21.19: From the First Century to Now: The Idolatry and Evil God Hates Still Flourish

God hates idolatry! He clearly told us this in the 10 Commandments, that He is a jealous God and not to have any graven image of any person or creature before Him. Paul returned to Ephesus as it was God’s Will for Him. Remember, in yesterday’s passage, the people of Ephesus begged Paul to stay, but he told them he’d return if God wills it. And He did.

Ephesus was where the great temple of Artemis was. It was considered one of the great wonders of the ancient world. Who was Artemis?

Keep reading in my blog where there are links for you to dive deeper and a specially selected worship music video at the bottom….

Jesus said, “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.” ~ ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭3:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬ – this is repeated 14 times in scripture. Kind of gives the idea that God wants us to pay attention.

If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then…

Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit.

Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly…

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Jesus is coming back soon! Are you ready?

Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory!

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