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Dangers Of The Occult

With the advance of what is called the New Age Movement, there are many Christians who are getting pulled into dangerous darkside activity.

Many Christians have not read the Bible in its complete entirety and they are thus not aware of the strict warnings that God the Father has given about being involved in any type of occult activity. Most of these warnings are back in the Old Testament.

Dangers Of The Occult

One of the greatest stories in the Bible is the story of Moses and how he pulled God’s chosen people out of slavery from Egypt – and then the subsequent story of Joshua and Caleb who were then called by God to lead His people from the wilderness into the Promised Land.

Before they went into the Promised Land, they were given strict warnings and guidelines by God the Father as to what they could do and what they could not do. And one of those warnings was about not engaging in a lot of the pagan practices of the people who were already inhabiting parts of the Promised Land.

Many of these people were evil and had horrible practices of sacrificing their own children to appease what they thought were gods. Some of these people were involved in heavy occult type activity, and God was very strict in the warnings that He gave His own people in that they were not to engage in this type of evil activity.

The warnings that God gave His people back then still apply to all of us in this day and age. The Bible says that God does not change, and this includes all of His ways and all of His warnings.

The trouble is that most Christians are not aware of what some of these warnings are because they have not spent much time reading and studying from the Old Testament.

In this article, I will list some of the specific activities in this day and age that God does not want any of us engaging in, the specific reasons as to why He does not want us engaging in these types of activities, and the Scripture verses to back it all up.

The Reasons God Does Not Want Us to Engage With the Occult

The Bible says that God the Father is a jealous God, a consuming fire. Here are two verses specifically telling us this:

1.  “For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God …” (Exodus 20:5)

2.   “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” (Deuteronomy 4:24)

Because God is very jealous and possessive over His own children, He wants all of us coming directly to Him if we have any problems with our future, or what He might have in store for us in our future. People are consulting fortunetellers, psychics, horoscopes, and ouija boards for guidance and information on what the future may hold for them.

The Bible says that it is the job of the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth and teach us all things in this life. God wants to be the Guide and Teacher of your life. He does not want you going to others to seek out this type of divine guidance because of His intensely jealous nature.

The Bible says that there is only one God – and only He knows all things about you – which includes all of your past, present, and future.

The first two commandments are that we are to have no other gods or idols before God the Father.

The minute you go to a fortuneteller or psychic for any type of divine guidance, you are placing this person before God the Father and you will thus risk incurring His wrath, along with possibly opening the door for demons to be able to come directly after you.

These fortunetellers get their ability to have partial knowledge about you and your present situation directly from demons. No human has the supernatural ability to know what is going to happen to you in the future, or anything about you in your present condition if they have never met you before.

And if they do seem to have some type of personal information about you that could only be supernaturally picked up, then that knowledge is being transmitted to them by demons.

Once you step into the fortuneteller’s office, you are stepping behind enemy lines since these people are operating under the direct influence of demonic spirits.

At this point, if God should so allow it, you have now given the demons the full legal right to be able to follow you home. And from there, the demons will set up shop in your house and they will then start to attack both you and possibly the other members of your family.

The Bible says that God’s people will perish for having lack of knowledge – and many Christians are dragging demonic spirits home with them due to their lack of knowledge about how dangerous it is to engage in any type of occult activity.

I recently did an article titled “The Dangers of Hypnotism.” A woman I recently met went to a hypnotist one time in an effort to try and quit smoking. Right after she came out, she literally lost 50% of her ability to remember things.

A demon had become attached to that part of her brain that controlled her memory functions, and it wasn’t until she confessed this activity before God as a sin, renounced it by telling God that she would never do it again, and then engaged with the demons to leave her in the name of Jesus Christ that she started to get her memory ability fully restored back to her.

It took two months before she got it all back, but after the two months, all of her memory ability was fully restored back to her by the Lord.

Fifty people may go to a hypnotist and never draw a demon in on them. Another person like this one girl will only go one time and draw the demons in. The risk is simply too great! No Christian should ever take their chances on crossing over into enemy territory hoping they will come out unharmed!

This woman had this 50% memory loss for one solid year until she met me and I told her how to break the demons off her as a result of going to the hypnotist one time. Her memory loss was so bad during that entire year, that she thought she was going to get fired from her other job because she could not retain or remember half of what was being told to her by her superiors.

Now here are some of the main verses from Scripture telling us that we can in no way have anything to do with the occult.

The Bible Verses On The Occult

These 5 verses are giving all of us major warnings from the Lord on what specific areas of the occult that we are to avoid like the plague. To be forewarned is to be properly armed.

  • “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes His son or daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures up spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-13)
  • “And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them …” (Deuteronomy 4:19)
  • “Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:31)
  • “And the person who turns after mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.” (Leviticus 20:6)
  • “So Saul died for His unfaithfulness which he had committed against the Lord because He did not keep the word of the Lord, and also because He consulted a medium for guidance.” (1 Chronicles 10:13)

The above verses are telling us that God the Father means serious business on this type of activity. The above verses say that pursuing guidance from soothsayers, mediums, the stars, the sun and the moon (astrology) are abominations before the Lord, and that you risk having Him set His face personally against you for engaging in these types of evil activities.

Notice the very strong wording being used by the Lord in these verses:

  1. Abomination
  2. Take heed
  3. Give no regard
  4. Do not seek after them to be defiled by them

God says you are literally prostituting yourself with Him if you engage in any of these types of occult activities.

The extremely strong wording being used by the Lord in these verses is showing us that this is a maximum intense kind of warning being given to His people – and under no circumstances are we to engage, experiment with, or even try out for one time any of these occult activities.

Specific Occult Activities to Avoid

Now here are some of the specific occult areas that we are to completely stay away from. Every single one of these occult areas are major door openers to the dark side where Satan and his demons roam – and you are rolling the dice and taking a very big chance that you will not draw demons in on you and your entire household if you decide to cross over and experiment, even for one time, any of these particular activities.

  • Fortunetelling – of any kind such as palm reading, crystal ball gazing, numerology, or seeing psychics.
  • Tarot Cards
  • Ouija Boards
  • Automatic Writing
  • Seances and any involvement with mediums or spiritists.
  • Astrology and any form of horoscopes.
  • I Ching
  • Hypnotism
  • Transcendental Meditation or any type of Far Eastern Meditation.
  • Crystals
  • Witchcraft
  • Satanism
  • Voodoo
  • Channeling
  • Reincarnation
  • Astral projection
  • ESP
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • New Age Movement techniques and activities.
  • Necromancy


I am afraid with the increase of the New Age Movement and the fact that people are really starting to look for spiritual answers as to what the real meaning of life is – many people are falling into some of the above activities and they are thus putting both themselves and their families at terrible risk for the possibility of demonic activity that could set in on them.

Fortunetellers are all over the TV and newspapers, and most people really do not know the real dangers associated with engaging in these types of activities. They are like lambs being led to the slaughter due to their lack of knowledge on these issues!

Do not be surprised if some of you are led by the Lord sometime in your life to help someone out of a mess they may have got themselves into as a result of engaging in one or more of the above occult activities. Or God may lead you to someone who is thinking about trying some of these activities out, and He may send you in there to give them fair warning before they actually do it!

More and more people are dabbling and experimenting with different parts of the occult because they are dissatisfied with their lives.

They know the answers to the meaning of life is not found in the material things of this life, so they are looking for spiritual avenues to find true meaning and fulfillment in their lives.

What they do not know is they are going down wrong and dangerous paths to try and achieve spiritual fulfillment in their lives if they attempt to try out any of the above occult activities.

For those of you who may meet any Christians who have drawn demons in on them as a result of participating in any of the above occult activities – there is 4 step process that needs to be done in order to deliver them from the demons and restore order back into their lives.

  • Confess the specific activity before God as a sin and ask for His forgiveness.
  • Renounce the specific activity before God and tell Him that you will never, ever participate in that activity again.
  • Burn or throw away all books, objects, or items associated with this activity.
  • Directly engage with the demons by speaking out loud to the them, telling them they no longer have any legal right to stay attached to you since the occult activity has now been fully confessed and fully renounced before God the Father.
  • Then command them to now leave you in the name of Jesus Christ and for them to never, ever come back on you again.

Once you confess this occult activity before God as a sin, renounce it by telling God you will never do it again, and then burn or throw away any items associated with this activity – the demons will no longer have any legal right to stay attached to you – and they will now have to go if you take your God-given authority as a believer and child of God and command the demons to now leave you in the name of Jesus Christ!

If you run across someone in trouble with the above who is not a Christian, then you would first have to get them saved before you could have them go through this 4 step process for a deliverance.

If they are not willing to come to the Lord to get saved, then there is not much else you can do for them other than to stand in the gap behind the scenes and pray to God for their protection and that He move on them at the appropriate time to get them saved.

Once they are saved, then you can move in to get them delivered from the demonic bondage they may be in as a result of engaging in one or more of the above occult activities.

I will let you know if any more good stories come in on the above subject. I do not think we have seen the last on what may be coming down the road on other people drawing heavy demonic activity in on them and their lives as a result of engaging in some of the above occult activities.


Tuesday 24th of November 2020

I would add one more item to the list: Law of Attraction aka "The Secret." I used to follow that belief system a few years ago but the only thing I "manifested" was a demon that I had a hard time getting out of my home.


Friday 26th of February 2021

wow, God bless you for sharing this, my time for freedom has come...little did i know these law of attraction stuff and the secret is demonic. We really need more knowledge in the Word of God.


Friday 27th of December 2019

how do you get away from them if you yourself had nothing to do with them but someone you know has been involved with them and has allowed them or told them to harrass me and they are and have been for the past two going on three years now that I realize that is what it is. this year has been the worse. he denies anything to do with it but he was very much involved all of last year in what was taking place and I do feel he is still involved.


Monday 16th of December 2019

I commemorate the warnings of the risks attached to the occult, but this isn't entirely what the occult is about, the occult is the persuit of knowledge of the supernatural( the studies that go beyond the learning of the nautral world unlike science). The verses provided from the Old Testament forbade those arts mostly because they're divination magic or sorcery. Divinations are a sin because it is essentially using mundane coincidences and elementals of the nonmaterial dimension to gain guidance instead of God giving it to you at the proper timing. Sorcery in most contexts is the magical practice of having influence over elementals, demons, and learning how to charm animals and enthrall or deceive people. The only remotely acceptable occult-related mystical art would be thaumaturgy, the greek compound word meaning "wonder working". Which is an art that was commonly done by saints and especially Jesus Christ, but this was a righteous art because its main function is by the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit cannot be manipulated or subjugated to suffer someone a power, the spirit suffers you the divine wonder at your time of need when you let it guide your heart and soul in such a time.

Now most of the things mentioned that endanger people that are occult related actually deal with divinations, sorcery( in the form of weaponizing psychology), and other things that are otherwise exclusively warned against partaking in according to the book of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. The part mentioning Dungeons and Dragons as an occult related risk to the soul is a bit outdated to back in the 80's back when the spells within the game were derived from actual spells in witchcraft, and there was also the cleric spells that are kind of a biblical easter-egg like staves to snakes, create food and water, etc. The latest editions don't seem to delve into the realism of magicka as previously, but necromancy and divination are still an option, but it's just a game. The motive for making magic in 1st and 2nd edition more inspired by actual grimoires was to mostly make the game realistic playing as a magic-user. The article does do the job to warn people not to look to coincidences for answers, but to God, kudos to the author.

Gracy Hansda

Saturday 21st of September 2019

I can't explain the way this article helped me . Now I came to know the exact reason for me and family's destruction.... Please pray for us so that we can get deliverance fast . We will sure follow those 4 steps of deliverance.. Thank you so much.....


Saturday 11th of May 2019

I think you should add yoga, energy healing, and meditation to the list. All are very prevalent now, and appear to be 'positive', but I believe are very much a part of the occult. Yoga is an ancient practice that stems from worship to Hindi gods/goddesses (whether or not the practicer knows/believes in said gods/goddesses), energy healing is manipulation of the material forces in the world - which the practice of is said to be amongst the 'occult', and meditation involves opening the mind to possible infiltration of demons/demonic forces. I believe meditation on the Word of God is the only form of 'meditation' one should be involved in.