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February 2, 2019 7:00 am
Even though Satan is a defeated foe. He is still trying to impact your life every day. His ways are not subtle and I am very interested in the New Age movement and anything that has to do with the occult, because I believe 100% is having a huge influence on culture, whether we see it or not, as I to a public high schools and middle schools. I talked to students and as you start talking B start realizing that there is more people into the Ouija board than you think. Huge movement of the Ouija board. Coming back kids experimenting and then you start going occasioning the angel cards and tarot cards and continue watching movies of the supernatural and paranormal activities and Harry Potter and start digging into these movies you see the occult pallets penetrating the culture and it just starts off so innocent like Harry Potter and it's infiltrating the use of this is understanding the times video with Jim Markel tends to cohost join her this hour to discuss the renewed popularity of the paranormal serve that when there is political unrest is a rise of interest include paranormal regardless of the reasons why there is a resurgence of interest in the paranormal has been on the rise of past years. This broadcast Eric Barger and Joe Martin Richey join Jan reveal a very dark side in America and now Jim Markel and will program you know we look at news views truths from a decidedly biblical perspective and most of you are aware that I apprise you as often as I can on issues surrounding the paranormal invasion into your world and the church by the paranormal by the occult and you may have already experienced this in your life. For sure you have a loved one who is encountering the paranormal and the Bible says in second Timothy three, then the last days. Evil will wax worse and worse in the world of the supernatural or the paranormal is. Frankly, it is now normalized. It's even being proselytized. It's blatant. It's in your face.
Primetime TV is proud to present the most outrageously dark programming. You can possibly imagine. I'll talk a little bit more about that as we move into the program. Primetime TV simply celebrates the Prince of darkness.
But we know that Hollywood has always done that you can visit any major shopping mall and you'll likely find products and practices for sale that are totally occult laced witchcraft sold and novelty stores just like junk jewelry used to be sold.
There just a few headlines I have seen here recently M Dennis site. I saw one that says lack of meaning is driving millennial obsession towards witchcraft and astrology. The article on reading one paragraph. Some young people reject formal religion simply because they find it boring. They seek experiences that feel fresh and exciting and religion isn't something that checks that box the article says is religion loses its grip on millennial's young people turned to books, magazines and the Internet for ways to explore the human quest for meaning and their own religious like identity and then the paragraph concludes people can entertain any supernatural idea. They want to without approval from a religious hierarchy or institution and this freedom allows them to pursue existential needs in a variety of ways will let me just say here that the variety of ways. They're all very dangerous. Another headline I happen to see says witchcraft moves to the mainstream in America as Christianity declines and a reader paragraph witchcraft is thriving in the US with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches as Christianity declines across the country. Paganism has swung to the mainstream with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practices normalized across popular culture the past two years it has become darkly politicized, and then we have another last one I'm going to zero in on here and that's an article I saw kind of reviewing the Netflix series. It's called the sick twisted messages in the chilling adventures of Sabrina now again Sabrina the chilling adventures of Sabrina is a Netflix special TV special, but the article says this and I'm only reading one paragraph aimed at teenagers.
The series contains disturbing messages about Satanism and other things. Frankly, folks. The other things I'm leaving out okay, here's an in-depth look at the agenda behind the chilling adventures of Sabrina.
It was released right before Halloween. The most important holiday in satanic circles. The series takes its young viewers into an occult adventure mixed with all kinds of social messages. The viewers are taught the basics of Satanism. In short, the series is the occult leak trying to brainwash children with its agenda and the article says the chilling adventures of Sabrina could also be described as a quote demonic romantic comedy, but it's gone much further. The main premise is custom-made to be relatable to teenagers. It is about a 16-year-old girl who goes to a high school loves her boyfriend goes out with her friends, but also she's a witch and her family members are proud Satanists throughout her infernal adventures.
Lots of disturbing things happen and lots of messages are delivered but the bottom line is that it sells the devil and it glorifies evil. Remember, folks, this is Netflix coming into your living room, your family room and then the article concludes to become a witch. Sabrina must go through a dark baptism give herself to Satan, however, Sabrina has some questions which are used to educate the viewers about Satanism, supported just wrote me says that dear Jan I'm a youth minister at my local parish, longtime listener, he says. I especially appreciate your Nuance takes on pop culture and how to see the darker influences behind much of our media, and working with other young people.
I have overheard a lot of excited discussion of a particular videogame that is scheduled to come out this year titled Devil May cry five and after doing some research into the nature of the game.
I'm nothing short of us founded and how brazenly satanic it is.
In summary, the game allows children to play as characters who are the children of literal demons as they fight against the Gainesville and who just happens to be called the creator as if the glorification of the antichrist were heavy-handed and shocking enough, some of the elements of the game suggest the satanic influence goes through all levels, including the music that plays during the mindless violence that happens on the screen.
Perhaps most damaging of all is something called the devil trigger which makes the player character invincible and immensely strong. While it's being used. Clearly this message that the power of the devil can somehow make anyone stronger flies in the face of all sense and reason. That's from Alex Mayor on one of our followers here online. Now what I want to do is I want to play quick sound bite here and it is John Stonestreet on hit the program breakpoint and I think Stonestreet is going to fill in some of the gaps that I have left out here in my introduction, then I will bring on my two guests for the balance of the hour. Occult spirituality is on the rise, even among Christians. Is it just pop culture or is it the Prince of darkness. I guess it's both the Colson Center for Christian worldview on John Stonestreet this is Netflix's most talked about new go this fall is the chilling adventures of Sabrina Sabrina of the title is Sabrina Spellman 1/2, which have more who's about to celebrate her 16th birthday. On that day which is not coincidentally, October 31. She's expected to undergo with the show calls a dark baptism, in which she would pledge loyalty to Satan before you're tempted to say okay just another TV show that stupid. Consider this, according to recent reports, occult ideas and practices are booming in the United States and not just outside the church. A recent pew research study found that a large and growing percentage of Americans believe in reincarnation, astrology, psychics in the presence of spirits and nature fax six in 10 Americans accept at least one or more of these beliefs. Shockingly, that numbers justice high among self identified Christians, even agnostics. Over half in fact have adopted occult ideas, along with the overwhelming majority of those who call themselves spiritual but not religious.
The cults becoming mainstream in this country. It was part of the reason why is how easy, user-friendly and infinitely customizable the chaotic buffet of beliefs borrowed from Eastern pantheistic faith in pre-Christian religions is these days there's no church, no creed, no set of rules you can pick and choose whatever you like it.
Spirituality meets consumerism and you are the God still. There's also an increase of more rigorous disciples of the mystical. Those who really identify and practice religions like Wicca according to new research by Trinity College in Connecticut which is one of the fastest growing religions in the country between 1990 and 2008. It saw a 40 fold increase and its number of adherents 1 1/2 million Americans now identified as either Wiccan or pagan. The web publication courts. He appropriately described modern witchcraft as the perfect religion for liberal millennial's Wiccans emphasize free thought in the will of the individual encouraging learning and understanding of the earth in nature as well as tolerance and the ideals of feminism even comes with a cool hashtag which is of Instagram. In other words, for most of its adherence.
Wicca functions as a spiritual patina on progressive politics. Not really a source of supernatural powers. You will find these which a stirring cauldrons writing broomsticks but that doesn't mean there's nothing darker going on. CS Lewis wrote in the preface to the Screwtape letters. There are two equal and opposite errors we can fall into concerning devils and demons.
One is to disbelieve in or disregard their existence, a posture far too common in the Western world.
The other is to have an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. This upsurge of occult beliefs and religions in our country, though often political, and consumer. A stick is still a sign that forces of darkness artwork. For one thing, all phosphates lead people, including people within the church away from Christ that has eternal consequences. And yet for Christians is more immediate consequences to see the Scriptures are clear, Satan is defeated foe, but the open shame by the resurrection of Christ. Make no mistake, he still an active foe roaming about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour from acts 19 we learn that the defeated forces of the enemy pose a very real even sometimes physical threat.
Those who don't take that threat seriously may end up like Steve is seven sons bleeding, naked and running for their lives. Not every plastic lawn vampire self claim which is a manifestation we, the rise of occult beliefs, especially within the church is making the old call to renounce the devil and all his works even more relevant today than ever you're listening to understanding the chimes radio in case you are wondering, Jan Markel here now want to bring on to my cohost and radio guests for the balance of the our familiar voices of Eric Barger, Eric, thanks for joining me Jim thank you and Joe Martin Richey Jill, thanks for coming in today extent I just want to pick up on what John Stonestreet said at the end of his little clip there that there are two possible pitfalls going on here.
One is that we disregard anything that the demons and the devil. And secondly, as we have too much interest which, again, a lot of people are doing today, particularly teens and young people.
But what I see going on in the church is, I think they're disregarding this topic or their they're playing it kind of too casually and as a result, things are slipping into the church. The occult issues are slipping into the people's lives into their living rooms are going to talk little bit about Sabrina here and it's because they're disregarding the importance of all of this. Joe, would you agree with me absolutely. I think that second Timothy three is a key point here especially think we should look at the wording of that because it says this know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come, and perilous.
They are means fierce or violent and just had a violent reaction and that's what we are seeing happening in the world and the church seems to be either afraid or just reluctant to step forward and in battle were supposed to have each in sex. I know that it's been extremely difficult when used when you bring up the occult people feel awkward. Maybe there's a sense of fear there.
I don't know, but it's not. Let's say I don't think on the top-the priority list. It's just my opinion.
Eric here thoughts on the Sabrina Netflix series and I don't know that any of us have sat down and watched it but I think this is pushing to a new level and you've been kind of an occult watcher for a lot of years. Not only that you have a background in rock music, where all of the things were talking about really manifest in a prominent way, but I opened talking about Sabrina, the Netflix series John Stonestreet brings it up right away and the three of us have been sitting kind of aghast at what's coming into people's living rooms right now. I've never seen anything that creeped me out as much that disturbed me as much. I've seen a lot of stuff that you have when I was in the world. In the course of the research since then and speaking on this issue in writing on it. As you have enjoyed us last night as I was looking at these final notes. I went. This is the creepiest stuff and this is mainstream or becoming mainstream.
This is pushing the envelope and the reason is happening is because people are out there watching it the Scriptures so clear about it. Acts 19 and I appreciate Stonestreet bringing that up. Acts 19 is an important passage. Those are believers. It came together and openly confess their evil deeds and burned their books them, and a materials that they had used in the worship of other gods, I think we need to look at our homes and our lives and see what's going on Jill, you and I both in the last month have written and rather extensively and will just dwell on it for minutes here, but we wrote about the arch of Palmyra turning up in Washington DC and let's just give a little quick history. They are the arch of Palmyra was a part of the temple of bail going back several thousand years. It was in Syria.
ISIS destroyed the remnants of the temple of Baylor. All 2015 and its history goes back to the book of Kings, Ahab and Jezebel but Ahab and Jezebel turned up in Washington DC last late September the same time that the Cavanaugh hearing controversy was going on and what was going on in the temple of bail several thousand years ago was horrific and I think there was some issues related to the inauguration or the installation of Judge Cavanaugh, probably related to the left. Pushing back on abortion issues will abortion was going on.
Temple of bail. Give me your thoughts on the timing because the timing was most interesting.
Will my father always used to say that when events come together in a certain way. There may be the smell of sulfur in the air and what was so interesting about the arch of Palmyra is first of all it's linked to AL which of course there was a child sacrifice linked to bail and then where it was set up which it literally was like a keyhole when you look through it you you saw the capital United data capital yeah and so it there was the actual location of it and then there was the timing of it in the timing of it was that it was installed on 26 September 2018 and then the hearings where Christine Ford came against Brett Cavanaugh happened on September 27 so someone might say, well, why does that matter okay. How is the arch of Bell linked to that well. The interesting thing is is that when you dig into Christine for its background which is kind of the hidden thing on the Internet.
You really have to search to find what Christine Ford was involved in and it turns out that for many, many, many years. She has made a career of being involved in the abortion drug. So this is something that is not common knowledge but when you put it all together.
You had the smell of sulfur in the air yet. While America welcomed this arch of bail this. The arch of Palmyra which was a part of the temple of bail and they celebrated it again. As Joel said the US Capitol building was right in the background picture you have to see the picture to have the full impact and Co. is it any wonder that the confirmation hearings were just consumed in turmoil place, you've got it literally satanic remnant of a terrible piece of archaeological history. Now this is just a piece of plastic folks, the arch of Palmyra replica is 11 tons.
So I mean it's a huge piece of whatever that they made it out of assuming they made it out of the old molding material that you use to replicate and I was a radiological item. It's a replica I wasn't anything original to replica but I'm just saying it's not a piece of plastic. No, let me say what were talking about this Jen your article. Summoning up demons, which was your email on October 23 of 18. It's got a picture of the arch in it, but the articles really worth reading. And folks, if you want more information about this kind of thing. At about this arch you need to see Jan's article. Summoning up demons and you just go to olive tree views.org olive tree views.org and then go to the newsletter and it was October 2018 have to scroll down. I want to reference one more thing and then let's discuss it when we get back.
And as I said in my intro today. You've got shops in our major malls Mall of America, the various malls around the country that are dispensing their displaying that is selling items that are simply shocking and stunning. We've got to Spencer gifts in the Chicago mall has been featuring items for teens including T-shirts encouraging them and written on the T-shirt the words salmon up demons there encouraging kids with the products they're selling in this Spencer gifts in Chicago to commit literal acts of bloodshed and so a local pastor intervened. He and I saw him online. He went down there, he couldn't believe it. So he had to go see it for himself.
He was filmed coming out of the store. He says quote were so close to being Sodom and Gomorrah were living in a place where just anything goes. Do whatever you want.
Whatever you feel. And then he concludes all I'm going to say is repent for the kingdom of God is at hand that let's just play that little clip always waits at them with their Harry Potter fan so when I heard the word wet store.
I had to go and see what that's what city's oldest occult store is called enchantment flights inside. You are surrounded by the growth that black everything that you can think that you would think of when you hear the word wet are staples of the place. That was something that immediately I felt like I was in a wage and magical store owner Stacy rat and she told me a little bit about this store and what it does for the people that visit we settle ingredients applies to books, the most common thing would be the spoke about kids which can a magic is a very easy place to start about dark magic and evil spell because of course like everybody talked about.
That is what everybody thinks that the stories about that magic is or black magic is magic that intends to practice many former black night.
If we don't recommend it will ask about it.
We tell is what they're known for, which is their custom carbs candles which are really intricate and are selling all over the world. Okay folks, this is blatant indoctrination going on at your local mall. I'm coming back in just a couple of minutes for you to continue in part two of my programming I'm trying to focus again. How is the paranormal invading your life or the life of someone you love a whole lot they may not be aware of it. You may not be aware of it. Mike cohosts and guests today myself are just trying to make you aware of some of the issues that you're going to encounter because the devil is alive and well on planet Earth back in just a minute or two, just a quick reminder every Saturday morning, all under 70 times.
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What awful something with the mind and that therefore the Christian muscular prepared by modern back it is that you fell by God and do a lot of not called the land that God calls the paranormal is gaining interest in America for today's edition of understanding times radio just joined us this hour with cohost Joe Martin, Richard Barger's return to the conversation here is John Markel and well-being acclimated to this in mass ideas that used to be considered a cold are now not just being normalized to the general public but proselytized all over the place to the public in ways that I can only believe because I saw it for myself in 2018. Just the level that were at and is getting to a point where every year were asking ourselves how much more blatant can this possibly get going is the occult is openly fully being sold to the masses. Now this is trendiness is a hip thing to do is trending out. If you've been to a mall lately, which I had to do for that unicorn symbolism report I did a while back is the first time I set foot in a mall will find that there are many boutique stores that carry an occult or witchcraft section in the store now because they don't call it that actually refer to it as being free-spirited or something like that. But you have unoriginal stores everywhere try to be edgy and cool urban outfitters and spencers and their selling witchcraft books in tools like selling people.
Another T-shirt or bumper sticker makeup chains afore this year even trying to sell a starter witchcraft kit but it was pooh-poohed into the wrong way to indoctrinate a bunch of young girls into occult practices that they couldn't possibly understand the ramifications of because practitioners of the craft came out and were outraged at the store was attempting to appropriate traditions.
Okay, welcome back. He listened. Understanding the times radio and in studio with me Eric Barger Joe Martin Richey, let me just refer to the books they've each written because I think they're in authority when it comes to the issues of all things dark. The fact that the antichrist system is being prepared for the world. In order for that to happen while he's got some useful idiots out there who are preparing the way and the preparing the occult way. Obviously, Hollywood is the biggest promoter of all these dark things but lots of other people are as well. Eric Barger has written the book entertaining spirits unaware of the end time occult invasion. You can only find it and Eric Barger.com Eric Barger.com Joe Martin Richey has written a sort of a manual for all things occult.
The kingdom of the cult. She is the daughter of Dr. Walter Martin find the firstname.lastname@example.org Walter Martin.com will call as folks were not carrying a lot of products right now but you can find that it. Eric Barger.com and watermark.com Eric and Joel indicated that things have been ramped up. We been talking about that my soundbites are talking about that Satan used to be in the shadows. Now, he's sort of almost in the spotlight. I never thought I'd live to see the day where that would happen in such a blatant way. Eric the identity of Satan seems to be changing.
It's not subtle anymore.
He's almost a hero. Now he's been a hero to those in the rock music world for probably 40 years but now he's becoming a hero to everybody.
Well, it's mainstream is what's happening and that had to happen before antichrist, and I think all this is just in preparation that the world be prepared to accept something like antichrist or someone like after Christ it it's pretty amazing. You note. I just thought if in five years the three of us are sitting here talking if were still in the earth and the rapture hasn't taken place were talking about this issue, how can we say it's gotten any darker, it's a girl right now. You wonder where it's going to go and I thought of your articles and your kind in your byline for the last few months. I never thought I'd see the day and really that's exactly what were seeing folks and if the church doesn't wake up and recognize our responsibility to be a force of good in the world and an evangelistic force to the loss. If we don't realize what we are to be doing right now and when you wake up call. Will the church does need a wake-up call, particularly on this and you were to get into this just a little bit later but I wanted to spring this element in because when it comes to pushing back against some of the darkness.
It seems, of all places, the Catholic Church is involved in it. Evangelicals are sitting on the sidelines and I don't get that. But it goes back to the fact that the church is dropping the ball evangelical churches dropping the ball. Yes, and that the puzzling thing when you go to try to find help for people who are demon possessed in their coming to saying I I'm having these issues or they have a close family member who are having who is having this issue is extremely difficult to find anyone, I just tried in the Twin Cities area a few years ago and let me tell you it was impossible there was no one here, I could send them to that. Why has the Catholic Church stood up and tackled this I don't get that this is something they've done really to hunt through their history and they have a specific ritual for it and so they have kept that ritual alive.
They've trained priests to deal with this reality of demon possession so it seems to me when looking at their history that they have never turned away from the reality of possession, where as the evangelical church seems to either turn away from it or dismiss it as being extreme. That's what's troubling me.
Eric, your thought on that you Evangelicals today. Beware the seeker sensitive Pearl River. You know all that stuff you know we we've got all these plans that leave the unseemly things like you know righteousness. You know, if we don't talk too much about that. We do want talk about holding those we going to talk about anything those with demonic or Satan, we better. That's the problem we better be doing that. I don't think every sermon should be full of it, necessarily, or should be focused on that. But migrations we need all of God's word, just not the stuff that feels good that we have been told will fill the seats up how often we talked about that what you're saying. I think Eric is in general to is there are certain topics. Bible prophecy is one of them. But what were talking about today is another one that doesn't really fit the agenda quite as well and evangelical churches. Again, as church growth purpose driven church growth emphasis. That's where the church is heading today. On the other hand, as I just had Catholic Church for some reason has stepped up to the plate and is fighting demons while the evangelicals are saying were not can it go here. Okay, I think we've probably cover that sufficiently, but that is a sad commentary. Eternity is at stake. At the very thought commentary yeah I wish I could say that was different, but it took you know, like I said a lot of effort to try to find someone to help people and I don't know that that really has changed much.
It could be the fact that they just people don't want to go there dealing with demon possession is a very scary thing. They are in. I never sell Satan short when it comes to intelligence or strategy and we learned that from how we handle Jesus.
What he did with Jesus and his temptation. Satan has a specific strategy. He is highly intelligent and when Christians are dealing with demons. They come out with things about your background that you may not want others to hear and it's embarrassing. So there are a lot of things going on in that type of the setting that might cause pastors and others to turn away a lot of pastors they're not equipped to deal with this. They certainly weren't equipped in the seminary Bible college in most cases. Anyway, those that are equipped to deal with it. You know it's like they're overrun with needs at this point so I have the same thing. People write me. I live in such and such are in this community or state.
I need help for my friend. Those are my family member does and it's the same thing reason people we've got people in mental hospitals being labeled as mental illness when it possibly could be demon possession you provided me with a quote jailed by the way you're listening to understanding the times radio if you're wondering what this strange discussion is all about its myself and my two radio cohost/gas for the hour talking about the rise of the paranormal. I bring this up a couple times a year if not more, because it is making inroads into your church into your living room into your entertainment life.
It's not just creeping in. It's absolutely storming in and you need to be aware of it right now.
We Morphed a little bit into this issue of demon possession. First of all, Jill.
If there is a Christian listening out there.
They don't need to worry about.
Can they be demon possessed.
Think we need to clarify that now there is no evidence in the Bible that Christians can be demon possessed.
In fact, going once again to the life of Jesus. If you look at how the demons reacted to him. They were terrified. They spent a large part of their time cowering and trying to get away from him and all he had to do was say one word to them and that was go so they did not want to be anywhere near him and I just don't see the logic and I don't see any scriptural basis for Christians being demon possessed cop will not share space. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is not going to share space with demons here dwells when people don't know about things when with others ignorance about issues and in that so sometimes we open the door with fear and not to a possession but you know the devil loves to beat on us loves to try to detract try to stop us from our mission and if were focused on our mission will understand what we need to do at this point in time, but though sometimes we open the door just because we don't understand the enemy use of devices.
Pulses were never to be unaware of your schemes Jill.
You made me aware of this.
Dr. Stafford, Betty. That's the name Dr. Stafford, Betty Prof. of religious studies, Cal State University, Bakersfield, and in articles entitled the growing evidence for demonic possession. What should psychiatry's response be talk me a little bit about this Dr. Betty actually has seen and if you go into his article that he talks about how he was visiting with people and institutions and saw things that did not fit into the world of the natural so another words he saw people being picked up and thrown he saw others speaking languages that they had never learned and so it triggered something in him. He thought we'd a minute. Maybe there is something to the reality of being that exist and is quick to say in his article that of course it has absolutely nothing to do with the Bible nothing to do with Satan or demons, but that these are actually evil spirits on their own. That's their nature intelligent beings that we cannot sense he says with a will of their own who seem to bother or oppress us or in rare cases possess our bodies outright and with whom we can relate or communicate to and a variety of ways. So here you have a man who is completely secular wants nothing to do with the spiritual aspect of this but he has to acknowledge from the evidence that he sees with his own eyes that there is some kind of reality some kind of being there that is evil. But as he concluded well that the whole point of his article is to try to get other people in the secular world to put aside their prejudice against him based on biblical teachings. Put aside that prejudice and go explore this and document the things that are happening so that it can prove that there is something there. I don't really know how successful he's been at this, but interestingly enough, Dr. Kirk Hoke who dealt with the occult for 40+ years. He's an incredible resource and he wrote about this in his work was so well documented from an evidentiary standpoint, that he was invited to speak at these conferences for psychiatrists. Many many years in a row so that is a documentation that's out there that obviously Dr. Betty was not familiar with and probably would not accept because Dr. Cook was a Christian. It's like one of you said to me when we were doing some prep here is that that people have to be asking questions when 10 men can't seem to hold down 120 pound woman that there's something very strange and supernatural going on. Correct. Yes, my father saw that many who did he did he dealt with those who were demon possessed and it was a very frightening thing. He literally saw 1015 men not able to hold down like a 90 pound woman, and he saw a woman talking and her lips don't move, but the voice is there talking.
These are things that are common that you see in exorcisms, exorcisms, they take sometimes a lot of time they take a lot of men because you keep the strength and that might be one reason to why churches don't want to go there because of the manpower and the time invested in Jesus said there are demons with that don't come out except by fasting and prayer, so it could be an extended period of time dealing with these beings but unfortunately it's growing.
It's out there and it's growing.
And someone needs to step up and handle it sit for long time that a lot of churches that will deal with the because it will give them a bad name in the community believe not answer truths. They just screwed around it because they want to. Nice try the very need without any of these these exterior things that they they just would rather not deal with what I wrote about this in in my book disarming the powers of darkness in Jan when you interviewed me about that book years ago. Now I remember. I stayed away from the stories about that. I have personal experience with delivered sessions and seeing demonic and what they can do up close and personal to you if you've ever been involved with anything like that. Reversing the trend help somebody be free.
You never forget it. One of these and thinking about was the least 30 years ago and it still just as real as if it just happened this I'm sure a lot of folks in churches just don't want to deal with it. Haven't thought about it, it's not been talked about from the pulpits, they think it's no big deal.
We have a lot of people running around in this culture and there's going to be more because of this open influence of occultism and supernaturalism that's coming at people well.
I recently did a program with Steve Van cars and he was in a New Age guru and one of the best and one of the richest is very young man and we talked at that that time about some of the things creeping into the church and we talked that the in that program that's I think two weeks ago now.
We talked about Christ alignment which is Christianizing tarot cards. I do want to revisit that.
But then I also made a reference to Stephen about the fact you know that we have Christianized Ouija boards. Now I want to play just a little clip here Christianized Ouija boards are called Angel boards so this is how the enemy is creeping into it could be the first Baptist Church down the street from you folks because it's making evil look and sound good is what your sample for you as an angel board as is Ashley being sold to churches, there actually churches are processing Angel boards essentially vehicle has taken over the church is the same thing as a Ouija board dollars is no difference at Subway so you can communicate with yourself.
Angel dictating with the fallen angels and the neck fully.
The children this angel board which is nothing more than a colt leading into our society and into lukewarm Christians.
This right here is your card.
You can have your hearts of Christian college Angel Cartledge in the morning to give your reading of the day America.
This is what you know 40% of Americans actually meditate a day when the Bible says the medicine of God's word, not himself.
And here again, Eric, we can enter what he's referring to the end of the clip. There is this contemplative prayer, contemplative prayer going on in and probably half a churches today think this is just fine and again it's kind of occult sized version of the meditation Satan got the door for anybody that walk through different doors marked different things but they'll lead to the same place and that's what we have is just this openness to it and once again it comes back to the church, not knowing what is going on. Not realizing and not having the understanding of it and that's why we do these programs on this every so often I think that it's important to take a look at Satan strategy. He is changing how he is approaching this world we are in the end times and the very fact that he is changing his strategy should be a big red flag for the church. Think about it years ago Satan was in the shadows. He was hiding in the broom closet like the witches say now he's come out into the open and you come out latently.
He's come out in our faces everywhere. Just the arch of the triumphal arch of bail. You know the old flow of Jehovah in the Old Testament, sitting there, you know, just framing Capitol Hill in America. This is something where you have to look at as a Christian and say he is out there. He has changed his tactics, why the times are coming to an end and Satan is not afraid to step out of the shadows anymore. Afraid that will turn people away know he's changed his strategy and he's become even more aggressive will the kingdom of the Antichrist is being built folks and we are here to push back against the darkness will do that as we close off this program in my closing segment coming back in just a minute or two don't go away every fall ultra ministry spots is complex. Different best teachers on current events of the Bible. The Saturday event is one of the largest gatherings of its cognitive Eric save the date September 20 want to join us, or even purring Minnesota's Grace Church the coming weeks and months will tell you much more get a preliminary look will be speaking at 21st by visiting politics reviews outdoor conference information. You can also phone 763-5594 or write to all of tree ministries.
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Here is the source of all that discussion. You can see that giant pentagram right there behind me actually deep with spray paint.
As you can see there, but that Nativity scene. You mentioned that holiday religious display just a few away, and tonight Boca Raton had their annual holiday's three parade and you can imagine this generated a lot of discussion, the most wonderful time of the year and for many, it's also the most religious and Boca Raton people who gathered to admire the Nativity scene in Sanborn Square also saw this large pentagram weighing several hundred pounds and causing a clash of public opinion.
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Eric Barger and Joe Martin Richey and I referred to their books and I will one more time, particularly Eric's entertaining spirits unaware in time occult invasion. You gotta find that Eric Barger.com and Eric, your newer one again on the powers of darkness. The title of that is you disarming the powers of darkness and it really deals with are the path to victory in and what we need to do to help others and again that's Eric Barger.com and then Joe Martin Richey's encyclopedia the kingdom of the occult. Jill is the daughter of Dr. Walter Mark and you can find that 700 page books I can encyclopedia kingdom of the call that Baltimore.com. Remember, the programming is posted to my website every Saturday morning, and if you just like it downloaded to a device sign up for the one place.com mobile app one place.com. Otherwise you just email@example.com new every Saturday morning olive tree views.org Joel you run our social media camera kills all of tree ministries found on Facebook and all of tree men on twitter.
We have all of tree ministries on Instagram and you hear the pulse of a lot of people over on social media. A lot of them and we were talking little bit off here here that some of the things going on in social media. Let's just talk. Read it for a moment were not on that in and that's kinda new to me talk to me about it already. It's is talk about a pulse. It really is a pulse for millennial's a lot of them go there. There are Reddit subgroups. If you're wondering what Reddit is at the website that's kind of quote unquote new site, but it's also where everyone comments in the rate each other's commenting up or down, and then of course the most popular topics go to the top with the highest ratings and then they also created subgroups so there is a subgroup on the occult, and I believe it account of membership and announce at least 400,000 maybe 450,000 members on this Reddit subgroups so the occult is alive and well in parts of the millennial generation. It's seems to be the influence in my opinion of media like Harry Potter entertainment like Harry Potter on these kids grew up with that and so now something that was again in the shadows is now out there worldwide. All of these things, tarot cards, tea leaves, talking to the dead, you know, that was part of Harry Potter and you see it now yours.
We are actually seeing the results. Dan is addressing the results of these entertainment giants and what they preached and it is affecting culture and it will affect him in many many ways. A lot of people listening today. Eric you may be aware of something this morning on Instagram the other witches of Instagram talk to me about it, which is Instagram have 400,000 followers as well least in October they did. Pretty amazing. These are just a series or group of witches that have joined together and look at the following. They've got the influence. The influence is pretty amazing, and social media people can decide to be self-styled in the religious beliefs they can put away all the traditional beliefs and decide to believe what they want to believe in.
This is of course really fit for the millennial's, it's a it's a trap that that will really take a lot of them while they are targeting their targeting these younger people they've always done that on Hollywood does that as well.
But they're doing it so successful in the rock music industry does as well so do these younger people even stand a chance today when it comes to the dark issues there just surrounded by go to a movie, go to a concert. That's what celebrated so many of the millennial's also have no basis in absolute truths. They were raised in church. They don't have any affinity for Christianity instead have a distaste for it and so I me, what hope do they have. When that's the direction that their lives are going so there open to look for some spiritual imprints elsewhere. That's one of the first headlines I read when we opened this program lack of meaning is driving millennial obsession toward witchcraft and astrology, and those could some of those kids grew up in Christian homes. I'm sorry, but they did and they decided to go down a different path and you know how deep they chose to go down. We probably don't know but some may have gone plenty deep. We were talking little bit off aerogel about the irony we were going back to Sabrina. The Netflix program terribly, terribly dark thing that is so amusing in a way and I say that from an ironic standpoint. Mainly, the irony of God is here you have a program where a lot of money. Have has obviously been put into it. A lot of promotion has been put into it and it's all about Satanism. It's all about witchcraft and what they did is they made a mess of it, so they the witches do not wish to be associated with a vision interested in this vision, and the Canadian irony of God is that any way that this series is written, the witches are upset because they never want to be associated with faintness and the sickness are upset because what do they have to do with witchcraft and others different segments of Satanism. Right now there's the satanic temple who denies that there is a Satan, then you have the other group with faintness Anton LeVay faintness and their off in a different direction, and you have many many more groups and they want to be associated with witches and we just don't want to be associate with them.
But what you've got here in this Netflix program is a folder called working together and they're all part of each other into what they've done is reinforce all of these old stereotypes.
The witches are trying to get rid off, but the statements are trying to get rid of and I look at that as the irony of God. I do know another thing about the show I want to point out really quickly. If you know how men today are men are under attack okay and we saw with Brett Cavanaugh and we are seeing it in this program to because there is a quote from one of the witches about this program and they're basically saying that patriarchal supremacy is everywhere and it's even here in the world to Sabrina the teenage wench in these bad men are everywhere and witchcraft fights against something that's another message they're sending there so it's it's a show that has a blended group of messages that I love God, irony that he comes in and says okay you know and the whole thing gets all mixed up and everybody's upset with each other and you have division being sown in the world of the occult. Well, Christians need to unplug from Netflix. That's all I can say I mean I don't know that there is a sanctified version of Netflix. Maybe there is I don't know but I think you paid for your seduction here Eric you made an interesting comment to me and we know what's going on, particularly in Venezuela, you said hopelessness gives rise to the occult and the reference here was a fact that Venezuela is literally falling that's in chaos as we speak. It's an utter chaos. How do you apply that to our topic today. We don't know exactly what's going to happen in the future. Obviously, we don't know what will happen with our economy in so long, but when an individual or a culture is hopeless. I believe you looking for answers in the case of the millennial's and the generation Z folks, a lot of them just don't have that basis to go back in and look at church that they had as a child or Sunday school. They had when they were young person they they don't have that and so they start looking for things, and they look around and there's all kinds of answers it signals to give them so hopelessness.
I believe whenever culture goes hopeless in Venezuela is a great example. It was a fun, affluent, rich were not talking very long ago right, but now every grave is been robbed. There are cults that are formed around dead gang leaders. You can go online and and watch and see the videos you can see what their drills look like what the culture looks like and I believe that this hopelessness that has invaded that country.
That's a microcosm in a terrible way of what the world will look like when hope is gone. Maybe this is why people would be looking for anyone that can give them a solution. In the end days of those events that take us up to the Christ happen we live in jail you and I live in a pretty dark part of the country.
Here we live in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and we have what's called every year we have taken on a con and it's a pagan festival pagan pride him for some reason they get together in a local hotel here in the Twin Cities area between March of every year they glory in wickedness and were actually in in one of the occult capitals of the world. I don't know why that is because you mean the church is still here right now the church is the restrainer of the church is putting a lid on all the things we've talked about today because the church and believers are still here. There's a lot of things that dark world can't get away with. Once the church is gone, my goodness, can you imagine what's going to be unleashed when believers are outta here. While I think if you look at second Timothy three to go back to what I started with in that I think it's so powerful for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous posters proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent fears, despise others of those that are good. This is what we are facing.
It's all real. It's all out there now Satan has changed his strategy and we have to change hours.
Eric your final thoughts that I lived in Seattle over half my life. Talk about darkness yes I live right now in the least church counting the states folks hundred BC that we can work. We are still the light no matter what and I know matter what her surroundings are the mother was around the opposition looks like Brian let's take people to heaven with this let's rescue the lost those who need deliverance let's get them to help the let's be the people that God is closed." Romans eight 3839 for I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor counties, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord and in the wonderful words of first John four. You are of godly children and have overcome them, because greater is he that is in you is world. I want to thank you for listening while talking to Scripture. Listen cost us thousands of dollars each week as reproduce or distribute this weekly program is becoming a virtual partner with us in this ever-changing world.
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