Witchcraft Is Flourishing in America While Christianity Wanes

Did you know that there are now more “witches” in the U.S. than there are Presbyterians?  There are approximately 1.5 million people who identify as witches in America.

As people are drawn to the dark side, society sees this as “mainstream.” I remember when I was growing up, no one that I knew boasted about being a witch. Maybe they were out there, but most of them remained, along with their broomsticks, in their closets.

Playing Church 

There has always been churches filled with people who like to come together on Sundays.  It’s rather like country clubs but church-style.  They have choirs and Sunday school classes and they even have pantries filled with canned foods for the poor.

My husband and I began to attend one of these churches near our home.  It wasn’t long before I was pegged as a Jesus Freak.  People would look at me like I was a trouble maker.  During that time I developed intense sciatica and soon could not walk.  My husband would push me around in a transport chair.

The pastor of that church was rather new.  We could tell that he was born again. We could also tell that he had a heart to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this church.  The pastor began a Bible study on Tuesday evenings.  By this time I was almost bed ridden.

I was seeing doctors at Johns Hopkins to find out what was wrong.  They had done four MRI’s and told me that they could not see what would be causing this kind of pain.

Anyway, back to the pastor and the church.  This pastor would come and visit me and my husband. He knew that I was suffering.  He told us about the Bible Study and he said that no one showed up.  He asked if we would like for him to come over on Tuesday evenings and the three of us would have the Bible study.  We said Yes!  We felt it was such a blessing.

One time when Pastor Jerry came over, he opened his heart to us. He asked if we would pray for him and for those in the church. He said that he could not get through to this congregation about the Gospel.  They did not want to hear about sin and repentance.

We did pray for Pastor Jerry and for the congregation, but finally the pastor moved on to another church. It was a very sad situation for everyone.

As far as my pain, one night I was screaming because of the horrific pain and my husband insisted on taking me to the local hospital ER.  The doctor wanted to do an MRI. I told her that I had 4 MRI’s in the past six months and they could not find anything.

She still insisted and they found a 9 mm synovial cyst wrapped around my S1 nerve root and around my spine.  Hopkins had missed this completely. I was scheduled for surgery with a neurosurgeon and he removed the cyst and I could walk again – pain-free.    But I digress…….

The Great Apostasy

God made Adam and Eve in His image. When they sinned against God,  they were sent out of the Garden of Eden. Satan had deceived Eve and she ate from the one tree which God had forbidden.  Adam ate too.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

Because we were made in God’s image, we are spiritual beings.  God’s plan for us was to commune with Him and walk with Him and love Him. When people do not fill that spiritual void inside of them with God – when they do not believe God’s Word, they go elsewhere to attempt to be fulfilled.

But God put that void inside of us for Him to fill.  Anything else would be counterfeit and harmful to us.  But Satan entices people all the time.  I can hear his whispers:  “God just doesn’t want you to have fun. Don’t listen to those Jesus Freaks!   Take Yoga…….meditate.  All of these practices will help you to relax.”

Many of these same people wind up in NAR and Emergent churches. And now the Social Justice False Gospel is very popular.  It makes people feel like they are acting “Christian” and of course they are all inclusive as far as homosexuality, transgenderism and abortion. They don’t want to hurt anyones feelings.  Come as you are and stay that way is their mantra.

Feeling Empty

I believe that after a while in these fake churches, people begin to be restless.  They want something more.  They have been told in the apostate churches that anything goes – they don’t have to believe the Bible.  They are taught that times have changed and that churches should change along with the time.

They are NOT told that God NEVER changes.  His Word NEVER changes.

The Power of Witchcraft

So here we are – a nation founded on Judeo-Christian values – now becoming a nation filling with more and more witches, covens – EVIL is new normal. It doesn’t surprise me that many transgenders are witches.

From sg.new.yahoo.com

Witchcraft moves to the mainstream in America as Christianity declines – and has Trump in its sights

Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches – more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practises normalised across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicised.

Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn, is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried out from Catland Books, was well attended by witches, atheists ad humanists – and was followed around the country on social media.

Millennials, says Bracciale, are looking for spiritualism outside traditional religion. “The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion – scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves – there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos. If you don’t get in the driver’s seat things will just get worse,” the witch said.

In a wide-ranging discussion with the Telegraph, Bracciale, who described the interview questions as “sensationalist”, talked about political hexes and witchcraft in general.

Bracciale is “absolutely” willing to cause physical harm through a hex – “no issue with that”. And while Bracciale would have been just as pleased with the new Supreme Court Justice’s death, resignation or physical disfigurement, the main goal of the Kavanaugh hex, and the three hexes on President Donald Trump from Catland Books this summer, was to “let them be exposed for who they are – especially as impotent men”. The curse began with a recitation of the Biblical scripture Psalm 109: 8: “let his days be few, let another take his office.”

Catland Books is replete with Christian images including the Archangel Michael, Christian defender against the demonic, and the Virgin Mary. Bracciale, a self-described sexual abuse survivor, who grew up in a born-again-Christian evangelical cult in Arizona, takes umbrage at the notion that witchcraft and Christianity are mutually exclusive. Witchcraft “has a ton of roots in Christianity”, the Brooklyn witch says. Indeed, in Bracciale’s view, the Bible is a spell book, particularly the Book of Psalms.

Witchcraft is powerful, according to Bracciale, because of the “intersectionality of feminism, sexuality, gender, the fight for freedom, eschewing the patriarchy and having sort of a vitriolic response towards it.”   source

Brethren, it is so clear to the Remnant of true believers that we are truly in the end of the end of days.  The convergence of world events which line up exactly with Bible Prophecy shows us how very close we are to our Blessed Hope.

Some days are so hard to make it through.  I feel it, and I talk to many who also feel this.  It is normal to be depressed and sad at times.  Just like in David’s Psalms.  he was so sad and forlorn so much of the time.  But look at the end of even the most sad Psalms – David gives glory to His First Love – His God!

David broke every Commandment and yet God called him a man after His own heart.  This was because David’s spirit would be broken when he realized that he had sinned against God and heaven. He became a broken man whenever this happened, and God restored him every time.

Remember this:

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world”   (1 John 4:4).

Witchcraft may be growing in America and the true Remnant of God may be much smaller than people used to imagine.  But we know who we are in Him brethren.  We know why we will go to heaven when we die. We know that it has nothing to do with us, and everything to do with the finished work of Jesus Christ – His death on that Cross and His resurrection from the death.  He conquered death and hell for those who would trust Him and ask Him to be their Savior.

PRAISE GOD!   We serve a Risen Savior!

How Can I Be Saved?

IShalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!

 

 

 

 

In the Wake of Trump’s Decision to Pull Out Troops from Syria, Brett McGurk, U.S. Envoy to Anti-ISIS Coalition Resigns

I voted for and have supported President Donald Trump.  My readers know this.

But I must say that in current days, I have not had a good feeling about decisions made by the Trump administration involving Syria.

The decision to pull out America troops from Syria shocked me.  This decision not only leaves Israel in a terribly vulnerable position, but the Kurds are also at high risk because of Turkey’s Erdogan.

Erdogan from Turkey played a large part in Trump’s decision.  Also, Erdogan told our President that Turkish troops would be invading the Kurds in Syria and that the U.S. should get out of the way.
So Trump is taking his cues from Erdogan?
This I do not understand at all.  It makes me wonder who (besides Erdogan) is giving military advice to our president.
ISIS is still alive 
I heard a man being interviewed on Fox about the withdrawal from Syria.  He hailed the decision as a good and sound one and then went on to say that ISIS has been completely defeated.   REALLY?
Is that why the leaders of ISIS have in the last few days warned America of an impending drone attack against NY?
What is going on??
 General Mattis is resigning. How many more of our military leaders will follow suit?
Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition to defeat Islamic State (ISIS), has resigned in the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, Fox News confirmed Saturday — coming on the heels of the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis earlier this week.

U.S. officials said this week that the Trump administration is making plans to pull all 2,000 troops out of Syria, and Trump later tweeted that “we have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”

Ground troops moved into Syria in 2015 to combat ISIS in the region, amid an escalating Syrian civil war. Trump had talked about pulling out of Syria before, but military leaders had warned about ISIS re-emerging should the U.S. do so. There is also concern about abandoning the U.S.’ Kurdish allies.

On Thursday, Trump announced that Mattis was retiring in February. Mattis’ resignation letter said that Trump had a right to a Defense Secretary “whose views are better aligned with yours” on policy. Sources told Fox News this week that Mattis’ resignation was “in protest” over the president’s national security policies and that more resignations could be coming.

The Associated Press, which first reported McGurk’s resignation, reported that he said in a resignation letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that ISIS was on the run, but wasn’t yet defeated and that U.S. work in Syria wasn’t yet done. Fox News has learned that McGurk submitted his resignation letter on Friday, a day after Secretary Mattis resigned. His resignation is effective December 31.

McGurk, appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2015, had said in a Dec. 11 press conference that it would be “reckless” to consider ISIS defeated and that the “enduring defeat of a group like this means you can’t just defeat their physical space and then leave.”

“Nobody is saying that they are going to disappear. Nobody is that naive,” he told reporters. “So we want to stay on the ground and make sure that stability can be maintained in these areas.”

An official told the Associated Press that McGurk was planning to leave the job in mid-February, but felt he could no longer continue after Trump’s decision and Mattis’ resignation.

McGurk previously served as a deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran, and led secret side talks with Iran about the release of American prisoners during the negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal.

McGurk had previously worked as a Supreme Court law clerk to the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He had also served on former President George W. Bush’s National Security Council staff, where in 2007 and 2008, he was the lead U.S. negotiator on security agreements with Iraq.

McGurk’s departure is the latest sign of criticism from Trump’s allies in his administration, and in Congress, for the decision.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. recently blasted Trump for his decision to pull troops out of Syria, calling it an “Obama-like decision” — an allusion to Obama’s decision to pull troops from Iraq in 2011. In return, Trump fired back, saying it was difficult to understand why Graham would be against saving countless lives.

“So hard to believe that Lindsey Graham would be against saving soldier lives & billions of $$$. Why are we fighting for our enemy, Syria, by staying & killing ISIS for them, Russia, Iran & other locals? Time to focus on our Country & bring our youth back home where they belong!” Trump tweeted.

On Saturday, Trump said that ISIS is “largely defeated” and that other countries, such as Turkey could take care of whatever is left.   source

Brethren,  I am trying so hard to keep my eyes focused on the Lord.  I am aware (as we all should be) that decisions like the one being made by the White House may seem alarming, but we have to understand that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled to the letter.

It seems to me that decisions such as this one only brings us closer to the Ezekiel 38 great war.  In that war, the Word says that every nation will stand against Israel. It also says that the God of Israel will be her Defender:

 “And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face.  For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,  so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God.

Every man’s sword will be against his brother.  And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.  Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord”  (Ezekiel 38: 18-23).   (Emphasis mine)

I bolded a part of the aforementioned Scripture for a good reason.  See what the Old Testament says about Ishmael and his descendants (the Arabs):

“He shall be a wild man;
His hand shall be against every man,
And every man’s hand against him.
And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren”   ( Genesis 16:12).

Only the Lord knows where this decision by our president will lead.  If we are indeed moving closer to the Ezekiel War, then brethren – do look up, because our Redemption draws near!!

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!