Recently the Washington Monument was struck by lightning. This is a major sign as to what God is about to do in the coming hour. This monument symbolizes idolatry. God is about to strike the idolatry. To strike is to: pierce, disband, conquer, hammer, crush, smite, etc.
The Washington Monument is an obelisk, in the past these were made out of stone as well, as a symbol of sun worship in ancient Egypt. What’s God say about this?
9 How foolish are those who manufacture idols. These prized objects are really worthless. The people who worship idols don’t know this, so they are all put to shame.
10 Who but a fool would make his own god— an idol that cannot help him one bit?
11 All who worship idols will be disgraced along with all these craftsmen—mere humans— who claim they can make a god. They may all stand together, but they will stand in terror and shame.
12 The blacksmith stands at his forge to make a sharp tool, pounding and shaping it with all his might. His work makes him hungry and weak. It makes him thirsty and faint.
13 Then the wood-carver measures a block of wood and draws a pattern on it. He works with chisel and plane and carves it into a human figure. He gives it human beauty and puts it in a little shrine.
14 He cuts down cedars; he selects the cypress and the oak; he plants the pine in the forest to be nourished by the rain.
15 Then he uses part of the wood to make a fire. With it he warms himself and bakes his bread. Then—yes, it’s true—he takes the rest of it and makes himself a god to worship! He makes an idol and bows down in front of it!
16 He burns part of the tree to roast his meat and to keep himself warm. He says, “Ah, that fire feels good.”
17 Then he takes what’s left and makes his god: a carved idol! He falls down in front of it, worshiping and praying to it. “Rescue me!” he says. “You are my god!”
18 Such stupidity and ignorance! Their eyes are closed, and they cannot see. Their minds are shut, and they cannot think.
19 The person who made the idol never stops to reflect, “Why, it’s just a block of wood! I burned half of it for heat and used it to bake my bread and roast my meat. How can the rest of it be a god? Should I bow down to worship a piece of wood?”
20 The poor, deluded fool feeds on ashes. He trusts something that can’t help him at all. Yet he cannot bring himself to ask, “Is this idol that I’m holding in my hand a lie?”
Idolatry has risen tremendously at this time. It may not be wood and stone, but other things. God is about to strike down idolatry. ANYTHING THAT IS WORSHIPPED FIRST OVER GOD IS AN IDOL. The Lord referred to them as idols of jealousy and swore He’d destroy or overthrow them (Ex. 20:3-5; Jer. 43:13). The fact that it happened in the nation’s capitol of America AND happened to an idol, God is clear. He will deal with idolatry in the nation of America. This is the problem.
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.”
This was said to Saul (the king or ruler at the time of Israel). Prior to this verse, God was sharing through Samuel, that God didn’t care about Saul’s sacrifices over THE OBEDIENCE TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD. Any leader that is not going to obey the voice of God, will be removed and NO LEADER will be placed in a place of leadership over this nation that doesn’t truly obey the voice of the Lord OR will be subject to obeying the voice of the Lord. Saul had a problem with rebellion and arrogance in his heart and God took away his position. This too is rampant in the spirit realm everywhere at this time. There’s no place for that no matter what has happened! Humility before a holy God and submission to His Holy Spirit alone, IS the only way you will stand in this hour…ANYBODY.
God will tear the kingdom from the hands of the enemy and his way because God has chosen ‘someone’ better, His Son (1Sam. 15:27-29). Jesus WILL reclaim this nation for those few that are righteous among it (Gen.18:25-32). HOWEVER, THERE IS A CONDITION COMING, THAT THE SIN OF IDOLATRY IS REPENTED OF AND HIS TRUE PEOPLE OBEY HIM ALONE AND NO OTHER IDOLS BEFORE HIM. There is healing that is necessary for the sin of idolatry. God said He will come in fire this time, not by flooding the earth. He’s going to come in HIS JEALOUSY for His people…jealous for their hearts over idolatry (Heb. 12:28-29).
May the Lord make it known to those that are His, there are no idols before Me…repent or His consuming fire will burn upon you in a fire that cannot be quenched.
Hear what the Spirit is saying…