Know and Avoid your Spiritual Enemy!
Is it ok to dabble in horoscopes, games like dungeons and dragons, listen to fortune tellers, and how about the physic hot line? Are witches, ghosts and medians real?
I Chronicles 10:13 “So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the Lord, because of the word of the Lord which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it.”
Satan does disguise himself and his army so be careful. But also remember God’s directions on how to battle him and what position or lack of one he is to have in our lives. Do not be lulled to sleep; satan is as real today as our God!!
I Peter 5:8,9 “Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour, whom withstand steadfast in your faith, knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world.”
God’s direction to us is the same that He gave to Israel.
Deut 18:9-14 “When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer. Or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. For those nations that listen to and practice witchcraft and use diviners, you shall dispossess, but as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do so.”
So, what is satan’s mission on earth?
II Cor 4:3, 4 “And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them.”
Mark 4:15 “And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; and when they have heard, straightway cometh Satan, and takes away the word which hath been sown in them.
While he can and does deceive many he is not God and there is a strategy for winning the war!!
James 4:17 “Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he shall flee from you.”