字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント (music playing) (music playing) (music playing) (music playing) Hello folks. This is Pastor Mike Hoggard coming to you from Studio 2012 with another Watchman Video Broadcast. Well, I used to really love to read these things. Comic books, I had quite a collection of them when I was a young man. Ah, this was actually part of my collection, "Son of Satan". I went to church and read things like this. I remember there was an ad, oh let's see here. The X-ray spectacles, I always wanted a pair of those. Ah, the, ah, I wanted to have the Charles Atlas body. But there was one particular ad in comic books that I had, a full page ad, it was called the "Magic Power of Witchcraft". And for, I don't remember how much it was, maybe a dollar, you could send in and get this book. The advertisement read, "So simple, a child could do it.", and I am going, that is me! I can do witchcraft. I can make magic spells and make things happen and things like that. Two problems. Two problems into this at a young age. Now remember, I am going to church when I want to order this book. Ah, two problems. Number one, I never really had a dollar. They were kind of hard to come by. Ah, and number two, I never could think of a way to order the thing and have it mailed to my house without my mom finding out about it. She had gotten saved and got us kids in church and we were going to this church, actually, a good fundamental, Bible-preaching church and I knew that Mom would not, if she saw that, there was no way in the world she was going to let me have that book because I grew up, that witchcraft and the church doesn't mix. They are not supposed to go together. You are not supposed to practice witchcraft or be a witch or have a spirit of witchcraft in your Bible-believing church. That is the way I used to think. I still think that way, now. So I quit reading Son of Satan comic books and watching a lot of movies and things like that. I quit doing that, ah, I haven't read, and picked up "The Lord of the Rings" since I was in high school. A lot of things that I have walked away from and said you know, they are not really, I can't really reconcile this with the scriptures and I can't, I can't as a pastor condone witchcraft or witchcraft style practices or ideas or beliefs or pinciples. I cannot incorporate that into the scriptures. Ah, and so it amazes me, it shocks me, as I am putting this together, it just is amazing me, how much witchcraft and I mean like the real witchcraft, not just kid stuff out of a magazine, I mean the real witchcraft. You say, I don't believe in that. That is like TV shows and kid shows and stuff like that. Well, you should, you should believe in it because the Bible expressly forbids witchcraft and it evens mentions it in Paul's letters. Let me show you Galatians, chapter 3, verse 1. "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?" Paul used this phrase, "bewitched you" like somebody in that congregation had cast a spell, had a witchcraft influence over those people in that church. If you don't know really what the whole book of Galatians is all about, the Book of Galatians was about people in the church teaching other people in the church that you are really not totally saved by just grace, alone. You have to perform things. You have to do things. You have to have rituals done on you, like circumcision and you have to keep the law in order to really, really, really be saved. I mean, you might say, yeah Jesus come out of my heart. That might be okay down here but if you really want to get to the upper levels with God, then you have to perform rituals and have things done and you have to do things in order to really be saved. And Paul said that is witchcraft and these people have bewitched you and now you are mingling witchcraft into your church services, "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth". You see Paul is saying that it starts contradiction. I will just use my little comic book here. I always like to contrast things. Here is the truth of the Word of God. The King James Bible. Here is witchcraft and Paul said you believe this (indicating comic book), instead of believing this (indicating King James Bible) and they don't belong together. Witchcraft does not belong in the church and so for years, I have had a fascination, and I will be honest with you, partly due to a desire to want to practice witchcraft, or wizardry or sorcery of some kind or when I saw the kids playing Dungeons and Dragons, I'm going, I'd like to play Dungeons and Dragons. God kept me out of a lot of that stuff because he knew what was in me and I don't want that...I don't want that to take part of my life and so I have studied witchcraft over the years, studied sorcery, studied magic studied how it works, how it is designed, what it is based on and so I have a foundation of knowledge. I don't need to go and read 4,000 books on witchcraft in order to really understand it. I get it. I know what it is and now that I know what the truth is, I know from the scriptures, what the source of witchcraft is, what spirit is behind it. I am actually, I am actually going to get into this. I am going to read to you, something you will find easily on the internet, the 13 principles of witchcraft. Now I found out that actually army chaplains have this in their manual. So it is like, this is something that they agreed on, that this is how the....it is interesting to me, that in Wicca, that is what the name of it is called. Wicca, the word "wicca", the word "wicca" and the word "wizard", they all, they are based upon the same word which is "wist" or "wise". The word "wizard" or "wicca" is derived from this word wisdom, which means that these people have, supposedly, they have a secret knowledge and their eyes have been enlightened to this secret power that is in the universe. And we will get into that. But I am actually going to look at a little bit later on, some of the 13 principles that wiccans all agree to, yeah, that is us, that is kind of how we are and what we do. It is interesting that Wiccans, really, when they went to formulate these 13 principles they kind of had a problem with that because Wiccans by their, I am talking about the real wiccans, the real witches, its not the kids dressed up in Halloween, kind of witches, They really have a problem with ah, their religion or principles of their religion, being written down, anywhere. In fact, one of the...it is like the unwritten rule of witchcraft is, we don't follow rules. We don't follow written guidelines. We don't follow things that are written on pages that say this is what we are. We like to be free and that is interesting because this is really what we are seeing in a lot of churches, today. People don't want to follow what has been written down and Christianity has turned more into the esoteric, which means a secret thing, rather than following the written word of God. They seem to be following their emotions and feelings and power and things like that, that don't come from nor originate from the written Word of God. And anytime you don't have.... this is what Paul warned against, he said, you foolish Galatians, you followed something that is not written down, witchcraft and you have rejected what is written down. You have rejected the truth. So we are going to look at some of the principles that they grudgingly agree to and we are going to see just how much witchcraft is in the church. I mentioned earlier that now that I know the scriptures, I know what spirit this is. Remember the thirteen principles. In the Book of Revelation, chapter 17, there is a spirit, all throughout, you see her all throughout the scriptures, she is called by various names in the Bible and I will tell you one of those names she is called by in a minute, but in the Book of Revelation, it says, here is the mystery. I love the fact that God's Word always reveals mysteries. If there is a mystery somewhere, it is going to tell you what it is. Witchcraft is like a mystery religion because they don't write all their formulas, they don't write everything down, but I want to know what that mystery is so I can read it from the scriptures. John says, I am going to give you the mystery here, the woman, that is sitting, riding on top of the scarlet colored beast. Her name is MYSTERY, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Now if you count in your King James Bible, you look at that verse, it just stands out because it is in all capital letters, you'll find 13 words there. That number 13 means something. The number 13 in the scriptures, it is not always a bad number, when you have 12, I don't have 12 fingers, when you have 12 disciples, and you have Jesus with them, that is 13. When you have the 12 tribes, camped around the Tabernacle, and God's presence is there, in the form of the cloud, that is 13, that is what you have, the number 13. Think of the charity chapter in the Bible, 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. The phrase, "love of God", occurs 13 times in the Bible, so I kind of think that the number 13 on God's side represents the pure love of God and you know how the Bible defines (I love this) "love"? Giving. For God so loved the world that he gave. Pure love just gives without expecting anything in return. That is pure love. Harlot love, you see, she is the opposite of that. Harlots don't give love for free. They expect something back and so think of a salvation now, that is based upon God's pure love, that is offered to you free, with nothing in return. That is the pure gospel and the pure love of God and the pure salvation of God. The Harlot has slipped in our churchs. Turn that around a little bit and so now the pure love of God has been turned into a Harlot love and she teaches a gospel that says, yes God will love you and yes God will do things for you, but you have to do something for him and that is why Paul called it bewitching them. That is why he called it witchcraft. There is a woman in the Bible who epitomizes the spirit of MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS. She epitomizes the spirit of witchcraft. Her name is Jezebel. Now this is interesting because I like to break down words and it is interesting that the name Baal or Bel, is in her name. That is like her God and where she came from. In 2 Kings, chapter 9, verse 22, here is an interesting description of what spirit Jezebel represents. "And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu that he said, is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as" (number one) "the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?" And so the Bible is telling you here that Jezebel or you know, MYSTERY BABALON, she embodies two ideas or two identities and a lot of time you will see them mixed together. Number one, she represents whoredom, harlotry, fornication, adultery, all things of sort of sexual uncleanness, all rolled into one. That is MYSTERY BABYLON, that is Jezebel and number two, she is the practitioner of witchcraft. In fact, she epitomizes and embodies witchcraft and it is something interesting, something that God reveals to us in the scriptures, concerning what Jezebel really is all about. So number one, we know that she is going to use harlotry. We know that she is going to use witchcraft. Let's see how she gets it done and let's see what it is that she is doing. We go to 1 Kings, chapter 21, there is a story. I am not going to recount the whole story, you read it. But it is essentially this. A man by the name of Naboth had a vineyard. Think of a vineyard. Think of Jesus said I am the vine, you are the branches. Well that would be the vineyard. That would be Christ in his church, his people, okay. So the vineyard is an inheritance, by the way. You see this land that Naboth had. He didn't buy it. He didn't get it off Ebay. He didn't go to a government auction, a foreclosure. He inherited it from his father, who inherited it from his father, who got it from his father, and from his father, who eventually they...it goes all the way back to the time when Joshua and the Israelites went into the Promised Land and God says, here is your land. I am going to give it to you. Don't sell it. Don't give it away. Pass it down to your offspring. And so Naboth was one of those who received this inheritance, this wonderful gift, Naboth received. And Ahab wanted it. It was a vineyard, right next to the palace of Ahab and Ahab is looking at that. See, it is covetousness. He is looking at that, saying, boy, I want that piece of land. It looks nice. I am going to do this...I am going to put some landscaping there. I am going to make it real nice. And he wants it, so he asked Naboth, he said how about trading me. I have some real nice land over yonder, I will let you have, if you let me have this vineyard. Or, or... I will give you some money for it. Think of harlots, what do they get out of it. BUt anyway, I'll give you some money for it. And Naboth said, Ahab, you know the law. I can't sell my vineyard. One of these days I am going to have a son and I am going to pass that down to him and it is going to be his. So I am going to work it and I am going to live off of it. And I am going to give it to my son so he will have the same thing that I had. Maybe he will make it better. Naboth pouted and he cried. Oh, I can't have that! Jezebel comes in. By the way, I want you to listen to this now. Jezebel hates, she hates the law.