DIVINATION, WITCHCRAFT and SORCERY

Divination

Looking at what it means to TRUST IN THE WORD OF THE LORD and what the scriptures say about those who rebel against it.

Isaiah 30:9 These are A REBELLIOUS PEOPLE, deceitful children, children UNWILLING TO LISTEN TO THE LORD’S INSTRUCTION.

And where do we find the Lord’s instruction?

2Titus 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, FOR INSTRUCTION in righteousness:

Rebelled against what, again?

Psalm 107:11 Because THEY REBELLED AGAINST THE WORDS OF GOD, and contemned THE COUNSEL OF THE MOST HIGH.

Again His words (the scriptures) are for our instruction. What’s contemning His counsel?

Pro 22:17-21 Bow down thine ear, and HEAR THE WORDS OF THE WISE, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing IF THOU KEEP THEM WITHIN THEE; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. THAT THY TRUST MAY BE IN THE LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THE WORDS OF TRUTH; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

Look again

Pro 1:25 But ye have SET AT NOUGHT all my counsel, and would NONE OF MY REPROOF:

Reproof, where do we receive reproof? (rehighlighted to show a consistent pattern toward His words)

2Titus 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, FOR REPROOF, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Hear counsel (what is written) receive “instruction” (that is what the scriptures are for) to be “wise” in thy “latter end”

Pro 19:20 HEAR COUNSEL, and RECEIVE INSTRUCTION, that thou mayest BE WISE in thy latter end.

Are the scriptures shown again?

2Titus 3:15 …that FROM A CHILD THOU HAST KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, which are ABLE TO MAKE THEE WISE UNTO SALVATION **through faith** which is in Christ Jesus.

It’s HIS COUNSEL which stands!!. HIS WORDS are fulfilled, not anyone else’s words!

Diviners lie, they do this in saying “the Lord says” when He has NOT SPOKEN.

They speak NOT HIS WORDS but THEIR OWN WORDS but they SAY (as it is written) “the Lord saith”.

Eze 13:6 THEIR VISIONS ARE FALSE and THEIR DIVINATIONS A LIE. They SAY, “The Lord declares,” when the Lord HAS NOT SENT THEM; yet THEY EXPECT THEIR WORDS to be fulfilled.

Desiring God to fulfill their words, that pertaining to their own lusts that it might be spent on their own pleasures. Sorta like a spell (utterance) of their words (according to their lusts) to get ones own way.

So they rejected the word, they rejected knowledge, and they cast His words behind them. They wanted nothing of His counsel, reproof or instruction (that which pertains to the scriptures themselves). They would say “the Lord declares” what He did not and yet they expected “their words” to be fulfilled. His very own people were listening to just about anybody.

How do we know if someone has any light “in them”?

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, it is because THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM.

Look what Paul writes…

1Cr 9:8 Say I these things as A MAN? or saith not THE LAW the SAME also?

He says: “Say I these things AS A MAN? He speaks TO THE LAW which says the SAME, right?

So is it good to trust in man?

Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; CURSED be the man THAT TRUSTETH IN MAN and MAKETH FLESH HIS ARM, and WHOSE HEART DEPARTETH FROM THE LORD.

God is not a man that he should lie, and if one be cursed in trusting in a man (and making flesh his arm) it shows one’s heart is departing from the Lord.

Paul speaks of us taking heed lest there be in any of us an evil heart of “unbelief” in departing from the living God (Who is our living water) without Whom we can do nothing!

Heb 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, IN DEPARTING FROM THE LIVING GOD.

Paul said: “Let God be true and every man a liar.” Amen?

Romans 3:4 …LET GOD BE TRUE, but EVERY MAN A LIAR; as it is written, That thou mightest be JUSTIFIED IN THY SAYINGS, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Look at this. It speaks to us of “trying those” who “say” they are apostles and are “found liars,” right?

Rev 2:2 … thou hast tried them WHICH SAY they are apostles, AND ARE NOT, and hast FOUND THEM LIARS:

How is one actually “found a liar”?

Pro 30:6 ADD THOU ~NOT~ unto HIS WORDS, lest he reprove ~thee~, and ~THOU~ BE FOUND A LIAR.

Acts 17:7 These were MORE NOBLE than those in Thessalonica, in that THEY RECEIVED THE WORD with all readiness of mind, and SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY, whether those things were so.

We are to abide “in His Word” and His Word “in us.” If any man CONSENT NOT TO HIS WHOLESOME WORDS they (in my eyes) are untrustworthy to be committed with the oracles of God. We are admonished to PROVE ALL THINGS, “Judge ye what I SAY” exercise ourselves unto discernment, grow by pure words etc.

As I pointed out in my study of false prophets, the Lord USES THEM “to prove” US, to see whether OR NOT “we love” HIM.

We “test the prophets” by comparing THEIR WORDS ~to~ HIS!

Now Paul says, “WHO has bewitched you?” In relation to those who wanted to make a “shew in the flesh”

Who were folks listening to?

Deu 18:14 The nations you will dispossess LISTEN TO THOSE WHO PRACTICE SORCERY or DIVINATION. But AS FOR YOU, the Lord your God HAS NOT PERMITTED YOU TO DO SO.”

It was “by sorcery” THE NATIONS “were deceived” in Rev 18:23.

Simon used sorcery.

Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city USED SORCERY, and BEWITCHED THE PEOPLE of Samaria, GIVING OUT that HIMSELF was **some great one**.

Rebellion is equated with the sin of “divination” (or witchcraft) and divination is speaking ONES OWN WORDS and attaching, “the Lord saith” TO THEM. It’s also shown as “rebellion” as it pertains to rebelling AGAINST “HIS WORDS”.

1Sam 15:23 For REBELLION IS LIKE THE SIN OF DIVINATION, and ARROGANCE LIKE THE EVIL OF IDOLATRY. Because you have REJECTED THE WORD OF THE LORD, he has REJECTED YOU.

Worth repeating….

Pro 30:6 ADD THOU ~NOT~ unto HIS WORDS, lest he reprove ~thee~, and ~THOU~ BE FOUND A LIAR.

The Lord does not take kindly to those who ADD TO HIS WORDS, nor to those who FOLLOW AFTER those who do. Again, He USES “them” TO PROVE “us.”

If someone has to discredit the Bible, which contains the written record of that which the Lord has already spoken though His chosen Prophets and Apostle, in order to preach some “new revelation from God,” then I think we can be certain they are not preaching “His words,” but “their own words.” Let us not follow after them.

God has provided us with the scriptures for a reason!! They bear witness of THE TRUTH.

All Blessings in Christ,
Christine

[Note: I am NOT suggesting that the scriptures do not need to be “rightly divided.” I have no problem at all with discussing issues with translation or interpretation, especially interpretation. Just trying to show that the scriptures are valuable and they allow us to “test” those who claim to be Prophets of God, though they come preaching “a different gospel,” founded upon some “new revelation.”]

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About Christine

My name is Christine and since my favorite past-time, the one that I find the most fulfilling, is studying the scriptures and seeking to know and understand "the deep things of God", I have created this blog as a place to not only post my own bible studies but as a way to connect with others who are are also seeking the Lord and the Truth. I've posted some of my studies on other websites and haven't yet decided if I will post them here, as well, or if I will just post future blogs/studies here. We'll see. Thanks for stopping by and please do so again... maybe after I get something posted. :) ALL BLESSINGS IN CHRIST!!
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