Can You Talk To Jesus Through An Idol?

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Who is this man on the picture? I know not this imposter, for my Redeemer lives within me and I follow Him.

Isaiah 46:5-7

5 “Who will you compare Me or make Me equal to?
Who will you measure Me with,
so that we should be like each other?
6 Those who pour out their bags of gold
and weigh out silver on scales—
they hire a goldsmith and he makes it into a god.
Then they kneel and bow down to it.
7 They lift it to their shoulder and bear it along;
they set it in its place, and there it stands;
it does not budge from its place.
They cry out to it but it doesn’t answer;
it saves no one from his trouble.

In verse 5, it is clear that the Lord is against anyone making an idol that represents Him and an image that you believe have the same qualities of the true Living God. If you have done this and are praying to that image, know that you have made your own god.

Imagine your friend has a picture of you in his house. One day you decide to visit him to spend some time together and catch up. While you enter your friend’s house, you see that he has your picture on the wall. He starts to talk to the picture while you look on in bewilderment. Your friend continues to talk to your picture and completely disregards you while you wait for him to finish, so he can come over and talk directly to you. But, as he finishes talking to your picture, he goes to his room and sleeps. 

My friends, that is a depiction of what happens when you pray to an idol in your house or a picture of Jesus hanging on your wall.

In the end, you did not pray to Jesus, you prayed to a demon.

1 Corinthians 10:14-21

14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 15 I am speaking as to wise people. Judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing that we give thanks for, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for all of us share that one bread. 18 Look at the people of Israel. Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in what is offered on the altar? 19 What am I saying then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 No, but I do say that what they sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God. I do not want you to participate with demons! 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot share in the Lord’s table and the table of demons.

Idols: Soul Catchers

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1 Kings 16:13

13 This happened because of all the sins of Baasha and those of his son Elah, which they committed and caused Israel to commit, provoking the Lord God of Israel with their worthless idols.

How do you provoke the Lord’s anger against you? By setting up religious images or idols into your house which will start to entice your heart to leave the Lord for it. 

Idols are also known as “Soul Catchers” because it captures your mind and heart to steal you away from the truth into its lies.  

You cannot serve two masters at the same time, either you make the idol your god or make Jesus Christ your God.

Your heart contains only one seat. Who are you going to give it to?

Verse of the Day Q&A: Do You Have An Idol In Your Home?

Deuteronomy 7:25-26

25 You must burn the graven images of their gods with fire. You must not desire the silver or gold that is on them nor take any of it, lest you be snared by them, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. 26 You shall not bring an abomination into your house, lest you become cursed like it, but you must absolutely detest and abhor it, for it is a cursed thing.


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Have you placed in your home something that doesn’t belong there or that would take your heart away from Jesus? Regardless if it’s an image or not but draws you away from following the Lord then it’s an abomination unto the Lord because your devotional time is going to something else. Can you think of anything in your home that’s taking you away from Christ?