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Breaking the Powers of Witchcraft


All of the occult sciences are extremely complicated. There are some which seem very innocent like Rosecrucians and theosophy, and then down the scale ending with black magic, satanism and other things openly and absolutely destructive in nature.

Accumulated books on the occult may cause an oppressive atmosphere in a home by just being present. Actually what we need to know about this life and the life to come is all contained in the Word of God. There is more in the Bible about the occult than we realize, although it just takes a bit of study and effort to dig out these things. Both Old and New Testaments reveal God’s mind about the occult.

Witchcraft and sorcery represent magic in its worst form. Not only are they destructive and corruptive, but they do much damage wherever they are found. We need to be aware that the Bible says, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (Exodus 22:18). Divine judgment and wrath are poured out upon anyone delving in the occult “sciences.”

“Ye shall not eat anything with the blood; neither shall ye use enchantments, nor observe times. Regard not them that have familiar spirits, nor seek after wizards to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:26,31). We are not in any way to practice enchantments, soothsaying or witchcraft because all are abominable in God’s sight. He detests and abhors such practices. We become defiled, corrupted and are spiritually contaminated by becoming involved with these things so deadly in the sight of the Lord.

“And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits and after wizards; and to go awhoring after him, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people” (Leviticus 20:6). The practice of spiritual prostitution or whoring, depraves and corrupts us. We must be very careful that we ourselves and those under our spiritual authority avoid engaging in any of these practices which are so widely accepted today!

“A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones; their blood shall be upon them” (Leviticus 10:27). This is God’s death sentence (physical and spiritual) pronounced upon anyone engaging in occult activities. This deadly warning must be sounded to have no relationship with evil, especially consorting with Satan through the occult.

The most complete Biblical list of occult practices is found in Deuteronomy 18:9-14. It is helpful to check all these various categories with a good dictionary and concordance to determine the exact meaning of each word because this is an extremely serious matter.

The powers operating in the occult realm are very real and far greater and stronger than most people realize. In II Chronicles 33:6 is the story of wicked King Manasseh: “And he caused the children to pass through the fire in the valley of the sons of Hinnon: also he observed times and used enchantments, and used witchcraft and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.”

It cannot be stressed too strongly that any involvement in witchcraft provokes God’s anger and brings His wrath upon you. Many, many families have suffered all kinds of moral, physical, financial and spiritual problems because someone engaged in an occult practice. Often this was done in ignorance and the person involved was wholly unaware of the dangers.

In Ezekiel 13:17-23 black magic is discussed: “Likewise thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out thou against them. And say, Thus saith the Lord God, Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies? Wherefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly. Your kerchiefs also will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly. Your kerchiefs also will I tear and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divinations; for I will deliver my people out of your hand; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.”

The pillows (amulets) and kerchiefs mentioned were objects used in connection with magical practices. Note that mention of “hunting the souls of My people”. Most people mistakenly assume that witchcraft cannot affect a Christian. They foolishly believe that being born again automatically protects against any kind of curse, spell or hex, etc., sent by people practicing witchcraft. This Scripture indicates that we are a favorite target of witchcraft which is hunting (catching or snaring) our souls (mind, will, emotions). Through witchcraft God’s people can be brought into bondage, thus becoming captives, having their souls entrapped.

WW_Bklt2The following is an excerpt from “Battling Witchcraft and the Occult, Booklet #2″ by Pastor Win Worley. Copyright © 1983 by Win Worley, Revised © 1991. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including storage and retrieval system, without securing permission in writing form the publisher, WRW Publications, PO BOX 9309, Highland, IN 46322.

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