Hello [user:firstname | default:Beloved],
“ Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him” (Exodus 32: 1): this passage illustrates the situation of many children of God who are impatient when the fulfillment of their prayers delays.
As far as Israel was concerned, Moses was delaying and they had to find a solution without him. They therefore made a golden calf. This calf was a whole symbol : gold that symbolizes money, the leather made from the skin of this animal is used to make shoes and clothes, its milk serves as a drink, its meat is delicious; the calf is used to plow the field … to cut the long story short, it is a service animal. Israel wanted a god who could immediately satisfy their needs and they all went astray, including Aaron the servant of God. As far as they were concerned, they were doing no harm, on the contrary, they considered that they were not idolaters ! “Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!” So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord ” (Exodus 32: 4b-5). Israel actually believed that they were worshipping the true God, but that was not the case.
Many Christians fall into the seduction of the golden calf when they feel that the Lord is delaying. They no longer want a God that they serve, but they seek after a god they use to satisfy their needs ! Thus, an unmarried sister, who sees her age advancing and for fear of menopause, decides to have a child out of wedlock; the brother, not seeing his work, decides to compromise by accepting the proposal of an occult group; or that other brother, who accepts to be corrupted, believing that this is the only way to make it financially… all the while continuing to have a “normal” prayer life and saying Jesus understands them. They do not want to serve God but rather use God and this, under the guidance of a pastor or prophet of the type Aaron who tells them that it is the Everlasting Lord, the true God that they are serving whilst it is not ! This is the deception of the golden calf !
Beloved beware of the many deception of the end times ! “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers “(2 Timothy 4: 3). Just as the people of Israel had found an Aaron who told them that the golden calf was the true Lord, in the same manner many Christians get themselves prophets and pastors who tell them that they are not doing anything wrong when they get themselves a golden calf of modern times and compromise !
Watch out, beloved ! As you await for your answer, do not go to a golden calf, do not look for shortcuts but by the Holy Spirit, You need endurance so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised (Hebrews 10: 36) ! Know that your promise is moving towards its accomplishment. If it seems to delay, wait for it, because it will surely come to pass (Habakkuk 2: 3) ! God is faithful! Continue to love him, to serve him and you will see His glory!
May God bless you Beloved
“So watch yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the LORD your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which the LORD your God has commanded you“.
1 Timothy 4:1
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