A man of the tribe Benjamin ran from a battle line to Shiloh same day with his clothes torn and dust on his head in 1 Samuel 4:12. The young King Saul in c. 1050 – 1012 BCE ran 42 km from Eben Ezra renamed Rosh Ha’ayin to Shiloh, to inform the high priest of 30,000 Jewish soldiers killed including the two sons of the High Priest and the Ark of Covenant taken. Forty-two kilometers is length of the Olympic marathon in 1908 London Olympic Games. The second Marathon was ran by Pheidippides to Athens of a victory his people over Persia, 490 BCE. This first Bible marathon in Bible by a Benjamin man running through hills of the Binyamin region in the West Bank is a great landmark event in the history of Israel after Exodus from Egypt. The land is named after each tribe confirms man from “tribe of Benjamin” region ancient map of Israel. Bible says wherever soles of our feet touch is for inheritance of a chosen people for God’s GLORY. Full 42 kilometers marathon run by Saul is the accomplishment of completing running like the race of salvation. Israel’s Bible Marathon is evidence of history of land recorded by people in the State of Israel.God told Samuel sons of the High Priest will perish treating God’s sacrifice with disdain for harassing women in Temple. Israel fought losing battle so Philistines defeated them, every man fled to his tent in 1 Samuel 4:10. 30,000 Israelites were killed in battle including Hophni and Phinehas the two sons of Eli, high priest serving at Shiloh. Philistines captured the Ark of Covenant so the Saul young Benjaminite raced from the battlefield to Tabernacle to bring news of defeat to the prophet Samuel. “Then a man of Benjamin ran from battle line the same day, came to Shiloh with his clothes torn and dirt on his head” in 1 Samuel 4 : 12. The distance between the battlefield in Even Ezer to Shiloh is 42 kilometers and 26 miles official length of Olympic marathon. This is why the race reenacts the passage from 1 Samuel 4 hosting the this first Bible Marathon in Jerusalem. Runners take off to the sound of shofar, accompanied by musicians, dressed in white biblical clothing, togas, sandals and cloth head dresses. The finish line, looks over ancient city gate, a cheering squad greets with beat of goblet drums, shofar blasts, flutes or harps. The clay medals of the top three winners in each race inscribed clay pitcher for a trophy. Finish line of ancient Shiloh Hakeduma is a site archaeologists searching Ark of Covenant. Shiloh was a religious capital of Israel for 369 years, after conquest of Canaan till King David made Jerusalem eternal capital of Jewish nation. Shiloh was the longest standing Jewish capital before City of Jerusalem. It is believed Ark once stood there in ancient history and so running Marathon is running through history. At the top of hill is the entire course of magnificent views seen of Israel’s paranomic beautiful horizon. The rocky hill is green with olive trees and vineyards like True Vine Messiah in bible prophecy who once walked on the streets of the Jewish homeland. It gives hope and assurance to people to run the race to keep going kilometers of eternal life to win the prize in Saul’s footsteps.Silence of cordoned off areas protect the runners but Jewish settlement of Eli or Ma’ale Levona families lined routes clap racers to Sinjil and Qaryut is quiet. Jesus on donkey to Jerusalem people lined the streets will return for the Armageddon battle in victory. Bible Marathon is an international recognition of land Israel God gave all nations beyond boundaries of State of Israel, partakers of Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob fulfilled in Jesus. The Israel Marathon Association managing race for Benjamin Regional Council, preserves history of Saul’s race. The Bible Marathon though not listed in AIM’s race directory of Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Eilat, Tel Aviv, Sea of Galilee races is kept alive by efforts of the runners. In the last four years since inception keeps the Benjamin tribe history in focus. The Maccabiah games, Yosef Yekutieli, tried to launch Bible Marathon after Israel won 1967 Six Day War but was not safe. It faces challenges of communication so multiple runners can start early on time from starting line information to collect numbers needed to run. The 10k racers merge with a half marathoners around kilometer 15 to finish line. Like Saul ran in biblical footsteps many partakers are retracing living history of Israel. So clay prizes are appropriate claim to preserve land as a constant reminder for God to intervene for the Peace of Jerusalem.
GOD keeps in PERFECT PEACE the MIND kept on GOD because of TRUSTING GOD says Isaiah 26:3. A man declared FAITH in God that if GOD slays him he STILL LOVES AND TRUSTS GOD. In Job 13:15, Job’s faith in GOD was tested yet TRUSTS God and maintains his ways before God.Jesus Disciples said, they have nowhere else to go because Jesus has the WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE. In John 6:68, Simon Peter answered Jesus, Lord to whom do we go? No matter their fate, challenging circumstances of life they had nowhere to go but run to LOVING ARMS OF GOD.Jesus asked His twelve disciples “Do you want to leave too like Judas Iscariot for greedy love of money, for pleasures of the world etc betrayed Jesus? They said absolutely not because he who has the Son has life. No matter the issues of life Jesus warned of these perilous times.D.The Have CONFIDENCE in GOD to see you through life in Jesus Name. GOD says do not fear those who kill flesh but cannot kill the soul in Jesus Name FEAR GOD who kills soul. Bible says in John 16:2 they will put you out of synagogues or kill thinking they are DOING GOD a favour. The day is coming they will face WRATH of GOD on DAY of the LORD.JESUS COMES TO GIVE LIFE EVEN LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY IN JESUS NAME. As citizens of heaven THE REAL LIFE ETERNAL IN ETERNITY IS YET TO COME to reunite LOVED ONES as devil burns in hell for attacking GOD’S people globally. Example of faith is testimony of Horatio Spafford’s faith in GOD in his time of adversity. Weeping may endure but joy comes in the morning for those who MOURN with HOPE in Christ.On being notified of tragedy at sea and the loss of his children, Horatio Spafford immediately set sail for Wales to reunite with his heartbroken wife. Once at sea, Spafford asked the captain to point out exactly where the Ville du Havre sunk.
As he crossed fateful spot grief-stricken father sat with pen in hand and wrote what become one of Christendom’s most beloved song of HOPE and TRUST in GOD ELOHIM JEHOVAH in CHRIST.Christian believer’s salvation is in Christ alone because there is no other name given among men by which to be saved. In Psalm 139:8 Bible says, “If I ascend to the heavens GOD is there; if I descend in Sheol GOD is there. GOD’S WORD does not go void so achieves GOD’S purpose for sending word. In Psalm 139:9 If rise on wings of dawn or settle by farthest sea GOD is there. There is nowhere to go to escape wrath of God its a futile desire to run from the LORD so RUN to GOD. Philippians 4:7 says the PEACE OF GOD which passes all human understanding will keep your HEART and MIND SAFE in UNION with CHRIST JESUS. Its GOD’S Grace, Mercy and Compassion that gives Strength to endure in adversity to cope with grief, sorrow, pain, loss. GOD is still on the Throne so in Control of your life.
PERFECT PEACE FOR ALL WHO TRUST GOD.
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.
Though satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.
A golden was calf made as Moses stayed on the mountain, it caused people to tell Aaron to, “Come, let us make gods to go before us. Moses who brought us out of Egypt, we don’t know what happened to him in Exodus 32:1. Instead of sending a search party to check on Moses ask for a god to replace the LORD God Elohim. So 2 Aaron said, “Take off the gold earrings your wives, sons, daughters wearing to bring it to me. 3 All the people took off the earrings so brought them to Aaron. 4 He took put into fire to make idol cast calf fashioned by a tool. They said, “This is god Israel which brought you out of Egypt.”5 Aaron built altar in front of the calf said, Tomorrow will be a festival to the LORD. 6 The next day people rose early to sacrifice burnt offerings and sat down to eat, drink, indulged in revelry. 7 The LORD said to Moses, Go down, because your people you brought from Egypt became corrupt. 8 They turned from command to make idol cast calf. They bow and sacrifice to it and said, These are your gods Israel which brought you from Egypt. 9 God told Moses they are stiff-necked people so MY anger burns against them to destroy them so I will make you a great nation.” 11 Moses pleads with God, “why should your anger burn against people you brought out of Egypt with great power and mighty hand? 12 The Egyptians will say, ‘Your evil intention brought them to kill them in the mountain to wipe them off the face of the earth. Stop your fierce anger don’t bring disaster on the people. 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as stars in the sky to give your descendants all this land promised their inheritance forever.’14 God relents and did not bring on HIS people threats. 15 Moses went from mountain with two tablets of the covenant law inscribed on 16 Are tablets God wrote and engraved. 17 Joshua heard noise of shouting said to Moses, “There is sound of war in the camp.”18 Moses said: “Its not sound of victory its sound of singing.” 19 Moses by camp saw calf and dancing, his anger burned, threw tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of mountain. He took calf, burnt it in fire, ground to powder mixed in water and made Israelites drink it. 21 Asks Aaron “What did people do to you to lead them into great sin? 22 Do not be angry my lord Aaron said, “You know people these prone to evil 23 They said, ‘Make gods to go before us. Moses who brought us out of Egypt, we don’t know what happened to him. 24 I told them bring gold jewelry I threw into fire to make calf.”25 Moses saw people running wild Aaron let them get out of control and a laughingstock to their enemies. Moses stood at entrance of the camp and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me all Levites went to him. 27 This is what the LORD God of Israel says: ‘Each man strap sword to his side. Go in camps from one end to other killing, brother, friend and neighbours.” 28 Levites did what Moses commanded so that day three thousand people died. 29 Moses said, “You are now set apart to the LORD today as you were against your own sons, brothers HE has blessed you this day.” 30 The next day Moses told people, “You committed a great sin so I will go to the LORD to make atonement for your sin.”31 Moses went to the Lord and said, “What great sin the people committed to make gods of gold. 32 Please forgive their sin if not, blot me out of book you have written.” 33The Lord replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34 Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.” 35 The Lord struck the people with plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron made. God of Israel freed them from their slavery in Egypt in Exodus 32:8 forgotten wants god made from their trinkets, jewelry, bangles borrowed in Egypt. Israel given gifts from God turned it into idols to replace Moses mediator with an idol of gold meant for God’s Glory. Their gifts from Egypt from God turns to evil abomination. Seems ridiculous to turn gold to idol declared “gods that brought them out of Egypt.” Israel is taken out Egypt but Egypt is not taken out of them copied idols in Egypt. Took the gifts God to Israel to worship idol not the Creator Almighty God. Knowing God deserves loyalty to be faithful to the Covenant. Impatient waiting a long time for Moses to return from Mount Sinai with the 10 Commandments. God’s timing is not by their terms, conditions, schedule but decided to take matters into own hands. God’s High Priest Aaron’s words to remind them of God’s goodness is non existent. Didn’t seek monotheistic God’s face in prayer, frustrated acted by their permissive freewill of their timetable. Force God to act quickly as HE DID and sent Moses to their own destruction by death and plagues. Aaron tried to justify his reason he set up calf with an excuse the “people made him do it.” Aaron’s job depended on the direct instruction from God not from people who mislead him. To obey God rather than men not make idol for sacrifice or feast uncalled for by God to please people out of fear. Aaron compromised but spared by God for the sake of Moses and his calling by God. God Elohim Elohim saved the children of Israel through Moses and Aaron who spoke to Pharaoh. But people forgot God did great miracles in Egypt after Moses was away for 40 days demands Aaron “make gods to go before them.”So Aaron said took gold rings and he fashioned it into molten calf said “They said, these are your gods O Israel who brought you from Egypt. So “Aaron built an altar and organised festival to celebrate god tomorrow.’ Fear of mob or doubt sets in so Aaron as a leader who should know better joined in. Moses returned from mountain shocked by their actions and broke the tablets of ten commandments. Aaron’s weak position compromised his faith so they behaved even worse after the calf was made. Wrong action Aaron took to please the crowd made it worse. Moses saw Aaron’s lack of their strong leadership and irresponsibility grinds the god calf. Moses asked him in Exodus 32:21 “Why he led people to sin? Moses angry they made idol at Sinai are told forbidden, worship it, credit it with the GLORY and HONOUR due to Elohim. Aaron’s answered, “the people prone to evil in fear put gold, silver in fire made golden calf. Aaron said, “remove gold rings in ears of your wives children” in 32:2. Aaron ask Israelites to contribute gold for Tabernacle shortly after. Made a complete U turn Aaron used jewelry for God. “These are your gods, O Israel” in Exodus 32:8 shows ignorance after all the miracles in Egypt in Exodus 12:38.Moses punished people involved killed by sword or died forced to drink water of ground golden calf, plagues, in 32:20-35. For the sake of Moses, Aaron spared by God made High Priest. And God told Moses in 32:7–8, “Go to your people you brought from Egypt made a molten calf. Moses in Exodus 28:1, pleads with God for helper God told Moses “Bring Aaron to serve Me.” God told Moses to, “bring him near.” Aaron, despite flaws chosen by God for job. Moses, Aaron had flaws too but God’s Divine Choice overruled Moses’ anger. So Aaron and Moses God permitted to enter Holy of Holies. God spoke to Moses and Aaron who told the Israelites “remove gold rings in the ears of your wives and children” in Exodus 32:2. Miracles and plagues witnessed by Israel that destroyed Egyptians by God soon forgotten by Israel. The idols gods of gold, silver, stones, statues, rocks or wood, rivers, etc. cannot compare with God Elohim. Romans 1:25 says, people changed truth of God into lie, worship and served the creature more than the Creator Elohim who is blessed for ever.
Psalm 115:5 says gods have mouths but cannot speak, eyes but cannot see. And Psalm 135:16 Have mouths do not speak have eyes but do not see. Deuteronomy 4:28 says “They serve gods the works of man’s hands, wood, stone, neither see, hear, eat or smell. Daniel 5:23, you exalt yourself against the LORD of heaven, took vessels of HIS HOUSE you and your nobles, wives and concubines use to drink wine you praise gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which do not see, hear or understand. YET God is One in whose hand your life breath is in, you do not GLORIFY HIM. So become like what they worship blind to Spirit of the Living God deaf to Word of God, dumb to the Everlating Gospel of Testimony of Jesus Christ, Revelation 5:1-14. People become like the idols they worship. What they adore is resembled but believers are to love God to conform to the Image of Christ with God. Antioch people recognised apostles and disciples being with Christ by imitating Him. In Jeremiah 10:1-10 same instructions to all to hear the words the LORD spoke to the house of Israel and to all the nations 2 Thus says the LORD Learn not ways of heathens and be not dismayed at signs of heaven; for heathen are dismayed at them. 3 The customs of the people are vain, one cuts a tree out of the forest the work of the hands of the workman with an axe. 4 Decks it with silver and gold so ties it with nails and hammers to fix it not to move. 5 Like an upright palm tree speaks not, is carried because it cannot move. Be not afraid of them they cannot do evil or is it in them to do good 6 And there is none like Elohim O LORD. You art great and your Name is mighty God. 7 Who will not fear you O King of all the nations? For to you belongs all nations And among all the wise men of nations and in all the kingdoms there is none like you. 8 So altogether is a brutish and foolish doctrine of vanities. 9 The Silver spread plates is brought from Tarshish, gold from Uphaz, work of workmen and hands of foundering blue, purple is the clothing of all the work of cunning men. 10 But the LORD is the LORD God, HE is the Living God and Everlasting KING. At HIS wrath earth tremble nations unable to abide at HIS anger.Jeroboam told people of Israel, “It is too much to go to Jerusalem to worship God so, Here are your gods O Israel, which brought you up from land of Egypt in 1 Kings 12:28. Divided kingdom period of Israel in 931-723 BC, Judah: 931-587, Jeroboam built Danite pagan altar high places of 1340-723 BC. Dan tests people through their idolatry in Israel. The sons of Dan set graven image and Jonathan son of Gershom son of Moses and sons priests to tribe Danites until day of captivity of the land in Judges 18:30. God tore Israel from house of David to make Jeroboam king he drove Israel from following the LORD to commit great sin. The sons of Israel walked in sins of Jeroboam so did not depart so God removed Israel from His sight. Israel was carried away into exile from their own land. Amos heard the LORD saying: “Strike the tops of the pillars so thresholds shake. Bring them down on heads of all the people; those left killed with the sword none will get escape. God sends earthquakes in Amos 1:1 destructive power to destroy temple and homes. Survivors of the earthquake killed by sword. The LORD’S fugitives to escape judgment no escape of avenging hand of the LORD. Dig to depths below, climb to heavens above brought down. Hides on top of Carmel is hunted down, seized, hides from MY eyes at bottom of sea but commands serpents to bite them so God finds them in grave, skies on Mt. Carmel, bottom of Mediterranean. God commands giant sea serpents to destroy Israel, all people who reject Christ Jesus.Acts 17:27 God wants all to seek HIM to reach out to find HIM HE is not far from any one of us. 27 For in HIM we live and move and have our being. 28 your poets say, ‘We are HIS offspring 29 as we are God’s offspring should not think of God in gold, silver, stone image designed by human skill 30 God overlooks ignorance but commands people to repent 31 God sets day HE will judge world justice by the man HE appointed and given proof by raising Him from the dead.”32 When they heard about resurrection of dead some sneered but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject 33 Paul left Council 34 Some people follow Paul, believed one is Dionysius a member of Areopagus and woman named Damaris and number of others. Israel’s golf calf of pagan heathen nation spiritually God says idols of gold or silver cannot save. Hosea 14:3 tells Israel not to depend on strength and support of foreign powers or people’s own abilities to make war so asks people “Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses.” God alone saves His people not by the means of conventional weapons. People to love each by other mutual understanding and respect not by dominance and power. God’s compassion delivers Judah not bow, sword, battle, horses or horsemen in Hosea 1:7. Racist divisive leaders self-destruct through hatred.God’s love is to Israel and nations is: the LORD loves you and keeps oath sworn to your ancestors. God brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from land of slavery. The LORD God is faithful God, keeps Covenant of love to thousands of generations all who love and keep HIS commandments in Bible in Deuteronomy 7:8–9. God’s Wrath is to idol nations as Moses and Elijah warned to stop hopping between God and baal like Jezebel and Ahab. Wrath of God has consequences for all who cling to God’s creatures not Creator. So 3000 years ago God sent Moses and Elijah to confront nations to choose between idols and HIS Kingdom. Endtime those in Christ Jesus know Rapture will come to go to heaven safely with friends and family. The lost must accept Jesus as living sermon His consuming fire burns in our bones so idols cast down. Anything superseding Lordship of Christ gone, idols destroyed, fear gone. When they saw boldness of Peter and John known as uneducated men surprised, recognized they have been with Jesus in Acts 4:13. They look and sound like Jesus. Moses face shines with God on mountain. So whoever you are around reflect in your persona Bible says God is not mocked good manners is corrupted by evil idols so be careful to worship only Jehovah in Christ Jesus.
God’s Ark triumphs over dagon, broken in pieces, after it was ceased in battle. A plan of the enemy to humiliate Israel in battle imploded dagon fell and broke in pieces. Jesus’ triumph over gods or idols means kingdom of satan defeated. The kingdom of Christ in God is living truth eternal Godliness. Be confident of day of triumph in Christ true Ark of Covenant in hearts of mankind to destroy satan’s temple. Idols fall in Psalm 115:5, they have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes but cannot cannot see, ears, but cannot hear, noses but cannot smell says Isaiah 44:13. All who serve and worship it like them. Psalm 135:16 have mouth cannot speak, eyes cannot see, ears cannot hear no life in their mouths. Isaiah 6:10, They have mouths, cannot speak, eyes cannot see, Jeremiah 5:21,Ezekiel12:2, Matthew 13:15, Acts 28:27. Antiochus’ statue Zeus in God’s temple Hellenic priest sacrifice pigs to Greek god religion angered Jews. Greek official ordered a Jewish priest to perform a Hellenic sacrifice, the priest Mattathias killed him. In 167 BCE, Jews joined Mattathias and five sons to fight to win freedom from Seleucid authority. Mattathias’ son Judah Maccabee, called “The Hammer”re-dedicated temple in 165 BCE and Jews celebrate event to this day major part of festival of Hanukkah.God allows captivity if their hearts turn dull and ears heavy, shut their eyes lest they see with eyes or hear with ears to change and saved. Jesus quoted Isaiah’s prophecy, lest they see with their eyes, hear with their ears and saved. Isaiah 42-53 highlights people serve God with their ears open but did not listen. So he laments over God’s chosen people who copy heathen pagans who shape gods or cast idols with eyes plastered, sculpture wood they call gods. God allows people to have reprobate minds in Romans 1 to do as they like to serve the creature not Creator God. All sins forsaken by them is forgiven so righteous are restored by salvation. Jesus will claim His throne so and all will be dethroned and crucified. The dagon spirit will not prevail against God’s Children but those who continue Jesus condemns to seek salvation or be entirely destroyed like in Samuel 5:6-12. God warns believers of serving another god in addition to Living God Jehovah so thou shall have no other gods apart from Adonai Elohim. God shows mighty power in defeating Egypt yet in absence of Moses Aaron permitted golden calves but God saved them. Tragedies results from rebellion of idolatry against God. God becomes angry with them forsakes them…. Many disasters and calamities came on them, that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us? “I will hide my face that day because of wickedness in turning to other gods” says Deuteronomy 31:16-18. In 1 Kings 11 Solomon’s idolatry of love of foreign women: Pharaoh’s daughter, Hittite and Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon. Were from nations the LORD said to Israel “Never intermarry with them to tempt you to follow their gods.” Solomon obsessed by love had 700 and 300 concubines. In old age, wives tempt him to follow idol gods no longer committed to LORD God like father David. Solomon followed Astarte goddess of Sidonian, Milcom idol of the Ammonites. Solomon did evil as LORD considered not wholeheartedly follows the LORD. Solomon built site on hill east of Jerusalem for Chemosh idol of Moab, Molech idol of Ammonites. These things for his foreign wives to burn incense to sacrificed to their gods. God Pronounces judgment on Solomon angry because his heart turned from the LORD God of Israel who appeared to him twice. God commands him not to follow other gods, but Solomon did not obey God. LORD told Solomon, “I will tear kingdom from you to give to your sons. I will not do it in your lifetime because of your father David. I will tear it from hands of your son. I will not tear whole kingdom away from you. I will give your son a tribe for my servant David’s sake and the sake of JERUSALEM THE CITY I CHOSE.”God LOVES Solomon but hates idolatry and punished him. Elijah killed Jezebel’s 400 baal prophets to help restore Godly worship in vain and 7000 true prophets of God could not change idolatory in Israel. Elect 144,000 Israel males sealed in Revelations has tribe of Dan excluded by idolatory. Revelation 7 missed from 144,000 the tribe of Dan. Twelve thousands from Jacob’s twelve sons and twelve tribes of Israel includes tribe of Levi’s inheritance in the LORD. Levites refused to worship golden calf so God made priests in his Tabernacle. Joseph’s tribe split into two, each son Manasseh and Ephraim received an inheritance. In the list of those sealed in Revelation, tribe of Levi is listed. Tribe of Dan excluded, suggest false prophet of Revelation may be from tribe of Dan. Others see Dan’s role in leading Israel into idolatry as a cause for being left out of the 144,000 in Judges 18:30–31. Tribes not blessed by inclusion in this seal, prophetic books indicate members of tribe of Dan will be saved and receive land in the millennial kingdom in Ezekiel 48:2. Mankind may lost track of members of tribes, God but God knows them all in Revelation 7:4–8.
In Judges 18:30, The children of Dan set up graven image in new city of Dan and built house for it, where Jeroboam later set up one of his golden calves. Danites succeeded in Micah’s house, venerated graven images brought with them and set up religious worship. Molten image, teraphim, ephod all placed together for devotion and consultation. Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Manasseh as priests to tribe of Dan resided in the city of Dan Jonathan the Levite Micah took into his house made priest. Danites took to Laish priest son of Gershom, son of Manasseh Gershom son of Moses’ grandson. Like Phinehas grandson of Aaron in Judges 20:28, grandson of Moses in honour of Moses. Forgot virtues of his grandfather, Moses the priests in Dan in captivity of the land for idolatry. Idolatrous priests, through time of Samuel, David, Solomon in captivity of Israel, time of Jabin king of Canaan. Gersom’s idolatry continued in house of God at Shiloh, ark captured by Philistines. House of Shiloh forsaken says Psalms 78:58-61 as God permitted.In Acts 19:24-41, Demetrius and fellow silversmiths in Ephesus lost demand for idol products, statuettes of the goddess Artemis. Loss is attributed to growing numbers of the Christians who do not worship gods made with human hands. Highlights Christian population growth frightens diminished revenue of crafts creating statues. People against faith of Christians due to loss of money for their silversmiths. So their greedy economic gain keeps people in bondage connected to idols to enrich such masters. Growth of Christianity’s success turned believer from adherence to false gods. The more observant Christians increased so fewer people bought statuettes of idol gods to engage in religious rituals. It threatened economic production of an organization that profited greatly from idol worship. This trend in metropolitan Ephesus sets precedence for booming business that parasited profit at expense of souls. They feared if whole of Asia persuaded by Paul to draw away from gods made with hands their trade may end. Idols in disrepute and temple gods scorned to deprived all Asia and world of worship. And enraged, they shouted and rushed together to the theatre, dragging Gaius and Aristarchus the Macedonian Paul’s travelling-companions. Paul was not let in crowd by disciples but sent a message urging him not to venture into theatre. The crowd instructed Alexander, the Jews pushed forward to make defence before people. A town clerk quietened crowd and said, citizens of Ephesus city statue fell from heaven…. They are not temple robber blasphemer of gods so in danger being charged rioting, dismissed assembly. Today convincing nations idol worshippers of their false gods not well received to be saved by Jesus eternally. Stirs up anger and false charges so they left. Baby Jesus in Egypt records testify that townsfolk infuriated when stone statue of an idol cracked and fell evicted the Holy Family from the town. In Egypt Tal-Basta – or Basta Jesus caused spring from ground and His Presence triggered idols to crumble. The townsfolk in anger turned aggressive, Holy Family turned their backs on town heads southwards to Mostorod. History record incident dating devastation of Qussqam. Coptic tradition says town ruin as consequence of violent rejection of the Holy Family of Jesus in their escape to Egypt.The Governor of Fustat enraged their idols fell at Jesus’ approach sought to kill the Child. Took shelter in the cave Church of Abu Serga St. Sergius is built. Others welcome holy refugees received at Meir or Meira town seven miles west of Qoussia. Hospitality of town people is abundantly blessed. Revelations 6 says people who receive Christ will be saved but all others who reject God’s Spirit filled Christian Gospel message will perish. Believers ordained to go into all the world to preach Gospel, Some seeds fall on good fertile ground multiply a hundred fold others fall on hard soil and perish. Jesus said He does not care about the world but prays for all those who love him to be preserved until He returns. Pray for all people for God to open spiritual eyes to see to hear the truth and be saved from kingdom of darkness into glolious kingdom of light of the Gospel. You can take the horse to the water but you cannot force them to drink. Share love of God and God saves them in Jesus Name. Pray for the whole family to be delivered from generations of idolatry convenants entered into by their ancestors and forefathers against God. Plead Blood of Jesus like Gideon, Hezekiah, Manasseh build NEW ALTAR to living God. Let deliverance ministers deal with idol gods don’t do so yourself. Put on whole armour of God and cover yourself with Jesus blood and worship the Only One True God.God instructs HIS people to drive out all the inhabitants of Land of Israel as they settle down. HE warned them: “If you do not drive out inhabitants of land from you, those you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides to harass you in land you dwell in” in Numbers 33:55. The Israelites crossed Jordan made treaties allows Canaanites to dwell among them. They continued practicing their pagan rituals, led them into pagan practices and their attacks. God cares for strangers or refugees with love and friendliness. The alien residing in land not to be oppressed but treated as citizens as you love yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt,” in Leviticus 19:33-34;20:24-26. Acts 17:26-27 says God let all nations inhabit whole earth allotted by boundary places to live as Leviticus states God separated people of Israel from others ordered them not to mix to train them ROLE MODELS to all nations. The Christian Church in the world does not belong to world so is set apart for God’s Christian community for Children of God’s Kingdom. The Church community in the world interacts with fellow human beings outside Church. Agape love open hearts and gentleness kindness in Bible account helps people on the move, strangers, immigrants and refugees without a home in 1 Peter 2:9, John 17:16, Philippians 4:5. God justifies Israel training them ROLE MODELS not by racism or culture, gender for there is no Jew, Gentiles, slaves nor free in God’s Kingdom. ALL WHO DO WILL OF GOD SO OBEY HIS COMMANDS HE LOVES IN HIS ETERNAL PRESENCE. Those who reject God’s Grand plans for mankind HE ELIMINATES by WRATH.
20 Bible Texts: God Destroys idol gods
Deuteronomy 7:25, “The graven images of their gods you are to burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold on them or take it for yourselves, or you will be snared by it, for its abomination to the LORD your God.
Ezekiel 6:6, “In all your dwellings, cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate, that your altars may become waste and desolate, your idols may be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be blotted out.
1 Kings 15:12, He put away the male cult prostitutes from the land and removed all the idols which his fathers had made.
2 Kings 18:4, He removed high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.
2 Kings 23:11, He did away with the horses which the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the official, which was in the precincts; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
2 Kings 23:24, Josiah removed mediums and spiritists, teraphim and idols and all the abominations in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, to confirm the words of the law written in the book Hilkiah the priest found in house of the LORD.
Daniel 11:8, Their gods of metal images and precious vessels of silver and gold he will take into captivity to Egypt, and will refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.
Hosea 9:6, They go in destruction; Egypt will gather them up, Memphis will bury them, weeds will take over treasures of silver; Thorns will be in their tents.
Micah 1:7, All idols will be smashed, All earnings will be burned with fire. And all images made desolate by collecting them from harlot’s earnings, And to the earnings of a harlot they will return.
Micah 5:13, “I will cut off carved images, sacred pillars among you, so no longer bow to the work of your hands.
Nahum 1:14 The LORD issuedcommand “Your name will not be perpetuated but cut off idol and image from the house of gods. I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible.”
2 Samuel 5:21, They abandoned idols so David and his men carried them away to destroy them.
Isaiah 2:20, That day men will cast away to moles and bats their idols of silver and their idols of gold, they made for themselves to worship,
Isaiah 30:22, Your defiled graven images overlaid with silver and molten images plated with gold you will scatter impure things and say to them, “Be gone!”
Isaiah 31:7, In that day every man will cast away their silver and gold idols in their sinful hands that made them sin.
Jeremiah 51:52, “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “I will punish idols and mortally wounded will groan throughout the land.
Jeremiah 51:47, Behold days are coming I will punish idols of Babylon so whole land put to shame. All slain will fall in their midst.
Isaiah 21:9, “Behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs.” And said, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon; all images of their gods are shattered on the ground.”
Ezekiel 30:13, ‘Thus says the LORD GOD, “I will destroy idols so make the images cease from Memphis. There will not be a prince in the land of Egypt; And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
Zechariah 13:2, “It will come that day,” declares the LORD of hosts, “I will cut off names of idols from the land, they will no longer be remembered and I will remove prophets and unclean spirit from the land.
Isaiah 53:1 says, “Who believes our report and to whom is Arm of the LORD revealed?” 2 He shall grow up before HIM as a tender plant root from the dry ground with no form or comeliness. So see Him of no beauty to desire Him 3 He is despised and rejected of men as man of sorrows acquainted with grief. So hid our faces from Him as He was despised and not esteemed. 4 He bore our griefs and our sorrows. 5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed. 6 We all like sheep have gone astray and turned on our way; the LORD laid on Him iniquity of our sins. 7 He was oppressed and afflicted yet He opened not His mouth: He was brought as a Lamb to the slaughter or like sheep but did not open His Mouth. 8 He was afflicted for us but who is declaring Him to His generation? He was cut off from the land of the living for transgressions of my people was he stricken. 9 He was in the grave with the wicked and rich in death but did no evil with no deceit in His Mouth. 10 The LORD bruised Him and put Him to grief and made His Soul the offering for sin. HE sees HIS Seed raised after days as the LORD allowed in HIS HANDS. 11 HE sees travail of His Soul and His knowledge as a Righteous Servant justifies Him to bear iniquities. 12 His Portion is GREAT to Spoil spoilers and strong because He poured His Soul to death. He was with transgressors and bore our sin making intercession for us.Declare to all generations He was cut off from the land of the living for the sake of the transgressions of MY PEOPLE and whipped. Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is about the Servant Song Book of Isaiah on Jesus the “Righteous Servant” of God. The Son of God came not to be served but to Serve and Give His Life as a ransom for many. All who believe and receive Jesus are Children of God. YAHWEH said, MY PEOPLE perish for lack knowledge and understanding so study Bible to learn. Isaiah 53 represents Jesus the Messiah and the Saviour to all nations sent by God to REDEEM sinners to restore them back to God. Jesus took on Him the punishment of all nations so all who accept Jesus Christ belong to God. Jesus a Jew from Israel is Chosen by God together with Israel who bears pogroms and suffering in Isaiah 52:4 on behalf of all others in Isaiah 53:7,11–12. Jesus is highly exalted by God to nations and kings in Isaiah 52:15 to repent for “He GAVE His Soul to death to save us.” Individuals are to follow Jesus Christ so personally saved and also nations as a whole. Christ SACRIFICED His Life as the Messiah for personal salvation. God commanded Philip to teach Ethiopian eunuch sitting in chariot, reading Book of Isaiah about Jesus. The eunuch didn’t understand what he read so Philip helps to explain to him its teachings on Jesus. The eunuch asked Philip, who was this prophet in Isaiah 53? Philip opens same scripture to preach to Eunuch about the Messiah Jesus Christ. Christians believe report Jesus is Messiah in Isaiah 53:1 so “the Arm of the LORD is revealed.” The Ethiopian Eunuch believed so baptised immediately by Phillip. The Jews and Gentiles are forgiven by Jesus on Cross because all have sinned and fallen short of the GLORY of God. All mankind’s sins are forgiven so nobody is to be blamed or hated for the crucifixion of Jesus. In Jeremiah 31:23, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in cities when I bring them from captivity; The LORD bless you O home of justice and mountain of holiness. Israel is restored after 4,000 years as a nation with own language spoken and written again. This miracle never happened in history before shows recreation by God of the world to come. As Israel is restored to original nation so God restores earth.But many others, despite Jesus’ signs and miracles do not believe Jesus is the Word made Flesh to dwell among us in 1 John 1:1, as Isaiah also prophecied. So not all obey the GOSPELS as Romans 10:16 said. And Isaiah 53:1 said, not all will believe the GOSPEL report although Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 53. The Arm of the LORD is a metaphor for YAHWEH’S activities in living history. Isaiah 53:4 is quoted in Matthew 8:17 as Jesus heals people in Christian ministry fulfilling what Isaiah said “He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses and by His stripes we are healed.” God gave Jesus as atonement for all sin to redeem mankind from separation from God. So the Gospel made available to share with all who choose to listen and be saved. A timeline is set by God to share GOSPEL until the time of the Gentiles ends. Only God knows exact time is so important to accept Jesus to be saved. Opportunities are given to all to decide to accept Jesus and have Eternal Life. Or join those who refuse to believe Gospel Reports of the testimony of Jesus salvation and so face the consequences of God’s WRATH and Jesus’ With to come upon the earth. The News is full of ongoing warnings of the Arm of God to alert mankind to repent. Why gain the whole world and lose your soul? Be persuaded not death or life or angels or principalities or powers or things present or things to come or height or depth or any other creature can separate us from the LOVE of God, in Christ Jesus our Lord says Roman 8:38:39. The GREATEST GIFT from God is GIFT of ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ. All you need to do is to accept Jesus, repent confess your sins to God and follow Jesus as your personal Saviour. It is a fearful thing to Fall into the HANDS of the LIVING God YAHWEH by rejecting Jesus Christ as your Lord.