Sorcery (blog by me)

Sorcery sounds like something from the movies, but it is widely practiced in modern times. It is called by other names like witchcraft and magic. However, it is all the same thing – manipulating the supernatural realm to accomplish one’s own means. It does not matter if you are doing it to gain things selfishly or if you are trying to do something nice for another human being. The same result is accomplished. You have exerted your will over God’s will.

If we consult God’s will by prayer and receive what is granted, we know that true good has been accomplished. Trying to do good outside of God’s will results in disaster because we are not all-knowing. Throw away the crystals and whatever other things you use in ritual and take up prayer and God’s Word (see Deuteronomy 18:9-15) to do good the right way. Ready? Let’s pray about it.

Lord, I confess I have been trying to accomplish my own will by supernatural means. Forgive me and help me to live a new life by faith in Jesus Christ. Help me to depend on You for all I need. In Christ’s Name, Amen.

Spiritual Traps (blog by me)

Since creation, men and women have been tempted to do wrong against God and others. James 1:13 tells us God does not tempt us to do evil, but we know the Enemy of our souls does tempt us. The first time we sin, we feel conviction. The second time, it is a little less. After the sin has become a habit, we no longer even think it is wrong.

Nearly everyone of us can identify with some spiritual trap. One is pursuing money as a main goal in life. Another is rebellion against authority and God. Yet another is sex outside of marriage or other forms of sexual perversion. Drunkenness and/or drug use is yet another spiritual trap. Dabbling in the occult, witchcraft (regardless of intent), and New Age practices are some others. Trusting in other religions is one more, and this is not an exhaustive list.

All of these spiritual traps lead us away from God. They are types of unfaithfulness. God has the power to deliver people from these traps if they call on Him. If you are stuck in one of these sins, confess your sin to God and call on the Name of Jesus Christ for deliverance. God is waiting for you to call on Him. Do it today!