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A Burning Revival


What would you do if I told you that there was someone that lived really close to you that was out to get your family? It’s not necessarily going to be an obvious attack but maybe a subtil one. It might even be so subtil that you may sit there and watch it happen and not even know that there has been an attack. Now, what would you do if I told you that most of the time the thing that is going to harm you may already be in your home? Tonight we want to take a look into the word of God at something that God hates but most Christians live with. 

  1. Our Dealings with Magic and Witchcraft 
    1. Spells submitted to a website by children
      1. Rhyming Spells
        1.  Katie, Age 12
        2. Hannah, Age 11
      2. Love Spells
        1. Katherine, Age 13
        2. Erin, Age 11
        3. Gigi, Age 11
        4. Kendall, Age 12
      3. Miscellaneous
        1. Rain Spell, Jaron, Age 13
        2. Energy Spell, Jaclyn, Age 12
        3. Find Lost Item Spell, Jennifer, Age 16
        4. Against Being Grounded by Parents Spell, Falynn, Age 12
        5. Summoning Spell, Aaron, Age 12
        6. Truth Revealing Spell, Paula, Age 9
    2. Halloween
      1. Top costumes on a year by year basis have to do with witchcraft
      2. One place ranked the Harry Potter costume as #7 
  2. What does the Bible say about these issues? 
    1. He suffered not a witch to live (Exodus 22:18)
    2. These things are an abomination to God (Deuteronomy 18:9-12)
    3. It angers God (2 Chronicles 33:1,6)
    4. God wants to cut them off (Micah 5:12)
    5. It affects families (Nahum 3:4)
    6. God is against it (Nahum 3:5)
    7.  It is a work of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21)
    8. They harden a mans heart toward God (Exodus 7:22) 
  3.  Where is the Problem Today? 
    1. Harry Potter
      1.  It is good to see that the best selling series of books in the western world is such a positive tale about witches and wizards.  - The Children of Artemis Wicca/Neopagan Web Site
      2. A growing interest in sorcery and witchcraft generated by the Harry Potter stories has prompted an Australian university to launch a special course.[that] will explore the witchdoctors of Africa, shamanswitchesand others who practice magic rituals.  February 2002 BBC News story
      3. Siberian Potter Fans Drink Poisonous Potion
        • In Siberia twenty three children were admitted to a hospital after they drank a magic potion inspired by the Potter books.
    2. Walt Disney
      1. They recently had a major advertisement that was 100 years of Magic
      2. Produced Fantasia which was a glorification of witchcraft, sorcery, and Satanism.
      3. Cinebooks Motion Picture Guide Review said of Fantasia that the most famous section in the movie was The Sorcerers Apprentice
        • When the old sorcerer goes to bed, Mickey Mouse, the title character, tires of carrying buckets of water and scrubbing the floor, so he tires on the conjurers tall conical hat (which glows slightly to suggest its magical properties) and commands a broom to grow arms and legs and tote the buckets. As Mickey watches the broom tirelessly fetching, he nods off, awakening from his dreams to find the room half-filled with water. He fervishly tries to stop the broom, but it will not obey him. When he grabs an ax and chops the broom to pieces, each piece grows arms and legs and continues the task, although they are now completely submerged. The sorcerer appears at the top of the stairs and with a wave of his hand restores the room. With the slightest trace of suppressed amusement, he retrieves his broom from the sheepish Mickey, then gives the mouse a swat across the backside with it.
      4. In a section called Night on Bald Mountain, evil spirits rise from a graveyard and fly through the night to the mountaintop where Chernobog, the black god, waits from them to pay homage to him.
      5. Cinderella
      6. Brother Bear
        • tale of magic of the spirits to change life, repeatedly
        • "Doesn't matter what the spirits say"
        • "The great spirits reveal to us..."
        • "The great spirits have revealed to me.."
        • "Don't upset the spirits"
        • "If you want to change, take it up with your brother's spirit"
      7. Beauty and the Beast
      8. Aladdin
        1. Magic Carpet
        2. Genie
        3. Sorcerer 
    3. Blues Room
      1. A little ferry flies around with its wand waiving
    4.  Pokemon
      1. speaks to evolution and not to Creation
      2. psychic powers to control others
      3. demon-acting pokemon; a gargoyle with the ability to control massive fire and power
      4. portrayal that tears can resurrect from the dead
    5. Yu-Gi-Oh
    6. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
    7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    8. Lord of the Rings
      1. thousands of demonic beings of various sort, some extremely graphic
      2. many uses and portrayals of wizardry/sorcery
      3. multiple battles with sorcery using sorcery, some very, very graphic
      4. portrayal that being stabbed by an evil being's sword will make the victim evil
      5. many instances of demonic faces/eyes  
      6. sorcery to open mountain wall
    9. Lottery
      1. Upside Down Magic Hat 
  4. How do we Solve the Problem?
    1. Dont Set it before your children
      • Psalms 101:3  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
    2. Burn it
      • Acts 19:19  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.