With the development of New Age and “channeling,” Satan has managed to begin the mass marketing of what was reserved for the elite. Like spiritual “junkies,” these people have submitted to increasing levels of depravity because they have been promised that union with these demonic beings will give them immortality and enable them to evolve into gods through alchemy and black magic…
I knew what it was like to have my mind filled with the scalding hot fog of the “brilliance” of Lucifer. I experienced “more light” in Masonry with a vengeance! I knew the feeling of being linked mentally into a vast spider web of communications, and being part of an invisible army of slaves almost totally at the command of the Deceiver himself.
Along the way, I did meet a couple of other “pilgrims” who were deeply involved in esoteric Masonry, but most Masons were blissfully in the dark about the “light” they had. That is where their leaders want them. They didn’t even know the secret they were guarding so carefully.
Like workers in a classified project, they were only allowed to know as much as they needed to know to work in the system. These poor men, many of whom were church-goers, were ignorant of the big picture, and would be appalled to learn the truth concealed behind the layers of allegory. We are going to lift the veil off this “sanctuary” and expose the darkness of Freemasonry’s light! – William Schnoebelen, Masonry: Beyond the Light
The Prophet’s appeal to Judah that they repent of their occult practices and pagan pollution continues…
Gather yourselves together, yes, gather, O nation without shame, 2 Before the decree takes effect— the day passes like the chaff— before the burning anger of the Lord comes upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you. 3 Seek the Lord, all you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger (Zeph 2:1-3 NASB).
King Josiah was one of the godliest monarchs to grace the Throne of Judah. Under his leadership, Judah reformed, but not completely. They continued to worship idols of pagan nations in rebellion against Jehovah and insisted on practicing their occult rituals along with worship of the One True God.
And He shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me; I kill, and I make alive, I wound, and I heal; neither is there any who can deliver out of My Hand. For I lift up My Hand to Heaven, and say, I live forever. If I whet My glittering Sword, and My Hand take hold on Judgment; I will render vengeance to My Enemies, and will reward them who hate Me (Deut 32:37-41 KJV).
This they will have in return for their pride, because they have taunted and become arrogant against the people of the Lord of hosts. 11 The Lord will be terrifying to them, for He will starve all the gods of the earth; and all the coastlands of the nations will bow down to Him, everyone from his own place (Zeph 2:10-11 NASB).
Remarkably, the LORD pronounces coming judgment on Judah, and then turns around and also pronounces judgment on those who have “taunted and become arrogant against the people of the LORD of Hosts.” And then He describes the coming Kingdom Age when the Messiah will “starve all the gods of the earth” and men will worship Him alone.
“You also, O Ethiopians, will be slain by My sword.” 13 And He will stretch out His hand against the north and destroy Assyria, and He will make Nineveh a desolation, parched like the wilderness. 14 Flocks will lie down in her midst, all beasts which range in herds; both the pelican and the hedgehog will lodge in the tops of her pillars; birds will sing in the window, desolation will be on the threshold; for He has laid bare the cedar work (Zeph 2:12-14 NASB).
At the time of this Prophecy, Assyria had seemingly total power. So, without Faith in the Truth of God’s Word, such a claim would have been preposterous. But, of course, what the LORD said did indeed come about. After its destruction by the Babylonians, Nineveh was not rebuilt and became “a desolation, parched like the wilderness.”
Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:5-7 NLT).