9 … the Israelites tried to hide their sins from the LORD their God. They built their own local shrines everywhere in Israel—from small towns to large, walled cities. 10 They also built stone images of foreign gods and set up sacred poles for the worship of Asherah on every hill and under every shady tree. 11 They offered sacrifices at the shrines … They did sinful things that made the LORD very angry…. 15 They ignored the LORD’s warnings and commands, and they rejected the solemn agreement He had made with their ancestors. They worshiped worthless idols and became worthless themselves. The LORD had told the Israelites not to do the things that the foreign nations around them were doing, but Israel became just like them. (2Kings 17:15 CEV)
King David said,
I have hated those who regard useless idols; But I trust in the LORD.
The Prophet Jonah prayed,
Those who regard worthless idols
forsake their own mercy.
Jonah 2:8 NKJV
Other versions refer to the “worthless idols” as “vain idols” and “lying vanities”.
These idols are vain, worthless, and deceptive!
But the idols do not hear or speak!
15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. 16 They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; 17 They have ears, but they do not hear; Nor is there any breath in their mouths. 18 Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them. (Psalm 135)
For those of you who aren’t aware – maybe because you are too westernized that you don’t believe in the supernatural – sometimes these idols SEEM to speak! However, IT IS A DEMON IN THE IDOL. That’s why they prefer to have a three-dimensional object! When I was in a Buddhist cult, people heard these demons speak!
However, the idols themselves don’t hear or speak. The demons attached to them does! Please, get all idols out of your house – statues of Buddha and other gods, totem poles, voodoo dolls, Kachina dolls, “all-seeing eyes”, and some dragons that have demons attached. That’s why there may be violent conflicts in the house! Demons are antagonizing!
THE QUEEN OF DECEPTION
Here is this verse (Jonah 2:8) in the King James Version:
“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”
Who is this lying queen of deception? There are shrines to this idol all over the populated six continents.
This lying queen of deception comes in visions and dreams.
This lying queen of deception is seen by some.
This lying demon or “fallen angel” does “miracles”.
“The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and FALSE wonder” 2 Thessalonians 2:9
This lying demon or “fallen angel” gives predictions that are lies also. Oh, there are some factual things in the lie, just as Satan deceived Eve.
This lying queen of deception distorts the Truth of God’s Word.
This lying queen of deception brings ruin to nations.
“Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1Corinthians 10:14
Do you think that the LORD is intimidated by these idols? No, He does it for our own good! The LORD knows that lies lead to eventual death and destruction!
But the LORD says,
“And I will not give My glory to another.”
ANGEL OF LIGHT
Does not this lying “fallen angel” look like an angel of light? She is so beautiful. Miracles are done in her name.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-14
This “fallen angel” appears as Queen of Peace, Our Lady of Fatima, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Salette, Rosa Mystica, Our Lady of Czestochowa, Our Lady of Guadelupe, Queen of Heaven and others.
I have honor for Mary/Miriam as she is a saint and the mother of our Savior (NOT the Mother of God), but this is a fake Mary! This is the queen of deception!
“Ask a mestizo or indigenous person and they will tell you that Our Lady of Guadalupe is really Coatlaxopeuh, another name for Earth Mother Tonantzin, to whom offerings were made on that same hill of Tepeyac hundreds of years before the arrival of the Spaniards. They will tell you that Tonantzin/Coatlaxopeuh appeared to Cuauhtlatoatzi to inspire hope in a people who were being oppressed by the Spanish and, later when the Church acknowledged Our Lady of Guadalupe as the Patroness of Mexico, to allow the people to continue to honor her in safety.” https://www.indiancountrynews.com/index.php/news/education-life/6538-a-short-history-of-tonantzin-our-lady-of-guadalupe
But the LORD says,
3“You shall have no other gods before Me.
4“You shall not make for yourself a CARVED IMAGE—ANY LIKENESS OF ANYTHING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, OR THAT IS IN THE EARTH BENEATH, OR THAT IS IN THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. (Exodus 20)
Do not be deceived! (See this post, POINT 4 on the possiblity of deception in the Church.)
As it says in the Book of Revelation,
“Come out of her, My people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.”
(Revelation 18:4 NKJV)