Ex. 7:11-12 (Secret arts) 20:3-5 (Supernatural experiences outside of God) 22:18 (Punishable by death) Lev. 18:10-26 (Forbidden practices) 29:16,31 (Occultism and spiritually defiling) 20:6,27 (Punishable by death) Num. 33:52 (Destroy the inhabitants and idols.) Deut. 5:7-9 (Previous generations) 7:25-26 (Abomination to God) 11:16-17 (Poor crops) 18:9-12 (Magic practices - spiritism) 29:27 (Hidden knowledge) 31:17 (Many evils and troubles) 32:16-25 (Continual inward fears) I Sam. 15:22-23 (Witchcraft) 28 (Necromancy - seance) 31:4 (Suicide) II Kings 1:1-4 (Advises your life.) 17:17 (Enchantments - divination - wizardry) 21:5-6 (Burned son as offering.) 23:10-15 (Destroyed idol worship.) I Chron. 10:13-14 (Communication with the dead) II Chron. 28:1-4 (Abominable practices of the nations) 33:6 (Enchantments - witchcraft) Psa. 106:24-31 (Worshipped Baal of Peor.) Pro. 3:5-7 (Fortune telling) 28:13 (Covereth his sins.) Isa. 2:6 (Diviners - soothsayers - strike hands) 8:17-19 (Communication with the dead) 19:3 (Put a spell upon.) 47:9,12-13 (Predicts the future.) Jer. 10:2 (Prognostication - observing times) 27: 9-10 (Enchantments - divination) 29:8 (Fortune telling) Eze. 23:37 (Committed adultery with idols.) Dan. 1:20 (Enchantments - astrology) 2 (Astrology) 4 (Astrology) 5:7-12 (Prognostication - observing times) Hosea 4:6 (Lack of knowledge) Zech. 10:2 (Harlotry brought from Egypt.) Mal. 3:5-6 (God does not change.) Matt. 17:10-13 (Elijah not reincarnated.) Acts 8:9 (Simon practiced magic.) 15:29 (Meat sacrificed to idols) 16:16-18 (Divination - fortune telling) 19:19 (Break heathen images.) I Cor. 6:9-10 (Idolaters go to Hell.) 10:20 (Provokes the Lord to jealousy.) 12 (True spiritual gifts) II Cor. 4:4 (Satan is god of this world.) Gal. 5:19-21 (Shall not inherit the kingdom of God.) 6:7 (God is not mocked.) Eph. 5:5,11-12 (Have no fellowship with darkness.) 6:10-18 (Stand against wiles of devil.) I Tim. 4:1 (Doctrines of demons) II Tim. 3:8 (Men opposed the truth.) James 1:5 (Ask God for wisdom.) 4:7 (Resist the devil.) II Pet. 2:1 (Damnable heresies.) I John 5:21 (Meat sacrificed to idols) Rev. 9:20-21 (Worshipping demons and idols) 21:8 (Lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.) 22:15 (Who loves and practices falsehood.) Note: We recommend that you read all of the above Scripture. It will give you a good overview of the occult.

GENERAL Definitions With Scripture 1. Enchantments - Practice of magical arts: Deut. 18:10-12; II Chron. 33:6; II Kings 17:17; Isa. 47:8-11; Jer. 27:8-9; Dan. 1:20. 2. Witchcraft - Practices of dealing with evil spirits (soothsaying and magic); Deut.18:10-12, II Chron. 33:6; I Sam. 15:23; Gal. 5:19-21. 3. Sorcery - Same as witchcraft: Jer. 27:9; Isa. 47:9; Rev. 21:8. 4. Divination - Fortune telling :Deut. 18:10-14; II Kings 17:17; Jer. 27:8-9; 29:8-9; Acts 16:16-24. 5. Wizardry - A male witch - to be destroyed in Israel: Deut. 18:11; II Kings 17:17; Exodus 22:18 6. Necromancy - Seance - communication with the dead: Deut. 18:11; I Sam. 28; Isaiah 8 : 19 ; I Chron. 10:13-14. 7. Charming - To put a spell upon: Deut. 18:11, Isaiah 19:3. 8. Star Gazing - Astrology prognostication and observing times: Isaiah 47:12- 15; Jer. 10:2; Dan. 1:18-20; 2; 4; 5:7-15. 9. Room Decorations & Television Programs - Room decor using oriental gods, zodiac signs and "Aztec sun gods". Television programs such as "Night Gallery", "Sixth Sense", "Ghost Story", "Kreskin",and"Bewitched". We no longer have a television set.

Short Definitions 1. Diviner - One who uses false means to discover the divine will of God. 2. Observer of Times - (Soothsayer) - one who pretends to tell futures events. 3. Enchanter - (Song Spell),(Augur) - uses incantations and pronounces spells for and of evil spirits. 4. Witch - (Sorcerer)-one who deals with evil spirits in order to work a spell on people. 5. Charmer - (Serpent Charmer). 6. Consulter with Wizard - (Clairvoyant or Physic) - a male witch. 7. Necromancer - (Familiar Spirit) - calls forth the spirits of the dead. 8. Familiar Spirits - (Medium). 9. Children To Pass - Priests burned children to death as a sacrifice to heathen Thru The Fire gods.

Spiritual Adultery and Death - The Scriptures condemn all forms of occultism and sorcery, and warn that ...they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21) but ...are an abomination unto the Lord (Deut. 18:12) and ...shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone (Rev. 21:8). From earliest times God forbade occultism as spiritually defiling (Lev. 19:31 and made participation in it it punishable by death (Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:27) and cause for rejection of that soul by God (Lev. 20:6).

The results of consulting or practicing the occult leads to demon possession for you and your descendants, and finally to be tormented in Hell for eternity! There isn't any ultimate reconciliation!

Almighty God calls seeking after other gods (occult) as spiritual adultery, fornication and whoring!

Ancestors, parents or yourself can cause curses to come on you or your children. This is the inheritance of the curse.

WARNING AGAINST CONTACT WITH THE OCCULT (EXCERPTS) - According to the Scriptures, the sins of the fathers are visited upon the third and fourth generations of those who disobey God. It is carefully pointed out in Exodus 20:5 when the law was given, and is specifically connected with the commandment prohibiting the construction and worship of graven images which constitutes the worship of demons. For those who disregard this stark warning and make contact with occult spirits, there will be terrible and certain repercussions in the form of sickness, misery, insanity, and sometimes an early death.

There are many, many ways in which the occult spirits are given ground through various contacts, and cause marital upheaval and other problems of all kinds. Unless the curse is broken, it will continue to plague the family and its descendants to the third and fourth generations. It predisposes people to be physically oriented and sensitive, and through psychic heredity, to pick up more curses and spirits, thus extending the hereditary blight to many generations.

TYPES OF OCCULTISM (EXCERPTS) - Occultism is participation or involvement in any way with fortune telling, magic practices, spiritism, (or false religious cults and teachings.) Contact with the occult may have occurred in childhood. Occult involvement can come from previous generations (Deut. 5:7-9). Check yourself out with the following lists:

Fortune telling (Proverbs 3:5-7): Palm-reading, crystal ball, cards, tea leaves, handwriting analysis; games such as Ouija, ESP, Telepathy, Kabala, Horoscope, Clairvoyant, Voodoo, etc.; pendulums, horoscopes, and astrology; anything that predicts your future or advises your life (Isaiah 47:13; II Kings 1:1-4).

Magic Practices and Spiritism (Deut. 18:9-12): mediums and seances, table- tipping, levitation, necromancy, communicating with the dead or spirit guides, automatic writing, divining, water-witching, or dowsing with forked sticks or other objects for water, oil, minerals, underground sewer and water lines, etc.; ESP, PK (psychokinesis), telepathy, clairvoyance, Coloradans psychic powers, second sight, hypnosis, self-hypnosis, remote influence of the sub- conscious mind of others, auras, metaphysics, mental science, self-realization, visions, trances, dreams; superstition, witchcraft; black, white, and neutral magic, charms, good luck items, fetishes, runes, amulets, talismans, mascots, medals, crux ansanta (ankh), birth signs, spells, incantations, potions, sorcery, curses, materialization or apport, apparitions, ghosts, poltergeists; magic healing thru wart or burn charming, powwow, spiritualism, psychic spirit or metaphysical healing, Christian Science healing, rod or pendulum diagnosis, trance diagnosis, acupuncture, yin-yang. All books, literature, music, etc. dealing with occultism.

SPIRITUAL ADULTERY (EXCERPTS) - Divination - A very general term taking in any supernatural process of gaining hidden knowledge that cannot be discerned through the natural mind or senses. For example, water-witching, use of Ouija boards, fortune tellers, mediums and horoscopes. (The Bible has three approved ways of gaining hidden knowledge: (1) prayer to the Father in Jesus' name, (2) the legitimate spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit, and (3) divine revelation from the Word of God.)

Observer of Times - The following of horoscopes, omens in the sky and nature, astrology and monthly prognostication. (Rom. 6:3-11 tells us that Christians have been crucified and buried with Christ Jesus. II Cor. 5:17 tells us that if any man is in Christ Jesus he is a new creation in Jesus. This being true there is no way to plot our lives by the heavens or good and bad omens seeing how we are now identified with the Creator and not the creation.)

Enchanter - One who uses the human voice or music to bring another person under psychic control. Hypnosis and spell casting comes under enchantments. (The believer should be controlled only by the Holy Spirit. He does not need an enchanter to get into his mind to discover the past, present or future. All he has to do is ask God who will give him all the wisdom he needs (James 1:5).

Witch and Wizard - Female and male, respectively, who practice white, grey, or black magic. Anyone who use clairvoyant or psychic powers such as ESP, mental telepathy, levitation of objects, astral projection, etc. In the Old Testament physical death was the cure for witchcraft (Ex. 22:18); in the New Testament eternal damnation (Galatians 5:20:21).

Charmer - The use of amulets, potions and symbols to hypnotize, cast spells, bring good luck, to charm away warts and diseases, and to give protection from evil. Some of these are pictured as follows: 1. The Ankh or Luv Knot symbolizes sexual intercourse, eternal life and is often used in the Devil's pentagram. It has nothing to do with the eternal life purchased by the cross of Jesus Christ and should not be worn on the body. 2. The devil's or witches' foot, an old symbol in black magic. It has nothing to do with peace. 3. The Word tells us that the believer can have health and good success through obedience to the Word (Psa. 1:1-3; Prov. 4:20-21). We can appropriate divine health through and because of the stripes of Jesus by prayer with faith. (Psa. 103:2-4; I Pet. 2.24; James 5:14-15)

Consulter With Familiar Spirits - A medium who uses a demon or evil spirit to tell them about the present or future of individuals, or the location of lost persons or objects. (In Acts 16:16-18 Paul met a fortune telling girl who had a familiar spirit or a spirit of divination. Paul cast the spirit out of her. He would have never done this if it was a gift from God.)

Necromancer - This is a medium who consults a demon that mimics a dead person. The necromancer will often go into a trance and let the evil spirit take over his body and speak through him. (Ecc. 9:5-6) tells us that the dead do not know anything, that they have no emotions, and they have no portion of the earth. It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment (Heb. 9:27.) The spirit of a dead person either goes to heaven or hell when he dies.

PRAYERS FOR BREAKING WITCHCRAFT CONTROL AND CURSES (EXCERPTS) - "We break all curses and control of witchcraft as uttering a wish of evil against one; to call for mischief or injury to fall upon; to execrate, to bring evil upon or to; to blast, vex, harass or torment with great calamities; individuals working in concert with an evil specific form of evil spirit activity; Satanic covens of witches and warlocks; persons dabbling with witchcraft and sorcery, casting spells, potions, enchantments and curses: wrong kinds of psychic prayers; and witchcraft control (Pro.26:2; Psa.109; I John I:9; Gal. 3:10-15.)"

"I am now closing any door I may have opened to you, Satan, through contact with witchcraft, occult, and similar activities. I am closing the door against all these things I know about and all the things I don't know about. I renounce you and all your demons and I'm closing every door I may have opened. Christ redeems those who put their trust in Him. Jesus Christ became a cursed on the cross for us and blotted out the handwriting of ordinances against us. We claim and apply these principles. We break the curses back to ten generations or even to Adam and Eve. All legal holds and legal grounds are removed in Jesus name."

"We break all curses, spells, hexes, etc. sent upon us by envious enemies who seek to harm us or kill us or wreck havoc physically, emotionally, and / or spiritually. We bind and order any demons to come out of us and return to the senders escorted by angels to destroy that seat of witchcraft. The demons are commanded to confuse and sow terror and panic in the hearts of witches and warlocks."

"Since we have power over the demons through Jesus' Name, they are our slaves and they must obey us as we command. We command the demons to attack their own works and to destroy each other and to shake the kingdom of evil to its very foundation (Rom. 6:16; II Pet. 2:19; Matt. 12:28; Luke 11: 20."

"Lord Jesus Christ, I believe you died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead. You redeemed me by your blood and I belong to you, and I want to live for you. I confess all my sins - known and unknown- I'm sorry for them all. I renounce them all. I forgive all other as I want you to forgive me. Forgive me now and cleanse me with your blood. I thank you for the blood of Jesus Christ which cleanses me now from all sin. Thank you Lord Jesus for dying for my sins, for your glorious resurrection, and for making me a new creature in Christ-- by faith in Your precious blood. Now that I am washed by the blood and free from sin, I have a right to attack the enemy and command the enemy to attack itself."

"Dear Lord I have a confession to make: Through ignorance, stupidity or willfulness I have sought supernatural experiences apart from Your Word and I ask You to help me as I renounce all these things. Cleanse me in body, soul, and spirit I pray. Satan, I am closing any door which I may have opened to you through contact with the occult. I renounce all contact with witchcraft, magic, Ouija boards, and other occult games; I renounce all kinds of fortune telling, palm reading, tea leaf reading, crystal balls, Tarot and other card laying; I renounce all astrology, birth signs, and horoscopes; I renounce the heresy of reincarnation and all healing groups involved in metaphysics and spiritualism; I renounce all hypnosis under any excuse or authority; I renounce all rock music, including acid, hard and Jesus rock; I renounce all transcendental meditation, yoga, Zen and all eastern cults and religious idol worship; I renounce all martial arts, including Judo, Kung Fu and Karate; I renounce all water witching or dowsing, levitation, table tipping, bodylifting, psychometry (divining through objects), automatic writing, and handwriting analysis; I renounce all literature I have ever read and studied in any of these fields and I vow I will destroy such books in my possession. I renounce astral projection. soul and out-of-body travel and other demonic skills. I renounce, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, all psychic heredity that I have and break any demonic hold on my family line back to ten generations on both sides of my family; I do now renounce and forsake every psychic and occult contact that I know about and those which I do not know about; I renounce every cult that denies the blood of Jesus Christ and every philosophy which denies the deity of the Lord Jesus."

"Lord I have another confession to make. I have not loved, but have resented certain people and I call upon you to help me forgive them. Lord Jesus, I do now forgive the following people for anything they have ever done to hurt or disappoint me (insert here the names of persons, living or dead, who come to mind). In Jesus Name, Amen (Deut. 7:26; 17:2-5; 18:10-12; Matt. 18:22-35; Mark 11:25-26; Acts 19:19; Heb. 12:15; I John 4:7-12)."

"Father, I come to you now in the Name of Jesus. I believe He is the Son of God that takes away the sins of all who repent and confess Him as Lord. Father this day I come to confess as a sin and renounce my contact with all forms of the occult and false religions. I hate Satan, all his demons and all his works. In particular, I confess and renounce the following: going to fortune tellers, reading horoscopes, believing in reincarnation, etc. (Confess all sins you can remember that the Holy Spirit may have brought to your mind.) I also confess and renounce as a sin any contact that I cannot remember. I count all that offends you, Lord, as my enemy. Father, I want to be holy even as you are holy. Father, I thank you for forgiving me and now I rise clean and in newness of life in Christ Jesus. In Jesus Name. Amen."


Forbidden Practices in Bible, Enchantments, Witchcraft, Soothsaying, Magic, Sorcery, Divination, Wizardry, Necromancy, Charming, Observer of Times, Astrology, Idolatry, Sacrificed to Devils, Worship of Devils, Star Gazers, False Prophets, Rod Became a Serpent, Wise Men, Chaldeans, Curious Arts, Graven Images, Pass Thru the Fire, Dreamer, Doctrines of Devils, Unfruitful Works of Darkness, Heeding Seducing Spirits Ate Sacrifices of the Dead, Sold Themselves to do Evil

NOTE: Forbidden practices in the Bible cover occult practices in general; other types of occult practices come from these.

Palm Reading, Crystal Ball, Cards, Tea Leaves, Handwriting Analysis, Ouija Boards, Telepathy, Kabala, Horoscope, Voodoo, Pendulums, Astrology, Fortune Telling, Star Gazing, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience,

Magic Practices and Spiritism Mediums, Seances, Second Sight, Levitation, Necromancy, Spirit Guides, Auras, Self Hypnosis, Mental Science, Water Witching, Dowsing, Superstition, Psychokinesis, Telepathy, Divining, White Magic, Table Tipping, Metaphysics, Trances, Runes, Self Realization, Visions, Black Magic, Medals, Witchcraft, Good Luck, Fetishes, Incantations, Charms, Talismans, Mascots, Apport, Amulets, Birth Signs, Spells, Wart Charming, Ankh, Sorcery, Curses, Psychic Powers, Potions, Automatic Writing, Poltergeists, Acupuncture, Burn Charming, Pendulum Diagnosis, Yin-Yang, Ghosts, Trance Diagnosis, Birth Stones, Metaphysical Healing,

Occult In General

Ruler of Witchcraft, Death by hypnosis, God's Eye, Karate, Martial Arts, Third Eye, Judo, Kung Fu, Snake, Mongoose, Cat, Cobra, Lust for Dominance, Swan, Lust for Power, Spider, Open Doors, Rappings on Wall, Foundation, Black Mass, Satan Worship, Multiplied Curses, Jezebel, Ahab, Female Dominance, Yielding Male, Evil Eye, Occult Fears, Black arts, Luv Knot, Devil's Foot, Indian Kachina, Conjuration, Occult Symbols, Serpent Charmer, Omens, Prognostication, Pass

The Fire, Augur, Rebellion, Stubbornness, Parapsychology, Yoga, Hearing Noises, Psychic Portraits, Macabre, Phrenology, Numerology, Great Seal, Alchemy, Calling Evil Spirits, Baptism in Witchcraft,

REFERENCES - I strongly recommend that you purchase and read all the books written by Win Worley, Hegewisch Baptist Church, Highland, Indiana. They contain a lot of valuable information about the occult.