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Avoiding Witchcraft and the Occult

JESUS SPEAKING

Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.” And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'” (Luke 4: 5 – 8)

INSPIRED THOUGHTS

During the forty days and nights Jesus spent alone in the dessert, satan presented Him with numerous temptations; of which he never once partook. Instead, He rebuked the devil, reminding him of God’s desire to be worshipped with absolute exclusivity. In much the same way, even today, satan and his demons seek to enter the hearts of men and women; to possess them and turn them away from worshiping God. Sadly, many unfortunate souls are lured into the occult; the idolatrous practices of sorcery, spiritism, and witchcraft. In Deuteronomy 18: 9 – 12, we read, “When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire (human sacrifice), or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures 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.”

According to numerous sources, during the 1940’s there lived a 13 year old boy known by the alias ‘Roland Doe.’ One day Roland became despondent over the death of his aunt, who had taught him about spiritism and showed him how to use a ouija board. The family soon began hearing strange dripping sounds and scratching noises throughout the house; furniture and other objects also started moving on their own. Roland claimed he could hear someone walking in his room at night; and scratch marks began manifesting on his bed as well as his skin. The child began displaying all the hallmarks of a demonic possession. When the psychiatrists and medical health professionals had failed to alleviate his debilitating symptoms, a number of Godly men were called in to assist. Over the course of time, they performed an exorcism, which freed Roland from his evil spirits. According to a reliable witness, the boy was healed, and had become, “a fine young man.”

Throughout the world today, there are many who still practice spiritism, witchcraft, and are involved in the occult. Idolatrous endeavors such as using a ouiga board or consulting a fortuneteller are doorways through which satan can enter a human being and possess them. As Christians we are commanded to abstain from engaging in these activities; which must be shunned, avoided, and abandoned at all costs. We are the children of God; set apart from the desires of the devil. May we never succumb to temptation, but rather, serve the true and living God, in Spirit and in truth.

“Lord Heavenly Father, keep us from the evil one, and from the idolatrous activities of this life. May our hearts be filled with Your Holy Spirit, that we might discern the truth from the lies, and remain unstained, as we await the return of Your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are Your people, and we exist only to serve You and to accomplish Your will in this life. We love You Father, we praise You, and we thank You, and we ask and pray all of these things, according to Your will, in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.” God bless all of you!

Demonic Possession

JESUS SPEAKING

     When an evil spirit comes out of a man, he goes through dry places seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to the house from which I came.’ And when he arrives, he finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then he goes and takes seven other spirits, more wicked than himself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.” (Luke 11: 24-26.)

INSPIRED THOUGHTS

     Evil spirits, although often considered to be a myth, are very real. They dwell within the hearts of those who deny God. When an individual receives Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, all demonic apparitions are expelled; the child of God is set free; the chaos and devastation of evil living subsides and the believer ceases to engage in self-destructive behaviors. Their hearts are purified as well, and their minds are quieted. However, the dispossessed demons are not satisfied unless they are causing misery and pain. As a result, they will often return to their previous hosts, stronger and more determined than ever. They then attempt to tear the faithful away from God. Sadly, some may fall victim to their schemes and reject the Holy Spirit. Without the Lord’s protection, the blasphemer is again invaded by demons and their lives are plummeted back into destruction; a carnage far worse than they had previously known.
    I once met a man who had been a pastor for many years. After receiving the Holy Spirit, his life began to change in wonderful ways. He experienced an immense peace and began to preach the gospel with great enthusiasm. He served the Lord for many years until suddenly renouncing the faith. Soon after denying Christ, he began willfully engaging in sexually deviant behaviors with multiple partners; he also started smoking and boasted to me of his severe daily dependence upon alcohol. Additionally, as an atheist, he began actively attempting to turn others away from the faith. I would occasionally see him out in the community from time to time; and he appeared to be physically and mentally deteriorating (a condition I could only attribute to demonic possession.)
     Demons are very real; they roam the earth, attempting to possess those who are weak. Individuals who receive the Holy Spirit are no longer capable of being possessed. Unfortunately, some believers do eventually reject the Holy Spirit. In turn, they are repossessed by evil spirits and their lives plummet into even greater chaos. Maintaining our close relationship with God through prayer, bible reading, fellowship, and obedience, is the best way to defend against evil spirits. If you have never received the Spirit of God and you would like too, please contact me and I can lead you in a prayer of acceptance and faith.
    “Lord Heavenly Father, give us more of Your Holy Spirit. Deliver us from the evil one and protect us from demonic attacks. Remain in us and continue to work through us; give us the strength to endure, that we may never turn away from You. May we always continue in Your ways; and may we never return to the bondage of sin and death. We love You Father, we praise You, and we thank You, and we ask and pray all of these things, according to Your will, in Jesus Christ’s name we pray, amen.” God bless all of you!

Demonic Possession

JESUS SPEAKING

        “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, he goes through dry places seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to the house from which I came.’ And when he arrives, he finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then he goes and takes seven other spirits, more wicked than himself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first” (Luke 11: 24-26.)

INSPIRED THOUGHTS

        Evil spirits, although often considered to be a myth, are very real. They dwell within the hearts of those who deny God. When an individual receives Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, all demonic apparitions are expelled; the child of God is set free; the chaos and devastation of evil living subsides; the believer ceases to engage in self-destructive behaviors; their hearts are purified, and their minds are quieted. The dispossessed demons however, are not satisfied unless they are causing misery and pain. So, they often return to their previous hosts, stronger and more determined than ever. They tirelessly seek to turn the faithful away from God; sadly, some fall victim to their schemes and reject the Holy Spirit. Without the Lord’s protection, the blasphemer is again invaded by demons and their lives plummet back into destruction (a destruction far greater than any they had previously known.)
        I once met a man who had been a pastor for many years. After he had received the Holy Spirit, his life began to change in wonderful ways. He experienced an immense peace and began to preach the gospel with great enthusiasm. He served the Lord for some time before suddenly renouncing the faith. Soon after his denial of Christ, he joyfully began engaging in strange sexual deviancies with multiple partners; he also started smoking and boasted of his severe daily dependence upon alcohol. Additionally, as an atheist, he actively attempted to turn others away from the faith. I would occasionally see him out in the community from time to time; and he appeared to be physically and mentally deteriorating (a condition I could only attribute to demonic possession.) The words of Christ are true, in that this man’s situation is likely worse today than it would have been if he had never received the Lord.
        Demons are very real; they roam the earth, trying to possess those who are weak. Individuals who receive the Holy Spirit are no longer capable of being possessed. Unfortunately, some believers do eventually reject the Holy Spirit; in turn they are possessed and their lives plummet into even greater chaos. Maintaining our close relationship with God through prayer, bible reading, fellowship, and obedience, is the best defense against evil spirits [If you have never received the Spirit of God and you would like too, please contact me and I can lead you in a prayer of acceptance and faith.]
        “Lord Heavenly Father, give us more of Your Holy Spirit. Deliver us from the evil one and protect us from demonic attacks. Remain in us and continue to work through us; give us the strength to endure; may we never turn away from You; may we always continue in Your ways; and may we never return to the bondage of sin and death. We love You Father, we praise You, and we thank You, and we ask and pray all of these things, according to Your will, in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.” God bless all of you.


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