Tonight’s the night: Witches across America and around the world are planning to cast a spell on President Donald Trump and his supporters — weakening his power and, they hope, eventually removing him from office. The occultists hope, by their “binding spell” at midnight, to prevent the President from doing harm.
Their weapons? Common household items including
- Unflattering photo of Trump (small)
- Tower tarot card (from any deck)
- Tiny stub of an orange candle
- Pin or small nail (to inscribe candle)
- White candle (any size), representing the element of Fire
- Small bowl of water, representing elemental Water
- Small bowl of salt, representing elemental Earth
- Feather (any), representing the element of Air
- Matches or lighter
- Ashtray or dish of sand
Organizers also list optional items such as a piece of pyrite (fool’s gold), sulfur, black thread and a baby carrot (as a substitute for the orange candle stub).
Some Trump supporters have taken the threat of the witches seriously, and have organized a prayer campaign which will go on at the same time that the occultists are holding their sessions.
Myself, I’ll be sleeping peacefully in the knowledge that God is in control — that He is mightier and more powerful than Satan and his evil spirits, and that the conjurers are wasting their time.
What does the Bible have to say about black magic, of the type that the witches plan for Friday night, February 24?
Looking to Scriptures, it’s easy to find condemnation for the practice of witchcraft. In Deuteronomy 18:10-12, occult activity is specifically proscribed:
“Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortuneteller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyone who does such things is an abomination to the Lord.”
And in the New Testament, St. Paul rebukes Elymas, the magician, calling him “son of Satan and enemy of all that is right” (Galatians 5:19). And St. Peter rebuked Simon Magus, a magician who sought to make himself more powerful by buying the powers of the Holy Spirit:
Now a certain man named Simon had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he was someone great. All of them, from the least to the greatest, listened to him eagerly, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.” And they listened eagerly to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. (Acts 8:9-11)
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, saying, “Give me also this power so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God’s gift with money! 21 You have no part or share in this, for your heart is not right before God. Repent therefore of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and the chains of wickedness” (Acts 8:18-23).
In the Book of Revelation, Jesus declared,
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
Not something to be messed around with, my friends.