Jesus Messiah Fellowship
Light To The Nations
The Bible Is Against Witchcraft
By Cohen G. Reckart, Pastor
Copyright 1997 All Rights Reserved
DEU 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
***Note: child sacrifices, divination, astrologers, enchanters (cast spells or summon evil powers by voice), or witches, are considered gross and vile abominations. The Hebrew word for *witch* is--kashaph, Strong's 3784: one who whispers a spell (peeps and mutters), one who chants or practices magic, and a sorcerer. One or all of these crafts is witchcraft.
1SA 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.
***Note: Witchcraft is a rebellion theology manifest in dualism represented in the goddess and the god. It is rooted in the rebellion of lucifer who was cast down for his attempt at usurping to become God. This he transfered to Eve when he inticed her to rebellion against the Law of God not to touch or eat of the fruit of the tree in the midst of the Garden of Eden. Eve was deceived that she would bcome a god, a goddess like or equal to GOD. Her rebellion against God's divine order and her desire to be a goddess (the same sin as the horned one), has become the undergirding philosophy within all forms of satanism. This rebellion is called *a free spirit* and *a free thinker.* Or one who refuses to have anyone to have some authority from God to instruct them to abide by any religious way of life (Family, Priest, Rabbi, Prophet, Jesus, Apostles, Minister, Church etc). Witchcraft would cease the moment rebellion against God and his divine order as found in the Old and New Testaments ended. As long as that attitude and spirit continues, witchcraft will continue and we believe it will be the last religion of the antichrist personalized in the great whore of Babylon system in Revelation chapters 17 and 18.
2CH 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
***Note: This conduct is mentioned because it was contrary to the divine order. When God has had enough of the conduct of a male or female witch, nothing can stop the judgements that will begin to mount day by day, until that person's soul goes to the grave to await eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire. And witchcraft sins and evils over the centuries justifies God for making the torment eternal.
GAL 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
GAL 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in times past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
***Note: These New Testament verses shows us that witchcraft is considered an entire system of religions in the same sense that the word *idolatry* includes the plurality of all false gods. Which of these sins have not been associated with witchcraft? Those who fulfill Romans 1:18-32 (and this is the goal of satanism to forever steer a person away from God), CANNOT BE SAVED EVER. Some religions have thought they could over-ride these verses and save those guilty and even deceive many that they are saved. But they Scripture is clear: *Shall NOT inherit the kingdom of God.* Before any persons chooses witchcraft they should count the cost that they may never be saved and they are indeed damning themselves forever. They do not need to sell themselves to the devil or even enter in some blood ritual pact, they are damned when they are reprobated by God. This is a dreadful and serious consequence. Witchcraft is not a fun and games religion with God. He has already judged it, and all who go against his divine order will suffer the eternal pleasure of God to give them the Lake of Fire. God will not put anyone in this horrible pit, those who go there have all chosen it. He merely puts the final approval on their choice and decrees at the judgement: This is want you wanted. This is what you lived for. Your sins were practiced to bring you here. So I agree with you and now give you your damnation. Then God will laugh (Proverbs 1:26).
2KI 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
***Note: Jezebel is also Isebel or Isabel, and seems to be a name meaning daughter of Baal, the horned god of the fertile crescent, known also as Nimrod and other names. She was the daughter of a Zidonian king. She was a pagan unconverted Gentile. Ahab her husband was a Jew or Israelite. Here we have a mixed marriage a profane union. Here two religions clashed, that of the monotheism of Judaism and the polytheism of paganism. Here the woman rebelled in her normal form of witchcraft and led not only her husband, the northern ten tribes, but also a religious college of over 850 Priest that once served in the sacred religion. Against these stands the lone figure of Elijeh. The Elijeh ministry that withstood witchcraft would also be the for-runner of Messiah who in that messianic fulfillment-ministry would also stand up against a witchcraft society and college of profane sold-out Priest. Jezebel was a witch and she is the epotime of all women who seek that degraded office. We can only say that time will determine how any of the children to these unions turn out. In the book of Revelation the women preacher identifed as a prophetess was given time to repent and she refused and this cause she and all her children to be damned. Want to damn yourself and your chlildren then follow these two Jezebels and practice witchcraft.
MIC 5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers.
***Note: This is a prophecy showing God will judge witchcraft.
NAH 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
***Note: Again God shows his disgust for witchcraft, the sexual immorality associated with it, and that his female creation has reprobated herself to that of a harlot and a prostitute. This evil and sin may offer pleasure in the cult practices but God holds out eternal damnation for making that choice.
ACT 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one.
***Note: This Simon is one of the early gnostics who was perhaps the first to forge Christianity with witchcraft which was by this time the driving force in the gnostic movements within Cabala Judaism, as well as the religions and philosophies of the Mediterrainian sea coast nations. His magic here called sorcery was used to *bewitch* or deceive or trick those gulliable to be persuaded in his god(s) with the powers he allegedly had at his disposal. He was rejected by the Apostles because he thought like his other crafts, he could buy God and his power with a few gold coins. He learned that God is not subject to man's money and that God is not so desperate to have use of a man for his services as to use a reprobate. God would rather have no man upon the earth than to have a man who is an apostate (case in point the Ark and the flood). If it were not for Godly Christians in the world and the divine time not fulfilled, God would destroy the world this instant. He will allow manking to come to his climax in reprobation and when this turns full-scale upon Christians under the antichrist regime, world-wide judgement will come. The last blood-bath of the Satanist against Christians and the Godly will be over.
MAL 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
***Note: Fear of God is the begining of wisdom. Even in witchcraft the horned one, the devil demands fear. Staying inside of the circle and the chanting of ancient names of our God as these witches cast spells and work magic is proof they are sacred as the dickens. They say their god, the horned one is not the devil and some aspect of nature and the earth? Why then do they stand in great fear of the horned one inside the circle and chant in frenzy the names of OUR God? Our fear of God is one of honor and respect, in the same sense that I honor the laws of the land because I have a healthy respect for them. And to this end, the witchcraft practices in this text show us that because many refuse to honor God but turned to satanism in its practices, God will judge them.
REV 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
***Note: This verse shows us that witchcraft will be a powerful force in the world before the second advent of the Messiah, and those within it will be given what they thought they deserved for themselves. It is said that a man or woman will work and labor to get what they think they deserve in life. Even so, a man and a woman will get what they deserve in eternity and it is all their choice. God will be please to grant them that eternal reward.
REV 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
***Note: Here we have another example of those in witchcraft being identified as those on the way to the eternal pit of the damned. And sad thing is the devil has never promised a single soul he can deliver them when that time comes. So these are born to die and born to lose, following the great loser of all, the horned one. Why would any man want to mimic a loser?
JDG 2:13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
***Note: Here we find the ancient whore goddess of the fertility and witchcraft cults of ancient Cannan. According to discoveries of images of her, her symbol was the hex or at least it is upon her head as if some crown of her apostate glory. Ashtoreth is the same as Ishar of ancient Babylon. Baal her consort then is Nimrod her brother. This is the orgin of the story of Diana wanting to have sexual relations with lucifer her brother. Diana is the Greek copy of Ishtar and Cannan Ashtoreth. If we can draw the deduction that Nimrod is Baal and Baal is the horned one, and the horned one the symbolic image of the devil, then we have satanism in its pure gnostic basis. The religion then of Baal and Ashtoreth was gnosticism in its primitive and ancient infancy. Against this trinitatarian pluralistic polytheism, stands the first Commandment that prohibited the Israelites from having any other concept of God but that he is the ONE. He is God. He is the true LORD. He is the Creator. He is the God who damned the serpent the devil. He is the deity who shall preserve upon the earth a Godly and pure people in spite of the apostates, inspite of the backsliders, in spite of those who do evil in the name of God, and in spite of the fact these Godly may need forgiveness for mistakes in judgement from time to time. God offfers grace and mercy to those who by God's faith (religious order) strive to live noble and lovely lives among a wicked and perverse city, nation, and the world. Ashtoreh is a picture of her time of the Great whore of Mystery Babylon in Revelation chapters 17 and 18.
1KI 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
***Note: Here is the contest. Here Elijeh stands alone against the witches of his generation. And these witches did offer up babies, they did offer up young girls, they did sacrifice young boys. This is the legacy of witchcraft. This was done for the horned one, the devil. Yes, there were Jewish killings of innocents, and yes, there were those using the name "Christians" to kill. But two wrongs or the last wrong does not make the first one right. Jesus did not send his Apostles to convert the world at the point of a sword. He did not send them to kill witches. While witches and their craft remained condemned by God, he ended the right of humans to kill them in the VERY SAME love he forbid the stoning and stangualtion of those who commit ADULTERY, fornication, homosexuality, and a host of other gross evils. It is by grace and mercy these Old Testament laws came to an end. Witches of all people should thank Jesus Christ for ending those Old Testament Jewish death penalties. But what do I get from wiccians? Letters telling me Jesus was a bastard and his mother was a whore; that Jesus was a fraud and a devil himself; that Preachers are huckers of lies and all they want from people is their money; that Christian women are whores and Christian men are racist; that all the hate in the world is because of Christian intolerance; that Christians are idiots, stupid, brain-dead, don't deserve to live in America; and a host of other inflamatory woes. But, does that change anything? Nope! If they accept it or not, those in witchcraft would be in great trouble if Christians coverted to Old Testament Judaism under the Noahide Laws and commence to push for establisment of those laws in society again. Calvary was an escape from the death penalty for witches even though the Catholic Church and Protestants went contrary to that grace and mercy and proceded to torture, injure, and kill witches anyway. God is truly the judge here not a single man. We can preach against witchcraft and that strongly, but the end of the message is not hate but salvation through the mercy of Calvary which they enjoy although they use it not to their advantage. God holds out the judgement. God holds out the Lake of Fire. And if a man or woman ignores this and tramples upon the mercy they have now under Calvary, they will get what they deserve. So, I purposely left out the verse to kill witches. Calvary ended that mess!
LEV 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
***Note: Witchcraft is a whoring religion. This inflames those who practice it. But upon their own confession the goddess does not have to have for her lover in the great rite a husband. And she may have any or as many different god-priest emulating the horned one as she desires. And we will not ignore or forget the sabbat goat and the rituals associate with him and the females of the craft in attendance. Let this verse stand as a guide (a school master) to instruct us what sin is so that by the knowledge of it we may repent and change out ways to the higher ideal of Godliness.
DEU 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
***Note: This shows that the Israelites were not solid monotheist. A large body over the centuries chose to follow the witchcraft cults and sacrificed to idols of the horned one however they were formed. The plural *devils* here gives us some hint that the trinity pantheon of Baal, Ashtoreth, and Tammuz (Babylinian copies), is the focus. At this time in in the history of Judaism, Molech, Baalzebub, and other devil gods (representing the serpent advasary) were unknown. And the text shows us that to the pantheon of these already worshiped by those following the witchcrafts associated with them, were added even more newer gods. Witchcraft is like this. Find a new god and off they go in a herd. find a new philosophy that is wild, strange, and especially non-Christian and off they go in a herd. The stampede may not occur at first, but the momentum gathers as the years pass. So in witchcraft the pantheon of gods are many and they call them by their ancient names. They come from all over the world and from all pagan cultures. For his reason they call themselves pagans with pride. But God, the creator of mankind is a jealous God, when he sees his male and female creations worshipping graven images of gods that are not gods, of men and women who pretended and deceived cultures that they were gods, and even those silly astrologers who created gods out of the planets and constelations and cosmos. But God, the true God, the only God, of whom is Jesus Messiah, the WORD, will one day turn the *opposite* tables and those who denied him, will become the jealous ones as they see themselves rejected in return and that for all eternity. As they look up out of the torments of the Lake of Fire and see the holy ones in the New Jerusalem, the new Heaven and Earth, they will become jealous and in their eternal pain of this anquish there will be weeping and wailing and nashing of teeth, the invisible fire is only part of the story.
2CH 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.
***Note: This wicked and evil Jeroboam had fired the Priest of God and hired him some witch priest of the Baal religion. Now the text does not say witches, but if other text show us that the Baal religion was attended by priest practicing witchcraft would that not make these priest attending to Jeroboam and the very same religion witches? Here we get a glimpse of the cow worship of Egypt. This is no doubt Isis in the form of that famous golden calf or golden heifer that Aaron made for the Israelites to worship when Moses stayed up on Mount Sinai a few days to long. The worship if Isis by the Israelites from this date to 606 BC. when because of it God allowed the nothern ten tribes to be carried away captive, is a time period of perhaps nearly 500 years. So Israel was not totally monotheistic at all. This was the religion of the minority, consisting of only the two tribes of Benjamin and Judah. The other ten had a pantheon of gods and chief was Baal, the horned one, lucifer, the devil, and the serpent in symbolism. For those in witchcraft to claim that Christians invented the devil, that the devil is in our pantheon of gods; excuse me, we do not hold the devil to be a god. We hold him to be a fallen angel. We give him no status of a god. It is just the opposite, he is the chief god of the pantheon of satanic deities, that they in witchcraft glorify and worship with gross and immoral rituals and rites. When our Bible says he is the god of this world, that does not mean we ascribe to him deity or godhead. The text clearly means that he is made a god by the world. The Scriptures are clear the earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof. We give no power at all in the natural world, over the natural world to the horned one. He is not the God of plants and animals as he did not make squat. Our God is the creator and he made plants and animals. The devil has no power in the world except in the lives of those in the world who make him god of their lives and their small parcels of soil.
PSA 106:37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils.
***Note: This is a clear reference to the witchcraft days of Israel when they had child sacrifices. For any person in witchcraft to say that child sacrifices have not and are not being done by persons in the craft both in antiquity and in modern times destroys their crediability on anything else they say about these issues. We will stand here on the Word of God. Child sacrifces have never been authorized or approved by God at any time for any reason. Those who throw up the Abraham-Isaac event need to do study the text. This was a test of Abraham's faith in God. Would he do what the pagans were doing for their devil gods? And when Abraham showed God that he was devoted to him to the same point of the pagans sacrificing their children to idol gods, the test was concluded. Here Abraham received a revelation via the ram caught around its head in the thorn bush, of the sacrifice by the hands of wicked men of God's only Son for the sins of the world. It was not God who crucified Jesus although he knew of it in his omniscient foreknowledge. It was the hands of traitors to Israel's Messiah. Jesus said that Abraham saw his day and rejoiced. The word *rejoiced* here in Hebrew means to jump, leap, and spin about. When could such an event have happend when Abraham got a vision of Jesus? We believe none other than on Mount Calvary on the hills of Moriah where he had gone to sacrifice *his* son in the test of faith. But for witches and those who follow that legacy, there is absolutly no hope because they have no revelation, have not passed their test of faith between loyality to God and the horned one, and do not worship the same God.
MAT 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
***Note: It has been said tongue-in-cheek that devil gods were just inanimate objects of wood and stone. But here we find they are beings of a spirit nature and they are opposed to the Lord Jesus Messiah. Jesus could hardly have invented the devil if the was already in Israel and found in their literature several centuries before Jesus. Perhaps the devil focusing on Israel at the time of the Messiah made it more the real for the centuries following, but that is even more proof of the fulfilment of Genesis 3:15. Jesus cast out devils (evil spirits called devils by virtue of their unclean conducts and rabid manifestations).
MAR 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
MAR 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.
***Note: It is right here that the Christian Judaism is distinctly ordained and comissioned to be a devil fighting religion. Notice I said devil-fighting. I did not say people fighting. There is to be no truce, no fellowship, no concord, no mingling of doctrine, between the Kingdom of Light and the Belial kingdom of darkness. Opposition to the devil, his kingdom, his supression against Truth of the Gospel by being bold and upright with those possessed by the devil and his worshipers, is not fighting people. We have just as much right to oppose them and teach our religion as they to oppose us by use of government and laws (which they always do when they can. In predominate Christian nations this tatic doesn't work). Words however inflamatory between contestants are only on behalf of our individual God or gods. We can say what ever words we like but let the God and the gods do their own physical fighting. It is not our place to persecute in a physical manner anyone in witchcraft who disagrees with us, who wants to persecute us, or who may even want to kill us. And if a person devil possessed wants delivered the Christian through the name of Jesus has the power to evict the free-loading horned one from that person's body. *In my name they SHALL cast out devils.*
LUK 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
***Note: The Kingdom of God is not the Catholic Church, it is not Protestantism. It is those who have believed upon Jesus as the Messiah and joined HIS FAITH for their religion and as a place of that conversion fulfill Acts 2:38. Here conversion to Christian Judaism under the Throne of Jesus in the Tribe of Judah becomes the New Testament Israel of God. And Jesus could push the horned one around with his finger. And the devil is powerless to do anything about it. Why is it the devil picks on babies with death, children with hunger and disease, the old with disease and he makes absolutely no public boast he has or attempted to destroy God? If he is so powerful why has the devil not tried to destroy God's creation by destroying the planets, the earth etc. Because the devil's sole power when he can use it effectivley is against mankind. Something much less than god. And in the judgement Jesus will point his finger one last time at the devil and off to the Lake of Fire he will be dragged by angels and his power over man gone.....
1CO 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
***Note: The Apostle Paul is hated by a those in witchcraft. He drew the line on this ancient apostasy and left it no room for acceptance or fellowship among Christians. He was not intolerant of them, but he did not allow them to be the Christian's equal, which they are not on matters of religion and faith. Do they have a religion? Yes, a shaman religion of lore and falsehood of men's imagination, therefore magic. Paul makes it plain that a Christian CANNOT be a satanist and a Christian at the same time regardless of what many may claim. To drink the Lord's cup which is the Lord's Passover Cup, is a measure directed toward faith in eternal life. The cup of devils is for drunkenness, riot, revelery, and immorality. The lowing of the dagger into the chalice is symbolic of the great rite and that is what the cup of devils represents. And that cup is the one in the hands of the great whore of Mystery Babylon mentioned in Revelation chapters 17 and 18. So Christians will never feast at the Passover Table of the Lord and then go to the devil's banquet tables and eat meats offered to idols (the horned one). Nor will they make exceptions for family or friends for the sake of fellowship and fun.
1TI 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
***Note: The departing from the Faith of Jesus is to have fellowship with those in the kingdom of darkness. We cannot conclude otherwise because the attributes of this action is they give heed or ear to lying demons. For a seducing spirit is a lying demon. And any teaching contrary to that delieved to the Church by the Apostles and this includes Apostle Paul, is following doctrines of devils. When someone tells us that the devil's religion is equal to the Christian faith, excuse me, but the devil does not lift a man or woman up to the high ideals of Godliness and morality; excuse me, the devil is not a lover of man or he would stop his killing inspiration all over the world; excuse me, the devil is not a good person because he makes everyone he influences evil; excuse me, the devil ruins lives and in the end forsakes a man and a woman to stand alone before God to be damned. The Christian Faith has higher ideals: it leads men and women to be better people; it teaches men and women that killing is wrong for ANY cause; and it teaches men and women that they have a friend all the way to the judgement and beyond into eternity.
REV 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
***Note: The last bum's-rush of the devil to have the earth as his own for the satanist in the final conclusion. But the devil and his human forces will be defeated. The stars they worship will not come to their aid. The sun and the moon, their chief deities in symbolism are aflicted and prepared for perishing. And in the final battle when the forces of goof and evil clash, the devil is routed and upon his kness he falls to confess that Jesus is Lord, but to late, for he is destined for a long hot eternal vacation.
REV 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.
***Note: Bound him, imobilized him, took away his power. At this time the devil is so weak that he could not burst himself free if he was bound with rotten corn stalks. The large chain is more to punish the devil and strip him of his ego than anyting else.
REV 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
***Note: The end has come. As Bugs Bunny would say: 'that's all folks'...The devil is in his eternal home and all of his friends with him. He deceived them that they would be reincarnated. Has the devil ever told the truth? It may vogue to make light of this condition, but I can asure you, you do not want to go there.
For those who seek, I am not Catholic or Protestant. I am a Messianic Jew believing Jesus is Lord and King of all Israel. Do not persecute God's Jews for standing for the truth. If you persecute and spread your hate against God's Jews, the curse of hate and evil upon you will come back upon you seven-fold. For God has already told our ancestor Abraham he would curse those who cursed us, ...you would do well to take heed:
Genesis 12:3 And I wil bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curseth thee: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Galatians 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
Dear Jesus give all who have read this a vision of the Lake of Fire and your mercy. Let them see their end with their master the horned-one, if they continue in the old religion of the serpent and do not come to salvation through the blood of Jesus Messiah. May satan be rebuked and all of his demons, so that those who want to escape from this bondage may do so in peace and love.