Awhile back ago, I told a friend l this story. It bears repeating because there are many Christians who are not aware of the dangers of engaging in this practice. This all took place about 8 years ago.
One of my typists by the name of Georgia started working with me about 8 years ago. She is a very Spirit-filled, godly, Christian woman. She had one vice that she was trying to get rid of and that vice was smoking.
A year before we had met and started working together, she had gone to a hypnotist one time to try and help her quit smoking.
She was warned by her own mother and a few of her close friends not to do this, as they did not think that God would approve of her doing this.
She went against both the advice of her friends and her own gut feeling not to do this and went for just the one visit.
In other words, she was starting to lose her ability to retain and remember things – both short term and long term. Within just a couple of days, she literally lost 50% of her ability to remember things. She could not retain and remember things the way she used to.
This loss with her memory ability stayed with her for one solid year before she came to work for me and told me about it. She was already working another part time job when she started working with me part time. She was afraid that she was going to get fired on her other part time job because her memory for detail that she needed on this other job was so bad.
This also applies for techniques such as transcendental meditation where you are told to try and blank your mind out and keep reciting mantras, which are basic one and two syllable words.
The goal of these techniques is supposed to help you find inner peace and relaxation – but they are major door openers to the dark side and demons can come in on you if you try to engage in these types of meditation techniques.
It does not mean to totally blank your mind out waiting for illumination from God. God works best when you are in an active and seeking mode with Him, not when you are in a passive, robotic, zombie-like state.
The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth. One of the ways that He will do this is by guiding your thoughts into what the correct answers are as you are trying to figure something out. He will also communicate to you through the inner knowing.
But these inner knowings will either come in on you while you are thinking about what you are trying to figure out, or while you may be thinking about something else entirely different.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:5 that we are to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Jesus. This means that we are directly responsible for what we choose to think about and dwell on.
This right does not belong to anyone else, including any hypnotist who may want to plant their thoughts and suggestions into your mind.
As she was telling me the story, I was tapping in to see what the Holy Spirit would give me. I immediately picked up from Him that a demon had come in on her and had attached himself to that part of the brain that had to do with her memory abilities. The demon was not on the inside of her.
She was already Spirit-filled and the Holy Spirit had protected her from allowing the demon to get in on the inside of her. The demon was basically resting on her shoulder so to speak. I picked up exactly what she was supposed to do to get the demon off her and have her memory ability fully restored.
The other reason that I knew it was a demon on her was that no one all of a sudden loses 50% of their memory ability within 24 hours.
There is no physical or chemical damage that could have occurred to her brain during the hypnotism session that could have caused something like this to occur so quickly – so the only other logical explanation to explain this rapid of a memory loss in such a short period of time was that it had to be demonic.
Here is what I told her she would have to do in order to get God to fully restore her memory abilities back to her:
- She had to go before God the Father in prayer and confess this activity as a sin and ask for His forgiveness.
- She then had to renounce this sin and activity before God the Father. She had to tell God that she would never do it again. Whenever you engage in something that draws demons in on you such as this type of activity, you have to both confess and renounce it before God. Confess it as a sin, and then renounce it by telling God that you will never, ever go back to this type of activity again.
- Once the above 2 steps have been done, you have then taken away the legal right for that demon to be able stay attached to her. At this point, you have to verbally speak out loud to the demon and tell him that he now has to leave you and that he no longer has any more legal right to stay attached to you since the sin has now been fully confessed and fully renounced before God the Father.
I then gave her the following battle command on engaging with the demon after she had already confessed and renounced this sin before God the Father.
The Battle Command
“I am now speaking to any and all demons who may have become attached to me as a result of my involvement in hypnotism. I have now fully confessed this activity as a sin before my God the Father.
I have now fully renounced this sin before my God and I will never, ever do it again. Demons, you no longer have any legal right to stay attached to me.
Demons, I now command you, in the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to leave me now – and to never, ever come back on me again!
I repeat, each and everyone of you is to leave me right now in the name of Jesus Christ and you are to never, ever come back on me again!
I now Plead the Blood of Jesus Christ against any and all demons who have become attached to me over this last year as a result of my involvement in hypnotism. Go now, in the name of Jesus Christ! I repeat, go now in the name of Jesus Christ!”
This was the basic gist of the battle command. She did it before she went to bed that night. When she got up the next day, she started to notice an immediate return of her memory.
However, her memory ability did not return all at once. It improved little by little on a daily basis over a period of two months. After two months, she had regained all of her memory ability back!
This is what you call a progressive type healing as versus a sudden and quick type of healing. God could have given her an immediate healing of her memory loss, but I think He took the slower and more progressive approach in order to teach her a lesson and to make sure that she would never, ever consider doing it again.
She then told me you really do not realize how important your memory is for everyday living until you actually lose part of it.
And the great thing about this story was that when her memory was fully restored back to her by God, she said her memory is even better now than what it was before she lost it due to going to the hypnotist. God, in His loving mercy, decided to bless her with a little bit better memory ability than what she had before.
I thanked God that He allowed me to have access to her story because it really helped to show me that Christians are not allowed to engage in this type of activity. Her story may be able to help warn others of the risks and dangers associated with hypnotism.
As a postscript to the above story, I recently ran across someone else who got in trouble after being hypnotized several times. She was an artist and she had lost all of her artistic abilities as a result of being hypnotized several times by her then boyfriend.
She had no idea that being hypnotized could have done all of this. I then gave her the above 3-step process to get deliverance from this demonic attack and she too started to gradually get her artistic talents and abilities restored back to her after going through the above 3 step process.
Tuesday 8th of February 2022
I am extremely grateful for this blog. I have been dealing with anxiety for a while now and had been thinking about seeking help from hypnosis/hypnotherapy. However right before taking the first session I thought of checking out if God approves of it and that’s when I came across this page/post. This also reminds me that Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit for our assistance if we need to come close to God or are facing issues/failures, The Holy Spirit is our helper and The name of Jesus breaks all ties and chains and renews us with strength.
Saturday 21st of September 2019
When I was shown by God that my body was a temple of the holy spirit I knew I had to quit smoking.I confessed to God it was a sin and that I had no power or control over the habit.He said my grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness. So I said I would not buy nor touch a cigarette again if he would shield me from the cravings. I have not touched a cigarette in three yrs whenever I am tempted (not often) I pray for Gods grace to overcome. I believe not by might nor by power but by my spirit says the Lord.I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.If you ask in faith it is given unto you for if God is for you who can be against you.
Tuesday 27th of August 2019
I really don't know if it is a sin to see a hypnotist or not. But I highly doubt that all those who do this type of work are out to fill your minds with satanic thoughts or perform satanic stuff on you. I do believe that most of these professionals are legit though. I am still trying to figure it all out, if it's right or not, or if God doesn't care. But as long as the hypnotist is coming from a positive, moral, and ethical place, who truly has the patients health at heart. But I have never seen any passage or verse in the bible that says it's wrong. But like I said, I am still trying to figure it out.
Saturday 13th of February 2021
I can relate, they are profesionals but we dont know if they do it for their profession or for their own agenda, but i know their main purpose is to help specially to people and their sufferrings, it depends on us on how can we identified if it is with the boundary of moral or is that rational, may be it is emportant that we should pray and ask our Gods guidance before wedo anything, let us put him first in everything we do think or act... and we will notice if the things we do is right or wrong..
Monday 16th of March 2020
You are 100% right, Hypnotherapists does good all day long, the question I pose is this, if you are going to allow someone to Hypnotise you should you not do homework before this takes place. All properly trained hypnotists are bound by ethics, do some research on the the therapist, before you do this, also when you visit their rooms ensure they display their qualifications, their ethics certification etc... Majority of hypnotists are amazing and wants only what is good for others and does amazing work, and saves allot of lives! Please research the person before you visit them, contact the body that trained them and get feedback and references!!!!
Monday 5th of August 2019
A qualified hypnotist will never tell you to forget everything about a situation. That leaves a massive grey area open to interpretation.
A qualified hypnotist will ask how the client wishes to think and feel instead of their 'evil' habits that they've allowed themselves to become embroiled in...
The hypnotist will then repeat the clients own alternative suggestions part them and suggest using these new responses when faced with the old temptations.
So from another perspective, the hypnotist is empowering the client to regain strength, self belief and control over their own thoughts...
Sunday 23rd of June 2019
Hey, God bless you all. I've been dealing with some really horrible thoughts lately against God and cursing God or the Holy Spirit. So for backstory I took acid about 2 weeks ago and I felt a really weird vibe, I started hearing a kind of bell but really weird pitched and I thought nothing of it until I started seeing this shadow figure at my door and immediately understood it as either a demon or the devil himself. My heart started pounding and suddenly I started feeling really panicked, I was still in control until I started having these really messed up thoughts saying "f.. God" or just things of that nature against God and also the Holy spirit. I instantly realized this was beyond messed up and started praying and reading the bible but there was something that didn't allow me to. I felt what I understand now was the Holy spirit leaving my body. I felt a really hot and cold feeling near the center of my stomach which went through my entire body down to the soles of my feet. I didn't know what to do or say at that point as I felt extremely alone. I then figured that if I slept it would all go away and when I closed my eyes I saw a really ugly face and heard a voice almost taunting me. I began to really panic at this point and said screw it I'm gonna tell my mom what I did because she'll know what to do. Sure enough I went to tell her and she took me to our pastor and they began to pray for me and pour anointing oil on me but I when I prayed I felt something blocking me from praying. After this my mom took me to the hospital and at some point I felt I was really "freed" from whatever it was that was conflicting me. I felt complete peace like I've never felt before and God showed me a bunch of signs I had asked him beforehand to show me that would let me know I was free from whatever was messing with me. So they discharge me and we get home and I'm still feeling this complete peace until out of nowhere another one of these thoughts comes into my mind clear as day. And I again feel that hot and cold feeling in my stomach. The days after I'd started really praying and reading the bible and getting really close with the LORD. I'd pray every night and almost every morning, I'd set aside a time to read the bible and actually meditate on what I read and I'd understand a lot. But then one morning I woke up at about 3 or 4 AM and heard my fridge make its usual ice making sounds but at one point those sounds got really really loud to the point I could've sworn it was next to my ear then I felt as if a spirit literally entered my ear and I felt a feeling of extreme fear. Ever since then I've been constantly having these thoughts on and off. No matter what I try to think of or do they don't go away. It's been about 2 weeks since that happened and I've looked at just about everything and stumbled across hypnosis. I thought I'd give it a try until I saw this forum and knew not to mess with that based on the testimony and the advice from my parents. I really need help guys. I know only God can help me in this situation and I need to have faith but I've been getting really frustrated and quite frankly I can't function in my daily life having to battle with these thoughts ALL day. Legit literally the whole day, from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. Any advice or prayers would be greatly appreciated. God bless you all.
Wednesday 6th of May 2020
Constantly plead the BLOOD OF JESUS around you no demon can withstand the sight of the blood of Jesus. Revealation 12:11 Confess any known sins Read the word of God and use it pray Declare yourself free on account of the death of Jesus on the cross
Friday 13th of December 2019
My friend, the devil has been deceiving you long before your acid trip.
The Holy Spirit is pure and Holy. You could not have had THE Holy Spirit while you were on acid. Use your common sense.
The devil is confusing you. Stop feeling things, because the devil works with feelings. He is manipulating you. You really need deliverance. Find on your browser where you can find a Universal Church of The Kingdom of God.
They have a very strong deliverance ministry, and services every day of the week for specific purposes. There is a lot of propaganda about the church, but that's where I've been getting help, and I'm sure they will help you too.
Don't wait long because your problem is serious.
Wednesday 24th of July 2019
Alfredo, I know the despair you are feeling and going through. The great thing is you recognize the evil and you don’t justify it. Dealing with this on your own will be harder if you don’t seek God EVERY TIME it happens. Asking for prayers from your mom and pastors will help, but your faith and faithfulness to God will be enough. Get in the word, listen to Christian music, surround yourself with God loving people. Guard yourself from secular music, tv, movies and everything else until you get a grip on things. It helped me from those thoughts and torments. I was having thoughts of violence and torment for a while until I submitted to God and made a public declaration of my faith. I got baptized and left it all in the water!! Every trouble and thought, every despair and worry. Talk to your Pastor and see what they can to to get you Christian Counseling and get you baptized...even if you have already been. Reclaim yourself for God and remove these spirits of torture. You know when Christ would encounter demon possessed people in the Bible, they would beg him not to make them suffer. Christ wouldn’t yell at them to leave, HE would actually tell them to go and they obeyed!! This is the faith in HIM that you need to acknowledge. HE is with you always, just acknowledge God, He will take care of the rest. I hope this helps!
Saturday 6th of July 2019
Listen to the Holy Spirit and focus on his message directing you to God. Experience the joy of his healing with a spirit of gratitude. Focus on God's goodness and grace and take chatge of your thoughts every day.