The Occult & Witchcraft!

There is a definite increase of deception and occultic activity being unleashed in the world today. It is estimated that 10 million Americans are addicted to some form of occultism. People are searching for answers to their questions and dissatisfaction with life. They are running to and fro seeking for something that will make them have a sense of well being and accomplishment.

Thousands of people read their horoscopes on a daily basis, and allow these demonic influences to lead and guide their daily lives. Others find their answers in astrologers, fortunetellers, magicians, witchcraft, ouiji boards, tarot cards, and other games. Is this what God has ordained for us to do? What do the Scriptures say about occult activity?

Deut. 18: 9-12 - "When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you."

The word of God makes it perfectly clear that those who practice these types of activities are an abomination unto Him. God commands Christians, to "not give place" to the devil. When we allow demonic books, games, music, and videos into our homes, we are giving place to the devil. When we neglect what the word of God teaches and seek after other gods and practices, we are opening ourselves up to demonic oppression and possession.

When will the church wake up and realize that we have been compromising with the devil? When will we ever learn that we must stand up for holiness and righteousness and declare the works of God to a lost and dying world? Will the body of Christ ever rise up to its full potential in God? Will our eyes ever be opened to see, in the realm of the Spirit, those things, which we've never seen before?

Is it possible that someday there will be a true revival of holiness and godly living that will take us to the streets of our cities and cause us to shout from the housetops that Jesus Christ is the "only way?"

May God have mercy on us for going our own way and doing our own thing. May God move upon the church and cause us to respond to His prompting and His voice.


The term "occult" is derived from the Latin word occultus, which means to cover up, to hide, hidden or secret. Every form of occult activity is demonic in origin. Each form has it's own subtle enticements which are capable of leading one to death, deception, and destruction. What are some of the different forms of occult activity today?


1) Psychics: These types of people attempt to supernaturally gain hidden knowledge (often about the future) through psychic readings and various other props. These include Astrology and fortune telling (using palms, tea leaves, crystal balls, Tarot cards, etc.).

2) Neo-Pagans: These groups believe in animism (living spirits in inanimate objects and plants), and the worship of self, earth, or an all encompassing "Mother Goddess." Other practices and forms include WICCA, witchcraft, magic, and shamanism. Wicca is the Celtic word for "wise." Wiccans believe in reincarnation. They do not fear God and they do not believe in Satan. Most neo-pagan groups do not claim to worship or believe in Satan. This may seem startling to some, but it's true. There are an estimated 3-5 million Wiccans in existence today.

3) Spiritism: An attempt to contact or communicate with a spirit entity or deceased person (necromancy). These include trance mediums, New Age channeling, ouiji boards, seances, etc.

1 Tim. 4:1 - "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils."

There is so much that can be written on the occult and witchcraft. I have only scratched the surface of this particular subject. I pray that this article will stir us up and cause us to understand the tactics of the enemy in a greater way. I pray that our eyes will be opened and our hearts receptive to the knowledge of God.

The church is about ready to step into a greater fullness of God's glory and purposes. We must not allow any attempt of the enemy to hinder us from what God is about to do.

Let's not be deceived and seduced by the onslaught of occultic infiltration that has saturated this nation. Let's ask the Holy Spirit for discernment to expose it and cast it out in the name of Jesus.

If you've been involved in the occult or witchcraft, there is hope for your deliverance. Renounce your affiliation with it, and receive God's forgiveness. He is well able to cleanse you and make you whole.

May the Lord richly bless you. :-)