“Occult Practices and Biblical Principles Don’t Mix” by Dr.J. 2016 Fast Post 24

When you have a spirit of doubt and you lack faith in God, you give the enemy a foothold to be able to penetrate your heart. Then, he intensifies your natural sense of curiosity which causes you to seek out answers on your own. God isn’t moving quickly enough. God hasn’t healed you yet. God hasn’t restored your marriage yet. God hasn’t healed your finances yet. So your doubting spirit and curious spirit collide. You find yourself seeking answers in places other than the Word of God, in evil and demonic places. 

1 Timothy 4:1 (NIV) “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”

Your faith is weak so your obedience is too. You don’t see anything wrong with having a little fun dabbling into the occult through movies, games, books, horoscope reading, crystal balls, and other mediums. But what does the Word of God say?

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (NIV)”When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 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; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so.”

When you think about it spiritually, when you look outside of the realm of God for answers, you have a desire to “see” into things. But faith is the evidence of things “not seen.” Please don’t play around with an entity so evil – the occult – it will have you spiritually and physically oppressed and physically sick and you can’t come out of it without a strong deliverance ministry.

Our faith is too serious to adulterate with even bits and pieces of the demonic realm. Don’t even mix practices from other religions- a little bit of Buddhism (Yoga) with a little bit of Christianity (Prayer). The enemy is slick and subtle. Stay away from accursed things. God is God all by Himself.

We’re consecrating ourselves now and there is no turning back. Keep fasting. Dr.J.

Fruit of the Spirit:

Week Two Bible Reading:
Hebrews 11
Mark 9 (KJV)

Memory Verses:
1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)
Ephesians 6:10-12 (KJV) (Week 1)
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV) (Week 1)

#2016FastDrJ #WeAreAtWarFightHarder #Faith

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