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Unclean Spirits and Human Proxies Today
As things get crazy in this country and around the world, it is clear to many that we are either in or approaching the last days. Just as there was an explosion of demonic activity in the time of Christ’s first appearance in Israel, so shall there be a proliferation of demonic activity before He returns in His glorious appearing. We are seeing the manifestation of unclean spirits and human/Nephilim hybrids now!
Misunderstanding Christ’s Ministry to Israel
“It is this author’s humble opinion that there would be no debate about the rapture being pre- or post-tribulation if Christians would properly rightly divide the word of truth. I believe many in the Church have lost sight of the unique purpose of Christ’s earthly ministry to Israel. Because of this, they miss the two distinct messages to the two folds of the Church: the National Salvation Program of Israel, and the Dispensation of Grace. Let’s sort this out, shall we?
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Brother Scott Answers Your Question
Hello, Brother Scott
I live on an old gravel pit in the Midwest, and I spend my free time rockhounding. I find all sorts of artifacts, minerals, and precious stones. They range from various agates, corals, quartz, etc. which, to me, supports the flood. How else would I have fossilized coral in my backyard in Wisconsin?
I have always loved stones for their beauty, and have used resources to understand what “spiritual” meaning they may have. Looking back now I see that many of those resources were aligned with New Age vs Biblical teachings. I have been looking in Scripture for what the Bible says about “crystals” or stones. I am wondering what your view point is on crystals for healing?
Crystals are very tied to occult practices, but, from my research, stones like agate and quartz are in the Bible. I love my hobby and wonder if you would agree that as long as I am not putting my faith in them for spiritual healing and ensure my faith is in Christ, there is no harm. Can you point me to Scripture that may show crystals' or stones' role in Biblical history so when I display my collection I can link these beautiful stones to Christ? I think this would be beneficial as I share the knowledge with others in my life that may be putting too much faith into the healing properties of the stone vs Christ.
In other words, I understand how the beauty of nature has been perverted by the occult, and, instead of walking away from my hobby, how can I use my passion to help spread the word of Christ?
Look forward to hearing from you and, again, thank you for igniting my faith. I am forever grateful.
What a great hobby you have, and I certainly agree that sharing the natural wonder of God’s creation is a good and blessed thing. Geology and rock “hounding,” or even collecting and polishing stones, are certainly not occult oriented. However, as you stated, Satan would pervert God’s creation and use it for his agenda; hence the New Age and occult teachings on crystals, healing, etc.
As long as we are not connecting our use of stones as talismans, energy channeling, or using them in connection to idolatry, astral projection, and the like, I see no harm in indulging in this hobby. In fact, if you can use the beauty of stones to show the glory of God’s handiwork, do so! Clearly the Lord created stones for His pleasure and to declare His marvelous works. That is evident in the New Jerusalem, where 12 manner of precious stones are built into its foundations: “And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.” - Revelation 21:18-21
What a beautiful city this will be! You would be far better equipped to explain what these stones are scientifically than I, but you can clearly see the splendor of how these stones ornament God’s New Jerusalem. I often joke about the size of these pearls. Being from Louisiana, I’d like to see the oysters from whence they came! What a feast we could have. Pass the Louisiana hot sauce!
It is not surprising that Satan would pervert stones in God’s creation by assigning demonic powers and occult significance to them. As the former anointed cherub, he was once covered with precious stones: “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold:” - Ezekiel 28:11-13. Notice that several of these are also stones represented in the heavenly city. The cherub so wants to be like the Most High! (Isaiah 14:14)
The Bible makes no mention of any supernatural power contained within stones, but stones are associated with power, as in kings’ crowns, the ephod of the high priest of Israel, to beautify the tabernacle and temple which Moses and Solomon built, and they will likely make up the crowns we receive at the judgment seat of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 we read, “Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”
We receive a reward for the work done on our Savior’s behalf, and Paul states this will be a crown of righteousness: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” - 2 Timothy 4:7-8. I personally am content to wait for the reward to be given to us by the Lord Himself, and whatever power and glory may be in the stones that adorn that crown, that will be to the praise, honor, and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ! If your hobby can use stones to point toward God’s glory and our service unto Him, then praise God and use that gift for His glory.
In Christ, Bro. Scott
I started listening to the podcast after I heard Pastor Scott on Coast to Coast with George Noory, and I love it. In only two weeks I listened to 76 episodes and will catch up to current episodes soon. Mr. Scott has a lot of wisdom, and I like the interaction with Xena. She brings curiosity and wonder, and I enjoy when she laughs!
I want to ask Pastor Scott a question about Lilith. Could you elaborate why only in the books of Enoch is she mentioned? I know in the King James Bible she is not mentioned, but I understand King James gave charge to a gentleman to revise his version before it was authorized and released back then. I also understand that for the catholic church to admit this after 2,000 years will bring a storm and demise to the church.
I was born in a catholic family, and since I read the Bible 14 times, I also read the The First Book of Enoch (The Ethiopic Book of Enoch,) The Second Book of Enoch (The Slavonic Secrets of Enoch,) The Third Book of Enoch (The Hebrew Book of Enoch,) The Book of Fallen Angels, The Watchers, and the Origins of Evil, the Torah, the Gnostc gospels, the Greek Kabalah, Sefer Yetzirah, English & Hebrew, and, finally, The Final Nephilim .
I believe in Jesus Christ with all my heart and soul for all eternity. I would love your input. Thanks so much for being a light for so many.
Thanks so much for the kind words, and I’ll let Xena know you appreciate her. We miss her on the show!
I’m so happy to know of your faith in Christ. This means we’ll one day fellowship together in eternity, even if we never meet on this earth.
I am not aware of the charge King James gave to anyone to have Lilith removed from the King James Version. The original publication of the KJ version did include the Apocrypha, but there were many editorial changes in publication that took place before coming to the current version we use. The discussion on why the Apocrypha is not viewed as sacred Scripture has been debated for centuries. I am content in believing that God preserved His Word for us today according to Psalms 12:6-7, “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.”
Lilith is a character from Hebrew folklore, and was never mentioned in the Bible. The only reference used to tie her to the Bible is Isaiah 34:14, “the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.” The word translated screech owl is the Hebrew word lîlîṯ, which is defined in a Strong’s Concordance as: “Lilith, name of a female goddess known as a night demon who haunts the desolate places of Edom; might be a nocturnal animal that inhabits desolate places.” This definition is only an opinion that this Lilith is based on a Babylonian goddess. There is no evidence whatsoever that she was a human wife of Adam. To learn more about this, you might study: https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/who-is-lillith-and-why-dont-we-find-her-in-our-bible.html
I am not aware of Lilith being mentioned in the Book of Enoch, and I have not been able to find her name through searching my Ethiopian version. It appears to me the Hebrew mythology of Lilith was concocted by Babylonian Talumdic rabbis, the very likes of which Christ condemned in saying they defy God’s Word by their “traditions.” There are many false teachings that come out of Babylon!
Also, unless I misunderstood you, the Catholic Church had nothing to do with the King James translation, and openly opposed its publication. Their version of the Bible still holds the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, to my recollection.
I hope this helps! I believe you can trust the veracity of the King James Bible or its equivalent in other languages. As far as I’m concerned, Lilith is a screech owl, nothing more. Now, are there female and male demons screeching in the world? Yes! Just watch CSPAN to hear them.
In Christ, Bro. Scott
Scott and John,
I’m sure you’ve talked about it, but I can’t remember. I believe in the rapture. My last church didn’t and did a whole series about the end times. It wasn’t very good or informative. I left that church for a couple of reasons, their unbelief of the rapture and their all but in-your -face belittling of anyone who did believe it! So, anyway, I believe in the rapture, because there are many Bible verses that talk about being taken. I was taught the pre-tribulation rapture, but the more I’ve listened to you and studied Revelation with my new church, I feel it’s more of a mid-tribulation rapture. My church just went through Revelation 20. There are only those few verses that speak of the thousand year reign. It speaks of the saints that were martyred reigning with Christ. My pastor spoke of the four areas of thought about this. What do you all think?
Thanks for this question. Your timing is perfect, because my article in this latest newsletter addresses this very topic! I’m saddened to know your former church belittled anyone for any reason, but certainly for believing in what the Word of God actually teaches.
Since I go into greater detail in the article, I won’t repeat the same points in this reply. I will, however, point out that I do not believe in a mid- or post-tribulation rapture. To summarize a key point in the article about this, the tribulation is referred to as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble in Jeremiah 30:7, "Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”
The point of this time is two-fold: 1) The return of the Lord Jesus Christ to pour God’s wrath out upon Satan and the Christ-rejecting world, and 2) To purge Israel and refine them to be priests in the kingdom of heaven. For Point 1 I refer you to Revelation 19:11-15, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”
For Point 2 I refer you to Zechariah 14:8-9, “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”
The “they” in Zechariah is Israel, and their faith will be tried by the fire. Only 1/3 of Israel will believe on the Lord and make it through the trial. So, putting this together, in the Time of Jacob’s Trouble the nation Israel will be tried, and God’s wrath is poured out on the world. The Apostle Paul said that we that are saved by grace through faith are not on trial, but we are: “…to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.” - 1 Thessalonians 1:10. Paul also wrote, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” - Galatians 3:27-28.
If we are saved from wrath and we are not the national priesthood of Israel, why would we go through the Time of Jacob’s Trouble? 144,000 Jewish males are sealed to preach the Kingdom of Heaven message for three and 1/2 years. Why would God use the Gentile church to preach to Israel during their trouble? Moses and Elijah, the two witnesses, will perform signs and wonders for three and 1/2 years. Why would the current Gentile church need to be around when it is the Jew which requires a sign? (1 Corinthians 1:22) Nothing about our being around for a mid- or post-tribulation makes sense, nor does it align with Scripture.
Praise God we go out before the Tribulation begins! We will have served God’s purpose for the Dispensation of Grace, and it will end when we are removed. The clock for Daniel’s 70th week will not start until we are gone!
In Christ, Bro. Scott
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