Identifying Signs of Witchcraft Attacks

Witchcraft is a practice that is very common all over the world. Although some may claim that witchcraft does not exist, if you have experienced it, then I know you can testify of its realness! A lack of knowledge regarding spiritual matters only leaves a good Christian lost, hurt and destroyed – but that is not your portion, in Jesus’ name!

These are the signs that will alert you that you are under witchcraft attack. When you see any of these signs, it’s time to stand on the Lord. This should push you to fast and pray more because one thing is for certain, the enemy doesn’t have off days. It is only God that can rescue you, so draw closer to Him.

1. Sleep Paralysis

When you sleep and you see or feel a dark presence that enters your bedroom, this is a sign of a spiritual attack. I know society has painted sleep paralysis to be a normal and psychological phenomenon, but I don’t want you naïve to the spiritual side of things.  

With sleep paralysis, you often cannot move and the spirit being has control over your entire self. You may try to scream or move your body, but you can admit that this doesn’t usually work, until you involve Jesus.

These spirits are sent to sleep with you and disturb your marital destiny, torment your life and keep you in fear and restlessness throughout the day and night.  

Don’t open doors to the enemy by not praying. As soon as you gain your strength back, stand up and pray. Ask God to destroy every spirit that is being sent against you!

2. Bad Dreams and Nightmares

 This is a clear sign that something is wrong. Isn’t sleep supposed to be peaceful? When sleep is accompanied by bad dreams and nightmares, there is something happening in the spiritual realm.

Witchcraft attacks are sent to you to make you uncomfortable and not enjoy your life. When you have such negative dreams and nightmares, witches are visiting you in your sleep. Eating in the dream, losing your teeth and shoes, and even forgetting your money are some spiritual attacks that you must not ignore!

Jeremiah 46:28 says: “Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I am with you to save you and deliver you from his hand.”

God says not to be afraid of these witches for He is with you. He will save and deliver you from them, in Jesus’ name.

3. Sickness

When one is constantly sick, many things come to a standstill in life. Work and doing daily tasks and routines become a challenge, and I want you to remember that this is not the will of God for your life.  Witches use sickness to derail you from doing productive things in your life. Their motive is mostly born out of jealousy.

They inflict one with a certain sickness that steals your money since you need medication and doctor appointments. When you do go to the hospital, the doctor sometimes cannot even find anything wrong.

I once met a lady who told me that whenever they planned to do something big with her husband, he would be involved in a car accident. He had four car accidents to his name, which isn’t a normal thing. All the money kept for whatever the plan was would end up being used to seek medical help for him.

Identifying witchcraft attacks requires one to have their spiritual eyes open. It’s not something that you can see with your physical eyes and understanding.

4. Mind Oppression and Confusion

Most times, witches oppress your mind so that you cannot think liberally. You are like a caged person; your mind doesn’t take you further than your eyes can see. This hinders you from moving forward in your life due to confusion and mind oppression.

You cannot make decisions and you’re constantly in a state of a mind battle. All this is not from God!

When the enemy attacks, he first starts with the mind. If he can get ahold of that, then he has won. But, Jesus has promised to liberate you and you are victorious over any plans of the enemy, in the name of Jesus.

5. Spirit of Slumber

This spirit is associated with laziness and excessive sleep. There are people who take pride in sleeping while others are working. They don’t see anything wrong with that. They believe they deserve some rest, but what rest do you require with no work or direction? Do you see how this is a spiritual battle?

Being idle, directionless and unaware of your purpose in life is the will of the evil one. But God has great plans for your life, so may you not miss your purpose!

This spirit also attacks children. A son or daughter may be very brilliant at school, and suddenly is no longer interested in academics. He or she drops out and begins hanging out with the wrong crowd. How do you explain this?

We need to continually keep our children in prayer against plans that aren’t from God. The enemy is also fighting our children’s destiny because he knows that they will rise and become fearful men and women of God.

6. Constant Spiritual Attacks

Whenever something bad happens, it happens to you. This is the type of unfortunate reality that some may be facing. When a costly mistake that gets one fired happens at work, it happens to you. Isn’t that clear that the enemy is at work here?

The enemy is trying to push you out of this comfortable situation. He wants to bring misery into your life and make you start to question the love of God. A witch doesn’t want to see you working, owning a business or studying.

You need to check if any doors are opened that are allowing the enemy in. It could be lust, jealousy or any sin that you can think of.

Why do People Practice Witchcraft?

  1. Generational –

There are families that have been practicing witchcraft from generation to generation. The existing generation teaches the upcoming one when they are still young on how to do it.

Growing up in the village, we would hear the elders whispering about certain families that have a history of practicing witchcraft. They would say “the grandmother was a known witch; the daughters are witches, and the younger ones are also showing signs of witchcraft.”

This practice is in the bloodline, and one is born into it.

2. Jealousy –

Some people are so driven by jealousy of others’ success that they resort to witchcraft in a bid to see their downfall. Jealousy goes with a lot of evil thoughts; wishing evil on others and going to extremes to see them suffer. The result is for a jealous person to consult with spirit mediums to try and hurt others.

What comes out of that consultation does not only hurt the other person, but even the jealous individual. How? When a witch is dealing with a prayerful Christian, many of these arrows will not succeed. In the spirit world, this means the plans backfire back to the witch sowing evil.

3. Initiation –

Initiation is another way people get involved in witchcraft. It is important to know the type of people you hang out with as you can end up joining their evil deeds unknowingly. Witches are always looking for new people to recruit to carry out their evil deeds.

If you keep company with evil, you surely will fall prey to their evil schemes. When children are growing up, parents always check on who they associate with. This is because they know that it is easier to start following other people’s way of living – birds of the same feather flock together!

4. Consultation of Spirit Mediums and Witch Doctors –

One thing I love about Christianity is its transparency. The Bible is the guide on how to live – there are no “ifs” or “buts” about this. On the other hand, consulting spirit mediums has many hidden secrets, unlike the Bible that is very clear.

When you consult a witch doctor for instance, they provide you with “traditional” herbs but never share what the consequences may be for future generations. In some African films, we often see the negative consequences that happens to someone consulting with such doctors. It’s not worth it!

I listened to a story where a brother was seeking prayers because he consulted a spiritualist and was given herbs. Now these herbs had turned into a snake that was visiting him every night. He said that sometimes he had a vision of himself leaving his bedroom in a spirit-like form and meeting a group of people. They would travel together and do works of the dark world, leaving him as tired as someone who had been working the entire day.

All he consulted for was to boost his business but look, he ended up in witchcraft!

5. Using Charms

Have you ever seen people who so much believe in charms that they use it for everything? Such a person can go for an interview with a charm in the pocket, approach women for dating with it, and even use them for disagreements with others. One who believes that everything they do needs enhancement of charms ends up in witchcraft and evil dealings.

Imagine if one must use a charm to get a promotion at work. The person will end up enchanting the name of the other colleagues to remove them from post. Isn’t that witchcraft?

Witchcraft attacks is nothing new. It has brought much misery, loss and hopelessness to many Christians.

Now that you have identified that witchcraft is used to attack you as a Christian, what’s next? Christians always turn to God in whatever the situation. God is our shield, our strong tower where we run to hide. Witches cannot be fought with your own physical understanding and strength. You need the supernatural power of God to be victorious.

For you to fight witchcraft, you need to be born again. This means that the old in you is no more – you are a new person. When you are born again, the enemy cannot locate you as he will be using your old self to try to attack you.

Ephesians 6:12 says “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

A spiritual warfare is not an easy one, you need spiritual covering to be able to win. It’s important to live in prayer. Go to church and fellowship with other children of God. This will not give the enemy a chance to attack your life. Whenever a witch tries to access you, they will find that you are covered.

Remember to also fast and pray. Asking for protection and guidance each day is important in your walk with Him. Ask Him to shield you from witches and weaken their spirits every time they think about you.

This is the most effective way to deal with anything that is unwanted in your life. Many people relax and believe that these witchcraft attacks will go away but forget that this is a war declared upon your life, and the only way to fight it is through spiritual warfare.

I pray for protection over you and your family, in the mighty name of Jesus!

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