Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bewitched!


“O foolish Galatians who had bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ had been evidently set forth crucified among you Galatians. 3:1.”

These are the words written by the Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church of Galatia. In his letter he used the word bewitched to convey the understanding that the Galatian church had been mislead or placed under some kind of spell in order to cause them to do or believe things that they would not normally agree with, particularly after being witnesses of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 

In our teaching today it is my desire to bring to you this very scenario of being bewitch in everyday living. How it is used as a common tool for control, the science behind it and its affect.

During the seventies there was a popular TV series called bewitched, where Elizabeth Montgomery who played Samantha, a witch in the show, could not resist using her spells or her ability to bewitch others to gain control only to make things turn out the way she desired, totally ignoring the will and desires of others to achieve her objectives.

Now, what does the word bewitch mean? The word bewitch mean to Cast a spell on and gain a magical control over someone or to captivate someone completely without physical restraints. So, if being bewitch does not require physical restraints, then how can a sound minded person be brought under the power or control of another, through the means of being bewitched?

Well, in order to understand this, you must first understand that the process of bewitching requires complete and total deception, meaning convincing one to believe something that is not true. At the same time it requires the victim’s participation by entertaining the one who is unknowingly bewitching them.

An example of this would be as follows: a man is in love with his wife and family, all of a sudden he becomes friendly with a female co-worker that he’s attracted to but, because of his marital commitment he keeps his distance. However she feels the same way about him and pursues him, having zero respect for his commitment to his wife and family. She now expresses her love for him, saying to him how handsome and strong he is etc. He now entertains her and becomes captivated by her and begins to do things that he would not do under normal circumstances. The plot thickens by him leaving his wife and children and moving in with this woman and her children. Neglecting his financial commitments and responsibilities that he is obligated to perform with his family. Not to mention him, faithfully financially providing for the other woman and her children while his wife and children suffers. Is this guy crazy? No! He’s been bewitched, meaning that there is a spirit of control over him manipulating him to believe something that is not true; to the point his family becomes the sacrifice for his lustful desires.

What happened to this man who was once in love with his family? Well, the later part of this man is not the same man that we spoke of originally and I will prove it. In the book of Proverbs 6:32 it reads, “whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul”. Now let’s break this scripture down so we can get a clearer understanding of what is actually being said here.

This scripture explains the spiritual aspect behind this type behavior. It starts by revealing to us that when one breaks a command of God in this case adultery, he is not aware of the sequence of events that will take place over a period of time. If you’ve notice the text did not say he who engages in adultery, instead the word commit is used which means to pledge, bind, obligate or become dedicated to something or someone.

Scripture further reveals that this consistent violating of God’s law, again, in this case adultery is destroying his soul. One’s soul involves their feelings, thoughts; mind etc. basically the administrator of their body. So if his soul is being destroyed, you can now understand why this once sensible man becomes impaired in his judgments and decision making.  His innocent entertaining of this lady that he initially knew was not good for him, somehow convinced him of a lie which he clearly accepted opening the door for not only the spirit of adultery but also deception, soul ties, mood swings, lying, being irresponsible and the list goes on.

Eventually these spirits take over, especially if this couple is active in their adulterous act (transferring of spirits). The end result for this man is he has becomes an entirely different person. For lack of a better word he has becomes a fool! To the point that “when” not if this lady has affairs on him he somehow reasons it out in his mind and eventually accepts it only in an effort to sustain and maintain in his mind this false relationship where he unknowingly is being manipulated.

This scenario is played out in all sectors of our society; unfortunately it frequently ends in divorce, violence, broken homes and sometimes even death. It usually ends this way because those that address it, addresses it from a natural or physical stand point, believing that they can beat sense into the person or try public humiliation to bring about a change of heart. NEWS FLASH YOU CAN NOT BEAT SENSE INTO A SPIRIT, OR EVEN HUMILATE THAT SPIRIT.

Until you address the source which is the spirit that is influencing that person and not the person themselves, you are in fact fighting a losing battle, in which you are guaranteed failure as your end result. In the book of Mark 1:22-26 Jesus encountered a man in the synagogue that had an unclean spirit. The text goes on to say, “And he cried out, let us alone what have we to do with thee thou Jesus of Nazareth?” Many folks miss this and believe that the man cried out, instead it was the unclean spirit in the man speaking through the man. As proof of this the text further states the unclean spirit said what have “we” to do with thee, which is additional evidence that not only is it one spirit speaking but numerous spirits.

The Apostle revealed in his letter to the Ephesian Church this revelation, “For we wrestle/fight not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places (all four groups being spiritual).

So what am I saying to you my readers? STOP FIGHTING THE PERSON AND BEGIN FIGHTING THE SPIRIT THAT IS INFLUENCING OR HAVE BEWITCHED THE PERSON. That person is under a nasty deceiving spell that they’re not even aware of. This will take more than just your average prayers, because as I’ve explained already you are dealing with a host of evil spirits. Jesus said this kind comes out only through prayer and fasting Matthew 17:21.

Prayer and fasting is the only successful solution because prayer and fasting does the following:
  • Break the bands of wickedness
  • Undo heavy burdens
  • Set the captives free
  • Break every yoke
  • Restores health quickly
  • Causes one understanding to break forth as the morning
These are all the positive results of a genuine fast according to Isaiah 58:6,8. in an effort to get rid of “THIS KIND”.

Heavenly father thank you for giving me the keys to the kingdom, I now bind the prince of the power of the air that rules over these unclean spirits that have bewitched folks to commit habitual sins. I bind the prince of darkness and the power of darkness in Jesus name. I now, by your authority loose these people and break the pad locks off their spiritual cages in the matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen!



Written by: Kevin L A Ewing
kevinewing@coralwave.com