Acts 8:9-24, ”But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me. KJV, American Edition.
Psalm 69:23-28 says, “Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom hast wounded. Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and not be written with the righteous.”
WITCHCRAFT BEWITCHMENT Bewitchment is when someone uses evil power like witchcraft to charm, to enslave, or to mislead a person. This evil power can be used on a person, place or thing.
Wicked people issue curses on good and innocent people who have not done anything wrong to them. It does not matter whether you have committed an offence or not before they decide to curse you. The mere fact that you have decided to make progress in life makes you their target.
A bewitched person will experience continuous confusion of the mind, continuous fatigue, anxiety, distress, disjointed thoughts, sense of emptiness and loss of self-control all because he is obeying a strange command. He may be having continuous accident, loss of income, loss of position, loss of reputation, affliction with diseases and pains, etc. Until we have sinned, satan is a parasite, but when you sin, satan becomes a master. This is what is called bewitchment. We have bewitched husbands, bewitched wives, bewitched land, bewitched lives. It is a terrible thing to hear the word of God, to know that something will damage you, but for some reason, like a zombie, you just keep doing the wrong thing until you run into trouble.
There was a time Jesus was speaking in the temple. The priests, the Sadducees, the Pharisees and all the people working with Him did not recognise Him, but a demonic man did. Jesus was busy teaching and the demonic man interrupted Him saying, “What have you to do with us, you Jesus of Nazareth.
Have you come to torment us before our time? We know who you are, the holy one of God.” They knew who He was, but the priests did not know. Then what happened? Jesus abandoned His teaching for a few seconds and dealt with him.
If teaching would have removed the unclean spirit from the man, Jesus would have continued teaching and ignored him. But He abandoned it a little bit, and said, “Come out of him.” So Jesus conducted deliverance on people.
A land could be bewitched. Once a land is bewitched, no business will prosper there until the bewitchment upon it is broken. If a land is bewitched, even if you plant crops there, they will not do well.
The reason many people find it difficult to complete their houses is because they are building them on bewitched lands. That is why sometimes we advise people to pour anointing oil on such places. What happens when you pour anointing oil on such lands is that all the former occupants will flee. It is just like somebody anointing his house.
When you anoint the doorpost of your house with oil, if somebody who has a demon is coming in, his demon would wait for him when he gets to the door while he enters. When he goes out, he carries it again before going away. A house too could be bewitched. A person may build a fantastic house and all the tenants will just refuse to pay rent.
Sometimes, it is not that they do not want to pay but immediately they get into the house, they become broke. Why? It is bewitched. Immediately some people enter into a particular place, their prosperity would be swallowed. Such a place is bewitched.
The house may have what we call ‘poverty pregnancy.’ And whenever any tenant comes in, it delivers a baby into his hands. A town or village could be bewitched, and all the prosperous people there would only succeed if they run away. If they remain there, they would die like paupers.
A marriage could be bewitched. Immediately after the wedding, there will be no money or business. Progress would stop, every good thing would stop and bad things would start to happen. The marriage has been bewitched.
Bewitchment is therefore a very wicked satanic weapon that a believer should not treat with levity. It is the product of the work of witches that has turned some people to blind men in the streets.
They have held up many people from progressing. They bewitch people by locking up their prosperity with demonic padlock. Such people can only be set free in Jesus’ name.
Many people have been trapped by what we call “midnight caterers” who feed them every night. Sometimes, they bring things that such people do not like eating ordinarily and force-feed them with those things.
Sometimes, they even wake up and see the traces of the food in their mouths. It is the work of witches. There are some who specialise in marrying people and they go from one husband to the other in the dream.
Some bury people alive in the dream. Such people normally die in their sleep. They put evil marks on people, and such people will not be able to move the way others are moving.
They perform spiritual operation on people. They may even replace some normal organs with the organs of an animal. All these are the works of witches.
They render a person friendless. It is not a good testimony when as a Christian you say, “I don’t have any friend, because all the friends that I have had were bad.” It means that you are bad as well.
The Bible even calls Jesus the friend of sinners. So, He has friends. Although too many friends are bad, but it is not a pleasant testimony for a believer to live the life of a recluse.
You may not realise it but maybe your situation is that people find it difficult, if not impossible to get along with you. Then you are bewitched.
If you’re touched to help this ministry to a great dimension please click Here