Talking about Divorce (Continued)

The other part of the question asked by my Facebook friend is as follows, “If one spouse is involved in witchcraft, should the other leave the union?”

Dealing with this kind of a situation requires a good understanding of what is meant by “Witchcraft”. Some people believe manipulation is witchcraft because of that element of control. That might be different from the Haitian or African perspective.  In Africa we have dealt with people who practiced witchcraft and were in disparate need of deliverance. I have seen the fear in their eyes thinking that as soon as we would leave the spirits would come back to torment them. The good news is that people truly get delivered from such powers of darkeness and it is all done in the name of Jesus Christ.

Now, if it is really a fact that a spouse is practicing witchcraft, the question we must ask to address this issue is, how did it turn out that way? A true Christian will definitely have no peace even when trying to marry someone who is not a Christian. It is understood if the couple got married before becoming Christians, but then ended up in such a serious entanglement. In order to be set free, they must first understand the seriousness of their situation and surrender to Jesus Christ. This kind of a situation requires the couple’s serious commitment to the Lord.

Leaving the union of marriage in cases where witchcraft practices are suspected is like running away being scared as if witchcraft was anything fearsome. If you are not a child of God then you have a reason to fear. When you have Christ in your heart and know that you are a child of God there is nothing to fear. You have to hide under the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus is greater than anything and his power is greater than any power. Stand your ground as a child of God and use the authority that is found in that name of Jesus Christ.

One time the Prophet Samuel rebuked King Saul for disobeying the Lord’s command. The kind of sin the King committed for disobeying was comparable to the sin of witchcraft. In I Samuel 15: 23 the Bible says, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft…” (KJV). Now, the sin of witchcraft is that serious. That is the reason why deliverance must be conducted in order to set free anyone involved in such a practice. During deliverance such a one must renounce the demonic powers of witchcraft and submit to Christ. In James 4: 7 the Bible says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (KJV). God is able to deliver anyone as long as such a one is submitted to him. Nothing is impossible with God.

The Bible is clear when it comes to a spouse leaving the union. In Matthew 5:32 the Bible says, “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery” (KJV). No one is allowed to divorce unless there is infidelity involved. This means that any kind of sin can be committed, but infidelity is what truly breaks a marriage.

If someone thinks a spouse is involved in the practice of witchcraft, he should then call for those who truly believe in Jesus Christ to help. In Mark 16:17 the Bible says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils…” (KJV). Witchcraft is an evil spirit and it can be cast out in the name of Jesus Christ. There is deliverance in Christ for those who really want to be set free and this kind of deliverance requires complete surrender to Jesus Christ.


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