Isaiah 47:12-15 (NLT)
12 �Now use your magical charms! Use the spells you have worked at all these years! Maybe they will do you some good. Maybe they can make someone afraid of you.13 All the advice you receive has made you tired. Where are all your astrologers, those stargazers who make predictions each month? Let them stand up and save you from what the future holds. 14 But they are like straw burning in a fire; they cannot save themselves from the flame. You will get no help from them at all; their hearth is no place to sit for warmth.15 And all your friends, those with whom you�ve done business since childhood, will go their own ways, turning a deaf ear to your cries.

These words from Isaiah predict the fall of Babylon. Babylon held captive Israel; the people of God. They lived among the Babylonians and the Babylonians knew of Israel�s God. Yet Babylon followed astrologers, magicians, fortunetellers and others who gave advice, but not advice about the Holy God of Israel. For not listening and turning to God the nation was going to fall.

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. In a survey they conducted it showed Americans seeking out fortunetellers, communicating with the dead and having diverse supernatural beliefs. Information about this survey is can be found on the web at under the heading Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths. It shows America is prone to the same faults of ancient Babylon. Instead of turning to God for answers some turn to other sources. Pray America will remember the one true God and seek His answers. God�s wisdom is above all others.