Saturday, September 8, 2018
Topic: Idolatry and Witchcraft
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Idolatry is the worship of anything or anybody other than God (Exodus 20:1-6). Subtle and overt forms of idolatry are entangling believers. The obsessive use of biblical symbols and tokens can lead to symbol idolatry in which people put more faith in physical objects than in the name of Jesus and the Word of God. Believers drink potions and wear amulets from fetish priests with the hope of getting miracles. A good number of churches have been contaminated in some parts of the world.
A brother in a church was provoked by an unbeliever due to a struggle over property. He threatened the unbeliever that he would use demonic powers from his hometown against the unbeliever. There are rumours in some circles of pastors who use demonic powers to draw crowds and money into their churches. Such activities cannot build the Church of Jesus Christ because they are ungodly practices.
The manipulation of believers’ souls through fear and intimidation - witchcraft - is increasing in some Christian circles. Members of the Body of Christ use charms against one another. We cannot have solid churches if we entertain such practices in our lives and churches. May our churches be cleansed, and every negative influence broken, in the name of Jesus Christ.
1. Pray and break the influence of witchcraft manipulations against your life.
2. Declare that no evil machination against you and your household shall stand.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)