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Friday, 22 April 2011 19:59

Snake Bit


Seductions of Idolatry


This morning I woke up from a dream 4-14-10. In the dream I was with my wife and somebody else. I knew it was a female but not sure who, but I believe this person was from her family. Only that it was very familiar, (a familiar spirit). We were talking to a lady in this very exotic shop; there was expensive art work, archaeological rocks, display cases and a live reptiles section.


While I was looking at a display case a snake came over my left shoulder under my chin and at the point of touching my right shoulder, I grabbed it. I did not see my wife but knowing she had given me the snake. I had no fear of this snake in fact I raised them when I was young and had my share of bites. I was now holding this snake in my right hand when it bit me and not once but twice. When the snake bit me it was then I could see that this was a rattle snake and had left it’s venom in me. Calling my wife over to me I told her that this snake had bit me twice. She told me (nodding her head up and down) that it had bit her also and she liked how it made her feel. Interesting to note if I was really bitten by a rattle snake I would have pulled out my knife and made cuts in my skin where the bite was, so I could suck out the venom. But this did not happen in the dream; there was only acceptance or rejection of what the serpent gave.
I told her we are not going to keep this snake and that I was going to kill it! She threw a fuss, telling me no and that I should just let it go. Finally I agreed to let the snake go.
Then I put the snake in a coat pocket with a Velcro flap to keep the snake from getting out and biting someone else. When I got to the woods I opened the flap and let the snake slither out onto the ground and it went into the woods.


In the morning when I was up I asked the Lord what this dream meant. Normally upon waking the Lord would show me the dreams meaning. I pulled out my Bible and some books searching for the meaning. But, the only thing I was getting was that I needed to ask Leslie. So when she got up, I told her about the dream and when finished, I asked her what she thought it meant. She told me to put the books away, that when I started to tell her about the dream she knew it was about her and what she was going through. She reached into her purse and pulled a bottle of pills out that she was using to help her sleep, and rattled them and said “bite one”. She had been battling with getting off these and doing something natural for a while. Next she pulled out a second bottle. She had just gone to the doctor the week before about her blood test results and shared with him about how stressful her life has been over this last year. The nice Dr. gave her an anti-depressant drug to take. She shook the second bottle and said “bite two”, (It’s just so easy for a Dr. to do and not know the spiritual problems it can cause a person). That morning upon waking she had decided to go to the health food store and see if she could get natural so she wouldn't need these drugs.


On the way to work that morning she called to share how the Lord directed her to listen to the next song on a CD. The song showed her how much God loves her so much that He gently brought correction in an area that was bringing spiritual damage by giving me this dream. The quote from the song that spoke to her was “my weaknesses will be stripped away by the power of his Love”.


Thank You, Jesus


We find these words used in Rev 9:21 , 18:23 and 21:8 uses the word sorceries Gk pharmakeia or sorcerers Gk pharmakeus and this is the definition:
Strong's 5331 farmakeia pharmakeia far-mak-i'-ah AV-sorcery 2, witchcraft 1; 3


1) the use or the administering of drugs 2) poisoning 3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it 4) metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry SORCERIES Literally. drugs.


Of the several words rendered "sorcerers" or "Sorceries," the same Greek derivative "pharmakos," is used. This is the root word from which we derive our word "pharmacy", and means drugs or medication. Those involved in this iniquitous traffic which abounds in this latter day described as "the great men of the earth."


REVELATION 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.


REVELATION 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.


REVELATION 21:8 But the fearful, 'and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


SORCERER


Symbolic of those who lead men away from God's Word.
The sorcerer, like the magician, deceives people by tricks, convincing them that the illusion produced is reality. By diverting the attention of God's people, he succeeds in luring them from God’s Word into striving for an empty vision.


ISAIAH 47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.


ACTS 13:6 ... 8 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus .... But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.


CHIEF PRIESTS Shadow types of latter day ministers of eminence to whom the people look for guidance.


Since a "things written in the Bible are written as examples, we may anticipate with surety that the events and personages detailed in Scripture will have their parallels in the age in which we live. It is to be noted that those responsible for the false teachings of Christ's day, as we" as for His death, were not merely men of no importance. Rather, these were the leading ministers and teachers of the time. They were men of eloquence who persuaded the confused people to ask for the freedom of Barabbas (q.v.) and the crucifixion of Jesus. Therefore, to discover today's counterparts of the chief priests of Christ's time, we must look to those who are the chief leaders in what now passes as Christianity. The exponents of the doctrines most popularly embraced by the people will also be persons of eminence and eloquence and will belittle God's Word of law.


MATTHEW 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and an the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death.


MATTHEW 27:1 •.. 12. •• 20 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death .•. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing ...• But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus .


MARK 14:1 After two days was the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.


Note: The media (scribes) of the time were hand in glove with the chief priests and civil rulers. Today's media is also in glowing accord with the chief ministers of this age.


MARK 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.


LUKE 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.


Note: Even today, the chief priests and scribes dare not, for fear of the people, openly denounce Jesus, but rather make Him a liar by the perversion of His Word.


LUKE 22:2 And the chief priests ~t:Id scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.


JOHN 19:6 ••. 15 ••. 21 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them; Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him .... But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar ...• Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.

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