Harry Potter, Twilight, and others: Harmless fun or dabbling in the occult? (Part I)

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Millions of people love to watch movies and read books such as Harry Potter, Twilight, and others. Many see it as harmless fun and a way to use their imagination.  Others believe that these types of books and movies introduce children to the world of the occult.  So what is the real story?  Let’s begin by finding out what the word occult means.

What is the occult?

The term occult means “hidden” things or teachings that are “unknown” or secret. This knowledge is supposedly received by some supernatural involvement or connection gained beyond the five senses.  It includes sorcery (magick), divination (gaining knowledge through supernatural methods such as astrology, channeling, psychic powers, palm reading), and spirit contact.

Harry Potter’s Origin

For J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, it all started on a train. It was 1990, and she was traveling from Manchester to London.  “The character of Harry just strolled into my head…I really did feel he was someone who walked up and introduced himself in my mind’s eye.  I was staring out the window and the idea for Harry just came. He appeared in my mind’s eye, very fully formed.” (Reuters, “Harry Potter ‘Strolled into My Head’”, July 17, 2000, accessed October 24, 2014).

Could Rowling be referring to the all-seeing eye of the illuminati representing the eye of Lucifer?  Refer to:  (“Why is the Illuminati All-Seeing Eye of Horus Suddenly Everywhere You Turn”?, NTEB News Desk, May 30, 2014, accessed October 24, http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22324)

Harry Potter’s Name

J.K. Rowling was a graduate of Exeter University in England.  So she is very familiar with occultic practices, using elements and philosophies behind “pagan religions, celtic religions, the religions of the druids, witchcraft, and Satanism.  She also knows all about H. P. Blavatsky (the founder of an occult society and movement called Theosophy and a Luciferian, magician, and Mason).  H. P. was also a Spiritist and founder of the New Age movement.

It is interesting to note that Harry Potter’s initials are “H.P.” These are the same initials of H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891).  She described herself, and had been described by her disciples, as being possessed by “somebody”.  Refer to: (M. K. Neff, “Helena P. Blavatsky’s Personal Memories”, pg. 244).

Blavatsky also stated that “Satan, the snake of the Genesis, is the real creator and benefactor, the father of the spiritual world”.  See:  (Helena P. Blavatsky, “The Secret Doctrine – Los Angeles: The Theosophical Company, 1925.  Third Volume, pg. 386).  Therefore, one must realize that true occultists cannot be trusted.

What are we to think of Rowling if these types of people who are real and dangerous are the heroes of her story?

Anagrams

Anagrams are words formed by rearranging the letters of another word.  Occultists love to use anagrams to hide the meanings of things.  For example, the anagram for the Mirror of Erised in the Potter books would be Mirror of (Desire).  Anagrams are also referred to in a book called “Unfogging the Future”.  This is a “divination” or fortune-telling book authored by “Cassandra Vablatsky.”

Vablatsky is an acronym for H. P. Blavatsky (mentioned above).  Refer to:  (Seek God, Harry Potter:  The Fruitless Deeds of Darkness, accessed October 24, 2014, http://www.seekgod.ca/hpsymbols.htm)

Harry’s Thunderbolt

Harry Potter is well-known for his thunderbolt scar on his forehead. As Harry grows older he eventually learns that the scar came as the result of a powerful evil curse from the evil dark wizard, Voldemort (Philosopher’s Stone, p. 45).

Anton Szandor Lavey, the founder of the Church of Satan, often wore a medallion of an inverted pentagram with a thunderbolt through the center of it.

Thunderbolts also appeared as the SS symbol of Hitler’s special forces, (bearing in mind that Hitler was into the occult), and in various Heavy Metal and Death Metal bands.  (Spotlight Ministries, Harry Potter and the Occult, 2003, accessed October 25, 2014, http://www.spotlightministries.org.uk)

In the Bible it says, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning” (Luke 10:18).  The forehead is meant to be a place reserved for the name that God will put on those who love Him and serve Him (Revelation 22:4).  So to put any other mark on the forehead, especially a Satanic mark, is a mockery to God.

The Great Lie:  Deception and Counterfeit

Since the beginning of time, Satan has always tried to counterfeit the works of God.  It all began in the Garden of Eden.  Genesis 3:5 tells us that Satan (the serpent) deceived Eve when he told her that she would not die if she touched or ate of the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden.

Satan claimed that God told her not to touch or eat of the tree  because God knew her eyes would be opened to be like gods knowing good and evil.  (If you’ll notice, Satan told Eve that she would be like gods (plural) not like the one and only true god (singular).

As a result, both Eve and her husband Adam disobeyed God,  listened to the snake, and ate of the fruit.  This put the curse of death on them.  In addition, Eve and every woman after her would have sorrow in conception and childbirth.  Adam and every man after him had to work by the sweat of their brows.  Likewise, thorns and weeds now grow in our crops and gardens.  Satan was also punished by being thrown out of heaven and having to crawl on his belly and lap up the dust of the ground.

It should be evident by this real example that Satan lies.  He will take something that seems innocent and make sin out of it.  This can be compared to a frog being placed into boiling water…the frog will be boiled to death before it even knows what happened.  It is this way with all of satan’s bait.

Take a look at sex, drugs, alcohol, and pornography.  Millions tells themselves it is all under control and the detrimental effects won’t happen to them, and yet it does.  There are plenty of crimes, overdoses, car wrecks, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers to attest to this fact.  All of this happens because Satan spends all of his time deceiving all who will listen to him.

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Is God Trying To Get The World’s Attention? October 8, 2014 Blood Moon

A blood moon occurs today on October 8, 2014.  People believe different things regarding today’s blood moon.  Some believe that it is much ado about nothing.  Some believe it is a little “spooky”.  While others believe that it points to the Bible, the judgment coming upon the world, and the return of the Lord.

What Is A Blood Moon?

A blood moon occurs when a lunar eclipse creates a reddish color on the moon.

What Does the Bible Say About Blood Moons?

Pastor Mark Blitz is an expert on Jewish history.  He has done extensive studies on the Feasts of Israel.  At one point, he checked Bible passages referring to the blood moon and the Day of the Lord in the Bible.

Example Found In:  Acts 2:20 King James Version (KJV):

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come.”

The Link Between Blood Moons and Jewish Feast Days:

Pastor Blitz then went to the NASA website to see when the scheduled solar and lunar eclipses were to occur.  He made an incredible discovery!  On rare occasions, blood moons (lunar eclipses) happen on Jewish Feast Days.  He also discovered that blood moons have occurred on special events in the past associated with Jews like the Spanish Inquisition, the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948, and the capture of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War.

The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot):

Today, October 8, 2014, is known as the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).  This is also the day for a blood moon. This blood moon is very rare because it is part of a Tetrad of blood moons; meaning that four blood moons will occur on Jewish Feast Days.  The first blood moon occurred on April 15, 2014.  Two more are scheduled for April 4, 2015 and September 28, 2015.

“Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, is a week-long fall festival commemorating the 40-year journey of the Israelites in the wilderness. It is one of the three great pilgrimage feasts recorded in the Bible when all Jewish males were required to appear before the Lord in the Temple in Jerusalem. The word Sukkot means “booths.” Throughout the holiday, Jews continue to observe this time by building and dwelling in temporary shelters; just like the Hebrew people did while wandering in the desert. This joyous celebration is a reminder of God’s protection, provision, and faithfulness”.  (Mary Fairchild, Christianity Expert, “Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Boots is the Jewish Holiday Sukkot,”  Accessed October 8, 2014, http://christianity.about.com/od/ biblefeastsandholidays/p/feastofbooths.htm)

End Time Prophecy in the Bible:

If we take a look at Matthew 24:6-8, it tells us some things to expect during the end of time.

Matthew 24:6-8:

“6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diver’s places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

Let’s take a look at some of the things happening in our world today.  These events make front-page headlines.

Wars and Rumors of Wars:

Since the first blood moon back on April 15, there has been total chaos in the Middle East.  The terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, (ISIS), continues to grow in number and strength,  with extreme violence in Iraq, as it destroys churches and mosques, kills or drives from their homes anyone who does not convert to its brand of Islam, and kidnaps and beheads citizens of countries that dare to stand against it.  (Religion News Service,   “ISIS Terror Reigns, Israel is Under Threat, and We’ve Only Seen the First of the Four Blood Moons”, October 6, 2014, http://pressreleases.religionnews.com/2014/10/06/isis-terror-reigns-israel-threat-weve-seen-first-four-blood-moons)

Nuclear Famine:

According to the Physicians For Social Responsibility, due to the decline in corn and rice production, a regional nuclear war in

South Asia supports the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk.  (“Nuclear Famine:  A Billion People At Risk”, Accessed October 8, 2014, http://www.psr.org/ resources /nuclear -famine-a-billion-people-at-risk.html)

Ebola Pestilence

The current outbreak of Ebola has killed about 3,400 across West Africa.  Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed in the US with Ebola, passed away today at a Dallas hospital.   “Ebola outbreak: US patient Thomas Duncan on dialysis”, October 7, 2014,  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29530657)

Super Storm:

The super typhoon Vongfong is now heading towards Japan and is considered to be the strongest storm of 2014.  Currently, it has an intensity of 180 miles per hour.  “It’s safe to say Vongfong is the strongest storm on Earth since Haiyan last year,” said Michael Lowry, storm specialist for The Weather Channel.  Although, the massive storm is heading towards Japan it is unlikely that the intensity of Vongfong will remain the same. The Met department has revealed that the typhoon will weaken considerable while it reaches Japan, thereby diminishing chances of heavy damage. (Dina Spector, “The ‘Strongest Storm On Earth’ This Year Is Barreling Toward Japan”, October 8, 2014,  http://www.businessinsider.com/super-typhoon-vongfong-headed-toward-japan-2014-10)

Skeptics can choose to believe what they will.  However, it is obvious to me when reading the Bible, that God is trying to get our attention and we need to wake up!  Time is short.  Eternity is the only thing that will matter in the end.  Have you made your reservation in heaven yet?  You may not have tomorrow to decide.

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