Witchcraft, Sorcery & Divination
For rebellion is the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. I Samuel 15:23
Witchcraft, sorcery and divination are as alive and active today as they ever were in ancient times, although they may have disguised themselves as something good and not evil. When we think of a witch, we imagine an old hag riding on a broom, but the witches of today are sophisticated and well trained in the dark arts of their craft. Witches and warlocks, their male counterpart are prevalent throughout the world, casting spells and even infiltrating the churches of the Lord Jesus Christ.
God hates witchcraft and in the law of Moses it carries a death sentence, being an abomination to Him. Today in modern times these dark arts have been characterized as children's fables, fairy tales and cartoons, displaying their powers to the unsuspecting, why even Mickey Mouse is portrayed as a sorcerer! Our children are being indoctrinated in the use of witchcraft and in the demonic power of casting spells, if you don't believe it, read the widely popular series, "Harry Potter," another name for Satan, in which young minds are opened to the powers of darkness and actually taught to cast spells.
There are many forms of witchcraft in the world and it would take volumes to cover all the various covens, cults and even churches of Satan that inhabit the globe, spreading sickness, death, destruction, drug addiction and immorality. The purpose of this message is to make the believer aware of what is sent to destroy them and even stop the forward motion of the church.
Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified. Galatians 3:1
MESSENGERS OF SATAN
Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow (tolerate) that woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. Revelation 2:20
In the books of Galatians and Revelation warnings are given not to be seduced or bewitched by false prophets, Jezebel spirit's nor false brethren wanting to deceive and draw them away from the truth. The modern day church has been infiltrated with thousands of Satan's messengers polluting them with false teaching and doctrines of demons and because they are not being trained and equipped they have no discernment or the wisdom and knowledge to defeat them.
Throughout the assemblies of God's people, magic, Yoga, fortune telling and even pornography have become the norm with no conviction because they are totally ignorant of the word of God. Led by false shepherds, self help gurus and immature and untrained leaders, the church of Jesus Christ has been reduced to a daycare of lazy apathetic, all about me children, deceived and bound in captivity, unaware that the powers of darkness have swarmed them and blinded them from the truth that is able to set them free!
For years I have had to fight devils, witches, warlocks and false brethren in order to be able to maintain a ministry that has sown the word of God and seen hundreds set free from the powers of darkness. One time a warlock dropped off a girl at our residential program in Sherman, Texas and told she had five days to destroy it. The first night she anointed the entire house with urine and prayed demonic prayers to try and bring confusion and disorder to the home. On the last day of her stay we told her how much Jesus loved her and would set her free if she would make Him her Lord instead of Satan and she left screaming as she went out the door. A few days later we received a letter from Teen Challenge warning ministries not to take her in.
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know it is the last hour. I John 2:18
SORCERY AND DIVINATION
Manasseh built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord to provoke Him to anger. II Chronicles 33:5,6
The spirit of Manasseh lives on today, even in the church of Jesus Christ where men have set up altars in their hearts and have let the powers of darkness deceive them into thinking that what they are engaging in is somehow acceptable in the eyes of God.
My wife grew up in South Texas, raised in the Hispanic Catholic church and was taken often to Catholic witches to be prayed over for several different diseases and ailments, some of which she still deals with today. These servants of Satan, most unaware of what they are actually involved in practice these dark arts thinking that God is their source when in fact the powers of darkness are the ones performing acts of healing and cursing people. This deadly mixture probably originated from the Aztecs who worshiped false gods and practiced dark rituals of human sacrifice and has morphed into a major religion throughout the Southwest, Mexico, Central and South America.
Even in traditional Catholicism, prayers are offered to the saints, the mass that most think is just communion is in actuality a ritual called transubstantiation, a practice performed by a priest who has the supposed power to bring Christ down and sacrifice Him for the sins of the people, which is an abomination to God because Jesus died once for the sins of mankind. Throughout the religions of the world, witchcraft, sorcery and divination have been mixed in, even in Christianity where most of what is done in the church today is derived from paganism. Beware of any form of these dark arts and the seduction of magic, (obtaining something through the aid of demons) which many times begins in a harmless fashion but will eventually bring upon you death and destruction.
But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling (adulterating) the word of God deceitfully, but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. II Corinthians 4:2
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin