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Weapons Of Witchcraft

You can take control of your life but you have to defeat the spirit of 
witchcraft first. Confusion, emotional manipulation, inattentiveness, and 
probing the soul for information are all common weapons witchcraft uses to
 control the believer. We are all attacked by the powers of witchcraft, yet
 with scriptural understanding of your God-given rights you can defeat its 
purpose every time.

For Freedom's Sake


In freedom Christ has made us free (and completely liberated us): stand fast 
then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of
 slavery (which you have once put off). Galatians 5:1 AMP

This scripture makes it clear that Jesus has freed us from the bondage of 
witchcraft. It is important to thoroughly understand this scripture because
 the spirit of witchcraft craves to enslave those who are ignorant to these 
words of truth. Witchcraft has a field day with those who don't know their 
rights as children of God. You have to declare this scripture over your life 
and know its truth: For freedom's sake He has made us free by completely 
removing sin and Satan's right to put a yoke of any kind on us-including 
witchcraft's control.

Once you have an understanding of your God-given rights and position in
 Christ, the next step in defeating witchcraft is to understand its weapons
 because if you don't understanding the weapons then you won't know when you 
are under attack. In fact, many people, unknowingly, have been influenced by
 witchcraft at some time in their lives.

Witchcraft often manifests itself in a feeling that there is something wrong
 but an inability to put one's finger on just exactly what it is. Because
 witchcraft will attack the innocent, it is important that we learn some
 Biblical truths to aid us in recognizing its demonic assignments. 
Understanding that witchcraft affects the spiritual climate around us is one 
important key.

Spiritual Climates

My first encounter with witchcraft was a young, innocent child. Someone that 
I loved dearly had a strange air about him. When he entered the room I 
remember feeling an eerie presence come in with him. I could sense the 
spiritual climate in the room changed from peaceful to nervous and edgy. So 
objectionable was the change that it would get everyone's attention. Back
 then I didn't know what it was and I couldn't explain it either. I simply 
knew that something was not right because his presence made me feel so 
uncomfortable. That presence attacked my peace and offered me confusion in 
return. I didn't understand it then like I do now, but I can tell you it
 wasn't very pleasant.

Some of you have had similar experiences. You knew that something was wrong, 
too, but you couldn't express or pinpoint the reason for your feelings. We 
can begin to put some of those feelings into words by looking at some
 distinctive character traits and weapons of witchcraft. The following list 
is designed to help you grasp a better understanding of witchcraft's
 operations. Keep in mind that someone operating in witchcraft may not use all 
these weapons or exhibit all these traits.

Chaos

The first on our list of witchcraft weapons is chaos. Chaos, means an 
complete lack of peace. When witchcraft is operating there is a release of 
chaos, confusion and turmoil. Scripture says, For God is not the author of 
confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 1 Corinthians
14:33

When witchcraft enters a room it comes in like a whirlwind, releasing a 
cloud of confusion and chaos. Witchcraft operates best in a whirlwind that
 gets everyone on edge, stirred up and at each others' throats.

There are sorcerers in India that use a form of witchcraft called Chaotic 
Magic. It is a method of sorcery that is designed to release witchcraft and
 create havoc. Sorcerers intentionally send chaos, which is released through 
words for the purpose of controlling those at whom it is released.

While witchcraft can target anyone, there are certain character traits that
 seem to invite witchcraft assignments. Have you ever met someone who seemed
 constantly disordered and confused? They lacked a sense of order in their
 lives? I am talking about people who aren't sober-minded or stable, but are 
unbalanced and flaky. People with those character traits are prime targets
 for witchcraft's operations.

People who fall under the spell of witchcraft are recognizable by the chaos
 and confusion prevalent in their lives. In fact, they suffer from such 
strong confusion that they have a compelling need for others to take control
 of their lives and tell them what to do. Witchcraft is glad to oblige.

Inattentiveness


Another weapon of witchcraft is inattentiveness.

It is difficult to hold the attention of people under influence of
 witchcraft. You could be talking with them and, suddenly, they start 
searching through their purse or combing their hair, not paying one bit of 
attention to what you are saying. As their mind drifts away they think about 
everything but your conversation.

That is not to say that people who fall under the spell of witchcraft lack
 intelligence. Many times people under the assignment of witchcraft are
 indeed intelligent. They look and sound good, but at times are not stable
 when they are under the spiritual influence of witchcraft. In fact, they
 often act like schizophrenics (without hearing voices) because they are with
 you one minute, holding a relatively intelligent conversation, and the next
 time they have drifted out into wonder, wonder land.

Confusion

A third weapon of witchcraft is strong confusion.

Witchcraft can be accurately described as a spiritual force that releases 
strong confusion against one's mind. One time I was engaged in such intense
 spiritual warfare with witchcraft, and was hit so hard in my mind, that I 
could hardly remember my own name. It was at that time that God opened my 
understanding as to how strong the spirit of witchcraft can be. In an effort 
to get my act together I went into my hotel room, got down on my knees and 
plead the blood of Jesus over my mind. After about thirty minutes of strong 
intercession I was able to pray through and break its influence.

Probing The Soul

Often overlooked, probing the soul for information (particularly hurts,
 wounds, scars, discouragement and rebellion) is a weapon of spiritual 
witchcraft.

Scripture teaches us not to be ignorant of Satan's ministry. If we are 
ignorant, then he can cause us a variety of problems. Apostle Paul warns,
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his 
devices (2 Corinthians 2:11) KJV

Satan knows what he is doing and has various strategies to accomplish his 
ministry. Satan, oftentimes, will go back to the same weapons that have
 previously worked in your life. One of his techniques involves using people
 you know to probe your soul.

To understand how this works, we need to know that God created us as
 three-part beings: spirit, soul and body. Your soul is your mind, will,
 intellect, reasoning, imaginations and emotions.

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole
 spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord
 Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23) KJV

Remember that the spirit of witchcraft's purpose is to advance its own 
causes while controlling you. Witchcraft will try to infiltrate your life 
through your emotions. A person operating through witchcraft might approach 
you and begin to probe a particular area of your life with many questions.
 They might ask things like, "How is your family doing?" or "Your poor 
mother, I know you are very concerned about her." or "I heard you were 
having problems in your marriage. Can I help you with anything?" or "How are 
your children?" or "Are you sure everything is alright?" Excessive use of
the question, "Is everything alright?" is a sure indication of witchcraft's
 probing.

All this might sound like a nice faithful friend trying to console you. That 
may even be the case, bit it is the spirit behind the many probing questions 
that we must discern. Are the questions coming out of a true concern, or, 
are they probing your soul looking for a way in? Ask yourself what the
 motivation is. Witchcraft spirits will gather as much information 
(especially the "dirty laundry") as they can use against you at a later 
date.

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Pulling On The Emotions


Witchcraft knows how to pull on and manipulate your emotions-and use them as
 a weapon against you.

When God deals with you, it is from Spirit to spirit-not Spirit to soul 
(John 4:24). The spirit of witchcraft works best by pulling on your 
emotions. It uses various strategies, sometimes even shedding tears.
 Witchcraft will cry with you if that is what it takes to pierce your
 emotions and hook your soul, so even tears must be discerned.

Witchcraft will probe your emotions searching for a successful gateway into 
your soul. Witchcraft also searches for pride in you. It looks for pride by 
watching your reaction to sweet talk, flattery and feeding your ego.

If probing your emotions doesn't work, witchcraft won't give up. It will 
look for other ways in. Maybe glitter, glamour or Hollywood Christianity
 will bait you. Maybe renting a limousine and treating you like royalty will 
enable it to pull on your emotions. Or, perhaps weeping, sobbing or crying
 with you at a weak point in your life will do the trick. Regardless of its 
reasoning, witchcraft wants to work itself into the emotional areas of your
life in an effort to control you.

Emotional manipulation is a common form of witchcraft. The boy who continues 
to tell the girl how beautiful she is and how much he loves her-until is a 
form of witchcraft. The con man that builds your trust and confidence until 
the day he steals your money is operating in witchcraft. The person that
 gives you a gift and threatens to take it back if you don't obey is 
operating in witchcraft.

Manipulation Of The Soul


Do you remember the story of Esau, Isaac's first-born son? He was entitled 
to receive God's great blessing but he was so controlled by hunger (flesh) 
that he gave up his birthright for a single meal. Later in the scriptures we
 see Esau using tears in an effort to get his birthright back. God saw
 through the ploy and it didn't work. However, if Esau were alive today, many
 of us would give him back his birthright. Why? Because his tears would pull
on our emotions and we would be manipulated and feel sorry for him. Esau's
tears would emotionally manipulate us and cause us to lose our spiritual 
discernment.

Scripture tells us that Esau never repented for this sin, even though he 
plead tearfully for the return of his birthright.

Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel 
of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would 
have inherited the blessing he was rejected: for he found no place of 
repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears." (Hebrews 12:16-17)
KJV

From this scripture we learn that spiritual discernment does not operate 
through the soul realm. Spiritual discernment does, however, operate in our
 born again spirit, but never through our emotions. Beware of the person that 
tries to manipulate you with tears-that is witchcraft, too.

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is 
the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance
 in the saints." (Ephesians 1:18) KJV

In this scripture, the apostle Paul is referring to spiritual understanding 
and knowing. It is a fact that our minds wonder-but our spirits know.
 Spiritual discernment can be blocked by soul compassion through the
 operation of witchcraft in our emotions.

Questions

Review these questions to help you identify if witchcraft has been released 
at you through the methods we just discussed.
Has anyone ever consoled you in your time of need then later you found out 
that they were just being nice for selfish purposes?
Have you ever felt sorry for someone ho then took advantage of your
 sentiments?
Do you try to gain the approval of someone who abuses you?
Would you have felt sorry for Esau and given him back his birthright because
 he was crying?
Have you ever had someone quiz you with inappropriate questions that dealt 
with your emotions?
Has anyone ever tried to feed your ego or pride with smooth flattering 
sayings?

Summary

Confusion, emotional manipulation, inattentiveness, and probing the soul for 
information are all common weapons witchcraft uses to control the believer.
Witchcraft often manifests itself in a feeling that there is something wrong 
but an inability to put one's finger on just exactly what it is.
Witchcraft will attack your peace and offer you confusion in return.
Excessive use of the question, "Is every thing alright?" is a sure
 indication of witchcraft's probing.
When witchcraft is operating there is a release of chaos, confusion and 
turmoil.
It is difficult to hold the attention of people under the influence of 
witchcraft.
Beware of the person who tries to manipulate you with tears-that's 
witchcraft.
Witchcraft can be accurately described as a spiritual force that releases
 strong confusion against one's mind.
Probing the soul for information (particularly hurts, wounds, scars,
 discouragement, and rebellion) is a weapon of witchcraft.
Witchcraft will try to infiltrate your life through your emotions.
Witchcraft knows how to pull on and manipulate your emotions-and use them as
 a weapon against you.
Spiritual discernment can be blocked by soul compassion through the
 operation of witchcraft in our emotions.
In the next article we will discover how witchcraft separates and isolates 
its victim from the influence of friends and family.

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C 2003 Apostle Jonas Clark