Tag: Idol

The Pagan Temple Of God

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The Temple in Jerusalem was the dwelling place of God’s presence. But in the days of Antiochus Epiphanes, an idol was set up in the holy place. From that moment on, the Temple ceased to be the Temple of God. It was no longer a holy place. No longer was it the dwelling place of God’s presence. It became, for all intents and purposes, an empty building. Only when the Maccabees reclaimed the Temple, removed the idol, and cleansed it, could it be restored to God’s purposes and presence. 2 Corinthians 6:16 says: “For we are the Temple of the Living God.” But if you let idols into your life, the glory of God will be withdrawn, and your walk and heart will be left empty. That’s what idols do to the presence and glory of God.

Have you lost the fullness of His glory? Is your heart empty? Search for, and destroy any idols in your heart. For when you remove the idols and open your heart to the Lord, your life and heart will be filled again to overflowing with the glory of the Living God.

Today’s Mission – Today, ask the Lord to show you any idol you may have in your life. Put out that idol and replace it with the flowing of the Spirit.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Iconoclast

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In English, we have the word “iconoclast.” An iconoclast is someone who goes against the flow and breaks the rules or traditions. The word goes back centuries. It comes from a great controversy which took place in the middle ages in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church was covered with so-called “holy images” called “icons”.There arose a movement that said, “The hallowing of icons is idolatry,” and they began smashing the icons. They were called the breakers of icons or, in Greek, the “iconoclasts”. But all believers are called to be iconoclasts. That is, we are not to serve, revere, honor, or acknowledge any idol of man, whether of secular man or of the church. But it should not stop there. A true believer is an iconoclast, in that he or she is continually smashing the idols in his or her life and heart. Are there any idols in your life? Is there anything you’re putting your trust, love, hope, and attention into when it should be in God? If so, then it’s your job to smash that idol and become an iconoclast.

Today’s Mission – Today, ask the Lord to show you if there is anything in your life that you have put your trust in over Him. Smash whatever idol that comes up.

by Jonathan Cahn