Monday, April 23, 2007

Are You Operating in Prophecy or Witchcraft?

Prophet or Witch?

Unfortunately, it's difficult to distinguish one from the other in the church of today. While sitting at my desk this morning, God spoke so clearly as I was reading about Joshua and walls of Jericho. He reminded me of all the "formulated" actions we use to conjure up the blessings of old. Nothing more than witchcraft!

Our problem is that we have put too much faith in formulas and lost focus on the true and living God. A spiritual "formula" is nothing more than a spell. A spell is a form of sorcery. Sorcery is a practice of WITCHCRAFT. God is tired!

He is tired of His people reading the word of God, and copying the actions of the great men and women before us, looking for the same results. This is not the purpose of His word. The purpose is to draw us closer to HIM. We are to seek God for NEW instructions. We are to move based on His command, not simply an example that has already taken place.

Too many of God's people are walking around buildings, just as Joshua did, declaring God will grant it. Did He say so, or is it simply a spirited act of sorcery? Too many of God's people are buying, selling and giving away prayer clothes and bottles of oil, looking for miracles and healing. Did God tell you to do it, or is it simply a spirited act of sorcery? It worked in Paul's ministry, but has God instructed you to do the same? We are more obedient in doing the things God never commanded us to do than we are in keeping the commandments He did give us.

Isa 43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Isa 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Where are the prophets with NEW instruction? Yes, our God is the same yesterday, today and forever, but can we not sit in His presence long enough to get some NEW revelation and NEW instruction?

Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Joe 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

God said His spirit would be poured on His people. This is that season. God is speaking and wants His voice to be heard. He is not interested in pleasing the spellbound in this season. Laying hands on a car does not mean your loan will be approved. Spitting in your grandmother's eyes does not mean her glaucoma will be healed. No more calculated expectations of blessings! This is witchcraft. The tarot card readers, the wiccans and the magicians follow this practice - not true prophets of God. It is a cursed thing to tap into the spirit realm as a result of PRACTICE rather than RELATIONSHIP. No more formulas, but revelation! No more witchcraft, but true prophecy!

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