Let us check out the message given by the Word of יהוה to YehezqEl (at 31 years old) in Ezekiel 13. The Lord has a message then for the witches in Judah, as He does now to the churches in 2019. Eashoa will come and He is about to destroy the ungodly believers in the churches, those who are into witchcraft and sorcery, by way of spells, potions, rituals, inhaling, soaking and so forth, when they refuse to repent from wickedness. Why I attribute the final judgment to come from Eashoa is because He said in verse 23, that He will let them know it is Him. The Word says, “Then you will know that I AM Adonai. “
Those in these church buildings who incite the name of Jesus for the false signs and false words that they attribute to Jesus falsely, will come face to face with the Lord and they will know that Eashoa is I AM Adonai. He is the same as He who forbids witchcraft in the Torah.
In the Torah, יהוה lays down the rules for prohibiting witchcraft. When you get down to it, witchcraft is a high end version of bearing false witness. Witchcraft is a cross dimensional department of bearing false witness. Liars are in fear and fear is a liar.
The worship and seeking of supernatural powers other than God has been around since the beginning. Satan has used witchcraft to prevent people from finding holy spirituality in God alone. He uses witchcraft such as mediums, horoscopes, and games to entice people away from God and toward a power that gives self enlightenment. The Bible speaks often of the consequences of following false idols and falsehood. –
BibleStudyTools Staff on 2/4/2015
Let us revisit some examples of divination in the days of the Kingdom of Israel.
In the Sinai Peninsula, the Torah was given to the Bnei.
Leviticus 19:31 – Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I [am] the LORD your God.
Exodus 22:18 – Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Deuteronomy 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.
Leviticus 20:27 – A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood [shall be] upon them.
Leviticus 20:6 – And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
1 Chronicles 10
13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the Word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
The following passage details a child king in the House of Judah who got into mediums and witchcraft early. Manasseh was the son of King Hezekiah (good king) and was the grandfather of another good king, Yehoshayah (Josiah, the namesake of actor Shia Labeouf). Yehoshayah spawned the last three kings of Judah and one was his grandson, until its destruction in 586 BC off the face of the earth. Until 1948. That is for another blog.
In the days of the Kingdom of Judah prior to their destruction, Manasseh is a standout because his reign lasted over a half century of wickedness.
2 Chronicles 33 (Hinnom is Geena/Gehenna)
1 Manasseh was 12 years old when he became king, and he reigned 55 years in Jerusalem. 2 He did evil in the sight of Adonai, just like the abominations of the nations that Adonai had driven out before Bnei-Yisrael. 3 For he rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had demolished, he re-erected altars for the Baalim, made Asherah poles, and bowed down to all the host of heaven and worshipped them. 4 He built altars in the House of Adonai—of which Adonai had said, “My Name will be in Jerusalem forever.” 5 He also built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courtyards of the House of Adonai. 6 Furthermore, he made his children pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom and practiced witchcraft, divination and sorcery, and consulted ghosts and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of Adonai, provoking Him to anger.
How may sorcery affect the New Covenant believers?
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
In Ezekiel 21, there is a fascinating passage that brings in a fresh liver and it was not for the house chef. It was for the witch. Today, we have similar practices in reading tarot cards, tea leaves, the stars and the likes of the occult. You don’t ask someone to show you his liver. You have to kill to behold the liver. The Prophet was referencing ritualistic animal sacrifice in the Kingdom of Judah, where the last 4 kings, three of them being brothers, were exceedingly bewitched.
25 You are to mark out a way, so the sword can come to Rabbah of the children of Ammon and to Judah in fortified Jerusalem. 26 For the king of Babylon stands at the fork in the road, at the start of the two roads, to seek divination. He shakes the arrows, consults the idols,[b] he looks in the liver.
Three occult practices were mentioned by our Lord to Ezekiel.
- Shaking the arrows is done like drawing lots today, which is occult. So now you know in Acts 1, the Eleven drew the name of the filler guy to replace Kriot by the occult way. The soldiers put the names of the options on each arrow and mixed and tossed them in a bag. One reached in to grab one out of divination.
- Consulting the teraphim, the og word for idols in this translation, is a doll made of simple materials but it was stuffed with a person’s organic material such as hair. Today this is that “doll” that is complete with pins.
- Looking at the liver of the animal that met its premature death in a ritualistic sacrifice to the gods. Its liver is then taken out for inspection. The intimation of the liver led the witches to the suggestion for which way to go.
The soldiers put the names of the options on each arrow and mixed and tossed them in a bag. One reached in to grab one out of divination.
Today they are little round balls and the “winner” holds all six numbers. If you are into “666” you might just be a winner.
End Of An Era
Back in Israel in the days of King Zedekiah, Elohim determined 589 BC to be the day of accountability for Judah. In 592 BC, He granted the nation a short time of grace to repent before destruction was scheduled.
Likewise, in the New Covenant, the Age of grace is in extension but it will come to an end as well as it was then for Judah.
Romans 11:25 [ The Mystery Revealed! ] For I do not want you, brothers and sisters, to be ignorant of this mystery—lest you be wise in your own eyes—that a partial hardening has come upon Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
If you have read Zechariah 12 and Zephaniah 2, you will understand that upon the fullness of the Gentiles, the Word of יהוה will turn to the nation of Israel. Initially many will be destroyed because the age of grace no longer applies. Mercy will only be granted to those who are the loyal sons of יהוה.
Likewise, once the age of grace expires, the extension of time of accountability will have benefited many, many of those who love the Lord. But, many witches and warlocks in Christianity will be held accountable and some will be destroyed upon the expiry of this age.
Actually, we all knew that already. Ezekiel 13.
20 Therefore thus says Adonai Elohim,
“Behold, I am against your magic charms with which you hunt people like birds. I will tear them from your arms. I will deliver the people you hunt like birds. 21 I will tear off your veils and deliver My people from your hands. They will never again be in your hand to be hunted. So you will know that I am Adonai. 22 Because you have discouraged the hearts of the righteous with your lies, when I have not grieved him; and strengthened the hands of the wicked so he may not return from his wicked way and live, 23 therefore you will no longer see false visions or utter lying divinations again. I will deliver My people out of your hand. Then you will know that I AM Adonai.”