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Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Unquote.  Let us be excited about the great end; listen to the sound of the Trumpet.
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1 Cor 5:9-11  
..not to keep company with sexually immoral people
1 Cor 6:9-10  
Neither fornicators...adulterers...will inherit the kingdom.

Jer 3:6-11
Jer 3:6  YaHVaH said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. 
Jer 3:7  And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 
Jer 3:8  And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. 
Jer 3:9  And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks. 
Jer 3:10  And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith YaHVaH. 
Jer 3:11  And YaHVaH said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah. 

I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce
Hosea 1:2  
land has committed great harlotry By departing from YaHVaH, polluting the land by our sins.
Hos 1:2  The beginning of the word of YaHVaH by Hosea. And YaHVaH said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from YaHVaH. 

Hosea 4:11-13  
people ask counsel from...wooden idols...spirit of harlotry
Hos 4:11  Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. 
Hos 4:12  My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their Elohim. 
Hos 4:13  They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
Paul said, "Evil communication corrupts good manners (fellowship)"

Hos 4:14  I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they (our leaders) sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall. 
Hos 4:15  Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear,  lord or YaHVaH liveth. 
Hos 4:16  For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now YaHVaH will feed them as a lamb in a large place. 
Hos 4:17  Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone!

Hos 2:15  And I will give H5414 her(H853) her vineyards H3754 from thence,H4480 H8033 and the valleyH6010 of Achor H5911 for a doorH6607 of hope:H8615 and she shall singH6030 there H8033 as in the days H3117 of her youth, H5271 and as in the day H3117 when she came up H5927 out of the land H4480 H776 of Egypt H4714. 
Hos 2:16  And it shall be H1961 at that H1931 day, H3117 saith H5002 YHVH H3068, that thou shalt call H7121 me Ishi;H376 and shalt call H7121 me no H3808 more H5750 Baali H1180.
Hos 2:17  For I will take away H5493 (H853) the names H8034 of Baalim H1168 out of her mouth H4480 H6310 and they shall no H3808 more H5750 be remembered H2142 by their name H8034 .
In Verse 20 Hos 2:20  I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know YaHVaH. 
Revelation 21 see bottom
1 Cor 6:18-20  
(recalling Pearl of Great Price, Messiah gave it all) "you were bought at a price; therefore glorify Elohim in your body and in your spirit, which are YaHVaH's."
1Co 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify Elohim in your body, and in your spirit, which are Elohim's. 

Rev 17:5  

Rev 18:3 
 the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication
Rev 18:2  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 
Rev 18:3  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 
Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 

Ex 20:4-6  
"You shall not make for yourself any carved image"
Ex 32:1-6  
Exo 32:3  And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 
Exo 32:4  And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy elohim, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 
Exo 32:5  And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to YaHVaH. 
Exo 32:6  And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. 

"This is your elohim, O Israel, that brought you out...of Egypt."
Ecumenical Unity that accepts almost any religious belief, except for Hebrew, is similar to the ancient pagan elohim and religions.

        Idolotry ~ Deuteronomy or Devarim ~
    (with Strongs Concordance reference H for Hebrew OT)
Deu 4:15  Take ye therefore good heed H8104 H3966 unto yourselves;H5315 for H3588 ye saw H7200 no manner of similitude H8544 on the day that YaHVaH H3068 spake H1696 unto H413 you in Horeb H2722 out of the midstH4480 H8432 of the fire: H784 

Deu 4:16  Lest ye corrupt H7843 yourselves, and make H6213 you a graven image H6459 the similitude H8544 of any figure,H5566 the likeness H8403 of male H2145 or female,
Deu 4:17  The likeness H8403 of any H3605 beast H929 that H834 is on the earth H776 the likeness H8403 of any winged H3671 fowl that flieth in the air H8064 
Deu 4:18  The likeness H8403 of any thing H3605 that creepeth H7430 on the ground,H127 the likeness H8403 of any H3605 fish H1710 that H834 is in the waters H4325 beneath H4480 H8478 the earth:H776 
Deu 4:19  And lest H6435 thou lift up H5375 thine eyes H5869 unto heaven H8064 and when thou see H7200 (H853) the sun H8121 and the moon H3394 and the stars H3556 even all the host H6635 of heaven,H8064 should be driven H5080 to worship H7812 them, and serve H5647 them, which H834 YaHVaH H3068 thy Elohim H430 hath divided H2505 (H853) unto all nations H5971 under the whole heaven. (Strongs Hebrew Word # H8064.)

Deu 4:27  And YaHVaH shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither YaHVaH shall lead you. 
Deu 4:28  And there ye shall serve elohim, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 

Deu 5:7  Thou shalt have none other elohim before me. 
Deu 5:8  Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: 
Deu 5:9  Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I YaHVaH thy Elohim am a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, 
Deu 5:10  And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. 

Deu 18:9  When thou art come into the land which YaHVaH thy Elohim giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 
Deu 18:10  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 
Deu 18:11  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 
Deu 18:12  For all that do these things are an abomination unto YaHVaH: and because of these abominations YaHVaH thy Elohim doth drive them out from before thee. 
Deu 18:13  Thou shalt be perfect with YaHVaH thy Elohim. 

Ezekyl 9:4;  And YaHVaH said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 

Ezekyl 13-16  Adultery and Idolotry
Eze 16:32  But as a wife that commits adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband! 
Eze 16:33  They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hires them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom. 
Eze 16:34  And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none follows thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou gives a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary. 
Eze 16:35  Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of YaHVaH: 
Eze 16:36  Thus saith YaHVaH Elohim; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them; 

Eze 22:6  Behold, the princes of Israel, every one were in thee to their power to shed blood. 
Eze 22:7  In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow
Eze 22:8  Thou hast despised mine pure things, and hast profaned my sabbaths. 
Eze 22:9  In thee are men that carry tales to shed blood: and in thee they eat upon the mountains: in the midst of thee they commit lewdness. 
Eze 22:28  And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith YaHVaH Elohim, when YaHVaH hath not spoken. 

Jer 10:1-5,8  Pagan holidays with idols.  Then..
Jer 10:9  Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. 
Jer 10:10  But YaHVaH is the true Elohim, he is the living Elohim, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. 
Jer 10:11  Thus shall ye say unto them, The elohim that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. 
Jer 10:12  He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. 

The customs of the people are futile (Isa 2:8-9; Acts 17:22-25)
Act 17:18  Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange elohim: because he preached unto them Messiah, and the resurrection. 
Act 17:19  And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speak, is? 
Act 17:20  For thou bring certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. 
Act 17:21  (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) 
Act 17:22  Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 
Act 17:23  For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN Elohim. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 
Act 17:24  Elohim that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is YaHVaH of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 
Act 17:25  Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 

Acts 15:19-21  Act 15:19  Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to Elohim: 
Act 15:20  But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 
Act 15:21  For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day. 

    Abstain from things polluted by idols (1 Cor 8) Simon Sorcerer
Act 8:18  And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the pure Spirit was given, he offered them money, 
Act 8:19  Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the pure Spirit. 
Act 8:20  But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of Elohim may be purchased with money. 
Act 8:21  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of Elohim. 
Act 8:22  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray Elohim, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 
Act 8:23  For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 

1 Cor 5:9-13  Keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread but..
not to keep company with...a brother, who idolater.

Gal 5:19-21  -- Eph 5:5
works of the flesh...idolatry...not inherit the kingdom 

Rev 9:10-21 Yet not {men} repented of the works of their hands..They should not worship devils, and idols of gold...neither they repented of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Rev 13:11-15  
"..cause as many as would not worship the be murdered"

Rev 13:14  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 
Rev 13:15  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 

Matthew 25:  Ten Virgins which took their lamps. (spiritual virginity)
Rev 22:14-15 next
right to the tree of life...outside are...idolaters (Rev 21:7-8)
Rev 22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 
Rev 22:15  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 
Rev 22:16  I YaHOSHA (the Annointed One) have sent mine messenger to testify unto you these things in the congregations. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 
Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 
Rev 21:2  And I John saw the pure city, New Jerusalem, coming down from Elohim out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 
Rev 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of Elohim is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and Elohim himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim. 
Rev 21:4  And Elohim shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 
Rev 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 
Rev 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 
Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his Elohim, and he shall be my son. 
Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and IDOLATERS, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 
Rev 21:9  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 

May we all be blessed by these Scripture verses and warned that while there are many religions, and many elohim, there is only One YHVH Who warns us to not fool with the elohim and religions of the world. Remember the Commandments, Statutes and Judgments for ALL Yisrael, the Torah given by YHVH through Moshe the servant.  Malachi 4:4 (Two verses before Matthew 1:1.)

How many contemporary illustrations can we think of which are the sin of Idolotry?  (Without going deeply to the Nth degree!)
The biggest problem is PUTTING OURSELVES ON THE THRONE OF OUR INTELLECT when true believers should place YAHOSHA Messiah on the throne of our heart.  When self is worshipped, it is an idol.
Secondly, religious statues of human forms of all kinds are idols.
Third, people, even someone we love more than YaHVaH are idols. Things such as Rock, TV shows, cars, boats, skiis, guns, buildings which we hold very dear, or even places possibly are idols, IF WE PUT OUR AFFECTION OF THEM ABOVE YAHVAH.
Let us (not lettuce) love YaHVaH with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.  Hallel YaHVah.  Thank Him for all the food, vegetables, homes, mountains, lakes, rivers but more than that people.  THEY need more love (but often EVEN WE do not receive love and we are unlovable).  Love YaHVaH, love (Scriptural love) people, friends and let us try to love those who are unlovable.  Shalom, TsephanYah

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