Thursday, 10 November 2016

How Witches took over the Church (Christian Witches)—Dr. D.K. Olukoya

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Dr. D.K. Olukoya, Founder/General Overseer, Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries

The title ‘Christian witches’ appear like a contradiction in terms when viewed ordinarily. But a second look at the subject will reveal to all and sundry that there are certain mysteries which need to be unraveled.

Is there anything like a Christian witch? Yes. Witchcraft is not only found it the domain of so-called satanic agents. It is an undeniable fact that witches and wizards abound in the camp of the ungodly. But the fact that may well shock Christian believers today is that witches and wizards can also be found within their ranks. Lack of understanding in this direction has caused a lot of problems for many people.

Dr. D. K. Olukoya, a Deliverance Minister extra-ordinary
A lot of people have suffered untold agony. Others have been held under bondage. More to that, multitudes have been subjected to a lot of harassment form the camp of the devil. Therefore, ignorance is costly. The price to be paid is too high. You must therefore decide to seek knowledge in order to experience freedom from all kinds of satanic manipulations.
In view of the importance of this topic, we shall start on an aggressive note by taking the following confession and prayer point.

1.     Affirm the following words: “God has created me for a specific purpose. God h as committed unto my hands something He has not committed to another. Therefore, I must fulfill my divine task. I shall reach my goal. God has not created me for nothing. I shall not come to the world in vain. I shall do good. I shall do God’s work. I shall be an angel of peace. I shall fulfill my divine destiny. For God is my rock and the lifter of my head. For greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Therefore, I will trust Him. wherever I am, I shall never be ashamed. I shall do good I shall serve God, in the name Jesus”.
2.     Every pollution in my destiny, be cleansed by the blood of Jesus.
To put this message in proper perspective, we shall start by examining 1st Samuel 15:18-24.

18And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD? And Saul said unto Samuel, yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Aga the king of Amalek, and utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal. And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
The above story reveals quite a lot of subject of witchcraft.
People generally think that witchcraft bothers only on flying as a witch in dark hours of the night. People hardly consider the fact that a lot of actions and reactions which emanate from men and women in seemingly ordinary situations can amount to witchcraft.
The story we are considering appears very simple. A king was given a mandate by the Lord. He stood up to obey. But he ended up doing things his own way. To the average mind, there seems to be element of witchcraft manipulation in what the king did. Human beings would even say that the king tried. After all, he captured Agag the king of Amalekites and destroyed most of the people and their property, everything appeared alright.
There was only one exception. He decided to spare the best things. H e even had a good reason for sparing the best properties owned by the Amalekites. He was smart to give a religious reason for his disobedience. According to him, those thing were spared for the purpose of sacrificing them to the Lord. A very smart reason. Isn’t it?
He was smooth in explaining himself. In his own estimation, the best thing which he preserved for himself and the Lord did not sound like disobedience, but he was wrong. The people saw the scurry of activities which Saul carried out. They would have easily given him pass mark. Saul appeared magnanimus in battle. He fought and won the battle. No doubt he was hailed by the people. Human being gave him a pass mark but God did not.
Partial obedience was unacceptable to God. God’s verdict was simple, clear and unmistakable. What he did amounted to disobedience to word of the Lord. His action led him to the realm of witchcraft. Thus he became an example of those who go into witchcraft practice but deceive themselves by claiming that they also belong to the Lord.
Witchcraft is terrible. Surprisingly, it’s nearer most people than they ever imagine. The characteristics and the attributes of witchcraft sometimes become so hidden and subtle that we are generally unaware of them. Christians who live in these last days must graduate from level of ignorance to the realm of knowledge.
The most difficult group of witches and wizards are the hidden ones. It is often easy to locate a blood sucking witch. But it is difficult to identify people like Saul who are labelled witches by God.
Witchcraft has been aptly tagged public enemy number one. It makes men and women to follow the devil and do his bidding. Witchcraft is not localised to one particular environment or community. It is an evil universal phenomenon. Witchcraft can be found among all races, cultures and communities. There is no people or group that lacks the presence of witches and wizards.
Witchcraft is run through a highly sophisticated method. Unfortunately, the modern age has ushered more complexity into the practice of witchcraft. Witchcraft has therefore become so complicated that children, youths, men and women are involved in it without their knowledge. It appears that it is easier to get involved with witchcraft these days than it was fifty years ago. Witches and wizard have so simplified their manifestation that they have been able to catch thousands of people with little or no effort.
Dr. D.K. Olukoya talks about International Witchcraft Strategies
The different manifestation of witchcraft in Anglophone & Francophone African countries  
I had and experience in the United Kingdom, many years ago, which prepared me for the ministry. Actually, the Lord had laid the foundation of this ministry when I was in Nigeria but I had a lot more to learn when the Lord gave me the opportunity of doing my doctorate programme in U.K. As an African student, I thought that I had known quite a lot in the area of spiritual warfare, deliverance, breaking of curses and yokes, but my experience overseas was much more revealing.
While in England, God raised me up to pioneer, nature and lead African Christian Fellowship. The African Christian Fellowship consisted of Christians from many African countries. It was my responsibility as the president to counsel, teach, pray with and conduct deliverance for many Africans. That experience exposed me to diversity of the manifestations of witchcraft and demonic power in the African continent. I discovered that demons and witches change their characteristics from one community to another.
The average Nigerian Christian knows little or nothing about demonic or witchcraft operations when compared with his counterparts from French speaking countries within the sub-region. In fact, experience of Nigerian Christians cannot be compared with that of his counterparts from neighboring French speaking countries, where there is one idol per household.
My experience made me to know that the level of bondage of Christians from some French West African countries was higher. Although we were all Africans, I found out the Zimbabwean, the Ghanaian, the Beninoise, the Chadian, the Kenyan and the Togolese all had their unique experience. I remembered particularly, the manifestations of a Botswana lady when we ran her through deliverance. It was without doubt a new experience for me.
Witchcraft manifestation cannot be pinned down to one mode of behavior. The African mode differs from the European, Asian or American modes. The European witches and wizards behave in very different ways. They don’t suck their children blood like most African witches do.
I remember a particular incident which took place during my years of studying abroad. A white couple was arrested and charged for kidnapping and killing little kids. They could not give any reason for their obsession with killing little children. That was what their own witchcraft demons compelled them to do.
African witchcraft demons lead people in different ways. My own African experience gave me a very different exposure. I came face to face with an example of certified witch when I was a little boy. I ran into a crowd when I was coming back from school as an elementary school pupil. The crowd gathered in order to listen to the strange confessions of a haggard looking old woman.  It was such a scary sight. The woman wash half naked.
She spoke uncontrollably. It was obvious that she had no control over what she was saying. She opened her mouth and made very fearful confessions. “I am a witch. Nemesis has finally caught up with me. I have killed so many people in my family that I have lost count of the exact number. I have eaten up many of my children and grandchildren. The last straw that broke the camel’s back was the last incident in my family. My daughter gave birth to twin babies. As usual, I had tried to eat both of them up. I succeeded in eating the first baby. The second one led me into this problem. The baby’s bone choked my throat. I couldn’t swallow it. The spirit of those twin babies were so powerful that I couldn’t get away with it. I am in trouble. The evil effect of witchcraft has taken a huge toll upon my life. I am in trouble. The blood of the twin babies is fighting against me. I am a witch…….”
The whole market was thrown into an uproar. People gathered stones, broken bottles, sharp objects, empty tins, rotten tomatoes and every conceivable object on which they could lay their hands. Those objects were hauled at her from every angle. She continued to make weird confessions while she was bleeding. The mob did not pity her.
That was how she was stoned to death. Nobody was willing to stop the irate mob. Before any of her relatives could arrive the scene, she had breathed her last breath. The woman suffered on earth. She opened her eyes in hell the next second only to begin an eternity of endless suffering. The devil is indeed, wicked. The same devil who gave her witchcraft was the same devil who led her to confess her wicked acts. The same devil went ahead to gather the crowd and mobilized them to kill her instantly. The same devil who sent her to hell will also accuse those who killed her of committing murder. What a case of different strokes with different people.
I used to have a very aggressive evangelist friend. His ways were very queer. He did not spare witches and wizards. He used to share some of his experience with me. He told us about a crusade which he conducted in a church. It lasted for seven days. The church which invited him was notorious for being an abode of witches and wizard. He warned the witches while the seven days lasted.
Every day, he would go to the pulpit and deliver a terse one sentence sermon. “This is a warning to every agent to Satan; you’ve had your own time. If you don’t repent, I will descend on you. Your days are numbered. Repent or perish”. He repeated the same message for seven days. On the seventh day, the tide turned against the witches and wizards. The Holy Ghost began to torture them. They started confessing what they had done one after the other.
He told us about a particular woman who happened to be a prominent member of the church. The woman was popularly called ‘Mother-in-Israel’ by the members of the church. She came to the man of God complaining of backaches. However, God open the eye of my evangelist friend and he discovered that right where the woman was seated in the counseling office, somebody’s thigh was hanging right in her mouth. Then the man of God became angry and told the woman: “Woman, I can see the thigh of a human being in your mouth, if you don’t vomit it now. You will die instantly.”
The witch had no option but to comply with the instructions of the man of God. She had to vomit the person she swallowed.
I would like to take this prayer point right now.
“Every part of my life swallowed by witchcraft, be vomited now, in the name of Jesus”.
Dr. D. K. Olukoya, Author of the book, Overpowering Witchcraft
How People invite witches into their homes…
I have discovered that some people often attract witchcraft into their lives and families on their own volition. However, such people are not able to absolve the consequences of their actions. Some people travel to their village only to handpick a witch in the name of getting housemaid. When such witches join the family, they go ahead to initiate all the children. By the time the parents discover that they had wrongfully taken up a maid, a lot of damages would have been done.
A housemaid was brought into a particular family and the wife felt that she had been successful in solving one of her problems. As she felt that she had no time to do all her house chores. Things took a different turn when the woman slept in the night, thinking that there was no presence.
Somehow, the husband wanted to go to the toilet in the night and he had to pass through where the house girl normally sleeps. To his surprise, her posture was embarrassing and suggesting. She was lying on her back stark naked with her two legs on the wall. The man was infuriated. Initially, he felt like screaming at her and give her a dirty slap. But he soon found out that his emotion changed from wanting to rebuke her to desiring to have affair with her. Immediately, a force began to push him towards the direction of the girl. He tries to resist but he could not. That was how he found himself on top of the housemaid which they brought from village.
Unfortunately for him, the wife woke up at that particular time and discovered what both of them were doing. That was how the housemaid broke their home. In any case, the husband and wife were responsible for what happened to them. They wanted help but got more than they bargained for.
There is a growing consciousness of the activities of satanic agents. Specifically, there is a burgeoning of interest in the body of knowledge concerning the subject of witchcraft. This trend should not come as a surprise to anyone. The Bible has predicted that the last day will be characterized by an increase of satanic revival. Therefore, witchcraft is no longer the preserve of select company. More and more people are now becoming unaware and gaining more knowledge concerning witchcraft. However, there are people who are still in the woods as far as the knowledge of witchcraft activities is concerned.
A brother once thought that his mother was a witch and he decided to do something about it. Having had a very powerful prophet who normally calls out witches openly in his meetings, he decided to take her there for a deliverance ministration. He succeeded in cajoling her by saying that she was only following him to a crusade.
The man of God in his usual manner demanded and commanded that all the witches in that gathering should come out in a single file. Then people started coming out. The brother then had to open his eyes to see whether the mother was going out like others.
To his amazement she stayed put. He decided to talk to her: “Mummy, why don’t you join those who are walking out as instructed by the man of God?” The mother simply smiled and said “Don’t worry, that instruction is not for people like me. Those who are going out are the ones we have just initiated. Hard-core witches won’t obey that kind of general instruction. We operate at a higher level”. That was how she refused to go out.
The son was shocked. What shocked him beyond that point was the fact that his own fiancée was one of the people who went out. She had also been initiated. The man discovered that he was surrounded by witches and decided to run to me for help. I asked him only one question. “Have you got the baptism of the Holy Spirit?” He appeared surprised. “How much is it?” he asked me. May be he felt the Holy Spirit was a book or something, no wonder he was surrounded by witches.
Witchcraft had become an open secret. The young and the old are now fully aware of the activities of witches and wizards. It is even shocking that young people and children are even fully entrenched in witchcraft.
The other day I got a letter from a young girl. She was very angry with her father whom she accused of calling everybody in the house agents of Satan. The young girl was so bold to ask me to warn her father or she would deal with him. But how did such a girl come about such a level of boldness. No doubt she must have been empowered by witchcraft. We have so many of the innocent looking but very powerful young boys, girls and children. They are young in age but they are very old in the spiritual world.
We are for lots of surprises today. Our concentration in the time past has been limited to discovering among those who are outside the church. We have not yet looked inwards to consider the possibility of the presence of the witches within the church. Hence we have not been able to locate the enemy within. Many people who talk about witches and wizards are not free. The so called witch hunters are also bewitched.
It is frightening to know that many of the places which we called Christian gatherings are gatherings of the witches and wizards. We need to forget and discard our traditional beliefs and begin to take a new look into Christian environment. We may soon discover that the problems of most people are caused by witches who turn Christian gathering into a hiding place. The moment you begin to realize that witchcraft can be practiced within the church, you will discover the solution to most of you personal problems.
(Excerpts from the book “Overpowering Witchcraft” by Dr. D.K. Olukoya, Founder/General Overseer, Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries)

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