There is a trend in the world today to dabble in the mystical paranormal, which is Satan’s counterfeit for God’s supernatural power. It leads to death and destruction.
People who participate in the occult open themselves up to demonic oppression or possession with the same intensity that Believers are filled with God’s Holy Spirit.
Satan provides a fleshly fulfillment in a person’s life, satisfying their carnal desires until they sell their soul to him. God provides us with fulfillment in our spirit, which is Born Again by His Spirit.
Satan’s demonic spirits, who are fallen angels, appear as angels of light, but carry with them the seal of eternal death to everyone who opens up their soul to them (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Authentic Believers realize that we need no mystical events in our life, because we have the constant presence of God’s Spirit in us, filling us and enabling us and giving us wisdom in every trial.
We do not seek visions of angels or signs and wonders, because Christ is enough for us. He is the head of His Body and He supplies all of our needs through His glorious riches (Philippians 4:19).
Jesus is our all in all (Ephesians 4:6). Therefore, we trust in the sufficiency of Christ and His Word. We reap His benefits as God’s children (Psalm 103:2) rather than the consequences of entanglement in demonic forces.
We walk in the Light, as Christ is in the light, and we want no part of the darkness of this world. We have fellowship with other Believers and the blood of Jesus purifies us and makes us whole (1 John 1:7; Isaiah 2:5; John 12:36; Luke 11:36; 2 Corinthians 4:6).
Father God, we thank You for all of Your blessings to us each moment of the day. Remind us to thank You for the sun on the leaves of the tree, the clear air to breathe, the bird songs, the taste of the delicious foods You allow to grow in the earth. These are all blessings, which we so often take for granted.
Even in the midst of abject poverty, physical ailments, rejection from loved ones, hard physical labor and unending trials, we feel Your love, which gives us hope, and your joy, which is our continual strength.
Thought for the Day:
We were once in darkness, but now we abide in the light of the Lord. – Ephesians 5:8