Let’s talk about something that each of us I know have seen or heard of at one time or another. Let’s talk about the subject of witchcraft. We have all seen the movies and T.V. shows, but how many regard the craft as real? How many have seen it in our churches? The Term witchcraft is simply the craft of the witch. The thing is, there are many different types of practices ranging from the Wiccan faith to the black arts. But what I have noticed is even the practice of what people call” The Christian witch”. This puzzles me. Do many Christian’s believe they can be a Christian and still practice the art of witchcraft? Do they feel they can somehow be mixed together for the better good? With respect to all people, I decline the idea, for if the spirit of the Lord Jesus is not in whom the power comes, where else can we say it originates? The power in both witchcraft and Christianity is indeed real, but the source of the power is the question here. The spirit of the Lord, will not share the same temple with any other -amen?
Let’s climb outside the box a little shall we? Where does witchcraft originate? Do any of us know? Enoch was a man found in the Holy Bible, back before the birth of Noah. He was not spoken of much other than this scripture and one other. In (Gen.5; 24) “Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away”. Clearly what we see is that our Bible declares that Enoch walked with God (sounds trustworthy to me). Reaching a little further outside that box, let’s look at what Enoch says in “The book of Enoch “Note: the book of Enoch is not accepted today by the modern Christian Church as being inspired, but it was however used for many years, and Is still used in the Ethiopian church and still seen by many as scripture worthy, you be the judge. In Chapter seven and verse ten it reads –“Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees” Sound familiar at all? Could this be telling us the very beginning of what many call witchcraft today? For those that may still doubt Enoch’s credibility, I point to Hebrews 11;5 (NIV) and reveil what the word of God says positive about him again.It reads,”By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.”
Who took them as wives you ask, let’s look back. Moving up to verse two we read, “And when the angels, the sons of heaven, beheld them, they became enamored of them, saying to each other. Come, let us select for ourselves wives from the progeny of men, and let us beget children”. Reading that, we can then compare it to this scripture found in our Holy Bible in Gen.6:4 -. It reads “there were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” Who are these Sons’s of God or son’s of Heaven you ask? Some say they were the Angels that once dwelled in Heaven but were thrown from Heaven for their rebellion and cast down to earth. Could we then say then that the art of witchcraft originates from fallen angels, and if so, what would fallen angels and Christ have in common? Even more why would fallen angels want in Christ’s church?
Using this and the many scriptures found within our Holy Bible, I ask how folks can feel the two can be mixed together. In Duet. 18;10 we read- “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer” In gal. 5; 20 we see – “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God”
The thing is, folks are hungry for God. They yearn for truth. They desire to see the glory of God and the power that comes with it, yet it seems that the voice of the Christian has become a pale imitation of what it was years ago. People don’t know the power found in God because they don’t see it and their not taught it. So many are simply taught a set of rules but are never taught how to receive the power to live by those rules and when they fail, the church denies them. Without the spirit of God walking with us, no flesh on earth can walk in holiness. What saddens me more is that, in many of our churches the spirit of the Lord has departed and has been replaced by this spirit of witchcraft. Though Christianity isn’t simply about power, the power of God in a true Christian individual is more real than most can ever imagine. Jesus turned the water into wine, healed the sick and raised the dead. He commanded the fig tree that it would never bear fruit, and it withered to the ground. The list goes on and on, and the thing is here – Jesus said greater things shall we do then these. Don’t run after the power, but don’t deny it either. Take deed that you know the spirit in which you walk.