Thank You Holy Spirit.
WOW… What an eye-opener.
Look around believers, it’s being thrown in our faces and most of us are still clueless of the facts.
IDOLS! Yes, “Idols” are all around us and are being worshiped “unknowingly” by men… “American idols, Nigerian idols, ” and the likes.
“When people think of idols they think of some statue made of wood marble or stone… These “idols” are fallen angels/spirits in the bodies of people. That’s why those celebrities like to be worshipped ~ adored [those fallen spirits love that], walking on red carpet… being worshiped, people taking pix, autographs, some even crying, trying to touch them…etc. That is “idol” worship…”
1 John 5:
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
“…Idolatry may be summarized as the worship of idols (or images); the worship of polytheistic gods by use of idols (or images); the worship of created things (trees, rocks, animals, astronomical bodies, or another human being); and the use of idols in the worship of God. According to the psalmist and the prophet Isaiah, those who worship inanimate idols will be like them, that is, unseeing, unfeeling, unable to hear the truth that God would communicate to them. Paul the Apostle identifies the worship of created things (rather than the Creator) as the cause of the disintegration of sexual and social morality in his letter to the Romans.” [excerpts from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou_shalt_not_make_unto_thee_any_graven_image]
And just so we have a grounded understanding of the word “bow” here; it doesn’t always take its literal form, which means that anyone’s authority OR “way of life” you see as binding and ruling over yours, takes a “bow” from you. In other words; the “stars” whose lifestyle, dress style, marital style, behavioral pattern, name it, people look up to and emulates (mostly in disobedience to the WILL of GOD) have become an “idol” and “master” to such individuals’ lives unknowingly.
That’s why the Bible (Matthew 15:8, Mark 7:6) defines such “believers” as “fake” ~ confessing just with their mouths and not with their hearts. And it’s such that Jesus will be telling on that day to depart from Him (Luke 13:27).
Most can’t eat, dress, work, act, and worst of all…”worship GOD” without first finding out “what’s in vogue”…; Slavery of the mind ~ one of Satan’s best tool in subjecting “souls” under himself.
Maybe now you’ll get a much clearer view of why you need to know The Truth (John 8:31-32) which can set you free from the wiles of Satan.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” KEYWORD → be not “conformed” but “transformed”. Believers, did you get that???
Know this; You can’t be “transformed” when all you do is feed the flesh more than The Spirit.
Meditate on GOD’s Words and obey HIM.