BE AWARE OF BEING BEWITCHED
“O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified”(Gal 3:1)?
This scripture has been rolling around in my spirit the past few weeks. The Lord reminded me of a dream I had in the summer of 2020. On the morning of June 6/26/20 I had a dream I was in Baton Rouge, LA. with my spiritual son. In the dream this thick, dense, black cloud began to come down out of the sky. As far as I could see this cloud stretched. It was like a blanket coming down out of the sky to suffocate the people and cover their minds. The ends of the clouds had a wispiness to it that looked like hands. It was like a spell coming over the people. As I pressed in for understanding, the Lord began to show me this was not just a principality that was in the region but, it had come over the United States. This demonic cloud represents gross darkness talked about in Isa 60 and Jezebelic witchcraft that has been released in the land.
What is witchcraft? Witchcraft uses manipulation, fear, and intimidation. Manipulating people’s emotions and will to get what you want. This can be done through praying soulish prayers, or doing demonic witchcraft through sorcery, hexes, vexes, spells and so forth. I believe we are seeing a greater increase of this because there is a war in the United States for the prophetic voice of the Lord. As we stepped into 2020, it was deemed the year and the decade of the mouth. Isn’t it interesting we’ve had to wear masks that cover our mouths, and coming into 2021 there has been an attack on the credibility of the prophetic voice of the Lord and His prophets. We must not miss what the real war is about. We are in a war of powers, and a war of words.
The spirit of Jezebel has released a spirit of intimidation and enticement. Intimidation has come to shut the mouth of the prophets and the Church. We cannot not afford to bow to the intimidations of Jezebel. When we bow to the intimidations of Jezebel we disqualify ourselves from being used by the Lord. We see this happening with Elijah in 1 Kings 19. Elijah bowed to Jezebel’s witchcraft and the fear. God could not use him any longer because, the fear broke him. Another had to be anointed to fulfill the word of the Lord and take out Jezebel and her crew.
Jezebel uses religion to release it’s witchcraft. It’s alarming and sad to see facets of the Body of Christ bowing to this spirit and also allowing it to operate through the Body of Christ. We see Jesus address this in Revelation 2:20, “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.” In the Old Testament the prophets that Jezebel didn’t kill became enticed to bow to this spirit and eat at the table of Jezebel to live. They sold out and compromised because they became seduced.
Signs that you may be battling witchcraft
-relationships are attacked
-want to give up and run from your calling
-attacks in your body/ weird sickness and attacks
-feelings of drunkenness
-attack on your dream life
Let’s take a look at Galatians 3:1 again. It says, “Who has bewitched you?” The Greek word for bewitched is baskaino. It means to speak ill of one, to slander, traduce him, to bring evil on one by feigning praise or an evil eye, and to charm, to bewitch, malign, to fascinate by by false representations. In this hour there has been a great increase in witchcraft because of the turmoil going on in our nation and the attack again the prophetic. I believe we are dealing with increased demonic witchcraft but also charismatic witchcraft, also known as friendly fire.
Many in this season are dealing with some of the greatest mental warfare because of what’s in the land and the word curses that have been released. One of the definitions of bewitched is to malign or to be fascinated by false representations. We must be careful in this season discern and know what we are coming into agreement with. It’s important to know what you are listening to, watching, entertaining, and know who you’re connected to. These are gateways for witchcraft to affect you.
Here are some ways how can you deal with and overcome witchcraft.
- Prayer and Presence. Stay connected to prayer and the presence of God. Witchcraft will come to attack your mind and emotions to get you to disconnect from the presence of God. Pray in the Spirit to stay in the spirit and to build your spirit man up (Jude 1:20).
- Worship. Worship is so key in the midst of warfare. When you can learn to worship in the midst of warfare it will cause you to ascend above the witchcraft. David said this in Psalm 18:33-34 TPT, “Through you I ascend to the highest peaks of your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in you. You’ve trained me with the weapons of warfare-worship; now I’ll descend into battle with power to chase and conquer my foes.” By ascending into His presence the Lord equips for the battle. Don’t forget your worship. Worship is your warfare.
- The Word. When you’re being hit by witchcraft it releases confusion, lies, fear, and accusations against your mind. It comes to disrupt your peace. It’s important to stay in the Word to cover your mind and break the lies of the enemy. The Word is the great discerner (Hebrews 4:12) and will help you discern the lies of the enemy and release the Spirit of Truth.
- Community. Reach out to those around you for prayer and accountability. Witchcraft will try to get you to isolate yourself and pull back into the cave which, makes you an even easier target for the enemy. When you come into community it exposes and brings into light the attack of the enemy. And there is strength in numbers. Deuteronomy 32:30 says, “One can chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight.” We need each other.
I declare and decree every attack of witchcraft that you’ve been dealing with is being broken now in Jesus name. I command the fire of God is touching you now, and judging this spirit by fire. Be free in Jesus name!