|Series Theme: The Occult|
Title: 1. Occult Kickbacks
A consideration of the symptoms that come with Occult activity
A Contentious Subject
The very nature of occult activity makes it a contentious subject to deal with. The fact that you are reading this page indicates you have an interest in the subject.
That interest may be there because you are already involved in occult activity, and if you are you may or may not be aware of the hold it has on you.
This page is all about the hold that operating in the realm of occult activity can have on you .
For more understanding about the occult and things that are 'occult', see the companion page, "The Reality of the Occult". If you have questions on this present page, it may mean you need to open up and read the other page first.
The Meaning of the Occult
On the second page of this series, "The Reality of the Occult", we explain more fully what those powers are.
On this page, because we are going to look at the outworkings in the lives of those involved in occult practices, we simply ask, "What is it about you that makes you feel you need special powers?"
The truth is that many of us feel inadequate and therefore seek meaning, purpose, direction and fulfilment in wrong areas. There's a better way!
Brief Summary of what the Bible says about the Occult
Lev 19:31 - warned against turning to mediums
Lev 20:6 - God saying He was against anyone turning to mediums and spiritists.
Lev 20:27 - the death penalty for a medium or spiritist
Deut 18:10-12 - such people are detestable to God
Isa 8:19,20 - we should turn to God rather than consulting mediums and spiritists
Symptoms of those involved in the Occult
In the 'symptoms' we are about to consider, we need to be aware that you can have any or all of these and have had no contact with the occult.
The reasons for these symptoms can be more complex than simply occult activity.
However, what we are saying, is that if you have had occult involvement (and do check the next page to see the things listed there), then don't be surprised if you find you are suffering from these symptoms.
The following are a list of the symptoms of a deeper malaise:
(A to D are ones to do with faith, E to H are harmful emotion ones)
It's like their thinking is enveloped in a black cloud which stops them seeing clearly and thinking clearly.
Deception - believing untruth
The most common form of deception is that which is found in chapter 3 of Genesis. In chapter 2 we find God telling Adam and Eve that they may eat of any fruit in the area of Mesopotamia with the exception of one particular tree.
He warns them that eating of that tree produces death.
The Tempter comes in Genesis 3:1 and asks Eve if God had really said they would die if they ate off that one tree.
He then tells he that she was confused and will not die. She believes him. THAT is deception!
Some examples of deception are as follows:
C. Inability to Believe Christian Truth
People who are or have been involved in the occult find it strangely difficult to see how obvious the truth is.
D. Inability to do certain things
People who are or have been involved in the occult find it very difficult to read the Bible.
Some find it almost impossible to speak out the name of Jesus Christ without it being a swear word.
People who are or have been involved in the occult frequently know a great deal about fear, irrational fear, fear that they think is normal.
F. Negative Thoughts
People who are or have been involved in the occult frequently have lots of negative thoughts. They think badly about themselves and are often quite pessimistic about the future
People who are or have been involved in the occult frequently suffer from depression. Everything seems black, the world seems hard and difficult and there is no hope of light at the end of the tunnel.
H. Suicidal & Self-Harming
People who are or have been involved in the occult frequently have suicidal thoughts or self-destructive thoughts, often without knowing why.
How to be free from those Symptoms.
What does that help involve? The following is a simple guide outline:
Those who have been deeply involved in occult activities should realise that being released from these things does mean a major life change which cannot be undertaken lightly.
We're not asking you to do that, we're simply bringing to your attention the possible causes of difficulties you may have been experiencing. We bring a spiritual perspective from a Biblical viewpoint.
If you cannot accept that, then obviously this is not for you.
If, on the other hand, as you read through various pages on this site, you come to see the truth of what is said here, then you may wish to proceed to freedom from these things by receiving help.
Unless you are completely certain that this is the path for you, please do not venture down it.
Jesus warned that unless we are whole hearted in cleaning these things out, and taking steps to keep them out, then we can end up in a worse state than we started with. (Matthew 12:43-45) Please don't let that happen.
A relationship with God through Jesus Christ is the answer to all the above symptoms, but if you're not ready for that, please don't harm yourself any further.