Witchcraft Attacking the People of God

Based on several independent prophetic indications that the enemy is attacking the people of God with a high level of witchcraft in this period, I would like to share a dream I received in spring 2007. This dream carries revelation of the enemy's approach and is intended to help us how to strategically fight the spiritual battle according to Ephesians 6:12.
Ephesians 6:12:
12 For our struggle (note: battle) is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
The Dream: The Witch, the Serpent and the Female Soothsayer

In that dream I saw a faithful Christian lady that I knew, who had received permission from God having a look into a witch's scope of duties and observing her while operating.

Therein, she could hear the witch speak about the magical procedure regarding the conquest of land for darkness as the witch was taking out objects of magic from different shelves of her wooden cupboard. The floor of the place, which seemed like a room she was in, was made of sand.

In the sand there was a path that the witch was dividing into different sections. Each section was marked by a burning tea candle.

Then the witch was taking a white pottery snake with a red cross pattern on the head out of the cupboard. It was clear to see that the snake was malleable like Plasticine. She was placing the snake on the sandy ground and was leading it through the path. Each time the snake would arrive at the burning tealights (note: sub-section), the witch was fetching an object from her cupboard.

At three sections it was possible to clearly recognize these objects. At the first section it was a scorpion, which was enclosed in amber. The second section was a silver-plated spider, and the third section was a large gold-plated tarantula. While the witch was doing her job, she said:

“We are doing all these things from the high places.”
(note: High places are places where, among other things, people worshiped pagan gods. The term is used to describe the sphere of authority, power and ministry. High places or mountains are also symbolic for governments and authorities.)

Then the scene changed. I saw the first-born daughter of the same Christian lady in this dream. She was dressed in black and sitting at a table with a female fortune-teller who was laying cards for her.
Then, every time she was coming to her faithful mother, she would proudly say: “I know what will happen in the future.”
I could see how the daughter was full of gloating.
Then I saw her mother laughing at her daughter while saying that. I was aware that this hard and loud laughter was a divine laughter over the powers of darkness (see Psalm 37:13) and at the same time laughter as for the soothsayer would tell her daughter something about the future that would be true and not pleasing her daughter at all (see 1 Samuel 28:8-20 => Saul at the witch of En- Dor). Then the dream ended.
The Awareness of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit wants to draw our attention to the intrigues of the enemy and sensitize us to act strategically in the Spirit in order to destroy the plans of darkness (see 2 Corinthians 10:4-5).
2 Corinthians 10:4-5:
4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
The adversary of God is currently using his magic arts to mislead many people. The Word of God even warns us that there will be a time when many people will fall away from belief and will be distracted (see Matthew 24:24 i.c.w. 1 Timothy 4:1).
Matthew 24:24:
24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
1 Timothy 4:1:
1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
Believers in the Structure of Saul
This deals with believers in Christ having no true relationship with Jesus Christ and also with those having a bitter root in their heart because of disappointment in God (note: because they have not experienced God intervening in their lives in the way they expected Him to). Because of this wound of disappointment, these believers run the risk of being seduced by witchcraft. The enemy’s goal is to bring destruction especially to the church by making her as weak as can be (see Psalm 17:11-12 i.c.w. John 10:10a; 1 Peter 5:8).
Psalm 17:11-12:
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me, with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey, like a fierce lion crouching in cover.
John 10:10a:
10a The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; …
1 Peter 5:8:
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
King Saul is a warning example in this context. He is a representation of believers who cultivate a religious mindset (note: knowing much about God without having a true relationship through Jesus Christ with the Heavenly Father) and are not willing to surrender their complete will to God and follow His command.
The result of this is that there is no supernatural instruction and manifestation of God in their lives. The ultimate consequence is that they even come under the power of the enemy and turn to demonic influences, although they were previously opposed to these influences (see 1 Samuel 28:3b.6-8).
1 Samuel 28:3b.6-8:
… 3b Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land.
6 He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.
7 Saul then said to his attendants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.” “There is one in Endor,” they said.
8 So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. “Consult a spirit for me,” he said, “and bring up for me the one I name.”
In the midst of this twisted heart attitude, the power of God's holy laughter will manifest itself over the persons concerned and will bring up truth to bring light into both sides (note: the person acting in sorcery and the person who is disobedient) (see 1 Samuel 28:16-19.21)!
1 Samuel 28:16-19.21:
16 Samuel said, “Why do you (note: Saul) consult me, now that the Lord has departed from you and become your enemy?
17 The Lord has done what he predicted through me. The Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbors – to David.
18 Because you did not obey the Lord or carry out his fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the Lord has done this to you today.
19 The Lord will deliver both Israel and you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The Lord will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines.”…
21 When the woman (note: the witch of Endor) came to Saul and saw that he was greatly shaken, she said, “Look, your servant has obeyed you. I took my life in my hands and did what you told me to do.
The White Snake
The white snake mentioned in the dream with the red cross pattern on its head is a reference to the religious spirit that tries to devour all spirit-filled “things” with the aim of spiritually suffocating believers in Christ (see Matthew 23:27.33).
Matthew 23:27.33:
27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?
The Sand
The sand on the ground is an indication of the foundation of false prophets and of those being unwilling to obey (see Matthew 7:26).
Matthew 7:26:
26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.
The Burning Tealights
The lit tealights indicate temporal sections of darkness of the adversary who brings together all the might of his devilish power to achieve his goal of destruction. These temporal fixed sections of darkness are accompanied by great confusion in the visible world, where destruction and other unusual things occur.
These signs should not discourage us as people of God from becoming inactive, but rather meant to awaken us to spread and share the glory of God by living a lifestyle of true worship.
The Meaning of Sorcery and Witchcraft
=> The words sorcery and witchcraft come from the Greek word “pharmakia”. These words can indicate the administration of drugs, the poisoning or practicing of magical arts.
Sorcery is an attempt to contact supernatural beings or forces, to control, manipulate, or to interact with the spirits of death through various invocations, spells, and occult practices.
Sorcery may appear as an innocent spiritual form and practice, or it may appear dark and ungodly.
Therefore, the religious spirit is closely related to witchcraft/magic because its purpose is to keep people from knowing Jesus Christ and the Gospel. <= (note: based on an explanation about witchcraft from the book “Freedom From The Religious Spirit” by C. Peter Wagner, pages 106 and 107)
=> Furthermore witchcraft means to solve destinies of others by commanding powers of evil spirits to act.
It also refers to magic, spirit invocation and sorcery.
Witchcraft also means using higher human power over others and objects with the help of impure spirits as well as practicing sorcery, casting spells and magic.
Witchcraft is the practice of manipulating creation and human beings or events with the help of to evoke manifestations desired by the occultist.
Apart from the Creator's justice, sorcerers use drinks and intoxicants to appear in various ways in reality and delusions in the objects of their desire.
Sorcery or magic is identified in the New Testament as “pharmakia” for its frequent application of magic potions and libations to invocations and spells (see Galatians 5:10). <= (based on an explanation from the “Prophet`s Dictionary" by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 522)
The Scorpion and the Two Spiders
The scorpion and the two spiders indicate the degree of evil power to paralyze the people of God or even stun them with poison (note: e.g. by false prophetic words, wrong doctrines and other things).
Paula A. Price writes the following explanation about the scorpion in her book “The Prophet’s Dictionary”:
=> The scorpion is a: A) Stinger. It is a subordinate agent of the serpent beneath the dragon. The scorpion is the piercing “one” who watches and studies his victims from afar in order to sting.
B) Injury through stealth and concealment such as that caused by occultic, psychic and magical means.
The scorpion is a supernatural watcher on the lookout, as a scout for darkness, for the opportunity to sting, seduce and entice another to the cause of the dragon. It is an agent that pierces the surface to dig in and inject its poison.
C) The scorpion is a scandal monger who uses entrapments that entice its victims into sin and ultimately to apostatize. <= (partial excerpt from the “Prophet’s Dictionary” by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 488)
The spider is a reference to sorcery and witchcraft. It works with deceitfulness by weaving nearly invisible traps for its victims to catch them and suffocate them in their actions.
The tarantula is an indication of the enemy's seductive influence over humans by luring them into the sources of distraction. The result of a tarantula bite is that people are under a delusion or going mad, which means living in deception. Many people who are under this influence live in sexual impurity or desire trying to satisfy their carnal lust.
The silver spider is an indication of twisted doctrine that perverts the word of God, while the gold spider indicates false beliefs rooted in the love of money (1 Timothy 6:10).
1 Timothy 6:10:
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
If we don't stop the enemy, these attacks will intensify.
Therefore, we shouldn't be passive towards Satan, but rather we should be aware of our dominance and triumph in Jesus Christ who has empowered us by grace to even step on snakes and scorpions in authority (see Luke 10:19).
Luke 10:19:
19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
If we as people of God move forward in the army of the Lord with Jesus Christ as our eternal King in the particular unit of the tribe assigned to us and respect the field of authority or commission of our neighbor within the army of the Lord, suddenly it will come to the knowledge of truth in the hearts of those who move in the midst of the field of sorcery and witchcraft.
The consequence of this is that the respective persons have to decide which God they want to serve and thus the result of their decision becomes visible (see Numbers 24:1-9 i.c.w. Malachi 3:18).
Numbers 24:1-9:
1 Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he did not resort to divination as at other times, but turned his face toward the wilderness.
2 When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came on him 3 and he spoke his message: “The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor, the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly, 4 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened: 5 “How beautiful are your tents, Jacob, your dwelling places, Israel!
6 “Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the Lord, like cedars beside the waters.
7 Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water. “Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted.
8 “God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them.
9 Like a lion they crouch and lie down, like a lioness – who dares to rouse them? “May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!”
Malachi 3:18:
18 And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
In order to be in the right position in the body of Christ and victoriously ward off the attacks of the enemy, a lifestyle of intimate love relationship with Jesus Christ and the Father as a mature son (note: willingness to live responsibly and in the order of God) and as His bride (note: personal devotion to live faithfully and in purity in the world without trying to be alike) is necessary.

Whenever we ourselves do neither turn left nor right from the straight path, we have the clarity and orientation as saints in the visible and invisible realms to recognize Satan’s strategic actions in time and to turn them away from us (note: our families, communities and areas of our authority) and to transform them into triumph to the glory of God.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm