Galatians 2:20 Is Not Just a Meme
If you trust Jesus as your Savior and Lord, it’s important to understand what this means: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith in (some use ‘of’) the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.
This means that I have died in Him to the old ways of the world - including demonic pagan religious practices / indigenous witchcraft / shamanism etc. Sorcery, witchcraft. These are things from which He has redeemed us. Also includes Reiki, Yoga, Eastern Meditation, and the like. All of which are being heavily pushed by the entertainment industry, libraries, public elementary schools and many other public venues. We even pay taxes to support some of these institutions which are pitching practices and beliefs to our children and grandchildren, things which we vigorously oppose!
No room for Jesus and the Bible, but the demonic religions and practices of the world are all welcome and very much in vogue. And no one bats an eyelash, so it seems. We have forgotten who Jesus is!
This is why we are losing our freedoms and wellbeing in general: we have surrendered the ground to the enemy, in the name of "inclusivity" and "tolerance", when we should be understanding, proclaiming, and encouraging the Gospel of eternal Salvation in Jesus Christ Who purchased and won us from these "old ways."
We cannot say we are Christian and still practice witchcraft. Let's call it what it is, instead of pretending it's a choice. If Christ is your Lord, you do not have this choice! You may choose it, true, but you will have removed yourself outside His grace and protection. That is a terrible place to be when facing the grave and eternity.
That includes “Christianized” forms of idolatry. That should be dead to us and we to it in Christ, Who has made us new Creations, and has set us free from the power - the authority - of the evil one whom He defeated by His death and resurrection. It is important to recognize this and repent of that which represents our old "management" under the power of the Serpent.
Nowhere does Scripture advocate for praying to or for the dead or bowing down to objects or any other created being or thing in a worshipful manner! Scripture in fact condemns this. These things are subtle "Christianized" introductions into what was never allowed at the time of Jesus and the Apostles, and before. They used the Old Testament part of the Bible as their guide to belief and practice! That was their Bible!
"Oh, but we don't worship them! We venerate.”
Well, here's a thing. Suppose I'm walking the dog, but I tell people I'm walking my cat." I insist upon that being the truth, but it isn't. Yet I believe it. Someone passes by me, and says, "That's a nice dog." He can see it's a dog. And it is a dog. But I insist, "No I'm walking my cat." I become defensive, and find clever ways to "prove" that the dog is a cat, even though it walks like a dog, acts like a dog, thinks like a dog, and smells like a dog.
Lies are not logic or truth. They never can be, as they are based on a false premise.
Things are what they are, even if the powers that be - religious, social, or political - want to change the words, names, or the definitions, and they can get devotees to subscribe to their long standing and vigorously defended ruse. Even to the point of bloodshed and martyrdom for those who will not comply. True will never be false. Good will never be evil. Light cannot mingle with darkness. No matter how loudly it is proclaimed or how vigorously or often!
Are those days coming again, when the truth is regarded as a lie?
They are already here. They have been for a very long time. But for a time, when the blazing light of the Gospel was shining and without compromise, the darkness had to go underground, sound retreat, and reconnoiter their plans.
Until now. They are surfacing and gaining ground, because Christians have fallen asleep at their posts, having become drunk on falsehoods and neopagan practices allowed into the church because those who support that want it, and they are of the wage earning demographic who pay the bills.
Appearances are often deceiving. There are wolves in sheep's clothing. Some of them can be very likable. There are girls who insist they are boys, and boys who insist they are girls. I am what I pretend to be. This is at best childish where kids "play" horse, dog, cat, dinosaur, or even become the opposite sex while playing. It is a spiritual trap when adults do this who should know better, or are confusing and deceiving children into this. At worst it is monumental deception. And by the way, chromosomes don't lie, no matter how much the body is subjected to mutilations in favor of the pretense.
Just as no one can claim the name of "Christian" and continue to practice and believe what is false and detrimental to eternal salvation. "And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:6-8.
Those who claim that what God commands is "just Old Testament", apparently have not read through the New Testament either, all the way to the end. And again, that is what Jesus taught from, clarified, and revealed in full. He also lived it perfectly.
It is the mission of redeemed, born again, Spirit filled Christians - rather than to engage in false beliefs and practices - to uncover and expose what is evil, especially in the midst of those who name the name of Christ. We must also be honest with ourselves about ourselves, first of all, and repent of any of these, "finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret." Ephesians 5:10-12.
The days of lazy tolerance have come to an end. We are engaged in a spiritual war! We need to learn to wield the weapons of that warfare, which are not of the flesh, but mighty through God to the tearing down of demonic strongholds - the unseen forces that manipulate those who either willfully or through ignorance have been conned into the ways of destruction.
The question is, are you letting yourself hear the trumpet sound the call to arms?