Tarot cards, ouija boards, horoscopes, mediums, spiritualist, horror movies, crystal balls, oh my…!
Unlike the lion in “The Wizard of Oz”, revealed a lovable harmless encounter, in reality, some elements of the supernatural are something to beware of as much as a real life wild lion.
As humans, we are hungry to know what the future holds. Hungry for power, provision, protection, and peace of mind. But, some don’t realize they’re hungry for the “Presence” of The One and Only Living God, wherein all of those things they’re hungry for, and more, are available. Yet, with much needed “regulation” for our own good, so to speak. Because searching higher spiritual things in ways that aren’t aligned with God’s ways can open portals of danger that can suck us in like black holes in the universe.
With Halloween nearing, The Lord brought back to my attention something He revealed to me on the day of Halloween of 2014. During the 7am hour that morning, I heard, “I will teach you a doctrine that will make you suffer and writhe in pain.” This wasn’t the Lord Himself speaking to me but Him allowing me to hear the true intentions of Satan through certain spiritual practices, including the pagan celebration of Halloween, that have been orchestrated to lead us into darkness.
To understand more about why God wants us to be cautious so not to be drawn into what looks and sounds good and easy at the surface, let’s begin with Deuteronomy 18:10-11,13, in which The Lord lovingly informs His Children; “…Don’t try to learn what will happen in the future by talking to a fortuneteller or by going to a magician, a witch, or a sorcerer. Don’t let anyone try to put magic spells on other people. Don’t let any of your people become a medium or a wizard. And no one should try to talk with someone who has died…”
In God’s eyes these are occult practices, witchcraft, & divination, and violates His first commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me.”, in Exodus 20:3. Now, though God’s, self-admittedly, a Jealous God and He considers consulting other spiritual sources for our needs idolatry, there’s more to His asking us not to do that, than His just wanting us to Himself. Here are a few reasons getting involved with occult practices can be detrimental for us. The first is that it can present…
Detours Off Paths of Life
God speaks, but the devil speaks also!
As one who’s an Apologist by nature for the Gospel of Christ, I’ve had conversations with others who often believe we can use any tools, including any religion, and access the same God. But, we’re explicitly informed in John 14:6 by Jesus that “…No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” What I kindly and respectfully caution each is to keep in mind, God is a Spirit, but He’s only “one” spirit. There are many other spirits out there too, harboring intentions contrary the goodness of God’s Spirit, because they’re evil. And, because they’re so, they can be deceptive, such as demons posing as Angels of Light, pretending to help while leading people who access them, down the wrong path, away from God. In 1 Chronicles 21:1, that says; “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.”, we see King David being led to do something against God’s Will because he was being led by the voice of Satan, and didn’t seem to recognize it until it was too late.
When you access the spirit realm in ways God didn’t approve, you may speak to spirits seemingly of God, but aren’t and thus, gives you the devil’s agenda for your life instead of God’s, causing you to abandon God and His Ways, if you choose to follow. The Lord cautions His people, in Deuteronomy 12:30,31 ERV; “…be careful that you don’t fall into the same trap they did! Don’t go to their false gods for help… These people do all kinds of bad things that the Lord hates. They even burn their children as sacrifices to their gods!”
Deuteronomy 12:31 NIV, says it a bit differently; “You must not worship the Lord your God in their way…” Which is essentially saying, don’t even worship The Lord using pagan practices, because it’ll lead you to oppose God’s Will. Since the days of the Levite Priests, God’s given us His approved tools, which included Urim & Thummim for temple priests, along with prayer, praise, reading of His Word, most of which we still use today.
Accessing the spirit realm can make you feel quite powerful. Yet, when done with God, He gradually matures you by practice so you grow to recognize differences between good and evil, states Hebrews 5:14. For, dabbling in the occult can make it appear like a person has spiritual power resembling God’s but comes instead from a counterfeit Holy Spirit, which is simply an indwelling evil spirit. See Acts 16:16-18 for an excellent example solidifying that it’s not only important to avoid occult practices, but also to grow continuously in The Lord to be enabled to discern who has His authentic Holy Spirit versus is being led by an evil spirit. Be careful of falling for hyped touts of power, for not all power is God’s power. And, when God’s not in it, we can get…
Drawn Towards Making Greater Unhealthy Sacrifices
These supernatural tools can, for some, have a “gateway drug” effect, and people go searching for more powerful methods of accessing the spirit realm, creating a dependency on them, instead of on God. This can cost a person some of the most important parts of themselves, and who they are.
Leviticus 20:6 is another cautionary Scripture where The Father warns us; “Whoever turns to mediums or spiritists to prostitute himself with them, I will also set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.” When you prostitute yourself, you’re giving up precious valuable elements within yourself to get something, no where near your worth, in return. To keep a long explanation short; God asks us to sacrifice ways of life that degrades us, but the devil asks us to sacrifice blessings in life, such as dignity, integrity, innocence, freedom, & peace, just to get what his methods claim they can get for us.
Another factor to keep in mind that helps to stand strong against the pull of unhealthy supernatural encounters is that…
Doorways to the Inner Spirit are the Eyes and Ears
One most noted times I remember, after recommitting my life to Christ, was watching horror movies and gory shows, and feeling extremely uncomfortable. Not convicted, just extremely disturbed by discomfort. What I eventually realized was that the Holy Spirit who was now working in me, was grieved by ungodly spirits I was allowing in my atmosphere and spirit, with which God dwelled. I remember sitting on my couch one night after about the third time that happened, saying to myself; “I have to stop watching these shows.” And, so I did.
Romans 10:17 mentions that “…faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” It’s what we see and hear that can influence us. Thus, there’s a need to regulate the gateways to our souls.
There’s so much more regarding accessing the spirit realm, tapping into the supernatural! What I pray for you, and any connected to you, is that you seek The Lord for whatever it is you hunger. For Jesus tells us in John 6:35, “… ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” And Psalm 107:9 says of The Lord; “for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” In the Presence of The Lord, you have all you need: Peace, Power, Provision, Protection, Perseverance. And the one trait it gives you above all the other methods of obtaining these, is control over instant gratification with: Patience. With all that, and more, beloved, you are Blessed!
Have you recently considered, or begun, reaching out to supernatural practices outside of God, to discover what’s going to happen in the near future in any area of your life?
If so, I’d love for you to learn how to seek God directly for your desires and needs. For, I’ve often said Divine Revelation Begets Self-Revelation. And, now, It’s Your Time!
To get started, Contact me to let me know you’ve read this article, and would like to begin to Seek & Find God To Discover You!
Love You to Life!
LuKeisha Carr Ministries International, Inc.