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|Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:12 pm Post subject: Angels, demons, spiritual warfare, deliverance
Is forgiving a feeling, emotion?
Does forgiving mean restoring a relationship?
Does forgiving mean forgetting?
Is Once enough? Not usually.
I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead,
I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3
Is forgiving a feeling, emotion?
NO, its a CHOICE.
When we make the CHOICE to forgive, we choose to free ourself from that prison.
We choose LIFE. We begin to heal and be renewed.
We are instructed in Jesus sample prayer to forgive.
Its called 'The Lord's Prayer' but the real prayer of our Lord is found in John 17.
The original indicates to deliver us from 'the Evil one' - Satan, the devil, Lucifer.
Sometimes we need to forgive ourself!
And I have even counseled people who needed to forgive God - and it helped them, freed them!
Not that God needs forgiving of course, but an individual may need the freedom they get from doing that.
For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
Forgive us our sins, For we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And lead us not into temptation.
Is forgiving a feeling, emotion?
NO! Forgiving is a CHOICE, not an emotion. We feel like we feel, that is not right or wrong, it just is.
Forgiving is a choice, and very often must be repeated several times a day, week, month - until the feeling of peace, release comes.
It may be helpful to picture handing 'it' to Jesus, turning and walking away.
Unforgiveness holds people in a prison of sorts. They dont know it but YOU do.
In fact I might even say, unforgivness holds 'you' imprisoned. Been there, done that!
FORGIVE, what does that mean?
Forgiving means letting go.
We need to release ourselves from holding another guilty for our own good, to renew our soul.
If there is no repentance on the part of the other, then there can be no restoration of relationship.
Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3
To understand WHY someone has said or done something can help to heal a relationship.
If you do not forgive you become bitter and satan can take advantage, sometimes far more than you will know.
Forgiving and restoring a relationship
If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother.
But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses every fact may be confirmed.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church, and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.
Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven.
For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.
Thats in scripture for a reason! Very few churches practice it.
The church of Acts had miracles regularly! It was powerful!
It preached heaven, hell and the whole Gospel! Not just the parts they liked.
The numbers increased daily.
Today churches leave out hellfire and brimstone and eternal torment of the lost.
They dont often speak of heaven. The power is gone because they preach a soft pink jesus that tolerates sin.
Forget that jesus - he aint the LORD JESUS CHRIST!
If those belonging to the Lord dont pure up they aint goin up!
Live holy, live pure, dont live p.c. God is not p.c.
Does forgiving mean we need to resore an unhealthy relationship?
NO. If you have been in a hurtful relationship and the other person does not repent, admit wrong and change,
then its unlikely that relationship should continue.
I had to cut off an important relationship because it was destructive. It wasnt easy.
Borrowed from someone else -
A relationship is 2 people.
Ministry is ONE person.
If that applies to you, you will know it.
Other reading on this subject
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|Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:06 am Post subject:
|Forgive how many times!?
Then Peter came and said to Him,
Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to 7 times?
Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to 70 times seven.
For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.
But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.
So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.
And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.
But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, Pay back what you owe.
So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, Have patience with me and I will repay you.
But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.
So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.
Then summoning him, his lord said to him,
You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.
Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?
And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.
My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.
Mark 11:25 and Matthew 21
As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up.
Being reminded, Peter said to Him, Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.
And Jesus answered saying to them, Have faith in God.
Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea,
and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.
Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.
Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.
But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.
Guard your heart
Since the command to forgive follows this fig tree curse, we should be able to understand why.
It indicates some time passed. The result of the curse was not instant.
Luke 21 mentions the fig tree and Christ's 2nd coming.
Christ's 2nd coming is also in Matthew 24 shortly after the fig tree.
We need to watch our heart as we wait for the Lord's return.
We need to live holy - not p.c.
We need to love what God loves and hate what God hates without excuse.
We need to agree with the living written word of God without telling ourself God changed His mind. He doesnt change.
This has been on my heart for days as I have wrestled with an offense trying to let go.
This world is very Dark and getting Darker fast. If we hang onto Darkness we wont make it.
Staying clean before the Lord on a daily basis is mandatory.
LOVE TRUTH! That tends to be my most urgent passion.
Even if you have to change your mind to embrace Truth - love it - above whats comfortable.
Because they did not love of the Truth, God will send upon them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false (a LIE). 2 Thes 2
BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger.
Behold the fig tree and all the trees, as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near.
So you also, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near.
Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all things take place.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them, if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.
Forgiveness is a Choice, Not a Feeling
We have all had people in our lives that have pissed us off. The trouble is if years later we still havent forgiven them and moved on, it eats away at us, not them. If you cant forgive a person they still have control over you. Forgiveness is a choice not a feeling.
Forgiving is letting the whole thing go instead of carrying bitterness you dont need.
When you forgive you save your body from chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisone which surge through your body when you hold anger and resentment, long term they will give you cancer. There has been a case when a doctor could find nothing physically wrong with a patient during an autopsy so listed cause of death as anger and resentment. The person had been bitter for years and the doctor believed it eventually killed them.
Once you’ve made a choice to forgive
Stop telling the story. Discipline your tongue. Stop talking about the person/problem/issue. If you want to get better you cannot be bitter. Your mind affects your mouth and mouth affects your mind – so you need to stop talking about it and move on.
Make a list of the good things that happened as a result of the experience.
Benefits of forgiveness:
Healing of emotional and physical pain
Reduced depression and stress
Better immune system and digestion
More physical and mental energy
Better quality sleep
Increased happiness and peace of mind
Choosing to forgive gives you back your emotional freedom and happiness. It makes you wiser and stronger as forgiveness is an attribute of the strong - weak people can’t forgive. It makes you easier to love and life itself is just easier.
DO PASS FORGIVE!
DO COLLECT 200 BLESSINGS!
The RAPTURE issue
Read the book of Enoch
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|Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:25 pm Post subject:
| CHRISTIANITY 101
PUT ON the ARMOR!
The Body of Christ is NAKED
ZionsCRY Commentary / Analysis
I have a heavy feeling this is a VERY important issue. Consider sending to everyone you know.
It will NOT be well received by most, but that is the turn the Lord is leading me to make.
I am taking pieces of various words, dreams, visions, prophecies and puzzling them together.
This is a very grave time. The 2 most popular candidates for US president in 2012 - Trump and Huckabee - are OUT of the running, and I wonder why.
It is a time to be suspicious of everything.
It is past time to stand up and be a REAL CHRISTIAN, not a fake who bows to the world.
NEVER use the word 'back slidden.' One is saved or lost to hell - there are NOT 3 destinations and there is NO purgatory, no 2nd chance.
The very instant of death we are with Jesus or in hellfire forever with NO hope of escape. Most Roman Catholics and Orthodox will burn in hell.
Only those who read the 66 books of the Holy Bible and believe and believe in Christ Jesus and obey Him are saved.
I know a FEW of them are truly saved, but only a few who renounce the satanic heresies of the Vatican.
I pulled PUT ON the ARMOR! from several different sources (links provided), plus my own heart.
One source is a friend who was once EO but the Lord saved him from it.
It seems to go with several things the Lord has laid on my heart recently. If we do not KNOW the enemy, we are his victim.
I did not so much realize how subjects would tie together til I found the images.
As much as what I am led to tell you - and this May 21 hoax - appears to blend, I AM NOT part of the May 21 hoax!
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Put on the full armor of God so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers,
against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with TRUTH, and having put on the BREASTPLATE of RIGHTEOUSNESS,
and having shod your FEET with the PREPARATION of the GOSPEL of PEACE.
In addition to all, taking up the shield of FAITH with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the Evil one.
And take the HELMET of SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador in chains, that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
We are to be strong in HIS might, not our own. The Darkness is very deep today.
If you do not read your bible and take that as your ONLY authority, you wont make it
Be sure your Belt of Truth is firmly buckled around your waist.
The Lord Jesus Christ is Truth. A pope is NOT truth, NOT Christ.
We are to stand for GOD's biblical truth and values, not politically correct ones.
Too many churches water down the truth and present a Jesus who is NOT the Son of GOD.
The Word of God is our only standard for the Truth - not opinions and not church doctrine!
Take your stand on The Truth! GOD's Word is truth, so study His Word.
There is a spiritual war, and we need to recognize the enemy, Satan, the Devil.
The Spirit of GOD within REAL CHRISTIANS is far stronger than the world.
We are Goshen, we are NOT Egypt! ( Exodus 7 )
Cover yourselves DAILY with the whole armor of God and pray.
Cover yourself in righteousness, holiness, abstain from SIN, excusing sin is not righteous!
In our spiritual war, constant communication with our Commander in Chief, Jesus Christ, is mandatory!
Our offensive weapon is the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. When Satan tried to tempt Jesus,
Jesus used scripture to refute him, saying, It is written. His Word is the girdle of truth, so study His Word.
The devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, deceive, lead to damnation! 1 Peter 5:8
RCC / EO
Roman catholics and orthodox think they are untouchable by satan. Once they follow the rules of their church and take part
in all the heresies / mysteries of their religions, then they falsely believe they are saved.
They dont believe they need an armor. Their rituals are their armour.
This is a lie of satan which damns most in these false churches.
Jesus said the Peter, the pebble - not The Rock - upon this rock I will build My church.
The satanic Vatican teaches this meant Peter but in reality it is the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
That Rock was Christ! not Peter! 1 Corinthians 10:4
In the desert Moses struck the rock to get water. He was only to strike it once.
Because he struck the rock a 2nd time later, he was denied entry to the promised land because that rock represented Christ.
The Vatican is NOT built on Jesus Christ and the RCC is damned.
It is heart breaking to me how many believe they are saved, but will be in hell - Jesus never knew them!!
There is no excuse for anyone. We all have the bible.
There are only 66 books which are inspired, the extra books are NOT inspired of God which is why they are not in the canon.
The real armor link has good comparisions to what Roman soldiers wore.
See also 2 Corinthians 1:8, 11 - 1 John 4:4 - James 4
Ephesians 6 bible online
A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping, wailing and great mourning.
Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more (no longer existed).
Commentary on Matthew 2:18
WOE for America!
Pieces of various words, dreams, visions, prophecies I have puzzled together.
I saw mounds of earth, perhaps many graves, one so large it may be a mass grave.
We were praying for mercy for the USA, and I saw Jesus turn His back.
We could continue to pray for friends, family and Christians, but not for the nation as a whole.
Parents are SACRIFICING their children to govt schools which are earthly, worldly, and spiritually killing them.
Our children are better off DEAD than in public schools today which brainwash them to accept SIN as normal.
GOD says - If you want to kill My babies in in your wombs, Death will answer you.
A time of great Terror in the U.S.A. is very close. It may be several separate things - major earthquake(s), invasion, plague, famine.
Something horrible is about to happen in the USA, which will cause extreme terror.
The Name of the Lord is mighty. Christians are NOT to fear. We are to KNOW OUR GOD!
We will see miracles and know a unique joy.
World End Saturday, May 21 ? NO!
PLEASE DONT BE FOOLED by this nonsense! Deception is rampant!
Harold Camping says the world will end on May 21, 2011.
DO NOT BELIEVE this FALSE May 21 date! Your very LIFE depends on you discerning!
The world WILL NOT END May 21, or in October or December 2011 or 2012.
The guy is a govt plant, part of the NWO / globalists. If they can cause it - they can predict it.
The America we knew is gone. What exists now is NOT America, but 0bamika, thats not good.
As much as what I am led to tell you - and this May 21 hoax - appears to blend, I AM NOT part of the May 21 hoax!
Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not do what I say?
DO NOT quench the Spirit!! DO NOT scoff at prophecies!! Examine everything carefully and hold fast to that which is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5
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|Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:28 pm Post subject:
|Deliverance Ministries & DEMON POSSESSION
It has become popular today to rely on deliverance for the quick and powerful way to rid our faults and warfare. Those who teach demon possession in Christians are Neil T. Anderson, Peter Wagner, and a host of others. Ray Bubeck goes even further saying "I ask you to look all through the sexual organs and function of my body for any evil spirit activity he goes on to ask the Holy Spirit to "search out all my bones, blood circulation, nerve circuitry, muscles, tissues, glands, hair, skin and every cell for any wicked spirit activity against my physical body." (Spiritual warfare basics pg.23 Mark. Bubeck)
With teaching Christians having demons almost anything can happen. What is neglected is the idea that they can lie and deceive those who are doing the deliverance! Satan can certainly have his demons control Christians from the outside as they give their will over into doing their temptations. Practicing Sin still creates bondage and can open one up to having little control over certain aspects in their lives.. This is called oppression and it certainly is different than possession. The word used in the gospels is demonized (Greek Diamonizomai) meaning to be controlled by a demon. The common expression is "to have a demon" Mt.11:18 which expresses residency. By this it means this entity can have direct control of a person from the inside. With this comes a certain degree of derangement in the mind or physical upset in the body. (Mk.5:1-20 Mt.12:43-45.) It best that one should distinguish control from harassment.
1 Thess.2:18 The degree of control is different for a Christian than a non Christian. As Christians the enemy can control from with out not from within even though at times it can seem the same as possession. With the believer deliverance is a matter of the will. With a non believer they have no spiritual authority 1 Jn.5:18: "He who is born of God keeps himself and the wicked one does not touch him. This is an assurance and is clarified in the Greek that he cannot lay hold of or fasten to. In Jn.17:15 Jesus prays that "they should not be taken out of the world but that the father should keep them from the evil one." Again a provision of not being in a relationship with the enemy that we were formerly delivered from. We need faith to endure, because there is no promise of permanent deliverance from evil. We are always to pray for deliverance from evil (Mt. 6:13). as long as we are in this world there will be evil encroaching upon us. There is no prayer , method or incantation for relief, just faith to persevere.
1 Jn.5:21 John tells the believer "to keep from idols" while the scripture is clear behind an idol is a demon, John does not tell us to keep from demons. There is no concern raised like this anywhere in the Bible. We are warned of the unfruitful works of darkness but the bible never teaches that light becomes darkness unless in the case one abandons the faith.
The Biblical concept is that man is comprised of two components. The material body and the immaterial spirit. Those who promote Christian demonization say that the unclean dwells in our body and not the spirit. What they overlook is that the old nature still dwells in us and that it expresses itself by the body. Yielding to the desires of the flesh can bring one into bondage but this certainly cannot be put in the same category as demonization. While it makes one do the will of Satan instead of God it should not be confused with occupation. In Gal. 5:19-22, much of what is blamed on demons is really man's fallen nature, expressing itself through his flesh. Demons can entice and exaggerate our fleshly weaknesses but the blame lies in ourselves .
While demonic power can affect the outside of our body and our emotions and minds they can never come into the innermost man, one needs to distinguish between oppression and possession .Satan has a limit in dealing with a believer otherwise we are no better off then one who is a non believer. If every time they sin it is blamed on demonic activity than what would be the difference when we sin. Then Christ cannot protect His people.
Demons cast out of Christians are not seen in the scriptures. Neither are they left over from the old life nor new occupants. The scripture absolutely militates against this. We are the temple of God not of both God and the devils emissaries. What a confusion for those involved in binding their own personal demon spirits.
Larry Thomas warned against what is being promoted as demon invasion in Christians. "The real potential for problems in the Christian life is blaming things on the demonic and neglecting normal Christian growth and maturity. It is this kind of lack of maturity in the lives of many believers, because they are looking for the quick fix of a Neil Anderson deliverance, that will prove the greater damage. I am concerned that believers wake up to the false ways of Dr. Anderson." (Biblical Perspectives Vol.V, no.3 1992)
Gil Rugh comments on this by saying "Believers cannot be possessed by demons…The scripture is clear on this matter. …Christ's work was sufficient. There is no further deliverance that must take place. If there were, salvation in Christ would be incomplete. If the church would stop and think through its theology of scripture we would realize that something is drastically wrong with what is being promoted by those who teach that believers can be demonized." (Gil Rugh Demonization and the believer- an unbiblical teaching exposed, pg.26 1994)
Paul writes of the spiritual army of the devil that he lists in Eph.6: 12 in Col.2:15 "Having disarmed principalities and powers He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it." The devil and his angels fate is already sealed yet God allows them to continue. But they have no power over a Christian. He works in the sons of disobedience and will continue to do so until he is bound by God, not us. He can lie to us and lead us into sin by its a matter of our will bending to his lies. all one has to do is resist and he is defeated.
As Christians we are Christ’s possession owned by God. (1 Cor.6:20, 1 Jn.4:15) We have been bought with a price and are born again of incorruptible seed 1 Pt.1:23. 1Jn.4:4 tells us "Greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world." The Holy Spirit is able to keep us separate and clean when we allow him to do so. If we give in we can’t say he is weaker it really is a matter of choice and an exercise of our will. For one to believe in Christian demon possession a number of factors need to be ignored. Christ is our good shepherd would he let his people get wolfed. While we may unwittingly step over the line this does not annul the grace and protection of the Lord. This would mean God deals with us as a legalist every time wittingly or not we violate his boundaries we lose his protection and are at the mercy of the enemy. It is true that certain areas need to be avoided like the plague (the occult, sex outside marriage, homosexuality, and various altered states of conciousness). Yet God is greater than these. If not there are no guarantees for anything when do wrong. we would walk in a state of paranoia not victory.
God does not sleep on the job, nor has he put his protection in our hands and strength. We are to be strong in the grace of the Lord not be paranoid of the enemy.
In Eph.4:27 we are told not to give the devil a opportunity (foothold, a place, a beachhead. this is a military term meaning to capture an area within enemy territory. We can give areas cover to the enemy because they are not submitted over to the Lord. In Eph.5:18 He also tells us to be continually filled with the Spirit. We cannot have a victorious Christian walk without yielding and submitting to Gods ways. To be filled means to be controlled by the Spirit which means not being disobedient and doing what is right in the Lord’s eyes. The cure for one taken captive in disobedience is Jm.4:7 "Submit yourselves to God "first" ( whatever you are disobedient in change your behavior by yielding to the Spirit) "then" resist the devil and he will flee". If you are dead to the sin he is tempting you with he cannot make you react. Peter also agrees stating "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a roaring lion, walks about seeing who he may devour, whom you are to resist steadfast in the faith". We are not to have power encounters and conversations but stand in the Lord by faith, "trust" we lean on him the battle is his, if we lean on ourselves the battle is ours. The main objective is to give up no ground to the enemy .
Paul says we were once of darkness now we are light. Light always rules over the darkness. Try bringing darkness in the room when the light is on. Only if there is no light there can there be darkness. Scripture never says that we can go on and off like a light switch.
While the scripture says that the Holy Spirit can dwell with sin and that He can dwell in the presence of a demon. It certainly is different to say a demon can dwell with the Holy Spirit. We see the violent reaction of demons to the presence of Jesus and what is Holy. God does not have to flee but demons do. The Scripture shows them in agony just being near Jesus.
1Cor. 3:16: "do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you." It is not the Holy Spirit plus a demon or demon's!
The consequences of believing one is possessed can certainly be even more devastating than actually being inhabited. The focus than shifts from actually dealing with the problem and taking responsibility for one actions to blaming it on a unseen enemy a demon which is not even there. The lie of having the demon can be just as bad and what one really needs deliverance from is the lie of being inhabited with so called possession.
In deliverance services we are told to find out the head demon by asking his name and the rest will follow. At the time of Jesus their were exorcisms performed within Judaism. For this to be accomplished the exorcist needed to communicate with the demon. In this exercise the name of the head demon would be invoked and told to leave any other sub demons would also have to obey. Today the name of Jesus is petitioned for power used as a incantation from everything such as releasing wealth and healing and certainly to take back things for god.
Deliverance ministries are conducted in various forms from personal counseling to group deliverance’s. This consists of people walking around the room and led to people by the spirit speaking to them. They then lay their hands on them and call out the head strongman first and the rest eventually follow. Names such as Leviathan, spirits of anger, jealousy and religious spirits are called out. Ancestral curses are broken also. All these so called demons are listed as works of the flesh that we all are still capable of doing. Deliverance books are written like psychological manuals that claim that if one follows this methodology they will be successful, with the help of the Lord of course. Much of what is derived in these books is from personal experiences which are outside Biblical parameters and certainly not mentioned in Scripture.
Posted by BornAgain2 on another thread, I combined them, same topic
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|Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:30 pm Post subject:
|The Coming Spiritual Twilight
The last Last Trumpet newsletter, June 2010
Pastor David J. Meyer, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin died June 8th. His obit here
"But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ…"
I Thessalonians 5:1-9
"For the ministry of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
II Thessalonians 2:7-12
In this issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, we will look at a situation that has now come upon us and will be defined for us by the Scriptures. We have never faced a time in all of our nation's history such as this one, and as I write this, I fully realize that there are two kinds of people who are reading this. There are many who never look at things from a spiritual standpoint, and there are those that have the God-given ability as true Christians to look into the depth of what is happening in the corresponding unseen world. It is essential that we understand that since the beginning of the world there has been a conspiratorial adversary called Satan. Satan knows that his time is limited. History is filled with the activities of this rebellious dark prince, and Bible prophecy guides the children of God every step of the way and helps them to understand what is truly happening.
We are now at the end of the age at the very end of time when Satan makes his final grand attempt to seize upon the entire world and set himself up as the one world dictator in the form of a man. As he does this, it become ever clearer to Christians what is happening. However, to the undiscerning and unbelieving, there is confusion, anxiety, and misunderstanding.
Never has there been a time in our nation's history when the people of America have been so alienated from their own government, and everything now seems to be happening at once. The huge budget deficits, the astronomical national debt, the senseless wars, and even the many disasters have left people wondering. We know that every sign of these times was foretold by the Lord Jesus Christ over two thousand years ago. It is a fact that very soon the skies will be filled with the angels of God and our Lord will return. The important question is: will you be ready for that great day? I urge you to open your heart and seek the Lord and you will find Him. He will hear your prayer. Eternity never ends, and we must look to the Saviour now to prepare us for that great day just ahead. Surrender your heart to the Lord Jesus now while there is time.
Antichrist Politics in America
Our nation of the United States of America is populated by approximately 300 million people. All of these people are governed by a relatively small group of elitist rulers including the President, Vice President, Cabinet members, the House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court. America has always taken great pride in stating that the government is "by the people, for the people, and of the people." We have noticed, especially since Barack Obama became President, that the ruling class believes that the vast majority does not know what is good for them. The people of the United States are continually being ignored by those governing them. This concept is not new but is found within the writings of Dr. Albert Pike, the infamous Freemason, who wrote the book Morals and Dogma. In his book, he made it clear that the great populations must be micromanaged and that they do not know enough nor do they possess the ability to make decisions physically, spiritually, economically, and so on. We are watching in horror as Obama and his administration completely and absolutely function independently, being completely out of touch with the American people. No matter how great the protests, Obama pushes forward to what is now clearly identifiable as Marxist socialism.
Many people have wondered why Obama has such a driving force toward government run health care. The answer is that there are so many things built into that massive bill that have nothing to do with health care. Obama has used this to push forward his agenda in many and varied ways. We remember hearing his campaign pledge when Barack Obama clearly stated that he wanted a national security force, not the National Guard or anything like that, but a civilian one.
If people were listening, they would know that on July 2, 2008, in a speech made in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Obama called for a police state. Buried within the revisions of the health care bill in subtitle C, entitled "Increasing Supply of the Health Care Work Force," under section 5210 is a provision establishing a ready reserved core. This is Obama's private army. In this ready reserved core, all commissioned officers shall be appointed by the President of the United States. Commissioned officers of the ready reserved core must at all times be subject to the call of active duty by the surgeon general.
On April 9, 2010, HB1388 passed, and very few people seem to have heard about it. With the passing of this bill, we have just spent twenty million dollars to move members and supporters of Hamas, a terrorist organization, to the United States, offering them housing, food, and many other benefits. The news media was relatively silent on this, but the passing of the bill can be verified by going to the Federal Register's website. Barack Obama ordered the spending of 20.3 million dollars for migration assistance. This bill allows many hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to the militant Hamas to resettle in the United States. If we look at the actions of Barack Obama, we do see a pattern forming. When he first became President, his first call to any head of state as President was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Fatah party in the Palestinian territory. His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television. His first executive order was to fund and facilitate abortions, not just here within the United States, but throughout the world, using U.S. tax payer funds.
Our world is a very volatile place, and two major wars are currently being fought. The amount of money being spent on the logistics for these wars is enough to stagger the imagination. The provision of housing, meals, laundry, showers, water purification, bathroom cleaning, and so on is outsourced to private companies. And even though many companies would like to have this business, only one company seems to be getting the contracts. According to Bloomberg Business Week, on May 6th, 2010, Kellogg, Brown, and Root, known as KBR, was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as 568 million dollars to provide these services. The Pentagon didn't even allow anyone else to compete for the business. Of course, KBR and Halliburton both have strong financial ties to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
We know that our Bibles tell us in Matthew, chapter 24; Luke, chapter 21; Mark, chapter 13; and various other places that wars and rumors of wars will be the course of the entire last days. All of this is leading up a final conflict which we can read about in Revelation, chapter 19, called the Battle of Armageddon. All nations will be involved in this battle and very few people understand that the enemy of all these armies of the world is our coming Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
In Revelation, chapter 19, verse 19, we read as follows: "And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army." This scripture clearly states this to be forthcoming, and it will most assuredly come to pass. Can you imagine the weapons of this world being turned on the coming Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, in an attempt to stop Him?
The result of such foolish actions are found in Psalm 2, verses 1-4, as follows: "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."
Barack Obama is clearly trying to unify the militaries of the world. He is using the phony peace bait of scaling back on atomic weapons. Obama has clearly stated that the United States has 5,113 nuclear warheads. His Secretary of State, Hilary Rodham Clinton, also issued the following statement in an Associated Press article on May 4th, 2010, "We think it is in our national security interest to be as transparent as we can be about the nuclear program of the United States."
The Russians seem to have quite a different attitude toward weapons information. In early April a very unusual event happened in Russia as an airplane carrying the Polish President, his wife, high government and military officials, and others crashed near Smoliensk, Russia. There were at least 88 people aboard the Tupolev Tu-154 when it went down killing everyone on it. This was an amazing historic event in that one plane crash nearly wiped out the government of Poland. The crash was quickly ruled accidental due to pilot error and other extenuating circumstances.
But now we have learned, according to an article published in the Washington Times on May 13th, 2010, that Russia stood to gain much by this crash. On board the airplane and still intact was a windfall of military secrets, including pocket memory sticks that contained sensitive NATO data. In addition to that, Poland's in-term government has not pressed the Russians for answers to questions about the crash, such as why, without any investigation at all, the crash was ruled pilot error. Strange things are going on here and there is much more to come.
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|Is Economic Recovery Possible? (NO)
JUNE, 2010 Last Trumpet cont'd
As we know, the mass communication media has constantly downplayed the severity of the depression that we are in; they still call it a recession. However, we know that something far worse than that is wrong. Ever since my last trip to New York City in September 2008, I could feel the dark shadows of deep problems beginning to waft over the earth. When I looked at the Bank of New York, Goldman Sachs, and the other big banks and saw the large detachment of military personnel guarding the whole area, including the New York Stock Exchange, it became very obvious that something was about to explode that would change our nation forever.
I did my work in New York and returned home, and that very next week one bank after another of the world's largest banks went bankrupt and fell like a house of cards. The ripple effect was staggering; banks of all sizes were going bankrupt, and mortgages were not being paid.
Our U.S. banking system was doomed for failure right from the start because it is based on fractional reserve lending, which simply means that when deposits are put into the bank, the bank can loan out ten times the amount of that deposit and draw interest on that entire amount, 90% of which does not exist at all except as paper debt. This practice is not exclusive to the United States of America; it was the brainstorm of the Rothschild banking dynasty, and on March 21, 2010, Washington Blog reported that a German central bank admitted that credit is created out of thin air. Germany's central bank, the Duetsche Bundesbank, is one of the most influential banks in all of Europe.
Just a glance at the system of fractional reserve lending shows us how crooked the operations of the bank are even though among themselves it's considered to be normal. This method of operation by the big banks of the world has a very direct effect on the condition of their corresponding stock markets in the world. If the money supply is increased, the stock markets will go up, but the value if fictitious. It is as if you opened a packet of Kool Aid and kept adding water to the original amount. Soon no one would want it!
We must also remember that prosperity is not truly indicated by the stock market because it has become so internationally locked together with the other markets. You could have a major corporation with a hundred thousand employees and lay off ninety thousand of them, then go to India and hire a hundred thousand workers there for far less money. Your appearance on the stock exchange would be that you are doing very well. But how about the people walking the streets?
One example of how fragile the situation can be is illustrated by what is going on in Greece. Greece is part of the European Union that uses the Euro currency. The entire financial systems of Greece have absolutely failed and are in a state of bankruptcy. This is a severe loss, and so all the other banks on Europe are rushing together to find a solution. It is called the great Greek Debt Crisis. (9) We must note that the very conditions that put the nation of Greece into their bankruptcy are identical with several other economies, including those in Portugal, Spain, and the United States. We must ask ourselves did all of this just happen by itself or are there those that caused it to happen in order to bring forth a new world order, which would be forced upon the people?
Another example of the volatility of the US stock market is revealed on May 7th, 2010. On that day, investors stood speechless as their market went down and plunged 1,000 points. This sort of thing was unheard of, and no one seems to know how or why it happened. It recovered nearly everything it lost by the end of the day, but someone was pulling a fast one.
It is reminiscent of the 1929 crash when the Krupp's, the Kennedy's, the Warburg's, and other U.S. investors quickly pulled their money out and brought in all the call money and deposited it in banks in Canada. This brought our nation down to a level so low that there were still after effects in our country into the 1970's. All of the experts have been seeking an answer as to why and how the market could plunge, and no one has come up with an answer. It is thus far a complete and unknown mystery.
On the state level, at least twenty-two banks in Wisconsin have special orders from the U.S. regulators to fix their problems or be closed.
On April 9, 2010, thirty-three states were reported to be out of money to fund the unemployment benefits. (13) States all over the Union are also delaying tax refunds because they just don't have the money. This was reported on MSNBC in Jefferson City, Missouri on April 9, 2010.
As we look at this whole picture, it should be fairly obvious that there are two possibilities why all of this is happening. One is that the legislatures don't know what they're doing and just keep pumping out money and increasing debt. The other is that they do know what they're doing, and they're intentionally sabotaging the economies of the entire world to bring forth their god Lucifer. It is time for all of us to watch and pray and help others to wake up.
Humanity in Open Rebellion Against God
To us who know the God of our salvation, it is difficult to understand how man could ever openly rebel against God when things are not going well. My first thought is to take the problem to the Saviour. All true believers do this. But there is a very great apostasy forming, and Satan has invested much time, money, and effort into his cause, and now we are seeing the results of it. For the past decade, Janet Rowling's Harry Potter books have taught countless millions of people to think like witches. Since then, numerous other programs, books, and movies have done the same thing, and the most recent trend seems to be vampires. Vampires are not fictitious. They are people possessed with blood spirits, and they don't actually turn into bats or get destroyed by sunlight; and they're not immortal. The Twilight book series and subsequent movie series have become so popular that young women are now naming their newborns after the vampires, one of them being the name Malia. (15) Vampires, however, do wander among us, and their evil work is the very essence of hell.
The number of occultists in our military is also quite alarming. They are found on all the major bases and forts, including places such as Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Fort Hood, Texas. Our US government has been continually making policies that assist them in their occult activities. It is almost impossible to get rid of them, unless their time of service is up and they choose to go. Many of them don't because they have plans. They are there to recruit people to their cause. Now, In March 2010, the Pentagon lifted the ban on gays serving openly, so they can now openly practice their lifestyle among the other soldiers. Any repercussion from other soldiers could be considered a hate crime.
Another example of mass open rebellion against God is the forthcoming world cup soccer tournament to be held in South Africa in June 2010. This event will no doubt draw countless thousands of people to Cape Town, South Africa. In order to provide entertainment and pleasure to the many dignitaries' guest visitors, an order is put in for one billion condoms and the importation of forty thousand sex workers. Those who know what the Bible says about all such things should be completely shocked by this. Yet to most, it is just an item of news.
When sin reaches its full potential, those who hate God quickly look for some other way to insult Him. In Revelation, chapter 13, verse 1, we read of that spirit by name as follows, "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." It is the spirit of blasphemy that rises up, and we are certainly seeing this today. We have now learned from the Hollywood Reporter that on May 5th, 2010, Comedy Central began developing a Jesus Christ cartoon. The program is about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his powerful but apathetic father and live a regular life in New York City. In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, the ultimate fish out of water, tries to adjust to life in the big city. He is never called Jesus Christ, but always J.C.
Humanity Ensnared in Chemical Reactions
In past issues of the newsletter, I had reported about the grave dangers our world now faces because of pollution by chemicals. And since these chemicals have gotten into the water supplies, our atmosphere, and all of our eco systems, it seems there's no escaping them. One of the most dangerous chemicals on the market today is BPA. This is the substance used almost universally to coat our aluminum cans to keep the food from deteriorating them. BPA is actually a synthetic female hormone answering to estrogen. Numerous scientists in the United States have fought the large chemical companies on this issue, and the Food and Drug Administration agreed to set a deadline on what they're going to do about it. The problem is the FDA continues to miss their deadline, and it's happened three times now.
Another dangerous chemical is fluoride. Scientists have known for years that it's a neurotoxin and potentially tumorigenic if swallowed. There are other known health problems linked to excessive fluoride use. Yet it is found commonly in toothpastes and tap water.
According to the Journal Doctors for Responsible Medicine, April 2010, the children have been especially targeted. The United States has become the psychiatric drugging capital of the world for children being medicated at a young age. In some states, medical records show infants less than a year old on drugs for mental disorders. Powerful antipsychotic use in children, ages 2-5, in the United States has doubled between 1999 and 2007. The hazardous effects of these drugs include adverse cardiovascular effects that shorten lives, and adverse metabolic effects that induce diabetes. Even though so much is known already, they continue to be used. Again it is the old reprehensible money trail.
According to Reuters News Service, a common weed killer has been turning male frogs into female. The fact is atrazine exposed male frogs were both demasculized (in other words, chemically castrated) and completely feminized as adults. A recent study using forty frogs showed that all forty of the male frogs went through a process which completely feminized them, even causing eggs to grow in ten percent of them. It is believed that the atrazine will work on mammals and people as well. These chemicals are explaining why our world statistics clearly show that even among humans, men are becoming more feminine, which leaves the door open for many women to become more masculine.
Response of God's Power
With all of the things going on in the earth, we must always remember to look up to the heavens for our redemption draweth nigh. For the past several months, we have seen huge earthquakes, fires, volcanoes, space threats, and just about every other kind of threat possible.
These are all signs of the Lord's soon coming. CNN reported from London, England, that a massive volcanic eruption happened in Iceland and the plumes of ashes were so large, going well into the upper stratosphere, that all jet engines had to be grounded.
But the volcanic cloud didn't stop with England. It smothered most of Europe, drifting over major cities and countryside.
The economic impact throughout Europe was great as the cloud continued in the volcano.
The picture was an amazing one, as one million Britons were stranded by the ash, and food shortages were expected. The earth was truly going through a massive convulsion, but what is even more shocking were pictures of the mouth of the volcano from the top view. It is one of the most demonic frightening and evil looking faces I've ever seen. I have only a black and white copy, but copies are available on request by writing to Last Trumpet Ministries. This report with photographs came from the London Daily Mail.
Volcanoes are terrible events that literally cause mountains to flow down and make the sea to boil. We will see a lot more of them, as our Lord prepares to return to the earth, but on
April 14, 2010, there was also a terrible earthquake of magnitude 6.9 in a mountainous region of China near Tibet. Many hundreds were killed and more than ten thousand people were injured.
There are buildings everywhere that were flattened around the people. Throughout the United States, violent storms and killer tornadoes raced through areas ten miles wide, killing people and destroying everything in their path. People have never seen anything like it.
Elsewhere in the world strange things are going on. In Guatemala and other areas of Central America, earthquakes continue to rumble. The famous Jordan River of the Bible, where Jesus and many others were baptized was once a rushing and raging river, but it has now been reduced to just a trickle in some places. About the only thing feeding into the once mighty Jordan River are streams of pollution and waste.
Some disasters are called natural disasters, or acts of God, and some are manmade. One such manmade one is a recent mammoth oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We have been told that this oil spill was an accident and due to a faulty part according to the head of British Petroleum. So much oil leaked out so quickly that the Gulf was soon filled with pollutants. (30) Try as they may they could not contain it. From an aerial view, you would be able to see rivers of oil for ten miles long. (31) Amazingly, this oil rig which totally failed, causing many deaths and untold devastation, was presented with a safety award just last year. It has recently been discovered that this oil rig, which was named Deep Water Horizon, had not been adequately inspected for the last several years.
One more thing I would like to mention before closing is that scientists are now baffled because one of the stripes on our largest planet Jupiter has completely vanished. It was a massively wide stripe surrounding the circumference of the planet and was one of the things I looked for when using my telescope. There is no explanation as to what happened to the stripe, but the planet Jupiter has been going through changes for some time.
In closing, I would like to thank all of you for your cards and gifts, prayers, and best wishes during my recent illness and hospitalization. I desire your prayers greatly.
If you have any special prayer requests, please send them to us, and we will give them individual attention. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
David J. Meyer
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|REVIVING WITCHCRAFT: SPIRITUAL WAR IS ON THE RISE
November 12, 2011 By Berit Kjos
"Feminist proponents of Wicca, or modern-day witchcraft, now can be found within the clergy promoting the cult of the Goddess in many mainline Christian denominations."
"Harry [Potter] is far from being a devil or a witch. Rather, says the Presbyterian minister... he actually is a Christ-like figure.... [He calls the books] 'a modern interpretation of the gospel.'"
"The Complete Witches' Handbook. Everything you need to know....Initiation Rites; Consecration Rites; Spells....Over 200,000 sold!"
"Villages...are gripped by fear. In playgrounds and on the roadside are posters warning of the danger of abduction by witch doctors for the purpose of child sacrifice. The ritual...was almost unheard of in [Uganda] until about three years ago, but it has re-emerged."
"There shall not be found among you anyone who... practices witchcraft... or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium..." Deut. 18:10-12
While researching the "green movement" back in the early nineties, I was hiking through a beautiful forest with a young environmental activist. She had just told me that she was a witch, a lesbian, and an elementary school teacher. She wanted to help build a "better" world -- one that reflected her quest for "good, not evil" power.
"If you love nature so much, how can you be a Christian?" asked Tracy as we headed up a trail.
"Why does that surprise you?" I asked.
"Your God separated people from the earth. We believe in oneness with nature."
I prayed for words that would speak to her heart. "Tracy, I know the God who created all this beauty," I began. "He loves it, and He fills me with His love for His creation...."
Silently we listened to the whispers of the wind in the treetops. They reminded me of the kindness of my Creator and I felt a surge of joy.
"Tracy, I pray and thank God for the wonders of His creation," I said. "Do you pray to the goddess?"
"No," she answered. "We don't pray. We call it 'doing magic'."
"Doing magic?" That's the opposite of trusting God! “Doing magic” implies that people command occult forces to fulfill their own human will. In the process, they become virtual slaves to those forces. But prayer involves trusting God and seeking His will, strength and guidance. Struck by the immensity of the spiritual chasm between us, I glanced at Tracy. We both wanted to do what was "good," but her good was the opposite of mine. As God warned us long ago:
"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness." Isaiah 5:20-21
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|WITCHCRAFT DURING the 90s
Lori's high school teacher had encouraged her to explore various spiritual traditions -- even create her own religion. Fascinated with Medicine Woman and Lynn Andrews' blend of Native American shamanism and goddess spirituality, Lori ordered a Native American tipi from a catalog, set it up in her backyard, and used it for candle-lit rituals inspired by her growing library of Wiccan books. Like most young pagans, she had learned to mix various traditions into a personal expression that fit her own quest for power and "wisdom from within." Her Christian parents were deeply troubled!
Beth, an education and philosophy major, had read my book on earth-centered spirituality and wanted to discuss it with me. She invited me to lunch at her campus cafeteria.
"Who introduced you to witchcraft?" I asked after she described her beliefs.
"Two of my high school teachers," she answered.
I wasn't surprised. By then I knew that an inordinate number of pagan women have chosen the classroom as their platform for spreading their faith and transforming our culture.
While Beth talked, I glanced at her jewelry. The golden pentagram and voluptuous little goddess dangling from a chain around her neck spoke volumes about her values. So did her earrings: two large pink triangles pointing down, an ancient symbol of the goddess as well as a modern symbol of lesbianism.
"What about your jewelry?" I asked. "Do people know what the pentagram and triangles symbolize? Do they criticize you for wearing the little goddess?"
She smiled. "No. Everybody here is supposed to be tolerant of each other's lifestyles. Nobody would dare say anything."
I pondered her statement. What does it mean to be tolerant -- or intolerant -- these days? If intolerance were merely a self-righteous attitude that hated people with "different" values, it would be wrong. Jesus demonstrated love and compassion toward the excluded and hurting women of His times. But what happens in cultures that prompt students to tolerate everything -- except God's Truth and guidelines?
One result is obvious. The last two decades have produced an unprecedented openness to what used to be forbidden realms. Long before the advent of Harry Potter and other new, enticing doorways to the occult, its snares had spread from the secret chambers of trained occultists to our nation's classrooms, environmental programs, Girl Scout camps, and emerging churches.
Feminist theologians no longer hide their spiritual preference. "The deconstruction of patriarchal religion -- in bland terms, the assisted suicide of God the Father -- left many of us bereft of divinity," explains theologian Mary Hunt. "But the human hunger for meaning and value...finds new expression in goddess worship."
The growing trend is compromise, not Biblical conviction. The darkness is spreading fast!
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|Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:36 am Post subject:
|The SEDUCTIVE SWAY of HARRY POTTER
By April 2011, J.K. Rowling had "sold about 450 million copies of the Harry Potter books worldwide." Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- the final installment in the seven-book series -- "became the fastest-selling book in history, with more than 11 million copies sold during the first 24 hours..." Rowling's interactive website, scheduled to open this October, will offer electronic versions of all seven books. Are we facing a global revival of the occult?
Nine years earlier, the article, "'Potter Readers More Occultic,' warned us that "Teen-agers who have read Harry Potter books or have seen the movie were more likely to have experimented with psychic or occult activities than those teens who had not."
A 2002 study found that "41 percent of teens have either seen the Potter film or have read one or more of the Potter books. ...To see how many teen-agers were dabbling in psychic-occult experimentation, researchers...asked teens which ones they had participated in. The list included: palm reading, fortune telling, going to a spiritual medium, calling or visiting a psychic."
The much awaited movie-series began with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001. A revealing scene shows Harry and his friends rushing into the night to find the...legendary, life-giving "philosopher's stone"...
Harry's friend Neville senses danger and warns the threesome that this is not a good time to break more rules. So Harry lies to his friend and Hermione lifts her wand and casts a spell on him. Stiff as a board, Neville falls flat on the floor. The three heroes rush away -- and the audience bursts into laughter.
Why the laughter? Neville was just trying to be helpful. But forget traditional kindness. The crowd has been mesmerized by the plot and is, for the moment, oblivious to home-taught values. The attentive gathering has learned to flow with the brilliant story that makes Ms. Rowling's values seem right and Christian caution seem wrong. The audience can feel their heroes' urgency, so their minds justify the unkind tactics and share a communal relief over a conflict resolved.
When the film ends, the images will remain in the viewer's memory, ready to influence future moral choices. As Harvard Professor Chris Dede, a global leader in the development of education technology programs, writes, "Sensory immersion helps learners grasp [a new] reality through illusion."
This involuntary and unconscious process is part of a century-old plan for change. Professor Raymond Houghton described the vision in his 1970 book titled, To Nurture Humaneness, published by the curriculum arm of the National Education Association. He wrote,
"...absolute behavior control is imminent....Man will...never self-consciously know that it has happened."
Now ponder these steps to mental and spiritual transformation:
1. As the movie screen sends a fast-moving stream of occult ideas and supernatural images, the mind begins to switch from the old mental filter based on God's Word to a pagan perspective. Viewers who have identified with the aspiring wizard are learning to see the world through his eyes.
2. The mind seeks a way to reconcile the conflict between old and new values. The resolution involves the dialectic (consensus) process. Trained by schools to seek 'common ground' and conform to the group consensus, the student simply relieves the tension through moral compromise. This is part of the century-old plan for global solidarity.
3. The "new" knowledge to be assimilated includes all the practices banned by God but idealized in the Harry Potter series. Many justify his occultism by believing that Harry and his magic are "good" in contrast to Voldemort's evil magic. But both kinds of witchcraft illustrate the tactics of Satan. Both are totally incompatible with Biblical Christianity!
4. The new "insights" are imprinted in the fans' collective memory. Many who refuse compromise are mocked. But God tells us,
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven." Matthew 5:11-12
CHILD SACRIFICE, THE ULTIMATE "CRAFT"
Spells and curses have always been used to oppress people in the world's pagan cultures. Not until the Christian missionaries brought God's message of hope to Uganda in the 19th century did child sacrifice vanish from sight in Uganda. But three years ago, these practices -- along with the notion that this bloody ritual brings prosperity -- returned with a vengeance.
In many villages, parents and teachers are "gripped by fear" for their children. Local police refuse to help. Are they paid for their silence? Or do they fear the witchdoctors' curse?
An article by Chris Rogers titled "Where Child Sacrifice Is A Business," gives us a glimpse into this timeless terror.
"In playgrounds and on the roadside are posters warning of the danger of abduction by witch doctors for the purpose of child sacrifice. The ritual...was almost unheard of in the country until three years ago.... The mutilated bodies of children have been discovered at roadsides, the victims of an apparently growing belief in the power of human sacrifice....
"Tepenensi led me to a field near her home where she found the body of her six-year-old grandson Stephen, dumped in the reeds. She trembled as she pointed out the spot where she found his decapitated body.... 'They offered me money to keep quiet,' she says. 'I refused the offer.'"
GOD WARNED US LONG AGO
Is America more innocent than Uganda? Do we, as a nation, deserve more of God's protection from the forces of darkness? Or are we, too, headed for disaster rarely anticipated in this land of the "free"? These Scriptures suggest the latter:
"...when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them... when your heart is lifted up and you forget the Lord your God. ...you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’... Then it shall be, if you... forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods... you shall surely perish." Deut. 8:12-20
Our sovereign Lord welcomes into His family all who trust Him, follow His ways and resist the forces of evil. They will find a fellowship in Him that surpasses all the trials ahead.
"....we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day..." Eph. 6:10-18
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