This post was the focus given at our Prayer Meeting: "Praying Over our City," by Hazel Moon
Does it really matter who you consider as your God?
Many cultures worship nature, and have many gods, such as the sun god, moon god, fertility god, and many others. Some cultures even are so fearful of Satan that they worship evil spirits.
In the Old Testament, the children of
were easily swayed. One day they told
Moses, Yes, we understand God in heaven is the true God and Him only will we
serve. It was only a few days later that
they were pulling off their clothes, dancing before a golden calf and declaring
the gold idol to be the one who delivered them from Israel . Egypt
Often they would again rebel and would take on the gods of their neighbors.
The three Hebrew children were told to fall down under threat of death, and worship the idol that represented the King as god, but they refused and God preserved them.
Joshua was straight forward when he gave the Israelites a choice: Yes there are a
of gods out there, but for
me and my house we will serve the Lord God in Heaven who is all powerful.
Jesus gave us an example who to pray to when he began his simple prayer: “Our Father which is in heaven, hallowed is your name.”
Jesus declared that He was the Way the Truth and the Life. John 14:6 Jesus said; “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
In this world there is a host of “religious” powerless gods to choose from. Does it really matter which god you chose?
Those who serve Jesus by coming in complete surrender and casting their past, present and future life at His feet will experience complete deliverance.
As time goes on, there are deceived prophets who write a book adding to and twisting the scriptures to offer seekers a watered down god. Some claim an angel gave them golden plates, or their hand just moved supernaturally to write.
Others offer a guide book with moral lessons on finding the god within you. Some say, it doesn’t matter who you call god, just so you allow (whoever it is) your chosen god to help you change.
I am not against self help books, and I have read some and found them helpful, the bottom line is that they should NOT 'replace' the Bible.
Many of our citizens in this city are serving a god whether they know it or not. We are praying that they will exchange their flimsy rag doll god for The True God in heaven. He is the one who gave us His Son to save us from all our sins; addictions, sinful habits, and life styles that are not pleasing in His sight. The Holy Spirit offers power to walk a righteous life.
Choose you this day who you will serve and make your choice solid once and for all.
Matt 22:37 Jesus said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and all your strength, and with all your mind.”
Luke 4:8 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'You must worship the Lord your God and serve ONLY him.'"
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the ONLY true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
I Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
Pray for the citizens in your city that they will recognize the True God and will accept Him as Lord and make a total commitment. to serve Him.