There was an emphasis on sex traffickers engaging the occult. Why? It's because they want to hide their evil activities. Think about it. They seek to use the unbridled lust of some people and their power to exploit the young, the weak and the vulnerable so as to enslave a generation for profit. It's about power and control motivated by selfish greed.
This is an example of a spiritual war being waged in the family, government, healthcare, education, media and business mountains. This spiritual war is also a cultural war.
I'm happy to report that law makers have recognized this activity at its roots is a spiritual war. If you want a modern example where the occult interacts with government then I'd just point you to this January 7, 2020 invitation to join "Witches Against Trump: Details on our 2020 Spell Casting Social Mixer." I've witnessed meetings like this since 2017. Have you ever seen witches covens around the world band together in order to curse a president quarterly with a death curse? Neither have I.
Spiritual War in the Seven Mountains of Society
This should not come as a surprise as we see in Acts 13:8 that Elymas was a sorcerer who sought to influence a government official and to stop the gospel of the kingdom from being introduced to a whole region. This illustrates a spiritual war that is being played out in both the "Religious" and the "Government" mountains of spheres of a society.
It's not a new battle. It's been going on since Revelation 12 where the angels of God expelled Satan and his fallen angels from heaven to earth. These demonic forces have joined Satan to go and make war with the people on the earth who obey God's commands and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
At the core it is a war over truth. The war occurs when lies are introduced contrary to the truth (Click for We've Entered the Valley of Decision). The issue at hand are the souls of men and women and their eternal destiny in heaven or in hell. This is serious. Very serious don't you think?
One of the reasons that evil people with evil agendas seek to use the occult is because they want to hide their activities in the dark. They want to keep their secret agenda and tactics hidden. If these are exposed they resort to using slander, lies, deceit ect... to keep their true goals hidden and the issues confused. Satan loves confusion and confusion is one of the fruits of demonic activity. This impacts all seven mountains of society. For example:
I want to use the sex trafficking issue to illustrate how occultic activity, which can also be described as "doctrines of demons" in 1Timothy 4:1, impacts each of these mountians of society. To be clear, a doctrine is a disciplined, ordered presentation of information. The information, the doctrine, can be either true or false.
It's important to always remember that in Revelation 12 the threat is identified. It's a war. The spiritual war is manifested within culture in each of the seven major spheres of society so the culture war of ideas is at its core a spiritual war. The scripture reveals:
- Revelation 12:9
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
- Revelation 12:12
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
- Revelation 12:17
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Demonic Collusion in the Seven Mountains
- Religious Mountain - The occult seeks to make relationships and influence every other sphere of culture. Witches and warlocks for example have been commissioned to go into churches to influence intercession, introduce deception, sow discord, or to entrap elders/ministers in sin. (I.e. click here for Bobby Conner's testimony exposing a witch running a prayer team). It's an open attack on the Church.
- Government Mountain - Recently in Washington State we have examples where people who practiced witchcraft/spiritism have sought to influence politicans and in this case, a witch even ran for office. Click for Democrat Trans Radical Witch Becomes Great Hope for Olympia City Council. There are many more examples where they've led prayer and influenced other "law makers." It's an example of Acts 13:8. They try to influence policy and introduce doctrines of demons (ie. consider the laws that undermined God's definition of marriage, murders children through abortion, introduces deviant sex education all the while over stepping parental rights...).
- Education Mountain - In Washington State, witches and those who practice the occult feel more at home with the Democrat Party. So it is no surprise when the radical liberal Demoncrat Left introduces legislation that will teach children under the guise of sex education how to practice what the Bible describes as abominations (ie. homosexual practices). In addition, they are violating parental rights. So the impacts education through legislation.
- Business Mountain - Galatian's 5:19 describes one of the works of the flesh as sorcery or magic. The Greek word is revealing. It is pharmiakia. It's where we get the word pharmacy from today. Sorcery or witchcraft often involves drugs and that my friends has become big business. Legally and illegally. Prostitution, sex trafficking and the drug trade are very closely interconnected. Now all you have to do is connect some of the dots to see where the mountains of influence interconnect. Consider how law makers in Washington state seek to ignore laws concerning illegal drugs while giving tax dollars to create what they call "safe injection sites." Crime rises in those places and you'll find sex trafficking near by. Creating laws and policies that tell law enforcement to ignore other laws is a form of lawlessness and 2 Thessolonians 2:7-9 reveal that is the evidence of an antichrist spirit.
- Media/Entertainment Mountain - All I need to say here is "Hollywood." They've become the worlds worst propagator of lies, sexual explotation and greed. On one hand they'll spout the "ME TOO" movement while simultanously selling their movies and TV programs which encourage sexual practicies contrary to God's word when it comes to family and morality. Hypocrites.
- Healthcare Mountain - Again the government legislation impacts this mountain in society. Using the twisted logic of the demonically inspired left in the name of healthcare, they share illicit sexual practices which their research (Center for Disease Control) proves God's word time and again. Bottom line, those who practice sex outside of the bounds of God's word experience a much greater risk of disease and death due to sexually transmitted diseases (ie. 2010 CDC report indicated those who practice homosexuality experienced a 300% greater chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease and their life span was 20 years less than heterosexuals. The CDC also confirms that heterosexuals who violate God's word (adultery & fornication) also experience a much greater risk of sexually transmitted diseases)
- Family Montain - Of course, these practicses and policies destroys families on so many levels.
- These examples are no where near thourough but are only mentioned to get you to think.
Why do sex traffickers seek the occult to be involved with them? It's because their work is done is secret. It's meant to be kept in the dark. It's profitable for them to keep their work hidden.
What's the Church's Response (Response-Ability = Willing & Able to Respond)?
Responsibility requires the ability to respond. In otherwords, responsibility without action is absolutely useless. Here's the goal of this article.
At the core, this is a spiritual war. Legislators need our help, the Church's help, to respond effectively. I would go so far as to say that the key to the Church confronting this kind of demonic activity in government falls to the apostolic and prophetic gifts in the Church today. Why do I say that? It's because of the pattern I see in scripture. For example:
- Who confronted Elyamas the sorcerer? The apostles Paul and Barnabas.
- Who confronted the occultic prophets of Jezebel? It was Elijah the prophet.
- Psalm 10 describes the work of the wicked and in verse 8 " He sits in the lurking places of the villages; In the secret places he murders the innocent; His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless..."
- Psalms 64:2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
- Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
- Daniel 2:21-22 And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.
- Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
- Luke 8:17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.
- Ephesians 5:11-13 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light
- Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
- Isaiah 9:2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined.
It's time for the Church to accept our responsibility. The matter is life and death for the souls of men and women and eternity in heaven or in hell. It's time for the responsible remenant to arise.
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This is why we encourage and empower leaders within their respective jurisdictions (city, county, state, nation etc.) to form apostolic/prophetic councils starting with the seven mountains and the five-fold ministry as a starting place. It is to discover who are the apostolic and prophetic gifts God has given so we can then seek God's will and His wisdom as to how to enforce His will, on earth as it is in heaven within that jurisdiction.
We also mobilize and connect the Church to pray so that when God's will and His strategy is decided we are "ABLE" to respond (responsable). Psalm 68:11 says, "The Lord gave the word, and great was the company of those who proclaimed it."
Confronting witchcraft, sorcery and Satanism requires a Church prepared to decree, delcare, proclaim and pray.
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