One in Messiah Congregation March 17-18, 2006
Parshah: Ki Tisa - When thou take - Ex. 30:11-34:35, 1Ki. 18:1-39, 2Cor. 3:1-18
Many Kings of Israel & Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord
Some questions to think about: Agree to disagree? TOLERANCE? Political correctness?
Agree to disagree with unbelievers? NO!
Agree to disagree by not preaching the Gospel to people of other religions? NO!
Agree to disagree with all doctrines? NO!
Agree to disagree in fellowship with unbelievers? NO!
Agree to disagree in making covenants with unbelievers? NO!
Agree to disagree calling God, Allah or any other name? NO!
Agree to disagree that Israel is the home of the Catholic, Protsetants and Islam? NO!
Be politically correct by calling Israel, Palestine? NO!
Pss.96  For all the gods of the nations are idols : but the LORD made the heavens .
Exod.34[ 14] For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Deut.32[ 39] See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me : I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.[40 ] For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.[ 41] If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.[42 ] I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
Isa.43[ 10] Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
Isa.44[ 6] Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.[ 7] And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them. Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
Isa.45[ 5] I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:
 Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.  Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Hos.13[ 4] Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
St. Patrick , along with St. Nicholas, and St. Valentine are catholics.
Who are they? Make a day for them? ( This world is no different then in the scriptures, very sad )
19] Because that which may be
known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.[
20] For the invisible things
of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by
the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they
are without excuse: Because
that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful;
but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.[
22] Professing themselves to
be wise, they became fools,
 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.[ 24] Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:[25 ] Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than
the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Exod.20 2] I am the LORD thy God , which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
the First Commandment
 Thou shalt have no other gods before me .
the Second Commandment
 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for
I the LORD thy God am a jealous God , visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;  And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Deut.13 [ 1] If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,[2 ] And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods , which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;[ 3] Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.[ 5] And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods , which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;[ 7] Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;[ 8] Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:[9 ] But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.[ 10] And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.
 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;[ 14] Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;[ 15] Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.[ 16] And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.[17 ] And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
Aaron - molten calf - graven image- made a feast
Read all of the chapter
1] And when the people saw that
Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves
together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before
us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt,
we wot not what is become of him.
 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.[ 3] And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.[ 4] And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. [5 ] And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf , and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.  And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.
 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
 And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
Deut.4[ 12] And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.
 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:[16 ] Lest ye corrupt yourselves , and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,[17 ] The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,[18 ] The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:[ 19] And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
recap of Exod. 32
Deut.9[ 16] And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you
 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.[ 21] And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
read all of Neh. 9
Neh.9[ 18] Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;
Jeroboam - made two calves of gold - ordained a feast
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite
of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah,
a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.[
27] And this was the cause that he
lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the
breaches of the city of David his father. And the
man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that
he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph
] And it came to pass at that time when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem,
that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way; and he had clad
himself with a new garment; and they two were alone in the field:[
30] And Ahijah caught the new garment
that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces:[31
] And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for
thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out
of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:[
32] (But he shall have one tribe for
my servant David's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen
out of all the tribes of Israel:)[33
] Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth
the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the
god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which
is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David
his father. Howbeit I will
not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all
the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he
kept my commandments and my statutes:[35
] But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will
give it unto thee, even ten tribes.[36
] And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant
may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen
me to put my name there.
And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth,
and shalt be king over Israel.[38
] And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command
thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my
statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with
thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel
unto thee. And I will for
this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.[40
] Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. And Jeroboam
arose, and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until
the death of Solomon. And
the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they
not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.[ 43] And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
1Kgs.12[ 28] Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold , and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods , O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
2Kgs.10[ 29] Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.
2Kgs.17[ 16] And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God , and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
-- Jeroboam changed the Lord's Word
2Chr.11[ 13] And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.[ 14] For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD:[ 15] And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made .
Exod.28 [ 1] And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.[ 2] And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.[3 ] And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
 And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
2Chr.13[ 8] And now ye think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and ye be a great multitude, and there are with you golden calves, which Jeroboam made you for gods.
Hos.13[1 ] When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.[2 ] And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.  Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney. Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
Num.33[ 52] Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures , and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:
mas?ki?yth BDB Definition: show-piece, figure, imagination, image, idol, picture, show-piece, carved figure (of idols), imagination, conceit Part of Speech: noun feminine
Num_33:52 , Pro_25:11 , conceit, 1, Pro_18:11 (2), image, 1, Lev_26:1, imagery, 1, Eze_8:12, wish, 1, Psa_73:7
Lev.26[ 1] Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idol s, and my soul shall abhor you.
Deut.29[ 17] And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
1Sam.15[ 23] For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.