CANDIDATES OF BEWITCHMENT
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
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 that of 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 baptized, both men and women. Then Simon
himself believed also; and when he was baptized, 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.
Bewitchment paints sin in attractive colours and
makes it respectable. Things like pride, drunkenness, indiscipline,
rebellion, lying, dishonesty, homosexuality, gossiping, promiscuity,
laziness, drug addiction, belonging to one cult or the other,
adultery, prostitution, are evidence of bewitchment.
WHO IS A BEWITCHED PERSON?
A bewitched person is a person who blindly
clings to sin, inspite of warnings.
A young man of 17 was brought to us for prayer. When he removed
his clothes, there were sores all over his body, including his
reproductive organ. But in spite of all the sores, he still
continued in his immorality. That is bewitchment.
A bewitched person is a person who has been
blinded by the devil and cannot even see that the devil has been
A person who has been kept away from using
his or her divine weapons is bewitched. The Bible says in the
book of Galatians 3:1: “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched
you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus
Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?”
These Galatians were going to church but were bewitched all the
A bewitched person is a person operating
under the destructive effect of sin.
A bewitched person is a person suffering from
mind confusion. If you notice that your mind is always confused,
you can’t put things together or when you do and it gets to the
edge of success, something goes wrong, know that there is
bewitchment in place.
A bewitched person is a person who exhibits
stubborn disobedience to God’s command.
A bewitched person is a person who makes
unexplainable mistakes. Such a person cannot explain why he does
some things. He cannot justify his actions. When a professor
begins to make the kind of mistakes that someone who is
uneducated should not make, you know that he is bewitched.
A bewitched person is a person operating
under different powers that are beyond his control.
A bewitched person is a person who does not
know what happens to his or her money. He or she just knows that
the money comes in but does not know what is happening to it. It
Sometime ago, a certain man came for prayers. He was a
millionaire but lost everything in a mysterious way. He came for
prayers and the Holy Spirit revealed that it was his daughter
that destroyed his money. So, I asked him to bring her. He
brought her and she confessed that she used witchcraft means to
lock up her father’s money. She also said that one of her
aunties was her accomplice. The man had money but did not know
what happened to it - bewitchment.
A bewitched person is somebody who has
completely lost the joy of the Christian life, that is, the joy
A bewitched person is somebody who is
struggling against a force he cannot understand and cannot
master. A lot of people struggle with what they don’t
understand, it is bewitchment. Just like the people of Samaria
who went deeper and deeper into what was destroying them.
THE GOOD NEWS
The good news is that Jesus came and was manifest
in the flesh. The Creator was made a creature. It was a fantastic
process of humility. Jesus who was clothed in glory now wore rags of
the flesh. He, whose glory filled the heavens and the earth was now
carried into a cot in a manger because He wanted to deliver us from
He, the God of circumcision was circumcised. The
one who owns the earth and the fullness thereof got to a level where
He said, “I am hungry, I am thirsty.” The God of life was put to
death. The One that said, “I and the Father are one,” now cried, “My
God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” In His lifetime, He had no
where to lay His head. And when He died too, there was nowhere to
lay His body. The Kings of kings was punished, a crown of thorns was
placed on His head. His holy ears listened to the blasphemies of
men; His face was spat upon, His back was beaten, those hands of
power that came on the sick and the sick recovered were nailed to
the cross. His soul was forsaken on the cross. Why? So that the
whole of the bewitching power of satan, of sin and of the world
would be broken, so that the light of God can shine into the
darkness of our lives. So that the enemy does not bewitch us
anymore. That facility is still open now for those who want to take
advantage of it.
Nowadays, a lot of people go to the market and
never come back. Some go to buy refrigerators and end up inside the
refrigerators. A lot of terrible things are happening in the world
today but God has better things for us. If we will lay down our
sins, come to repentance, humble ourselves so that God can speak
peace into every situation of our lives, our lives would be changed
for the better.
You have an opportunity to receive the touch of
God in a mighty way and for all the bewitchment of the past years in
your life to completely disappear so that you can start a new life.
If only you can seize this wonderful opportunity.
Sin says, “I don’t care about what God is
saying, I don’t care about God’s commandments, I prefer to please
myself to pleasing Him. I am going to be the Lord of myself.”
Sin is not moved by the blessings and gifts of God. It makes one to
treat the Almighty God with contempt. The music of sinners is;
“I don’t care what God requires, I must have my own way. I refuse
to submit to the authority of God. I don’t care what God Almighty
has threatened to do, I am not afraid. His eyes may be upon me but I
am not going to be restrained, I don’t care what He wants and what
He hates. I shall please myself.” That is the music of
sinners. But God is asking for repentance today. Where there is no
Holy Spirit, there is failure. Do not allow your life to remain the
same after reading this message.
2 Chronicles 7: 14 says, “If my people, which are
called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” You must turn
away from any evil pattern that you have been following. If you have
not made peace with God, you must do so now and repent completely.
If there are 50 leakages in a ship and you block 49, the one left
can still sink the ship. So your repentance must be entire. God does
not want you to be serious today and unserious tomorrow. God does
not want you to go back to your vomits. This is the message He has
for you as you go further into the year.
A lot of people are under the power of
bewitchment. A lot of people are being controlled by the powers they
do not understand and a lot of people cannot even see the spiritual
powers controlling their environments. Many do not even recognise
that the fellow they are sitting with in the office may be calling
on another thing to undo or subdue them. It is bewitchment. At this
juncture, I want you to make this declaration out loud with holy
anger: “Bewitchment must die, in the name of Jesus.”
This message is not for entertainment. It is for
you to possess your possession. Therefore, I encourage you to give
your life to Christ if you have not done so because you cannot
defeat bewitchment except by the power in the blood of Jesus.
HOW TO GIVE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST AND BECOME A
CHILD OF GOD
Admit that you are a sinner: “For all have
sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3: 24).
Repent: “Repent ye therefore and be converted
that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts. 3: 19).
Confess: “If we confess our sins, He is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness” (1 John 1: 9).
Forsake: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and
return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him” (Isaiah
Believe: “For God so loved the world that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life” (John 3: 16).
If you are ready to accept Him, then take this
prayer before you pray against bewitchment: Father, in the name of
Jesus, I come to you knowing that I am a sinner. I confess my sins
(mention the ones you can readily remember now and repent of them).
Have mercy upon me and forgive me my sins. I accept Jesus as my Lord
and Savior. Cleanse me Lord with your blood. Thank you Father Lord,
in Jesus’ name. Amen.
I dismantle every satanic agenda programmed
against me this week, in the name of Jesus.
Point your fingers to the heavens and say
this: I speak unto the sun, moon, and stars to favor me this
week, in the name of Jesus.
Point to the earth and say this: Anything
programmed against my life in the earth, I dismantle you by
fire, in the name of Jesus.
Every evil kingdom reigning against my life,
I overthrow you, in the name of Jesus.
Every plan of the enemy for my life this
week, I dismantle you, in the name of Jesus.
I raise the whirlwind of the Lord, to pursue
every stubborn pursuer, in Jesus’ name.
I raise the thunder of the Lord to pursue
every stubborn pursuer, in Jesus’ name.
Lord, advertise your power in my life, in the
name of Jesus.
This week, you must co-operate with my
destiny, in the name of Jesus.
Let the program of my life be enforced upon
the enemy, in the name of Jesus.
Bewitchment must die, in the name of Jesus.