WHAT IS BEING TAUGHT
want to explain here that there is NO POWER in man to do 'magical, supernatural
things! It is the belief that there lies in the mind of man, some secret,
untapped power that is akin to God.
did this idea come from?? Straight out of the Garden of Eden and Satan's first
lies to Eve— 'Ye shall not surely die' and 'Ye shall be as Gods'. It's nothing
new— it's been with us since the fall. Spiritists and Pagans claim their
religion is ancient— it is— but there is something MORE ancient yet! It is
is through this idea that people can somehow learn secrets that give them
super-human power that is behind all the pile of clap-trap that falls into the
category of spiritualism. You see something that is clearly supernatural; you
are told that the person involved has the 'power', and that he learned it and
you can also. Thus you are led into closer and closer contact with demon powers;
you may get your so-called 'power', but you soon learn it is a fickle power
fact, real witches and spiritualists usually practice types of fraud as well as
their actual spiritism activities. Why? Because demon spirits do not perform on
cue and people paying money to consult these spiritists want to see something
happen. Madam Blavatsky use to have rigs in her garden and house that would
cause a dummy 'ghost' to move into sight and then vanish into the bushes.
don't take the opposite course and think that it is all fraud. There is power
but the power is not in humans it is from demon spirits!!
can take courses and practice and meditate and read ancient books of spells and
boil up blood and herbs into potions and stare into crystal balls and do ceremonies
and rituals, and offer sacrifices, and — do I need to go on? It is all BUNK!!
Nothing will happen unless a demon spirit decides to do it for you. and
remember, they are the ones in charge, not YOU!
learn all kinds of silly incantations and drawing symbols and stuff for
so-called 'protection' from the forces they think they control. They don't mean
a thing. Satan delights to play games with people, and he will let them think
they are in charge.
holds true for 'magic' charms, good luck items, crystals, idols, magic numbers,
words, stones, jewelry, skulls, bones and so on. None of these things have any
power in themselves. If any power is demonstrated, it is coming from evil angels
and its purpose is to deceive and ensnare.
likes to play both sides against the middle— that is a 'wicked' demon with be
'held in check' by a 'friendly' demon. (Sometimes they claim to be guardian
angels). It's only a charade, and the people are the dupes. One lady was led
deep into satanic misery by thinking she was helping the 'spirits' of little
children who had died and needed help to find their way to heaven! Those 'little
children' were in actuality vicious demon powers.
times a person will just 'discover' on their own that they have 'special powers'
or a 'gift'. Something like channeling, psychic awareness, telepathy or
what-not. This is demons offering you some sample bait, in hopes of luring you
into their power. Even children can experience this— but always they have been
exposed to fantasy, hypnotism, spiritist reading (such as Harry Potter books) Halloween
or something like that.
you find yourself with a 'power' like this, flee to the Lord, and pray for
protection and that the 'power' be removed. It is NOT part of you - it is a
demon spirit. There are NO hidden powers of this sort in man's mind. Don't fall
for the cheese on the rat-trap.
of the things that nearly all spiritualism has in common some form of
trance initiation. Here are some methods of inducing trance:
DEVICES USED TO ENTER TRANCE
Repeating a word over and over again
Repeating a nonsense set of words that you are told to repeat
Holding your breath
hallucinogens (mind drugs)
Listening to wild, senseless music
that any type of 'trance' or 'transcendental state of mind' allows demons to
place thoughts in your mind, control you and even posses you.
TYPES OF WITCHCRAFT ACTIVITY
spiritualism is disguised under many names: parapsychology, channeling, occult
sciences, clairvoyance, spiritism, witchcraft, wizardry, spiritual healing,
hypnosis, magnetic healing, Silva mind control, yoga, mind dynamics, biofeedback
training, psychic phenomena, etc.
many things that are considered just 'good exercise', 'self-improvement' , 'self
defense', 'relaxation techniques', 'self esteem therapy', much 'holistic
healing', NLP, 'counseling' techniques, 'medical. hypnosis, and on and on.
find it in children's books on fantasy and magic, in courses in schools or
YMCAs, seminars of 'positive thinking and salesmanship', indeed, we are
surrounded by spiritism in its many faces.
first encountering it, people sense that a superhuman power is present; and,
fascinated, they dabble with it—until they are controlled by a will stronger
than their own. You do not want anything to do with it!
Those who don't quickly become 'controlled' by these forces, often
experience the idea that there is something really wonderful to be learned just
around the corner, as it were. 'Real Power' that they are sure they will have if
the just keep studying, keep attending or keep following the various
instructions given them in seminars, and workshops. They are sure that the
teachers of theses things, have that coveted power and a wonderful life— it is
only a lie, they do not, and many live in a walking nightmare of demon harassment
led on and on, like a donkey following a carrot, hung on a stick in front of
him. I heard one new-age person say she had attended hundreds of weekend
seminars over a period of three years, always feeling that this next one will
really have the answers; but all she had for all her wasted time and money was a
broken up marriage, depression and frustration.
have a thousand ways to terrify and torment those foolish enough to come under their
a word here in regard to the many forms of Martial Arts: We are here dealing
with another subtle form of spiritualism. There is a certain degree of strength
and skill that can come from technique and training, but all Martial Arts Masters
will tell you that the highest levels are reached only through meditation. Why
is this? Because the higher levels are attained through the power of demon
spirits, not the person himself.
you see a martial arts master wave his hand at someone across the room and he
staggers back from a blow—this is spiritualism. And no one can tell just where
the physical development leaves off and the spirit power takes over— it is all
too blended together.
are taken in by the claims to high ideals and noble purpose made by Martial Arts
propagandists. But the sentiments are all spiritist ones. They claim to teach
respect and self control, but the fruits that come from such training are
selfishness and pride. There is 'respect' of a kind, you 'respect' those more
skilled than you are, if you know what is good for you! It is all just another flavor
of demon trap bait. Someone who wouldn't dream of studying witchcraft will
swallow the same theories in Martial Arts.
'SECRET' OF THE INDIAN ROPE TRICK
and his nasty angels have the power to cause people to see thing, and hear
things and feel things that are not really there. Sometimes they do it by
appearing in a form of an animal or a human. This is how people are led to
believe that they can talk to their dead friends— the fallen angels appear in
the form of the dead person, and sound and act just like that dead person.
sometimes they use a power to affect human minds that are not guarded by staying
close to Jesus. This power is called hypnotism and takes many forms.
worship and hypnotism have always been closely connected. Priests of ancient
Egypt would induce a state known as "temple sleep;" during which time
they would perform operations. Most of us have read about the trance-like ritual
dances that pagan worshipers perform.
Africa, men will run through hot coals and their feet will not be burned. Kata
Ragasu and Sasa Rora, native Adventist pastors in the Solomon’s, told of how
men would swim from island to island across the open ocean. They would do so by
calling upon the spirit gods to send a shark. Grabbing hold of its fin, they
would be pulled along to the next island. Elsewhere in the South Pacific,
workers of magic would wave their hands at storms and they would cease.
and peculiar trances occur. Men in India lay on beds of spikes for years without
injury. A woman in India will sit before cobra snakes; both darting back and
forth, until the woman her apron flecked with cobra venom, suddenly darts
forward and kisses the cobra on the mouth.
years ago, I related a story I found in a book about 1980. The author, a
tourist, was walking on a street in India, when a nearby man, with a boy beside
him, hollered to the crowd that he was going to do something very special. The
people gathered near, and this tourist decided he would film the entire
procedure! Setting up his camera, he shot the entire sequence.
he saw was this: The man took a coil of rope from his shoulder and threw it down
on the ground. Then he reached down and grabbed the end of the rope and threw it
up into the air. Up and up it went, and then hung there suspended from nothing.
turning to the boy, the man told him to climb the rope. As the people craned
their necks, watching in awe, the boy climbed to the top of the rope. Then, the
man took a long, sharp knife and climbed up the rope after the boy. Reaching
him, he cut off the boy's head, and the boy fell to the ground! The tourist was
horrified. All the while, his camera was faithfully recording it all.
the man climbed down the rope, and reaching down to the dead boy, pulled him
up-and instantly he was made whole, fully alive and unharmed. Everyone in the
crowd around cheered, and money was thrown to this "holy man." Then
the crowd dispersed.
author of the book was eager to return home to America so that he could develop
the film. He had recorded the miracle-working power of India on 16 mm film.
When the film came back, he projected it onto a screen. And this is what he saw:
man called to the people, with the boy alongside him. Then he reached down and
threw the rope up in the air, and it went up a short distance-and then fell to
the ground. After this, as the man and the boy stood there quietly by the fallen
coil of rope, everyone around them in the crowd stared at things not there.
Intently, they looked up Quickly, and then twice slowly stared at something
not there moving upward. Comments and gasps could be heard; then a cry of
horror. Finally, all eyes turned toward the man and boy, unharmed, standing
there together and everyone shouted. They smiled in return, received the
money thrown to them, picked the rope off the ground and walked away.
away from all things about magic and witches – it is not funny but dangerous!
God will protect from the devils if you will yield your life to Him and
trust and obey the Bible. But if you go seeking for the devils, you will be
caught and captured.
young Fijian woman living in Winembuka, about sixty miles from Suva, whose
grandfather had been a devil priest, decided she would try to contact the power
with whom he communed. This was to be just a bit of fun, or so she thought.
to her parents, she went to the edge of the village and tried to summon the
spirits. Soon the villagers realized the woman was regularly doing it. Her
parents, which were Christian, tried to dissuade her, but she would not listen
to them. She said the being she spoke with appeared in the form of a great green
snake. But it spoke as a person would.
the meetings became so gruesome that she realized she would be destroyed if she
continued. She was face to face with a terrible power.
day, she totally turned her back on it —and refused to go out and talk to the
snake. A few days later, she fell to the ground, possessed by demons. In
desperation, her family sent for their minister. By the time he and two other
ministers had arrived, the girl had been laying on the ground for three days
without eating or drinking.
they tried to speak to her, she would scream at them, as though she were a wild
animal. The men prayed earnestly. Then they ordered the evil spirits to come out
she turned toward them and glared like a cornered animal. Then she dropped to
the floor; and, stretching out full length with staring eyes and frothing mouth,
she crawled across the room toward them, slithering like a snake. Then she
stopped and went limp.
bathed her face with water, and she sat up. "Where am I, and why are you
here?" she asked. Then they told her what had happened. Turning to her
parents, she asked forgiveness for her defiance of their counsel. Then, all
together, they thanked God for casting out the evil spirits.
never have anything to do with any form of spiritualism, even for ‘fun’!
THE MAN AND HIS
use story-telling to help you exchange your beliefs and standards for theirs.
Let me recount an Incident that occurred about 65 years ago, In the hope that it
will help you fear to abandon Christ Jesus—for any Immediate emotional
benefits offered by the Spiritist hypnotists.
there was a man who had a pet snake. For our purposes here, the superhuman
strength of the snake will represent that supernatural power which so fascinates
men that they keep playing with it, until they are lured on to disaster.
would the man represent? The spiritist-hypnotist himself, who in working with
the snake is inevitably under the control of forces which he imagines he is
controlling. The man would also be other people that he brings under his
control. All of these people were at first curious, but later fascinated by the
exhibition of what is obviously a more-than-human power at work.
is a true story. I read a brief mention of it over twenty years ago. Back in the
1920s, there was a man who had a pet snake. It was a little python. People
warned him against snakes, but he was intrigued by those slithery creatures.
he said, "if you feed a snake and care for it well, it will respond with
gratitude and appreciation. It will be your friend, and will grow to be your
servant. not your master." . The man played with his snake, fed it
carefully, and, as snakes will, gradually it grew larger.
people were amazed to see a man playing with such a large snake. the man decided
to give exhibitions of what his snake could do. While the people watched, the
man would enter the cage of his servant, this powerful creature which obeyed his
the call of its master, the snake would crawl over to him. Then, gradually, the
snake would slowly coil itself about the man. First his legs, then his trunk and
arms. People were astounded as they watched such a powerful force under the
control of a human being.
a word from the master, the snake would coil about the man; at another word, and
the snake would slowly uncoil again. The man was delighted at the great power
that he lived with, a power, which was subservient to him. The more he fed it,
the more he cared for it, the larger it grew. Until it was immense.
several years of giving these exhibitions, one day, as the people watched, the
man entered the cage and called to the snake.
the sound of his voice, slowly the mighty creature began moving. Unwinding its
massive coils. it gradually slid toward the man, and one by one, began wrapping
them about the man.
and higher it wound itself about the man as he stood there, until this great
force enveloped the man and only his head could be seen.
people were awed at this exhibition. This man was in control of more-than-human
power. Some of the onlookers probably wished they could control an outside power
of such massive proportions.
then, as the onlookers watched in horror, the snake suddenly tightened its
coils. Amid the sound of breaking bones, the people screamed, and strong men
rushed forward in an attempt to hack in pieces the hulking form of the snake.
it was too late. Between its coils was its friend; the broken and crushed body of its master.
man had been right. There is no doubt but that superhuman strength was to be
found here. This was what at first fascinated him,—an ever growing, ever more-thanhuman
strength. But, erelong, an even greater fascination gripped him: the
possibility of his controlling that power!
the man had also made several serious mistakes, mistakes that cost him his life:
- The power did not belong to him, but to the snake. It was the snake that made
the decisions, not the man. Whatever the man was able to do with the snake's
strength, was only because the snake for a time let him do it."
- The snake was no friend. Snakes never are. They have no affection nor loyalty
toward mankind. They have no sense of morality, honesty, or justice. They never
– Yes, here was immense power. But it was power under the control of another
mind, not the mind of man. The man could use that power for his own purposes,
only as long as the other mind permitted it.
- That mind belonged to an enemy, one who hated mankind. An enemy, who, whenever
it wished, could use that power to destroy those who came near it.
- The more the man learned how to use that immense force for his own advantage,
the more subservient he became to it. As the snake grew stronger, he in
comparison became weaker, and less able to "resist it.
- The man could only use that power by unconsciously submitting his own body to
it. He thought he was controlling that massive power, but in reality, it was
- Each day as he played with it, that power grew in size and strength, until it
became an overmastering force.
- The man was not playing with the snake; the snake was playing with him.
Whenever it wanted to, it could turn on him and destroy him.
it did just that. The only real power in spiritism is Satan, 'that old serpent,
the devil', and anyone who thinks he can play with that power or control it—
is mistaken and will find out too late—when it destroys him!
are so many things in our world today that are spiritualism, that we could never
name them all. I don’t think there is one single person today who is not being
influenced or affected in some way by it. It is even in our schools and
churches. Like the nasty frogs of Egypt, it is swarming everywhere.
want to tell you what is the foundation that Satan uses to trick people and
snare them in all these spiritualism forms. It is the same 2 lies he told mother
Eve way back in Eden— 'Ye shall not surely die' and 'Ye shall be as Gods'.
It's nothing new— it's been with us since the fall.
first one lets him pretend to be dead people and fool us, and lets him tell us
we are going to live forever or have many new lives and things like that. This
causes us to be careless and let our short life slip away without getting our
hearts ready for the judgment.
second one lets him tell us that we have some special powers in our minds that
we can learn to use, that let us do wonderful magic. He tells us we can make
things float through the air; or leave our bodies and go traveling through time,
the world or universe; or cause something to happen just because we want it to
happen; or see and hear things that are happening a long way away and send
messages to other minds (telepathy); or to be able to cast spells that help or
hurt other people.
people who get into these things fool themselves by thinking that they can learn
these ‘powers’ and then use them to ‘help people’. There are no real
powers to learn, it’s all just the power of devils, and Satan never helps
anyone; unless it is just so he can use them to destroy others.
is all a lot of garbage! You need to know the truth right now! There are no
special, hidden powers in any of our minds. If it seems that some person can do
amazing things, it is only because Satan and his angels are doing it for them.
Satan likes us to think that idols, and crystals, and stones, and candles, and
good luck charms and so on have special powers for us to use. Nonsense! Again
these ‘special powers’ only happen if devils cause them to happen, the
things have no power at all. Spiritists also make long journeys to go to special
places for power - no places have special power – it is only a trick.
same with special words, or ‘magic spells’ certain positions or exercises,
‘secret’ numbers, cards or shapes; people can spend years and piles of
money, taking lessons, courses and studying and learning all kinds of stuff
thinking that they are going to have real power through it; but all that happens
is that they end up being a slave to Satan and they don’t find out the truth
until too late. It is only Satan’s games that they have been playing, he
doesn’t play fair; and he plays ‘keepsies’.
dear readers, I want to tell you the secret that few in this world now know—
you don’t have to be afraid of all this stuff; it has no power to harm even a
little child who stays close to Jesus.
waste time, money or effort on any kind of magic or supernatural powers. The
Bible makes it clear not to seek them or be interested in them; they are really
only the cheese on Satan’s rat-trap. There’s only 2 powers- God and Satan;
and you know Who is stronger, don’t you?
CONTINUE: THE SOLUTIONS