Familiar Spirits

How does witchcraft and familiar spirits point to false prophets in the Day of Judgment? Let's examine.


De 18:10-11 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*.

Le 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.

Le 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.

Ho 9:1 Rejoice not, O ISRAEL, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a *whoring* from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon every cornfloor.

Eze 23:30 I will do these things unto thee, because THOU hast gone a *whoring* after the heathen, and because thou art polluted with their idols.

Ho 4:12 MY PEOPLE ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a *whoring* from under their God.

1Ch 10:13 So SAUL died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking of a FAMILIAR SPIRIT, to

enquire of it.

De 18:12 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.

2Ki 21:6 And he made his SON pass through the fire, and *observed times*, and used *enchantments*, and dealt with FAMILIAR SPIRITS and *wizards*: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2Ch 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.

2Pe 2:1 But there were FALSE PROPHETS also among the people, even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Eze 13:17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of *their own heart*; and prophesy thou against them,

Eze 14:5 That I may take the HOUSE OF ISRAEL in *their own heart*, because they are all estranged from me through *their idols*.

Jer 9:14 But have walked after the *imagination* of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

Jer 14:14 Then the LORD said unto me, The PROPHETS prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a *false vision* and *divination*, and a thing of nought, and the *deceit of their heart*.

Jer 18:12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our *own devices*, and we will every one do the *imagination of his evil heart*.

Eze 13:3 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the FOOLISH PROPHETS, that follow their *own spirit*, and have seen nothing!

Isa 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have FAMILIAR SPIRITS, and unto *wizards* that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

Isa 19:3 And the SPIRIT of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the *idols*, and to *the charmers*, and to them that have FAMILIAR SPIRITS, and to the *wizards*.

1Sa 15:23 For rebellion {} 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.

Jos 13:22 BALAAM also the son of Beor, the *soothsayer*, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.


1Jon 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that ANTICHRIST shall come, even now are there MANY ANTICHRISTS; whereby we know that it is the last time.

1Jon 4: 1 Beloved, believe not every SPIRIT, but try THE SPIRITS whether they are of God: because many FALSE PROPHETS are gone out into the world.

Mt 24:24 For there shall arise FALSE CHRISTS, and FALSE PROPHETS, and shall shew great *signs and wonders*; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

1Jon 4: 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every SPIRIT that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come In the flesh is of God:

1Jon 4: 3 And every SPIRIT that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

2Jo 1:7 For many DECEIVERS are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a DECEIVER and an ANTICHRIST.

Ga 5:19-21 Now the works of THE FLESH are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,… *Idolatry*, *witchcraft*, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


Mic 5:12 And I will cut off *witchcrafts* out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more *soothsayers*:

Isa 2:18 And the *idols* he shall utterly abolish.

Zec 13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the *idols* out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the PROPHETS and the UNCLEAN SPIRIT to pass out of the land.

Mr 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, {} dumb and DEAF SPIRIT, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

1Co 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from *idolatry*.

Col 3:5 Mortify therefore your MEMBERS which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is *idolatry*:

Le 26:6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid *EVIL BEASTS* out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.


The Bible appears to be associating familiar spirits and witchcraft to the Church, spiritually, going after other gospels in tribulation. Antichrists is also the term often used to describe the false prophets in the Body of Christ. This activity is said to provoke the Lord to anger causing Him to give the Church over to Babylon (false prophets) for destruction. At the same time, God is said to redeem the Church (separation of wheat and tares) by getting rid of those with familiar spirits.