“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
SUPERNATURAL POWER: GULLIBILITY CONCERNING, DECEPTION ABOUT AND MANAGEMENT OF
A few recent discussions revealed that there are several misconceptions about supernatural power. One of the biggest: that such power does not exist.
Several recent conversations covered several points on the same topic: supernatural power and those methods the world now uses to confuse the masses.
In the one, the specific point of addictions and other compulsions was discussed.
It was agreed that there are many substances/behaviors which the world calls addictions.
Once upon a time, the word “addiction” was unknown. IN FACT, the word has only been known for a little over 400 years. Did the behaviors that addiction describes only exist for the past 400 years?
Then, what other words were once used to describe these obsessions the world now calls “addictions“?
Compulsion, habit, problem, enslavement, bent, craving, inclination.
Except for “enslavement” (and perhaps “craving“), all are words which describe CHOSEN BEHAVIORS.
Nothing earth-shaking there.
The discussion then moved on to whether a compulsions can be “managed“–and why such “management” grows more difficult over time.
The discussion went something as follows:
“I’m having trouble staying on my program. It’s getting away from me.”
“Don’t be too hard on yourself. You can’t manage something that is stronger than you are.”
“I don’t think any substance is stronger.”
“What if it isn’t just a substance you are up against? What if the Bible is correct and you are struggling against something else? Some kind of entity which means you no good?”
“But I used to be able to manage it really well.”
“Exactly. You believed it to be a behavior. You THOUGHT you had control of it. What if you only had the ILLUSION of control?” What if it was ALWAYS stronger than you and only let you THINK you could manage it all the while, the hook was being set in your mouth and you continued down that path thinking you had control when you didn’t?”
And there the conversation stopped.
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
Moving on to another recent conversation, the topic was Hollywood, celebrities and the constant propaganda barrage needed to convince the masses that these people are somehow elegant, refined and someone to be desired.
“But they are so glamorous!”
“Do you know where the word “glamour” came from and what it means?”
(A brief summary of glamour and how they were spells to make someone see something more pleasant or attractive than what was really there.)
Glamour originally was a term applied to a magical-occult spell that was cast on somebody to make them see something the spell-caster wished them to see, when in fact it was not what it seemed to be. In the late 19th century terminology, a non-magical item used to help create a more attractive appearance gradually became known as ‘a glamour’.
“Glamour” originally referred to be a magic spell, an illusion cast by Gypsies and witches.
The reaction when informed that such spells were for sale in the local area?
“People are really gullible. They’ll believe anything.”
“Interesting point. But who is gullible and deceived: the person whose story about glamour explains what is happening around him OR the person in modern America who has been indoctrinated into believing such spells do not exist and who has no answers when those events occur?”
It was then mentioned that there is presently a brisk trade in the buying and selling of such spells–not only on the Internet, but locally in shops that deal in such things.
In addition, it was pointed out that many people have experiences with such supernatural power, that the Bible declares it is real and that the people buying and selling such things also vehemently declare its existence.
The discussion then moved on to other topics.
Supernatural power is a hard subject to discuss for a number of reasons.
1- Many have no experience with it and so do not believe it to exist. A great many of these have no interest because they believe the stories they have been told: that such power does not exist.
2- Some have experience with the supernatural but do not know they have such experiences as they attribute these encounters to the various stories they have been told.
3- Others have regularly had such experiences, but insist they do not exist in order to deceive others.
4- Many who know such power exists only have experiences with illegitimate supernatural power–not the type which is from God Almighty. Perhaps the majority of this group do not even believe there is any other type of supernatural power than the illegitimate type.
When a person finds themselves responding to various events by claiming “That doesn’t make sense,” then the stories that person has been taught to explain why things are the way things are do not work.
IF they worked, events WOULD “make sense.”
The discussion on this subject will continue. There is much yet to cover.
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”
DOES the reader have experience with supernatural power?
DOES the reader know that illegitimate supernatural power–no matter what the perceived attractions–ALWAYS leads to death and destruction?
There is still yet a little time to change directions (repent).
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 1, 2016.]
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–with Mondo Frazier
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