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.
The hypnotist put her “under” in the one session they had. When she got out and went home that night, she found herself starting to lose her memory ability.
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.
I then explained to her that under no circumstances are Christians ever to blank their minds out in order for someone else to be able to plant suggestions in their own minds – even if those suggestions are positive types of suggestions.
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.
The Holy Spirit works with an active mind, not a passive one. When the Bible says to meditate on God’s word, it means to think about, to chew on, to try and figure out what the different Scripture verses mean.
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.