Food Offered to IdolsWhen l came to live in a foreign land l never thought things will change spiritually, l knew physically most of the things will change because it was a new country different from where l come from in Africa, Zimbabwe. I had never gone to anybody's house who was not a Christian because most of the people l knew, associated or socialized with when l lived in Zimbabwe were Christians.
The Lord told me when you get where you are going you eat what you know by that he meant what l used to eat while l was in Zimbabwe, unfortunately some of the things were not available.
The first commandment is: 1. Worship no god but me. 2. Do not make yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth. Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because lam the Lord your God and l do not tolerate rivals.
That is why God instructed the Israelites to kill everybody when they were invading Canaan because he knew if they kept some of the people alive those people will go on worshipping their idols and the Israelites will end up worshipping idols and eating the food offered to idols and that will turn them away from God. When the Israelites camped at Poer, the Moabite women invited them to sacrificial feasts where the god of Moab was worshipped. The Israelites ate the food and worshipped the god Baal of Poer (Numbers 25 verses 2-4). That is what The Lord Jesus Christ was talking about in Revelation 2 verse14 ”But there are a few things l have against you: there are some among you who follow the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak how to lead Israel into sin by persuading them to eat food that has been offered to idols and to practise sexual immorality” The Lord is actually saying this is still happening. It is a sin to eat food offered to idols and many people are doing it without knowing and many people are also worshipping idols without knowing.
Most of the hidden sins you will never know them if you do not understand the voice of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said it is better that l do go away because if l do not go, the Helper will not come to you. When, however the Spirit comes who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into the truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak of what he hears, and he will tell you of things to come. He will give me glory, because he will take what l say and tell it to you. All that my Father has is mine; that is why l said that the Spirit will take what l give him and tell it to you (John 15 verse 13-14). That means if you do not have the Holy Spirit there a lot of things you do or a lot of sins you do that you are not suppose to do as a follower of Jesus Christ. When you have the Holy Spirit he will tell you what to eat and who to worship, what to do and what not to do.
Daniel made up his mind not to make himself become ritually unclean by eating the food and drinking the wine from the royal court, so he asked Ashpenaz to help him, and God made Ashpenaz sympathetic to Daniel. Ashpenez however was afraid of the king, so he said to Daniel, “The king has decided what you are to eat and drink, and if you don't look as fit as the other young men, he may kill me.” So Daniel went to the guard whom Ashpenaz had placed in charge of him and his three friends. Test us for ten days,”he said. “Give us vegetables to eat and water to drink. Then compare us with the young men who are eating the food from the royal court, and base your question on how we look” He agreed to let them try it for ten days(Daniel 1 verse 8-14). They didn't eat meat not because they didn't like it but because it was offered to idols. This was in Babylon and the meat was “Halal”. Everything in the royal court was offered to idols.
Eating food affered to idols is very damaging, it does not matter you know the people, especially if you are eating at a place you know they are unbelievers. The more you eat that food the more you drive out the Spirit of the Living God(Holy Spirit) from your system. After that it is very easy to worship a false/fake Jesus because you will be having less and less of the presence of God in you. Iam saying what l have seen happening. God understands each and everyone's situation, some people are secret believers and they live in homes surrounded by idol worship, if you are like that please test every spirit. some people think they left Judaism or Islam but the gods they used to worship followed them to Chrianity and they have no idea that is the case.