So-called “Christian” witches love to come to my church, Awakening House of Prayer, in Fort Lauderdale. Mind you, I realize there’s no such thing as a Christian witch, but that’s what they call themselves.
I’ve seen a rise of Christians practicing witchcraft. Or maybe they aren’t Christians at all. I won’t judge someone’s salvation, but when people in church release word curses, pray against you, and conduct unholy fasts to destroy you, the fruit of the Spirit is clearly lacking. Galatians 6 lists both the fruit of the Spirit and the works of the flesh. Witchcraft is among them. But there is a higher level of witchcraft that some so-called Christians are tapping into and it’s dangerous.
Christian witches have emerged with a vengeance. Christian witches are targeting government officials like President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. But they are doing much more behind the scenes and are lifting their voices to recruit the discontented to their campaign.
There are Christians who act like witches and actual Christian witches. Both sides of this prophetic warning were and are true. One example of the latter is Rev. Valerie Love, who has been garnering media attention and ranting on Facebook against anyone who won’t accept her as an ambassador of Christ. She wrote on the social media platform:
Stop thinking you can tell people how to worship. Stop thinking you can tell people how to connect with the divine. I could tell you how many people have told me, “You can’t be a Christian witch” but here I am. See, you can’t tell me how to worship. You cannot tell me how to connect with the divine. That’s between me and God. You cannot tell me how to pray. (2)
The late Derek Prince spoke about “Christian witches” many years ago. He espoused there are two kinds of witches. One is people who know they are witches. This is a category of people, like Love, who celebrate their witch-hood and actively release curses, incantations, potions, hexes, vexes, and spells. The second category of Christian witches is those who don’t know they are witches—and most other people don’t know they are witches, either. These Christian witches may be polite and strong tithers, never missing a church service, but they are operating in witchcraft that control. In charismatic circles, we call this type of Christian witch Jezebel.
Both types of Christian witches are rising in this hour. The first type are in no way part of God’s Kingdom. Rather, they are card-carrying members of the kingdom of darkness. The second type may make their way into heaven, but they need deliverance from hurts, wounds, and other issues in their life that make their life a living hell. As a matter of fact, I believe anyone who calls themselves a Christian witch also needs healing and deliverance.
Either way, Jesus died to set these captives free. The Christian witch movement is gaining momentum, but the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. Now that this movement has been exposed, let’s pray for Christian witches, especially the most vocal ones, to experience a life-changing encounter with the love of the Father that leads them to lay down their sorcery and give testimony to His saving grace.
Operations Of “Christian” Witches And Warlocks
Some “Christian” witches and warlocks are blatant about their beliefs. Others are more subtle in their operations. The Bible shows us what a warlock looks like in the New Testament in Acts 13:6-7:
When they had passed through the entire island of Cyprus as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain Jewish wizard or sorcerer, a false prophet named Bar-Jesus. He was closely associated with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, who was an intelligent and sensible man of sound understanding; he summoned to him Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the Word of God [concerning salvation in the kingdom of God attained through Christ] (AMPC).
Let me stop there for a moment. Some Christians are like Sergius Paulus. They look for wisdom in the counsel of many but don’t discern some of the many are sorcerers. Like Sergius Paulus, they are intelligent people but they aren’t discerning. I know a man who paid a false prophet $10,000 for private mentoring because he was hungry to grow in the things of the Spirit. He got nothing but an empty bank account.
And catch that: His name was Bar-Jesus—many warlocks, sorcerers, and false prophets utter the name Jesus from their lips, but the motives are wicked. They practice divination, prophesy accurately out of familiar spirits, and have big bright smiles and wear the latest fashionable clothing. Beware. Another word for warlock is a conjurer or wizard. They claim to practice prophetic arts but they practice magic arts. Not everyone who says Lord, Lord is a true disciple of Christ.
Let’s go on to Acts 13:8: “But Elymas the wise man—for that is the translation of his name [which he had given himself]—opposed them, seeking to keep the proconsul from accepting the faith” (AMPC). Notice he had given himself that name. Warlocks, sorcerers, and false prophets give themselves a name. They are not submitted to the name that is above every other name, nor have they been called by the one who holds the name at which every knee must bow and every tongue confess. In other words, Jesus did not call them into the five-fold ministry. These people gave themselves a name and are trying to make a name for themselves.
Acts 13:9 continues: “But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit, looked steadily at [Elymas]” (AMPC). Notice how Paul wasn’t intimated by the wizardry warlock. He knew his authority. I will not be intimidated by “Christian” warlocks. You have no power or authority over me. Paul was not intimidated and neither should we be.
Let’s look at how Paul described him in Acts 13:10:
And said, You master in every form of deception and recklessness, unscrupulousness, and wickedness, you son of the devil, you enemy of everything that is upright and good, will you never stop perverting and making crooked the straight paths of the Lord and plotting against His saving purposes? (AMPC)
You have to understand why Paul was so upset: Elymas was standing in the way of God’s will. Nothing makes me more upset than when people purposely thwart God’s will.
Paul called him a master of every form of deception, recklessness, unscrupulousness, and wickedness. This is not just someone who practices these things. It’s someone who has mastered them. To master something, you have to practice it for a long time. Paul called him a son of the devil, in much the same way Jesus told the Pharisees they were of their father the devil. This is a bold statement. But it’s true.
Paul described this warlock as an enemy of everything that is upright and good. Again, a bold statement. They are enemies of God speaking in the name of God. They actively seek to tear down what God is building. That means warlocks are standing against everything that is upright and good and they are enemies of God speaking in the name of God many times. They actively seek to tear down what God is building. Paul said the warlock was perverting and making crooked the straight paths of the Lord. Christian witches and warlocks operate in perversion and sabotage. True prophets pave the way for the Lord; they make His path straight. Mark 1:2-3 says, “Look, I am sending My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You. The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.’” Paul said Elymas was plotting against God’s saving purposes. Warlocks want you to go hell with them. They point you to idols and have you chasing other gods who cannot save.