I Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft…”
Isaiah 1:2 “Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the Lord has spoken: I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.
Exodus 22:18 “You shall not permit a witch to live.”
1 Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you…”
John 8:44-45 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire… When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!”
James 3:15 “Such wisdom does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.
Psalms 107:11 For they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.”
Nehemiah 9:26 “But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they put your law behind their backs. They killed your prophets, who had admonished them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies.”
Exodus 7:22 “But the Egyptian magicians did the same things by their secret arts, and Pharaoh's heart became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said.”
Exodus 8:7 “But the magicians [Jannes and Jambres] did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come up on the land of Egypt.”
Exodus 8:18 “But when the magicians tried to produce gnats by their secret arts, they could not. And the gnats were on men and animals.”
Isaiah 47:12 “Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries, which you have labored at since childhood. Perhaps you will succeed, perhaps you will cause terror.”
Deuteronomy 18:14 “For those nations, which you will dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do so.”
Acts 8:9-11 “Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, This man is the divine power known as the Great Power. They followed him because he had amazed them for a long time with his magic.”
Jeremiah 5:23 “But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away.”
Isaiah 30:9 “These are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord's instruction.”
II Timothy 3:6-8 “For among them are those who make their way into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and swayed by various impulses, who will listen to anybody and can never arrive at a knowledge of the truth. As Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of corrupt mind and counterfeit faith.”
Deuteronomy 18:10-11 “Let no one be found among you… who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or cast spells, or who is a medium or spiritist.”

At one time, Jesus spits in the dirt and rubs it in someone's eye (John 9:6); in another place He touches the person (Luke 5:13); from a distance speaks a condition of obedience (Luke 17:12-14); sometimes speaking calmly (John 4:50), sometimes loudly (John 11:43). Was Jesus trusting in technique? (John 8:28-29). Are we relying upon God, or method?

No miracles on demand?
Mark 4:1-12.
Matthew 12:39; Mark 8:12; Luke 11:29.
Isaiah 2:6 “You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and clasp hands with pagans.”
Matthew 7:22 “Many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, cast out devils in your name, and in your name perform many miracles? Then I will tell them to their face, I never knew you; out of my sight, you and your wicked ways!
Exodus 20:7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
Revelation 22:15 “Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”
Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Isaiah 57:1-5 “The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. But you--come here, you sons of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes! Whom are you mocking? At whom do you sneer and stick out your tongue? Are you not a brood of rebels, the offspring of liars? You burn with lust among the oaks and under every spreading tree…”
Isaiah 57:7-8 “You have made your bed on a high and lofty hill; there you went up to offer your sacrifices. Behind your doors and your doorposts you have put your pagan symbols. Forsaking me, you uncovered your bed, you climbed into it and opened it wide; you made a pact with those whose beds you love, and you looked on their nakedness.”
Isaiah 57:10-12 “You were wearied by all your ways, but you would not say, It is hopeless. You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint. Whom have you so dreaded and feared that you have been false to me, and have neither remembered me nor pondered this in your hearts? Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear me? I will expose your righteousness and your works, and they will not benefit you.”
Micah 5:12 “I will destroy your witchcraft, and you will no longer cast spells.”
II Peter 2:15 “They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.”
Jude 1:11 “Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam's error.”
Jeremiah 14:14 “Then the Lord said to me, The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.
Deuteronomy 13:5 “That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery; he has tried to turn you from the way the Lord your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.”
Joshua 13:22 “In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the sword Balaam son of Beor, who practiced divination.”
II Chronicles 33:6 He… practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists. "He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, provoking him to anger.”
Jeremiah 27:9-10 “So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers… Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have.”
Isaiah 1:23 “Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
Ezekiel 13:6 “Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, The Lord declares, when the Lord has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled. Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, The Lord declares, though I have not spoken?”
Ezekiel 13:9 “My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.”
Isaiah 47:9 “Both of these will overtake you in a moment, on a single day: loss of children and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and all your potent spells.”
Malachi 3:5So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers…" says the Lord Almighty.
Job 24:13 “There are those who rebel against the light, who do not know its ways or stay in its paths.”

A.W. Tozer: "Christianity is so entangled with the world that millions never guess how radically they have missed the New Testament pattern. Compromise is everywhere. The world is whitewashed just enough to pass inspection by blind men posing as believers…”
Ezekiel 13:6
Lamentations 3:37
Jeremiah 23:25-38
Isaiah 28:7-22
Matthew 6:7
Ecclesiastes 5:7
I Timothy 4:1-5
Matthew 15:8-17
II Timothy 2:15
Micah 3:6
James 3:13-15
Isaiah 47:14-15
II Timothy 4:2-4
Acts 13:10-11
II Kings 17:17 “…They practiced divination and sorcery and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, provoking him to anger.”
Deuteronomy 18:14 “The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so."
Jeremiah 3:13Only acknowledge your guilt -- you have rebelled against the Lord your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me, declares the Lord.”
Acts 19:19 “Some believers, too, came forward to admit in detail how they had used spells and a number of them who had practiced magic collected their books and made a bonfire of them in public. The value of these was calculated to be fifty thousand silver pieces.”
Hosea 14:9 “Who is wise? He will realize these things. Who is discerning? He will understand them. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.”
Leviticus 19:26 “Do not practice divination or sorcery.”