Getting what you want out of life…… Getting what you want through visualization and mind control, spells, rituals and the “occult” knowledge of the “spirit realm”.
The subtle lie of Satan, devil, demons that says…. “You can have whatever you wish….. when you have both confidence and self-discipline and attain power through knowledge”.
A DIRECT CONTRADICTION to the life of Jesus Christ…. who both taught (and practised Himself) TOTAL SUBMISSION to the will of God and He was rewarded with the Highest Authority in the Universe….. thereby proving to the whole host of heaven that the way to TRUE authority and power is through humility and service…. NOT pride and self-exaltation.
Jesus HAD all power and authority but many times refused to use it for His own benefit … read Matthew 26:53, John 10:18 and John 19:11
Beware of the Roman Catholic Church (where pagan “occult ritual” is practised in the name of God and demonic manifestation occurs due to their heathen idolatry and statues, beads and symbolism).
Beware of successful televangelists and charismatic pentecostals who “declare” prosperity and “claim” worldly success by “invoking” the Power of God through the use of Scripture in “repetition” and “visualization” (the use of the mind and imagination under the guise of “faith” in bringing the thoughts and desires of THEIR hearts into “reality”)
The example of Jesus Christ and indeed the entire New Testament church stand in direct contrast to their “popular preaching”…… and so, they resort to various Old Testament passages made under the Jewish Covenant and during the dispensation (age) of Law….. and then combine the texts with occultic methods to GET WHAT THEY WANT from “god”.
They need to heed the warnings in the book of JUDE….. and they need to be exposed by those who know the TRUTH.
Read Matthew 7:14 … these are the words of Christ….. the reality is SALVATION is NOT a “mass-market” commodity……. we are commanded to preach the GOSPEL to “every living creature”…… but the TRUE gospel is what we are commanded to preach….. FORSAKING the world and seeking after RIGHTEOUSNESS…. and it is NEVER going to be “popular” and FEW there will be that “embrace” it.