How and Why, Minus the Hype.
Lets look at the ‘Why’ first.
As a worker of magic I was used to doing things myself, and doing them
my way. When I left all that behind me, I was at a loss for what to do.
I knew that I was not supposed to use magic anymore, so what was
I to do?
One of many things that I did not understand when I came to Jesus was that there are things that can be a replacement for any benign use of magik. They are there.. they just do not seem to be taught to new
As a former witch, when you leave it behind you will most likely get worked over pretty good.. both by the Adversary and by some church types who aught to know better.
The key for the ex-witch surviving this is in a form of spiritual warfare.
That is the Why.. now…. on with the program..
There have been books written on spiritual warfare over the years.. you will find this piece to be much shorter.. and, hopefully, more helpful.
Spiritual Warfare Rough and Ready #101
The first order of business for an Ex is to realize that it is a little different over here on this side of the fence. =)
One of the keys here is to get yourself filled with Jesus’ love… A good solid method of arriving at that point is thus..
Studying Gods’ Word… the more the better..
Praising God.. either yourself or with some good music.. =)
It has been pointed out to me that those with an inclination can also praise God with various arts and crafts… 🙂
You will find that with Jesus’ love is a measure of power that is quite effective at making your presence distasteful to fallen entities.
Now, you need to understand… depending upon the path you trod you were probably used to projecting power.. for either magical workings or shieldings..
Forget about it.
While I believe that God’s gifts are available for today.. and that He still selects them for His people.. as a former occultist you will find that it is unlikely that you will be granted such gifts for quite a while..
That is quite okay though… really it is.. 🙂
The more of Jesus’ love you have in you, the greater the area effect. A poor analogy would be a room light with a dimmer switch. And if there is a need.. a prayer should go something like this..
Jesus, please fill me with your love and presence.. I need you to help me walk with you through my life..
This effect I am speaking of can be profound if you allow Him to work through you and direct your steps.
Lets start with your home….
Pick a room while you are praying and walk through it.. asking God to help you and to cleanse the room. Personally I advocate praising God with song.. and praying as you go through the house. The purpose would be to make it a haven of peace for you. There is also the fact that fallen entities do not like praises to Jesus. Please understand that this is not the same as a magical clearing of the home.. it is asking God to take care of it.. and I have been reminded that some have asked Him to just deal with it all and He has done so….
What is important here is that you direct your steps towards Jesus.. be they little steps of faith. or large ones.. follow Jesus with them.
I like to think of 1st Peter 5:7 here….
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Basically, stay in prayer.. and walk close to Jesus.. asking Him to use you and make Himself know through your life. Should there ever be an encounter with one of the critters.. remember that the power is Jesus’ not yours, You do have the authority to tell it to leave on those grounds though.. You belong to Jesus now that you have chosen Christ.
Upon choosing Jesus as your Savior you have become a new creature.
2nd Corinthians 5:17
17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
as part of the old you that has been put away.. should be the working of magik.. the temptation will arise at times.. but part of spiritual warfare for the ExWitch is to depend upon God and His power.
Let us look to the book of Romans.. a portion of chapter 6 is appropriate here..
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Now all things considered.. I would like to point out something that will be at odds with many that write about spiritual warfare… Think about this…..
The archangel Michael handled it like this in a confrontation with Lucifer..
“the Lord rebuke thee..”
Short sweet and to the point.
There is absolutely no need to talk to them. Just tell them to leave.