GOD’S OBJECTS: 21ST CENTURY IDOLS


What are you considering as priorities? What are you idolizing without knowing? You have only one life, are you wasting it? Or are you making the most of it?

Many people might say that their priorities are: families, friends, kids, spouses, careers, jobs, and businesses.

But the truth is that all these are far from it. As a genuine Christian, your number one priority should be God.

You can love your spouse, job and career (there is nothing wrong about that) but never allow your God to be packed under the bus in a world that is filled with busyness and seriousness.

When you miss your priority, other things will fall apart but when you get it right, other things will fall in line.

What are your object of worships? What occupies the place of God in your life?

Your god’s object can be your smartphone. This can be the last thing you touch before you sleep in the night and the very first thing you press when you’re awake. Watch out for this: as one of the dangers of this is destiny’s being stolen and abated.

Your god’s object may be your TV box – If this is stealing your time, it’s stealing your destiny. Who are you watching for? Who will watch you? Not as if it’s bad, but it must be controlled by discipline. Watch out!

Your god’s object can be a ‘celeb’ or a ‘Spiritual father.’ While following somebody is normal and vital to make the most of your journey in life but you must not idolized him/her.

For instance, here, many people know more about the European Premier League (EPL) than they know about themselves, not even to talk about their bibles but when the devil strikes, it’s the word that you will go for. Then, the storms of life can be withstood.

Your god’s object can be your spouse. While loving your spouse as yourself is biblical but you must not misplace the order of priority. God first, you & your spouse last. Let this be your rule of thumb and your relationship will be like heaven on earth.

Your god’s object may be your work. While work is good but it must not steal away your time with God.

When God created a man, He gave him a work to do. Jesus told us that His father works hitherto. If God stop working, none will be alive. It’s your work that pays your bill. Doing nothing is what frustrates people. I can go on to reveal the significance of working but it must be understood that work can become a toil when priority is misplaced.

Frankly speaking, any work that does not allow you to serve god should be reexamined. A work that doesn’t allows you to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the broken hearted and wounded souls can be toiling.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, (Luke.4:18)

Your god’s object may be your education and training. While training up is your way up but it must not be considered as critical than God’s interests.

Your god’s object can be your career. While pursuing a career is not bad but run it with God.

Beware of bending. Stop fitting God into your plans and schedules but make Him your plans and schedules.

The devil is a good devil. Idols are no longer in only stones, sticks and other inanimate objects. The 21st century idols are now more abstractive. Your friends, families, spouses, smart phones and social media outlets can be idolized without knowing.

Let the highest premium be placed on the things of God and all other things will follow. It works like fire. The things that others are dying to get will die to get to you.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Mat.6:10/33)

All what God is asking you to do is to make a little for Him first and all other things will become additions.

And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. (1kings.17:13)

2 Factors Contributing To Your Backwardness In 2020


As we are approaching year 2020, we need to start laying off the things that hindered us from progressing in 2019 so that this coming year will become a better story. I pray that as you read further your eyes will be wide opened to the things you need to drop to ride majestically to your place of destiny in 2020

Association

The company that you keep determines what accompanies you. There is no association that leaves you neutral. Your friends can either make or break you.

A negative friend can have a very negative influence on you. This explained why many well trained children turned into something unusual when they entered higher institutions. Many of them became smokers, cultists and harlots in school because they were influenced and initiated by there negative friends. The bible says, “evil communication corrupt good manner (1.Cor.15:13).”

A company of fools will not only produces a fool but will also drastically destroyed the victim (Wrong association equals quick destruction).

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Prov.13:20).”

Traditional Perspectives

Sometimes it may be very difficult to break the vicious cycle of traditional orientations. This stereotypical way of life can be cancerous except it’s done away with Christ. The last word Jesus said on the cross was “it is finished.” (John.19:30). An end has come to false beliefs and superstitions. You’re no longer under the bondage of idol worshipping and blood sacrifices. The blood of Jesus is the only blood that is needed for sacrifice and it has been used.

In our culture, the birth of a twins used to be perceived as a taboo & even the children was identified as idol. So, these people would rather kill them than to see them living.

While some are currently involving in the worship inanimate objects because that was what their ancestors used to worship. While some people still believe is charms, incantations and enchantments most especially for evil purposes.

The bible says, “I’m(Jesus) is THE way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father, but by me (Jn.14:6).”

The is a definite article, there is only one way and that is Jesus.

The sad thing is that many are still under the plague of fear because a professional prophet who told them that they are destined for misfortunes and curses are hanging over their destinies. Beyond any reasonable doubt, curses are real(all curses including generational curse are real).

“Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me (Deu.5:9).”

But, the truth is that all curses including generational curse are reversible. In the family of Christ, it’s your birthright to be blessed (blessings are reversal of curses). You’re a seed of Abraham and Jacob who is ‘uncursable.’

“There is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, what hath God wrought (Num.23:23).”

However, you can’t claim to be a member of a family expect you’re one. The day that you received Jesus as your personal Lord and saviour, your family lineage changes from your biological family to the family of Christ.

Wait a minute, Jesus had taken your place in spell, magic, curse, sickness and disease on the cross and He said, it is finished.

“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross (Col.2:14).”


Final thoughts

The two factors contributing to your backwardness in 2020 are:

  • Association and;
  • Traditional Orientations

The entire world lies in a magnetic field of wickedness. In this negative pole of evil, we live among wolves in sheep clothing. Be careful of whom you move with. Friendship is not by force but choice. Jesus is my best friend. Humans behaviours are erratic (unpredictable). Ingrained in your spirit, traditional views and orientations which must be casted down by embracing the true picture of whom you are in Christ (by looking through the window of the scripture). Then, you can live a fulfilled and advanced life according to the original plans of God in 2020 (Jer.29:11).


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