On October 9th, I received a few things from the LORD while sleeping. I awoke to these words: . . . By: Elizabeth Marie
1) Cleanse yourself from all unrighteousness and wickedness
2) Do a purging: purge all horoscope stuff out
3) They are looking to ungodly things to tell the future
Horoscopes tell the future and are done through familiar, demonic spirits that lead unbelievers astray and down the wrong path. Christians are not to participate in anything that has to do with the occult or horoscopes. HOWEVER, there is now a form of this in the churches and with the false prophets.
There are people in the churches that are giving out false prophecies through fortune-telling and not through the HOLY SPIRIT. They long to look into your personal future and tell you what your destiny is going to be. This is very much like reading your horoscope, so you can know what your personal tomorrow brings you. This is also called “DIVINATION” and is spoken of in the Bible.
“the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers” (Webster Dictionary)
It is the practice of fortune-telling, casting spells, astrology, witchcraft, necromancy, and the use of tarot cards. The spirits that are used are demonic and evil, though they can pose as an ‘angel of light’ in the church by hiding with Christian over-tones.
Two places that I have seen this happen personally in the Church is through the use of Christian tarot cards and through fortune-telling using the disguise of prophecy.
There are a lot of ‘prophets’ giving out personal prophecies to people, which is a form of fortune-telling. That is why we must TEST THE SPIRITS, so we can be sure that the that the spiritual gifts that are being displayed are from the HOLY SPIRIT and not from evil/familiar spirits.
We can actually see this kind of fortune-telling using divination in the Bible with what happened with the Book of Acts 16:16-18:
“And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.”
In the above passage, we can see that this girl, who is telling peoples fortunes, was doing so with the help of a demonic spirit instead of the HOLY SPIRIT. Paul was able to discern the difference and cast this evil spirit out! This event should show us that we need to be careful who we receive and listen to so-called ‘prophecies’ from!
Jeremiah says that these kinds of prophets are not from HIM . . . so we need to be CAUTIOUS and CAREFUL who we allow to prophesy over us!
“And the LORD said to me, “The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart.” Jeremiah 14:14
The LORD calls HIS children to be WISE AS SERPENTS!!! We are not seek things that are detestable to the LORD, but only HOLY things! Do NOT get caught up with any form DIVINATION…..but seek the HOLY SPIRIT INSTEAD!!
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.” Deuteronomy 18:10-13