From a blogpost I shared ten months ago…
“But you—come here, you witches’ children, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes! 4 Whom do you mock, making faces and sticking out your tongues? You children of sinners and liars! 5 You worship your idols with great passion beneath the oaks and under every green tree. You sacrifice your children down in the valleys, among the jagged rocks in the cliffs (Isaiah 57:3-5 NLT).
Witchcraft and sorcery have to do with seeking leading and guidance from anything other than the Word of God. Modern Charismatic mystics call it “going off the map.” In reality, it is witchcraft and sorcery. Directly referenced here are the sexual rituals and child sacrifice which the people tried to mix with worship of the One True God. It was and is and always will be an abomination.
Your gods are the smooth stones in the valleys. You worship them with liquid offerings and grain offerings. They, not I, are your inheritance. Do you think all this makes me happy? 7 You have committed adultery on every high mountain. There you have worshiped idols and have been unfaithful to me. 8 You have put pagan symbols on your doorposts and behind your doors. You have left me and climbed into bed with these detestable gods. You have committed yourselves to them. You love to look at their naked bodies (Isaiah 57:6-8 NLT).
God commanded His People to put Scripture upon the walls of their rooms, but they removed these and replaced them with idolatrous emblems. They had spiritually whored themselves out to pagan gods, even setting up altars in their homes—often in very conspicuous places. They paraded their false worship, desiring that all know of their brazen rebellion.