Thursday, October 24, 2019

Drugs, Guns And "gods"--The Battle Is Spiritual

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The New York Times has reported that people in Mexico are turning to witchcraft for protection against the drug lords.

A large scale raid Tuesday morning in Mexico City revealed that the drug lords who are bringing drugs into the US are also practicing witchcraft.

The war is spiritual.

Be informed.

Mexican people turning to witchcraft and sorcery for safety and security.

In 2011, The New York Times published a feature article that revealed there are more and more Mexicans turning to witchcraft to protect themselves from the drug lords.

These are the same drug lords that are bringing tons of drugs into the US to be sold to on our streets and elsewhere.

The Times' story introduces its readers to a warlock who has been practicing for 50 years. More and more people are coming to him for help.

His "help" consists of closing his eyes and chanting as he rubs a white egg over his worried customer.

Another sorcerer tells the Times, "People ask us for assistance because they're scared of threats, of extortion. They're full of negative energy."

In the city, people used to come to the sorcerers asking for love spells to be cast on them, and cures for physical ailments. Now they are seeking protection from extortion and for help finding kidnapped kin.

In another New York Times story, a Mexican practitioner explains,
"To kill a man, all you need is a black cloth doll, some thread, a human bone and a toad. Oh, and you must ask the devil for permission, in person, at a cave in the hills where he is said to appear."

He explains that the man and the toad will die within 30 days.

He told the reporter, "There exists good and bad in the world, there exists the devil and God."

"There are people who work only in evil," he said, "but I work in both good and evil magic."

This touches my heart, personally. I vividly remember visiting a Catholic Church that had been taken over by warlords, sorcerers, and occultists in Guatemala. I watched and wept as sincere people paid money to the spiritual practitioners for protection, even the protection of an unborn baby by a teenage mother.

Yes, there exists both good and evil in the world.

A raid in Mexico City Tuesday found the drug cartels have stockpiled not only guns, but "gods" as well.

A large-scale raid carried out by local and military forces in Mexico City uncovered a series of tunnels and stash houses where the cartel members handled drugs, weapons, and performed witchcraft rituals.

The authorities arrested 31 people including several women. The head of the cartel, Oscar aka Lunares got away.

During the raid authorities found "tons" of drugs---labs to cook synthetic drugs, 100 pounds of precursors, two and a half-ton of marijuana, pounds of cocaine and meth---all destined for the United States,

They found a rocket launcher, rifles, handguns, ammo and $79,000 in cash.

During the raid, they also found various shrines used for witchcraft rituals where human remains were apparently used as offerings or ornaments.

While the common people are calling on "the spirits to defend them from the drug cartels, the drug cartels are calling on the spirits to give them success in delivering their drugs to an ambivalent generation of addicts.

The takeaway.

Despite strong biblical warnings, it seems our culture is drifting more and more toward accepting "magic, spells, witchcraft," etc.

Movies are more and more including "spirit" themes in the storyline, while television is about to overdose on spirit--other world themes.

The dark spirit world is real and God hates it.

In Deuteronomy 18: 10-12, God names many of the practices:
"Let no one be found among you...who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts out spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord."

However, as the Christian Church tries ever more diligently to "relate" to a broken world---"so we can reach them"---too many of us are becoming like them.

As with other culturally and politically incorrect issues we condone by our silence.

Leviticus and Exodus also address this issue.

Isaiah 2:6 says: "You have abandoned your people, the House of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East..."

So much Eastern mysticism and new age thought have been woven into the teaching in our churches today that people are desensitized to the idea of spiritual warfare.

Consumer Reports published a survey awhile back of 17,000 young people between the age of 10 and 14 that revealed that out of 83 board games played by kids and adults, Monopoly was number one.

Number 2 was Ouija Board and Dungeons and Dragons.

Harold Sherman, president of ESP Research Association in Arkansas, has said, "The majority who have become involved with possessive and other entities come by this experience through the Ouija Board."

Magic potions and drugs are age-old companions of sorcery and witchcraft. The drift toward increased use of drugs, including marijuana, facilitates an openness to these spiritual activities.

Those who are experimenting with drugs today are likely unaware they are also experimenting with sorcery.

The close connections are seen in the New Testament Greek word for "witchcraft" (Gal. 5:20), a word which we get from our word "pharmacy."

This weekend, tens of thousands of "witches" are simultaneously attempting to cast a spell on President Trump that will disable him to continue as President of the United States.

Pray for the President.

Millions will celebrate Halloween in a few days. Be careful with that. While many do so as merely a dress up and trick or treat day, for those in the evil spirit world, it is the most important day of the year.


Ephesians 6:12:

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.