Dec. 14, 2016

Bad Moons Rising and Bad Company

This train of thought is a little late leaving the station and getting to its destination, but here goes. My perception is that there were some objections from the “prosecution”. This needs to be said.

1 Corinthians 15:27 - “… God has put all things in subjection under His feet…”

Prefacing thoughts: This is the view of faith whereby we are to live, as being in Christ: co-dead, co-buried, co-resurrected, and yes, co-ascended (please read and keep in mind Ephesians 2:6, Colossians 2:9,10). In Him we are subjected to the will of the Heavenly Father, God Who is infinite love. More spectacular than anything in the cosmos!

Last evening many were interested in looking up into the sky because of the full moon. If you enjoy astronomy - a science - you can simply acknowledge this for what it is, a view of the full moon from the earth. 

However, if you “keep company” with the idea of astrology - that any heavenly body has any power over you, or has anything to tell you about yourself - then you are wandering from Christ, and at best marginalizing the reason He has redeemed you. A view may have been put into your head that this big full moon may have some power over you. That shift in perspective - from the heavenly reality in Christ to the idea of created objects in the sky having power over you - can be “excused” if we just play around, for instance, with the daily horoscope in the local newspaper. After all, it’s just a little thing, a little fun.  Therein is the hook, and many do not realize they’ve been hooked by this daily indulgence.

What must at all times be remembered is that you are not under any “sign”, except the sign of the cross of our LORD Jesus Christ! There is no other, for if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Those old pagan superstitions have passed away! And in Him, you are to reckon yourself dead to them, and alive unto the Lord only!

When power is given over to any created thing it can bring on all sorts of excuses for bad behavior. An opening has been made through the mind, for example, by the horoscope which tells you you are going to have a bad Wednesday. So you believe and receive a bad Wednesday - since this pattern appears in the sky! 

This is what the world sees instead of someone who claims to reign in Christ over sin and the power of the evil one - someone who has it mixed up and believes that he or she is under the power of the stars, the elements, the sun, the moon, the, weather, or the circumstances.

How greatly the Adversary loves to use this kind of thinking against us, and we cannot even see how he snares us with it - if we allow it.

Could this be why Paul, right after informing us of our glorious place in Christ, to Whose authority all things are subjected, inserts that little verse 33: “Do not be deceived; bad company corrupts good morals.” 

You or I could be, in thinking these occult practices are just innocent little parlor games, keeping company with people or with unseen entities who influence us in the direction of dismantling Christ’s authority, and our authority over them in Him! For in believing the lie these reports tell you about yourself, you have at best marginalized the truth of all the reasons Christ Jesus redeemed you and set you apart for Himself! You have marginalized the truth of who you are in Christ - beloved of the Father, an heir and joint heir of the heavenly kingdom.

He has set us free from these works of the evil one - the ideas of fallen angels. Why embrace them or walk in them anymore, if you name the name of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, God With Us? Why walk in that which has absolutely no legitimate authority over you or over the direction of your life?

It’s time to stop buying into the “sun signs”, remembering your new reality through the cross, the “Son sign”!