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Read the Clouds

Deuteronomy 18:10-15

 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

  1. Pass through the fire – human sacrifice to Moloch – Leviticus 18:21
  2. Witchcraft – false prophets, making predictions
  3. Soothsayer – observer of the sky, planets, stars, lit. “read the clouds”
  4. Interprets omens – signs of animals, clouds, “red at night, sailors delight”
  5. Sorcerer – One who uses spells, lit. to whisper or chant


11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.

  1. Conjures spells – To unite, to have fellowship with a sorcerer
  2. Medium – consulter (KJV) – to ask, seek advice or counsel
  3. Spiritist – wizard (KJV) – one who claims to know, to know the future
  4. Calls up the dead – séance, communicate with departed spirits


12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you.

  1. Abomination – disgusting, abhorrent, immoral, unclean, impure, unethical
  2. Drive them out – God will get rid of all these types of people


13 You shall be blameless before the LORD your God.

  1. Blameless – perfect (KJV) – complete, whole, entire
  2. You will have everything you need
  3. You don’t need psychics, occult, astrologers, etc.


14 For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.

  1. Soothsayers – astrologer, one who reads the sky for signs
  2. Diviners – false prophets, claims to know the future
  3. Not for you


15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,

  1. God will send you a Prophet
  2. You shall hear Him
  3. John 5:45-47
  4. Matthew 17:5 – transfiguration – “Hear Him.”



  1. Romans 1:25
  2. Many have more faith in the creation than the creator
  3. Is your faith in the stars OR Jehovah who created the stars?


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