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Confronting Witchcraft

Confronting Witchcraft

David Wilkerson Prophesied of a True Jesus Movement

Suffering persecution and aware of the signs of the times, an army of true Jesus followers will continue to arise like commandos. They will be a part of an underground church that will be found preaching the return of Christ and the end of the age! They will be like a thorn in the side of the harlot church, and they will sting and sear the consciences of men by their devotion and spiritual power. Devil worshippers will be in open conflict with all these true Jesus followers. Only those living by true faith will be able to discern the “spiritual wickedness” in high places. (The Vision by David Wilkerson)

True Jesus followers will be in open conflict with devil worshippers and a thorn in the side of the harlot church.

  • “Christian Witches - From There is also a ride in so- called “Christian Witches”.

    • Despite biblical warnings against the practice of witchcraft, the Rev. Valerie Love, who describes herself as a practicing Christian witch and an ordained minister of spiritual consciousness, is insisting that there is nothing wrong with Christians being witches and has recently launched a school to help Christians tap into magic.

“Christian witches, and other congregations that rebel against God’s word forms the harlot church.

There is no such thing as Christian witches:

Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

What is Witchcraft?

Witchcraft - use of sorcery or magic. Communication with evil or familiar spirits.

  • Spell casting

  • Hexes and curses

  • Conjuring up spirits

  • Divination

There seems to be rise in public display of witchcraft:

  • Public Hexes on Public Officials

    • The spell, which was livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday, was also targeted at “all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them”.

    • Organisers at the Catland occult bookshop in Brooklyn said the hex was as “an act of resistance and resilience”

    • Directions on how to cast a “stripped-down” version of the spell at home, were also provided on Facebook.

  • #WitchtheVote - is gaining in popularity on social media

True Jesus Followers must stand against this demonic onslaught

While this overt form of Witchcraft is taking place, believers should be aware and avoid fleshly acts of witchcraft and activities related to witchcraft (Galatians 5:20). We cannot confront witchcraft and divination in the world if we are giving space to it in our lives as believers.

Fleshly Works of Witchcraft

  • Rebellion I Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

  • Word Curses (Wishing and speaking evil on others)

    • James 3:8-10 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

    • Psalm 64:3-43Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

    • Balak sought Balaam to curse Israel

    • Prayer Curses

  • Bewitching Doctrines - False Doctrines or doctrines of devils. For example, salvation through keeping the Old testament ceremonial laws. Another example - as a Christian you do as you may and still remain saved.

Here are Some of the Bewitching Doctrines:

    • IMMORALITY AS A NORM & LICENSE to SIN  Revelation 2:14-15 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

    • JEZEBEL SPIRIT (Jezebel was a witchcraft worker)  Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols

    • PERVERTING THE GOSPEL. Acts 8:8-10  But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, 10And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

  • Consulting Divination or Witchcraft - going to psychics, horoscopes, palm-reading, tarot card reading, ouija boards, etc

    • I Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;

  • Seeking Supernatural Power Outside of Submission to God

    • Acts 8:18-19  And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost

  • Seeking after or worshipping angels

    • Colossians 2:18  Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

  • Practicing Old Testament Rituals

    • Colossians 2:16-17  Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

For Readiness To Confront Witchcraft:

  1. Doctrinal Truth

    1. Weapon Against the Enemy  2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

    2. Love the truth

      1. 2 Thessalonian 2:9-10 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

  1. Obedience

    1. Rebellion is Like Witchcraft  I 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.

    2. Submission to God. James 4:7 - Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

  1. Resistance

    1. Renounce all witchcraft

      1. Acts 19:18-19 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. 19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
        (Acts 19:18-19 KJV)

    2. Make no provision to it personally

    3. Rebuke it Sharply Acts 8:8-10 Paul rebuked the sorcerer

    4. Church leaders do not allow them in your pulpit  Revelation 2:20 Dont give space to Jezebel

Few Facts on Halloween:

  • Witches Holiday. Halloween is an official Wiccan holiday (Wicca is the religion of Witches)

  • Historically began as a Celtic ritual - they believed the god of death attacked humans, and the only way to stay safe is to dressed up like evil spirits/goblins for protection from spirit of death.

  • Halloween is a celebration of death.

  • Teach your children the evils of Halloween (its connection to evil)

    • It’s a celebration of death

    • It magnifies witchcraft and evil

    • We are people of life. Jesus died to give us life. And he rose again to show that he conquered death.

    • As Christians we cannot mix with darkness

Scriptures to Share with your children when talking to them about halloween:

NO FELLOWSHIP. Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

NO AGREEMENT.  2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

ABOMINATION. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

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