Reject the comPromise, and Receive the Promise

When you reject the comPromise you can receive the Promise!! – Marcus Sheffield

Jezebel in a Nutshell

The Demon Spirit of Jezebel destroys your testimony with compromise, hardens your heart to true repentance, then “elevates” your ministry so the NEXT generation can be Inspired and influenced with mixed seed, and then eventually aborted. It’s a genius plan, actually. But then – God sends the Spirit of Elijah.

99% of American ministries don’t understand how the demonic spirit of Jezebel really works, they think it’s a bossy woman in a red dress LOL.

85% of the ministries in America either “look up to” and are inspired by a ministry in Jezebels mixture and deception, or can’t wait to be the “next in line” to be put at the top by her compromise, influence, money, and power.

Subscribing to this blog WWW.SOSPRESSION.COM, and reading the book “Killing Idols for REVIVAL” will put you in the 1%. It will equip you to endure until the end, escape deception, shine like the sun with wisdom and purity in the last darkest days, and rule the nations with a rod of iron.

Read Revelation 2

Angus T. Jones: Two and a Half Men Star now says Compromise and Being a Friend of the World is Satan’s Deception

Out of the mouths of babes…

“Compromise and meeting in between to get things done is the name of the game nowadays… but you end up standing for nothing…  ‘a little bit of leaven leaveneth the whole lump'”

You can often tell more about what the Holy Spirit is saying from the mouths of soft-hearted baby Christians than you can from professional churchgoers who have been hardening their heart for years… Selah

Part 1 tells the beginning of the story…

Jezebel Exposed (in the Church) | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 38 –

Jezebel Exposed

Jesus Christ is marching and he’s Chopping Off Heads. Every thing that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ is about to be dethroned (2 Cor 10).  Just like Jehu, he’s about to get rid of Jezebel. He’s already been doing it, we just need to have an ear to hear and eyes to see what He’s doing. The Old Covenant version of Jezebel is the one that kills true messengers of God, and corrupts leaders. The New Covenant version (after she killed John the Baptist) version of Jezebel – her strategy is a little different.

I have blogged about Jezebel in the past, (3 Main Doctrines That Jesus Hates) as well as about this exact passage in Revelations 2 (How To Rule Nations and Governments).  But in the past couple of years I have gotten a lot more understanding on Revelations 2. I explain a lot more of this through dream interpretations, testimonies, and scriptural revalations in my upcoming book, (Killing Idols For REVIVAL) but let’s take a quick look at Jesus explaining Jezebel’s new covenant strategies. Then we’ll look at how it relates to Detroit and Detroit’s influence on the nations of the earth.

Revelations 2

18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write ; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

Jesus’ eyes are like fire. They consume and penetrate and burn through us. They see right through our hearts.

His feet are like brass. He’s steady, solid, and He’s the King, and He’s not going anywhere.

19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.

Jesus is pleased with the Church, they work hard, they have love, service, faith… and their works keep growing. Jesus is pleased with everything except for a few things thing. It tolerates Jezebel.

20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication , and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

In the New Covenant Jezebel calls herself a prophetess. She is tolerated by the Church, they let her teach God’s servants how to commit fornication and eat food sacrificed to idols. What’s the best way to teach? By example.

21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold , I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

This is very serious. He gave her time to repent. But if she doesn’t, she will get sick, those that commit adultery with her will go into great tribulation unless they repent. Her children (so called spiritual fruit) will be killed with death. All the Churches will know the Jesus is not playing and His eyes are like fire, and they can’t hide.

24 But unto you I say , and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak ; I will put upon you none other burden.

Jezebel’s doctrine is satanic, and very serious.

25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come *. 26 And he that overcometh , and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers : even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

If you overcome Jezebel, you will have a lot of authority over nations.

So let’s talk briefly about how the Church in Detroit has tolerated Jezebel, and how the Church can turn its heart back to God.

She teaches fornication. Naturally, fornication is having sex with someone other than your wife. Spiritually, its worshipping idols other than the Creator. These idols could be represented by power and influence or money and productivity (which is related to Baal, the OT Jezebel’s idol).

She teaches God’s servants how to eat food that has been sacrificed to idols. Naturally, this could be a piece of chicken that has been branded by Lucifer’s Chicken Shack. Spiritually, it could be a piece of music (an inanimate creation of God) that has been married to lyrics that worship false Gods.

Jezebel teaches God’s servants by example how to mix with the world, fornicate, and eat food (music) that has been sacrificed to idols. She does this as a minister from inside the church because they tolerate her.

Do you see the adultery in the church? Is there anyone who can see this happening? Yesterdays countdown was about Judgement beginning in the house of God because We Have All the Authority and We are Already on Top, even when we don’t realize it. People are dying, people are being exposed as adulterers, there is divorce all over the church. And we don’t know that its because Jesus is judging Jezebel.

Are you tired of seeing all the “top” gospel artists and big time preachers divorcing, committing adultery, partnering with unbelievers spiritually, copying and following secular artists,  and copying unGodly business principles? The natural adultery and fornication only represents the spiritual adultery and fornication. They teach Jezebels doctrine by example… they say they do it to reach more people but Jesus sees through that lie. It may be thru ignorance, but its inspired by Jezebel for money and power. We need to repent and stop tolerating it. It more serious than we think, and its spiritually satanic, and its all our fault.

If that’s not enough for you to believe, wait until I share more info on this blog and in the dreams and testimony… When you bear fruit, God’s Word prunes you so that you can bear even more fruit! Even as a gospel dj, there are songs (even scriptural songs) that I played 3 months ago – that I won’t play now, because I fear God and I have a clearer view of Jezebels doctrine.

One morning a few weeks ago my wife had an open vision of some old, wooden doors opening and closing. We knew that God was opening and closing doors, but we didn’t really know the full interpretation. However, that same day, we ended up at the Motown Museum. I’ve lived in Detroit over 20 years and I’ve never been there, but all the sudden I was there that day because family came in from out of town and wanted to visit it!

Soon we understood that the doors God was closing was the door of God’s Levites being stolen from the Church. All the young musicians from God’s Church were seduced into singing for Money and Adultery. Motown’s first hit was “Money” That’s What I want. Their second hit was “Shop Around.” The Beatles first hit was a remix of “Money” That’s What I Want, written by Motown. The international, multiracial, and multi-genre influence of Motown is unfathomable. But it all came from God’s Levites being stolen from His Church.

God is closing those doors, and He’s opening the doors to the House of Prayer where God will be worshipped by His Levites, by God’s House becoming a house of prayer for all nations. A pure song that isn’t inspired by idolatry is soon to come. We won’t tolerate the secular remixes, or the regurgitations of idolatry in the church. Originality and Creativity is coming into God’s House of Prayer for All Nations, for we will worship and focus on the Creative God Who is Beautiful and Set Apart to Himself as His Own Purpose (Holy).

In the past few weeks, I’ve been there 3 times with different prayer groups from DaHOP, Burn, The Call, etc… More revelations, worship, and declarations come every time. We are excited that Jesus Christ is marching back into His temple, whipping out the money changers, turning over the tables, and taking God’s Levites back to sing a song that is Holy to the Lord and building Detroit into a House of Prayer, a City of Praise and Public Worship.

I will be sharing more of the research and scriptures on repenting from Toleration of Jezebel this Friday. We will be seeking to achieve the great repentance that is necessary to turn our city and nation around at DaHOP on Friday nights. Join us. Daniel turned a nation repenting and praying all by himself! So if 3 of you come and join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE…. What could happen in our nation?

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call

Jesus Christ Ministry Techniques

Jesus Christ Ministry Techniques

Some of God’s people nowadays have really good intentions, but are mistakenly trying to be smarter than God. We’ve also got a lot of compromise & covetousness in “ministry”. We have people singing and preaching a compromised message. As a result of the compromised message they end up committing spiritual adultery with the world and practicing idolatry (See what Jesus said concerning Jezebel in Revelations 2).  If they don’t repent, Jesus will kill them with death and put her followers into great tribulation.

Let’s go back and take a look at Jesus’ first message.

After he officially started his ministry (at a wedding), the first public thing he did was overturn temple, rebuking false people in religious authority (John 2:14-15).

What was Jesus’ first message?

14: Now after that John was put in prison [the spirit of Ahab and Jezebel HATES the spirit of John the Baptist/Elijah], Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15: And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1

We’ll talk more about John the Baptist later, but let’s look at the specifics of Jesus’ message:

1. Time is fulfilled – urgency, time awareness

2. Kingdom of God is here. – New level of Authority is here

3. Repent – turn, change your mind and ways… implying that what you are doing now is wrong

4. Believe good news – the Truth is good news and will leave you better off than you are now

Look at the record of His first message in the book of Matthew.

Matthew 1:17 From that time Jesus BEGAN to preach and to say Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.

Did Jesus say, let me heal everybody first and build my relationships before I ease in the repentance message maybe sometime later? – NO.

Did Jesus try to attract as many people as possible with a positive and non-confrontational message, and then bring conviction and repentance into the picture afterwards? – NO.

Did Jesus try to get as many fans as possible first, or try to gain influence through relationships with influential sinners… and then bring the hard message of repentance in slowly after his platform was already set? – NO.

Jesus BEGAN His ministry message with repentance. Repentance means turn from what you are doing now, implying that what you are doing now is wrong. That brings a feeling of guilt and conviction.

Did Jesus have love? Yes.

Did Jesus show love to all? Yes.

Did Jesus heal people and cast out demons and do miracles? Yes.

Did Jesus meet peoples natural and physical and emotional needs? Yes.

Did Jesus hide the truth and save the hard message of repentance until later – after he had done everything else first? – NO.

Actually, it was reversed. Jesus did the healing and relationship-building after people knew what He stood for and pointedly preached. He preached repentance from sin and the Kingdom of God. Most of the people who came to Him were already humbled by the message of repentance.

People love to acknowledge that Jesus ate with sinners, but let’s also acknowledge that those sinners were repenting due to the message that Jesus was actually preaching. I’m not saying you have to clean yourself up before you come to Christ. I am saying there is a humility that you take when coming before God. There always has, and there always will. God only hangs with humble people (James 5, 1 Peter 5). That’s why preaching repentance is primary, if you really want people to get to God.

When Jesus preached, the only non-repentant people were the Pharisees… They had their own religious beliefs that prevented them from feeling the need to repent. They came to attack Jesus, and they got attacked back with Truth.

The people that fight the message of repentance (change towards God) and holiness – Gods purpose in everything – are normally the people who are comfortable in their very-own, personally invested, religious tradition.

Let’s look at the forerunner of Jesus – John the Baptist. This was the prophet called to introduce people to Jesus. What did he preach?

Repent!

…the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
3: And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins…Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?…
8: Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
9: And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
10: And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
11: He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
12: Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
13: And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
14: And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Luke 3

He preached the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins (Cancer that is in remission is not active). He demanded proof and results of repentance. Not only was John direct, he was also specific and bossy!

Let’s go back to Jesus… Whom did Jesus get most of his initial disciples from? They were initially followers of John the Baptist, who had repented with John’s Baptism of Repentance. John the Baptist prepared many people to receive Jesus Christ by preaching repentance.

Most of the people that rejected John’s message also rejected Jesus. Most of the people that received John’s message also ended up receiving Jesus’ message; even way later after Jesus died & rose again (See Acts 19:3-5, Acts 18:25). So how people respond to the message of repentance is a clue to how they will eventually respond to Jesus.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t preach holiness or repentance, that all you can do is build relationships and hope that people will maybe sometime repent later. You don’t have to be mean, but you do have to be clear. Relationship evangelism is good, but you don’t have to hide holiness and repentance.

 

21: Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22: And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Jude 1

On some have compassion… save some with fear and hatred. (Not hatred of the people, but hatred of sin).

Why did Jesus tell parables?

Let’s look at what Jesus Himself said about His parables:

10: And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11: He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12: For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13: Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14: And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15: For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16: But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

Matthew 13

34: All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
35: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
36: Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Matthew 13

In other words: Jesus told parables to the hardhearted, spiritually dull, and rebellious who had already rejected His previous message of repentance.

If you only tell parables, you might as well just say “Go to Hell.”

After Jesus told parables to the masses, He then INTERPRETED parables to His DISCIPLES. Then when He died on the cross and rose from the dead, He told His disciples to go MAKE MORE DISCIPLES.

He did not tell them to go minister parables and make lots of money, but to go make more disciples. Those disciples would then pass on the CLEAR INTERPRETATION to make more disciples.

So the key to ministry with parables is not the parable, but it is the CLEAR INTERPRETATION. If you are telling parables without giving the CLEAR and Direct INTERPRETATION of the parable – you are not following Jesus Christ Ministry Techniques for making disciples.

I encourage you – don’t just speak the language of the world – bring them into the concepts of the Kingdom of God.

TO SUM IT UP

There’s nothing wrong with building relationships and having compassion. There’s also nothing wrong with harsh warnings and repentance preaching. Mature, Spirit-led Christians use BOTH, not just one or the other. When it comes to “ministry”, the greatest example is Jesus Christ the King.

Also, realize that there are many different personality types, ministry styles, gifts, and callings. Don’t let anyone squash yours. Be yourself and do what God has built you and instructs you to do. Above all, obey God.

– Read Killing Idols For REVIVAL to be equipped and confident in the Spirit of Elijah that is necessary for the return of Christ!

4th Message from Jesus – How to Rule the Nations and Governments!

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4th Message:How to Rule the Nations and Governments!

A Message from Jesus to Excellent Christians Dealing with a Seducing Spirit of Compromise

(Thyatira) Revelation 2:18-29

Jesus describes Himself to this Church:

“He that says these things is:

1.The SON of GODI’m GOD, not just a man. I’m on another level, different, and separate. My ways and thoughts and agenda is different than man’s.

2.With EYES like FLAMES of FIRE… My eyes are active and full of energy. Flames don’t stand still; they are active, powerful, and energetic. That’s the way I see and look at my Church.

3.With FEET like fine BRASS… Brass is heavy and solid. Jesus is not going anywhere! I will stand my ground in my Church, unmoveable and steadfast. Anything that is against me will not push me out, I will push it out!

Jesus is intimately acquainted with and understands this group of Christians’:

1.Works – They had good works, which is the first thing Jesus looks at with His Churches.

2.Charity – They had Charity, which is the greatest thing, and bond of maturity and perfection.

3.Service – They served well.

4.Faith – They were strong in faith, which is precious to God. They weren’t weak in faith.

5.Patience – They also were patient and longsuffering.

6.Works – the last works are more than the first works.

So according to Jesus, this is a very good and excellent Church. Not only did they do good works, they were commended twice for their works, and the last was better than the first. So they were getting better and better! They “had it going on.”

PROBLEMS:

Even with all that excellence and good works, Jesus has a few things AGAINST this group of Christians because they ALLOW Jezebel, a false prophetess to teach and seduce HIS servants to:

1.Commit fornication

2.Eat food (harmless things) sacrificed to idols.

Jesus keeps having BEEF with the same issues: fornication & idolatry. Or, better yet: “allowing the teaching and promoting” of fornication & idolatry.

He hates the doctrine of Balaam which puts a stumbling block and tricks people into fornication & idolatry.

He hates the Nicolaitan doctrine that conquers and corrupts people into idolatry and fornication.

Now He hates the allowing of Jezebel to teach and seduces His servants into fornication and idolatry with the world.

(See 3 Main Doctrines that Jesus Hates).

Why does JESUS HATE fornication and idolatry so much? Why does He keep emphasizing these things? Fornication is sexual activity outside of marriage. Idolatry is spiritual adultery. Adultery is a sexual relationship outside of your marriage. Spiritually, it’s anything you put before your relationship with God. THIS IS A RELATIONSHIP ISSUE! What is your relationship with God?

Realize that Jesus’s greatest relationship with His Church is that of a Bridegroom to a Bride!

THE REAL ISSUE

If your fiance’ or betrothed spouse was having sex with someone else, how would you feel?

Well, that’s how fornication and spiritual adultery (idolatry) makes JESUS feel. Jesus loves you and He wants you exclusively. He doesn’t want to marry a prostitute/whore. He forgives prostitutes and spiritual whores like we were, then asks us to love Him exclusively.

Spiritually, Jesus wants us to be faithful to Him as a spouse, not “leaving our first love” (like the Ephesus Church in the 1st Message), or allowing fornication and adultery (like Pergamos in the 3rd Message, and like this Thyatira Church). It all comes back to JESUS’s PASSIONATE LOVE AND DESIRE FOR YOUR SOUL. He LIKES YOU!

Back to the 4th Message:

REPERCUSSIONS

“I gave her (Jezebel) space to repent of her fornication, but she wouldn’t.” God gives compromising teachers in the Church time, space and chances to turn around and do something different. Evidently this false prophetess is really rebellious.

1.“I will cast her into a bed, and those that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.” Jesus will put Jezebel and other adulterers with her into much trouble. But he still is merciful and gives them time to change.

2.I will kill her children with death.” Children born by her will die. Those spiritual “babies” that the Church allows her to teach will be killed, by Jesus.

3.All the Churches will know that I am He who searches the reins (thoughts & purposes of the soul) and hearts, and I will reward everyone for their works.” This is where you see Jesus’ initial self-description come back. “When they see what I do to compromisers, all the Churches will know that my flaming fiery eyes can see everything inside their hearts, and that I don’t back down from MY purposes. You will reap what you sow.”

Jesus is a BOSS.

Jesus doesn’t just look at appearances… (whether you are in Church or not and how your life appears on the outside). He sees your heart! Be faithful to Him only!

AS FOR THE REST OF YOU:

To the rest of you who are NOT running with Jezebel, and aren’t teaching the compromising doctrine (which is from Satan)… You all just keep doing what you are doing until I come back. You all are doing very excellently – just keep up the good works!

PROMISES:

If you excellent Christians: ignore the seductions of Jezebel – who tries to preach & prophesy you into relationships with idols, false gods, and sexual activity outside of marriage… AND you keep up the good works until the END:

1.I will give you POWER OVER NATIONS, You will rule them with a rod of Iron and will break them like clay pots.”That means that when Jesus comes back to the earth, He will set you in Authority over a country, or a few countries & nations. You will rule them, and He will have you break down former the government systems and infrastructures… and they will have to SUBMIT to Jesus through YOU!

2.And I will give Him the MORNING STAR. You will get authority over a star that is like the sun. An abundance of light, power, and energy is in it.

To any excellent Christians with political ambitions: Jesus can give you Political power and Power over light & energy. All you have to do is be excellent, and overcome the compromising spirit of Jezebel.

If you have a spiritual ear to hear, please pay attention to the deeper meanings that the Spirit of God is trying to get across to many different groups of Christians.

We all know that only Jesus can solve the biggest problems of the world right now (economic, oil, energy, war). Men may try to get together and accomplish progress. Progress is always good – but as long as mankind is sinful by nature, man will mess things up. That’s why Jesus is coming soon, literally and physically! He can give you the authority over NATIONS. Do you want to be on Jesus’ International Dominion team? Overcome the spiritual compromises of Jezebel!

Next:

5th Message: How to Stay Saved And Keep Your Name in the Book of Life

A Message from Jesus to the Dead Christians

(Sardis) Revelation 3:1-6

– Get the Book that exposes and confronts OT Jezebel AND NT Jezebel (they operate very differently): Killing Idols For REVIVAL. So you can overcome and rule nations and governments with Jesus Christ.

3 Main Doctrines that Jesus Hates

3 Main Doctrines Jesus HATES in the 7 Final Messages to His Church.

(They are similar):

1. Doctrine of Balaam: Set Stumbling Blocks before God’s people so they can:

A. Eat food (harmless substance) that has been sacrificed to false gods.

B. Commit Fornication (spiritual and physical)

2. Doctrine of Nicolaitanes: Conquering & Corrupting God’s people so they can:

A. Commit Fornication (spiritual, physical)

B. Eat food (harmless substance) that has been sacrificed to false gods.

C. Nicolaitanes is linked closely with doctrine of Balaam. Nicolaitanes means “ to conquer laity.”

3. Doctrine of Jezebel: False Prophetess, False Teaching, Seduces Gods people to:

A. Commit Fornication (spiritual, physical)

B. Eat food (harmless substance) that has been sacrificed to false gods.

Notice that all of these doctrines that Jesus HATES have the same goal, but accomplish it different ways.

Balaam is trickery. “Just try it this way, it’s okay.”

Nicolaitanes is forceful. “Do it! Your ___ if you don’t. It’s okay.”

Jezebel is seduction. “It’ll be alright, it feels good… it’s okay.”

Fornication: Sexual pleasure & contact outside of marriage. Sexual pleasure is derived from chemicals that flow through your brain and bloodstream. It can be stimulated by sight, touch, and other senses. It is derived from your mind, and therefore… your mind is in control of it. Stop it. (Colossians 3:5).

Spiritually, it is allegiance to any Gods other than the true God (Isaiah 23:17, Ezekiel 16:26). It can also mean financial business agreements with sin involved.

Eating food sacrificed to idols. The Bible is clear that there are harmless things that would be otherwise okay, if they weren’t offered up to demons (1 Cor 8, 1 Cor. 10:28). In our culture it’s hard to understand this because we don’t live the same way they did. In their culture, the priests of the idol “god” of the city would promote feasts, games, festivals, etc. It would be like a party or concert or festival “sponsored by Diana”, or “Zeus.” It was kind of like corporate sponsorship today. “The Olympics, brought to you by ACME Inc.” They didn’t have TV, Movies, CDs, or Radio, or Internet. Festivals like this were the main entertainment and pastime of cultures surrounding the New Testament.

Any Christian knows that a piece of chicken is just a piece of chicken. God made it, God owns it. Eat it if you’re hungry! But all over the New Testament (Acts 15:20,29, 1 John 5:21), God instructs His people to display their love for Him by refusing to eat food that had been openly and knowingly offered to false gods. It’s not about the food, it’s about your love for your true God and love for your neighbor in not to causing them to stumble by seeing and following your example.

Although health is an entirely different subject, there are really no “demonic chicken dinners” or “idolatry pizza parlors” around anymore. Nowadays, the idols of entertainment take harmless music, and lace it with demonic deception – lyrically. They take harmless movies, and sacrifice them – via the script to the false gods of greed, fornication, false religions, relativism, atheism, violence, theft, homosexuality, etc…

Beware of those doctrines that Jesus HATES! They will try anyway they can to get you to accept fornication, idolatry, and compromise:

Balaamites will trick you into compromise.

Nicolaitanes will force and corrupt you into compromise.

Jezebellians will teach and seduce you into enjoying compromise.

Stick with Jesus, your first love!