Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter; should not a people seek unto their God? For the living to the dead:
In this scripture the prophet warns his people against those who would advise them to go to spirit mediums and wizards, or sorcerers and witch doctors.
Man should turn to the living God, not to the dead on behalf of the living. God has provided all that is needed for our guidance and spiritual needs in the scriptures. They are truth: 2 Timothy 3:16,17 (16) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
We are to cast our burdens on Him. Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
If Jesus isn’t who He claimed to be then Chrstianity is false. You may as well go to witch doctors or pray to spirits of the dead – the end result is the same – you will be in the hands of demonic spirits who will deceive you.
But! If Jesus is who He claimed to be, then Christianity is the only correct religion.
You cannot mix Christianity, which is light, with the darkness – witch craft or other false religions.
If God be God then follow Him – otherwise don’t waste your time going to church thinking you are going to heaven – you won’t be there!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
You must believe God is who he says he is – that is why Bible study is SO important!
Jesus Christ is God. John 1:1,14 (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
God will NOT share His glory with another. Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory I will not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
When someone prays to a spirit – even the virgin Mary or other Catholic saints (we are all saints if we are born again), they are in direct conflict with the scriptures and in disobedience to God.
Jesus said, Follow me. So, today you must decide. Mark 7:9And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
Follow only Jesus or you make the word of God of non effect because of tradition. Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your traditions? Mark 7:9 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Prove everything. Be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptres daily, whether those things were so. Prove everything in the scriptures. Believe God and obey Him. Trust in Him alone. Second Samuel 22:2,3 (2) And he said, the LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; (3) The God of my Rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
Psalm 9:10 And they that know my name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Through Bible study and prayer we will know Him and will learn to obey Him Second Thessalonians 1:7-9 (7) And you who are troubled rest with us,, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, (8) In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
We will know Him, as before stated, through Bible study and prayer and this how how we learn to obey him. He will know us!!
*God is our healer and our protector.
Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
Psalm 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
*Note: Yes, the devil can heal…We are warned of the lying signs and wonders in the last days! Not EVERY sign and wonder is from God! Look at Matthew 24:23-25 (23) Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. (24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (25) Behold, I have told you before.
Matthew 12:38,39 (38) Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. (39) But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.
False prophets will show great signs and wonders in the end times. God can and does sometimes work signs and wonders. There is nothing in scripture to deny the miracle power of God, but that is not the point of these scriptures.
Signs and wonders are going to be used to deceive Christians, that is why Jesus tells us not to seek after signs and wonders.
Jesus never says that the ‘great signs and wonders’ are not supernatural, they may be supernatural or merely illusions of the supernatural, but they will be/and are used by deceivers to lead Christians astray.
Satan appears as an ‘angel of light’. There is only one way Satan could deceive sincere Christians: and that is to make them believe what is happening is of God. When Christians begin to seek signs and wonders – running to miracle services, etc., they are setting themselves up for deception.
God says it is entirely possible that a false prophet can be right about what he says. That is WHY we must search the scriptures and test the spirits! We cannot just take anything we hear or SEE as true or real and of God. The real issue is that these false prophets can take you away from God! We must look at their TEACHING first, NOT the sign or wonder!! Look at their ‘FRUIT’!!
Deuteronomy 13:1-4 (1) If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, (2) And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; (3) Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet or dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (4) Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
If you seek after signs and wonders, and they are what you need to believe God is in something, you are already ripe for deception. Why? Because all that is needed to prove to you that God is in something is the sign or wonder. So if it is provided, you will jump into something -because you think God showed you a sign or wonder. Few who fall for this trap ever stop to check things out with scripture, or prayer to God. They have their sign – the sign they wanted from God, so they think it MUST be God who is leading .
This is SO important. We MUST be seeking God, not signs and wonders. We MUST prove everything and try the spirits!
Yes, the devil CAN heal. Do you think God is healing people in the crusades of those false prophets and teachers? but it is a false healing, a deception! Most cannot show any MEDICAL proof of the healings! LYING SIGNS AND WONDERS!! I’m not saying God will not heal someone who really has faith and possibly isn’t yet aware of these false teachers, but God does say He won’t share His glory with another, and usually people are giving credit for their “healing” to this false “minister of light”.
*GOD IS OUR PROTECTOR
Psalm 91:1,2,14,15 (1) He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (2) I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God; in him will I trust. (14) Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. (15) He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of the people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Titus 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.
Amos 8:11,12 (11) Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,but of hearing the words of the LORD: (12) And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.
Today, people are mixing their Christianity with witchcraft and other new age ideas and God says we are NOT to do that! We are to look ONLY to HIM, praying to HIM alone through the name of Jesus Christ, who is our ONLY mediator…1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.
We cannot mix Christianity with witchcraft or the occult or Eastern mysticism. Christianity depends solely and completely upon the person of Jesus Christ. If Jesus is not who He claimed to be then Christianity is false. If Jesus IS who He claimed to be then Christianity is the ONLY true religion. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)…either we believe this or we don’t.
This isn’t about THIS present life and having blessings in THIS world…it will all burn up and be gone (2 Peter chapter 3)…it is about where you will spend eternity and you have to choose NOW where you will be spending yours!!
Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
This is the question I ask you today…what will you profit IF you get every thing you might ask the witch doctor for and end up in the lake of fire because your name will not be found in the book of life?
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
I am not writing this because I think I am special or important. I am here with a message to pull you back from the fires of hell.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Today, if you have mixed your Christianity, your faith in Jesus Christ with witchcraft or any other false teachings…contempletive prayer, labyrinth walking, drumming, candle stations, yoga, etc.,I can assure you that it is NOT found in the scriptures. Just as the “traditions” of man make the word of God of non effect…so do these practices we find in the New Age doctrines of the church.
God doesn’t force any one to follow him or to obey him. He says, Here is the way, walk ye in it. What waits for you at the end of the way you choose is up to you.
There is the wide gate and the broad way that leads to destruction and there is the strait gate and narrow way that leads to life (Matthew 7:13,14). It is YOUR choice, I pray you make the right one.
*Note: I have used “witchcraft” as an example for the most part because we are ministering to people in the interior of Kenya who are deeply involved in witchcraft even though they think they are Christians. Even the pastors do not understand about these things because they are traditional. But, it goes for anyone who is trying to contact their “spirit guide” or “inner Christ”, etc. (See Deuteronomy 18:10-12). We are NOT to try to contact familiar spirits and we see this is what is happening today with many who are writing “Christian” books through their “spirit guides”!! Be serious about your faith. It IS a matter of LIFE or DEATH.
Our ministry is to disciple the interior pastors in the foundational truths of the word of God using the Authorized KJV Bible and helping them to be grounded in their faith and understanding of the precious word of God. We appreciate your prayers.
God bless all who read this, I love you, Mama Jo