David Jay Jordan's


                                  Revelation against Temple Fornication

Twice in Revelation 2,The Lord says, He abhors 'eating things sacrificed to idols and fornication'. Therefore,  because it is pretty
heavy condemnation, Brethren, we better not be party to this crime that apparrently can take away from our very salvation and
put absolute fear in our hearts if we are going against the Lord's Will

Because if there is one thing I know, and that is that Revelation is a BOOK straight from the Lord, and literal and exact.It was
not written by Paul, and it coincides and confirms all other direct words of the Lord from all his preceeding prophets. The early
forefathers of the new church system dared not change it or alter it like some of the other books they censored and modified. The
Lord made sure, we got Revelation from Christ Jesus !!!

O.K. the text goes like this... to the fellowship in Thyatira
20Notwithstanding 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.
21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their
deeds.

And again to the church in Pergamos
14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a
stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.

So we better study and understand exactly what is being mentioned here, so we are not quilty of this crime, if we are sexually
active or if we are having sexual communion with the Lord Jesus.... and committing a great great sin.

But wait a minute...eating meat sacrificed to idols was what happenned in pagan temples, and the fornication was surely with
these temple prostitutes, as it cost you money as well as your soul if you partook of their worship services and their food and
their pleasures.

WHOA.. we don;t do that are suggest that, but our ceremonies of love are to our Lord and God..JESUS . Our communion is with
HIM and not some idol or strange god. The false opposite communion is with the devil and his religions that sometimes try to
copy and counterfeit the real communion with the real GOD. In other words, this qualification by the early church was not
against sexuality nor group sexual love feasts but doing it unto these other gods and idols. You couldn't have salvation and union
with the Lord if you were worshipping and serving and paying homeage and getting sexual services from a strange god. Of course
not.

But read the following article thoroughly until you catch what the real meaning of Revelation 2 was and is, and continues to be.
Excerpts from .....
http://www.thefaith fulword.org/ acts15copy. html.

Each of these four "essential" things to avoid were not four things, but one. They were meant to be read as "never again worship
idols by eating with the idolaters in the sacrificial meals, drinking the cup of blood at the idol sacrifice ceremonies, do not
ceremoniously eat the flesh of animals strangled during the worship of idols, and abstain from ritual acts of fornication with
temple prostitutes"

In other words, these four seemingly disassociated prohibitions were completely unified around one theme: Christians cannot
serve God and idols. One cannot worship God and also worship idols.

This is why these prohibitions are labeled as "essentials" by the Holy Spirit. They are indeed essential for salvation. If one feels
comfortable to continue worshipping idols (by participating in their sacrificial meals, drinking their sacrificial blood, eating the
sacrificial flesh, and becoming one with an idol’s prostitute) then that person would have difficulty explaining how he is a re-
born Christian. This is quite essential.

Also take note of the things cited: idols, blood, flesh, unity. Idols are the false gods. Drinking blood is the false wine of the idolâ
€™s communion cup. Strangled flesh is the false body of the idol’s communion dinner. And the temple prostitute is the
false unity of the idol’s servants. The things listed are the false communion in the service of the idol. Again, to abstain from
those things is essential.

Later in 1 Corinthians 10 all of Paul’s explanations regard equating the acts of drinking to idols, eating to idols, and
worshipping idols with the worship of all-too-real demons. It is here that Paul directly compares the worship of idols (and, by
extension, demons) with the very worship of Christ during the communion ceremony. He compares the false communion of
idolatry to the true communion with Christ.

Do not be idolaters (v.7)
Drink only the blood of Christ and eat only the bread of His body (v.16)
Idols are nothing, but the worship of them is demon worship (vs. 19,20)
It is impossible to drink the cup of communion to demons (idols) and to Christ (v.21)
Eating meat, even sacrificed meat, is acceptable when one is not participating in the act or ceremony of idol worship (vs.25,30)

Even at the end of the Bible, in the book of Revelation, we see that idol worship is not merely resumed as a world practice, but
is used to entice away Christ’s own bond-servants. Notice that the act of worship of idols is directly associated with eating
"things sacrificed to idols" along with other acts of immorality. Keep in mind that the word "immorality" used here is the Greek
word "porneuo" which means "to commit fornication" (porneuo is derived from the word, "prostitute" ). In short, idol worship
is again linked explicitly to eating the animals sacrificed to the idols and to fornication, probably meaning temple prostitution.

Hosea provides us a sad look at this practice of "temple prostitution" . Here Hosea states that the men committed adultery with
the temple prostitutes while at the same time offering sacrifices to their wooden idols and burning incense to their false gods (v.
13).
I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot Or your brides when they commit adultery, For the men themselves
go apart with harlots And offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes; So the people without understanding are ruined. (Hosea 4:14)

Of course many of the Gentiles who were saved did forsake their worship of idols. In pointing this out here, my only intent is to
emphasize that when Paul says they turned aside from idolatry, it has the fuller meaning of what we just previously saw, that
what they turned away from was the worship of idols through the eating of the sacrifices, eating and drinking the blood of
strangled animals to "gain life", and temple prostitution. It meant far more than simply having a small statuary on the fireplace
mantel. It was a way of life, a social community, a set of worship practices that had to be evacuated and replaced with
communion with true believers and with the true God.   End of excerpts
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Don't you agree. We shall love no other god than our Lord and God, the Creator and our Husband and Bridegroom.. .JESUS. And
that with all our heart, soul, mind and body. Amen ?

David
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