Sunday, February 28, 2016

Secret Of The Seal #40: Familiar Spirits with Pastor Mike Hoggard, Watchman Broadcast

Too many times, I forget to pray for protection before researching the enemy's tactics and as a result, the spiritual battle increases. We don't have to be intimidated or fear the enemy if we are walking under Christ's His protection. We do need to be wise and remember to always put on the full armour of God and pray for protection before learning about the enemy's warfare tactics.
[Eph 6:11-18 KJV] 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Dear Lord, thank You for Your Truth, That You are The Only Way and Truth. and Life. Thank You for Your Word and Holy Spirit, that teaches, warns, and equips us with all You want us to know. Please protect anyone who reads this and myself included, as we address the subject of familiar spirits. The purpose of presenting these subjects, is the desire to share what we have learned,  to help others to know the works of the enemy of our souls, in order to reject his work and not be lured in.  Please, give us wisdom and understanding to discern what is of You and what is not. Help us to hunger for Your Truth and to flee from all appearances of evil. Help us to to see that programs and books that present darkness and evil as entertainment, glorify what Satan and his minions are doing and are not edifying or beneficial. I know there is temptation for some of us, to want to dig deeper researching this subject, watching or reading things that can be anointed with demons. Causing our focus to no be on Jesus but to be lured into dark things. Please help us to hunger for Your righteousness, to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We can do no good thing apart from Jesus Christ.
Thank You for leaders like Pastor Mike who prayerfully, research and present these subjects to help us know the tactics of our enemy, to be alert, sober and vigilant.
[1Pe 5:8 KJV] 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
[1Th 5:6, 8 KJV] 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober. ... 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
Please help us to learn what You want us to and protect Pastor Mike, give him guidance and wisdom. In Jesus' Name I pray,
Familiar Spirits?
Fallen Angels, Demons and Satan are not fictional characters to entertain us like Hollywood and others try to do.   In light of the entertainment offerings these days, it is important to know what the Bible says about the subject. Pastor Mike's series is very well done, to help others know the truth behind what many take as not real or no big deal. This video is more specifically about Familiar Spirits.
Here is a Biblical account involving a familiar spirit...
[1Sa 28:6-14 KJV] 6 And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. 7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, [there is] a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. 8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me [him] up, whom I shall name unto thee. 9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? 10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, [As] the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. 11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. 12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou [art] Saul. 13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth. 14 And he said unto her, What form [is] he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he [is] covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it [was] Samuel, and he stooped with [his] face to the ground, and bowed himself.

Below is the video we wanted to share from Pastor Mike from his recent Watchman video series called Secret Of the Seal. This is part #40 Familiar Spirits.

[Psa 94:16 KJV] 16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? [or] who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
[Eph 5:2, 4-16 KJV] 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. ... 4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. 7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them]. 12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Bible According To Hollywood- T.A McMahon of the Berean Call

The Bible According To Hollywood is a great presentation from T.A. McMahon from the The Berean Call ministry, about the recent surge of "Bible Based" productions. Thankfully, a Christian who is equally concerned about why miss representing the Bible in Hollywood isn't a great thing at all. Sadly, there have been many Christian leaders who have promoted and endorsed these productions.
They believe it is at least something about the Bible, that maybe it will get people reading the Bible.
That of course could happen, God can use anything to spur us to open His Word.  However, these productions are so blasphemous and distorted, it causes more concern than hopefulness.
When we checked them out for research purposes, knowing they are Hollywood born, we are aware that they will not be biblically accurate. In fact, we only watch them so we can critique them to know just how much  they are misinterpreting the Bible and warn those who want to know about them.
Tragically, there are many naive viewers who will watch these productions and assume that what is on the screen, is how it all happened. That is a valid concern. Not for those who understand there is Truth and separate fiction from Truth, but for those who have no idea about how badly these Hollywood versions are just that, Hollywood versions.
There are some presentations we haven't watched yet, like AD,  because after what we have seen so far, it hurts our hearts too much,  to see how much God's Truth is being twisted and then promoted and endorsed by Christian leaders.
Anyway, enough from me, check out this excellent presentation below, The Bible According to Hollywood.

The Bible According To Hollywood

Out Of India - Caryl Mastriciana

[2Co 11:14 KJV] 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
My Escape From Hinduism
Below is the testimony of today's featured Christian who has an excellent ministry helping us to know the truth about Hinduism and the New Age movement as well as other subjects. We have posted a variety of videos with Caryl Mastriciana, along with this one. Well worth watching....
Out Of India: A True Story about the New Age Movement Book

Can Yoga Ever Be Christian?
Below is a link to a video answering the question if Yoga can ever be "Christian?" Just talking about this  subject  over the years, has stirred up some negative comments and cause people to get angry with us for daring to say that Yoga can't be Christianized. It is between each person and God, to choose what they want. Just as we, have to act on strong conviction to present whatever information we have learned from with whoever who may be seeking answers to the "Yoga" question.
Gods Of The New Age
Below is an excellent documentary that my dear friend Jan share with me about 20 years ago. It helped to explain to me what Yoga really is by a woman named Caryl Matrisciana, who was raised in Hinduism in India and was involved in the New Age movement. She knows all about what Yoga really is about. She became a Christian in the 70s.
It was a helpful, eye opening documentary. Both sides of the subject are interviewed and the conclusion is unavoidable. P
ray for discernment before watching documentaries like these.

We must remember  :

[1Pe 5:8 KJV] 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Hinduism, Yoga, New Age Teachings Have Crept Into the Church

Above is one more video by Caryl about Spiritual Warfare, that Christians should be aware of to avoid deception.