: such as the Cross, the Star of David (MoGeN DahBeyD), the Dove, etc. So, these should not be identified as idolatrous nor condemened as a Pagan Practice. However, the modern spokesmen for God claim that the Cross should be removed and not displayed! (And, other Godly symbols are also under attack.) What kind of craziness is this? And, this at a time when Pagan FLAGS or Idols are being ignored and allowed to be planted and grow! (Whose side are these guys really on, any way?)
In the same vein, there are many signs and symbols used by the Devil all down through history. These should, indeed, be avoided and destoyed, if possible. For example, the up-side-down cross, inverted 5-pointed stars (with its horns in the air), the goat-god, etc. All these should be stamped out! But, some of these so called spokesmen for God not only allow them, but often decorated themselves, their clothing, and their buildings with such tokens or idols! (And, this at a time when they are claiming to be getting rid of the Cross and other Godly symbols because they are idolatry!) Do not be deceived! The guys in the black hats, who display the FLAGS and symbols of the Devil are, indeed, the Devil's workers!
Even more amazing, a few years back, we attempted to start an Outeach Program to the New Age and those involved in the old Occult. But, these so called spokesmen for God had fits, that we should be attempting to win souls away from the Devil (and to God)! And there has been no end to the condemnation and harassment of these so called men of God upon us, for attempting to do the Lord's work. Sorry, but I think nothing shows more dramatically whose side they are really on, when they stop the winning of souls from the Devil's dominion. For, those who protect the Devil's realm, surely are the Devil's workers! Do no let them deceive you.
Now,the issue becomes, what to do with that precious metal. Unfortunately, greed can get a hold of us too easily! So, listen carefully as to what should be done with it:
Then, what shall be done with it? Well, King David seems to have come up with a way that is pleasing to God. And God blessed him with many successes in battle, because the Lord knew exactly what David would do with the idols that he captured. He purged it or melted it in the fire, as was required (Numbers 31:21-23 and I Chronicles 14:12) and then dedicated it to God and set it in the Temple Tressury, to be used of God in Works against Idolatry (II Samuel 8:10-11 and I Kings 15:15). And, for his Faithfullness against Idolatry, God blessed him greatly, with military successes!
Now, while you may think that this is just a historical anomoly, it was used by others, with the same dramatic success. The Spansish Conquistadors, Cortez and Pizarro, used this Program in their conquests of the Aztecs (Mexico) and the Incas (Peru), repectively. And God honored their efforts against Idolatry and blessed them with astounding, miraculous success! In addition, the early success of the Muslims, seems to be related to this as the Arabs purged their conquered lands of the venerated images that the corrupt church had allowed its followers to worship! So, heed the lessons of history!
Moreover, this Program of melting idols and giving the precious metals (and jewels) of them into God's Treasury, is what pleases God! (Not, allowing the idol to stand and just ignore it!) For, this is what Joshua set forth, in God's Word:
In addition, King David seems to have come up with another Idolaclastic Program that God approved of. In the above command, God told them to kill all of the Pagans. So, David would sort the conquered People's out into two lines. One line (the sheep) would be the ones that would repent and recant of their Idolatry (and these he saved alive, for technically they weren't Pagans, but converts). The second line (or goats) were those Pagans who were so committed to their false gods that they would not repent nor recant, so these he had destroyed (II Samuel 8:2 and Matthew 25:31-34, 41). It is a sobering campaign, but one that God seems to honor, for those leaders with the strength and courage to do as God Commanded.
However, most people are not rulers, nor in the chain of military comand, where this would be appropriate. So, what can the ordinary individual do? How can he follow God's Program, here?
If there is to be an effective Purge of Idolatry, then it must begin right here! With you! For, if the individual will not see the danger of it, and will not clean up his own life, then the plague of idols will still cling to them, no matter what the rulers or leadership may do. You must first clear the CURSE out of your own life.
What! Me cursed? (You may ask.) Nonsense! I have never done anything wrong! (Nor am I involved with idols?)
Well, unfortunately, considering the modern lack of teaching on this, many people (even church goers) ARE involved in idolatry. They just don't know how to recognize it nor discern it. So, it probably is there, even if you don't think so! (Look more carefully.)
Moreover, while you, personally, may not be involved in idolatry, the odds are very good that your fore-fathers were! So, while you may not have idols directly in your own life, the CURSE of idolatry is still on your life from what your ancestors did! You have inherited this Curse from your Family, like it or not. (All the way from Adam, if no one else!)
In any case, this Curse must be dealt with, to liberate you from the clutches of idolatry.
How do you do that? (You may ask.)
Well, actually it is easy. For God clearly sets out that Program, too. For it is written:
So, how do you do this prayer?
This, too, is easy! Just repeat the following prayer, out loud (so that God will know that you agree with it). It forms a kind of Mediavel Social Contract or Covenant between you and God. You vow to Return to HIM and HIS Ways, and HE will remove the Curse and put HIS Hand of favor upon your life. Just repeat it:
If you have just said that above prayer, you are now SAVED or Delivered from the Curse of Idolatry. Moreover, as you are on your way to RETURN to God, you are also regenerating (beginning to turn into an Angel-like spirit being, that will fly away to Heaven upon the death of your mortal body). Truely this is no small event! It is a very important happening in your life. One that you should share with others. (Or, us, if no one else will listen to you. Contact us and let us know that you have prayed that prayer of Dedication. E mail us, Attention: IDOL FREED.)
So, what do I get rid of?
As with the more governmental or conqueror's style Program, which we have discussed, above, the individual is also given a specific list of things to Purge from his own household and from among his own Family. For, while few of us have been given a position of authority or jurisdiction, almost all of us have a household or Family that is under our care. And, here, we can exercize our Spiritual Authority, and cast the Idolatrous influences out of our homes (Deuteronommy 7:26). So, while searching through your home, consider the following items:
Naturally, it is our hope that you will attend a NORDESEL Congregation, where Idolatry will not be a concern. However, given that God makes a great variety of People, with a large difference in needs, many of you are likely to be attending other denominations. And, sorry to say it, but Idolatry IS a BIG problem in many of them!
So, what do you look for? Well, here is a list of things that commonly need to be Purged of erroring Congregations. Check and see if your Fellowship is involved in any of these. And, if they are, then do whatever it takes to get it corrected. (Or, find another Congregation that is not tainted by Idolatry, or surely the Curse will fall on you!) So, look for:
While Our Realm is in the Religious sphere, we do expect our members to be good citizens of their own Country. Correspondingly, we encourage you to be civic minded and participate in the government of your own local community. Such is pleasing to God.
And, while the Idolators and Pagans of your Community are not going to like nor readily accept this Idolaclastic Program, we would encourage you, none-the-less to attempt to bring the Purge to your Community. As to exactly what to do, we will leave that for you to work out with your local leaders. (And, if you want any guidelines, then turn back to our other lists and develop your own local goals from them.)
However, for America, where we dwell, we do have a few suggestions as to what needs to be done. And, what you as a good citizen ought to pursue. So, if you have a political bent anyway, rather than getting involved in abortion bombing (or gay bashing), what you really need to be promoting is the Idolaclastic Movement! God would be much more pleased. Therefore, give some serious consideration to the following points:
However, as the Mediavel world spread throughout Europe, the Catholic Church picked up this previous practices and formed an Inquisition of their own. And, while the orginal Inquisition was aimed solely at Pagans and Idolators, the Spanish Inquistion drifted into persecuting the Jews, and then any dissentor of the Latin Church (who was then branded a heretic). Consequently, it was not as effective in suppressing Idolatry and the influence of Pagan Religious beliefs.
Yet, now with Our RETURN of the Northern Nations, it seems appropriate that we embark on an Inquistion of our own. To aid and support the inquiry or investigation into reports of Idolatry and Pagan Practices among the various Congregations. So, if you are finding Idolatry or the practice of Pagan religious beliefs in your congregation, we would like to know about it. (Sometimes, even just making it known is enough of a pressure to shame a Congregation to reform!)
So, keep us informed of what Idolatry you find. And, keep us informed of whatever Idolaclastic Programs of your own that you embark on. (Be sure to send them, Attention: Idolaclastic Reports.)
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Outside of the First Commandment (to Love God), nothing is more dear to HIS heart than to see Idolatry abated. And, nothing is more unifying of the Faithful to God, from Abraham (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) than is an Idolaclastic Program. So, let us enter the Unifty of the Faithful and cooperate together in HIS Spirit to sweep our Lands of Idolatry and Pagan Practices.
And, though we must surely do our part, let us keep in mind God's Own Words:
Nor should we be discouraged when considering the odds (as we are greatly out numbered). For, it is written:
Yet, for sure, some will say why bother? Just turn the other check and let the Pagans and Idolators do whatever they want! So, we will point to God's Word, which very plainly says:
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Dated: Feb '97 . . . Up-dated 4-8-98