Being 37 weeks pregnant at the time of this post, and on my 4th child, I am super familiar with having to go to the doctor. Either for myself for check ups, or for the children; doctor visits just become a regular part of life, ya know. Doctors are supposed to be trusted medical professionals with ample education and degrees, well versed in identifying problems and then finding solutions to those problems. All the while wanting the best for you and your health, in the long run. There are times when patients come in with a problem they haven’t seen before or dealt with. I’m sure the mystery behind disease and disorder is what leads some people to pick up the mantel of doctor. Being challenged with the unknown and different daily challenges can make for an interesting yet satisfying career, especially when they are able to help you overcome what is ailing you!
There was a message, either Bible study or sermon, given by Pastor Price with Omega Ministries, where in he talked about witchcraft. In that message he mentioned something that I had never thought of before, but once he drew it to my attention, I was unable to put it from my mind. To sum up his words, some doctors participate in witchcraft. I mean, yeah, true, I guess, but like I said, the thought never really crossed my mind. Until then. Naturally, my next steps were to consider exactly what that meant to me and for my family and what I could do about it. The Bible presents a clear stance on witchcraft…
“Thou shalt not suffer [allow] a witch to live.”– Exodus 22:18 (KJV)
That’s pretty straightforward, right? But that only includes females and female doctors, not males. Weeeeelll, not exactly, the Bible doesn’t leave the men out either…
“A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.”– Leviticus 20:27 (KJV)
A male witch is known as a wizard or warlock. Clearly, the Bible regards all users of magic as evil and wicked and not tolerated by God. There are quite a few scriptural references that indicate such. Googling “what does the Bible say about witchcraft” and selecting the link for the “open Bible” website and it will list the numerous scriptures regarding God’s position on witchcraft. (And in case you are lazy, naughty you! I have included the link. Now you have no excuse not to look at the evidence. You’re welcome!) Now before you say, “oh, those were from the Old Testament, God isn’t against witches, warlocks, wizards or anything of the sort, any more; He has changed His mind,” let me reference the New Testament for you, to show you that God still feels the same as when He first declared His position…
“Now the practices of the sinful nature are clearly evident: they are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (total irresponsibility, lack of self-control), idolatry, sorcery, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions [that promote heresies], envy, drunkenness, riotous behavior, and other things like these. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”– Galatians 5:19-21 (AMP)
To broaden the idea of sorcery in scripture terms for you, the AMP version states that sorcery includes “such things as occult practices, witchcraft, worship of evil powers, drug-induced trances.” So now you see that God still hates witchcraft and those that practice it will find themselves outside the kingdom of God, in hell.
What concerned me was being able to discern the difference. Who were the witches or wizards and who were not. Not all doctors participate in the occult, there are those that simply do not believe in God and do not utilize magic in their practice. They rely heavily on book knowledge, case study, experience and experimentation to exact answers or potential cures. After much thought, the only way I would be able to tell was with the help of Jesus. Having the Holy Ghost for spiritual discernment is a must too. Through prayer, I allow Jesus and the Holy Ghost to lead me accordingly, when it comes time to select a practitioner. Also, as a precaution, I always pray over every medicine that I take or shot that I receive, before it enters my body. Sometimes there can be harmful additives, not necessarily put there on purpose, and their adverse effects can be detrimental to the body, rather than help it. Can’t go wrong with extra prayer!
In many eastern countries and more rural areas, however, people choose to utilize traditional medicine methods, like witchdoctors or complimentary and alternative medicines because they believe they work and perform more quickly and efficiently than western doctors and their prescription medications. Depending on the area of the world, witchdoctors have various different names: Kahuna, traditional healer, Ngankari, Sangoma, Shaman, Bomoh, Medicine man or Medicine woman, Curandera or Curandero, Albularyos, and more.
Having contact with these individuals is wrong and God does not approve of any of their methods. Why? Because these men and women are seeking spiritual help from someone other than God to provide answers and a means of healing. In actuality, they are getting help from Satan and demons, to heal people. Satan is NO HEALER! It is not possible for him to actually heal anyone. Of course he has certain knowledge, and of course he will lie and promise healing or may even give you a partial fix, but because his nature stands against EVERYTHING that is like God, he literally is unable to truly heal. God is the only Healer! If Satan did heal, he would be helping God, but Satan would never do that, because he hates God! Beware anyone that claims to worship God but their actions are in direct opposition to Him.
Personally, I don’t have knowledge of or was ever suspicious of, any doctor that my kids or I had that practiced the occult. Actually, now that I think about it, Planned Parenthood would probably be on the top of my list, when I went there for an abortion. Since abortion is murder and a form of child sacrifice, I’m certain that some of the staff there were involved in the occult. I’ll elaborate on that in a later post. In the meantime, my sister in Christ, wrote about her testimony on abortion on her blog Manifested Sons, it is quite eye opening, click to read. You can also watch “7 Reasons” a movie on abortion by Ray Comfort, founder and evangelist of Living Waters. I’ve seen the movie myself, and it helped me realize the truth about abortions: that they are wrong and anyone that is involved in the abortion process needs to repent to Jesus Christ.
I want to open the floor to ya’ll.
Have any of you ever out right knew, or suspected, a medical professional of being a witch, warlock, wizard, or using the occult in their practice of medicine? Have you ever visited a witchdoctor? If so, what happened and what did you do about it? (It is not necessary to mention any names, unless the Lord leads you to.)
In closing, seeking Jesus Christ and being led by the Holy Ghost are the only options to avoid any kind of deception. Because the devil is astute at hiding in plain sight, discerning of spirits is a very important gift to have, in order to avoid obvious deception and to keep from falling prey to the devil’s chicaneries.
If you are seeking the gift of salvation and want to turn your life over to Jesus Christ or if you have fallen back into sin and want to turn your life back over to Jesus Christ, either leave me a comment below or email me at email@example.com for helpful resources and prayer.