Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
The Occult (Part 5, Conclusion)
'Therefore come out from among them and be separate', says the Lord. 'Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.'
2 Corinthians 6:17 (NKJV)
What are actors, models, and talent for Christ to do in the midst of so many castings and hit shows about the occult? Do you turn around, head home, and barricade yourself back in church? But what about being the light in a dark place? Isn't that what God's movement in the entertainment industry is all about? Yes.
Fleeing from evil is right. Fleeing from the enemy is wrong. Plus, it's not necessary.
Child of the Most High God, you have been given unconquerable supernatural power. It's in His Book, His Word, and by faith in Jesus Christ, It is within you. 'It' is the Holy Spirit. Learning to use, speak, and follow God's power is the most important acting assignment of your life.
Even more, you enter the Promised Land of Hollywood in love, like Jesus, and love never fails. 'Do not judge' is written on your marching orders. However, when you know the truth, you must live it.
The truth of evil residing beneath the surface of 'fun' occult media is inescapable for those who believe God's Word. 'Woe to those who call evil good' (Isaiah 5:20). Therefore, come out from among occult practices and be separate.
Take a stand on this issue. Say 'no' to occult involvement of any kind. Don't watch it. Don't buy it. Don't be a fan of it. Don't perform in it. However, be gentle with those who do not realize the evil attached. Never judge.
Choices of roles, songs, wardrobe, language, actions, or even love-scenes can be made with prayer and discernment--regarding the story as a whole. Love covers a multitude of sins, and God even forgives the cursing of His name.
Bottom line: don't let the enemy confuse you on the occult.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Occult series.