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ON THIS PAGE:
· The Definition and Essence of Idolatry and Witchcraft
· The Free Gift of God VS the Price that Satan Requires
· Sin and Sacrifice
Most people perceive witchcraft in terms of people dressed in black, chanting, and sacrificing humans and animals to invoke curses and send forth demons. However, both pagans and Christians live in religious comfort zones and lack vital knowledge about the schemes and devices of the enemy that ‘walks about as a roaring lion.’ In any type of war, knowledge of our enemies’ resources, strategies and strength is the soldier’s first defense.
This study impacts on both unbelievers and Christians in a way that will leave you amazed at how caring the God of the Bible really is. May God grant both pagans and Christians the understanding to flee the many satanic doctrines, rituals, initiations, and sacraments that impact our daily lives. In the course of this study, one begins to understand that even those involved in active Satanism do not know the treacherous depths and deceitful nuances of that thing called “witchcraft.”
Dear Satanist witches, Shamans and all other mendicants who perform ‘magic’ and occult ‘healing,’ compromising and uninformed Christians, and mere occult-dabblers,
Know that you did not find this book by chance. Today, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator, Savior, and Redeemer of all humanity, has led you to the truth concerning your spiritual and emotional bondage without a sincere, Scripturally obedient relationship with Him. It is a Biblical and historical fact that only the Lord Jesus Christ truly empowers, heals, delivers, and saves — and He means exactly what He says. The only other type of spiritual source in the universe is Satan, the devil, and he will not share any of his power and devices in laying hold of your eternal soul. Yes, I know Judaists, many Christians, Wiccans, other pagans, and even Satanists allegedly do not believe in the existence of Satan as a real person. However, our entire broken world testifies to the fact that God’s rebellious, disobedient angel, Satan the adversary, is continually destroying God’s creation, and in particular, humanity, the crown of God’s creation.
Moreover, throughout history, it has been proven fact and sound Biblical truth that the evil one has no interest in healing or ‘blessing’ anyone long-term, except to use his false signs and miracles to further destruction on another area of that person’s life. No matter what Satan has promised or allowed you to trap you in active witchcraft, spiritually dead religion, or in compromising the truth of the Bible, he remains always the liar, torturer, and murderer of all humanity and God’s innocent creation, (Jn. 8:44.)
The Most High God of the Bible loves every person on earth, and desires that everyone should repent form all types of religion, false inherited beliefs, false Christian doctrines, and any other institution or church which rejects or compromises a living relationship with God in Christ, to accept and live in His Plan of salvation, redemption, and complete blessing through the full atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ in our place, (Jn. 3:16; 1:12-13.)
The REAL God, the Lord Jesus Christ, has only your best interests at heart.
Only Satan and his disciples come to vex, maim, “steal, kill and destroy” - while Jesus came to bring you life in abundance in the here and now and forever more!
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION AND HEALING
Holy Father in heaven,
In the almighty Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, we pray.
Please bless and use this work mightily to glorify Your Name and to build Your kingdom here on earth.
Please protect all those who visit this website, and all those who were and are studying this book. Cover us spirit, soul, and body with the blood covenant of Jesus Christ. Please send Your mighty, holy angels to guard us; all our loved ones, and everything that pertain to our lives. Bind and destroy every evil plan, weapon, and work formed against us. Deliver us from all the deception, evil schemes, attacks, and other works of the evil one.
We take captive every thought to bring it into obedience to You alone; let Your Holy Spirit convince and convict us of all sin and deception. Please enlighten our minds with the entire truth of Your Word. Give us spiritual discernment and understanding of everything discussed in this study. Let Your Life and Light flood all the corners of every darkened and distressed heart, mind, and life, according to Your promises in the fullness of Your everlasting Word.
Thank You that You always hear and answer us.
For Yours are the Kingdom, the power, and glory forever and ever.
THE DEFINITION AND ESSENCE OF IDOLATRY AND WITCHCRAFT
The purpose of this study is to make both pagans and Christians aware of the truth of God’s Word, and His truly Biblical requirements for eternal salvation, redemption, and healing in Christ, (1 Jn. 1:7-9; 2 Cor. 7:10; 2 Tim. 2:25-26; Heb. 12:12-17.) One tends to understand idolatry as the act of actively bowing to some object to worship it. Similarly, we see male and female witches, their incantations, rituals, and evil works, (witchcraft,) as pertaining only to active Satanists. Indoctrinated by fairy tales and the movie industry, most people believe that all Satan’s disciples dress in black robes and meet at midnight at cross roads and in cemeteries to do their incantations and commit ritual blood sacrifice. However, as seen in our study on ‘Dealing with Abuse and Abusers God’s Way,’ idolatry and witchcraft extend much wider, higher, and deeper than such ‘superficial’ or ‘common’ acts of Satanism. Real male and female witches, (male witches are not really called ‘warlocks’ as we were taught by the movie industry,) hardly ever resemble traditional depictions of Satan’s disciples. Most are ordinary-looking people, who function ‘normally’ everywhere in secular, church, and political society. In fact, true or ‘high’ Satanists are mostly very wealthy, highly educated, sophisticated, and powerful people. Of course they do not exclude inconceivably horrible acts such as blood sacrifice from their secret meetings, but they do not go about advertising their allegiance to their evil master in ‘general’ or ‘ordinary’ ways as one would suspect. Mostly, they dominate social, religious and political spheres as extremely pleasant, charitable, well-spoken, and polite people.
Referring to a prominent Satanist, someone once told me, “I know no one can ‘earn’ the privilege of going to heaven, but if there is one person that really deserves to be saved, it is Robin! He’s the kindest, generous, most sincere gentleman I’ve ever met!”
Contrary to what most people believe, according to the contextual truth of the Bible, God Himself defines the basis of all idolatry as ‘bowing’ to our sinful ‘self’ by loving ourselves and others more than God; stubbornly choosing our own will above the will of God. None would bow to idols unless they bowed to their sinful ‘self’ first. By placing our own, or someone else’s interests, desires and will above, or in the place of God, we decisively commit the inexcusable crime of idolatry against God.
Similarly, the act of witchcraft relates to every single time we rebel against the will and the Word of God, disobeying God by substituting His will, commandments, truth, and plans for our own, or someone else’s will, directives, compromises of God’s Truth, and manmade plans, (read 1 Sam. 15:21-23.) A footnote in the Spirit Filled Bible, (which is merely the ‘original’ King James Version of the Bible in intelligible English,) explains, “Belief in Christ [must] result in obedience [to His Word;] what we practice provides evidence of our faith… Be ready to obey [all] the Words the Lord speaks to you. Know that God only continues to speak to those who do what He says. Understand that incomplete obedience is the same as disobedience. Do not substitute religion, [church/temple/mosque/synagogue/lodge, etc. attendance, rites, rituals, sacraments, and manmade doctrines,] for obedience to God’s Word. Know that disobedience and rebellion are as witchcraft in God’s sight. Understand that to hear God’s Word and not to practice it, is to reject it; [thus rejecting God Himself!]”
It is a humbling and sobering thought that we all, (speaking of sincerely and truly Scripturally born again believers in Christ as well,) frequently commit the sins of idolatry and witchcraft, as all of us disobey God in one way or another. Does this sound too harsh or far-fetched? Well, who of us can say that we never tell a ‘little white’ lie? Did Jesus not say that those who lie take after their father the devil, whose “desires [most] want to do? He was a liar and murderer from the beginning, and when he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own [rebellious] resources, for he is… the father of [all lies?]” (Jn. 8:44.)
Okay then - but at least, we do not perform satanic rituals and blood-sacrifice like real Satanists do!
No? Well, listen to this: Malice is heart murder in the account of God. He that hates in his heart; thus speaking lies, deception, and perversity such as slander, “has his hands full of blood,” (Isa. 59:2-5; 1:15!) May God have mercy on our souls! If sincerely born again believers, (the truly righteous in Christ,) are so bound to obedience to God’s will, where, indeed, “will the ungodly [the unbeliever without Christ] and the [disobedient Christian, and other pagan] sinners appear?”
According to the Bible, all of humanity ‘instinctively’ knows that God exists, (1 Pt. 4:18.) Moreover, all of humanity has to be guided by God’s Moral Law of Love, (or human conscience,) which is written on every human “heart,” as the Holy Spirit uses His Moral Law to convict every person on earth of “sin, righteousness, and judgment,” (Rom. 1:19-20; Jn. 16:8.) Hence, all of humanity is responsible before God for every one of their decisions and actions. None will have an excuse in that day when we all will have to give an account before the Judgment Throne of God, (2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11-15.)
However, most of humanity, (and sadly, most Christians too,) have their “consciences sheared” by unrepentant sin, thus their understanding of the True God and His True commandments was “darkened,” (Rom. 1:21.) For this reason, it is necessary to preach the true Scriptural Gospel to all those whom God sends across our way, explaining the necessity of personal faith in Christ, pointing out the necessity of repentance from sin and obedience to the entire, truthful context of the Bible, (Mt. 28:19.)
It is most important to know that “God SO loved the WHOLE world that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOEVER [sincerely and personally] believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might [choose to] be saved. He who [obediently] believes in Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of God,” (Jn. 3:16-18; 1:12-13.)
All sin is an abomination in the eyes of God. However, to reject the Love, or the Free Gift of God, (the Lord Jesus Christ and His complete atonement in our place,) or to sin knowingly, intentionally, maliciously, and unrepentantly once we chose Jesus as our Lord and Savior, makes our original condition of sin and cursedness without the atonement of Christ so much worse. Scripturally born again believers have the great privilege to access the throne of the Father through the completed atonement of His Son, to attain forgiveness and spiritual cleansing by His grace. However, Satanists and all their spiritual counterparts, (unrepentant and thus merely religious Christians too,) still need to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus the Savoir, and to repent from idolatry and witchcraft in order to be saved, redeemed, and blessed in Him.
THE FREE GIFT OF GOD VERSUS THE PRICE THAT SATAN ALWAYS REQUIRES
May God grant us the grace to never be deceived to believe that we can obtain the free gifts of salvation, redemption and blessing in Christ by doing good works, for “every good and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with Whom there is no variation or shadow of turning!” (Jam. 1:16-17.) God’s immeasurable gifts are not for sale. Yet, even true believers in Christ are not excluded from doing ‘good works!’ Not to obtain salvation and blessing, but to glorify God by allowing Him to manifest the power of His Word, Holy Spirit, and His holy, loving character in, and through us, (Jam. 1:22; 2:14-26; Gal. 3:10-14.)
What I am trying to say is that the God of the Scriptures is not into favoritism. His believing children are all equal in Christ. While all His sincere, Scripturally born again children will inherit everlasting life in heaven, in this physical realm, our Creator God also lets His sun shine over both the good and the bad, or both the lost and the saved. Thus, we can never compare God the Father to the false Christmas god of Roman Catholicism, ‘Father Christmas,’ who supposedly rewards ‘good’ and ‘nice’ children, while naughty and nasty ones find nothing under the Christmas tree. This just goes to show that Satan and his evil agents will never bring you a gift without a price tag attached to it somewhere. At first, the price might seem small and the reward big, but ultimately, Satan is after the destruction of your whole life, your entire spirit, soul, and body, and your everlasting life in Christ especially, “For the wages that sin pays is death, but the [free] gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Rom. 6:23.)
What makes it difficult to decide between the supposedly cheap, broad and easy road of the devil and the free but narrow, eternal Life of God, is that God’s entire Word tells us exactly how to follow Jesus and what to expect, while Satan conceals his escalating price for temporal power and pleasure amongst the many pompous but life–demolishing religious rites, so-called ‘atoning’ and ‘saving’ sacraments, and other pagan, and Christian sacrifices, which he constantly and increasingly requires. Satan’s real price tag for helping you to do life your way is always eternal damnation - hidden somewhere underneath the rubble of death and destruction in your life, and most often, covered with outward prosperity and a false little grin of inward pain.
Knowing the lostness and need of sin-infested humanity, God declared, “There is none righteous, no, not one… none who does good, no, not one… [However,] the righteousness of God apart from the [outward ceremonial, or ritual Old Testament temple] law, [or our good deeds to try to ‘earn’ salvation and blessing,] is revealed… For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, [when each one personally chooses to believe, accept, and follow the Lord Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior,]” (Rom. 3:9-24; Jn. 1:12-13.)
Apart from ‘being justified freely by His grace,’ the God of the Bible also gives His sincere disciples free, spiritual gifts and powerful Holy Spirit signs to follow Jesus through this dark and dangerous world, simply because they believe in His Name, and, because of their love for Him, obey His inward Moral Law! (read Mark 16:16-18; 1 Cor. 12:4-11.)
On the other hand, Satan always tries to imitate the salvation, redemption and blessing of God; setting up false religions and bestowing false gifts and ‘blessings’ (which are actually curses!) on people to lead them astray. Satan cannot create life; not even a slither of life, as he himself is a mere created being of God. Yet, Paul declared in 2 Ths. 2:9-10, “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all [satanic] power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the LOVE OF THE TRUTH, that they might be saved.” Nevertheless, some people believe, Satan, that mighty but fallen angel, cannot imitate the miracles of God, therefore all signs and miracles ‘automatically’ come from God. God Himself commanded us to TEST all teaching and ministry according to the contextual truth of Scripture to see whether it is of God, (1 Ths. 5:21-22; 1 Jn. 4:1-4, etc.) Thus, Scripture sternly refutes this notion, as shown by the magicians in Pharaoh’s court, when God sent Aaron to prove to Pharaoh that He was speaking to him, (Ex. 7:10-12;20-22; 8:6-7.) Ultimately, God’s omnipotent power will “swallow up” all serpent power, (a.k.a. kundalini,) as Aaron’s rod swallowed up the rods of Pharaohs’ magicians, and as God stayed the magicians’ power to replicate lice, flies, pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness and death. Still, Satan can and definitely does do false ‘miracles’ and show false signs.
SIN AND SACRIFICE
God’s Moral Law, (His only New Testament Law, the Royal Law of Love,) is not enslaving, or purely punitive, but liberating and protective. Obedience to God’s Moral Law of Love, (to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and strength and your neighbor as yourself,) keeps believers in Christ safe from satanic control.
1 Jn. 5:18 states, “Whoever is [truly] born of God does not sin [habitually or unrepentantly,] but keeps himself, [according to the New Testament Covenant in Christ, in the Royal or Moral Law of God,] and the wicked one does not touch him,” (Jn. 13:34-35; 14:15; 23-24; 1 Jn. 2:3-5; 7-15.)
Satan, the enemy of God and His entire creation, has been around for a long, long time. He knows exactly what pleases, angers, scares, and saddens every human being. He also knows, if he can keep humanity away from the New Testament Covenant, sealed and signed by the redeeming blood-sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and from contextual Biblical obedience to the Moral Law of Christ, he can keep them ‘legally’ or with God’s permission in bondage to himself. All willfully unrepentant sin opens us up to demonic infestation and control, (1 Cor. 11:24-26; Mt. 7:21-24.)
Because God, some 2,000 years ago, sent His full redemption in Christ to save, redeem and bless all those who would wholly accept and follow Jesus, the disobedient sinner rejecting Jesus is already judged and in a chosen state or position of lostness and sin without God, (Jn. 3:18-19.) Yet, even for the sinner without Jesus, (as for the disobedient, unrepentant Christian sinner,) there are various degrees of sin and thus, all disobedient sinners are subject to various degrees of satanic control and bondage. [Read Mt. 12:43-45, and 1 Jn. 5:19-20, which says that when a spirit goes out of a person and returns to find his previous home religious but devoid of an obedient relationship with God in Christ, the last state or position of that person will be worse than the first. And: the whole world without Christ is in the power of the evil one.] Therefore, whether the person is Christian or pagan, unrepentant sin always escalates from one grievous deed to another, leading the sinner into ever-deepening bondage to Satan and his demons. The deeper the bondage, the more and extreme the sins - and the more evil, unscrupulous, and demon-infested the sinner.
Paul explained in Rom. 6:18-23, “Having been set free from sin, [through sincere faith in, and acceptance of Jesus Christ,] you became [willing] slaves of righteousness… Just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness and of lawlessness, leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members, [or devote yourself entirely] to God as slaves of righteousness for holiness… For the wages which sin pays is death, but the Gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Consequently, God’s punishment also consists of various depths or degrees of torment. For instance, false teachers and self-appointed church leaders, who ‘lord’ as ‘masters’ over Jesus’ believers are hypocritical wolves in sheep’s clothing who rob believers financially; deceive them spiritually, and oppress them emotionally. Such an evil, false priesthood will receive a “greater condemnation,” (Jam. 3:1; Mt. 23:14; Lu. 20:47.) Those, who cause others to sin should know, they would be “better off if a millstone were hung around their necks, and they were drowned in the depth of the sea,” (Mt. 32; 5:22; 18:6.) Mercifully, the God of the Bible made a way for us out of sin and condemnation. Although God, in Christ, “sympathize with our weaknesses,” He does not sympathize with unrepentant disobedience. God expects us to “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to [find His] help in time of need,” (Heb. 4:14-16.) Sadly, humanity usually flees from the grace of God in Christ; choosing to do everything ‘their way,’ and to work out their own salvation, redemption, and healing; not following the Truth, the Life, and the Way: Jesus Christ. Hence, through humanity’s disobedience to the truth of God, all forms of idolatry and witchcraft permeated this planet.