DOMINION OVER DARKNESS (PART XIII) CONFRONTING WITCHCRAFT

TEXT: Micah 5:7-14

God wants his children to have dominion over darkness. Every merchant of darkness is an agent of perversion. The devil has them in large numbers and has positioned them strategically; even in the Church. Some of these agents of perversion have even climbed the ecclesiastical ladder and are now in positions where they are exerting far-reaching influence on decisions. Their aim is to control destinies and lives and in the process lead many souls astray. They already know where they are going to spend eternity so their intention is to drag as many people as possible along with them. Make this declaration regularly and you will see every trace of darkness around you disappear – ‘I am a merchant of light; I am light’. Darkness hates light and wherever light appears darkness must of necessity, disappear. Until you learn to confront witchcraft, you cannot make much progress, unfortunately, you cannot confront what you have not properly defined.

In the Old Testament, the word used to denote a witch is “ashaph”. It is translated “sorcerer”, “sorcery” or “sorceries”. A witch may therefore be defined as a person who uses magical formulae; incantations or demonic forces to exercise control over the unseen world. All forms of occultism were regarded as witchcraft in the Old Testament. A range of occultic activities forbidden by God for the children of Israel is given in 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, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD; and because of these abominations, the LORD doth drive them out from before thee”.

God hates and judges witchcraft. He calls it abomination. Every witch is an agent of darkness, and in any family where there is a witch, there will be minimal or no progress.

In medieval times, a witch was considered as a person who has sold his or her soul to satan in exchange for magical powers. He or she had power to cast spells on animals and people. Modern witchcraft do confess that they are able to contact and apply forces from the unseen world. They are able to ‘craft’ forces and use them to fulfil the purpose of the kingdom of darkness.

TO BE CONTINUED.