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my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and even my bones have wasted away.”
15. SIN'S CURSE = The bones are out of joint.
Psalm 22:14 “14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like wax; it is softened [with anguish] and melted down within me.” Some factors which produce healthy bones
1. THE FEAR OF THE LORD = Produces bone marrow.
Proverbs 3:7-8 “7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil. 8 It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.”
2. A GOOD REPORT = Makes the bones fat.
Proverbs 15:30 “30 The light in the eyes [of him whose heart is joyful] rejoices the hearts of others, and good news nourishes the bones.”
3. PLEASANT WORDS = Brings health to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 “24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.”
3. HEALTH = Comes from moist bones.
Job 21:24 “24 His pails are full of milk [his veins are filled with nourishment], and the marrow of his bones is fresh and moist,”
4. DELIVERANCE = Rejoices the bones.
Psalm 35:10 “10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like You, You Who deliver the poor and the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who snatches away his goods?”
5. A CLEAR CONSCIENCE = Rejoices the bones.
Psalm 51:6-8 “6 Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart. 7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean [ceremonially]; wash me, and I shall [in reality] be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness and be satisfied; let the bones which You have broken rejoice.”
6. OUR GOD = Protects our bones.
Psalm 34:20 “20 He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.”
7. GIVING TO THE NEEDY = Makes our bones fat and moist.
Isaiah 58:10-11 “10 And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday. 11 And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.”
8. PEACE AND COMFORT = Causes our bones to flourish.
Isaiah 66:14 “14 When you see this, your heart shall rejoice;
your bones shall flourish like green and tender grass. And the [powerful] hand of the Lord shall be revealed and known to be with His servants, but His indignation [shown] to be against His enemies.”
THE OCCULT HIJACKING AND PERVERTING
WHAT IS IN THE BONES?Throughout much of human history, bones have been associated not with death but with life. In many cultures, people actually believe bones are the seat of the vital principle or even the soul.
Where there is belief in reanimation, bones are often preserved after the flesh has decayed and are treated with special care.
In some cases, they are given a separate burial or are preserved as objects of worship.
It is not only human bones that are declared sacred, but often the bones of certain animals as well.
Though many animals have been venerated over the years, three of the most important are cattle, deer, and elk. The myths and rituals associated with a variety of animals are remarkably consistent.
All bones, however, are not created equal. In different traditions, skulls, vertebrae, and shoulder blades [scapulae] are believed to harbor special powers that lend them ritual significance.
The conviction that bones are living leads to the belief that they can communicate.
What is involved is the life-substance, the primal matter preserved by the mythical ancestors.
The use of bones for divination is a common part of many shamanistic rituals.
BABYLONIAN ROOTSDuring the Roman Empire, Christians held worship services surrounded by dead bodies and bones. To escape persecutions, Christians commonly met around tombs and in catacombs built to honor the dead.
Since the burial grounds provided seclusion from the vigilant eyes of the Roman authorities, these gatherings eventually became the occasion for fullblown religious services.
Though the situation of the Christians changed dramatically after the conversion of Constantine, the association of religious ceremonies with the place of the dead can still be discerned in major churches and cathedrals, which, beginning with the basilicas of Saint Peter in the Vatican and Saint Paul on the Via Ostia, were built over the graves of martyrs.
In later centuries, this practice spread throughout Europe until basilicas and cathedrals eventually became cemeteries where proximity to the altar was determined by religious prestige and social rank.
These churches are literally built on the bones of martyrs and believers.
Meals for the dead We know – in fact from a number of sources, Christian and non-Christian alike – that the funerary meal, a kind of picnic with the dead, was something that most families practiced in the city of Rome. There is also record of even some Christians – particularly those who embraced the Catholic rites – would perform this ritual as part of their regular activity, just as their pagan neighbors would go and hold memorial meals with their dead family members in the catacombs.
Basic Roman Catholic Beliefs The belief in the miraculous power of bones eventually led to their veneration as holy relics.
The word relic derives from the Latin reliquiae, which originally meant any mortal remains.
In the Catholic tradition, relic eventually came to designate the saint’s body and objects that had direct contact with it during his or her lifetime.
While clothing and items used in worship were important, the most prized relics were actual body parts like hair, skin, and bones.
The worship of relics is not limited to Catholicism. Indeed, relics associated with Buddha, Mohammed, and Confucius are also enshrined and adored.
In whatever tradition it occurs, belief in the effectiveness of relics involves what might be described as "the metaphysics of presence" in which physical proximity bestows benefits and provides protection.
The martyr effectively inhabits the relic, which is capable of transmitting grace, virtue, and even life itself. As belief in the power of relics spread in eastern as well as western Christendom, demand for them grew, and bones became big business.
Their draw was not only spiritual but also political and even economic. From the time of Charlemagne, no church could be consecrated without a relic.
Competition for relics and the prestige they brought frequently resulted in bodies being moved and even stolen. When the relocation of the corpse was legitimate, it took place according to a ritual known as translation.
By the fifth century, the demand for bones and body parts was so great that the practice of exhuming, dismembering, and distributing the bodies of saints became widely accepted.
Amputated fingers, hands, feet, heads and, of course, bones circulated throughout Europe. The more important the saint, the greater the power the remains bestowed.
With increase in demand, supply became a problem, and a profitable market in relics emerged. In the ninth century, a group of enterprising entrepreneurs formed a corporation that specialized in the discovery, sale, and transport of relics throughout Europe.
Neither ambitious churchmen nor credulous believers and pilgrims seemed to care that many of these relics had to be fake.
The Altar Every Roman Catholic altar contains two relics of martyred saints. This is because Mass was supposed to have been celebrated over the tombs of martyrs by around the 4th century.
Relics fall into three classes.
First-class relics are parts of a saint's body or an object used by a saint, such as a cross.
Second-class relics are anything a saint used during his or her life time, such as clothing. Third-class relics are objects that have touched the saint's remains, like a piece of cloth.
Traditional commentators usually held that relics can be miraculously multiplied … meaning, there could be several heads of a particular saint.
Every Roman Catholic church in the world would have one or more relic embedded under its altar stone. Not all are bone fragments. Relics can be skin, clothing or instruments connected to a martyr Catholic leaders cite that the relics are not worshipped but are simply "venerated" as "a piece of memory."
GOD FORBIDS WORSHIPPING OF THE BONES AND THEDEAD There is very little difference between venerate and worship. Catholics light candles and incense, and bow before relics in many parts of the world … at the Vatican in Rome, at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Montreal, at shrines in Slovakia, Ireland, India, and England.
This, my friends, is idolatry. Those who visit these places hope that the holiness of the relics will somehow make their prayers more efficacious, and they are taught to pray directly to the "saints" represented by the relics.
Nowhere are we taught to pray to anyone other than Almighty God. To do so is blasphemy and idolatry.
There are no prayers to Mary or to saints in the Bible. The Lord Jesus Christ taught us to pray to God the Father.
We don't come to God through bones. We come through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:13 “13 But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near.” Colossians 1:14 “14 In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.” Hebrews 10:19 “19 Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus,” There is not one hint in the Bible that Christians are to save the bones of the dead and make keepsakes of them for any purpose whatsoever. This is pagan and occultic.
When the first martyr Stephen died, the church at Jerusalem did not keep his bones. They did not hack off a few pieces and distribute them to the other churches. They buried the man … all of him!
Acts 7:2 “2 And he answered, Brethren and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our forefather Abraham when he was still in Mesopotamia, before he [went to] live in Haran,” Even in Old Testament times the bones of the saints [every child of God through faith in Christ is a saint, see Scripture below] were not kept and incorporated into their worship.
1 Corinthians 1:2 “2 To the church (assembly) of God which is in Corinth, to those consecrated and purified and made holy in Christ Jesus, [who are] selected and called to be saints (God’s people), together with all those who in any place call upon and give honor to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:” The body of Joseph was kept, not to use in worship but to carry to the Promised Land to give him a proper burial there.
Genesis 50:25 “25 And Joseph took an oath from the sons of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and you will carry up my bones from here.” Exodus 13:19 “19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for [Joseph] had strictly sworn the Israelites, saying, Surely God will be with you, and you must carry my bones away from here with you. [Gen. 50:25.] Joshua 24:32 “32 And the bones of Joseph, which the Israelites brought up out of Egypt, they buried in Shechem in the portion of ground Jacob bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for 100 pieces of money; and it became the inheritance of the Josephites.” God buried the body of Moses to prevent any possibility that his bones would be used as holy relics.
Deuteronomy 32:5-6 “5 They [Israel] have spoiled themselves. They are not sons to Him, and that is their blemish—a perverse and crooked generation! 6 Do you thus repay the Lord, you foolish and senseless people? Is not He your Father Who acquired you for His own, Who made and established you [as a nation]?” 1 Corinthians 10:14 “14 Therefore, my dearly beloved, shun (keep clear away from, avoid by flight if need be) any sort of idolatry (of loving or venerating anything more than God).” 1 John 5:21 “21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols (false gods)—[from anything and everything that would occupy the place in your heart due to God, from any sort of substitute for Him that would take first place in your life].
Amen (so let it be).” African Traditions Looking at the occultic practices in Europe and the rest of the world, we see that the enemy is always the same … people are being deceived to worship the dead and the realms of the dead.
Bone Magicians: Secrets of the Bone-Magi There are workers of iniquity that call themselves the Order of the Bone-Magi … the brotherhood of necromancers.
They worship Azrazel, Lord of the Bones, who reveals the secrets necessary to control all things fashioned from the bones of the dead.
The Order of the Bone-Magi is a secret organization with a great deal of history and ritual. Membership is closely controlled and even in its ascendance the Order never numbered more than a few hundred.
As part of their training, the disciple must seek out crypts and graveyards to learn about skeletons and the dead.
Below is an example of the demonic power of the bone magician … They will speak to a pile of skeleton bones and actually get the skeleton to be built up bone-to-bone until it is standing up in front of the magician. This skeleton is then absolutely faithful to the magician and will do whatever it is told.
Skeleton Armies Bone magicians will go to graveyards and battlefields where many people have died and then call up “skeleton armies” to fight battles in the spirit for satan’s kingdom. This is an army of the “undead”.
A single “warrior” skeleton can also be called up … he was a powerful warrior in life and will be so in this form but cannot die. He is undead.