REFRAIN FROM COUNTERFEIT KNOWLEDGE!!!
By Lisa Bell:
Observe the Things of The True and Living God and
Not of Idols, Not Able to Save You!!!
Paul and Barnabas at Lystra
“Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and began walking. And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lycaonian, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was at the entrance to the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their garments and rushed out into the crowd, crying out, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. In past generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways. Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” Even with these words they scarcely restrained the people from offering sacrifice to them.
Christians, Put Away Your Signs of the Zodiac, Horoscopes, Astrology, Mythology, Omens, Sorceries, Witchcraft, Devilish Worship, and Fortune Tellers, and the Like Manner!! For this Is An Offense and Affront to the
One True God and Creator of Mankind Who is One!!! This Counterfeit Knowledge Devalues Whom the Father Sent Into the World to Save it, Even the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ, His Son and Our Lord and Savior!!! These Practices are Steeped in Idolatry, and Built on Vanity and Pride!! This Counterfeit Knowledge Stands in Between True Closeness with Your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Although these Ungodly Practices are an Offense to God the Father in Heaven and Still is Pervasive in the Lives of Many Christians, God Still Shows Love and Provides for His Children and Gives them All Things to Enjoy According to His Grace!!!
“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?”
“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!”
(James 2:19 NKJV).
“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so no man knoweth the things of God, but the Spirit of God”
(1 Corinthians 2:11 ESV).
“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?
But we have the mind of Christ”
(1 Corinthians 2:16 KJV)
“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things”
(Ecclesiastes 11:5 ESV )
No One knows the future but God!!! Nothing or No One can Chart Your Course in Life by looking at the Stars and Planets, Numbers, Crystal Balls, or Consulting with Psychics and the like manner. Today God speaks through His Son, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Word, the Holy Scriptures!! If you are Seeking Knowledge Search the Holy Scriptures, the Word of God. For it has the Words of Eternal Life and Testifies of Jesus Our Lord and Savior. Jesus will Guide You Through Life as the Great Shepherd with His Staff and Rod!!!
“Study to shew (show) thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”
(2 Timothy 2:15 KJV).
Remember, if you need to know so badly what life holds for you moment to moment by turning to your horoscopes, attempting to read the stars and planets, or palms, faces, numbers, and the like manner; it has been said, Curiosity Killed that Cat!! Remember, there are Only Two Types of People in the World, the Lost and the Saved, Not Zodiac Signs!! If Christians were to Observe this Notion More Closely, Lost Lives Would be Saved!!!
Thus, Wait on the Lord to Unfold Your Prayers and Petitions!!!
The Old Testament is for Our Learning!!!
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this”
“Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed; perhaps you may inspire terror. You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons make known what shall come upon you. Behold, they are like stubble; the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. No coal for warming oneself is this, no fire to sit before! Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have done business with you from your youth; they wander about, each in his own direction; there is no one to save you”
“Daniel answered the king and said, “No wise men, enchanters, magicians, or astrologers can show to the king the mystery that the king has asked, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these:
Put Away Your Idols Before God!!!
“Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe”
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”
(Acts 17:30 KJV).
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