Witches & Witch Covens...in Church
You may be thinking a lot about witches right now. Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, and all that jazz. I mean, Halloween is less than a week away.
Some of you may not believe in actual witches. (Even though they really do exist.)
Some of you may not believe in the power actual witches utilize. (Even though it’s very real.)
Some of you may believe that the power actual witches utilize can’t affect you because you’re a child of God. (In which case, you are more than likely very arrogantly, ignorantly wrong.)
And some of you may actually know the truth of these matters.
However, when you think of witches and witchcraft, chances are--unless you’re Jennifer LeClaire, Bishop George Bloomer, the late Derek Prince or some other such minister with a wealth of deliverance experience--you’re not thinking of witches and witchcraft in the context of church. But don’t get it twisted, witchcraft in the Church is very real, much to the chagrin of true Christians everywhere and the anger of the Almighty.
Learn all about evangelical witchcraft in Faith and the Imagination!
Y’all remember my post “Jezebel Was My BFF”? Well, in the time shared in that post, I operated as a witch. And I took part frequently in witch coven meetings. There were no black robes or cone hats, no pentagrams or hexagrams, no dead chickens or rodents, no sacrifices or orgies, and we weren’t in a woodland cove or Satanic temple. Nothing of the sort.
We’d be at one of our apartments. Nothing out of the ordinary there. We had our Bibles and our Kim Walker/Jesus Culture playing. We had eager hearts and great expectancy. But we were still operating as witches.
You may be very confused right now. You may be wondering how three sweet “little girls” who love Jesus and have frequent prayer meetings could possibly be construed as witches.
We were on one accord with a united will--and that will was our own, not God’s. Like many single young women, we were praying for our huuusbands (said *just* like that). The problem was, they weren’t our husbands.
At this very moment, all three men “belonging” to all us are married. One definitely married the gal meant for him (that one was “mine”). One married, desperately, and the other went to prison for playing with a male minor--and then got married. NONE of these men were our husbands. But at the time, you couldn’t have convinced any of us that they weren’t. Two, possibly even three, of us were well-intentioned in our intentions. But you know what they say, “the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”
Oh yes, we three witches were on one accord--and wrong as the day is long. Yet there is power in unity, good or bad.
The Bible gives us two drastic examples of the power of unity.
GOOD Unity: When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
BAAAAD Unity: Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.” (Genesis 11:1-6)
*For more on the Tower of Babel and the spirit present there, read this post.
Unity is a neutral spirit; like anything in the spirit realm, it depends on how you use a thing or concept. Angels, prayers, fasting, oracles...these all have godly and ungodly connotations. It is the vessel using them, the motive, and the method that makes all the difference. Unity is no different.
In congregational and prayer meetings, God promised us a blessing.
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:19-20)
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore. (Psalm 133)
On the other hand, as with the people at Babel, we see the Spirit of God move against those who would be unity against His will as with Ananias and Sapphira.
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”
Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.
Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?”
She said, “Yes, for so much.”
Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband. So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things. (Acts 5:1-11)
This couple was united even unto death in the lake of fire. And so we also put ourselves in the same danger, although, perhaps, not as suddenly, when we unite ourselves and our wills against the will of God.
If you were like me and my friend in our little “Christian coven,” then you were truly ignorant of your actions. It wasn’t ‘til a few years later that God showed us, gently and lovingly, that we had partaken in the Spirit of Jezebel which is witchcraft. We became evangelical witches! But God in His grace “winked” at our sin because He knew when he later revealed it to us that we would repent immediately with fear and trembling, and my, did we!
Ignorance is one thing, and there is grace for that. But pointed manipulation, intimidation, and domination (witchcraft) will not be overlooked unless acknowledged and repented of. There is a steep punishment for witchcraft in the Bible!
Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. (Revelation 2:20-23)
Every man and woman who hosts this foul spirit in their lives unrepentantly dies of unnatural causes! It is as true today as it was in the Bible.
Queen Jezebel was thrown to the ground at Jehu’s command and eaten by dogs.
Her husband, Ahab, was killed in battle.
Their daughter, Athaliah, was slain by righteous men outside the Temple of Jehovah.
Her brothers and brothers-in-law, Jezebel and Ahab’s sons and sons-in-law, were slaughtered by Jehu.
Jezebel’s 850 palace prophets of Baal and Asherah were slain at the hand of Elijah.
Balaam the sorcerer was slain by the Israelite army along with the other spiritually and sexually harlotrous Moabites.
Saul (and his sons) all died in (or as a product of) battle against the Philistines.
Absalom was caught in a tree by his hair, impaled by three spears, and stabbed several times at the command of David’s General, Joab.
Absalom’s whole-brother, Adonijah, was executed at his half-brother Solomon’s command.
Joab was executed by Solomon as well for continually siding with Absalom and Adonijah.
Herod the Great died a most gruesome death of a gruesome illness.
His son, Herod the Tetrarch, was struck by the Angel of the Lord and eaten by worms.
Need I go on?
Very simply put…
This demonic unity makes you guilty of not only evangelical witchcraft, but also of idolatry. And these are in the same category of sin to God.
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. (I Samuel 15:23)
Or to put it another way, your witchcraft, evangelical or otherwise, makes you a spiritual adulterer; a harlot. And do you know what happened to adulterous women in the Old Testament? They were made to drink a bitter concoction by the priest of God, then if they were truly guilty, their belly would swell and their thigh would rot (and I’m pretty sure Moses ain’t actually referring to a thigh here people!) Talk about curse! Sounds more like an ancient STI and then some! But that was the curse of adultery and God help the woman who was guilty!
God help the Christian or non-Christian who is guilty of witchcraft! You don’t have to wear a black hat and ride on a broom to be a witch. You could be anyone.
It’s the wife (or husband) who uses sex (or withholds it) to get her husband (or his wife) to do what s/he wants.
It’s the mom who guilts her kids into doing stuff for her and spending time with her.
It’s the husband who beats his wife and kids into submission.
It’s the person who flatters and lies to get where and what they want.
It’s the pastor who tells you you’ll be cursed if you leave their church.
It’s the prophet who will give you a word if you give them an offering.
And yes, it’s the intercessor who simply prays their own will instead of God’s.
Are you guilty?