Any child of God who wants to walk in comprehensive dominion must confront witchcraft. As earlier emphasized in this series, if you want to effectively confront the enemy without, make sure that your ‘house’ is in order. You must first confront the witchcraft in the garden of your heart. According to God’s word in Psa. 66 verse 18, if you harbour any iniquity in your heart, God will not hear you. There is nothing that shuts the heavens like iniquity in the heart. We have seen in the previous commentary that iniquity is nothing but perversion of light and when you pervert light, all you will have is darkness. You cannot use darkness to confront darkness. A person who is under witchcraft attack that goes to seek help from an agent of darkness is only complicating his or her life. The only place you can get help is from God and this is possible only if you connect to Him. You must walk according to His terms not according to your own terms. God has told us that if we harbour any iniquity in our heart, he will not hear us. In other words, I will not make the resources of heaven available to you; I am not going to back up your commands, I will not back up your decrees. It is a very serious issue. God is not moved by the number of days you fast neither is he moved by your spiritual gymnastics, No! God is moved by your obedience, He is moved only when your obedience is complete.
How to break the power of witchcraft over your life:
- Examine your heart. This is the first place to start if you want to break the power of witchcraft over your life. The Bible says in Prov. 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”. Once you miss it in the garden of the heart, forget it. People harbour all kinds of things in their heart while fighting the enemy without and expect to be victorious.
- You need to surrender your life to Jesus. Your surrender must be comprehensive for it to be effective. The problem of many people today is partial surrender, meanwhile, they keep thinking that they are surrendered. Partial surrender means that there is still some resistance. John 3:3 says, “Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”. You must be born again, except a man is born again, he cannot enter. Anyone who is not born again is not a candidate of the kingdom of light and anyone who is not a candidate of the kingdom of light is a candidate of the kingdom of darkness. This might be hard to receive but it is the truth. It is very dangerous for you to be in darkness and be confronting darkness. Many have paid very dearly for it. Spiritual warfare is not fought with rubber bullet. Some Churches are in the habit of selecting some of their members to go and establish a new parish without proper consecration; some went and never returned, they paid dearly for it because presumption is not the same thing as faith. As a matter of fact, presumption is sin. One of the prayers you must pray regularly is ‘Lord, do not allow a presumptuous sin to be found in my heart’. Partial surrender is partial resistance. If you claim that you have surrendered, are you still holding anybody in unforgiveness? Are you still rebellious? Are you still disobedient? That is iniquity. Many people still have issues with tithing because of idolatry. They love money more than they love God. What God has written, who are you to resist. If God says you should do something because it is good for you and you defiantly refuse to obey, it is tantamount to consolidated disobedience. When disobedience matures, it produces rebellion. Unfortunately, there is a curse that follows rebellion. The Bible says, “God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land”. Rebellion is witchcraft, God classifies rebellion as witchcraft. Make up your mind. Don’t be partial in obedience, if you are, your prayers will not fly. You are indirectly holding yourself down and hindering your prayers from being answered. You cannot be drinking poison and expect your enemy to die. Surrender comprehensively. Stop resisting the move of God. The Holy Spirit is a gentle spirit; he will not violate your will. You must, of necessity, be born again if you want to destroy the power of witchcraft over your life. There is no short cut. The old Adam was disobedient but the second Adam was complete in obedience. To be born again means ‘I am leaving the camp of the old Adam and as I leave, I am burning the bridge’. Many people leave the camp of the old Adam but refuse to burn the bridge; that is partial surrender.
TO BE CONTINUED.