Monday, 13 July 2015

The spirit of witchcraft is unstable in all her ways

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-8).

The spirit of witchcraft is one that is especially hard to discern, because of her seemingly kind, soft, and gentle wiles. She can work through anyone, whether it be the aggressive wife or the controlling pastor or campus ministry staffworker who harshly lectures people to be gentle (what an irony!).

Domination, manipulation and intimidation are only mere manifestations of the spirit of witchcraft. They are not the spirit of witchcraft herself. Rather, the spirit of witchcraft seeks control for the lustful pleasures that it satisfies. She blinds people under her into thinking that they are bullied, and oppressed when they have no 'control' or 'choice'. She feeds on the fleshly lusts of rebellion. 

 The classical example of such a manifestation is in 'modern' young women who think they are "oppressed" because of the rightful criticism against the indecent ways they dress up.
The spirit of witchcraft is so deceptive that she can blind those under her or ignorant of her into thinking that the oppressor is the oppressed, and the oppressed the oppressor. She uses this is stir up conflict and cause division. She works with the spirit of mammon who feeds on bitter envy and selfish ambition to blind people into thinking it is not only normal and acceptable to dominate, manipulate and intimidate others, but that if one does not have the liberty to do so, one is oppressed.

James 3:13-18 explains that bitter envy and strife always present where there is evil:
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

1 Corinthians 3:3 also explains: "For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" The same words 'envy' and 'strife' or selfish ambition in some translations are used. 

The spirit of witchcraft seeks to cause division between people by feeding on lust of the flesh, and pride of life, specially envy and selfish ambition. The very idea of rights is precisely the manifestation of envy and selfish ambition or strife. It is an evil, carnal, fleshly idea that the Church should treat with utter contempt. 

The spirit of witchcraft works with the spirit of mammon by feeding on the selfish fear of oppression, disrespect and hatred received from others. The spirit of mammon stirs up the envy and strife, holding those who live by the flesh or true Christians who are seduced by him to think that anxiety for anything earthly is legitimate. This deception occurs because of the pride of the flesh, thinking it 'deserves' what one has. 

The spirit of witchcraft then cooperates with mammon by feeding on such envy and strife, blinding people into thinking that one who has less earthly things, whether it be power, opportunity, possessions, romantic relationships, love or anything else, are oppressed, bullied or treated unjustly. People are blinded into believing they are oppressed because they have less earthly things out of their own rebellion. This rebellion is of the pride of life.

Rebellion is the desire to live a way that deviates from God's Will, or to even doubt anything about God. It is manifested by unfaithfulness to God. The fear of what people think about the teachings of the Bible is itself rebellion for it is to please people, and thus, displease and rebel against God. The fear of people is itself rebellion, which is manifested in fleshly, worldly methods of teaching, preaching, evangelising, and explaining the Word of God.
The spirit of witchcraft uses such rebellion to dominate, manipulate and intimidate others, and uses people controlled by her to control others. She thrives on unfaithfulness to God. This is why 1 Samuel 15:23 explains "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. "

Rebellion is unfaithfulness, and seeking to live one's own way, thinking it is right and wholesome, is witchcraft. It is the manifestation of unfaithfulness to God. All her 'good' and 'righteous' works are really means to dominate, manipulate and intimidate. She uses deception to achieve this. Such is her unstableness.