You’re Protected from Evil (2)
Here are three ways you can open yourself up to the power of evil:
1) By choice.
The author of ‘The Satanic Bible’, Anton LaVey, said, ‘A successful witch or wizard must first surrender totally to Satan.’
You’re probably wondering what kind of person would say or do such a thing. But the fact is, God gives each of us a free will capable of surrendering to Christ or to Satan. Paul writes,
‘Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves…so…present your [bodies] as slaves of righteousness’ (Romans 6:16, 19 NKJV).
2) By unrestrained indulgence.
When any natural desire is indulged to excess, it can become an addiction and a force of destruction.
Now, let’s be clear here: addiction doesn’t mean someone is demon possessed. Many Christians battle stubborn habits, and Christ has promised to set them free (John 8:32).
When you were saved, Christ moved in and Satan moved out, because Christ won’t live in a building with the devil.
3) By dabbling in the occult.
God told Israel that those who put their trust in mediums were to be cut off from the community (Leviticus 20:6). Ever wonder why spiritual mediums can’t pick the right lottery number, then win a fortune and feed the starving masses? Because they’re fake, that’s why!
Speaking of Satan, Jesus said, ‘There is no truth in him…he is a liar and the father of [lies]’ (John 8:44 NKJV). Don’t mess with the powers of darkness. The only true guidance that comes from a star, comes from Jesus, ‘the Bright and Morning Star’ (Revelation 22:16 NKJV).
‘Hide me in the shadow of your wings.’ Psalms 17:8 NIV