WITCH OF ENDOR DEFACES IMAGE OF GOD BY WITCHCRAFT, STRONG MEN ON WALL OF JERUSALEM FALLEN AWAY FIRST! TURNING POINT! SEEKING AID OF ROME!
Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me A WOMAN that hath a FAMILIAR SPIRIT, that I may go to her, and INQUIRE of HER. And his servants said to him, BEHOLD, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit AT ENDOR.
Pharmakeia In the Bible
And in Greek, pharmakeia could mean magic, sorcery, witchcraft, enchantment, drugs or medication. … When the pharmakeia is used various places in the Bible, it has these meanings: The administering or usage of drugs. Magic, sorcery, witchcraft; often found in connection with idolatry.
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
WITCHCRAFTS TAKES AWAY THE GOSPEL! SAUL TURNS ON DAVID!
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Everything in the world is in agitation. The signs of the times are ominous. Coming events cast their shadows before. The Spirit of God is withdrawing from the earth, and calamity follows calamity by sea and by land. DA 636.1
For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
Satan, who first tempted Eve in Eden, and through her caused the fall of Adam, continues his temptations, seeking by every power to retain men in disobedience.
Every lying device is put into operation to misrepresent the Father and to dispute the authority of his only-begotten Son.
Satan casts a hellish shadow before the world to hide God and the world’s Redeemer from sight, so that if they were viewed at all, it might be through the mists and fogs of superstition, tradition, and error, and not in truth.
The mission of Christ to our world was to set things in order, to bring life and immortality to light through the gospel.
He saw the world chasing after happiness and finding it not, meeting with failure on every hand, and yet ever eager to give every flattering inducement a trial to attain that for which they sought.
He pointed out to them the true source of happiness.
The world’s Redeemer would have them direct their attention to the world on high, and he gives them lessons in which eternal realities are ever brought to view, where he showed to men that which is good and imperishable.
The treasure they seek is not to be found upon earth.
They should set their affections on things above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
He said to them, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Satan has blinded the eyes of those who see nothing beyond the earthly, temporal interests.
They are unable to behold things which are afar off, while they see with magnified vision the merest atoms of worldly interests assume large and attractive proportions.
They are spiritually blind, and the Lord Jesus performs a greater miracle when he restores spiritual vision to those who have been blinded by the glitter and tinsel of this world, than if he healed the most malignant disease. He found the world, who have souls to save or to lose, mistaking phantoms for realities.
The great deceiver sought to blind the eyes of Christ by the glitter and tinsel of the world, and presented before him the kingdoms of this world and the glory of them.
He who had fallen from heaven, pictured the world as possessing the gilding of the world above, in order that he might induce Christ to accept the bribe, and fall down and worship him.
Calling him by his true name, Jesus rebukes the deceiver.
Divinity flashed through suffering humanity, and he made manifest through his word the authority of heaven.
He reveals to the deceiver that, though he had resumed the disguise of an angel of light, his true character was not hidden from the Saviour of the world.
He called him Satan, the angel of darkness, who had left his first estate, and had refused allegiance to God. ST March 28, 1895, par. 6 – ST March 28, 1895, par. 9
And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, IS IT PEACE, JEHU? And he answered, WHAT PEACE, so long as the WHOREDOMS of thy MOTHER JEZEBEL and HER WITCHCRAFTS are so MANY?
And through HIS POLICY also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall MAGNIFY himself in his heart, AND BY PEACE SHALL DESTROY MANY: he shall also stand up against the PRINCE of PRINCES (isa9:6); but he shall be broken without hand.
Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.