Jennifer LeClaire is the endlessly ridiculous editor of Charisma magazine. She’s a Holy Spirit-filled, tongue speaking, praying away the demons type. And she’s accusing atheists of trying to “stir up witches” against her because of the really stupid shit she said about how demonic activity increases this time of year.
When Atheists Try to Stir Up Witches Against You
Yeah, I know. What a headline! This may never happen to you, but I got a good laugh this week when some unbeliever—or perhaps someone who has been hurt deeply by the church—launched a miniature Twitter campaign trying to stir up witches against me.
Needless to say, it didn’t work.
The flurry of Twitter posts was a response to an article I wrote last week called Wrestling Wicked Witchcraft—and Winning. In the article, I mentioned how the demonic activity that rises during this season can cause people to experience feelings of oppression, fatigue, strong spiritual warfare against the mind that makes them feel like quitting, and even physical manifestations for which doctors can’t find a reason.
I was at Rodney Howard-Browne’s The River at Tampa Bay Church this past weekend and that was exactly the scene. The worship shifted the spiritual atmosphere and with so many believers on one accord, the King of Glory, the Lord strong and mighty, manifested His presence in a special way.
By contrast, when people are worshipping Satan, engaging in false Mary worship or pressing into occult practices of any type it affects the spiritual climate in a city. You empower what you worship—but ultimately witchcraft or Jezebel or gambling or lust or divorce or fear are not the principalities over your city. Jesus, the King of kings, Lord of lords and the Prince of Peace is the principality over your city. He is ruler. Still, principalities and powers do affect the spiritual atmosphere when they are allowed to freely operate.
I love this claim that occult practices affect the “spiritual climate in a city.” Why the city? Are demons geographically limited? Do they have to respect the lines we draw on a map? If someone is engaging in “occult activity” in a city, are those in the suburbs safe? What is the actual physical limit on how far a demon can roam?