And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. Leviticus 20:6.
The magicians of heathen times have their counterpart in the spiritualistic mediums, the clairvoyants, and the fortune tellers of today. The mystic voices that spoke at Endor and at Ephesus are still by their lying words misleading the children of men. Could the veil be lifted from before our eyes, we should see evil angels employing all their arts to deceive and to destroy.
Spiritual beings sometimes appear to persons in the form of their deceased friends, and relate incidents connected with their lives, and perform acts which they performed while living. In this way they lead men to believe that their dead friends are angels, hovering over them, and communicating with them. Those who thus assume to be the spirits of the departed, are regarded with a certain idolatry, and with many their word has greater weight than the Word of God.
I saw the rapidity with which this delusion [spiritualism] was spreading. A train of cars was shown me, going with the speed of lightning. The angel bade me look carefully. I fixed my eyes upon the train. It seemed that the whole world was on board. Then he showed me the conductor, a fair, stately person, whom all the passengers looked up to and reverenced. I was perplexed and asked my attending angel who it was. He said, “It is Satan. He is the conductor, in the form of an angel of light. He has taken the world captive…. And they are all going with lightning speed to perdition.”
This delusion will spread, and we shall have to contend with it face to face; and unless we are prepared for it, we shall be ensnared and overcome.
The people of God must be prepared to withstand these spirits with the Bible truth that the dead know not anything, and that they who thus appear are the spirits of devils.
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Prayer Requests
—-Maxine had her surgery for her broken hip yesterday afternoon she is in recovery. she told a friend of mine who was with her that if she dies that is ok if she lives that is Ok. she is ready to go .thanks for the prayers. M
—-Please pray for grandma Jesca today for strength and health. Shannon
—-I am still in the hospital. This morning they are doing an Echo Cardiogram I think it is called to see why my heart keeps going into tachycardia. Please pray that my heart is good. I cannot bear anymore stress. I think my tachycardia is caused by anxiety which I have a lot of. THANK you so much for all your prayers.I am still in the hospital. This morning they are doing an Echo Cardiogram I think it is called to see why my heart keeps going into tachycardia. Please pray that my heart is good. I cannot bear anymore stress. I think my tachycardia is caused by anxiety which I have a lot of. THANK you so much for all your prayers. Connie
—-Cathy needs your prayer, in hospital, gut problems, dehydrated, losing weight to fast, Dr’s don’t seem t be able to control it. Betty
—-Please pray for Vickston He had brain surgery due to aneurysm and has not woken up since. Kay
Dear Friends,
We have the privilege; we have the duty to bring the gospel to those around us. Indeed, in these trying times, God’s great last day message must go to all the world. Only then can the end come. (Rev 14:6-12; Matt 24:14) How much God desires to finish the work through us that Jesus can come to take us to fellowship face to face with Him. How our Dear Saviour longs to bestow upon us the forgiveness that He so freely offers and to restore us to His image. How He yearns to save every person. He pleads, “As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die?” Eze 33:11
He said to Israel of old, “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.” Deut 11:26-28 Sadly, they did not obey. Our Great Creator’s plan of evangelizing the world was spoiled. He had purposed to bless all nations through Abraham. He had said, “in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.” Gen 22:17,18
That blessing was to be the knowledge of God. Our Great Redeemer placed Israel in a centralized location along the great trade routes that all of the world would know the truth and turn to their Creator. He told them. “And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do. One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD. One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.” Num 15:14-16 “And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.” Num 9:14 “Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people; . . . . the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.” Isa 56:1-8
Yet, instead of following Him and evangelizing the nations about them, they wanted to be like them. They turned from His truth and became like the nations around them. With a breaking heart our Loving Creator allowed them to be oppressed by the very nations that they were trying to emulate. Moreover, the land itself changed from a “land flowing with milk and honey” to the desolate and arid land that it is today. What consequences there was to their disobedience!
We look at them and shake our head declaring that we would never be like them. Yet, we are like them. We live like the world, imitate the world, and before long think like the world. We get so caught up in our everyday life that we rarely speak to others about the Way the Truth and the Life. (John 14:6) May we stop this endless round of “keeping up with the Joneses” that we will not to do as did Israel. May we allow the Light of the World to shine through us that those in darkness may find the Saviour. May we daily pray that we may be a channel of blessing to others and thus fulfill His great purpose for bringing the Truth to all the world.

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