Teaching Right from Wrong
Jan 13th, 2009
Priscilla Van Sutphin
One of my pet concerns from the time I came to Christ is that no one in the church will talk about the dark things that people have suffered. They do not teach what witchcraft is or isn’t, or even on deliverance often except in very few circles overall.
This keeps many in the dark, and still in bondage. In fact many revert to such witchcraft, because it’s not taught to be wrong or because there is no power in the church. I know people I met from a Calvary Chapel church that practice reading horoscopes and astrology. Others actually practice Wicca and mix it with Christianity. My mother [ who was a new age witch ] was teaching a bible study in the Catholic church while practicing all kinds of new age witchcraft. The mixing of it with Christianity is called syncretism.
I always thought maybe the reason they didn’t teach on it was because they are practicing it so much with all their control and manipulation which surely would keep you from exposing your own tactics. But then control is the fruit of FEAR + PRIDE and is something we ALL have issues with for the most part. That is why Gideon’s men were whittled down so quickly. FEAR will cause you to do some awful things. Fear is what led Saul to jealousy and murder against David.
After many years of searching and trying to get help myself. I finally got
Delivered this last year from demons related to OTO Freemasonry from ritual abuse when a three year old. I often have people write who are still in the dark about their own past, because there is a purposeful effort on the behalf of warlocks, freemasons, Satanists, etc. [ultimately Satan] to keep the children of abuse in darkness, to curse them with not remembering so that they can’t get free.
It is not a sin to expose the darkness, to teach what others believe to expose the lies of witchcraft and false religion. You will pretty much look like an idiot to wiccans if you don’t even know what they do, & unless you are walking in authority, nothing will happen if you rebuke the demons. God Himself describes idolatrous practices in the Old Testament and HE doesn’t want it in the dark anymore. His big concern is getting people free.
You don’t have to spend hours upon hours searching witchcraft, but
ignorance is not a blessing. It kept me in darkness a very long time. The church did not care enough for the most part to help in setting me free. They didn't know how to help me. There were a lot of opinions touted, and lots of condemnation railed at me, but when I found people who did understand, it was a major blessing. One time I asked specifically for prayer from the head prophetess at a church, and they wouldn’t pray against any demon, because they considered me a mature Christian, and didn’t “sense” anything. Obviously spending more time in His presence is the key and knowing scriptures is paramount to knowing practices of the dark things. But then maybe your call is not bringing pagans to the Lord, although that was the great commission.
When I was in a village church in India once, there was a warlock that showed up at the meeting and the other Christians so disdained him, and were suspicious of him, that they didn’t want him there, but I told them since he wanted prayer to let me pray. He received with many tears and gratefulness. We are not to judge where others have been. But we are to discern from the Lord if they are sincere.
My surrogate mom, Judy used to come to my apartment once a week pretty steadily for four years, during a very hard time when I was near death suffering with Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. She spent time doing inner healing with me, helping me to remember all that I could, being led of Holy Spirit and disassembling the lies of the enemy, and forgiving those responsible for the abuses. I’ve continued to get more inner healing little by little for my emotions.
Then last year, Franz introduced me to Marion, a male friend of his who helps bring deliverance to many, God had already revealed through visions, some of the truth about my past, but Marion was quick to identify because of discernment and experience, what I went through. AND he had the AUTHORITY, no doubt from a fasted, and holy life, to rebuke the demons, and destroy that stronghold. I of course was desperate for help. I WANTED to be free. I wasn’t worried about what people thought anymore. I just don’t care anymore because I have to answer to God, not man. It's also always interesting to me how God will use me to deliver others even when I'm not perfected yet. This is His GREAT GRACE.
It has come to my attention…well God brought it to me, that I was being cursed by several who think “ She doesn’t know what she’s talking about” and “ She doesn’t hear right”. [ Now that is certainly true that I don't hear perfectly, or that I make mistakes in judgment, but that is not the point - the motives and accusation are.
It’s as if I could hear conversations in the spirit realm. God sometimes does this to show me what’s going on. When I used to do deliverance early on, I could hear demons cursing me when I was delivering people, or after. This was a little over a month ago, after suddenly I wasn’t hearing as often, that the Lord showed me what was going on. The Lord had been good to warn me with a dream before that, of four lynxes that were in my living room, and they had shredded my cat whose name is JUBILEE. Big cats usually represent Jezebel spirits, so I was forewarned.
Even tonight as I read one email, I got attacked with divination making my eyes blurry. So don't put away your discernment or doubt it these days.
Well, thanks to some dear friends praying for me, the attacks of infirmity and murder that come with jezebel judgments, anger and jealousy, have died down, and the revealing of those who said the words God showed me, is also being revealed. So I just want to share God’s great grace if you are going through anything like this, and you will if you expose the darkness, that God is a GREAT DELIVERER. And nothing stays hidden that He won’t reveal! Praise the Lord!
The priests in the Temple were commissioned to teach right from wrong.
Ezekiel 44:10-24 NKJV
10 "And the Levites who went far from Me, when Israel went astray, who strayed away from Me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity. 11 Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, as gatekeepers of the house and ministers of the house; they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them.
12 Because they ministered to them before their idols and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity, therefore I have raised My hand in an oath against them," says the Lord God, "that they shall bear their iniquity. 13 And they shall not come near Me to minister to Me as priest, nor come near any of My holy things, nor into the Most Holy Place; but they shall bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. 14 Nevertheless I will make them keep charge of the temple, for all its work, and for all that has to be done in it.
15 "But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood," says the Lord God. 16 "They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge.
17 And it shall be, whenever they enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the house. 18 They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat. 19 When they go out to the outer court, to the outer court to the people, they shall take off their garments in which they have ministered, leave them in the holy chambers, and put on other garments; and in their holy garments they shall not sanctify the people.
[ The idea of LINEN garments means nothing that causes sweat…none of their OWN efforts symbolically ]
20 "They shall neither shave their heads, nor let their hair grow long, but they shall keep their hair well trimmed. 21 No priest shall drink wine when he enters the inner court. 22 They shall not take as wife a widow or a divorced woman, but take virgins of the descendants of the house of Israel, or widows of priests.
23 "And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
24 In controversy they shall stand as judges, and judge it according to My judgments. They shall keep My laws and My statutes in all My appointed meetings, and they shall hallow My Sabbaths.
In the new testament, the Lord says…
Ephesians 5:11-14 NKJV And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
Yes, what is done by them is shameful, and difficult to speak of. It is terrible. It should NOT be the subject of daily, normal conversations. But, ignoring it is NOT helpful. And denying it is even worse. It is important to emphasize the Lord’s greater power and glory. And those who are suffering because of such things need to know there are those who understand and want to help. What is happening now is that the only way they get free is finding deliverance ministers, and those skilled in inner healing, who are few and far between within the greater church. The answer is not a 5 minute prayer at the altar under someone moving in pretense.
We must be able to UNDO the cords of darkness. That takes TIME and mercy, truth, & compassion for the victims. Compassionless ignorance is not helpful, and neither is judging and condemning others. Those outside the camp are already condemned. And those who are uncovering the dark things going on in the world to demonstrate how close we are to His coming, do not need to be judged either. NONE of us is better than the other person who has been involved in dark things. Be grateful you haven’t.
There is a whole lot of judging going on of anyone who dares to speak a word about judgment, as if judgment weren’t even in the bible. Some of this is coming from “popular” prophets who have an exalted view of self. God’s word clearly says, that when His judgments are in the earth, the people will LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS. People are afraid to say ”judgment” because then people will accuse us of being “haters”. Yes we are haters of sin, but lovers of GOD.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light."
Do you see what verse 13 says ? ALL THINGS exposed are made manifest by the LIGHT. When you speak about things God wants you to, often it makes the demonic manifest and it will attack you. The enemy wants people to stay in ignorance and darkness.
One time when I was sick and on food stamps, I had gone to Vons to get some groceries, and saw this homeless lady with no shoes and walking around with a wool poncho in the heat. I thought to give her $20 and just put it in her hand. I wasn’t thinking, but only wanted to help, and I touched her on the arm because I didn’t want to make a scene, and do it quietly, but suddenly she threw the drink in her hand in my face, and yelled at me
“ Who told you you could touch me b____?!” There was an immediate power encounter. That was a demon MANIFESTING. After I made my way dodging the cans and bottles she was throwing at me out of the garbage, into the store, and talked to the manager and cop he’d called, the Lord said to me, “ Did I ask you to give her $20 ?”…I sheepishly replied, “no Lord”.
The darkness is growing, yes, but the good news is that the LIGHT is also growing and will overtake the darkness. My heart in exposing it is that you will PRAY for this nation, PRAY for those caught up in things like freemasonry & witchcraft that JESUS would invade their camps. It has invaded every realm of government & the church to the max. – I pray you will not want to remain ignorant of what is really going on, and that you will be a help in bringing down those strongholds, person by person, and prayer by prayer. Freemasonry is NOT something you can mix with Christianity, no matter how innocent it seems to some. It is pure idolatry and rebellion against GOD.
I had a friend who tried to warn her pastor that putting a freemason on his board was a huge mistake and he wouldn’t listen. I sent her articles which she shared, and still he wouldn’t listen. Many have sold out to mammon.
Separate yourself Timothy says from all who want to go in an opposite direction from the Lord’s ways.
2 Timothy 3:1-6 NKJV But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Note : those who think they know it all are lovers of themselves.
Those who think “my opinion is the only right one” are stuck on self.
Those who think that it’s ok to approve of evil and to compromise is not a big deal are lovers of MY WAY vs YAHWEH.
Honestly, the greatest deception of all is to think we can’t be deceived.
Been there, done that. Don’t want it. Want to know the truth no matter what. It often hurts. And of late, all I seem to see is my faults. The glory does that. It exposes what is in our hearts. I have struggled with my own areas of pride and wept and repented over and over. I do not think “I’ve arrived”. I am seeking His face like all who love Him
for purity and holiness.