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Witchcraft – How real is it?

by Bryan W Melvin on 02/09/19

Witchcraft – How real is it?

By Bryan W Melvin

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Witchcraft is a series bloody business. So much so that God himself pronounced in Ezekiel 13:18-23 what he thinks about it, what it does, and judgment against those who practice it. However, in modern era, witchcraft is passed off as a harmless, toothless, just a mere fantasy of imagined power.


Despite this many politicians and world elites practice it in such places as the Boeheim Grove or join in spirit cooking ceremonies as John Podesta’s email points out. We see those in the music industry and Hollywood openly proclaiming the benefits of Kabbala and the occult. Recent survey discovered that there are now more witches than Presbyterians in the USA. Covens advertise monthly meetings to curse President Donald Trump and those who support him.


Yet, the majority of the modern church pays no attention to witchcraft at all. The rebellion it produces is rarely addressed these days. Mainline Christians groups focus more on distractions than saving souls and healing the broken heart as Isaiah 61:1-4 points out. Because of this, people contact Christians like myself concerning what to do about it and how to deal with it.


The effects of Witchcraft


Ezekiel 13:18-23 reveals what occult sorcery actually-does and pulls no punches because it hunts for souls to ensnare them, distract, deceive, and steal from them. Witchery puts a pallor veil over the mind that blinds people away from how close Jesus really is to set them free. It can kill those whom they view as a threat before one’s time. Sorcery conjures malevolent entities who masquerade as angels of light to do one’s bidding, however, with a cost to the user. It keeps people in mental slavery.


God provides to His People the means to combat this


God is serious about this subject and provides to his people the means to combat and stop it. Yes, witchcraft is real. It is no longer to be feared nor should anyone one ‘obsess’ over it. Why - Jesus defeated all the works of the evil one on the cross and by his resurrection. By these we can wage spiritual war (Eph 6:10-18) because, now, we have his power on loan to us to fight as it is written:


Luke 10:18-20, “And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." NKJV


The enemy likes to put blinding veils over people and tell them they do not have such power. If you practiced witchcraft in any form – that tie needs to be broken, repented from, and renounced, and all use stopped!


In Acts 19:19 it tells how, “…many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver.” NKJV


That is how serious this is to God and it applies today. So, if you feel you are under bad spiritual attack from witchcraft, I suggest Looking at Ezekiel 13:18-23 and see what God says about those practicing it and the spirits they conjure. God himself is very serious about this!  


Jesus in Luke 4:1-13 quoted the word of God against the foe of our souls. We are called to walk as he (1 John 2:6). Therefore, you can quote the bible against the dark forces too. Ezekiel 13:20-23 presents such verse one can also quote to resist the devil so he flees from you (1 Peter 5:5-11).


Ezekiel 13:18-23 the Lord is speaking to those who practice witchcraft and how to stop it


Let’s read these verses verse by verse and note the comments between verses and may it help you resist the devil and he will flee from you:


Eze 13:18and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Woe to the (ones) who sew magic charms on their sleeves and make veils for the heads of people of every height to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people, and keep yourselves alive?


Verse 18 - some translations use the word ‘women’ in text but in both Hebrew and Greek LXX the word can also express both genders referring to witches, warlocks, and all occult practitioners who use magic - magick spells-charms that place spiritual conjured veils over people.


2 Co 4:3-4 mentions one such a veil that blinds people to think God is weak and cannot save.  Such veils are placed over people to produce thoughts of doom, gloom hopelessness, fear, lust, self-sabotage – list goes on and on.


Verse 18 goes on explaining that such folks go about hunting souls and fear no consequences for this. Hunting souls is a reflection of triple goddess worship. Artimus aka Ishtar, is called a huntress whose avatar icon is usually a woman with a drawn bow and arrow with some sort of bird or owl nearby. Ishtar is a fallen angel and a prophesizing spirit as well too.


Aside note – witches and warlocks are into triple goddess worship and thus hunt souls – strong believers or weak ones to stop them cold. Please note that Nimrod, who represents the sun deity Apollo aka Nergal, hunts souls. Also Ishtar, a warrior and love goddess, also hunts for souls. So, these two fallen entities instruct their followers to do likewise.  Now on to verse 19.   


Eze 13:19 And will you profane Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, killing people who should not die, and keeping people alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies?"


Verse 19 – The use of barley and bread suggest ritual spell casting and sex magick practices for the purposes of killing a person before one’s time, believing lies, and to keep their allies and followers alive, in power, or for mere pleasure of keeping someone some sort of mental slavery.


Now look and read what God says he is going to about this:


Eze 13:20 'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against your magic charms by which you hunt souls there like birds. I will tear them from your arms, and let the souls go, the souls you hunt like birds.


Eze 13:21, I will also tear off your veils and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall no longer be as prey in your hand. Then you shall know that I am the LORD


Eze 13:22, "Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad (meaning - brokenhearted, disheartened, cowed, despairing, discouraged, etc), whom I have not made sad; and you have strengthened the hands of the wicked, so that he does not turn from his wicked way to save his life.


Eze 13:23, Therefore you shall no longer envision futility nor practice divination; for I will deliver My people out of your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD." ' "


What can we do about this?


If you are under attack of witchcraft or suspect it, suggest you pray, without fear, verses 20 thru 23 over your circumstances. Start quoting verses 20-23 and remind the demonic what God thinks about this and the attacks you are experiencing; however, the Holy Spirit leads you.


In verse 23 – the Lord promises what to those afflicted by witchcraft?


Now, look at Matthew 6:13 pray this over yourself as well everday…


Mat 6:13, “And do not lead us into temptation but deliver us (me) from the evil one.”


Remind the enemy of Ezekiel 13:20-23 in Jesus name!


Lastly, I suggest going to my Prayer Template Page(s) and look thru the prayers located there. Look for one that fits your circumstances. Feel free to change and adapt these to your situation to be forgiven and cleansed, set free from any wound that the demonic host sniffs out in order to attack folks with. to have in common with you to use against you.


This is a good place to start and abates and stops the attacks. Also, do not forget to praise and thank the Lord too!


Bible verses quoted from the NKJV


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