MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters Lagos Nigeria
Sunday Worship Service
Topic: The Deep Pit Bewitchment
Anchored Scriptures: Acts 8:9-24
Ministering: Dr. D.K Olukoya (G.O, MFM Worldwide)
Let’s open our bibles to the book of *Acts 8:9*, and for a few minutes; I want to try and explain to you what is known as *’The deep pit of bewitchment’*.
This is a message that will help as many that will understand and key into it. *Acts 8*, I read from verse 9. Let’s wait there.
There is something known as sorcery, it is a satanic weapon. With that weapon of sorcery in the hands of Simon, he bewitched a whole city.
So, it is possible to bewitch a whole city. So, if a whole city could be bewitched, then don’t be surprised that a family could be bewitched, don’t be surprised that a land could be bewitched, don’t be surprised that a career could be bewitched.
===> I’m praying for somebody here today: any power using sorcery to bewitch any aspect of your life; that sorcery is cancelled now in the name of Jesus!
Simon used sorcery and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out himself for some great one; to whom did all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying ‘this man is the great power of God’.
*Acts 8:9-24* here was a fellow who was formerly in charge of samaria. What happened when Philip appeared in Samaria, after Simon the sorcerer had been in charge of the city and had been bewitching the city. Look at *Acts 8:5-8*.
Bewitchment is a terrible thing, bewitchment is a horrible thing.
– To bewitch is to beguile, just as the serpent did to Eve.
– To bewitch is to captivate, to capture, to control, now controlling everything about you.
– To bewitch, is to hypnotize. When you hypnotize a fellow, you now start telling him what to do.
– To bewitch is to put a person under a spell, as if he’s under an invincible control. Bewitchment is not a good thing at all.
This is why the Bible says in *Galatians 3:1
Bewitchment these days has assumed an epidemic proportion. Many are behaving like the Samaritans we read here.
The people of Samaria were operating, they were under so much sufferings and they never realised it. The people of Samaria, they were working and operating under satanic blindness and illusions and they never knew.
Demons, all kinds of powers had possessed the people of Samaria, and yet they were going about their lives happily. The people of Samaria, they were praising the very man who was destroying them. The people of Samaria, they didn’t know who Simon really was. He was sapping them dry, but they believed he was delivering them. He was destroying them thoroughly and properly, and was blinding their eyes. They were hailing their enemies.
When a man is bewitched, your enemy looks like your friend, your friend look like your enemy; you’re under a spell, you’re bewitched. The Holy Ghost located Simon, and declared that Simon was an agent of darkness.
So, we have quite a lot of people in the house of God who looks very normal, they look decently dressed, they look sanctimonious, angelic and holy, but inside-inside; they are terribly bewitched!
When a person is bewitched:
1. It’s like you’re under a spiritual influence by witchcraft.
2. It is like they send a delusion upon the person. They cast a spell upon the person.
The devil has bewitching powers, the world in which we live in, has bewitching powers. Sin has bewitching powers. And it’s good to pray, that bewitchment be broken upon your life.
There are some eyes, they cannot cease to sin. There are some brothers, they cannot cease to sin. It’s like they’re drugged, ‘just go, just go’. The thing is slowly destroying them, and yet, they continue, they continue.
Well, it started with one stick of cigarette, and you say ‘well I will control it, I will control it’. Now, you find that you’re no longer in control; that stick now controls you.
You started with a small small drink, now you now got to a level where the bottle controls you. Now, you hold the bottle, singing that you believe you could fly; when you cannot even walk properly. That bottle, an inanimate object; now controls a huge man, it’s bewitchment.
– Bewitchment paints sin in very attractive colours. Bewitchment will make sun to sound very respectable.
When Bewitchment has taken control:
▪︎Pride is redefined as having class. You say ‘ha ha, I have my class’, it’s pride; you don’t have any class, it’s pride. Everybody, no matter who you are; one day, you will go back to the dust. That death is a leveller, it levels everybody.
Whether you were buried in a limousine, buried in a golden coffin; it is still a leveller. So, pride is redefined as having class.
▪︎ Drunkeness, because of Bewitchment; is redefined as being social.
▪︎ Indiscipline is redefined as freedom.
▪︎ Rebellion is called youthful exuberance.
▪︎ Telling lies is redefined as diplomacy or being smart. When you’re dishonest, they say you’re smart.
▪︎ Homosexuality is defined as sexual preference.
▪︎ Gossip is defined as sharing.
▪︎ Promiscuity, they redefined it as being sexually active.
▪︎ Laziness, they redefined laziness as being motivationally dispossessed.
▪︎ Drug addiction, instead of calling it the proper name, they colored it and called it substance abuse. Some people say ‘you are chemically inconvenienced’.
▪︎ Adultery, chronic crude adultery; they redefined it as extra marital affair.
▪︎ Even prostitution now, they are redefining it. They call prostitutes commercial sex partners.
The truth is this: coating a poisonous tablet in gold does not remove the poison.
Covering a rotten bad egg with flower to make it scotch egg, does not remove the spoilage.
Cleaning up a pig and installing the pig in an air conditioned place does noes affect the nature of the pig at all, it must be changed inside first.
This is a blunt truth beloved. Until we have not sinned; satan is a parasite, but when you sin; satan becomes a master. This is what is called bewitchment.
We have bewitched husband’s, we have bewitched wives, we have bewitched lands, we have bewitched houses.
For example, someone who comes to the house of God and you hear the word of God everyday: ‘flee from this, flee from that’, and you are still falling; you’re a candidate of bewitchment.
I don’t know how many of you are sitting by your husbands here? If you’re seated beside your husband, can you look at him and ask ‘are you a bewitched husband’?
Common traits of bewitched husband’s:
1. Bewitched husbands are the husbands who nag, who shouts.
2. Bewitched husbands, they beat up their wives and call their wife names.
3. Bewitched husbands, they will be reporting the wife to the parents all the times.
4. Bewitched husband’s, they are the husbands who indulge in extra marital affairs.
5. Bewitched husbands, they are those who embarrass their wives in the public. They can beat up that woman in the public.
6. Bewitched husbands, when they are angry with the woman; no sex for 5 months, no sex for 6 months.
7. Bewitched husbands, they report their wife to anybody who cares to listen.
8. Bewitched husbands, instead of them sometimes to look inwards; the first thing they think is how to get a divorce.
9. Bewitched husbands, they neglect their wives and children; and spend their mega resources to looks after some strange woman from the waters.
10. Any time there is a quarrel, the bewitched husband will threaten with ‘I will get you out of here, and I will get another wife, if you report me to the church, I will stop going to the church, finish’.
11. Bewitched husbands, they keep malice, they may not talk to that woman for weeks and they are sleeping on the same bed. He lands on the bed, and faces opposite direction. The woman too lands on the bed, and faces opposite direction. They put the pillow in the middle, instead of on the head. They have declared a world war 3 on their bed.
12. Bewitched husbands, they come out with new decrees, new laws every time. They engage their wife in shouting matches.
The story of one of our fathers in the Lord, many years ago; shared by Daddy G.O:
I remembered one of our fathers in the lord, many many years ago. He was living in a house, the kind of house that tenants and landlord lives in the same premises. But he and his wife, they were always arguing. One day it became a fight, and then the Landlord who is an acclaimed drunkard, womaniser and a satanic man; went to knock their door.
He said ‘man of God, we thought if we follow you, we will go to heaven, but you’re the people making noise and fighting here. It means it’s not even good to follow what you’re following, because you are fighting here. I don’t know oo, but you’re carrying bible but you’re a disgrace to that bible’. That father in the Lord said that was the last time they ever fought in that house.
13. Bewitched husbands, they just move closer to their children and neglect the wife. They purposely keep themselves busy with their jobs so that they won’t come home.
They will create daddy’s room, mummy’s room and turn daddy’s room to a defense headquarter, a no-go area for madam. There are some of them here, and they know themselves!
If you’re under that bewitchment, know for sure that heaven is marking your register and seeing the havoc you’re creating.
It is a terrible thing to hear the word of God, a terrible thing to hear prophesy, a terrible thing to hear the warning of God, a terrible thing to know that something will hurt you and send you to hell fire, a terrible thing to know that something will damage you but for some reasons; like a zombie, like somebody who is under a spell, you just go ahead, doing the wrong thing, until you run into trouble.
===> I am praying, that every agent and power of Bewitchment troubling anyone here, will be buried alive in the name of Jesus!
A lot of people, they are from bewitched families. Something is wrong with that family, something is wrong somewhere. Incest, lying, anger, witchcraft, divorce, insanity, sickness just reigning in the family. Untimely death, just reigning in the family. Rage of oppression, reigning in the family, there is bewitchment.
We need to cry out for our individual families, because no family is free. We need to cry out for our families, so that the rage of bewitchment and darkness there will be paralysed.
I am going to stop here, rise to your feet now. All eyes closed.
[Before Ministration Prayers by Daddy G.O]:
Right there where you are, I would like you to focus your attention on Jesus. The one who died on the tree for you, and the one whose blood was shed for you. The one about whom it is written that ‘at the name of Jesus, every knees should bow, of things in heaven, of things on earth and of things underneath the earth’
Focus your attention on Jesus now. As you focus your attention on Jesus, pick a song of praise. And with a loud voice, begin to worship the Lord with that song of praise that you have picked.
Before you seat down, there is a prayer I want you to pray. Pray it with violence and with fire. Shout it the way Elisha shouted that prayer by river Jordan. Can I hear you shouting this loud and clear, louder than anyone around you:
1. Where is the Lord God of Elijah, arise; let my story change in the name of Jesus!
After Ministration Prayers by Daddy G.O:
There is a reason the Lord brought this word to us this morning, and it is to help our lives. Could your please, bow down your heads and tell the Lord that:
*▪︎ Father, every door that I have opened to bewitchment; let heaven close those doors now. I want to be the proper person God wants me to be. I don’t want to be regarded in heaven as a witch.*
The bible says ‘rebellion is as the sin of a witchcraft’. Talk to the Lord now.
Rage of bewitchment against my family, die in the name of Jesus
There are two arrows I want you to send back to the senders now. I will know whether you’re serious with these matters, it will show by the way you address and pray these prayers now. Can I hear you shouting this loud and clear:
2. Arrows of confusion, arrows of error; backfire in the name of Jesus!
3. Powers assigned to convert my eagle to chicken, you’re a liar; die in the name of Jesus!
For those who love their families, this is the prayer I want you to pray for them. The bible says ‘why do the nations so furiously rage together, why do the people imagine a vain thing’. There is always a rage against godly families, or families that want to be godly. Can you shout this louder than anyone around you:
4. Rage of bewitchment against my family, die in the name of Jesus!
This next prayer is a very powerful prayer and it has helped so many people. It is a prayer to remove your life from every evil control. A lot of people are being remotely controlled, but they don’t know. Until when they make the mistakes, the eyes will now clear, and they say ‘ha, how did I do this, what was happening to me, how did I get into this one’. Because they did not realise that they were under some strange remote control, powers demonically controlling them from afar. This is why this prayer is very helpful to those who will pray it with aggression. Can you shout this loud and clear:
5. Negative control over my life, break in the name of Jesus!
6. Strange forces, holding me down (this is for those who want to defeat frustration and stagnation), hear the word of the Lord: let me go in the name of Jesus!
7. Curses, barriers, limitations, I’m not your candidate; die in the name of Jesus!
8. Powers seating on any mat to steal from me, die in the name of Jesus!
9. Thou power of domestic witchcraft, you’re a liar; die in the name of Jesus!
10. After the order of Goliath, my enemies must die by their own sword, in the name of Jesus!
11. Sickness that will lead to death, I’m not your candidate; die in the name of Jesus!
12. Great doors that has never opened before in my life, open by fire in the name of Jesus!
13. Environmental witchcraft, scatter unto desolation in the name of Jesus!
14. My rain of blessing, what are you waiting for: fall upon me now, in the name of Jesus!
God bless you in Jesus name
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