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Abomination of Desolation

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by eric m williams, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Throughout the history of the Israelites they fell into and engaged in idol worship. While most of them were bowing to, sacrificing to, and praising these false Gods it is probably safe to assume that (for many of them) most of them engaged in idol worship to achieve the true idol in their lives. These true idols could have been any number of things; wealth, affection of a lover, acceptance, safety, respect, pleasure, book, or even just pride.

    In the end I do not think that it matters what an idol is. It separates the child of God from their Heavenly Father. God wants our worship and He detests anything that comes between us (Deuteronomy 4:24). Over and over when Israel placed something in the place where God should be (Ezekiel 14:4-8) God has crushed (Ezekiel 15:8) those that would not repent and turn to Him again. He has destroyed the things that separated His people from Him.
    God is hurt (Ezekiel 6:9) when his people abandon Him. The God of the Heavens, The Creator, The Alpha and Omega, who loves us so much that he sacrificed His Son so that we could be with Him (John 3:16) is hurt when we place anything else before Him in our hearts.

    When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was His answer was simple (Matthew 22:37). You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. God is to have the first place in our lives. Everything we are commanded to do boils down to that one simple fact. Anything that comes between us and the Father will cause harm to us and to our witness (Psalm 106:36, Jonah 2:8, 1 Corinthians 8:4-12), and we are told to avoid these things (Acts 15:20, 1 John 5:21).

    What a person worships (and it may be more than one thing) is the focus of their thoughts and actions. They take measures to spend time around it, get more of it, and/or learn more about it. It is what gives them comfort and joy. Their hopes are based on it. What a person worships is something that they cannot simply give up. They live for it.

    Sometimes our hearts become so hard that we do not realize when an idol has taken our love, worship, and praise from God until God removes the idol and makes the “land” (and our hearts) desolate.
    When we repent and restore God to the first place in our hearts, He will restore us and care for us (Hosea 6:1, 2 Corinthians 6:16).

    This world will do all that it can to separate us from God. We are constantly bombarded with indoctrination telling us that we need to have a secure financial future, be good looking, find the perfect mate, feel good about ourselves, we have the right to be happy, enjoy a game, save the planet, be tolerant, etc, etc, etc. Many of the things that the world tries to make the focus of our hearts are good things and worth working for, but only with God as the Lord of our lives can we avoid the snares of this world. When our hearts, souls, and minds are bent to loving God, He will take care of the rest (Matthew 6:33).
    KingJ, Abdicate, Juk and 1 other person say Amen and like this.
  2. Agreed.
  3. Well, as was saying in previous threads that bombardment comes from america mostly because of 'right to happiness' and american dream perpetuated through movies and tv advertising. 'The world' is not american, its actually mystery babylon of the god of this world....but it seems like you can take the isrelites out of babylon, but you cant take babylon out of the israelites until they believe in the Lord above.
  4. Yes, you often put the blame for things on America, when the actual problem is the WORLD and it's wicked system.
  5. One thing comes to mind..American Idol.

    No christian ought to watch any show that idolises the music industry. Its the worst kind of show, you hear people screaming, chanting ungodly lyrics, judges criticising ppls performance ugh. All for a chance to make it big and grab fame and fortune. I couldnt believe professed christians would go on an IDOL show.
  6. Christians have competed and do participate in the Idol franchise.
  7. They have idol shows in nearly every country that has tv network now. I just want to add, its not just america. But the whole competition thing, the drive for it, to make money, came from there.

    It breaks my heart that the young are so easily taken in and seduced by this...and the adults on the show dont know any better and are encoruaging the slide to hell. We had that show in nz for maybe about three seasons before it was pulled. It was absolutley awful. The hype, the judging. The mocking.
  8. There are Christians who have entered the contest with the right motive.
  9. There are Christians who have entered the contest with the right motive.
  10. The Bombardment comes from the BABYLONIAN SYSTEM which is the WORLD SYSTEM.
    It is not a United States thing Lanolin no more then it is a New Zeeland thing but THE WAY THE WORLD OPERATES.
  11. It sounds like you've found your calling in life: be a missionary to America.
  12. #12 KingJ, Jul 21, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
    Really liked this last part. Good point. The world does try give us a reason to live apart from God.

    Those thoughts we choose to think on before we sleep are our idol.
  13. All we can do is obey. Doing what I can.
  14. It would be weird to be a missionary to america i think.
    Imagine telling people about Jesus but americans thinking, what, foreigners telling us about Jesus, we already have our own God almighty dollar. Go away.

    Also..since they have guns they might shoot you and you cant do anything as to them, you an alien.

    In nz we get missionaries from america all the time, but they mostly mormons. The new jerusalem is in salt lake city apparently.
  15. #15 JFish123, Jul 23, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2015
    I heard a freaky theory. That there's a sect within the Catholic Church, that has the nails that were in Jesus. And they plan on "resurrecting" Him by cloning Jesus through His DNA. I of course don't believe a word of it, but to think of the Anti-Christ, imagine a demon possessing the perfect body of Jesus (cloned). That could be called The Abomination of Desolation. Too horrifying to think about!
  16. :giggle: :giggle:
  17. All I can say is...WHOA!

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