Know it or not, there are spiritual laws which work independently of us. It is similar to the law of gravity. By not being aware of these laws, we can get hurt. Sometimes more seriously, other times to a lesser extent. However, if we notice them, we can be protected from unnecessary problems
As a little girl, I attended many church services as they were very dear to me. Before services, my friends and I would play around by pretending to be fortune tellers. During my teenage years, out of curiosity, and as a joke, I went to see an actual fortune teller. Unknowingly, this opened the door not for jokes, but for the devil, in the spiritual world. The deeper we delve into these kinds of actions, the more dangerous they become. I have always known that God exists, but knowing is not enough. Also, just attending church is not sufficient either, as it is written in Bible, "However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands” (Acts 17:24). And like that my teenage self slipped away from God.
Fast forward a few years, when I was 21, I started reading a variety of new age books about the spiritual world, which I believed to be true.
When my oldest son was 4 years old, unfortunately, no doctors were able to help mitigate his severe allergies and asthma problems. So I decided to take him to a healer. After taking him there a few times, I started visiting the healer on my own. I started learning from her as she was a Reiki master who worked with runes.
I knew that there was something more that could only be fulfilled by God.
I believed with all my heart that we were doing something good and serving God. It can take only a small fraction truth to pollute it with tons of garbage.
At the moment, I was there because the healer's efforts were helping, or at least it seemed. In reality this was not God's work, but instead the work of evil spirits and of the devil. At the moment these evil forces may help you, but eventually they take it all away and it becomes much worse than before. In fact, God characterizes them as:
These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve. - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
Satan himself portrays himself as an angel of light. His provided benefits seem very inviting, positive, simple, and effective, but are meant to deceive us. The devil has the goal of destroying everything that Jesus represented. At nights I experienced painful spiritual attacks. I had been practicing everything that I had learned, but nothing was helping anymore and I got tired of it. I decided to say the Lord’s Prayer and everything went away. During this time, whenever I started feeling worse I either called or visited the healer, becoming addicted to her and her “powers.” By doing this, I unknowingly placed and looked up to her like God.
At one point I made a call and asked my teacher a pointed question to get a definite answer, but she had no answer at all. Her inability to answer me broke me down because I was accustomed to get all the answers. I lifted my eyes up to the heavens and cried out to God, either you show me the truth about this world or it's not worth it to continue go on.
A few days later I received a call from my old friend who invited me to meet. The Holy Spirit had urged him to call me and we met. Long story short, he proclaimed to me Jesus. The very same night we set on fire all my books, notes, and everything that came from earlier teachings. On Sunday at the service, Holy Spirit touched me so deeply that I repented all my sins.
God gave me a new beginning, I was restored, and everything stolen by the devil was returned to me and even more with abundance.
Now I have a real family: a wonderful husband, 18 month old toddler, nine and ten year olds in the house. From time to time I run radio show on Latvian Christian radio station and together with my girlfriends we have started a movement called “Created by I AM.” As a part of our movement we have made a planner for calendar year 2019 which centers on women's beautiful and true identity in God.
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