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Hidden Works of Darkness: What the Bible Says about the Occult

by Betty Miller

Doctrines of Demons

What the Bible says about the Occult

Pastors Bud & Betty Miller on the Occult

Where false religions and cult groups claim to be in harmony with Christianity but deny foundational Christian doctrines — such as the Trinity, or the unique deity of Jesus Christ,  occultism deals with the hidden or secret works of darkness to attain personal power, and is characterized by a reliance on the supernatural produced by demons to achieve its ends.  It is a sad and frightening fact that people are fascinated with the secret or “occult” things that God has condemned (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).  One cannot see a movie like Harry Potter or read The Exorcist, which presents Satan unvarnished and portrays the truth about demonic possession in terms everyone can understand, without being plunged into the core of the occult.  Ephesians 6:12 tells us, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  The occult practices hidden things of darkness and promotes doctrines of demons.  There has never been a time in history when the warnings against the dangers of occultism were more necessary than at the present.  There has been a flood of Satan’s evil in the last few years as never before.  He knows his time is short so he is out to ensnare all he can.

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. I Timothy 4:1

The Real Dangers

The great scholar C. S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils.  One is to disbelieve in their existence.  The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.  They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.”

David Moore, a writer for the Gallup Organization, analyzes the American interest in the occult: “A recent Gallup survey shows that just about three in four Americans hold some paranormal belief–in at least one of the following: extra sensory perception (ESP), haunted houses, ghosts, mental telepathy, clairvoyance, astrology, communicating with the dead, witches, reincarnation, and channeling.”  Just seeing all the demonic influenced movies and television shows our modern age is exposed to is strong proof of this unhealthy fascination.  Some of the top rated television shows currently running include such titles as Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Mind Games, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Heroes, Grimm, Lost Girl, True Blood, Medium, Witches of East End, not to mention the continuous reruns of the Harry Potter movies, and former TV series like Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Witches of Eastwick.

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Psalm 101:3

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23

Today, there is a terrible spiritual vacuum that exists in which people are forced to live.  Today’s society has turned from the living God and literally tuned into satisfying their immediate pleasures, underestimating the power of the media they are tuning into.  Included in this is all the types of media that we watch or listen to in a given day or week.  Music, television, magazines, newspapers, email, advertisements, gossip…  We let that stuff into our brains!  Are we being selective enough?

We should not be naive about this.  There is programming going on.  When we open our eye-gates and our ear-gates to the media around us, it gets into our brains.  If enough gets in, it will make its way to our hearts.  That is okay if we are only opening our gates to God-honoring messages.  But most of us are not guarding the gates carefully enough, and bit by bit, we are filling our minds with things that do not honor God.

Multitudes of Christians and non-Christians alike are finding themselves suffering physical, mental, psychic and spiritual oppression, few realizing that it is because they have allowed themselves to become ensnared in the diabolical web of occultism which is under the influence and control of the powers of darkness.  Such things as Ouija boards are not innocent things.  They are dangerous things that must be faced by believers in Christ.  Those who play with Ouija boards, try to levitate tables, read tarot cards, tea leaves, and their palms; the people who try to find out whether they are Gemini, Virgo or Scorpio, and what the paper said today about what tomorrow will be–these are the people who are flirting with the kingdom of the occult.  And it is dangerous, because it reaches out to other dimensions and endangers the soul.

We are going to list only those occult practices that are most common as it is impossible to name them all.

Occult and Occult Practices

  • Acupuncture
  • Akashic Records
  • Alchemy
  • Almanac
  • Age of Aquarius & Aquarian Gospel
  • Astral Projection or Soul Travel
  • Astrology
  • Atlantis
  • Auras
  • Automatic Writing
  • Biorhythm
  • Black Arts
  • Black Magic
  • Black Mass
  • Channeling
  • Clairaudience
  • Clairvoyance
  • Charms
  • Devil’s Pentagram
  • Dream Analysis
  • Exorcism
  • Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
  • Fortune-telling or Divination
  • Great Seal
  • Handwriting Analysis or Graphology
  • Horoscopes
  • Hypnosis
  • I Ching
  • Incubus and Succubus Demon
  • Manifestations
  • Kabala
  • Levitation
  • Materializations
  • Mediums, Psychics
  • Metaphysics
  • Numerology
  • Palmistry
  • Pendulum Healing
  • Phrenology
  • Person Programming
  • Psychic Portrait
  • Pyramidology
  • Reincarnation
  • Satanism
  • Satanic Bible
  • Seances
  • Sorcery
  • Superstition
  • Table-Tipping
  • Talismans
  • Tarot Cards
  • Tatoos
  • Tea Leaves
  • Telepathy
  • Transcendental Mediation (TM)
  • Witchcraft & Fetishes
  • Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO’s)
  • Voodoo
  • Water Divining or Water Witching
  • White Magic
  • Yoga
  • Zodiac Studies

Damnable Heresies

Here are a few quick facts about the Occult Revolution.

  • Occultists define the occult as truth; a deeper more profound truth than the visible facts science provides.
  • The occult is built upon one word:  experience.
  • Experience is not subject to divine authority.
  • Death is not a violent result of sin, it has no sting, and it is neither friend nor enemy.

Christianity always affirms the true deity and the true humanity of our blessed Savior.  He is both fully God and fully man, being the true union of the two natures.  Denial of Christ’s atoning work on the cross is another heresy accepted by those that are false.  They discount the blood shed by Jesus on the cross and become “bloodless religions,” speaking of Jesus as a good man or a prophet of God, but denying Him as the Son of God.  They also deny the virgin birth, His bodily resurrection and or discount His second return to the earth.  The Holy Trinity of God is rejected by many of the cults.

The question “What think ye of Jesus?”  is answered correctly only by the believing Christian.  The Christian gladly answers, “Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Living God, God incarnate in the form of human flesh, born of a virgin.  He is the Son of man, the only Saviour of the world, the Author and Finisher of our faith, who, through His death on the cross. provides redemption for all who believe in Him.  He is the one who died for our sins, rose again on the third day, who lives to make intercession for us before the Father, and who will one day come in His glorious body returning to judge the quick and the dead at His appearing in His kingdom.  He is Lord and God, and in Him alone we have life, and life more abundantly.  Jesus is the Son represented in the Godhead.  The only true God is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Each person of the Godhead is eternal and coequal with the others.  The Holy Bible is the recorded Word of God and is infallible.  It is the final authority in regard to all Christian doctrine.  Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, is the central figure of the Bible and we have our life solely in Him.”

False views of God and the Savior make references to them in such terms as “the ideal truth,” “the divine idea,” “the greatest person-age,” “the chief agent of life,” “the glorious spirit creature,” “the unity of all mankind,” and “the greatest master teacher.”  Their terms and definitions of God are vague and confusing.  They talk of having “conscious communion with God,” “experiencing eternal order by inner sublime peace,” and “universal unity coexisting with man’s spirit.”

Deny Reality of Hell: Another earmark of the occult is their views about hell.  If they do not use the fear of going to hell to bring people into bondage, then they try to discount hell altogether.  One of Satan’s favorite lies is to try to convince people that they suffer their hell on earth and that there is none hereafter.  He also tries to get them to believe the lie that death only brings a state of sleep or rest.  Another doctrine teaches that hell is only temporary and eventually after being in the fires of hell people become cleansed and purified to the degree that they will then be accepted into heaven.  These terrible heresies are believed by many Christians who are ignorant of what God’s Word has to say about it.  Cults also teach that hell is a place where souls are simple annihilated and therefore no longer exist.  Some teach reincarnation, giving people another chance to be born on this earth for as many times as it takes to become purified, progressing to higher forms each time they return.  Others say hell is only a place away from God, but it is not a literal burning fiery hell.

Enslaved Followers: The New Testament emphasizes that Christian leaders are never to dominate the lives of others.  True men of God lead their followers by being an example to them.

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory shall be revealed.  Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.  I Peter 5:1-3

Love of Money:  Cults and the occult have the “love of money” at the root of their religions.  In 1 Timothy we are told that the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  God’s true leaders invite Christians to give gladly our of a full heart, while they conduct their own lives on a plane of personal sacrifice, just as the early Christian leaders did.  This is in striking contrast to cultic practitioners of today.   They strongly imply that money contributed to the cause will buy privileges, gifts, or powers for the beneficent follower.  They offer healing and deliverance from accidents for a price.  One can even buy his own salvation for a price.  Followers are pressured and exploited to the point of economic exhaustion.  There are many accounts of wives and children who have been brought to the point of hunger and impoverishment because of the cultic contributions of their husbands and fathers.  Enamored of their new spiritual leader, they forget the clear teaching of the Scripture.

“If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”  I Timothy 5:8

Many false religious leaders have their consciences seared and provide for themselves massive homes, spacious estates, private jet planes, and large holdings in the commercial world while their follows live in want and poverty.

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducting spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.  1 Timother 4:1-2

These evil men enslave their followers not only physically by extracting funds from them, but psychologically and spiritually as well.

False Revelation:  Another “red flag” to watch for as a sign of the false cults is the promise of a “secret revelation” to the members of their group.  Many secret societies give information and privileges to only those within who are promised spiritual advancement not attainable by others.  Any time something is presented as “secret,” “special” or “the hidden mystery” for only a few (those few who join them), we can deduce that it is not of the Lord.  Jesus came with His teachings and message of salvation for all.  Witchcraft in the United States is prospering because of leaders who claim to have discovered the “secrets” of prosperity, health, victory over our environment or some other quest or desire.  People willingly flock around the religious leader who has “discovered the secret” and is willing to pass it on to them, or course for a price.  Jesus warned of these people.

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.  Behold, I have told you before.  Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.  Matthew 24:24-26

Most people do not know that all the hidden mysteries are to be revealed to those who follow Christ and are given freely without cost.

And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God. Mark 4:11

Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith. Romans 16:25-26

Nevertheless, the deceitful infection of the cultic promoters continues as they beguile unstable souls away from the clear and obvious truth of God into unprovable “mysteries” that they themselves cannot explain.  they talk in long discourses, asking many questions, but giving no real answers.  Their speech is mere circumlocution.

One of God’s gifts to His true ministers is the ability to take the mysteries of God and make them plain as expressed in 2 Corinthians 3:12, “Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech.”  The normal direction of the cultic promoter and false prophet is to take the plain truth of the Word of God and turn it into a mysterious message.  The word “occult” means secret or hidden, thus we can see this is one method Satan uses to deceive those who do not know the Word of God.  Clarity of belief is one of the characteristics of true Christianity.

Stifle operation of the whole man:  Cults and the occult discourage the operation of the whole man.  They stress either the spiritual part of man, the soulish part of man (mind, emotions and will), or the physical man.  Many are encouraged to become so spiritual as to ignore all the other needs of life.  They are not to think or reason but to accept spiritual truths only as taught by those in authority.  The mind is unimportant according to them.  This is completely contrary to Scripture for the Word tells us to channel our thoughts into certain areas and not others.  We are told in Philippians 4:7-8:  “And the peace of God, which passeth all under-standing, shall keep you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Meditation groups encourage people to blank out their minds which leaves them open for demonic influences.  As Christians, we are instructed to think soberly, not to leave our minds blank.  According to Matthew 22:37-38: We are to love God with all our minds and soul, as well as our spirit.   “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.”

Many cults prey on people with passive natures so they can implant their ideas and thoughts without any resistance from them.  Some groups emphasize physical pleasure, while others stress extreme physical denial.  The Trinity of man is either ignored or pushed out of balance, thus allowing the enemy to take his toll in the lives of many victims.  Many false doctrines over-stress the separation of the spirit and body of man by allowing the body to sin, claiming that the spirit is holy and does not sin no matter what the body or soul does.

In Healing of Spirit, Soul, & Body, we do a complete study on this showing that the spirit, soul and body are a functioning unit, and the proper order for their function is the reborn spirit in charge of the soul (mind, emotions and will) with the body in subjection to them.  False religions also go to extremes by teaching asceticism which abuses the body of man.  All natural physical desires and pleasures are thought to be evil, so rigorous self-denial is practiced for religious purposes.  Some teach that even sex in marriage is unholy, thus eventually destroying those marriages.

Extreme Legalism:  Another earmark of cults and the occult is the extreme legalism which exists within their organizations.  In their legalistic approach to the Scriptures, they set up rules and regulations that must be kept while mercy and faith are omitted.  Jesus spoke about the scribes and Pharisees of His day being guilty of the same thing.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!  for ye pay tithe or mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.  Matthew 23:23

The leaders of these cults elevate themselves as exalted messiahs and are presumptuous egotists.  If we are aware of these organized heresies, we can keep ourselves and other from becoming involved.

In review, the cults and occult are devoted to a religious view or leader that is center in false doctrine.  Identifying marks are extra-Biblical revelation; salvation outside of Jesus Christ; manipulation of followers through fear, bondage to organizational rules; egocentric leadership; financial exploitation; secrecy; basic Bible doctrines perverted; partial Bible truths taught in extremes, and the claim that only their group is going to heaven.

Occult Involvement Brings a Curse 

The danger of becoming involved with these groups is very grave as the Lord has pronounced a curse on all Satanic involvement.  Many suffer today from demonic harassment that takes such forms as abnormal fears, nightmares, unusual and tormenting sights and sounds, freak accidents, fatal illnesses, and torturous diseases which are directly attributable to cultic involvement.

Many Christians are not even aware that their involvement in any of these organizations or practices (past or present) opens the door for demonic influences and attacks.  Looking to God’s Word, He clearly warns and admonishes us to avoid these cults and cultic practices.

When thou are come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord; and because of these abominations the Lord they God doth drive them out from before thee.  Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord they God.  For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners; but as for thee, the Lord they God hath not suffered thee so to do.  Deuteronomy 18:9-14

Many people are ignorantly engaged in things that are an abomination unto the Lord because they are not away of the Scriptures that give such solemn warnings to stay away from these things.

Verse 10 begins with the list of things that are condemned by God.  “These shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire.”  An evil spirit is behind this and the Thai Buddists still practice fire-walking today.  Through Satan’s power they are kept from being physically burned, but their souls are brought into spiritual bondage ultimately leading to an eternal hell fire.

“Divination” follows, and here again we find people engaging in this by seeking counsel from fortune tellers, palm readers, spiritualists, etc.  Satan gives these people certain knowledge through a diving spirit, but the bare thread of truth also ends up wrapping its victims’ souls in cords of wickedness.

One of the most prevalent forms of witchcraft, in which many Christians are blindly trapped, is that of “observing times.”  The common names for this are astrology, horoscope, and almanac consulting.  In recent years this practice has become quite common and the question, “What sign are you born under?”  is heard everywhere.  This abomination is subtle because many think it is harmless and fun even though they say they do not believe in it themselves.  We can never tamper with the works of darkness even “in fun” and expect to come out untouched.  Many people are suffering depression just from partaking in this sin.  It also can produce a spirit of division that splits homes and causes rebellion in children.  Many people do not acknowledge that their problems are spiritual, but instead blame their mates, children, jobs, circumstances or a host of other things for the trouble existing in their lives.  All the while involvement with these evils mentioned continues to produce their distress.

Other forms of witchcraft are Satan worshipers, those involved in black masses, white and black witches, charmers (ranging from the snake charmers to those that case spells and supposedly ward off evil), consulters with familiar spirits, wizards (those practicing sorcery, the Greek word for socery is “pharmakia” from which our modern day word pharmacy is derived; drugs, spells, potions, and poisons are used by wizards), necromancers (mediums who practice séances for the purpose of conjuring up the dead–these are really evil spirits impersonating the dead).

There is a curse on all who are in any way involved in these sins and abominations.

Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.  Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.  Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.  Isaiah 47:11-14

How can we escape the curse and be set free from the consequences that come from being involved with any of these things?  First, we must be honest with God and admit our sin (even if we were ignorant at the time); next, we must report and renounce all ties with the past in those areas which the Lord says are an abomination to Him.

Some of these ties could be objects that were used in cult and occult practices.  These objects represent Satan and therefore we need to cleanse our home of them.  We are commanded to do so in Scripture.  Deuteronomy 7:25-26 states, “The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the Lord thy God.  Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it: for it is a cursed thing.”

Many Christians have brought idols and other works of evil into their homes without realizing the harm and curse that also comes in with them.  Idols or statues that others use for worship are specifically forbidden in Scripture.  Statues of Buddha are one of the most common idols seen in homes.  Satan has deceived people by presenting these as decorator items.  Objects such as these should be burned or destroyed, for they open lives up to Satanic bondage and attack.

Anti-Christian Symbols

What the Bible says about the Occult

Ankh

Some objects or idols are not recognized as such because of the traditions of men.  We need to ask the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and discernment regarding these.  These items are worn as jewelry and seem innocent until the Holy Spirit reveals them for what they are.  For example, there is a piece of jewelry worn by Christians that is really an old Egyptian fertility symbol.  This is called the “ankh.”  It looks like a cross except for the oval circle at its top.

Mood rings are in the same category; also, jewelry and emblems bearing the “peace sign” as this is referred to in witchcraft as the “broken cross,” mocking Jesus’ death.

The “Star of David” is another popular jewelry piece worn by Christians who ignorantly honor their presumed Jewish heritage.  God does love the Jewish people as all other people, however, He is displeased with the Jewish religion, Judaism, as it has eliminated Jesus as the Messiah.  Therefore it is a false religion.

“I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father.  Jesus saith unto them, If ye were  Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.  But now ye seek to kill  me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.  Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot   hear my word.  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do . He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode  not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”  John 8:37-44

Jews that continue in error are lost and not “chosen,” but rather disinherited.

Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.  That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.  Romans 9:7- 8

And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.  Galatians 3:29

We should not wear things that represent Jewish doctrine because it is a false religion.  In fact, this “Star of David” is actually the same six pointed star forming the “hexagram” that witches use in black masses when casting spells or placing “hexes” on people.  The Greek word for six is “hex.”  The number six in the Bible represents evil of man’s number as we note the number of the beast in Revelation 13:18 is “666.”  The “Star of David” is never mentioned in the Bible and is not a Christian origin.  It is of witchcraft origination and is used by several cults in their rites.  We find it also listed in the Masonic encyclopedia along with several other antichristian symbols.

People who wear antichristian symbols open themselves up to the works of darkness such as depression, lust, moodiness, sickness, accidents, fear, etc.  We should also check our homes to see what kind of pictures we have on the walls, and check our closets for old souvenirs of the past and ask the Holy Spirit to show us the things of darkness that should not be in our homes.  It would be wise to throw out the old weather witches (don’t become involved with “water witching”…either), Ouija boards, wooden spoons with evil faces from foreign islands, excessive owl and frog decorator items, sun-gods, Confucius paintings,  images of serpents and dragons, voodoo dolls, Kachina dolls, Yeibichai designs on Indian rugs, Indian “god-eyes” made with yarn, etc. (2 Kings 23:7).

Several items that people use especially in the Southwestern part of the U.S.A. have their origin in American Indian witchcraft.  If we have these things in our home, office, or possession, we will find a world of darkness upon our lives.  The encyclopedia clearly defines these things as emblems of the Indian gods.  Some of the protection or blessing emblems used by them are:

  • God’s eye–wall decoration made of yarn – medicine man’s watchful eye
  • Thunderbird–jewelry, pottery, etc. – sacred bearer of unlimited happiness
  • Arrow–protection by the gods
  • Totem Poles–faces of gods; Indian tribes offer prayer to them
  • Squash blossom–Used on jewelry; the pendant is shaped to look like the moon in its first or last quarter; it is a fertility symbol
  • Snake–sign meaning defiance and wisdom
  • Bear Track–supposedly a good omen
  • Cedar wood masks–owl spirit which is their guardian of the night

All of these items should be burned and discarded (not given away or sold as they would then bring harm to others).  This might seem extreme to some by Deuteronomy 7:25 says, “…thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them.”  Do we want to obey the Lord more than we desire the money these things represent?

If these things belong to members of our family that do not yet understand the evil involved, we should bind the power of Satan that would come through the object and ask God to bring that family member into the knowledge of the light.  However, if children are involved we must use the authority God has given us as parents and refuse to allow them to bring evil into the house regardless of whether they understand or not.  Of course, we should pray before attempting to rid their rooms of evil things, and if the children are old enough, we should speak to them about what we are doing.  However, if they are not willing to part with these things, we must go ahead and see to it that the items are removed.

To learn more about cleansing your house of Witchcraft see our article What the Bible says About Spiritually Cleansing Your Home

Perhaps you have been involved in one of these occult activities and did not know it was in error.  You can be set free by seeking the Lord and asking for His truth about it, and then asking Him to deliver you from all its spiritual bondage and physical involvement.  An additional list of occult activities and a prayer for deliverance can be viewed at

http://www.kidssakemag.com/icmweb/deliverancewitchcraft.pdf

A good check to see if any one of these holds spiritual bondage over your life is to note your reaction while reading the list.  Many people become angry when a certain one is mentioned and cannot believe that particular activity could be in error.  This indicates the need to seek the Lord. (Why the anger if they have the truth?)  When we walk in the truth, we do not become angry if someone disagrees with us.  We have an inner witness of God’s peace when we are walking in the light.


To delve into further details concerning these topics we suggest reading Exposing Satan’s Devices by Betty Miller. Exposing Satan’s Devices is a spiritual tool chest of the many devices Satan uses to keep people under his lies and deceptions which eventually destroys them. It is an expose of Satan and his methods and how to overcome him through spiritual warfare. As overcomers we have the victory.


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