DESTROYING THE ROOT OF WITCHCRAFT
ANCHOR SCRIPTURE: Exodus 22:18
- Understanding the root of witchcraft
- Understanding the categories of witchcraft
- Understanding the instruments of witchcraft
- Understanding how to uproot and destroy witchcraft powers and operation
- Understanding weapons of warfare against witchcraft.
Exodus 22:18, 2Chronicles 33:6, 1Samuel 15:23, Acts 8:9,11; 2Kings 9:22, Micah 5:11-12, Nahum 3:4-5, Galatians 3:1, Daniel 2:2,10, Deuteronomy 18:10, Numbers 23:23, Ephesians 6:10-18, Leviticus 20:26-27.
UNDERSTANDING THE ROOT OF WITCHCRAFT
Witchcraft is the practice of magical skills and abilities in order to commune with spirits, deities, ancestors and also cast spells, hexes, jinxes. It means practicing divination in order to manipulate, control, derail, exchange, and divert people’s destiny, blessing and favour. Witchcraft can also be described as an act of diversion by manipulation in order to control a person’s willpower. Witchcraft operates in the realm of darkness and the word of God includes it in the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). When a man is manipulated to do what he doesn’t want to do, it is called witchcraft. Witchcraft has its roots from the ancient days. We can see in the old testament book of Exodus 22:18, God Almighty was commanding the people of Israel not to allow witches to exist among them and also in Leviticus 20:26-27, God commands that witches should be stoned to death. This simply means that witchcraft is part of ancient history and the judgment for such individuals or persons is death. God does not establish witchcraft or rebellion and so we must not allow it in any area of our life.
UNDERSTANDING THE CATEGORIES OF WITCHCRAFT
There are two categories of witchcraft
- Fleshly or Carnal witchcraft
- Occultic Witchcraft
FLESHLY OR CARNAL WITCHCRAFT
Fleshly or carnal witchcraft practice in so many ways which are:
- a) Stubbornly pursuing someone to cause destruction or damage (Exodus 14:22-27)
- b) Attempting to read the mind of another person, thereby misinterpreting his intents (1Samuel 7:28-29)
- c) Attempting to prove your worth through the manipulation of others.
- d) Attempting to influence someone in a negative way to do something against his will (Genesis 39:7-12).
- e) Taking what belongs to someone forcefully or unlawfully. (1Kings 21:1)
- f) Wishing other people’s blessing are yours and your failure theirs.(1Samuel 18:6-9).
- g). Rebellion against God and his appointed authority. (1Samuel 15:15-24.).
Occultic Witchcraft is a practice through the aid of satanic power, these are some of their ways of operations.
- a) To Monitor a person’s destiny with the aid of satanic power.
- b) Attack or oppress their subject with failure and setback.
- c) They gather against the light through spiritual aid. 2Corinthians 4:3-4.
- d) They renew their covenant with satan through bloodshed.
- e) They place their mark and signature on their subject.
- f) They can forcefully initiate people through blood relations for example through sex, food.
- g)They can place false blessings on people as a way of enticing them to join them.
UNDERSTANDING THEIR INSTRUMENTS(occultic witchcraft )
Witches have instruments of operations which they use in their coven (meeting place) which are as follows:
- Cooking cauldron: it is a pot in which witches mix and burn petition with their words or wishes written on them.
- Flying broom: this is an instrument witches use to fly.
- Chalice: with this, they drink blood.
- Paten: the flat plate or pentacle with which they use to energize or strengthen themselves.
- Wand: it is used to cast spell
- Censer: is used to dispense incense
HOW TO UPROOT/DESTROY WITCHCRAFT POWERS.
In as much as their operation are deadly and wicked, yet there is a way out to uproot and destroy their operation, scatter and destroy them. To uproot and destroy witchcraft powers we must
- First, surrender your life totally to Jesus by accepting Him as your Lord and personal saviour and yielding totally to the will of the Lord Jesus by living in holiness
- By Engaging in spiritual warfare
- Through spiritual insights and sensitivity to the Holy Ghost.
- Fervency in prayer and in serving God
- Gaining victory over your thought and your dreams.
- Effectiveness in using the sword of the spirit (Word of God) (Revelation 13:10)
WEAPONS OF WARFARE
Each warfare has weapons and tools of warfare so also in spiritual warfare. To engage witchcraft powers, overcome and destroy their root we should engage these powerful weapons, which are as follows.
- The Word of God: It is written in Jeremiah 23:29 “is not my WORD as a fire? saith the Lord and like a hammer that breaks the Rock into pieces”. In Exodus 22:18 ” thou shall not suffer a witch to live”. Micah 5:12″ The Lord says he will cut off witchcraft “. Also in Leviticus 20:27″ it says that a witch shall be stoned to death”. Also see Isaiah 49;24-26, Hebrews 4:13, Jeremiah 10:11
- The blood of Jesus: Revelation 12:11″ And we overcome him by the blood of the lamb and word of our testimony” and in Zechariah 9:11″ because of the covenant of the blood I Will set your prisoners free”. Also see Hebrews 9:22, Hebrews 12:24.
- The name of Jesus: Philippians 2:9-11″ wherefore God hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”. See also Proverbs 18:10, Romans10:13, Joel 2:32.
- The high praises of God and worship: Psalm 149:6-9″ Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand: to execute vengeance upon the heathen and punishment upon the people; To bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron;To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord”. See also 2chronicles 20:21-22, Acts 16:25.
PRAYERS TO UPROOT WITCHCRAFT POWERS
- Thank you heavenly Father for your immeasurable love upon my life and family.
- I pledge and ask that your mercy oh Lord prevail in my life as I make this prayer today in Jesus name amen.
- As I go into battle I cover myself and family with the blood of Jesus amen.
- I reject every involvement of flesh in my prayer life and I decree I shall not pray in the flesh again in Jesus name amen.
- Let every witchcraft flying against me crash in the name of Jesus amen.
- Oh God arise and visit all witchcraft incantations with thunder and lightning and a great noise.
- Oh God arise and instruct your angels to set unquenchable fire on witchcraft shrines and inhabitations.
- Oh Jehovah Gibbor arise and cause confusion in the witchcraft camp assigned against me.
- I call all ministering angels in heaven to battle and to slay all the agents of witchcraft.
- Oh earth refuse to carry out the instruction of witch doctor assigned against me and my family in Jesus name amen.
NUMBERS 23:23 “For there is no sorcery against Jacob, Nor any divination against Israel. It now must be said of Jacob and of Israel, ‘Oh, what God has done!’ (NKJV).
- I deprogram and cancel witchcraft prophecies by the power in the blood of Jesus.
- I program judgment on witchcraft and attach it to the heaven.
- Oh God arise and let my enemies scatter in Jesus name.
- Let the tables of witchcraft become their snare in Jesus name.
- Let the eyes of witches assigned to watch my life be darkened in Jesus name amen.
MICAH 11-12 “I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds. I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no soothsayers. (NKJV).
- Let the covens of witches and wizards become desolate in the name of Jesus amen.
- Let every witchraft power, charging against me crash by fire in Jesus name amen.
- No witch or wizard shall prosper in my environment as I take charge of my environment in Jesus name amen.
- Water spirit that is networking with witchcraft spirit against my life be utterly consumed by fire in Jesus name.
- Let the sun go down on witchcraft power in Jesus mighty name.
EXODUS 22:18 “You shall not permit a sorceress to live. (NKJV).
- Let their days be darkened and let the stars in their courses fight against witches in Jesus name amen.
- Oh God arise and send out your whirlwind to fall with greater power against witches in Jesus name.
- Oh God arise and frustrate any witchcraft powers and bring to an end every witchcraft coven in Jesus name.
- Every spell and enchantment of witchcraft break off in Jesus name amen.
- Witchcraft power assigned to release affliction into my life, my destiny, my family, my career be roasted by the fire of the Holy Ghost.