His latest trending device has reared his ugly head in the form of Destiny Cards being introduced by a group known as Christalignment. They consider themselves trained “spiritual consultants” who practice the “universal” presence of the Christ who draw on the “energy of the Christ spirit” as ancient followers did. I suggest any time you hear the word “universal”, a red flag should caution you to tread very carefully. Be on alert when an individual or group suggests you align with “the Christ” in a global mission because you’ll likely align with the spirit of the Antichrist, which attempts to stand in place of Jesus Christ. Pray for discernment and pay careful attention to the words spoken. I know we as Christians are to move in the prophetic and to move in our gifts, but like my friend once said, “Don’t become so open-minded, your brains fall out.” Many who claim to agree with such practices do so because of their quasi-worship of a particular spiritual “icon”, blindly following them without question while praising them for “pushing the envelope”, but they are truly being pushed over the edge. I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, their minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:4 addresses this, “For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.”
I remember during the time I was studying in The Craft and the High Priest asked me if I had learnt enough, meaning there are many ways or methods but it really all came down to the same source. Never had I ever thought that one of the very practices I did in The Craft and so condemned by God in His Very Word… would be encouraged and endorsed by any Christian or the Christian church. In other words, Destiny Cards, Angel Cards, Animal Card or Tarot Cards are all tools of divination just under another name or label. No matter how you slice it, divination in its many forms is still divination. As confirmed in my book “From The Craft To Christ”, another Ex-witch Ron Harnage explains “I guess there is always some new trendy thing but you can do divination with just about anything really”.
According to the Christalignment webpage, they use four different sets of cards. The first of which is their Destiny card, which they claim have such accuracy that even if your life circumstances change the result will be identical. However, the cards themselves are simply someone’s work of art that is being used as a demonic “tool”. There are two problems, the first in that as Christians we are not to seek “images” or “objects” for answers but rather we are to trust God alone to supply our needs. The second problem is the ultimate source. Cardboard and ink cannot tell your destiny, it is the demonic source that comes through the card readings that many times appear to give detail accuracy in the life circumstances of the seeker. As my occult experience bared witness, accuracy does not guarantee the answer is from our Lord.
Color cards are another method of divination used by Christalignment. They claim that the cards enhance the reading with agate stones. Both cards and stones are used as divination methods in occult practices and to suggest these are any different is ignorant. Animal cards can be found in almost any New Age or Occult shops and apparently also at any Christalignment event. Readings are based on the insight from the animal on the card, as these readings prey on your love and compassion for cute furry creatures.
What about Psalm card readings? Is Christalignment venturing on forbidden grounds here, after all what can be wrong with reading scripture? Of course we should fill out minds with the Word of God but remember even Satan knows and cites scripture so don’t be fooled. This is not your typical bible study but rather a card reading said to represent your past, present and future which is the purpose used in tarot or other oracle readings. If you’re interpreting images from the face of a card instead of allowing The Holy Spirit to speak to your heart, you’ve become blinded to the things of God.
In a recent article in the Christian Post, Ken and Jenny Hodge of Christalignment are quoted with the following claim, “"We have developed a method of reaching New Agers that is unique and enables us to pluck them out of darkness”. Clearly, the Hodges are relying on their own deceptive method rather than God in their attempt to reach those in spiritual darkness. In so doing, they suggest pagans could easily be tricked into the Christian faith. The Christalignment approach to evangelism would more likely draw Christian’s weak in their faith away from Christianity than it would draw pagans to God. I tackle this exact question regarding Christian Dream Cards in my book, From The Craft To Christ which is relevant here. “I can also say that coming across Christian Dream Cards (Destiny cards) would not have opened my mind to Christ. In fact, it would have likely had the opposite affect and I would have considered it hypocrisy within the church, giving further reason to reject any part of Christianity.” The Hodges, neither Christalignment nor any of their methods will pluck New Agers out of darkness, as only Jesus is able to save us.
You know, God really makes it quite simple. There are no magic formulas or methods to find answers that we should seek directly from God. Our all-knowing God knew man all too well in that man being a creature of habit and impatience, would become accustomed to provoking or expediting “God” to answer if there was a specific method of doing so and all too quickly man would rely on the “method” rather than on God. Divination in its many forms is the desire to gain forbidden knowledge and has its roots in the garden where the serpent first tempted Eve to be like-god. Attempting to gain knowledge through this source is an act of rebellion and an open invitation for demonic influences in our lives. The enemy then uses rebellion as a means to blind our spiritual eyesight thus preventing us from seeing the spiritual truth. Let us not be naive or oblivious of the enemy’s schemes, past, present and future. Let it be said in 1 Timothy 4:1-2 “Now the Spirit expressly states that in later times some will abandon the faith to follow deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, influenced by the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences are seared with a hot iron”
© By S.A. Tower 2018