Beware The Principality of Witchcraft

For the last few mornings, January 5th and the 6th, I have woken to a song going through my head, over and over again.

This is not the first time this has happened to me; indeed, it is one of the ways the Lord warns me about something, or wishes to impress something upon me.

The song is ‘Devil Woman’ by Cliff Richard. (1975)

“I’ve had nothing but bad luck
Since the day I saw the cat at my door
So I came into you sweet lady
Answering your mystical call

Crystal ball on the table
Showing the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
And I knew it was a spell she cast

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you…
She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you from behind…

Give me the ring on your finger
Let me see the lines on your hand
I can see me a tall dark stranger
Giving you what you hadn’t planned

I drank the potion she offered me
I found myself on the floor
Then I looked in those big green eyes
And I wondered what I came there for…

If you’re out on a moonlit night
Be careful of them neighborhood strays
Of a lady with long black hair
Trying to win you with her feminine ways

Crystal ball on the table
Show them the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
You’d better get out of there fast…”

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTp_Yy9QHBw)

It is reported that the singer of this song did not like the original lyrics, and refused to sing them, because it glorified the occult. So the writer changed some of the lines to re-make it into a warning of the occult, and this satisfied the singer enough to record it. He didn’t think it would be a hit at all, but the publisher claimed it would probably end up being a big hit in America. And it was. The singer claimed that the song had even saved a person from getting further into the occult, for this woman listening heard the warning of the song, repented of her witchcraft dealings, and became a follower of Jesus Christ. (http://www.cliffrichardsongs.com/devilwoman/)

This time the Lord impressed upon me, that this was a message to be shared with others, especially with those in America.

He began to remind me, of some of the things I had witnessed lately, and then told me that what I was seeing was not just a local thing, (as I had thought,) but was actually happening all across America.

People are becoming more enthralled with the occult, and some are even beginning to feel its poison.

For example, at a neighborhood gathering, we were told that the man who had purchased the vacant lot next to us (about nine months or so ago,) despite being in really good health, had suddenly come down with some kind of rare incurable form of fast acting cancer, and had died just a short while ago. He had been sick for the past six months. That is why he had not started to build anything yet on the land. The land has remained fallow all these years, because of the curse upon it. No one can seem to hold onto it for long; it is forever changing hands. This man probably had no idea that he had purchased cursed land. Yet it still affected him.

At another gathering, I was explaining to a new neighbor how our land was cursed, how this had affected us, and what we had done to be rid of the evil spirits. But another neighbor rudely interrupted and rolled her eyes at me, stating that she herself had several spirits living with her in her house, but that the spirits were quite friendly. She then insinuated that we must have done something to get the spirits on our land so upset with us. (I did not doubt this; being believers in Jesus Christ is enough alone to upset them.) I soon realized that those listening, were more enthralled by her story, and had no real interest in hearing the rest of my testimony. So I moved on. But it left a sad place in my heart, to see the warm reception this woman got, when she talked about befriending evil spirits.

One of my sons had been dating a girl for a short while, that claimed she was interested in becoming a Christian. The relationship puzzled me, for when he was with her he seemed quite enamored of her. Yet when he was apart from her, he had no interest in her at all. When I went to the Lord with it, He told me to break all witches spells over him, and the next day after doing this, he broke it off with her for good. We then found out later, that she and a friend of hers who was a witch, had placed a spell over my son, to cause him to like her. She never wanted to become a believer. She was already a witch instead.

There is a hotel within an hours drive from us, that is known for its ghost haunting and financial issues and other problems. (It is so cursed that our family can not even get close to the building, without getting dizzy from all the evil spirits.) But instead of blessing the land and casting out the evil spirits, the new owners bought a special ghost kit that one can use if they rent out one of the rooms. These kits supposedly help you to locate and listen to the ghosts. They act as if it is one of the best things to ever happen to the hotel. Sadly, they reported that many are now going there to try and talk to the spirits that reside there. It has become the popular thing to do.

Such evil is not to be scoffed at or played with. It is real, and it is dangerous. And the Lord has told me that America is in danger of becoming caught under its spell.

While in prayer over this, the mystical woman riding the beast of Revelation came to mind. Revelation 17:5 “And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.” Then I remembered, that witchcraft is one of the ‘Mystery’ religions. That meant that the woman riding the beast, could very well be a witch! (Probably not a surprise to you, but it sure was to me.)

Then the Lord revealed to me, that some witches, on the last day of the twelve days of Christmas, this January 5th, placed a spell over the populace of America, releasing demons that would seduce the young people into the occult and turn them away from God.

There is a ruling demon spirit – a principality of witchcraft, that is acting like that ‘devil woman’ in the song. When one first considers the occult, it can seem like a ‘sweet lady’, with its promises of learning hidden knowledge, being able to speak to the dead, converse with ghosts, and in some cases even influence others for a short while. But before long, you will be giving up more than just ‘the ring on your finger’, and you may very well find yourself ‘on the floor’, wondering what happened. Demons don’t always attack you right away; they tend to lie in wait till the timing is perfect, before striking. In the end, you will have gotten ‘what you hadn’t planned’.

Thankfully we don’t need a crystal ball to see what witchcraft and the fascination wit the occult will bring; the scriptures themselves serve as a warning of its poison, and there are many out there who can testify to those end results.

The occult is filled with SICKNESS. The occult is DEATH to anyone practicing it, playing with it, or even touching it in some way. White or black witchcraft makes no difference to God. In His eyes it is all sin. No matter how far you may have gone into it; Jesus Christ of Nazareth can set you free from it. Don’t wait; RUN from it, and into His arms immediately! Tell Him that you now give your life over to Him, and wish to follow His Word and His perfect will. Trust in Him. Read of Him, (like Psalm 91) read His Word out loud for they are your sword against the demons of that ‘evil woman’. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you greatly as you walk with HIM!

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Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (EXB) “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, don’t learn to do the •hateful [detestable; abhorrent; abominable] things the other nations do. Don’t let anyone among you offer a son or daughter as a sacrifice in the fire. Don’t let anyone use •magic [divination; Ex. 7:11; Ezek. 21:21] or witchcraft, or •try to explain the meaning of signs [augury or sorcery]. Don’t let anyone •try to control others with magic [cast spells], and don’t let them •be mediums [consult/inquire of ghosts or spirits] or try to •talk with the spirits of [consult] dead people [1 Sam. 28]. The Lord •hates [detests] anyone who does these things. Because the other nations do these things, the Lord your God will •force [dispossess] them out of the land ahead of you. But you must be •innocent [blameless] in the presence of the Lord your God.”

Micah 5:11-13 (KJV) “And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.”

Isaiah 47:9 (EXB) “Two things will happen to you suddenly, in a single day. You will lose your children and •your husband [become a widow].
These things will •truly happen to [or overwhelm;  come in abundance upon] you, in spite of all your •magic [sorceries], in spite of your powerful •tricks [spells; enchantments].”

Leviticus 20:6 (KJV) “And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.”

Galatians 5:19-21(KJV) “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Acts 19:19 (EXB) “Some [or A significant number] of them who had •used magic [practiced sorcery/witchcraft] brought their magic •books [or scrolls] and burned them before everyone. Those books were worth about fifty thousand silver coins [C probably drachmas, each worth a day’s wages].”

Revelation 21:8 (KJV) “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

(See also: Revelation 22:15, 2 Chronicles 33:6, Malachi 3:5, Leviticus 19:26, and Nahum 3:3-5.)

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Our New Year’s Snare

(Journal entry from New Years Day, 2015.)

I am sorry to say, that satan attacked me last night, and I succumbed.

I spent the last day of 2014 baking cookies for that evening.

All day, my husband was in an irritable mood, but I did not realize it until it was too late.

We were planning to eat our dinner, and then sit down and watch the ball drop at midnight, while snacking on cookies and chips.

But we never got that far.

While I was making supper, my husband decided to watch a movie called ‘Spinal Tap’ on television. He told the kids how funny it was, but the vibes I was getting from the show made me feel really uncomfortable. I thought to ask him to change the channel, but a voice kept whispering to me that it was o.k., and that it would soon get better. But when the main character in the movie started to swear multiple times, one right after the other, I called out my husband’s name in exasperation, upon which he then very reluctantly changed the channel.

But it wasn’t much better, for he had changed it to ‘The Twilight Zone’ marathon. Sometimes I’ve been able to watch this without a problem, but tonight was not one of them. It left me feeling uneasy. When I asked him to change the channel, he asked “To what? The three stooges?”

Then for some reason the fireplace ashes started to back up into the room, causing some of us to have health issues. Coughing, watery eyes, and headaches plagued some of the kids. My husband said he had cleaned out all the ashes a few days ago, so I figured I’d go in and wash it down with water to get rid of the rest of the soot. But when I went in, I found big piles of soot still there. So my husband resentfully decided to remove some more of the ash with a shovel, while I went to go get the vacuum cleaner. Half way through he became very angry, lost his temper, and stormed into the bedroom, saying he had ‘had it’ and that this was not what he had planned on doing for the night, so he was now going to go to bed.

I asked him if he was going to cast out the demons troubling him, but he said no and then went to bed.

After cleaning out the rest of the fireplace, the soot in the air dissipated and the kids and I were finally able to breathe freely without coughing or having our eyes tear up.

But we all knew that things were majorly wrong. We all sat down with each other to discuss with some bewilderment, what had happened. Normally their father does not loose his temper like that and storm off. Then almost at the same time, we all breathed the word “Christmas!” We realized that Christmas, several years ago, was the last time he had done such a thing. Then it hit us; we weren’t supposed to be celebrating New Years Eve!

We thought about what we had done the year before, and realized that we had watched the ball drop, but it had been by accident. The cable power had gone out that night, and it had come back on line just a few minutes before midnight. The channel it came back on to, was one that showed the New Year’s Eve festivities. So my husband and the rest of the family, all watched the ball drop last year, by accident.

But we had not planned out the night to do so like we had this year. For some reason, we thought it would be o.k., cause we didn’t have the holiday lights up or the Christmas tree in the room, so everything would be o.k.. But we were wrong.

So we stopped the festivities to do some research on line about the pagan history of New Year’s Eve. What we found reminded us of Christmas. Once again, the pagans, back in Roman times, were celebrating it with their god janus. This god had two faces on him, one looking to the future, and one to the past. (It is where they get the month ‘January’.) All the noise one makes at the stroke of midnight? It’s supposed to chase away all the evil spirits. (I laughed at this; demons are NOT scared of loud noise!) The infant new baby you always see as a symbol of the new year, is the old Greek god named dionysus, the god of wine and alcohol. Father time, the one who ushers out the old year, is none other than the grim reaper himself. When I realized that we were celebrating his holiday, my stomach turned sour. We have seen the grim reaper a few times before. He is NOT a fatherly sight!

I also researched when God said the new year was. (Yes, it is actually in the bible.) Exodus 12:1-2, “And the Eternal spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” So, the 1st day of the first month (Abib/Nisan) is the first day of the year. This year, it falls on March 21st, (God’s New Years Eve,) and March 22ond, (the first day of the New Year.) The exact date changes every year, but is usually in March or April of our calendar. (http://biblelight.net/feasts.htm)

But there was one thing that I discovered, that really shook me to the core. I found it on the web site http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow12.htm, (check it out for more info on our New Years Eve pagan traditions,) which gives the history of the holiday from the Viking/Celtic/Scottish viewpoint. I read: “There are traditions before midnight such as cleaning the house on 31st December (including taking out the ashes from the fireplace…) ! What? Cleaning out ashes from the fireplace before midnight on New Years Eve is a pagan tradition?!? No wonder the fire place ashes had become bothersome that evening. Why didn’t it bother us on the days before? Here satan had manipulated me into following his protocols for the holiday, and I didn’t even know it!

Well, after finding all this information out, we realized that we’d really be cursing ourselves if we continued to celebrate this holiday. So we stopped. Instead, we told the Lord that we were sorry, and then asked Him to please forgive us. We didn’t see the ball drop this year. We didn’t listen to “For Auld Lang Syne” afterwards. We didn’t make a whole bunch of noise at the midnight hour either. And we did not miss it at all!

I was still uncertain what to do concerning my husband. The Lord already knew that I was reluctant to go to bed next to my husband, for now I always refuse to lay down with known demons near by. But the Lord then told me to go get the blessed olive oil and bless him as he lay sleeping. So I did, binding up and casting out any holiday demons (and or other demons like resentfulness, anger, or projection,) that were troubling him. He didn’t even wake up or stir, but I could feel that they had left him, so I was able to go to sleep peacefully.

The next morning, my husband told me that even last night he did not want the demons troubling him. (I guess this was some kind of misunderstanding between us.) My husband and I then both hugged each other and said sorry to each other, and then agreed to not celebrate New Years Day. No watching the Rose Bowl Parade, or games, or other New Years Day activities. So, today has been just a regular day for us.

But- it has been a good one!

Now I find myself wondering just how in the world did satan get me to fall back into such a corrupted hole again? I felt as if I had landed in a snare! We had stopped celebrating it because we had sensed that it too, was pagan. So I had known that the holiday was not of the Lord, yet I had fallen back into old habits again. Lord, please help me to never forget again! I can hear the old warning of the Lord call out “Learn not the ways of the heathen!” (Jeremiah 10:2) I can see the dangers of learning their ways. Especially when they become habit and tradition!

Please Jesus, place your truth in and over the hearts of us and all of Your people. Help us to see clearly how best to worship You and love You as You have asked us to do. Help us to not stray from Your Word, which instructs us on how to follow You and worship You. And please Lord, stop us from adding anything on to it! Wake us up! Help us to keep our eyes focused on YOU!

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“You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works…lest they make you sin against Me…their gods…will surely be a snare unto you” (Ex. 23:24, 33)

“Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying ‘How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.’ Thou shalt not do so unto the eternal they God: for every abomination to the Eternal, WHICH HE HATETH, have they done to their gods ….” (Deut. 12:30-31.)

“In VAIN do they worship me,” said Jesus Christ, “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men!”
“Full well YE REJECT THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD, that ye may keep your own tradition, … making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered!” (Mark 7:7, 9, 13.)

II Kings 17:15-18, “And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them, that they should not do like them!”

“Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight …. and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight …. so was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day!” (II Kings 17:18, 20, and 23.)

“For I am the LORD, I CHANGE NOT!” Malachi 3:6. (This same reminder is repeated in Hebrews 13:8.)

“As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Eternal God; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols and thereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but POLLUTE YE MY HOLY NAME NO MORE with your gifts and with your idols” (Ezek. 20:39).

Hosea 2:11: “I will also cause all her mirth to cease, HER feast days {days THE PEOPLE chose}, HER new moons {marking the beginning of the pagan New Year}, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.” Notice that these were Israel’s feast days — those Israel had acquired from the pagan nations around them — NOT those God had originally instituted through His Bible! “And I will visit upon her the DAYS OF BAALIM, wherein she burned incense to them …” (verse 13)! (This is a quote with scripture from: http://www.bodyofchristonline.us/newyearseve/)

Daniel 7:25King James Version (KJV) “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”

1 Kings 18: 21 “And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”

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