Last summer I was talking to a contractor about where to find water on our farm, when he offered to witch for a well location. “No thanks, there’s enough problems developing the land as it is without inviting evil spirits into the mix.” He replied “What, are you superstitious?”
Later I thought about his response to me. He has no idea of what water witching is all about. To him it’s just a tool that works, so why not use it?
Water witching is divination, or conjuring evil spirits to gain assistance or direction. The problem is, along with the divination comes a curse on the land, on the person doing the witching, and on the person who ordered it. They are unwittingly delving into a spiritual realm that they know nothing about, and will undoubtedly get burnt in the process. Most people who practice it are just useful pawns in the hands of the devil.
Dictionary: “Divination is the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.”
It’s possible that the future can be foretold by a prophet inquiring of God, but the bible makes it clear that it forbids anyone inquiring of the devil or using divination of any kind. Just the thought of witching creeps me out. White, black, or green, I don’t care what color a witch is, they’re all bad.
Witches are not just sinister old ladies dressed in black and carrying a broom, they are demons from hell, with no other interest but to deceive, enslave, and destroy.
I believe that God can reveal where water is, but for that information He requires enslavement. Not a bondage to the demons from hell, but to righteousness, and to a righteous God who loves and cares about us.
Even if I never find water, there is no possibility I’d ever seek directions from an evil source. Not on my farm!