God's People & Other Gods Holy Ghost: We Know Him Refined By Fire Idols In The Heart
Entertainment & Worship Word/Sword Of God Salvation: Which Road Intimacy With God

God's People & Other Gods:

Many of God's people have other gods before them, and go after these other gods. The children of Israel continued to go after other gods and God was grieved. The Lord says he sees the world, he sees the abuse, he sees the rejection, he sees the evil it is before his face every morning. God turns to his people and asks are you willing to allow me to purify you, that I can walk with you.

Jesus was perfected by the things that he suffered...
Hebrews 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; [9] And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Many times we want to run from those who things which should have perfected us.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. [11] For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

God wants relationship. He is going to bring his chosen through the fire. If in the end result the Lord were to open his hand and pour out lustrous diamonds and fine gems and jewels and say, This is my Bride.

Many in the church are going after other gods, were going after other things that make us feel loved, that make us feel comforted, other things to satisfy only what God can satisfy. We claim to have only one God but he can count the amount of gods that we actually have. We need to realize the cleaner we become, the closer to God we can get. The cleaner we allow him to make us, the closer to him we can come. He is pure and he is holy and to come into his presence in the depths he wants us to come to, is going to take a cleansing, it's going to take a purifying.

God wants a people, he longs for his bride to come, but it is his mercy which holds back his hand of wrath and holds back his hand of judgement because he wants us to get right with him. He stretches forth his hand to his people all the day long but his people don't always hear, they don't always see, and they don't always know, but he wants them to draw nigh unto him and be his people.

Lord forgive us for pride, forgive our arrogancey. Forgive us for putting the cares of the world first, and for having a divided desire for you. Help us that our desire would be for you and you alone, and not committing adultery with the worship of idols, entertainment and what this world had to offer. Purge out whatever hinders us to come closer to you. Help us to be a clean vessel for your presence to dwell in. We want the miracles signs and wonders, but how can that flow through a polluted vessel, purify us Lord that we may be vessel that reverence you and placing you first. Amen.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: [20] But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? [32] (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. [33] But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.