This is the seventh of an eight-part series on Freedom From Curses. We will conclude tomorrow with the last installment. Today, we discuss the transference of spirits and charismatic witchcraft. After the last piece, I will put it all together into a syllabus for downloading.
Lucifer and a third of the angels were cast out of heaven as a result of the spirit of rebellion that was transferred
Transference of Spirits
Another area that curses can affect Christians is in the transference of spirits. How real is it? Lucifer’s spirit of rebellion was transferred to one-third of the angels of heaven. Think of it, heaven itself was infiltrated, and you think that just because you’re a Christian it couldn’t happen to you?! Lucifer transferred the spirit of rebellion to Eve, and Eve transferred it to Adam. They were perfect! They were in Paradise! They walked with God Almighty! Yet they did not protect their heart. Adam’s rebellion was transferred to all of mankind: “For by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners” (Romans 5:19).
In Numbers 13:31, ten of the twelve spies said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” That testimony and their negative spirit brought down 3.5 million people from fulfilling their calling in God. They became defeated because they received a wrong spirit, transferred from ten evil hearts of unbelief.
Remember, one of the words for “curse” is galal, meaning “to lessen and make light of.” Don’t hang around people with negative attitudes, or people with angry critical spirits; they will soon pull you down with them.
He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, Lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul.
One of the most prominent and treacherous methods of cursing around is what I call Charismatic Witchcraft. This is done knowingly or unknowingly through soulish prayer: praying your will on someone else. An example would be: to pray that your friend would break up with her boyfriend because she doesn’t spend as much time with you. Another would be to pray that God would remove a pastor from his position because of a personal disagreement with him. Many examples could be found of this type of manipulation in the spirit realm. Manipulation is the root of all witchcraft. God has never authorized us to exert our will over another’s through prayer. Pray for God’s will or don’t pray at all!
Someone may protest by saying, “Wait a minute, God wouldn’t answer prayers like those anyway.” That is exactly the truth, God will not, but there is someone who will. Satan has the ability to INTERCEPT any prayer that is not Scriptural. Listen to Proverbs 28:9:
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination.
When a person turns his ear away from the Word of God and begins to pray his own selfish will and desire. Satan has an open door. What is an interception? In football, when the guy in the white jersey throws the ball and the guy in the red jersey catches it, that is an interception. The person for whom it was intended did not receive it, but the opposition did. This is what Satan does to these carnal prayers. It is a dangerous thing to trifle in the affairs of God, praying someone out of their position, or praying harm upon someone with whom you disagree.
Break these curses immediately! Renounce all prayers that have roots in manipulation! Ask God to forgive you and break the spirit of control and manipulation off of your life forever! There is no room to play God in the Christian walk. God places everyone in the Body as it pleases Him (I Corinthians 12:18). If you are not involved in this kind of activity but still feel these influences, ask God to cancel any prayers or words spoken about you that are not in agreement with the will of God. Take authority over them in Jesus’ name.