Direct or indirect worship of Satan.
Matthew 7:20-23 “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Jon Watkins Exposing Satanism June 28, 2015
In today’s society just about anything goes. There are so many options. As most people today don’t even believe that there is a God, and even fewer believe in a literal Devil, they see nothing wrong with pursuing just about anything that strikes their fancy.
There are those who dabble in the more obvious and exotic associations such as Satanism, Vampirism, Wicca, and what they call Gothic’s. Some just dabble on the surface, for them it is just a passing fad. For them the hideous manner of dress, the rituals, the language are all just a show of rebellion against what we would call normal. All meant to shock and provoke in an effort to draw attention to themselves. They fail to understand that these things are all very real and have lasting spiritual repercussions.
Then there are the normal looking ones, who would fit right in to Sunday choir (and some actually do), and practice these things in secret. These are the dangerous ones who take their dark spiritual practices very seriously. They may or may not recognize that they are actually worshiping Satan. They work dark magic and/or voodoo through curses, incantations and rituals. They may actually make a doll that is a representation of a particular person and then call on the powers of hell to inflict whatever curse they are trying to place on that individual. They do not realize that curse could actually backfire and eventually come upon them. For instance, the prophets of Baal (450 of them – 1st kings 18:19) were foolish enough to enter into a contest with Elijah and see who was more powerful, and they lost. You can read that entire account in 1st Kings Chapter 18.
Deuteronomy Chapter 18:9-12 “When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 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, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.“
Then there are those who fall into Positive Thinking, New Age beliefs and good ole boys clubs. They believe the lies that you can create the life you desire and become your best self through positive thinking and naming and claiming. Or they believe that God is in everything and everyone, and we can all become God. Or, that they can win their place in heaven through “good works” and being a part of something bigger than themselves.
The masses are duped into believing that there are many paths to God and heaven. Even those who sit in church week after week, do not know the true way to eternal life because they do not read the Word for themselves. They sit under teachers who tickle their ears and fill their minds with false instruction and false doctrine. 2nd Timothy 4:34 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
Churches (of all denominations), have dead preachers, preaching dead sermons, to dead congregations! If you don’t read the bible prayerfully and have the Holy Spirit guiding you, it will read like a fairy tale as reprobate Miley Cyrus has now claimed.
There are many in government, and supposed Christian-religious organizations who pose as righteous, but in secret they worship Lucifer. Many of America’s Congressman and Senators are Masons who take blood oaths as they come up through the various degrees. The leaders in other governments, of the world, are no different, especially in communist and Muslim countries. They are knowingly or unknowingly worshiping Lucifer. There are many stories over the years of preachers that get up on Sunday morning preaching to the flock, hen at night don the black robe and perform a satanic mass in that same church! It is said that there are secret black masses in the basement of the Vatican. With recent happenings and news events, I am convinced more and more those rumors are true!
Then there are those involved in what they call White Witchcraft and they are perhaps the most deceived. They believe they are doing good and living by ethical and moral standards, some even obeying the Ten Commandments. They even believe that God is using them to bring about positive changes. This is a great lie. While it is good to live with good morals and certainly desirable to adhere to the guidelines of the Ten Commandments, that alone will not assure your eternal life and place in heaven. All efforts to manipulate people and events to our own will is witchcraft and all witchcraft is an abomination to the Lord. John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
There are many examples in the Bible of people who sought God only to be deceived and follow after the false gods of witchcraft. Saul sought out the witch of Endor and you can read the story in 1st Samuel chapter 28. Needless to say things did not go well for Saul by disobeying God.
The following excerpts about that account come from BibleStudy.org
King Saul unsuccessfully tried to consult God regarding his upcoming battle with the Philistines through the accepted means of the Urim and the prophets (1Samuel 28:6). He was now clearly a troubled, rejected man who desperately wanted counsel regarding what he should do next. It is at this point in his life he seeks to contact the prophet through a woman who had a ‘familiar spirit,’ a witch of the city of Endor.
Saul disguised himself in order to meet with the witch. When he finally visited her in secret, he asked her to contact the dead spirit of Samuel. (Saul asked the witch) ‘What do you see?’ ‘I see a spirit coming up from the earth,’ she answered. 14 ‘What does it look like?’ he asked. ‘It’s an old man . . . He is wearing a cloak.’ Then Saul knew that it was Samuel . . . (1Samuel 28:13 – 14)
The vision that appeared to Saul through the witch of Endor was NOT really Samuel. The Hebrew word for ‘medium,’ ‘spiritists’ and so on are belowb, which means, “possessing a familiar spirit.” God spoke about what he thought about such people and warned others not to consult them.
Although the Bible does not say the witch of Endor used the power of Satan to do her “consulting of the dead,” we are told that she was possessed with a “familiar spirit”, i.e., a demon, and by the scriptures quoted and many others, we know such things DO NOT come from God.
Whatever or whoever it was that Saul saw in the vision conjured by the witch, it certainly was not Samuel for he was dead (1Samuel 28:3). We also know that the dead “know nothing” and have no part “in any thing under the sun” (see Ecclesiastes 9:5 – 6). The vision told him that Israel was going to lose its battle, Saul and his sons would be killed, and the kingdom would be handed over to David. This is only PARTLY true. The enemy did not kill the king. Rather, he killed himself after receiving several wounds from Philistine archers (see 1Samuel 31:1-6; 2Samuel 1-5). God controls all things. Perhaps He controlled the vision that Saul saw, but I think it more likely that the demon in the witch of Endor took delight in taunting the king.
Many so called Christians today are seeking mediums and soothsayers and those who speak to the dead. Likely because of the insecurity of the times we are living in this has become more common. But, man has always hungered to know the future. To obtain hidden knowledge. It is nothing new. But, it is forbidden. Believers are not to associate with those who read Tarot cards, palms, astrology, magic 8 ball, Ouija boards, crystal balls, cast bones, tea leaves, or who channel spirits, or speak to the dead. These are all an abomination to the Lord.
In summary, whatever a person does that is contrary to the Word of God will result in chastisement and the loss of God’s protection. IF that person is not a child of God they are already doomed and cursed. No one is perfect, ALL have sinned and ALL will sin. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”
If you say “I am not a sinner” then you call God a liar! 1st John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
As stated in part one of this series, ALL are subject to the Sin Nature which is handed down from Adam and Eve. Yet we are not powerless to overcome the power of sin in our lives. God has given us the power of his Holy Spirit. When we continue to submit to sin we nullify the sacrifice made for us at such a high cost. When we continue to give in to the carnal nature we bring upon ourselves anew the curse that results in our bondage again to sin. It is even worse for those who embrace the pagan gods of Satanism, Witchcraft, Humanism, or those of the major man-made religions. This demon worship could result in demonic attack, oppression or even possession. It also gives ground to demonic spirits allowing them to build strongholds in your life or in those of your family, your community and your nation!