By Pam Sheppard
What is Ill-Wishing?
According to the Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft,” ill-wishing is a curse that is the product of envy and anger. I believe that those who are consumed by the spirit of hatred and jealousy can un-consciously enable demons to curse those bound to them by a soul tie. A curse can take effect immediately or may lie dormant for years. You don’t have to be a witch to throw out a curse. Any person can lay a curse by either meditating upon or expressing a desire that a person come to some kind of harm. The power of the curse has more potency when they are laid by persons in authority. Those who are crippled or infirmed, the poor, destitute and dying are believed to have the capacity to curse others in a more powerful way, because they have no recourse for justice. In such cases, all of their vital energy goes into the curse.
A few nights ago, I was sent a very interesting dream about a person who became my best friend in 1968. Simply put, I shared absolutely everything with Thersea.She had the strongest authority in my life because I simply adored her and shared everything important with her. She was in my life for about 25 years when I was led by the Holy Ghost to stay away from her gradually, and then completely. It was intuitive–without a rational or specific reason why I dissolved our friendship. I literally wiped it out without a justifiable cause, as led in my spirit. When I look back, the most serious demonic attacks occurred while Theresa was my best friend. I had no authority in Theresa’s life as I was never her best friend. The truth is that she had at least 10 other friends with whom she had established much stronger ties than she had to me. I was tied to HER. Once I was gone, I was not in any way missed.
Since Theresa has been out of my sight and out of my mind for almost 20 years, my dream of her a few nights ago is even more significant. In short, the dream clearly revealed that Theresa’s secret hatred and jealousy harbored against me was used by the enemy to attack me on my job, in my ministry and in other aspects of my personal life, as recently as my health. You see, Theresa was crippled by polio from birth. I was shown that the recent crippling in my own body was spiritually connected to Theresa’s ill-wishing that I too would one day be crippled.
Simply put, the dream revealed that Theresa had wished me evil for years, until I was out of both her sight and her mind..
Believe me, I did not seek this information in the spirit. I was satisfied with the doctor’s report. I contracted a simple organic herniated disc in my back that has caused me much pain, some infirmity and much discomfort, yet it is 100% curable.
The dream went deeper and presented the cause of my spinal injury: the ill-wishing of a best friend who herself is crippled for her entire life.
So could this dream be sent by the enemy? Certainly, but I can’t see his motive. Actually, the dream was liberating and filled with understanding. I loved Theresa so much that when I found an opportunity, I hired Theresa to be my secretary. She stayed with the company for 25 years and has an excellent pension. I was shown in the dream that becoming Theresa’s boss at work was the worst thing I could have done, as I provided access to the enemy to my professional life. As a consequence, Theresa became best friends with MY boss–who ended up hating me and being a major stumbling-block to my advancement. To add insult to injury, I joined Theresa’s church and became an ordained minister there. How I must have turned her stomach each time I ascended to the pulpit to preach. My preaching in a church that she was a member of for 20 years was the last straw for Theresa. Yet, I was really powerless in my positions of authority over her at our mutual work place and place of worship. She really was the one with power over ME! For I was constantly attacked in the denomination and on my secular job where Theresa was highly accepted and favored at both venues.
Though her ill-wishing went into double time while I was both her boss and her minister, Theresa is not a witch. She was on crutches for about 50 years and she has been in a wheelchair for the last 20 years. I am sure she is un-aware that her evil wishing had any effect upon my life at all. Theresa’s authority in my life was established by the position I personally ascribed to he,r by my own will when I by made her my best friend. . My soul was attached to her by my own doing so I find no fault in her, even though the dream revealed that everyday of our friendship, Theresa wished me evil. Her hatred and jealousy became weapons that though they did not prosper, they certainly packed a wallop with each demonic attack.
In my book “To Curse the Root,” I paraphrase a teaching of prolific author and deliverance minister, Dr. Rebecca Brown:
“Hatred is both a conscious and an un-conscious sin for whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. (IJohn 3:15)
A profound account of how a person’s spirit can be used to harm another person without conscious awareness is found in “He Came To Set the Captives Free.” (p.177) According to Dr. Brown, hatred gives Satan legal rights to step in and use our spirit bodies to attack the person you hate. Such an attack can produce all sorts of illness, accidents, emotional problems and even physical death. The person doing the hating usually is never aware that a fallen angel is using his or her spirit body to attack the hated one. Likewise, the person being hated usually has no idea where his or her trouble is coming from.
In my case, as I awoke on 3/28/2012, I was provided a panoramic view of various demonic attacks that I overcame over a 30 year period, and Theresa’s name was on them all. Of one thing, I am sure. Theresa has a form of religious godliness and therefore, she is NOT saved. The biggest, most eternal problem she faces is her own false conversion.
I have been transformed into the image of my Savior. When I am offended, the first thing I do is righteously approach the one I have something against, Periodically, I seek the Lord to reveal any ill-wishing that may attempt to ascend in my own soul when I am offended by ANYONE. I keep nothing hidden from my own spirit, for I know that righteous confrontation, forgiveness and reconciliation puts a stop to hatred and the power of the enemy to use it against us.