Summary: This message talks about the 3 biggest idols in America today and how to destroy them.
American is the greatest country in the world because of its love and respect for Godly authority. Men and women of old spent countless hours upon their knees in prayer for our land. However, the same desire to serve has shifted from God The Father to god the figure.
In our land we have left the worship of God to worship gods in HIS place. America is the biggest culprit of them all. I will show you from the bible “The REAL AMERICAN IDOL.”
IDOL – An image or material object representing a deity to which worship is addressed.
DEITY – A person or thing revered as a god.
IMAGE – A physical likeness or representation.
OBJECT – Anything that is visible or tangible.
WORSHIP – Reverent honor and homage paid to God or any sacred or religious personage.
PRAYER – A devout petition to God or an object.
YIELD – To give place or submit.
SERVICE – To perform duties of an office.
HONOR – High respect, esteem, worth, merit or rank. To serve or preside as a host or to defer or yield to in submission.
RESPECT – To show regard or consideration.
DEFER – To put off action or yield to another.
ESTEEM – To consider as of a certain value, to value.
WHAT WE BRING WHEN WE WORSHIP
TIME – The duration regarded as belonging to the present, past or future.
TREASURE – Any wealth or riches accumulated or acquired.
TALENT – A special or natural ability or aptitude. A special skill
1) (3) MATERIAL THINGS
a) MOBILE DEVICES
i) Exodus 32:2 “And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.”
(1) People will spend more time with these than God.
(a) 10% of our time goes to God
(b) 10% of our talents go to God
(c) 10% of our treasure goes to God
(2) People have ties to these things more than to God.
(a) How much time do you spend on these things?
(b) How much time do you spend with God?
(c) How will you change this behavior?
(3) People have a difficult time giving up these things but have an easy time giving up on God.
b) MIGHTY DOLLAR
i) Exodus 32:3 “And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.”
(1) People will trade their talents for money.
(a) Shouldn’t God get the first use of your talents?
(2) People will sell their souls for money.
(a) Matthew 1:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
(3) People will trade their families for money.
c) MONSTROUS DEBAUCHERY
i) Exodus 32:25 “And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
(1) People will trade their treasures for immorality.
(a) Most porn actor/actresses make about $250,000 yearly
(2) People that live for an immoral lifestyle will end up dying in disgrace.
(a) The average life expectancy of an American is 78.1 but the average life expectancy of a porn actor/actress is about 37.43 years. Most porn actors/actresses died of AIDS.