The Rise of Satanism, Witchcraft, Demonic Possessions, and Evil Around The World
Exodus 20:3-6 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
I originally started out writing about what is happening in Africa, but a couple paragraphs down, I was quickened by the Holy Spirit to include the entirety of the planet. In my mind, I argued with HIM, as my article was in response to one I had just read that was written about Africa. Naturally, the Holy Spirit won out, as He should!
There is a quote posted below and it is an excerpt from The Nairobian entitled, The Rise of Devil Worship in Kenya. My intent was to explain why Africa is experiencing drought, famine, the rise of Islamic butchers, and the plague of Ebola, which they now predict will kill millions.
Africa is still my main focus, but now the whole planet is included. All those nations where people are rebelling, opposing God’s Word and for a lack of a better phrase, poking their finger in God’s eye and kicking Him out of their lives and their land. I am not referring just to the heathen. The same can be said for those who claim to follow the True God, and I am speaking of those who call themselves Christians, not those worshiping a false god, in a false religion or false Christian belief system.
2nd Chronicles 7:14-15 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
It’s sad that many of God’s people are rebellious, stubborn and will not turn from their wicked ways. The LORD also tells us what he thinks about rebellion and stubbornness. The prophet Samuel speaking to Saul.
1st Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
The African Continent for the most part is a wicked nation. No, I am not saying everyone there is wicked and evil. There are some Godly people trying to hold back complete destruction with prayer and supplication to God, just as Christians in America do. Sadly though, they are a minority and they have so much sorrow, suffering, and destruction. Rick Warren is preparing to take his false doctrine to Africa, in 2015. I just pray God somehow steps in and prevents these false teachings from being spread as other false teachings already have in that nation. Africa has a large Catholic population. This is a huge stronghold and a large part of their problem.
Africa is steeped in Satanism, Devil worship, Witchcraft and Voodoo. false gods, idols, animal worship, God expressly forbids these things. In the passage of scripture referenced above, God says “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me”.
That means He will allow a curse to be handed down from the parents to the children, for their rebellion against His Word. We can see the result of these curses all over the country of Africa and the whole world.
In Africa, Witch doctors are in nearly every village and are very powerful. These powers, derived from demon spirits, are handed down from generation to generation. Witch doctors place curses on people and the sick are brought to them for healing. Let it be known that demons can cause sickness and when a witch doctor cures a sickness in someone, all he is doing is telling that demon to leave hence the person recovers. They are working with and using the demons to manipulate people. Luke 13:10-13 – Matthew 9:32-33 – Matthew 12:22. The powers derived from these demons gain the witch doctor much respect, put fear in those who may oppose, and gain him much control over the community. Many a Spirit filled True Child of God have come against witch doctors often resulting in their salvation. Glory to God.
Sometimes the Christian who tangled with the witch doctor were not Spirit filled and they ended up dead or severely disabled. They were in the flesh and tangling with something they were not prepared to face. The powers of darkness can only be overcome and defeated by Jesus and his shed blood through the power of the Holy Spirit. That is why we as Christians must daily put on the FULL Armor listed in Ephesians 6. Any attempt to battle the Principalities, Powers and Spiritual Wickedness in High places in the flesh, will only bring defeat!
Don’t be fooled into thinking that these powers are only in the bush of Africa. They are running rampant all over the entire planet. The Islands of the Caribbean, Haiti and Jamaica are inundated with it. Could that be why that major quake hit there a few years back killing 250,000 + people?
I say Yes!! The United States is not immune. We have our own spiritual issues right here. One place in particular, is New Orleans, Louisiana a haven for voodoo, witchcraft and satanism. These places as well as many others around the world revel each year in Mardi Gras. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the Mardi Gras Capitol of the world and another place that is filled with Iniquity.
You can look at a town, a county that the town is in, a state that is in a country or the country itself, and tell what the people in that area are dabbling in, just by looking at the crime, disease, famine or drought the area is experiencing. God will NOT put up with a rebellious people and judgment will come on them, if they do not repent and turn to God. We see this time and time again in God’s Word throughout the Old Testament.
While searching for info on satanism, witchcraft and voodoo in Africa, I came across an article in the Daily Mail, “South African president Zuma reveals he used to practice witchcraft against white people” In that article he is quoted as saying;
“I used to practise (sic) witchcraft around here, bewitching the Boers during apartheid” …..”When the elections are over, I’m coming again. If you give us 90 per cent upwards during the elections, we are coming here to slaughter cows” and …..”We will continue to run this government forever and ever. Whether they (detractors) like it or not!”
This was in January 2012. The president of that country was practicing Witchcraft, placing curses on people and only God knows what else he was doing. He wanted to sacrifice cows to Satan to gain control, and made a vow that he and the devils he sacrifices too would be in charge forever. I am going to go out on a limb here and make a bold statement. In my opinion there is not a single leader of a nation who is Godly, and follows Biblical Principles. One who will stand up to the ungodly and stand on the Word of God. I have not heard of one. Am I wrong? There may be a few in government offices, but they won’t speak up and stand against the powers of darkness. Those who have or would are assassinated or incarcerated.
Some will argue Romans 13 says all in authority are placed there by God. They are fools. God does appoint government just as He did the kings and judges of old. But, we are only to obey a GODLY government and there are none, in my opinion. Does that mean you can go out and do what you want to do? Of course not. The Moral and civil laws of God are, and have always been in place. Just because government says sexual perversion is legal does not mean God condones it. We must obey what the Word of God says before anything a God hating law says, because if we subscribe to man’s law above God’s, we call down the judgment of God!
Judgment befalls all those who are worship false Gods. The nation who places God on the side lines will have a real good spanking brought upon them meaning wars, plagues, pestilence and even death in some cases. God promises to turn us over to unnatural affections, to give us over to a strong delusion. These are warnings sent to turn us from our path of self destruction. To turn us from our wickedness and put God back in the place of honor, where he rightfully belongs. What happens when a Church or a Christian does not turn from their wicked ways? Chastisement follows. Chastisement is God spanking you for a lack of better words for not obeying him. Just any good parent corrects their child, God corrects his children. I have been corrected many, many times.
Hebrews 12:5-8 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
As one can clearly see, America is also experiencing a “chastening” in the west and south west with drought, fires and floods. Mysterious diseases have cropped up and are spreading across the country. I believe if the wicked people of America, Atheists, Homosexuals, Lesbians, Satanists, Witches, Masons, etc, and in particular the president and his administration, do not open their eyes, we will see the Muslims attacking and Ebola or some other plague unleashed. Its not just on their shoulders either. The church as a whole has turned its back on God and has gone Whoring after false gods and has replaced the Gospel of Jesus Christ with “another gospel” of which Paul warns us.
2nd Corinthians 11:3-4 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. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bare with him.
Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you that than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Those are some strong words, folks!
All throughout the Old Testament, and in the new as well, we see that man can not shake off his need to worship something in a physical form. People fashion all kinds of objects into a form they can put their faith in. Even within the Christian faith there is idolatry. A religious person seems to have a need for an eye pleasing object to place his or her faith in. The LORD calls them “Graven Images” and they, or anything like them should be tossed in the garbage where they belong.
Paul says in 1st Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. Christian, that includes all of wickedness that Hollywood peddles as entertainment. Its a sad fact that most Christians can’t discern what is evil!! A graven image or idol is ANYTHING you put ahead of Jesus Christ. If you put your faith in a church, a preacher or priest, works, baptism, keeping laws, reciting scripture over and over, you’re worshiping these things. You are not to put your faith in anything but God. And nothing should come before HIM.
There are wicked evil rulers in Africa who oppress and enslave those they rule over. However, this does not only occur in Africa, this is the case all over the world. When people are wicked and go whoring after false gods, the LORD will allow a wicked ruler who does not heed the Word of God, to rule over them! If you say God would never do that to his people, he is a loving God and just loves everybody and would not punish or harm anyone; that is partly true. At the same time, God does allow Satan to move on people and places, in order to bring about the results He desires. I point you to the Book of Job, and suggest that you study it slowly and carefully!
Another thing to consider is statement out of the book of Daniel where he stated that the Prince of Persia (who is a fallen angel) hindered the angel Gabriel. We can see that these agents of evil are in charge of an area and in this case it is Persia, current day Iran!!
Daniel 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the Kings of Persia.
It would behoove you to study up on the wicked spirits that are in control of every area of this planet. Go read Principalities, Powers and Spiritual Wickedness in High places and Wickedness has entered in, In the name of liberation and Democracy if you have not done so already.
GOD will give you what you ask for!
God anointed David to be the first King of Israel and the people rebelled. The prophet Samuel’s sons were dishonest and not trustworthy and the leaders of the Israelites feared the evil sons would be judge over them and demanded that Samuel give them a king. Samuel warned them that, if he appointed a king over them, they would suffer under that king. They kept demanding a king right away, so He gave them Saul a wicked evil ruler and they suffered as a result. Go read the Books of Samuel for the entire story and what happened as a result of the rebellion Rebel, Repent, Rebel, Repent! People never learn! There were many wicked Kings that ruled Israel but none as wicked as Ahab.
The Bible says that King Ahab did more evil in his eyes than any other king before him. He married Jezebel who worshiped the god Baal and he built a temple to honor Baal the god of Samaria. He also built altars and idols to another pagan deity named Asherah. He allowed Jezebel to kill and murder at will.
The Prophet Elijah even fled because they were going to TRY and kill him. Go read the account of Ahab and you should study up on both books of the Kings, one and two. The entirety of the Old Testament gives us a picture of what happens when people do not obey God. If you’re a New Testament Christian then you are not getting the full story God intends you to have. Unless you study the Old Testament you cannot hope to truly understand the New.
So why have I told you all of this? Well it’s simple. We can see from studying the past, what will happen in the future. Gods Word says there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
People are still rebelling against God. People are still worshiping the same false gods and idols that were prevalent in Old Testament times. They have been given different names and faces but are still the minions of Lucifer who hates God and man. They will use every trick they can to deceive and manipulate thereby bringing down the wrath of God a foolish and rebellious people.
A very good example of the wrath of God of this is found in Leviticus 10 when the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu offered “Strange Fire” and God sent fire out and it killed them. Aren’t you glad we are under Grace and not under law?
Leviticus 10:1-6 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD. Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said. And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.
Satanism, Witchcraft, Voodoo, Buddhism, Hinduism, the rituals in Catholicism, false doctrine in the church, and anything else God forbids, will only bring the judgment on a land and its people. We are seeing that in Africa, Asia, The Middle East, America, the Islands of the Sea and every other place that is poking its finger in the eye of God!