Witchcraft, Wrong Prayers

Posted on October 15, 2014

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This is a continuation of two previous postings on witchcraft.  To fully understand witchcraft, especially the behavioral tendency often found among Christian’s un-aware, please read the two previous posts.

Level One, Wrong Prayers, (From Previous Post)

The lowest level of witchcraft is prayer.  You may think how can a prayer ever be wrong? If you remember Jesus in the garden saying, “Not my will but thy will be done,” this was Jesus expressing a personal desire of not having to walk out the cup given to him, but yielding to the authority and will over his life, the will of the Father.  This is a very common scene in families and churches where people under or equal in authority pray to change things to the outcome they would like rather than the outcome that the subject person or God would like.

 

Wrong Prayer, Can It Have Any Effect?

One of the first thing a person may say or think is how can a wrong prayer even be heard by God, let alone have any effect?  One of the most miss-used and miss-interpreted passages is about two or three agreeing holds the key when properly interpreted.

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.      

Popular, But So Wrong Use of Scripture

Sadly most people don’t really study the Word and see the era that is commonly fed to the church. To understand wrong prayers and their power, understanding witnesses coming together in agreement is a must.  Mostly you hear use and teaching on agreeing in prayer come from the above passage.  “Would you touch and agree with me in prayer?”  “Jesus is here with us, there are more than two of us gathered.”  Both uses have no biblical foundation and many passages to support that you do not need a biblical quorum for power in prayer or to have God present.

Hebrews 13:5 …for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Three very common passages that tell us that a presence of Christ is with us at all times, no requirement of a quorum of two or more.

Powerful Prayers Without Agreement

There are many place in both Old and New Testament where mighty men and women of God did power things and prayers alone.

Elijah & Elisha

One of the most powerful examples of a man or woman standing alone in prayer is Elijah on Mount Carmel as he prayed all alone against the false prophets and saw heaven respond.  Both Elijah and Elisha did many things that were extraordinary on there on as they prayed and declared.

New Testament Prayers

Peter at the Gate Beautiful prayed alone and declared the crippled man to walk. If it was important or necessary to have agreement, why doesn’t the Bible expressly say give that example here? Phillip did not ask for agreement as he was transported to another location.  Peter and John had amazing revelation as they were alone and the examples of being alone are many and there is no Bible example people having to touch and agree for a prayer to come true. Just as a side note, unity is great and unity of purpose and prayer is important but one person with God’s heart and purposes can move heaven by themselves as well.

Back to Witchcraft and Agreement

God is always looking to see our response, whether it is a response of faith, fear, or action or inaction. To demonstrate this you need to look at the story in the book of Esther.  There is so much missed in the common teachings of the book Esther so I encourage you to read and study it again and throughout the mindsets about the book and look for fresh revelation that will be much deeper.  All will agree that the story gives us a picture of a king with subjects that interact with him and we look at these people as Christians interacting with our King, the Lord.  Haman gives us the picture of operating in witchcraft in fact much of his actions and his wife’s line up with typical Jezebel type behavior.  Haman is not the subject of the kingdom of darkness but is a subject and servant of the same king as Esther and Mordecai. As you read about the wisdom of this king you will have to agree that Haman had to be very talented and was advanced very quickly in the kingdom, so fast in fact that his position moved up beyond his character.

Haman petitions the king or we can say that Haman, a loyal subject of the king prays to the king and submits a request that all Jews be killed. Remember the king has no desire to kill all the Jews only Haman, yet this loyal subject gets the ear of the king and his way.  You might say God would never do that but I am going to say if you believe Esther coming before the king is like a prayer then all people coming before the king has to be like a prayer.

Haman has a selfish prayer that is basically witchcraft, Haman wishes for his will to be done, not the will of the King.  Haman did not fast for three days before he went to the king. Haman knew his position in the kingdom and what his relationship with the king was like and he boldly went before the throne room and submitted his petition and it was accepted by the king, even though it did not represent the king’s heart and plan.  Haman through good actions in the past and been elevated to a stronger position of authority and power and knew how to use his position fearlessly and in faith.

A Wise King Is Waiting

We act as if King Ahasuerus would have never figured this out on his own that he signed an order that would kill his favorite wife. This king was ruler of a large portion of the world at that time and this is no record of him being a fool but the opposite, a wise strategist of his kingdom both in the Bible and history.  Likewise God is waiting to see if you respond to wrong prayers in faith or fear.  There will always be those that love the Lord and grow in his love and knowledge and move fast in learning understanding their gifting and just like Haman, there are a few that will let jealously and personal desire cloud their walk with the Lord.  These people begin praying selfish prayers, that their own personal will, will be done, not the will of God. They begin operating in witchcraft as these prayers are designed to hurt others and promote self.  As an example let’s say person A is the worship leader and person B thinks he or she could do a better job.  So person B begins a prayer campaign asking God to remove person A instead of asking God for his will and how to pray.  In essence person A is being cursed and is under a witchcraft attack.  Many would say this could never happen but let me tell you that the desire for Christ to be crucified was not birthed by the Romans but by people who named God as their God and creator of all things and obviously a worship leader position is much lower priority in the grand scheme of things.  Just like in the New Testament as miss-guided believers attached good people and in the story of Esther how one selfish subject of the kingdom attacked others, it happens today both in the natural and in the spirit.  My next post will be about Symptoms of the curse, followed by levels of authority and will help this make more sense of this all.

So What’s the Purpose?

You may ask why would God allow this and what purpose would it serve?  We have a common cliché “No pain, no gain” and this is the answer.  Do nothing for the Lord with your personal call and mission and you have only the Lord to worry about.  Follow your call with passion and people and Satan will oppose you and you will grow and be educated in areas you never dreamed.  Look at the trouble Job went through, he learned, he grew, and walked away with greater blessing.

Two or Three In Agreement

If Esther had not went to the king, who knows how bad the slaughter of the Jew would have been.  Esther did not agree with Haman but protested and exposed Haman to the king and the king took action.  If we do nothing, we basically have agreed with whatever is said or put before the king or the Father and until the Father in his mercy and justice steps in we can or will suffer.  Esther moved on her place and position and went directly to the king, and it had nothing to do with her fast!  The king loved her, loved her being present, and justly responded to her request and the king judged the bad behavior of Haman.

Next on Witchcraft

Watch for the next posts on symptoms of a witchcraft attack and levels of spiritual authority.

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