Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How to Be Set Free From Strongholds (Spiritual Warfare and being set free from the enemy)





How to Be Set Free From Strongholds


Strongholds are present in each one of us, whether we know it or not. They are fortifications and castles that Satan, the enemy of God, has placed in our lives when we have given place to Satan. Satan is seeking to devour all who are born into this world (1 Peter 5:5-10). The devil seeks to ensnare Christians as well as non-Christians in the traps of sin. In this article, we will learn how to escape the snares of the devil.

God has put this article on my heart to share with you. The information presented in this article will help both you and your loved ones to get set free from Satan and to live uprightly with God. We will see what the Bible says about how to get free from these traps.

When a man or woman (or child) gives place to any given sin, legal ground has been given to the devil. This spiritual ground becomes land on which a spiritual castle or stronghold is built. Satan raises his flag and uses this stronghold as a point of attack. For example, if a man looks at a woman to lust after her, he sins against God (see Matthew 5:27-29) and a stronghold is immediately started. The stronghold can grow larger and expand if this person continues to give place to the sin of lust (or adultery or whatever it is).

There are many different kinds of sin in the world but we can sum up all sin as disobedience to God (1 Samuel 15:22-23, Romans 6:16, etc.). If we disobey God, we would be obeying Satan who hates God. Rebellion is serious to God.

1 Samuel 15:22-23 (bold / underline added)
22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
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. 


Rebellion can take many forms, but all sin is a type of rebellion (in one degree or another).
In Acts 5:29, Peter stood up to the ungodly religious leaders of the day who wanted him to stop preaching Jesus Christ. Acts 5:29: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” We must obey God rather than men (including our own flesh) and not disobey God.

If God convicts you about a sin, should you (a) ignore God’s conviction or (b) confess to God (not to a priest) that you have sinned and repent (turn away) from sin? The second question to honestly ask is: “What would God want me to do?” Would God want you to continue in sin?  


False Grace Exposed


So many people today believe the false doctrine that once a person believes in Jesus and gets saved, he or she will never fall away from his (her) position in Christ. Nowhere in the Bible does it teach that. Scripture in the Old Testament and in the New Testament teaches that all sin eventually leads to death, eternal death (or separation from God).

Some of the many examples from the Old Testament include:

Ezekiel 33:13 (bold / underline added)
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
Isaiah 3:10-11

10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

The New Testament has many examples. Here are just a couple:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pornography and Satan’s Trap


Pornography and Satan’s Trap

The pornographic industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that works by bringing both men and women into satanic bondage. Sadly, it is one of the most popular industries in the world. It is a snare of the devil and a deadly trap for those caught up in its web.

(Sin is a pied piper.)
I (the author) am writing this article because God delivered me from this evil trap a few years ago and I want to encourage men (and women) to get out of this snare of the devil. I have learned that this trap will literally bring the souls of men (and women) down to Hell. That is the devil’s plan and sadly, it is working. But, God can reverse it. God only can set a man or woman caught up in this trap free. In this article, we will find out how to get free from the grip of pornography.

Pornography is an addiction that 70% of men from 18 to 34 are caught up in (1). More than 72 million people view adult websites worldwide each month (1). Over 50% of pastors in America say that pornography is a possible temptation (i.e. they are admitting that they have a problem) (2). Fifty percent (50%) of all Christian men surveyed admit that they are addicted to pornography (2) and 20% of all Christian women admit they are addicted (2).

Pornography has its clutches over many, many people around the world. It is an evil and harmful addiction which has destroyed many marriages and destroyed many men’s souls. How is this so?

Jesus Christ said…

Matthew 5:28-29
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Jesus is saying to get rid of what tempts you to sin (i.e. what offends you). Proverbs 7 talks more about this. Please take the time to read, seek God, and think about this.

Proverbs 7:1-5
1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. 
2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. 
3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: 
5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

The strange woman is the harlot, or the prostitute, or the image of a woman that a man is lusting after. This prostitute tells the man “Come, let us take our fill of love….”

Proverbs 7:18-27 (bold / underline added)
18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. 
19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: 
20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. 
21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. 
24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. 
25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. 
26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. 
27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

This is very serious. “He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, […] as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.” And there are eternal consequences for committing fornication, lust, or adultery (including pornography): “Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.”

The New Testament also gives a strong warning.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Witchcraft of The Chronicles of Narnia



The Witchcraft of The Chronicles of Narnia

(Photo: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Click for source.)

Centaurs, dryads, nymphs, fauns, and mythical creatures fill the world of Narnia. C.S. Lewis, the author of the popular book series, was fascinated with Greek mythology, paganism, and ancient England. His stories have had wide acclaim by many around the world and the recent Disney “Narnia” movies have brought in over $1.5 billion at the box office worldwide (1, see Works Cited below).

This article will look at The Chronicles of Narnia’s powerful occult presentation and will reveal truth about its author that most people do not know. We will see that Narnia presents real witchcraft to kids as something “appealing.”




C.S. Lewis and Magic


(Photo: C.S. Lewis.
Click for source.)
Narnia’s author, C.S. Lewis is a man with two faces. He was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland (2). In the mid-1920s, Lewis joined a group of “intellectuals” called the “Inklings” of which J.R.R. Tolkien was a member. Lewis and Tolkien became good friends (2). During this time, Tolkien got Lewis interested in Catholicism and Lewis began to call himself a “Christian”.

As an alleged “Christian”, Lewis studied and embraced paganism. C.S. Lewis went on a trip to Greece with his wife, Joy. C.S. Lewis wrote:

"I had some ado to prevent Joy and myself from relapsing into Paganism in Attica! At Daphni it was hard not to pray to Apollo the Healer. But somehow one didn’t feel it would have been very wrong — would have only been addressing Christ sub specie Apollonius. We witnessed a beautiful Christian village ceremony in Rhodes and hardly felt a discrepancy." (3 and 4 in Works Cited) (bold / underline added)

Apollo and Jesus Christ are not similar in any way. Lewis was treating them as if they were identical or similar. Apollo was the pagan sun-god of Greece. He was said to ride a fiery chariot through the heavens. Sun-worship has been a part of pagan cultures for thousands of years and it is an abomination to God.

Exodus 20:1-3
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Worship of anything (or anyone) other than God is idolatry and God hates it. God must be the focus of a true Christian. Sports, hobbies, work, family, etc. should never be the first thing on a true Christian’s mind when he / she wakes up or the last thing when he / she goes to bed. Jesus Christ should be a Christian’s focus.


C.S. Lewis and the Occult


(Photo: Pan is a pagan god of drunkenness and immorality. Source.)
Sadly, many Christians do not understand the danger of how a book series of a “Christian” author could be bad. That is why I feel the need to write this article. I am not trying to attack C.S. Lewis. This article is to encourage Christians to seek God and to seek to know what God shows them about C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Chronicles of Narnia begins in WW2 during the bombing of London. Four Pevensie kids, Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan are sent to stay with Professor Digory Kirke during the war. In this first book, Lucy steps through a magic wardrobe and arrives in a mystical world called “Narnia”. She meets a faun (half man-half goat) called Mr. Tumnus. 
(A dryad from one of the Narnia movies. Source.)

In this magical world, animals can talk, pagan deities called river gods, nymphs, and dryads live in the rivers and in the trees. Mythical creatures including satyrs (similar to fauns), centaurs, merpeople (mermaid), minotaurs, ogres, unicorns, gouls, a phoenix, half-breed (half man-half driad), naiads, etc. populated Narnia (7). All these creatures come from paganism.

(Photo: A phoenix rising. Source.)
One of these mythical creatures, the phoenix (which can be found in an apple orchard in The Magician's Nephew) is a mythical bird which Freemasonry and occultists use as a universal symbol. Manly P. Hall, who was an occultist and a 33rd degree Freemason, wrote:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Lord of the Rings and the Occult (The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien.)


  
The Lord of the Rings and the Occult


(Photo: The Eye of Sauron. Click for source.)
The Lord of the Rings was the sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. This book series took shape in Tolkien’s mind in the late 1930s. One day as Tolkien was grading papers, he found a blank sheet a paper and a sentence came to his mind: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (1; see Works Cited, below). He wrote it down and began to ponder what a hobbit was and what kind of hole it lived in. From that day forward, J.R.R. Tolkien began a story that would become very popular all around the world.

His story, The Lord of the Rings, picked up popularity in the late ‘60s and became known as ‘the Bible of the “Alternative Society”.’ (1). The drug / counter-cultural revolution loved “Lord of the Rings”. Tolkien has a cult following that continues to this day.

The question now is: ‘Why is The Lord of the Rings series so popular?’ Why would the writings of a British Oxford professor of English Language and Literature be so popular around the world today? Why would The Lord of the Rings reach such popularity that it would be turned into a block-buster movie trilogy, which would gain over $1.03 billion for all three films (4)? And, why would The Hobbit movie, alone, exceed $1 billion in box office sales world-wide (4)?



The "Magic" of Lord of the Rings



(Photo: Gandalf with his magic staff
 which lights the way in Moria. Img. Source.)
There is something you need to understand. Growing up, I (the author of this article) was interested in The Lord of the Rings. I read the whole series (including The Hobbit) at least three times or more. I enjoyed the adventure and action and the plot. J.R.R. Tolkien was a master at story-telling. He knew how to write fiction. I am writing this article because I want people to be informed about The Lord of the Rings and how it is filled with real witchcraft and real sorcery.

[Read more here.]


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Star Wars is an Abomination to God


Star Wars is an Abomination to God


(Photo: This toy lets your kid
"Move an object with the power of your mind".
What does this teach kids?
Click for source. Click picture to enlarge.)
It started back in the '70s when George Lucas began writing his first Star Wars movie screenplay. Released on May 25, 1977, the first Star Wars movie was a blockbuster and every one since then has followed in its fame (3.). “Darth Vader”, the main villain of Star Wars; “Evil empire”; and “May the Force be with you” all entered the English lexicon (1.).

All six Star Wars movies by George Lucas earned a gross total of $4.277 billion at the box office (4.). This is not counting the DVD sales or DVD rentals. People bought $12 billion worth of Star Wars toys from Hasbro, Kenner, and other toy companies from 1978 to 2011 (4.). By 2011, all 130 Star Wars video games scooped up $2.9 billion in revenue (4.). Random House has earned $200 million in the sales of the first Star Wars book alone (4.). So, why are we looking at all these statistics?

A lot of the money going into the Star Wars franchise comes from Christian homes. A lot of people have become obsessed with Star Wars. Many boys and girls (and many adults) around the world have Star Wars books, toys, action figures, movies, and an obsession with the Star Wars universe.

Kids love pretending they are using “the Force” to battle “evil”, whether they are playing with toy light sabers or with toy figurines. Older kids and adults enjoy the Star Wars books that display Force jumps, Force moves, Force battles, and levitating objects by the Force. The books are very captivating and draw the reader into a mystical world of Jedi knights, Sith lords, and Force powers.


Real Witches Use “the Force”


Christian parents and caring parents should be concerned about what their kids watch, read, and play. Star Wars is not just for entertainment. It has an agenda: a “new-age” agenda. To understand this agenda, we need to grasp this basic truth revealed by a former witch (or warlock), who became a Christian.

(Gandalf vs. Saruman. Photo: Click for source)
David J. Meyer, a former witch (or warlock), said:

‘When real witches have sabats and esbats and meet as a coven, they greet each other by saying "Blessed be", and when they part, they say "The Force be with you." Both sides of this "Force" are Satan. It is not a good side of the force that overcomes the bad side of the force, but rather it’s the blood of Jesus Christ that destroys both supposed sides of the satanic "Force."’ (Meyer) (Emphasis added)

(Yoda using "the Force". Source.)
Likewise, in Star Wars, “the Force” has a “dark side” and a “light side”. Luke Skywalker uses the “good side” of the Force to battle Darth Vader who uses the “dark side” of the Force. “White” witches use what they call “white magic” and wizards in the dark arts use “black magic”.
Magic (“magick” which includes “the Force”) is sorcery and witchcraft. The Bible has this to say about such practices…

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Deception that Has Risen Upon the Church: The Occult Disguised



The Deception that Has Risen Upon the Church: The Occult Disguised

It started long ago. Before the turn of the 19th century to the 20th century, before the rise of Darwinian Evolution and Humanism in the 19th century, there was a deception that had crept into the Church. The deception came from many different countries of Europe and reached America, blending together.

Though the deception was subtle and seemingly “harmless”, it was a seed that was going to be watered until it grew into a great weed to choke out the truth.

Leprechauns, fairies, dwarfs, elves, witches, wizards, magic…these were presented as being merely fantasy and make-believe. Children were told fairy tales by their grandmothers and parents. Though many people in early America were raised with the truth that there is One God who created all things who alone should be worshiped, kids were brought up on Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and fairy tales, and Halloween.

We will not get into all the details of why these things are deceptions, but we will look at how the water-filled kettle of deception went from a simmer to a full boil in less than 100 years and how this affects America today.

(Magic wands are made of wood
from the holly tree: hence, "Holly Wood".)
Magic was celebrated in fairy tales as make-believe and “harmless” in the 1800s and fairy tales gained more popularity with the publication of Children's and Household Tales published in 1812. These stories promoted magic as acceptable and “fun”. Sleeping Beauty, for instance, had a sleeping princess, named Rosamond, who had been “enchanted” into a deep sleep by a magic spindle. When the Prince kissed her, the spell was broken and she awoke.

In the story of Roland, an “evil” witch wanted to kill her step-daughter. To escape her evil step-mother, the girl (maiden) used a magic wand to shape shift herself and other people and to cast spells. Her boyfriend, Roland, used a magical fiddle to cause the “evil” witch to dance herself to death on some thorns. This story for children should not be read by any child. It included a witch, a beheading, a magic wand, spell-casting, shape-shifting, and magical killing. It presented a magic wand as an instrument that could be used for either evil or good. In other words, it promoted witchcraft to children.

These same elements of witchcraft or sorcery, in old children’s stories, can be found in real witchcraft. And, these same elements can be found in The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and many other popular movies and modern books.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Harry Potter and the Spell that is Cast upon the People.



Harry Potter and the Spell that is Cast upon the People


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Magic, spells, potions, wizards, witches, charms, incantations…these are the subject of many books, movies, and children’s books. Disney promotes witchcraft in their movies, TV shows, and theme parks. The rest of Hollywood promotes witchcraft through many movies each year to some degree.

People may argue that none of this is real witchcraft and that it is only make-believe or fantasy. Fairy tales and fantasy have a basis in reality. For instance, a witch in a fairy tale puts a spell on someone to make them sleep. Spells are used by real witches to get a person to be deceived or persuaded or to manipulate things for results that are “favorable” to the witch.

(Click for source)
Bob Johnson, wrote a book promoting "magick" [different than magic tricks] for the business world. Johnson wrote this in the introduction:

“The tools of magick are spells, talismans (charms and objects), potions, rituals, and ceremonies. They are all used to achieve a desired result. For example, witchcraft has spells for obtaining money.... Witchcraft spells can get you that raise...” (Johnson.)

Real witches or warlocks (male witches) know that spells work, but these witches will not tell you that using witchcraft (including spells) comes with a great price. Galatians 5 talks about this.

Galatians 5:19-21 (bold / underline added)
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

The people who practice witchcraft “shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” That is serious. God does not let witchcraft or witches into Heaven. If a witch turns from her or his witchcraft, and turns to Jesus Christ, then he or she will be saved from the snare of the devil and will be set free from sin. Then, he or she can enter Heaven as an adopted child of God.

God wants all people to be saved who can come to Him. God wants witches and wizards to leave witchcraft and sorcery and turn to Jesus Christ for salvation and repent from their sins.

(Click for source)
Christians and witchcraft should never go hand in hand, but that is exactly what has happened over the past 17 years since the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, hit the bookshelves. This book and series still is widely popular since its first publication all those years ago. And many Christians, who had been deceived by prominent “Christian” teachers, pastors, and personalities, have given their kids Harry Potter books and movies.

The people on cuttingedge.org have exposed how Harry Potter books are real witchcraft meant to indoctrinate kids to accepting the satanic New World Order that the book of Revelation speaks about. Kids would wear inked-on lightning-bolt marks, Harry Potter glasses, points hats, and carry brooms. They became engrossed in huge books, ranging in size from 320 to 896 pages. The kids would often read them over and over again.

"The story of Harry Potter is an allegory: It is written and packaged to look like fantasy when, in truth, it is a carefully written true description of the training and work of an initiate in an occult order. [...] The story line aligns with real occult books written by renowned occultist Gavin and Yvonne Frost." (-- Peter Lanz, a former Temple Master in the "Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.") (Lanz)

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Interestingly, Gavin and Yvonne Frost are in charge of a School of Wicca or witchcraft in the U.K., similar to what Professor Dumbledore has with Hogwarts.