Deuteronomy 12 is interesting and I believe relates to us today. From Chapter One Moses is admonishing the Israelites on their past, the journey so far, God’s promises, repercussions of disobedience(Sin)and the foundation of their relationship with God, which is Obedience to God’s Decrees and Laws. 

Chapter 12 explains further the “Serve-only-God Decree” from verse 2 “Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains, on the hills and under every spreading tree, where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places….

Then Verse 4 to 5 says “You must not worship the Lord your God in their way. But you are to seek the place the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go;.. 

Serving God from the understanding of these verses is not just going to church, reading your bible and living a quiet life but it entails  “Your public display of your unequivocal distaste, hatred and outright rejection  of/for everything that God hates and Your single mindedness and unwavery focus on God (Jesus) only and the people and places where God has directed He is to be worship”…

So the question is these; This disposition will make you be labelled a “Fanatic”,.

Are you are Fanatic? 

Do you mind being called a Fanatic?

 Have you been called a Fanatic? 

How recent were you called a fanatic? 

Your answer to these questions will show you how good and well your walk/work with God is? 

Matthew 11:12 From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence,  and violent people have been raiding it.…

God is looking for fanatics in Jesus Christ.. If you are not, You are wasting your time in church.


  1. Interesting post. As people of God sent to spread the word we need to be cautious in how we lead. Fanatic is defined as “a person filled with excessive and single minded zeal, especially for an extremely religious or political cause.” So is it fanatic you are looking for or maybe someone filled with the passion to love and serve. Fanaticism is used mainly in negative connotations and does not drive the 2nd greatest commandment which is to love others. And your last point advising persons if they aren’t fanatics they shouldn’t be in church may be a bit harsh and again doesn’t demonstrate love. The church is a body of persons at different stages in their journey with Christ. We were all made unique and so we will all never be the same. We are also all experiencing different seasons and stages in life. Jesus came to teach the “religious fanatics” the way we should be truly living our lives. Let’s not try to teach people differently. May God’s Mercy and Peace be with you.


    • Bless you so much for your response. I am bless and well instructed. In reading the scripture, I noticed that Jesus mentioned the danger of Hell more than anyone else in the new testament and then in Matthew 5:29 he says “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”…Of course the Lord was not speaking literally but it shows the severity of been born again to God. If Jesus had made these comments in our day, what will you call him? A Fanatic and those comments like the one in John 2:19 we’re part of what made them seek to kill him. But the question is, was Jesus saying the truth? Yes. Passion and fanaticism are the same but just a matter of subjective semantics based on today’s sentiments but we are called to say the truth whether it hurts or not. All what I have said is ONLY directed to believers alone and yes I agree with you that the church is a body of persons at different stages in their journey but since after death comes judgement and judgement is set at a standard(Holines, Righteousness in Christ and obedience to Christ) and death has no scheduled/ pre-agreed appointment day with us, there is need to sound the alarm now that the time is short to continue being in one stage of the Christian journey. I agree with you that it sounds harsh but I think it’s needed….Thank you for bringing my attention to this. Love your posts..Still reading them. God bless you.


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