But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
In the latter days, there will be a noticeable rise in cults, the occult, false idols, false teachers and deceiving religions and practices:
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
2 Kings 9:22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
2 Chronicles 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
Micah 5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
Nahum 3:4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
Galatians 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 20:6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Leviticus 20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
Deuteronomy 18:10 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.
Deuteronomy 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
‘Doctrines of Devils’; ‘Witches are icons’: Americans embrace their family ties to Salem trial victims. “WitchTok” on TikTok also reportedly helped inspire the popularity of modern witches, or wiccans, with the now ubiquitous phrase “we are the daughters of the witches you didn’t burn.”
Genealogists looking for standout ancestors proud to claim connection to 17th-century ‘witches’
Alice Hutton Fri 29 Oct 2021 01.00 EDT
What do Hollywood actor Humphrey Bogart, Senator Mitt Romney and half the US presidents have in common?
They are all alleged descendants of someone involved the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which an infamous outbreak of religious hysteria resulted in 19 early settlers hanged and one pressed to death.
Salem, Massachusetts, is America’s Halloweenville.
Every October thousands of tourists in costume flood the streets, buying “spell books” and snapping selfies in cemeteries.
Behind the shops, almost entirely divorced from the town’s main industry, lies the memorial with 20 stones carved with familiar names like John Proctor and Rebecca Nurse, who were immortalised in Arthur Miller’s 1953 “red scare” parable, The Crucible.
Alongside the tours, however, are a growing stream of visitors from as far as California paying their respects.
One card left in September for Susannah Martin, a 70-year-old impoverished widow from Buckinghamshire, England, executed for “bewitching oxen”, came from her alleged nine times great-grandchild, Riley.
They wrote: “I have felt the sorrow, pain, magic and power in Salem in myself. Unbeknownst to me I [had] three grandmothers buried in these grounds the whole time.”
An estimated 15 (5+5+5) million Americans could claim a connection to the 329-year-old tragedy, according to the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), with millions more traceable to others accused of similar “crimes” in the 17th-century colonies, including New York and Connecticut.
For hundreds of years they were a source of shame. Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author of the 19th-century novel The Scarlet Letter, altered his name to distance himself from his great-great-grandfather, a Salem judge.
But recently, those who are descended from the accused witches have claimed the connection with pride.
“Witches are icons of early American history,” said Brenton Simon, president of NEHGS, founded in 1845.
The historian, who is indirectly related to three accused witches himself, added: “Alongside being descended from the Mayflower, witches are highly desirable ‘target’ or celebrity ancestors. People yearn to be related to them.”
Terry Koch-Bostic, the National Genealogical Society’s education chair, said Americans’ interest in witch ancestors relates to a history of “a country founded largely on immigrants whose stories were question marks, so we’re all looking for something that makes us special.”
She said heritage digging kicked off in earnest in 1976 after Alex Haley’s Roots, followed by the internet and digitised archives since the 1990s, cheap DNA testing since the 2010s, social media, and TV programmes like Who Do You Think You Are.
Europe executed thousands more “witches” than America, but due to largely piecemeal record-keeping until the 19th century, compared with fastidious New England records since the 1620s, and an unusual number of first-hand accounts of the trials, more Americans can prove lineage.
In the last few years it went mainstream.
Tourism organisations offer holidays to places where “witches” were murdered.
In 2017 Teen Vogue ran a story titled: “How to tell if your ancestors were witches.”
In the Facebook group Bloodlines of Salem, which has more than 2,000 members, hundreds of “cousins” commune over allegedly mutual ancestors.
Under a post about the sale of Proctor’s former home, 200 “relatives” debated crowdfunding its $750,000 purchase “so we can all take turns living in it. Lol.”
More rigorous lineage organisations like Son of a Witch, founded in 1975, or Associated Daughters of Early American Witches (ADEAW), founded in 1987, issue certificates and pins featuring witches or black swans, if applicants provide strict historical proof.
It took Lindsay Perodeau, 36, from Natick, Massachusetts, six (6) years to get ADEAW membership, after accidentally discovering while looking for Mayflower relatives that Susannah Martin was her ninth-time great-grandmother.
She confirmed it through online and paper archives.
Perodeau added: “It’s amazing to be related to such a famous piece of American history. I feel proud that Susannah was clearly a feisty lady … I see my mom in her.”
The “daughter of a witch” certificate hangs in her house.
“Some people laugh: ‘You’re a witch?!’” she said. “I say: ‘No, I’m not making potions. No potions!’”
Some academics suggest the revival is a by-product of far-right attacks on women’s rights.
In 2019 the New York Times announced: “Witches are having a resurgence among feminists who want authority over their lives.”
“WitchTok” on TikTok also reportedly helped inspire the popularity of modern witches, or wiccans, with the now ubiquitous phrase “we are the daughters of the witches you didn’t burn” emblazoned on T-shirts (although US witches were hanged).
Many of the women convicted of witchcraft were considered outspoken and fairly independent, including women working as medical practitioners, Dr Amy Smith, Salem State University’s media professor, said, so contemporary women could “graft modern values of feminism on to pious and fairly powerless women”.
“It helps,” she added, “if it ‘confirms’ something you already believe about yourself, like: ‘Yes! I’m a fighter too!’”
And while historians continue to make discoveries, including Salem’s gallows site in 2013, critics accuse the town of “social amnesia”, especially after the 2005 unveiling of a statue of Samantha from the 1960s sitcom, Bewitched.
Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Richard Trask is related to several victims, including Mary Estey, from Norfolk, England, who was hanged aged 58.
He’s the archivist for Danvers, the original Salem Village outside modern Salem and site of the first accusations, before changing its name in 1752.
Trask said the confusion between “Halloween’s Disneyland and innocent people being murdered” had led to a “misrepresentation” that all victims were witches, citing wiccans holding ceremonies at Danvers’ memorial.
He added: “They were mostly Christians persecuted by other Christians, who died rather than admit to witchcraft. They would be horrified.”
For David Allen Lambert, it doesn’t matter so long as the victims aren’t forgotten.
The chief genealogist for NEHGS is unusual in that he’s related to both a Salem victim, his eighth great-grandmother Mary Bradbury, from Warwickshire, England, who was convicted but escaped execution, and a judge, his seventh great-uncle Samuel Sewall, the only magistrate to publicly apologise.
“It was the darkest time in Massachusetts’ history,” Lambert said.
“It echoes today, what happens when disinformation spreads and neighbours turn on neighbours. We should remember our ancestors, not glorify their suffering. In my family none of our children have ever dressed as a witch at Halloween, out of respect for Mary.
This article was amended on 29 October 2021. George Jacobs was hanged on 19 August 1692, not 1962 as an earlier picture caption said.
8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.