2 Corinthians 6:16-18
(16) And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
(17) Therefore”Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
(18) “I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be Mysons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.”
As I read the Berean verse of the day it rang loud and clear. Yes even Christians idolize things such as money, cars, and things. But what really stuck out was the call from God to come out and separate from idols, even with a warning not to touch the unclean.
One thing many Christians and Muslims alike don’t realize is the worship of a black stone. This is the center of worship in Mecca and Muslims are even commanded to travel there at least once in their lifetime. They believe God sent this stone and Abraham and Ishmael placed it there. Completely ignoring all warnings of idol worship and worship stone. Of course they deny stone worship. But the black stone is what they worship at Mecca.
This is in reality an image set by man to worship a stone from God delivered by angels to Abraham. That is their belief.
In Revelation we are warned to “come out of her my people,” and we see also in Daniel how he refused to bow to an image.
We are called to worship God alone, in Spirit, mind and body. Jesus brought us the Holy Spirit through which we gain knowledge, and guidance.
16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17[Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 19Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. 20At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
This is the gift of the Holy Spirit promised to each believer. Who brings comfort, peace, knowledge and guidance.
Remember what Jesus said in Revelation ” I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
We can not mix a belief of darkness with light. Christ’s Gospel centered on this. His Father is love, light and forgiveness who wants all to come to Him. The twisting of this Gospel is reaching an all time high since the Apostles day. Darkness has been introduced and grows. The agreements that are being made with this darkness hold no place with God. The Revelation of Jesus makes that perfectly clear and warns us of the wrath that we are speeding head long into.
Time is running out. There IS NO OTHER WAY to the Father except through Christ. His kingdom is coming. His footsteps grow louder with each prophecy fulfilled.