12. Can witches and wizards put curses on us children of God?



The servants of Satan, that is, the witches and wizards, can by no means strike us with their curses (that is to say, the curses they try to put on us will not work) because we are sons of the living God, we have overcome the devil by the blood of Jesus Christ and the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11: 1 John 2:13). The precious blood of Jesus Christ is upon us, God has put His powerful angels around us to protect us from all the attacks of the devil (Psalm 34:7). No weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17), and when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will put him to flight (Isaiah 59:19).

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (Galatians 3:13), and we have been blessed by God in Jesus Christ with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3), and what God has blessed is blessed forever. Blessed be His Holy Name for ever. Remember that when Balak asked the prophet Balaam to curse the people of Israel, Balaam said: “How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?” (Numbers 23:8). So rejoice in the Lord, He is with you, in you and around you. Do not be afraid of witches and wizards, for the curses they try to put on us do not work.

Pay attention to this now: what I have just said does not mean that we must be passive and from our part we must do nothing, on the contrary in order to remain under the blessing of God and His divine protection we must submit to God and resist the devil, that is to say, we must put on the armor of God and must fight against the devil, for James says: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7), and Paul says: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” (Ephesians 6:11-18).

Recently I have heard the testimony of a former Brazilian witch, who is now a daughter of God washed in the blood of Jesus. She said that while she was a witch she gathered with some other servants of Satan in order to put a curse on a believer who was troubling the kingdom of Satan because she spoke about Jesus Christ. Well, their curse did not work because they saw that with that believer there was a far greater power than the powers which were with them, and so they gave up.

Another former witch, whose name is Doreen Irvine, in her book From Witchcraft to Christ tells of an incident which shows how the ministers of Satan try to put curses on Christians, but without success. Here is what she says:

‘It was midnight, a bright, cloudless night, excellent for witching. The naked members of the coven were pursuing their rituals. I was among them. Suddenly we saw three men approaching over the brow of the hill. Although the intruders had not yet seen us witches, in a few minutes they would come upon the whole lot of us. There were no rocks or trees to hide behind.

"What shall we do?" asked the witches anxiously. "There's no place to hide!"

"Don't worry," I said. "I can make myself invisible."

"What about us?"

"If you put yourself in my hands, I'll make you invisible too."

There was no time to lose. Hastily the others did as I told them. Standing perfectly still in a circle, we raised our hands so that they touched.

I called up powers of darkness from demons and Satan himself. Within seconds a green swirling mist enveloped us. We could scarcely see each other as the three men passed us. I could easily have reached out my hand and touched them, one of whom had walked under our raised hands into the centre of our circle. My magic had worked.

What I have related is perfectly true. The other witches and I were invisible to the three men, who were not even aware of the thick swirling mist. They had not seen a single thing.

"Let's go home," we heard one of the men say. "There are no witches here. We're wasting our time."

When the three intruders were gone, the mist slowly disappeared.

The reason for the three men's appearance was explained when I read the local newspaper the day after. An article in the centre pages was headlined: NO WITCHES ON DARTMOOR. It related that a local preacher had taken two reporters onto Dartmoor the previous evening to investigate a rumour that witches would be present there. The search had been fruitless, by all accounts. However, the local preacher was not convinced that witches had not been on the moor. He was right, of course. He had unawares been within inches of them. We were all highly amused. The story was told in other covens, and my fame spread abroad. Some may think it strange that the Lord did not permit the local preacher to see the witches. Without questioning the Lord's will, we can be absolutely sure that He had His own purpose in not permitting His servant to see. The Lord certainly did not permit His servant to be harmed - for I tried to put curses on the preacher, but they did not work. There was a barrier between my power and the preacher, who was a man of great faith and courage. I was puzzled. My powers had never before failed. I had no idea that far greater power than that of Satan was protecting this man - the mighty power of the Lord Jesus Christ, who conquered death, hell, and Satan at the place called Calvary. Although the event on Dartmoor at first glance showed plainly the power of witchcraft and Satan, in truth it showed the far greater power of the Lord Jesus Christ’ (Doreen Irvine, From witchcraft to Christ, printed in Great Britain, Kingsway publications Ltd, Eastbourne, E. Sussex, 2001, pages 99-101)

We know this power, it is the power of the Almighty God who shall bruise Satan under our feet shortly (Romans 16:20). Amen.