Lessons from the Book of Daniel, Part 2 Culture’s Greatest Test, Oct 5, 2014

Daniel 3: 1 – 6

 

You are commanded to do this! You will be asked to do something and worship something that is absolutely contrary to what you believe.

 

You have to worship this way!

 

The motivation for worship is out of fear not love!

 

You will be faced with a time to worship something you do not believe in.

 

Daniel 6: 1 – 9 

 

You can’t worship this way!

 

There is an attack over worship!

 

It dates back to Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28 the story of the first worship battle.

 

The 5 I Will’s of Satan

 

Isiah 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!  13 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.  14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”  15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.

 

We are now the one’s designed to worship God!

 

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 4

 

Don’t let anyone deceive you.  Means it is possible to be deceived.

 

He will oppose and exalt!

 

You can’t worship this way and you will worship this way!

 

Rev.13:14 – 17

 

The motivation is to worship not because you want to but because you are afraid not to.

 

It is about a battle for your worship!                 

 

The Spirit of the Antichrist will attempt to:

 

1.     Exalt man above God

To get you to worship anything but God!  To get you to believe what ever feels good is right.

Everyone does what is right in their own eyes. 

God is love and you are judgmental.

Daniel 3: 16 – 18

 

2.     Stop the worship of God

 

Daniel 6: 10 – 13

Will you stand and worship no matter what?

 

Mark 12: 28 – 30

 

*Heart and Soul- your affections

What do you love the most?  What do you have the most passion for?

 

*Mind-your attention What do You think about the most?

 

*Strength-your abilities

What do I do the most?

 

The greatest battle in the last days will be about what and who you worship!

 

Who You will not worship!

 

Have you decided what you will not do? 

 

2 Chronicles 16: 7 – 9 

 

Who will You Worship?

 

John 4: 7 – 25