LEARNING TO SAY NO
Jeremiah tells us that witchcraft does not come from the Spirit of God, nor should we listen to its message.
“Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the LORD’” (Jeremiah 23:16).
Whenever God speaks to you prophetically, He brings:
He quickens you and gives you an assurance that you are going in the right direction. He never brings confusion and wondering, but an assured knowing that you are doing the right thing.
Neither does God release a prophetic word to get into your pocketbook. The Holy Spirit is not a merchandiser. You will never see God hold up and envelope and say, “Anybody that has a hundred dollars, I will give you a prophetic word or pray for your healing.” God will never do that – that’s witchcraft!
If you find yourself in a meeting like that, then get up and leave and don’t go back. If they do things like that in the church you attend, then question your leader. If it persists, then find another church.
Finally, Jeremiah tells us that witchcraft will steal God’s words to deceive. This means that false prophets will sound like the real thing.
“Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbor. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith” (Jeremiah 23:30-31).
Those who operate in witchcraft listen intently for true prophetic sayings. They break those sayings down into “buzz words” and repeat them to appear spiritual – that, too, is witchcraft.
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS
The following questions will help you identify if you have been a victim of prophetic witchcraft.
- Have you ever had conflicting personal prophecy and were very confused or hurt by it?
- Have you ever received a personal prophecy and it just did not witness with your spirit?
- Have you ever heard anyone say, “I am submitted and listen only to the Holy Spirit?”
- Do you hear people repeatedly say, “God said”? Does it seem, however, that God is continually changing His mind?
- Do you submit prophecies, dreams, and visions to your pastor to judge and examine them?
- Has anyone ever said they would give you a prophecy in exchange for money?
- Have you ever felt that you could prophesy, and it would manipulate someone to do what you wanted?
- Did you ever prophesy because you felt a strong pull on you from the people or because you had a reputation to live up to?
- Did you ever prophesy because you wanted people to know how spiritual you were?
- Have you ever heard someone pray a prayer that was intended to manipulate?
When you are in prophetic ministry and enter a territory in which witchcraft is operating, it is important to be careful that you receive the unction (permission) of the Holy Spirit to prophesy (2 Peter 1:20-21).
I have seen true prophets prophesy in false operations because they tapped into the spirit of divination that was resident in the territory. I write more on this subject in my book Prophetic Operations. Without a strong unction, it is possible to tap into man-pleasing prophetic divination that feeds the idolatry in someone’s heart (Ezekiel 14).
Jeremiah says that profane prophets and priest are not stable and are driven into slippery places.
“For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house, have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD. Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:11-12).
Jeremiah speaks of “slippery ways in darkness.” This speaks of ambiguous prophetic sayings that produce nothing but instability in the people. Witchcraft cannot produce stability.
True prophets build stable believers. Profane prophets produce flaky believers. Profane prophets and priest lack inner peace and are frantically driven. Hitler was driven. Alexander the Great was driven. False prophets are driven. Workers of witchcraft, too, are driven. God doesn’t drive his servants; He leads them ever so gently. Those operating in witchcraft, however, have a driving force egging them on. It’s witchcraft. It’s slippery. It leads to dark places, and it’s not from God.
- True prophets build stable believers.
- Profane prophets produce flaky believers.
- The word “folly” means to operate in rebellion and foolishness.
- Smooth sayings are prophetic words that people want to hear.
- Those who operate in witchcraft often accuse God of changing His mind.
- Witchcraft releases confusion.
- When God speaks prophetically, He brings direction, focus, identity, and confirmation to your life.
- The Holy Spirit is not a merchandiser.
Spiritual witchcraft attacks everyone in prophetic ministry and knowing more about it is important to you. So let nothing, absolutely nothing stop you from taking immediate action to stop demonic powers that only come to steal, kill and destroy. You’re not like everyone else; you are a spiritual warrior. Twenty years ago spiritual witchcraft attacked me. I fought that spirit from April to November and won. You can too, and much faster. The Holy Spirit showed me what to do. I took action. You can learn what the Lord showed me in the Next Level Prophetic Ministry So let’s get going right now. Order your kit today. Taking action now means freedom tomorrow.
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(c) Apostle Jonas Clark
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