As the Bible says, evil spirits are active in astrology, some types of fortune-telling or soothsaying, mediums, the occult, etc.

Open most newspapers and you can easily find the astrology section. You may know someone who has played with a ouija board and received a chilling prediction. Evil spirits like to make the pointer on a ouija board move as they spell out answers to questions. Playing with Ouija boards, Tarrot cards, etc, seems to open one up to demon possession. Maybe you even know someone who is a medium or practices witchcraft. Satan and his demons are real and they are very active today.
As a child Ron Cohen had lots of friends who did not have physical bodies. He didn't know that was unusual. He later came to know Jesus as his Savior and Lord. Not all spirits are trustworthy. The Bible tells us to not believe every spirit but to test the spirits in 1st John 4:1-3.
It seems some people are born with or acquire the ability to see spirits and even communicate with them. These spirits may be fallen angels, Godly angels, or even the spirits of people who have died, but for some reason haven't gone on to God. If you are trusting in Jesus as your Savior and Lord, and are being bothered by a spirit you can tell them, "In the name of Jesus my Savior and Lord, you must leave me alone. I am covered and cleansed by the blood of Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit." You can call upon Jesus for his protection. If I saw a "ghost spirit" I personally would encourage them to go to the nearest funeral place and then go to the light when it appeared.
Carol Kornacki who was a practicing psychic exposes the real dangers of witchcraft, psychics, hypnotism, and tarot cards.
See what the Bible says about this topic by going to In the box under (help) (drop list) type in Deut 18:10 then click search. Click on the L on the left side of Deut 18:10. Select the text study guide commentary on Deut 18 by David Guzik. Click go. Scroll down and read what David has written concerning verses 10-12.
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According to the Bible, angels and evil spirits are real. Satan, also called Lucifer, or the Devil, is the leader of the evil spirits. All evil spirits were originally good angels created by God. However, about a third of the angels chose to become evil. They decided to follow Lucifer, a very powerful angel, in a rebellion against God. Isaiah 14:12-15. Ezekiel 28:12-17. Luke 10:18. Revelation 12:3-9. Jude 6, 9. 2nd Peter 2:4.
Satan of course was powerless against God. 1st John 4:4. Matthew 28:18. He was thrown out of heaven. Satan is now the false God of this world. 2nd Corinthians 4:4. Most people on earth choose to follow Satan to destruction instead of following God to eternal life. Matthew 7:13-14.
Ben Alexander, who is now a Christian, used to be a spiritualist medium. He would allow spirits to take control of his body and speak through him. He thought he was receiving messages from the dead. He now knows the messages were from evil spirits the Bible calls familiar spirits. Familiar spirits are evil spirits who are familiar with the deceased. They easily imitate the dead. Ben's book "Out from Darkness" is available from College Press Box 1132 Joplin MO 64802. His book was $9.99 plus postage and handling.
"Dorothy Story" # 1427 is the real story about a lady who became involved in the occult. Evil spirits created disturbances in her house, and made appearances to some individuals. The spirits tried to get her to kill herself. Dorthy practiced astral projection, telekinesis, automatic writing, etc. In time an evil spirit began to torment her. She received help when she cried to God for help. Finally she called upon Jesus to save her. You can read her short story in a small booklet you can obtain from "Unshackled," or Pacific Garden Mission 646 South State Street Chicago Il 60605.
You can also contact "Unshackled" or Pacific Garden Mission for a listing of the stations and times "Unshackled" is aired. "Unshackled" is an exciting radio drama of how someone's life was unshackled from sin, fear, and guilt when they accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and were cleansed by his blood.
Be careful of the movies you and your children see and the games they play. Some kids might become interested in witchcraft after watching or reading the Harry Potter movies or books or playing with Yu-Gi-Oh or Magic Cards. Rather then just banning them as evil, I favor discussing them with your kids and explaining why you are afraid of them. You don't want them to get involved with evil spirits via witchcraft, sorcerery, fortune-telling, etc.
On a youtube talk by Patrick Belisle at the Cayce Forum, I recently found out the spirit that spoke through Edgar Cayce said that Jesus had up to 30 past lifes in which he Jesus committed different sins. That spirit also wants us to think of Jesus as our elder bother not as God. However, the Bible tells us Jesus who is God, never sinned and that He died once for the sins of the world. Hebrews 4:14-15. Hebrews 9:28. John 1:1,14.
Here are some scriptures on the occult:
Ephesians 6:12= As Christians our fight is not against humans but against powerful spiritual beings of evil. 2nd Corinthians 11:14-15= Satan and his angels can appear as angels of righteousness and light. Matthew 7:21-23= Many who work miracles in God's name will not enter heaven. Why? Because they do not obey God. Leviticus 20:6= God will separate himself from those who go after mediums and familiar spirits. Leviticus 19:31= Stay away from mediums and familiar spirits. Deuteronomy 18:10-12= practicing witchcraft, sorcerery, making spells, being a medium are all terrible sins to God. Leviticus 20:27= In the (OT) Old Testament, mediums or those with familiar spirits were to be stoned. (Their called familiar spirits because these evil spirits are familiar with the dead. Thus they can imitate the dead.) 1st Samuel 28:3-25= King Saul asked the medium at En Dor to bring up the prophet Samuel who was dead. 1st Chronicles 10:13= One reason King Saul died was because he asked a medium for help. Isaiah 8:19= Seek God not mediums. Isaiah 47:13-14= Astrologers and stargazers won't be able to save Babylon. Daniel 2:27-28= God kept King Nebuchadnezzar's dream and its interpretation secret from the King's astrologers, magicians or dream interpreters, and soothsayers. However, he revealed it to his prophet Daniel. Acts 16:16-18= A girl was possessed by an evil spirit that enabled her to be a fortune-teller. Paul commanded the evil spirit to come out of her in the name or authority of Jesus. The evil fortune telling spirit left her. Deuteronomy 4:19= Be careful that you don't worship the sun, moon, and stars. Deuteronomy 17:2-5= In the OT those who worshipped the sun, moon, or stars were to be stoned. Revelation 22:14-155= Sorcerers (strongs pharmakeia #5331) will not have access to the tree of life. Pharmakeia involves the use of drugs in making evil spells. Revelation 21:8= Sorcerers (pharmakeia), etc., will end up in the lake of fire. 1st Samuel 15:23= Witchcraft is a sin like rebellion. 2nd Chronicles 33:6= King Manasseh angered God by practicing witchcraft, sorcery, using mediums, etc. Exodus 22:18= In the OT a sorceress was to be executed.
Helpful scriptures for Christians to claim.
Matthew 28:18-20= Jesus has all power and He will always be with you. 1st John 4:4= Jesus, who is in you, is more powerful than Satan. Romans 8:31= If God is on your side, don't worry about the enemy. Romans 8:33-34= Those God has forgiven are forgiven! Romans 8:35-39= No one and nothing can ever separate us from Jesus and His love. 1st John 1:7,9= Jesus's blood is powerful enough to wash us clean from every sin. Note: Trust God to keep his promises. Don't depend on your feelings. Psalm 23= The Lord is your shepherd. He is a good shepherd. Hebrews 13:5= God will never leave you nor will He forsake you. Hebrews 13:6= God is our helper so we don't need to fear men or what they can do to our physical bodies.
The Ankerberg Theological Research Institute has some excellent information on the Occult, etc.

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