Sunday, June 17, 2012

Calling all believers to a prayer request

Please see UPDATE here.

What is below is an actual letter I have sent to my local newspaper. I live in an area of the USA that is considered the "Bible Belt". See map at left. The Bible Belt is "an informal term for a region in the southeastern and south-central United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism is a significant part of the culture and Christian church attendance across the denominations is generally higher than the nation's average."

Yet  in our Christian conservative evangelical area, satan has made bold and dastardly attempts to target our precious youth. See the explanation for my call to prayer in the following letter I've sent in:
There’s a local Summer Library Class for teenagers called “Enter Portentia”. In it, youths aged 12-18 will be taught “how to interpret your dreams, read palms, tell fortunes and become open to the portents (secret messages) around and within us.” 
We’re all intensely curious about the ‘other side’ aren’t we? I think it’s natural for people to wonder about the realms we cannot see. The fact that we do wonder is testament to the fact that we believe those realms exist. 
Before I was saved by Jesus’s grace, I used a Ouija board, went to a Tarot Reading, had my palm read, and had my Aura photographed. I was looking for answers to those secrets I knew were beyond my grasp. But to be honest, each time I felt a little silly. I didn't think that looking at my own palm’s flesh was going to reveal the secrets of the other side. For that, I needed to look beyond myself. Besides, how could I trust any information I got? What was the source of it? I remained uneasy. 
When I was born again, the messages from the other side became clear, because Jesus sends Holy Spirit to guide us into truth. The scales fell from my eyes, and questions about the other side were answered- in the bible. Jesus is the only reliable source! 
Any information we get from the other side that’s not from God’s Word is occult and is outside His bounds. Therefore it’s bad for us. 
The bible condemns activity such as the Portentia class in the strongest possible terms. Verses in both New and Old Testament call divination an abomination. I urgently request that the Library decision-makers stop this class. You are exposing children to realms that God condemned, because He knows to partake of them invites hell into your house. 
If you’re not a Christian and you’re reading this, don’t dismiss it. Divination is not a “harmless” activity. As a parent, if your daughter came home with Tarot cards and books on palm reading, do you say, “Goodie! I hope she makes a career out of it!”? Do you say, “What a relief, this is such a wholesome activity!” You don’t say those things, because in your heart you know that the uneasiness you feel is there for a reason. Kids who get sucked up into occult activity rarely come out the other side without experiencing a downward spiral first. 
The answer to what is on the other side is Jesus. If there are Christian participants and leaders of that class: Stop the class. Repent and ask Him to forgive you. He will. Non-Christian participants and teachers of the class: If you ask Him to forgive you of all your sins, He will do that too. You won’t need to read lines on your palm anymore, because you'll have an eternity to discover the secrets of the other side that Jesus is waiting to share.
Here are some resources on Divination and Spiritism:

Does the bible take a position on clairvoyance and parapsychology?

What kinds of things can open you up to demonic oppression?

Is there demonic activity in the world today?

What does the bible say about palm reading

The class is in two parts. The first part has already passed. The second class is scheduled to be held June 21. Would you please pray that the teachers of this class, the youth participants, and the Library Board's hearts would be changed? That this second class be cancelled? That any youth hooked by the first class would be released? And that those involved would repent, or become saved if they are not?

Though it is disheartening to me to be on a battlefield that has satanic ammunition constantly lobbed from any direction, at any time, I praise the Lord He gave us His Word, His armor, His Son, and His victory so that we can go forth in confidence and joy in doing His work. Thank you for your consideration on this personal request.

10 comments:

  1. In the name of Jesus. I pray for this young children. May His blood be upon these precious ones.

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  2. I will be praying.
    Lord, my God have mercy on these dear children who do not know better. Father, send someone into their lives that will show them the wrong in this. Protect their minds and souls from these activities. Jesus, cover them in Your precious blood and put a hedge of protection around them. Thank you, in Your name Jesus I pray.

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    1. Hi Child of God,

      Thank you so much. I've written to all the Board members, asking them to cancel the second class... I am praying that their hearts will open to the truth and that they will advise the Library staff to ditch the class

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  3. I have prayed for these children. To have adults bring them into this is just something else. They do not know what they are dealing with and it is a very sad situation indeed. So many kids and adults are looking for answers to questions that can be only answered correctly through the love of our Lord and His teachings. I see that many kids have no hope in schools, in places they visit, in what they read and in what they watch. I know there is so much good out there if you seek it and it's up to the parents to provide it to them. What a world it would be if they taught them the Holy Bible. Keep up the good work! My husband and I love love love your blog. It gives us such insight into many things we otherwise wouldn't know. God bless you.

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  4. Dear Elizabeth, I am joining you in prayer for these dear young souls that they are not taken into the demonic realm. Satan loves to come as an angel of light as that is much more appealing than the truth of his destructive nature. He comes to steal, kill and destroy. It is time that all Christians realize this and understand that he is not playing around. Lives are at stake; the souls of many are at stake. To any Christians and/or non-Christians who are reading this, be warned: Do not venture into what the Bible speaks of as "hidden knowledge"; it is very real and it is forbidden. Stay away from things like Elizabeth noted above as these things are not of God. Blessings, Tracy
    PS - Thank you for kind note; and I will be in touch soon.

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  5. I am praying for your children & youth; I was into the Tarot for almost 10 years; though it was very accurate, after I got saved I realized that there are demons & evil spirits all around us, trying to trick us into following them b/c they might supply near-instant 'answers' to our questions; since I burned my Tarot cards & any paraphenalia I had, the night terrors I had on a several times-aweek basis have ceased; I already know my future; my citizenship is in Heaven; MARANATHA!!

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    1. Hi Anonymous,
      I'm so glad you're out of the occult now! Even better that you have gotten rid of your stuff. God is pleased:

      "A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power." Acts 19:19-20

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  6. I am praying for your children & youth; I was into the Tarot for almost 10 years; though it was very accurate, after I got saved I realized that there are demons & evil spirits all around us, trying to trick us into following them b/c they might supply near-instant 'answers' to our questions; since I burned my Tarot cards & any paraphenalia I had, the night terrors I had on a several times-aweek basis have ceased; I already know my future; my citizenship is in Heaven; MARANATHA!!

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  7. I am praying for you and your family. I believe our God still acts with miracles. To God be the Glory!

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