As the Industrial age came upon us in the 1900s, modern society began to create idols of all kinds. In fact, some theologists even suggest that every person has a deep inner need to worship something. One hundred years ago, we began idolizing sports stars. From the advent of television, we began to idolize movie stars, musicians and singers. Elvis Presley was certainly one of the first to be idolized around the globe, and then the Beatles. More modern times gave us Pop stars like Michael Jackson. Jackson fans were fraught with depression upon his death.
Regardless of what it is, if it isn’t God you’re worshipping, then there is a neurotic component to everything else. For example, if you worship alcohol you become an alcoholic. If you worship food, you become a glutton.
The first of the 10 commandments are where God addresses Idolatry. “I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.”
This commandment forbids idolatry, the worship of false gods and goddesses. This commandment forbids making golden calves, building temples to Isis, and worshiping statues of Caesar, for example.
Idolatry is something which has always been one of mankind’s weaknesses. And every so often throughout the ages, God reminds us that this is a sin. Is the coronavirus His way of showing us that these idols we have created, are no more than mortal men and women? One by one, idols and false gods that humans have created have been laid low. Musicians, movie stars and celebrity athletes have been set to rest as their venues are all closed.
People are realizing they can live without idolizing these celebrities. Money, which is one of the most idolized things in today’s culture, is quickly becoming more difficult to come by for millions of people across the globe.
The stock markets have crashed, and the economy is largely shut down. Websites are freezing and crashing under the strain of so many people on their computers due to being out of work, or working from home. All the while, programmers and software developers are being exposed for spying on us all. If you have a built-in camera in your laptop or monitor, put something over it when you’re not using it.
Finally, the toppling of the false god of statism. Government officials at all levels are themselves violating the constitution, countermanding their own edicts, reporting incorrect data, in touting falsified models while issuing incoherent orders which create chaos. Many of these people have put their faith in the state and are finding the state is failing to meet their needs. Democrats and Socialists are in their glory.
This pandemic has created a dependence on big government.
The worst failure of all is allowing state and local officials to list churches as “non-essential.” In their minds, they are keeping Christians from idolizing the one thing they fear the most, GOD. Why else would they try so hard to keep people from going to church?
In Greenville, Mississippi, people were ticketed $500 each for simply attending a drive-in church service. The church used a radio frequency that could be heard a block from the church so that folks could hear the sermon and feel part of the church service.
Lee Gordo, a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church, said “Not everything is worth fighting for, but this is worth fighting for. And so we’re going to stand on it.”
Our world is experiencing earthquakes, plagues and pestilence. Unimaginably, Christians right here in America are facing jail-time for attending church! We are living in prophetic times my friends!
Psalm 9:9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Pray hard for President Trump, and that he will win again in November of this year. He is but one man, and is up against an army from the darkness below. We will come out this, but life will not be as it once was. Christians see a new enemy, and the enemy is from within. Stay strong, stay alert and always vote for a candidate who aligns with your Christian, family values.