We may not think to be rebellious or that witchcraft is a sin, but scripture teaches us that it is. Today the following of witchcraft is fast becoming more and more popular, especially with the younger generation. Who would ever think to be stubborn is considered idolatry. When Saul rebelled against the Lord he was kept from being king because of it (1 Samuel 15:23-26). 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. 24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 25 Now therefore, I pray thee, pardon my sin, and turn again with me, that I may worship the LORD. 26 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel.
People may not know that witchcraft is known by many other names, but no matter what the label it is all against the righteousness of God! The following are other names for the same practice….. Divination,observer of times, enchanter, wizard, crystal balls, charmer, familiar spirit’s, necromancer, sorcery, soothsayers, using of tarot cards and crystals , astrology and magic. All are an abomination to the Lord God and from the innocent appeal of Harry Potter series to magic shows all have consequences for living outside of Gods will (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). 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. 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. 14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
The enemy of our soul always packages sin to look and seem like such fun. Alot of people follow astrology and use ouija boards, not knowing the harm they are doing themselves. Daniel knew very well the practices King Neb-u-chad-nez-zar surrounded himself with such as his astrologers and magicians which could never give the King the answers or interpretation he wanted from the troubling dream he had. Daniel told him only God in heaven can reveal the answer he sought (Daniel 2:25-30).
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Julia, this is Truth. Rebellion and witchcraft lead to destruction. King Saul started out well and obeyed God until he rebelled against God. His end was consulting a witch and suicide. Blessings today from your obedience to God.
Yes! How many fall prey to this practice, and as you say Saul was doing very well in good standing with God til this rebellion. God Bless You
Absolutely. And one that often slips by too is yoga. Each pose represents or worships a different Hindu god, and it’s interconnected with chakras and kundalini as well. I’m an ex-new ager and surprised to see the new age / pagan practices Christians pick up.
Thank you so much for pointing out about yoga. I had wondered about this and was going to look into it, and there you are with this. Be Blessed Always Jarilissima.
I love this, Julia! Blessings to you!
So thankful you liked this Marlon, so many hop on board of this type of practices. God Bless and keep you Always.
Very good post miss Julia, and Deuteronomy 18 is also what I think of regarding man’s entertaining sorcery as fun.
Yes! Lee you are spot on in Deuteronomy…. Blessings .