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Abracadabra

Abracadabra. Like many magic words, the true origins of the word “abracadabra” are shrouded in mystery. It may have invoked the god Abraxas for protection. It might be a synthesis of the Hebrew words for “father,” “son,” and “holy spirit.”

It could also be from the Aramaic phrase “avra kehdabra,” meaning, “I will create as I speak.” In ancient times the word was inscribed on pendants worn around the neck as protection from evil and illness. It was considered a far more powerful word in the classical age than it is now.

When I think of the word ‘abracadabra’, I think of magic and modern day Christianity.

What does magic and Christianity have to do with each other? Well, a lot actually.

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I just got off a prayer line which I used to be part of a few years ago.

But tonight was different.

I remember when this pastor started his prayer line. There were only a few and then it grew.

Today his ministry has tripled which is pretty impressive. What’s even more impressive is that his ministry consists of mostly women. He seems to attract them in droves.

Why do these women flock to this leader? I paid attention.

It is his pleasantries. I mean, who doesn’t want to hear nice things and ‘feel’ good?

I guess this is what attracted me.

I would get pumped up listening to his persuasive tongue and positive messages.  I couldn’t get enough.

His words were like honey, sweet and addicting. But too much honey can make you sick.

He shouts, Declare it, Believe it, you’ll get that Mercedes Benz, in the name of Jesus!

Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus, Alakazam!

This is Christianity today.

An unholy mixture, of compromise and new age mysticism has seeped into the Church.

A seducing and lustful spirit, luring and captivating minds into deception.

I am familiar more than I care to admit.

I recognize them, I discern them, I smell them and I know where they hide.

They haunted and tormented me for years.

You think it’s all good, so long as you hear the word Jesus, right? But, it’s a lie.

The devil uses deception my friends, he’s the master of it. He is the best magician you’ll ever meet.

What? You don’t think these spirits are operating in the Church today? Really?

Well, I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell you, they are. Especially today.

The Church can’t see it though, because they are sleeping. They need to wake up from their slumber soon before it’s too late.

 

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