CONTINUATION — Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
· Initiation through Heavy Metal and Rock music, song, and dance
· OCCULT AND CHRISTIAN BLOOD-INITIATION THROUGH BODY PIERCING, BODY MODIFICATION, AND TATTOOS
· Curses, jinxes, spells or hexes, enchanting and haunting
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Alcohol and Drug Initiation into the occult
In the light of all the above, it is certain that Satan is into mind control, not God. God always requires our sober-mindedness and willing participation in obedience to His will, revelation of His truth, redemption, salvation, and even the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, (Jn. 3:12-13; 1 Cor. 12:1-11; 1 Ths. 5:21-22.)
That is why human beings, and children of God especially, should always be in control of their own minds as far as possible. The Holy Spirit of God will never ‘take over’ anyone’s will or mind – to place people into trances is Satan’s specialty. The Word of God declares, “The [human] spirits (and minds) of the prophets are subject to the prophets, [or under their control,] for God is not the author of confusion but of peace,” (1 Ths. 5:23; 1 Cor. 14:32-22 KJV.) The ongoing battle for the souls of humanity rages in their thoughts or minds, (2 Cor. 10:3-5; Rom. 12:1-3.) Whoever controls the mind, controls the person, (Jn. 8:34-36.) That is why Jesus commanded, “Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober... Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour… Do not be drunk from wine [or anything else, whether physically, or spiritually while under the control of demons in paganism or in church,] in which is dissipation… [depravity, corruption, iniquity,]” (1 Pt. 1:13; 5:8-9; Eph. 5:18.)
Jesus knew Satan always uses mind-control, lies and deception, underhandedness, and alcohol and drug abuse and addiction to cloud and control human thought processes and ultimately the human mind, thereby infesting people with strong demons to use them in his service. So, God forbade the abuse of mind-altering, addictive drugs, (Eph. 5:18.)
The abuse of alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs can quickly become addictive. It is impossible to calculate the destruction of addiction to habit-forming, prescription drugs such as Valium, Zolof, Prozac, or Zanax, and to mood and mind altering drugs such as marijuana, heroin, or methamphetamine known as ‘ice, crystal, tik (in South Africa) or meth,’ to name but a few. While alcohol, cigarettes, and all drugs are addictive, it is extremely dangerous to tamper with hallucinating drugs such as LSD, which destroy people on and even higher level. Hallucinates are not simply mind-altering drugs. Those substances instantly blast open doors to the spirit world for demons to freely harass and possess their victims. Because high Satanists see into the spirit world almost continually through the demons that indwell them, they usually reserve alcohol and drugs, and hallucinates especially, for their followers and those falling prey to their deceptions.
Alcohol and drug abuse, just as sexual perversion, also desecrates the temple of the Holy Spirit and constitutes another major part of satanic initiation into the occult, because this is also ‘sin against one’s own body,’ (1 Cor. 6:15-20.) Satan knows that God forbade the mind altering state of drunkenness; condemning it as idolatry and witchcraft, (Eph. 5:18-19.) Even playful or curious encounters with alcohol and drugs can pull us into bondage to demons, which will certainly drag us increasingly deeper into Satan’s bottomless abyss of deception and demolition. Until captives of Satan wake up one starless night to realize they are being consumed by every kind of evil. When they try to get out of it, they are in for the fight of their lives. At this peak of satanic possession the devil can force sexual relations with that person, and/or demand human sacrifice in the form of a loving parent, spouse, or child. Jesus came to set the captives free, but playing with evil is never without severe consequences. Jesus invites us to choose. Satan entraps us to leave us no choice.
However great the ‘high’ of living dangerously might be, the time for every disciple of Satan will come when that slave is willing to do anything to attain some form of relief from mounting demonic oppression, assault, and torment - or simply in the hope to stay alive just one more day, (Gen. 6; Deut. 18:10-13.) At the end of this almost irreversible road to everlasting torment and damnation, [everything still remains possible with God,] slaves might realize too late that they have completely forfeited their freedom by hobnobbing with that dangerous old snake. His poison, ingested just once too often, always brings forth a most torturous death and usually, everlasting destruction.
Without condoning the abuse of alcohol and drugs, it remains a fact that alcohol and drugs are lifeless substances, and therefore, not sinful in itself. Although God always remains the only true Healer, in moderation, certain types of drugs and “a little wine” can be merciful pain relievers and even aid in physical healing, (1 Tim. 4:23.) Still, abusers of God’s Word will always find a Bible verse to feed their deception. While traditional Christians mostly condone the abuse of alcohol, evangelicals condemn the mere existence of wine as sinful. Of course, anyone with a drinking or drug problem must avoid these substances! Yet, Paul instructed Timothy to ‘drink a little wine for his stomach and frequent infirmities,’ explaining that repentance from the sin of drunkenness is quite different from the perception that, for the sake of holy living, one should reject the moderate and therapeutic use of wine. This proves that we must guard against asceticism, which is religious self-denial to earn holiness or merit with God. Asceticism is witchcraft and devoid of any spiritual value, whether it teaches religious abstinence from food, medication, or “a little wine.”
Initiation through Heavy Metal and satanic Rock Music, Song, and Dance
Let us not confuse true praise, song, and dance to the God of the Bible with demonic counterfeits! The writer of Psalm 149:150 rejoiced, “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song… Praise His Name with the dance; sing praises to Him with the tumbrel and harp… Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud on their beds… Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet. Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the tumbrel and dance. Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals! Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord!” Psalm 47:1 adds, “Oh, clap your hands, all your peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!” “Then Miriam… took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tumbrels and with dances…” (Ex. 15:20.) “Then David and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals, and with trumpets,” (1 Chron. 13:8.) “Then David danced before the Lord with all his might…” (2 Sam. 6:14.) David also prayed in Psalm 141:2; 63:3-5, “Let my prayer be set before You as incense. The lifting up of my hands [in surrender, adoration, and thanksgiving] as the evening sacrifice... My lips shall praise You… I will lift up my hands in Your Name… and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.”
Old Israel’s joyful praise, worship, and dancing before the Lord was carried through to the spiritual body of Christ. Hebrews 13:15-16 say, “Let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Name. But… [also] do good and share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” [See Rom. 2:28-29; Gal. 3:28.]
No wonder the devil covets humanity’s joyful, spontaneous praise, the lifting up of grateful hands in complete surrender, adoration, and worship, which belong to the Living God alone! Since the fall, Satan has been perverting and redirecting the wonderful gifts of praise, song, and dance away from God to glorify himself. Musical instruments, song, and dance are not entities in themselves. There is no such thing as “an anointed guitar,” although the player might be anointed by the Holy Spirit to play the guitar. Therefore song, dance, and lifeless musical instruments can be used either to praise or worship God, or to praise and worship Satan. While not all ‘worldly’ song, dance, and music are demonic, the devil can use these God-given talents and practices to initiate unsuspecting and willfully disobedient people into occultism.
It is, therefore, no surprise that the devil also infiltrated the body of Christ with fake praise and worship singers to spread false doctrine and satanic rituals through songs to conform believers to the world. In most modern assemblies, their so-called “spiritual dancing before God” also has nothing to do with the Holy Spirit. Stage-diving, ballet, ballroom, and tribal dancing simply cannot be used in Godly praise and worship! Not to bash true praise and worship — but what believers might perceive as the ‘anointing of the Spirit’ in the lyrics of unscriptural songs, is often nothing more than Satan’s kundalini or ‘serpent power.’ Paul commanded us to test all things, (1 Ths. 5:21-21.) Both worldly and Christian musicians who are sold to Satan can infiltrate the minds of their gullible audiences with demons; resulting in mass hysteria, rebellion, riots, violence, lust, promiscuity, substance abuse, filthy and disrespectful language, homosexuality, pedophilia, murder, and suicide; to name but a few perversions that hide behind the charisma of most iconic singers.
The abuse of the God-given gifts of music, song, and dance, is common in virtually all types of initiations. In all occult initiation and in Christianity too, religious rituals and ceremonies involve chanting and hypnotic music such as senseless, continual drumming, which serve the purpose of summoning demons from the spirit world. (There is nothing wrong with the ordinary use of drums.) Humming sounds as in yoga breathing; shamanic shouting in tongues, non-intelligent repetitive lyrics; spell-bounding dance in the form of constant rocking motions and erratic body shaking, are methods that serve the purpose of emptying the mind of all controlled thought. Once the minds of trance-dancers; empty-minded repetitive singers, and hummers are ‘open,’ demonic control, possession, and hypnotic, surreal states of mind become inevitable.
In occultism and modern Christianity such trances are highly desired. Under the influence of demonic power, trances serve the purpose of manifesting painless fire-walking, bloodless self-mutilation, fortunetelling, (called “prophetic prophecy” in Christianity,) and so on. The Greek philosopher Aristotle correctly believed that the right rhythm, melody, and lyrics has the power to arouse any kind of emotion, thus inducing any state of mind that the singers intend to produce. For instance, engulfed in the electrified atmosphere of a Rock concert; captivated by the deafening rhythm, which shakes the ground underneath their feet, the heavy-metal band Wasp thunders over their arm-waving, spellbound audiences, “The gods you worship are steel, at the altar of Rock ‘n Roll you kneel!”
Hip Hop music is a most dreadful onslaught on the youth, while Blues singer Jimmy Hendrix literally sold his soul to Satan one midnight at a crossroad to gain his hypnotic, rhythmic abilities. Hendrix said, “Music is a spiritual thing of its own. You can hypnotize through it and preach into the subconscious whatever you want to say.”
Occult and Christian Occult initiation through Saving Heads, Body Piercing, Body Modifications, and Tattoos
One cannot image Jesus and His disciples evangelizing the world with clean shaven heads; covered with tattoos and skewered like demon possessed pagans, which signify that they are deeply rooted in blood sacrifice, cannibalism, and vampirism! Scripture commands, “Do not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them,” (Eph. 5:11; Rev. 18:4.) Still, preachers “lawlessly” chase after pagan practices to conform believers to their ‘reckless,’ compromising Christianity, (Mt. 7:21-24.) This is not about the legalistic do’s and don’ts of cutting nails, hair, and saving beards, and God said natural hair loss “does not make people unclean,” (Lev. 13:40-41.) Yet, self-mutilation and blood-sacrifice such as tattooing always point to Satanism. Thus, such customs were forbidden in the Old Testament and are not even mentioned in the New Testament. God commands in Deuteronomy 12:30-31, “[Beware that] you are not ensnared to follow them… [to] inquire after their gods [to serve them.] You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination which He hates they have done for their gods…” (Ezk. 7:18; Jer. 16:6; Lev. 21:5; Amos 8:10.)
So, what is going on that every second man suddenly shaves his head? In paganism, shaven heads symbolize domination, initiation or ‘rebirth’ into Satanism, and mourning. God intended it as a sign of judgment, (Isa. 3:24.) And so, Israelites saw such self-mutilation as shame, (2 Kings 2:23.) God forbade deliberate baldness and cuttings and tattoos in our flesh because it is a pagan sign of hopelessly mourning for the dead, as well as pagan dedication to false gods, (Lev. 19:28.)
Why do we need all that pagan rubbish in any case? We must have Jesus living in our human spirits, minds, and bodies, and “go into the world to preach His Gospel” while “not conforming to the [pagan] world,” (Mt. 28:18-20; Rom. 12:1-3.)
[Acknowledgement to the people who compiled these images]
Middle photo above: Todd Bentley’s hand displays the blood-sacrifice membership of the Catholic Knights Templar Order, as illustrated on right in the masonic cross and crown. This proves that Satan instigates all desecrations of the human body, (1 Cor. 6:15-20.) All this and much more are on the rise in Western societies and most despicably, in churches.
The very ‘tribal’ Promise Keeper, Tod Bentley, began the habit of ‘shooting’ demons out of, or actually into people: “Pow! Pow! Pow!” However, God’s Word commands that the laying on of hands with sincere prayer and the anointing of ordinary oil in “confession of [personal] sins [one to another] will heal the sick,” (Jam. 5:15-16; Mark 16:16-18.)
Such masonically initiated, tribally engraved, and skewered Christian preachers, prophets, teachers, and so-called “deliverers,” who run, jump, hysterically scream, and teach false doctrine and pagan customs in churches are much worse than shamans in the world. No wonder Joyce Meyers and Company openly campaign for tattoos and teach that those who say they must not take tattoos and make cultic cuttings in their flesh, “take God’s Word out of context and are legalists.” They allege, “Pagans do this for the dead; we do it for Jesus!” They view it literal where Scripture says, “God has engraved us in the palm of His hands.” But God is Spirit, and that is merely a metaphor to explain how permanent God views His relationship with true believers, (Isa. 49:16; Jn. 4:21-24.) To protect humanity from such demonic possession, God commanded in Leviticus 19:28, “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, [in mourning and initiation rituals - and you dare not make such cuttings for God as Meyers alleges as your body must be temple of the Holy Spirit,] nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.” What can be more clear than that?
Tattoos and skewering side, let us not go overboard and see evil in ordinary jewellery and moderate, irreligious earring piercing, which have always been acceptable in Old Israel and in Jesus’ Times. We are talking about the desecration of the body. “Modesty” and “decency” are the keys to Godly dressing and jewellery, opposed to indecent dressing and occult jewellery. Tattoos portray indecency, gangsterism, lawlessness, immorality, and Satanism. Godly people will always focus on the “heart” instead of keeping up with disorderly fashion, (1 Tim. 2:9.)
However, the numbers of pagans and Christians getting nearly their whole bodies engraved with occult, masonic, church, and other signs because “it’s tribal” and signify “blood-brotherhood,” are spreading like wildfire. That is because blood initiation into the occult makes people an integral part of a particular friendship, group, club, society, or church, but it actually engraves demons into their flesh that must be dedicated to Jesus, to signifying that they belong to satanic orders.
This is why, in “blood-in-blood-out,” (murder someone to get in and get murdered if you leave,) or actually “no-way-out” gang memberships and other pagan initiations, tattoos are compulsory. Some see it as ‘living art’ – which you will take with you to your grave. Whatever the reason, the engraved, scarred, skewered, and modified bodies, faces, tongues, teeth, lips, mouths, noses, eyebrows, ears, and bodies of occult initiates are nauseating because they showcase the millions of lives dedicated to Satan. There is something scarily sinister about those strange practices from the primitive jungle — and especially when they become the norm among believers in Christ. Satanic practices are not ‘fun,’ ‘funky,’ ‘hip,’ or ‘innocent.’ Tattooing, skewering, etcetera, have always formed intricate parts of religious initiation rites into ‘manhood’ or ‘womanhood’ – or, in fact, into ancestor worship and other forms of Satanism.
TribaltattooDesign.com wrote, “Three major factors took the practice of tribal tattooing into the plane of the spiritual, [whence they came, originally, as used in ritual, religious, tribal initiations in the jungle:] Pain, Permanence, and Loss of Life Source (blood.) [These are true marks of human sacrifice to Satan!] This mystical trio elevated the tattoo [and other scarring and body modifications] to a chance to draw people into a relationship with a god, magic powers, or a trance or vision state. Many of the tribes from Borneo believe that tattoos also offer them special qualifications for advantageous occupations upon their arrival [in the hereafter.] Many tribal tattoos are done as proof of the power of certain totem animals, [a hierarchy of ancestor ‘animal’ spirits, worshiped as gods,] over the lives of those they chose to guard and bless… Bestowed with a totem animal guardian meant you gain the strengths and abilities of the animal, but the tattoo also served as a link between the animal spirit [a demon] and the bearer of its marks. Different animals provided different [attributes.] Today, animal totem tattoos are wildly popular.. [and are all occult symbols in some way or another.]”
Gang related initiations usually call for the gang’s crest to be tattooed on the person’s chest, shoulder or arm, and it often incorporates blood sacrifice, sealed by a rose – as in the crest of the Russian Mafia. (A black rose tattoo signifies death and darkness – actually cursing themselves with untimely death!) National Geographic reported, “In Africa, scarring is used in tribal initiation as a sign of bravery. Done with razor blades, the painful process starts at puberty and continues into manhood. Each tribe has distinctive tattoo designs, usually on the face, and include black magic symbols to ‘keep away evil spirits.’” – Now that’s a contradiction if I ever heard one!
Dr. Peter Hammond wrote in his book, ‘Body Piercing – Return to Paganism,’ “The response of pagans when they embrace Christ: From Papua New Guinea to the Amazon jungle, pagan tribes engage in body scarification, earrings, nose rings tongue studs, multiple piercing and tattoos, wearing little or no clothing. But once in Christ, they abandon all these practices… They find it strange when male Christians visit them wearing pony tails and earrings!”
God designed the human body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit. Consequently, Satan covets the human body as a temple of demons. The easiest way to accomplish this, is to lead the person to scar, modify, and tattoo the body, thereby violating God’s Word, and attaching demons to the person’s life, while others indwell the person’s human spirit and mind.
CURSES, JINXES, SPELLS OR HEXES, ENCHANTMENT, AND HAUNTING
Technically, all the words above qualify as curses. Just as so-called ‘white’ and black magic, all those words originated from the realm of the devil. Cursing is the way in which an evil desire or request is set in motion by calling up and sending forth demons to haunt, (plague, destroy, deceive, control) other witches, enemies, family, lovers, children, and friends. One does not have to be a self-declared Satanist to call up demons. As God views all disobedience as “idolatry” and “witchcraft,” and because all those who hate others are spiritual “murderers,” all evil words and actions are powered by demons, (1 Sam. 15:23; 1 Jn. 3:15.) Left unrepented, such witchcraft will have nasty consequences for everyone involved. Although demons have no reason to be loyal to witches or to function under their control, they deceive them to believe that they are in control of ‘their’ demons, while the opposite is true. Nonetheless, evil attracts evil, so that the curse without a cause will merely fly overhead and then return to its sender, as those whom Jesus have blessed cannot be cursed as long as they remain under His blood Covenant, (Prov. 26:2; Mt. 25:34-36.) It is impossible for witches to stick curses or demons onto those who is “pure of heart,” and have not intentionally or unrepentantly wronged them.
Jinxes or hexes are curses that give demons the power to bring ‘bad luck’ on people, such as repeated accidents, constant loss, illness, and even premature death. Luck always comes from Lucifer and has nothing to do with God’s blessings in Christ. All curses affect the witch, the ‘client,’ and the victim. It is well known in the occult that once a demon has been called up and released, (or “energized,”) it cannot be stopped. (Not by demonic power, in any case. The prayer and authority of Jesus’ true disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit is another matter, Mark 16:16-18.) If it cannot penetrate the life, soul, or body of the victim as in the case of true believers, it will return to the witch and the client to release its intended power onto the senders. (This is God’s principle of ‘reap what you sow’ in action.)
Curses can be spoken, recited or chanted, written, or a combination of these. High Satanists also send forth curses by ‘thought processes,’ (concentrating on a demon; instructing him to act as the unseen agent performing a certain act,) as illustrated in ‘magic’ shows where they supposedly levitate and send stuff flying through the air with the ‘power of their minds.’ Demons are always the ones who are actually performing those ‘magic tricks.’
Spells focus on hypnotic deception to bring people under demonic control, who are then bewitched, enchanted, or controlled by the witch. ‘Love’ spells place demons of deception, emotional melancholy, lust, etcetera, on the victim. Deceptively, so-called ‘white’ witches allege they use ‘white’ magic or do ‘good’ curses, such as to ‘bring back a lost lover’ - against the lover’s will, one might add. But of course, there is no ‘goodness’ in magic of any kind. It is utter darkness.