Revelation 14:7 Fear God And Worship Him

He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Revelation 14:7

Every day people drive down the roading going well above the speed limit, breaking the law, because they do not expect to be caught or judged. Since judgment does not occur immediately, people feel that they are free to do as they please.

The world has chosen to live in sin with no fear of God’s judgment. They do not see what is coming.

John records an angel telling everyone to fear God and worship Him, because the time of judgment has come.

It is easy for the world to continue to live in sin, pleasing self, since they have no fear of God, nor do they know God. At the same time there are many ‘believers’ who do not fear God and live in sin, while claiming to be a believer and worship Him. They put off changing and repentance, thinking that they can do it some other day.

God is a merciful and patient God who waits to punish wrongdoing. He does not want to punish anyone but wants all to repent and follow Him. With this, God is waiting to inflict punishment upon all who reject Jesus, but the time is coming when He will punish and judge the world.

Instead of rejecting God, every believer must be willing to give God the respect and fear He deserves and worship Him with their lives, turning away from all sin. Living in this way can start immediately in the life of every person. God’s Holy Spirit will guide a person on how to live for Him and worship Him with all of one’s heart, soul, mind and strength, so that he will be ready on the day of judgment.

You may know of God but ask yourself if you fear God. Do you allow yourself to dabble in sin or do you reject sin and flee from it?

Things may be going well for you today, but God is watching and sees all that you are doing or not doing for Him. Put God first in your life and worship Him with your life. Do not give God a reason to have to punish you in the end.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will fear God with all of your life; that you will worship God with all of your life; that you will repent and turn from your sins against God; and that you will allow God to lead you in how to live for Him.

Psalm 81:9 No Other God

Many beliefs

You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me. Psalm 81:9 

All over the world there are many different religions and beliefs. Worship of many different ‘gods’ is a common thing to see among religion. Some will even worship many ‘gods’ even within one belief.

There is another type of ‘god’ that many people worship. It is things, self, position, and other people. Focus on get things is the goal of many people. Those ‘things’ can be material things or position, but is the focus of people. It takes all their focus, energy and abilities to get whatever it is they want.

Once they have what it is they want, they begin to worship it. Belief that what they have is what made them who they are or got them to where they are. There is no room for anything else in their lives.

Asaph writes a reminder of one of the ten commandments, that they were not to have or worship any foreign gods. They were only to worship God, Himself.

While the majority of believers claim to believe and worship only God, there are many who tend to worship other ‘gods’. They worship their church, their position, their job, their things, their family and more. All these things are put before God in their own lives.

Any thing, both material and non-material, that is put before God has become a god to the person. As it is before God, it is being worshipped and adored. This does not belong there.

God is the One who created everything that there is, this is His world. It is His kingdom. Those who worship Him, must only worship Him. Anything else is foreign to His house and kingdom.

Believers must not allow anything to come between them and God, or else it is a foreign god that they are worshipping over God.

Take a look at your own life. What is it that takes up your time and focus? If it is anything other than God, then it is a ‘god’ that is foreign and must be removed.

These ‘gods’ may be good or bad things, but they are wrong when they take the place of God in your life. Do not allow yourself to be caught up in the things of this world and worshipping them.

Focus your life on God and worship Him alone. Do not allow any foreign gods in your life.

I pray today that you will know God alone as your God; that you will worship only God; that God will help you to remove any ‘gods’ in your life; and that you will find all you need in God.

2 Chronicles 14:3 Removing The Foreign Altars

False altar

He removed the foreign altars and high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. 2 Chronicles 14:3 

The world has allowed altars to be built up every where to self. People worship many different things, although they no longer call them gods. People are worshipped, things are worshipped, jobs are worshipped, positions are worshipped and much more. Along with these things are also false gods that are worshipped.

These are the external things that are worshipped. People also worship internal things, such as pride, wealth, self, and more.

All these things take the place of God in the lives of people. They want anything and everything but God.

Asa had become king of Judah and chose to cleanse the land of false gods and idols. He led the nation in going throughout the entire land destroying all of the sacred places to false gods and destroying their high places. He was able to get the nation to focus their eyes back on God.

Physical idols are not worshipped as much as a god in many places around the world, but there is still false worship occurring in the lives of people. Most believers are not in a position to be able to destroy the false worship centers and idols of this world. They cannot destroy places of sin in their nation or city.

However, in the lives of many people there are often high places to things other than God. The believer needs to allow God to reveal these altars in the heart and allow Jesus to remove them. The believer can chose to no longer worship at that altar and focus his attention back onto God and God alone.

There is to be only one God in the heart and life of a believer and that is God, Himself with Jesus His Son. No one or any other thing is to be worshipped.

Allowing God to remove all the foreign altars in your life will give you the ability to worship God alone. It will bring a supernatural peace into your life with God because you will be in the right standing with Him.

Do not allow foreign altars to be built up in your heart and life. Keep your focus on God alone. Worship God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength. Live for God alone. This will allow God to do great things in and through you.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God to remove any foreign altars in your life; that you will worship God alone; and that you will serve God with all of your life.