WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorcerer Ministry – How Not to Be a Religious Whore – Week of Swords And Axes Day 4

WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorcerer Ministry
aka How Not to Be a Religious Whore
Sometimes we think of witchcraft and sorcery as something that goes with pointy hats from 2 centuries ago, or chicken blood voodoo in 3rd world countries. We’re too civilized for that right? It’s just Harry Potter books right?

First, what is a craft?

Definition of CRAFT

1: skill in planning, making, or executing : dexterity

2 a : an occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or artistic skill <the carpenter’s craft> <the craft of writing plays> <crafts such as pottery, carpentry, and sewing>

A craft is a natural skill.

 

So what is witchcraft?

Definition of WITCHCRAFT

1 a : the use of sorcery or magic b : communication with the devil or with a familiar spirit

So what turns a craft into witchcraft? Here’s a working, simple definition for witchcraft:

Witchcraft is a natural craft that is used to reach spiritual levels in an evil way.

It could be making music which alters people’s spiritual state. It could be building a tower to reach heaven (Genesis 11). It could be making potions… It could be concocting drugs to change people’s mental state… It could be concocting strong drink specifically to get people drunk. (There’s a reason they are called ‘wine & spirits).

Sorcery
Definition of SORCERY

1: the use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits especially for divining

So, sorcery is using the power from those evil spirits to produce results in the earth, by using special abilities, insights, and foresight from demons. If you research Hitler, you’ll see that he connected with demons to make his decisions. Many Presidents and Business leaders have been known to consult with familiar spirits. Many music artists do as well. There’s lots of information out there about that. Do some research

Did you ever wonder why there are so much legal drugs, illegal drugs, and alcohol involved in the music industry? It’s because they have to alter their state and connect with spirits to get the insight they need for hit songs and results. Many secular artists are sorcerers, and they don’t even know it, but many do.

Just like Christians have to continually be filled with the Holy Ghost by praying and singing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual songs… people connecting with evil spirits are often drunk with wine or altered with drugs. You can look at the events surrounding Whitney Houston’s death, Elvis Presley’s death, Michael Jackson’s death, Amy Winehouse’s death, Heath Ledger, Marilyn Monroe, Chris Farley, the list could go on. All of these deaths were related to drugs and alcohol.

 

How Real Christian Ministers Respond to Witchcraft and Sorcery

A woman of divination

Let’s look at what happened when people of sorcery and witchcraft wanted to follow and endorse Paul the Apostle:

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass , as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying : 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved , turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. 19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone , they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying , These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, 21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. 22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

This sorceress woman followed Paul, declaring that he had ‘a’ way of salvation. That’s a sweet deal, right? You’d love to have an influential and vocally talented sinner following you around, endorsing your ministry? Most Christians would flip at this opportunity.

Let’s look at what she was really saying…

“way” definition – greek “hodos”

  1. a way
  2. a travelled way, road
  3. a travellers way, journey, travelling
  4. metaph.
  5. a course of conduct
  6. a way (i.e. manner) of thinking, feeling, deciding

So in other words the woman was saying that they had “a” way of salvation. It was “among many options”… I’ll put Paul on my mix-tape in the middle of all the other things I say… I need to build a relationship with his market. I’ll interview him on my talk show between all the other religions and idolatries.

How did Paul respond? He did not try to capitalize on her ability, nor did he see any advantage in the money she was able to bring in. Paul was annoyed, vexed, and cast a demon out of her. When her handlers who were making money off of her saw that her demonic power was gone and that their hope for making money was gone, they decided to attack Paul.

Simon the former Sorcerer
Let’s look at the Simon the former sorcerer and how Peter responded to his desire to make money off the Holy Spirit.

Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. 20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.

He wanted the opportunity to give the Holy Ghost to who he laid hands on to. He wanted that “positive message” on His label. He was a former sorcerer (Acts 8), so he had insight that having that type of power could help his business. Did Peter say, “Sweet! You were the biggest sorcerer in this region, I’m an apostle. You have the influence – I need to preach the gospel to people. Let’s hook up and get it done! Where do I sign?”

No, he rebuked that guy so hard that Simon sincerely asked Peter to pray for him that he didn’t burn in hell for vocalizing those wicked thoughts. That’s one of the hardest rebuke in history! Peter’s response is totally different from Christians of today.

Peter rebuked him for thinking that the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, could be reduced to the value of money. This very thought Peter said, showed that Simon was in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.

Now let’s look what happens when the real gospel is preached.

The Fruits of Repentance from Witchcraft in the Book of Acts

Acts 19: 18 And many that believed came, and confessed , and shewed their deeds. 19 Many of them also 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. 20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

When the real gospel is preached, people will gather to burn their witchcraft. They don’t celebrate it, remix it, reuse it, etc. They definitely don’t augment their witchcraft income with some positive message income. The kingdom of God is not about getting a message out and making some money. It’s about teaching people how to obey and worship God through Jesus Christ. It’s not just in word, but in power.

We have fallen so far away from the heart of God and the purposes of Christ.

Whores and Harlots

So what if I have my wife prostitute her body on 8 mile & Woodward to reach people & bring some income to the family, just like Jesus does with His Church when they partner with the world, copy, & compromise in spiritual adultery to “reach the lost.” Actually no I won’t do that, because Jesus doesn’t do that. He wants love and repentance, not whores reaching more whores “at any cost”.

When we prostitute our gifts and mix with the world and their witchcraft, we are the spiritual whores.

But Jesus ate with sinners? Please, stop with that old lame and tired cliché excuse, it hasn’t worked for the past 40 years. #1, Jesus preached repentance and spiritual violence. So sinners came to him in repentance to follow Him, not to team up with him and make something happen for their witchcraft business (see Jesus Christ ministry techniques). #2, you have to understand that holiness equals God’s purpose. I was going to talk about purpose and holiness here, but nevermind, # 1 is enough for now because repentance is the ground floor of the Kingdom of God.

But what about the woman caught in adultery? The Pharisees stoned her, but Jesus forgave her, you are a Pharisee! No, you need to stop using that woman to justify your sin and wickedness. That woman was a repentant person. We are not stoning anyone physically. We are simply bringing an axe to the spiritual roots of trees and ministries that promote sin, scandal and foolishness. We are calling for repentance and asking responsible and supposed ministers of the gospel to say and do something different. Put the axe to your tree and cut out the roots of wickedness, so that harlot ministry doesn’t come thru your mouth anymore.

When someone repents of their sins they are no longer wicked. The woman who committed adultery was exposed, and she obviously repented or Jesus would not have forgiven her sins. With what is going today, people are making music and partnering in ministry with UNREPENTANT sinners! If the unsaved artists that Christian artists partner with were repentant…THEY WOULD CHANGE! True repentance brings a change in lifestyle and righteous fruit.

When it came time for the Pharisees to repent for what they did while Jesus was “blogging” on the ground, they just walked away instead. The Pharisees are the only group of people in the gospels that did not respond to the preaching of John the Baptist or Jesus Christ by changing what they said and did.

So in reality, the people that respond to the repentance message with accusations or apathy instead of repentance are the real and actual ‘pharisee’ problem. They hated John the Baptist and crucified Jesus so that they could keep the power and the money and the influence. They are still doing the same thing today.

But, but, but… Christian plumbers don’t have to write Jesus on their pipes? It’s a job. Can’t I just practice my art?  Didn’t you read that CS Lewis book? There was so much symbolism in Lord of the Rings.

If you want to lay pipes, lay pipes. If you want to use your craft, or your art to connect to people spiritually, then you need to worship, declare, and glorify God.

If you want to use your plumbing, meat butchering, music playing, singing, speaking, bricklaying, masonry “craft” to make spiritual connections… but you don’t want to exclusively glorify Jesus and his message of repentance and worship, then go join the Masons with the other sorcerors! Connect with the Illuminati, or some false religion. You can’t have it both ways. You can glorify God in Holiness, but not in whoreliness.

CS Lewis not only didn’t repent from his paganism, he used his pagan, witch and magic based stories to pervert the Word of God. So now we actually think that the Lion, the witch, and the wardrobe is the gospel. Intellectual Holy Spirit avoiding Christians that resist the Holy Ghost but follow Dead Men’s Bones (doctrines of dead men) look up to CS Lewis and use him as an excuse for their avoidance of the Cross and the reproach of Christ. When you are a worshipper of Jesus Christ, you have to embrace the persecution and everything that comes along with Him.

Jezebel Teaches Whores how to be Harlots and Prostitute their Gifts

This is harlotry, witchcraft, the essence of Babylon, and the bible shows us that this type of whore-based ministry comes from the doctrine of Jezebel. Jezebel is explained here, and much more in depth with 2 entire chapters covering Old Testament Jezebel style and New Testament style Jezebel here. So I won’t get too much deeper on that in this message.

But I will say this. Part of the reason we make room for Jezebel in the church is because some have a false evangelical mindset which places the great commission above the great commandment. We put the 2nd commandment – loving and reaching out to people – in front of the 1st commandment – loving God in prayer and the Word, Holiness, and obedience with suffering. There’s nothing wrong with the great commission as long as it’s in order.

This is the Season of Confrontation

I have seen a lot with this Jezebel Spirit of compromise attacking Christian music and ministry. My wife and I wrote a book about it, called Killing Idols for REVIVAL. We finished 80% of it in July 2011. As soon as we finished it, it seemed like all hell broke loose. Concepts that we had already explained in depth with prophetic dreams, interpretations, and scripture teaching in the book started happening in the real world at a much deeper level. Guys that we worked with in the past started signing with secular labels and doing secular mix-tapes. We saw preachers dying, more gospel divorces, scandals, etc. Things really amplified, and we hadn’t even published it yet.

God is really cutting Jezebel’s head off and exposing these blind guides that pollute the body of Christ with spiritual adultery, all in the name of “reaching the lost” really “making money.” My wife prostituting herself could help our family out with the bills, but does Jesus send His wife to whore with the world to help reach souls or fund the Kingdom? According to this false doctrine, the answer is yes. They accept it because they don’t know Jesus’s heart.

God is getting something across to us, and we have to have an ear to hear! If you can’t see the signs of the times – Jezebel is getting her head cut off, Judas is hanging himself, and Balaam is just going to hell.

But you, as a person – can repent from those influences, and GOD will have mercy on you. God is anointing His messengers to bring in the final harvest and 2nd coming of Jesus Christ.

This is the Week of Swords and Axes here at SoSpression blog. Why? God is fighting with big swords, pruning His people with small swords, and taking Axes to the poison filled roots of every wicked tree in His Kingdom.

So put #wosaa and #killingidols and #ifeargod on your facebook and twitter; with a link to www.sospression.com. If you have a friend who likes truth, tell them to follow @esosa on twitter or on www.sospression.com

Day 1:  Why the Swords, Why All the Axes?

Day 2: If You Are Living Your Best Life Now, You are Going to Hell

Day 3: WOE TO THOSE WHO JUSTIFY THE WICKED AND CONDEMN THE JUST

– Read the book Killing Idols For REVIVAL to see more behind the scenes of the Christian Music Industry, with a biblical understading of how to change it.

4 Responses

  1. […] Day 4: WARNING: Gospel Witchcraft Music and Christian Sorceror Ministry – How Not To Be A Religious Whore […]

  2. “CS Lewis not only didn’t repent from his paganism, he used his pagan, witch and magic based stories to pervert the Word of God.”

    Esosa, so much about that quote from you concerns me. As someone who has read C.S. Lewis autobiography where he issues a clear confession of the Christian faith, and where he clearly states his objections to paganism, where paganism falls short in his eyes, and how faith in Christ is different than paganism, I find myself very confused by what you’ve written.

    It would help me to trust that what you are saying is accurate if you back it up with evidence. Can you give me the specific evidence, and where you found it (book, page #, and everything)? Give me the specific evidence of his lack of repentance, and of him ever being a pagan by religion. Tell me what you know that should trump all of the strong, documented evidence that seems to show that you are incorrect.

    Also, can you tell me your understanding of why C.S. Lewis would say that he made the decision to use images from mythology and paganism in his allegories about the Christian faith? I ask this because I’m curious as to whether you have taken the time to understand C.S. Lewis’ own viewpoint on this. I will take your argument more seriously if I know you have an accurate understanding of man you are arguing against. The Apostle Paul modeled this for us in Athens, when he took the time to understand their values, beliefs, poetry, etc, and used this accurate understanding of their worldview as the launching pad for correcting their faulty belief system. He couldn’t have done it justice without an accurate understanding of what they believed. I know why C.S. Lewis would say he made the decisions to use this imagery, because I’ve read and taken time to understand his reasoning. So fill me in in what it was that he believed about this. If you can accurately represent his argument (whether his argument itself is strong or weak, aligning with a Christian worldview or not), then I- and probably others, too- will take the time to seriously consider the merits of your critique of it.

    I respect you and believe you are a thoughtful, well-intentioned follower of Christ. So I’m surprised to find that your rant against C.S. Lewis- someone who was at the very least made in the image of God and claimed to be a brother in Christ, and at the very most actually was a brother in Christ- contains no arguments or evidence to back up your bold assertions. Many writers would probably say that you were careless in this regard. But I wonder if this was just an oversight on your part. (I know this happens in my own writing and communication sometimes)

    Esosa, I also want to give you the benefit of the doubt by accepting the possibility that you know something that I don’t. If so, I want to know, because I and I’m sure many other Christ-followers want our perceptions to be closely aligned to the truth. And if what you’ve written about C.S. Lewis turned out to be nothing more than hot-air and unfair slander, I’d want to know that, too, so that I could discard everything you’ve said. (That may sound strong, but truth is important: either you have accurately represented him or you haven’t. And if you have, then we need to be able to see that, so that we can change our thinking)

    I’d love to talk about this in person, it that ever worked out. But in the meantime, I look forward to your answers to my specific questions.

    Your brother in Christ,

    D. Biskie

    • Hi Dave,
      Thanks for your careful and respectful questions about my blog. I admit I may have been a little lazy on that point. Maybe I’ll update my blog after this, thanks a lot for your help.
      I still don’t have time to make an intellectual and historical argument on that point, so I’ll just make a scriptural one, and hope that the scriptures can hold enough sway on our intellect.

      A. CS Lewis used witchcraft and magic based stories for ministry purposes. Using Witchcraft for Ministry is Wrong.
      “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” – God doesn’t like witchcraft, never has, and never will. Even 21st century iterations of it are not pleasing to Him, because He doesn’t change. “I am the Lord, I change not”
      “Teaching God’s people to eat food that has been sacrificed to idols is wrong” Balaam was a spiritual person that knew God also. He said nothing wrong, even preached the gospel, and used blessings to trick God’s people into adultery. It’s called “The Error of Balaam” (Numbers, Revelations 2, Jude).
      To me, the proof is in the pudding. If he had fully repented from paganism, we would not be reading “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” about Pan and Aslan and the wicked witch. Simple? Yes. Knowledge is easy to him that understands. (Proverbs)
      B.
      I have seen bad fruit from CS Lewis intellectuals
      “You shall know them by their fruits”
      “Wisdom is justified by her children” (results)
      I have personally seen and had contact with people in music ministry that were on fire for representing and worshipping Jesus Christ in ministry. Then I saw them say things like “well my ministry is changing we don’t have to preach really, we can just make good art…” Then they proceeded to quote CS Lewis and tell how they read his books and were changed. I’ve seen people fall spiritually, and then give CS Lewis the credit.
      Jesus was very specific about paying attention to fruit and the results of ideas.

      So combining the wisdom of Jesus Christ with the fact that CS Lewis published books based on pagan characters and magic, the conclusion becomes simple.
      If “A” is sin, and CS Lewis is known for doing “A”, then CS Lewis must not have repented from “A”.
      Maybe he didn’t think he was doing “A” in a sinful way. Maybe he thought he was using “A” for good. But God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah). And people deserve to know the real truth so they don’t make the same mistakes. That’s why I seek to desecrate brands and images and thoughts and idols that usurp the truth of purity and holiness and creativity in Christ. (2 Cor 10)

      The proof is in the pudding. You shall know them by their fruits. If people that hear and read “B” all of the sudden decide that holiness and purity is optional… and gradually backslide and become lukewarm, denying the faith with their actions … Then perhaps the Shepherd of our Soul will inform us that there’s a batch patch of grass over there… don’t eat over there, be careful. (Of course not everybody that backslides falls all the way into obvious sin, it depends on how mature they were in the first place. For example, if I backslide, I’ll backslide into church every Sunday, but thinking about sin more than the bible. If someone else backslides, they’ll backslide into singing about relationships instead of about Jesus. If someone else backslides, they’ll backslide into trusting their intellectual pride instead of the Word and the Holy Ghost… If someone else backslides, they’ll backslide into going to fraternity parties and clubs). So you have to be a keen observer of fruit.

      To answer your question about Paul: Paul used what he already knew and what he observed for God’s purposes. He did not in any way attempt to redeem sin or idolatry. He was very cultured before He was saved, and He counted it as “dung” “manure” “horsecrap.” He didn’t treasure his understanding of idolatry, he used his understanding of idolatry to pick out the things that glorified God, and desecrate the rest. Of all the secular poetry he knew, the only thing he quoted in scripture was “ in him we live and move and have our being” and “Cretans are evil beasts, liars.”

      Show me a Christian who will use secular interactions to glorify God and desecrate sin, and I’ll show you a Christian following Paul like he followed Christ. Most American Church goers love sin and look up to idolatry, and admire false prophets because of their talent, money, and excellence… Paul observed people in order to communicate with them language-wise, not to absorb their idolatry and become an expert in it. As a matter of fact, Paul was vexed by their idolatry.

      I hope that answered your questions, let me know if it doesn’t. I don’t mind talking in person, I think we’ll be at the CBC Reunion this Sunday.

  3. I found this website in time. Thank you for being so bold with the truth. God is leading me to lots of different websites because He wants me to model my music ministry after His heart and not after the world system which has sadly infiltrated even the Christian music sector. May God complete the work He has started in you (Php 1:6). Your blog is a word of confirmation to me…There are many in Zion who may disagree but that will be to their own detriment if they continue to reject it…

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