There are many idols in this world. Anything you treat with affection above God, is an idol. We know that, but sometimes we have idols in our life and not know it. I found myself being corrected by God because I wasn’t happy with the way I prayed compared to somebody else, as if their prayers were more powerful than mine. God told me that wasn’t so. He told me on no account must you idolise another. We know actors, singers and sports people get idolised, but it seems they aren’t the only ones we glorify more than they deserve. So this is a gentle reminder to look into your heart to see what or who you give into idol worship to. It is something we don’t want to own up to. If we let God uncover our sins and allow Him to work on us and correct us, we are set free indeed. God is so forgiving and tender hearted that there is no shame attached to His forgiveness. We immediately feel our burden lifted and so loved. So don’t be unkind to yourself and allow God to wash you clean of all sin, not just idol worship.
Idol worship is a form of Satan worship. That might sound too hard to accept, but God is strong on worshiping Him only, that anything else is in fact serving Satan knowingly or unknowingly. All those false gods that other people worship in other religions are true identities. They are not gods but fallen angels that want to be worshiped as a god. You only have to ask a former Hindu person who has now found Christ will naturally explain things better than I would. They do get punished by these identities if they disobey them.
Satan is very sneaky. New Age practises seems harmless at first, but Satan isn’t going to tell you upfront, that you are going in the wrong direction, will he? He is going to make it look harmless, friendly and full of benefits that will entice you in. I use to practise reading tarot cards for about twenty years and be a Christian at the same time. I really believed there was nothing wrong with it. One day I finally got the message it was wrong, I got rid of all my tarot cards and books. And I am now happy to say I am a lot better off without them. I use to ask a question if something I was planning to do, was going to be a wise move or not. The cards will say it would be a fantastic move, then I would go ahead and do it and from then on the tarot cards would say it was the worst move I could have made. So it was tormenting. Now I just ask God and He gives me good directions. Satan is a copy-cat. He will never waltz in and say I am the devil. New Age which is witchcraft, is welcome in most churches today. Of course that is going to upset God. God is a very jealous God. God has just told me the punishment is so great in worshiping idols. Be brave and have a loving look into yourself and see if there is any false gods in your life. Ask God to reveal them and He will with great love for you. He will help you to remove them. Make God number one in your life and all will go well with you. Jesus says first seek the kingdom of heaven and all things will be given to you. New Age may promise you things but it will back fire.