CONTINUATION – Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
· Dedication to Earth, Fire, Smoke, Wind (or Air) and Water gods through baptism sacraments, etc.
· Initiation, or Unbiblical Dedication is a Pact with the devil — Ancestral Contracts with Satan
· Cremation is a fire ritual and not the same as Biblical burial
· A Scriptural distinction between Rape and Willing Participation
· Sex, Alcohol, and Drug Initiation
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Dedication to Earth, Fire (and Smoke,) Wind (or Air,) and [baptizing] Water gods
In the Bible, signs of God’s presence, (not God Himself,) appeared as wind, fire and smoke. God can never be the wind, fire, earth, nature or any other created thing, which is revered as a god itself, such as the goddess “Mother Nature.” Jesus created everything: heaven, earth, wind or air, fire, water, and smoke. Every created thing, just as every created being, is subject to Him, (Heb. 1:8-12.) Nevertheless, pagan and Christian ritualism, which credit ‘power’ to these God-created elements, refers directly to sacred, saving water, fire, and smoke. Such dedications or initiations are therefore made directly to the water, fire or smoke itself, because divinity is ascribed to it.
God met Moses at the burning bush when He revealed His presence in the form of fire. God was not the fire itself; His presence was “as of fire.” The presence of His angels can also take the form of “wind and flames of fire.” Likewise, the Holy Spirit manifested His presence at Pentecost in the form of wind and fire – and in the temple as smoke, (Ex. 3:2; Acts 2:2-4; Heb. 1:7; Rev. 7:1; 15:8.) Accordingly, the Bible refers to water only as the symbol of God’s spiritual “washing, sanctifying, (hallowing) and cleansing Word,” (Eph. 6:26; Titus 3:5; Jn. 3:3-5, 1 Jn. 7:7-9 in the Old King James Version.)
That’s why, when South African Promise Keeper Angus Buchan called up a terrible storm during one of his “mighty men” conferences to manifest the so-called ‘second’ outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we can be certain that he called evil spirits, not the Holy Spirit. The context of New Testament Scripture is clear on this matter. The Holy Spirit was poured out once and for all at Pentecost. At that moment, for the first time in history, He came to indwell all true believers “until the end of the world.” Also, God will never call up storms; Jesus calms the storms, (Acts. 2:38; Mt. 19:20.)
Satan always turns Biblical encounters with God into witchcraft to gain a foothold in the minds of people. The main difference between Biblical manifestations of God and the worship of nature, is that pagans revere natural forces itself as sacred, because they worship the earth, wind, fire, water, (and even plant and animal life itself) as deities. Hence, earth gods, fire and smoke gods, wind or air gods, and water gods have different names in pagan cultures, but by any name, these ‘gods’ are worshipped for their ‘holy,’ ‘supernatural’ abilities and benefits to humankind.
The ‘saving,’ ‘regenerative’ water god in pagan and Christian baptism
In pagan worship, the so-called ‘healing properties’ of water do not merely relate to the soothing heat or refreshing cool of natural water, but to the element of ‘holy’ water itself as a healing or saving entity. The element of water has no healing properties in itself, although there might be some health benefit in some of the minerals it contains, and so, it will always remain nothing more than a creation of God. Sadly, most ‘health’ practices do not merely refer to the soothing warmth or cold of water; they invoke the so-called power of the water god itself. So, both in paganism and in Christianity, we find so-called ‘holy’ water and ‘sacred’ springs and rivers ‘of healing and life’ everywhere on earth.
In both pagan and Christianized water rituals, water is not used as a mere symbol of salvation as in the true context of the Bible. The ‘power’ of water itself is supposedly the savior – the spiritual regenerator, sanctifier, healer, etc. Both Catholicism and Protestantism such as Lutherism and Calvinism, (the Dutch and other Reformed churches,) and all others who teach Baptismal Regeneration, use the Old Babylonian or Roman Catholic water god to accomplish so-called “complete spiritual regeneration,” “salvation,” or the rebirth. Even schisms of Christianity such the Seventh Day Adventists, (who practice Baptismal Regeneration,) and Jehovah Witnesses, (who see water baptism as a ‘necessary step’ to salvation, although they do not teach the Scriptural rebirth of Jesus’ disciples,) use the power of the water god.
Roman Catholics and Protestant ‘deliverers’ too, use the water god (‘holy’ water) in exorcism, and to cross or ‘bless’ themselves to ‘put on’ the water god. Catholicism and Protestantism (i.e., Dutch and other Reformed churches,) and all others who teach Baptismal Regeneration such as the Seventh Day Adventists, actually use the Roman Catholic water god itself in the ritual sprinkling of a baby to accomplish so-called “complete spiritual regeneration,” or the rebirth. Just as in raw paganism, the Christianized water god of this ‘baptism’ is the ‘savior’ in these denominations.
The earth god and goddess, or Pan and ‘Mother Nature’
The crux of all nature worshipping religions, (‘pantheism’ and New Ageism,) is the worship of earth itself and the forces and creations of nature itself as the fertility goddess ‘Mother Earth’ or ‘Mother Nature,’ from whom supposedly ‘all life sprang.’ Earth itself is also worshipped as male fertility gods such as Pan. Earth, as the male god Geb, also allegedly incarcerates the dead in his body, the ‘sacred’ ground. In Africa, earth itself is worshipped as the ‘supreme’ god Anansi.
The fire and smoke god in fire sacrifice such as cremation and fire walks
‘Sacred’ fire and ‘holy’ smoke rituals call specifically for the worship of, and communion with a god, as both fire and smoke itself is revered as a deity. In Biblical times, worshippers of the Canaanite fertility god or sun god Moloch sacrificed their children by throwing them into a furnace, or into the ‘arms of the fire god’ to gain ‘blessing’ on their crops, marriages, etc. They were not simply sacrificing their children by burning; they were sacrificing their children to the ‘sacred’ fire itself. With the same motive in mind, followers of voodoo and other forms of witchcraft still cast their children, virgins, etc. ceremonially into open fires and active volcanoes.
Fire rituals always hold a special place in occultism as they signify humanity’s surrender to, union, and communication with the fire god, (the fire itself.) The burning of candles in religious ceremonies and rituals such as fire-cracker feasts, (in which Hindus venerate their gods of fire and light,) signify the presence of, and unity with fire gods.
People do these rituals to invoke spirits. Whether water, fire, and smoke rituals are used in tribal, church, or corporate context, rituals always initiate people into communion and union with a particular god, while bonding them spiritually and emotionally to a tribe, lover, spouse, family, or community. While bringing their members in bondage to the fire god, even institutions such as corporate companies and sports clubs tell them they simply use things like smoldering-coal walking for ‘self-enrichment’ and ‘team building.’ In reality, the fire god itself is at work to protect them from burning their feet, thus they are unwittingly being initiated into paganism with strong Hindu undertones.
‘Holy’ smoke rituals such as sharing a “peace” pipe, jumping over fire and smoke, or ‘smudging’ (fanning or blowing) ‘holy’ smoke over oneself, an object, or someone else, allegedly seal a friendship, a covenant, or a treaty. Such smoke rituals also ‘seal a baby’s soul into its body,’ ‘ward off’ bad spirits and ‘negative energies,’ calling up ‘spirit friends’ or in fact, demons to unify or to protect people. The Zulu culture of South Africa also use the ‘holy’ smoke of a herbal mixture called “impepho” (or “impehepo”) in tribal and private rituals to communicate with ancestor spirits, and during animal and other sacrifice. Impepho consists of specific herbs mixed with Shamanic Tobacco. This type of ritual is a common practice in occult rituals around the world, as also seen in American Indian and Aborigine ancestor worship. People also inhale the smoke, which has a sedative and hallucinate effect, inducing trances, visions, and dreams.
Under the Old Testament Covenant with the Old Hebrews, the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, (not God Himself,) manifested as, or in the form of smoke. In New Testament terms, the prayers of sincere believers; their thanksgiving, holy lives, and holy deeds of love and truth are as sweet smelling spiritual incense before the throne of God, (Eph. 5:2-14.) However, just as in crude paganism, the Bible-twisting clergy of the Roman Catholic/Anglican papacy and their affiliates swing burning incense to “enkindle in the heart the fire of God’s love, exhaling the odor of Christ.” In this way, they ‘release’ their Christianized smoke god and supposedly make their prayers ‘rise into heaven.’
Cremation Is A Pagan Fire Ritual and Not the Same as Biblical Burial
As in Old Germanic Europe, it also became custom among ancient Romans to sacrifice slaves by burning them alive with the body of their master to ‘assure him safe passage to the afterlife.’ These European pagans believed, (as many such as the Hindus still do,) that the ‘sacred’ ceremonial fire god is necessary to ‘release the soul from this world,’ while the smoke carries the ‘soul’ to the afterlife.
In Bible Scripture and in Christian burial through the ages, a great distinction was made between burial and cremation, as God teaches in the Bible that the dead bodies of believers await the return of Christ in their graves because the deceased had the wonderful hope of the bodily resurrection at the return of Christ. In contrast to dedicating or ‘committing’ our bodies to Jesus Christ at burial, in cremation the fire itself is the god, which receives the soul of the deceased. Therefore, in early Christian culture, cremation signified that the deceased person did not hope on Christ’s return to be resurrected bodily with Him, as described in 1 Cor. 15:35-54. Sadly, this dedication and union with the pagan fire god has been gradually accepted in all denominations of Christianity.
The well-known burial citation, “From dust to dust and ashes to ashes…” is not in the Bible. It comes from the sister church of Roman Catholicism, the Anglican Church’s ‘Common Prayer Book,’ which permeated Protestantism as well. God created humanity from dust and commanded that they “return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return,” (Gen. 3:19.) If Old Abraham did indeed say in Gen. 18:27, “…I, who am but dust and ashes…” he was contravening God’s original creation principles and God’s commandment in Gen. 3:19 – which is ludicrous. It is clear that “…and ashes” was either added by Catholic/Anglican and Protestant translators of the Bible, or Old Abraham was polluted with pagan thought and custom, which he picked up during his long travels through their territories.
Judaism and the disciples of Jesus chose burial over pagan cremation. Jesus’ early disciples believed that the physically dead human bodies of true believers are merely “sleeping” in their graves, awaiting the sound of the “last trumpet, when the [physically deceased] body will be raised incorruptible…” 1 Cor. 15:50-54.)
INITIATION, OR UNBIBLICAL ‘SACRAMENTAL’ DEDICATION IS A PACT WITH THE DEVIL
Ancestor Contracts with Satan
Satan is never satisfied with the sinful service of humanity only. He demands the lives and eternal souls of all sinners, as well as the lives and souls of all their descendants. He knows that God commanded, “You shall have no other gods besides Me… For I… am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the 3rd and the 4th generations of those who [disobey and reject] Me,” (Deut. 18:10-14; Ex. 20:1-6.) ‘Making their children pass through the fire’ is part of the pact, which both pagans and church Christians make with the devil. Thus, Satan insists that everyone on earth, who are not wholly dedicated to the Truth, Jesus Himself, and the truth of His Word, enters into a legal contract with him. So, Satan cunningly convinced our ancestors, both pagan and Christian, to sign the contract on our behalf while we were still too young to make decisions concerning own lives and eternal souls. In Christian ancestor pacts with Satan, he even has the audacity to stand on the Word God, which he turns into deceiving witchcraft to suit himself.
In defiance of God’s protective commandments and for the sake of tribal or church acceptance and membership, great-grandparents, grandparents and parents, who were involved in pagan and Christian rituals and ‘sacraments,’ gave the enemy a legal contract to control and possess their children through their unbiblical beliefs. Whatever our ancestors were involved in on a religious level, we can be certain they have dedicated us and our descendants to Satan.
In Christianity, the first pact, which parents make with the devil, is ritual dedication or initiation into a religious system through the unscriptural sprinkling-baptism – or by surrendering the baby or adult initiate to the water god of Catholicism and traditional Protestantism. The copy of this contract is the baby’s ‘baptism certificate.’ As a result, Satan wages a legal contract over millions of God’s blood-bought souls, still trapped in religion!
To dissolve that satanic contract, we ourselves must personally accept and confess the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord, Savior, and Redeemer, and fully repent from all affiliation with that church, society, or religion, (Jn. 1:12-13; 3:3-5.) Then we have ‘tear up’ the contract by asking God’s forgiveness for the sin, which our ancestors have committed by violating His commandments and our God-given right to choose our own eternal destination. Next, we have to repent, (or turn away completely) from all involvement in that religion or church. We have to destroy all church and other religious certificates; renouncing out loud all ancestor pacts, which were made with the devil on our behalf; asking God to break all demonic holds and influences that Satan had gained on our souls and lives — and on the souls and lives of our descendants, (1 Jn. 1:7-9; Deut. 7:25-26.) However, personally born again believers in Christ must be vigilant not to fall into the traps of the so-called ‘deliverance’ ministries, which teach false doctrines concerning our “evil blood line” and “ancestral curses,” because truly born again believers live in a spiritual position of salvation, redemption, and blessing in Christ.
The only ‘certificate,’ which the sincerely born again disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ need, is the one Jesus Himself promised in Rev. 10:11-15, “Then I saw a great white throne and Him Who sat on it… And I saw the dead… standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. [The record of heaven’s born again, believing citizens.] And the dead were judged according to their [sinful] works, by the things which were written in the books… and anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Willing or Unwilling Sexual Initiation or Dedication
The more extreme the pact people make with Satan, the greater his demands will become. The greater the demonic power they seek, the heavier the sacrificial price they must pay. The more they transgresses God’s Word, the stronger the bondage that befalls them. The more horrific the crimes that transgress God’s Word, the greater the demonic control and ultimate possession of the spirit, soul, and body will become, (Deut. 18:10-14; 1 Cor. 10; 2 Cor. 6:14-18.)
Thus, it is common for Satanist parents and grandparents to stand naked in a pentagram, calling their children and grandchildren to commit incest with them. This is how they seal their ancestor pact with Satan. (A pentagram is an occult drawing of a 5-pointed star in equal proportions. Each point of the star symbolizes one of witchcraft’s five elements – spirit, air, water, fire, earth. The star is often encircled to symbolize containment in Satan, and as protection against ‘bad’ magic, the cursing ‘evil eye,’ ‘remote viewing,’ and attack from other witches with ‘unfamiliar’ demons.)
As God intended the human body as His holy temple, sexual immorality in all its various forms is a most heinous act of witchcraft against the Most Holy God of the Bible, which opens powerful doorways to the demonic world. Satanists of all sorts know, “He or she who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body, and thus becomes one in body and in spirit with the [male or female] harlot,” because the human body must be a holy temple of the Holy Spirit. Hence, Satanists and other instruments of the devil always use sexual initiation to control and even indwell their initiates with many demons, (1 Cor. 6:16-20.) Incest, bestiality, pornography, temple and money prostitutes, and ‘ordinary loose’ men and women all play an important part in binding initiates to Satan. Pedophiles and child molesters, rapists, sodomites and lesbians turn little girls into their “bondage fairies,” and make homosexual boys (Peter Pans) their “bondage gnomes or pixies,” while adulterers and other sexual immoral people destroy the lives of spouses, men, women, and children.
Sexual bondage is so strong that, unless the victim is delivered through prayer, knowledge of the truth of God’s Word, and truly serve the Lord Jesus Christ - unless the experimenting teenager or fornicating adult sincerely dedicates him or herself to God, and drastically repents from all types of sexual sin in the power of the Holy Spirit, sexual sin will escalate continually, and even progress into willful Satanism.
A Scriptural Distinction between Rape and Willing Participation
Unbelievingly, a Christian woman, who was raped while a gang of robbers held her hostage, now teaches publically that she “so overwhelmingly loved her rapist ‘with the love of Christ’ while he raped her, she would have thrown her arms around him if she wasn’t tied up!” In the face of such satanic absurdities, which twist and nullify the holy love of Christ and the commandment of God to love our neighbors and enemies in deed and truth, we need the contextual knowledge of God’s Word as the true light for our feet in the spiritual darkness of this world, (Mark 7:13; Mt. 15:6-9. )
This woman’s statement is nothing less than blasphemy - which could also bring great condemnation upon many real victims of rape! In reality, God commanded the death-sentence for the rapist if the victim protested the rape to the best of her (or his) ability. This is so because the crime of rape intends to murder the victim emotionally, physically, and even spiritually, and to defile every area of the victim’s life! God, in His infinite wisdom, commanded in Deut. 22:25-27 that if a man ‘rapes’ a woman “who does not cry out;” (does not scream, say no!, fight back, or desperately seek a way of escape,) he must marry her! Of course, there are some circumstances like holding a gun to her head or a knife to her throat, which would make it impossible for the woman to cry out. However, it is clear that, according to Scripture, this woman who “so loved her rapist,” was definitely not raped. She should marry the man she accuses of rape. To love our enemies cannot relate to the rubbish this woman is talking, because this commandment relates to forgiveness without the hateful motive of revenge — which justice in court, which she should seek, certainly does not embody.
Alcohol and Drug Initiation
One thing is certain: Satan is into mind control, not God. God always requires our willing participation in obedience to His will, revelation of His truth, our salvation and redemption, and even the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, (Jn. 3:12-13.) That is why human beings, and children of God especially, should always be in control of their own minds as far as possible. The Holy Spirit of God will never ‘take over’ anyone’s will or mind – that is Satan’s specialty. The Word of God declares, “The spirits (and minds) of the prophets are subject to the prophets, [or under their control,] for God is not the author of confusion but of peace,” (1 Cor. 14:32-22.) The ongoing battle for humanity’s soul rages in humanity’s thoughts or mind, (Rom. 12:1-2.) Whoever controls the mind, (which is the soul,) controls the person, (Jn. 8:34; Jn. 8:35.) For this reason, Jesus commanded in 1 Pt. 1:13; 5:8-9 and Eph. 5:18, “Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober... Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour… Do not be drunk from wine [or anything else, whether physically, or spiritually while under the control of demons,] in which is dissipation… [depravity, corruption, immorality, iniquity.]”
Jesus knew that Satan always uses mind-control, lies and deception, and alcohol and drug abuse and addiction to cloud and control human thought processes, and ultimately the human mind, thereby infesting people with many strong demons to use them in his service. This is why God forbade the abuse of mind-altering alcohol and drugs, (Eph. 5:18-19.)
The abuse of alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs can become addictive soul, life, and family destroying weaponry in the hands of demons. Thus, it is impossible to calculate the destruction of addiction to habit-forming, prescription drugs such as Valium, Zolof, Prozac, or Zanax, or to highly addictive, mind altering drugs such as marijuana, heroin, or methamphetamine known as ‘ice, crystal, tik (in South Africa) or meth,’ to name but a few.
While any type of alcohol and drugs can be addictive, and is therefore extremely dangerous, hallucinating drugs such as LSD are on a higher level. Hallucinates are not simply mind-altering drugs. These substances instantly blast open doors to the spirit world for demons to harass and possess the victim freely. Because high Satanists see into the spirit world almost continually through the strong demons that indwell them, they usually reserve alcohol and drugs, and especially hallucinates such as LSD, for their followers and those falling prey to their deceptions.
Alcohol and drug abuse, just as sexual perversion, also desecrates the temple of the Holy Spirit and constitutes another major part of satanic initiation into the occult, because this is also ‘sin against one’s own body,’ just as sexual sin. Satan knows that God forbade the mind altering state of drunkenness, condemning it as idolatry and witchcraft, (Eph. 5:18-19.) We should therefore know that even playful or curious encounters with idolatry and witchcraft could pull us into bondage to demons, which will certainly drag us increasingly deeper into Satan’s bottomless abyss of deception and darkness. Until, (should God be so merciful!) helpless captives of Satan wake up one starless night and realize that they are being consumed by every kind of demon from hell. Sadly, this peak of satanic possession might only be reached when Satan himself appears to force sexual relations with that person, and/or to demand human sacrifice in the form of a loving parent, spouse, or child.
However great the high of living dangerously, the time for every unrepentant disciple of Satan will come when that slave is willing to do anything to attain some form of relief from mounting demonic oppression, assault, and torment - or simply in the hope to stay alive just one more day, (Gen. 6; Deut. 18:10-13.) At the end of this almost irreversible road to everlasting torment and damnation, [everything still remains possible with God,] slaves might realize too late that they have completely forfeited their freedom by hobnobbing with that dangerous old snake called Satan. His poison, ingested just once too often, always brings forth a most torturous death and usually, everlasting destruction.
Without condoning the abuse of alcohol and drugs, it remains a fact that alcohol and drugs are lifeless substances, and therefore not sinful in itself. Although God always remains the only true Healer, in moderation, certain types of drugs and “a little wine” can be merciful pain relievers and even aid physical healing. Still, abusers of God’s Word will always find a Bible verse to feed their deception. While traditional Christians mostly condone the abuse of alcohol, evangelicals condemn the mere existence of wine as sinful. Of course anyone with a drinking or drug problem must avoid these substances! Yet, Paul instructed Timothy to ‘drink a little wine for his stomach and frequent infirmities,’ explaining that repentance from the sin of drunkenness was quite different from the perception that, for the sake of holy living, one should reject the moderate and therapeutic use of wine. This proves we must guard against asceticism, which is religious self-denial to earn holiness or merit with God. Asceticism is witchcraft and devoid of any spiritual value, whether it teaches religious abstinence from certain foods, medication, intercourse in marriage, or “a little wine.”