“And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the (a)way of Salvation.” Acts 16:16-1
There are many possessed with the spirit of divination ‘prophelying’ over those with itchy ears. Mysticism abounds in the modern church building up the ‘man of God’ and God.
Recognize the direction you are being led; to the Cross of Christ or away from the Cross of Christ. Mysticism will lead us away from the Finished Word of Christ Jesus to supply all of our needs according to His riches in Glory and to ‘ourselves’. Telling us what God wants for ‘us’ but not showing us the way to receive His Promises. We feel good for a moment until the reality of our current situation slaps us in the face.
Lying to ourselves and to God is not God’s method of deliverance for His Children. The Promises of God ARE yes and amen to those who follow HIM. In order to follow the Lord we must DENY ourselves…not focus on ourselves (Luke 9:23).
Many are walking in spiritual defeat because the ‘personal prophelies’ given unto them by those being led by a spirit of divination have caused their faith to move from the Cross of Christ, the One Who afforded all that we receive from God, to the lies of man. These personal prophesies are cursing the Believer who believes the lies. Theses prophelies may indeed sound good and right and unless properly discerned, they will deceive the Believer. Many are richly supporting such propheliars who sufficiently tickle their ears and appeal to the lust of their flesh.
Let me be clear, the Bible says in the last days your sons and daughters will prophesy (Acts 2:17) but such prophesies will always exhort faith in the Cross of Christ, not self.
If it, whatever ‘it’ may be, does not point you to the Cross of Christ for all that you need; ‘it’ is another way to Salvation and another way to Sanctification – from such turn away.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8
Your faith in the Cross of Christ Jesus is what the devil is after. He wants to destroy, kill and steal all that the Lord has afforded you on Calvary’s Cross by turning you, the Believer, to another way. Be sober. Be vigilant. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren