Hard to believe that today we are plunging deeper into the stronghold abyss of paganism [Wicca or witchcraft] and moving further from spiritual prosperity and maturity. As society advances technologically, it is regressing spiritually.
There is a way for the gap between mankind and God to be filled. No other religion offers it. Those of us who have experienced the change and power that happens in our lives after we receive Christ cannot deny God’s existence. We need to demonstrate God to a spiritually dying, technologically advanced world.
How very cleaver of Satan to explain away God’s goodness [the gift of creation] with the guise of a stronghold of witchcraft. How very stupid of us to deny God and give in to believing that the energy and life in nature is apart from Him.
1. Understand that God will not listen if you practice [encourage or participate in] witchcraft.
Micah 3:7 (GW) 7Seers will be put to shame. Those who practice witchcraft will be disgraced. All of them will cover their faces, because God won’t answer them.
2 Kings 9:22b (GW) Jehu answered, “How can everything be alright as long as your mother continues her idolatry and witchcraft?”
2. Refrain from rebelling, especially against [godly] parents or leaders.
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
3. Do what is good, turn from evil. The difference between good and evil is described in Galatians.
Galatians 5:19-23Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, 20Idolatry, sorcery [witchcraft], enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), 21Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, 23Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
4. Be wary of anyone who practices paganism.
Isaiah 41:29Behold, these [pagan prophets and priests] are all emptiness (falseness and futility)! Their works are worthless; their molten images are empty wind (confusion and waste).
Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever! Amen (so be it).
5. Recognize that paganism [Wicca religion or witchcraft] is a form of demonology.Demonology brings death.
1 Corinthians 10:20 No, I am suggesting that what the pagans sacrifice they offer [in effect] to demons (to evil spiritual powers) and not to God [at all]. I do not want you to fellowship and be partners with diabolical spirits [by eating at their feasts].
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