Witchcraft From A Fellow Believer

Posted on November 16, 2014

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I hope you have read the other posts associated with this one.  Reading them all will help put all this into perspective and understand how it does line up with the word of God.

Why?

So why would one Christian wish to harm, suppress, or control another? Our nature is to please our flesh, so it’s nothing for a Christian to drift toward thinking and behaviors that they think will benefit themselves.  Secondly many of us think we are thinking the thoughts of God and just wish to help the program move a little faster. With that thought we need to look at Haman in the Book of Esther.

Haman a Type of Cursing

Haman comes on the scene in the Book of Esther in the third chapter as he is appointed to a very high level in the kingdom.

Esther 3:1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.

Above All…

As the verse that introduces us to Haman states, he was set above all the princes of the kingdom. This implies that he has the most authority and influence in the kingdom or in New Testament terms, the greatest authority mantel and anointing for the kingdom.

Types and Symbols

About now some of you are scratching your head now that I have equated Haman to a very anointing Christian of the New Testament.  If the king is a type and picture of God in this story and Esther and Mordechai his subjects, then Haman too is one of his subjects a fellow believer and worker in the same kingdom. This book of the Bible is a real historical account but is also given to us not just as history but as a picture of a king relating to his subjects.

Talent Gone To His Head

As you put this story together the leaders under the king are listed in chapter one, verse fourteen and Haman is not in this list.  In chapter two the sixteenth verse we are told that Esther was accepted by the king as his queen in the seventh year of his reign.  So we know that this king rules over seven years without Haman. Even the language that introduces us to Haman in chapter three, tells us he had to be very talented and gifted individual to excel past those of the past seven years and be appointed to a higher position.  We similar things happen in the American Christian world where a very talented and gifted young person is promoted beyond their character and they often fall into some kind of sin.  Haman fits them image perfectly.  The king saw his great talent and gave him opportunity and he became prideful and focused on himself and not the kingdom.

Knowing Your Place in the Kingdom

Haman knew and understood his place in the kingdom better than Esther or Mordechai. Haman went boldly before the throne and presented his request. Haman knew his position, he knew there was no need to fast and afflict himself before going to the king, he knew he was appointed and respected due to the gifts and talents he carried for the kingdom and had an open door with the king.

Esther 3:8 And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king’s laws: therefore it is not for the king’s profit to suffer them.

The Curse Released

The curse is released but given some time to take effect. You would assume that Haman wanted to kill the Jews that same day but it must be that the king restrained him. Haman has lied about the Jews and twisted his request to fit his own needs. This was twelfth year of the kingdom and all other indications are that this king is very wise, yet it seems as if he has missed something here, letting this law be put into play. This is exactly how it happens today with miss-guided and selfish prayers put before God.

Where Two or Three are Gathered in my Name

One of the most miss-used passages of all times is the about two or three gathering in His name to resolve issues, not for general prayer.  Haman gathered with the Lord but the Jews that were a part of the conflict were not there and lost by abstention.  Abstention is the primary reason why any curse has any power many Christians just do nothing. The king was there in the midst and came into agreement with what so ever Haman asked.  Remember God does not force anything; He leaves us with our free-will to do as we please whether right or wrong. As one such as Haman begins forcing his will on others, he is operating in witchcraft.

The Effect of Witchcraft

The immediate effect of the witchcraft is almost panic and anxiety. When word of the curse comes to Mordechai he immediately goes into repentance mode. Let me ask, what is he repent for? Mordechai did nothing wrong except not yield to the pride of Haman and all his people must suffer for this?  This melancholy, why me feeling is a common symptom of curses today that conditions make us feel like we are at fault and must afflict ourselves somehow to get God attention.  Didn’t Jesus die on the cross for all the sins of the world? We begin trying to fix the problems ourselves instead of going directly to the king.  Even as the Apostle Paul was afflicted by the thorn in his side, a messenger of Satan that buffeted him, he went to the Lord.  I believe Paul felt this pain in his body and could have gone to doctors, much like we would commonly do today.  We have to lift all our needs to the Lord and put Him in the center of all our needs and successes.

Curses Put Us Under the Law

Next to the affliction that we may feel when under a curse we are pushed to the law by ourselves or others.  Most ministers when teaching on the book of Esther like to point out the law and agree with the law erroneously.

Esther 4:11 All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days.

Esther and Mordechai both put themselves under the law not remembering who they are in the kingdom. Previously we learn that the king enjoys the presence of his queen and she has not been before him in a month. We are told that the king loved her more than all others.   Mordechai was a hero that saved the kings life and sat daily within the king’s gate, which is a picture of being in an open heaven of revelation.  As the curse is released Mordechai comes into agreement with the curse and puts on sackcloth and ashes which puts him out of the kings gate, all revelation is shut off.  They respond to the law with the law, by fighting the curse with the law and begin fasting, instead of walking in grace and favor of the king.

Communicating with the King

Finally Esther goes before the king.  As she goes before the king she puts on her royal apparel.  If all these things are symbols for us and the king represent God and Esther the church or an individual believer, and then the fasting should have been acknowledged by the king, yet it was not!  The fasting is never mentioned again because it did not matter.  What did matter was Esther realizing who she was, she was the queen clothed in her royal apparel that was deeply loved by the king.  Esther should have bold came before the king on day one.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Haman did exactly what the preceding verse says; he came boldly before the throne to attack the Jews.  Today many are doing “Esther Fasts” to get favor from God the same way instead of walking in the grace and mercy He has already given us.  There are obviously times of fasting but many times fasting is about earning things that the cross has already purchased, not about deepening our relationship with the Lord.

No More Abstention

In Esther chapter seven, two or three are gathered in his name and king was in midst of them. Esther comes directly against the assault of Haman in his presence and what was really the king’s heart comes out and Haman is exposed and punished by the king, not Esther.  Esther exercised her position that she had all along, she was the queen the entire time and loved and blessed by the king all the time as well.  Like the parable of Jesus where three servants are given talents, God is expecting us to use what we are given and when we do we are likely to receive more.

Hard to Swallow

If you have been a Christian for many years you have heard and maybe done a few “Esther Fasts” so for me say that Esther was wrong in the fast is hard to accept.  We must understand the heart of God that we learn from consuming as much of His word as possible.  His heart is never for us to afflict ourselves to earn anything we need but to accept and believe that we are his beloved believers.

Summary

Please be sure to read and maybe review all the post of witchcraft to get the fullest and most biblical view.  The more gifting and authority a person has the great power their words carry for bad or good.  God is looking for us to do our part and allows things that He does not approve of or indorse just because we become paralyzed by attacks against us. Go to God first when anything happens in your life whether you think you can explain it or not.

One more post is coming on witchcraft which will deal with cultural tendencies toward witchcraft.

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