“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”
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 is VERY clear that man is to steer away from familiar spirits in ANY capacity or form.
And those verses read almost like a legal document which crosses the ‘t’s and dots its ‘i’s: it not only proscribes accessing familiar (demonic) spirits, it lists many of the forms such contact might take.
Wizardry (yes, and this means Harry Potter and pals).
Enchanter (someone who uses a combination of the above).
Divination (using any number of gadgets in order to “tell the future“: crystal balls, bumps on the head, tea leaves, etc.) It also includes gaining information via illegitimate supernatural means, used to find water or oil or gold or silver or old coins or…
Charmer (someone who seemingly controls animals via vibrations (worms); flutes and music (snakes); and any number of other animals who are “charmed” by the charmer.
Observer of times (someone who claims to tell the future using stars or other birth information).
Necromancer (someone who claims to receive knowledge by talking to the dead).
And to make sure all of the bases are covered, Deuteronomy 18:10-12 also includes “a consulter with familiar spirits” clause–which pretty well covers any activity which might have been left out in the roll call of SPECIFIC offenses with familiar spirits.
Familiar spirits are a judgment from God against those who do not obey his VERY clear command on this point.
HOWEVER, convincing someone who has made contact with a familiar spirit that they have a judgment from God following them around–instead of a GREAT TREASURE–is a tough sell.
These poor, deceived souls believe that many of the bad things which happens in their lives (and a LOT of ‘unfortunate’ occurrences happen during their walk through life) are caused by something–ANYTHING!–other than their GREAT TREASURE.
All the judged one sees is the trinkets, parlour tricks and other trivial pursuits offered by the familiar spirit to which other men lack access.
How tragic then, that the familiar spirit is the weak tea of supernatural power.
There are angels which are very much stronger.
There is Satan, who (though the devil utilizes certain demonic power in the last days) is undoubtedly more clever–and therefore–stronger.
And there is God, God’s Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ who are infinitely more powerful.
And God is NOT shy about declaring His unmatched power in His Word.
“Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.”
“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.”
“For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.”
“Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand”
So, then: the man who consults with a familiar spirit because he can NOT ONLY is running afoul of God’s commands and bring a severe judgment upon his head, he is accessing a very WEAK form of supernatural power to boot.
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from what he has always been led to believe.
But such men have NO experience with God’s great supernatural power, and so are easily impressed by what a familiar spirit might do.
Make no mistake: familiar spirits are more powerful than unrepentant man.
BUT, when the chips are down, the familiar spirit is very much a weak sister when it comes to dealing with a usual foe–unless that opponent is an unrepentant man (which make up the vast majority of humanity).
DOES the reader believe that familiar spirits possess great powers to give to those who consult them?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) foman?r the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 17, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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