Do These Belong in the Church?.

Harlequin: Definitions: Name of a devil, or troop of demons, a comic pantomime character, usually masked, dressed in colored tights and bearing a wooden sword or magic wand; a buffoon.

Buffoon: Definition: Jester, one who makes a practice of amusing others by tricks, odd gestures and postures, jokes etc; a clown; a jester; hence one is given to undignified joking.

Clown: Definition: a clumsy boorish; a jester, joker; buffoon; to act in jesting or grotesque manner, as a clown.

magician: Definition: One Skilled in magic; an entertainer performing tricks of illusion and deception; an enchanter.

Magic: Definition, pertaining to sorcery, the art producing effects by seemingly superhuman control over powers of nature; sorcery; enchantment; any power or influence that proves irresistible or extraordinary; the use of legerdemain to create illusions or perform tricks.

Legerdemain: Definition: Slight of hand; a deceptive performance which depends on dexterity of hand, usually magic or juggling; trickery; deception.

Legerdemainist: Definition: one who practices sleight of hand; a juggler or magician.

Society may try to change the name for us, but the church must continue to recognize these practices as witchcraft and as abomination to our Lord.

 "There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
For all that do these things [are] an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
(Deuteoronomy 18:10-12).

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
(Ephesians 5:3-4).

 We are not to learn the ways of the world(Jeremiah 10;1-3) or to love the ways of the world or the things in the world.

 Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
(1 John 2:15-16).

Just remember we are in this society but not of it. Jesus prayed to the Father for His disciples and for each of us: "I pray not that thou should est take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world
. (John 17:15-16).

You can search through the bible and you will not find a Christian clown, magician or deceptionist. Yet we are letting them into the church and into our lives, under the guise of innocent fun. There is nothing innocent about satan. We are decieving our Children and ourselves if we look at these things as innocent fun. God says we are to be a separate, holy people unto Him. We are not to take part in the customs and traditions of the heathens. We cannot allow these abomination to pollute our ways. Changing the names does not cut it, witchcraft is still witchcraft and we remain accountable to God for things we allow.

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed; (John 8:31-32).

By Carl W. Sanders.




There is nothing like Pre-trib or mid-trib Rapture, according to 2 Thess 2:1-5, Matthew 24:21,22, 29-42, Dan 12:1, Mark 13:19-27; We understand that the tribulation comes before the rapture and after the rapture when the marriage supper of the Lamb is going on in the air comes the wrath of God to all who missed the rapture and to all who received the mark of the beast and also those who worshipped him. the time to receive Jesus is now because after the rapture there will be no more forgiveness of sin and the blood of Jesus will no longer be available to cover or wash sins and your own blood is not qualified to wash or cover sins before God because it takes only the blood of the lamb slain from the foundation of the earth to wash sins away and not the blood of human.

Revelation 13:7-10 also reminds us that the saints will be here during the tribulation.

 Matthew 24:21,22, 29-42.; For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh:
So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Do not be deceived into believing that there will be tribulation after rapture, the bible made it clear that the saints will be here during the rapture,

 2Thessalonians 2:3-4;

Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Revelation 13:7-10 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
If any man have an ear, let him hear.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Revelation 20:4-5
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This [is] the first resurrection.

The bible is very clear on this very issue, the bible also talked about a three periods hard times in these last days, (1) the perilious time. (2) The tribulation and (3) the time of the wrath of God. We are currently in the perilous times heading straight into the time of tribulation which will expire at the rapture, there are two periods after the peril ious times with the rapture in between, there will be seven years of tribulation just before the rapture and after the rapture a thousand years of marriage supper of the Lamb in the air while the wrath of God is happening on earth at the same time and after all these the new heaven and earth will come down to earth from heaven.

Revelation 21:1-2;
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.