If you are one of those people that enjoy alittle unsuspecting encouragement in your day through what you think is a harmless horoscope reading. or maybe you went to a psychic, or a card reader that gave you some answers that encouraged you and maybe trusted on those words as truth.
Let me lead you into some godly truth, it’s false teaching to entice you to want more, to be caught up in some words that do not come from God but from satan.
You see satan knows your weaknesses, he knows you will get caught up in it and he will do anything to take your eyes off God, even if it sounds true. Trusting in something or someone isn’t focused on God is false.
Here are some ways that you will know its false:
You put hope in what you read
Someone will ask for a free will devotion or fee
They seem to be telling you the truth, but it just doesn’t seem right
They put fear in you, you believe them
You leave in hope of what they told you and then it never happens or,
What they say does happen but doesn’t have a good outcome or you sit and wait for it to happen (no one knows your future, only God does)
You are continuing to want more
You may start to separate yourself from people you have always had relationships with either by resentment, misunderstanding or unforgiveness
They tell you to pray to false gods/things/people (crystals, preachers, false teaching, etc.) Deuteronomy 18:10 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,
Their motives are selfish
They can’t really help you and you feel lost.
Praying to Saints
Worshipping the church, it’s activities/leaders/rituals
They just lead you away from God
“You shall have no other gods before me. (one of God’s 10 Commandments to us)
Here are some ways that you will know truth through God:
Spend time in prayer, listen for His voice
He does not separate you from the people that love or care about you
He doesn’t ask you to give away your money to get a reading or a teaching
He gently calls you and wants to speak into your life
He guides you into truth, through His word (the Bible)
He prepares you for eternity with Him
You do not have to pray to saints, teachers or anything but right to Jesus as our great intercessor
You come freely to Him at any time.
Jesus sends you the Holy Spirit for truth
Make no mistake, worshiping yourself, idols; things that aren’t God are a sin. Trusting in anything that isn’t God is a sin.
1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
he has rejected you as king.”
So my word to you today is this:
What are you worshipping that isn’t the one true God who has created you for a purpose? Whose plans are great for you? Who gives you bread everyday
Are you willing to step out and trust Him instead of the things of this world?
No one of this world died to cover your sins, why trust in anything else but Jesus who shed His blood to cover your sins? Trust Jesus.