What does it mean to be free from seeking soothsayers and fortune tellers? Most people would love to have an insight into what the future holds, but is it safe for Christians? Betty Rojugbokan shares her story.
Betty Rojugbokan has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Cybersecurity (MSc.), in addition to a PgD in Theology amongst others. Her blog All Round Jesus was borne out of passion for God and for helping people reach their full potential in Christ. She believes the bible is the truth in all life’s situations and that forms the basis of all her teachings. A Sunday school teacher for more than a decade, Betty just loves sharing about Christ using real life experiences to help her readers get the message.
What Does It Mean To Be Free from Seeking Soothsayers and Fortune Tellers
Most people, including me, would love to have an insight into what the future holds. And rightly so, because having an insight into the future will help us make informed decisions today.
Now, that is the proclaimed job of soothsayers, fortune tellers, spiritists, mediums and the likes. And that is why they are a great source of attraction to most people especially when they don’t know how to seek God’s face.
Growing up, I had an inquisitive mum who always sought to know what the future held for her and her children. Many times, I remembered her coming home to tell us about the things she had heard. Some of them were good and some were bad. And as I came of age, I began to have a reliance on such things as well.
Thankfully though I was still too young to go seek out soothsayers and fortune tellers by myself. So, I would relay a concern or inquiry to my mum who would then visit a soothsayer or fortune teller for more information.
The fact that people had several justifications for visiting soothsayers and fortune tellers didn’t help either. Justifications such as “it is God that gave those people the knowledge and ability to foretell the future.” Now, I know better! But at the time, I just went with the flow because that was what I grew up with.
Fast-forward to when I gave my life to Christ, and I began to read from my Bible that it is wrong. It is wrong to visit soothsayers and fortune tellers. What? How can it be wrong to want to see ahead into my future so that I can plan and watch my steps? Read on to know what happened.
How the Truth of God’s Word Gave Me Freedom from the Attraction of Soothsayers and Fortune Tellers
As a young Christian convert, one of the things my pastor made me do was to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. And it wasn’t a hard thing to do since I was and still am an avid reader. I completed reading the new testament by the second week I gave my life to Christ. Reading the Bible in this way quickly brought me up to speed with God’s expectations of me.
And one of the things I discovered was that God hated sorcery, witchcraft, soothsaying, fortune-telling and the likes. In Isaiah 8:19, God set forth His expectations of who we should go to for inquiry.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to know what lies ahead, so long as the right person is sought. @AllRoundJesus #FruitOfFreedom #BloggerVoicesNetwork
And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? (Isaiah 8:19 ESV)
God expects us to direct all our inquiries to Him and not to seek soothsayers or fortune tellers.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. (Jeremiah 33:3 ESV)
In the above scripture, He promises to answer when we call as well as to reveal mysteries to us.
Who then is the right person to ask for a glimpse into the future? I believe we all know the answer. Whether or not we stick with the answer is a different question entirely.
How I Was Able to Walk Away from Visiting Soothsayers and Fortune Tellers
Understanding that it displeased God was the first step for me.
The moment I had that understanding, I now had a very strong reason to desist from such practices. God made me free from seeking soothsayers and fortune tellers.
But that was just the first step because I still had questions that needed answers.
Therefore, the next step was for me to learn how to call on God as He has requested so that He can answer me. For tips on how to pray and receive answers, check out this post. It is the most popular post on my site.
My first answered prayer came when I prayed for baptism in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
On that fateful day, my pastor had told me to pray for the Holy Spirit’s baptism when I get home.
So, with childlike faith, I got home, knelt by my bed and said something like
“Dear God, my pastor said if I pray you will Baptize me in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Please baptize me.”For those curious about the future, this is God’s promise to you: “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” (Jeremiah 33:3 ESV) @AllRoundJesus #FruitOfFreedom #BloggerVoicesNetwork
It was the most wonderful experience of how God answers prayers. As seconds later, I began to speak in an unknown tongue as the Holy Spirit gave me utterance.
This episode boosted my faith in God, and I began to ask Him for directions and guidance whenever I needed it.
And throughout the years, God has been faithful in revealing the future to me.
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