“15 And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other they were written. 16 Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.
17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.”
18 But he said: “It is not the noise of the shout of victory, nor the noise of the cry of defeat, but the sound of singing I hear.”
19 So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses’ anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain. 20 Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it. 21 And Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?”
22 So Aaron said, “Do not let the anger of my lord become hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil. 23 For they said to me, ‘Make us gods that shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ 24 And I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them break it off.’ So they gave it to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out.”
25 Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies), 26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord’s side — come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him. 27 And he said to them, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.’ “ Exodus 32:15-27.
We all know the story of how Moses came down from the mountain and heard the singing and dancing in the valley below.
He had just spent a long time before the Lord receiving the tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments upon them.
Everything was outlined upon those stones for a people to live by, and now he was to give them to the children of Israel. But very soon he found out that they had fashioned a golden calf, an idol to worship while he was gone.
He threw the tablets upon the rocks in his anger because they had sought out something else to worship while he was gone.
And yet as we should know, many things can become an idol to us in this life. Anything that we give our time and homage to instead of our reverence to the creator, can become like that golden calf.
Some of us follow a leader, a person that may represent qualities that we think can deliver us and lead us into the Promised Land.
But as we should know, any person cannot fulfill those things for us. Some may still follow in their blindness, a person, a leader that personifies qualities that are even diametrically opposed to biblical standards and principles.
Words may well be spoken that sound true and biblical, but they are used for the wrong reasons and twisted to suit the circumstance. We are told that every tree is known by its fruit. Some is rotting on the tree while others are rich and full of the character of Christ.
But somehow in their folly to dress-up the golden calf and dance before it, they ignore the very stench and shape of that which they have created.
And yet God may well allow some to dance before a golden calf such as this. Yes, He is a jealous God and He alone wants our reverence and worship.
He knows that the thing that is being danced before, is an ugly thing, and yet it may well stand upon its haunches until all of its melted jewelry and gems have melted into a diabolical shape.
In His great wisdom he allows us to do these things until we find that the end result has wreaked so much havoc that nothing else is left for us.
Our land is in such turmoil now and it has reached a pinnacle of unrest and chaos that it may not ever fully recover from.
However, we should know that this is all a part of that which is written down concerning the days in which we now live.
But we still have someone else that can carry us through these troubled times, and He can give us the wisdom and strength to weather the days that are ahead.
Below is a HKP Word from 2018 that concerns some of these things:
“Woe to Those Who Preach Peace and Safety!”
March 4, 2018.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”1 Peter 4:17.
“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape,”1 Thessalonians 5:3.
“My people, what would you seek from Me in this hour?
What would be the purposes of your heart?
What would be the things that I would show you?
Do you think that all would be well with your land and that peace would ultimately rule?
I tell you, woe unto those so say that peace will come. Woe to those who preach peace and safety.
Woe to those who preach a different gospel other than the one that I have spoken to them.
Have I not said that judgment must first begin with the household of God?
And now you don’t even realize that the dominoes have begun to fall! When will you awaken from your slumber oh church?
You rise early to watch your favorite news reports, but when would you sit before Me?
Even now chaos is spreading all around you. Your government is in disarray and falling apart at the seams.
And yet you still laud your new-founded leader and have treated him like a golden calf. The fall of this man will be great.
At a time of weakness your land will be invaded. Because of your weakness and because your eyes are ever upon your ever-consuming chaos, this is why you will fall prey to outside influences.
And yet you say that you are well. You say that you are righteous. Your righteousness is as a filthy rag to Me!
You care not for the poor or the under-privileged. You care for a whole host of other things rather than for the things of God.
But I have waited and waited. I have waited to see who else would come to Me. For it is but a short time before all these things must fall.
I have asked many of you to get ready and you have continued to go your own way. But you will be left to your own devices when it falls.
But I have a remnant. I have a remnant who will be ready in that hour.
They have been purged and brought through the fire. They have been brought through many seasons of affliction, and they will come out like gold in this hour.
My people, you need not be afraid. You need not shrink back in fear. But get your houses in order.
Thus would say the Spirit of the Lord.”
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson ofIn His Truth Ministriescame to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?