We have heard the rumors that Jay Z and certain other entertainers are part of some “Satanic Illuminati Conspiracy” because they make certain hand gestures while they perform live. They are pictured with sayings of Aleister Crowley on them (as seen above).
What I have always found more disturbing than slogans on shirts and accidental hand gestures is our lack of spiritual discernment concerning these things. For the sake of argument let’s take a look at 2 quotes.
The first is from Jay Z. I’m quoting lyrics from his song “D’Evils”:
“My flesh, no ni*** could test. My soul is possessed by D’Evils in the form of diamonds and lexuses.”
The second is from Pastor Fred Price. I’m quoting from his show “Ever Increasing Faith”, TBN, 9/12/1990:
“The Bible says that He has left us an example that we should follow His steps. That’s the reason why I drive a Rolls Royce. I’m following Jesus’ steps.”
One of the “Nine Satanic Statements” preached by Church Of Satan founder Anton LaVey is:
“Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence!”
Now let’s apply spiritual discernment to the quotes above using The Word of God:
“You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter.” -James 5:5
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” -Matthew 6:19-21
What scares me is that we suddenly get concerned and all worked up when we see Jay Z flash the “Devil’s Horn’s” with his hands, but we give Fred Price a pass because his sign is the cross. If we can only spot the devil by his horns then we are in some serious trouble.
Now that we have this balanced perspective we can begin to examine if the Crowley conspiracy is real.
The biography of Aleister Crowley states…
“Aleister Crowley (/ˈkroʊli/ kroh-lee; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947), born Edward Alexander Crowley, and also known as both Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast 666, was an English occultist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and mountaineer, who was responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. Subsequently he claimed that he was contacted by his Holy Guardian Angel, an entity he named Aiwass, while staying in Egypt in 1904, and that he ‘received’ a text known as The Book of the Law from what he claimed was a divine source, and around which he would come to develop his new philosophy of Thelema. He would go on to found his own occult society, the A∴A∴ and eventually rose to become a leader of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), before founding a religious commune in Cefalù known as the Abbey of Thelema, which he led from 1920 until 1923.
Crowley was also bisexual, a recreational drug experimenter and a social critic. In many of these roles, he “was in revolt against the moral and religious values of his time”, espousing a form of libertinism based upon the rule of “Do What Thou Wilt”.Because of this, he gained widespread notoriety during his lifetime, and was denounced in the popular press of the day as “the wickedest man in the world”.
Crowley has remained an influential figure and is widely thought of as the most influential occultist of all time. In 2002, a BBC poll described him as being the seventy-third greatest Briton of all time.References to him can be found in the works of numerous writers, musicians and filmmakers, and he has also been cited as a key influence on many later esoteric groups and individuals, including Marilyn Manson, Alan Moore, Kenneth Grant, Kenneth Anger, Jack Parsons, Gerald Gardner, Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, Jimmy Page and, to some degree, Austin Osman Spare.” – Obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on September 27, 2014.
This is in direct opposition to the teaching of Yeshua in the Word of God, where it states the commandments can be summed up as follows:
“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”- Luke 10:27
Crowley teaches in The Book Of The Law:
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”
He is quoted as saying in The Old and New Commentaries to Liber AL, II,28:
“There are no “standards of Right”. Ethics is balderdash. Each Star must go on its own orbit. To hell with “moral principle”; there is no such thing.”
You see… I’m concerned that this is the “Satanic Sex Cult Is Snaring Stars Such As Peaches Geldof.”
I am FLAT OUT WORRIED that America has become ALREADY snared by these demonic doctrines. After all the Bible clearly warns us:
“Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.”-1 Timothy 4:1
We could debate as a nation what we believe, but the heart of of the matter could be summed as such:
“Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions”.- Matthew 7:20
We have gone from a Nation that states: “We hold these truths to be self evident”… to one that proclaims “there are no absolute truths” and that “all truth is relative…”
There is a danger in Crowley’s statement: “Ethics is balderdash and do what thou wilt.”
Jonathan Sacks, a famous rabbi and scholar, addresses this by saying:
“We should challenge the relativism that tells us there is no right or wrong, when every instinct of our mind knows it is not so, and is a mere excuse to allow us to indulge in what we believe we can get away with. A world without values quickly becomes a world without value.”
Crowley also teaches:
“Every man and every woman is a star.” –AL. I. 3
We obsess over what society defines as popular and perfect. We drown in debt buying things we cannot afford. We buy shoes that cost hundreds of dollars because a star athlete endorses them when we could spend the same amount on 2 good pairs of cheaper shoes, and give the extra pair to a homeless shelter.
We idolize our “stars and celebrities” and tend to want to emulate them. “Don’t feel glamorous?” No problem. Why not just starve ourselves, puke out our food, and hey…can plastic surgery enhance our features?
Who cares that the poor in Africa are waiting for life saving surgeries that they cannot afford?
In Liber LXXVII Crowley states:
There is no god but man.
1. Man has the right to live by his own law.
2. Man has the right to eat what he will.
3. Man has the right to think what he will.
4. Man has the right to love as he will.
5. Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights.
Now I’m not against “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” but I’m not down with “Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights.”.
The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines “murder and non-negligent manslaughter as the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another”. Let’s take a look at a report that lists the circumstances that these murders occur.
The majority of murders occur because of arguments between people. This happens when “do what thou wilt” is taken to its logical conclusion.
Let’s examine some scenarios where people feel the need to murder:
“If my gang wants the rights to this neighborhood…then I have the right to kill for it.”
“If I want something…I’ll just rob you- if you get in my way I’ll just kill you.”
Now let’s look at the motives given for abortions:
According to the Guttmacher Institute (AGI): On average, women give these top 3 reasons for choosing abortions:
1) Having a baby would interfere with work, school or other responsibilities
2) They cannot afford a child.
3) They do not want to be a single parent or they are having problems with their partner or husband.
According to the National Abortion Federation (NAF):
“Only 12% of women included a physical problem with their health among reasons for having an abortion.”
“Only 1% (of aborting women) reported that they were the survivors of rape.”
Crowley practiced unrestrained drug use, sexual perversion,and sorcery.
His only virtue was vice.
Looking at the Bible in relation to end-times, God states:
“And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts.”-Rev 9:21
Our God allows us to have free will.
This is a nation of democracy that respects our right to have “free will”. This can be both a blessing and a curse. What we do in the physical realm can evoke spiritual consequences, either good or bad based on our actions.
Every nation or kingdom will one day need to give an account for its actions before God.
There are two possible outcomes:
“Seek the LORD’s favor, all you humble people of the land who have obeyed his commands! Strive to do what is right! Strive to be humble! Maybe you will be protected on the day of the LORD’s angry judgment.”-Zephaniah 2:3
God ALWAYS desires favor and rescue as a first option, that is seen in no clearer picture than Jesus Christ. He humbled himself and became a man. He obeyed the commandments of God even unto death. To Him it wasn’t “do what thou wilt…” it was about giving up his life “as a ransom for many.” He IS THE PLACE OF PROTECTION in Zephaniah 2:3
Here is the truth that most people do not understand. The one Satan hopes you never hear:
“As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live.”-Ezekiel 33:11
The other outcome sadly is this:
“Then He will ask, ‘Where are their gods,the rocks they fled to for refuge?Where now are those gods,who ate the fat of their sacrifices,and drank the wine of their offerings? Let those gods arise and help you! Let them provide you with shelter!”-Deuteronomy 32:37-38
There is no refuge for America (or any other nation for that matter) that willingly choose to put God’s commandments aside in favor of Satan’s doctrines of wickedness and sin.
These unGodly Crowley doctrines only bring death and destruction…Lucifer’s plan all along! He wants to destroy nations and rob them of any chance of being used mightily by God.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who DESTROYED the nations of the world.”- Isaiah 14:12
Please pray for this nation to experience a clear revelation of Jesus Christ!
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”- 2 Chronicles 7:14