“The figurines of man are not ideal depending on intent,
are not ideal depending on their function,
are not ideal if there as a devotional object.
The figurines of man can be ascribed to gods,
can be ascribed to demons,
can be ascribed to angels,
can be ascribed to animals,
can be ascribed in memory of pets,
can be ascribed to events of little or much significance.
The figurines of man should be understood in placement before the eyes of man,
should be there as an object of detailed beauty of an artisan,
should be there as an instigator of a memory,
should be there as a gift from someone known within a home,
should be there as an image from the past with no strings attached.
The figurines of man should not be attached to a cross,
should not dwell on that which will not be revisited,
should not be subject to a fabricated image given meaning undeserved,
should not be the subject of devotion to that which has never lived,
should not treat as sacred that which is never due for blessings,
should not be the basis of idolatry placed on a mistaken form.
The figurines of man should be kept off the cross of God,
should see the cross of God standing both empty and vanquished,
should see the cross of God as an emblem of My victory,
as a means establishing the way to life,
as a means unique to My life on Earth,
as a means which stands before all the eyes of man down through
the age of grace.
The figurines of man should see the means by which man is reconciled with God.
The figurines of man should have owners who understand the requirements for adoption,
the requirements for a temple,
the requirements for commitment,
the requirements for the second birth,
the requirements for discipleship and as a sheep within
the flock of The Good Shepherd.
The figurines of man are everywhere abounding in decoration of the life of man.
The figurines of man should be used with circumspection,
should be placed both as to function and the intent of the craftsman,
should be known as to their purpose and whether they carry sin into the home,
into the sanctuary of a family of God
wherein My temples are,
wherein My Spirit dwells,
wherein holiness and purity are
present in My Bride.
The figurines of man may be innocent and trivial,
may be suspect and of concern,
may be grotesque as birthed from within the place of nightmares.
The figurines of man are all carriers of messages,
are all images created by man to serve a concept,
for all stages in the life of man.
The figurines of man must not pre-empt the cross,
must not pre-empt My altars,
must neither pre-empt nor contaminate the sacrifice:
which welcomes man in changing from the law unto grace.
The figurines of man can keep man from eternal life,
can impose a barrier of impurity,
can speak of that which will fail to be upheld when being within the scope of idolatry.
The figurines of man must not become the idols of man,
must not become the receivers of offerings,
must not be the repose of candles lit at certain times,
must not be conjoined with the presence of incense,
must not receive either a curtsey or a bended knee.
The figurines of man should not be used as pipes bringing smoke into the lungs of man.
The figurines of man should be studied with attention and have their functioning established—
for that for which they came into existence,
for that for which their presence is sought,
for that for which is in conflict with the long term welfare and the life of man.
The figurines of man must have innocence of purpose to dwell within My sanctuaries,
to refute and not portray the idolatry of man,
to neither grow nor develop alternate paths to his man-made gods.
The figurines of man should be measured by artistic sense together with the portrayal of the subject.
The figurines of man should not be showcased when disfigured by design,
should be showcased in showing the skills and love evident in production:
the fruit of both joy and satisfaction at the outcome.”