Magic when defined as doing super human things by ‘supernatural’ means has always been a concern for me. The reason is that in end times satan will show this type of power (Revelation 13:13-18) and many will follow him as a result. What we now call magic is perhaps better named parlor tricks even if somewhat sophisticated but their effect on some should be of concern.
The magic which has been recorded as being of concern is what has been around since the time of the exodus and acknowledged as sorcery which is evil (Exodus 7:11). During apostolic times as now sorcery continued (Acts 8:9) but as the Biblical figure Simon discovered was totally separate from the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:18-24). This is where as Christians we need to be concerned.
Comfort for believers comes in knowing God’s power is greater than satans out of whom comes all which is evil. This can be seen in the example of Exodus 7:11-12. Good will always at some point overcome evil when we call upon God. If we choose not to call upon God it would be well for us to read the prophetic words of 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 and especially the words of the last verse where we read “all will be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness (deception)”. This is where there is DANGER IN MAGIC.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Magic often mistakenly magnifies mankind and not the Master.
DEVOTIONAL VERSES FOR TODAY: 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 “Magic as recognized in prophecy”.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord I seek only the power of Your Holy Spirit.
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:
- Can there be both white and black magic?
- What is the danger of magic?
- Do you have the power of the Holy Spirit?
- How do you feel about magic?