Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
The Plain Truth about
Jeane Dixon, Ruth Montgomery, Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, and Modern Mystics, Demons and Psychics -- the Truth Revealed!
Many people today are intrigued by the prophecies of such people as Jeane Dixon, Edgar Cayce, Ruth Montgomery, Nostradamus and other noted "sleeping prophets," astrologers, crystal ball gazers, and mediums. Even Nancy Reagan had a favorite astrologer plan the daily activities and meetings of President Reagan! What is the TRUTH about these modern psychics and mystics? Is there such a thing as a "Christian clairvoyant" or "Christian medium" who consorts with and consults "spiritual guides" and "channelers"?
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.
What is the truth?
One 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 writes, "If Ruth Montgomery and Edgar Cayce are giving us information that we in a larger level of maturity (and circa 2000 years after Christ) 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?
The Only True Standard for Judgment
The Bible is our standard for "judging" all these other 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 God'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. (Read Worlds in Collision, by Immanuel Velikovsky).
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 God'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 have become "demons," or "disembodied spirits," which 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 priests 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 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 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, 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 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 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 the crystal balls of even so-called "Christian psychics," and "Christian witches"-- I cannot think of a greater non sequitur -- is 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. I suspect strongly that 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 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 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.
Hislop's Two Babylons, Woodward's Mystery Babylon, describe 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.
Thus the world embraces a fraud, a deceit a contrivance, and fails to observe the truly glorious festival of Tabernacles, which the Scriptures enjoin upon true believers.
What does the Word of YEHOVAH God say about our adopting and "baptisms" pagan observances, and calling them "Christian"?
YEHOVAH 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. 12:28-32).
YEHOVAH God never commanded or established a festival on December 25! This was a pagan celebration in honor of pagan gods! YEHOVAH says His people are NOT TO WORSHIP HIM AFTER THE MANNER OF THE PAGANS! He says He hates their customs!
Rather, YEHOVAH commands His people to observe His annual holy days forever (Leviticus 23). He commands us not to ADD TO HIS FESTIVALS, such pagan contrivances as Christmas, Easter (named after the goddess Astarte, or "Easter"), nor to diminish from His Festivals!
But modern so-called "Christians" have done both -- they have embraced pagan customs, calling them "Christian," and they have ignored totally the Festivals commanded by YEHOVAH God!
Further, YEHOVAH 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 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 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 Muslim clerics, 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 modem Israel, including the United States and British Commonwealth, the descendants of ancient Joseph, Rachel's firstborn son!
YEHOVAH hates paganism -- and witchcraft! In His holy eyes, the two go hand in hand; they go together like hand in glove!
Modem Babylon the Great -- a Haunt of Demons
This modem 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 says of modem 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" (verse 9).
YEHOVAH tells this great World Empire arising now in Europe, which will have 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 Almighty YEHOVAH God!
Witchcraft in the New Testament
The likes of Dixon, Montgomery, and Edgar Cayce are mentioned in the New Testament. The apostles had a run-in with their antecedents. In Acts we read, "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: 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. And this she did many days. But Paul, being grieved, tamed 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" (Acts 16:16-18).
Notice! This woman could "prophesy," and give "occult" information, much like Jeane Dixon, Ruth Montgomery, and Edgar Cayce. She spoke some truth, as well. The demon in her confessed that Paul and his group were messengers sent from YEHOVAH God, bringing the way of salvation. Sometimes these artful demons even preach the truth! Nevertheless, the spirit of divination is wrong -- an ABOMINATION! And Paul finally felt moved to cast it out of the young woman.
Books on the occult magic, and witchcraft ought to be burned and destroyed. When certain vagabond Jewish exorcists attempted to cast out demons by quoting the name of Yeshua, whom Paul preached, the spirit retorted, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?"
"And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
"And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. 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.
"So mightily grew the word of God, and prevailed" (Acts 19:13-20).
The Source of Spiritual Power
Those who are seeking spiritual power by studying the books of Edgar Cayce, Ruth Montgomery, Jeane Dixon, and other practitioners of the occult, even if it be the so-called "Christian" occult, are in great danger! Any spiritual power which comes from any other source than the Spirit of YEHOVAH God is demoniacal and deadly in its final revelation.
A person who wrote to me on this subject stated, "Power is power, and one can learn HOW to use it by observing many practitioners." To that I say, balderdash and hogwash! There is evil power, as well as good power. Power itself is not "neutral."
You cannot use the power of YEHOVAH God for evil purposes. Nor can the power of demons be truly used for good purposes, except as a ruse to deceive the naive and unwise.
To dabble, delve, and play around with the occult and witchcraft, may seem like a pathway to power to some, but it is the roadway to death and destruction forever and ever. Witchcraft is spiritual fornication with the demons of this world. It is the "depths of Satan" which God warns about (Revelation 2:20-25). Many women get involved in this terrible deception, and lose their salvation like Jezebel, who considered herself a prophetess and seduced the servants of YEHOVAH God into spiritual fornication, eating at idolatrous festivals such as Christmas and Easter, and sinning against YEHOVAH God.
Let's come completely out of these things!
What To Do about Demon Problems
As we should know, from studying the Word of YEHOVAH God, YEHOVAH God the Creator has ALL POWER, and He has given ALL POWER into the hands of Yeshua the Messiah, who said, "ALL POWER is given unto me in heaven and in earth" (Matt. 28:18). He also gave authority to His servants and ministers, saying, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, CAST OUT DEMONS: freely ye have received, freely give" (Matt. 10:8). And, He declared, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME they shall cast out demons" (Mark 16:17).
Not all, of course, would have this "authority" or "power." It is a gift of YEHOVAH God. "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit" (I Cor. 12:4). "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same spirit; to another the GIFTS OF HEALING by the same Spirit..." (I Cor. 12:8-9).
As a minister of YEHOVAH God, and His Servant, in these last days, I believe in YEHOVAH's power, and His might, and His authority, and His love and compassion and caring. I know He cares for every living human being, and wants to see everyone free of demon influence, demon possession, and completely healed. I believe in His promises. I believe in His healing power. I also know that His promises are conditional, based on FAITH. As Yeshua said, "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matt. 9:29).
To have demons removed from the premises, or cast out, we must believe, and we must EXERCISE our faith. We must BELIEVE, as a matter of fact, and we must PERSEVERE and PERSIST and tenaciously HANG ON to YEHOVAH God's Promises, and our faith -- ENDURING, fighting, never-giving up, using our mind to FOCUS on what YEHOVAH God is doing and is going to do for us. And when the evil spirit(s) is (are) gone, and a person's mind and body are swept clean, that person must NEVER ALLOW them back inside him again, but must "CLEAN HOUSE" AND KEEP IT CLEAN, by continual and daily study of YEHOVAH's Word, prayer, and filling their mind and life with positive and uplifting things. As Paul wrote, "Finally, my brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS" (Phil. 4:8). "Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you" (v. 9).
For those who request prayer for healing, and prayer for eradication of demon influence and possession, we send out special "anointed" prayers cloths, with instructions on how to use it. The information is clear, self-explanatory, and the instructions are plain. A person should use the prayer cloth as often as it is needed, whenever Satan and/or one or more of his demons is attempting to "attack" or get close to them, whenever they might "sense" an evil presence. As James says, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. RESIST THE DEVIL, and he will FLEE FROM YOU. DRAW NIGH TO GOD, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and PURIFY your hears, ye double minded" (James 4:7-8).
As Peter also wrote: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom RESIST STEADFAST IN THE FAITH, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world" (I Pet. 5:8-9). If a person faithfully heeds this advice, and does the things I have said, I am persuaded fully that they will be completely healed, and can remain healed, and be no longer bothered with demons. But we must do our part. And YEHOVAH God will SURELY do His!
If, or when any demon tries to bother you, do as Jude said, saying, "The LORD God, YHVH (YEHOVAH) REBUKE YOU!" (Jude 9), and say to that demon, "According to the Word of YEHOVAH God, and the words of the Messiah, in the name of Yeshua the Messiah [Yeshua Ha Moshiach] , I rebuke you! " "In the name of Yeshua the Messiah [Yeshua Ha Moshiach], I rebuke you! Begone, get out of here, and LEAVE ME ALONE! I command you in the name and by the authority of the Messiah, according to the Word of YEHOVAH GOD!"
Study the Scriptures concerning faith and healing. BUILD up your faith, by constant and concentrated Bible Study (Rom.10:17; II Pet. 3:18), and by faithful prayer (read and ponder and meditate on Eph.6:10-18), your hands raised to YEHOVAH God in heaven. As Paul said, "I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting" (I Tim. 2:8). "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD" (Psalm 134:2; II Chron. 6:12-13, 29).
Indeed, as Paul said, "we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against...wicked spirits in high places. Wherefore take unto you the WHOLE armor of God, that ye may be able to WITHSTAND in the evil day" (Eph. 6:11-13, etc.). And we live in "evil" days. So we must be busy, "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil" (Eph. 6:16). We must do as Paul said, and "Fight the good fight of faith" (I Tim. 6:12). It is a fight -- a struggle -- a wrestling match. We must be like our forefather Jacob, who fought all night, wrestling with an "angel," showing his perseverance and tenacity, so that YEHOVAH changed his name to "Israel," which means "Prevailer, Overcomer, Prince of God."
And, as Peter said, we must GROW in the things of YEHOVAH God, giving all diligence to add to our faith virtue (spiritual power), knowledge, self control, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and the true love of God (II Pet. 1:4-7). For, he said, "If these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ" (v. 8).
With the power of YEHOVAH God, we can overcome ANY spiritual adversary. YEHOVAH will not fail us nor forsake us. Indeed, "There be more with us than there are with them." When Elisha and his servant were surrounded by armies, and a great host camped against them, his servant, wakening in the morning and seeing the awesome sight, exclaimed, "Alas, my master! what shall we do?" And Elisha responded: "FEAR NOT: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them" (II Kings 6:16).
Satan and all his demons have only "puny" power AS COMPARED TO THE POWER OF THE LIVING GOD! Satan and all his demonic hordes may be arrayed against us; but on our side is the CAPTAIN OF THE HOSTS OF THE LORD -- YESHUA HIMSELF -- AND YEHOVAH GOD THE FATHER, CREATOR AND RULER OF THE UNIVERSE! With us, fighting on our side, is the LORD God of Hosts, the Ruler of the entire far-flung Universe, and Yeshua the Messiah, the Captain of our salvation, who rose from the dead, who now sits at the right hand of the Father, as our High Priest in heaven, who himself on the battlefield of the wilderness of Judea, after forty days of fasting and praying, DEFEATED Satan the devil in pitched spiritual battle 2,000 years ago! (Matt. 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13).
And he totally vanquished him and qualified to replace him at the cross, giving his life and shedding his blood to pay for and cover our sins. So NOW HE RULES SUPREME, with the Father! And He declared, "Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall BELIEVE that those things which he sayeth shall come to pass; he shall have WHATSOEVER he saith. Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, BELIEVE that ye receive them, and ye shall HAVE them" (Mark 11:22-25).
Yeshua also promised: "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these, shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ASK IN MY NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in MY NAME, I will DO it. If ye LOVE me, keep my commandments" (John 14:12-15).
These are YEHOVAH God's Words -- His instructions. If we seek His help, deliverance, and intervention, on our behalf, in fighting demons or any other adversary, then we must get on our knees before Him, and claim His promises, with our hands raised to heaven, and implore Him to rebuke the evil, and ask Him to completely remove the evil from our life, and then KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, completely and fully, all of them, and He will receive us, and bless us, and give complete and total healing.
It is, bottom line, a matter of our faith and dependence on YEHOVAH God. Like Abraham, our forefather, we must live by and exercise faith. "And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was STRONG IN FAITH, giving glory to God; and being FULLY PERSUADED that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform" (Rom. 4:19-21).
Faith is the "bottom line." Crying out to YEHOVAH God, even with the "faith born of desperation," can work miracles. I have seen it. I know it is true. It is, however, between each one of us and YEHOVAH God. When a father brought a young demoniac to the Messiah, he said to him, in sheer desperation, "Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; and wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not." Yeshua answered him, "O faithless generation, how long shall I bear with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me."
The account continues: "And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And oftimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but IF THOU CANST DO ANY THING, HAVE COMPASSION ON US, AND HELP US."
Do you see his lack of faith and real belief here? Do you sense the doubt the father had?
Yeshua responded, as the Moffatt translation has it, "'If you can!' Anything can be done for one who believes."
The account continues: "At once the father of the boy cried out, 'I do believe; help my unbelief.' Now as Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, he checked the unclean spirit, 'Deaf and dumb spirit,' he said, 'leave him, I command you, and never enter him again!' And it did come out, after shrieking aloud and convulsing him violently. The child turned like a corpse, so that most people said, 'He is dead'; but, taking his hand, Jesus raised him and he got up. When he went indoors, his disciples asked him in private, 'Why could we not cast it out?' He said to them, 'Nothing can make this kind come out but prayer and fasting' (Mark 9:17-29).
The Modern Language Bible has this passage as follows: The father begged Jesus, "but if You can do anything, help us; take pity on us!" Jesus answered, "'If You can do anything?' Everything is possible for the person who believes!" The father at once exclaimed, "I believe. Help me because of my unbelief." Then Jesus, seeing a mob collecting, said to the spirit, "Dumb and deaf spirit, I order you: Come out of him and never again enter into him." The story goes on, "Shrieking and throwing fit after fit, he came out. The boy looked like a corpse, so that many declared that he was dead; but Jesus, taking him by the hand, raised him and he stood up.
"After He had gone indoors, His disciples asked Him privately, 'Why were we unable to cast it out?' He told them, 'This kind cannot be expelled except through prayer.'
What is the lesson for all of us, in this powerful witness to the power of the Messiah? First, that we must believe. FAITH is absolutely required. Second, that if we lack faith, we can CALL ON YEHOVAH GOD for the very faith that we need, and He will give it to us! Thirdly, indeed, ALL THINGS are possible through the power and intervention of YEHOVAH, for those who have faith, and believe!
The apostle Paul put it very succinctly: He said, "I can do ALL THINGS through Christ which strengtheneth me" (Phil. 4:13). Also, he declared, "But my God shall supply ALL YOUR NEED, according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus" -- Moshiach Yeshua (Phil. 4:19).
"According to your faith be it unto you" (Matt. 9:29).
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