By now, most Americans will have heard about the rituals performed in Brooklyn last Saturday (October 20) to place hexes on new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The “Witches of Bushwick” carved his name into a black candle, doused it in “Revenge Oil,” and then set it on fire. Three “poppets” – cloth dolls made to look like real people – adorned the altar, effigies of Kavanaugh, President Trump, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The effigies of the three were burned, along with their pictures. Graveyard dirt, coffin nails, and a caldron were likewise part of the ritual.
One of the organizers of the event told the BBC the hex was “aimed at exposing Brett Kavanaugh for what he truly is, to cause him harm and see him undone.” He also referred to himself in the plural, as in “they” and “themself” rather than “he” or “himself.”
The event was attended by 60 other people, who each paid $10 to attend the hexing. It turns out the witchcraft session was also a fundraiser for the LGBT agenda and abortion, which gives you a pretty good idea of the ultimate source of both homosexuality and the murder of the unborn.
While many Americans laugh at the whole idea of the casting of curses and whatnot, curses should not be dismissed out of hand or waved away as just so much superstition. While there are certainly dilettantes out there just fooling around, there are practitioners of the dark arts who are skilled at interacting with the unseen world of principalities and powers. Their curses, targeted against unsuspecting and unprotected individuals, can be powerfully effective.
God’s view of witchcraft is hardly ambiguous: “You shall not permit a sorceress to live” (Exodus 22:18). Am I advocating the death penalty for the witches and warlocks today? No. But the fact that God took it seriously enough to make it a capital offense in ancient Israel means at a minimum that witchcraft is not innocent or harmless. Witches can release dark powers against the objects of their hatred.
CS Lewis pointed out that the only reason we do not execute witches today is that most Americans think it’s all hokum:
“If we did—if we really thought that there were people going about who had sold themselves to the devil and received supernatural powers from him in return and were using these powers to kill their neighbours or drive them mad or bring bad weather—surely we would all agree that if anyone deserved the death penalty, then these filthy quislings did? There is no difference of moral principle here: the difference is simply about matter of fact. It may be a great advance in knowledge not to believe in witches: there is no moral advance in not executing them when you do not think they are there.”
Jesus spent a good deal of time in his earthly ministry delivering people from the bondage of demonic spirits, and his apostles did the same. He was not, as many think, simply accommodating himself to the ignorance of his time. He clearly recognized the reality of demons and the damage they can do to ordinary human beings. For just one example, consider Mark 9:25 & 29: “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again…This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
What Jesus said about the existence of the age to come applies equally to the existence of the unseen world: “If it were not so, I would have told you” (John 14:2, NASB).
So witchcraft and the world of demons is not something to be taken lightly. Now we, of course, cannot know how effective Saturday’s curses were. But we do know that God knows, since nothing is concealed from his gaze, and we know that he has given us power and authority in the name of Jesus over all the work of the enemy of our souls.
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you” (Luke 10:19).
One thing we can do is go to war in the Spirit on behalf of Brett Kavanaugh and his family, using “the weapons of our warfare” which have “divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).
I have crafted a prayer for God’s people to use on behalf of Justice Kavanaugh, using the weapons of our warfare to pray for victory in the unseen world for him and for ongoing protection from the work of the evil one for him and his family.
There is great power in the united prayer of the saints. I encourage everyone reading this column to pray the following prayer to release the power of God into Justice Kavanaugh’s life. Please pray this prayer out loud – while God can read our minds, Satan can’t, and we want him to be forced to yield to every command uttered against him.
A Prayer for Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Note: this is in response to a concerted effort on the part of Satanists, Wiccans, witches, and spiritists to curse Judge Kavanaugh in New York City, on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
We know that you know everything about everything. Nothing is hidden from your eyes as the one with whom we have to do. We know that you see everything in the world we cannot see, the world of the spirit.
We ask you now to turn your full attention to Brett Kavanaugh and his family. Please take note of every curse, every spell, every hex, and every work of witchcraft that has been spoken or woven against him. We pray that you will cause every curse these workers of darkness have sent against Judge Kavanaugh to return on their own heads that they might be taught not to blaspheme and oppose your servants.
We transfer every curse, hex, and spell that has been woven against Judge Kavanaugh to the cross of Jesus Christ, and we break the power of every such curse by the power of the cross and in the name of Jesus Christ. We declare that Jesus became a curse for Judge Kavanaugh and his family when he hung on the cross, and by the cross we invalidate and break the power of every curse that has been spoken against him. We shatter the power of these curses and nullify them completely, and we declare that they no longer have any hold or place in Judge Kavanaugh’s life.
In every place where Satan has intended a curse, we pray that you, in the name of Jesus, would release a blessing. We pray that you will command all demonic spirits who have gathered against him to leave his presence and forbid them to return. We ask you to surround him and his family with battalions of warring angels, with authority from you to protect him, shelter him, and defend him on every side against every work of Satan.
Bless him and his family with the full manifestation and presence of your Holy Spirit. Fill his home, his marriage, and his family with the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Grant him great wisdom as a justice on our Supreme Court that he may use his influence there to condemn only the guilty and to acquit only the innocent.
We pray these things in the powerful name of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Amen.
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