Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Acts 16:16-19
Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out of her that very hour. But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.

The Bible reveals that the unseen world has rulers and majesties and tremendous beings with whom man can get into communication and be possessed by, but God pronounces His curse on the man or woman who dares to communicate with them…If you have gone as far as telling fortunes by cards, stop. I will tell you why -- the Devil uses these apparently harmless things to create a fearful curiosity in the minds of men and women, and it may bring them into league with the angelic forces that hate God, into league with the principalities and the rulers of this world’s darkness. Never say, “What is the harm in it?” Push it to its logical conclusion as ask, “Where will this end?”

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 191 (7/10)
From The Servant As His Lord

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