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?

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I Had A Dream With Jesus Saying To Me Some Of The Words In Matthew 25:36-37

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I had a dream today (9/26/2018), hearing a small gentle voice from Jesus while sitting in the kitchen who said to me: “you have clothed Me and gave Me something to drink.”

I immediately knew the passage and the One speaking with me. I responded with “Lord when did I clothed You and give You something to drink?” I didn’t get an answer but I know that the passage in Matthew 25, Jesus tells the group that did it, that they did do it and the other group who didn’t, that they did not do it. He didn’t reply to me because His answer was obvious. That’s what I think.

I wonder why I got that dream from the Lord?

Below are the passages that came to me when Jesus spoke to me in the dream.

Matthew 25:34-40

34 Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

35 For I was hungry
and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you took Me in;
36 I was naked and you clothed Me;
I was sick and you took care of Me;
I was in prison and you visited Me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?’ 40 “And the King will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’

Why Did Jesus Allow The Demons To Enter Into The Pigs?

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Why would Jesus not save the pigs with the man?

Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 5:1-17, Luke 8:26-37

Everything that Jesus did was done with purpose.

Insight: Pigs
Under the Old Covenant, was an unclean animal (Deuteronomy 14:8).
In the New Testament, they are illustrated as sin (2 Peter 2:22)

Jesus explained with the illustration of the pigs that those who are unclean (being in sin) will be used and then terminated by the enemy of our souls. 

2 Timothy 2:26

Then they may come to their senses and escape the Devil’s trap, having been captured by him to do his will.

Another lesson that Jesus revealed was that with humanity, being created in God’s image means more to Him than animals. Jesus protected the man from being killed by the demons but allowed them to go into the pigs to make it crystal clear how much He loves us.

The demons called themselves Legion, think about that for a moment. A Roman legion was comprised of 5000 men. Demons hate humanity so much that they would go to any length if necessary to destroy us. 

Another reason that many demons went into the man was to make it harder for an exorcist to cast it out, being stronger in numbers. They wanted to make sure that their assignment would be completed but they did not put Jesus in their equation. 

Those who put animals above people have a love that’s twisted. We must be kind to animals but never in any circumstances choose an animal over a person.