Charisma Highlights: Spirit-Filled Pastor: Marvel’s Dr. Strange Created in Likeness of Prominent 1900s Occult Leader

by | May 20, 2022 | Culture

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Joe Schimmel enjoyed watching the first two Spider-Man movies with his kids, but as he watched more superhero movies, he noticed that elements of occultism were slowly becoming more prominent. He also noticed that characters who seemed to represent God were “portrayed to be evil,” while characters who practiced witchcraft were painted as good.

After discerning that something was a little bit off about Marvel movies, Schimmel decided to research Marvel and its ties to the occult. Who he found at the bottom of all of it was an early 1900s British occultist named Aleister Crowley.

Crowley was a prolific writer during his time and a self-proclaimed prophet who taught others how to use sexual immorality to perform magic rituals and how to become proficient at the arts by contacting demonic entities. Schimmel was already thoroughly acquainted with Crowley’s work because of research he had done for one of his first films, They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll. In his research, he found Crowley’s work had influenced many famous bands, including Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Beatles, and Ozzy Osbourne.

What do Doctor Strange and revival have to do with each other? You might think nothing, but here’s the thing:

This past Thursday, May 12, the motion picture The Harbingers of Things to Come premiered across America for a one-night event. The Marvel superhero picture called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was the No. 1 movie in America Thursday night, but did you know the No. 2 movie in America was The Harbingers of Things to Come?

The similarities between Crowley and Dr. Strange seemed unmistakable to Schimmel. He explains it like this: “If I have two different people in this room,” he says, “a follower of Aleister Crowley and a guy that’s really into Dr. Strange, and I started to describe [either Crowley or Strange], and I asked who I’m describing … [the follower of Crowley] would say Crowley. The [Dr. Strange fan] would say Strange.”

Note: Begin watching the video at the 1:05:37 mark to hear Reed’s stunning prophetic revelations.

MorningStar Ministries CEO Pastor Chris Reed says he recently received an angelic visitation, one that revealed some amazing prophecies to the prophetic pastor about upcoming world events.

Reed revealed these prophecies to the MorningStar Church congregation and online in a service this past Sunday.

“There are a few things I’m not supposed to share, but of course, you know, just a holy reverential comes all over you when something like that happens,” Reed said. “It’s unspeakable, it’s enthralling, yet completely terrifying. But on May 13, I had an angelic visitation, and it was right when I was waking up.

In theaters across America last night, thousands flocked to be the first to see the astonishing movie, The Harbingers of Things to Comefrom New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Cahn—which topped charts as the second-highest grossing film.

Worldwide, Cahn—author of The Harbinger, The Harbinger II—The Return, The Oracle, The Book of Mysteries and other critically acclaimed books—is getting ready for the motion picture’s second opening of The Harbingers of Things to Come on May 19. This riveting feature film based on Jonathan Cahn’s bestselling and brilliant successes with The Harbinger series reveals the ancient mysteries that lie behind what is happening in America and the world today—and in the future.

“We are witnessing America rapidly accelerating away from God,” Cahn says. “The messages of The Harbingers are prophetic revelations and warnings for God’s people to know what’s happening, where we are going and where we are.”

Preachers who hold to a biblical worldview are in the minority, apparently.

A “shocking” new survey from researcher and pollster George Barna of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found just 37% of U.S.-based pastors hold to a “biblical worldview.”

“This is another strong piece of evidence that the culture is influencing the American church more than Christian churches are influencing the culture,” Barna said of the survey results. “The research indicates that Americans are more likely to experience a positive impact on their worldview by hanging out with [spiritually active governance engaged conservative Christians] than they are by being in the presence or under the teaching of pastors.” {eoa}

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