Symptoms of Witchcraft

Posted on October 26, 2014


Again these posts of witchcraft are a continuation of posts on this subject.  You really need to read them all for as complete of understanding as possible.  They are found here on Wordpress or on my Facebook page, Flagship Apostolic.


Like a disease, if there are no symptoms most likely there is no disease.  Likewise with a disease, if you do not come into contact with a disease you will not come down with symptoms or the disease.  Believers that are doing the work of spreading the good news will be assaulted by both the enemy and miss-guided believers.  For us to be believers we must listen to the Father and assault the darkness with light and in doing so we will find opposition and this opposition there may witchcraft and its symptoms.

The Word, The Final Authority

Always in everything we do we must have the Word as our foundation.  You will not find a chapter in the Bible titled symptoms of word curses and witchcraft so using the Word and unlocking the secrets is not for the novice and causal Bible reader.

Personal and Prophetic Revelation

Jesus as He was opposed by Satan, said “It is written”, Jesus gave us that example to refer to the Word to be our foundation.  Though extra biblical experiences are important, the Word has to be first. I have witnessed many things and shared experiences with others regarding being attacked through wrong prayers or witchcraft.  The still small voice of God for you may be different than for me or others, so the Word has to be first to define everything!  At The Father’s House we had a few guest speakers that would refer to a particular prophet often as if he was the Bible.  I had a lot of respect for this prophet as well but he was not God and we must not put people on a pedestal and slowly forget the Word, though they are right what would seem most of the time.

Back to the Word

The book of Psalms and Proverbs gives us clues to what word curses and witchcraft must be like.  Anything sharp almost always represents words of who the sharp object belongs to, whether God or a man.

Psalms 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

Psalms 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.


Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Here David describes people assaulting him with their words and he describes their words as sharp instruments such as knives, swords, arrows, and spears. David evens says “They gnashed upon me with their teeth” yet there is no record in the word where people literally bit David with their teeth so obviously David is speaking in a spiritual sense. These objects are associated with the mouth when the teeth and tongue are used, to further let us know this is talking about what these people say.  This is no different in a sense than John’s vision of Jesus having a sword in his mouth represent Jesus’ words as the word of God in the book of Revelation.


Unlike the negative words of others, the Word of God comes to us in three forms a sword, bread, and water each with their own purpose.  As a foundation wrong prayers will be showing up against us as sharp instruments giving us sharp pains in the places this sharp instrument would be used. Sometimes these wrong prayers are like poison leaving us feeling lethargic or with unexplained headaches.

Psalms 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

There is no account in the Bible of David being bitten by anyone yet David says the gnashed upon me with their teeth.  David is speaking of the negative words that came from those that opposed him, such as Saul and Absalom.  I believe David maybe suggesting that he felt these attacks in his body as well.

Psalms 64:3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:


Especially in the New Testament the religious people and their words were referred to as poison or poisonous animals such as vipers and David did this as well in the Psalms.

Psalms 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.


Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.


James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Words and Poison

As you can see in the preceding verses, the speaking of these people and their words are associated with the venomous snake or their poison.  Just as with the sharp objects, negative words either wound or poison their victims.  The Bible clearly in many places lets us know that evil speaking in the natural sense is like attacking a person with a knife, arrows, or any sharp object or rendering them incapacitated by lethal poison.

Reality of the Symptoms

There are so many opinions about the Apostle Paul and the thorn in his flesh, some say he had some kind of condition that he was born with and many other things but I believe he was tormented with words.

II Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Paul gives us two keys in this passage and if we use the Bible to interpret the Bible we get the answer.  The first clue is that Paul says he had a thorn or a sharp painful object in his flesh.  Obviously if it were a real thorn, he would remove it.  Using the Bible, negative words are often referred to as sharp objects as I previously shared.  Next Paul tells us that the thorn was a messenger of Satan and messengers come with words and Satan never comes with anything good.  Using the Bible I believe we can easily surmise that Paul was experiencing pain in his body from negative words spoken over his life.

Taking things further with the Apostle Paul, I believe that in his mind and from outside sources he was tormented for the things he did to believers prior to serving Christ. Those words of truth of his bad behavior prior to repentance were being thrown in his face from time to time by those that wish to harm him.

Pain For No Reason

I went to the doctor and they told me that cannot find a reason for the headaches, the pain I am feeling, and they want to do more test, they think I may be allergic to something, and on and on. These are common testimonies that lead to a higher level of witchcraft being medicated with the side effects thereof.  When I have ministered to people with pain and symptoms that are unexplained I ask the question, when did it start and did you have an incident of misunderstanding with someone around that time. Often the answer is yes and we pray to break the words over the person’s life and the pain leaves. Pain from word curses cannot be healed by praying prayers for healing; the curse of the words must be addressed and must be broken.


Many people are handed the diagnosis of “Fibromyalgia” which often is a “catch all” disease for un-explained pain in the body.  People receiving this diagnosis typically go to a doctor, not the Holy Spirit for the answer.  We are blessed to live in a world and time where medical science has advanced so far but God’s remnant are going to have to rely more on Him and less on the medical profession.  Currently we are in a drought here in California and I hear Christians praying for rain but as I look in the Word, when drought came people asked God why and fixed the problem to get rain.  We do the same now, we ask for healing instead of asking God for the root cause. I did not do anything wrong to be cursed and end up with the foot pain I had and in God’s mercy He showed me and educated me to go a higher way.  I believe as we seek the Lord for answers for ourselves and others as we pray we will become more effective in our prayer and in our walk with the Lord.

Physical Symptoms, Spiritual Weapon

I challenge you for yourself and others you pray for to compare your symptoms to what a sharp object might be or what you would feel if poison was in your system and is there known conflict that could be the root. Lethargy and headaches are common symptoms that come from the poison of religious assaults.

Personal Experience

When coupled with the word of God personal experience can really open our eyes to how things work. My next post on witchcraft I will be sharing some of things God has shown me over the years.