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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Don't underestimate His holiness, He's watching it all

I was reminded of this story as I was re-reading "Facedown" by Matt Redman...

I highly doubt any of you have idols sitting around your house in the form such as "Dagon" but I love that God will have no other gods before Him.

This takes place as the Philistine nation captures the Ark of the Lord. They are unaware of the power involved with the presence of God and they carry it in to the temple and place it beside the idol of Dagon.

Read here:

1 Sam 5:1-4
After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 Then they carried the ark into Dagon's temple and set it beside Dagon. 3 When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. 4 But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.

(As it says in the book, "if you find your god bowed facedown on the floor before another God, then it's time to get a new one!")

"No power set against our Almighty God can stand in His presence. And those who dare to set themselves up against Him are setting themselves up for a is a facedown fall."

We can not underestimate His holiness. He IS paying attention to everything happening right now, in our individual lives and in the lives of those who lead others.

Our God is a holy and jealous god.
Let's bow by choice and not by force.


A Stone Gatherer said...

Love it Sue! After reading Ezekiel I am more in awe of His Holiness!

Kela said...

I enjoyed the post.
The most gripping part for me were the last two lines. With the way things have been going for me lately, I can see myself heading toward being made to bow by force. That is NOT what I want! Lord, I surrender everything to You!!!

LisaShaw said...

Thank you for sharing this Sue. Very true -- NO OTHER GOD'S! GOD IS IT!!

LauraLee Shaw said...

I love this, sister. "Facedown" is one of my fav books. Your application to the message is powerful!

Unknown said...

Very well said and so true. I will have to get the book "Facedown" I haven't read it. One day ALL will bow to Jesus!!! I will bow by choice and in humility before my God..

Shaun and Holly said...

Awesome word! I put a link to this post on my Blog.

Unknown said...

Tonight's service our pastor actually mentioned that our Lord sees all.
It's a reminder we all need.

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