AMERICA IS HEADED TOWARDS BECOMING ANOTHER THIRD WORLD COUNTRY
Acts 8:9 "But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city USED SORCERY, and BEWITCHED THE PEOPLE ...
Gal 3:1 "O foolish Galatians, WHO HATH BEWITCHED YOU
, that ye should not obey the truth" KJV
The word bewitched comes from what is known as being witched. It means that one has been deceived; manipulated; has given his will and mind over to another; is under another's power; has lost his reasoning abilities; has been put under a curse; has lost control of his life; is ruled by fear; and has been put under a spell. To be bewitched would be to totally trust someone you really don't know because you feel good about them.
A BEAUTIFUL EVIL WOMAN
bewitches her victims with her flirtatious, adulterous ways. Under her magical spell after using her na´ve victims, she disposes of them heartlessly, leaving them broken. Proverbs 7:27 says that "Her house lead to hell." A prime example of this is the story of Samson and Delilah in the Bible.
In Germany, HITLER
bewitched the people with his powerful speeches. Hitler told the Germans of his diabolical plans in his book Mein Kampf before he was elected. They didn't believe he really meant it. They were hypnotized by his rhetoric. The reason for electing him was 'the economy'. Most Germans were caught up in the euphoria and refused to use their heads.
THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT OF WITCHCRAFT
Gen 3:3 "But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, YE SHALL NOT EAT OF IT, neither shall ye touch it, LEST YE DIE." KJV
THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT WAS THE KNOWLEDGE OF EVIL
Gen 2:9 "And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF
GOOD AND EVIL
This is where curiosity killed the cat. Eve wanted to know about evil. Listening to and obeying Satan through the serpent opened the door to witchcraft, communing with evil spirits. This same attraction Eve had for the knowledge of evil is the Achilles heel for so many today. They are curious about evil; curious about what's on the other side. They want to taste the 'forbidden fruit'. To so many, what is forbidden is what holds the biggest attraction for them.
HOW WE HAVE BECOME DESENSITIZED TO WITCHCRAFT
WITCHCRAFT IN AMERICA AND EUROPE
Europe' s history is steeped in witchcraft and the occult. There has been a real revival of witchcraft in recent decades in Europe. This directly coincides with the decline of Christianity in Europe. IN THE WESTERN WORLD WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY ARE BEING PROMOTED ON EVERY FRONT. By doing this it has legitimized witchcraft. The Western world is 'enchanted' by witchcraft. Witchcraft is the main focus of much of our entertainment.
- DISNEYLAND. The number one thing that I can see that has opened the Pandora box of witchcraft in America is DISNEYLAND with its Magic Kingdom. Most of Disneyland centers around witchcraft, ghosts and magic.
- MOVIES. The popular old movie "The Wizard of Oz" talks about THE 'WONDERFUL' WIZARD. A wizard is a male witch. So many programs, including cartoons that target children are about witchcraft, and magic. A modern day intrusion into this realm is the novel and movie "Angels and Demons" by Harvard educated Dan Brown, a noted antagonist of Christianity. He is talking about the 'path to illumination'. This is what the Bible is talking about when it talks about 'the knowledge of evil'. This is the occult. Brown says his work is open war between science and religion. The truth of the matter is, this is open war of the atheists against God and His Son Jesus Christ.
- SITCOMS. In the 1960's shows like "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeannie" were some of the most popular entertainment programs, even among Christians. After all, it was just 'make believe', fun.
- THE OCCULT. Interest in the occult is now wide spread in Europe and America. There are many secret brotherhoods, some who even have religious faces who delve deeply into the occult. History teaches us that the occult spawns irrationality, which ultimately leads to violence, sadism and ultimately Satanism.
It is interesting to note that Hitler, Himmler and the SS were deeply involved in the occult. It is a historical fact that they often tried to contact the nether world so the dark spirits there would give them supernatural power to win the war. They even used witchcraft and sorcery to try to locate the movements of the Allies naval armadas and to discover their battle plans.
The reason Hitler and his henchmen were so blood thirsty was because of their involvement in the occult, witchcraft. Witchcraft caused them to have a fixation on death. They killed millions for the sheer pleasure of it. Hitler literally worshipped death.
John 8:44 "Ye are of YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. HE WAS A MURDERER from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. " KJV
If Europe and America continues getting involved in the occult, the same type of butchery that happened throughout the history of Europe will happen again. America is not exempt. Death and destruction are where witchcraft and the occult will take a nation. It seems history always repeats itself.
WHY IS WITCHCRAFT SO POPULAR?
- PSYCHICS. PSYCHIC HOTLINES are popular because people want to look into their future. Today, some detectives even use psychics to help them solve crimes. This has become acceptable in modern society. Real psychics are nothing more than soothsayers or sorcerers who commune with demon spirits. Contacting psychics is partaking of 'The Forbidden Fruit'.
- GAMES. Witchcraft games such as Witches and Warlocks, Ouija Boards, Dungeons and Dragons and a huge array of video occultic games are very popular. Why should we wonder why our children are so violent, rebellious and self-destructive?
1 Sam 15:23 "For REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT ," KJV
Hos 4:6 "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:" KJV
- HALLOWEEN. The U.S. has now become consumed by witchcraft. Halloween is a major holiday in America. Halloween features haunted houses portraying chain saw murders, decapitations, witches, Satan and goblins. Goblins are nothing but synonyms for demons . (The popular 'Pokeman' are Japanese demons, but parents are so spiritually ignorant that they buy Pokeman toys and books for their children. www.cephasministry.com/pokemon_5.html). Kids love to get scared and go to haunted houses for fun. They get a high on fear. They love to dress as witches or even the devil. In the 2008 presidential election the dark side of Halloween manifested when some young men hung in effigy the Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Although there were protests, this was allowed because it was Halloween and justified as being done in a spirit of fun, in the spirit of Halloween. Psychologists know that most people pretend to do evil before they actually do it. Why should we be shocked when teens murdered their classmates at Columbine High School and at other schools? Look what they are feeding their minds and spirits on. The general public today acts like witchcraft is nothing but a game or just a fantasy, but we see the darkness being manifested more and more.
- BOOKSELLERS. All the major booksellers put much focus on witchcraft, wicca, sorcery, psychics the occult and the New Age. Books on these topics are their biggest and most consistent best sellers for adults as well as children. Witchcraft and the occult are a big money making machines.
- HARRY POTTER. Harry Potter books glorify witchcraft, sorcery and the New Spirituality. As of 2008, 400 million Harry Potter books have been sold. This does not include the Harry Potter movies. Harry Potter supposedly primarily targets children. Can you imagine the spiritual impact these books and movies are having on our children? When a new Harry Potter book comes out parents stand in line for hours to buy these books for their children. We have seen men in business suits and briefcases reading Harry Potter on planes. Where is intelligence? We have become brain dead regarding evil.
- THE NEW AGE is connected to the occult. Its roots come from the Eastern Religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. These religions hold sorcery and witchcraft as an integral part of their spirituality; their spiritual experiences, and their power over people. The more a society turns towards witchcraft the more it turns away from the one true God, His Son Jesus Christ, the Bible and truth.
- KARATE and self-defense classes have become very popular in the West. Karate used to be an Eastern art, which was originated by Buddhist monks. The meditations connected to karate were developed by them for the purpose of them becoming literally possessed by demon spirits. These demon spirits then in turn would give them power to fight supernaturally. (i.e.: The Bible story of the demoniac among the tombs. No chain could hold him. Mt. 8:28). Karate has literally turned legions of Christian youth away from Christ and opened them up to demon spirits and the New Age.
- YOGA. A 'new spirituality' has come to Western Christianity via setting up Yoga classes in churches. Anyone with any knowledge at all knows that Yoga is an integral part of the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and The New Age. Yoga is one of the main means by which Hinduism, Buddhism and the New Age have infiltrated Christianity. This 'new' Christianity is nothing more than Unitarianism, a hodgepodge mixture of all religions including the occult.
- SORCERY AND ISLAM. In Islamic areas of Africa, sorcery is very strong. We were told that many Muslims have their own 'jinnis'. Jinnis are spirits that we know of as genies. Some even build an extra room on their houses for their jinnis and we have been told that they sometimes manifest in human forms and that they're cohabitate with them. This reminds us of stories in Greek mythology when men and the gods cohabitated.
- ASTROLOGY, HOROSCOPES, and SORCERY ARE WORKS OF WITCHCRAFT.
Isaiah 47:13 "Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now THE ASTROLOGERS, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee." KJV
Dan 2:2 Then the king commanded to call THE MAGICIANS, AND THE ASTROLOGERS , AND THE SORCERERS, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams" KJV Dan. 4:7
Acts 13:8 "But Elymas THE SORCERER (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith." KJV
- SELF MUTILATION, BODY PIERCING
Living among primitive people we are used to seeing their bodies pierced with rings all over their bodies. They also have many self inflicted scars, tribal markings, which they also believe beautifies themselves. After being in the bush we are aghast to come back to the states to see all the body piercing and rings people are putting all over their bodies and seeing the overt tattooing which is being done in the name of body art. We know exactly where these practices originated. They come from primitive pagans. Self mutilation is apart of a society steeped in witchcraft. America and Europe are being led back to their ancient pagan occultic roots in the name of being a new generation.
Lev 19:28" Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you:" KJV
1 Kings 18:28 "And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets , till the blood gushed out upon them." KJV
- SAVAGERY, VIOLENCE. Witchcraft is a package deal. With witchcraft comes violence and savagery where people become worse than beasts. The end result of witchcraft is the loss of civility and civilization. Before Jesus Christ came to this world, every place was a savage place to live. The New Age in their globalist quest want to return the world to be like it was before Christ. I suggest they go back and read their history books and see what this planet was like before Jesus came. The reason the world is regressing instead of improving is because its people on the whole have systematically rejected the truths of God's Word.
- DRUGS and IMMORALITY. Those IN THE HIPPIE MOVEMENT got involved in marijuana, LSD and every kind of illicit drug. Hippies were also involved in witchcraft and the occult; i.e.: Charles Manson and his followers. Hippies were into 'free love', having affairs with multiple partners and even wife swapping. According to their philosophy nothing was immoral. This mentality brought about many premature deaths caused by drug overdoses, and venereal disease, which led many to ruined lives. The hippies were deep into Marxism, communal living and socialism. The hippies have grown up and now are the professors in our universities and the politicians who are running the country.
- MAGIC IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF WITCHCRAFT. WITCHCRAFT WAS STRONG IN EGYPT.
God's prophet MOSES threw down his rod before Pharaoh and it turned into a snake. The Pharoah's magicians did the same. Moses miracle was done by the power of God. The magicians did it through demonic power. One should note that Moses serpent ate the serpents of the magicians.
Gen. 41, Ex. 8, 9, Dan. 2:2
Gen 41:8 "and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, KJV
Ex 7:22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: KJV Ex. 8:7
The West today idolizes the Egyptians ancient civilization.
- WITCHCRAFT IS SATAN WORSHIP. That is where witchcraft will eventually take you.
Rev 13:4 "And they WORSHIPPED THE DRAGON which GAVE POWER unto the beast: and they WORSHIPPED THE BEAST, saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" Rev 20:2 "And he laid hold on THE DRAGON, THAT OLD SERPENT, WHICH IS THE DEVIL, AND SATAN," KJV
Some key reasons are that witches, wizards and sorcerers are portrayed as having supernatural physical, mental, and spiritual powers. They are shown as having power to control others; to see into the future (sorcery); have sexual powers to seduce; have the ability to curse or bewitch those one hates; powers to fight; power to accumulate riches and to gain political power.
DEMON SPIRITS, EVIL SPIRITS, UNCLEAN SPIRITS
Witchcraft is working with demons, which are also known as 'evil spirits' or 'unclean spirits'.
Mark 1:23-26 "And there was in their synagogue a man with an UNCLEAN SPIRIT
; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I KNOW THEE WHO THOU ART, the Holy One of God. (HE KNEW WHO JESUS WAS BY A DEMON OF SORCERY). And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT
had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him." KJV
THE SCRIPTURES CALL WITCHCRAFT A SIN AND AN 'ABOMINATION' AGAINST GOD
Deut 18:10-12 "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that USETH DIVINATION, OR AN OBSERVER OF TIMES, OR AN ENCHANTER, OR A WITCH, OR A CHARMER, OR A CONSULTER WITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS, OR A WIZARD, OR A NECROMANCER
. For all that do these things are AN ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD
WITCHCRAFT IS A STRONG DECEPTION
Rev 19:20 "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he DECEIVED THEM...
Rev 12:9 "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD:
Rev 2:24 "But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known THE DEPTHS OF SATAN,
WITCHCRAFT IS A SIN THAT WILL KEEP YOU OUT OF HEAVEN
Gal 5:20-21 witchcraft
... "They which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." KJV
WITCHCRAFT IN AFRICA
It is common in Africa for politicians to seek the services of witches and sorcerers to gain and retain political power. This is not the power of the Holy Spirit they are working with. It is demonic, evil, and Satanic power. This is a reason that Satanism is gaining in popularity. It is like the movies, which are about selling your soul to the devil to gain success in sports, politics, love, etc.
As of 2008 we have been working as missionaries deep in the interior of Africa for 20 years. A long time ago we discovered that witchdoctors run the villages. The villagers are bound in superstition and live in constant fear that the witchdoctor will bewitch them. The women put charms on their wrists or ankles as well as on their babies to ward off evil spirits, which they believe bring them sickness. Warriors wear charms from witch doctors to protect them in battle. The most primitive people may know nothing about the true and living God, but they all know about Satan and demons. Witchcraft has been and still is the centerpiece of not only the interior of Africa, but it is also in sophisticated African cities. It is just veiled in western clothes and architecture.
We went to the Islamic island of Mafia off the coast of Tanzania to preach a crusade. After arriving we were told we must be careful of "Kikwato". They said "Kikwato" was a demon that appeared in human form, but was also like a cow. It could appear as a beautiful woman luring you for sex, but "Kikwato" could change and be part human and part animal. Reflecting upon this story, it reminded me that many of the Greek gods were portrayed as being part human and part animal. The Sphinx in Egypt is a good example. It had the head of a Pharaoh and the body of a lion. Half human-half animal beings were prevalent in Greek and Egyptian mythology. These people definitely must be seeing something because these half human- half animal beings portrayed in ancient Greece and Egypt are still being seen in Africa. I believe the explanation is that they are demonic manifestations.
The name Sumbawanga means 'to throw witchcraft'. This town deep in the western part of Tanzania is noted for having the most powerful witch doctors in East Africa. This is where we held our first crusade in Africa. People would come from all over East and Central Africa to Sumbawanga and pay large sums to their witch doctors to have curses put on their enemies. We heard some incredible stories. One was of a woman who had put a curse on her enemy's child, which resulted in her child dying. The story we were told was that the victim's mother went to Sumbawanga and had a witchdoctor put a curse on her antagonist. We were shown a picture of the woman who had been cursed. She had a large growth on the side of her face that resembled a child with teeth pertruding out of it.
The first day of our crusade in Sumbawanga, we had a small crowd of about 500. While I was preaching 'Christ has redeemed us from the curse' much of the crowd was taunting me. A man seated on the ground next to the crowd control rope in front of our small crude platform was hideously mocking. By his behavior you could tell he was demon possessed. Celeste walked over to where he was and openly rebuked him in Jesus' name and in a few moments he calmed down. Within minutes a deadly black mamba snake about five feet long and as big around as my wrist started moving towards Celeste who had turned back to her camera near the small platform. A black mamba is one of the deadliest snakes in Africa. Men took sticks and beat the snake trying to kill it. While they were doing this, it just vanished in front of everyone. We were later told that it was not a real snake but a 'jinn' sent by the witchdoctors. They said it was still very deadly. That was the first night of our first crusade in Africa. In southern Tanzania there is still the practice of trading in human skins.
HUMAN SACRIFICE IN AFRICA
We have been deep in the Congo many times. During a crusade in Lubumbashi, three young people sent word that they wanted to talk with us. I was busy preparing for the crusade, so I sent Celeste with an aid to meet with them at the crusade grounds under the platform. They told her an incredible story. They said that they were witches. They said that they were trained by their mother who was a black witch. They said that they could do supernatural things. If I were to repeat them to you, it would be difficult for you to believe. Yet, it sounded much like what is portrayed in Harry Potter and more. The average western mind just thinks what is portrayed in the movies and in books is just fantasy and mythology. These young people also told Celeste that they were cannibals. They said at one time they told their mother that they needed to make a sacrifice to the devil but couldn't find one, so they said to her, "Momma, you are the sacrifice. They killed and ate their own mother. They said they had been planning to sacrifice and eat their father, but after hearing the Gospel at the crusade, they were convicted. They had accepted Jesus. They now wanted us to break the curse off their father that they had put on him. They had been planning to kill and eat him.
We went deep into the heart of the Congo to hold another crusade. While there we found out that this city was the headquarters for famous schools teaching black witchcraft. This sprawling slum city was a literal hell on earth. Daily we could see people roasting and eating dogs. Butchered chimpanzees were seen in the market place to be sold for human consumption. We were told to be careful because there was much cannibalism there. Human sacrifice is common in Congo not only for food, but to appease their gods. While there, two men were slaughtered in front of our team with pangas (African machetes), their blood splattering all over them. After the murdering spree was finished they danced and sang celebrating.
The idols that Africans worship are in reality linked with witchcraft and demon spirits. Pagan Africans have supernatural experiences with these demons, but this practice keeps them bound in superstition and darkness. In these societies where witchcraft is so prevalent polygamy, child marriages, female circumcision and adultery are rampant as well as cattle rustling and revenge murders. In a recent five year period in the Congo, four and a half million have been slaughtered. This is where witchcraft leads a society.
THE COAST OF KENYA
On the coast of Kenya where we have worked often, it is a normal occurrence for parents to offer their children as a human sacrifice to Satan. They do this for the purpose of breaking droughts and so their crops will be blessed. We have been told that some families have offered two or three children to Satan. They also worship trees, snakes and crocodiles. Before one of our crusades in an Islamic city, twenty human fetuses were found. We were told that they were sacrificed to the devil for the purpose of stopping the crusade. It didn't work!
THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT PARENTS OFFERING THEIR CHILDREN AS A HUMAN SACRIFICE.
2 Chron 33:6 "And he CAUSED HIS CHILDREN TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE
in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he OBSERVED TIMES
, AND USED ENCHANTMENTS
, AND USED WITCHCRAFT
, AND DEALT WITH A FAMILIAR SPIRIT
, AND WITH WIZARDS
: he WROUGHT MUCH EVIL in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger." KJV
Of course we are revolted at children being offered as sacrifices and we should be, but the reality is that ABORTION
is the exact same thing. Satan requires blood, human blood. Abortion is sacrificing children to Satan on the altar of pleasure, selfishness and expediency. In America I have met breeders, women whose job it is to conceive children, abort them, and provide their fetuses to be sacrificed on Satanic altars.
Deut 28:56-57 "The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil
toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter
, And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children
which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things..." KJV
is the next 'civil' term that is leading us towards human sacrifice. This is the practice of terminating the life of the elderly and those with handicaps who are considered unproductive citizens; i.e.: Terry Shivo.
In some tribes in the interior of Africa where the Gospel has not reached, when the elderly or infirm cannot take care of themselves any longer, they are taken out to the bush and left for the hyenas and lions to eat. This is a pagan method of euthanasia. Getting rid of the elderly and infirmed is a pagan practice that modern society is rapidly adopting.
WITCH DOCTORS RUN THEIR WHOLE VILLAGES BY FEAR AND INTIMIDATION
Witchcraft is a very lucrative business in villages, and the witch doctor charges heavily for his services to stop famines, plagues, give love potions, put curses on enemies, etc. Often the witchdoctor is the most wealthy and feared person in a village.
SOME AFRICAN PREACHERS GO TO WITCHDOCTORS TO GET MORE POWER
A BIBLICAL PRECEDENT: SAUL, THE ANOINTED KING OF ISRAEL. He went to a witch and lost his kingdom over it.
1 Sam 28:7-9 King Saul in the Bible went to a witch to solve a problem and was removed as king.
1 Sam 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft
...BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD, HE HATH ALSO REJECTED THEE FROM BEING KING." KJV
THE CHURCH HAS BEEN BEWITCHED
Christianity has changed. In the early church the disciples preached Christ, salvation, healing, keeping God's commandments; the Baptism of the Holy Spirit; sound Bible doctrine and cast out devils. Today Christianity has evolved into something much different. The teachings of the Bible in so many different variations have been shoved aside. Today's sermons are about getting rich; being successful; and humanitarianism. Churches have systematically and methodically been transformed into politically correct inoffensive community social centers. This has changed the Church from what Christ intended it to be. Its original purpose has been taken over by the New Age. This transformation could be designed by none other than the great deceiver Satan himself and has been implemented by his 'change agents'.
We went to Haiti in our early years as missionaries. It's amazing that as much humanitarian aid and missions work that have been done in Haiti that Haiti never improves, never changes. Why? The reason is that Haiti is steeped in voodoo, which is a powerful form of African witchcraft called juju. The practice of juju was brought to Haiti by the early slaves. In the middle of Haiti's capital, Port au Prince, stands a statue of a big boar. We were told that the reason it stands there is because the early slaves slaughtered a pig and dedicated the island to the Devil. Today, much of what is called Christianity in Haiti is not really Christianity, but a mixture of voodoo and Christianity.
Witchcraft is rampant in all third world nations because most of them mix witchcraft with their different brands of Christianity. This is the main reason third world countries can never pull out of their poverty and violence. They literally have 'WITCHCRAFT' CULTURES.
THE BIBLE CALLS FALSE PROPHETS SORCERERS
MANY PREACHERS CALL THEMSELVES PROPHETS.
There are true prophets today, 1 Co. 12:28, BUT JESUS WARNED US, THAT MANY FALSE PROPHETS WOULD COME.
Mt. 24:11, 24.
Acts 13:6 "And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found A CERTAIN SORCERER, A FALSE PROPHET , a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:" KJV
Acts 8:9-11 "But there was a certain man, called Simon , which beforetime in the same city USED SORCERY, AND BEWITCHED THE PEOPLE of Samaria, GIVING OUT THAT HIMSELF WAS SOME GREAT ONE
: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries." KJV
I am convinced that many who call themselves preachers and prophets are in reality false prophets who enslave their congregations, proclaiming themselves to be SOME 'GREAT ONE'
. These preachers pervert the scripture; do not exalt Jesus; but exalt themselves and 'their anointing'; their revelations; and their gifts. Their main purpose is to promote themselves and they do this by abusively saying the Holy Spirit or 'God told them' when the truth is that they are just speaking out of their own carnal imaginations. No wonder most have completely turned off the true gift of knowledge.
MOST CHRISTIANS CANNOT DISCERN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SORCERY AND THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE, WHICH IS OPERATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
1 Co. 12:1-8.
Many preachers operate just like a witchdoctor. They rule their congregations with an iron fist using fear tactics and intimidation to control them. They claim they have this divine right by saying they are the 'anointed ones' who cannot be questioned. Because many preachers have taught it is wrong to judge, many follow them blindly. Jesus said that if the blind lead the blind that they both will fall in the ditch. Mt. 15:14. (See the article: THE ISSUE OF JUDGING www.lorendavis.com)
Jer 5:31-6:1 "The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" KJV
COUNTERFEIT MIRACLE MINISTRIES
Just because something is a supernatural manifestation does not necessarily mean it is from God. Some manifestations are not supernatural at all but fake miracles. Don't be na´ve though. There are supernatural manifestations that wizards and warlocks do through Satanic witchcraft power. Those who have spent any time deep in Africa or have witnessed Gurus in India know what I am saying is true. The Beatles and the New Age have popularized Indian Gurus. NOT ALL MIRACLES ARE FROM GOD.
Matt 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; in so much that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. KJV
Rev 19:20 "And THE BEAST (ANTICHRIST) was taken, and with him the false prophet that WROUGHT MIRACLES BEFORE HIM, WITH WHICH HE DECEIVED THEM" KJV
Most people today cannot tell the difference between mysticism (which is demonic) and spirituality. In fact, the way the word 'spirituality' has been redefined today, it blurs the lines between godly and ungodly spirituality and categorizes them under the same umbrella. Just because someone is 'spiritual' does not mean their spirituality is from God. Some are spiritual in an evil way. Most people can no longer differentiate between the spirit of God or the spirit of devils.
2 Cor 11:4 "For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received," KJV
THE PRACTICE OF SELLING MIRACLES FOR MONEY
Many preachers preach that for you to get a miracle of healing or a breakthrough in your life you must first give them a big offering. Just how much difference is that to how witch doctors operate? No wonder the world is so turned off of Christianity.
1 Peter 1:18-19 "Forasmuch as ye know that YE WERE NOT REDEEMED WITH CORRUPTIBLE THINGS, AS SILVER AND GOLD...But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" KJV
THERE ARE TRUE MIRACLE MINISTRIES FROM GOD TODAY
Remember in the Old Testament the mighty miracles God did: the deliverance from Egypt; the parting the Red Sea; the falling of the walls of Jericho; water coming out of the rock; and manna in the wilderness to name just a few.
The New Testament shows vividly in the Gospels that Jesus was a miracle worker and healed the multitudes by the power of God. He told His disciples to continue His ministry of healing the sick.
Mark 16:15-18 Jesus said, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues... and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." KJV
In the book of Acts there are many accounts after Jesus had ascended to heaven that He worked with His disciples doing mighty miracles.
1 Cor 12:10 "To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits;" KJV
Heb 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." KJV
LUMPING THE FALSE WITH THE REAL
The problem is that on one side of the coin many believe that all 'miracle ministries' are of God. On the other side of the coin, because there has been so many false prophets who have misused the name of Jesus and have faked miracles or done signs and wonders by 'another spirit', most Christians have now rejected even the true 'miracle-healing ministries' which is plainly taught in God's Word. Fearful of being conned, they now believe all 'miracle ministries' are cons or are working by witchcraft. This was a cunning strategy of Satan designed to disannul people's faith in God, in His Word and to believe Him to miraculously answer their prayers. This diabolical scheme has worked so very well. Now people hardly look to Christ for healing at all, but only come to Him as their last resort. No wonder Christianity as a whole has gotten so perverted and faith in God has virtually been killed. Proverbs teach us not to be 'simpletons'. Pr. 1:22. To be a 'simpleton' means that a person quits thinking.
Either we believe Jesus and the Bible or we don't. How have we developed such a hybrid Christianity? Let the unbelieving seminaries and anti-Bible schools who are polluting Christianity be damned.
James 3:12 "no fountain both yield salt water and fresh." ...otherwise all the water becomes salty.
It is impossible to mix lies with truth; evil spirits with the Holy Spirit, and to mix false prophets with real ones. When this is done, the whole thing becomes corrupt and evil, then 'another spirit' takes over.
THE STRUGGLE ON EARTH IS BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL; GOD AND SATAN
Jude 15 "TO EXECUTE JUDGMENT UPON ALL, AND TO CONVINCE ALL THAT ARE UNGODLY among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and OF ALL THEIR HARD SPEECHES WHICH UNGODLY SINNERS have spoken against him."
Gal 6:7 "Be not deceived; God is not mocked
: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." KJV
The Bible talks about "The wrath of God
" (Rev. 16:1) and the "wrath of the Lamb", Jesus (Rev. 6:16).
I HAVE BEEN MOCKED AND RIDICULED FOR TALKING ABOUT SATAN AND DEMONS
It is amazing to me that most of those who mock me for talking about Satan and demons are themselves involved in the occult in one form or another. What hypocrisy! Those mocking me for referring to Satan and demons are not just mocking me, they are mocking the Bible and Jesus Christ Himself who talked often in the Holy Scriptures about Satan and demons.
If there is no Satan and no demons, then how can you explain 'child rape'; murder of one's own parents or children; ritual killings; mass murders, drug pushers, and so much evil inhumanity in the world?
2 Cor 4:4 "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not," KJV
Those mocking us are just like Goliath who was shouting, "WHERE IS THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL?" These are boasters, proud and feel that they are so high and mighty that they are big enough to defy and take on God Almighty Himself and His Son Jesus Christ. Like Goliath, they are about to get an unforgettable education. It's coming! Today many who are mocking the power of God are embracing the occult and witchcraft.
WE ARE HEADING FOR ANOTHER DARK AGES
The West as a whole is really ignorant about witchcraft. The majority of us realize what is really going on with witchcraft deep in the jungles of the world. It is anything but fun and games. It is unspeakable cruelty, sadism and death. To play with witchcraft is to play with fire. You are going to get burnt.
Nations decline as a direct result of the church being taken over by false prophets and false doctrines. This pattern has been repeated time after time throughout history. When the church becomes defiled and corrupt its political leaders become corrupt. As a result the blessings of God leave that nation. The West is sophisticated in so many ways, but spiritually we have become increasingly ignorant and naive.
2 Tim 3:7-9 "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was." KJV
Many call themselves Christians but do not live by the Word of God. Just what kind of Christian is that? The truth is that there is no other kind of Christian besides one who believes and lives by the Bible. WE HAVE BEEN PUT UNDER A DEMONIC SPELL that is leading us to self-destruct as individuals and as a nation.
Question? Why does the West in the name of Enlightenment and Illumination want to revert to the mores and lifestyle of the ancient pagans which history shows us ends in violence, poverty and hopelessness? A society steeped in witchcraft and without Christ is a society where life is hell on earth? We know! We live deep in the interior of Africa. No matter how physically developed the West or the world becomes, where witchcraft in its different forms is practiced there is every evil work. No amount of laws will stop it. Jesus description of the Pharisees being like "whited sepulchers filled with dead men's bones," is a description that aptly applies today to America and Europe. We look good on the outside, but beneath the wealthy venire there is divorce, sickness, indebtedness, mental illness, perversion; pornography; intellectual pollution; crime; no regard for truth; and all gods are put on the same level, etc. Sadly, America is now spiritually and morally just a shell of what she was. This is the result of its ambition to be A NATION WITHOUT GOD; or in other words, a godless nation.
1 Sam 15:23 "Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee" KJV
Today, Christianity as a whole has been neutered and biblical Christianity has been rejected by most of western civilization including most professing Christians. This has left our societies with a void similar to that in the time of the Dark Ages. This void is being filled with superstition; a new unbiblical spirituality and the New Age. It is not the Age of Enlightenment and Illumination. It is THE AGE OF REGRESSION AND DARKNESS.
It is a paradox, most Americans today ridicule any reference to Satan and demons made by a preacher, yet at the same time they have turned to the darker side to fill the void that their secularism has made. Man is spiritual and if he doesn't get that spirituality filled with God he will fill it with witchcraft and the occult.
Rev 12:12 "Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." KJV
Jesus said that The Great Tribulation was coming like there has never been in the history of the world. . Mt. 24:21
THIS RETURN TO THE DARK AGES HAS BEEN COMING FOR A LONG TIME. We are now reaping what has been sown in our educational system; our laws; our churches and through our entertainment industry. We know that witchcraft and sorcery have been around since Eve first partook of the forbidden fruit. People throughout the ages in the most primitive societies have believed that witches were at the root of their problems and yet incredibly have continued to go to them. The western world, in the name of being scholars after the manner of the Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, has systematically rejected the Bible and Jesus Christ. Spiritually we have become a carbon copy of ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome whom we idolize. Look at where these nations are today. Is that where we really want to go?
OUR WHOLE CULTURE HAS BECOME EVIL. SATAN IS THE GOD OF THIS WORLD.
2 Cor 4:4 "In whom the god of this world hath BLINDED THE MINDS
of them which believe not," KJV
OUR NEW PAGAN CULTURE HAS BEWITCHED US. AMERICA IS NOT WHAT IT ONCE WAS. Jesus Christ and the Bible is what made America so strong and prosperous. Now we trust in our money and in our military. We don't think we need God anymore. The new definition of being an intellectual is being an atheist.
Gal 3:1 "O foolish Galatians, WHO HATH BEWITCHED YOU
, that ye should not obey the truth" KJV
A GENIE OF DEMONS HAS BEEN LET OUT. PANDORA'S BOX HAS BEEN OPENED
by these pseudo-intellectuals and educators who believe they are too enlightened to believe the Bible and in Jesus Christ. They are no longer neutral against Him, but are now open adversaries of Christ. They believe Jesus and the Bible are source of our problems. They think just like the devil, because he is their father. If Satan couldn't keep Jesus in the ground, what makes them think they can conquer Him now? How can you fight someone who has power over death? 1 Co. 15
John 8:44 "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do." KJV
2 Thess 2:11 "And FOR THIS CAUSE GOD SHALL SEND THEM STRONG DELUSION, THAT THEY SHOULD BELIEVE A LIE: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,' KJV
Ps 9:17 "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God." KJV
OUR ISLAMIC ENEMIES
are using oil as a mighty sword to make the West submit to Allah. It is also a well known fact that our Islamic enemies have been practicing witchcraft and sorcery to bewitch America to conquer us. In the war in AFGHANISTAN the Muslims have been using witchcraft against our fighter bombers to make them fail. During recent American elections, a tribe in AFRICA performed an ancient African witchcraft ceremony where they sacrificed chickens and cows to affect our elections. What our enemies have not been able to do by armed force they are now attempting to do by witchcraft, demonic power.
I fear in many ways America and Americans have been seduced and bewitched. THIS IS A SPIRITUAL WAR! POLITICS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT THIS WAR AGAINST FREEDOM AND CIVILIZATION WILL NOT BE WON SOLELY WITH A POLITICAL SOLUTION.
To deal with these issues only on a political level is just dealing with the problem cosmetically. It won't permanently go away.
THE CURSE CAN BE BROKEN
No curse can come on you by a witch, wizard or warlock unless you allow it; unless you can be seduced by fear and lies. If you reject Christ; refuse to live by the Bible; and refuse to think for yourself, you automatically put yourself under a curse. Jn 3:17
Gal 3:13 "CHRIST HATH REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE
of the law, being made a curse for us:" KJV
WHEN YOU ARE UNDER A CURSE, UNDER SATAN'S POWER, YOU ARE NOT IN YOUR RIGHT MIND.
MK. 5:3-10 "Jesus cast out the unclean spirits out of a man possessed and he came back to his right mind. Jesus has power over Satan, and He has given us power to cast them out."
MARK 16:17 Jesus said, "In my name shall they cast out devils;"
2 Cor 10:4-5 "(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" KJV
THE ONLY WAY TO WIN AND TO BREAK THE CURSE OFF OUR NATION AND OFF YOURSELF IS WITH TRUTH, THE BIBLE AND THE NAME OF JESUS.
2 Chron 7:14 "IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES
, AND PRAY
, AND SEEK MY FACE
, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS
; THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND
Deut 30:19 "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both thou and thy seed may live:" KJV
YOU STILL HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE! "Today is the day of salvation. Now is the acceptable hour." 2 Cor. 6:2.
Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." KJV
Jesus is the only way for individual and national salvation.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
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