According to Cambridge dictionary, to Bewitch means to attract or interest someone a lot so that you have the power to influence them.
About getting people to do things the God way, we don’t call it bewitching in our Grammar. I may talk more about it and perhaps show you how it’s done. You can even get to a realm where you put your words in the mouth of other people and they will say it for you or you will just ask people to come without opening your mouth and they’ll be there. It’s just amazing.
But before all that let me address the most important reason why we are having this conversation.
If you will be attentive enough, you will do self-deliverance and also be able to keep your soul safe under God’s covering.
Galatians 3:1 O YOU poor and silly and thoughtless and unreflecting and senseless Galatians! Who has fascinated or bewitched or cast a spell over you, unto whom–right before your very eyes–Jesus Christ (the Messiah) was openly and graphically set forth and portrayed as crucified?
Paul, states emphatically that the WHOLE CHURCH – not some members – had been bewitched.
Already, most of us have been bewitched at one point in time in our lives. I have been bewitched twice but I thank God I was able to recover within that same period because of a voice that I see. Let me tell you how I was bewitched.
I served both as President in my denomination and Organizing secretary back at SHS. Now the one who handed over the presidency of the denomination to me took some time to advise and to teach me. He said to me one day, ‘It is not necessary to fast anymore’. He went further to explain that the Bible said that The Lord Jesus became poor that we might be rich. He bore our sins in his body when he died. So as it stands, he fasted for us during the 40 days and nights. And went on to give some more biblical evidence.
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You see because he was higher than me in rank, I wanted to accept that doctrine but there was a struggle and conflict in my spirit for weeks. I still remember it clearly even though it’s more than 10 years.
I later learned it’s a revelation from one of the Senior Generals in the vineyard of God.
This is what we call spiritual attack and Bewitching. This is how a Christian was Bewitching me. Most of us have come to accept certain false doctrines that have caused us to do things that make us miss the Blessings of God and these cause us to become spiritually ill. I have heard a lot of doctrines and my spirit immediately drives me to scriptures that prove them unsound. Sometimes you may hear advice from people when you go through varying challenges and life and this advice given is targeted at compromising your faith. You may not totally agree with those ideas but over time, you will find yourself thinking about it and realizing that in the light of your current circumstances, that advice makes sense and seems like the right thing to do.
That is how you are being bewitched. The church of Ephesus started with the spirit. They were focused on the grace of God and depended absolutely on God but at some point, they were now hoping to move the hand of God, hoping to please God through their works.
What is more assuring than having God Himself pay you a visit and assure you that you will give birth?
Gen 15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.
Abraham, our father in faith, believed when God said this to him and it was counted to him as righteousness. Yet in the course of time, his wife Sarah considered that the word was taking too long to convert to flesh and so made a recommendation to help God. Hence, the introduction of Hagar and Ishmael and we all know the trouble the couple and their generations went through for that error. Many of us after believing the Lord, fail to discern the timing of God and so we begin in faith and then resort to help the Lord accomplish the word or in fact, we accomplish the word on God’s behalf. This always has consequences on us in the long term. I don’t know what you have been believing God for but as the Bible said in Romans 10, Faith comes by hearing. What and who you listen to matters. A wrong council in your desperate moments can affect you greatly.
Short-term satisfaction outside the will of God has long-term consequences. – The Pankword
Abraham first believed God and when his wife made the recommendation out of fear, he listened to his wife.
Gen 16:2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
You are susceptible to bewitching in desperate moments. It is easy to forget what God has said when the pressures of life begin to accumulate and reach its peak but one thing I can encourage you to do is this. Always consider every counsel in the light of God’s word and power that you have believed. What men say can bewitch you but you are never alone.
PRAY WITH US!
I declare that the power of words intended to bewitch me and cause me to compromise my faith have been broken off my life. I declare that I continue in the ways of God. I am constantly walking in faith until my expectation is fulfilled. I believe God and I trust in His word. I am not bewitched in Jesus’ name.
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To bewitch means to cast a spell over (someone). Most of us may agree that a Christian cannot be BEWITCHED but the truth is MOST OF US right now have been bewitched and SOME OF US Bewitch other Christians. Check back again for the continuation of this message.
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