The following material is intended as a brief, general guide to help pastors and concerned Christians assist those who are suffering from occult involvement. Because our research has primarily been from the literature, the authors have had comparatively little personal counseling experience with the occultly oppressed.
However Dr. Kurt Koch has had 40 years of counseling the occultly oppressed and his book Occult Bondage and Deliverance is highly recommended. Most of the following material is adapted from pages of that book. For a complete treatment, the reader should consult the full text and other relevant literature. Montgomery, ed. Fred Dickason, Demon Possession and the Christian. First and foremost, a correct diagnosis is essential; for example, mental illness must not be mistaken for occult bondage pp.
A person must truly be experiencing demonic oppression from real occult activities; otherwise, misdiagnosis can cause serious problems. How does one determine if a person is suffering from occult oppression? Obviously, the counselor must be aware of the causes e. Accurate information is essential to accurate diagnosis. Second, it must be recognized that a genuine battle is in progress. A very real enemy has been encountered, and this enemy is dangerous.
But it must also be realized that Christ has obtained victory. Because a real battle has been engaged, Dr. Koch cautions that people are not to rush into the area of occult counseling. Rather, they should seriously look to God for a leading in this area. Spiritual maturity and spiritual insight are vital: Without a commission from God, a Christian should not venture too far into the area of the demonic and the occult.
There are certain rules that have to be obeyed…. People with a sensitive nervous system or maybe with an occult oppression of their own should never attempt to do any work in this field. Recent converts and young women should also refrain from this type of work pp. Christ and Christ alone is the source of deliverance.
Fourth, all paraphernalia of occultism must be destroyed Acts In addition, all occult contacts and friendship must be broken and not even gifts from occultists should be accepted. In the difficult case of a saved person living with parents who are occultists, it may even be necessary for them to secure other living arrangements. Perhaps prayer could resume after their Christian life has been sufficiently strengthened or the conditions change. Apparently, because the powers of darkness may attempt to strike back without mercy, such advice needs to be heeded more than one would expect.
Battles should be undertaken only when the participant is fully equipped.
Fifth, deliverance from the power of the occult requires complete surrender to Christ on the part of both counselor and counselee.
Our first responsibility must be to Christ and our relationship to Him. We cannot help others in so difficult an area until we ourselves are securely grounded as Christians. Every person who really wants to be delivered from the hold of the occult must be prepared to commit his life entirely to Christ. If Jesus Christ Himself is truly our Lord, then He will protect us from the lordship of others; but if our commitment is half-hearted, we may be asking for unnecessary problems.
Sixth, the occultly oppressed person must acknowledge and confess his participation in occult activity as sin, because such practices are sinful before God and require confession Deuteronomy ; 1 John Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance Ministry. Website of Jesus Work Ministry.
This site is among a network of websites by Jesus Work Ministry with major keys for our extraordinary times. Please see the lower part of this page for links to these major sections. Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance Key Pages:. From the time I was very young, I felt that I was different from the other kids that I knew.
Confessions of a Former Iridologist
I was incredibly sensitive to things of a spiritual nature. Without having an explanation, I often knew things that I had no natural way of knowing. I knew there was a spirit realm, because I had seen spirits. Since I knew of their presence, it seemed only natural to seek what I could learn from them. I grew up hearing Christianity presented in many forms, but none of it ever sank past the surface.
I knew the hymns, and even memorized a few Scripture verses. However, none of it was real to me. I watched the lives of those Christians who taught of a Savior, and they seemed empty and shallow. In my early teens, I left any consideration of Christianity behind, and began searching for truth elsewhere. I committed myself to learning all that I could of the spirit realm.
Years were spent exploring several different belief systems, but never embraced a particular one. I was quite eclectic in my practices, but was never very humble in my opinions. My outspokenness eventually caught the attention of a woman who had years of experience in the occult. She followed a European Tradition, and I was immediately impressed with the position and power that she had.
The opinions I expressed seemed to interest her, and she respected my boldness.Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James NIV righteousness healing prayer. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
Proverbs NIV sin mercy forgiveness. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. Psalm NIV sin forgiveness acknowledging. When anyone becomes aware that they are guilty in any of these matters, they must confess in what way they have sinned. Leviticus NIV sin. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.Shocking truth of how i got Secret Powers as a Fake Pastor- I've Been Through The Most- Ps Makhado
Acts NIV conversion sin forgiveness. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Romans NIV faith speaking salvation. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. Psalm NIV sin speaking sickness. We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. Daniel NIV sin law. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James NIV sin purification righteousness. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
Romans NIV sin grace Savior.
Romans NIV faith speaking Jesus. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
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When I abandoned the field I lost my income and my identity.
It was a difficult choice, to say the least. The practice fascinated me and as my father began to research iridology I learned all I could from him. I eventually received my own certificate from an iridology-training program. The theory is that the iris contains nerve fibers connected to various parts of the body through a previously unknown nerve pathway in the cranial nerves. Proponents claim:. In my practice I subscribed to the Bernard Jensen methods of iridology and found them quite successful.
I constantly researched methods to make my practice more precise and read every book I could find written by Bernard Jensen on iridology. As is usually the case, my practice in alternative medicine was not limited to simply iridology. I also took a strong stand against drug prescriptions, most vaccinations, and most elective surgeries.
I firmly believed that medical doctors were trained in how to destroy the body while I had learned methods that really had benefit by building the body from the inside.
I personally felt, and taught, that the only benefit of conventional medicine was found in severe emergencies, such as trauma. I believed that the human body was some sort of remarkable collection of intelligent organs and systems that worked together almost magically to create a healthy unit.
I believed that illness was the result of poor communication and imbalance between organ systems. I thought that herbal treatments fed the organ systems so that they could work out their kinks and create health from disease. It was my understanding that pharmaceutical treatments only tweaked the organs within a system to cover up the symptoms of a disease. For example I felt that treating a fever from a viral infection with Tylenol only covered up the infection and allowed the virus to return when the host was too weak to protect himself in the future.
I felt that the best way to treat a fever was to let it run its course. I was a staunch supporter of alternative health care when I decided that a balanced approach to health care should include an understanding of conventional medicine. To that end I decided on a program provided by the Medical Training Institute of America that trained health care consultants.
The basic idea of the program appealed to me in that it involved studying directly under practicing physicians in a clinical atmosphere. My hope was that the knowledge I could gain would allow me to better integrate conventional and alternative medicine.
One of the requirements for entry in the program was interview by a panel of five doctors. When these men learned of my past training in alternative medicine they balked. After some negotiation we came to an agreement and I breathed a sigh of relief as they agreed to let me in the program.
I expected more resistance as I began studying with the doctors assigned to my training. To my surprise many of the physicians were interested in alternative medicine. Once they learned of my past experience and that of my father they asked quite a few questions on various treatments we used.While others thinks he is lying, we need to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Read the detail of the interview below. Question: Who are you and where are you from? Answer: My name is Sheikh Sani Haliru. Q: Trained as what and under whose tutelage? Q: So you know Sheik Abubakar Gummi? A: Yes, and I also know his children and obeyed all the teachings he laid down before he died.
Q: So who tutored you and who is your mentor? A : Sheik Abubakar Gummi tutored me. My mentor was Osama bin Laden, and until my conversion from Islam to the Christian faith, my dreams and aspirations in life was to do more than Osama bin Laden did before he died on Sunday, May 1, Q: You said that your mentor was Osama bin Laden.
Occult Sin And Freedom From Demonic Torment
Is he still your mentor? A: I am now a changed person. The Sheik Sani Haliru is now a new creature, old things have passed away because I now have Jesus Christ that I hated and persecuted for 44 years.
Q: Tell me about your past and how many countries of the World you have been to? A: I cannot tell all about my past because it will take several days to tell my story and about my conversion experience to Christianity.
I have been to eight countries. Q: Where did you receive your training and as what? I was trained along side with some highly placed Nigerians and other foreign Nationals who were marked he showed me the proof of his mark with a sign in the form of a sword in the hand to fight and kill for Allah.
Q: Can you give me some of the names of your colleagues with whom you received training in Libya and Pakistan? A: They are scattered all over the country and we were not too many then. Q: Just mention but a few names. A: The Niger Delta war king. He was a year ahead of me in Benghazi training camp in Libya. Q: Who financed your training in Libya and Pakistan?
A : You will not believe me and only God will judge the Chief sponsor of terrorism in Nigeria whose name I will not mention because he is so powerful and even the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, is so much afraid of the man.
Q: If you really know the Christ in you, why are you afraid to tell me the name of the man who sponsored you and the date or approximate period he sponsored you. A : I am not afraid because he knows me and he cannot deny it if he sees me face to face. Q: Then tell me, who is this powerful man? A: The man is no other person than the man they call IBB now as I am talking to you, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida has more than men and women Jihadists who are under his pay role.
Q: So how can you describe IBB? He is the main problem of Nigeria along with members of the Cabal. After I was released by the grace of God, they the Police warned me never to blow up the polity or provoke violence and I should keep my so-called-born-again with me or else I will go to jail. Q: So you were a key member and a registered jihadist hardliner.
A: I was a Boko Haramist. But Boko Haram is just a cover name to give it a name. Q: Apart from IBB, who are the other top sponsors of terrorism in this country?I regularly meet with counseling clients who have engaged in occultic sin prior to their salvation.
When they became Christians, they invariably sought and received forgiveness for their sins in these areas and are comforted by knowing that God has forgiven them. Sadly, for many, the answer is no! God does cleanse us from all unrighteousness and remembers our sin no more.
However, most are not aware that during that season of sin, they unwittingly invited in occult spirits, and those demons do not necessarily leave at salvation or repentance. Occult sin occurs when we venture into this realm, and we end up getting defiled. Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. Leviticus There are many aspects to defilement, and it is often used tin the context of adultery and the marriage bed.
As damaging as that is, can there be a defilement worse than having evil spirits entering into the temple our body and soul of the Holy Spirit? Demonic spirits cannot just jump upon a person; they need an entry point, and occult sin is one of them. The last half of the previous sentence is important: only activities that invoke connecting with a spirit other than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are dangerous!
Defilement can occur when these demons we sought insight from set up residence inside of us. If we open the doors, they will gladly enter. The reality is that confession and repentance alone is often not sufficient for these devils to flee. Deliverance ministry was given to the church Mark and Sheriff Jesus is willing to come to the house, with an eviction notice, to expel the unwanted residents! A few years ago, I ministered to a man who had his palm read once at a county fair when he was a young adult.
He remembered this incident as part of his preparatory homework and there was a manifestation when that curse was broken and I called the spirit out. A one-time occurrence in the past resulted in years of torment in his life until he was delivered. What kind of manifestations can there be when one has occultic spirits? The symptoms vary, but the common theme often involves hindering the afflicted one in strengthening their relationship with the Lord.
Examples include but not limited to :. I renounce every attempt I have made to seek power or knowledge from any source outside of Jesus Christ. Thank you, Father, for forgiving me. I break the power of every demonic spirit that torments me because of this sin and I command you to loose me now, in the name of Jesus. This renunciation prayer can be an effective tool of self-deliverance for some. However, there may be other open doors or legal rights allowing these spirits to remain.
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We have an extensive collection of free articles, podcasts, slideshares and videos. Case closed, right?Scroll down for video. The pastor of Hosanna Church in nearby Hammond claimed he had performed satanic rituals, child abuse and animal sacrifice in the church and that he was not alone. He named his fellow perpetrators and he named their child victims.
The leader: Pastor Louis Lamonica confessed to performing Satanic rituals, child abuse and animal sacrifice in the Hosanna Church in Hammond, Louisiana. His wife Robin, known as 'The Lady,' made sure 'stuff goes right'. She was charged with two counts of aggravated rape but charges were dismissed.
When he came in he basically thought that after he told us what he did he was just going to go on about his business of the day. Then something like this happens. It stays with you. It was held at the church, upstairs, in what was called the Youth Room. All but LeBat later pleaded guilty to charges ranging from aggravated rape to sexual battery to obstruction of justice.
Labat was charged with child pornography but subsequently the charges were dismissed. There were candles burning, dark, red candleholders.
Spiritual Warfare: The Occult Has Demonic Influence
And the dedication of baby A into Satan with this Pentagram, she was put in the middle, in a black dress. He claimed they did not make the child drink because she was too young and instead took off her dress and sprinkled the blood over her.
These meetings, according to Lamonica, took place once every two to three months. The guys would line up, one by one, they would come and they would have sex with that girl. And the same if there was a woman…they would have [a] homosex sic relationship and oral sex, acting like one was a man and one was a woman.
There was urine. In the Hosanna Church case this translated into talk of animal masks, hoods and gowns. Each member of this group, this pedophile ring, had a nickname, he claimed.