Delivered From Witchcraft With Ally Tower

Delivered From Witchcraft With Ally Tower

Ally Tower thought she had all she needed when she was practicing witchcraft. She felt loved by her coven and thought she was learning deep spiritual truths through Wicca. But when she encountered the love of Jesus, everything changed. Listen to this Charisma News episode with host Jenny Rose Spaudo to hear how Tower went from the craft to Christ.

35 Minutes • 12 days ago

Episode Notes

Charisma News

Special Series: Delivered from Witchcraft

Guest: Ally Tower

Ally Tower thought she had all she needed when she was practicing witchcraft. She felt loved by her coven and thought she was learning deep spiritual truths through Wicca. But when she encountered the love of Jesus, everything changed. Listen to this Charisma News episode with host Jenny Rose Spaudo to hear how Tower went from the craft to Christ.

Introduction

This episode is brought to you by the E book Revelatory Combat by Ryan LeStrange. Revelatory Combat is a concise look into the prophetic ministry and the partnership between prophets and apostles. It provides clarity for the battle facing the church in this hour. Ryan LeStrange and Charisma magazine are proud to offer you a year-long subscription of Charisma magazine, as well as a download of Revelatory Combat for only $20. If you'd like to take part in this offer, be sure to visit combat.charismamag.com or call 1-800-749-6500 and mention the word combat.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Ally Tower thought she had all she needed when she was practicing witchcraft. But when she encountered the love of Jesus, everything changed. Today's interview with Ally is certainly a special one. Although I should mention it was recorded over the phone and not in studio. So, because of that, I apologize for the lower quality than you're used to on this show. But I think you'll agree with me that Ally’s story is golden. So, stay tuned.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Hello, listeners, and welcome to the show. Today on the phone I have with me Ally Tower. She is actually an ex-witch who is now a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. So, Ally, do you want to just say hi to our listeners and maybe tell us a little bit about yourself?

Ally Tower: Sure. Hi, everyone. My name is Ally Tower and I'm an ex-witch saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has done wonderful things in my life. It didn't start out that way. I was involved in the witchcraft for a while. I wrote two books. One is about my experience coming out of witchcraft myself. The other is a book that talks about witchcraft to the church. It’s for those who are looking for some information to find out about what witchcraft is, and what people do or don't do, and how to witness to those who are involved. This is the type of book that you would want to read and also have a lot of testimonies. We have 12 other testimonies of other ex-witches who are saved by Jesus.

 

·         Psalm 61:3: “For you have been my refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy” (MEV).

 

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Wow, that's amazing. And what are the titles of those books?

Ally Tower: The first one is Taken From the Night: A Witch’s Encounter with God. That's my personal story. And the other one is: From the Craft to Christ, and that's the one that shares the testimonies of the other witches.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Awesome. I really am excited to dive into your testimony. Can you start by telling me how you even got involved in witchcraft to begin with?

·         Free Download: Before the Night

Ally Tower: Sure. I was a Christian, actually at the time, and things weren't going exactly how I had planned. I had grown really weary in my faith actually, things weren't happening. My marriage was actually deteriorating. I was falling to pieces financially. Things were in ruin. I was depressed. And all the prayer and counsel just didn't seem to be doing anything. I got to a point where I felt like I was abandoned, like God had just kind of left me. I began to doubt the Word of God. Which was really a very crucial thing because that led to my unbelief. Then once I was in a place of unbelief, I was open to so many other spiritual entities that were out there. So, what happened was I was in this really desperate place. I came across a book that had been in my house for years. My husband had brought in me when we got married, but I never read it. It was about an ex-satanist and

I sat down and I read the story and for the first time, to me, it was like, I don't believe that this is a true story and what he’s saying. Because I was in a state of unbelief and doubt, I was curious. I wanted to know the truth. So I went to the library and I got all kinds of books on the occult. I began to read them to find out what the truth was. When I did that, I came across this book about Wicca. Then, when I read the book, it talks about a nature-based religion, about living in harmony with all of nature. Harmony is something that I had wanted at the time because my life was just chaos. It was just very depressing at the time. Then, it also spoke about being in a feminine state of mind and the focus on the god of spirituality, rather than (inaudible), who me at that time, seemed as though they were doing anything but helping me. They were dragging me down, so to speak. So I went ahead and I read the book and I came home that night, and I was doing some dishes and the moon was full. It was this big, gigantic full moon and it just seemed so bright. I couldn't resist, I had to go outside. I had to go take a look at it. I just felt like it was drawing me for some reason. I went outside. I stood beneath it. And from the little bit I knew from the book that I had read, I called on the goddess. I asked for wisdom of witchcraft because at that point, you know, Wicca wasn't quite as prominent as it is now. I didn't really think there were any witches left. I thought they all died years ago. So, I just asked for knowledge in witchcraft. This energy just kind of like flowed through me. It went right on through me. I knew right then and there that like I had just touched on something that was going to change my life. I went inside, and my kids even said that they're saying, Mommy, why is your face glowing? So, it's just like it really affected me physically as well as mentally and spiritually. The next day, I went to the store and I was looking in the magazine and then the back of the magazine, I saw this article and this little ad for a school of witchcraft. And it says for seekers to contact this address. And I did. That was the start of it. I began my training in witchcraft.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Wow, and so you got involved in Wicca, not in other types of witchcraft, then?

Ally Tower: Right, so I was involved in Wicca. Now, Wicca is more like the philosophy or the religion part of witchcraft. Witchcraft itself is not. It's really magic; the act of magic. And many witches, different kinds of witches will use witchcraft. In fact, Wiccans, all of them, don't do witchcraft. There's some that do and there's some that don't.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: How do Wiccans use witchcraft in a way that's different from say, a Satanist uses witchcraft?

 

·         Living Stones from Ally Tower: 1 Peter 2:4-5: Coming to Him as to a living stone who is rejected by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house as a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (MEV).


Ally  Tower:
Okay, so with Wicca, I guess I should start by saying, magic is neutral. It's neither white nor black. It's not good, it's bad. It's just considered neutral. It's the intent of the practitioner, that in the purpose of what it’s used for that makes it good or bad. It's all comes from the same source. Now, of course, from a Christian perspective, we know now that the enemy is the one who's behind that source. But for those who are practicing witchcraft, they don't recognize that. So, to them, the source is just the natural energy, but it's considered neither good nor bad. It's depends on who uses it. So, it's all the same source of energy. Wiccans tend to keep on a more positive mindset. So, when they do magic, they do things for the good of all. They do things that are going to help either themselves or their family, their neighborhood, the earth, whereas those who are Satanists … and I know just a little about Satanists, I don't pretend to be someone who knows a lot about Satanism. But those who are Satanists, they focus on self and their goal to enlighten themselves. It doesn't matter whether they harm someone else or whatever it takes to get them to be more enlightened is where they're at. So, they're their magic tends to go into places that are dark and what we would consider evil or that is for purposes that are not to benefit people.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: So, was your experience in Wicca and in dealing with witchcraft always positive? Or, was there ever a time when it wasn't positive for you?

Ally Tower: There were times that we say that it's positive magic, and for the most part it was.  But there were certainly times that we did banishings. Banishings can be … it’s said that it could be it could be for good, and it could be for good in the sense that you're thinking in terms of banishing a bad relationship where you're in a situation where you have an abusive boyfriend.  Obviously, that's a good thing to get out of. But, there were also times that we did things that were definitely teetering on the edge there of what I would consider like, not positive.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: So then, you never had any like encounters with the demonic realm while you were doing witchcraft?

Ally Tower: We invoked spirits of the elements. We invoke the god and goddess. Now, from a Christian perspective, they are demons. But at the time, I wouldn't have said that I was invoking demons, I would have said I was invoking deities. I wouldn't you say that I never had encounters with the spiritual side because I did, whether it be animals or actual spiritual entities. Yes, there was definitely that type of interaction. It's just that I didn't consider that as a bad thing.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: So, how long were you involved with witchcraft?

Ally Tower: I started out first doing studies through the school and being a solitary practitioner, which basically means that I was practicing on my own. Then I later became part of a coven and I was part of a coven for over 10 years.

 

Connect with Ally Tower

·         At takenfromthenight.com

Episode Notes

Charisma News

Special Series: Delivered from Witchcraft

Guest: Ally Tower

Ally Tower thought she had all she needed when she was practicing witchcraft. She felt loved by her coven and thought she was learning deep spiritual truths through Wicca. But when she encountered the love of Jesus, everything changed. Listen to this Charisma News episode with host Jenny Rose Spaudo to hear how Tower went from the craft to Christ.

Introduction

This episode is brought to you by the E book Revelatory Combat by Ryan LeStrange. Revelatory Combat is a concise look into the prophetic ministry and the partnership between prophets and apostles. It provides clarity for the battle facing the church in this hour. Ryan LeStrange and Charisma magazine are proud to offer you a year-long subscription of Charisma magazine, as well as a download of Revelatory Combat for only $20. If you'd like to take part in this offer, be sure to visit combat.charismamag.com or call 1-800-749-6500 and mention the word combat.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Ally Tower thought she had all she needed when she was practicing witchcraft. But when she encountered the love of Jesus, everything changed. Today's interview with Ally is certainly a special one. Although I should mention it was recorded over the phone and not in studio. So, because of that, I apologize for the lower quality than you're used to on this show. But I think you'll agree with me that Ally’s story is golden. So, stay tuned.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Hello, listeners, and welcome to the show. Today on the phone I have with me Ally Tower. She is actually an ex-witch who is now a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. So, Ally, do you want to just say hi to our listeners and maybe tell us a little bit about yourself?

Ally Tower: Sure. Hi, everyone. My name is Ally Tower and I'm an ex-witch saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has done wonderful things in my life. It didn't start out that way. I was involved in the witchcraft for a while. I wrote two books. One is about my experience coming out of witchcraft myself. The other is a book that talks about witchcraft to the church. It’s for those who are looking for some information to find out about what witchcraft is, and what people do or don't do, and how to witness to those who are involved. This is the type of book that you would want to read and also have a lot of testimonies. We have 12 other testimonies of other ex-witches who are saved by Jesus.

 

·         Psalm 61:3: “For you have been my refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy” (MEV).

 

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Wow, that's amazing. And what are the titles of those books?

Ally Tower: The first one is Taken From the Night: A Witch’s Encounter with God. That's my personal story. And the other one is: From the Craft to Christ, and that's the one that shares the testimonies of the other witches.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Awesome. I really am excited to dive into your testimony. Can you start by telling me how you even got involved in witchcraft to begin with?

·         Free Download: Before the Night

Ally Tower: Sure. I was a Christian, actually at the time, and things weren't going exactly how I had planned. I had grown really weary in my faith actually, things weren't happening. My marriage was actually deteriorating. I was falling to pieces financially. Things were in ruin. I was depressed. And all the prayer and counsel just didn't seem to be doing anything. I got to a point where I felt like I was abandoned, like God had just kind of left me. I began to doubt the Word of God. Which was really a very crucial thing because that led to my unbelief. Then once I was in a place of unbelief, I was open to so many other spiritual entities that were out there. So, what happened was I was in this really desperate place. I came across a book that had been in my house for years. My husband had brought in me when we got married, but I never read it. It was about an ex-satanist and

I sat down and I read the story and for the first time, to me, it was like, I don't believe that this is a true story and what he’s saying. Because I was in a state of unbelief and doubt, I was curious. I wanted to know the truth. So I went to the library and I got all kinds of books on the occult. I began to read them to find out what the truth was. When I did that, I came across this book about Wicca. Then, when I read the book, it talks about a nature-based religion, about living in harmony with all of nature. Harmony is something that I had wanted at the time because my life was just chaos. It was just very depressing at the time. Then, it also spoke about being in a feminine state of mind and the focus on the god of spirituality, rather than (inaudible), who me at that time, seemed as though they were doing anything but helping me. They were dragging me down, so to speak. So I went ahead and I read the book and I came home that night, and I was doing some dishes and the moon was full. It was this big, gigantic full moon and it just seemed so bright. I couldn't resist, I had to go outside. I had to go take a look at it. I just felt like it was drawing me for some reason. I went outside. I stood beneath it. And from the little bit I knew from the book that I had read, I called on the goddess. I asked for wisdom of witchcraft because at that point, you know, Wicca wasn't quite as prominent as it is now. I didn't really think there were any witches left. I thought they all died years ago. So, I just asked for knowledge in witchcraft. This energy just kind of like flowed through me. It went right on through me. I knew right then and there that like I had just touched on something that was going to change my life. I went inside, and my kids even said that they're saying, Mommy, why is your face glowing? So, it's just like it really affected me physically as well as mentally and spiritually. The next day, I went to the store and I was looking in the magazine and then the back of the magazine, I saw this article and this little ad for a school of witchcraft. And it says for seekers to contact this address. And I did. That was the start of it. I began my training in witchcraft.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: Wow, and so you got involved in Wicca, not in other types of witchcraft, then?

Ally Tower: Right, so I was involved in Wicca. Now, Wicca is more like the philosophy or the religion part of witchcraft. Witchcraft itself is not. It's really magic; the act of magic. And many witches, different kinds of witches will use witchcraft. In fact, Wiccans, all of them, don't do witchcraft. There's some that do and there's some that don't.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: How do Wiccans use witchcraft in a way that's different from say, a Satanist uses witchcraft?

 

·         Living Stones from Ally Tower: 1 Peter 2:4-5: Coming to Him as to a living stone who is rejected by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house as a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (MEV).


Ally  Tower:
Okay, so with Wicca, I guess I should start by saying, magic is neutral. It's neither white nor black. It's not good, it's bad. It's just considered neutral. It's the intent of the practitioner, that in the purpose of what it’s used for that makes it good or bad. It's all comes from the same source. Now, of course, from a Christian perspective, we know now that the enemy is the one who's behind that source. But for those who are practicing witchcraft, they don't recognize that. So, to them, the source is just the natural energy, but it's considered neither good nor bad. It's depends on who uses it. So, it's all the same source of energy. Wiccans tend to keep on a more positive mindset. So, when they do magic, they do things for the good of all. They do things that are going to help either themselves or their family, their neighborhood, the earth, whereas those who are Satanists … and I know just a little about Satanists, I don't pretend to be someone who knows a lot about Satanism. But those who are Satanists, they focus on self and their goal to enlighten themselves. It doesn't matter whether they harm someone else or whatever it takes to get them to be more enlightened is where they're at. So, they're their magic tends to go into places that are dark and what we would consider evil or that is for purposes that are not to benefit people.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: So, was your experience in Wicca and in dealing with witchcraft always positive? Or, was there ever a time when it wasn't positive for you?

Ally Tower: There were times that we say that it's positive magic, and for the most part it was.  But there were certainly times that we did banishings. Banishings can be … it’s said that it could be it could be for good, and it could be for good in the sense that you're thinking in terms of banishing a bad relationship where you're in a situation where you have an abusive boyfriend.  Obviously, that's a good thing to get out of. But, there were also times that we did things that were definitely teetering on the edge there of what I would consider like, not positive.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: So then, you never had any like encounters with the demonic realm while you were doing witchcraft?

Ally Tower: We invoked spirits of the elements. We invoke the god and goddess. Now, from a Christian perspective, they are demons. But at the time, I wouldn't have said that I was invoking demons, I would have said I was invoking deities. I wouldn't you say that I never had encounters with the spiritual side because I did, whether it be animals or actual spiritual entities. Yes, there was definitely that type of interaction. It's just that I didn't consider that as a bad thing.

Jenny Rose Spaudo: So, how long were you involved with witchcraft?

Ally Tower: I started out first doing studies through the school and being a solitary practitioner, which basically means that I was practicing on my own. Then I later became part of a coven and I was part of a coven for over 10 years.

 

Connect with Ally Tower

·         At takenfromthenight.com

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