You’re Protected From Evil (2)

“Hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who are out to destroy me” Ps 17:8-9

hide me in the shadow of your wings Here are three ways you can open yourself up to the power of evil:

(1) By Choice. The author of The Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey, said, “A successful witch or wizard must first surrender totally to Satan.” You’re probably wondering what kind of person would say or do such a thing. But the fact is, God gives each of us a free will capable of surrendering to Christ or to Satan. Paul writes, “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey…so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.” (Ro 6:16, 19) 

(2) By unrestrained indulgence. When any natural desire is indulged to excess, it can become an addiction and a force of destruction. Now let’s be clear here: addiction does not mean someone is demon possessed. Many Christians battle stubborn habits, and Christ has promised to set them free (See Jn 8:32). When you were saved Christ moved in and Satan moved out, because Christ won’t live in a duplex with the Devil. 

(3) By dabbling in the occult. God told Israel that those who put their trust in mediums were to be cut off from the community(See Lev 20:6). Ever wonder why spiritual mediums can’t pick the right lottery number, win a fortune, and feed the starving masses? Because they’re fake, that’s why! 

Speaking of Satan, Jesus said, “There is no truth in him…he is a liar and the father of lies.” (Jn 8:44) Don’t mess with the powers of darkness. The only true guidance that comes from a star, comes from Jesus, “The Bright and Morning Star” (Rev 22:16)

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