What does the Bible say about Macumba?
What is Macumba?
Macumba is a generic variation attributed to Afro-Brazilian cults, syncretized with influences from the Catholic religion, the occult, Amerindian cults and spiritualism. In the "family tree" of Afro-Brazilian religions, the macumba is a branch of Candomblé.
Before being associated with a type of religion, the word "macumba" described a percussion instrument of African origin, similar to the current reco-reco. A "macumbeiro" was the individual who played this instrument.
The macumba can also be directly related to the rituals that are practiced in some Afro-Brazilian cults, characteristic of the mediumistic manifestation.
Why is Macumba dangerous?
The big question is: did someone make a macumba for me? Macumba, spell, epho, the famous "work", whatever the name, it is part of the nightmares of a large portion of the population, who live haunted by fear of the invisible. Why is Macumba dangerous?
It is obvious that there are not only beneficial energies in the Universe! A lot of negative energy runs around the planet and, in addition to the damage it can cause naturally, there are a large number of esoteric people who know the secret of the formula for manipulating these energies, until they can interfere in human life, transforming it, many times, in a real hell.
Can a Christian suffer the effects of a macumba?
No, I repeat NO – MACUMBA DOES NOT CATCH A BELIEVER!
He who believes in Jesus Christ and is saved by Him is sealed with the Holy Spirit: "In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit" (Eph 1:13) This means that the Christian is the exclusive property of God (1 Peter 2:9), children of Almighty God (Romans 8:15).
With respect to macumbas, witchcraft and sorcery that someone can do to a Christian, seeking to harm him in some way, in this regard, the Christian should not be afraid of these things. The Bible is clear when it says that against God's people "enchantments" and "divinations" have no power: "For there is no enchantment against Jacob, no divination against Israel; now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel, 'What has God wrought!'" (Num 23:23). Another thing to note is that no one in this universe has the power to curse what God has blessed. Balak wanted the prophet Balaam to curse Israel. But look at God's answer to Balaam: "God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed" (Num 22:12).
So the conclusion of the question in question is that the believer should not fear the "power" that evil men think they have over his life. Nothing they can do. "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell" (Luke 12:4-5). Furthermore, it is worth emphasizing God's promise made in Psalms 91:10 and 11: "No evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways." "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you" James 4:7.