a.k.a., From Ramses (BONDAGE) to Sukkot (DWELLING IN GOD’s PRESENCE)
In the Exodus, Ramses was the border. It was the stronghold. Ramses represented the blockade opposing the children of Israel from leaving. Remember that Mitzraim, commonly translated as Egypt, represents the spiritual condition of being stuck in limitations, constraint. Ramses is the force behind those limitations.
The Title and The Name
The name of the Pharaoh is Ramses. Taken from the Egyptian Word for god.
A stronghold, a wicked power, an evil power that thinks he’s like God. A force that wants to be a substitute for the Authority of GOD in our lives.
This is a stronghold that is holding God’s people in bondage for so many years. The pain of Ramses is an unbelievable pain. With it’s so many soul ties, so many heartaches, so, so many abuses and injustices and struggles.
That no one knows about but the Most High God…
… and mostly related to the generations. Ramses was the house of bondage, affiliated with the pain of all the past.
But the LORD is saying something…
Your Prophetic Word is found in the Book of Exodus in the 12th Chapter and in the 37th verse.
Because Moses summarizes for us the journeys in the wilderness, instead of telling us like he does in the Book of Numbers, all the places they passed through.
He just says… They left Ramses and came to a place called Succoth, a.k.a. Sukkot.
Hear the Word of the Living God.
Because the LORD is saying to us all, “I am taking you from Ramses to Succoth; and the LORD is saying Ramses is the place of the Past and even starting today, the past is going to be a memory. Because the Egyptians you have seen in the past you are going to see them no more and even forever.”
Ramses is the place of great toil, limitations, restrictions…
Ramses is the place of tears.
And often times you have wondered would that pain ever profit anything.
Ramses is the place of cruel bondage.
It was directed at your soul.
Sukkoth is your destination.
Now hear the Word of the LORD.
Because many don’t know what Succoth is.
Succoth is a place; it’s the place of prayer.
It’s the Pavilion of God’s Presence.
But Succoth is more than just that.
Succoth is the place of His Provision.
Succoth is the place of His Protection. Succoth is the Place of All of His Blessing.
The LORD gave this Word to me to speak in 2015, and He is giving it to me again this year in 2021 because some have drifted back into bondage. “You do not belong with Ramses. You do not belong to Ramses. The Word I gave to Moses has not died. My Word lives and You do not get to go back into a state of limitations and lack. You do not get to go back into complacency. Arise, for I Am bringing you to Succoth, just as Moses wrote in Exodus 12:37.
The Children of Israel left Ramses to go toward their destination to Succoth.
It wasn’t a physical place, it was a spiritual place.
A place that was a destination that would lead them toward destiny.
Succoth is Your RIGHTFUL Destination.
Succoth is the Dwelling Place of Rest of God, in this life.
So the LORD says…
Do not stray from the path of true rest.
Do not change the direction that you are led upon.
You have been comfortable for too long.
And God is saying I will supernaturally provide for you.
And God Is saying I will rain down blessings upon you.
And destroy all the powers of the enemy when you are on the path of Succoth,
In Part 1 of this message, we ended with the following questions posed and awaiting your reply….
If you were told to, “Go to your own soul? What would you even do? What does that even mean?
Would we even try to understand? or would we dismiss it as some crazy thought we just had?
Surely, GOD was speaking to the very soul of Abram and Abram received the message.
The Bible is a spiritual text, concerning spiritual matters. Spiritual battles are fought to overtake the soul of man. This could be the reason so many people say that they don’t understand it. Engaging the Word of God means that you have to approach the Gates of His Tabernacle with your soul and your spirit ready to receive the Word.
Here’s the key:In all your study in the word, keep your eye on what is going on in the spirit, to the spirit of man/mankind. Train/discipline your mind so that you don’t get so caught up in the “story” that you miss what is happening on the pages of scripture to the soul and spirit of the people that God is bringing to your attention. There are prophetic spiritual implications occurring right in front of you at all times.
In scripture God is speaking to the soul of man. His primary concern is with your soul.
Today the Lord has that word for everyone that is here. As you obey Him you will find out who you really are. As you surrender every ounce of obedience in your life, to the will of God, you will find out who you really are in Christ Jesus.
In Genesis 12, the LORD gives Abram a promise. “I will bless those that bless you.”
At that time, Abram had no idea he could not have a child. He did not know what God meant, but he was going to obey the Voice of the LORD, anyway. Genesis 12:4.
So, “Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to Him.”
(A lot of us want revelation, God to speak to us on a continual basis. One of the ways that we can be sure that God will continue to speak to us in revelation is when we are obedient with that which he already told us, and has already given. Then as we move forward, GOD will reveal to us even more.)
Now Abram departed.
He took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son. Lot: who was a convert. Notice the souls he had with him… Abram already was a soul winner. So, he did not leave alone. He went with the souls that he had gotten.
When you and I venture forth in obedience do you know that you are not just obeying God for yourself. There is somebody who you cannot see, someone you may not even know of, that is going to benefit through your obedience.
We don’t consider, that through one act of simple obedience, a number of souls will be affected. That one act of obedience can bring blessing upon those around us… does not make sense to our rational minds, Oftentimes this spiritual fact escapes us. It’s the simple things that confound the wise. But, don’t allow this to remain a mystery to you any longer. Ask GOD to show you what goes on behind the veil because of a simple act of obedience or repentance. How does obedience affect the soul?
In the meantime, Abram felt that he had to go against his own nature and character to accept the call of GOD. It was a very hard thing to do. He was such a tender-hearted man. It would have been easy if he would have been a hard-hearted person, who was calloused and maybe in competition with his father. Had he felt like he was going to show his dad a thing or two, he could have walked out without a second thought! But that was not Abram’s nature. It was hard for him.
But Abraham had been seeking GOD for a very long time. He had finally came into a place where He could hear the voice of GOD. Having heard, he could not turn away.
By making the decision to turn toward GOD; Abram had to die to self.
Soon after the 9th testing; his name was no longer going to be Abram. He became transformed through every act of obedience. Abraham had truly arisen and was moving forward, from glory to glory. He became transformed.
In Christ Jesus, who he did know at the time, but met in his life under the appearance of Melchizedek, Abram departed. He took the souls with him (Genesis12:6). Abram passed through the land to a place in Genesis12:7. After, his act of obedience, the LORD appeared to Abram.
God continues to give revelation. Obedience waters the promises of God. Obedience opens the avenues for the promise to take full effect. The Lord appears to Abram and said, “Unto this thy seed will I give this land” And Abram, built an altar unto the Lord that appeared to him. The altar was an act of faith, Abram was acknowledging before the world that, “the Lord spoke to me.”
When God speaks to you prophetically, you write it down. If, you have an ear to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying, you keep a record of His Words.
Genesis 12:9 Abram journeyed forward, continuing towards the south.
Now the 2nd Testing
We see in Genesis 12:10 Abram arrives in the Promised Land and there’s a famine. ( That must have been completely disappointing, right?) To come so far, though so much, and to arrive in a place of famine.
The famine is so severe that he is forced to go into Egypt to live. When he gets to Egypt his wife is taken captive by Pharaoh.
(Let’s set aside our English understanding for a few minutes, of the word famine, and put on our “spiritual understanding” gained from examining the scriptures from the Hebrew perspective… Famine from a Hebrew mindset, is mostly associated with the understanding that the famine indicates that there is a lack of God’s word. The literal famine is not as dangerous as the spiritual famine).
Abram is headed toward the promise and finds a famine. Without the faith to overcome famine, he heads down to Egypt to find food for His people. Is this only about the stomach–no food to eat? or could it be that upon his arrival to Canaan, there was not enough faith to sustain them as they built up their new land?
Abram had no idea why he was being led into Egypt. God told him something and everything God told him was now the opposite in the natural. Everything looked totally opposite.
Why? Because, he had to go to the 2nd level of faith.
3rd testing Sarai taken captive by Pharaoh
Abram went to Egypt because God was going to use his people to come out of Egypt. He had to go through it. God was going to use him as the father of faith. What happened when he got down into Egypt?
He told his wife to say she was his sister.
In those days if a man had a beautiful wife, they would kill the husband to kidnap the wife and give her as a gift to Pharoah. Abram did not want to get killed. So, he said to Sarai, “You tell them you are my sister when we get down there.” Everything will be fine. Well, the minute she got there, Sarai a type of bride of Christ is taken to Pharoah. Pharaoh wanted her to be his wife. Abram withheld that she was his wife and said, “Yes, she is my sister.”
Pharaoh immediately received a plague by the LORD. In the meantime, Pharaoh gave Abram such a dowry for her. He gave him riches and silver and gold and cattle and abundance of herds and all kinds of things for Sarai.
When he realized he had Abram’s wife, he basically said, “Just get out of here and go.”
Same thing happened to his children. By faith they borrowed of the Egyptians and Pharaoh said just get out. God allowed that to be for His glory.
Now Abram was the richest man in the holy land when he went back to Canaan.
(You cannot obey God and not come out ahead. In this testing we see the riches of obedience. Joshua 22:8 this is Abraham’s seed.
There is spoil when you obey.
II Corinthians 1:3-7 “Tells us now, blessed be God who comforts us in all our afflictions.”
1st testing; left everything.
2nd testing; went into Egypt and there was a famine.
Were going to share a teaching about a man that we have allheard about. We have probably heard many teachings on this man of God, —The Father of Faith, Abraham
Abraham went through 10 testings in his life. that we know of that the bible teaches us.
10 very important testings, 10 testing periods, 10 times in his life; that God tested him, that were going to see in the word.
To bring Abraham into the realm of faith that God wants to bring him into, that God ordained him to be brought into.
Go to Hebrews 11:1 for a “line upon line, precept upon precept” analysis. It tells us now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
As we go back to Genesis 12 were going to see that Abraham is a man of Faith. He’s called the father of faith. We are the seed of Abraham according to Galatians 3:29, through Jesus Christ we became Abraham’s seed.
Here is a little bit of Historical Background…
Abraham previous to Genesis chapter 12 was an idol worshiper. His entire family was an idol-worshipping family. The genealogy of his father is given in Genesis Chapter 11. We also see in Genesis Chapter 11 the construction of the Tower of Babel. That’s where idol worship began. It wasn’t where sin began, because we know sin began in the Garden of Eden (in Hebrew Gan Eden).
But the first time we have a recorded act of idolatry, we know that it began in Babylon at the Tower of Babel.
At this place, in this particular part of the world, this was the center of idol worship; and this is exactly where Abraham and his family were raised up. So, all of Abraham’s family were idol worshipers. But something happened to Abraham. He had an experience with the living God. As a result of seeking the truth, God revealed himself to Abraham. But after God revealed himself to him, we know that Abraham was a righteous man. He began to win many, many converts. As we’re going to see here in Genesis12, many converted to the living God. They forsook idolatry.
But know as a man of faith God is going to give him 3 specific commandments (Mitzvots in Hebrew).
This is the First Test of Abraham
I believe this is really the basics for those that want to go further into the things of God. To those who are not just content with barely making it into heaven and glad that they have escaped hell.
But those that say I want all that God has for me. I want the whole ball of wax. I want everything that there is that God has for me. Things I cannot see, things that have never, entered your mind before.
The Bible tells us in I Corinthians 2:9
“The eye has not seen, neither have the ear heard. It has not yet entered into the heart of man. The things that God has prepared for them that love him.”
But there revealed unto man by the spirit. As we walk in the anointing and as we commune with the Lord through the wonderful person of the Holy Spirit, that which God has ordained for us is revealed to us.
Now we see Abraham begins his walk in the Spirit, a walk of faith
The very 1st thing that God requires of Abraham isa test which requires obedience.
(All tests require obedience.)
“The Lord had said to Abram… Get thee out”
(Notice his name is not Abraham yet).
First of all, there is a whole spiritual message God gives Abraham. “I am going to tell you right now 3 things to leave behind and I am going to show you something in the spirit to go after… unto a land that I will show you.”
Notice that Abraham was not asking for land. Abraham was not asking for territory.
Abraham was just worshiping God. He had no idea that this is what God had planned for him. But, through walking in the spirit, a revelation came from God to show him who he really was.
Now I want to share something with you. Without obedience, you are never going to know who you really are. You will not know the real spiritual person that you have the potential to become. When I say “spiritual person”, I mean that one that has the full inheritance that God has ordained for you. Some of us try to make it into Glory by our own strength. We try every single shortcut we can possibly think of. The mindset is, that the means justifies the ends, just as long as we think we can make it there, we’re content.
Obedience seems like such a hard thing. But it’s through obedience that we receive the revelation of our true self.
Case in point: I will never know who I really am in Christ Jesus until every step of the way I begin to trust God. God does not just map the whole picture for me all at once. As you go step by step, from Glory to Glory, God reveals and unveils to you who you are in Christ Jesus. The word tells you who you are. But in the sense of revelation of what God’s ordained you to do, what God has for you to do, the great things in Christ Jesus that he prepared for you. They are so Holy and they are so priceless. They seem impossible to obtain unless you were spiritually ready.
At Each Level of Testing God Reveals Who You are to YOU.
Abraham had no idea who he was in the sense of the spirit. He had no idea what God had for him.
Genesis 12:1 The lord says to Abram this was his name before God changed it.
There are 3 things that he had to get out, 3 images that we see here in the scripture. Because Abraham is the father of faith, he also symbolizes for us, the walk of the Christian faith as well. Not only is he the patriarch of the Israelite nation of the Jews, but also the bible tells us that he’s the father of faith. So we, through Abraham, can see ‘types and shadows’ of our walk in Christ Jesus.
NOTE: 3 Key Statements that GOD says to Abraham….
Get out of thy country.
From thy kindred,
And from thy father’s house.
All 3 of these statements are connected to your roots. Your House, your culture, and your kindred. Now GOD is saying to Abraham, “For the work I have for you. I am going to give you a new seed, because your natural seed is not going to be just the flesh. You are going to have to sever those ties. Because, through your seed; I am going to make you great. Therefore, it is your seed that I am going to deal with.
There is a likeness here, a cohesiveness here that each one of us should see. When God, begins to deal with us in our particular issues, whatever they may be, oftentimes what God has told us to give up in the flesh, is connected to that which he is going to give back a thousand-fold in the spirit.
“Out of thy country, and thy kindred, and thy father’s house, to a land that I will show thee.”
The bible tells us in Genesis 12:2, “…and I will make thee a great nation; I will bless thee and make thy name great and thou shalt be a blessing.“
Now those 3 things that he gave up were; his descendants, his genetic family history, and his immediate family.
Because of the word used here in Hebrew for “thy father’s house…”
In the original Hebrew language, it is the word that is the same word, used for idol, temple of idols.
(Because his father; was an idol worshiper.)
We need to understand something about the people of the Middle East. Especially in these particular times that the bible was written. When we look at Abraham in perspective to his culture and his times, we are going to see something very amazing about him.
The 3 Patriarchs of Israel are Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They were known to be spiritually and symbolically the 3 chariots of God’s attributes. Each Patriarch reflected a specific attribute of GOD.
The Attribute of GOD’s Character that Abraham so strongly reflected that was kindness.
You will find, as you study the life of Abraham, that his greatest asset in character was kindness. He was such a kind man. Many of the things that God required of him were totally against his nature. It was so hard for him because he had a sensitive area with kindness. When God tests us oftentimes it is with things that are impossible for us to do in our flesh.
It is known that Abraham is a reflection of the kindness of God, (called the ‘chesed’ of God in Hebrew). He is the one who reflects God’s kindness. Isaac reflects God’s strength and Jacob reflects God’s truth.
So, we see here that the Lord is saying, get out of your father’s house. Now, in the Middle East, the men of those days and even up to the time of Christ, leaving your father’s house was a very hard thing to do. This is why even some of the disciples said, Lord, “I will follow you but first permit me to bury my father.” It did not mean that the person’s father had died at the time.
This is a Hebrew idiom used to convey that the parent is about 70 to 75 years old. The concern was that the parent could pass at anytime, between then and 90 years old (approx.). The disciple was saying that they needed to be around to bury them. Still today this form of care for the elderly is practiced.
Now for Abraham his father was aged and Abraham’s natural inclination was to be so kind and so tender hearted, that his heart felt desire was to be present, caring for his aging father.
In the 1st testing God ask him a hard thing… “I want you to leave everything and follow what the spirit is telling you to do.” Jesus taught that this was not as license to neglect our loved ones. Quite the contrary. The Lord expects us to be loving people in our families, but we must see here the reflection of the Lord’s commandment. The Lord said, “Unless a man forsake all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.”
So, by faith Abraham leaves his father, his kindred and his country and goes to a land he was not even asking for. The lord will show him, the Lord did not even tell him where, the Lord did not even say it’s going to take this long to get there and how long he would even be there.
In this particular instance the Lord told him to do something contrary to his own nature and fiber of being… but Abraham was obedient and he left.
lech-lecha is the key word in the Hebrew that we can only uncover by reading from the Hebrew.
lech –lecha means ‘go to yourself.’ Our English translation has no way of capturing the essence of the spiritual message. In fact, it disconnects us from the part of the teaching that would otherwise draw us in, if we knew and understood the Hebrew.
You are going to find your true self when you obey me...
lech-lecha- ‘go, turn to your soul, go to yourself.’
GOD reveals Himself to Abraham and immediately speaks to his soul about his soul. There is nothing so benign going on as, “Get the out.” GOD said, “Go to your soul” Those words must have carried some weight, some form of gravity to awaken as person to such a extent that they would be willing to walk away from everything they knew and held dear, heading to the unknown and unexplained.
If you were told to, “Go to your own soul? What would you even do? What does that even mean?
Would we even try to understand? or would we dismiss it as some crazy thought we just had?
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
Do you think Christians are not allowed to get angry?
Some families communicate to their children that they shouldn’t be angry. That instead of being angry, they need to smile and pretend everything is ok. That, “old fake it till you make it”, remedy does not work. That is not biblical.
In the bible, in the Hebrew scriptures (the Old Testament) we meet a God who is angry at injustice because He loves the people who are being harmed by it.
When the Apostle Paul says, “In your anger do not sin”, he is not saying don’t be angry. When people are harmed, enslaved, neglected and mistreated, we should be angry.
Apostle Paul is teaching we can be angry without sinning. We can use the righteous energy of our anger to effect change without sinning against God or others.
Remember, you are fighting the good fight of faith .
Ask God to show you the strategy and tactics to change the situation. Remain proactive.
1 Corinthians 15:58
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Nothing you do for the Lord is in vain.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for being a God of justice. Teach me what it means to share your righteous anger and to be faithful in my response as your disciple.
Jesus said in Matthew 24:11: “And many false prophets shall arise & deceive many . . . and because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure to the end the same shall be saved.
In Deuteronomy 18:10-13 the text teaches there are 7 Degrees of Delusion. We must beware, when exposing and deposing the wiles of witchcraft.
9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
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.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
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.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
Deuteronomy 18:10-13, teaches us that the wiles of witchcraftinclude 7 Degrees of Deception and Delusion.
The 1st Degree of Delusion is divination
The Hebrew word for divination is qesem.
keh-sem (phonetic sound) means divination, applied in OT to describe false prophets, i.e. Balaam, witchcraft, soothsayer, diviner or an oracle (Proverbs 16:10). a. qesem is a form of witchcraft using an oracle of words
Divination is the term used for process of seeking out hidden or secret knowledge. Knowledge you desire from the One True GOD, but you have not been able to obtain. Some seek to go around GOD by many means to obtain knowledge, power or wisdom that could have otherwise been authorized by simple obedience, good character and relationship–to name a few.
Divination is manifest when a person has no respect for the sacred over the secular and/or profane. It’s a forbidden mixture. They want knowledge, wisdom, power, insight and the counsel fo GOD… and willing to obtain it, by any other means outside of GOD.
qesem is the result of the witchcraft of words that must be reversed and cancelled.
Numbers 22:6, Balak, King of Moab, calls Balaam and says:
“Come now and curse me this people for they are too mighty for me. Peradventure, I shall prevail that we may smite them that I may drive them out of the land. And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian depart with the rewards of divination in their hand.”
Breaking off what has bewitched you must include, bringing into reverse words that are adverse. These are words that have been assigned to drive you out of your destiny.
The 2nd Degree of Delusion
“There shall not be among you and enchanter” – nachash Enchanter in Hebrew – nachash, an enchanter effecting the minds through ungodly agreements and conspiracies, mind control and ungodly agreements.
In the book of Acts 23:12-14, this deception is dangerous because it often arises under a disguise of derivation in the church. Appearing one way but the root is another way.
Nachash is the illicit gathering of ungodly agreements together, sometimes prevalent in the church, even in families and relationships. Oftentimes, they are activated and motivated by untampered illicit emotions. ( forbidden laws or rules)
In Acts 23:10 “And when certain Jews bounded together . . .And bound themselves under a great curse saying they will not eat nor drink till they had killed Paul…And there were more than 40 which made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief priests and elders saying we have bound ourselves under a great curse that we will eat nothing till we have slain Paul”
3rd Degree of Delusion
Witch – The Hebrew word for a witch – or witchcraft in its classical meaning is Kasaf.This is supernatural power attributed to the source as self and not God.
Example: The spirit of Jezebel, “which calleth herself a Prophetess”, attributed to herself and not God.
Acts 8:9 “And there was a certain man called Simon who before time in the same city used sorcery which bewitched the people of Samaria giving out that he himself was some great one to whom they all gave heed from the least to the greatest saying This man is the great power of God . . .”
Daniel 2:28: “But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets and maketh known to the king what shall be in the latter days . . .”
Genesis 41:16 “And Joseph answered Pharaoh, is not in me… but God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace . . .”
4th Degree of Delusion
A charmer – (chever) Hever in Hebrew:
To Pull the pendulum of emotions to hypnotize & mesmerize
5th Degree of Delusion
A consulter of familiar spirits. Consulter – sha’al in Hebrew, to consult, to ask inquiries. This spirit is born from illicit (forbidden) inquiries of how the anointing works.
“And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered him money . . . saying give me also this power that on whomsoever I lay my hands he may receive the Holy Ghost and he offered him money.”
This is a desecration and ungodly exploitation of the anointing. This is called “prostituting” the power of God, embezzling the anointing.
The 6th Degree of Delusion
A Wizard – yideh – ony – in Hebrew
Isaiah 8:19: “when they shall say to you… seek them that have familiar spirits and to wizards that peep –and that mutter”
Wizards that peep is a form of witchcraft which is illicit (forbidden) spiritual stalking.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9
“I have been hunted like a bird by those who were my enemies without cause; Lam 3:52
A spiritual stalker is someone who follows you without a car.
Another form of spiritual stalking – Prophets who are diluted and prophets who are polluted. They lost their anointing. They deviate in order to manipulate what they want.
1 Kings 13:11,12,14-17: “but he lied to him.”
How did the prophet that lied get the True word of the Lord?
He got the word of the Lord after not having it for years – through being around the young man of God.
(Some people are around you for the sole purpose of drawing off of your anointing).
The 7th Degree of Delusion
The word necromancy “divination by means of a dead body”
It is a practice of magic involving communication with the dead – either by summoning their spirits as apparitions, visions or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events, discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the dead as a weapon. Sometimes referred to as “Death Magic”, the term may also sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.
Necromancy received an absolute ban in the Old Testament.
Israel was not to consult “mediums” ( Lev 19:31 ) or they would risk being cut off from the covenant community ( Lev 20:6 ).
Necromancers themselves shall be put to death ( Lev 20:27 ). Included under these statements were those who consulted ghosts or spirits or who sought oracles from the dead ( Deut 18:11 ).
The prohibition against seeking mediums who would call upon the dead, clarifies the channels that God approves when communicating with humanity. No other source should take the place of God when a person seeks guidance. Mistaken allegiance could result. The first commandment is clear: You shall have no other gods before me.
The Bible relates that Saul was disguised I Sam. 28:8 when he went to the necromancer. The midrash (commentary on the Hebrew scriptures) reads, by going to the necromancer, he divested himself of his kingship.
This is just a tip of the waters of torah from Rev. Malveaux. Keep an eye out for more.
Reference: The 4 part Series from Rev. Y Malveaux on the Spirit of Witchcraft –One of the Works of the Flesh