New World Order Vs. New Age Deception

It’s all “love and light,” until you’ve found yourself in God’s dark room. 

We live in a world today where the teaching of “there’s power in the tongue,” has turned into “manifestation and affirmations.” While encouraging yourself and speaking goodness over your life is never a bad thing, becoming dependent upon your own power isn’t such a good thing. 

In the recent months, life has left me speechless and clueless, yet still full of curiosity. Well, curiosity killed the cat. Astrology and fascination with zodiac signs has become mainstream. Today’s society promotes the lifestyle of universal law, numerology, astrology, and overall, being ‘woke’ and ‘in alignment.’ It’s easy to get distracted by universal things such as, horoscopes and retrogrades.

My logic when it comes to esoteric topics is and has been: if God created me, the moon and the stars, who are we to say astrological and astronomical topics have nothing to do with our human experience? There is a time for everything under the Sun so whose to determine that numerology and where the planets are aligning at this very moment should be considered “separation of church and state?”

A few years ago, I began to become heavily invested in seeking the truth behind life. I’ve grown up in baptist church my entire life but it wasn’t until I was about 18 years old when God lit a flame and I became really thirsty for knowledge. I recall reading my Bible a lot and being very intrigued. What I had known to just be a routine had now become a ritual for me. 

Around the same time, I was introduced to astrology via social media. People, especially women I followed, routinely posted horoscopes and messages on my newsfeed and began to build a community, often referred to as ‘Soul Family.’ Many seemed to be clairvoyant and each message resonated with my reality. As I built a virtual relationship with these different people, many spiritual gurus began to get overwhelmed with the dependency others placed upon them. So, some suggested the audience follow their own intuition and pull their own oracle or tarot cards. 

No matter how knowledgeable you may seem, I believe that no human will ever understand me like I understand myself. So I took their advice and began to invest in my own spiritual journey and I began with investing in my own oracle deck. At the time, I felt a sense of comfort because the oracle decks mentioned my ascended master, Jesus Christ.

In the following year, after experiencing some life altering changes, I became even more in search of answers and invested in my own tarot deck and began learning this.

I always find myself in a sort of evolution, which at the moment, seems like a storm. As I began pulling my own cards, I felt a sense of control over my circumstances. I became dependent on them, resulting in me shuffling them daily.

Months passed and my morning routine shifted from writing prayers to pulling cards. One particular week, I found myself shuffling the cards but nothing came of it. Something in my head kept saying “girl, you need to pray and ask God instead of continuously shuffling these cards.” However, it had become a habit to pull a card daily. 

While simultaneously shuffling my own cards,I tuned into the spiritualists I followed. A couple of women that I typically resonate with, were predicting unfortunate series of events and as I was watching, out flew a negative card out of my own deck. Instantly, my spirit was vexed. I remember quickly reciting scriptures that were etched in my brain concerning fortune telling or witchcraft.  I decided to go back to my OG google, my Bible. 

“What does the Bible say concerning tarot?”

I found this:

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities.” 

After reading it and trying to make sense of it, I was left with many questions. My comprehension left me saying “well, it didn’t say she was lying. They were there to tell a way of salvation.” I also was very conflicted because I am a person who has very vivid dreams and is really in-tune. Paul and Silas were led to this particular city by a dream so what is the difference between this and an omen? (In which, the Bible directs us not to seek).

The next few days, my spirit was still unsettled and by the end of the week, I told myself “alright, you know where to go for some real prayer and a real word.”  The next morning was Sunday and amidst being extremely exhausted and hungover, God woke me up at 8 AM. Something was still tugging on my spirit to get up and go to church. I laid there for about 30 minutes and eventually decided to research what time service started at a familiar church. The church had posted a invitational flyer and it read “Join us as Pastor continues his series of Acts,” and the title of the sermon was ‘Handling God’s Dark Room, Acts 16″ While the Acts part sounded familiar, I was more focused on the title of the sermon. Surely it was something I could get from it. I had one hour to get up and do something with myself. 

As I sat in church, everything about the service resonated with my spirit. From the devotional, to the chorus. Once it was time for the sermon and the pastor asked the congregation to turn to Acts 16. I instanly got chills. He continued, “And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying…”

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.” And in this instant, God was assuring me to listen to His voice.”

Every question I had regarding my own comprehension, was answered. Growing up baptist, I adopted this mindset to never question God. As an adult, it hindered my relationship with Him. How could the person who loves me so much get upset when I have natural curiosity? And how do you really build a relationship with something or someone without asking questions?

This experience was so beautiful because it showed me that not only does He love me enough to communicate with me, He loved me enough not to let me fall.

 When we think of idolatry, we instanly think of statues and mythology. But the Bible says ““The heart is deceitful above all things, and [a]desperately wicked; who can know it?”  In this instant, my heart was genuinely searching but the devil took my thirst for knowledge and made me think my human experience was enough to save myself.

Now what my spirit and reality once resonated with, doesn’t anymore. And just like Paul, I get aggravated when these spiritual gurus speak. While God can give you a dream, seeking symbolism and omens is not the same thing.

We, as humans, chase a lifestyle that we see portrayed by others, i.e. top floor energy, soft life, luxury, etc. But at the end of it all, what does it profit one to gain the world and lose their soul?

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