Christian Counseling of Corpus Christi
Witchcraft is a pretty common theme in our society but if you don’t know what it is...
Witchcraft: The worship and seeking of supernatural powers other than God. This is rebellion against serving God.
Witchcraft has been around since the beginning. Satan has used witchcraft to prevent people from finding power in God alone. He uses witchcraft such as mediums, horoscopes, necromancy, divination, magik, music and games to entice people away from God and toward a power that gives self enlightenment. The Bible speaks often of the consequences of following false idols and falsehood.
Galatians 5:19-21 is pretty clear.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 2envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I ptell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
God is pretty clear in Revelation 21:8 what happens to those who play with witchcraft.
“But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
But lets look at other aspects of witchcraft and occult. Before the death sentence above what are the earthly ramifications of occult activity?
Lets begin with modern day verbiage of exactly what witchcraft is called. Spiritualism has many names: witchcraft, sorcery, shamanism, mediumship, occultism, and the dark arts. Modern names include channeling, parapsychology, luciferian power, new age, wicca, witches, warlocks, psychics, and magik. Spiritualism, commonly called witchcraft, is satanic paganism. Witches and wizards enter unto a covenant (knowing or unknowingly) with Satan to serve him. These satanic practices idolize selfishness, force, cruelty, death, and dead corpses. Love to inflict pain, suffering, death on both people and animals.
Blind leading the blind
Even though all forms of spiritualism and witchcraft are extremely dangerous, people are intrigued by it because it seems so mysterious. They are curios to know more. But when they dig more deeply into it- all they find is a bunch of lies and fakery. Its like cobwebs on the wall. There is nothing really there. But by the time they make the discovery, it is usually too late and they are caught. Caught by what you may ask? Caught by one thing spiritualism which is not fake; the supernatural power present in the super natural realm by wicked entities they have come into contact with. The curiosity seekers sense that supernatural power and they crave that power for themselves. They want to be able to either be their own master or hurt or control others. That selfish craving leads them into a pit from which many never escape. They are the ones who are controlled and the ones who are hurt.
They have entered the web of demons
And the power that controls them is the power of satan. Unless in the strength of Christ they break loose from this sticky connection, they will be lost souls.
In reality, the whole thing is a gigantic fraud. Witches say they can fly, but they can’t. They say they can pronounce magik formulas and make magik potions, but it is all worthless against the power of Christ.
Yes! There is a power there. Anyone in occult can sense its presence. It is the power of satan. Oddly enough, the spiritualists don’t have this power. Instead it is the power controlling them which has it!
The devils playground
Those who dabble with spiritualism do not gain anything worthwhile. They do not become the great and powerful people they had hoped for. Instead they become demon harassed and or demon possessed. They have chosen to step on satan’s enchanted ground. They don’t feel good; most experience continued depression and huge amounts of anxiety attacks coupled with schizophrenic tendencies. The happiness occultist used to have before the occult is gone. For the price of brief periods of excitement they lose all peace.
It is not the witch-but the demons- who are in charge of what is happening to these people. And the demons enjoy giving many of them even worse problems. Some develop shakes, strange noises, fits of laughter which they cannot stop, some become sick, even chronically, many become insane and commit suicide. Some commit murder.
Satan once a mighty angel in Heaven, but he rebelled against God and now he is the Lord of confusion, selfishness, suffering, fear, and death. Those are the gifts he offers you in spiritualism.
Captain Obvious from Delusion Island
In order to attract the curious so they can too be captured, the witch has to keep everything appearing mysterious. They get a devilish delight in having others share their desperate miserable lives. Anything random is said to mean something, whether it be tea leaves (tea reading) or lines on a hand (palmistry). That which is meaningless becomes important. But those things which are very important, like the bible, the ten commandments, moral principles, and the saving power of Jesus Christ are ignored or ridiculed. Crystal balls are highly valued. Satan uses sticks (wands) meaningless sentences, and confusing glass to hide the fact that there is nothing real in all the messages, predictions, and appearances of witchcraft.
Ouija Boards and Tarot Cards are something else you totally want to avoid. They may seem harmless; but demons will enter your mind if you use them, even for a short time. Other real dangers are dowsing rods, pendulums, and water witching.
So called “psychics” claim to be able to predict the future but it is extremely rare that any of their predictions come true. If they had any ability at all, they should be able to at least get 51% correct instead if about 6%. Only God knows the future.
The bible says satan is a liar and the father of it (John 8:44). Spiritualism is nothing more than a bunch of lies carefully packaged to bring you a-lot of pain aand heartache into your life.
Most occultist are so wrapped up in their delusion of grandeur, by the time they see the light of truth, the enemy has destroyed their whole life. Its a straight up deliverance miracle of God they get set free from the demonic that has poisoned their mind. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). Its no wonder he is so good at it since he has a three thousand year head start on us.
In Genesis 3:5
The fallacy the snake in the garden of Eden presented to Eve to eat the apple-it is written, “you will be like God knowing...” this is Satan’s proposition: knowledge and power through obedience to the serpent. And basically all the phenomenon of occultism are basically to do with obtaining new knowledge and new power be it fortune telling, magic, or spiritism. Yet these extra sensory faculties, obtained in ungodly ways, lead one on the road to hell that is paved with questionable intentions.