2- Occult Seed
The tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind (Gen. 1:12). Ye shall know them by their fruits (Matt. 7:16).
Those following occult teachings understand the power of the seed. In her bestselling books New Age shaman Lyn Andrews encourages her readers to become fully acquainted with their dark sides wherein lies the source of what she refers to as “primal energy”: “Within the dark side is the secret, the seed of knowledge.” This, my friend, is the domain of the occult.
Seed exists in both a good and bad capacities and every farmer knows that it- the seed- is the source of his future. Bad seed is undesirable because it can, and will, corrupt an entire crop. The same is true in today’s church which has become a haven for heresy. In the parable of the sower, the Word is the seed (Truth), and Satan is the enemy who secretly sows bad seed- tares (Matt. 13:19-30, 36-43). Through the years, I’ve watched how godlessness is planted among Christians almost without their knowledge or slightest concern. I’ve witnessed it in others and experienced it personally. Don’t kid yourself. A minute deviation from God’s Word is all that’s required for any of us: Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall (1 Corinthians 10:12).
The Word of God is incorruptible seed (1 Pet. 1:23) intended to be all we need for doctrine and duty (2 Tim. 3:16-17). It’s true from cover to cover and I’ve studied it intently over 30 years- I read it daily and thru every year. It’s also called the sure word of prophecy (2 Pet. 1:19) which will never change. We follow it and we are blessed. However, there is another seed that sounds good, looks good, but leads us away from the Lord (Jer. 23:26-27). It is an evil seed that seeks to corrupt others.
Isaiah warned about this seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD (Isaiah 1:4). These are minions of Satan, bearers of tares that are busy in these last days sowing the mystery of iniquity (2 Thess. 2:7) leading to the final revelation of the fully deified man: Antichrist.
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. . . (Acts 26:18).
By default, Satan’s domain is occultic and God forbids associating with it or with those who practice it. This includes witches (Ex. 22:18); diviners, charmers, consulters with familiar spirits, wizards, necromancers (Deut. 18:10-11); astrologers, stargazers, monthly prognosticators (Isa. 47:13); magicians (Dan. 1:20); sorcerers (Dan. 2:2); and soothsayers (Dan. 2:27).
Lucifer’s kingdom is founded upon corruption. His reign rests upon the dark works of occult corruption which first appeared about 6000 years ago when Satan- incarnated in the serpent- sowed corruptible seeds of doubt in Eve’s heart by asking a simple question with an intended outcome: yea, hath God said (Gen. 3:1)?
Take great care to hear me friend. Eve was deceived because she didn’t know the Word of God (1 Tim. 2:14) and in her ignorance did two very foolish things:
- she subtracted from God’s Words by leaving out FREELY eat (like the liberal new translations do [i]), then
- she added to God’s Words with neither shall we touch it (Gen. 3:2-3) like the cults do. [ii]
This gave Satan the green light to re-translate the Word which Eve and later Adam both accepted without a challenge. Why? They lacked Biblical discernment. Dave Hunt’s writing partner T. A. McMahon notes:
There is very little discernment that’s based on testing things by the Scriptures . . . Biblical doctrines, which convict, have been set aside in favor of psychotherapeutic sermonettes–something to keep the folks feeling good about themselves and coming back for more. There’s no doubt that this trend has dumbed down much of the church and has done away with discernment to a great extent. Anyone who proclaims the name of Jesus–even though his understanding of who that is may be far removed from the biblical Jesus–is nevertheless accepted as a brother in Christ. [iii]
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6). If my experience over the past three decades in prison evangelism and education has taught me anything, it is this: God’s people are easily destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 6:4). Willful disobedience to the Word of God – even through ignorance- is a step in the direction of the devil. If God’s Word states a truth, it remains true throughout eternity. DON’T MESS WITH IT! Eve’s ignorance of the Word- along with her cavalier attitude regarding it- produced the doubt which opened the door for Satan to convince her God was withholding secret (aka occult) knowledge [iv] that would extend her life and make her a god. Obviously tantalized by these new feelings, she willingly exchanged evidence found in the sure Word, [v] for an emotionally charged unbiblical “word of prophecy” because Satan’s new translation contained two promises she really felt good about: ye shall not die . . . ye shall be as gods (Gen. 3:5). [vi]
Please don’t miss this pattern of temptation Satan used because it’s the same one he uses to draw men away from the Light of the Lord and into his occult darkness today:
- Impugn and destroy faith in God’s Word as sole Authority (orthodox doctrinal truth) by subtracting from it (new translations), and/or adding to it (prophecies, divination aka words of knowledge)
- Offer eternal life apart from God
- Replace God with another deity!
Eve’s deception led to Adam’s disobedience (1 Tim. 2:14) which led to an inevitable outcome- simply due to two people who allowed- for different reasons- emotion to trump evidence. Once sin was committed, the door to the dispensation of innocence was closed and conscience became the faulty guide for good and evil. God revealed His means of redemption- which had been planned from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8)- while drawing a line in the sand between evil seed and good seed: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel (Genesis 3:15). This decree clearly marked the evil seed that has corrupted humanity for the past 6 millennia but really came to fruition under Nimrod and Babylon.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them (Genesis 6:5-7).
The mysterious evil seed planted in the garden continued producing wickedness for the next sixteen hundred years until earth’s universal flood judgment destroyed all but 8 people including a preacher of righteousness (2 Pet. 2:5) named Noah. He and his three sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth) were commissioned to replenish the earth (Gen. 9:1). Even though most of the world’s inhabitants perished in water, Satan did not, and neither did his evil seed. It sprouted in Noah’s drunkenness (first time drunkenness is mentioned in Scripture), in his son Ham’s vile sin against his father (Gen. 9:22) that many scholars believe was sodomy (this is the first mention of this perverted seed), [vii] and last but certainly not least, in the infamous great grandson- the son of Cush, son of Ham- Nimrod (rebel). It was to this Antichrist forerunner that the devil originally revealed The Plan to rule the world- in direct defiance of the kingdom of God- using the ancient art of alchemy. Nimrod would thus become the first ever King with a first ever occult kingdom in Babylon.
Nimrod- meaning rebel– is regarded by Masons believe to be the father of their institution- may well have been the most devious man who had ever lived up to that time. Tradition says after his father died, Nimrod consolidated power- perhaps to appease demon posing as Masters of Wisdom – by marrying his own mother Semiramis. This- we’re told- set off an avalanche of occult practices around the world, many of which can still be seen in the Romanist church today. Nimrod commissioned the building of gigantic occult pyramid temples called ziggurats that stretched toward heaven facilitating communication with the angelic host- a commonly reported practice of the occult and certainly in the New Age Movement. These pyramid like temples of course would have been completely staffed with priests, astrologers, mystics, magicians, and mediums who could tempt and temper the people while carrying out Satan’s strategies for world domination through Nimrod- also known as Apollo and Osiris- who would become forerunner to the Antichrist. However, God knew the danger and put a halt to his evil empire by confusing the languages and dividing the world. This division had rippling effects as JA Seiss comments:
“It went with that dispersion into every country and nation under heaven. As a matter of fact, we find it to this day among all the nations of the earth, affecting and controlling their thinking, their policies, their faith, and their worship. Not less than two-thirds of the population of the earth at this hour are Pagan idolaters, driveling under the same old intoxication which came forth from Nimrod and Babylon.” [viii]
What began in the Garden continued on until fully manifest in Babylon. We note with interest this spirit continuing through history with special mention in Daniel who served in King Nebuchadnezzar’s cabinet which of course was well staffed with occult practitioners sometimes referred to as Chaldeans. Barnes Commentary highlights them as follows:
The Chaldeans appear to have been but one of the tribes or nations that made up the community at Babylon (compare the notes at Isa_23:13), and it would seem that at this time they were particularly devoted to the practice of occult arts, and secret sciences. It is not probable that the other persons referred to in this enumeration were Chaldeans. The Magicians, if any of these were employed, were Medians, and it is not improbable that the other classes of diviners might have been from other nations. The purpose of Nebuchadnezzar was to assemble at his court whatever was remarkable throughout the world for skill and knowledge, and the wise men of the Chaldeans were employed in carrying out that design. The Chaldeans were so much devoted to these secret arts, and became so celebrated for them, that the name came, among the Greek and Roman writers, to be used to denote all those who laid claim to extraordinary powers in this department.
[i] You may want to order our Facts About the Manuscripts tract explaining this in more detail.
[ii] They claim to follow the Bible but they always have “another book” you must read, like Mormons, SDAs, JWs, Masons, etc.
[iv] To the “initiated” this is privileged occult knowledge
[v] This is precisely what he tried to pull on Christ- which of course backfired on him (Matt. 4:1-11)!
[vi] This is basic Intro to Charismata 101. Once “prophecies” begin, there’s no telling where they will end.
[vii] If this is the sin of sodomy, the curse upon Canaan followed him into the land bearing his name that eventually became overrun by sodomites- including Sodom and Gomorrah.
[viii] J. A. Seiss, The Apocalypse