God's Word Condemns Satan and all His Works
Witchcraft - Magic - Astrology - Hypnotism - Seances etc
God's Word tells us why there is so much trouble in the world today:
"Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for THE DEVIL IS COME DOWN UNTO YOU , having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time." REVELATION 12:12
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out INTO THE EARTH, and his angels were cast out with him." REVELATION 12:9
The Devil does exist and he is in the world today! And he and his angels are working to DECEIVE YOU so that you might not be saved. In particular he has deceived most of the world into believing that he is a myth and does not exist. This is a DECEPTION!
"And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven." LUKE 10:18
Jesus did not have hallucinations! He SAW Satan! And all through his ministry he went about casting out demons, Satan's servants.
"As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel." MATTHEW 9:32-33
"Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?" MATTHEW 12:22-23
"And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God." MARK 3:11
"How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him." ACTS 10:38
JESUS HAS NEVER CHANGED - He is still working in this way in His church TODAY.
"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues." MARK 16:17
Meanwhile though, the world is turning more and more to the deceptions of Satan. All over the earth people are openly turning to him and honouring him as their master - not realising that they are heading STRAIGHT FOR THE FIRES OF HELL.
God says in His Word:
"THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME." EXODUS 20:3
"...THERE IS NONE OTHER GOD BUT ONE. For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, ...and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things ..." 1 CORINTHIANS 8:4-6
"But the LORD is the TRUE GOD, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation." JEREMIAH 10:10
This is no joke! People who are so deceived as to worship Satan or ANY OTHER GOD will suffer the wrath of the true God in His judgment through Jesus Christ. Just as the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are set before us for an example of the consequences of sexual immorality, so the nations of Canaan, who were destroyed by the Lord before the armies of Joshua, shows us the consequence of the worship of false gods:
"And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye PERISH; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God." DEUTERONOMY 8:19-20
What were the things with which these nations provoked God to anger?
WITCHCRAFT & SORCERY: ANY use of magic is a direct challenge to God which HE WILL NOT TOLERATE. Even conjuring entertainers are playing with very dangerous things!
God's Word says:
"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." EXODUS 22:18
"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers (fornicators), 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." REVELATION 21:8
ENCHANTING: The use of spells: a kind of sorcery.
DIVINATION: Fortune-telling - palmistry, Tarot cards, crystal balls, the lot!
All these things are frauds and mock God.
OBSERVING OF TIMES: Astrology and soothsaying - this includes the 'harmless' horoscopes in print throughout the nation! This is the judgment of God on the people involved in such things:
"Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. BEHOLD, THEY SHALL BE AS STUBBLE; THE FIRE SHALL BURN THEM; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame ..." ISAIAH 47:13-14
CHARMING: Hypnotism. This is one of Satan's tricks!
YOGA: This is a mysticism from the eastern countries, giving the nations a false and Satan-inspired 'peace' -
in direct opposition to the Jesus Christ of the Bible who says:
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you ..." JOHN 14:27
FAMILIAR SPIRITS: People with familiar spirits are the spiritualists that claim to have contact with the dead (NECROMANCERS) or tell the future (WIZARDS, or CLAIRVOYANTS). Also MEDIUMS that claim to be able to conduct seances and the like. God condemns all such, as well as the people that deal with them or consult them!
REGARD NOT THEM that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God." LEVITICUS 19:31
"And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people." LEVITICUS 20:6
"A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them." LEVITICUS 20:27
All of these things are an abomination to the living God; so are those that do them, and their punishment is drastic. Don't let Satan deceive you into thinking that you can play with any of these things and escape the wrath of God - even horoscopes, or 'magic' spells, or a seance with your friends, 'just for kicks'. In ALL of these Satan and his angels are working, and if you become involved, God will require it of you.
"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, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For ALL THAT DO THESE THINGS ARE AN ABOMINATION UNTO THE LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them (the nations of Canaan) out from before thee." DEUTERONOMY 18:10-12
If you have been deceived and become involved in these things, REPENT and LET JESUS DELIVER YOU from the power of Satan. He is coming soon to judge the world and receive all those that love Him into His holy city for ever:
"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without (outside of it!) are dogs, AND SORCERERS, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." REVELATION 22:12-15
NO-ONE ELSE can save you: REPENT NOW before it's too late!
"Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, REPENT, and BE BAPTIZED every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall RECEIVE THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." ACTS 2:37-39
Compiled by Pentecost Revival Centre, Ballarat, Australia, approx. 1968-1972.