Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Hot Topics... Magic
For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.
Revelation 18:23 (NKJV)
This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against all your magic charms, which you use to ensnare my people like birds. I will tear them from your arms, setting My people free like birds set free from a cage.
Ezekiel 13:20 (NLT)
Even when people don't believe in God, most believe in something invisible: a powerful supernatural force... like magic, sorcery, precognition, witchcraft, horoscopes or fortune telling.

Media has magnified occultism. On the bright side are grand superheroes. On the dark side are vampires and monsters. Sadly, no enchantments are on God's side.

Unless a miracle glorifies God, it glorifies the devil or people. Therein, it's a misleading distraction from the true supernatural Hero.

Therefore, God gives no leeway for magic. Throughout His Word, He firmly denounces all supernatural occurrences that aren't attributable to Him.*

They are far more than innocent sparklers: intriguing and amusing His children. We'd be wise to heed our Father's warnings: Stay away. Do not touch. Do not handle.

## Hot Topics: Magic (Part 43)

* Previous Devotions:

* The Occult (5-Part Series written 2011. The links are somewhat dated but still disturbing. Parental Warning.):

* True Blood, Avoid The Temptation To Cheapen True Blood:

* Tough Questions For Christian Performers, The Occult:

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hot Topics series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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