Witchcraft, Sorcery & Divination, Part II
The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21
Sorcery is the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or demons to produce unnatural effects in the world. In the above mentioned scripture the Greek word for sorcery, pharmakeia is defined as a medication, spell giving potions or a poisoner, it is also where we get the name of our modern day pharmacy.
Most don't believe in witchcraft, sorcery and divination any more because our enemy has convinced people that he doesn't exist and what has been displayed is only a mythical apparition reserved for children. The only ones with power to defeat this dark craft is the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ in whom God has entrusted His Spirit. For the most part today, sorcery is spread throughout the world in the form of drug addiction and alcoholism. But an even more dangerous avenue to rob, kill and destroy is the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies. Now bear with me before you jump ship and listen to the truth of God's word.
From the beginning, God has been and forever will be our healer, it is His own Son who shed His blood in seven places to give us the benefit of a total deliverance and he does not share His glory with anyone! Do you really think God raised up doctors with all of their miraculous cures and potions in the last two hundred years of history for an unbelieving brood of lazy Christians who refuse to put their trust in Him? Did He not say not to forget His benefits of healing in Psalm 103, did He not say for us to not stand in the counsel of the ungodly? But because they are so well respected among the world and everyone else runs to them, so His church also puts their trust in man.
"Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord." Jeremiah 17:5
MODERN DAY SORCERERS
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind. Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings." Jeremiah 17:9,10
The prophets of old foretold of a time when knowledge would increase and so it has, in the last few hundred years man has made some marvelous achievements in science, medicine and machinery of all types, giving him a fleshly superiority allowing him to provide every need through his own power. The need to rely on God has faded with the advent of all these wonderful man-made inventions, even beginning to create for themselves artificial intelligence and robots, making themselves into their own gods!
No longer dressed in long robes and pointed hats, the modern day sorcerer appears as an educated and very sophisticated expert such as Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, Dr. Oz and of course the queen of the sorceresses, Oprah! Another subtle but very successful tactic of the devil was to slowly introduce homosexuality to the masses, making it look harmless and of course, politically correct in the eyes of a foolish and ignorant crowd wanting to be just like the world. An astonishing 2% of the population has in the last ten years made homosexuality the norm in which the perverse has now become fashionable, why even the Boy scouts can have Gay scoutmasters! Gays can now marry and be legal partners and they are being accepted in every facet of society, thanks in part to the high priestess of perversion, Ellen!
This travesty of perversion is being brought about by a spirit of sorcery which has blinded the minds of even the church of Jesus Christ. Wanting to be like the world they have even allowed Gays to be ordained in ministry and to be able to be involved with our children, something the Catholic church has had to deal with as more and more reports of molestation have come to light. Because the pulpits have become silent and soft on sin, there is no fear of God which has allowed the proverbial closet to open and the perverse have swarmed out, spawning a new generation of gay, lesbian, and transgender deviates to become accepted in our society. May God have mercy!
"And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. "Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. "I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works." Revelation 2:21-23
THE WHITE WITCH OF SORCERY
For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, and saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths a young man devoid of understanding, passing along the street near her corner; and he took the path to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night. Proverbs 7:6-9
The proverb is describing a young man being seduced by a harlot, but it also describes one who is being drawn away into the sin of addiction, in my case, cocaine, often called "The White Lady!" I can testify that she is no lady, but a cruel and wicked witch that will take your life and send you into Hell.
We don't think of drugs as being magic potions, but I can tell you from experience that they are, with the motive of taking away your conscience. With no moral compass we lose direction and the ability to discern right from wrong and good from evil. There are many drugs that will dim your perspective and dull your senses but cocaine is the one that stands out, maybe even naming the song, "Love Potion Number Nine!" The reason being, the effects of your first encounter are a heavenly euphoric feeling that you never find again although you pursue it with all your might, and sexual desire is enhanced greatly but performance is all but non-existent.
At twenty five years of age I was on my way to be a successful businessman and would have been a millionaire if I hadn't strayed into this sorceress's charms that almost cost me my life and wasted my fortune, leaving me broke, busted and disgusted with a two thousand dollar a week addiction. Emaciated and in a state of hopelessness, wondering how I arrived at this pit of destruction, I sought a way of escape when God sent a man who told me about Jesus and I gave my life to Him and He saved me and set me free from this white death forever to serve Him in the kingdom of God!
Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths; for she has cast down many wounded, and all who were slain by her were strong men. Her house is the way to Hell, descending to the chambers of death. Proverbs 7:25-27
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin