Here you have it, Warriors. God informs us here that it was Solomon’s PAGAN wives who eventually corrupted his relationship with God. Solomon was guilty of REBELLION against Father Yahweh.
To become friends and potentially fall in love with someone who worships a different god than you do cannot have a happy ending as demonstrated here. Even if it doesn’t initially appear that there will be problems with it; don’t be naïve because God gives us the results.
This account of Solomon and his wives is a prime example that confirms how crafty and dangerous Satan is. He is patient and is willing to wait for a crack in that door to GAIN FULL ACCESS and SECURE A SPIRITUAL STRONGHOLD IN YOUR LIFE! Satan wants to tear down your faith and to make it impossible to sustain your relationship with God. DON’T OPEN THAT DOOR!
MIXING HOLY WITH THE PROFANE
Part 1 (Part 2 follows below)
The majority believers have been deceived to believe they worship God in spirit and truth when, in fact, God can do nothing BUT REJECT THEIR WORSHIP.
Ezekiel 22:26 “Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.”
Today’s church and the vast majority of believers today are mixing the profane and holy and clean with unclean, while being erroneously deceived to believe God sees nothing wrong with it, despite the fact that God, Himself, says IT IS SIN. Let’s take a look at what happened with Nadab and Abihu:
Leviticus 10:1-2 "And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD."
Does God’s response surprise you? These are not fairytale stories brothers and sisters. Clearly, this was a serious offence to God. Nadab and Abihu had been accepted by God and held high positions among His people (Exodus 24:9-11). God commanded that everything used in making sacrifices had to be HOLY. Nadab and Abihu decided to bring censers with “common fire” (kindled by themselves instead of using HOLY FIRE from the altar). Didn’t God “KNOW” their hearts? God is the ONLY one who knows the thoughts of man (1 Cor. 2:11). It was that Old Serpent who DECEIVED them to believe God would accept ANY FORM of worship – that God’s standards/rules didn’t really matter. To DISOBEY God’s ordinances and standards, IS A GREAT SIN. God NEVER changes, so what God demands in worship is still true today. Worshipping God on dates appropriated by pagan worship, setting up/preparing pagan instruments and/or using pagan symbols in celebration to God; etc. -- MIXING PROFANE with HOLY -- CLEAN with UNCLEAN – IS A GREAT SIN. GOD REJECTS SUCH WORSHIP.
Exodus 34:14 “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” God will not accept sharing pagan/occult dates/idols/symbols in any way, shape or form in our worship to Him – the ONE Great I Am!
Directly after Adam and Even sinned, God ordained the sacrifice of an animal to atone for the sins of people. Able followed God’s ordinance by offering a "firstling of his flock and the fat thereof." Cain, on the other hand, “thought” he could worship God the way HE WANTED, and offered fruit; thereby directly DISOBEYING God’s ordinance (Genesis 4:3-5). What happened? God REJECTED Cain's offering.
Part 2 follows below.
MIXING HOLY WITH THE PROFANE
Another example is Belshazzar (Daniel 5), who took holy vessels from the temple home “for personal use” during a feast. What happened? His kingdom was taken from him that night!
The Enemy has had years of deceiving us so that most now believe God and His Word have somehow changed, and that the Old Testament is now somehow insignificant. That is A LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL. You have heard these lies purported as “truth” when Believers say: “God’s Law doesn’t matter, we are under grace,” “If we obey God’s commands we are under bondage” or “It doesn’t matter; God knows my heart.” LIES, LIES . . . ALL LIES. In every instance, IT MATTERS TO GOD! Yes, of course, God knew they were worshiping Him or, rather, “going through the motions” of worshiping Him. So, then, the problem wasn’t their worship . . . RIGHT? What was the problem?
1 Samuel 15:22-23 “And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, TO OBEY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE, AND TO HEARKEN THAN THE FAT OF RAMS.23 For REBELLION IS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT, AND STUBBORNESS IS AS INIQUITY AND IDOLATRY. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”
OBEDIENCE . . . IT’S ALL ABOUT OBEDIENCE!
Is it still not clear what the Enemy has done? John 10:10 tells us that he comes ONLY to steal, kill and destroy. That is the ONLY focus of the Enemy. He wants to steal proper worship from God; he wants to separate us from God; he wants to destroy our effectiveness for the kingdom. He wants to kill the presence of the Holy Spirit in our churches. He wants to mix the profane (worldly) with the Holy by accepting worldly performance in worship, worldly (indecent) dress, etc.
Very few churches can be found today that teach the ENTIRE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD! Could this be why so many Christians are satisfied watching hours and hours, day after day, of sin on television, unaware they are being filled with it – until what overflows from their hearts IS SIN – until they are no longer convicted about living like the world. Instead, they are conformed to the world. See Romans 12:2; Isaiah 5:20-24; Deuteronomy 4:24.
Therefore, our worship of God is to be pure and holy and is not to be mixed with the common, profane (definitely NOT PAGAN) things of the world. We must not think that God will accept any form of worship while we are in direct disobedience to His Word, while His Word teaches that those who did that very thing were rejected or even destroyed by God!!
Job 14:4 “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.” In other words, God says IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to make anything He considers unclean/profane into something clean/holy . . . IMPOSSIBLE>
2 Corinthians 6:14 “What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
It's time that we “get real” and reject the “relaxed worldly attitude” and get back to "thus saith the Lord" rather than choosing to follow the Enemy’s lead. We are living in End Times and we need to be alert to the Enemy’s wiles. He is working with all lying wonders and powers to deceive the very elect."
If you believe, “God knows I don’t worship pagan gods; He knows my heart;” I WARN AND PLEAD WITH YOU to STUDY the truth of God’s Word; to ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, and soberly think long and hard about what happened to Nadab and Abihu, Belshazzar, and Cain. The Bible CLEARLY demonstrates that God does not accept any/every form of worship. He is a Holy God; One whose righteousness demands from us Godly fear, complete reverence, worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24) and OBEDIENCE TO HIS COMMANDS (WORD).
Crying out in the wilderness,
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