Friday, December 22, 2017

A Current Example of Occult Infiltrators Infecting Mainstream Christianity

Loren Grace offers commentary on a current example of occult infiltrators.

Original article posted on Loren's and my shared blog here.



“Christian” tarot cards?

This is where mainstream “christianity” is headed, and what much of mainstream “christianity” is beginning to accept and endorse.

Sources:
Christian websites and articles: 
1. http://pulpitandpen.org/2017/12/19/to-be-edited-bethel-tarot-cards/ 
2. https://churchwatchcentral.com/2017/12/22/bethel-endorsing-occultists-in-sheeps-clothing-insight-given-by-an-insider-from-christalignment/ 
3. http://pulpitandpen.org/2017/12/11/charismatics-now-using-christian-tarot-cards/ 
Some of the websites and Facebook pages of the organizations (Bethel church and Christ Alignment) that they are exposing: 
1. http://www.christalignment.org/ 
2. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Christalignment/about/ 
3. https://www.facebook.com/jenny.hodge.92 
4. http://www.theresadedmon.com/blog/a-christmas-critique-of-destiny-cards (the blog of a lady who is on the pastoral staff of Bethel in Redding, CA)

I’m not going to rehash what has already been written in the above websites, so if you want to know what I’m talking about in this blog article, you will have to first read the above sources. ­čśŐ

The above websites have done a great job exposing this occult activity that is being thinly disguised as “christian,” and which is being practiced by self-proclaimed “christians.” However, I must say that this occult organization (Christ Alignment) does not resemble true Biblical Christianity whatsoever. From what I have seen of their writings, their videos, their philosophies, and even the language they are using, they very closely resemble Luiciferians. “Illuminists,” in other words. This is my own opinion based on my observations and on my experiences and personal understanding concerning this type of false doctrine.

I’m aware they likely call themselves “Christian,” but they are not. They may be following a Christ (on their public Facebook page, they use the common Luciferian term “the Christ“), but it is obvious by their practices that they are not following the true Jesus Christ.

I also called myself a “Christian” growing up and well into my twenties and thirties, and I truly thought I was. But fundamentally, this was just a cover. I was actually being immersed in and taught Luciferian doctrine, and was being used as an occult infiltrator in the astral realms, working alongside the demonic and the fallen angels (what many call “ascended masters,” or some other such deceptive term).

Carolyn, when she was an illuminist and a conscious occult infiltrator, also called herself a “Christian,” but she was not.

We both loved God and thought we were doing right, but we were not!

God has since delivered and saved both of us, and we are now followers of the true Jesus Christ, but I say these things to remind you that just because someone calls themselves a Christian does not mean that they are.

You can read our short testimonies here:


But although I won’t rewrite what the others have written, I just have a few things I’d like to add to the conversation as general observations.

The Word of God

How do “christians” get involved in things that are so blatantly occult and STILL call themselves Christians?

One little step at a time.

The moment you stop using the written Word of God as your plumb line whereby all other matters in your life align, that is the moment you start to succumb to the seduction of doctrines of demons. When your love for truth — not what feels good or sounds good, not what other people say is truth, not what you think or desire to be truth, but truth that comes from God and that is found in His Word — when your love for truth grows cold, and when you accept one small thing that doesn’t line up with God’s Word, then you start accepting other small things that don’t line up with God’s Word. Before you know it, you have been completely taken over by doctrines of demons and have fallen into delusion.

Find out for yourself what the Word of God says and what it means by studying and interpreting the Scripture properly and within context, then be obedient to His Word, and you won’t fall prey to doctrines of demons.

And if you realize that you have fallen prey to those ungodly doctrines, repent and turn back to God. There is forgiveness and there is healing.

Motivations

Many Christians get involved in the things of the occult because they are motivated by the wrong things! This is such a simple concept, but people forget about it! They don’t  often think about the matters of the heart that are motivating themselves or others to do things and seek after things that are not of God!

Carolyn and I spoke about some common motivators in our book:

1. People are man-centered rather than God-centered

2. They are focused on:


Language Distortion

When an individual or smaller groups of people want to control the way larger groups of people think or act, they control the thoughts and actions to a large extent by controlling the language being used. We wrote about this in our book in the section “Doublespeak and Doublethink“:
“Those who are attempting to control the thoughts (perceptions) and actions of people, do so by giving certain words or phrases a new definition or a new application that is contradictory to the truth and to the meaning the listener attributes to the words or phrases. This is done with purposeful intent.”
This is not a new concept. It is a general type of mind-control and brainwashing technique widely used by many, and variations of this are common with occult infiltrators. A perfect example is the occult infiltrator who renames the things of the occult with “Christian-sounding” names, so that the ignorant Christian is fooled.

With this “ChristAlignment” group, there are two obvious examples I want to point out to you that illustrate this concept of language distortion within occult groups: the name “Christ Alignment” itself, and “Christian Destiny Cards.”

Christian Destiny Cards

When the term “Christian Destiny Cards” is being used, this is simply a perfect example of the occultist engaging in a type of “doublespeak” to cause you, the listener, to come to a conclusion that is opposite of what is really true. Obviously, these “destiny cards” are a type of tarot card deck. If you go to their own website, you will see that they describe these cards as being “more predictive and higher than most cards, and can address a current life question that you may have.”

They also say: “Card readings with Christalignment are always followed by the reader taking the client into an encounter in the highest realm. Often colour is seen and it is in this realm that answers come for poignant questions that clients have and lives are changed.”

I could write an entire blog to address these occult concepts, but since I wrote a whole book that addresses demonic doctrines, I will simply say this: the Bible teaches that we are to be led by the Spirit of God (the true Spirit of God, and not a counterfeit spirit!), and this does not include using cards to give us directions or to address any “life questions” we may have, no matter if the cards are called “Tarot Cards” or “Christian Destiny Cards.”

Bottom line, these “Christian Destiny Cards” are being used in the same way as tarot cards, but they have simply been repackaged to be appealing to “new-agers,” and to ignorant, ungodly “christians” who are not aligning everything up according to the Word of God.

So don’t be foolish and be misled like the ignorant or the unbelieving. A Tarot card by any other name is still a tarot card. I think that even Shakespeare might agree with that sentiment. ­čśŐ

Christ Alignment

“Christ Alignment” is simply another way to say “Christ Consciousness,” and is not an alignment with the true Jesus Christ, but with the antichrist.

The Bible makes it clear throughout Scripture, and by studying the life of the true Jesus Christ according to Scripture, that being in “alignment” with Jesus Christ means this: coming under His authority and following His example of denying yourselfdaily taking up your cross, and following Him, being in submission to the Father and walking in obedience to His Word.

And when we are in alignment with Jesus Christ (submitted to His authority), we find unity. (See: Unity)

Being in alignment with the antichrist, on the other hand, looks like this:

“For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires. So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”
This is leading to what 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 says:
“The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder, and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, because they refused the love of the truth that would have saved them. For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie, in order that judgment will come upon all who have disbelieved the truth and delighted in wickedness.” (BSB)

Carolyn and I wrote about this “Christ Consciousness” throughout our book, and how people are connecting themselves to the spirit of the antichrist through the various doctrines of demons that are being taught.

While we spoke of specific occult doctrines — such as spirit man, realms, spirit travel, gateways, seat of dominion, et cetera — we did not and could not possibly list every single occult activity that “christians” are engaging in through these false doctrines. However, any and all occult activity will connect you to the demonic. It does not matter if you claim to be a Christian, or if the occult activity has been renamed to sound more Christian: occult activity will open you up to the demonic and will connect you to the spirit of the antichrist.

We talked about what this connection to the spirit of the antichrist looks like, and you can read about it here, but to just give you a quick overview, this connection is made when people open themselves up to the influence of the demonic in various ways. In the spirit-world this connection is literal, and from my experiences, it looks like a thin cord of golden light that comes from a point of the person’s body, either from the forehead or the chest area. The demonic take this cord and literally (in the spirit realms) hook the person up to the spirit of the antichrist.

Through this cord, they control the individual by giving a type of “spiritual drug” that influences them. You can read about this spiritual drug here as well as here. But to remind you, here’s what this process entails:

1. The demonic entities using the human (also known as a vehicle) have a spiritual cord attached to the human, giving them access to the whole person, spiritual and physical, including the ability to manipulate the nervous system and the endocrine system. 
2. Through that cord they transfer a type of spiritual energy that affects the human’s neurotransmitters, impacting them in the same way it would if they were to take a physical drug that altered their brain chemistry. 
3. Satan’s members then have the ability to artificially boost a person’s mental and emotional state, causing the brain to release a type of opiate that makes them feel positive and good. People can mistake these positive emotions as something spiritual, and be encouraged to continue down the path that the influencing entities are leading them down. 
4. The entities using that human can also use the brain connection to affect their human negatively when they are moving off course. The person will notice an undesirable difference in feeling, encouraging them to avoid the things which the influencing entities want them to avoid. This negative reinforcement works the same way the positive reinforcement does, and keeps them on the path the influencing entities desire them to go.

Visualization — Opening Yourself Up to Demonic Messages

Here is a video where you can see the technique employed by “Christ Alignment” team member, who I believe is named “Nan.” (direct link: https://videopress.com/v/iam0P1Gi)


There’s a lot going on here, but I have a few basic things to point out.

What you are seeing in this video is the occultist, Nan, taking a client through a “visualization” exercise, along with a type of “laying on of hands,” by painting a word picture for the woman to visualize and then mentally enter into. This is an exercise that is inducing a hypnotic-like state, also known as a “meditative state,” or a “state of dissociation.” As a result of this hypnotic, meditative state, the woman is purposefully opening her mind to being susceptible to the suggestions that Nan is giving her.

Notice how Nan keeps prompting the woman to see more about what she is visualizing. She’s not actually telling her much of anything (at least not in this video clip), except to first give the woman a mental picture, and to then instruct the woman to “be there” in that picture. Aside from the initial mental picture that she described in some detail, Nan is not outright telling the woman what to see. But she is leading her. As the woman follows the instructions that Nan is giving her, she is opening her mind to being more receptive to the mental picture. Through her imagination, she becomes absorbed in that mental picture, and as she opens her mind, the demonic then enter into her spiritual space and will provide even more visions and spiritual experiences.

Now, these visions are pleasing. You don’t hear her sharing inward visions of demons and hellfire… No! She is seeing a beautiful dove with a flowering plant in it’s beak. But this entire process is demonic, and she has just opened herself up to receive demonic messages. She has now entered into that “christ alignment,” has been hooked up to the spirit of the antichrist, and will likely continue to have or continue to seek after spiritual experiences, visions, et cetera, all of which will lead her incrementally down a road of destruction.

It is my prayer that the Spirit of God will show this woman that she has fallen into error, and that she will repent and find healing and freedom from the demonic ties that she has created.




This type of visualization technique is something that is very common with occultists, and is an easy way to learn how to engage in activities such as astral travel, and an easy way to have spiritual experiences, such as talking to a “Jesus” or to “angels” and going to “heavenly places.” These experiences and manifestations will further cementing in their mind that what they are involved in is real and is true.



However, we have said this before and it bears repeating: what is real is not always truth that comes from God, and good feelings do not necessarily equal Biblically sound and spiritually safe.

Conclusion

Don’t be misled by doctrines of demons. Don’t be led astray by the bright, smiling faces of those workers of darkness who come cloaked in a false satanic light. Don’t be fooled by the silver-tongued devils who promise to give you supernatural experiences that will bring peace and joy and love and answers to the questions you seek. Their peace is not lasting, their joy is not true, their love is not real, and the answers that you will find will lead to your eternal destruction, not to eternal life.

Seek after a relationship with your Heavenly Father, and He will give you His peace, He will give you His joy, and He will surround you with His love. What He gives is for your good. What Satan gives is for your destruction.

If you have been led astray by these doctrines of demons, and if you have been a worker of darkness masquerading as light, we urge you to turn to the Heavenly Father, repent of your sin, and seek a relationship with the Father that is based on the truth found within His Word that has been properly interpreted within context.

This is my prayer for you: that you will come to know the blessings and the true lasting joy and peace of a relationship with the Father as you walk in submission to His will and in obedience to His Word.

Blessings,
Loren ­čĺĽ