“There shall not be found among you anyone that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer”. Deutronomy 18:10-11
Are these things real? Do we really have occult powers and witchcraft operations today?
Occult and Witchcraft practices has been from the time of old, it is very much with us these day. Many lives has been wasted, destinies delayed and destroyed.
Sometime in 1999, after a vigil, we went out early in the morning for early morning evangelism. On our way back , I had a leading to follow the expressway. I took a few of the brethren who were with me, we passed through the expressway. As we walked down the road, I was asking the Holy Spirit, “why are we on this road Lord? Keep going ,you will soon discover why . I heard him say to me.
As we continued walking down, the headlamp of an approaching vehicle exposed a big basket kept in the middle of the express road and two men on opposing sides of the road throwing wooden images on the road and reciting incantations. We moved closer, and heard what they were saying. We couldn’t make anything clear from the incantations they were reciting, but we heard them say “…you will drink blood, you will drink blood , blood on this road …”
On hearing that, a holy anger swelled inside me; Before this time, there has been recurrent, multiple accidents on that road that has been claiming several lives. It was happening every other week, each episode takes minimum of 5 to 10 lives; this has dragged on for several months. Would anybody have believed that some occult men were behind what was happening on that road. This was what God wanted to expose to us.
My first canal reaction was to go slap the madness out of those guys, the brethren I was with that morning restrained me. The men noticing our presence disappeared into the darkness. This was happening around 5am.
We quickly said a few prayers on that spot and withdrew to our prayer centre to pray further. Unfortunately for them, we recognized one of them. We prayed several days, and stirred up a spiritual revolt against the influence of the occult in the community.
Part of our prayer plan was to
- Destroy what they have done on that road
- Send the men on a spiritual exile
- Enter the house of the one we recognised who was leading to raise an altar that will speak against him till he is destroyed.
We did a prophetic match round the community, to cast off the darkness these men have raised over the community. We prayerfully destroyed the altars they raised on the express, cancelled the words they have programmed into existence.
Our next attack was on the Occult man we recognized, we couldn’t enter his house because at this point, he too recognized us. We took a few small stones, prayed over them anointed them, raised altars on them, made decrees and threw those stones into the entrance of his house.
The accidents seized, the man was killed some months after by robbers.
Friends, Occult powers are real, but what is more real is the power to destroy them and their works in the name of Jesus.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved -Acts 4:12
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Rom 10:13
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power
– Col 2:9-10 KJV
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form. And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.…
– Col 2:9-10 BSB
SPIRITUAL LEGAL GROUNDS
“Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?
There is something called Lawful captives. One of the things I have discovered in the battle against Occult and witchcraft is that their works can’t prevail if there are no legal grounds.
Spiritual legal ground is anything in our lives that has given a demon the consent or authorization to involve itself in our life, body or mind (soul). A typical example of legal grounds in operation is found in Matthew 18:23-35, where Jesus talks about unforgiveness. Jesus wraps up the story by saying that if we are unforgiving, tormentors are allowed access to us:
“And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.” – Matthew 18:34-35,
Unforgiveness, which gives birth to bitterness, is known in the Bible to spiritually defile a person:
Hebrews 12:15, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.”
Things such as unforgiveness, unrepented sin, ungodly soul ties, foolish spoken vows, curses, and so fourth can give unclean spirits the right to hang around and influence us. These things must be cleaned up in order for a person to experience lasting genuine immunity against occult curses and witchcraft spells.
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. Prov 26:2
A curse without a cause, without a reason, without a legal ground shall not come.
These evil men look for legal grounds they can use to place their curses. When non exist, they try to establish one to claim some authority in the realm of the spirit.
If you read the story of Balam and Balak in Numbers 22- 24, Balaam a well known and powerful sorcerer and prophet was hired to curse the Jews to make it easier for Moab and the Midianites to defeat Israel .
Balak the King of Moab had a battle with Sichon, the Emorite King, he hired Balaam to curse the Emorites, and as a result won the war. (Note this account wasn’t recorded in the bible but it happened ). This was why he decided to bring Balam again to cast a spell on another nation, to give his army an edge in their battle against them.
Several times, Balam tried to curse Israel but failed. His curses couldn’t find a legal ground to operate. To prevail against Israel, Balaam advised Balak to send the women of Moab into the camp of Israel . The women of Moab entered, offered the men of Israel sexual favors if only they would worship their god with them. The god was baal peor . That singular act gave legal grounds for affliction .
Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the Lord. – Numbers 31:16 (KJV)
“Look, these women caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the incident of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.” – Numbers 31:16.(NKJV)
In dealing with occult and witchcraft spells, elimination of Legal grounds is the first key to victory.
We were told about Joshua the high priest in Zechariah chapter 3
And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment
Zech 3;1-4 KJV
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” Zech 3;1-4 ESV
HOW TO ELIMINATE LEGAL GROUNDS
Repentance, the cross and the blood of Jesus is the key to eliminating legal grounds.
But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
– Colossians 2:14 (KJV)
..to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. – Heb 12:24
Legal grounds can be eliminated through repentance, renunciation, and invoking the power in the blood of Jesus. Even physical possessions can give demons rights into our homes, to enforce Occult curses and Spells ,
Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.
And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. – Acts 19 :18-20
It is therefore very important to destroy and remove any cursed or ungodly items from our homes as well, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in this direction.
Some of the common Legal grounds and how to eliminate them.
1. Unrepented sins – Repent of every unrepented sin. If you are standing in the gap for your family or community, pray the prayer of Nehemiah in Nehemiah 1 . Job did this continually on behalf of his children
And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually. Job 1:5
2. Irrational vows, Covenants and Soul ties are known to bind the soul and create legal grounds for occult manipulations. Even unfulfilled vows and covenants made by fathers on behalf of their children are super legal grounds for occult manipulations. Some parents go to satanic altars and shrines. In ignorance they make vows and pledges that outlives their generation. Such vows not fulfilled in the next generation can become legal grounds for occult manipulations. Repent and renounce in the name of Jesus every vows and covenants you, your family, children, ancestors entered knowingly or unknowingly . Separate yourself and family in the name of Jesus from the force of such vows , break the covenants in the name of Jesus .
3. Cursed possessions, such as occult books, Satanic symbols, etc. must be thrown out. For God’s Word is clear that bringing a cursed item into your home can bring a curse upon yourself:
“Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.” – Deuteronomy 7:26,
4. Negative Confessions and decrees, such as, “My family don’t live Long I am not expecting to live that long” “I’ll never get out of debt!” must be renounced (taken back verbally) and broken in Jesus’ name.
In the name of Jesus, Father, I bring repentance upon myself, my family, my siblings and my community. In many ways we have offended thee, in many ways we have gone against spiritual laws. Lord I acknowledge, we have sinned, we have not been obedient to your precepts and laws. I ask for your mercy O Lord.
In the name of Jesus , I ask for the cleansing of the blood of Jesus, let every filthy garment be removed in the name of Jesus.
Everything the devil is using to bring accusation against me, against my family in the court of heaven; I silence them by the blood of Jesus,
Every handwriting of ordinances written against me, against my family, against my siblings, against my community, I blot them out and nail them upon the cross of Calvary. In the name of Jesus.
Now that you have dealt with the legal grounds, prayerfully, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you. If there are physical actions you need to take , it can be physical alters to remove, it can be restitution you need to do, it can be someone you need to forgive and let go in your spirit, just let the holy spirit lead you.
ACTIVATING THE FORCES OF NATURE TO FIGHT AGAINST OCCULT AND WITCHCRAFT FORCES
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days;
and caused the dayspring to know his place;
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
– Job 38:12-13
To be continued.. ..