16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” 18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour. 19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. (Acts 16:16-19)
In Greek the word divination is Python.
The bible is very clear that it is a spirit.
It's tactic is to squeeze the life out of us.
We must be mindful of these strategies so we can continue to overcome the enemies attacks.
Pythons lay eggs. It uses strategies of doubt & temptation to enter.
Doubt starts with the enemy questioning us.
1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1)
9 Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. (Luke 4:9)
Then tries to enter using temptation.
14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. (James 1:14-15)
Do not fall for these tactics!
Know who you are in Christ.
Power of faith in Christ.
Continue to stay planted in God's word & promises. & not let the enemy have dominion or real estate in your mind.