Is Manifestation a Sin in the Bible?

Is Manifestation a Sin in the Bible
Written by Christopher Turk

Manifestation is becoming more and more popular as a technique to fulfill your aspirations and obtain what you want in life. However, is manifesting a sin? Does it contravene God’s intentions? Depending on what you’re manifesting and your religious beliefs, the answer is complex. Who is in charge—you or God—is shown by how you live your life. 

You can create your own reality through manifesting. You get to feel that you are your own god if you follow the law of attraction or try to bring your desires into reality. But what about God’s absolute power? Our God lives in heaven and does whatever makes Him happy (Psalm 115:3). Although a person may have many goals in their heart, the Lord’s purpose ultimately wins (Proverbs 19:21). The Lord sets our steps, not us; we can make plans (Proverbs 16:9).

Manifesting VS Praying

Instead of putting our faith in the “world” or our own strength to make our demands come true, we offer them to God in prayer and believe that He will make them come true (Ephesians 3:20). By striving to bring God out of the picture, you are trying to manifest a result. Though God does not mention “manifestation” in the Bible, He does tell Christians to pray and convey our desires to Him (Philippians 4:6-7).

When you feel the urge to control your own destiny or to put your faith in the power of manifestation rather than in God, keep in mind these four facts:

  • God is in control – When we think back on this, we are conscious of God’s influence on us and humbled by the realization that God alone, not our acts or thoughts, is ultimately responsible for all the good in our lives.  (Daniel 2:21-22)
  • We can put our trust in God to use everything for our good -God is holy and all-knowing, and He knows what is best for us. We can rely on Him to use even the most difficult circumstances for good and to further His ultimate goal, which is to exalt Himself. (Romans 8:28)
  • Nothing can stop God’s plan – No matter what we do to organize, modify, or refocus our lives, God assures us that His goal will be achieved. (Job 42:2)
  • In Christ, God Provides Abundant Life for Us – Christ freely provides us an abundant life, so we don’t need to work for it. A life spent residing in Him is the only life worth living. (John 10:10)

What does the Bible say about Manifestation?

A number of Bible texts make references to the idea of manifestation. The concepts of focusing on positive thoughts, believing that you can accomplish or achieve because of your belief, and asking a higher power for help or guidance are all emphasized.

As it turns out, there are many similarities between manifestation and faith. Mark 11:24 says that faith is the essential element in our relationship with God. According to Matthew 21:22, genuine believers can achieve things through prayer and faith that are thought to be impossible.

It is written in  Romans 12:2, “Do not adhere to the norms of this society, but instead allow God to change you completely on the inside.” You will then be able to understand God’s will, which is what is perfect and excellent in his eyes.

Bottom Line

Everything depends on how and what you are manifesting. Only if you want to worship and have faith in something other than God is it wicked. For instance, you are adoring the universe instead of God when God created it. 

As written in Exodus 23:13,  watch out and follow His commands. Never mention other gods by name or allow their names to pass from our lips.

If you have good intentions, manifesting is not evil or improper. It’s a method for cultivating gratitude, bettering your situation, lending a hand to others, and boosting your self-assurance. Good things will come your way as long as you manifest with integrity and are prepared to put in the effort to get what you want.

About the author

Christopher Turk

Christopher is the lead elder/pastor of the local Christian church in Penticton, British Columbia. He has a dedication to serving his Lord's church and a pulpit competence that honors the legacy of his predecessor. Christopher is a passionate visionary for the Lord and His Kingdom! His church ministry background spans over 30 years of full-time service.

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