Modern Day Sorcerers


Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the faith. But they will not get very far, for their folly will be plain to all, as was that of those two men.—2 Timothy 3:8-9

So who are Jannes and Jambres? Since they are nowhere else mentioned in the Bible.

Well, they were the two sorcerers who opposed Moses when he went before Pharoah. While God produced ten progressive plagues, these two sorcerers attempted to debunk God's work and thus the needed release of God's people by trying to reproduce a few of the plagues. However, we must remember they we unable to stop any of the plagues or reproduce them at the level God did.

And even though time may change, sorcerers do not. We have our version of modern-day sorcerers attempting to reproduce acts of God in an attempt to become gods. They magically bend the truth in hopes of swaying masses of people toward their ideologies and philosophies.

But Paul reminds us all that these sorcerers — "will not get very far." I know this may be hard to believe right now, but it's true. Their trickery will eventually be made evident, and the truth will prevail. Paul says their folly will be plain to see. Till then, we have to guard our minds, hearts, and emotions with the truth. We must not let their seductive magic show persuade our minds, elevate our emotions, and elicit actions out of line with God's truth. We must not be swayed by the false narrative of these sorcerers who are only putting on a show.

ASK THIS: How are we being swayed away from the truth? (Share your thoughts in the comments below)

DO THIS: Secure yourself in God's truth.

PRAY THIS: God, please calm my heart in a world of sorcery.

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26 thoughts on “Modern Day Sorcerers

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  2. Danny Leo says:

    There are numerous ways we are being swayed anyway from the truth … but one obvious one is the repent wild fires of media especially social media! There are so many false narratives and if we do not guard your minds, we tend to either believe, jump in, retweet, comment, etc, and those posts (accurate or not)… continue the flames…

  3. Eddie Ackerman says:

    there are different levels of sins. That is a HUGE misconception that a lot of new believers and just not properly mature believers buy into. Jesus was VERY clear on this subject, if you break ONE commandment, you are guilty of breaking ALL OF THEM. even if only in your mind…
    THAT is God’s view of sin.

  4. Gregory Kuhn says:

    Social media…so many people think they are “experts” and “only they know the truth.” Ugh so tired of that.

  5. Bennie Moody says:

    The people behind our government/politicians, people behind the media, people behind the tech companies and people behind the pharmacutical companies.

  6. Cory B says:

    I gave up on almost all forms of media about a year ago. I may be a bit less up to date with the going’s on in the world, but so worth it! My only anxiety comes from what little media I do get and people wanting to debate their version of the truth. Thanks, but no thanks.

  7. Tim E says:

    The constant barrage from the media regarding what we need to be happy. A new car, full head of hair and whiter teeth. Things of the world and meaningless!

  8. Matt S says:

    I feel like we are swayed by what we see on the outside. We tend to treat privileged people differently than poor people, like it talks about in the book of James. I am guilty myself. We see what’s on the outside: social status, money, power, color of skin, etc. While God looks at the heart. I want to see things as God sees them. It’s hard. It’s a struggle.

  9. Sam says:

    We are continually attempted to be swayed by the evil one thur our leadership at many levels. Some are so brash as to try and convince us that we can depend on a political party in lieu of God.

  10. SHELDON Bullard says:

    By some physic who pretend to know the future knowing well only God himself knows the future, truth only is found in him.