Word Wizardry

BEWARE of some FALSE DOCTRINES that are creeping into churches in Barbados (and elsewhere)

There is a very fine line between the exercise of Christian Faith and the practice of Witchcraft

In fact, from a purely scientific point of view, Christianity is no different from Witchcraft… as far as science is concerned they are BOTH based on superstition and beliefs instead of sound science.

So whats the most important difference between Christianity and Witchcraft ?

It is, in a nutshell, GOD versus MAN…. the Bible teaches that God is ABSOLUTELY SOVEREIGN and HOLY and man is a helpless and hopeless sinner in need of salvation and God’s GRACE

Witchcraft on the other hand is practiced PURELY FOR OUR BENEFIT…. it is MAN centered…. witchcraft teaches that we (mankind) by training ourselves may increase OUR POWER over our environment and physical realities.

Christians want control over their lives and environment just like everybody else…. and so they are easily SEDUCED to add witchcraft principles to their practice of Christianity

In future articles I will expose the witchcraft in the churches of today…. I can do this because before I was delivered from the deception of demons, I studied it….. and let me tell you I wish I HAD NOT…. I certainly “paid a price” for doing so….. however the GRACE of GOD has been powerful in my life….. GOD delights in delivering people from what appears to be “hopeless” conditions (occultism, witchcraft, satanism, homosexuality)…… DELIVERANCE IS POSSIBLE from all these conditions BUT it is NOT EASY…. the farther down the “wrong road” you have gone the more difficult is the “way back”….. hang onto GOD…. TRUST HIM…. and NEVER GIVE up no matter what you have to endure…. and you will ultimately be delivered.

I have digressed from my intended topic….. in Word Wizardry – Part 2 …. I will show you the witchcraft principles that have infiltrated many churches

Some of you may not like it…. some will make excuses …. some will rationalize it….. refuse to believe it….. whatever…. it does not matter….. as WATCHMAN….. I will have done my duty and exposed it …… in Bajan terms….. I will have “Warned Wunna”

holiness

Leviticus 19:2 “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy”

Hebrews 12:14 “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord”

GOD is PERFECTION in every way…. and this is what makes Him, Holy….. “Holy” means “separate”…. God calls us to separate ourselves from everything that is impure…. and yet, practically, this does not mean to go and live “apart” from all mankind in some deserted place…. rather we live among them, “but their ways are not our ways”…. and it is this “distinction” that CAUSES them to inquire as to our “separateness”.

It is a sad thing today that the church is no different from “any other organization”…. and the people of the church  are living lives that are so similar to the “unsaved” peoples that nobody can tell any difference.

We see in the Scripture that from beginning to end…. God has always called His people to be DISTINCT from the “rest of mankind”…… and in fact, His people will get NO RESPECT with the “heathen” UNTIL they enforce this “separateness”.

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned ? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by MEN” Matthew 5:13

“If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and MEN gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.” John 15:6

Both of the above verses show the DISDAIN and DISRESPECT that MEN have for FAKE (or backslidden), COMPROMISING christians.

Taken together the two verses above show that…..  without the Power of the Lord manifested by the ability (and necessity) to live a SEPARATE life….  christian testimony to mankind is useless…. and “fruit bearing” is impossible…. RIDICULE and/or FAILURE will be the result of any effort by the “compromising” christian to seriously CHANGE the outlook of his fellow man.

Yet today this is EXACTLY what is happening with the churches…..  some are compromising in every way…. and yet…. in spite of this are still shrinking in numbers.

Others churches have abandoned the  TRUE WAY altogether ….. and are swelling and bursting at the seems with people enjoying the good WORLDLY life ….. full of PROSPERITY, INDULGENCE and FLESHLY COMFORTS….. no mourning over the SIN in their lives (they dont even recognize this SIN) ….. and no REVERENCE for the AWESOME HOLINESS of a RIGHTEOUS GOD….. for these deceived people, the Christian Life is not seen as a difficult road to travel…  they do not really “war” with their own fleshly desires and the influences of the world and the devil…..  rather the Christian Life is presented to them as a way to get RICH and to enjoy freedom from any adversity whatsoever….. NO WONDER such churches are BURSTING AT THE SEAMS and getting bigger with each passing day….. because EVERYBODY WANTS THE “GOOD LIFE”….. but this is the MASS DECEPTION by the “god of this world” (namely the same devil who they treat like a puppy-dog)….. these people need to read REVELATION CHAPTERS 2 and 3…… the message which the LORD has given for the churches (both past, present and future).

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, may our lives REFLECT YOUR HOLINESS… may we have our priorities in the right order….. it is not about “what our friends think” or “how many people we can get into OUR church”….. when our lives are RIGHT with YOU, the effect we have on those around us will be controlled by Your Holy Spirit….. it does not matter whether the church is large or small…. popular or not…. we shall fulfill our destiny and have the impact you appointed us to have…. for Jesus sake… Amen.

doctrine

Today we have churches that deny the working of the Holy Spirit in POWER…. we have churches that baptize babies…. we have churches with a “holy area” and with an altar, accompanied by liturgy and ritual and a “priesthood”.

What a mixup… How did all this come about ?…. and why does it still persist ?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Denial of POWER – humans fear the supernatural (even though they are attracted to it) because it is UNPREDICATABLE…. there are only two kinds of churches where supernatural occurs, those that are deceived by demons (with manifest “evil fruit”) and those that are truly dedicated to GOD (but this calls for serious and LIFE CHANGING commitment from members)…. so how much easier it is  to avoid supernatural altogether and have a nice, predictable “religion” that makes people feel good about themselves spiritually and without too much commitment in their daily lives.

2. Baptizing of babies – a human attempt to “claim them for God” before they get old enough to make a choice… the advantage here is, that the church gets members (at least on paper)… and when the children grow they consider themselves “Christians” without needing to be “saved”.

3. Ritual, holy areas and altars –  comes from ancient temple worship and these “Christians” believe they have REPLACED the nation of Israel as the chosen of God and that they should worship him according to the standards set for that nation… and just like the Scribes and Pharisees they “go through the motions” with no “change of heart” or experience of “salvation”. (Romans 11:25 – 26) shows that God has NOT abandoned Israel and the promises to them.

Here are reasons why these ERRORS persist:

1. Children continue to do (as adults)  what they have been taught as children. (Proverbs 22:6)

2. People want  to feel “saved, blessed, forgiven” and “right with God”…. while still continuing their daily lives WITHOUT the “cost of discipleship”…. therefore “feel good” religion that does not radically alter their lives is EXACTLY what they WANT. (2 Timothy 4:3 -4)

So why would any “born again” believer whose “eyes have been opened”… and understanding these matters… still continue in these “dead and deceived” churches ???

Incredible as it may seem…. God may actually WANT them there… to HELP OTHERS to “see the light”….  Jesus appeared to Saul who was zealous for Jewish religion and afterward he was just as zealous for the new “Christian way”…. in similar manner, as “enlightened Christians” we should not “write off” or “abandon” those caught up in these “dead” churches…. who better can minister to them, than those in their own congregation who have “found out the truth” ?

While a church “system” may be condemned….. there are “chosen” ones within it’s ranks that God would call even unto Himself…. He needs His people to be active in every place doing His work. (1 Corinthians 9:20)

It behoves everyone to KNOW (by seeking His guidance) that they are in the “right place”…. the place that He wants you to be at that particular time…. to do the things that He wants you to do there.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, may we be led to those that You wish us to minister unto…. and please show us how to do this for You… in Jesus name… amen.