The strong man of divination and familiar spirit.
1 Samuel 28:7-8 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 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. 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. 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.
Divination– the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means. The pagan counterpart of genuine prophesy inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Familiar spirit– also called a personal spirit guide. A servant to be summoned at will and is often passed down in a family.
These two spirits are closely related. Divination is aided and energized by familiar spirits.
Manifestations, or evidence of a strong man of divination and familiar spirit;
Diviner– a witch or wizard.
Soothsayer– observer of times, almanac, horoscope.
Witch, or wizard– one who practices witchcraft and sorcery.
Hypnotist– a charmer.
Medium– to consult with familiar spirits.
Clairvoyant– a witch or wizard.
Necromancer– one who consults with the dead.
Conjurer– one who summons, or commands a demon to appear.
Star gazer– one who studies the stars and worships them.
Astrologers– those used to foretell the future. Isaiah 47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
Belomancy– divination with the use of arrows. Ezekiel 21:21 For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
Water witching– divination with the use of a rod. Hosea 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.
Splanchnomancy– divination by inspection of intestines or liver. Ezekiel 21:21 KJV – For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
Teraphim– images consulted for advise. Judges 17:5 And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
Mutterer– one who communicates with the familiar spirit as if talking to himself.
Ventriloquist– a person who throws his voice. Isaiah 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? Isaiah 29:4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
Fortunetelling– foretelling the future with such objects as crystal balls, cards, Ouija boards, tea leaves, etc. Anything used to provide an answer.
Anything worn to avert an ill occurrence or provide good luck such as a rabbit’s foot, good luck charms, or a cross.
Sorcery– to recite a magic verse, cast a spell, or put in a trance.
Peeping Tom, mimicry, and pantomime can also be a manifestation of a familiar spirit.
Acts 16:16-18 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Taught by a man of God years ago. PTL