Last night I heard this and remembered I had a word by that title from 2008, so I am posting this:
I was awakened early, and I heard the LORD say, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”
This title used for Disney’s film and music Fantasia was taken from © Wikipedia and says:
“Der Zauberlehrling – Goethe’s poem is a ballad in fourteen stanzas. The story proceeds as described above up to where the floor begins to flood.
Not knowing how to control the enchanted broomstick, the apprentice splits it in two with an axe, only for each of the pieces to take up a pail and continue fetching water, now at twice the speed.
When all seems lost, the old sorcerer returns, quickly breaks the spell and saves the day.
The poem finishes with the old sorcerer’s statement that powerful spirits should only be called by the master himself.
Interestingly, the question of the sorcerer’s anger with his apprentice, which appears in both Philopseudes and Fantasia, does not appear in Der Zauberlehrling.
Der Zauberlehrling is extremely well-known in the German-speaking world. The lines in which the apprentice implores the returning sorcerer to help him with the mess he has created have turned into a cliché, especially the line Die Geister, die ich rief (“The spirits that I called”), a garbled version of one of Goethe’s lines, which is often used to describe a situation where somebody summons help or uses allies that he cannot control, especially in politics.
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the English name of Goethe’s poem Der Zauberlehrling (1797). The name also refers to Paul Dukas’s L’apprenti sorcier symphonic poem of 1897 which was inspired by Goethe’s poem. Goethe, in turn, had got the idea from Lucian’s story of Philopseudes.
Philopseudes (Greek for “Lovers of lies”) is a short frame story by Lucian, written c. YouAD 150. The narrator, Tychiades, is visiting the house of a sick and elderly friend, Eucrates, where he has an argument about the reality of the supernatural.
Several internal narrators then tell him various tales, intended to convince him that supernatural phenomena are real.
Each story in turn is either rebutted or ridiculed by Tychiades. Eventually Eucrates recounts a tale extremely similar to Goethe’s Zauberlehrling, which had supposedly happened to him in his youth.
While the similarities are so great as to make it obvious that Lucian was Goethe’s inspiration, there are several small differences:
The sorcerer is instead an Egyptian mystic, a priest of Isis called Pancrates;
- Eucrates is not an apprentice, but a companion who eavesdrops on Pancrates casting his spell; and
- Although a broom is listed as one of the items that can be animated by the spell, Eucrates actually uses a pestle. (Pancrates also sometimes used the bar of a door.)
However perhaps the most important difference is the moral of the story.
In Der Zauberlehrling and in Fantasia, it is generally presumed that the story embodies some maxim or moral, and that it is something along the lines of “don’t start what you can’t finish” or “don’t meddle with things you don’t understand”. In Philopseudes, however, the intention is to ridicule tall tales.”
Then I also found this interesting tidbit: It was on some weird site. it’s in the U.K. The name of the site is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice:
“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the ORIGINAL occult supplier in Europe when hardly any other occult shop existed.
It carries genuine Occult Paraphernalia, Rare Ingredients and Psychic Equipment which are unique and unobtainable elsewhere, and has been doing so for over 40 years.
Need a Ouija board? It’s got it. How about an exorcism? Got it. Hexing and unhexing charms, magical oils, parchments, magical inks, you name it, it has it.
I have not seen such a complete selection of material outside of Diagon Alley. Plus you don’t have to go through the Leaky Cauldron to get there ….”
We Need to Pray Against This Place!
Then found this on Cutting Edge Christian site:
“In 1933, a funny looking man with a moustache swayed enough Germans so that he was first elected, and then allowed to rise, to the post of absolute dictatorship — Adolf Hitler.
But, he was the most popular man in Germany, and remained so until just before Germany collapsed under allied firepower in 1945.
At the very beginning, in 1933, certain White Magic Occultists recognized that Hitler was demonically possessed, and that he was a practitioner of the Black Magick Arts.
Their vigorous attempts to warn people absolutely fell on deaf ears. Nobody believed him, and many of those who refused to believe died in Hitler’s Holocaust. If only more people had believed the warnings that Hitler had a dark, black, demonic side.
Now, in 1998, we are issuing the same type of warnings about Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Listen carefully to our proofs…”
If even white magic people tried to warn people… how much MORE should the church be discerning, yet so many are asleep or not wanting to hear anything bad about what is going on…that was why I put this in.
Even those who think their “white magic” is good thought Hitler was bad. So shouldn’t the Church have more discernment now?
I’ve found the LORD always has something to teach you.
And I wondered at what He might say about all this. When researching, you run into some interesting information that is sometimes useful for prayer, even if not applicable to the word at hand.
“You’ve heard it said, “Here today, gone tomorrow!”
These things however do not happen by chance.
Change comes on the wings of THE WIND of all Winds.
I AM the ultimate Ruler of Heaven and earth, and whatever the saints pray for I listen to.
However, MY WILL is above all, and My understanding and wisdom are perfect.
I know the end from the beginning. Some seek to change prophecy even with their prayers, and some just don’t understand yet how big I AM.
Some presume and assume without really hearing “MY TAKE” on what is going on.
I told you in My Word, what is about to ensue. I warned the apostles in the beginning as a warning to you, that these things will play out again.
In the end, I have the victory of all victories. I AM the Supreme Ruler and I AM the Source of all knowledge, all wisdom, all understanding, all counsel and might.”
“And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:
“Great and marvelous are Your works, LORD God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O LORD, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You,
For Your judgments have been manifested.” Revelation 15:2-4 NKJV.
“When I first made man and woman, I gave them dominion over all things, the plants of the earth for food, and the beasts of the earth.
But there is another ruler on earth, the “LORD of the flies”, the teller of lies, the prince of the air, as he is called.
He seeks to supersede My Word, and even My throne again in his delusion.
He has created an ever greater delusion for mankind of unbelief in any form of religion that exalts Me, and desires that all men worship him.
The religion that he seeks to affirm is one in which there is no holiness, therefore ”no power thereof”.
But I SAID, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD.
I said, that dominion will be given to the SAINTS of GOD.”
“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision,” Joel 3:14 NKJV.
“And he shall speak words against the Most High [God] and shall wear out the saints of the Most High and think to change the time [of sacred feasts and holy days] and the law; and the saints shall be given into his hand for a time, two times, and half a time [three and one-half years]. [Revelation 13:1-6.]
But the judgment shall be set [by the court of the Most High], and they shall take away his dominion to consume it [gradually] and to destroy it [suddenly] in the end.
And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heavens shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions shall serve and obey Him,” Daniel 7:25-27 AMP.
“That in (at) the name of Jesus every knee should (must) bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, my dear ones, as you have always obeyed [my suggestions], so now, not only [with the enthusiasm you would show] in my presence but much more because I am absent, work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation [deliverance – Priscilla] with reverence and awe and trembling (self-distrust, with serious caution, tenderness of conscience, watchfulness against temptation, timidly shrinking from whatever might offend God and discredit the name of Christ).
[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight,” Philippians 2:10-13 AMP.
“Satan desires to strip mankind of all belief in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.
He plans to subvert all to bowing to him by discrediting the sacrifice of My Son.
He has been doing it since His resurrection, sowing tares into the lives of My beloved ones.
You can see the signs of the times. You can see that even in high places of government, mankind is resorting to witchcraft and sorcery and divination, because they think that I AM POWERLESS to do what THEY WANT.
It is not that I AM powerless, it is that they want what they want for THEIR PURPOSES, and not Mine.
Man wants to be blessed, but he is not willing to bow to the ONE Who is the Author of blessing and faith.
Many leaders presume that I will not do anything about their adulteries, but I was only waiting for the cup to be filled.
It is now spilling over and you will see more groanings of the earth, more judgments, and more confusion because as man seeks to build his own towers, they will fall.
Everything that belongs to the systems of men will fall. Every agency of man, every tradition of men, everything that is STRANGE FIRE, and IDOLATROUS will fall. It will be of NO USE against MY POWER.
YOU are the conduits of MY POWER. Do you not understand yet, oh church, that I INHABIT the praises of My people.
PRAISE is the weapon of the hour of power!
PRAISE ME, PRAISE the LORD all you his saints. For HE IS COMING IN GLORY, and every eye will see HIM.
THEY will first see Him in YOU. YOU are my vessels of glory. YOU, oh church, are who I work through to DEMON-STRATE My love and power.
It is a time of CONSECRATION – set apartness to ME, that I can fill you, and fill you with My Spirit.
I will never stop filling you. As a conduit, you only give out what I fill you with. It is not YOURS to give, it is MINE.
So I AM THE ONE DESERVING of all GLORY. Just like electricity runs through a wire, I manifest through you MY power.
And what is coming is very electrifying ! Ha ! What is coming will be VERY startling to all.
I AM entreating you to come to ME, set yourself apart. Come out of Babylon, and all it’s distractions, and all the religious ways and come to ME.
I AM YOUR EXCEEDINGLY GREAT GLORY.
I AM THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE.
Are you willing to leave everything now, and follow ME? Nothing in this world is worth losing ME for.
Your things will all be of no use in the coming judgments, compared to the knowing of ME, and My ways.
I tell you that ALL that can be shaken will be shaken.
SEEK ME FIRST, and MY RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things will be added to you I said.
Do NOT WORRY! DO NOT FRET! I AM WITH YOU. I SURROUND YOU. I AM WITH YOU. I AM IN YOU. I WILL NEVER leave you nor forsake you.
You are called to have dominion over ALL the power of the evil one through JESUS CHRIST MY SON. You are IN HIM, therefore as you listen to what MY Holy Spirit tells you and do it, you know that I AM WITH YOU and will uphold you with My righteous right hand !
NOTHING will be impossible for you. To the LORD alone belong escapes from death it says in My word.
So if I AM IN YOU, and I have said, I will never leave you nor forsake you, then nothing can happen to you until I SAY.
Have confidence in YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST JESUS.
HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE IN MY ability to save you, than your ability to save yourself.
FOR I AM YOUR INHERITANCE. I AM WITH YOU FOREVER.
Evil sorcerers, and witches will continue to grow, but they too must bow the knee in the end.
The antichrist spirit continues to grow. But it must bow to you, not you to it!
YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN POWER AND AUTHORITY! USE IT. Proclaim MY WORD.
PROCLAIM MY PROMISES. WALK IN FAITH, not in doubt and suspicion.
EVERY knee must bow. I will always be at the side of My BRIDE!
TELL all that has come against you that it MUST BOW to ME.
RISE up from all the depression, and circumstances around you and see what I SEE.
Ask me and I will show you great and marvelous things you do not know! ASK beloveds!
For I AM desiring to show you many things you have not seen, then I will show YOU OFF to the world! HO!
For even those who have been your enemies will bow as I pour out My Spirit on the earth to harvest mankind.
I have a STUNNING VICTORY in mind. I finish what I start! BELIEVE and RECEIVE!”
by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org and www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Donate to Upstream: via secure Paypal by sending as gift to upstream.ca @me.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278.