Fortune Telling

August 11

“…a certain slave girl demonized
with a spirit of divination met us,
who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying,
‘These men are the servants of the Most High God,
who proclaim to us the way of salvation.’
And this she did for many days.
But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit,
“I command you in the name of Jesus Christ
to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.
Acts 16:16-18

It’s difficult for people in this modern era to believe that demons are real. Psychiatry comes up with all kinds of diagnoses to explain behavior considered not “normal; but in this passage it is clearly stated, as it is in MANY other passages, that it was a demon spirit that occupied the soul of this girl.

After Paul cast out the spirit, the girl could no longer tell fortunes. Her employers had made a lot of money from her “gift,” and they were so enraged that they had Paul and Silas beaten and thrown into prison.

When a person has a “psychic gift,” the source is always a demonic spirit. If a psychic tells you something he or she would have had no way of knowing, the knowledge ALWAYS comes from a demonic spirit within the medium.

People with psychic “gifts” end up with various curses that come on all involved in the occult. Many times there will be tragedy in that family, mental illness, and/or premature death. The Scriptures absolutely forbid involvement in any form of occultism, and the curse that comes upon anyone involving themselves in it will go down to the third and fourth generation. It’s that serious.

King Saul went to a fortune teller, and the result was …he lost his life shortly after. The occult is deadly. It’s called “spiritual adultery.”




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