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Is There A Golden Calf in Your Life?

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Sermon shared by James May

March 2002
Summary: God wants us to remove every idol from our hearts and freely worship Him of our own will.
Tags: Faith (add tag)
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults
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the picture. God will grind up your idol, mix it into the fabric of your life and make you live with it every day until you canít stand it any longer and you have to either decide to live in that idolatrous state or turn back to Him!

Moses confronted Aaron and Aaron quickly began to point the finger of blame to anyone but himself. ďIts not my fault, the people wanted an idol and they forced me to go along with them. I didnít want to do it but I also wanted to keep peace, hoping that you would come back soon and take care of it. I just gathered the gold and threw it in the fire and ďpoofĒ, like magic, this Golden Calf appeared.Ē Read it, thatís the way he said it.

When you are caught with your hand in the cookie jar of idol worship, there is no one to blame but yourself. Its your choice to hang around the wrong crowd. Its your choice to not obey God. Its your choice not to pray and stay close to Jesus. YOU LIVE AND DIE IN THE REALM OF THE SPIRIT BY YOUR OWN CHOICES TO LIVE FOR GOD OR FOR THE DEVIL!

Exodus 32:26, "Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORDíS side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him."

Now it was decision time. Moses drew a line in the sand and commanded the people to make their choice. All of those who were of Godís house, the Levites, came to the side of the Lord while those who chose the Golden Calf and the bondage of sin stayed where they were. 3000 of those who chose to stay with idolatry died that day at Godís command.

I want you to notice that those who chose to stay in idolatry didnít have to move or change anything. If you are living in sin, worshipping an idol in your life, or if you are just cold in your walk with the Lord, you donít have to do anything to stay like you are. But, understand this, if you donít change you are on the path to eternal destruction and eternal death.

If you choose to be on the Lordís side then there is a decision to be made and some action that you must take. You must decide to serve God for He will not force you. You must ďcome to HimĒ in repentance for your sin. You must fall down before Him and ask Him to come into your life. You must make that choice willfully and personally. Itís your decision!

Moses tried to intercede for the Children of Israel because Godís anger was hot and He wanted to destroy the nation and begin a new nation with Moses. Moses prayed for God to kill him and blot out his name from the Book of Life instead of the people but God would not do this.
Exodus 32:32-33, "Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book."

Once you have made your decision to live a life of sin and idolatry against God, there is no one on earth who can change your eternal destiny but you and God. We can all pray
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