Hmm!!. I find it interesting how Hollywood can make evil glamorous and famous whilst at the same time misinforming its audience. The Witches by Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, and kid actor Jahzir Bruno.
The movie seems to condemn the existence and practice of witchcraft which is good but in the typical Hollywood deceptive style, it misleads in the very essential and critical aspects of witchcraft while entertaining.
The issue of Witchcraft is the domain of the supernatural, the spiritual realm and as such its handling and information on it should be true and accurate and the only book that is sufficient for that is the Bible.
It’s misleading in the identity of a witch.
It misleads on how to defeat a witch.
In the scene where the young black boy and his grandma just lodged into the hotel and about to sleep, the young boy asked the grandma “Grandma, how can you tell a witch from a normal lady”. The grandma set out the characteristics of a witch;
They are not ladies at all, they are demons
They make you cough
They have elongated mouth
They wear gloves because they have no hands
They have no toes
All Witches are bald
They have very big nostrils
Children smell terrible to witches
I know these characteristics of a Witch were meant for a theatrical purpose and to be funny and entertaining but because Hollywood itself admits they are spiritual entities “demons”, these can also be very misleading to the young and innocent little minds in situations where they encounter one.
Synonymous with Witchcraft is Sorcery. Sorcery is the use of black magic and we saw a lot of it in the movie “The Witches”. In the old days, witches were also called Sorcerers(men) or Sorceress(women), Mediums(consulting the dead), spiritist, soothsayer(foreseeing people’s future), divination(seeking the unknown)
Without going into details, let me emphasize quickly. There are two spiritual kingdoms; the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of light…Colossians 1:13…” He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,”. The kingdom of Satan(lucifer) and its demons, it’s principalities, it’s powered where you find witches, and then the Kingdom of Jehovah God and our Lord Jesus Christ(the light of the world). These two kingdoms have nothing in common and are at utter and complete variance from themselves. Also very fundamental, the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ rules and reigns over the kingdom of darkness.
That said, let me share the heart of Jehovah God with you concerning Witchcraft, Sorcery, Divination, Soothsaying, Medium, Spiritism, etc.
Exodus 22:18 “You shall not permit a sorceress to live.”
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.”
2nd Chronicles 33:6 “Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.”
2nd Kings 21:6 “Also he made his son pass through the fire, practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft, and consulted spiritists and mediums. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.”
Leviticus 19:26 “‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.”
Ezekiel 13:18 says ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the women who sew magic charms on their sleeves and make veils for the heads of people of every height to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of My people, and keep yourselves alive?”
Acts 16:16-18 “Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her master’s much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Highest God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.”
Acts 19: 18-19 “And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver.”
Galatians 5:19-20 “idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, fits of jealousy, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,”
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