destruction

“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”
— Psalm 91:5–6 NKJV

Pastor Prince begins the sermon by emphasizing how vital it is for us to memorize and meditate on Psalm 91, which is the psalm of protection. In this time, when we are facing a global pandemic, this psalm is more relevant than ever.

Psalm 91 is a New Testament psalm even though it was uttered in the Old Testament. It is about those of us who dwell in the secret place of the Most High, which is in Christ.

When fear or anxious thoughts creep in, it is the Word of God that will rescue you from those worries and reassure you of the Lord’s divine protection over your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Whatever trappings the devil might have for you, the Lord will surely deliver you from them.

You can meditate on Psalm 91 this way:
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.”
— Psalm 91:3 NKJV

Meditate on the word “surely” — The Lord has promised that He shall surely deliver you from every attack of the enemy. This is a certainty.

“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”
— Psalm 91:5–6 NKJV

pestilence that walks in darkness” — For the pestilences that you don’t even know exist around you (i.e. asymptomatic cases of COVID-19), God has promised in His Word that He will protect you, and you need not fear.

Pastor Prince shares a testimony from a lady whose son who was kept safe and divinely protected from COVID-19, even when those who had been in close proximity to him had caught the virus.

“And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee…”
— Deuteronomy 7:15 KJV

the Lord will take away from thee all sickness” — No matter what type of sickness you may have been diagnosed with (e.g. diabetes, cancer, tumor), the Lord is faithful to deliver you from it all, for all of God’s promises in Christ are “yes” and “amen.”

Pastor Prince shares a story of a British colonel who commanded his troops to memorize and declare Psalm 91 daily during the four years of battling in WWI. He eventually testified that there had been no casualties among his troops, though they were subject to bombings. Like it says in Psalm 91:7, “a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.”

Pastor Prince encourages all parents to help their children memorize Psalm 91.

The Word will come to rescue us at the right time when we need it the most.

The Holy Place — In the Holy Place, light comes from the menorah or the lamp stand, which is a picture of the church of Jesus Christ. We are shining Christ’s light in this world of darkness. We are telling the world that God’s thoughts toward them are thoughts of love and compassion, not of destruction.

These are notes on the sermon, Break Free From The Chains Of Condemnation, preached by Pastor Joseph Prince on Sunday, 9 August 2020, at The Star Performing Arts Centre, Singapore. We hope these sermon notes will be an encouragement to you!

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Overview

  1. Introduction: Declare Psalm 91 and break free from every attack of fear, worry, and anxiety
  2. You are destined to live a quality life under grace—one of rest, strength, and victory
  3. Reign in life and see good days when you depend solely on God’s supply of grace
  4. Receive in abundance every blessing of health, provision, and protection, for you are righteous in Christ
  5. Closing prayer

Introduction: Declare Psalm 91 and break free from every attack of fear, worry, and anxiety

Happy National Day, Singapore! We begin the service with a short celebration of our nation’s 55th birthday.

Pastor Prince begins the sermon by emphasizing how vital it is for us to memorize and meditate on Psalm 91, which is the psalm of protection. In this time, when we are facing a global pandemic, this psalm is more relevant than ever.

Psalm 91 is a New Testament psalm even though it was uttered in the Old Testament. It is about those of us who dwell in the secret place of the Most High, which is in Christ.

When fear or anxious thoughts creep in, it is the Word of God that will rescue you from those worries and reassure you of the Lord’s divine protection over your life and the lives of your loved ones.

Whatever trappings the devil might have for you, the Lord will surely deliver you from them.

You can meditate on Psalm 91 this way:
Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.”
— Psalm 91:3 NKJV

Meditate on the word “surely” — The Lord has promised that He shall surely deliver you from every attack of the enemy. This is a certainty.

“You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.”
— Psalm 91:5–6 NKJV

pestilence that walks in darkness” — For the pestilences that you don’t even know exist around you (i.e. asymptomatic cases of COVID-19), God has promised in His Word that He will protect you, and you need not fear.

Pastor Prince shares a testimony from a lady whose son who was kept safe and divinely protected from COVID-19, even when those who had been in close proximity to him had caught the virus.

“And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee…”
— Deuteronomy 7:15 KJV

the Lord will take away from thee all sickness” — No matter what type of sickness you may have been diagnosed with (e.g. diabetes, cancer, tumor), the Lord is faithful to deliver you from it all, for all of God’s promises in Christ are “yes” and “amen.”

Pastor Prince shares a story of a British colonel who commanded his troops to memorize and declare Psalm 91 daily during the four years of battling in WWI. He eventually testified that there had been no casualties among his troops, though they were subject to bombings. Like it says in Psalm 91:7, “a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.”

VIDEO: A video of Pastor Prince’s son, Justin, reciting Psalm 91 from memory is shown on screen.

Pastor Prince encourages all parents to help their children memorize Psalm 91.

The Word will come to rescue us at the right time when we need it the most.

You are destined to live a quality life under grace—one of rest, strength, and victory

In the Bible, God promises us long life until we are satisfied (see Ps. 91:16). However, even amongst believers, we see or hear of people whose lives have been cut short, and we wonder why this happens.

God never wanted us to experience death. God hates death (which is a result of sin), and He intends for His people to live a long, good life.

There are things that can shorten our lives (e.g. the making of unwise decisions and actions). On the flip side, the more we worship God and honor our parents, the more our days are prolonged.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
— Romans 6:23 KJV

eternal life” — Eternal life doesn’t start when your heart stops beating. It starts the moment you believe that Jesus has paid for all your sins and you receive Him as your Savior. From that point on, you are spiritually born again.

For a believer, physical death is like taking off the physical body while your soul lives on forever, and you are clothed in a glorious, incorruptible body.

One day, when the rapture happens, we will all be transformed into our glorified bodies (see 1 Cor. 15:51-53).

Today, there is a double curse on the ground because of man’s sin. When Adam first sinned, God cursed the ground (see Gen. 3:17–18), and when Cain killed his brother, Abel, God once again pronounced a curse on the ground (see Gen. 4:11–12). Right now, creation is groaning and travailing with the effect of man’s sin while it awaits Jesus’ second coming.

The rapture is imminent—it can come anytime. Pastor Prince believes that we are the end-time generation who will live to see the rapture happen.

Till that day comes, God has ordained us to live victorious lives here on earth:

“Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”
— 1 Thessalonians 4:17 NKJV

alive and remain” — This denotes strength and power. It is one thing to be alive because we are young, but another to be alive and remain. To remain means that we have the power to overcome death.

As believers, we might ask, Why does death overtake believers so easily then? If we have received the gift of eternal life, why do we still have this experience?

Pastor Prince shares how the Lord showed him that it is the effect of living under law instead of living under grace.

The law is also known as the ministry of death, which was written and engraved on stones (2 Cor. 3:7). While the law is holy and was given by God through Moses, it was never intended for us to fulfill by our own effort or self-righteousness. Rather, it was to show sinful men how much we need God’s abundant grace (Rom. 3:19–26, Rom. 5:20).

The Bible says believers are not under law but under grace (Rom. 6:14).

Under grace, God is the One at work in our lives. Under the law, we are the ones who are working. There is no compromise between living under law and grace—either we are laboring to produce results, or it is God who is working in us and through us.

When God works, He will work through you, in you, and for you to produce the results you want TO SEE in your life.

The believer’s life is designed to be one of inward rest. We can be outwardly busy, but inwardly at rest. This is illustrated in the Tabernacle of Moses (in the Old Testament, God told Moses and the Israelites to build Him a tabernacle as they wandered in the wilderness).

The Outer Court — In the outer court, there is a lot of natural light. This speaks of the people of the world who go by what is natural, i.e. what they can see with their physical eyes. People of the world are confined to what they can see. God wants us to walk by faith and not by sight. What we can see is temporal, while what we cannot see is eternal (2 Cor. 4:18)—like the angels, the Holy Spirit, God with us. That tumor you can see on the x-ray is temporal, while God’s promise of healing is eternal.

The Holy Place — In the Holy Place, light comes from the menorah or the lamp stand, which is a picture of the church of Jesus Christ. We are shining Christ’s light in this world of darkness. We are telling the world that God’s thoughts toward them are thoughts of love and compassion, not of destruction.

“For He does not afflict willingly,
Nor grieve the children of men”
— Lamentations 3:33 NKJV

The Holy of Holies — This is where God’s presence dwells, and the light in this place comes only from His presence. He lights up the place with His shekinah glory.

Our next step as believers is to step into that shekinah glory, for we already have eternal life within us.

If you look at the Tabernacle from the outside in, you’ll see that the outer court is full of hustle and bustle because there is a lot of activity going on like the sacrificing of animals, but deep inside, in the holy of holies, there is perfect peace. This is a picture of what God wants our lives to be like.

While we might be at work on the outside, we can remain at rest on the inside.

Believe that whatever you do, God will prosper. Whatever you do, God’s favor will be on it.

The Lord wants us to live stress-free lives for a very practical reason. Stress has been medically proven to be the cause of diseases (e.g. heart troubles, high blood pressure), and also causes one to grow old. God’s desire is for us to have our hearts settled, to be at rest, so that we can live victoriously and enjoy a healthy and full life.

Reign in life and see good days when you depend solely on God’s supply of grace

As believers under grace, whatever you do has the touch of God’s favor upon it. Every blessing we experience today is tied up with the gospel that saved us—which is the gospel of grace. To believe otherwise is to be self-righteous.

“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.”
— Romans 10:3 KJV

being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness” — God’s righteousness is a gift to be received, not earned. The state of righteousness is being acquitted from all guilt and having right standing with God. Though we are sinful, when we receive His gift of righteousness, we can stand righteous in His presence. However, we cannot establish our own righteousness through our own works, nor can we have a bit of God’s righteousness and a bit of ours—which is what Israel tried to do.

We have a triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And God has also made us a tripartite being—with a spirit, soul, and a body.

Righteousness is established in a believer’s life the very moment we believe that Jesus’ perfect work at the cross has removed all our sins once and for all—and the outcome of receiving God’s righteousness is seen in our lives, translated in our spirit, soul, and body.

When God instructed Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, He said, “The day you eat of it you shall surely die” (Gen. 2:17). And yet Adam only died when he was 930 years old (see Gen. 5:5). What happened was that the day he sinned, he died spiritually, but death had not touched his body yet. Eventually, it did, and Adam died.

What happens in your spirit will touch your body.

Grace doesn’t just save us spiritually, but it is also our protection, provision, and divine health. We have been saved by grace, and we need to continue in grace.

The law was designed to show sinners that we cannot justify ourselves and we need God’s grace (Rom. 3:20). It was not designed for us to fulfill in order to receive good.

“For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”
— Romans 5:17

reign in life” — Notice that we are to reign “in life,” not “after death.” The Lord wants us to reign in this life here on earth. The secret to reigning in life is through receiving the gift of righteousness, which has been bought and fully paid for by our Lord Jesus Christ.

On earth, we know that death is total. No one escapes from it, no matter how good they are or how rich they are. People die because of Adam’s sin—but God gives eternal life, and eternal life is not just about living forever, but it is the zoe life that God Himself lives by, which is the highest and best form of physical life there is.

Pastor Prince shares a pyramid that explains the different levels of life:

  1. On the bottom of the pyramid is plant life. Plants have life, but they don’t have a spirit or a soul.
  2. On the next level of the pyramid is animal life. Animals have life and a soul, but they don’t have a spirit.
  3. On the third level of the pyramid is human life. As human beings, we have been created with a spirit, soul, and body.
  4. At the top of the pyramid is zoe life, which is the very life that God Himself lives by.

God’s gift to us is eternal life, which is one of the utmost quality even to be experienced here on earth.

“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter (the law) kills, but the Spirit (grace) gives life. Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end.”
— 2 Corinthians 3:5–7 ESV

the letter kills” — There is an erroneous teaching that “the letter” refers to the superficial reading of God’s Word without revelation, and “the Spirit” refers to the reading of God’s Word with revelation. This is false. “The letter” undoubtedly refers to the law (the Ten Commandments), which is evident in the next line that describes it as “carved in letters on stone.” It is the law which results in death.

the Spirit gives life” — The “Spirit” here refers to grace, which is the person of Jesus, who gives life, and life more abundantly (John 10:10).

the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone” — The ministry of death is the law, and it is known to “kill” because the law condemns sin in our flesh. However, it is through the ministry of grace that we live, for it is the Spirit of grace that gives life.

Condemnation kills, but the Spirit gives life.

It is important to note that every time we condemn our children, we are ministering death. As parents, we should learn to minister life to our children by extending grace toward them when they make mistakes. This does not mean that we should never correct them, for there are times we have to and the Holy Spirit leads us to do so. But we should not heap guilt and shame on them.

An example of how the law ministers death and grace ministers life is seen in the way 3,000 people died when the law was given on Mount Sinai, while 3,000 were saved when the Spirit was given on Mount Zion.

The fact is that the law is perfect, and when it cannot find perfection in the recipient, it has no choice but to confer death (condemnation). The law is the ministry of death. When someone is under the law, death is constantly being ministered to the person. The reason that many believers today are subject to death, not only in their physical bodies but also in their minds, relationships, etc., is that they still believe they are under the law.

All believers today need to know that they are no longer under law but under grace.

When you are under grace, life is constantly being ministered to you.

When you remove the law from a person, it doesn’t mean that they will become lawless.

The story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead demonstrates this.

Jesus asked Lazarus’ sisters to remove the stone (signifying the Ten Commandments) from Lazarus’ tomb when He was about to raise Lazarus from the dead. When the stone was removed, Lazarus came forth! Similarly, as believers, we are all resurrected spirits, and when the stone (the law) is removed, we will come forth in Christ’s resurrection glory.

So the question is this: Are you removing the stone from stinking flesh or removing the stone from someone who is resurrected? It makes all the difference.

Remove the law from someone who is unsaved and not born again, and you will see lawlessness. But remove the law from someone who is saved and born again, and you will see resurrection life and glory!

“So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’”
— Galatians 3:10 NKJV

of faith are blessed . . . of the works of the law are under the curse” — The moment you try to earn or deserve your blessings and sanctification, inwardly you are fighting and standing on the law, which brings the curse. But those who believe by faith that they have received all these blessings because of grace get to enjoy the blessed life.

Jesus promised life more and more abundantly (John 10:10). It is through receiving the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness (Rom. 5:17) that you will reign in life. This is a life that is fulfilling, a life you are satisfied with.

This is what Paul said when he pronounced a double curse on those who preached any other gospel aside from the gospel of grace:

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
— Galatians 1:6–9

the grace of Christ . . . a different gospel . . . the gospel of Christ” — The gospel of Christ is the gospel of His grace. Grace is not a different gospel, but the true gospel. Whatever is not of the grace of Christ is not the gospel of grace but a different gospel.

Grace is not heresy. Heresy is preaching that everyone is saved without accepting Christ. In order to receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness, we must first receive Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior.

God wants us to live under His provision and His grace.

Jeremiah 17 presents the difference between a cursed life and a blessed life:

“Thus says the Lord:
Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited.


Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
’”
— Jeremiah 17:5–8 NKJV

Cursed is the man . . . shall not see when good comes” — When you are under the curse, you cannot see good even when it is right in front of you.

Blessed is the man . . . its leaf will be green, will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit” — For the blessed man whose trust is in the Lord and His supply of grace, he will experience blessings even in the midst of famine.

The Lord’s heart for us is to live by faith in His grace, for it will bring the blessings of the abundant life.

Receive in abundance every blessing of health, provision and protection, for you are righteous in Christ

This is how the Lord explains what it means to be “of faith”:

“And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, ‘In you all the nations shall be blessed.’ So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.”
— Galatians 3:8–9 NKJV

justify the Gentiles by faith” — To be justified by faith is to believe that you are righteous by faith because of Christ Jesus.

of faith are blessed with believing Abraham” — Abraham was a man of faith long before the Ten Commandments were given. Though Abraham was far from perfect, God never held his mistakes against him, for he was a man who lived life under His grace and was justified by faith. You are “of faith” when you live under God’s grace.

Grace and faith always go together. Just like law and unbelief always go together.

People who are ministering the law can be wholly sincere, but they can also be sincerely wrong, for the law is the ministry of death (condemnation).

This is how we can apply the work of grace in our lives:
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
— Romans 6:14 NKJV

sin shall not have dominion over you” — The word “sin” is a noun, and you can replace it with “sickness,” “death,” or even “Satan”—none of these things shall have dominion over you when you live a life under God’s grace.

The law demands, but grace always supplies.

Sometimes, we don’t realize it but our mentality might be “under law.” When fear creeps in, and you start demanding from your family members, stop yourself and think—are you looking to yourself to provide for you and your family?

When you are demand-oriented, you are putting yourself under the law. When you realize this, don’t condemn yourself, but simply look to Jesus and His unending supply.

The law instructs “you shall not, you shall not, you shall not,” and cannot bend for anyone. But under grace, God says, “I will, I will, I will,” which means He is supplying your every need.

Whatever need or struggle you might have today, be it preparing for an important presentation or trying your best to bring up your children well and make sure they do well in school, the Lord knows and cares about all your needs. Today, trust that He is working through you, in you, and for you. Stop placing the demands on yourself and start looking to the Lord and His abundant supply. He loves you. He cares for you. He is your Shepherd.

The Lord answers exceedingly more than we can ask or think (Eph. 3:20). Let Him exceed the hope you have.

Every time you’re under the law, it seems like provision ceases and health is frozen. But the moment you’re under grace and you start to think and believe right, health flows. Healing flows.

Doubt your doubts and start believing God’s words.

For parents who are concerned about your children’s studies and health, trust that the Holy Spirit will lead you with His peace. When you follow His peace, you shall stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

God’s supply is still coming your way, so believe by faith and see that His provision is greater than your need. He will answer you above all that you can ever ask, think, or imagine. Start believing God’s Word and be conscious of His supply!

Closing prayer

Pastor Prince prays for those who have lost their jobs:

If there’s anyone who has lost their job, I pray in the name of Jesus that God’s supply will overwhelm your need. That the job in the future will be one that you’ll be overwhelmed by in a good way. You’ll be so blessed by it, and the supply will be great in your life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

For parents who are concerned over their children’s studies and well-being, Pastor Prince declares:

I pray for every parent, Lord, that is having challenges with their children—in the name of Jesus, impart to them, Lord, I pray, the wisdom that they need to follow the Spirit in every situation of their life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

For those who are struggling with physical conditions in their bodies, Pastor Prince declares this:

I pray for people who are sick, who are having challenges in your body. Right now, Father, release into their bodies your healing, your life, your zoe life, and cast out that sickness. That sickness cannot exist. Where the sickness is, grace of healing superabounds, and that grace of healing evicts every sickness, every growth, every tumor, out of your body, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Receive the healing of the Lord, health is springing forth speedily in the name of Jesus, amen. Praise the Lord. God bless you!

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Definitions of destruction

Noun

1

the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired.

the destruction of the library in Alexandria

Synonyms:

demolition wrecking ruination blasting bombing wreckage ruins devastation ruination blighting disfigurement impairment scarring harm desolation teardown

Synonyms of destruction

Noun

demolition devastation slaughter annihilation end wipeout

Judges 6:25-32 - Gideon Destroys The Altar

25 Now on the same night the LORD said to him, "Take your father's bull and a second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal which belongs to your father, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it; 26 and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of this stronghold in an orderly manner, and take a second bull and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah which you shall cut down." 27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the LORD had spoken to him; and because he was too afraid of his father's household and the men of the city to do it by day, he did it by night.

28 When the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was torn down, and the Asherah which was beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar which had been built. 29 They said to one another, "Who did this thing?" And when they searched about and inquired, they said, "Gideon the son of Joash did this thing."

30 Then the men of the city said to Joash, "Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah which was beside it."

31 But Joash said to all who stood against him, "Will you contend for Baal, or will you deliver him? Whoever will plead for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend for himself, because someone has torn down his altar." 32 Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, "Let Baal contend against him," because he had torn down his altar.

Judges 17:7-13 - Micah Hires A Professional

Judges 18:1-31 - The Tribe Of Dan Seeks Territory

Judges 19:22-30 - Gibeah's Crime

Judges 20:18-36 - The War Against The Benjaminites

Judges 21:1-25 - A Decision Is Made About The Tribe Of Benjamin

Judges 6:25-32 - Gideon Destroys The Altar

Ruth 1:1-5 - Elimelech Takes His Family To Live In Moab

Ruth 2:1-23 - Ruth Meets Boaz

Ruth 3:1-18 - Ruth Meets Boaz At The Threshing Floor

Ruth 4:1-12 - Boaz Redeems Ruth

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Destruction Of Satan's Works

Zephaniah 1:4

"So I will stretch out My hand against Judah And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem And I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, And the names of the idolatrous priests along with the priests.

Romans 6:6

knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;

Leviticus 26:30

'I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.

Ezekiel 6:3-4

and say, 'Mountains of Israel, listen to the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, the hills, the ravines and the valleys: "Behold, I Myself am going to bring a sword on you, and I will destroy your high places. "So your altars will become desolate and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will make your slain fall in front of your idols.

Ezekiel 30:13

'Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also destroy the idols And make the images cease from Memphis. And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt; And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.

Hosea 10:2

Their heart is faithless; Now they must bear their guilt The LORD will break down their altars And destroy their sacred pillars.

Micah 1:7

All of her idols will be smashed, All of her earnings will be burned with fire And all of her images I will make desolate, For she collected them from a harlot's earnings, And to the earnings of a harlot they will return.

Nahum 1:14

The LORD has issued a command concerning you: "Your name will no longer be perpetuated I will cut off idol and image From the house of your gods I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible."

Numbers 33:52

then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images and demolish all their high places;

Deuteronomy 12:2

"You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.

Exodus 34:13

"But rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and cut down their Asherim

Deuteronomy 7:5

"But thus you shall do to them: you shall tear down their altars, and smash their sacred pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.

Deuteronomy 12:3

"You shall tear down their altars and smash their sacred pillars and burn their Asherim with fire, and you shall cut down the engraved images of their gods and obliterate their name from that place.

Exodus 23:24

"You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.

Judges 2:2

and as for you, you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars.' But you have not obeyed Me; what is this you have done?

Judges 6:25

Now on the same night the LORD said to him, "Take your father's bull and a second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal which belongs to your father, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it;

Ezekiel 6:4

"So your altars will become desolate and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will make your slain fall in front of your idols.

Ezekiel 6:6

"In all your dwellings, cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate, that your altars may become waste and desolate, your idols may be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be blotted out.

Ezekiel 16:39

"I will also give you into the hands of your lovers, and they will tear down your shrines, demolish your high places, strip you of your clothing, take away your jewels, and will leave you naked and bare.

Amos 7:9

"The high places of Isaac will be desolated And the sanctuaries of Israel laid waste Then I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword."

Hosea 10:8

Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed; Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars; Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" And to the hills, "Fall on us!"

Mark 1:24

saying, "What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

Luke 4:34

"Let us alone! What business do we have with each other, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are--the Holy One of God!"

2 Thessalonians 2:8

Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;

1 John 3:8

the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.

Hebrews 2:14

Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

Revelation 11:18

"And the nations were enraged, and Your wrath came, and the time came for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward Your bond-servants the prophets and the saints and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy those who destroy the earth."

Isaiah 25:8

He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.

Revelation 17:8

"The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction And those who dwell on the earth, whose name has not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will wonder when they see the beast, that he was and is not and will come.

Revelation 17:11

"The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.

Deuteronomy 9:21

"I took your sinful thing, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very small until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the brook that came down from the mountain.

2 Kings 11:18

All the people of the land went to the house of Baal, and tore it down; his altars and his images they broke in pieces thoroughly, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house of the LORD.

2 Kings 18:4

He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.

2 Kings 23:6-20

He brought out the Asherah from the house of the LORD outside Jerusalem to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and ground it to dust, and threw its dust on the graves of the common people. He also broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the LORD, where the women were weaving hangings for the Asherah. Then he brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates which were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one's left at the city gate.read more.

1 Kings 15:13

He also removed Maacah his mother from being queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah; and Asa cut down her horrid image and burned it at the brook Kidron.

Deuteronomy 33:27

"The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; And He drove out the enemy from before you, And said, 'Destroy!'

2 Chronicles 23:17

And all the people went to the house of Baal and tore it down, and they broke in pieces his altars and his images, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.

2 Chronicles 14:3

for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherim,

2 Chronicles 15:8

Now when Asa heard these words and the prophecy which Azariah the son of Oded the prophet spoke, he took courage and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim He then restored the altar of the LORD which was in front of the porch of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 31:1

Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, broke the pillars in pieces, cut down the Asherim and pulled down the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession.

2 Chronicles 33:15

He also removed the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, as well as all the altars which he had built on the mountain of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city.

2 Chronicles 34:3-7

For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images. They tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars that were high above them he chopped down; also the Asherim, the carved images and the molten images he broke in pieces and ground to powder and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. Then he burned the bones of the priests on their altars and purged Judah and Jerusalem.read more.

2 Chronicles 15:16

He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron.

2 Chronicles 30:14

They arose and removed the altars which were in Jerusalem; they also removed all the incense altars and cast them into the brook Kidron.