As the Bible says, evil spirits are active in astrology, some types of
fortune-telling or soothsaying, mediums, the occult, etc.
Listen to the ads on TV and you will soon hear an invitation to call
some real psychics for advice. 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.
See what the Bible says about this topic by going to www.blueletterbible.org. 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.
By the way, by Wayne Mckellips. Last updated 18 Oct 2010.
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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. At one time, 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.
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
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
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,
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
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.