Posted on December 23, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, December

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | December 23, 2019 – Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen – 1 John 5:21

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | December 23, 2019. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional  Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart, or from any sort of substitute for Christ that would take first place in your life]. – 1 John 5:21

 

Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart – 1 John 5:21

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keep yourselves from idols
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Christ in your heart Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart – 1 John 5:21
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keep yourselves from idols
keep yourselves from false gods
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Christ in your heart Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart – 1 John 5:21
Beloved, there is an adage  that is applicable  all over the world.  This is what it says.. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse.
Biblical believers should know that in the economy of God in His eternal kingdom, this adage is biblical and applicable.
Ignorance of what you don’t know is not an excuse and it shall still condemn whoever is guilty of it. See it yourself.

Romans 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Beloved, the Bible warns believers of all ages especially you to avoid idol worship. This is because your loving Father in heaven abhors it.

1 John 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Exo 20:3 — 6  Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt 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; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Beloved, what them is idolatry or idol worship?  Who is an idol worshipper?  See what the Bible says.

1 Samuel 15:23  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and  stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Colossians 3:5  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

1Co 10:19 — 22  What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

From those scriptures, it established that idolatry or idol worship are:
1. Stubbornness or stubbornly rejecting godly counsel.
2. Covetousness is also idolatry or idol worship.
3. Fellow shipping in sacrifices  of the devil, is idolatry or idol worship. 
Don’t forget ignorance of what you don’t know is punishable in all the countries on the face of the Earth and most importantly in the kingdom of God also.
The Bible says God’s people. Those who profess religion are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
You shall not be destroyed in Jesus name. But then don’t stubbornly reject revealed and established truth of the scriptures.

Hosea 4:6  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

The Bible says you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free from ignorance of  non excusable sins.  May the good Lord. Help you in particular to be wise unto salvation in Jesus name.

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Beloved, biblical believers have a peculiar and particular lifestyle. If they have been innocently and ignorantly doing anything for many years, but now  discover from the scriptures that, the thing is wrong from the perspective of the Lord, they repent and stop it immediately.

Job 34:32  That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

Beloved, the Bible says you should not follow the multitude to be doing evil. For the fact that the whole world is doing something or majority is doing it , does not make it right. See it yourself.

Exodus 23:2  Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

This is because as a biblical believer, you have been separated to God. Don’t ever forget this.

Lev 20:22 — 26  Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people. Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

Deu 18:9 — 14  When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

Beloved,  Xmas celebration is idolatry. Go through the Bible and check up whether there was an instance where the birth of Christ was celebrated. Where in the Bible was it revealed that our Lord Jesus Christ was born in December 25th.
The Xmas celebration was actually legalised and legislated  by idolatry Roman Catholic worshippers in Rome , many centuries ago.
In Rome they celebrated the worship of sun god on December 25th. While doing it, they get into dangerous immortal revelling and exchange of gifts and the symbol of the sun is decorated on a tree.
It is that tree you call Xmas tree today with golden round object like the sun. Please don’t bring Xmas tree to your house. It is idolatry. God is highly displeased with it.
The idolatrous Roman Catholic worshipping Mary in order to get their worshippers to come and worship on December 25  then renamed the sun god worship, day to  Xmas day.
Just like the worship of the sungod too. They also encouraged revelling, exchange of gifts and then introduce their own tree which they call Xmas tree. See what the scriptures says about the tree they used  that is called by the idolatrous  Roman Catholic Xmas tree.

Jer 10:1 — 4  Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:  Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen,and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.  They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Beloved our Lord Jesus was not born in December. His birth was never for once celebrated in the Bible.
The idolatrous spirit behind the sungod is what makes people inside or outside of the church , who  claim  to be celebrating Xmas to get into shameful sinful practices and claiming to be celebrating holy and righteous Son of the living God.
It is time you separate yourself from it. This is because it is idolatry. You can not eat on the table of the Lord and that of the devil. It has eternal consequences.

Job 34:32  That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

1Co 10:19 — 22  What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Dearly beloved Jesus Christ our Lord and savior was very firm that His true followers should never ever give what belong to God to Caeser.

Matthew 22:21  They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

1 John 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

In addition , He was very unmistaken about His firm instruction that His own faithful followers can not serve two masters.

Luk 16:13  No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

The blessed Holy Spirit amplified this by exhorting biblical believers like you never ever to eat on the Lord’s table and at the same time be eating at the table of the devil.

1Co 10:19 — 22  What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Joining the sinning worldlings who have no regard for the shameful and painful substitutional sacrifice of Christ our Lord in celebrating Xmas is idolatry. They are not sober.
There is no willingness in them to stop sinning and consider what made Jesus our Lord to be born into this sinful world.
How come they are celebrating the birth of the one they flagrantly disregard. Jesus came to this world to save sinners.
On Xmas day , sin is shamefully and flagrantly committed like Valentine day. Must an heaven bound believers be part of this? The answer is no.

Matthew 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

What made believers and perhaps you to forget, you are not supposed to be unequally yoked together with the worldlings in devilish ,idolatrous sacrifice, called Xmas celebration.

2Co 6:14 — 15  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

No doubt you are not aware. But then sin of ignorance still have eternal consequences.
This  is because it makes the innocent ignorant offender guilty. Don’t ever forget.

Leviticus 4:13  And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;

Leviticus 4:22  When a ruler hath sinned, and done somewhat through ignorance against any of the commandments of the Lord his God concerning things which should not be done, and is guilty;

Leviticus 4:27  And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;

Dearly beloved you might be celebrating Xmas innocently and ignorantly. You are guilty, because it is idolatry.  Please stop it and don’t bring Xmas tree into your home. It displease God so much.
See what His words says on idolatry and idol worship.

1 Corinthians 10:7  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

This is exactly what is done in the name of celebrating the birth of righteous Son of God.
They practice shameful immortal revelling.  See what the Bible says.

1 Corinthians 10:14  Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

Revelation 9:20  And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

See the consequences of idol worship.

Revelation 14:11  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

The commandment of God to help you avoid this fearsome consequence, is to come out from being part of it immediately and untill Jesus Christ comes. I pray that the Lord will help you in particular in Jesus name.

2Co 6:16 — 18  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Friend pause and sincerely think about it. Do you think an idol worshipper shall be part of the dawning rapture. The person making God jealous. Such a person shall be lost. You shall not be lost in Jesus name.

Exo 20:3 — 6  Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt 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; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

So keep His commandment and never be involved in anything that has implication to idolatry.

1 John 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Friend those that shall be part of the imminent event must be perfect.

Matthew 5:48  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

It is through the scriptures that you are instructed on the way to biblical perfection.  This is the essence of this inspirational devotional.

2Ti 3:16 — 2Ti 3:17  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Friend, you are a wise person. Don’t forget that what you do now with these scriptures to make you perfect shall determine your eternal well-being.
The good Lord shall help you in particular to wisely consider what the blessed Holy Spirit is saying to you now in Jesus name.

Jn 12:46 — Jn 12:48  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

2 Timothy 2:7  Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

See you at the top in Jesus name

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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore 1 John 5:21 kjv nkjv nlt esv niv amp
keep yourselves from idols
keep yourselves from false gods
the place of Christ
Christ in your heart Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart – 1 John 5:21
CLCBC | Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church
Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast 1 John 5:21 kjv nkjv nlt esv niv amp
keep yourselves from idols
keep yourselves from false gods
the place of Christ
Christ in your heart Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart – 1 John 5:21
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
because, so, due to, for the reason that
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
CLCBC | Calvary Light of Christ Bible Church 1 John 5:21 kjv nkjv nlt esv niv amp
keep yourselves from idols
keep yourselves from false gods
the place of Christ
Christ in your heart Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart – 1 John 5:21
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Knowing Jesus Daily Devotional
first of all, also, another, furthermore, finally
similarly, Likewise, rather, while, in contrast
as a result, hence, consequently, therefore
because, so, due to, for the reason that 1 John 5:21 kjv nkjv nlt esv niv amp
keep yourselves from idols
keep yourselves from false gods
the place of Christ
Christ in your heart Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods or anything and everything that would occupy the place of Christ in your heart – 1 John 5:21