— Battle for Worship Series – 6
Today, you do not have to consciously profess allegiance to Satan, or bow down to a statue image before you become an idol worshipper. We have through satanic grace set up objects and altars of false worship for ourselves other than God.
These altars are listed in Colossian 3:5. Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:3-5, and can be classified into three (3) types.
- The Altar of Indulgence and Pleasure; upon which sacrifices to sexual immorality, impurity, and lust are offered.
- The Altar of Materialism and Worldliness; upon which commitment and consecration to Covetousness, Greed, and Selfish Ambitions are mad
- The Altar of Pride and Aggrandizement; upon which the demands of drunkenness, envy, orgies, anger, slander and rage are offered.
Simply put, idolatry is rejecting God while embracing someone or something else as God. But I have not rejected God, you say?
Now listen, the scripture says, it is God’s will that you should be sanctified… Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction [ of sanctification and dedication to God alone] does not reject man but God, who gives you His Holy Spirit 1 Thessalonians 4:3,8.
Our hearts and minds must be centered on God!.
When you continue to serve and being controlled by the mountain of problems Satan has established in our lives, you are indirectly worshiping Him.
Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey —whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? (NIV)
Each time that man comes, and against your will because you are desperate for trickles from his pocket, you go into to the bed of fornication with him; you are serving Satan’s purpose and fulfilling the desire for which he came. That is worship!
The moment you begin to lie and take advantage of another person; you are serving the purpose of your own pleasure. That is worship! So ultimately you are worshipping Satan; who is at work in you both to will and to do according to his own pleasure in fleshly desires.
The battle of faith is a contest for worship.
My motive for this message is to bring your awareness to various opportunities presented to you to worship daily; either to worship God or Satan. So that you can begin to have a different perspective about your struggles and your life entirely.
Your life is not about you but about God. Your life is not all about you but all about what God wants and what Satan desires.
And the bible says, choose this day whom you will Worship. If you consider God as God; worship and serve Him. And if you consider Satan as God; worship and serve him.
You need to come to an accurate realization of who you are worshipping by your reactions and actions on a daily basis.
Each day you step out of your door, a cause of action begins in your life; either by thoughts or by execution, and you need to be aware unto whose worship are they being offered.
Today, I am bringing your awareness to every of your thoughts and actions.
Who is the focus of this thought?
Who is the focus of this Action?
Is it a focus to worship God or a focus to worship Satan?
You need to know from today to whom your thoughts and actions are pointing at every moment.