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“Satan’s ultimate lie is that you are capable of being the god of your own life, and his ultimate bondage is getting you to live as though his lie is truth.”
~ Neil Anderson ~

Other than in the movies, who really thinks they can be a god? Or THE god? I mean do people really lie to themselves that such is true? But than I got thinking.. okay, the Mormons think they can be god…. okay, cult sect… moving on.. anyone else? I mean, do movie stars or people with money and power think their god? or do they think they are just not susceptible to the Almighty God’s power? That some how they’ve won a free pass to head straight to go and collect the $200?
I can’t say I’ve ever thought of myself as a god, but I have made issues in my life idols. Fertility was a big thing that I couldn’t get over, my weight was another… issues in our lives that we obsess about; we make them “gods” and we bow down and worship them because we want them so bad.
What has been your idol? higher education, business, success, money, status, exercise, food, children (yes, we can love our children too much if they come before God), your parents approval, to be loved by someone, etc., the list goes on…
Mt 6:24
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

How can we serve God if we think we are god? Or worship another? It’s quite simple. We can’t. God makes it quite clear in His Word, there is only ONE GOD.

Ro 1:20
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

1Co 8:4
….We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one

Ex 34:14
Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

Mt 4:10
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”

Lu 4:8
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'”


The truth of the matter is, unless we put God first and ourselves LAST we will not pass go, we will not enter the kingdom of heaven.. as the amusing billy watts design below puts it:

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Praise the Lord that our future is not so bleak as Christians, since through HIM we have HIS SON, Jesus.
He who died to save us from damnation; to bring us into his glory and his many mansions to share with him in heaven. The cost is our surrender. Is it worth the cost? I can’t think of a better way to spend eternity, can you?

God Bless


PS. I just found out my brother, Marty, is in the hospital. He can’t breath right. He was out yesterday and is back in tonight (they had him hooked up on a respirator). If you could pray for him I would appreciate!


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