Occult (in latin “accultus”) means to cover up, hide or conceal. The purpose is to deceive you.
Occultism is always involved with some contact with the demonic world.
One of the characteristics of occultism is that it creates a strange magnetism that draws the participant while, at the same time, frightens him. People are attracted to it and move into it, but always with some degree of fear and trepidation.
Demons and occultism work hand in hand. In fact, occultism would not exist without demons. If there were no demons, there would be no occult.
Here is some important information about the legend of the Jack O’Lantern. Continue Reading
My preference is to use both NASB and NKJV. The NASB (New American Standard Bible) is a literal word-for-word translation and retain as much of the original grammar and sentence structure as possible. In addition, the KJV (King James Version) and the NKJV (New King James Version) are also literal, but if we compare them to the NASB, the NASB is the most literal. Continue Reading
Ephesians 6:16, “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”
“Above all” may mean that the “shield” is to be used against everything. The Christian’s calling in the world is that of a soldier. The Christian’s shield offers protection against “all fiery darts of the wicked one”. The flaming arrows of Satan cannot penetrate the believer who places his faith in God.
“Fiery darts” from the devil could be doubt, temptations, insecurity, evil imaginations, bad memories, vain thoughts, etc. Continue Reading
Ephesians 5:15-17 15 “Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, 16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
How many of us set our expectations in stone, convinced that things will turn out just like we planned for the year? With the end of the year fast approaching come reminders of broken New Year’s resolutions, promises and regret. Why do we seem to fail at resolutions? Continue Reading