No Magic No Curse No Omen No Spell No Witchcraft No Satanic Power! 4


No Magic No Curse No Omen No Spell No Witchcraft No Satanic Power!

Numbers 23:23 “For there is no enchantment against Jacob,
no divination against Israel;
now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel,
What has God wrought!’”

This verse is best understood if we look at various renderings as i have borrowed from https://biblehub.com/numbers/23-23.htm as follows

New Living Translation
No curse can touch Jacob; no magic has any power against Israel. For now it will be said of Jacob, ‘What wonders God has done for Israel!’

Berean Study Bible
For there is no spell against Jacob and no divination against Israel. It will now be said of Jacob and Israel, ‘What great things God has done!’

New American Standard Bible
“For there is no omen against Jacob, Nor is there any divination against Israel; At the proper time it shall be said to Jacob And to Israel, what God has done!

Christian Standard Bible
There is no magic curse against Jacob and no divination against Israel. It will now be said about Jacob and Israel, “What great things God has done!”

Contemporary English Version
No magic charms can work against them–just look what God has done for his people.

Good News Translation
There is no magic charm, no witchcraft, That can be used against the nation of Israel. Now people will say about Israel, ‘Look what God has done!’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There is no magic curse against Jacob and no divination against Israel. It will now be said about Jacob and Israel,” What great things God has done!”

International Standard Version
No Satanic plan against Jacob nor divination against Israel can ever prevail. When the time is right, it is to be asked about Jacob and Israel, ‘What has God accomplished?’

No Magic No Curse No Omen No Spell No Witchcraft No Satanic Power!

Magic is real, curses are real, omens are real, spells are real, witchcraft is real and satanic or demonic powers are real too. Real means they exist and are potent or effective under certain conditions. We shouldn’t deny the existence of these real dark forces. They exist, they are real, they are not psychological games, even though in some instances they are. To properly address the problem, we must acknowledge that it exists. These things are real and they are around us. They may have different names but they are all dark forces inspired and driven by satan. The Bible does not deny the existence of these things, in fact it confirms, but also prohibits the use and practice of these things.

The Bible text quoted above tells us that while these things are real, the power to affect lives of others is limited to how the targeted relates with God. For those who are known as Israel or Jacob, these things have no power. Those known as Israel or Jacob are those who have become followers and believers and doers of the will of God in heaven. While in the Old Testament times Israel or Jacob may have been a reference to a particular tribe and group, it also included non-Israelites who decided to live and follow the Israelite way of life.

Exodus 12:37-38 “(37) And the people of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. (38) A mixed multitude also went up with them, and very much livestock, both flocks and herds.”

God saved Israelites and non-Israelites from Egypt and through the Red Sea and into the Promised Land. Reference to Israel or Jacob even in Old Testament includes those who may have been born from other nations but decided to believe in the God of Israel. They lived with Israelites and worshipped the God of Israel. These multitude of people from all nations but believe in God is referred to as Israel or Jacob.

Isaiah 56:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“(7) Even those I will bring to My holy mountain
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar;
For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”

God intended that worship and faith in Him would go beyond the borders of Israel. That is why the place of worship was always referred to as a place of worship for all nations or all people. It is possible therefore that even non-Israelite can be counted as part of Jacob and Israel.

Galatians 3:28-29 “(28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (29) And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.”

The New testament understanding of Israel and Jacob is all believers of Jesus Christ from all over the world. The New Testament declares that there is no Jew nor non-Jew in God’s new order. Anyone who belongs to Christ is now Abraham’s or is now Israel or Jacob. Therefore whenever scripture speaks to Israel and Jacob, it speaks to us too. We who are from all other nations but believe in the God of the Bible and in the salvation brought by Jesus Christ, we too are rightfully and unapologetically Jacob or Israel.

Good News Translation
There is no magic charm, no witchcraft, That can be used against the nation of Israel. Now people will say about Israel, ‘Look what God has done!’

No Magic No Curse No Omen No Spell No Witchcraft No Satanic Power!

While these things are real and potent, it fails to affect anyone who belongs to Jacob and Israel. If anyone known to belong to Jacob and Israel is affected, then they never truly belonged to Israel and Jacob, they were hypocrites and impostors.

Anyone who believes in God and Bible teachings cannot be affected by magic, curses, omens, spells, witchcraft and satanic powers. This is because God protects them. God’s power is greater than all evil dark forces. To even entertain the thought that a believer is influenced by these things is to blaspheme. It is blasphemy to imagine, think, and believe that a christian is being affected by magic, by curses, by omens, by spells, by witchcraft or by satanic powers.

For a christian to be affected and influenced by these things it would mean God has failed and He is no longer powerful nor reliable to protect. Magic, curses, omens, spells, witchcraft and satanic powers are a direct challenge to God’s power to protect His own. When you believe that you have been affected, you acknowledge that God has lost ability to protect you. That belief that you have been affected is sin and a curse in your life.

In Numbers 23 Balak asked Balaam to curse and bewitch Israel so that they can be defeated in battle. Every time Balaam tried to curse Israel and bewitch them and cast a spell on them, he failed and instead they were blessed. Balaam the expert witch turned to Balak and in his second oracle, he declares to Balak who believed in these things and to us too, that, it cant work against Israel and Jacob, because of God’s power.

No Magic No Curse No Omen No Spell No Witchcraft No Satanic Power!

Our safety from magic, curses, omens, spells, witchcraft and satanic powers is faithfulness to God. We need to truly believe in God, have faith in God and live as God wants. When we are truly Israel or Jacob by belonging to God, all magic, curses, omens, spells, witchcraft and satanic powers aimed at us will become a blessing as it was in Balaam and Balak case.

It is sinful for a believer to practice these things or procure their services. If you practice or procure magic, spells, witchcraft and satanic powers, you immediately lose your place in God’s family, you become vulnerable to these same things and you will end up in hell fires. It is sinful for a christian to curse even when offended, we instead forgive those who offend us.

It is sinful for a believer to doubt God by entertaining thoughts and fears of being targeted by magic, curses, omens, spells, witchcraft and satanic powers. Even if these things worked in your life before you were converted. Those things lost their power the moment you got converted and got baptised. At baptism into Jesus Christ no magic, no curse, no omen, no spell, no witchcraft and satanic power can ever affect you again. Don’t live in fear and thereby doubt God’s power. You have nothing to fear because God’s power is greater than these things.

May God make us truly His, may He forgive our having practiced or procured these things, may He forgive our doubts and fears, may He turn these things that target us into blessings in Jesus name, Amen!(c)rkesis@gmail.com (do not delete any part of this post, including this. You are free to share these posts, but do not edit the authorship or content…thank you and be blessed!)


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4 thoughts on “No Magic No Curse No Omen No Spell No Witchcraft No Satanic Power!

    • Rei Kesis

      God created heavens and earth. He has a plan on how things should be and move. Its His heaven and earth. His plan and wish for every aspect of heaven and earth is His will. God’s desire and plan for the universe and creatures including you and me…that is in simple terms His will

      The devil who is opposed to God has his will to kill, steal and destroy

      We have our will based on limited sight and many times selfishness

      The best will to be done is the will of God!