THOU SHALT NOT SUFFER A WITCH TO LIVE
by Pastor Jeromy John Visser
Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, today's topic will center around a commandment found in Exodus 22:18 where Yahweh plainly tells us; "Thou Shalt Not Suffer A Witch To Live." Before looking deeper at the subject of 'witches and wizards' as found in our Holy scriptures, I should state that this will be yet another sermon that would never be heard behind the average judeo-Christian "pulpit" whose agenda isn't preaching Biblical Truth but instead growing in numbers to make more money.
A Christian merely needs to walk into a mainstream bookstore in America seeking out the theology section in order to see that there are literally hundreds of books published by the enemies of Jesus Christ -- anything from The Satanic Bible by the jewish pervert Anton Szander LaVey to The Necronomicon dreamed up in part by H.P. Lovecraft. Many more books offer useless 'spells' or 'incantations' promising unfortunate lost souls some type of 'freedom' from God or an unachievable power on earth.
The 1940's saw such fictional cartoons as Casper the "Friendly" Ghost while those in the 1960's were subject to Wendy the "Good" Little Witch alongside many more abominations. Current days have seen the birth of the distorted Harry Potter and his 'adventures' in the land of sin forced upon those children unfortunate enough to be placed in public schools that outlaw 'prayer in the classroom' or any other reference to Jesus in their zionist teachings -- fiction is the opposite of Truth (John 17:17).
The average non-Christian might simply exclaim "These are just works of fantasy, nothing but harmless fun!" proving that they're brainwashed enough into thinking exactly what the enemy wants them too -- that no harm can come from a "good" witch. Just as they hope to erase the reality of Jesus Christ in the minds of the people with their Hollywood spell-casting, the enemies of Yahweh depend on people thinking that witches don't exist while the evidences of their reality are too numerous to mention.
In a Christian society that adheres to God's perfect and eternal Law there would be no witches to speak of because the scripture calls for a swift death to anyone engaging in this forbidden and powerless craft. Our children would also be protected from this type of "harmless" evil and like homosexuality -- there would be no 'other lifestyle' for our chosen people to even consider while separating the sheep from the "goyim" who can only follow 'the traditions of men' or secular reasoning as best.
It's amazing that "Freedom of Religion" seemingly only protects those ill-fated beliefs that have successfully been judaized away from their original intent. Sure, government-funded 501(c)3 churches and similar pagan religions have major protection under American law yet anyone who dare say that the Bible is correct and infallible are listed by "big brother" or the ADL as racist, bigoted, intolerant or even anti-Semitic. Uncle Scam either wants you completely in their lie or outright dead and buried.
We should begin right at our proof-text in Exodus 22:18; "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." It's a straight-forward command spoken by Yahweh to the Israelites that doesn't say 'I will not' nor 'you really should not' but instead plainly says "You shall not' allow this type of feminist filth around you. What is an authentic witch though? For sake of clarity, the 1901 American Standard Version says; "Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live" shedding more light on the meaning of the Hebrew word kâshaph.
As a word, kâshaph (pronounced kaw-shaf') which was transliterated into English as 'witch' is a primitive root which means "To whisper a spell, that is, to inchant or practise magic: - sorcerer, (use) witch (-craft)" according to Strong's #H3784. Think for a moment about the very definition of the 'serpent' that seduced Eve in the Garden of Eden -- this particular word means "hiss" and is taken from nâchash (pronounced naw-khash') meaning "whispering enchanter (Strong's #H5172 & H5175)."
Yahweh will never ask His children to do something that He wouldn't do Himself so this is a prime example of that. Just like us, God Himself came in the flesh as Jesus (I Timothy 3:16) in order to destroy this same serpent also known as Satan (Hebrews 2:14 & I John 3:8) so naturally He asks us to do likewise. I use this as an analogy to prove God's own distaste for those who 'whisper' evil doctrines contrary to the scriptures that He's laid down for eternity -- don't go accusing me of preaching murder.
The way of the snake is to twist words out of context and without a doubt some will feel that's my whole intent with this individual sermon but before going any further let me make a quick disclaimer -- I am not saying anyone should go out and start burning witches at the stake as the not-so-Holy Roman Catholick church has done in times past. Instead, I hope to show you what the scriptures say about the subject so we can better see the enemy who takes great measures to protect this evil practice.
"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother (I John 3:8-10)." Take heed and listen!
Who but the children of the devil would protect a witch? Who but the children of God would withstand the enemy in this matter? II Corinthians 6:14-15 has this to say about it; "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?" Like all things in the Bible -- it's right or wrong and good or bad, period.
Let's look at a few more commandments given by Yahweh that further explain His distaste for this rebellious way like; "Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am Yahweh your God (Leviticus 19:31)." Once again, it is forbidden for Christians to seek after anybody but God Himself for knowledge and the end result is death for those sad people who do as we shall soon prove -- spiritual or physical, it's a fact that the God of Israel has no part with them.
"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" says Yahweh in Leviticus 20:6 so how can anyone say "We're all equal" or even worse "All gods are equal?" No, the fact of the matter is God resists those who dabble in witchcraft or even seek after astrology or counterfeit fortune-tellers and most times those who do also bring curses upon their own heads.
So many say that our God isn't 'tolerant' enough or something to that humanistic effect but I could care less -- do you think that these serpentile witches are tolerant of our Faith or proven scriptures? Of course not! They know that the Holy Bible is what condemns them so they will instead work tirelessly (to no effect) trying to remove any trace of its teachings. Anyone with the sense of a mule can see that it's the tolerant liberals who are the least tolerant of anyone except for those godless like them.
Here's how 'tolerant' Yahweh is when it deals with witches; "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 20:27)." That doesn't sound like a God who tolerates any type of evil now does it? It's the God of the Holy Bible who spoke those same Words yet in this day and age many Christians "in name only" will actually give me grief for bringing forth a study like this.
The sin of witchcraft is listed in the New Testament as a work of the flesh; "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 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 (Galatians 5:19-21)."
We'll soon be looking into a few examples of witches from our Bibles proving that they shall not inherit the kingdom of God as Yahweh has forever promised and the reasons for such a pledge. Like every Word to be found in the scripture, these are very important teachings that are not meant to be taken lightly and I'd venture to say that anyone who does also takes their Faith with a grain of salt -- we cannot compromise nor accept these filthy dreamers into our midst. Why you ask? God says so.
First things first, God doesn't look lightly upon witchcraft, period. He denied Saul the throne telling him that "rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry (I Samuel 15:23)" and outright forbids witchcraft or serving other 'gods' in too numerous scriptures to cover in full this morning. To understand His perfect reasoning behind such a command we must look at a few passages that establish His reasons, I feel that Deuteronomy 13 sums it up the best so please turn there now.
Yahweh commands us; "If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proveth you, to know whether ye love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul (Deuteronomy 13:1-3)."
Yes indeed, God Himself sends false prophets among the people as we briefly covered in Wicked For the Day of Evil for the reasons of proving or 'trying' us to see who we'll call our Lord. The beauty of our omnipotent God is that He always tells us what we need to do and it's up to us to decide who knows what's better -- us or Him. In the next few verses we're told what to do in a situation like this and the projected outcome for following His seamless guidelines as laid down in the eternal Law.
Here's what to do; "Ye shall walk after Yahweh your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from Yahweh your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which Yahweh thy God commanded thee to walk in (Deuteronomy 13:4-5)."
The reason we're told to do this? Here's the answer; "So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee (Deuteronomy 13:5)." As I stated earlier, the reason for the removal of false brethren and those who seek after alternate 'gods' is to completely remove the evil seed from among our people. If a person is able to look around their own neighborhoods and see all manner of wickedness or sin then chances are pretty good that God's Law is not being followed, rather man's faulty system.
Let's look at a few examples of people from our own Bibles who all followed witchcraft or alternate "seers" and what their outcome was for doing so. Then after we look at these I'd like to bring forward a modern-day example of witchcraft that I'm sure almost everyone hearing this sermon will be familiar with and the judgment of several murderers under man's rule. We'll compare the differences and see who knows best when dealing with this type of evil and whose way would be most "humane."
Perhaps the most popular sorceress to be found in our Bibles would be "the witch of Endor" whom Saul consulted after Samuel's death. Outwardly, king "Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land (I Samuel 28:3)" as instructed by Yahweh but when He wasn't answered by God on how to deal with the Philistines he mistakenly turns to this heathen women, costing him his throne. David trusted in Yahweh enough to slay and behead Goliath so is granted victory again.
Many of the Ephesians "which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed (Acts 19:19-20)." God uses evil for good many times and this is an example of "beating the devil at his own game" for the glory of God. The Acts also has Simon Magus, Elymas, the damsel at Philippi, the sons of Sceva and vagabond Jews all engaging in witchcraft.
The king of Babylon used entrails and 'images' for the purpose of divination in Ezekiel 21:21 to which Yahweh Judges by saying; "Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high (Ezekiel 21:26)." As you can already see, Yahweh never accepts those who place faith in false 'gods' or prophets and gives His grace to those who are humble enough to seek His face and Will continually. We can't serve two masters -- only one or the other.
The whorish Jezebel was a Baal-worshipping feminist of sorts "and it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many (II Kings 9:22)?" We partially covered this particular rebellious woman in Tactics of the Lawless Whores, eventually she is trampled into several pieces under the feet of warhorses under the spirit-filled leadership of Jehu. It's not a good outcome for Jezebel.
The faithless Ninevites engaged in witchcraft and serving other gods to which this is the outcome; "Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith Yahweh of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame (Nahum 3:4-5)." Once again, God is plainly against witches.
During the exodus several Egyptians used witchcraft including Jannes and Jambres who withstood Moses and Aaron (II Timothy 3:8) by casting down their staffs turning them to snakes and using forbidden magic to bring forth all manner of counterfeit 'signs and miracles' further hardening Pharaoh's heart leading to the eventual downfall of their own kingdom. For more inormation on how Yahweh sent plagues on Egypt after the manner of their own false gods see Thou Shalt Make Thee No Molten gods.
It's really no wonder considering Yahweh has said; "I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Yahweh of hosts (Malachi 3:5)." God has called for a swift death for those who fall aside and turn to faithless diviners or witches -- please keep this in mind.
In light of this Biblical evidence, I'd like to now look at a group of self-pronounced witches known as the Manson family who are best known for the senseless slaughter of twenty-six year old actress Sharon Tate alongside numerous others during the summer of 1969. Without a doubt almost everyone has heard of these senseless murders as there are many godless people in the world today who still look up Charles Manson as some sort of "messiah" like the jewish pervert Marilyn Manson just to name one.
During questioning in July 1970, Linda Kasabian testified that Manson had instructed them to make little "witchy things" fashioned from weeds, rocks, stones, branches or wires to hang in the trees so that the murderers could find their way back to their campsite from the road in the dark. Upon further questioning Linda stated that "Charlie called us all witches" and then proceeded to discuss the numerous orgies she had engaged in at the Spahn Movie Ranch under the influence of both Manson and LSD.
I use this depressing analogy because during her testimony Kasabian stated that these events started as harmless "creepy-crawling missions" that eventually lead to murder. Kasabian said "A creepy-crawling mission is where you creepy-crawl into people’s houses and you take things which actually belong to you in the beginning, because it actually belongs to everybody." In short, they were an immature previously "harmless" group of misguided misfits who felt that the world somehow owed them their existence.
She also continued; "I remember one specific instance where the girls made Charlie a long, black cape, and one of the girls was fitting it to him, and he sort of said, "Now when I go creepy-crawling, people won’t see me because they will think I am a bush or a tree." Yeah, the 'fun and games' of the perverse Manson family eventually cost the lives of several job-holding victims in addition to the unborn fetus of Sharon Tate and filmmaker Roman Polanski -- how 'harmless' to you think these witches were?
These murders were not inspired by money because the cowardly murderers never really stole anything from their victims, rather they were more content to eat from supermarket dumpsters as some sort of twisted open polygamous "family." These murders were only inspired by an evil bloodlust under the leadership of an outright snake who was obsessed with the communist music of The Beatles and fancied himself some sort of 'god.' Charles Manson is a prime example of how God's Law should be followed.
It just wouldn't be Christian of me to speak ill of people who are incarcerated and unable to defend themselves now would it? Rest assured, we'll be sending free booklets of this sermon to each remaining Manson 'family' member because I really want to drive home my final point in this sermon -- for them there is no eternal life and the Bible clearly says as such. It's doubtful that the self-pronounced "man-Jesus" known as the demon Charlie Manson will have loins enough to respond but I'll keep you posted.
Before giving my intention with this morning's sermon I'd like to first get to Charlie's verse, it's found in I John 3:15 and says this; "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." Indeed, for the Manson family of witches there is no hope because they've inherited their reward of "eternal life" in the United States penal system at the taxpayers expense, spared by an over-turning of God's Law of corporal punishment. What a sad gift for rebellion!
Nonetheless, my intention with this study is to show how sometimes small and seemingly 'harmless' things can grow to outrageous monstrosities if left unattended. Naturally, I cannot support any form of violence on modern-day witches who hide under many names like pagan, wiccan, heathen and so on but we should be able to see how Yahweh's methods are better and much more humane to all those involved. California also should have never abolished the death sentence, why would they?
I pray we can all be given 'eyes to see and ears to hear' when dealing with the snakes in our midst and the tares sown in among our own Christian ranks. Not one Word of the eternal scripture will fail and it's good to know we have the upper-hand, still it's a long battle for the Kingdom and "he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (Matthew 24:13)." Let us all be ready to better serve Him and protest any mention of witchcraft in our society. A little leaven...well, you know the rest of the parable.
I hope that Jesus Christ, the Savior of Israel will be glorified through this teaching and it's my wish that this sermon will touch you. Please keep Legion of Saints and Covenant People's Ministry in your prayers and look for a future part dealing with witches if the need should arise. Let's all do what we can to seek the Kingdom on earth and Yahweh's Will in all things to further show forth His Glory to the world. For the Israel people and to further the oracles of God in an America that so needs them. War for Christ! Amen.
Sunday, July 31st,
2005 a.d. ]
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