And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God?
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The testimony of Karen
*** INTRODUCTION ***
We get lots of Wiccans, pagans, etc. writing us here at Jesus-is-Lord.com. A "devout Wiccan" wrote about our commentary on Paul Harvey's "Letter from God". He agreed that it is more consistent with his religion than "Christianity". He did err in a couple of points however. He said (1) that his religion of Wicca is older than "Christianity" which is incorrect. I said,
["Christianity"] is older than any religion in the world in that it traces itself back to the very first man and his Creator, God (see Luke 3:23-38).
He also implied (2) that the new age movement is new. I said,
"The second correction I would make is that the "new age" movement is not new. It's just paganism with a new name. Animism, voo-doo, santeria, "white-witches", palo mayombe, wicca, satanism, etc. all of it goes to the same source. Paganism is just the worship of Satan by different names. ..[When Satan's man, the Beast, comes] people like yourself will think your messiah/deliverer has come and [that] you'll have world peace.
The testimony that I referred to is the one you are about to read, but first a link to our article on Wicca and a few witch terms found in the Bible...
In Acts 16 we find a damsel who brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. Though many of today's "Psychic Hotlines" are phony bologna, there are people who do practice real witchcraft. On to our testimony...
You asked how I got into witchcraft (and yes, absolutely, it DOES work!)--well, it's in the family to begin with. All women in my mom's family were witches from day 1. She's German (a war bride) and lived thru WWII. Her hatred of God is unbelievable. She would always tell me her war stories when I was growing up--imagine telling a 4, 5 year old kid about shot up people and bombs and bullets going off everywhere. Her favorite one is where the street melted from the heat of the fires and bombs...a woman was stuck in the melted street holding a baby up high trying to save it from the flames. There was no way to save them and she cried out to God to help them. Nothing happened. She watched the woman and baby burn up before her eyes. As she tells the story, you can see evil taking over her. She shakes her fist to heaven and says "where was God?". Of course that proves he doesn't exist.
Well, it wore me down and by age 8, I had had enough of this "God" that either (a) did not exist or (b) was so unimaginably horrible, I would hate him too. That night I cursed God (age 8) and decided I would follow Satan. Don't laugh--my entry point into the occult was fairy tales. I studied those things and learned about trolls, magic wands, fairies, elves, witches, spell casting...all from fairy tales. Spirit guides were assigned to me by age 12 and I really took off. Yes witchcraft works. It's all about power and control and the power is INSTANT. Immediate gratification.
The price is high. I had an abortion on Walpurgisnacht 1979 (my present husband's baby). I didn't schedule the appointment for that date--it "happened"--a Satanic present. And I had a D & E. It brought me to my knees 5 years later, calling on a God I wasn't even sure existed. I asked to be sent to hell because I deserved to go there and serve my lord Satan for killing a baby. I have never in my life experienced such an agony and literally "breaking" of my heart. The sobs were uncontrollable. I felt something gentle and warm "washing" over me like water, but I wasn't wet. There was a calm and peace that entered me.
I knew I had to get rid of my occult things so I threw away everything--books, jewelry, tarot cards, toys I bought for the kids (He Man, My Little Pony--I even stripped the sheets off the kids beds because of the pictures on them). I went wild cleaning house--there were 19 trash bags out in front of the house next day. I got a King James Bible and devoured it. I read most of the day. After I read the Bible thru once, I began again. I lived and breathed Jesus Christ.
Here I am 14 years later and I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for cleaning me up and setting me on my feet and covering me with himself. Thank you Lord Jesus! I am free of Satan!
Please use anything I have, say or write as you need to...there certainly ARE lots of witches and druids out there. They are young and very well educated as far as the world's standards go. They are wise in evil and their foolish hearts want only to discover themselves with all their self esteem mess. What do we expect? After throwing the Bible out of the state schools in 1962 (was it?) or 1963, we have not become atheists (there is no such thing). We have turned to magic and the occult. We have lost an entire generation to Satan and it's only going to get worse.
When I was in the occult, I had an elitist mentality and felt special and chosen. There was power and control over people, yet I was always depressed. Death was my constant companion--I almost died of spinal meningitis as a kid (after coming out of a coma, the doctors said I'd be paralyzed and never walk again, but I did), later on in life, at 16 I tried to commit suicide and failed. In my 20's, there were always "close calls", accidents that seemed to have my name on them.
In my 30's, I lost several children to late miscarriage (consequence of abortion) and almost bled to death on 3 separate occasions. Depression and violent rage tormented me. I hated everyone and became suspicious and paranoid.
Devils would talk to me, torment, scare, mock me. I heard the voice of Satan himself say to me "Dedicate yourself to the craft. You belong to me". How true. I did belong to him even though I denied he existed. Of course witches don't believe in a devil--it's just a Christian "invention". Yeah, right. I was a vegetarian because I respected life--animals and mother earth. Yet I didn't hesitate to kill a 17 week unborn child by D & E (dilation and evacuation but doctors call it dismemberment and evisceration). How's that for respecting life?
I was always empty inside. Always looking for something and never finding it. Maybe I needed to learn astrology or runes..no, maybe crystals and healing. Always searching but coming back empty.
I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for delivering me from the power of Satan. Problems still come. In the parable of the man who built his house on sand and the man who build his house on the Rock, the storms of life came to BOTH. The difference is, the man who built on sand had a great fall into hell. The wise man on the Rock was saved by falling on the Lord Jesus and allowing his evil self to be ground to powder, instead of stroking his selfish esteem, he put it to death on the cross with Jesus.
Life is not easy. This is a battlefield soaked in blood and tears. Thank God, it's not our home. Now, when misery comes, and I assure you it does, I remember I am nothing. Christ is everything. I am dead to my old self but alive in Christ. The Creator of the universe, a royal King, humbled himself and came down to earth under kinsman-redeemer law to buy us back with his blood. How he must have suffered on that cross for a wretch such as me who cursed and blasphemed him. I broke his precious heart in the most agonizing misery and painful death ever invented in this universe. His love and mercy are beyond human comprehension--it is alien to us. This helps me when I'm down. I have a living and loving God who picks me up when I stumble. All Satan ever did to me was use me, hurt me, mock me. Where will Satan be when you drop into hell unsaved?
The Lord Jesus is beyond price. He is worth ANYTHING you have to give up, turn your back on...whatever. Even if it costs you your life...what is that? Follow Jesus. Satan laughs at God every time someone goes to hell, because he knows it hurts God. Why would any one want to serve such a malevolent being? Eternity is a long time.
May the Holy Spirit use anything I say to change hearts and bring people to repentance. Thank you Jesus for your mission to earth and your constant intercession for us. Thank you for these wonderful people and their ministry. Please bless them and preserve them from any harm, in your precious name Jesus. Thank you. Amen.
[The following is from someone responding to the above testimony.]
I just quite "by accident" found your website, and read the testimony of a "former witch". All I can say, is "wow". I too, am a former witch. During the reading, I found myself nodding emphatically and almost broke down in tears! I just would like to add that, Satan is real. I became involved in witchcraft when I was 10 years old. My mother bought me a "cute little" book on witchcraft and spells. Seemed innocent enough (at the time). But that's how it starts. My parents were both loving and understanding. I wasn't forced to go to church, but rather to explore and be a free spirit. I too, thought I was somehow "special" and "set apart" from all those "foolish christians". I mocked them and blasphemed them. Yes, the power is great, and immediate. It starts out all so innocently, and almost "playful". Whenever I felt empty, (which was all the time), I would buy a new tarot deck, or new crystal. Or maybe some new goddess statue. I would feel that instant gratification, but then, it would fade.
Several times I would go to church, feel good for a short time, then go right back to goddess/wicca/new age things. Only with even more of a vengence. And, for a short time, after feeling that "rush of power", which I now believe to be Satan, it would wear off as well. Still the emptiness remained. I have had two abortions. I too, was a vegetarian. How interesting as the testimony stated, "To cherish animals, by being a vegetarian, but to kill a child?" (Paraphrasing). Point is, how ironic!
I am beginning my search, and trying to follow the path of Jesus. About a year and a half ago, someone I didn't even know, asked me if I'd like to have a relationship with Jesus...
Things are much different for me, now. I will continue to pray, and just wanted to say, more books, more information needs to be out there for people like me who are desperately trying to turn away from Satan and have a relationship with Jesus! [UPDATE: THE DELIVERANCE SERIES IS FOR THOSE THAT ARE SAVED AND DESIRE TO WALK AWAY FROM THE CHAINS THAT BIND.]
So many books are written for the individual who has already accepted Jesus and for those who have followed Him for many years. More emphasis needs to be for us former wiccans who truly hate being that, and are desperately trying to get away.
In Jesus' name, I pray, that I will find my way, and I pray that He will not forsake me! Thank you,
Tracy's note: the following is part of my second response to this dear woman--Acts 19:18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
19:19 Many of THEM ALSO WHICH USED CURIOUS ARTS BROUGHT THEIR BOOKS TOGETHER AND BURNED THEM BEFORE ALL MEN: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.
19:20 SO MIGHTILY GREW THE WORD OF GOD AND PREVAILED.
If you have any occult items in your home, DESTROY them all in the name of Jesus and never go in a store to buy them again. Frankly RENOUNCE, out loud, all witchcraft and new age. Search out your car, yard, and every place of yours and get rid of the devil. Tell the Lord you don't know what He will replace them with but that you know they don't please Him.
Get yourself a King James Bible (NOT "New" King James) and start reading the New Testament so that you can know King Jesus better [Note: You can print out your own Bible here or read it online and print it out here. There is an overview of the Bible here at this link]. You have walked in the kingdom of the world and now it is time for you to learn to walk in the kingdom of GOD. You are to learn a whole new way of thinking, acting, [living,] etc. You don't hold on to your opinions. You exchange your corruption for God's holy word.
God is divine and so is His word. The highest level that man can reach is to agree with God's word. Study it [do as it says] and grow and live the abundant life that King Jesus promised to all who obey Him.
God bless you. I shall pray for you. Write anytime.
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