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God doesn't want us to fall into a pit of witchcraft. He warned His people, "Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God" (Lev. 19:31).
Catch that. Prophetic witchcraft defiles you. The Contemporary English Version of this Scripture reads, "Don't make yourselves disgusting to Me by going to people who claim they can talk to the dead." And The Message puts it this way: "Don't dabble in the occult or traffic with mediums; you'll pollute your souls. I am God, your God."
Defile means "to make unclean or impure." It means "to corrupt." It means "to contaminate." God calls us to be holy even as He is holy. Prophetic witchcraft and holiness do not mix.
True prophets pursue holiness and teach others to do the same. Ezekiel 44:23 tells us, "And they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean."
I'm exposing prophetic witchcraft at another level in my new book, "Exposing Prophetic Witchcraft."
When the Lord exposes prophetic witchcraft to you and you ignore His warnings, you come under the deception of prophetic witchcraft and it defiles you. Some of the spirit that's on them begins to influence you—and it's not the Holy Spirit.
Be sure, the Holy Spirit always warns us when there are counterfeit prophetic operations in our midst. He expects us to discern His warnings of prophetic witchcraft. It's our responsibility to pick up on His warnings. (For more on this, read my book "Discerning Prophetic Witchcraft.")
"Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul," Solomon wrote in Proverbs 22:24-25.
If you can learn the ways of an angry man, you can learn his ways of witchcraft. I'm convinced those who operate in prophetic witchcraft reproduce after their own kind. Maybe they were taught some of the evil practices that defiled them, but that doesn't mean you need to let that teaching defile you. Remember, a little leaven leavens the whole lump (see 1 Corinthians 5:6).
David wrote, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful" (Ps. 1:1).
Looking at this from the contrary view, walking in the counsel of the ungodly and standing in the path of prophetic witch- craft can bring curses in your life. God is certainly not cursing you, but when you are opening yourself up to demons and when you finally cut the cord, prophetic witchcraft operators will curse you on the way out.
Jennifer LeClaire is an internationally recognized author, apostolic-prophetic voice to her generation and conference speaker. She carries a reforming voice that inspires and challenges believers to pursue intimacy with God, cultivate their spiritual gifts and walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. Jennifer is contending for awakening in the nations through intercession and spiritual warfare, strong apostolic preaching and practical prophetic teaching that equips the saints for the work of the ministry. Jennifer is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Prayer Hubs prayer movement.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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