Grace and peace, Saints.
As you may recall, in our piece, Breaking Generational Curses, we explain that email chain letters are of the devil. They are actually witchcraft. We explain how this pagan practice has infiltrated the Christian church in the form of email chain letter blessings and prayers.
Before today, I hadn’t received one in some time, because once you let people know in no uncertain terms where you stand on this practice, they tend to take you off their email lists (as well as their Christmas lists). So I had not seen one in a while.
Well, lo and behold, today more than five years after receiving my last such email, a former colleague sent me one, which I post here in its entirety for your edification. If you receive such an email, you need to let the sender know where you stand on this practice, because it is of the devil. State in no uncertain terms that sending and forwarding chain letters is witchcraft, and that you, as a Christian, stand against witchcraft. If you don’t, then you can count on receiving another.
Chain letters and lucky letters are European medieval practices that involve sending letters to multiple recipients to bring good or bad luck. Each person who curses or blesses the letter supposedly increases its potency. Email chain letters are merely a modern form of the same practice. It has been modernized, but it is still witchcraft.
Remember that anything that causes you to take your eyes off Jesus is a sin, as “whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). So when you recite a prayer that someone emailed you with the instructions that you should forward it to a certain number of people and then back to the person who sent it to you, you are practicing witchcraft.
The goal of witchcraft is to get you to sin by trusting in something or someone other than Jesus for a blessing and/or attempting to manipulate the forces of darkness to control events in your favor. This is a no-no for the Christian. Witchcraft is an abomination to God, and is punishable by a generational curse.
Now, if you have a problem with this because you don’t believe in generational curses, or you believe they were part of another dispensation, then you need not read any further. Only if I were you, I would formulate a backup plan. Furthermore, it probably would not hurt to invest in a quality pair of asbestos underwear. You may need them.
Below is the text of the email chain letter the former colleague sent me, followed by my response:
“Hope all is well. When you have a moment to yourself, read this, It was difficult for me to decide who I thought would DO this because many people claim to pray, but not everyone does. I’m sure I chose the right twelve.
“Please send this back to me (You’ll see why). May everyone who received this message be blessed. There are 12 months/ 12 disciples/ 12 tribes of Israel / Jesus’ birth celebrated in the 12th month. There is nothing attached. Just send this to twelve others. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.
“There is no cost, just a lot of reward. Make sure you pray, and pray believing God will answer.”
May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit restore your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears.. May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered I pray that faith enters a new height for you; I pray that your territory is enlarged. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God. In Jesus Name, Amen…
“Now send this to 12 people within 5 minutes and remember to send this back…..
“I count as 2, you’ll see why.” [Brackets mine, boldface mine, parentheses in the original.]
This was my response:
Absolutely not. In the name of Jesus, I renounce this abomination as another tactic of Satan, who was a liar and a murderer from the beginning. I send this back to the sender with every ungodly spirit attached to it bound by the blood of Jesus. I break this infernal chain, sent by the blind to the blind.
[Former Colleague], I am serving you notice: never again send me anything like this masquerading as Christianity. It is witchcraft: an abomination in the eyes of God. I have no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, neither do I fellowship with the ungodly. Commit this to memory.
You have my email address for professional use only. My advice to you is to use it as such, and not for nefarious purposes.
Don’t you ever do this again.
You may think my language was a bit strong, but this is no game. I can only imagine how many families have been cursed by chain letters. Believe me: I won’t have to repeat this response again. I am sure he got my meaning; and that was my intention.
There is a lot wrong with this email. For one, why does he keep saying, “You’ll see why?” Why all the suspense? Why not just tell us? Because you wouldn’t like it, that’s why; because there is no reason.
You see, we all love a mystery. We love secrets and riddles and unlocking hidden meanings. The writer of this email knows this fact all too well. The promise of “finding out why” is very enticing.
What could be the mysterious reason the receiver should send the email back to him (the sender)? And what could be so important about him being number 2 that he couldn’t just tell us from the beginning? Isn’t it just a bit curious that he would be number 2, yet he chose twelve people? Wouldn’t that automatically make him number 1? Of course it would.
The answer is that there is no great mystery. There is no reason he is number 2. This man is into cabalistic numerology. And I’ll prove it.
As you may recall from our post dealing with numerology entitled, “The Occult Significance of the Norway Shootings,” the numbers 3, 9, 13, 18, 21, 27, and 33 among others, are very important in the occult world. Read the post if you’d like to know why. What is important for us to know here is that the numbers 9 and 18 are significant.
Recall that the book of the Revelation tells us that the number of the Antichrist, the Beast, is 666. 6 + 6 + 6 = 18. The number 18 is formed of the numbers 1 and 8 and 1 + 8 = 9. So the number 9 has the triple number of the beast or 666.
Now notice that the numbers and the reasons he gives for the numbers have nothing to do with the supposed reason he sent the email: prayer. They are merely an excuse for him to use the number twelve repeatedly. Let’s examine it.
First, the number twelve is listed six times: five times numerically and once spelled out. Now 12 + 6 = 18 and 18 = 6 + 6 + 6.
Also, 6 x 12 = 72, and the number 72 is formed of the numbers 7 and 2, and 7 + 2 = 9, and 9 = 1 + 8 which form 18 which equal 6 + 6 + 6: the number of the Beast.
You will also see that no number here is arbitrary. So the number 2 plays a role. He says that upon receipt, one should email the prayer to 12 people in 5 minutes, and that he is number 2. Notice that these constitute a second group of numbers, so they should be considered by themselves:
2 x 5 + 12 = 22. 22 is the number 11 doubled. The number 11 is sacred in Cabala, therefore, all multiples of 11 add power to the number. Remember 9/11? Well, 9 x 11 = 99. Incidentally, isn’t it interesting that things almost always cost x amount of dollars and 99 cents? ($2.99, $19.99, etc.) Well, 99 = 9 x 11 or 99 = 9 + 9 = 18, the number of the beast. Either way, it’s not just an arbitrary number. Just that it’s so ubiquitous proves that.
22 comes up an awful lot. Many famous and infamous events happened on the 22nd. President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd. Look it up. Adding up all the digits in this email yield 22. Coincidence?
There are other numbers and combinations here, but the point is that we should beware of email chain letters, because they are not of God.
I’m sure someone reading this has received an email similar to this, as the person who sent it to me was also a recipient. Understand that if you are walking in the Spirit, witchcraft has no power over you. I truly believe that witches will try things like this to get Christians to sin; and if they can get us to sin, then they can cast spells on us. And we don’t want that.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that the way this person beguiles the receiver into forwarding the email on to twelve people is by flattery. This he does from the outset by saying that it was “difficult” finding twelve worthy people who would do his bidding, and that he is “sure [he] chose the right twelve.”
An unwary person would consider this a testament to his own piety and holiness, and would be flattered that someone recognized his ability to pray effectively and thought him worthy to receive the high honor of receiving and forwarding this email. Beware of flattery.
What is most significant about his words is that he said he was “sure he chose the right twelve.” Do we know of Someone else who also chose twelve? Is this a coincidence? I doubt it.
This man is putting himself in the position of Jesus Christ, the same thing that the Antichrist is going to do. And the Antichrist is at the very bottom of this activity. I guarantee it.
So, Christians, stay away from email chain letters. No more letters from Satan.
The Still Man
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