How to Lose Your Soul – Part V –
Spell casting is alive and well today.
Never have the doctrines of demons been louder. Never have occult enchantments been more potent. Never have dark magics been so insistent. And sadly…never has Soul been so sickened…and lose-able.
Daily we are bombarded by Babylon…and we swim in the circling streams of the Harlot’s sorcery. It seems “we live and move and have our being” battling the constant tug of her clingy currents and spells…or worse—unconsciously succumbing to her ceaseless seductions…only then to drown…unresistingly.
She makes you want what you don’t want.
Commercials are magic…they are spiritual…they are un-bodily power reaching through the air…a force of Will descending from heavenly satellites…penetrating muscle, sinew, bone, synapse…and then to seed in the Mind’s fertile soil. Weeds of worldliness choke our inner wheelworks. How terrible to have tares among our Inner World wheat!
Yet we deny the affect of the infect.
What is this but magic? Which one of us has not felt our heart stir at the onset of one of her lurid enticements? It’s dread sorcery that can enter a child…a church…a country…and weakening their resolve, wed them to “…all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh (craving for sensual gratification) and the lust of the eyes (greedy longings of the mind) and the pride of life (assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things).” 1 John 2:16
This is a subtle sorcery…the Serpent kind…the kind that could mislead a whole Race. Pharaoh’s magicians, Jannes and Jambres, could only dream of such power. All countries…all creeds…all religions…have slept with her and ingested her doctrine: “to love the world with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength”…“to love your pleasures more than your Soul.” We live in the heart of Mystery Babylon—“For your businessmen were the great and prominent men of the earth, and by your magic spells and poisonous charm all nations were led astray (seduced and deluded).” Revelation 18: 23b
Babylon hollers Outer World…but God’s Kingdom whispers World Within. And make no mistake—the inattentive Soul is bound for Babylon…where we can be charmed into wearing and loving our pretty chains. That is why we must be very intentional about Beauty.
If you cannot get out of Babylon…get Babylon out of you.
Allow the Prince of Splendors to be your Beauty. Then the beauty of your home…your furnishings…your garden…your wardrobe…your dinner table…even your eyes and face—all of it can be a response to how beautiful He is to you.
We often get it backwards. Outward treasures cannot make us beautiful inwardly. Oh! but how the reverse is true! An Inner World awash in God’s beauties inevitably gushes forth into all we do and say. Beauty is an inside job…at least at first.
Beautifying your Outer World can be a fitting response to Beauty’s presence in your Inner World. In fact, you won’t be able to help it. Your wardrobe will resound with worship! Your garden will offer praise! Your furnishings will be but an outward reflection of the elegant inward home you daily prepare for Him. Even your eyes can radiate His eternal charms…so long as they remain on the Glorious Shining One. And you’ll do it all for Him!
There is no one more attractive than He-of-the-Big-Brown-Eyes. He is the antidote to Babylon poisoning. He must be the Love of you life. Remind yourself of this constantly.
Being enraptured by Him is a choice. Let yourself be.
“ The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.” Matthew 12:35
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