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Summary: Many people and many nations are being bewitched. The Lord has a controversy with many people because they are not walking the way He wants them to walk. Many people go to churches to get themselves entertained instead of getting their spirit man changed.

This is a direct message from the Lord to you today. The fact that God has preserved your life up till this time means that He has a purpose for your life. The message is entitled, “Candidates of bewitchment.” Acts. 8: 9 – 13: “But there was a certain man called Simon which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one. (So the man had been bewitching the people of Samaria.) To whom they all gave heed, (although he was bewitching them, they all gave him 100 per cent attention) from the least, to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because for a long time, he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptised, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also; and when he was baptised, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.” Later, the secret of Simon was revealed and it was known that he was a sorcerer.

Many people and many nations are being bewitched. The Lord has a controversy with many people because they are not walking the way He wants them to walk. Many people go to churches to get themselves entertained instead of getting their spirit man changed. Many are working below the standard God wants them to work. Such people must do something before God looks away from them because bewitchment is a terrible thing and it is taking an epidemic proportion these days. Many people now are behaving just like the Samaritans in the scriptures above. The people of Samaria were under so much suffering but they never realised it. They were under blindness and satanic elusion but they didn’t know. They praised the very man who was destroying them. They did not really know who Simon was. He was sapping them dry but they believed he was delivering them. It is the same thing with a lot of people. They do not know whom they are dealing with and what such people do at night. They are just being sapped dry. Simon was destroying them properly and thoroughly but satan made sure they were blinded to it.

This is not a time to be spiritually blind, so you better pray off the blindness now. The people of Samaria ignorantly hailed their enemy. They called their friends, enemies and called their enemies, friends. This is what we call bewitchment.

A lot of people invest their money where they are not supposed to and they have been losing. Some put their legs where they should not put their legs and they are licking their wounds now. In Samaria, destruction had already settled over them, sadness was everywhere in the city; unclean spirits had already possessed so many people. Nevertheless, they went about normally. They dressed in three - piece suits and went about like respected men and women although they were bewitched. Successful businessmen and politicians of Samaria were all blinded by the devil. There were sicknesses in the land, it never bothered them. There were unclean spirits everywhere, almost in every home, yet they felt strangely normal. They thought Simon was the answer to their problems whereas he was the problem. Slowly, ironically, they were dying and praising the man who was drowning their boat.

What was happening in Samaria? Bewitchment. They were bewitched, but all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit located Simon and declared him as a satanic agent. We have a lot of people going about looking normal and respectable but inside, they are bewitched.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BEWITCHED?

It means to be spiritually influenced by the power of witchcraft. Bewitchment is casting a spell on people. You find a lot of people burying cows alive, some eating raw animals in order to bewitch others and they succeed in caging so many people. That is the bewitching power of the devil. It is when a person has been captured like this that he cannot move ahead again. Although he is making motions, he is not making any progress.

Examine your life to see the dark areas of your heart that the light of God has not touched. A lot of negative things are manifesting in the dark regions of people’s lives. Except they allow these dark regions to be reached by the fire of the Holy Ghost, they would continue to be bewitched. They urgently need to work on these areas of their lives that are still bewitched.

Perhaps, you have been allowing sin to bewitch you and God has been warning you, talking to you, and even making some trouble to come your way so that you can sit up, yet you hold on to the sin. A prophet of God is telling you that sin is a viper and that it would certainly kill, but something makes you to continue in that evil excitement and it removes the eyes from the effect of the bewitchment, trouble is coming. All the “I don’t know what made me to do it,” is the work of bewitchment.

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