Daily Devotional for Sunday February 2, 2003
Reading Your Horoscope
Reading your horoscope. Many people start the day by turning to their newspaper and reading their horoscope. Harmless fun? Actually, as harmless as it may seem, those horoscope predictions are rooted in satanism and straight from the very pits of hell itself. I have always been amazed how so many Christians routinely play around with their horoscope, without ever realizing how wrong it really is. Now you may be thinking that I am way off base on this issue, but trust me, what I will share is not my opinion, but straight from the Word of God itself.
God created the heavens and the stars, and like everything God creates, satan has perverted it and used it incorrectly. The horoscope is an abomination because it is used to see into the future. Let me tell you right now...NO ONE BUT GOD KNOWS THE FUTURE! The horoscope is based on witchcraft, sorcery, and is an absolute satanic device. Will you go to hell for reading your horoscope? Of course not. But why would you want to be involved in something that God clearly tells us to stay away from?
I already know that I will be getting many emails from people telling me that I am making too much of this issue. People that will tell me that there are more important things to worry about. But the reason I am dealing with this subject today is to illustrate how blind we often are, and how we can innocently get involved with things that are straight from satan himself without ever realizing it. When you go to the zoo and see the lions, there is always a very large fence or some other protective mechanism making it virtually impossible for you to ever come in contact with them. Why? Obviously because they are very dangerous and could easily kill you if you ever came face to face with them.
There are many things in life that we protect ourselves from once we know they can be dangerous to us. I want to tell you today that playing around with your zodiac sign, reading your horoscope, is no different that jumping the fence at the zoo to go play with the lions. You are opening yourself up to a very dangerous situation which is why God has tried to warn us from this type of thing in His Word.
I really do love you and care about you deeply. I realize that many of you think there is nothing wrong with reading your horoscope. Many use these psychic networks that are so prevalent. Again I tell you, only God knows the future. For the most part, these fortune tellers are just a way to make money off of people's troubles. But the problem is, on top of the monetary cost involved, you are turning to someone other than God for answers. Only God has the answers, but the real sin in turning to horoscopes, psychics, witchcraft, is putting your faith and hope in something other than God Himself.
We read the sad account of King Saul, who near the end of his life in desperation turns from the God of Israel that anointed him king, and turned to a witch. The sin was putting his faith in something or someone other than God for answers and direction. That is the key reason why horoscopes are not something those who follow Christ should be involved with. if you need direction, answers, help in your time of need, turn to God. Put your faith in the Lord.
I will be praying for you today. I understand that many of you are caught up in the horoscopes and psychics and you will be in my prayers. God will give you the strength to turn away form this satanic activity and turn to Him in your time of need. For many who never totally understood the serious nature of this type of activity, now you know so run from it. It is not something to even fool around with. When we need guidance, direction, answers, we need to turn to the only source in the universe that can truly help us, God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and earth Himself. Turn from satan and his evil inventions. Look to God.
I don't often do this, but I am including many scripture references for you to read to understand how bad this whole horoscope, witchcraft, psychic world really is. Take 15 minutes and read these passages, and let the Holy Spirit bring you under total conviction about how dangerous this activity is. Genesis 44:15, Numbers 22:7, Deut 18:14, I Samuel 6:2, Jer 27:9, Ezekiel 13:23,21:21, Zechariah 10:2, Acts16:16 Genesis 41:24, Exodus 7:11,8:19, 9:11 Deut 18:11 I Samuel 28:11 Isaiah 8:19, 2:6, Daniel 2:27,5:7 Deut 18:10, 2 Kings 17:17, 21:6, Isaiah 47:9, Malachi 3:5 Acts 8:11, 13:6 Exodus 22:18,Leviticus 19:31, 20:6, I Samuel 15:23 28:7, 2 Kings 9:22, 23:24, I Chronicles 10:13, Isaiah 8:19, 19:3, 29:4, Galatians 5:20.
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller