Free from the Stronghold of Superstition
Written by Christian Author Pola Muzyka
Superstition binds a believer to traditional rituals. Rituals that water down our faith in Christ and God’s ability to deliver us separate us from our blessings. This stronghold has been plaguing God’s people since the beginning. The fall from grace repeats itself after the new covenant through superstitious beliefs [in the law’s ability to save].
Jesus Christ completed our salvation. Nothing we can do will add to that completion. When the stronghold of superstition becomes an obsession, we no longer have the ability to rationalize or reason clearly. Superstition borders witchcraft and witchcraft brings magic, rebellion, torment, curses, and any number of strongholds into our lives.
Superstition creates doubt and erases the evidence of God’s grace. It puts faith in our ability to keep whatever ritual the superstition is advocating. Faith in ourselves and our own works can never produce the fruit of God’s blessings in our lives.
The stronghold of superstition can become a tradition passed down over the years. A tradition that can steal your trust in God. The main damage done by this stronghold, even if no other strongholds are brought with it, is separation from the truth.
1. Repent of any superstition you participated in. Particularly if the superstition is rooted in evil or pagan [which is evil] beliefs.
Luke 13:1-5 YLT And there were present certain at that time, telling him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate did mingle with their sacrifices; 2and Jesus answering said to them, `Think ye that these Galileans became sinners beyond all the Galileans, because they have suffered such things? 3No — I say to you, but, if ye may not reform, all ye even so shall perish. 4`Or those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and killed them; think ye that these became debtors beyond all men who are dwelling in Jerusalem? 5No — I say to you, but, if ye may not reform, all ye in like manner shall perish.’
2. Realize that it is only through Christ that we gain approval from God. If there is a tradition or superstitious ritual that you have been using in order to gain approval, stop.
Colossians 2:18-22 Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions [he claims] he has seen, vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thoughts and fleshly conceit, MORE
3. Trust God. Never let a superstition dampen your faith.
Acts 28:4-5 When the people who lived on the island saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer! He may have escaped from the sea, but justice won’t let him live.” 5Paul shook the snake into the fire and wasn’t harmed.
4. Don’t participate in the superstitions of others. Family traditions can be fun and comforting. When these traditions become superstitions it’s time to end them. Don’t pass them down.
1 Timothy 4:7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;
5. Worship the Creator–Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Never the things He created. No other worship [neither in Heaven or on earth] will please God. Nor will rituals and superstitions save you from His wrath.
Romans 1:25 Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it).
John 1:10 Jesus came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].
Deuteronomy 4:19 And beware lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and when you see the sun, moon, and stars, even all the host of the heavens, you be drawn away and worship them and serve them, things which the Lord your God has allotted to all nations under the whole heaven.