Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Dangers of Astrology

Scripture: Daniel 4 v 7 - 9:  "Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them, but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.
8  But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,
9  O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof."

We are curious people who want to know what lies ahead in our future, and before we meet Jesus and fit into His plan for our lives, we seek answers from fortune tellers, psychics, astrology and other forms of predictions and omens.

Every newspaper and magazine has a daily/weekly/monthly/annual column of horoscopes slavishly read as gospel truth.  Our star sign has books dedicated to it and determines our personality traits, habits, best compatible starsign to marry, career path and types of diseases we may succumb to.

In the Book of Daniel astrologers are listed together with magicians, Chaldeans, sorcerers and soothsayers. These are involved with witchcraft and black magic. They bring forth curses, deception and lies to confuse and bind the souls of those who seek knowledge from them.

Daniel was called the master of the magicians who had the spirit of the holy gods, by the ruling King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonians.  He was seen as superior to the astrologers and wizards.  This was because he was one of God's chosen prophets.  One whose word was true, tried and tested.  And he did give a true interpretation of the king's dream.

Its so easy to read our daily horoscope or even plan our life around these predictions, putting our faith in the accuracy of these writings. Those same writings must apply to millions of others who read them and yet hope, faith and important decisions are put into the multiple interpretations each individual assumes from them.

Our God has a personal relationship with each of His children and gives us accurate direct messages for ourselves alone as often as we ask Him. He directs our steps in truth and righteousness; He guides us in life decisions and His desire for us is always good.

God has a plan for each person which starts when we become born again and ready to receive it. His plan differs with each individual and He never competes with the daily divination from the stars. He will wait till we are finished with that deception before He gives us His wisdom.  When we have completely discarded it and repented of following our lucky stars, then the Lord our God will listen and answer.

You need to realise that the Zodiac and all that streams from it is under the control of your arch-enemy. He is plotting your total destruction and will always take the line of least resistance with you. His aim is to kill you and keep you in his evil kingdom so he can taunt God with your soul.  

Every starsign is the name of a ruling demon.  The 12 signs of the Zodiac and the 12 months of the year, named after Roman gods, are the counterfeit in Satan's Kingdom of the true elders in Heaven.
Revelation 4 v 2 - 4: "And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold."

If Satan kills through suicide, abortion, car accident, plane crash, cancer, smoking, drowning, murder, mountaineering, drugs, booze, sexual disease, or any other disease, occult activity, witchcraft or false predictions, he does not care. He achieves his goal. In this world there are only two contenders: our Living God or Satan.

Satan rules through unseen demons of various ranks of power.  Ephesians 6 v 10 - 12: "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

We are in a wrestling match with these hidden forces every day of our lives.  They are the real rulers of the world who work through corrupt and powerful people who pull the strings on world economy, politicians, senators, kings, queens, gods, gurus, astrologers, witches, wizards, Satanists, music, drugs, alcohol, poison, and every other thing that can harm our lives.  

Social media has become a platform where we can express our outrage or approval, our pain or our triumphs.  However, we lose the battle in the end if we do not have the help of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Satan hates Him with a passion and all those who are not born again are infected with wrong thoughts about Him.  Whatever disappointments that Satan and his demons can bring about and blame on our God, works very well for him.  Astrology is a very useful weapon against us.

We must choose whom we will serve. And that is where our final destination will be determined. If you choose to follow the sin of the world or even remain neutral you miss heaven forever. If you die unsaved you are lost. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life are safe. They are the disciples of Jesus who are cleansed of sin by His Blood.

So if you want to put your faith in your particular Zodiac sign please make sure you know the ultimate destination of Taurus or Gemini and are happy to spend eternity wishing you had listened to God's message. Its a very dangerous lure into a dark and lonely place.

As for me and my house we choose to serve the Lord Jesus Christ who died for us and came back to life to reign forever in a place called Heaven, the home we came from and where we will return. The streets are paved with gold, the city walls made of diamonds and emeralds. There is everlasting joy, no sickness, lame, broken or sorrowful people there. They are all made whole by the love, mercy and power of our Father. 

He sent Jesus to save the world, the sinners, who have been brainwashed against Him.  He has an abundance of mercy and forgiveness for any who choose to turn away from a life of slavery to sin, error and lies.  Jesus called Satan the father of lies and the accuser of the brethren, the Prince of this world, the Dragon, the serpent.  Satan can not be trusted.

Phillipians 2 v 8 - 12: "And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 
9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Prayer: Heavenly Father,  Forgive us if we have entangled ourselves with astrology and its deceits. We reject it all forever.  We destroy every astrology book, ornament, or item of jewellery showing our starsign.  Your thoughts and ways are higher than ours yet You allow us to have a close fellowship with You. We worship You in Spirit and in truth. Thank You for unfolding Your majestic plan into our finite lives. Let us always know and submit to Your perfect will. In Jesus' name. Amen.