Scriptures Against Witchcraft
or Occult Practices
1. Enchantments - influencing by charms and incantations the practice of magical arts. Enchanter - sorcerer, magician, one who uses the human voice or music to bring another person under psychic control.
Leviticus 19:26 " You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying"
Deuteronomy 18:10-15 NKJV
" There shall nt be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire , or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens , or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord Your God drives them out from before you." 13 You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. 14 For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners ; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.
13 You shall be blameless [and absolutely true] to the Lord your God.
14 For these nations whom you shall dispossess listen to soothsayers and diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do so. 15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet (Prophet) from the midst of your brethren like me [Moses]; to him you shall listen. [Matt 21:11; John 1:21.]
Isa 44:24-25 NKJV Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: "I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself; 25 Who frustrates the signs of the babblers, And drives diviners mad; Who turns wise men backward, And makes their knowledge foolishness;
2 Chronicles 33:6 Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practices soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.
2 Kings 17:17 And they caused their sons and daughters to pass throught he fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying , and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.
Isaiah 47:8-14 NKJV "Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures, who dwell securely, who say in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, not shall I know the loss of children'; But these two things shall come to you in a moment, in one day; The loss of children and widowhood. They shall come upon you in their fullness because of the multitude of your sorceries, for the great abundance of your enchantments. For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, 'No one sees me'; Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; and you have said in your heart, ' I am, and there is no one else besides me.' Therefore, evil shall come upon you; You shall not know from where it arises. And trouble shall fall upon you; You will not be able to put it off. And desolation shall come upon you suddenly, which you shall not know. 13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from what shall come upon you. 14 Behold, they shall be as stubble, The fire shall burn them; They shall not deliver themselves From the power of the flame; It shall not be a coal to be warmed by, Nor a fire to sit before!
Mic 3:5-8 NKJV Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets Who make my people stray; Who chant "Peace" While they chew with their teeth, But who prepare war against him Who puts nothing into their mouths: 6 "Therefore you shall have night without vision, And you shall have darkness without divination; The sun shall go down on the prophets, And the day shall be dark for them. 7 So the seers shall be ashamed, And the diviners abashed; Indeed they shall all cover their lips; For there is no answer from God." 8 But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, And of justice and might, To declare to Jacob his transgression And to Israel his sin.
Daniel 1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding about which the King examined them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in tall his realm. ( speaking of Daniel and his friends)
Ps 115:3-9 NKJV But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands. 5 They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do not see; 6 They have ears, but they do not hear; Noses they have, but they do not smell; 7 They have hands, but they do not handle; Feet they have, but they do not walk; Nor do they mutter through their throat. 8 Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them.
9 O Israel, trust in the LORD; He is their help and their shield.
The practice of dealing with evil spirits, the use of sorcery or magic.
( above is from Zondervon Encyclopedia definition )
The use of supernatural means, or manipulation, to control people, objects or circumstances.
Above scriptures apply and:
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubborness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Lev 19:31 NKJV 'Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
Nah 3:3-4 NIV Charging cavalry, flashing swords and glittering spears! Many casualties, piles of dead, bodies without number, people stumbling over the corpses-
4 all because of the wanton lust of a harlot, alluring, the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft .
3.Sorcery - The use of power fained from the assistance or control of evil spirits, especially for divining.
Ex 7:11-13 NIV Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers , and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: 12 Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs. 13 Yet Pharaoh's heart became hard and he would not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.
Jeremiah 27:9 Therefore do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers, or your sorcerers, who speak to you saying, 'You shall not serve the King of Babylon.'
Mal 3:5-6 NKJV And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien — Because they do not fear Me, "Says the LORD of hosts. 6 "For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
For the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries (party spirit) and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, ust as I also told yo in time past, that those who practice such things will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God.
Revelation 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolators and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
4. Divination - Fortune telling
Acts 16:16-24 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. The girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, 'These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.' And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned, and said to the spirit, 'I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.' and he came out that very hour. But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities....
Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Zech 10:2 NKJV For the idols speak delusion; The diviners envision lies,
And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; They are in trouble because there is no shepherd.
Isa 8:19-22 NKJV And when they say to you, "Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter ," should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
21 They will pass through it hard-pressed and hungry; and it shall happen, when they are hungry, that they will be enraged and curse their king and their God, and look upward. 22 Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.
5. Wizardry - The art of practices of a wizard; sorcery.
Wizard - One skilled in magic ; sorcery ; male witch ; warlock
Exodus 22:18 You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
6. Necromancy -
Communication with the dead; seances. conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events.
( See 1 Samuel 28: 1-25 for the story of Saul when he goes to the witch at Endor)
We know from the story of Lazarus and the rich man , that Jesus told, that calling up the spirits of the dead is not possible....so what people are conjuring is evil spirits who take on the form of such...these are called "familiar" spirits in the Bible as they took on the form of family members. Such experiences are common among Mormons, with ancestors coming to them and telling them Mormonism is the only way. Familiar spirits have ability to move things, take on different forms and cause sicknesses in the humans they inhabit.
Put a spell on someone; or something....to affect by magic.
It is a common practice for witches to give gifts that have had assignments of demons on them under the pretense of protection...that can cause spells on humans. These then can bring others under their control...or cause illness or insanity spirits to come against the wearer.
Ezek 13:18 NKJV
18 and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their sleeves and make veils for the heads of people of every height to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people, and keep yourselves alive?
Ezek 13:20-21 NKJV
20'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against your magic charms by which you hunt souls there like birds. I will tear them from your arms, and let the souls go, the souls you hunt like birds. 21 I will also tear off your veils and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall no longer be as prey in your hand. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.
Isa 3:18-26 NKJV In that day the Lord will take away the finery: The jingling anklets, the scarves, and the crescents; 19 The pendants, the bracelets, and the veils; 20 The headdresses, the leg ornaments, and the headbands; The perfume boxes, the charms , 21 and the rings; The nose jewels, 22 the festal apparel, and the mantles; The outer garments, the purses, 23 and the mirrors; The fine linen, the turbans, and the robes. 24 And so it shall be: Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench; Instead of a sash, a rope; Instead of well-set hair, baldness; Instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty. 25 Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war. 26 Her gates shall lament and mourn, and she being desolate shall sit on the ground.
Mic 5:12-15 NIV I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells.
13 I will destroy your carved images and your sacred stones from among you;
you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands. 14 I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles and demolish your cities. 15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed me."
Isa 9:13-20 NKJV For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts. 14 Therefore the LORD will cut off head and tail from Israel, Palm branch and bulrush in one day. 15 The elder and honorable, he is the head; The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail. 16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed. 17 Therefore the Lord will have no joy in their young men, Nor have mercy on their fatherless and widows; For everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer, And every mouth speaks folly.
For all this His anger is not turned away, But His hand is stretched out still.
18 For wickedness burns as the fire; It shall devour the briers and thorns, And kindle in the thickets of the forest; They shall mount up like rising smoke. 19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts The land is burned up, And the people shall be as fuel for the fire; No man shall spare his brother. 20 And he shall snatch on the right hand And be hungry; He shall devour on the left hand And not be satisfied; Every man shall eat the flesh of his own arm.
Mic 7:8-10 NKJV Israel's Confession and Comfort
Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness,
The LORD will be a light to me. 9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD,
Because I have sinned against Him, Until He pleads my case and executes justice for me. He will bring me forth to the light; I will see His righteousness. 10 Then she who is my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will see her; Now she will be trampled down like mud in the streets.
RENOUNCEMENT PRAYER FOR WITCHCRAFT
LORD JESUS CHRIST, I ask You to forgive me for my rebellion and
participation in the practices of witchcraft, divination and sorcery. I ask
You to break the power of any generational curses from my family line and
to forgive my ancestors for any practice of witchcraft, divination or sorcery.
I repent from all that I have done to hurt you and to cause pain to others
made in the image and likeness of You. I ask Your forgiveness for my
murderous and hateful attitudes toward YOU, and towards my fellow men.
I renounce SATAN and all his works, all his lies and deceit. I renounce all mind control, manipulation and trying to control the actions of others in the name and the blood of JESUS. I ask Your forgiveness for my selfishness, self centeredness
and idolatry to SELF.
I ask YOU to come into My heart Holy Spirit of God and make me a NEW CREATION IN CHRIST ! Deliver me from all evil LORD JESUS.
I accept YOUR BLOOD SACRIFICE for me, and I plead the blood of Jesus
over my spirit, soul and body and ask for YOUR RESURRECTION LIFE
to RESTORE ME and make me clean.
Thank YOU FATHER FOR YOUR LOVE FOR ME, by sending Your only Son
to die for me. THANK YOU that YOUR LOVE is everlasting, that Your love NEVER FAILS, unlike that of earthly parents or other people in this life.
Thank YOU that You will never leave me nor forsake me. GIVE ME A HEART like YOURS FATHER GOD ! HELP ME TO KNOW WHAT TRUE LOVE IS !
LET ME FEEL YOUR MANIFEST LOVE ! BREAK THE POWER OF ALL FEAR in MY LIFE ! RELEASE ME LORD. RELEASE ME FROM
all the REJECTION I have gone through. I know now, I have suffered with
Your SON in going through all this. Bind my mind to the mind of Christ,
and My heart to the heart of Jesus Christ, and My WILL to the will of Jesus Christ.
I ask YOU MOST HOLY SPIRIT to make me holy. TRANSFORM my thoughts and TAKE OVER my thoughts and the intentions of my heart. Make my
heart one with yours ! Let me hear YOUR VOICE and silence the voice of liars and despotisms. Eradicate all the strongholds of the enemy in my life that
I can walk in FREEDOM and in LOVE. Fill me with Your love and kindnesses.
Fill me with the power of the HOLY SPIRIT to live a Holy life dedicated unto YOU.
Baptize me with the FIRE of YOUR LOVE !
In Jesus' name...AMEN !