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Devotionals 2002

The Enemy’s Tools
October 9, 2002By Ed Wrather

10.09.02

There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners…. - Deuteronomy 18:10-12; 14a.

For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; they are in trouble because there is no shepherd. - Zechariah 10:2.

Law enforcement searching for the sniper that has killed several in the Washington D. C. area have found a tarot card next to a shell casing close to the school where a 13-year-old boy was critically wounded. On the tarot card were found the words:"Dear policeman, I am God.”

Tarot cards are occultic tools used in fortune telling and many using the cards believe they can help them alter their destinies. Users of the cards are encouraged to empty their minds, so they may be more sensitive to the influence of outside forces. This emptying of the mind and the desiring to be influenced by some unknown outside force will make the user more susceptible to demon possession. It may be that the tarot card found in connection to the sniper is a clue as to the reason for the sniper’s horrific actions. The sniper may very well be driven by demonic forces, which have become so strong in the person’s life that their personal will has become subservient to the demonic.

Many in the early church came out of the bondage to occultic practices. In Acts 19:18-20 we are told, "And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.” It is clear that there is great danger in using tarot cards or being involved with any occultic practice. It is also clear that those who would turn away from these practices and turn to the Lord will find forgiveness, mercy and a power more powerful than all the demonic powers of the enemy. "You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).”

What should you do if you have tarot cards in your home or any other occultic tool such as an Ouija Board? You ought to follow the example of those in the early church who as they turned to the Lord destroyed all their occultic tools. Danny Korem, a magician in his book THE FAKERS states: "I have seen, heard, and read, however, of many negative experiences that have entrapped people who have sought knowledge with an Ouija board. If you own an Ouija board or some similar diversion, my advice is to destroy it and never encourage others to tinker with such devices.

Before it is too late and the demonic forces overwhelm your personal will, purge your life of the evil tools of the enemy and turn to the Lord. For only in the Lord will you find safety and relief from the demonic forces of hell.


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