Of all the witcheries commonly practiced, perhaps the greatest are the many deceptions which are carefully nurtured by those caught in the snare that is witchcraft.
Although this quite likely will be disputed by those trapped in its coils, witches rival even the federal government in the amount of disinformation disseminated among the public.
This was all recently brought home during an interesting chat with a pleasant young woman whose family has been enmeshed in witchcraft for generations. In fact, it is not uncommon for friends of the young woman’s grandmother to greet the old lady with some variation of “How are you doing, you old witch?” and then laugh AS IF a great joke had been told.
During the discussion with the pleasant young woman–who had been an acquaintance for at least eight or nine years–several of the more familiar stories told by witches and their circles were brought to mind.
A few of these old wives’ tales follow. (There are a great many more.) Some are superstition; i.e., they are believed by at least some witches. Others are deceptions meant to deceive the uninitiated as to the true nature of witchcraft and those who practice it.
1- There are good witches and and there are bad witches.
This has been a tale a long time in the telling. Europeans promoted this story with the designation of some witches as “cunning folk” or “wise women.”
Names given to folk healers or magicians in parts of Europe include the French devins-guérisseurs (soothsayer-healers) and leveurs de sorts (curse lifters), the Italianbenandanti (“good walkers“), the Dutch toverdokters or duivelbanners, the German Hexenmeister or Kräuterhexen, the Spanish curanderos, the Portuguese curandeiros/as,benzedeiros/as or mulheres de virtude (this last one applies only to females, translating as “women of virtue”), the Danish kloge folk, Swedish klok gumma (“wise old woman“) or klok gubbe (“wise old man“), and the Slavic Vedmak.
The difference between being labeled a “witch” or a “wise woman” by neighbors usually boiled down to a matter of maliciousness on the part of the practitioner. IF the person was seen as having evil intent toward others, they were branded a “witch;” IF the person’s intentions appeared to be mostly beneficent, then they were a “cunning folk.”
…most common people firmly distinguished between the two: witches were seen as being harmful and cunning folk as useful.
HOWEVER, God’s Word informs that ALL witches obtain their powers from access to illegitimate supernatural power. As such, the Bible associates witches with anyone else who consults with a familiar spirit (demon).
“There shall not be found among you any one 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. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD”
Therefore, there are no “good witches“–only witches who are seen as back-scratchers and those who are not.
2- Witches do not consult with the devil because witches do not even believe in Satan.
This is often offered as a “witches’ defense once-removed.” Such as,
“I’ve heard that they don’t even believe in the devil.”
Strictly speaking–regardless of centuries of stories told by both witches and their supposed persecutors–witches are not powered by Satan.
HOWEVER, Satan no doubt treats witches as he does any of fallen humanity: as those who have “seen the light,” forsaken God and Jesus Christ and joined Satan’s “winning” team.
Of course Satan is a master deceiver.
But one of the greatest deceptions is self-deception.
As for the popular claim “Satan is an invention of the Christian church“: accounts of Satan predate Christianity by centuries.
Many witches mistakenly believe (in private) Satan is a benefactor instead of someone whose motto is “Misery loves company.”
3- Witches practice MAGIC, utilizing an endless number of hexes, spells, incantations and the like–as well as the corresponding actions which accompany hexes, spells, etc.–to produce their power.
There IS NO magic.
There ARE displays of demonic power.
Let this piece serve as an introduction to the subject.
As previously stated, there are a GREAT many deceptions witches pass off as “the truth.”
Which leads to one final question:
“Is disinformation the greatest trick of all witchcraft?”
ONE last reminder to any of the few actual Christian readers: witches are part of fallen mankind. They NEED the prayers of the believer in order to change paths.
Therefore, do not forget to include prayers for witches as a part of daily supplications to the LORD–whether those prayers are appreciated, acknowledged or even wanted.
DOES the reader feel that witchcraft is merely a method of displaying “girl power“?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 29-December 1, 2019.]
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