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God Doesn't Like Black Magic
Black Magic and sorcery are attempts to ask help from Satan, instead of seeking God's divine wisdom. The Bible prohibited sorcery, and the warnings hold true in our modern times. God will not tolerate our experiments with witchcraft, black magic, or enchantments. You are not of this world (John 15:19), and this world is chaos with its satanic love and lust. Demons thrive in the realm of necromancy and witchcraft, and they want your soul.
The Curse of The Cajun Love Spell
I once had a friend who was in 'love' (lust) with an older man. She was still a virgin, but wanted desperately to share this with the man. He was someone who had been around a few times, and not new to this realm of 'hooking up'. She went to Louisiana, picked up a book of love spells, and asked me to go with her to get the 'ingredients' for the spell. I refused. She went ahead, bought the ingredients, and did the spell. The spell worked! He came home, drunk, from a night club where the women wear only birthday suits, and called her, knowing she would say yes. She was there at a moment's notice. The deed happened. He told everyone, the next day, how awful it was. He made fun of her. He even demanded that she buy him new sheets. She was embarrassed, humiliated and ashamed. She got what she wanted, but...was it how she imagined? That's the strange thing about spells and magic. That's why they say this: Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
The Weird Pyramid Eye and the Divination Man
Also, when I went to Panama in 1998, there was a man in a wheelchair who said the he can tell fortunes. My cousin was desperate, she wanted to know her future. I didn't. The man separated us, told her future, and she was pleased. He asked me, "Do you not believe in me?" I told him that I didn't. He told me that he knew what my dad was doing, but my father was back in the United States. How would this man know what my dad was doing? He said that my dad was in the kitchen, cooking, and could not find the lettuce. I immediately ran to the nearest pay phone and made an international phone call to my dad. He told me that he was cooking, and asked...if I knew where my mom usually puts the lettuce. I thought someone was playing a joke, but my dad is the usual, hard-faced, strict, old school military veteran kind of guy. He wouldn't participate in such an on-the-spot joke. And how? Well, I went back to find my cousin, and the man told me that since I didn't believe, I will find a triangle with an eye in the middle, and that when I find it, I shall take it home. I thought he was weird. I was 13 years old and just shrugged it away and left. Later on that day, my brother and I were playing in my aunt’s stable, which is considerably farther away from the place where the Divination Man lived. I saw something glinting in the sun, on the grass. I went over, picked it up. It was a gold pyramid with a very ugly, light blue glass eye in the middle. The light blue sphere had a small black dot to resemble a pupil. I showed my mother later on, and then I threw it away. I wasn't taking that home with me in the United States, but I also felt it wasn't a coincidence. How did he know what my dad was doing? And how did he know I would find a pyramid with an eye? After that, I really dreaded seeing eyes like that, or pyramids with eyes. I dreamed of them and to this day, I really feel uncomfortable with the back of the dollar bill, and everyone surrounding that one-eyed pyramid, but that's a drama for another time. (If you're curious, my cousin did have her dream come true - she is married to a man now, and has a family as the Divination Man said - but it came with a price, too.)
The Shadow With the Pointed Head From the Ouija Board
Someone I knew played with an Ouija board, and a few nights after, he kept seeing a black shadow (with a pointed head) that was taller than the door frame standing, seemingly watching him, perfectly still. Someone else, who also played with an Ouija board, slept on the top bed of a bunk bed and was visited by a strange, pointed-head, black shadow that seemed to be very tall, as it seemed that this individual could see the creature's chest, head and pointed thing from the top of a bunk bed. My ex mother-in-law mentioned that she and her sisters tried to conjure up their mother who passed, and they were successful but it wasn't as imagined. It was an extremely frightening event, and it only opened up wounds instead of comfort. IT was also extremely confusing to them. You probably have stories of yourself, or friends, or family that messed around with witchcraft only to have strange results.
What Does the Bible Say About Witchcraft, Sorcery and Black Magic?
Leviticus 19:31 mentions that we should not turn to necromancers or mediums, as it will make us unclean.
Exodus 22:18 mentions that sorceress shouldn't have been permitted to live. (A bit harsh, but, with anything you're analyzing, you need to read it within the context. What happened, and what is the scripture saying?)
Leviticus 20:27 mentioned a similar tune, and mentioned that an individual that is a necromancer or medium, again, shall not live...and it gets a bit graphic when it comes to the punishment.
Revelation 21:8 wrapped up sorcerers with liars, idolaters, murderers, and even those who are sexually immoral. Interestingly, Galatians 5:19-21 also adds sorcery with envy, drunkenness and perverse acts.
Leviticus 20:6 hints at those who turn to necromancers and mediums are going to be cut off from his people.
First Samuel equates the sin of 'divination' to rebellion. Divination is looking for knowledge about the future through means that are supernatural in nature.
Second Chronicles 33:6 says that using fortune telling, sorcery, mediums and necromancers, especially when mixed with strange things like burning people as an offering, provokes God and is considered very evil.
Deuteronomy 18: 9-12 mentions to not practice abominable practices of nations that are bad influences. This includes, again, the strange practice of burning children as an offering. Again, divination, fortune telling, interpreting omens, charmers, mediums and sorcerers, as well as necromancers, are considered abominations to the Lord.
Revelation 22:15 mentions that sorcerers are a way of practicing falsehood, and it's bundled up with murderers, idolaters and those who are sexually immoral.
Isaiah 8:19 says that instead of asking necromancer and mediums (who pretty much just "mutter and chirp"), people should be turning to God. It goes on to say this: "Should individuals inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?"
Acts 19:19 echoes this and mentions that those who practiced magic arts in the past, but wanted to turn to God and confess and leave behind their practices, got all the magic books together in a pile and burned them in front of everyone.
Micah 5:12 says that sorceries will be cut off from your hand and that fortune tellers will be no more.
First Chronicles 10:13-14 says that died because he did not have faith. He used to have faith in God, but did not keep the commands of God. Saul also went to a medium, looking for advise instead of turning to God, so God put him to 'death' and turned over the kingdom to David.
Isaiah 47:8-14 says that in spite of all the sorceries that you are part of, and even with the power of all these enchantments, and even being secure in one's wickedness, thinking no one is seeing what you're doing, disaster will strike you. Wisdom will leave you, as well as knowledge. You might even say, "I am, and it's all about me." But again, evil will come upon you, and not even the charms you had faith in will save you. Disaster will fall on you so bad, that you won't even be able to atone for your sins. Isaiah 19:3 mentions that the Egyptian spirits will be emptied out, and their counsel will be confused. They will turn to sorcerers, idols, necromancers and idols in vain. Interestingly, many people in Egypt still believe in ancient pagan beliefs. There are a small minority of Christians and Jews in Egypt to this day.
2 Kings 9:22 equated sorcery to what 'women of the night' do...and woman Jezebel in the Bible was big into sorcery. Jezebel was a princess (Phoenician) who worshiped Baal, the nature God. Not cool.
What Are Modern Day Forms of Divination?
Dowsing - This is also known as water witching, or finding water without using a scientific tool, just maybe two sticks made of copper or wood.
Xylomancy - If you watched Harry Potter (shame on you! Just kidding...I think), xylomancy is the craft of reading twigs and small pieces of dried up wood to foresee the future. Shape, colors and patterns were observed for prophetic observation.
Turifumy - This is the practice of reading shapes created by smoke. The smoke might be mixed with some shady stuff in order to have more 'physical insight'. This is a form of necromancy and is used to summon the dead in order for them to predict the future.
Astrology - This is believing that the movement of planets and the starts and other 'heavenly bodies' have an influence on the behavior and lives of people. An example of this is horoscopes.
Taromancy/Tarot - This is using cards to read the future. The cards have strange images that can mean a variety of things. The way they are spread is also part of the reading. Tarot cards are usually used to try to tell the future.
Cleromancy - Cleromancy is using dice, or casting lots, to determine an outcome. I especially don't like this because it reminds me of the time, in the Bible, when people were casting lots over Jesus’s clothes. So disrespectful. This kind of necromancy is also called Dice Divination.
Ouija Board - This is a board that has the alphabet and numbers on it. It has a small piece of wood that is used to spell out words from 'the other side'. They usually work by demonic possessions.
I-Ching - This is a strange, old oracle that is made up of Chinese wisdom. It's a collection of images and text that involve sixty four hexagrams, and broken or solid piles of six lines. Sold lines represent Yang and broken lines represent yin, and the two forces are considered. Coin tosses, marbles or sticks are used to predict the future. Supposedly, 'energy' helps this work, but we all know it's really demons.
Lithomancy - It's a way to tell the future using light that reflects from stones. It's popular within the British Isles. Crystals and gems can be read too, and the stone is read after being casted to interpret omens as well.
Numerology - Numerology is believing that there's a relationship with a certain number to a certain series of events. You study the value of the words and associate them with paranormal activity. An example is finding your life meaning in the number of letters within your name, or birthday, or even phone number. Strangely, there is something called Biblical numerology that is used to look at the numbers for their symbolic value within the Bible. An example is this: “God” or “Lord” appear in the King James Bible a total of 10,875 times. 1 plus 8 plus 7 plus 5 equals 21, or 7 times 3. There are 22 chapters in Revelation (see # 9), and the last chapter contains no violence of any kind."
Scrying - This is also known as 'peeping' or 'seeing', and it's when a necromancer looks into a crystal ball in hope of finding visions or messages. People actually try to scry in a mirror. Do you remember, as a kid, people told you that if you say, "Bloody Mary" three times in front of the mirror (in the dark), that Bloody Mary would appear? This is actually a form of scrying that we probably, accidently, participated in.
Tasseography - I love my daily hibiscus tea, but I guess I shouldn't stare at the leaves diffusing too long! Tasseography is telling the future using patterns found in leaves of tea or grounds of coffee. This is used to explore the future, present and past.
Amazing Grace Scares the Demons Away
If you have practiced witchcraft, or sorcery, either on purpose or accident, it's not too late to change your ways. Change is hard. Admitting you have a problem is hard. Admitting you have been wrong for so many years is excruciatingly difficult. IT feels like admitting imperfection and admitting defeat, but this is completely wrong. What it really looks like is this: Grace.
Just look at how, in the Bible, people changed from Darkness to Light:
Acts 8:9-13: But there was a man called Simon, who had formerly practiced magic in the city and astounded the people of Samaria, saying that he was somebody great. They all paid close consideration to him. They said: “This man is the power of God that is called Great.” And they paid attention to him because (for a long time) he had astounded them with his sorcery. But when they believed Philip as he spoke good news about the kingdom of God, and Jesus Christ, they were baptized. Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.
Magic is dangerous. It's not just something fun, like, "Hey, let's everyone play with the Ouija board and see what happens." A lot of time, strange, supernatural things appear, and people may think it's divine, or angelic or from Heaven, but it's not...especially if the medium used to conjure this image was through supernatural means. Sometimes, there are fortune tellers that know just how to read you, and just want to say. There are people on television who make tons of money by telling you that your loved one is 'speaking' from the other side, and giving you a message.
Maybe Gravity Influenced my Personality? Nah.
I'm not better than you, I'm really not. But I wanted to share that I stay away from sorcery and black magic. That is not to say that I haven't accidentally partook in such an act or event. I used to, almost religiously, as a child, read the horoscopes. I feel like it’s considered divination, as one is trying to find out the future through the use of stars. I have stopped purposefully looked for horoscopes, and have also ceased trying to relate with my 'sign' as much as I used to. In 1977, a Journal of clinical psychology mentioned that a test was created to predict a person's personality with the person's unique astrological sign in accordance to their astrological chart. There was not any evidence that both were correlated, so the hypothesis was rejected. Fast forward a few years: In 2003, an article mentioned that astrology is not considered a science because the claims made in this field are not possible to test 'empirically' in a lab controlled setting. In this case, it isn't able to be reproducible, and therefore, rejected as a science.
Here is a bit of what was written in the Journal called Medicine, Science, and the Law:
"A great number of those who read their 'star signs' can ascertain aspects of their personality in what they read and there is a likelihood that this may guide their attitudes and actions. To see whether astrological birth signs are correlated with suicide and the method used, data was obtained from the Public Health Department in North Cheshire. This data represented all the Cheshire Coroner's verdicts of suicide, (and open verdicts) in all deceased individuals aged sixty and above between the years ‘89 and 2000. The observed manifestation of deaths that occurred to natural causes (and suicide) in relation to birth signs did not vary considerably from what would be expected from mere chance. However, the distribution of suicide by hanging seemed meaningfully greater in those with a birth sign of Virgo, and, (interestingly) lowest in Sagittarius and Scorpio. The distribution of violent and non-violent suicides in relation to star signs showed higher rates and incidents of violent death in persons that were born within the summer months." - Salib E, Med Sci Law. 2003
In another article, for another journal, it was mentioned that "Birth rates of individuals who later kill themselves show unbalanced excess for April, May and June in relation with the other months. Generally, we established an increase of seventeen percent in the possibility of suicide for people born in the peak month (spring through early summer) in comparison with those born in the trough month (autumn through early winter); this risk escalation was greater for women (twenty nine percent) than for men (almost fourteen percent)." - Salib E, The Britsh Journal of Psychiatry: The Journal of Mental Science, 2006.
Perhaps there is truth in astrology, but does this science come from God if the science wants to predict our futures? I feel that in my life, it's best to avoid the practice of astrology or horoscopes, even if I, in the past, wanted to justify it as an innocent pastime. If it feels like a sin, it probably is, so it's probably best to stay away from such things...even if we secretly want to justify it.
Sorcery Is Well and Alive...and Will Be
Regardless of whether we believed in it, or do, or don't. Sorcery will be alive and well even in the end times. Babylon, in Revelation, will speak false religious systems to deceive people using sorcery (Revelation 18:23). But Revelation also says that these individuals will experience a second death in a lake that burns with sulfur and fire. So let's make sure that we stay out of that sulfuric lake by staying away from sorcery and divination and witchcraft. What changes can you make that can bring you closer to God? Sorcery only offers a very nonspiritual, a very earthly and very devilish wisdom that God condones. The power of God is more amazing, more powerful and fuller of truth than the lies and sorcery of the Devil.
Hydrogen Sulfide Causes the Stink of Sulfur in Rotten Eggs, FYI
When read in Biblical context, true necromancy can't be denied. Its demons working through those individuals, as it happened in Acts 16:16 - As Luke traveled with Paul and Silas in the city of Philippi, he recorded an encounter with a diviner: “We were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling”. The girl’s ability to penetrate mysteries was due to a demon that controlled her. Her masters received “much gain” from their slave. Paul eventually exorcised the demon, freeing the girl from her spiritual bondage and angering the slave owners.
Satan tries to play games to turn your heart away from God. These games are dangerous, and the price to pay is your relationship with God and possibly your salvation. Ever since Eden, Satan wants to entice us with self-realization, power and enlighten away from God. Sorcery and witchcraft are just another form of such enticement. Don't play in Satan's realm. John 4:4 says that God is greater the he who is in the world. We don't have to fear the dark world when we have God on our side, but we definitely need to stay far away from the darkness. No power can defeat God's power. If you have been involved in strange things, repent, renounce the sorcery and start walking the good path. Sorcery only leads to physical and spiritual death. If you feel defensive and want to continue down that path, well, good luck. I, personally, don't like the smell of sulfur. Rotten eggs, anyone? No, thanks.
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