In my last blog (https://thebloginthefog.wpcomstaging.com/2018/11/13/understanding-spiritual-warfare-in-the-last-days/), I addressed what I believe is happening in the spiritual realm to bring the world into a one-world system governed by antichrist forces. This attempt is pervasive and touching everything weâ€™re in contact with daily from high-level technology to ancient witchcraft. The unfortunate thing is the amazing blindness and naÃ¯vetÃ© that many believers across the world are subject to.
My part, Iâ€™ve always believed, is to help Christians be awakened and prepared for this day. Almost every article in The Blog in the Fog (https://thebloginthefog.wordpress.com) is committed to one or the other by teaching transformation and/or inner healing and spiritual warfare.
My personal experience with the subject matter and extensive reading and study has led me to spend untold hours praying, researching and writing to and for hungry believers. Since there is a plethora of Christian teaching available on every Christian subject today, Iâ€™ve chosen to confine my blog to my own personal grasp, through much difficulty, to help others open their eyes wider than ever before.
Open Doors to Hellâ€™s Grasp
Spiritual warfare is indeed the least pleasant aspect of the Christian life. I think most of us would prefer doing anything than this for the kingdom of God. Itâ€™s no secret that most churches wonâ€™t touch this with a 10-foot pole because of possibly offending or freaking out membership, while those same members smile on Sunday, as they and their families face major oppression and deceit by demonic forces during the week. This is tragic.
So often these people remain woefully ignorant of this unseen world, and even if they are aware of it, they can be woefully ill prepared to protect themselves and their families.
To simplify, there are four doors that open hellâ€™s grasp on unbelievers as well as believers in Jesus Christ. They are: 1) Hate 2) Fear 3) the Occult 4) Sexual Sin. Weâ€™ll address these four areas in this and the next three blogs. Letâ€™s begin with the occult.
The occult has been around since the beginning. In Genesis 3 Satan promised the first couple that by eating from the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, their eyes would be opened, and they would be wise like God, knowing good and evil. In a nutshell, they experienced the first open door to the occult. The result: They would now die physically â€” and later spirituallyâ€”if they didnâ€™t repent. Throughout time, witches have delved into this forbidden realm for what C.S. Lewis referred to as â€œa lust for power.â€ According to the following article, there are now more witches than there are Presbyterians in the U.S.
Number of Witches in U.S. on the Rise, May Surpass 1.5 Million
By Michael W. Chapman By Michael W. Chapman | November 16, 2018 | 5:59 PM EST
A report in the Christian Post contends that the number of witches (and Wiccans) has dramatically increased since the 1990s, to the degree that there may be at least 1.5 million witches in the United States, which is higher than the 1.4 million mainline Presbyterians.
“[T]he practice of witchcraft has grown significantly in recent decades; those who identify as witches has risen concurrently with the rise of the ‘witch aesthetic,'” reported the Christian Post in October, citing data from Quartz, a Trinity College study, and the Pew Research Center.
Between 1990 and 2008, the number of Wiccans in the United States grew from 8,000 to 340,000, according to three religious surveys conducted by Trinity College in Connecticut. In addition, the Pew Research Center reported in 2014 that 0.4% of the population — 1 to 1.5 million Americans — “identify as Wicca or Pagan.”
“It makes sense that witchcraft and the occult would rise as society becomes increasingly postmodern,” author Julie Roys, formerly of Moody Radio, told the Christian Post. “The rejection of Christianity has left a void that people, as inherently spiritual beings, will seek to fill.”
Roys added that witchcraft is especially attractive to Millenials because it has been “effectively repackaged.”
“No longer is witchcraft and paganism satanic and demonic,” said Roys. “[I]t’s a ‘pre-Christian tradition’ that promotes ‘free thought’ and ‘understanding of earth and nature.'”
Author and Christian radio (“My Faith Radio”) host Carmen Lebarge, referencing the Quartz data, tweeted last month, “As mainline Protestantism continues its devolution, the U.S. witch population is rising astronomically. There may now be more Americans who identify as practicing witches, 1.5 mil, than there are members of mainline Presbyterianism (PCUSA) 1.4 mil.”
The Christian Post also cited 2017 data from Market Watch showing that the “psychic services industry” grew 2% between 2011 and 2016, making it now a $2 billion industry in the United States.
Cursing President Trump
According to the Post, not surprisingly, the Los Angeles Times ran a commentary on May 23, 2017, in which writer Diana Wagman described how she had joined with “thousands of witches, believers and people like me all over the world” to cast a binding spell on President Donald Trump “under the waning crescent moon” in April last year.
“It was not meant to physically hurt him, only to keep him from succeeding at his tasks,” explained Wagman. “I found an orange candle in a box of multicolored ones we use for our Hanukkah menorah. I printed the required tarot card off the Internet and propped it up. I cut an unflattering photo of POTUS out of the newspaper, and I burned it while chanting the words of the spell. … I plan to complete the ritual again….”
Welcome to post-Christian America, where witches and their binding spells against the president are welcomed and promoted by the liberal media — ravens of a feather.
How the Occult Gets In
The grand deception for people involved in the occult is that Satan actually wants to help the people trapped in this. All he wants is for souls to be taken to hell with him!
The occult is huge in America and elsewhere today. Occultdangers.com says, â€œfrom a Christian perspective, the word â€˜supernaturalâ€™ is action, which goes beyond any created nature, which is attributed only to God.Â Preternatural, which is finite, goes beyond the structure of the nature of the material universe, and is associated with both holy and fallen angels.Â Supra-human is that which is above and beyond that of a normal human.Â By the â€œoccult,â€ we are referring to the pursuit or access of preternatural or supra-human knowledge or powers.
Occult practitioners are those who attempt to pursue knowledge and power from preternatural or supra-human forces. They seek knowledge by forbidden means outside of Godâ€™s influence or the natural way that human beings use to obtain it.Â They also seek forbidden power, producing effects apart from God and in a way that is beyond ordinary human means.
There are several events recorded in the Bible where God speaks against occult-based activities.Â One of these events occurred during the time when God turned over possession of the land of Canaan to the Israelites, just as they were about to enter it. God prohibited and warned the Israelites not to imitate the evil ways of the Canaanites, who were steeped in occult practices.
When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to imitate the abominations of the people there. Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortuneteller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyone who does such things is an abomination to the Lord, and because of such abominations to the Lord, your God is driving these nations out of your way. You, however, must be altogether sincere toward the Lord, your God (Deut. 18:9-13).
Many people from all walks of life are knowingly or deliberately becoming involved in some form of occult practice.Â Some of these people are using these occult powers with malicious intent to hurt others.Â And, then there are those who, through lack of knowledge and understanding of its dangerous nature, unknowingly venture into the world of the occult, thinking there is such a thing as â€œwhite magic.â€ No, white magic is black.
The devil can tempt us, but he cannot gain dominion over us unless we open a door to him.Â Anyone who ventures into occult practice opens a door to diabolic influence and the risk of demonic attacks.Â These attacks can start off with haunting or poltergeist activity, and could possibly lead to demonic oppression or even possession for the unbeliever in Jesus!Â Demonic attacks can affect our mental and physical health.Â They can directly impact our family, marriage, business, social relationships, and ultimately our spiritual wellbeing.â€
How to Open a Door to the Occult
There are numerous ways, but here are just a few: astrology, astral projection, consulting Ouija boards, palm reading, Edgar Cayce, Eastern meditation, spiritism, Tarot cards, voodoo, witchcraft, Satanism, horror movies, reading books on the occult, involvement in and as a descendant of members of freemasonry, the Eastern Star and their other associations, clairvoyance, handwriting analysis, and the list goes on (see http://occultdangers.comfor an extensive list). I hasten to add your ancestry, who may have engaged in witchcraft, and the proclivity to be involved, is passed on to you. You may find yourself drawn to this mess simply because a door was opened to you but never closed.
Actually, seeking power from anyone or anything outside of Jesus Christ can open an occult door. Occult bondage is extremely difficult, oppressive and sometimes even possessive, depending on how far one goes into it. Innocence is no excuse. Once the unknowing person crosses the line, evil can have its say.
Sarah C. Corriher, who has extensively studied witchcraft and the occult in England, which is growing in increasing popularity, says,â€œMany people journey into the occult due to a combination of rebellion and curiosity. When this rebellion occurs in adults, it is usually a response to their feelings of rage toward either society or God. In many cases, God appears unwilling to give them the powerthat they desire; so they turn to other (darker) sources of empowerment.
â€œIn teenagers, this rebellion may either be against God, or against parental authorities. For what rebellion could be worse than to veer down a deceptive path of evil, and for parents to have no clue about their childâ€™s safety: either emotionally, or physically? What parental nightmare is worse than having oneâ€™s own child manipulated, and fed lies against both parents and morality in general, so that their child may commune with Satanic people?
â€œAngry teens turn down the path of the occult in order to create these fears, and as a type of revenge. In far too many cases, their lives are destroyed in the process. For the teenagers who are reading this: if you truly have bad parents, then you must remember that your best revenge is success. Self-destruction will only vindicate deplorable parents.â€
The occult is massive. Satan has legitimized it in America through ignorance, as foolish people submit their hearts to his whims. â€œPsychic Hotlines,â€ getting in to touch with the dead (these are familiar spirits — demons that imitate loved ones who have died), encouraging black magic and witchcraft as harmless fun and other forms of channeling have opened wide the door.
People around the world must wake up! The occult is at your door or in your house. Play games, relegate this to some foolish notion by goofy religious people, and you will find yourself in the grasp of the occult!
What to do: Renunciation Prayers
Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I come to your Throne Room to petition and confession of my sins against You which gave legal right to Satan to execute judgment against me.Â I repent and renounce for me and my generations before me on both sides of my family back to Adam and Eve for involvement with false religion: Hinduism, Buddism, occultism, witchcraft, new age, new age medicine, New world order agenda, sorcery, spells, rituals, sacrifices, any type of pact, oaths, contracts, idolatry, seeking information, knowledge, healing, comfort, identity or power from any practices or secret sources.Â If any of my ancestors were involved, I ask to be released from the curses coming down to my descendants and me. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
I renounce ever reading books about the black arts, parapsychology, magic, satanic rituals, including the Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, the Satanic Bible, books on false religions, andÂ other satanic books and writings. I renounce all sins of divination, including: palm reading, fortune telling, tarot card reading, and tea Leaf reading, the crystal ball or crystal gazing, candle gazing, Ouija Board, ESP, telepathy, Horoscopes, automatic hand writing or spirit writing, astrology, water divining, the rod and Pendulum.
I renounce trance channeling, consulting familiar spirits, clairvoyance, communication with theÂ dead, sÃ©ances, consulting counselors from the spirit realm, consulting wizards, ascended masters,Â spirit guides, wise masters, fortunetellers, witches, shamans, mediums or spiritists.Â I renounce chanting my personal mantras, Hindu gods, deities believing that I was obtaining blessing from these familiar spirits.
I renounce all demonic, occult or psychic healing practices, including pow-wow healing,Â charming to heal, pendulum healing, magic healing, psychic healing, magnetism or Mesmerism. I renounce all use of occult power, casting spells or witchcraft, voodoo, hoodoo, incantations, black and white magic, Santeria and other forms of local witchcraft. I renounce magical or occult hypnosis, metaphysics or mind science, yoga, transcendental meditation to specific deities: Brahma â€“ The creator, Saraswati â€“ Goddness of knowledge, music and arts, Vishnu â€“ the preserver, Lakshmi â€“ goddness of wealth and prosperity, Shiva â€“ the destroyer/transformer Parvati â€“ the divine mother, Kali â€“ goddness of time and death, Krishna â€“ the 8thÂ avatar of Vishnu, Rama, Surya God of the Sun and I renounce all other Hindu deities.
I renounce all types of divination: astral projection and soul travel, table lifting or levitation, using pyramid power, mind control or mind manipulation, amulets and charms, power crystals and religious medals I renounce heavy metal music, satanic rock and black rock, watching occult movies and all demonic role-play games, such as Dungeons and Dragons.nI renounce all secret oaths, secret pacts, contracts to pagan gods as part of initiation ceremony into organization, fraternities, sororities and other secret societies and even witchcraft initiations, which practice these ceremonies.Â I renounce all ritual murders of animals and children.
I repent and renounce the use of new age medicine as healing instead of going to the healer, Jesus Christ.
I renounce being involved in or in contact with secret lodges or societies such as Freemasonry and their organizations, the Eastern Star, Rosicrucians, Rainbow Girls, Knights of Columbus, Edgar Cayceâ€™s teachings and readings, Erhard Seminars Training (EST), Scientology, Eastern mysticism, Buddhism, Bahaâ€™I, Spiritism, Christian Science, Jehovahâ€™s Witness, Mormonism, Unitarians, Hare Krishna, The Way, Unification Church, Armstrongism, Worldwide Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God, Urantra, the New Age and its practices or any religion or organization of an occult nature.
I renounce and repent of ever taking part in any of these practices or organizations. I ask You Father, to forgive and restore me, in Jesusâ€™ name. Amen. Father God, I confess the iniquity of my ancestors for their participation in occult modalities.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we bind, break its power and cast down the strongmen and strongholds and cast out of this person and generational sins _______.
|In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I send all these demonic spirits to the dry places and close the door with the blood of the lamb.Â We reverse satanic supernatural power against Christians from prayers, blasphemy, cursing, conjuring, profanity, and punishment.Â We reverse harm affliction, injury, evil, and misfortune.
Father God, we thank you for moving this case from the judgment of Satan who executed the law on _________ because of ___________ personal sins and involvement and moving this case to grace and mercy and forgiveness.Â I take the sword of the spirit and cut off all ley lines and yokes to any gods, deities, demonic spirits connected to the second heaven.Â We command all gatekeeper spirits, communication spirits, to come out of the Portals and Chakras.Â We ask you to close and seal off the third eye with the Blood of the Lamb of God.Â We command all chakras, portals to be closed and sealed by the Blood of the Lamb.
Joseph Beckham is the author of Overcoming Bipolar Disorder & Other Mental Difficulties: A Christian Perspective.
Joe is also the author of Deeper Water for Thirsty Souls â€“ http://amzn.com/1493781286