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Tarot Card Reading and Horoscopes: Is God ok with these???

The answer to the question in the heading is “no”. The answer does not come from me, but from the scriptures, that are “God-breathed”. (II Timothy 3:16-All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:).

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Even if you are engaging in tarot card reading and horoscopes for “fun”, you are still opening the doorway to serious demonic attack and influence and this is also very displeasing to God. God forbids these types of practices. These demonic activities have been going on for a very long time and even though you will not find the words “tarot cards” in the bible, you will definitely find the concept and practice of it there. People who are able to give you information in this manner are gaining it illegally and by demonic powers! If you know that you are saved and covered by the Blood of Jesus, you do not have to be afraid of such people. The devil wants people to fear these types of things, but the greater one lives on the inside of us, if we have given our hearts to Jesus! Let us explore what God has to say about these practices:
Leviticus 20:27 says clearly, “a man or a woman who is a medium or spiritist must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own head.” Equally emphatic is Deuteronomy 18:10-11: “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices a 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.”

Lest we think these texts are just examples of Old Testament stringency that we do not find in the New Testament, Paul condemns idolatry and sorcery or witchcraft, saying in Galatians 5:20 that no one who practices such things will inherit the Kingdom of God. Equally clear is Acts 19:19, in which Greeks who had practiced sorcery publicly burned their spell books and scrolls containing magical incantations, frightened by the evidence of the power of Jesus they saw in Paul and others.
But what about astrology? Reading your daily horoscope is miles apart from true astrology. Consulting the stars to learn something about your fate or about the future has been going on almost as long as recorded human history. The basic notion that undergirds it is that somehow important future events are revealed in the stars, or that the heavenly patterns which existed on a person’s birth date help determine their fortune, fate, character and personality traits. The ancients believed the stars revealed the divine will because they also believed the stars were themselves beings–the heavenly hosts, angels, and the like. They did not view stars as inanimate matter in the sky that somehow controls earthly relationships or events. Ancient astrologers were polytheists who believed that some of the beings they worshipped could be seen in the sky at night, and so could be studied, and the will of the gods could be discerned.

So, just reading the above information tells me that a true born-again Christian should never consult a medium, witch, palm reader, tarot card reader, or the daily horoscope in order to gain information or wisdom. The bible says that when we want wisdom, we should ask of God. (James 1:5) The bible also states in Jeremiah 29:11, that God knows the plans that He has for us! When we contact another source, we are making that source our god. It is not just clean fun either. When you “dibble and dabble” in the occult, sorcery, witchcraft, and the like, you are opening yourself up to demonic attack and you also open your family up to it as well!
Please, let us gain our own personal relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ and then we can pray and seek after Him, and He will give us revelation, knowledge, wisdom, and all that we need for life and Godliness. IF YOU TRULY DO NOT KNOW JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL LORD and the one that SAVES YOU, Pray a prayer of forgiveness and ask Jesus to come into your heart and life. Talk to Him like you would to any person. He listens. Invite Him into your heart and life and confess Him openly as Lord. If you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and that through Him you can have the gift of salvation, then you can have just that! You MUST MAKE THE CHOICE! If you need help receiving salvation or has questions, please direct them to Minister Denise Cook Godfrey at dcookgodfrey@gmail.com or you may contact me via my facebook inbox. You may also leave a comment on this web page.  Better yet, leave your name and email address in order to receive periodic spiritual nuggets that I know will bless you.  If you have just made a decision to become a Christian through reading this article then please let me hear from you! I would love to celebrate your new life and offer you some reading material for assistance. I love you with the love of Jesus.

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Wasted on Him in worship or just wasted?

Sometime the demands of ministry, family, secular jobs, and just the pressures of life will drain us.  Even serving in ministry, whether pulpit, helps, intercesory prayer, whatever, can lead to lots of wear and tear on our intimacy with our Heavenly Father!  This can leave us weary, frustrated, and so overwhelmed until we are not as productive to the Kingdom of God as we need and desire to be.  Instead of being wasted in worship in the presence of God, we are just wasted!  I am reminded of this reality this very night as I write to encourage myself and you.  “Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, into Your presence I come!”  Sometimes we need to run away from people, situations, even ministry work!  Okay, I did not say quit or not be concerned about the lost or about the bible study you are preparing for, etc.  I am talking about isolating yourself in order to spend quality time with the Lord and also getting physical rest as well.  Our greatest example Himself had to do this.  Why should we think that we don’t need to follow His pattern?  Read below:

Mark 1:35:   Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.

Luke 5: 15-16:  But despite Jesus’ instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. 16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.

See, Jesus in His humanity (Son of Man) knew the importance of resting and spending isolated time alone with His Father.  Do you and I understand the importance of this as well?  I understand it, but often have to be reminded!  Holy Spirit, continue to reveal the heart of the Father to us and lead us closer into Father’s arms so that we can rest and spend those isolated hours in prayer in order to be re-fueled for ministry!  We want to bond with You and give you what You are seeking:  and that is WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH!  In Jesus’ Name…..So be it.

God bless you

Minister Denise Cook Godfrey

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