Counterfeit spirits have the power to counterfeit any manner of hearing the Lord. They can speak to and through one’s thoughts. They can answer fleeces, give visions and pictures, etc.
The enemy has the power to be deceiving in any manner of hearing the Lord. For instance they can speak to you and you may believe it is just a thought. Once you entertain that thought then the evil spirit gets a foothold into your mind. If you do not deal with it by taking that thought captive to the obedience of Messiah, then the evil can become a stronghold.
Strongholds are any concepts, ideologies, theologies, beliefs, values or value systems, or simple thoughts which a person will defend because they have accepted them as truth and/or given them credibility for their lives. A person may hide behind these strongholds and use them as defense mechanisms to argue their points.
The following is a list of the works of occult spirits that open the door to evil spirits. (Listed Alphabetically)
Amulets, Astral projection, Astrology, Automatic handwriting
Card Reading, Channeling, Charms (good luck pieces), Crystals, Clairvoyance, Conjuring, Consulting the dead, lewd or nude dancing
Crystal ball (owning or using)
Dispatching demons, Divination, Diviner, Dreamer consulting, Dream catcher, Drugs, Dungeons & Dragons
Eight ball, Enchanter, ESP
Fetishes (good luck pieces), Fortune Telling, Fantasy Books
Hallucinations, Handwriting analysis, Horoscopes, Horror movies, Hypnosis, Healing through psychic healer, Higher levels of martial arts, Household gods and idols from other countries (including Buddha and Japanese Bogota shrines), Horror & occult (movies TV, books, computer games, toys)
I Ching, Incantation, Indian burial ground, Indian Jewelry, Indian artifacts
Magic–all forms: Black, White, Yellow, Gray, Magic games, Mediums, Mental telepathy, Mind control, Mind reader, Music, heavy metal,
New Age, Non-Christian exorcism
Occult, Ouija board,
Pagan objects (Buddha, Tiki), Pagan temples, Palm reading, Palmistry, Past life readings, Pendulum divination, Pokemon, Potions, Psychic healing, Psychic predicating, Pyramids
Ritualism, Rock music (secular or Christian), Role playing games (like Dungeons/ Dragons & Kabala)
Satanism, Science fantasy (movies, books, games, etc) Séances, Soothsayer, Sorcery, Sorcery games, Spell or hex, casting, Spirit guide(s), Spiritism, Spiritist
Table lifting, Tarot cards, Tea leaves, Toys of magic including E.T., Transcendental Meditation
Warlock, Water witching, White magic, Witchcraft
Yoga, even “Christian Yoga”
Christians must be trained to use great discernment. Doors open to these spirits in several ways:
- They have access to further deceive people who have toyed with occult activity in relationship to mediums, horoscopes, Ouija boards, palm reading, 8-balls, channeling, new age etc.
- A desire in one’s heart for supernatural power leaves one vulnerable. In a Christian for instance, they find ways to demand answers from God and try to manipulate the Word for their own benefit.
- The desire for supernatural experiences and prophetic “words” from those claiming to be prophets of God also will open the door.
- People who look for signs or put confidence in dreams are vulnerable. They are ones who lay fleeces before the Lord on a regular basis. Fleeces, if used at all, should be used with extreme caution as unto the fear and respect for the Lord.
IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN ANY FORM OF THE OCCULT YOU NEED TO RENOUNCE ALL OF THIS ACTIVITY.
(Isaiah 8:19, 29:4) This will make your hearing impure, warped, twisted, and polluted. Verbally renounce these past associations in Jesus Name, and turn your back on them and cast out the spirits associated with them. (“I renounce all association with ___________in the Name of Y’shua HaMaschiach, I cast down imaginations that I knowingly or unknowingly cooperated with. I resist them and break any spiritual yokes of enslavement assigned against my spiritual hearing, in Y’shua’s Name.”)
WRITE YOUR RENOUNCEMENT IN Y’shua’s NAME using the above guideline. Please then after you are free, remember to take every thought captive to the obedience of Messiah.
2 Corinthians 10:2-6 (KJV)
2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
Leviticus 19:26 (KJV)
26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.
1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV)
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Isaiah 57:3-5 (KJV)
3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,
5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
Micah 5:12-15 (KJV)
12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.