Written by: Damien Powell

As we have already discovered by now Satan camouflages his schemes to get us to unknowingly participate in witchcraft because he knows that it is a direct violation of YHWH’s commandments. Satan is not concerned whether you know or not. His purpose is simply just to get you to disobey. Which brings me to this section about playing cards that are found in most household’s even followers of YESHUA. These cards are equivalent to Tarot cards that are used to tell the future with the help of demonic assistance.

Can people really practice magic? Yes! That is why YHWH speaks out against this practice because He knows that there are demonic forces in the spiritual realm that can assist you with this practice. For example in Exodus 7:9-11 it says

“When Pharaoh speaks to you saying, ‘Show a miracle for yourselves,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and throw it before Pharaoh, and let it become a serpent. So Moses and Aaron went into to Pharaoh, and they did so, as YHWH commanded. And Aaron threw his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent. But Pharaoh also called the wise me and the practicers of witchcraft. And they, the magicians of Egypt, also did so with their magic.” Then verse 20 says

“And Moses and Aaron did so, as YHWH commanded. And he lifted up the rod and struck the waters that were in the river, in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of his servants. And all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. And the fish that were in the river died, and the river stank, and the Egyptians were unable to drink the water of the river. And the blood was in all the land of Egypt. And the magicians of Egypt did the same with their magic.”

The magicians then mocked the second plague of frogs but when it came to the third plague in Exodus 8:16-19 it says

“And YHWH said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it becomes gnats in all the land of Egypt.’ And they did so, and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and it became gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the land became gnats in all the land of Egypt. And the magicians did similarly with their magic to bring forth gnats, but they WERE UNABLE. And there were gnats on man and beast. The magicians then said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of Elohim!”

This proves that through magic, magicians can duplicate signs and wonders with the assistance of demons, but their power is limited as they could only duplicate two of YHWH’s plagues. They were initially unimpressed with the initial wonders that Moses and Aaron did because magic was commonplace to them. But when they saw that they could not produce gnats, they even themselves admitted “This is the finger of Elohim!”  I bring this up to show that demons and magic are real so when YHWH warns us in



Leviticus (Wayikkra) 19:31

“Do not turn to mediums, and do not seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I am YHWH your Elohim.”

Deuteronomy (Davarim) 18:9-10

“When you come into the land which YHWH your Elohim is giving you, do not learn to do according to the abominations of those gentiles. Let no one be found among you who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices divination, or a user of magic, or one who interprets omens or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.”

The Puritans knew that playing cards were demonic as they called them “the devils picture book.” This holds true because Anton LeVay the founder of the satanic church says that “pictures are worth 1,000 words.” The same way the so-called “peace symbol” everyone is familiar with is used to blaspheme the Ruach ha’Kodesh (Holy Spirit.) Playing cards were invented by sorcerers in 1392 for King Charles of France and as we recall the scripture in Leviticus and Deuteronomy that sorcerers and practice of magic will take part in the fire that is the second death; therefore, no one should have these abomination playing cards/tarot cards in their homes.

Playing cards are rooted in “Sigil magic” which comes from the “Ancient Egyptian book of the dead”.  This book was used by pagans in ancient Egypt and is being used by the occult and satanic religions today. This abominable practice is real because notice how YHWH say in Exodus 12:12

“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. And on all the elohim (gods) of Egypt I shall execute judgment. I am YHWH.”

YHWH passed judgment on first born of the Egyptians and their elohim/pagan deities which were more than likely the demonic forces responsible for the false religions and magic set up during that time. As we know an idol is nothing in this world and that the demons flee at the Name and presence of YHWH and YESHUA so their pagan practices do not stand a chance, no matter what they do for their gods. The Elohim of Yisra’el judged their deities and there was nothing they could do about it.

 Sigil magic is a practice of spiritually charging pictures, symbols, numbers, letters, patterns, incantations, spells, and mind control into these objects. And guess what? Playing cards contain most of these items mentioned to qualify for their magical spells.

Studies conducted show that when card dealers in a casino for example shuffle the cards there are unseen vibrations that put you into a trance that can open up your soul to demonic activity the same way certain beats and rhythms can open you up for demonic activity as I explained in the “Am I listening to satanic music part 2.” The spiritual realm is more real than the air that we breathe and the words we utter and the vibrations we cannot see are working in the spiritual realm. According to the Egyptian Book of the dead a human brain operates at 13 hertz called a beta-state, but if they can lower your brain to 8 hertz called an alpha-state then it can open up your sub conscious to demonic attacks because your soul or spirit has been opened up. It is kind of like tearing down a wall or force field except it’s tearing down your spiritual force field. The words in Ephesians are imperative to all believers in YESHUA and the quicker we really believe this words and take them seriously, the better we will be on guard against the devices of Satan. Ephesians 6:11-13

Put on the complete armor of Elohim, for you to have power to stand against the schemes of the devil. Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in the shamayim (heavens). Because of this, take up the complete armor of Elohim, so that you have power to withstand in the wicked day, and having done all, to stand.”

When the magician shuffles cards it makes us focus on the cards which then opens us to the “sigils” on the cards (the symbols, numbers, and pictures) and pattern flows of the shuffling opens you up for the attack. Some people end up addicted to gambling, drinking, smoking, fornication and other things and never attribute it to something they thought was innocent. This activity is no different than the spell-casting, reverse subliminal messages hidden in music to open demonic portals that can lead to a dark path that people find a hard time getting out of. I have seen many people addicted to gambling, going to Vegas and Jersey and throwing money away that could have been given to the poor. Or they gamble so much they end up losing everything that they worked for and we are called to also be good stewards of what we have. But Satan wants you addicted to something in this life, which keeps you walking in the flesh. Mathew 25:21

And his master said to him, ‘Well done, good and trustworthy servant. You were trustworthy over a little, I shall put you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

That scripture is powerful and there is a spiritual application I would like to share soon Elohim willing. However, all Satan wants is a small crack to enter into your life and wreak havoc and make you untrustworthy with what you have been given by our Adon (Master). If Elohim can’t trust you with $100 why would He trust you with more when you are throwing it away? People will sit down to play cards and the children watch and think it is okay and even play spades innocently without knowing the effects of sigil magic transferred into the cards. Ephesians 4:26 says

“Be wroth, but do not sin.” Do not let the sun go down on your rage, nor give place to the devil.”

Look no further than the back of Bicycle playing cards and you will see a naked angel riding a bike. Thomas McDonald a blog writer in 2010 said “why is there a naked-bike riding angel on the cards? It’s just one of the mysteries of the universe, so let us never speak of it again.” He then goes on to say the angel was probably meant for luck, as a guardian angel and the bike was possibly just a piece of technology from the time.

If YHWH speaks out against witchcraft, magic, and sorcery, then why would He want a guardian angel on the back of playing cards that contain sigil magic? Secondly, the Angels in the Bible were clothed, not naked. And thirdly there is no such thing as “good luck” according to scripture because YHWH speaks against the pagan deity tied to good luck and fortune in Isaiah 65:11. The Bicycle card company shows their connection to witchcraft by producing other lines of cards titled “Arch angels” and “constellations.”

Personally, I think the naked angel riding a bike on the back of the cards represents a fallen-angel, who was stripped of his authority for leaving his first abode in heaven to go into the daughters of men as described in Genesis 6. And the bike he is riding represents him leading people who play with the cards astray and away ( Otiot pictograph is gimel) from YHWH, the bike has you “spinning your wheels” in life into a demonic path. Or it could represent riding demons into your life stripping you the believer of the Holy Spirit that dwells within you. Ephesians 4:30 says

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of Elohim, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”

Elohim did not put us here to be entertained with cards, sports, movies, reality TV, because we are here to work for His Kingdom and the things of this world that you find entertaining are of this world which Satan has authority over due to the fall of Adam and Eve, which in turn qualifies for James 4:4

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity (division) with Elohim? Whoever therefore intends to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Elohim.”

 And if you aren’t meditating on the Word of Elohim, then this leaves people open to these demonic devices out of boredom or the need to be entertained. Most think it is innocent fun to pass the time, but we are called to be separate and kodesh (holy) and not to do as the pagans do. 1 Corinthians 10:20-21

No, but what the gentiles offer they offer to demons and not to Elohim, and I do not want you to become sharers with demons. You are not able to drink the cup of the Adon (Master) and the cup of demons, you are not able to partake of the table of the Adon and of the table of demons.”

Anything that is evil and not of YHWH will grieve the Holy Spirit that dwells within you, so let us as followers of YESHUA not do this evil thing. As always may our Father YHWH barak (bless) you all in YESHUA’s Name. And please share this with anyone who is unaware and needs to know this.