Many years ago, my father sent me a beautiful gold necklace with a crystal center. The crystal had an etched crab on it since my birthday was in July. I loved my father, and I didn’t want to hurt him, but I had to write and tell him I couldn’t wear the necklace, because as much as I didn’t want to offend my father, I didn’t want to offend my Heavenly Father even more.
Many people, including many Christians, believe that checking their daily horoscope in the morning is an innocuous and fun pastime. It isn’t. It’s a Satanic worship ritual.
But why? Doesn’t even Jesus give us the old sailor’s truism, “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailors delight.” (Matt. 16:2-3) There has been a lot of discussion this year about the four blood moons. and other weather phenomena portending great danger for our country. (see Luke 21:25) What’s the difference between pastors preaching on these signs and a horoscope? The difference is that between astronomy and astrology. The heavens do declare the glory of God, and He writes His messages all across the sky. The Magi even followed a star to Bethlehem and found the Messiah.
A few years back, I had a serious discussion about this with my son Kevin. He said he’d told a woman his birthday, and she’d told him all about his life. He thought it was amazing.
“It wasn’t amazing,” I told him. “It was Satanic power at its most vicious.”
I tried to explain to him that because we serve an orderly God, and we live in an orderly universe that operates according to an orderly system, it’s only natural that some of that order could be seen by the enemy, and used to entice God’s children away from true worship of the Creator into a false worship of creation. What I tried to point out to him though was that the One who made a pattern could just as easily break it any time He desired. And it’s also when we break the pattern, when we go against what comes naturally and enter the realm of God’s wisdom, that we achieve greatness too. Astrology would condemn us to the natural. What God desires is a supernatural reliance on Him alone.
We were designed to worship. It’s written into our DNA. Our sinful nature rebels against God. but it can’t fight that need to worship something. It finds something to fill that need. If a stupid little horoscope can do that, Satan gets people firmly in his grip.
Taboo Tuesday Question of the Day: How do you respond to someone who wants to read you your horoscope?
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