As I was driving along, the Lord begin to minister something to me that I never would have thought of if I tried. When you are dealing with some form of sexual immorality, there is definite connections to idolatry. It’s a no brainer to know that when you are dealing with the dark side, the devil and his angels are there.
The OT is clear about idol worship. The Canaanite high places used for deity worship invariably had connections to sexual immorality. Male and female prostitutes were available all the time. On most sites, jars of babies killed as a ritual, lined the area. It’s quite possible that these babies were “out of womb” abortions resulting from pregnancies of female temple prostitutes.
In Acts chapter 15, “certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.”
The church at Antioch sent Paul and Barnabas down to Jerusalem to get the ruling on such doctrine. The council discussed and approved a letter that stated that they abstain from “things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality.”
There is no doubt about the connections of pagan rituals and sexual immorality.
When you are dealing with the occult, there is always a connection to witchcraft.
In the adjective, “occult” means, “hidden and difficult to see,” hence mystery, mystic, secret.
According to Wikipedia, “Dianic Wicca” and other sections of witches had lesbians incorporated into their circles.
“Dianic Wicca is a religion that welcomes lesbian pagans and celebrates their perspectives on feminism, sexism, and women’s empowerment within patriarchal culture. However, many Dianic covens exclude transgender people, being solely for womyn-born-womyn.”
In support of this philosophy, many Wiccans cite the Charge of the Goddess, which says “All acts of Love and Pleasure are My rituals”.Therefore all forms and expressions of sexuality, as long as they are otherwise healthy and consensual, are accepted.
According to Ann-Marie Gallagher, a professor of women’s studies and long-time author of many books related to Wicca, “there is no moralistic doctrine or dogma other than the advice offered in the Wiccan Rede… The only ‘law’ here is love… It matters not whether we are gay, straight, bisexual or transgendered – the physical world is sacred, and [we are] celebrating our physicality, sexuality, human nature and celebrating the goddess, Giver of ALL life and soul of ALL nature.”
In addition, since Wicca focuses on the importance of male-female polarities, its acceptance of homosexuals is focused on the view that homosexual individuals embody (spiritually) aspects of both polarities. A view similar to that of the Native American tradition of Two-Spirited individuals.”
As soon as I saw the word “Dianic,” it is a direct connection to Acts 19. Diana of the Ephesians. The revival that Paul and the other apostles conducted in Ephesus (modern day Turkey) literally wiped out Diana of the Ephesians. At that time, the city of Ephesus had a population of over 300,000 persons. The income of the coppersmiths were incredible. They were in business to make the statue of Diana and replicate it so that everyone could have a copy.
This is no different than the porn industry. Diana of the Ephesians was one of the Seven Wonders of the World. And to come to the place where this wonder could be obtained reveals a long trail of money, sex, and sorcery, witchcraft, and idol worship.
But as with all idols, there is always a long connection of idolatry that leads all the way to satan.
For instance, the Artemis is connected to Diana of the Ephesians.
According to New Unger’s Bible Dictionary,
“”Artemis of the Ephesians” (not a Greek deity, but Asiatic)’…was undoubtedly a representative of the same power presiding over conception and birth that was adored in Palestine under the name Ashtoreth.
The Ashtoreth was a god identified with the planet Venus and related with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the goddess of ‘sensual love, maternity, and fertility.’
However, according to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, “In the West, however, Asherah and Ashtoreth came to be distinguished from one another, Asherah being exclusively the goddess of fertility, whereas Ashtoreth passed into a moon-goddess.”
The Ashtoreth was made of wood and in some cases made into a pole. While it is a stretch, I wouldn’t be surprised if they had pole dancers back then.
If that isn’t enough, the Asherah was “a cult object of wood, which might be worshipped or cut down and burned and which was certainly the goddess image.” Some scholars noted that the term “detestable” would be used to describe the idol. Also, some scholars have even used the term “phallic.”
In case you do not know what “phallic” is.
It is an erect penis.
In other words, the idolatry was about sexual perversion worship to false gods and one of many objects of worship might have been an erect penis.
Notice 2 Kings 23:4-7,
“And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the second order, and the doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple of the Lord all the articles that were made for Baal, for Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. Then he removed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the places all around Jerusalem, and those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations, and to all the host of heaven. And he brought out the wooden image from the house of the Lord, to the Brook Kidron outside Jerusalem, burned it at the Brook Kidron and ground it to ashes, and threw its ashes on the graves of the common people. Then he tore down the ritual booths of the perverted persons that were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the wooden image.”
There is little imagination to the possibility of what kind of “sex toys” were employed.
So the connections to abortion, idol worship, sexual symbols, and the occult or witchcraft is there.
Back in the book of Acts chapter 19, the other thing that was interesting was that one day, the people that turned their lives over to the Lord came out and burned their books of sorcery. The book in themselves wasn’t the value. It was what was in the books that contained the value. The ability to use supernatural demonic power over people.
We all know that the LGBT community is a small community or minority of people, however, they have vast resources that reaches all the way into the White House, but that is not the real pinnacle of power. The House and the Senate, and the Judicial Branches are the real houses of power in the natural.
On almost every level of government. City, State, and Federal, their reach is incredible. And that’s where the battle ground has shifted. From the Federal level to city and state levels. In fact, then Vice President Dick Chaney signaled to LGBT that if you want these rights, go to the states and we are seeing a full court press of the LGBT agenda pushing states to incorporate homosexuality.
The new target, which is an old target is the church. For years, they have infiltrated church music without much opposition. They have now been accepted and ordained in most churches where there’s been a relinquishing of Biblical holiness on an unimaginable scale.
Slowly, we are seeing some segments of church wane or entirely avoid the fight of battle. Former homosexuals and lesbians are also targeted by LGBT as conversion therapy Christians. The new birth is not a system of therapy. The new birth is accepting the life of Jesus and throwing away the life of sin by the grace of God.
The tactics of LGBT is almost to the point that the church feels vexed and tormented like Lot but this is not the time for the church to capitulate because of the anger of the devil in the voices of those that stand hard against God and His Word. This is the time to pray like never before and stand firm in the faith. We are not to fear their faces because our God is a Mighty God.
The only impediment left is the true Word of God and the Person of the Holy Spirit, operating within the believers in the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
They know that they cannot silence the church because God is always raising up someone to speak truth. However, when LGBT cannot have their way, they resort to intimidating witchcraft and manipulative tactics.
Not all lesbians are deep into Dianic Wicca Witchcraft but their voices and tactics have the spirit of witchcraft in almost everything that they do because of it’s demonic connections to sexual immorality and idolatry. You do not have to have a statue to bow down to because the hour we are in now has revealed the sinner’s true idol.
Him or herself in anarchy and rebellion against the will of God.
Of course there will be strong denial of these connections but rebellion is the heart of all sin.
I remember so vividly when I was caught in the sin of porn and self gratification how I was. After you come out of the dark and begin to see what you were involved with, you can see that you were in rebellion.
In 1 Samuel 15:22b-23, look at what Samuel said of Saul,
“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”
When the gospel of inclusion came out, it was because the church made a stand in righteousness to exclude sin. God is exclusive. To be holy is to be exclusive. To be included into the kingdom of the Son of His love, you must have sin washed away by the blood of the Lamb.
A spell is cast every time sin is committed because rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.
It is only by being delivered from the power of darkness by the forgiveness of sins and a thorough washing of the blood of the Lamb that a persons is transformed and conveyed into the kingdom of the Son of His love. As many as received Him to them He gives power or the right to become a son of God.
These verses are a combination of Colossians 1:13 and John 1:12.
You cannot become a son of God without being born again.
There is no such thing as backdoor Christianity where you attempt to come in without a “wedding garment” (see Matthew 22:1-14).
We know that this is an apostate age and many will turn from the Lord. Already there is a clear infiltration and deep insurgency within the ranks of the righteous. However, remember that the Lord said “….and the gates of hell shall not prevail…”
The gates, according to Vine’s Expository of Biblical Words states that the gates of hell is representative of demonic government. satan’s government shall not prevail.
When you are in Secret Sexual Sins, you are in rebellion. And it is no different than the sin of witchcraft. My stubbornness. It was no different than iniquity and idolatry.
The word “witchcraft” is the Hebrew word, “qecem” which means divination. This word is associated with Balaam. We all know what happened to the children of Israel when they were in the plains of MOAB.
So, when you go to church, if there is no true conviction of sin, there is no doubt about Secret Sexual Sins. When you go to your “church concerts” and “album recordings” and you begin to see certain things that stand out as out of the holy ordinary of the presence of God, there is a greater chance that immorality is comfortable in the facility.
The church should never mind sinners coming into a worship service but it should be very uncomfortable for sin to find a home. Our worship services should never be as comfortable as a roach surviving a roach bomb. Where there is no conviction for sin, it is a good indication that the Holy Spirit may not be at home in the facility that houses the church.
Conviction is not for the purpose of chasing sinners out of the house of God. Conviction serves as a notice that in the place where the church stands is holy ground. The convicting power of God is not for the purpose of chasing the sinner out but to pull that person to the blood of His cross where sins are forgiven and where resurrection to new life in Christ is issued. The place of conviction must be where the love of God is administered in truth and where, as a result of such conviction, a person is sorry for hurting God.
They repent, receive the life changing power of the Holy Spirit, and walk in new freedom in Christ. From the house of bondage to the kingdom of the Son of His love.
When it comes to self gratification, I was idolizing sex.
In all actuality, whatever your preference may be to get off, it all boils down to sexual immorality which is rebellion and iniquity which is witchcraft and idolatry.
The two terms are interchangeable.
For those of us that received deliverance, when we are attacked by those still in the house of bondage, when they spew their venom, you get that sense that something demonic took place. That demonic occurrence is the occult or witchcraft spell that is being cast against the children of righteousness but…
“No weapon formed against us shall prosper and whatever tongue that rises against us in judgment, we shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, says the Lord.”