Genesis 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Genesis 3:22  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil…

I suppose one word you can’t miss reading my published materials or listening to my videos is WITCHCRAFT.

So many people are described as either teaching witchcraft or practicing it you must wonder what the issue is. Is witchcraft really that prevalent? Is it really a day-to-day thing or am I simply misusing the word for lack of what to say?

The answer is understanding what the ancient Hebrew means by the word, which, of course, is the Bible’s definition of the word.

To the ancient Hebrew, a witch is a “knowing one”: someone who says he has knowledge of spiritual phenomenal or practices outside of what God revealed in the Bible.

Genesis 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Most people read Genesis 3:5 and the first part of Genesis 3:22 where God said man had “become like one of us knowing good and evil” and think God and Satan were basically saying the same thing and that what they were saying was good for man! 

It doesn’t occur to us that what the Devil offered Eve was the chance to become a witch. “You shall be like God”, is saying, “You shall be an independent source of spiritual truth totally outside the control of God”. This was what Eve agreed to. This was what God in Genesis 3:22 affirmed man had become. We had become “gods” in the most heinous sense unimaginable.

We had become independent of the only true God! That is the simple definition of SIN: everyone has gone his own way!

WITCHCRAFT encompasses all and every form of knowledge of spiritual phenomenal that are not expressly approved by God: from mere superstitions to spell casting, to materialization, to necromancy, to “saying the rosary”, to teleportation: this includes all and every idea, practice and teaching about God, gods, spirits, man, animate and inanimate objects outside the realm of the knowledge demonstrably made available in the Bible or verifiable by physical science.

Since these spiritual beliefs and practices are, by definition, outside of what God revealed in the Bible, whoever is teaching or practicing them must be in contact with sources of knowledge and entities outside of God’s will for man. The person is in league with, and trafficking with, fallen angels.

Very often we are unaware of the source of our ideas and beliefs.

For the follower of God, the rules of belief are strict:

“Deuteronomy 4:2  Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you”.

Every time you go beyond what God specifically stated in the Bible, you are a knowing one: you are acting as a mouthpiece of some spirit opposed to the Spirit of God: you are performing the functions of a witch.

How widespread is witchcraft?

Almost all humanity is involved in it.

Every religious idea and belief that is not specifically  – and expressly  – sanctioned by the Bible is an aspect of witchcraft. In fact, performing or believing in a religious practice sanctioned in the Old Testament but obliterated by the birth, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is part of it: it is the rebellion of disregarding God’s ultimate Plan of how man must approach to God.

Every time ‘pastor’ Adeboye asks you to “look at a rod and pray”, he is asking you to participate in witchcraft.

Every time William Kumuyi asks you to, “speak forth your miracle”, he is inviting you to a witchcraft session.

When David Oyedepo or Dr Enenche shouts, “Command your destiny”, it is witchcraft they are inviting you into.

Every time you hear an Islamic call to prayer, you are hearing a call to witchcraft.

Every time a Catholic priest asks you to pray to Mary or venerate any physical object, he is asking you to engage in witchcraft.

Every Hindu chant is a prayer to some demon god: they are all witchcraft activities.

Every time an Aladura or a Catholic priest burns candles, he is engaging in witchcraft.

Every incantation is an appeal to some demon: it is witchcraft.

Every curse is a cry to the Devil to cause harm to another person: it is witchcraft. Every chant of, “Fall down and die”!, is a chant to the Devil. 

Every blood sacrifice or pouring of libation to any god for good luck or fortune is witchcraft.

Any time you shed the blood of any animal for any religious purpose, you are participating in witchcraft: you are calling the shed blood of the Lamb of God into question.

Most people participate in witchcraft without knowing. They do this by spouting superstitions or affirming information and teachings contrary to the Bible. 

For example, the Bible in both the Old and the New Testaments teaches God’s anger against necromancy  – communing with the dead. Christ in Luke 16:19-31 gave the story of Lazarus and a rich man. He taught that God would not allow anyone to come from among the dead to give any warning or information to the living. God, in Deuteronomy 18:10-12 and in many other parts of the Old Testament, called people who talk to the dead, abomination. In spite of this clear teaching, many people believe they can read books purporting to give messages from people who “just returned” from short excursions to “heaven” or “hell”!  Most people feel free talking to their dead relatives or asking their dead relatives to look after them! It never occurs to them they are unwittingly yearning for necromancy.

Many of the popular songs and choruses we sing in Christian assemblies teach ideas that are opposed to what we have in the Bible. The songs express opinions about God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, the Devil, sin or man at variance with the contents of the Bible: we are simply singing our witchcraft, our innate love to be rid of God, to be rid of His knowledge, even when we deceive ourselves we are worshipping Him!

I am a god!

You can therefore see the incongruity in someone who says he has repented of his sins boasting about his being a god!

Christ: The Way Out

Matthew 18:2  And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

Matthew 18:3  And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Repentance is, at its root, renunciation of witchcraft.

What man foreswears at second birth is his pseudo right, basically, to constitute himself into an authority independent of God. Conversion is becoming like a little child in the sense of not holding tight to any opinion that you can’t justify from the pages of the Bible. You are not converted if you start and maintain discussions on spiritual issues on, “I think…”, or, “In my own mind ..” or, “The popular belief is..”, or, My pastor said..” True Christians have no opinions about spiritual truths independent of whatever God revealed in the Bible.

True repentance towards God is the rejection of the contract Eve made with Satan: it is the rejection of the inducement “to be like God”, independent of the Way God asks men to be like Him, independent of Christ.

To be like God, in Satan’s sense, is supplanting God.

It is active rebellion against God: whether or not man can carry out his wish is not the issue.