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Forbidden Practices of the Occult

Do you read your horoscope?
Have you ever called a psychic?
Have you ever had your fortune read?
Have you used tarot cards or Ouija Boards?
What about the other things found on this page?

If you answered "YES" to one or more of the above, then
YOU'D BETTER REPENT AND RENOUNCE...YOU ARE DEMONIZED!

I cannot begin to tell you how many born-again Believers in Christ dabble in the occult! I constantly run into Believers who read their horoscope, call psychic phone lines, pray to angels, play role-playing games, read Harry Potter books on witchcraft, or allow their kids to collect things like Pokemon cards.

These same people wonder why they don't have blessings from God or why their family is falling apart, or why their children are rebellious. I've said it before and I'll say it again...

These things open the door for demons to have the right to operate in your life and demonize you and your family!

I make no excuses and do not apologize for my stance on this; It is not harmless fun. Please repent! If you do these things, you are out of fellowship with God and his blessings. Jesus is not your Lord!

If you do any of these things, you and your family are violating God's principles. Read this page and learn the reason that you are demonized. Be set free today. Return to your Lord and God Jesus Christ.

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Don't Believe Me?  Look what the Bible says about it...

The Scriptures condemn all forms of occultism and sorcery, and warn that:

...they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21) but
 
...are an abomination unto the Lord (Deut. 18:12) and
 
...shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone (Rev. 21:8).

From earliest times, God forbade occultism as spiritually defiling (Lev. 19:31) and made participation in it punishable by death (Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:27) and cause for rejection of that soul by God (Lev. 20:6).

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What Exactly is "The Occult"?

Occultism is participation or involvement in any way with fortune telling, magic practices, spiritism, or false religious cults and teachings.

Contact with the occult may have occurred in childhood. Occult involvement can come from previous generations (Deut. 5:7-9).

When you consult with or practice the occult, it leads to demonization for you and your descendants, and ultimately to torment in Hell for eternity! Almighty God calls seeking after other gods (the occult) as, "spiritual adultery, fornication and whoring!"

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Types of Occultism

  1. DIVINATION - Using false means to discover the divine will of God; a very general term taking in any supernatural process of gaining hidden knowledge that cannot be discerned through the natural mind or senses.
     
    Examples: fortune-telling, water-witching, Ouija boards, mediums, and horoscopes.
     
    The Bible has only 3 approved ways of gaining hidden knowledge:
    1. Prayer to the Father in Jesus' name,
    2. The legitimate spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit, and
    3. Divine revelation from the Word of God.

    Scriptures: Deut. 18:10-14, II Kings 17:17, Jer. 27:8-9; 29:8-9, Acts 16:16-24
  2. OBSERVING OF TIMES - One who pretends to tell future events.
     
    Examples: astrology, following of horoscopes, omens, monthly prognostication and soothsayers
     
    Romans 6:3-11 tells us that Christians have been crucified and buried with Christ Jesus. II Cor. 5:17 tells us that if any man is in Christ Jesus he is a new creation. This being true, there is no way to plot our lives by the heavens or good and bad omens, seeing as how we are now identified with the Creator, and not the creation.
     
    Scriptures: Isa. 47:12-15, Jer. 10:2, Dan. 1:18-20; 2; 4; 5:7-15
  3. ENCHANTING - One who uses the human voice or music to bring another person under psychic control; one who uses incantations and pronounces spells for and of evil spirits.
     
    Examples: hypnosis, spell casting, song spell, augur
     
    The Believer should be controlled only by the Holy Spirit. He does not need an enchanter to get into his mind to discover the past, present, or future. All he has to do is ask God, who will give him all the wisdom he needs.
     
    Scriptures: James 1:5, Deut. 18:10-12, II Chron. 33:6, II Kings 17:17, Isa. 47:8-11, Jer. 27:8-9, Dan. 1:20
  4. WITCHCRAFT (WITCHES AND WIZARDS) - Female and male, respectively, who practice white, grey, or black magic. Anyone who deals with evil spirits in order to work a spell on people.
     
    Examples: Clairvoyants, psychic powers, ESP, mental telepathy, levitation of objects, astral projection
     
    In the Old Testament physical death was the cure for witchcraft (Ex. 22:18); in the New Testament, eternal damnation (Gal. 5:20-21)
     
    Scriptures: Exo. 22:18, Deut. 18:10-12, II Chron. 33:6, I Sam. 15:23, II Kings 17:17, Gal. 5:19-21
  5. CHARMING - The use of amulets, potions, and symbols to hypnotize, cast spells, bring good luck, to charm away warts and diseases, and to give protection from evil.
     
    Examples: the Ankh, the peace symbol, crystals
     
    The Ankh (or Luv Knot) symbolizes sexual intercourse, eternal life, and is often used in the Devil's pentagram. It has nothing to do with the eternal life purchased by the cross of Jesus Christ and should not be worn on the body. The devil's or witches' foot is an old symbol in black magic. It has nothing to do with peace. The Word tells us that the Believer can have health and good success through obedience to the Word. (Psa. 1:1-3, Prov. 4:20-21). We can appropriate divine health through and because of the stripes of Jesus by prayer and faith.
     
    Scriptures: Psa. 103:2-4, I Pet. 2:24, James 5: 14-15, Deut. 18:11, Isa. 19:3
  6. CONSULTING FAMILIAR SPIRITS (MEDIUMS) - A medium who uses a demon or evil spirit to tell them about the present or future of individuals, or the location of lost persons or objects.
     
    Examples: fortune tellers
     
    In Acts 16:16-18, Paul met a fortune-telling girl who had a familiar spirit or a spirit of divination. Paul cast the spirit out of her. He would never have done this if it was a gift from God!
     
    Scriptures: Deut. 18:10-14; II Kings 17:17; Jer. 27:8-9; 29:8-9; Acts 16:16-24
  7. NECROMANCING - This is a medium who communicates and consults a demon that mimics a dead person.
     
    Examples: seances
     
    The necromancer will often go into a trance and let the evil spirit take over his body and speak through him. Ecc. 9:5-6 tells us that the dead do not know anything; that they have no emotions; and that they have no portion of the earth. It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment (Heb. 9:27). The spirit of a dead person either goes to heaven or hell when he dies.
     
    Scriptures: Deut. 18:11, I Sam. 28, Isa. 8:19, I Chron. 10:13-14
  8. - Using false means to discover the divine will of God; a very general term taking in any supernatural process of gaining hidden knowledge that cannot be discerned through the natural mind or senses.  fortune-telling, water-witching, Ouija boards, mediums, and horoscopes. The Bible has only 3 approved ways of gaining hidden knowledge: Deut. 18:10-14, II Kings 17:17, Jer. 27:8-9; 29:8-9, Acts 16:16-24 - One who pretends to tell future events.  astrology, following of horoscopes, omens, monthly prognostication and soothsayers Romans 6:3-11 tells us that Christians have been crucified and buried with Christ Jesus. II Cor. 5:17 tells us that if any man is in Christ Jesus he is a new creation. This being true, there is no way to plot our lives by the heavens or good and bad omens, seeing as how we are now identified with the , the .  Isa. 47:12-15, Jer. 10:2, Dan. 1:18-20; 2; 4; 5:7-15 - One who uses the human voice or music to bring another person under psychic control; one who uses incantations and pronounces spells for and of evil spirits.  hypnosis, spell casting, song spell, augur The Believer should be controlled only by the Holy Spirit. He does not need an enchanter to get into his mind to discover the past, present, or future. All he has to do is ask God, who will give him all the wisdom he needs.  James 1:5, Deut. 18:10-12, II Chron. 33:6, II Kings 17:17, Isa. 47:8-11, Jer. 27:8-9, Dan. 1:20 - Female and male, respectively, who practice white, grey, or black magic. Anyone who deals with evil spirits in order to work a spell on people.  Clairvoyants, psychic powers, ESP, mental telepathy, levitation of objects, astral projection In the Old Testament physical death was the cure for witchcraft (Ex. 22:18); in the New Testament, eternal damnation (Gal. 5:20-21)  Exo. 22:18, Deut. 18:10-12, II Chron. 33:6, I Sam. 15:23, II Kings 17:17, Gal. 5:19-21 - The use of amulets, potions, and symbols to hypnotize, cast spells, bring good luck, to charm away warts and diseases, and to give protection from evil.  the Ankh, the peace symbol, crystals The Ankh (or Luv Knot) symbolizes sexual intercourse, eternal life, and is often used in the Devil's pentagram. It has nothing to do with the eternal life purchased by the cross of Jesus Christ and should not be worn on the body. The devil's or witches' foot is an old symbol in black magic. It has nothing to do with peace. The Word tells us that the Believer can have health and good success through obedience to the Word. (Psa. 1:1-3, Prov. 4:20-21). We can appropriate divine health through and because of the stripes of Jesus by prayer and faith.  Psa. 103:2-4, I Pet. 2:24, James 5: 14-15, Deut. 18:11, Isa. 19:3 - A medium who uses a demon or evil spirit to tell them about the present or future of individuals, or the location of lost persons or objects.  fortune tellers In Acts 16:16-18, Paul met a fortune-telling girl who had a familiar spirit or a spirit of divination. Paul cast the spirit out of her.   Deut. 18:10-14; II Kings 17:17; Jer. 27:8-9; 29:8-9; Acts 16:16-24 - This is a medium who communicates and consults a demon that mimics a dead person.  seances The necromancer will often go into a trance and let the evil spirit take over his body and speak through him. Ecc. 9:5-6 tells us that the dead do not know anything; that they have no emotions; and that they have no portion of the earth. It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment (Heb. 9:27). The spirit of a dead person either goes to heaven or hell when he dies.  Deut. 18:11, I Sam. 28, Isa. 8:19, I Chron. 10:13-14

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Warning Against Contact with the Occult

The following are selected excerpts from The Moody Deliverance Manual:

According to the Scriptures, the sins of the fathers are visited upon the third and fourth generations of those who disobey God. It is carefully pointed out in Exodus 20:5 when the law was given, and is specifically connected with the commandment prohibiting the construction and worship of graven images which constitutes the worship of demons. For those who disregard this stark warning and make contact with occult spirits, there will be terrible and certain repercussions in the form of sickness, misery, insanity, and sometimes an early death.

There are many, many ways in which the occult spirits are given ground through various contacts, and cause marital upheaval and other problems of all kinds. Unless the sin of involvement in the occult is repented of, it will continue to plague the family and its descendants to the third and fourth generations. It predisposes people to be physically oriented and sensitive, and through psychic heredity, to pick up more demonic spirits and delve deeper into the occult, thus extending the hereditary blight to many generations.

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More References

A comprehensive listing of Scriptures dealing with the Occult
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A detailed listing of occult practices
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