Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
The Source of Psychic Occult Power
Many people today are intrigued by people like Jeane Dixon, Edgar Cayce, Ruth Montgomery, Nostradamus, and similar noted "sleeping prophets," astrologers, and psychics. Even Nancy Reagan had a favorite astrologer plan the daily activities and meetings of President Reagan! Is there such a thing as a "Christian clairvoyant" or "Christian medium" who consorts with and consults "spiritual guides" and "channelers"? And what can we do to conquer Satan and all his demonic hordes? How can we have POWER over demons and the occult?
by HOIM Staff
Many people today are looking to "Eastern Mysticism" to advance their knowledge beyond the "kindergarten" stage of spiritual growth which they think is taught in the Bible. To them, the Bible is merely one of many "holy books" which have been written and inspired for the nations. It is a Western book, whereas the Orientals have their own divine revelations which we can learn from.
In addition to this, many today believe that Jeane Dixon, Edgar Cayce, and Ruth Montgomery, to name but a few, are actually "Christian clairvoyants" with a mysterious gift from YEHOVAH God.
One woman wrote to me saying, "God has not told us everything in the Bible. It is a Western book with only an elementary school level PART of the story." The writer went on, "Jesus was absent from the West, for 18 years. Maybe he was in the East getting instruction in the other PART."
This same person said, "If Ruth Montgomery and Edgar Cayce are giving us information that we in a larger level of maturity (and circa 2000 years after the Messiah) need NOW, then they are with us and not against us."
What about this line of reasoning? Is it correct? Is Ruth Montgomery a person we should follow and listen to? What about Edgar Cayce, or Nostradamus?
The Only True Standard for Judgment
The Bible is our standard for "judging" all things. It is the Word of YEHOVAH God. It is the "Alpha and the Omega." Those modern soothsayers and channelers and so-called "Christian" clairvoyants must be judged by their fruits, as Yeshua the Messiah said. In Matthew 7, Yeshua warned, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits" (Matt. 7:15-16).
What are the "fruits" of Jeane Dixon, Ruth Montgomery, Edgar Cayce, and others? Are they sources of divine truth? Or are they deceived sources of error and deception?
Anyone who has followed Jeane Dixon's prophecies in the National Inquirer, or her books, knows that many of her prophecies have been grievously in error. But YEHOVAH God is not the author of confusion and error (I Cor. 14:33).
In the book Edgar Cayce on Prophecy, we read that Jeane Dixon called Cayce "the expert." Many of Edgar Cayce's teachings and prophecies were based, at least in some degree, on the teachings of the Bible and Scripture. His messages dealt with YEHOVAH's law of love, giving, serving, as well as predictions of tribulation to come, and the coming of a New Age in 1998, after a period of troubles from 1936 to 1998.
Cayce also spoke of the moving of the earth's axis, and the "changing of the poles," which prophecy also alludes to. Cayce also spoke of Atlantis arising once again, which Bible prophecy also indicates will occur (Acts 3:19-31).
Cayce's "knowledge" of this ancient continent and earth history, however, can only be from angelic beings who were alive at that time. Since the Scriptures give not even a hint of YEHOVAH's righteous angels communicating with men in such a fashion, through sleep, dreams, or clairvoyant speaking, the true source of such "knowledge" must be from an altogether different group of beings. Where did Cayce get his "knowledge" and his "prophecies"?
The Rebellious Angels
In the Word of YEHOVAH God, we read, "For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment" (II Pet. 2:4). Jude continues this thought, "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day" (Jude 6).
There is a "spirit world" on this earth. These fallen angels and "demons," or "disembodied spirits," wander through the earth, seeking rest but finding none. They like to enter into people, and possess their minds, and give them "psychic ability," a counterfeit of the gifts of the Spirit of YEHOVAH God (see I Cor. 12:1-6; 14:1-2).
Yeshua the Messiah cast these unclean spirits out of people throughout His ministry. "When the even was come, they brought unto him MANY that were possessed of demons: and he CAST OUT THE SPIRITS WITH HIS WORD, and healed all that were sick" (Matt. 8:16).
Later, two men possessed with demons met Yeshua on the hills overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The demons besought him, saying, "If thou cast us out suffer us to go away into the herd of swine." And he said to them, "Go," and they "went into the heard of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters" (Matt. 8:28-34).
Yeshua later instructed his disciples, "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out, and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be to this wicked generation" (Matt. 12:43-45).
Witchcraft in the Bible -- the Witch of Endor
In the Old Testament we find that king Saul "had put away those that had FAMILIAR SPIRITS, and the wizards, out of the land" (I Sam. 28:3). But when the army of the Philistines gathered together to fight him, he became afraid, "and his heart greatly trembled" (v. 5).
Saul inquired of YEHOVAH God, but YEHOVAH answered him not a word, neither by dreams, by the Urim and Thummim (on the high priest's ephod), or by prophets. Notice what happened!
"Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a WOMAN THAT HATH A FAMILIAR SPIRIT (a demon), that I may go to her, and INQUIRE of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
"And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment and he went and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, DIVINE UNTO ME BY THE FAMILIAR SPIRIT, and bring him up, whom I shall name unto thee" (verses 7-8). This woman was a soothsayer, a future prognosticator, a "clairvoyant." She was an ancient "psychic." She had certain ability, by means of the evil spirit within her, to foretell the future, or to reveal hidden knowledge. The spirit in her knew who Saul was, and revealed it to the woman.
When Saul asked her to bring him up Samuel, who had recently died, and she saw the apparition of one whom she thought was Samuel, she exclaimed, "Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul."
Saul replied, "Be not afraid; for what sawest thou?"
And the woman replied, "I saw gods ascending out of the earth."
Saul asked, "What form is he of?"
She answered, "An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle."
The Scriptures then say, "Saul PERCEIVED (thought or believed) that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself (verses 9-14). This wasn't really Samuel, but a demon cloaked as Samuel -- a Satanic illusion or "ghost." No demon has the power to raise the dead; only YEHOVAH God can do that. And since YEHOVAH God was not answering Saul at all (I Sam. 23:6), He certainly would not have brought back Samuel from the dead to confront him!
No, this was a demoniacal spirit, or a fallen angel, disguised as Samuel, to deceive Saul. This spirit then carried on the charade, the masquerade, pretending to be Samuel. It then spoke the TRUTH about Saul's rebellion against YEHOVAH God, and then TRUTHFULLY prophesied the defeat of Israel on the battlefield, and the deaths of Saul and his sons (I Sam. 28:15-19).
Here was a clear case of "clairvoyance," if you wish to call it that. It was accomplished through an ancient "witch." With her "magic," she communed with familiar spirits, and received "messages from the dead."
End-Time Satanic Counterfeits
Having a degree of spiritual truth and understanding, clearly, does not validate the message or method of a medium or "witch." Nor does the ability to "know" the occult, or ancient history, or even the future. Such knowledge is clearly available to those who wish to consult lying spirits and the demonic world, which YEHOVAH God condemns as an abomination.
YEHOVAH God says: "Regard not them that have familiar spirits [e.g.. Jeane Dixon, Ruth Montgomery, Edgar Cayce, who mix truth with error, which is a poisonous brew], neither seek after wizards, to be DEFILED BY THEM: I am the Lord" (Lev. 19:31).
"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" (Exo. 22:18). The word for "witch" in Hebrew is and means "to whisper a spell, i.e., to enchant or practice magic," "sorcerer," "witch."
YEHOVAH God commands, moreover, "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, OR THAT USETH DIVINATION, or an observer of times (astrological "signs"), or an enchanter, or a WITCH, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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. Thou shalt be perfect [upright, sincere] with the Lord thy God. 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" (Deut. 18:10-14).
Isaiah adds, "And when they shall say unto you, SEEK UNTO THEM THAT HAVE FAMILIAR SPIRITS, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY: if they speak not according to THIS WORD, it is because there is NO LIGHT IN THEM" (Isa. 8:19-20).
Seeking knowledge and truth through the occult, or through the crystal balls of even so-called "Christian psychics," and "Christian witches" -- I cannot think of a greater non sequitur or oxymoron -- it is a deadly and lethal game only fools would play.
YEHOVAH God says, "There is NO LIGHT in them"!
Although I have read some of the books about Edgar Cayce, and Nostradamus, and Jeane Dixon, it is clear to me that their basic premise is faulty and in error. They do not obey the laws of YEHOVAH God. They do not adhere to the Biblical Sabbath. They do not obey the Holy Days of YEHOVAH God. They are bound up in pagan symbolism and festival observance. Their source of spiritual knowledge is not the Word of YEHOVAH God!
We should judge their writings by the standard -- measuring rod -- of the Bible itself. Ruth Montgomery's "incorporeal guides" were nothing more than sweet-talking, whispering demons in angelic guise (II Cor. 11:13-15). John commands us to put these "spirits" to the acid test (I John 4:1-2). He warns us, there are MANY ANTI-CHRISTS around -- seductive spirits or "guides" who seek to lead us astray.
Paul warns us seriously, "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall DEPART FROM THE FAITH, GIVING HEED TO SEDUCING SPIRITS, AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron..." (I Tim. 4:1-2).
Satanic, Clever and Ingenious Devices
Satan is always seeking to beguile the unwary and uncritical. Satan always makes his way look good on the surface, and sound good to the ears; but it is the same old malarkey, nonetheless (see Gen. 3:1-6). The serpent beguiled Eve; she fell from grace. She disobeyed the command of YEHOVAH God.
Beware lest that old serpent, the master of guile, use his infamous legerdemain and machinations on you, and thus beguile you into calamitous folly, to where you are unable to recover from his snares. "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ" (II Cor. 11:3).
Satan is capable of blinding the mind (II Cor. 4:4). If we disobey YEHOVAH God, and neglect His law, we become fodder for the devil. We must be obedient in all things, and FORGIVE THOSE who have wronged us -- "LEST SATAN should get an advantage over us: for we are not ignorant of his devices" (II Cor. 2:11).
Can a true Christian or believer in the Messiah consult witches, mediums, even those who profess to be Christian, and come away without being burned? Just which "spirits" inspire the likes of Jeane Dixon, Ruth Montgomery, Edgar Cayce, and others? Do they teach obedience to the laws of YEHOVAH God?
YEHOVAH God says, "And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if peradventure God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the SNARE OF THE DEVIL, who are taken captive by him at his will" (II Tim. 2:24-26).
The Bible is NOT an "elementary book" for Western society, nor does the information from Montgomery or Cayce serve to lead us into "higher grades." Rather, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, FOR REPROOF, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (II Tim. 3:16-17).
The Word of YEHOVAH God says, "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?
"And what agreement hath the temple of God with IDOLS? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell with them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
"Wherefore COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty" (II Cor. 6:14-18).
YEHOVAH God wants His children to have nothing whatsoever to do with the unfruitful works of darkness. "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather REPROVE THEM" (Eph. 5:11), "For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret" (v. 12).
Ruth Montgomery, a supposed "Christian psychic," in her book A Search for the Truth wrote that one of her "incorporeal guides" told her
"The Christmas season is the most splendid times of the year, not only because it reminds us of the saintly Man in Bethlehem, but also because men's hearts are opened to others. It is the spirit of Christmas to put others' needs above one's own. That is why the spirit of Christmas must never be removed from the image of Christmas. Mold your thoughts to the true meaning of this holiday season -- the blessedness of giving rather than receiving" (pp. 189-190).
What does the Almighty God in heaven say about the "spirit of Christmas"? Is it really so saintly and holy?
Even a minimum of serious research will show that the celebration of Christmas is a pagan-carryover which precedes the birth of the Messiah by thousands of years, in honor of the ancient "yule" or sun-god. The Christmas "wreathe" is an emblem of the circular shape of the sun. The ancient pagans observed the 25th of December in honor of the waning sun, looking forward to its revival in the following days. Even the Christmas tree comes from ancient pagan Germany and Egypt, where it was a symbol of pagan adoration and worship.
Alexander Hislop's book The Two Babylons describes in detail the origins of this pagan, wicked holiday which appears so saintly and innocent on the surface.
Surely Satan the devil wants us to become beguiled into observing this pagan practice, and he would just love for us to call it "Christian." By this devious machination he has deceived the entire world (Rev. 12:9). Thus he has finessed the entire "Christian" world with his sleight of hand, stratagems, and dissimulation. He has masked the real truth about Christmas -- its evil pagan heart beat -- and concealed its truly diabolical nature, which leads to the spirit of desperation, despair, depression, loneliness, and even suicide.
Any "Christian" or "psychic" who endorses "Christmas" or any of the world's pagan holidays is really serving the hidden designs and occultic purposes of Satan the devil!
Thus the whole Western world embraces a fraud, a deceit, a clever contrivance, and has fallen into the trap of Satan the devil, the "god of this world" (II Cor. 4:4). Instead of observing the true BIBLICAL HOLY DAYS, such as Passover, Pentecost, Rosh Hoshanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot -- the Feast of Tabernacles -- it observes a pagan-originated "Christmas," derived from the Roman Saturnalia, and a pagan "Easter," the very name of which belongs to a German goddess of spring and fertility!
What does the Word of YEHOVAH God say about our adopting and "baptizing" pagan observances, and calling them "Christian"? Just because you call a "dog" a "cat" doesn't make it a cat!
YEHOVAH God says,
"Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God. When the Lord thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; TAKE HEED TO THYSELF THAT THOU NOT BE SNARED BY FOLLOWING THEM....and that thou not inquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt NOT do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods...What thing soever I command you, OBSERVE TO DO IT: THOU SHALT NOT ADD THERETO, NOR DIMINISH FROM IT" (Deut. 2:28-32).
YEHOVAH God never commanded or established a festival on December 25! This was a pagan celebration in honor of pagan gods! YEHOVAH God says His people are NOT TO WORSHIP HIM AFTER THE MANNER OF THE PAGANS! He says He hates their customs!
Also, YEHOVAH God commands, "Learn NOT the way of the heathen. For the customs of the people are VAIN..." (Jer. 10:2-3). He then goes on to describe the popular custom of cutting down an evergreen tree from the forest, taking it home, decorating it, setting it up so it cannot move, and "worshiping" it. Remind you of something familiar?
Rather, YEHOVAH God commands His people to observe His annual holy days forever (see Exodus 12:14-16; all of Leviticus 23). He commands us NOT to ADD TO HIS LAWS, including His FESTIVALS, such pagan contrivances as Christmas, Easter (named after the goddess Astarte, Ishtar, or "Easter"), nor to diminish from or cease from celebrating His Festivals!
But all modern so-called "Christianity" has done both -- they have embraced pagan customs, calling them "Christian," and they have ignored totally the Festivals commanded by YEHOVAH God!
Further, YEHOVAH God commands all His people, "Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.
"YE SHALL NOT ADD UNTO THE WORD WHICH I COMMAND YOU, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH OUGHT FROM IT, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you" (Deut. 4:1-2).
We are to diligently obey the commandments of YEHOVAH God. We are not to add to them, or to subtract from them. We are not to add pagan celebrations such as Christmas or Easter, and subtract YEHOVAH's own holy festivals, such as Passover, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement or Tabernacles (Lev. 23).
These pagan festivals were inaugurated and taught to the pagans by their gods -- their national demons -- ages ago. They are the worship of' demons! No wonder, then, that "Christian" demons encourage their worship and observance, today!
The demon "guide" speaking to Ruth Montgomery was merely encouraging her to teach people to remain in their pagan ways of worship, yet calling it "Christian." YEHOVAH God calls this way of worship an abomination to Him! It is an affront to His holiness. It is pagan sacrilege!
YEHOVAH God says of such "clairvoyants," who claim to receive messages from Him, "A man also or a 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" (Lev. 20:27).
Beware of Deceiving Psychic Messengers
YEHOVAH God says, further, in dealing with such people, "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 (their customs and practices), 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 the Lord thy God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
"Ye shall walk after the Lord 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 the Lord your God...to take you out of the way which the Lord thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee" (Deut. 13:1-5).
YEHOVAH God looks upon such activities as heinous wickedness and despicable abomination, worthy of the death penalty. There was to be sudden judgment -- no mercy. The crime was of enormous implications to the welfare of the state of the nation.
Today, in the United States, we witness the folly of the Armed Forces actually not only allowing traditional Christian and Jewish ministers to serve as clergymen to the men under arms in the military, but now the Pentagon has issued guidelines for Buddhist chaplains and even witches and wizards in the military, to conduct their religious services and practices for their followers!
No wonder YEHOVAH God has removed His blessing from our land! No wonder YEHOVAH God is fed up with modern Israel, including the United States and British Commonwealth, the descendants of ancient Joseph, Rachel's firstborn son!
YEHOVAH God hates paganism -- and witchcraft! In His holy eyes, the two go hand in hand; they go together like hand in glove!
Modern Babylon the Great -- a Haunt of Demons
This modern Babylonish world is filled with witchcraft and demonism in the highest places. It is not all underground Satan worship by weird fanatics and wild teenagers, fascinated by the occult. It is not all the worshippers of Charles Manson, or the Hillside Strangler, with his preoccupation with pentagrams and mystical symbols.
YEHOVAH God says of the modern United States and Western World -- the end-time Babylon the Great, the "daughter of the Chaldeans," the "lady of kingdoms" (Isa. 47:5),
"But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the MULTITUDE OF THY SORCERIES, and for the GREAT ABUNDANCE OF THINE ENCHANTMENTS" (Isaiah 47:9).
YEHOVAH God tells this great end-time World Empire, which has tentacles around the world,
"Stand now with thine ENCHANTMENTS, and with the multitude of thy SORCERIES, wherein thou hast labored from thy youth...Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. LET NOW THE ASTROLOGERS, THE STAR GAZERS, THE MONTHLY PROGNOSTICATORS, STAND UP, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the FIRE SHALL BURN THEM; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame...none shall save thee" (verses 12-15).
This great society toppling to destruction is also described in Revelation 18. The apostle John writes,
"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power...And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of DEMONS, and the hold of every foul spirit, and "a cage of every unclean and hateful bird" (Rev. 18:1-2).
"For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her..." (v. 3).
YEHOVAH God commands His people, of this foul, witchcraft-laden, sorcery filled system of worship, "COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her PLAGUES. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities" (Rev. 18:4-5).
"Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double" (v. 6).
All the Jeane Dixons, Ruth Montgomerys, Edgar Cayces, and sorcerers, witches, wizards, and psychic "channelers," and occultic practitioners, will not be able to deliver this modern Babylonish system from the judgment of YEHOVAH God Almighty!
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