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Monday, 31 August 2015

The works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

    Sorcery is the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or demons to produce unnatural effects in the world. In the above mentioned scripture the Greek word for sorcery, pharmakeia is defined as a medication, spell giving potions or a poisoner, it is also where we get the name of our modern day pharmacy.

    Most don't believe in witchcraft, sorcery and divination any more because our enemy has convinced people that he doesn't exist and what has been displayed is only a mythical apparition reserved for children. The only ones with power to defeat this dark craft is the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ in whom God has entrusted His Spirit. For the most part today, sorcery is spread throughout the world in the form of drug addiction and alcoholism. But an even more dangerous avenue to rob, kill and destroy is the medical profession and pharmaceutical companies. Now bear with me before you jump ship and listen to the truth of God's word.

    From the beginning, God has been and forever will be our healer, it is His own Son who shed His blood in seven places to give us the benefit of a total deliverance and he does not share His glory with anyone! Do you really think God raised up doctors with all of their miraculous cures and potions in the last two hundred years of history for an unbelieving brood of lazy Christians who refuse to put their trust in Him? Did He not say not to forget His benefits of healing in Psalm 103, did He not say for us to not stand in the counsel of the ungodly? But because they are so well respected among the world and everyone else runs to them, so His church also puts their trust in man.

    "Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord." Jeremiah 17:5

MODERN DAY SORCERERS

    "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind. Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings." Jeremiah 17:9,10

    The prophets of old foretold of a time when knowledge would increase and so it has, in the last few hundred years man has made some marvelous achievements in science, medicine and machinery of all types, giving him a fleshly superiority allowing him to provide every need through his own power. The need to rely on God has faded with the advent of all these wonderful man-made inventions, even beginning to create for themselves artificial intelligence and robots, making themselves into their own gods!

    No longer dressed in long robes and pointed hats, the modern day sorcerer appears as an educated and very sophisticated expert such as Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, Dr. Oz and of course the queen of the sorceresses, Oprah! Another subtle but very successful tactic of the devil was to slowly introduce homosexuality to the masses, making it look harmless and of course, politically correct in the eyes of a foolish and ignorant crowd wanting to be just like the world. An astonishing 2% of the population has in the last ten years made homosexuality the norm in which the perverse has now become fashionable, why even the Boy scouts can have Gay scoutmasters! Gays can now marry and be legal partners and they are being accepted in every facet of society, thanks in part to the high priestess of perversion, Ellen!

    This travesty of perversion is being brought about by a spirit of sorcery which has blinded the minds of even the church of Jesus Christ. Wanting to be like the world they have even allowed Gays to be ordained in ministry and to be able to be involved with our children, something the Catholic church has had to deal with as more and more reports of molestation have come to light. Because the pulpits have become silent and soft on sin, there is no fear of God which has allowed the proverbial closet to open and the perverse have swarmed out, spawning a new generation of gay, lesbian, and transgender deviates to become accepted in our society. May God have mercy!

    "And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. "Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. "I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works." Revelation 2:21-23

THE WHITE WITCH OF SORCERY

    For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, and saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths a young man devoid of understanding, passing along the street near her corner; and he took the path to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night. Proverbs 7:6-9

    The proverb is describing a young man being seduced by a harlot, but it also describes one who is being drawn away into the sin of addiction, in my case, cocaine, often called "The White Lady!" I can testify that she is no lady, but a cruel and wicked witch that will take your life and send you into Hell

    We don't think of drugs as being magic potions, but I can tell you from experience that they are, with the motive of taking away your conscience. With no moral compass we lose direction and the ability to discern right from wrong and good from evil. There are many drugs that will dim your perspective and dull your senses but cocaine is the one that stands out, maybe even naming the song, "Love Potion Number Nine!" The reason being, the effects of your first encounter are a heavenly euphoric feeling that you never find again although you pursue it with all your might, and sexual desire is enhanced greatly but performance is all but non-existent.

    At twenty five years of age I was on my way to be a successful businessman and would have been a millionaire if I hadn't strayed into this sorceress's charms that almost cost me my life and wasted my fortune, leaving me broke, busted and disgusted with a two thousand dollar a week addiction. Emaciated and in a state of hopelessness, wondering how I arrived at this pit of destruction, I sought a way of escape when God sent a man who told me about Jesus and I gave my life to Him and He saved me and set me free from this white death forever to serve Him in the kingdom of God!

    Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths; for she has cast down many wounded, and all who were slain by her were strong men. Her house is the way to Hell, descending to the chambers of death. Proverbs 7:25-27

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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Monday, 24 August 2015

For rebellion is the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. I Samuel 15:23

    Witchcraft, sorcery and divination are as alive and active today as they ever were in ancient times, although they may have disguised themselves as something good and not evil. When we think of a witch, we imagine an old hag riding on a broom, but the witches of today are sophisticated and well trained in the dark arts of their craft. Witches and warlocks, their male counterpart are prevalent throughout the world, casting spells and even infiltrating the churches of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    God hates witchcraft and in the law of Moses it carries a death sentence, being an abomination to Him. Today in modern times these dark arts have been characterized as children's fables, fairy tales and cartoons, displaying their powers to the unsuspecting, why even Mickey Mouse is portrayed as a sorcerer! Our children are being indoctrinated in the use of witchcraft and in the demonic power of casting spells, if you don't believe it, read the widely popular series, "Harry Potter," another name for Satan, in which young minds are opened to the powers of darkness and actually taught to cast spells.

    There are many forms of witchcraft in the world and it would take volumes to cover all the various covens, cults and even churches of Satan that inhabit the globe, spreading sickness, death, destruction, drug addiction and immorality. The purpose of this message is to make the believer aware of what is sent to destroy them and even stop the forward motion of the church.

    Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified. Galatians 3:1

MESSENGERS OF SATAN

    Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow (tolerate) that woman, Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. Revelation 2:20

    In the books of Galatians and Revelation warnings are given not to be seduced or bewitched by false prophets, Jezebel spirit's nor false brethren wanting to deceive and draw them away from the truth. The modern day church has been infiltrated with thousands of Satan's messengers polluting them with false teaching and doctrines of demons and because they are not being trained and equipped they have no discernment or the wisdom and knowledge to defeat them.

    Throughout the assemblies of God's people, magic, Yoga, fortune telling and even pornography have become the norm with no conviction because they are totally ignorant of the word of God. Led by false shepherds, self help gurus and immature and untrained leaders, the church of Jesus Christ has been reduced to a daycare of lazy apathetic, all about me children, deceived and bound in captivity, unaware that the powers of darkness have swarmed them and blinded them from the truth that is able to set them free!

    For years I have had to fight devils, witches, warlocks and false brethren in order to be able to maintain a ministry that has sown the word of God and seen hundreds set free from the powers of darkness. One time a warlock dropped off a girl at our residential program in Sherman, Texas and told she had five days to destroy it. The first night she anointed the entire house with urine and prayed demonic prayers to try and bring confusion and disorder to the home. On the last day of her stay we told her how much Jesus loved her and would set her free if she would make Him her Lord instead of Satan and she left screaming as she went out the door. A few days later we received a letter from Teen Challenge warning ministries not to take her in.

    Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know it is the last hour. I John 2:18

SORCERY AND DIVINATION

    Manasseh built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord to provoke Him to anger. II Chronicles 33:5,6

    The spirit of Manasseh lives on today, even in the church of Jesus Christ where men have set up altars in their hearts and have let the powers of darkness deceive them into thinking that what they are engaging in is somehow acceptable in the eyes of God.

    My wife grew up in South Texas, raised in the Hispanic Catholic church and was taken often to Catholic witches to be prayed over for several different diseases and ailments, some of which she still deals with today. These servants of Satan, most unaware of what they are actually involved in practice these dark arts thinking that God is their source when in fact the powers of darkness are the ones performing acts of healing and cursing people. This deadly mixture probably originated from the Aztecs who worshiped false gods and practiced dark rituals of human sacrifice and has morphed into a major religion throughout the Southwest, Mexico, Central and South America.

    Even in traditional Catholicism, prayers are offered to the saints, the mass that most think is just communion is in actuality a ritual called transubstantiation, a practice performed by a priest who has the supposed power to bring Christ down and sacrifice Him for the sins of the people, which is an abomination to God because Jesus died once for the sins of mankind. Throughout the religions of the world, witchcraft, sorcery and divination have been mixed in, even in Christianity where most of what is done in the church today is derived from paganism. Beware of any form of these dark arts and the seduction of magic, (obtaining something through the aid of demons) which many times begins in a harmless fashion but will eventually bring upon you death and destruction.

    But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling (adulterating) the word of God deceitfully, but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. II Corinthians 4:2

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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Monday, 17 August 2015

When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. "All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides His sheep from the goats." Matthew 25:31,32

    The parable of the sheep and the goats stirs the hearts of those who don't know who they are or who they belong to, assuming they are good enough to make Heaven! This parable is not describing salvation because we are saved by grace and not works, but rather it is describing the attributes of sheep and of goats.

    First of all we will look at the characteristics of the sheep, a sheep is a very docile creature, easily taught, willing to learn, but not easily managed, having to be led by their shepherd. Sheep are the only animals who need a human to oversee their care and feeding and constant upkeep. Sheep are a full time job for those who would choose to raise them. In the book: "A Shepherd Looks at the 23rd Psalm" by Phillip Keller it describes in detail what an actual shepherd must endure in the business of managing sheep!

    Within this message you will hopefully find where you stand in the scheme of things in regards to whether you are a sheep or a goat, on the right or on the left, and if in fact you discover that you have only made a mental assent by praying a prayer or by joining a church, but never met the Shepherd of your soul, I recommend highly that you repent and make Him the Lord, Savior and Shepherd of your life!

    "And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left." Matthew 25:33

SHEEP ARE LED

    "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Matthew 25:34

    When the great Shepherd of our souls calls for us, because we know His voice we will be gathered together to hear those blessed words, "Inherit the kingdom prepared for you." and because of His divine nature in us we will be rewarded because of the works that we did out of a love for Him and for others who we encountered on our journey.

    For I was hungry, thirsty, a stranger, naked, sick and in prison and you came and met My need, these are the righteous deeds of a sheep. They come naturally out of our God given passion to minister in His name by the power and leading of the Holy Spirit. The righteous man who has been saved, washed, filled, forgiven and called, has within His spirit the divine nature of God, who in turn gives us His heart toward the welfare of others. As He is, so we are in regards to being able to render aid to those in need, because we have His heart!

    The sheep on His right hand answered and asked when they had seen Him in need and He said to them, "Inasmuch as you did it to the least of these, you did it to Me." In other words, the sheep did not realize that when they helped others, in actuality they were helping Jesus. So it is with sheep, they are led by Holy Spirit to be like the Shepherd of their souls and reach out to fulfill the destiny of His divine kingdom!

    "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, "Inasmuch as you did it to to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' " Matthew 25:40

GOATS ARE DRIVEN

    "Then He will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, "Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' " Matthew 25:45

    Unlike sheep, goats have to be driven, being hard headed, stiff necked and totally unaware of the need that surrounds them. Goats don't need a shepherd because they are captains of their own proverbial ship and do what they please, when they please. Although they don't have the nature and character of God, in most cases they attend church, sing and dance, do religious works, but do not have within their hearts, the compassion and mercy for others that comes from the Holy Spirit.

    Goats also have a voracious appetite for anything and can be put into a field to fend for themselves and they will eat anything they can find, even garbage. Goats also butt at anything, they don't have faith so they don't feed on God's word, because they have no hunger for it, satisfied to hear a refrigerator verse to comfort them in their time of distress they feel because they are good that God will somehow reward them with eternal life. The sheep and the goats could be compared to the wheat and the tares spoken of in the gospel describing the wheat as those of the kingdom and the tares, sons of the devil. Sometimes it takes time to recognize who is a sheep and who is a goat, but in time the divine nature of God will shine through those of His kingdom, and darkness will be seen in the goats.

    As we approach these last days upon the earth and as the trumpets of God are sounding, where are you in the spiritual scheme of things, are you a sheep or a goat, do you have the attributes of your heavenly Father or do you have the nature and character of Satan? If you have no mercy or compassion to see others transformed by His divine power, or you really don't care for anyone's welfare but your own, you have to answer for yourselves a very important question, am I a sheep or a goat? Your answer will reveal your eternal destination!

    "And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." Matthew 25:46

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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Monday, 03 August 2015

Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. II Corinthians 5:17

    With the advent of the Internet and the availability of personal information, identity theft has become a major crime wave around the world. No one is totally protected from this new scheme to steal someone's identity and assume their name and all their pertinent information.

    Although this is a tragic situation for anyone who has been hacked and robbed of their own identity, what has happened to the church of Jesus Christ is much worse! In the last few generations the devil, through tradition, false teaching and doctrines of demons has stolen the believer's identity of who he is in Christ. In other words if an army was convinced they had no authority, weapons or ability to defeat their enemies they would be of no use, so it is with the body of Christ!

    The most powerful entity in the world has been robbed of their identity of who they are and convinced that they are just old sinners saved by grace as they trudge off to another dead service of good intentions, while the devil ravishes the world. It would be like Superman rushing into a phone booth (although today he probably couldn't find one) to change into his famous red suit, only to find he had been robbed, stripped naked of his identity as the "Man of Steel!"

    For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. II Corinthians 5:21

SAINTS IN THE LIGHT

    That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. Colossians 1:10-12

    God has qualified us through the blood of His Son to be saints and to partake of all the benefits of a divine inheritance. We as believers have been given all things that pertain to life, godliness and the supernatural manifestation of the kingdom of Heaven.

    Although we have received this divine inheritance most never enjoy the benefit, being ignorant of what is legally theirs! It would be like your uncle who died and left you a billion dollars, his lawyer calls you and tells you to come down to his office and sign the papers and the money is yours, but it is too good to be true and so you ignore the call and never receive the benefit. Sounds simple, but it is true, most of the body of Christ has absolutely no clue about who they are or what they have inherited from their heavenly Father.

    One of the greatest deceptions the devil has ever come up with is convincing the body of the living Christ that they are only orphaned beggars, with no rights, authority or power and they end up defeated, rejected and never fulfill their God-given destiny to expand His kingdom or to do the "Greater works" that Jesus told us we would do!

    That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of the power toward us who believe, according to His mighty power. Ephesians 1:17-19

WHO ARE WE?

    Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption (depravity) that is in the world through lust. II Peter 1:2-4

    When Jesus began His ministry being baptized by John and filled with the Holy Spirit and hearing the voice of His Father say audibly, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased." Was there any doubt in His mind who He was? Then the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil for forty days and the first rattle out of the box from Satan was trying to get Jesus to doubt who He was!

    Having not eaten in forty days His fast ended and the devil said to Him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." If, you say, there was absolutely no doubting who He was as He spoke the word of God and said to Satan, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.' " After His temptation in the wilderness He entered the synagogue and stood to read from the book of Isaiah where it prophesied of His ministry on earth, and as He finished He said to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing." The people were at first astounded, only recognizing Him after the flesh as Joseph's son, but then they became infuriated at Him because He told them who He was in the Spirit!

    So it is with us as sons of the living God, Satan will try to steal your spiritual identity by having you doubt who you are in Christ, usually by people who know you after the flesh. As Christ is, so are we, born again, washed in His blood, baptized into His death, filled with His Spirit and anointed to do the greater works of the kingdom by the divine authority of the Most High! His mission statement is our mission statement and we need to rise and defeat the powers of darkness and proceed to go into all the earth and fulfill our God-given destiny! So, who are you?

    "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18,19

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin
www.RestorationTrainingCenter.org

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