Week 20 Day 3
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
II Chronicles 33 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2 He did evil in the sight of the Lord according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord dispossessed before the sons of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he also erected altars for the Baals and made [a]Asherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. 4 He built altars in the house of the Lord of which the Lord had said, “My name shall be in Jerusalem forever.” 5 For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. 6 He made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger.
Have you ever heard people talk about karma, or fate, or mediums, or seers, or destiny, or casting bones, or seeking help from angels, demons, or “the gods”? All of these are what is being refenced in the scripture above which became the downfall of Manasseh the king of the Israelites. These same ideas which we so casually toss about today have been a creeping cancer on Christian culture since the days of Marco Polo and the general increase in trade from India and China. People have become fascinated with every failed religion for generation upon generation until we have reached a saturation point I our ability to think and reason.
Nowadays people keep talking about thinking “outside of the box”, or thinking globally. Both of which are just an excuse for taking a lazy and slovenly approach to the logic of a situation, juxtaposing oppositional ideas for the same of ease, notoriety, or profit.
Every time we speak of these spiritually oppositional ideas we are in reality invoking the kingdom of the “prince of the power of the air”. (Ephesians 2:1-2) No matter how you slice it we are to have nothing to do with the occult. Even the casual speech which has crept into our common language creates doorways of invitation to the corrupting influences of the devil. Be careful, be devoted, And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7