Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Swaziland Aviation Authority bans broomstick flying witches

Even the article's author says he doesn't know how serious the Civil Aviation Authority marketing and corporate affairs director was, and he MAY have been kidding, but the fact is, in an official report, they have limited broomstick flying witches to flights below the new 150 meter limit.

Broomstick-flying witches to be brought down in Swaziland
"Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150 metres will be subject to arrest and a hefty fine of R500 000, civil aviation authorities said, according to a report. Witches’ broomsticks are considered similar to any heavier-than-air transportation device that is airborne, reports The Star. “A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [150-metre] limit,” Civil Aviation Authority marketing and corporate affairs director Sabelo Dlamini told the newspaper. No penalties exist for witches flying below 150 metres. The report said it was hard to say how serious he was, but witchcraft isn’t a joking matter in Swaziland, where the people believe in it. The statute also forbids toy helicopters and children’s kites from ascending too high into the country’s airspace." More at link.

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We read that article and we think, 'oh my, how could they believe in such things?!' Here is how...and it is a lesson for all of us to take to heart.

Witches, demons, evil spirits etc. have been with us since almost the beginning. After the fall, the earth became satan's domain. (2 Corinthians 4:4, Matthew 4:1, 1 John 5:19). It is his spiritual influence that we fight against. Though Jesus is sovereign, He has allowed satan to dominate as prince of this world for the present time. (John 12:31).

Satan is a supernatural being, and his demons are supernatural beings. God is a supernatural being. We Christians engage in supernatural activity every day. We live by the Spirit, who is a supernatural Being and has supernatural powers. We pray- which is a supernatural activity. We read the living word, which was delivered supernaturally. Miracles occur (not performed by people in these days, but by God) and those are supernatural. The bible informs us of the existence of the supernatural. To pretend the supernatural does not exist is silly. Here are a few verses that tell us about the darkness of satan's supernatural activity (as opposed to God's GOOD supernatural activity)

"You shall not permit a sorceress to live". (Exodus 22:18.)

Barnes notes explains why the severity: "This is the earliest denunciation of witchcraft in the law. In every form of witchcraft there is an appeal to a power not acting in subordination to the divine law. From all such notions and tendencies true worship is designed to deliver us. The practice of witchcraft was therefore an act of rebellion against Yahweh, and, as such, was a capital crime."

In that verse, we are told of several things. Witches were a problem since the writing of Exodus, sometime around the 15th century BC. Witches routinely pretended to have information about persons, dead or alive, cast spells, and did amazing feats. The fact that they were fake and knew they were fakers is evidenced by the Witch of Endor's surprise at actually conversing with someone who was dead- Samuel. (1 Samuel 28). Samuel's appearance scared her and shocked her. If she had been routinely able to perform the things witches said they could perform, it would not have been such a shock when Samuel appeared, eh?

Deuteronomy 18:10 is another verse addressing the dark arts. It expands the definition of prohibited activity related to the dark arts. It is not only witchcraft that the LORD is against. There is other activity satan will try to use to get over on you, "here shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer."

The New Testament also references sorcerers and diviners, indicating that such activity was still a problem 1500 years after God's Moses's first denunciation of it through Moses. In New Testament times it was still against God's law to engage in it or commune with people who do it. (Acts 16:16, Galatians 5:19, Revelation 21:8).

It should not surprise us that the first mention of witchcraft 3500 years ago, and reiterating its evilness 2000 years ago, that its practice is still ongoing today. Witches still abound. It is an old problem that is still with us in these "modern times." People who perform the dark arts still exist. People who believe others can accomplish the dark arts still exist- as testified to the official Swazi ban on witches flying at high altitudes!

Satan will corrupt anything he can. He is the thief who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10). That he corrupts the name and work of Jesus is not surprising. That he corrupts the supernatural, turning it away from Jesus and toward witchcraft, divination, omens, and sorcery (like Tarot) is also not surprising. If you are of Jesus you will not (or should not engage in these dark arts. I mean even reading horoscopes! Here is a short article about horoscopes. It is not the harmless activity some think it is.

GotQuestions says of horoscopes, "The purpose of a horoscope is to gain insight into a person’s character and foretell the future. The basic belief of astrology is that planets and stars exert an influence upon our lives. Those with special knowledge—astrologers—can predict events in a person’s life. It is distressing that most major newspapers have a horoscope column, and even more distressing that many Christians read their horoscopes."

"The Bible expressly forbids divination, sorcery, and hidden arts (Deuteronomy 18:10-14). God’s people
are to heed God only (Deuteronomy 18:15). Any other source of guidance, information, or revelation is to be rejected outright. (See also Acts 16:16-18.) The Bible points to Jesus Christ as the only proper focus of faith (Acts 4:12;Hebrews 12:2). Our trust is in God alone, and we know that He will direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-6). Faith in anything besides God is misplaced.

Astrology, then, opposes biblical teaching in at least two ways: it advocates faith in something other than God, and it is a form of divination. We cannot determine God's will for our lives through horoscopes. As Christians, we are to read the Bible and pray to God in order to gain wisdom and guidance. Consulting a horoscope is a violation of God's means of communicating with His children. We strongly believe that horoscopes should be rejected by Christians."


We read even today that Pope Francis was elected after the conclave considering his nomination to the Papacy were witness to several supernatural signs! "He [A Cardinal] added: “I received at least two strong signs: one I can tell, the other was in the Conclave I can’t speak about – but real signs of the Lord giving me indication ‘he is the one’.”

Catholics are not saved by grace of Jesus. They are pagans. Therefore He is not managing the papal election in any way, shape, or form. One of the signs the cardinal spoke of was a ridiculously interpreted thing, mis-attributed to the Holy Spirit. The cardinal said that after he had asked advice on the papal election, his friend whom he had run into whispered into his ear "Bergoglio". Since when is a friend whispering a name a supernatural sign and not simply influence peddling? Oh well, the other sign was just as 'astounding and miraculous', but he refused to disclose it due to its occurrence in the conclave, which is a secret proceeding. If it was as ridiculous as the first sign, I can pass. However, that's the problem with the dark arts, satan will attribute to the Spirit the things of satan, and to the things of satan he will say it is the spirit. (Matthew 9:34; Matthew 12:24).

"How do they do it? By attributing to the Holy Spirit words that He didn’t say, deeds that He didn’t do, and experiences that He didn’t produce, attributing to the Holy Spirit that which is not the work of the Holy Spirit. Endless human experiences, emotional experiences, bizarre experiences and demonic experiences are said to come from the Holy Spirit…visions, revelations, voices from heaven, messages from the Spirit through transcendental means, dreams, speaking in tongues, prophecies, out of body experiences, trips to heaven, anointings, miracles. All false, all lies, all deceptions attributed falsely to the Holy Spirit."

If you are not of Jesus, you are already under satan's sway and while you are blinded to the supernatural goodness of Jesus, satan will turn you toward the supernatural evilness of the dark arts, including witchcraft. Count on it.

15 comments:

  1. The authenticity of the origins of the article are laughable as is the bible.
    Will Muslims go to Allah when they die?
    Will Buddhists go to Buddha when they die?
    Will Native American Indians be reincarnated?
    Will atheists cease to exist when they die?
    Don't make sides. Leave people be. And protect the children from the priests.
    Count on that.

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    1. There are millions who are not laughing at the origins of the bible. They are grateful to our Holy God for it, because it is His word. Here is a good essay on how and why the bible has authenticity-

      "The question we must ask ourselves is how can we know that the Bible is the Word of God and not just a good book? What is unique about the Bible that sets it apart from all other religious books ever written? Is there any evidence that the Bible is truly God’s Word?" more at link

      Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-God-Word.html#ixzz2TUPgfs00

      Will Muslims go to Allah when they die? No, they go to h-ll
      Will Buddhists go to Buddha when they die? No, they go to h-ll
      Will Native American Indians be reincarnated? No, they go to h-ll
      Will atheists cease to exist when they die? No, they go to h-ll

      All unbelievers at the end of the age will be resurrected (not reincarnated) and given an indestructible body. They will be forever in h-ll, apart from the God they rejected in life, and under His wrath for their rejection and as punishment for their sins.

      "Don't make sides. Leave people be." And not say anything about the terrible torment in h-ll they are at any moment about to endure? Why would I be silent about that? There are no sides, because there is only One Holy God. It's Him alone, no other side, no other god...

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    2. The Bible is proven TRUTH. There are millions of proofs. Here is just one...The Exact Date Israel Became A Nation Is Easily Calculated From The Scriptures Using Ezekiel 4:4-8 & Leviticus 26:18,21,24+28. Take The Penalty(390>Israel's Punishment + 40>Judah's Punishment=430 Years, Subtract 70 Years, Since These Were The Years Already Served By Israel While In Babylonian Captivity. Total Then = 360 Years. Multiply 360 Times Seven (As We Are Instructed To Do Repeatedly Here In Leviticus since 90% of the Jews rebelled against God failing to return to Jerusalem). Remember Our Total Is Now 2,520 Years Of Punishment Remaining For Israel. Now Add The 2,520 Years To The Year & The Month Of Nisan In Which Israel's Babylonian Captivity By King Cyrus Ended(Nehemiah 2:1), Which Is Our Point Of Reference From The Bible. Wow, This Will Bring Us To Hebrew Year 5708 & The Exact Date Israel Became A Nation! But This Means Little To Westerners Who Go By The Gregorian Calendar. Hey. This Date Is May 14th 1948!
      The G-d of Is-rael=Is-real !!! 1000's more proofs> www.GodofIsraelisReal.com www.BibleProvenTrue.com

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    3. That's some New Math you're working...

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  2. Hello, I had a question about your article and I'm hoping you can clarify. In the list of attributes given to the Holy Spirit but really of satan you mention speaking in tongues. What do you mean? I thought in the bible it mentions we are to pray in the Spirit. Thank you for your blog I read it every day!
    Celida

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    1. Hi Celida,

      Thank you for your question, as it gives me a chance to clarify. And I need to, don't I? I left things unclear.
      Tongues do appear in the bible, so in that most basic, literal sense, tongues are biblical. However the correct interpretation of the use of tongues has been co-opted today by satan into something UNbiblical.

      Originally, speaking in tongues were a sign gift to the early church (before the NT was finished being written) to speak things that edify the body or for a witness to unbelievers. The tongues spoken in were **actual languages**. It was not gibberish. It was an actual language, as evidenced by the verses in Acts 2:4. The word is "language". Not tongues. We see in Acts 2:6 further evidence that it was actual languages such as Greek, Aramaic, Persian, etc, "And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language."

      It actually was fulfillment of a prophecy in Isaiah and fulfilled as a judgment against Israel, that since they had rejected the Messiah who spoke in a tongue they knew, He would begin speaking in tongues unknown to them. Isaiah 28:11-12 is a prophecy telling the nation of Israel that one day God will speak His Word in Gentile languages- a severe rebuke to His chosen people. They couldn't fathom why God would do that, but it was because God was telling them in the future they would reject Him. He was going to choose Gentiles to make Israel jealous. (Romans 11:11).

      Paul wrote to the Corinthians on this topic as a rebuke because they were misusing the gift of tongues- getting puffed up thinking each individual was special because God spoke directly to them and that it was the best gift. Later Paul said tongues would pass away. (1 Corinthians 13:8).

      MacArthur explains hot tongues were to be regulated, "The guidelines given were these. Tongues is a sign to unbelievers. It's a sign that God is speaking, it's a sign to unbelievers. If used in the church it must always be translated so that it can have the purpose of edifying the believers who don't know what's being said. Never are more than three people to do it, and they are to do it in sequence, not at the same time. There is to be no speaking in tongues unless it is interpreted. Any confusion or any disorder in the assembly is an indication that what is going on did not originate with God, it's a counterfeit, it's a prostitution. Women are never to do it, for they are to remain silent and not to speak in tongues."
      "the leader of that meeting invited everyone, all at once, all at the same time to begin speaking in tongues. There was total chaos, confusion, disorder, people pushing chairs back, as we told you before, falling on the floor, stretching out their limbs, falling over, fainting, all of that kind of chaos confusion. No translation of that was going on, women were dominant in it, and all of that violates the instruction for the legitimate use of the gift, when it was legitimate in the Corinthian time." more here on the biblical explanation of speaking in tongues
      http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/90-61/speaking-in-tongues

      One way we know tongues have stilled as Paul said they would is that people today who are called to be missionaries have to learn the language of the place they are going the hard way. The Lord doesn't open their mouth to speak in the native's language, does he?! LOL. So when you see today's "use" of tongues with chaos, and gibberish, and pretend direct revelation of God, and laughter and noise and all that, it is of satan, and not of God.

      Thanks again for your question. :)

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  3. I was raised in the Catholic church and am still a Catholic although I no longer attend mass. I am NOT pagan, and I have been saved by the Grace of Jesus, and am fueled by the Holy Spirit. One should not lump all into one category. I have loved Jesus with my heart and soul since a small child. Also was fed and nourished through my church as a young child.My first introduction to the end was from a priest. Yes the Roman church had changed with Vatican II, through probably spiritual means to fulfill End Time Prophecy. That is from God working his means to his end.

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    1. Hi Carol,

      I am so glad you love Jesus! I am sorrowful though that you are a Catholic. The Catholic Church teaches many things that are unbiblical, and belief on those, in addition to loving Jesus, still means you may not be saved. It is Jesus plus nothing. Here is an essay that asks and answers if Catholics are Christian (it begins this way):

      "Yes if they have trusted in Jesus alone for the forgiveness of their sins. However, if they believe that the are saved by God's grace and their works, then they are not saved -- even if they believe their works are done by God's grace -- since they then deny the sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice."
      http://carm.org/are-roman-catholics-christian

      I don't lump all things into one category. I lump them into two.

      --broad road and narrow road (Mt 7:13)
      --wheat and tare (Matthew 13:24-30)
      --in the Lambs book of life or not in the Lamb's book of life (Rev 13:8, 20:12).

      The Vatican is ground zero for false religion. It is its own nation, yet the Bible nowhere supports the idea of the Christian church being its own sovereign nation.

      The Pope claims to be infallible, an absolute king, a substitute for Jesus on earth, (!) purveyor and protector of false doctrine, and thus is the seat of satan. The only way the Vatican can be changed is if every single person associated with it repents of their false deeds and falls at the feet of Jesus in the true born again faith.

      People are either saved, or not saved. The ONLY difference is Jesus plus nothing. All Catholics, Mormons, Buddhists, Atheists, Hindi, Bahai, Taoists, etc, who believe falsely will go to destruction.

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    2. Carol it is reasonable to examine what one takes in. Food, information, ideas. One thing that I have found out is I need more than just the information that is handed out by ANY group. The best way to make a good determination is to examine the history of an organization. More and more people have found that their allegiance to groups have got them involved and supporting things they would never condone as individuals. Example being an American means that you are part of a nation that not only kills large numbers of unborn children, it is done with the taxpayers money.
      You say your not a pagan?
      Please take some time to listen to what the Fuel Project reveals about Roman Catholicism. And it's origins.

      http://orbisvitae.com/mc/Know-Your-Enemy/23,Roman-Catholicism.html#a

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  4. Catholics are not saved by the grace of Jesus and they are pagans!!! Definitely who are saying this are the ones who pretend to know God and His Christ the Lord Jesus of Nazareth.Actually who do not know the TRUTH fabricate lies against others to satisfy and justify themselves for their lack of faith and knowledge and rebellion against what is true.Out of fear they accuse day and night others with their unclean lips coming out of their hearts.Outside the Orthodox and Catholic CHURCH is the tower of Babel and this time there will be no dispersion but total destruction to those who rebel against the CHURCH built by the Lord Jesus of Nazareth and put one foot in the bank with a fake god in their pockets and the other foot in fake and counterfeit churches.These people are living in a great delusion caused by the ANATHEMA for they rebel against what the Holy Spirit did.

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  5. It is amazing how Satan,cults,secret societies,heresies,atheists,secularists,humanists and Bible readers who rebel against the CHURCH are aligned together with a hateful behavior against the One True Church of the Lord Jesus of Nazareth.It is better to watch yourself before to watch the end time for the word PROTEST in itself bear its known consequences.

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  6. Hello Elizabeth,

    Thank you for your wonderful clarification. I have one more question, sorry! I understand all that you said and yes I knew of that. And I should have been clearer in my question, lol. I was asking about when you pray. I pray in tongues as well as in my understanding. Are you saying this is wrong?
    Celida

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    1. Hi Celida,

      Here is one essay that looks at praying in tongues
      http://www.gotquestions.org/praying-in-tongues.html

      and one more
      http://carm.org/speaking-in-tongues

      neither are too long. Both use scripture. Both look at tongues in prayer. I think they do a good job of explaining it :)

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  7. One word comes to mind; "brainwashed"

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    1. Can you explain a little more? One word doesn't give us the clearest sense of what you are trying to say.

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