The Common Denominator of Idols Phychics Occult Horoscope & Religion
Shows that promote celebrites, actors, singers, movie stars and even sports atheletes are taking the stage like wildfire. Those that take the spotlight have such an influence on us; so how are we influenced by these idols; especially the younger generation of society.
Countless people seek to know the future; from the newspapers and magazines that carry horoscope columns to the television networks that advertise psychic hotlines. Magazine racks at grocery store checkout offer books on celebrities, idols, perfect bodies, astrology, numerology, occult subjects and so much more.
Many, think it is no more than harmless fun not knowing the dangers within. After all, what's so bad about reading your horoscope, delving into the occult world and getting fascinated by the idols and celebrity lifestyles? Like the wood and stone idols of times past, these present-day seers and these idols we worship with our own lifestyles, are substitutes for putting our trust in the living God.
God is displeased with our involvement in anything that is not of Himself. No matter what the motive or how great the need, dabbling into anything that is not of God will only lead us down the road of disaster. Leviticus 19:31 says "Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God". Most people who begin dabbling in astrology, fortune-telling, or Ouija boards don't take it all that seriously; but these simple, harmless-looking games have took some down a dangerous road when they open doors that should have been left closed. It's only a matter of time before the dark powers of demonic forces ensnare them.
God is delighted when we trust Him only and He strengthens those who put their trust in Him. If we are not grounded in the Word of God and seeking Him daily you can easily fall prey to the lure of the occult.