Updated: Oct 12, 2020
Victory Over The Spirits of Divination & Witchcraft
24 DAYS OF PRAYER: DAY 8
Written By Ellianna Citro
Editor and Writer For Thread of Hope, Inc.
“Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums
or to those who consult the spirits of the dead.
I am the Lord your God."
Leviticus 19:31 (NLT)
The topic of the spirits of divination and witchcraft is not one to take lightly. All around the world, there are evil spirits working to devour any susceptible person. The spirits work through people who allow them into their lives, and through those people is how they take action. Many people practice witchcraft and divination directly while some have become susceptible to its influences and are led to sin and destruction. Through Samuel, the Lord instructed Saul to attack the Amalekites for what they had done to Israel. He was instructed to completely destroy the people and all of their belongings. Instead of following the Lord's commands exactly as God had said, Saul decided to spare the Amalekite king and take their best livestock. He destroyed the rest of the people and the less useful livestock.
Upon hearing from God about what Saul had done, Samuel was furious. He told Saul in 1 Samuel 15:23 "...For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king."
Disobedience and rebellion are compared to the sin of witchcraft.
When the time came that Samuel died, Saul was so desperate for guidance. The Lord had departed from him, and Saul was now fearing the Philistine army. Despite having expelled witches, Saul now went to seek one. He was told about the witch of Endor, so he went to visit her. He requested to be able to speak with Samuel. Saul was told that he now faces these troubles because of his disobedience, and he would die the next day. Ironic how Saul, who had indeed rebelled against God, went to seek a witch for assistance.
Today, witchcraft is unfortunately still prevalent.
Ephesians 6:12 still applies to today: "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
In America, rebellion has become very common. Many people choose to rebel against law and government authority, each other, and God. Though we may not be fighting something physically, there is a war happening spiritually. Our fight is with the evil spirits and demons that seek to devour the children of God. To protect ourselves in this spiritual battle, we must put on the full Armor of God. The belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. With the Lord, all things are possible. We will have the victory over the evil spirits of witchcraft and divination. Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for Your protection and strength against the evil spirits of witchcraft and divinations. It is You who has the authority over all things. We ask that You bind and destroy all of the evil spirits who have come against Your people. Break every chain that holds onto Your people, each and every chain that these spirits use to restrain and break down Your people. Lord, we ask that You defend us and those in authority against evil influences. We thank You, Lord, for the armor and protection that You give to Your people. We thank You for the mighty victory that is to come. In Jesus' name, Amen. Praise & Worship: Break Every Chain -Tasha Cobbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t0LACmb4SE