Written by Guest Author, Yvettte Malveaux
Jesus said in Matthew 24:11:
“And many false prophets shall arise & deceive many . . . and because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure to the end the same shall be saved.
In Deuteronomy 18:10-13 the text teaches there are 7 Degrees of Delusion. We must beware, when exposing and deposing the wiles of witchcraft.
9 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.
Deuteronomy 18:10-13, teaches us that the wiles of witchcraft include 7 Degrees of Deception and Delusion.
The 1st Degree of Delusion is divination
The Hebrew word for divination is qesem.
keh-sem (phonetic sound) means divination, applied in OT to describe false prophets, i.e. Balaam, witchcraft, soothsayer, diviner or an oracle (Proverbs 16:10).
a. qesem is a form of witchcraft using an oracle of words
Divination is the term used for process of seeking out hidden or secret knowledge. Knowledge you desire from the One True GOD, but you have not been able to obtain. Some seek to go around GOD by many means to obtain knowledge, power or wisdom that could have otherwise been authorized by simple obedience, good character and relationship–to name a few.
Divination is manifest when a person has no respect for the sacred over the secular and/or profane. It’s a forbidden mixture. They want knowledge, wisdom, power, insight and the counsel fo GOD… and willing to obtain it, by any other means outside of GOD.
qesem is the result of the witchcraft of words that must be reversed and cancelled.
Numbers 22:6, Balak, King of Moab, calls Balaam and says:
- “Come now and curse me this people for they are too mighty for me. Peradventure, I shall prevail that we may smite them that I may drive them out of the land. And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian depart with the rewards of divination in their hand.”
Breaking off what has bewitched you must include, bringing into reverse words that are adverse. These are words that have been assigned to drive you out of your destiny.
The 2nd Degree of Delusion
“There shall not be among you and enchanter” – nachash
Enchanter in Hebrew – nachash, an enchanter effecting the minds through ungodly agreements and conspiracies, mind control and ungodly agreements.
In the book of Acts 23:12-14, this deception is dangerous because it often arises under a disguise of derivation in the church. Appearing one way but the root is another way.
Nachash is the illicit gathering of ungodly agreements together, sometimes prevalent in the church, even in families and relationships. Oftentimes, they are activated and motivated by untampered illicit emotions. ( forbidden laws or rules)
In Acts 23:10
“And when certain Jews bounded together . . .And bound themselves under a great curse saying they will not eat nor drink till they had killed Paul…And there were more than 40 which made this conspiracy. And they came to the chief priests and elders saying we have bound ourselves under a great curse that we will eat nothing till we have slain Paul”
3rd Degree of Delusion
Witch – The Hebrew word for a witch – or witchcraft in its classical meaning is Kasaf. This is supernatural power attributed to the source as self and not God.
Example: The spirit of Jezebel, “which calleth herself a Prophetess”, attributed to herself and not God.
“And there was a certain man called Simon who before time in the same city used sorcery which bewitched the people of Samaria giving out that he himself was some great one to whom they all gave heed from the least to the greatest saying
This man is the great power of God . . .”
“But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets and maketh known to the king what shall be in the latter days . . .”
“And Joseph answered Pharaoh, is not in me… but God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace . . .”
4th Degree of Delusion
A charmer – (chever) Hever in Hebrew:
To Pull the pendulum of emotions to hypnotize & mesmerize
5th Degree of Delusion
A consulter of familiar spirits. Consulter – sha’al in Hebrew, to consult, to ask inquiries. This spirit is born from illicit (forbidden) inquiries of how the anointing works.
“And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered him money . . . saying give me also this power that on whomsoever I lay my hands he may receive the Holy Ghost and he offered him money.”
This is a desecration and ungodly exploitation of the anointing. This is called “prostituting” the power of God, embezzling the anointing.
The 6th Degree of Delusion
A Wizard – yideh – ony – in Hebrew
“when they shall say to you… seek them that have familiar spirits and to wizards that peep –and that mutter”
- Wizards that peep is a form of witchcraft which is illicit (forbidden) spiritual stalking.
- Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9
- “I have been hunted like a bird by those who were my enemies without cause; Lam 3:52
- A spiritual stalker is someone who follows you without a car.
- Another form of spiritual stalking – Prophets who are diluted and
prophets who are polluted. They lost their anointing. They deviate in order to manipulate what they want.
1 Kings 13:11,12,14-17:
“but he lied to him.”
How did the prophet that lied get the True word of the Lord?
He got the word of the Lord after not having it for years –
through being around the young man of God.
(Some people are around you for the sole purpose of drawing off of your anointing).
The 7th Degree of Delusion
The word necromancy “divination by means of a dead body”
It is a practice of magic involving communication with the dead – either by summoning their spirits as apparitions, visions or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events, discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the dead as a weapon. Sometimes referred to as “Death Magic”, the term may also sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.
Necromancy received an absolute ban in the Old Testament.
The prohibition against seeking mediums who would call upon the dead, clarifies the channels that God approves when communicating with humanity. No other source should take the place of God when a person seeks guidance. Mistaken allegiance could result. The first commandment is clear: You shall have no other gods before me.
The Bible relates that Saul was disguised I Sam. 28:8 when he went to the necromancer. The midrash (commentary on the Hebrew scriptures) reads, by going to the necromancer, he divested himself of his kingship.
This is just a tip of the waters of torah from Rev. Malveaux. Keep an eye out for more.
Reference: The 4 part Series from Rev. Y Malveaux on the Spirit of Witchcraft –One of the Works of the Flesh