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.

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

Conclusion

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.

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  1. Garrett - May 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Is the practice of Astral Projection considered “against God?” I just recently had a lucid dream and awoke and found myself looking up Astral Projection, entirely unaware of what it is or what it means. I look to research and maybe even practice Astral Projection but am unsure of how it will effect my Spiritual Life. I have read up on the warnings and possibilities of possession whilst outside the body and, to be honest, I am a little concerned. I spoke to my parents earlier this morning and got an answer I am not content with. They said that “Whether or not the warnings are real, or only speculation, that you (me) should not give in to the practice.” I want to speak with someone who has experienced Astral Projection themselves and speak about their experiences, but not before clearing it up with God first. What should I do?

  2. shaon - December 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    How do I pray for the Redemption of my three children? They need deliverance. The schools, friends and society are full of evil how do we undo the brainwash? My children love money, I share the little I have at times I cannot buy necessities. If I see people in need I give to them after rent is paid I live at times on about $120. a month. My daughter buys food for she and I if I do not have. She pays the internet, home telephone and for cable in the bundle (i do not use the cable). Only when I am out off money she buys food for us. She is good her sister is good my son is good but wrong company and misguidance from my family, and my ex-husband is causing them to sin. I will supplicate to God on their behalf and my ex husband and my family’s behalf. I will supplicate for them to be Redeemed and I will pray for my enemies redemption. Please pray the people in satanic cults will be saved the cult leaders too will be saved and that Hindus Buddhists and other polytheistic religions will know Jesus and they will believe and confess Romans 10:9-10. And Numbers 23 will be the answer. No one can curse whom God blesses. My children need to Repent, me too we sin daily and Psalm 51 is a place to start. Love you internet audience, thank you owner of this site May 3John 1:2 be yours owner and audience of this site. Amen

  3. Elisia - November 25, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Thank you for posting this article. People seriously need to wake up. I had my fair share of eye openers yesterday when I shared a post from a page called Exposing The Lies on Facebook. It was a list of witchcraft practices and below that Christians involved with these should stop and repent. I wasn’t surprised when I got attacked immediately for posting this. One was by a wiccan, one by a new age follower and one by a spiritualist. But I was shocked when I started getting insults from two fellow “Christians” ridiculing my beliefs and what I stand up for. They continued making fun and posting comments like they are (sorry for the language) “bitch witches” because they “enjoy yoga, read their horoscopes, practice hypnotism and palm reading”. One even went as far as asking what’s is wrong with using an ouija board game. It’s all “innocent”. Yet they post Bible scriptures on their profile every single day. People you cannot serve God and be involved in the occult. It’s no laughing matter. It’s not something to make fun of. It concerns me how many Christians out there practice occult, knowing how dangerous it is and blatantly makes fun of a fellow Christian for pointing out the dangers. We are supposed to lead sheep away from the wolves lurking around, not right into the enemy battle ground. People don’t realize we’re fighting a spiritual battle with the enemy and the occult is spiritual.

    We had a few sermons this past month on the topics of grace, harvest etc. It is so significant here. We as Christians have God’s grace upon us, but we cannot continue to have God’s grace upon us if we continue to live in sin. The occult is a sin. You cannot expect to have God’s grace in your life if you continue to be involved with occult practices unless you repent and stop.
    We all real what we sow. How can we real a good harvest if we plant bad seeds? What fruit would come from that tree. And we will be known by our fruit. If Christians carry bad fruit, what example is that to the rest of the world.
    Our Pastor said in one sermon that if the enemy suddenly attacks you from all sides you have probably done the something right, because the enemy is trying to convince you that you did the wrong thing and is trying to bring you down, but this is our opportunity to rise up against the enemy, because God has a purpose in our lives and that is to lead people back to God and away from redemption. It comes to no surprise how much the enemy hates the truth and the moment I posted the truth, I was under attack.

    But I know my God and creator is much more powerful than anything in this world and hopefully I got my message across to a few that needed it. I sowed that seed and hopefully someone who saw that post will realize they’re busy with the wrong things and repent.

  4. Kevin Stone - September 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I didn’t see anything listed about Divining Rods, Dowsing Rods, Pendulums, or Water Witching. I can do all the above really well and sucessfully, so I guess that means it’s ok? I live in the heart of whats considered the Bible Belt. I don’t know of any others that do this anywhere around in 3 or 4 states. It seems everybody is afraid to answer my questions. I was born with this ability and a few more not “tellable” abilities as well.

  5. Kay - July 22, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Is the practice of Pilates against God? I know yoga is, but what about Pilates? And is holistic medicine like acupuncture, chiropractic care, and osteopathy against God?

    • um - June 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      All of them are of occult nature

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