Yes you read that correctly. Smudging is Witchcraft. First of all so all of you understand Sage will NOT work to cleanse a Demonic location. In the previous blogs, we made reference to the fact that it is the Fallen Angels who are posing as the culprits. In other words as Jesus Christ said recorded in Matthew 7:15 (KJV) “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
So let’s look at this in a different aspect shall we. Say you are walking home and a group of creepy individuals begin to stalk you, yelling threats and insults at you as they quickly close the distance between yourself and them. Would you run over to a rock or a mailbox and beg it to protect you from these individuals?
Of course not, that wouldn't make any sense would it. A mailbox doesn't have ears to hear you asking for help, and a rock doesn't understand language, right? So why would you use a plant to battle Demonic forces? This plant does not comprehend you are in trouble and need of protection. Wouldn't it make sense that if you’re in trouble you would seek the help of someone who is stronger than those who want to harm you?
Who is bigger than the darkness and the bumps in the night? God is, specifically his one and only son, Jesus Christ who beat death and rose again to eternal life with decisive victory.
Isn't it logical, that if you are having issues with the infestation or heavy oppression in a house you would ask someone who already beat them and is much greater source of protection? The request to a greater and stronger force, such as God (i.e. Jesus Christ) to protect you from an ancient evil rather than a few smoldering leaves?
Now, there are many who burn sage because that's what everybody on the ghost hunting/paranormal shows are doing. The other aspect is, one of the many dubious "experts" on the paranormal told them to do this and naively they “obeyed” without so much as a second guess to find out if this is correct.
So then what is it you are doing when “smudging?” You are engaging in Nature Worship – Paganism. The act of burning this plant with the hopes of “clearing” a place of Demons becomes an act against what the Ministry of Jesus stood for. Thus, reciting words in addition to this act of burning the plant to create “smoke” becomes an offering of homage which is not from Christ. This very act of paganism becomes known as Witchcraft.
Requesting a plant to give you or someone else protection from forces of evil is just absurd. Nature worship is as old as the hills so I won't spend much time explaining it, but for those who don't know what it is Google nature worship.
Basically doing this act boils down to worshiping the creation instead of the creator. In addition to this just not being an effective way to protect yourself from the Demonic (realize Ghosts don’t exist – Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6 & 10), you are adding insult to injury.
By practicing this act of nature worship you are saying to the Demons, "I don't need God." This is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. This also makes one open to attack by Evil from the spirit realm, because you openly mock God (Galatians 6:7)
The act of rejecting God and taking it upon yourself, thinking you have the power to attempt to fix the mess or that you know better, opens the gateway for all types of Demonic attacks into your life. This allows one to become proud enough to say "I have the power ~ I will fix this." This how you make yourself vulnerable. A little plant that goes good with beef or lamb is not going to do the trick and has no power over Demons.
Now if you are seeking a Priest or Pastor to perform a simple Exorcism on your house (because confirmed diabolical actions are present) and you tell the Priest or Pastor that you smudged, many of the clergy will refuse to help you. Why? You’re a practicing pagan by your actions of plant usage to ward off Demons.
The data used to write this article was taken during Exorcism’s with a reformed Wiccan, turned Christian. This person went on to tell me in a frank manner that during the numerous years that they were a practicing “good” witch, they burned bushels of the stuff and it never did a thing for protection against Evil even when manifesting near her.
The only time in her life did she receive any protection from the Demonic realm began just about a year ago after she came to learn the truth about God. Believe her when she stated “I tried everything and looked for protection but absolutely none of it was ever effective in keeping me safe, except the word of God.”
So the moral of the story is this you either ask Jesus Christ for help or you try your luck with the “elementals” with the Demonic, as well as whatever else is out there masquerading as Mother Nature and her "elementals".
Regardless of how convincing or sincere people can be, mixing a little nature worship into their watered down faith in God is dangerous. Just remember this: "No man can serve two masters” (Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24).
For Christians, in name only, who practice this act of smudging, who feel it is not an issue to do a little nature worship you need to be reminded of God's thoughts regarding this very dangerous act: read Isaiah 44:14-20. The mighty King was to be chopped down much like Lucifer fell from Heaven. Yes, we are under authority of the true King Jesus, thus we are righteous in his eyes. So as we can see the only way to defeat evil is with the name of Jesus Christ, not using false items or occult practices.
See additional scripture for support to this claim that “any false worship” is NOT sanctioned by God or his son Jesus Christ.
Exodus 34:14 "For you shall worship no other god..."
Exodus 20:3 "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Luke 4:8 "...Jesus answered.... Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
1 Samuel 12:24 "...serve him in truth with all your heart..."
Exodus 20:5 "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them..."
Exodus 23:24 "Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works...."
Rev. Bradley Luoma, Exorcist Minister