Occult Watch

Want to find a quick way to clinical insanity? Delve into the occult.

The world has got some very strange and very people living in it. The more this millennium rolls on the more we see freakish behavior by people. Here is a story about a knife wielding suspect who wrote satanic symbols on the victims walls. Netflix is running a new series that is a dark prequel to the Sabrina the teenage witch show. They are also making a series called 'American Jesus' based on a 12 year old boy who thinks he is Jesus reincarnated.

In India a 14 year old girl had 9 needles removed from her throat in some bizarre occult ritual. Another act of crazy in India? The bodies of five members of a family were found locked in wardrobe, suitcase and the fridge. They are not sure what happened and while the story makes no mention of the occult, the aspect of some kind of madness is clearly indicated.  Did you know that Tarot cards were making a comeback? Yes, they are. The occult is the new cool with many young people.

In Arkansas, satanists erected a statute to Baphomet right in front of the State Capitol Building. Yes, as Hal Lindsey's timeless book was titled, 'Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth' could not have been more right.  The world says they don't believe in God, but many are sure believing in Satan. These are strange and wicked times and more and more our world is filled with strange and wicked people. Why are these things happening? One key reason is that the Church more and more has forsaken the basics of the Gospel and turned themselves into social and or political clubs. The spiritual power that makes the Church so unique has been replaced with a business plan and a talking paper provided by political action committee.

These days there is enormous confusion and uncertainty. People are looking for answers and the Church just cannot or will not provide them. Many turn to nihilism, others to pleasures still others to the occult and the devil. Things like erecting such a statute of some idol with a pentagram right in front of a state capitol. These things will only bring a curse upon a nation that has enjoyed a high status in our world and such extreme abundance and  blessings from God. The things going on in America and even in our world, they are the big middle finger in God's face. Be assured of this, God has indeed taken notice particularly in a nation like ours that has enjoyed so much of the Lord bounty.

People don't know God. No, they don't  and they think they can just keep on mocking and blaspheming him and that he is either asleep or does not care. The simple fact is and it is a fact is that when Ancient Israel did the exact same things, set up idols and evil temples and began to rebel against God and sacrificed their children, he did not lower the boom right away. He waited and waited. He gave the people plenty of time to repent. Why? Because when God moves against such evil, the bodies will pile up in the street unburied, the cities will be burned and those left? They will wish they had died because of what awaits them.

They that be slain with the sword are better
than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away,
 stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children:
 they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured
out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion,
and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.
The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants
of the world, would not have believed
that the adversary and the enemy should
 have entered into the
gates of Jerusalem.
(Lam 4:9-12)

God did not do this arbitrarily. He did not surprise them. He warned and warned and waited and waited -  he told the people exactly what he was going to do and why and then he told them out to avoid it.
They didn't listen.

The pride of people today is real -  no less real than the pride of the people of Israel in those days. They had the pride in the presence of the Temple. Today Christians have pride in the presence of the Church. They think God will not lower the boom because we have some people who go to a building they call a Church. Here is what the prophet of those days said about that.

The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
 Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim
 there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD,
all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship
the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
 Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause

you to dwell in this place. Trust ye not in lying words,
saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD,
 The temple of the LORD, are these. For if ye throughly
amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute
 judgment between a man and his neighbour;
If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,
and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk
after other gods to your hurt: Then will I cause you to dwell
in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever
and ever. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely,
and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom
ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house,
which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered
to do all these abominations?
(Jer 7:1-10)

The pride of this nation is real and today the American people revel not in God's goodness, but more and more in their own wickedness, unbelief, apostasy, pleasures and yes abominations. Shall God not recompense a nation such as this? When Israel sinned against God he sent them prophets over many years to warn them of their sins and what he was going to do. The Lord was patient and waited. But one day he stopped waiting and acted.

He then let loose his fury. Here is how the prophet lays out some of what he saw after the Lord dealt with the beloved city of God, Jerusalem.

How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a
cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto
the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his
footstool in the day of his anger! The Lord hath swallowed
up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied:
he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the
daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground:
he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.
He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel:
he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy,
and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which
devoureth round about. He hath bent his bow like an enemy:
he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all that
were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion:
he poured out his fury like fire. The Lord was as an enemy:
he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her
palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, and hath increased
 in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
(Lam 2:1-5)

We Americans think we are so great, we have all these wonder weapons that are used on children and the poorest of the poor. We sell them and even help others use them. Yes, we sacrifice children to the war gods of the Pentagon who have found a way to turn the blood of children into DoD dollars. Even today, there is a new atrocity in Yemen where many children were killed in a US supported Saudi Airstrike. This was no mistake, this airstrike was on a refugee camp. They knew exactly who they were hitting. What is this? Nothing more than a variation on a theme child sacrifice. Killing children. America is right there beside the killers arming them, giving them all manner of support, including joining in the Strikes.  America is very good at killing, the government keeps statistics on it. Here is where people miss the boat.

You see, the devil is not interested in the methodology of his goals, only that they are reached and his goal is to kill the kids and blame as many others as possible in the process. He knows that God is not going to sit still for the abominations for long. The key here is that God is merciful and will allow mankind to change course, repent and stop doing evil. This is where the role of the prophet and today, the more courageous variety of pastors comes in. Some are telling it like it is on the abortion issue. But most fall silent on the war crimes issue. They don't want to deal with that form of it. In short, killing dark skinned kids in Yemen is OK, killing kids here in the womb in the US is not. I hate to put it so bluntly, but that is the moral compass they are operating from, as though God cares less about kids with dark skin than others and the victims are any less dead.

God hates child killing. Killing the innocent is something that will guarantee you place on God's 'wrath and fury' list - if a person, people or system does not repent of it.

But these are all things that occultists have pushed for. From Mdme. Blavlatsy, and Margret Sanger - killing kids and following after the dark gods of the occult. The devil used these women (and others) to start a massive movement in America... toward the satanic 'left hand path'. That is where she has been heading ever since. But let me tell you something that many folks don't want to deal with. Satanism, and occultism will often lead a person to the kinds of crimes listed above. It can and does drive people insane. Look at Charles Manson. These days people do their best to  downplay the occult connections of him, but check this out, in his own words.  No, occultism is the road to the devil and the devil has no love for any son of man. Dabble in that stuff and you are very likely going to lose your mind and then your soul.

But amateurs who dabble in Tarot cards, Astrology and Wicca, they don't realize that those things are just the lure, the 'dangling carrot' to draw people deeper into the things of satan.

Our Lord warned the Church at Thyatira about the 'depths of Satan' (Rev 2:24). Smyrna dwelt where Satan's seat was (Rev 2:13a) and where he dwelled (Rev 2:13b). We Christians here in America more and more need to be ready to deal with what those Churches had to deal with because more and more, our nation is becoming a place where Satan's Seat is. We have decked ourselves out in white robes seeming to be so good and righteous, but behind the cloth are all manner of corruption, violence, bloodshed deceits and perversions. We are just considerably more adept at draping our evil in a cloak of good.

Mind you, I don't like having to say these things. I take NO PLEASURE in saying them, but this is what not just our nation, where the whole world is heading.  No one marks it because there is no respect nor fear of God. Just the lust for 'more'. More money, a bigger this, a more luxurious that. Everyone is pushing to get more or to get someone else to do what they want - this is what America's political system has degenerated to. It is all about -  320 million little 'think they are gods' trying to tell everyone else what to read, who to see, what to buy, what to eat, how much of this you can use and whom you should like and who you should hate. Rather than listening to the admonitions of the Lord they listen to just about any pied piper with a Cable News show or large Facebook following to tell them the new political, economic or spiritual fad.

This is one reason why our nation is stuck on stupid, our Churches are dying and impotent and the world is in a state of rising tensions. No one listens to God anymore or takes his counsel. They have their myriad of secular counselors, consultants, advisors and analysts whose advice must never refer to God or call the nation to repentance. Can't do that... nope... you could lose your access to the White House, the Senate, or other government agency if you did. But preach the gospel of Margret Sanger, and doors open for you in government. Strange things have been going on in Government since the end of WWII. Very strange (read that link with the greatest of care). But this one I think most of you will find of great interest. This one too.

My point here is not to denigrate the dead. I don't do that here, but to show you that for many long years, the occult and occultists have had a lot of influence within our secretive federal agencies. Their presence and influence is not a 'conspiracy theory' but an established fact that not even the those who are dead can deny... they often simply did not deny those ties! Our government has been under assault for a long, long time and you know what? The evil is only now beginning to be so rank it's nearly impossible to miss.

Then there is the connection of the occult with sex. Yes, sex is a big thing in the occult as it was during the days of Ancient Israel. They had their sex orgies under their pagan gods as well and deeply angered the Lord. Henry Mankow has a great piece here on the occult sex connection, it's not long and hits the main points. You want to know why our society is sex obsessed, porn is making billions of dollars and pop stars make their living showing as much skin and talking filthy to their audiences? The devil, that's why.

Yes, there is a plan to destroy the moral fiber of America and yes, the devil is behind it and no, there really are not that many real, true and blood bought saints who know how to pray, wage spiritual warfare and do... DO as God commands. Lots of nominal Christians, very few true disciples. Lot's of religious loudmouths, very few whose life shines forth the light of the gospel. This is one reason why the occult is rising. The Church is not holy and often is engaged in some of the worse kinds of sins. Look at what is happening in the Catholic Church today.

Brothers, I write these things to you today because our nation and our world is falling right into the devil's grasp. People are going to run with reckless abandon when they are told to worship the image of the beast and take mark. There will be little revulsion.. especially if people know they can't buy or sell without that mark and not taking it will get you killed. Advertise as the new cool, hip or Android App and they are likely to crash the internet with people trying to get it.

This generation is probably going to be the antichrist generation and the doorway many will take to get there will be through the occult. 

Let the wise reader beware and stay as far away from it as they can.

Brother Mark S. Watson
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