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The Pentagram of Enneagram

“The Spirit expressly states that in the acharit-hayamim [last days] some people will apostatize from the faith by paying attention to deceiving spirits and things taught by demons” (1 Timothy 4:1).

In the past few days I’ve been ‘enlightened’ to the Enneagram and its roots in the occult. This ‘enlightenment’ was even to its actual existence as I had no idea what it was/is. Now that I am coming to an understanding, I find its timing interesting as Halloween approaches.

What wasn’t so amazing to learn is that evangelical Christians are using this ‘doctrine of demons’ to find their identity and define their personality. Why? Because so much of modern Christianity has apostatized – fallen away from the teachings of the apostles, from its Biblical foundation. They have embraced all manner of worldly ways and have reverted to a pagan system of worship.

“Therefore, if anyone is united with the Messiah, he is a new creation — the old has passed; look, what has come is fresh and new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Modern Christianity has lost the Biblical truth of finding individual identity in Messiah Yeshua and being transformed into His image producing not 9 personality traits, but 9 fruits of the Spirit. Instead of becoming ‘new creations’ by the power of the Ruach haKodesh (Spirit of God) in Messiah, they seek to understand more about their fleshly ‘self’ – the very flesh ‘self’ that the serpent used to tempt Eve in the Garden.

“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.  For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Timothy 3:1-7).

Because many who profess being Christian still rationalize celebrating Halloween, the epitome of the demonic, the highest holy day of Satan, it is not difficult to understand how they can embrace more of the occult and pagan practices. Satan masquerades as an angel of light and they have become blinded to seeing and walking in his false light alone.

“Stay sober, stay alert! Your enemy, the Adversary, stalks about like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

The modern theology that has been taught regarding the ‘death’ of Old Testament has brought serious ramifications into the Body of Messiah. To believe the Old Testament commandments died when Jesus did makes all the warnings about witchcraft, channeling, demon worship and idolatry irrelevant to a restoring spiritual walk of faith.

“For I am Adonai, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. Therefore you are to be holy, because I am holy” (Leviticus 11:45).

Or, worse yet, the teachings and instructions of God longer apply because ‘God looks at their heart.’ God does look at the heart and that should scare everyone who rationalizes their departure from obeying the pure and holy Word of God, rationalizing their own deceptive nature of sin.

“He [Menasseh] made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger” (2 Corinthians 6:3).

Most Christians do not believe their actions can ever provoke God to anger because of His overwhelming grace and mercy. They will even go so far as to say they can ‘redeem’ these demonic activities (among others that are forbidden in Scripture) because of Jesus. The only two things that can be redeemed and are only redeemed by and through Yeshua are Creation and humanity.

“We know that until now, the whole creation has been groaning as with the pains of childbirth;  and not only it, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we continue waiting eagerly to be made sons — that is, to have our whole bodies redeemed and set free” (Romans 8:22-23).

Man can never make holy that which God has called an abomination or evil whether it’s unclean foods, embracing the traditions of false gods, or worship of ‘self.’ To do such things only sugar coat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Such a fruit becomes easy to swallow and brings forth more and more deception. And then, there’s Halloween

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

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Revelation Chapter 9 – The Abyss

“The fifth angel sounded his shofar; and I saw a star that had fallen out of heaven onto the earth, and he was given the key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss” (Revelation 9:1).

When the fifth messenger blows his shofar, a fallen star is given a key to the shaft leading down to the Abyss. The only ‘star’ to have fallen out of heaven onto the earth is called ‘the morning star.’

“How did you come to fall from the heavens, morning star, son of the dawn? How did you come to be cut to the ground, conqueror of nations?” (Isaiah 14:12).

This ‘star’ wanted to raise its throne above God’s stars, sit on the Mount of Assembly, rise past the tops of the clouds and make itself like the Most High. Instead, this ‘star’ is brought down to Sh’ol, the uttermost depths of the pit. Though there are many ideas as to who or what this ‘star’ is, Yeshua reveals its identity to his disciples:

“Yeshua said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven” (Luke 10:18).

From the time the Adversary fell from heaven, he still had the ability to move around the realms. He enters the heavenly throne room with the ‘sons of God’ and challenges Elohim regarding Job after going ‘to and fro’ on the earth. However, at this time in Revelation, the Adversary will no longer have access to the heavenly realm. He is given the key to the Abyss where many of his cohorts have been “bound with everlasting chains for the Judgment of the Great Day (Jude 6). The ‘great day’ has arrived and he is given the key to release his demonic armies.

He opened the shaft of the Abyss, and there went up smoke from the shaft like the smoke of a huge furnace; the sun was darkened, and the sky too, by the smoke from the shaft. Then out of the smoke onto the earth came locusts, and they were given power like the power scorpions have on earth” (Revelation 9:2-3).

Thick smoke rises from the shaft that is so thick it darkens the sun and the sky. According to the prophet Isaiah, “wickedness burns like fire, it devours briars and thorns; it sets the forest underbrush ablaze, with clouds of smoke whirling upward” (Isaiah 9:17). This is the shaft of great wickedness, the shaft where those spirits ‘under the earth’ will come forth for their last ‘hurrah.’ These will be the final days for the Adversary and his power will be great, so great that he will deceive millions. However, his power will also be restrained.

When studying about the locusts, riders and horses, it is important to remember that the spiritual realm will become a reality in our physical world. Those things that have been unseen and hidden will be revealed in a very specific way (Luke 8:17). How that happens remains to be literally seen. What follows is just my interpretation from what I know of Scripture.

From the smoke comes a swarm of locusts. When green plants are plentiful, locusts begin to breed and gather together into ravenous swarms that can be larger than 450 square miles. The desert locust is found in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and can cover one-fifth of the earth’s’ land surface affecting 1/10 of the world’s population. They devastate crops creating famine that leads to starvation. Just like in the days of Pharaoh, there will be a plague of locusts, but they will be supernatural creatures, an army from the Abyss and they will have a different appetite.

They were instructed not to harm the grass on the earth, any green plant or any tree, but only the people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. The locusts were not allowed to kill them, only to inflict pain on them for five months; and the pain they caused was like the pain of a scorpion sting. In those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them”

These locusts will be instructed not to harm grass or any green plant or tree, but only to inflict pain on those people who do not have the seal of Elohim on their forehead. The Greek word for ‘seal’ is sphragis and means ‘signet ring’. The Greek word for ‘forehead’ is metapon and literally means ‘after the eye.’ Those who have the ‘seal’ are those who are either being ‘watched’ by Elohim or always have the ‘eye’ on Him. In Ezekiel 9:4, a ‘seal’ is put on the heads of those who grieve over the abominations done in the city of Jerusalem. In Hebrew the word for ‘seal’ or ‘mark’ is the tav also the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This ‘mark’ is a sign of being exempt from the judgment of Elohim. It also implies that it is written by the Hand of Elohim, His ‘signet ring’ or ‘signature.’ The powerful stinging spree of these locust-horses is limited to five months. For five months, everyone on earth except the sealed of Elohim will be tortured by this army from the Abyss and its sting.

Now these locusts looked like horses outfitted for battle. On their heads were what looked like crowns of gold, and their faces were like human faces. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like those of lions. Their chests were like iron breastplates, and the sound their wings made was like the roar of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails like those of scorpions, with stings; and in their tails was their power to hurt people for five months. They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is “Abaddon” and in our language, “Destroyer” (Revelation 9:7-11).

Yochanan describes the locusts as looking like horses prepared for war. They wore golden crowns and had human faces suggesting they are powerful warrior men wielding great authority. Their hair is long and flowing like that of a woman. In 2 Corinthians 13:14, Sha’ul states that a man with long hair degrades himself because long hair is given to a woman for her glory. According to some commentary, in Pliny the Arabians had long hair and historically the Persians had long hair and were known as a ‘shaggy bear.’ Also, there is an Arabic proverb in which the antennae of locusts are compared to girls’ hair. That these warriors look like women must be unusual for Yochanan to find it worth noting as men who went into battle did not generally have long hair.

Rather than devouring green grass, their lion-like teeth tear at human flesh like a carnivorous animal. The prophet Joel says ‘he’ has reduced his vines to waste and fig trees to splinters. This is a reference to Isra’el being the ‘vine’ and the ‘fig tree.’ That these creatures eat flesh would create horrific pain. However, if some flesh-eating plague is injected with their scorpion-like sting, it could be even more horrific. It is worthy to note that the Nephilim in the book of Enoch ate the flesh of humans and drank blood. Are these related? Only time will tell.

“For a mighty and numberless nation has invaded my land. His teeth are lion’s teeth; his fangs are those of a lioness. He has reduced my vines to waste, my fig trees to splinters — he plucked them bare, stripped their bark and left their branches white” (Joel 1:6).

At the time I am writing this, I am in Las Vegas visiting my son. Up until two days ago I had actually never seen a real live scorpion, but one was spotted on the baseboard of his bathroom. I was amazed at how tiny it was and its clear color allowed it to camouflage on the wall.

People fear scorpions because of their venomous bite, however most stings are not lethal to humans. Those that are lethal only cause serious issues where there is limited access to medical treatment. Scorpions are actually part of the spider family. They like to hide in rotting logs and leaves, snack on other insects especially cock roaches, are always looking for something to drink, and love darkness. Scorpions also glow in the dark – in the darkness of the Day of Elohim, these demonic creatures will be ‘lit.’

The power of these locust-warriors is their scorpion-like sting. Their sting doesn’t cause death, but brings tremendous pain that those stung will want to die, but won’t be able to. They will only writhe in pain. Imagine.

I have read commentary that these locusts teach false doctrines and deceive the masses, but that is deception. False doctrines do not cause people to writhe in pain, however a severe sickness could become a plague. Nearly 18 months later, the COVID19 Wuhan virus vaccine brings ‘writhing in pain’ to hundreds of thousands of people. Intense immune disorders such as Guillain Barr disease that attacks the neurological system make adults, children, and even babies shake and quiver for the rest of their lives. There have been fertility and miscarriages with women and blood clots and swollen hearts in young people. So many of the victims say they ‘just want their life back.’ This is impossible because this ‘scorpion sting’ has changed their God-given DNA.

Until recently, I would never thought about these creatures apart from being a demonic presence on earth that exert extraordinary pain over people. With the recent COVID19 pestilence, I am beginning to see the sting as the purpose of the demonic presence. These devil warriors do not carry a sword into battle to control the world, but a sting.

There are many world leaders whose evil intentions come from the ‘pit of hell’ – the Abyss. They believe that in order to maintain global health, there needs to be a universal vaccine – the sting of a needle. As they rush to prepare some sort of vaccine, there will be few, if any real studies and humanity will become guinea pigs. I heard one doctor comment about a vaccine that was created in 1976 that paralyzed nearly everyone who received it. Could it be the demonic warriors that come out of the chasm will swarm around the world to do the bidding of demonically-possessed leaders? A type of possessed police brigade that forces a concoction into people that doesn’t cause them to die, but to be tormented with pain such that they wish they could die? Could this pain be used as torture so they will submit to the world authorities, the beast?

“Adonai will strike all the peoples who made war against Yerushalayim with a plague in which their flesh rots away while they are standing on their feet, their eyes rot away in their sockets, and their tongues rot away in their mouths.  When that day comes, there will be among them great panic, sent by Adonai, so that everyone lays hands on his neighbor, who in turn attacks him” (Zechariah 14:12-13).

These demonic warriors have wings and move like swarm of locusts. The Hebrew word for ‘wing’ is kanaph and can also mean ‘the edges of their garments.’ Though Yeshua rises with healing in his kanaph or the ‘edges of his garment,’ these creatures will not. They will cause illness wherever they go. Whether these ‘wings’ are actual wings or they have some sort of flying machine, they will move quickly wherever they want to, take authority, and do serious damage to humanity.

The sound of the warriors’ wings roars like horses with chariots rushing into battle. Could these demonic warriors use drones to seek out those who need to be stung? Not long ago, drones were being flown over western parts of the United States with no one taking responsibility, most especially the U.S. military. Then suddenly, at the outbreak of the Wuhan virus in the U.S., they disappeared. Whatever is happening with these warriors from the Abyss, Elohim allows the sting and the ensuing plague to create a great panic that will cause everyone to attack each other.

The demon warriors have chests like iron. For those who body build, this could me they have ‘abs,’ but it could also mean they have incredible strength. I personally believe their iron chests suggest they have no heart or are hard-hearted. They operate without any compassion because they are not human and cruel.

Now I am in Alaska and I’m reading about the president unveiling a vaccine by the end of the year. There will be several hundred million vials manufactured so that the entire United States population can be vaccinated. He is not only working with the CDC and the NIH. This vaccine for Covid19 may be administered by the army, the military, warriors.

‘Demonic’, along with resembling and having the characteristic of evil, also means ‘fiercely energetic or frenzied.’ The plan for unraveling this several million doses of vaccine is called “Operation Warp Speed.” Even the name suggests a ‘demonic’ side to this ‘operation.’ Putting a vaccine into the hands of warriors who ‘become fiercely frenzied’ with making sure every person in the United States is ‘stung’ could be come a very wild ride for those who refuse to receive the ‘sting.’ The only way to avoid receiving the ‘sting’ is to have the mark of Elohim. In these days of uncertainty, believers should be praying for the revelation of that mark on their foreheads – a completely different mark from the ‘mark of the beast.’ Note: in 2021, this very thing is happening. Those who don’t receive the ‘sting’ are ‘marked’ in the world. There are vaccine passports that will allow those with the ‘sting’ to live a ‘normal’ life while those without will be shut out. Whether or not this ‘sting’ has anything to do with the ‘mark of the beast,’ is an interesting speculation; however, it just may be a testing ground for what is yet to come out of the Abyss! It just may be a ‘test’ of faith in who will stand for Yahweh who is the Healer or who will succumb the wiles of the devil. May each person find strength in Yeshua, the coming King, and in the power of the Spirit of Elohim, the LIVING GOD!

The warrior demons have a king whose name is in Hebrew Abbadon meaning ‘doom’ or the ‘place of destruction’ or ‘realm of the dead.’ In Greek Abbadon is Apollyon who is not a place, but the angel of the bottomless pit, This fallen angel represents spiritual oppression and the desire for self-beauty that is so valued by the world. Some believe Apollyon is the devil himself or his representation in the anti-messiah. The ‘Destroyer’ is the leader over the locust-type warriors who bring forth months of torment and horror like never before in the history of the world.

Blow the shofar in Tziyon! Sound an alarm on my holy mountain!” Let all living in the land tremble, for the Day of Adonai is coming! It’s upon us! — a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick fog; a great and mighty horde is spreading like blackness over the mountains. There has never been anything like it, nor will there ever be again, not even after the years of many generations. Ahead of them a fire devours, behind them a flame consumes; ahead the land is like Gan-‘Eden, behind them a desert waste. From them there is no escape. They look like horses, and like cavalry they charge. With a rumble like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like crackling flames devouring stubble, like a mighty horde in battle array. At their presence the peoples writhe in anguish, every face is drained of color. Like warriors they charge, they scale the wall like soldiers. Each one keeps to his own course, without getting in the other’s way. They don’t jostle each other, but stay on their own paths; they burst through defenses unharmed, without even breaking rank. They rush into the city, they run along the wall, they climb up into the houses, entering like a thief through the windows. At their advance the earth quakes, and the sky shakes, the sun and moon turn black, and the stars stop shining” (Joel 2:1-10).

“The first woe has passed, but there are still two woes to come” (Revelation 9:12)

“The sixth angel sounded his shofar, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the gold altar before God, saying to the sixth angel, the one with the shofar, “Release the four angels that are bound at the great river Euphrates!” And they were released. These four angels had been kept ready for this moment, for this day and month and year, to kill a third of mankind; and the number of cavalry soldiers was two hundred million! — I heard the number” (Revelation 9:13-16).

When the sixth messenger blows his shofar, a voice from the four horns of the golden altar speaks. The Altar of Sacrifice in the earthly Tabernacle was made of bronze, not gold, but the purpose of the four horns would be the same: to tie the sacrifice to the altar. With the release of four angels bound at the Euphrates River, one third of mankind was going to be ‘sacrificed.’

These angels have been bound for this moment in time – this specific day, month and year. The Hebrew word is zaman and means ‘fixed time’, not mo’ed for ‘appointed time. Because there are ‘times’ for everything under heaven, this zaman is no different. Some suggest that this ‘time’ is Passover because it is a specific month (first), day (14) and time (midnight). I am going to suggest that if this is a reference to a specific time on Elohim’s calendar, it would not be a spring ‘time,’ but one in the fall.

Yom Teruah is also a specific day: the first day of the seventh month, on the New Moon festival. This Feast of Trumpets is commemorated by blowing the shofar to remember something that has yet to happen. For the ten days between Yom Teruah and the Day of Atonement, the shofar is blown. As these judgments are shofar blasts, I lean toward these ‘ten days of awe’ for the specific month and day.

The ‘ten days of awe’ are also known as the ‘ten days of repentance.’ This is a time not only for individual repentance, but for corporate and national repentance. In the days of these six shofar blasts, there is a time of great testing and still mankind refuses to repent. Though it would not be a specific ‘appointed time,’ the ‘ten days of awe,’ could be the moment.

Though the number 200 million is translated for the number of cavalry soldiers, the actual Greek words are myriads and myriads suggesting the number is too great to count. The same words are used for the number of angels in heaven in Revelation 5:11 – a number too vast to count. These mounted horsemen are sent out to kill 2.5 billion more people as 2.5 billion were already killed by plague, famine and wild animals. With a population of nearly 8 billion, losing 5 billion is a massive number of people who die.

The Hebrew word for ‘bound’ means ‘chained’ or ‘banned.’ These beings who were ‘chained’ are the disobedient, fallen angels referred to in Jude 6:

“And the angels that did not keep within their original authority, but abandoned their proper sphere, he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for the Judgment of the Great Day.”

These demonic beings have been ‘chained’ by the Euphrates River which runs though Babylon. It is from Babylon where the economic, political and religious global system will be centralized. Babylon is specifically modern-day Iraq. In ancient times the area between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers was known as Mesopotamia. Avraham was living in Ur, the city of Sumer in southern Mesopotamia when Elohim called him to leave and go to a ‘land he would be shown.’

In Isaiah 14, there is the account of the ‘fall of the morning star.’ In order to understand the spiritual war that occurred in heaven, a type and shadow of the Adversary is revealed through the King of Babylon. Modern-day Babylon is steeped in a religious system that is always at war with Isra’el. Though it has a similar foundation in Abraham, its lineage follows the descendants of Ishma’el, not Yitz’ak. Its eschatology is the opposite of Biblical eschatology; its ‘deliverer’ is the antithesis of Messiah or anti-messiah.

“Here is how the horses looked in the vision: the riders had breastplates that were fire-red, iris-blue and sulfur-yellow; the horses’ heads were like lions’ heads; and from their mouths issued fire, smoke and sulfur. It was these three plagues that killed a third of mankind — the fire, smoke and sulfur issuing from the horses’ mouths. For the power of the horses was in their mouths — and also in their tails, for their tails were like snakes with heads, and with them they could cause injury” (Revelation 9:17-19)

The multitude of this cavalry will come from the east, not the Far East as some suggest, but the Middle East. They will have the power to kill another 2 billion people. With only 8 billion people and already a loss of 5, this will leave only 1 billion people alive unless some of these events happen simultaneously. While Elohim declares the ‘beginning from the end’ (Isaiah 46:10) and can see multi-levels of events at the same time, Yochanan can only witnesses these spiritual end time events through his limited understanding.

These riders wear breastplates of heavy armor like ‘chainmail’ that are multi-colored of red, purple, and yellow, or in the Greek ‘fire and jacinth, and brimstone.’ Fire not only suggests the color red, but being led by demonic spirits, their chainmail could literally be on fire. The jacinth is a deep blue or purple and was one of the stones in the breastplate of the High Priest representing the Tribe of Gad meaning ‘troops.’ The final color is ‘brimstone’ which is bright, clear yellow like sulfur. Sulfur is used to ignite matches which start fires. It was ‘fire and brimstone’ that rained down on Sodom and Gomorrah as a judgment, now it seems these ‘troops’ have the same power to judge the world.

It is through their horses’ mouths that fire, smoke and sulfur come. With heads like lions and tails like snakes with venomous heads, these ‘troops’ have the power or to ignite fires and kill another third of mankind. When I looked up the Hebrew for ‘power,’ several other meanings appeared, euthanasia and ‘gassing in a killing facility.’ This adds another dimension to the authority given to these horses and their riders.

“The rest of mankind, those who were not killed by these plagues, even then did not turn from what they had made with their own hands — they did not stop worshipping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they turn from their murdering, their involvement with the occult and with drugs, their sexual immorality or their stealing” (Revelation 9:20-21).

Using the Hebrew in this verse, the remaining population not killed by ‘infectious epidemics’ – perhaps only one billion people – ‘were still unwilling to make teshuvah or ‘repent,’ be ‘born again,’ and serve the LORD.’ They will continue to worship ‘demons’ by ‘setting up idols’ made of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood. They are reprobate and corrupt. They even continue to ‘murder, kill, assassinate,’ ‘steal,’ ‘whoring and prostitution,’ and ‘practice witchcraft.’

The Greek translation uses ‘sorcery’ for ‘witchcraft.’ This Greek word is pharmakos and means ‘poisoner.’ From pharmakos comes pharmacon and means ‘drug.’ This is from where we get the word pharmacy. A sorcerer literally ‘poisons people with drugs.’ This word also means “to drug people into living by their illusions”  – like having supernatural powers to manipulate God into giving them more temporal possessions” (Strongs 5333.). With today’s culture of legalized drugs known as pharmaceuticals, it stands to reason that this practice will continue without ‘repentance’ and a return to Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh as The Healer. These people will live by the illusions given to them by the drugs whether it’s hallucinations or the false sense of security of their physical health. As of 2021 with the injection of the ‘vaccine,’ many people describe hallucinations from receiving the ‘shot in the arm’ along with many other debilitating experiences. This calls for ‘wisdom on the part of God’s holy people.’

Chapter 10 – The Little Scroll

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A Chat about Voodoo

Recently I had lunch with a woman who shared with me that she makes and uses voodoo dolls.  She explained that she believed because people have inherent powerful energy within their minds, they can transfer this energy to others through objects such as dolls.  I listened politely to her tell me how one time she attacked her husband by poking a doll in the knees.  For weeks he had knee pain and couldn’t walk.  She had not intended for it to be so debilitating and was somewhat shocked with the intense consequences, but did not regret what she had done.

When she was finished, I explained that she was not using mental energy, but demonic spirits.  She listened as I described the origination of these disembodied spirits as being the remnants of the Nephillim from the time of Noah’s flood.  I further explained that these spirits have power and want to control people.  I revealed to her that we can have victory over these demonic spirits only through Yeshua, the Living God.  I told her  that I had written a book about spiritual warfare, something she had never heard of. Though she didn’t renounce her practices and I’m pretty sure she won’t, she admitted she had never thought about demonic spirits being involved in her practices.  Even the demons believe and shudder!  This woman is not a follower of Yeshua, but she is no different from those who call themselves believers, yet do not understand the power of the demonic realm and how it has infiltrated the church through movies and television corrupting Biblical Truth.

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Enoch and Samhain

October 31 is a unique day in the spiritual realm.   It is known by wiccan and pagan communities as Samhein.  According to one pagan website, it is the one day of the year when the veil between our world and the spirit world thins and makes it the perfect time to make contact with the dead.  The average unknowing, uninformed person calls Samhein, Halloween.

Halloween has grown from a Celtic high holy day celebrated quietly by pagans and wiccans to the second highest retail holiday next to Christmas.  Spiritual lines between evil and righteousness have been blurred to the point that many who dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, or visit haunted houses actually say they aren’t celebrating Halloween!   There are some who admit to being pagan and are proud to celebrate in every way imaginable from orgies to sacrificing animals and children.

Witchcraft has become an accepted religious practice through television and movies beginning with 1960s programs like “Bewitched” and “Dark Shadows” and coming into obvious fruition with “Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Harry Potter.”   Divinations, seances and casting spells are commonplace with young girls who are intrigued with being ‘white witches’ or ‘good witches.’ Communicating with dead people is one of the activities of paranormal societies that exist even in my little midwest town.  Sorcery is about power.  It is an art that manipulates the energy fields of human beings in order to seduce people for whatever purpose: peace, love, prosperity, healing – all of which are obtained, but in a corrupt manner.

Halloween involves a spiritual battle that began long before today’s TV shows, the witchcraft trials of New England, the Dark Ages, the time of Yeshua, King Saul or even Abraham.  It began before the flood and its beginnings are recorded in great detail in the Book of Enoch, written for those who live in the time of the end.  Unfortunately the book of Enoch was removed from the canon of Scriptures despite the fact that both Peter and Jude refer to its contents.  Today, believers are ‘in the dark’ about what may be coming on the world at the end of the age.

“The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble…. Enoch a righteous man, was with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open and while he saw a holy vision ….  I (Enoch) heard all things, and understood what I saw; that which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation which is to succeed at a distant period, on account of the elect” (Enoch 1:1-3).

A preview is found in Genesis when angels, called the ‘sons of God,’ left their place of authority in the heavenly realm and came to earth.  According to Enoch, these angels were attracted to the beauty and alluring uncovered hair of young women, called the ‘daughters of men’ (Enoch 7:1-2).  These spiritual beings had sexual relationships with human women.  From these relationships children were born who were half human/half spirit.

Genesis 6 calls these children the heroes of old or men of reknown, their Biblical name: Nephilim.   Nephilim in Aramaic means ‘to fall’ (like the fallen ones), but in Hebrew, it  means  ‘giants’.  Genesis also says the Nephilim were on the earth ‘in those days of Noah and afterwards.’  What does this mean?  Could it be the Greek or Roman mythological heroes like Achilles or Hercules were actually offspring of these half breeds?  Wasn’t everyone destroyed in the flood?  Enoch explains what happened.

“Then he spoke and said: ‘Hear, neither be afraid, O Enoch, O righteous man, and scribe of righteousness:  come here and hear my voice. Go, say to the Watchers of heaven, who have sent you to pray for them ….

‘You being spiritual, holy, and living a life which is eternal, have polluted yourselves with women; have begotten in carnal blood … and have done as those who are flesh and blood do.  These however die and perish.  Therefore I have given them wives, that they might live with them; that sons might be born of them, and that this might be transacted upon earth.  But you, from the beginning were made spiritual, living a life which is eternal, and not subject to death in all the generations of the world.  Therefore I made not wives for you, because being spiritual, your dwelling is in heaven.

“Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall call upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation.  Evil spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation.  Evil spirits they shall be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called.  The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born in earth (i.e. 1 Cor. 15:40). 

“The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds, which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, contend, and bruise upon earth.  They shall cause lamentation.  No food shall they eat; and they shall be thirsty; they shall be concealed, and those spirits shall rise up against the sons of men and against women; for they come forth (from them) … (i.e. Luke 4:33,36, Matthew 8:28-34).

“And as to the death of the giants –  wheresoever their spirits depart from their bodies, let their flesh, that which is perishable, be without judgment.  Thus shall they perish, until the day of the great consummation of the world.

“And now to the Watchers, who have sent you to pray for them, who in the beginning were in heaven, Say, ‘In heaven you have been; secret things however have not been manifested to you; yet have you known an immoral mystery.  And this you have related to women in the hardness of your heart, and by that mystery have women and mankind multiplied evil upon the earth (i.e. Jude 4,6,13).  Say to them: ‘Never therefore shall you obtain peace” (Enoch chapters 15, 16).

God says in Genesis 8 that he would not contend with man forever because he is mortal.  This means that men die.  During the time before the flood, men lived  nearly 1000 years, but after the judgment man’s days on earth would be about 80 years – a much shorter lifespan (Psalm 90:10).

God could not allow the fallen angels to remain on the earth.  They taught humanity things that they should not know … “teaching them sorcery, incantation, and the dividing of roots and trees” (Enoch 7:10).  They ‘devoured’ everything in their path

These (the Nephilim children) devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; when they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; and began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood” (Enoch 7:12-14).

In order to cleanse the the earth from its corruption,  God sent a flood to destroy all of mankind except Noah and his family. Noah’s family had a pure lineage; only Noah’s family had not be infected with the disgusting practices with the fallen angels.

As for the angels that left their heavenly realm, God put them in darkness and chains until the day of judgment.  “And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day” (Jude 6, Enoch 10:15).

What happened to the offspring, the Nephilim?  They didn’t have a home on earth as they weren’t fully human; they didn’t have a home in heaven as they weren’t fully spiritual.  They also weren’t the cause of the problem so God didn’t put them in chains.  According to Enoch, their physical flesh died without judgment, but spiritually they birthed evil spirits.  These spirits became known as wandering spirits that look for a ‘home’ to claim as their own such as a hollowed out turnip or pumpkin.   A more inviting ‘home’ for these evil spirits is taking possession of a human body making the person a ‘demoniac.’

There are evidences of Nephilim in the Scriptures after the flood.  They are called giants “whose stature is 300 cubits” which is about 200 yards or 600 feet (Genesis 6:4-6, Enoch 7:12,).  Note: the life span of man and the earth’s atmosphere changed after the flood, the size of the Nephilim also decreased exponentially.   Incidentally, the Ark that Noah built was also 300 cubits long!

In Numbers 13 is the account of the 12 spies going into the Promised Land.  Remember how the branch having a single cluster of grapes needed to be carried by two men on a pole?   The spies reported seeing Nephilim in the Land.  They described the same thing that Enoch described:  large people devouring the land and everyone in it.

“They said, ‘The land we explored devours those living in it.  All the people we saw there are of great size.  We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim).  We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them” (Numbers 13: 32-33).  From this we know that whenever we see the word,  Anakim, we know they are descendants of Nephilim.

Goliath, who was killed by David, was also a giant.  “A champion Goliath, who was from Gath, came out of the Philistine camp.  He was over nine feet tall…” (1 Samuel 17:4-5).   Second Samuel 17:16-22 also speaks of more descendants of Rapha who were Goliath’s brothers.  Three of their names are recorded in Scripture:  Ishbi-Benob, Saph, Goliath the gittite.  “These four were descendants of Rapha in Gath ….”  

Deuteronomy 3:11 speaks of Og the King of Bashan.  He was also a descendant of the Rephaites.    His bed was made of iron  more than 13 feet long and 6 feet wide.  The Rephaites are mentioned in Joshua 12:4, 13:12, 15:8, 17:15, 18:16; 2 Samuel 5:11, 22, 23:13; 1 Chronicles 11:15, 14:9, 20:4.

While the Israelites were in Egypt for 430 years, the Nephilim had time to proliferate. This puts a different perspective as to what was going on in Canaan and why the LORD had to raise up an army against these ‘beings’.  He wanted to remove the flesh of the Nephilim from the land He promised to Abraham even though their spirits remained along with the detestable practices they taught to the Canaanites. The LORD warned the Israelites about these detestable practices because he didn’t want them imitating them when they entered the land of the giants.   He wanted to rid the Promised Land of evil so His people would be blameless.

“Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,  or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.  You must be blameless before the LORD your God” (Deuteronomy 18:12-14).

Yeshua prophesies about the time of his return, “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of man”  (Luke 17:36).  From Biblical evidence as well as the account from Enoch, it appears that the ‘days of Noah’ had enormous spiritual activity blending into the human race which was destructive to earth and humanity.  The people in the ‘days of Noah’ were not prepared for the spiritual warfare they encountered, but we are not in darkness; we have prophecies and the Commander of the LORD’s armies, Yeshua.

The gospels have a lot to say about Yeshua casting out evil spirits. In Mark 9 there is an  account of a young boy who had an evil spirit that threw him into convulsions.  When the spirit was rebuked by Yeshua as a ‘deaf and mute spirit’, it left the boy violently.  Later his disciples asked him about the spirit and why they couldn’t drive it out.  Yeshua responded, “This kind can come out only by prayer (and fasting).”  He didn’t suggest that the boy had an illness that needed medication, but an evil spirit that needed to be dealt with prayerfully.

Spiritual warfare is not against witches or sorcerers,  but against the powers and principalities that witches and sorcerers divine   The devil, a fallen angel himself, has quite creatively set up his own world with  evil spirits and, as the ‘god of this world, he has blinded the mind of unbelievers…’ (2 Corinthians 4:4).   Consequently, as believers we are commanded in Ephesians 6 to put on the armor of God so we can stand against the devil’s schemes in the day of evil.

Prayer is the most important part of our battle armor.  Keeping in touch with Commander Yeshua is key to being alerted to the battles that must be stood against.   Through the Spirit, Yeshua will reveal when to use our sword, when our breastplate is not on properly, when dents in our helmet are about to occur, when our belt needs to be tightened, when our feet need to be ready with a message of shalom, and when to raise our shield to protecting your fellow soldiers who are battling the same enemy and need support. (Read about one 22-year old soldier’s battle stand in New York City.)

“Finally, pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests, be alert, and always keep praying for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:13-18).

For those who have young children and are just learning about the evils of Halloween, it can be a difficult journey if you have already taken part in the ‘fun and sinful’ activities of darkness.  All you can do is continue to teach your children their identity is not in this world, but in the Messiah.  Always use Scripture to reinforce the Truth of the Word in their minds and it will eventually go into their hearts.

Teach them the truth about Halloween as appropriate to their understanding.  Use all of the visual aids of witches, skeletons, spider’s webs, black cats that are displayed everywhere through the entire month of October as examples of darkness and death in the world.   Don’t wait until the last minute to enlighten them to what is being represented around them.

Timothy was taught Scripture on his grandmother’s lap.   I’m sure she didn’t water down the Bible avoiding the ‘scary parts’  or make up silly stories using flowers, animals or vegetables to tell the ‘tales’.    She taught him the Truth using all of the Scriptures, including Enoch, which is why he grew into a wise young man.  Your goal is to raise a soldier who knows how to fight each battle that will come into their life.

“Dear friends, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.  Anyone who does what is good is from God.  Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God” (3 John 1:11).

Take and make a stand against the enemy with your children.  Don’t be deceived,  what you sow, you will reap.  Alternatives, rationalizations and excuses about why you aren’t ‘really’  celebrating Halloween are the same as celebrating it.  Don’t be a double-minded believer.   Don’t let them do some things, but not others.  Don’t let them not buy a costume, but allow candy because it’s cheap.  Don’t tell them they can’t go to a haunted house, but allow them to go to a corn maze where a witch greets them!  Make the day (and the season) very black and white – not black and orange!

I write to you dear children … (1 John 2)

Children,  it is important that you obey your parents who are teaching you about the ways of God.  It is the right thing for you to do (Ephesians 6:1).  Though you may not like the rules, if you obey your parents without complaining or arguing, you will be protected from  evil. They are actually training you to grow into maturity so that you can learn to distinguish good from evil (Hebrews 5:14).  Through your obedience you will receive the incredible blessing of being a pure child of God.  You will become one of those shining stars in the universe that brings light to those in the darkness.

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God, without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like starts in the universe as you hold out the word of life …” (Philippians 2:14-15).

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