“Whom Yahawah will punish, he first deprives of reason” OR, taking it a step further,
“Whom Yahawah will destroy, he first makes mad”
- Romans 1:26 | For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
“The saying Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad, sometimes given in Latin as Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat (literally: Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first deprives of reason) or Quem Iuppiter vult perdere, dementat prius (literally: Those whom Jupiter wishes to destroy, he first deprives of reason) has been used in English literature since at least the 17th century. Although sometimes falsely attributed to Euripides, the phrase does have classical Greek antecedents”
Being mad or madness is to be deprived of reason–the ability to connect actions to their outcome (i.e. virtuous behavior leads to life, wicked behavior leads to dead).
reason (n.): c. 1200, resoun, “the intellectual faculty that adopts actions to ends,”
mad (adj.): late 13c., “disordered in intellect, demented, crazy, insane,” from Old English gemædde “out of one’s mind” (usually implying also violent excitement), also “foolish, extremely stupid,” earlier gemæded “rendered insane,” past participle of a lost verb *gemædan “to make insane or foolish,”
Madness or lack of reasoning capacity, occurs when demons are allowed to attack a person–the end result of a man (or woman) who willfully engages in wicked behavior. At first, wicked behavior (rebellion, which often seemingly innocently in the form of curiosity) is at the behest of the individual but, at some point, Yahawah will permit demons / devils to attach to that man and now the behavior becomes much harder to stop (i.e. stubborness, which manifests as various forms of addiction), sometimes to the point that the individual is blinded from the fact that their behavior is wicked. This is why it is written, “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft”.
- 1 Samuel 15:23 | For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
For example, drug use is an obvious one but even something as seemingly normal as habitually being rude to people qualifies (irritation, annoyance and boredom all have a demonic root as well). Teaching others to sin (i.e. smoking weed or tobacco) qualifies as well.
There is no resisting demons / devils. *Sometimes* they can *temporarily* be held at bay, generally known as “white magic” or “pharmaceuticals” among Edomites today. As the scriptures below attest, this is not a good idea and the *demons will always* win out in the end because the attack is a divine judgement of Yahawah, unless Yahawah in the name of Yahawah commutes it.
- Isaiah 14:27 | For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
- Isaiah 1:4 | Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of YASHARAHLA (Israel) unto anger, they are gone away backward. 5Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
- Mark 16:15 | And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Another way among the wicked is to come in to agreement with even more or greater wickedness, either via a formal pact, generally known as “black magic” among Edom, or a continuation of the wicked behavior–for example a drug addict only finding (temporary) relief in continued drug use and/or harder and harder drugs.
- Ecclesiasticus 2:2 | Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble.
- Ecclesiasticus 2:4 | Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate.
- Ecclesiasticus 4:26 | Be not ashamed to confess thy sins; and force not the course of the river.
- Matthew 5:39 | But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Our ancestors had other ways of forcing demons away, particularly through certain types of musical instruments (especially gigantic bells, organs and harps), but the effect is ultimately temporary. Repentance, permanently changing one’s ways to virtue and sincere sorrow over past sin, really is the only way out.
See the example of Saul being first mad with an evil spirit, before eventually being destroyed.
- 1 Samuel 16:14 | But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. 15And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from YAHAWAH troubleth thee. 16Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.