|The attraction of the occult.
Few willingly drive knowingly into satan's camp, though increasingly these days more do. Most of us have been tempted to reach into 'the bag of soot' by something that seemed desirable.
Remember: Jesus did not come to condemn - but to save.
The steps into demonic bondage
This diagram shows the spiritual bondage of someone who has been, or is still, an active participant in any form of occult practice.
They have at some stage submitted themselves - for a just a brief moment or a continual period - to an 'anointed' occult practitioner (such as a fortune teller, occult teacher, occult author, guru, high priest etc)
This initiates a 'soul tie' to that person - a bit like a spiritual phone line capabable of data transfer in the spiritual realm.
(If the soul tie is also a sexual one then it becomes stronger - 'the two become one flesh')
(If an exchange of blood has taken place then the tie is stronger again - 'the life is in the blood')
God designed soul ties for good so that as we submit to one another in a Godly way there is a soul bonding - a comforting unity - a oneness of purpose.- a sense of belonging.
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love. Colossians.2:2
And as there is a Godly submission to His anointed apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors and evangelists there is a spiritual bonding, making a bridge by which the purposes of His Kingdom might be increased..
And not holding the Head, from which alt the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together. increaseth with the increase of God. Colossians 2:19
Scripture also talks of souls knit together in common purpose
So all the men of Israel were gathered against the city, knit together as one man. Judges 20:11or between close friends And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David. and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 1st Samuel 18:1 Even with a stranger where there is a heartfelt offer of help And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: 1st Chronicles 12:17 With brothers and sisters within the Body of Christ
- so it works exactly the same in satan's counterfeit kingdom.
Those who have submitted to anointed occult practitioners are 'soul tied' to them in the spiritual realm - until such time as the tie repented of and is 'loosed' on earth in Jesus' Name - so loosing it in the unseen heavenlies also.
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.Matthew 16:19
Ritual binds people together and any occult ritual must be repented off and renounced [More]
There is also a oneness and a common purpose and a sense of belonging to others of like mind that the escaping person has to be loosed from.
Most serious occultists will have practiced out of body experiences often referred to by them as 'astral projection' This practice must be confessed, repented of and renounced.
Any 'lords' or 'gods' that have been called upon in ritual must be renounced.
..make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth Exodus 22:13
There is an ungodly occult kingdom culture that is part of the counterfeit 'church'. Occult books, 'magic words', videos, candles, symbols, - even any specific clothes that may have identified with part of the occult culture (even with gothic, heavy rock etc,) these all must go. There must be nothing of the old retained..
For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you. Deut. 23:14
These occult culture items must be destroyed - not stored away, given away, or sold.
Remember that Jesus will set you free from your enemies not your friends!
Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totalled fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. Acts 19:19
Back to the occult practitioners - those people whom people go to for 'ministry'. They derive their power for divination, healing, curses, harm etc from principalities and powers in the heavenlies. These powers outwork satan's kingdom to the masses through anointed 'ministers'.
Contrary to much witchcraft teaching there is very limited power in 'soul power' otherwise ritual would not be necessary. It is the use of demonic powers that are called into action through ritual that power is released. (e.g. 1 Kings 18 :27 -28)For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly place Ephesians 6:12 .
So the bottom line is, that the person seeking to escape is linked ultimately - not just to those of like mind in the occult culture (kingdom) - but to very powerful spiritual rulers in the heavenlies, under the final authority of satan.
Praise God that we have a champion - a deliverer. The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His Name is Jesus
and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins Matthew 1:21
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8
Again, and again, and again, scripture tells us that what our ancestors have opened doors to will effect us for several generations. We see it with our own eyes as a reality every day. If there is clean water in the teapot then clean water comes out the spout. Drop a tea bag in and coloured water comes out. So with those who 'begot' us. Clean in = clean out. Dirt in = dirt out.
God declares that His forgiveness and being 'cleared' of the consequences are two seperate issues. This generational chart may help bring understanding.
No where will you see this more evident than with generational occult involvement.
Our fathers sinned and are no more, But we bear their iniquities. Lamentations 5:7
..seeing that his life (Jacobs) is bound up with the lads (Benjamins) Genesis: 44:30
|Symptoms of occult involvementThe occult has its own culture and in a short space of
time it has profound consequences on participants. The slide from normal to abnormal
can be quite rapid. Signs that can point to occult activity in a persons life
(especially young people) may include several or many of the following
Fears - wearing necklaces for 'protection' or circles of salt at window
|How to minister into occult bondage.
|Sample ministry Prayers
I thank you for my life.
in Jesus Name.
Sample prayer for personal confession and repentance.
Your Word says that if I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive me, and
to cleanse me from all my unrighteousness.
I ask You Heavenly Father
Sample 'declaration' renouncing satans works
(note this is not praying to satan! This is a declaration to the powers of darkness)
I, by an act of my will, and in the strength that Jesus Christ of Nazareth gives me, close those doors to you for ever.
I command you, in Jesus Name, to trouble me no more on these issues which have been confessed, repented of and from which I have been cleansed by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
Sample prayers prior to cutting soul ties with occult practitioners
I choose not to touch the unclean things and I choose not to be yoked together with those who love and practise the unclean things.
I undertake to cleanse my camp from any items that are links to the powers of darkness
and I ask You Holy Spirit to show me all the items that are links.
Thank you Jesus for dying that I might be forgiven.
By an act of my will I now choose to forgive those who encouraged or led me into the
I ask this in Your precious Name Lord Jesus that Your Father might be glorified.
Sample counsellor's prayer for cutting ungodly soul ties
(Note: cut each individual tie to occultic practitioners and then to occultic friends)
place (….name the person being prayed for…) under the authority
of Jesus Christ of Nazareth who came in the flesh, and I ask You, Lord Jesus,
to sever the ungodly spirit, soul and body ties between them and (..name
the occult practitioners here..
And I ask You Lord Jesus to take away from ..(name the person being prayed for) everything of ...(name the occult practitioners or friends here) spirit soul and body and return this to them.
By faith I place the Shed Blood of Jesus Christ between them.
I now take authority in Jesus' Name over every demonic power linked into and onto this ungodly tie, and in Jesus’ Name I command you to leave (….name the person being prayed for…) without harming him / her, and to go only where Jesus Christ tells you to go.
I now take authority in Jesus' Name over every demonic power linked into this ungodly tie, and in Jesus’ Name I command you to leave (….name the person being prayed for…) without harming him / her, and to go only where Jesus Christ tells you to go.
I ask You Holy Spirit to fill those areas where the enemy had held sway in..
Sample prayer for consecration to God through Jesus after ministry
Thank You Jesus for opening the prison doors and setting this captive free!
I affirm that my entire being belongs to You, spirit, soul and body.
I have been bought with a price. Your precious Blood, shed on the cross for me.
This should be the spiritual position of the person after ministry.
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