Does magic exist in the world today? Is all magic just an illusion? Or do some people really call upon demonic forces to experience the supernatural?
God warns his people not to participate in such things, yet I fear that many Christians are unaware of the danger they put themselves in when they seek the supernatural.
Have you ever gone to a fortune-teller for fun? Have you read your horoscope and said, “That is so true!” Have you ever participated in a séance or played with a Ouija board?
You may be thinking, “There’s nothing wrong with a little fun. It’s no big deal.” But do you know what God’s word says about this?
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
What does that mean? It means you can do something you think is innocent, but it might be dangerous, very dangerous.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says: “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord;”
That is as clear as glass, but I wonder how many Christians know these verses. Fortunetelling is the art of forecasting the future, supposedly by supernatural means, and is an ancient practice which is still popular today.
Fortunetelling is also known as divination. The one who practices this activity is known as a diviner. Fortune-tellers include all those who claim to predict your future or advise your life through such means as Ouija boards, crystal balls, horoscopes, astrology, palm-reading, tarot cards, etc.
Magic, real magic exists in the world today, just as it did long ago. Participating in these things can bring you a lot of trouble. I know a person whose 16-year-old daughter was so filled with fear, she would not sleep in her own room. She said she saw ghosts. What did she do to open this door? I don’t know what she did, but I believe that someone did something that welcomed evil spirits into the home.
The Bible has plenty to say about witchcraft, sorcery and divination. What I have shown you is just the tip of the iceberg. I urge you to study this for yourself. It is so important to be knowledgeable about God’s word in this day and time. It is a time when the world is fascinated with the supernatural. Therefore, these practices will become normalized in society. Perhaps they already are.
“Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.” Acts 16:16-18 NIV
I must tell you that I have had experiences, said to be “in the name of Jesus”, that I do not believe were from God, but from the power of an evil spirit. I will not discuss this in detail because all believers must discern for themselves what is right and true. Discernment comes from knowing God’s word, loving the truth, and protecting your heart. I will close with these verses:
“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23 AMP
“Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.” Psalm 119:24 NIV
“If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. Psalm 119:92 NIV
“All your words are true. All your righteous laws are eternal.” Psalm 119:160
“Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165
With Love, Cindy
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