This morning I happened to pick up a book that I had read a couple of years ago entitled, "Watchman, Watchman What of the Night" It explains how the Lord has placed ´Watchmen´ in the Body of Christ to see and decern and to warn those who are in danger because of the powers of darkness that are aimed at our churches and our lives.
How I wish that every pastor in every church had a copy of this book as it would save him and the churches a lot of headaches and grief. As I was flipping through I noticed a portion which I had underlined a while back where it quotes Rick Joyner on the topic of Witchcraft (page 116) ....
"Witchcraft is counterfeit spiritual authority; it is using a spirit other than the Holy Spirit to dominate, manipulate or control others. In Galatians 5:20 the apostle Paul named witchcraft, or ´sorcery´ as one fo the deeds of the flesh. Though witchcraft has it´s origin in the carnal nature of man, it usually degenerates quickly into demonic power. When we try to use emotional pressure to manipulate others, it is a basic form of witchcraft. When we use hype or soul power to enlist service, even for the work of God, it is witchcraft."
I will skip a portion.... and continue with ....
"the source of the witchcraft used against us may not be the obvious satanic cults or New Age operatives. It can come from well-meaning, though deceived, Christians who are, in effect, praying against us instead of for us. These misguided prayers have power, because whatever is released on earth is released in heaven, and whatever is bound on earth is bound in heaven. If intercession is motivated by a spirit of control or manipulation, it is witchcraft, and it´s power is just as real as that of black magic."
Previous to this page, on page 115 Joy Parrott was explaining the Jezebel sprit (which is the spirit of Control & Manipulation) and how difficult it will be in these last days to recognize whether the prophetic voices are from God or whether they are false prophetic voices. ...
"The false voices ´sound good´ but they are not from God. Jezebel can also sound good. Since she ´knows the language,´ it becomes increasingly difficult to discern when the spirit of Jezebel is operating.
The Jezebel spirit works through people. Often these people are well-meaning Christians who generally have been severly wounded and have need of much healing and deliverance. It is important for us to remember that the people the spirit of Jezebel is working through are victims. Whenever we are dealing with a Jezebel spirit (and we will have them) we must take care to separate the person for which the spirit is operating from the spirit itself. Ephesians 6:12
´For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.´
This is why we are exhorted to put on the whole armor of God; that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Our warfare should nopt be against the person in whom the Jezebel spirit is operating, but against the spirit. We need to wage our war against the spirit of Jezebel while continually remembering that the person is the victim of her spirit."
I will probably quote more excerpts from this book at a later date but I felt that this explanation is very necessary at this time.
Submitted 3/12/2007 2:12:10 PM | Author: Rick Joyner & Joy Parrott