Saturday, 13 June 2015

Destroying Idols

by Prophet Dr. David Owuor

THE SIXTH REASON for which the GODHEAD chooses to come down and visit the earth HIMSELF IN PERSON, is for purposes of uncovering the vanity and emptiness of human idol worship and such shameful idolatry to total destruction. We are reminded here of when the GODHEAD visited Israel at her most desperate hour and brought down dagon, thereby breaking him down into smaller unutilizable and unworshippable pieces.
 
The Ark in Ashdod and Ekron 
 
1 After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 Then they carried the ark into Dagon’s temple and set it beside Dagon. 3 When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. 4 But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained
(1 Samuel 5:1-4).
 
In the present-day generation, there has been a serious avalanche of idol worship that has not spared the church too. This kind of humiliating apostasy of idol worship has in essence gotten its way right into the house of the LORD.
 
The love of money and the gospel of prosperity have crafted themselves into a beautiful casting of gold that is both pleasing to the lustful eye and also tempting to touch. The duo of the love of money and worldliness have unsurprisingly coalesced to form the biggest golden calf in today's church of Christ. It is as though every christian believer is today in a dash to get wealthy and live well on this earth, by centering the love of money in their hearts.
 
This idol worship has today overtaken the worshipping of JEHOVAH in the modern-day churches, and essentially accelerated the decay of apostasy. Tragically enough, two blind cannot lead each other!
 
It is saddening that this fall of idol worship has not only struck the Altar of the LORD, but also flourish in the tender hearts within the congregation. As a consequence, no one at the pulpit seems to rebuke sin anymore, neither do they see the urgency for calling for a reformation in the house of the LORD. This has resulted into an escalation of sexual immorality that has gone virtually unchallenged in the presentday House of the LORD.
 
The GODHEAD on that December 31st, 2012 must have decided that enough is enough! This is what caused HIM to come down HIMSELF as the GODHEAD in order to bring down this dagon that the church had so much cherished and endeared her heart to.
 
In such an encounter in the days of old, things went south and it ended up with dagon being struck into virtually unworshippable pieces!
 
If there was a place at which to illustrate the jealously of the GODHEAD over the hearts of HIS people, then this would be it. In this way, the LORD is basically saying that the brutality of the enemy over the hearts of HIS people is totally unacceptable in HIS Kingdom and that from time immemorial, the hearts of the believers indeed belonged to HIM, and HIM alone! That fact is unquestionable.