“FOR REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT, AND STUBBORNNESS IS AS INIQUITY AND IDOLATRY.” 1Samuel 15:23
We find ourselves in the last days and times. Our LORD is coming back. I personally feel that he is walking earth now seeing how his bride the church is doing. Sadly I don’t think that we will get a good report. There is too much of the world in the churches at this time. Our enemy satan knows he can’t win so he decided to invade the house of the LORD. He came in as the angel of the dim blue light. Most could not see him until some of the wise noticed that there were many things going wrong in our churches. We have been given great power by LORD JESUS however the church is very weak. We can’t seem to get ahead. We are not spreading the word and saving souls. We are acting like a bunch of separate cults instead of one united family or body. We are fighting against each other within denominations and fighting each other in our own home churches. So being the LORDS appointed detective I just had to find out why we are the way we are. I want to know why we are looking so much like the world that even the world does not want any parts of us. So what did I do…you ask? You know you really do asks very good questions. I went to the source of course….I prayed and went to the word. What ABBA showed me was simply witchcraft in the church. No this can’t be in our churches you declare!!! Oh yes its true!!! This subject of witchcraft in the church is one that can not be done in just one post so we will do a mini series on this subject until we have full understanding. Witchcraft has two aspects, a natural and a supernatural. This first part of the series will focus on the natural aspect. Looking at our scripture it comes from 1st Samuel 15:23 in these words the prophet Samuel is speaking to King Saul, he makes two comparisons addressing two very sinful attitudes. They are rebellion and stubbornness. In this scripture it reveals GOD’S evaluation of them both. To GOD rebellion is a twin of witchcraft and stubbornness is a twin of idolatry. We will look at stubbornness first. The verse says stubbornness is a form of idolatry. Looking at this in our churches how does this occur? Now sit down and listen to this!!! THE STUBBORN PERSON MAKES IDOLS OUT OF HIS OWN OPINIONS. Ouch!!! Let’s just shine the light of GOD on that so we can really see and consider our attitude on this in our church today. As a body of CHRIST we will not accept drunkards or openly immoral people in our church. We would have a fit if that person sat on the pews and pulled out a bottle of wine and began to drink. He/she would be kicked out at once. Likewise we would not have a couple fornicating on the pews as well, but take a look at this…..how many stubborn people do we have in the church??? But that person is just stubborn what’s the big deal??? IN GOD’S EYES THOSE STUBBORN PEOPLE ARE IDOLATERS!!! Well its not like that person brought in a wooded idol and fell down and worshiped it in front of everyone…if they did the church would not stand for this at all….no way!!! That person is just stubborn….no big deal right???…WRONG!!! WRONG!!! WRONG!!!…..THE BOTTOM LINE IS JUST THIS…..IN THE SIGHT OF GOD THOSE STUBBORN PEOPLE ARE THE SAME AS IDOLATERS.!!!! THEIR VERY OWN OPIONIONS ARE THEIR IDOLS AND THEY WORSHIP THEM RIGHT IN FRONT OF US AND WE TOLERATE IT.. TO GOD THIS IS WRONG AND ALLOWS EVIL TO DOMINATE IN OUR CHURCHES….Still sitting down?…Now lets look at rebellion. In the scripture it indicates that the root of witchcraft is rebellion. We must face it wherever you find rebellion you can anticipate witchcraft. What does rebellion do? Simply stated rebellion rejects GOD’S LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY. We cannot exist in life for long without authority. So if we don’t have GOD’S LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY, we replace the void with illegitimate authority. Where we have illegitimate authority, it has to be supported by wrongful power. This illegitimate power that supports rebellion is none other than old witchcraft. So wherever we find illegitimate authority being exercised, we need to be prepared to deal with witchcraft. It is almost impossible to be deeply involved in rebellion without coming sooner or later under the power of witchcraft. When you read 1st Samuel you see that King Saul in that story was disobedient and did not slaughter all the animals that he had captured. Instead, he kept the best to offer to GOD. This was not what GOD wanted him to do. GOD told him that ” I AM NOT INTERESTED IN YOUR SACRIFICE, BECAUSE IT COMES OUT OF DISOBEDIENCE”….and what is disobedience??? You said it REBELLION. As the king of Israel, Saul had actually put out all of the witches from that land…(1st Samuel 28:3)…..Now look at this….when he could no longer hear from GOD because of his disobedience or rebellion….he himself sought a witch out of desperation. That was no accident; simply cause and effect, wherever there is rebellion, sooner or later there will be witchcraft. Now this is really a lot of food for thought so we will stop here. We will continue with this subject in the next post. My eyes opened up when just this aspect was revealed to me. We must study and focus on CHRIST. HE will lead us to all truth. The days have gone by when we can just sit in the church and act like church as usual. We can’t allow any one to dictate to us their take on the WORD OF GOD….we must study for ourselves and build a relationship with THE LORD so we will be able to know the truth for ourselves. Even with this blog read, pray, develop your own walk and ask him what he wants you to do. Once you know just do it. Stay alert….don’t let satan rob you of your joy, peace and love. So ladies remember what has come into our churches and vow not to allow anything to to dirty or soil THE BRIDE OF CHRIST-THE CHURCH.
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****Next in the series of the natural aspect of witchcraft in the church….the three expressions of witchcraft in the flesh*****