Here is a list of just some occult practices.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Spiritual Warfare 101: You MUST Renounce All Sins of the Occult!
Hardly a day goes by that I don't receive at least one email from someone who is desperately seeking help from blatant demonic attacks and harassment on themselves and their family. Many are suffering from night terrors and sleep paralysis.
Surprisingly, most of these people are Christians who have never been taught some of the basics about Salvation through Jesus Christ nor of the power and authority they have as believers. Because of this lack of knowledge many people are needlessly suffering. It is for this reason that I have decided to post here on my blog much of the information I share with at least one person every single day.
What I know and share comes from my unique background of working in the ranks of the enemy's camp the first half of my life and then experiencing first hand those very powers of darkness being defeated by the Power and Authority of Jesus Christ.
"Spiritual Warfare 101: Renounce All Sins of the Occult!" is the first of a series of "Spiritual Warfare 101" articles I will be writing.
When one chooses to leave the kingdom of darkness and enter the kingdom of light, they must leave behind what belongs to the dark realm and be cleansed. They must shed their filthy garments at the door, be cleansed, leaving the dirt and the ways of the evil kingdom behind them.
Those filthy garments that we leave behind are our wrong doings which is referred to as sin. We step out of them by renouncing them. We leave the threads there and walk through the door which is Jesus Christ who washes us clean and we move into God's Holy Kingdom.
The root of the problem lies here:
When people give their lives to Jesus Christ and confess their sins and renounce them, there is one sin that is often overlooked and yet it is probably the most dangerous sins of all, that of the occult.
It is imperative that all Christians renounce all sins of the occult individually and generational.
If the sins of the occult were of no consequence, then there would not have been such dire warnings in the Bible about abstaining from such practices.
Why is the occult so dangerous?
1.) Because the occult is Satan's realm.
2.) When one participates in occult practices they are:
a. Saying YES to Satan.
b. Flinging the door wide open to their spirit, soul, mind and body to the demonic realm.
c. Giving Satan permission to rule them in all areas of their life.
d. Giving Satan license to influence thoughts and emotions as well as influence physical, emotional and spiritual cravings.
1. Generates physical cravings, lust and addictions.
2. Makes ones flesh weak and spirit weak.
a. Living a Christian life is more difficult.
b. Insures one is more easily addicted.
c. Insures one is more easily prone to extremes of negative emotion such as anger, jealously, lust, hate, envy and depression. prone to be more argumentative.
d. Insures one is more prone to be self centered and selfish. (See Galatians 5 for a comparison of the works of the flesh and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit.)
3.) Dangerous consequences: (in addition to all listed above.)
a. Demons make your abode their abode.
1. Your home.
2. Your body.
3. Your life.
4. Your family.
5. Your family member's lives. (All family members can be affected in the same manner as the member who opened that door to the occult. MOST especially if it is the man of the house who opened that door. You may not know that the man is the spiritual head of the house and spiritual covering, but Satan knows.)
6. Your bloodline.
a. Demons take ownership of your bloodline. (familiar spirits) affecting and infecting generation after generation.
1. Thus the curse of habitual sin.
2. Thus "psychic" abilities or "sensitivity" which are DEMON given, not God given; un-Holy spirit enabled, NOT gifts of the Holy Spirit of God.
a. Satan's "gifts", though you may think they are of God, actually come with a curse.
b. Nothing in Satan's kingdom is free. Somebody pays by subtractions or "withdrawals" from their lives.
Subtractions can come as:
a. Ill health. (Mental, physical, emotional or spiritual or a combination.)
b. "Bad Luck". ("accidents", being accident prone, material things often break down and need repair, theft of personal property, becoming the object of physical attacks, molestation, and habitual acts of aggression or molestation etc.)
Note: The Righteous God, the Creator of the universe is the never ending source of BLESSINGS. His "Bank" is FULL and is available to all those in His Kingdom.
Satan is the CON of all cons whose source comes from what he can take from others.
Satan will make withdrawals from YOUR life "bank" until you are spiritually, mentally and often physically bankrupt and ruined.
Often the subtractions will be taken from the life of someone close to you in order to keep you blind to living a cursed life.
A person with an open door to the occult may have a more difficult time living a good clean and healthy life.
- They are more likely to be prone to falling under the spell of negativity.
- They are more likely to be prone to addictions and have a difficult time over coming addictions.
This is why:
Demons are spiritual parasites.
For a person who has any association with anything of occult nature, failing to confess and renounce those associations and psychic "gifts" of familiar spirits or unclean spirits gives the demonic continued access to that person. Much like a hidden parasite that goes unnoticed, it feeds off the host, causes problems, and weakens the host, sending the host into physical decline. The demonic works the same way on the body and spirit of a person, bringing both physical weakness, problems in their everyday lives weakening them physically and spiritually.
What happens when someone's physical immune system is weakened or their body weakened by a parasite? It is easier for them to get sick and harder for them to recover.
What happens when someone's spiritual immune system is weakened or they have a spiritual parasite? It is easier for them to get spiritually sick, weakened and harder for them to recover.
Spiritual parasites feed off of negative energy.
In order to survive, they generate the conditions or environment favorable for them.
Demons instigate anger, fear, lust, greed, selfishness, hate etc and feed off of the negative energy.
Superstition feeds the demonic.
Demons feed on the energy of superstitious people.
Those who are superstitious are fear based, not faith based on God and His promises. Unfortunately there are many Catholics and Christians who have gone from faith in God into fear that if they do not pray a certain way, say the rosary, go to church on a regular basis etc. that God will punish them or the devil will get them. None of us are here to make a practice of sinning because that will give the enemy a foot hold. That is why we are to do our best to not sin, ask God to cleanse us and to help us not to sin.
Demons work to create addictions:
Demons secure their regular food supply by intensifying their host's fleshly cravings until the host is addicted to feed the lust. When a demon can get their host addicted to something, their work is easy. From that point on, the parasite can sit back while the host is in auto pilot being driven to do the work of hunting and gathering to feed the addiction that feeds the parasitic demon.
Generational ties to the occult.
Many people have ancestors who opened the door to the occult, but do not realize the door is open and was opened by an ancestor. When a person opens the door to the occult, demons follow that family line. These demons are called "familiar spirits" or "generational spirits". Keep in mind that these "generational spirits" wreak havoc in a family the same manner as I have been describing in this article. These demons get stronger with each generation that they use.
What are some symptoms of "generational spirits"?
1.) Habitual sin that follows a family line and gets stronger with each generation.
a. Sexual sin: (Incest, homosexuality, sex used as a weapon, and infidelity to name a few.)
b. Addictions: Lust that rules a person to feed it.
- (Anger, rage, alcohol, drugs, addiction to sexual sins, addiction to food, gambling, even addiction to some religious practices can be demon driven out of fear.
- There are many different types of addictions.
c. Demonic activity experienced by several generations or more.
d. Night terrors and sleep paralysis that runs in the family.
e. "bad luck" that follows a family line.
f. Psychic abilities that run in the family line.
Psychic abilities and enhanced spiritual sensitivity can also the product of "generational spirits". These demons are parasites that use who ever they can to influence and express themselves through. Often family members are not even aware that their "psychic" abilities or premonitions are not natural, but are from a demon or demons, being un-Holy spirit inspired.
Because familiar spirits are opportunistic, they use who ever is the easiest to use. This would mean that if there are family members who are naturally sensitive and open to the supernatural, the spirits would choose to work through them. Women are usually more open to the supernatural than men, so it is often the women that familiar spirits choose to work through.
I have no doubt that it was generational spirits that followed my family line. Psychism ran through both sides of my mother's family. Her grandmother was a healer who practiced a type of witch craft. Her own mother had abilities and she herself was very "gifted". The abilities to communicate with the supernatural and spirits often become stronger with each generation.
When I became a Christian, Johanna Michaelsen author of "The Beautiful Side of Evil" and "Like Lambs to The Slaughter", explained the topic of "familiar spirits" to me and how important it is to break all generational ties to the occult and with familiar spirits.
I learned that calling oneself a Christian doesn't automatically make those "gifts" from un-Holy spirits change into gifts from God. Those "gifts" must be renounced.
I gladly renounced all of my abilities and generational ties to the occult and I sealed the door with the blood of Jesus Christ. Maybe it is over kill for me, but I periodically do this. If nothing else, it is a reminder to myself and to Satan, that I belong to God through Jesus Christ and His shed blood on the cross. I give all of myself to belong to God through Jesus Christ. Daily I claim the covering of the blood of Jesus Christ over me, my life and all affairs and all that I have stewardship over, including pets. I claim my present and future generational bloodline to be under the blood of Jesus Christ and be protected and blessed by God.
It is of paramount importance that every person coming to Jesus Christ confess and renounce all occult sins individual and generational as well as all "gifts" (psychic abilities) so that the door to the demonic realm can be shut!
This has to be done by our declared will because when we dabble in the occult we have by our will said yes to the demonic realm which gives the demonic entry to us and to our lives and even to our bloodline. Therefore, it is necessary that we declare that it is our will to say NO to the demonic, in the Name of Jesus Christ, by His Shed Blood on the cross who paid for our freedom from the wages of sin and death, freedom from Satan and his realm. We ask Jesus Christ to cleanse us from all sin and iniquity and ask Him to close that door and seal it with His precious blood that paid for our freedom from the hand of Satan.
Life has enough challenges without us carrying around spiritual umbilical cords attached to Satan's realm.
Below is the prayer I prayed when I left the kingdom of darkness 27 years ago.
Thank you, Johanna Michaelsen for writing the book that literally saved my life.
PRAYER OF RENUNCIATION
by Johanna Michaelsen (from her book "The Beautiful Side of Evil")
"The following prayer of confession and renunciation can be used, but the words themselves are not somehow sacred. It is the intent and attitude of the heart which matters before God.
Almighty God, In the Name of your Son Jesus, I renounce all the works of the devil.
I confess and renounce all my occultic practices and sins as abomination before You. (list them here) [Scroll down for list of some occultic practices.]
I renounce any occult influences from my forefathers and I ask, Lord God, that You now break any hold Satan may have had in my life because of them. I pray that any evil power or ability I may possess, or which has oppressed or possessed me, be completely destroyed and removed from me, for I want no gift that isn't Yours.
I commit myself, my body, my mind, my personality, my emotions, my whole being, to the Lord Jesus Christ to be my Savior and my Lord. Just as our salvation is by grace, through faith, "and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not as a result of works . . ." (Ephesians 2:8) so it is with our deliverance from demonic bondage. It is not based on our performance or merit. It is not dependent on our feelings. Regardless of your emotional state at this point, if you have come before God with an open heart in this confession, you have the assurance of the Word of God that "He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9). The door has now been closed. Don't let Satan steal away your assurance, although you can be certain he will try."
Here is a list of just some occult practices.
If you have associated yourself in any of these, you need to renounce them and close that door once and for all.
Alchemy, Amulets (use of), Angel consulting for advice or direction, Animism, Astral Projection, Astrology, Automatic speaking (through spirits), Automatic writing (spirit-guided), Black Magic, Cabalistic knowledge, Calling up the dead, Candomble, Card Reading, Celtics (the religion, not the Celtic “race”), Ceremonial Magic, Channeling, Chaos Magic, Charms (use of), Chiromancy, Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, Crystal Ball gazing, Crystalmancy, Demon worship and consultation, Discordianism, Divination, Dowsing, Eastern Mysticism, Eckankar, Enchantments, Esoteric Christianity, Esoteric Cosmology, Esotericism, Fetishism, Fortune telling, Folk Magic, Freemasonry, Glass looking, Geomancy, Gnostic wisdom, Good Luck Charms, Good Luck items, Gray Magic, Hermetic Traditions, Hoodoo, Horoscopes, Hydromancy, Hypnosis, I Ching, Illuminated organizations, Illuminati, Incantations, Jewish Mysticism, Juju, Kabbalah, Knights Templar, Kundalini Yoga, La Regla Lucumi, Levitation, Lukumi, Lycanthropy, Macabre, Macumba, Magic, magick (magical arts), Mediums, Metaphysical healing, Metaphysics, Mirror gazing, Mysticism, Necromancy, Neo-paganism, Numerology, Omens, Oracles, Order of the Rose, Ordo Templi Orientis, Ouija boards, Paganism, Palmistry, Parapsychology, Psychic healing, Prognostication, Psychometry, Pendulum (used in spirit contact), Qabalah, Quimbanda, Radiestesia, Raja Yoga, Remote Viewing, Rod and Pendulum diagnosis, Rosicrucianism, Runes, Santeria, Satanism, Scrying, Secret societies, Self Hypnosis, Sevi Lwa, Shamanism, Soothsaying, Sorcery, Spells (casting, conjuring), Spirit guides including "Angel" Guides or "helpers", Spiritists, Spiritualism, Superstition, Talismas (use of), Talmudic Judaism, Tarot cards, Tea cup reading, Telepathy, Thelemite Umbanda, Theosophy, Third Eye, Trances, Yoga, Vedic astrology, Vodun (Voodoo), White witchcraft, Wicca, Witchcraft, Wizardy.
Keep in mind that some of the most dangerous portals to the demonic are being overlooked. These include reading books or other literature with occult content them, as well as watching TV shows and movies that have occult content in them and playing video games with the occult in them. All these can act as a portal or doorway where demons can gain access to you and to your family!
A word about Astrology:
Satan's lie of "astrology" is a perversion of the original star charts and use. The names of the stars and pictures on the sky map were used to describe the progression of the time table of God's plan of salvation for mankind, not to tell a person's fortune or future. This is just another instance where the demonic has perverted the truth to keep people from knowing who they REALLY are and how important they are to the Creator of this universe!
The ruler of this world and his spiritual hierarchy have much to lose if humanity wakes up to realize who they really are and grasps the truth about God's plan to redeem them and restore them to that original position in His Kingdom.
The practice of Astrology is clearly a type of divination not science.
This needs to be renounced. You are the author of your destiny through Jesus Christ. You are free of all lies that "astrology" says about you. You are the child of God the Creator of the universe, not a victim of what an astrological chart says! You are who God says you are! :-)
For more on the story of the Zodiac, see archaeologist Jonathan Gray's book:
"Sting of the Scorpion: The Truth Behind The Star Signs - The Zodiac Mystery".
Also see video: Jonathan Gray - Surprising Discoveries 4 - The Truth Behind Star Signs.
I do not get any credit or gratuity for any book I recommend. I only recommend books that I have read, of which I fully believe are valuable sources and tools for my readers.
Bless your present and future generations!
After you have renounced all occult involvement, individual and generational, ask God to bless you and your family and future generations. Dedicate your family and future generations to God. Speak your own blessings upon your family and future generations in the name of Jesus Christ!
Feed your spirit with the things that are of God!