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Witchcraft Is In Your House And Church, Root It Out!

Did you know that the sin of witchcraft is very prevalent in the Church (the body of Christ)? Many members including the leaders such as Bishops, Pastors and Ministers are all practicing the sin of witchcraft. Even more disturbing is that many of these people are unaware that they are practicing this sin.ball-625908_640

According to the English dictionary, witchcraft is the practice of supernatural powers through the aid of evil spirits, magic, or illusion. Witches use all sorts of demonic symbols, spells, and incantations to enhance their activities.

Witchcraft also includes occults, obeah, voodoo, sorcery, the paranormal, superstition, necromancy, spiritualist, diviners, etc. All of these practices have their roots in Satanism with Satan as their god.

Although most members of the Church may not dabble deeply in the above rituals and may often disassociate themselves from those who do, there are still many people who believe in superstitions, psychic, false prophets, folklore, and horoscopes. Although these may appear harmless, they are still classified as witchcraft.

These may seem harmless, but they are still classified as witchcraft.

However, these evil practices are not the sin of witchcraft that most people in the Church are guilty of. To give you a better understanding let us recap a story from the Bible.

The fall of King Saul

Saul was anointed the first king of Israel. God chose him to be King because of his humility. After the prophet Samuel had anointed Saul, the Spirit of the Lord descended upon him, and he prophesied along with a company of prophets. (1 Samuel 9-12)

Initially, Saul was obedient to God during his reign until iniquity was found in his heart. How did this happen?

After three years of the new king’s rule, the Israelites were in a battle with the Philistines. The enemies outnumbered the Israelites’ army, and it appeared as if they would be defeated, so Saul sent for the prophet Samuel to offer sacrifice to God. (1 Samuel 13)

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. (1 Samuel 15:22)

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. (1 Samuel 15:22)

However, Samuel delayed, and Saul could not wait so he did it himself. Bad idea!

This behavior was unlawful because only a sanctified priest or the prophet was allowed to make sacrifices to God. However, Saul thought as the King he was worthy to make these sacrifices.

Saul’s action was a big mistake! When Samuel finally arrived, he was shocked at Saul’s behavior and said to him,

“You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you. For now, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” (1 Samuel 13:13-14).

Thus began Saul’s downward slide from the throne of Israel. Misfortunes descended upon Saul and his army. The first calamity that happened was a shortage of weapons for his soldiers.

They had no blacksmith in Israel to make weapons, so they had to use their farming tools. They took their makeshift weapons and sharpened them in the land of the enemies who charged them a fee (1 Samuel 13:16-23).

The king also brought confusion among his army so that they turned their sword against each other. He even denied his soldiers food all day and his army became hungry, distress and weak. (1 Samuel 14:19-23)

Where the Spirit of the Lord leaves, there will be chaos.

Where the Spirit of the Lord leaves, there will be chaos.

 

Consequently, after his soldiers conquered the enemy, they were so hungry that they hurriedly slaughtered the spoils and ate the meat with the blood which was against the commandment of God.

The Lord was displeased and did not listen to Saul’s prayers. (1 Samuel 14:24 – 52).

Finally, God gave Saul a second chance to make things right. He commanded him to attack the Amalekites and destroy everything including the animals. Samuel begged the King to obey the word of the Lord. (1 Samuel 15)

But he did not! After the war, he spared the king of the Amalekites’ life and the best of the animals. Upon hearing about Sauls disobedience Samuel wept all night.

When Samuel confronted Saul about his actions, he did not repent but made excuses. He told Samuel that he rescued the best animals to make sacrifices to God. In Saul’s eyes, he felt that he was still obedient to God.For rebellion is as thesin of witchcraft1The word of God immediately pronounced judgment upon him.

“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.” (1 Samuel 15:22-23)

The Lord delights in your obedience rather than sacrifices. Obey theLord! Humility and obedience destroy witchcraft.

5 Comments »

  1. I was reflecting on this whole preaching and teaching topic today. I grew up in a preaching church, focused on gifts and service, but not really teaching how to live and what to do in a lot of situations. I am being taught a lot of things now, even after years of being in church.

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  2. Not sure I understand that preaching is not as important as teaching? I our church, our pastor does teach in his preaching, but preaching God’s Word is very important. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18 KJV) and in 1:21; “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” (1 Corinthians 1:21 KJV)

    Teaching comes after the preaching. Until a person accepts the Lord Jesus as their savior, the teaching will go “over their head.”

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  3. Hi Ruby and Lee, Thank you for visiting my blog and for participating. I appreciate it very much. Preaching and teaching go hand in hand as you rightly said.
    When I was attending university, for each subject we will have a lecture on each topic and then a tutorial afterwards. We could not participate or ask questions in the lecture, but we could do so in the tutorial.

    You may not understand the topic of a subject during the lecture, but you will definitely understand it during the tutorial.
    The tutorial was the teaching session where we discuss the topic in details, and we interact with the teacher and other students.
    We also receive our homework during this session.

    Hence, it was compulsory that each student attends the tutorial while it was not for the lecture.
    The same principle should operate in the church. The preaching should be viewed as the lecture while the tutorial is the teaching session.

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  4. I attended an AG church once that equated this verse about witchcraft/rebellion to submission to church leaders. It made me sad, because Jesus is explicit that only One is our Father, the same One Who is our only leader. But you’re right, the garbage, emotional talks given from modern church pulpits are the reasons we either fall out of the church in disgust or else become sleeping idiots who love the cult of modern Christianity but despise the Word of God.

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  5. Hello, Thank you for reading and sharing on this blog. It is so sad when church leaders interpret the Bible to suit their gain. They will say and do anything to gain members and tithes. Unfortunately, they are driving away the younger generation from church and God is not pleased. He will be purifying His Church and so we need to pray for these leaders. May God bless you.

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