Fear, Horror, & Witchcraft
The Spirits of Fear, Horror and Witchcraft
2 Timothy 1:6–7 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God has not given us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1 John 4:16–18 ESV
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
› What is the Spirit of Fear?
Deuteronomy 18:9–14 (ESV)
“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.
› What is an Abomination?
Have you ever smelled rotten meat or rotten human flesh? Foul, disgusting, vile, sickening. Something that God absolutely hates and finds disgusting.
Gary has talked about opening the doors to satanic and demonic oppression, and the occult is the easiest way satan can pervert and enslave children and adults.
As a nation, we have now about 10,000 practicing witches. Over 2 million Ouija boards are now sold annually. It is the most popular parlor game today. In Cleveland, Ohio, you can rent a witch from an agency for parties, who will do anything from fortune-telling to conducting seances.
Witchcraft is the “IN” thing in our schools. Thousands of public schools—not allowed to have prayer or the Bible—are teaching courses in witchcraft.
A major television station had a potpourri of news and showed the great interest high school students have in witches. The commentator said, “Nearly every respectable high school these days has its own witch.” The program pictured a pretty 16-year-old, eyes staring and voice chanting incantations, conjuring up all sorts of spells. A psychiatrist intoned that he thought the trend toward witchcraft was “healthy” for some because it helps relieve aggressive feelings.
Example: Rabbit killing, Seeing demons and having haunted houses.
Harry Potter, spells, incantation, occult training.
But the kids will read! Well no Duh! The spell of witchcraft is enticing.
› There is no such thing as white witches or white magic. Why?
Witchcraft and sorcery, seances, etc…. It is trying to go to satan get supernatural power or know the future without going to God.
It is a counterfeit of prophecy, Holy Spirit signs and wonders and miracles.
Because it is going to the devil it is rebellion against God and puts you under demonic oppression, because you have surrendered your will to serve demonic powers.
God’s battle against evil supernatural magic was on display when Moses confronted the priests of Pharoah. God would not allow Moses to know his Name…
How the Spirit of Fear entered me.
Horror is from the devil to make you afraid.
Halloween is a demonic counterfeit of Worship. It involves a threat : I will trick you if you don’t give me a treat.
Halloween is used as a a high holy day for witches and demonic covenant, child and animal sacrifices.
› Why would you use for entertainment the things that God hates?