Witchcraft has been a topic of intrigue and curiosity for centuries. However, there are several misconceptions surrounding this practice. As a former seeker of spirituality and practitioner of witchcraft, I understand the significance of demystifying the truth behind it. In this blog, we will explore five essential aspects of witchcraft, shedding light on its origins, characteristics, and distinguishing it from the Holy Spirit.
What is Witchcraft?
According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, witchcraft is defined as "the use of sorcery or magic and communication with the devil or familiar spirits." This definition clarifies that witchcraft is not aligned with divine powers. Instead, it draws its strength from Satan and involves interacting with demonic entities.
The Religion of the Fallen
Witchcraft is the religion of the Fallen. It is believed that this religion was bestowed upon humanity in exchange for their daughters. This transaction provided mankind with knowledge, technology, and access to communicate with familiar spirits (Demonic and Satanic beings). The teachings of witchcraft revolve around harnessing these supernatural forces for various purposes.
Using Spirits other than the Holy Spirit
One of the defining characteristics of witchcraft is its reliance on spirits other than the Holy Spirit. Unlike the Holy Spirit, which operates in alignment with God's will, witchcraft employs different spirits to achieve its objectives. It is important to note that the Holy Spirit's guidance is distinct from the methods employed in witchcraft. Christianity, under the New Covenant, does not involve the use of altars, sacrifices, or any practices that mirror those of the Old Testament. Witchcraft on the other hand perverts the word of God and old covenant system of God. Satan cannot create so therefore he can only pervert and obscure what God has established.
Distinguishing Fruits: Holy Spirit vs. Witchcraft Spirit
The fruits of the Holy Spirit, as mentioned in the Bible, include love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Conversely, witchcraft produces fruits such as control, power, manipulation, intimidation, and humiliation. By observing these fruits, one can differentiate between the presence of the Holy Spirit and the influence of a spirit of witchcraft. The Bible commands us to test every spirit to confirm if they are from God or not.
Submission to God's Will vs. Self-Will
The Holy Spirit guides individuals to submit to the will of God and prioritize His desires above their own. In contrast, witchcraft focuses on using specific spirits to fulfill personal goals and ambitions. It is crucial to recognize that the Holy Spirit uses individuals as vessels to accomplish God's will, rather than individuals using the Holy Spirit for personal gain. The Holy Spirit cannot be used to fullfill your will; anyone who is fulfilling their own will but claiming it's the Holy Spirit is lying. The spirit of God does not operate like a Genie or Fortune teller.
Understanding the true nature of witchcraft is essential in order to avoid misconceptions and to differentiate it from the Holy Spirit. With its roots in sorcery, communication with demonic entities, and the pursuit of personal desires, witchcraft stands in stark contrast to the teachings of Christianity. By familiarizing ourselves with the characteristics and manifestations of witchcraft, we can deepen our understanding of the spiritual world and discern the influence of supernatural forces in our lives.