When it comes to the Bible, I’m a bit of a nerd.
(Actually, I’m the Bible Nerd. That’s the name of my ministry podcast.)
One of the topics I am quite interested in involves the existence of spiritual beings other than the God of the Bible.
I’m not talking your standard “Angels & Demons” stuff here…
I am, but there’s so much more to it than that.
The worship of spiritual beings (other than Yahweh) is a huge theme of the Bible, is always cast in a negative light, and is something that pervades the Scriptures in ways you’ve probably never even thought of.
Today, you’ll often hear pastors talking about the worship of money, sex, and false ideologies.
Interestingly, in the biblical worldview, these were not just conceptual ideas—rather, they were actual deities.
For example, Mammon was the god of money. Here’s what I’m NOT saying—if you are someone who loves money, you are worshipping a literal “god” who is not Yahweh.
However, there was a time and place in history where such a thing is true according to the Bible. The term elohim does not only mean “God” in the sense that we define it, but is used to reference all sorts of inhabitants of the spiritual world (see here for more: (https://www.steveschramm.com/divine-council)
And yes—that does mean that spiritual beings—who are not Yahweh and stand in opposition to him (though they are NOT his equal)—still exist today.
So, what’s the point?
The point is that you must see your role in leading the worship of Yahweh as a very real thing; actually, as a divine duty.
Your worship of Yahweh—“spirit and truth” worship opposed to “other gods” or “self” worship—is spiritual warfare.
You’re not just a guitar player…or a bass player…or a singer…or a keyboardist…
You are leading the way in a battle against the forces of evil.
How cool is that?
P.S. You should prepare for battle. Here’s how: www.WorshipByNumbers.com