Witchcraft,Rebels,Idolatry and False Religions.
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience Eph 2 v 1-2
There also enemies we face on the earth, in the natural world , for more clarification consider these points:
- The devil’s wants to dominate and rule over mankind.He wants to recieve worship and is driven by rebellion, pride and disobedience
- Witchcraft is the religion of fallen man
- Witch Doctor is the Satanic priest of the religion of witchcraft,they seek power
- Pagan gods are the Satanic angels and are contacted by the priest through witchcraft
- The practice of witchcraft then simply put is seeking power,control of people/circumstances through unholy means and under the spirit that is not the Holy Spirit.
A good example was king Saul when he contacted a witch 1 Sam 28 v 7-18, he chose to seek direction from a woman with a familiar spirit,this spirit was not holy, therefore not the Holy Spirit and that is what is practicing witchcraft.
This will include the horoscopes,magic,Ouija boards,tarot cards,fortune telling.
People may get into them through ignorance, but these practices have a demonic base to them,there are evil spirits behind them which give just a litte knowledge to those people involved, just enough to get them hooked then excercise control over them.
People are easily decieved when they are looking for quick easy answers,direction or at times just simply plain curious. That is the trap.
In the physical world,people and thier behaviours. You will be supprised how witchcraft works, you will identify it with the following three practices:
- Manipulation: another way people seek to control others is through manipulation. A wife will seek to manipulate her husband by offering or withholding favours,tears or some emotional stuff,a child will manipulate a parent by throwing a tantrum.Shame this has found it’s way in churches too,a pastor will say 5 of you will give $1000 or 10 of you will give €2000.
- Intimidation: again using a family setting,a husband who will intimidate his wife with brutish behaviour perharps even violence. Using force,power and scare tactics to gain position,bullying,blackmail.
- Domination: this is the ultimate goal of the two above which is to exert control. Domination is an evil term which uses either guilt or force.
Idolatry is based on stubborness, disobedience and rebellion.
- It births rebels who as the scripture above indicates are under the control of the devil.
- It rejects God’s legitimate authority as king Lord God and Creator. Jesus is the image of God,the only true image. God cleary states that you shall have no other gods but me,these followers do the opposite.
- An idol is anything that you put first in place of God, can be money,a job,a carrear,a partner,a hobby. God should always come in your life.
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Spirit 1 Cor 12 v 3
I believe that verse is self explanatory,any religion that doesnot recognised Jesus Christ as the Messiah,as the Son of God, as The Lord and Savior is in fact and by all means a false religion
False religion have false prophets that seek to pervert, corrupt the word of God.
Acts 13 v 6-10 An incident involving Paul and Barnabas and they traveled through the whole island until they came to Paphos. There they met a Jewish sorcerer and false prophet named Bar-Jesus, who was an attendant of the proconsul, Sergius Paulus. The proconsul, an intelligent man, sent for Barnabas and Saul because he wanted to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for that is what his name means) opposed them and tried to turn the proconsul from the faith. Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, ‘You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?’
The Astrologer will plot your future,believe it or not demons have an evil prophecy for your life which will come to pass if you don’t counter it with the word of God.
When you receive/read and believe in it you are plotting disaster for own life whether you know it or not.
Card readers work in a similar way, one will tell you that you will be involved in a car wreck for example but really won’t tell you how to get out of it. If you agree and receive this, it will happen to you, it’s a spiritual law see.
You have to counter this with the word of God, Ps 118 V 17 says “I will live and not die, I will proclaim what The Lord has done.”
Take heed that you are not deceived