CHARACTERISTICS OF WITCHCRAFT
Witchcraft works through rebellion against authority and refuses to submit to God’s designated authority over the earth. In Mark Chapter 1, we find an occasion where an unclean spirit operated through a man right in the middle of a worship service.
Witchcraft not only fosters disobedience to authority in others, but also seeks after gifts instead of the Giver.
Witchcraft finds fault in pastors, church leaders and church policies in order to cause some to take up offenses among the brethren. Proverbs 6:19 teaches us that one of the seven especially detestable sins in the Lord’s eyes is: he that soweth discord among brethren.
Witchcraft agrees with disenchanted church members instead of defending church authority. We are obligated to take a stand for what we believe.
The witch’s brew questions, undermines and, finally, judges authority. What do I mean by passing judgment? Here are some examples:
I am leaving the church because the pastors are just too busy.
I don’t feel love in this church anymore.
I am going to go to some other church where people are heard.
I don’t believe the pastor has the right to tell me what to do.
I don’t like the pastor’s new policy.
Witchcraft suggests misappropriation of church funds. For the love of money is the root of all evil (I Tim. 6:10).
Witchcraft can work through women, through wives’ manipulation of husbands or through marital relations or social favors. The Bible says that a married person’s body is not his or her own (1 Cor. 7:4).
Witchcraft rebels against the parental authority. God said, Honor thy father and thy mother (Exod. 20:12).
Witchcraft promotes a mixed spirit in the church. Jesus said for us to be either hot or cold because if we are lukewarm, He will spew us out of His mouth (Rev. 3:15).
Witchcraft defends family members above authority. A few children are such skillful manipulators that they can always make the parent believe it was somebody else’s fault.
Witchcraft tries to use money to control what is preached from the pulpit. God is your source and supply (Phil. 4:19).
Witchcraft retaliates through punishment. A witch’s brew will many times leave you where there is no answer.
Witchcraft gives ultimatums to authority. Do not let that witch’s brew come on you!
Witchcraft tries to destroy the anointing through sex violations.
Witchcraft uses the supernatural to infiltrate spirits into the church. The Bible teaches that God will not let anything happen unless He first tells His prophets (Amos 3:7).
Witchcraft uses artifacts and plants them on property for purposes of having powerful spirits fight against specific goals.
Witchcraft gets properties and finances all tied up. Child of God, I am telling you, there could be a witch’s brew being practiced on you.
Witchcraft violates balance with severe mood swings.
Witchcraft gives directional prophecy without submitting to the governmental authority of the local church. The Bible teaches us not to lay hands suddenly on any man (1 Tim. 5:22).
Witchcraft uses prophecy to control, manipulate or impose its will on other people. Your money perish with thee because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money (Acts 8:20).
Witchcraft tries to make people more loyal to race, gender and causes than to the Word of God.
Witchcraft constantly looks for discrimination in the church to talk among the saints and cause division.
Witchcraft instigates action for someone else to go ahead and say things or do things on its behalf and then hides in the background as though totally innocent.
Witchcraft plants bad seeds through insinuations.
The witch’s brew tries to suck the life out of the ministers of a church.