I am going to lay out for everyone what I have seen and read in a particular church, not just any church but a mega church that is linked to many churches, big and small, throughout the nations. Even your church may be linked to them, look into it if you find this post true.
In the bible we are given commandments and statues on practicing witchcraft. We can read in Deuteronomy 18 and in Leviticus 19. Please read these chapters in full, but for this post I will only post particular scriptures.
Deuteronomy 18:10-13 10 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. 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
A Necromancer is someone who practices magic and can talk to the dead by raising them from the dead or by summoning their spirit. Summoning their spirit is the same or similar to a failure spirit. You can read about this in Samuel 28, when Saul was rejected by God, King Saul sought after a witch that could summon the prophet Samuel.
We can also read that this practice is still occurring with Witches but also in the church.
A current practice of Witches, they will take a doll or a poppet and go to a grave site and chant or pray for the spirit to come forth and inhabit the doll. If a Witch needs a “boost” or they need the spirit to perform a certain task for them they bring the doll out.
I watched several videos of people in the church going to gravesites and perform something called “Grave sucking”. It is when a member from the church will go to a dead person’s grave site and lay on the tombstone or the ground of the dead person and call the spirit forward by “Jesus name” so they can receive the spirit of the dead. When I first watched this, I knew this was wrong. But I had thought, well maybe it’s just a couple of young kids being dumb or they were misguided…Misguided was right. Not only were these young men practicing Necromancy or Witchcraft but the leaders of the church were too!
The difference between the two accounts mentioned above with the Witch and the church leaders, is the witch is invoking the familiar spirit into a doll while the church leaders and members call the familiar spirit into themselves! Church members are actually being guided by these familiar spirits.
This is not the only witchcraft practice that is being performed in the church. But for the sake of keeping this short I will just stick with this for now…
So you may be wondering who and what church is doing this, this is just crazy!
Well the name of one of the churches is called Bethel out of Redding California. They were introduced to this practice by John Crowder (which teaches Contemplative Spirituality, Supernatural Christianity, How to Operate in Trances (wow really?)). On Bethels Facebook page they say, “Of course, Crowder did not originate this practice. It has been popular in the Word of Faith movement for many years. Benny Hinn used to do this a lot at Kuhlman and McPhereson’s graves”. Wait, What??? You’re telling me that Benny Hinn also practiced Witchcraft? Yep!
So I have left you with 3 different groups here that practice witchcraft within the church. These are leaders that have big followings, millions! Millions of people within the church has been exposed to false teachings and to witchcraft! Not only are they exposed to it, the members are now practicing it.
What does the Lord say about those who practice Witchcraft?
Leveticus 19: 31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 20: 6 And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.
Leviticus 20: 27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
This is part four of my recent posts on false teachings. This will most likely be my last post on false teachings and Witchcraft within the church. So I want to leave you with encouragement if you are one that is or has been deceived.
God is merciful and is waiting for you to come back into his fold. Just repent and dig into him. Meaning, seek God through his word, prayer and worship. Do not look to the world for teaching. Jesus told us he is sending us a helper, which is the Holy Spirit.
I am praying for all those that are deceived or maybe deceived.
Blessings Brothers and Sisters!