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Contents of Section One
I. Purpose of this Book
While there is much to be said on the topic of Christian witchcraft, to do so could fill volumes. It is our hope that this short book will open the conversation, and you, the reader, can begin to research this topic on your own.
This book is not written with the intent to cast judgement or to bring condemnation, but to expose the dangers and to bring awareness to those who have been involved in Christian witchcraft, even innocently. Everything in this book is written based on our own experiences in the occult, our personal experiences within the charismatic movement, as well as our experiences with what is commonly referred to as “deliverance counseling.” And in an effort to warn others of the doctrines of demons that they are being deceived by, we do not mince words nor shy away from being honest and open about our own experiences and about what we know.
The spirit of witchcraft isn’t a problem that is unique only to the charismatic movement; however, this book will deal with the spirit of witchcraft specifically within the context of charismatic churches, ministries, and “deliverance counseling,” particularly that which is aimed at purportedly helping survivors of ritual abuse and mind-control agendas. We will do this by identifying the occult goals, motivations, teachings and practices, and common words or phrases used by such people, so aware Christians can identify it in their own lives and in others.
Furthermore, the doctrines of demons that have infiltrated the Christian church through the charismatic movement are teachings and doctrines that are common to many different occult religions, and have been for at least centuries, if not millennia. Therefore, many of the subjects laid out in this book will be relevant to other types of teachings, and may be helpful in helping you to recognize occult teachings in both Christian and non-Christian religions.
With those things in mind, the seven main things we hope to accomplish with this book are:
1. To concisely define Christian witchcraft by identifying some of the goals, motivations, teachings and practices, as well as common words or phrases used by such people who are operating under a spirit of witchcraft.
2. To shed light on some of the doctrines of demons that are being taught within some “deliverance ministry” counseling.
3. To inform true Christians, who may be ignorant or uninformed, about some of the New Age, occult doctrines that have infiltrated Christianity through charismatic churches and ministries, and to explain why it is dangerous. It is not anything to laugh off, ignore, or even to summarily dismiss as being “crazy or far-out there.” Neither are these occult doctrines anything to excuse as a difference in opinion over Biblical doctrine. These doctrines are infiltrating every part of Christian society, and the Christian would do well to be informed of what these occult doctrines are, and the dangers of them.
4. To expose and explain the dangers of Christian witchcraft to people who have already been deceived by these doctrines of demons, in the hopes they will repent and turn back to God.
5. To offer explanation on commonly misunderstood and misapplied verses that are leading to and seemingly supporting these occult doctrines.
6. To offer simple, Biblical solutions to the problems people are faced with that are causing them to turn away from God and seek solutions outside of Scripture.
7. And finally, to ultimately encourage people to read Scripture within proper context, to repent of practicing witchcraft, to turn back to the true God, and to focus on their relationship with Him, walking in humble submission and obedience to His will.
For the purposes of keeping things simple, we are using the words “occult” or “occult groups” to describe those groups of people who study “secret,” esoteric knowledge. While we recognize that not everyone who studies and practices the arcane would all use the same term to describe their individual belief systems or values, it is easier for the sake of this book to use the same word to describe a large, varied group of people who study and practice the esoteric.
About the Definition of “Witchcraft”
There’s a strange trend we’ve noticed lately, in particular with self-proclaimed Christians who are practicing witchcraft. They tend to define the word “witchcraft” as meaning “control or manipulation.” The result of this is that when someone else points out that they are in error because they are engaged in occult activities, the Christian witch then accuses that person of trying to control and manipulate, and labels that person a “witch.”
Not only is this a gross misapplication of the definition of the words “witch” and “witchcraft,” but one word for this type of false finger-pointing is “projection.” (1) It is a common defense mechanism, and the Christian witch who uses this defense either doesn’t see their behavior as being occult, or simply refuses to acknowledge it. But this false finger-pointing is so obvious, any parent of the average three-year old will see through the feeble attempts to distract the attention away from the fact that the Christian witch was just caught doing something that is outside of Scripture.
However, even though the definition of witchcraft is not “control or manipulation,” certainly those Christians operating under the spirit of witchcraft are attempting to control and manipulate God to their own will. So the words “control and manipulate” can be descriptive of the intent and reason for practicing witchcraft. Furthermore, “controlling and manipulative” can also describe two of the character flaws of the Christian witch.
So for review of what particular words mean, here are some definitions.(2)
Witchcraft: the use of sorcery or magic; the use of spells and the invocation of spirits. Synonyms and related words: occultism, sorcery, magic, witching, spells, incantations, conjuring, divination.
Sorcery: the use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits especially for divining.
Invoke: to call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer or for supplication; to summon (a spirit) by charms or incantation.
Conjure (in the context of witchcraft): to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell; to summon by or as if by invocation or incantation.
Incantation: a use of spells or verbal charms spoken or sung as a part of a ritual of magic; a spell or charm.
Divination: the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means. Etymological meaning: to be inspired by a god.
Necromancy: the practice of talking to the spirits of the dead; black art; conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events.
Occult: of or relating to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies. Etymological meaning: the study and practice of the hidden or secret.
III. Classifications of Christian Witches
Before we get into thoroughly defining Christian witchcraft, we need to acknowledge the two basic classifications of people who are practicing witchcraft within Christian churches or Christian groups: there are those who are consciously and purposefully practicing witchcraft, and there are those who are doing so unconsciously and unintentionally. However, whether intentionally or unintentionally, both types are being used as Satanic infiltrators, pushing forward Satan’s agenda within the whole of Christendom.
There are two basic types:
1. Those who know they are working for Satan and not for the true God, who knowingly infiltrate Christian churches to infect them with New Age, occult doctrine.
2. Those who think they are working for the true God and do not realize they are working for Satan, who knowingly infiltrate Christian churches to infect them with New Age, occult doctrine.
Deceived (Unconscious) Infiltrators
There are two basic types:
- Christians who have been deceived and believe they are doing the work of the true God, not realizing they are operating under a spirit of witchcraft and are advancing Satan’s plan by promoting a New Age, occult doctrine.
- They may have been deceived by a conscious occult infiltrator.
- They also may have been deceived because they have been indoctrinated by occult doctrines within the charismatic “Christian” environment, and are ignorant of the fact that they are practicing witchcraft.
- And others: in particular, those who have dissociative disorders and are not consciously aware of being an infiltrator who is spreading and promoting a New Age, occult doctrine. For example, they themselves may not be an occultist, but they may have alters who are. (Dissociative disorders will be briefly defined and discussed in a later chapter.)
These two classifications were also described by occultist Alice A. Bailey, with Lucis Trust, the organization the co-author, Carolyn, used to be affiliated with before God delivered her from the occult. In chapter seven of her book, “The Reappearance of the Christ,” Bailey described the two classifications of those who are working towards the ultimate goal of the physical manifestation of the “kingdom of the Christ” (true Christians recognize this as the kingdom of the final antichrist).(3)
- The “disciples of the Christ” (antichrist) who are consciously working and voluntarily cooperating with his plans.
- These people are being directly influenced by the spiritual Hierarchy to one extent or another.
- “World conscious men and women,” who are working unconsciously under the guidance of the spiritual Hierarchy.
- Their main mission is to be destroyers of the old ways or builders of the new ways.
→ Important to Note
Slightly unrelated to the topic at hand, but nevertheless an important point to bring up, is the appalling observation that in reading through modern-day charismatic “Christian” literature, much of it is indistinguishable from occult literature, such as the above-referenced book, “The Reappearance of the Christ” by Alice A. Bailey. By simply omitting a few references to Buddha, the entire selection of Bailey’s book can be passed off as a modern-day charismatic book. This speaks to the shocking trend of how doctrines of demons have slowly infiltrated Christianity over many generations, and are now being freely and overtly practiced and accepted. Many Christians blindly accept these doctrines of demons because they have been religiously programmed, usually from a very early age, and do not realize that these false doctrines do not line up with the Word of God.
Old versus New
With respect to the writings of Bailey mentioned above, the following is important to understand:
1. The term “spiritual hierarchy” is speaking of the governing group within Satan’s kingdom that is working to manifest his kingdom on earth. Although they employ the help of humans, both in the astral and in the physical, this governing group is composed of spiritual beings who go by various titles, such as so-called “Ascended Masters.” But regardless of how they describe themselves, they are actually fallen angels.
2. “World conscious” is a term used to describe what some may call a “global consciousness.”(4)
3. When those in the upper echelons of the spiritual hierarchy speak of “destroying the old and building the new,” they are speaking to the part of Satan’s plan to replace the old with the new, in particular:
- OLD: Sound interpretation of Scripture by reading the whole Bible in context and using Scripture to interpret Scripture, also known as exegesis.(5)
- NEW: To disguise occult doctrine as simply being “esoteric interpretations” of Scripture. This can be thought of as eisegesis, but charismatics usually call this, “fresh, new revelation.”
- For example, often occultists will give literal interpretation to metaphorical Scripture, and give metaphorical interpretation to that which is meant to be literal.
- OLD: The written Word of God.
- NEW: Replacing the written Word of God with modern spoken messages, guidance, and revelation, especially from prophets and seers, and relying on manifestations from the supernatural as validation of such messages, rather than the written Word of God.
- OLD: The doctrine of Jesus Christ.
- NEW: Seeking answers outside of fundamental, Biblical Christianity, and looking for esoteric meaning, or “fresh revelation” that is supposedly hidden within Scripture.
- OLD: Listening to and being led by the voice of the true God.
- NEW: Listening to and being led by the voice of one’s own supposed spirit, or the voices of other spiritual beings, as well as listening to and being led by other people, rather than the Spirit of God.
- OLD: Prayer (communication with God) being foundational to spiritual warfare and deliverance, specifically prayer that consists of the following:
- the Word of God
- faith in His Word
- obedience to his Word
- NEW: Seeking after the supernatural by moving away from prayer (confession, repentance and renunciation), and learning to engage in (move and operate in) the supernatural.
- Christian witches describe this engagement as “spiritual warfare,” and it includes engaging — or attempting to engage — their personal “realm” and other spiritual realms (often through astral travel or projection), and communicating with and commanding supposed angels for that so-called warfare. This book will describe these activities in detail.
- OLD: Humbling ourselves before God and seeking after a relationship with our Heavenly Father.
- NEW: Seeking after supernatural manifestations.
- OLD: Spirit-minded means learning to be more like Jesus Christ in everyday physical circumstances.
- NEW: Spirit-minded means seeking to develop spiritual abilities (gifts), with special emphasis in some circles on “moving and operating in the spirit realm.”
- OLD: “Fundamentalist” Christians (“fundamentalist” has been purposefully twisted to have a negative context).
- NEW: Broad-minded, global-minded, universal-minded (a false unity).
Milk versus Solid Food
Many Christians fall right in line with the “old versus new” way of thinking and fall prey to Satan’s plans to destroy the foundational teachings of the Bible and replace them with occult doctrines, in part by misunderstanding and improperly applying Hebrews chapters 5 and 6, where “milk and solid food” is referenced.
“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing. Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food! Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil.
“Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.”Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-2 (BSB)
Some twist these verses into meaning that the “milk” is the basics and the “solid” is the more esoteric meaning and application of Scripture — the “deeper things of God,” as they often put it. So they say that since milk is for babies and solid food is for the mature, we should stop drinking milk and start eating meat, as if the basics of our faith and salvation is boring and old and childish.
However, these verses are talking about milk as being the foundational teachings — repentance, faith, baptism, et cetera — and the author (possibly the apostle Paul, but this is disputed (6)), by instructing people to “leave the elementary teachings of Christ,” is not suggesting to ignore those teachings or throw them out. Nor is he suggesting that the foundation of the doctrine of Christ be ripped up and rebuilt. He is, in essence, saying, “Let us build on the elementary teachings of Christ (the doctrine of Jesus Christ), instead of laying the same foundation over and over again by continuously rehashing the same basic teachings on repentance, faith, et cetera.” He was encouraging growth and maturity based on the foundational teachings, and not encouraging people to forget about the foundation, or to build a completely different foundation. And it’s ironic that those who use these verses to describe their spiritual journey as having matured past the “milk,” have put aside the solid foundation of basic Biblical doctrine and turned to occult teachings, unable to differentiate between what is good and what is evil.
1 Peter 2:2-3 says:
“Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, since you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (BSB)
We don’t “grow up” in our salvation and throw away the elementary teachings of the Word of God because they are part of the “old.” Rather, we grow up in our salvation by building on those elementary teachings. If the deeper revelations of Scripture are not foundationally secured in the basics of the Word of God, then those “deeper revelations” are not of God and they have no place as being part of the building of our faith.
In 1 Corinthians chapter 3, right after Paul admonishes the church he is addressing, telling them they were not capable of the “solid food” of doctrine, but were still being fed the “milk,” because they were like infants and still worldly-minded, he writes in verse 11:
“For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (BSB)
The foundation — the milk, the basics — of our faith and salvation is Jesus Christ. If we have not yet learned the basics of our salvation — if we have not had enough milk of the doctrine of Jesus Christ — we will mistake occult doctrine as being the “deeper things of God,” and will be led astray, away from the solid foundation of Jesus Christ, upon whom our faith is built.
So let us not despise the foundational basics upon which our salvation is built. Let us not throw away the milk. But let us grow up and build upon that which is foundational: the doctrine of Jesus Christ.
IV. Definition of Christian Witchcraft
The terms “Christian” and “witchcraft” are two terms most people would not put together as being compatible. And certainly, Scripture teaches us that the two are not compatible. However, there are many different categories of “Christian witches,” and while this book is not dedicated to describing every known variation, we will point out a few.
First, there are some who openly describe themselves as being “Christian witches,” in that they believe their religious values are “Christian,” more or less, but they also openly practice witchcraft.(7) They may or may not go to what they consider to be a Christian church, and they can follow Christian traditions, including what are known as “Christian” holidays. They may revere whom they mistakenly consider to be the true Jesus Christ, or even claim to have salvation through him, yet they also revere and follow after other gods or goddesses, and openly practice what many usually call “white magic.”
Second, there is a slightly different category of a “Christian witch” who will deny practicing witchcraft, yet their activities are blatantly centered around witchcraft. If pressed, they may call this “white magic,” as well. For instance, there are mediums who claim to be Christian or Catholic who give readings to others through various means — tarot cards, palm readings, reading tea leaves, psychic energy-readings through inanimate objects, communicating with spirits who claim to be dead loved ones, and so on. This type of “Christian witch” will not usually call their activities to be witchcraft. Instead, they often claim their “gifts and abilities” come from God and they simply use those gifts and abilities to help others. But they are clearly engaged in witchcraft.(8)
Third, there are also widely diverse groups of individuals who believe the term “witchcraft” to be a description that is below what they consider their level of enlightenment to be, so they would not consider themselves to be practicing witchcraft. Regardless of their refusal to admit it, however, they do practice witchcraft. These groups of people publicly claim Christianity, but their belief system and practices run along the lines of Luciferian(9) rather than Christian. While some may not attend church at all, and there are many variations depending upon circumstances, they will often go to some type of what is considered to be a Christian church or a Catholic church: a new-age ecumenical church, a charismatic church, or even what appears to be a straight-laced fundamentalist church. Many times — if not always — their attendance at such churches is with the intent to infiltrate with their Luciferian doctrine in whatever capacity they are able, to infect certain ones within the congregation who are open to their occult doctrine, and, ideally, to infect the pastor or priest of that assembly.
So while this is a very brief and incomplete description of the different types of people who consider themselves to be “Christians” yet still practice witchcraft, the groups of people we are concerning ourselves with in this book closely resemble the last group of people we have described. Since Satan’s plans to infiltrate Christian churches has worked so well over the past decades, some of these “Christian” people are practicing and believing Luciferian doctrine without even realizing it. Therefore, they would adamantly deny practicing witchcraft or being anything other than “Christian,” but their occult activities and beliefs belie this assertion. As we will detail in this book, the doctrines they believe in are from Satan, and the religious practices they engage in are, in fact, witchcraft.
These “Christians” have the notion that since “Satan has a counterfeit for every truth that comes from God,” then they can glean knowledge from occult doctrines. By this faulty thinking, since they believe the occult is just a counterfeit of the truth of God, they take the occult lies and turn them upside down, calling it a Biblical truth. This is aided by using certain Scriptures and twisting them to mean something they do not mean, which, by the way, is something the average occultists does regularly. In this way, they feel that the occult activities they practice — such as astral travel, dream insertion, sending curses, or necromancy — are not actually occult. They have this crazy idea that because they are a “Christian,” this makes practicing the occult to not be the occult. Since they believe that God created the original, and since they believe they are “saved,” they are under the fatal misconception that what they enter into is of God. Their actions and attitudes reflect their foundational belief that being a “Christian” makes it okay for them to pick up knowledge and teachings of the occult, but they have been deceived and led astray by these doctrines of demons.
So simply explained, we are using the term “Christian witchcraft” in this book to describe those who are practicing witchcraft — sorcery, divination, spell casting, necromancy, et cetera — through teaching and practicing doctrines of demons, yet identifying as and claiming to be Christian. As discussed in the previous chapter, some of the “Christian occultists” may be aware and conscious of their occult involvement; but others are not consciously aware of their occult involvement. We will mainly refer to these “Christian occultists” as charismatics or charismatic occultists, and they will be described in the remainder of this book by identifying some of the goals, motivations, teachings and practices, as well as common words or phrases used by such people who are operating under a spirit of witchcraft.
Activities and language charismatic occultists use can be blatant; many times it is obscure and not easily recognizable. What we are seeing now is that over the many decades, Christians have slowly been led to accept certain occult practices (e.g., yoga, meditation, Reiki, astral travel, et cetera) and occult doctrines (such as Kabbalah(10)) that are not spiritually safe or Biblical. Furthermore, there is an over-emphasis on gifts, supernatural abilities, and spiritual manifestations and experiences, keeping the charismatic occultist focused on these things rather than on the Word of God. So even though many of these Luciferian doctrines (occult teachings) that are being promoted and advanced through the charismatic movement are now blatantly in the open, many Christians have become numb to the deception, and can’t recognize it for what it is.
It is vital to understand that the charismatic occultist will look and sound very much like a spiritual Christian, particularly if one doesn’t dig beneath the surface. These charismatics may refer to themselves as a mystic, a spiritualist, a seer, a prophet or prophetess, or they may not use any special title. They can invoke the name of Jesus, and they may even sing or talk about the blood of Jesus. It does not bother them or appear to negatively affect them in the least. Any demonic manifestations (as described in “Spiritual Manifestations”) are mistaken as, or purposefully misclassified as, a move of the Holy Spirit. Such manifestations are eagerly sought after and are often a result of invoking the name “Jesus,” usually accompanied by a form of spiritual impartation, often through a “laying on of hands.”
These key elements confuse a lot of other Christians, and are causing many of them to fall prey to the lies and occult doctrine being spread. However, the key to understanding this phenomenon surrounding the charismatic occultist is described very simply by the following: religious programming, and demons and fallen angels who go by the name “Jesus,” “Yeshua,” or other translations of His name.
While there is a type of Religious Programming that individuals go through in trauma-based mind-control programming (TBMC), for the purposes of this chapter, we are speaking of a general religious programming, otherwise known as “brainwashing” or “indoctrination.” To understand about this type of religious programming and how this affects the infiltration of occult doctrines into Christianity, first we must have a basic understanding of culture, society, and norms.
Culture: the values, beliefs, behavior, and material objects that together form a people’s way of life.
Society: refers to people who interact in a defined territory and share a culture.
Norms (social norms): rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members. Mores refer to norms that are widely observed and have great moral significance; folkways refer to norms for routine or casual interaction.
To explain it simply, society is a group of people who interact together and share a particular culture, and neither society nor culture can exist without the other. The culture each group of people share will shape their social norms, which is how expected behavior is defined.
This is the very basics of any society, and is the same with different types of Christian groups (denominations, if you will). Each Christian group has a particular culture that is unique to that group, whereby their distinctive culture defines their social norms. In other words, the specific set of attitudes, values, goals, mannerisms, dress, and even language that is common to each group will define what is acceptable and what is not acceptable for the individuals of that group.
When infiltrating any particular group, the occult infiltrators have had specific religious programming, through either a general type of programming from having been raised in that environment (commonly referred to as brainwashing), or by having been thoroughly briefed by an occult mentor on the religious culture of that particular society. This helps the conscious or unconscious infiltrator blend into the particular group to which they have been assigned. They will have similar mannerisms, dress, and language that will give others the assumption that their attitudes, values and goals are the same, even when they are not.
This is how occultists infiltrate Christian churches, and how some Christian witches can speak the name of Jesus with no ill effect.
This infiltration would be largely impossible, or at least easier to detect, if Christians would follow the Biblical standards on social norms rather than the standards of the society around them:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.” (BSB)Romans 12:2
There are other aspects to religious programming, such as baptism. Baptism can be thought of as “immersion,” and is an outward display of what we are immersed in already. The true Christian is baptized in water as a symbol of being immersed in Christ Jesus. In other words, since we have died to our old nature (the sinful flesh) through repentance, we are then baptized to symbolize being buried and raised with Christ. (Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:4)
Occultists, too, will often go through a ritualistic baptism. Many times this is done as a child, almost as a type of dedication ritual, using water or blood (sometimes both), and is a spiritual symbol of being immersed in Satan (rather than Jesus Christ).
However, for the purposes of church infiltration as an adult, the occultist will sometimes go through a secondary baptism, usually by water, after they “confess Christ” (a New Age version of Christ, and not the true Jesus Christ). This is not the same type of water baptism that is spoken of in the Bible, but it does have the same spiritual significance. This baptism can serve as a way by which the occultist can honestly tell Christians that they have been baptized. But more importantly, this baptism reinforces their immersion in Satan (rather than Jesus Christ) and strengthens their spiritual connection to the demonic, helping them fulfill their assignment.
We, the authors, have had experiences with religious programming, as described below.
Carolyn, as a conscious occult infiltrator who thought she was doing the work of God, was trained in particular Christian language and activities in order to lessen the effect the language or rituals would have on her. For instance, instead of saying, “Jesus Christ,” she would say, “Jesus the Christ, or simply “Christ.” Reading or quoting scripture with the name of Jesus in it was never a problem for Carolyn and her fellow infiltrators; however, they did find it difficult to voluntarily say “Jesus” in a conversation without feeling some inner discomfort. To get themselves over this hurdle, they immediately focused on a different Jesus: an esoteric, New Age version. Carolyn’s small group of infiltrators were also taken through a type of false “salvation ritual” in a private setting with their occult mentors, so they would be able to say they had already “said the prayer of salvation,” and would not be compelled to publicly confess Jesus Christ.
Loren, an unconscious occult infiltrator, was programmed with Religious Programming through trauma-based mind-control programming (TBMC). But she was also raised in a charismatic, UPC/Apostolic environment, and so from birth, her daily, general religious programming lent itself to invoking the name of Jesus and occasionally talking about the blood of Jesus, which is normal for many charismatic churches. Certain phrases, however, were not part of her religious script, and anytime those words or phrases were used, there was a feeling of discomfort and unease. For instance, the word “salvation” was not used at all, and there was no public or verbal confession of Jesus Christ; instead, the religious script, “I’ve got the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues” was used, as speaking in tongues was seen as the sign of salvation, and unless a person spoke in tongues, they were going to Hell. (This emphasis on tongues and insistence that every believer should speak in tongues, and the refusal to openly and publicly declare Jesus Christ, was one major reason why it was easy for Satanists and Luciferians to infiltrate.) Although the name “Jesus Christ” was somewhat acceptable, the name “Christ Jesus” was generally avoided; however the name “Jesus” was accepted and spoken regularly. The term “Holy Spirit” caused serious discomfort and was not used at all, and “Holy Ghost” was used instead. Even the title “Christian” was not acceptable and rarely used, and she was taught to describe her religious belief system not as Christian, but as “Apostolic” or “Pentecostal.”
The reason this religious programming works so well, evidenced in particular through charismatic witches, is because of religious spirits. There are different types of religious spirits that are specific to the script of each individual’s religious programming. These religious spirits not only drive the individual’s thoughts and actions, but they act as a filter, distorting messages the individual receives. For example, distorting Scripture to say something that it does not say, or to cause the truth of Scripture to not be received.
These religious spirits also act as a shield, guarding other demons that are controlling and influencing the individual, as well as plugging the ears and dulling the understanding of the individual themselves. Any word or action that is a part of the individual’s religious script is allowed by the religious spirit and does not bother them. Any word or action that is not part of the individual’s programming script that happens to slip around the religious spirit, causes the person serious discomfort and unease.
So in this way, charismatic witches are able to pray in the name of Jesus, perform miracles in the name of Jesus, and “plead the blood of Jesus.” Furthermore, when we consider the fact that they are not operating out of faith in the person of the true Jesus Christ, but out of the spirit of the anti-Jesus (antichrist), it’s not so difficult to understand how the charismatic witch can use the name of Jesus without any seeming ill effect.
Scripture speaks of this troubling and sometimes confusing aspect of infiltrators. We offer three Biblical references (emphasis and notation added):
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”Matthew 7:15, 20-23 (KJV)
“Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.”Acts 19:13-16 (KJV)
→ Interesting to Note: It is thought-provoking to consider that the evil spirit spoke the name of Jesus and was not affected by personally speaking that statement of fact.
“I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims a Jesus other than the One we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit than the One you received, or a different gospel than the one you accepted, you put up with it way too easily.”2 Corinthians 11:3-4 (BSB)
Demons and Ascended Masters
1. Some occultists make reference to a “Master Jesus” or “Master Yeshua,” and they believed that Master Jesus/Yeshua is the earthly incarnation of Master Sananda, whose “higher aspect” is Lord Maitreya, a Galactic Master.(12) Obviously, this is not Jesus Christ, Son of God, whom we read of in the Bible, but fallen angels who go by the name Jesus, Yeshua, Sananda, or Maitreya.
2. In her book, The Beautiful Side of Evil, Johanna Michaelsen recalls the questions her Christian sister had asked her of the spiritual experiences she was having, and of a “Jesus” (who she later realized was a demon) by whom she was guided:
“You say you can tell the difference between good and evil spirits, but how can you be sure your senses haven’t been deceived?” “Yes, Pachita performs amazing operations, but how do you know for sure her source of power is God?” “You say you believe in Jesus — but which one?” “How do you know the Jesus you see in your laboratory is the Jesus of the Bible?” “How do you know demons are truly being cast out. Is it possible they are play-acting?”(13)
These are questions every Christian should ask of themselves, particularly if they have been involved in the charismatic movement, and when encountering charismatics who come in the name of Jesus with all sorts of spiritual manifestations and claim to have spiritual experiences with a Jesus or through the guidance of a Jesus: is it the real Jesus, or a false Jesus?
V. Goal of the Infiltrators Within Charismatic Christianity
The ultimate goal is to train people, through occult doctrines and techniques, to come into agreement with and enter into a false “unity,” also known as “Christ Consciousness” (among other phrases), thinning the veil between the spirit world and the physical world, thereby paving the way for the false Christ (the final Antichrist(14)) to appear.
This plan is being implemented throughout the world in various ways, depending upon the culture of each group of people. In regards to Christianity, this is being accomplished through the charismatic movement in the following ways:
1. Pushing forward Satan’s end-time agenda of using the charismatic movement to move people away from being God-centered.
- Charismatic comes from the Greek word, charisma, meaning “a gift of grace, or an undeserved favor” (usually, a spiritual gift).(15) The charismatic movement is a movement that is centered on and motivated by these gifts, and is not centered on God. It is also fueled by spiritual experiences and manifestations rather than the truth of the Word of God.
2. This end-time agenda is encouraging people to open themselves up to demonic influence and possession:
- by causing people to focus on outward appearances, including the outward expression of gifts and abilities, so they have an appearance of “holiness and spirituality” rather than the actual intent of the heart to be holy.
- This creates a spiritual atmosphere of uncleanliness in which demons can thrive and manifest through.
- by cultivating a desire for spiritual manifestations and experiences.
- These spiritual manifestations and experiences are being provided by the demonic and are getting the individual addicted to the spiritual high they are receiving through those manifestations and experiences.
- by artificially boosting the ego, causing Christians to falsely believe they can not be demonically influenced and possessed.(16)
- The Bible clearly warns against false doctrine, as it will lead people into being led astray and falling into delusion. The falling away spoken of in 1 Timothy 4:1 doesn’t take place because the Spirit-filled Christian wakes up one day and decides they’d rather work for Satan and go to Hell; but rather, because they have willfully, albeit ignorantly, opened themselves up — usually by small increments over a long period of time — to false doctrine and to the influence and control of the demonic.(17)
- This willful ignorance of the Christian is actually making them an easy target for demonic influence and control.
- through the insertion of doctrines of demons that are leading people, by way of deception, to purposefully open themselves up to demonic influence and control.
3. This plan also involves infiltrating Christianity through the charismatic movement, and leading people into practicing the occult by inserting particular doctrines, attitudes, and activities, but renaming them using “Christian” language, thereby making them acceptable to an ever-increasing portion of Christians.(18)
4. Furthermore, the infiltrators take people away from the written Word of God by:
- encouraging and fostering within others a desire for spiritual experiences over relationship with the Father and sound Biblical doctrine.
- encouraging people to focus on self rather than the Heavenly Father. For example:
- to look “inward” for healing of self rather than to their Heavenly Father;
- or, to look “inward” for knowledge and understanding, rather than to Scripture.
- encouraging people to look in other places for guidance, answers and solutions, rather than the written Word of God.
- The infiltrators themselves will often be the ones to provide these answers and solutions, often by twisting and grossly misinterpreting Scripture.
- This also includes people seeking out “faith healers” or “deliverance ministers” (often at the prompting of the conscious or deceived infiltrator), instead of their Heavenly Father for healing. It has been our experience and observation that within the charismatic movement, these “faith or deliverance” ministers are operating under a spirit of witchcraft.
VI. You Will Know Them by Their Fruit
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strife, jealousy, wrath, selfishness, divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”Galatians 5:19-24 (KJV)
Very often in charismatic circles, good feelings or false proclamations of such feelings (“fake it ‘till you make it”) are considered fruit of the Spirit. Or, spiritual manifestations or experiences are considered to be fruit of the Spirit. Or, supernatural powers and gifts are considered to be fruit. Or, a westernized view on success is considered to be fruit of the Spirit. Even the results of their work, especially work they consider to be done for God, is very often considered fruit of the Spirit. But this is not a Biblical view on what the fruit of the Holy Spirit is.
People often look at outward appearances and assume “if it looks good, then it is good.” However, this also is not a Biblical view on what the fruit of the Holy Spirit is.
There is also a tendency to be “works focused.” We try really hard to do all the right things, and try really hard to not do the wrong things, and if we manage to do the right thing, we believe this is evidence of God’s work in our lives — fruit. But even if we manage to mostly do and say the right things, and even if we mostly manage to not say or do the wrong things, this is not a Biblical view of what the fruit of the Holy Spirit is, either.
Fruit of the Spirit
Aside from botanical or biological definitions, fruit is defined as: the effect or consequence of an action or operation. Synonyms: product, result.(19)
The Bible defines fruit as “a result or gain.”(20)
To put it simply, fruit is not what we do, but the effects or results of what we do. When we work or expend our efforts, there is a result, either for better or for worse.
The fruit of laboring out of our own abilities, either physically or spiritually, isn’t fruit of the Holy Spirit, even though the results may be good. This is the fruit of human labors.
If we are laboring with the Holy Spirit, the fruit of our labor will bring good results (fruit), and not inconsistent or bad results. And although the good result of our Godly labor is not the “fruit of the Spirit” spoken of in Galatians 5, it can come as a result of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
To put it simply, the fruit of the Holy Spirit comes as a result of His work, and when the Spirit of God works and expends His efforts in our lives — when He expands His influence in our hearts — there is always good results.
When the Holy Spirit works inside of us, the effect or result (the fruit) is described in Galatians 5:22: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This fruit is a result of the work of the Holy Spirit and is evidence that He is working in our lives. If we follow after and walk in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit will produce His fruit in our lives, and we will reap eternal life; but if we follow after and walk in the flesh, we will produce unholy fruit, and we will reap destruction. (Romans 8:13-14; Galatians 6:8)
The fruit of the Spirit has nothing to do with material possessions or worldly success.
The fruit of the Spirit doesn’t fade away after an emotionally-charged church service or sermon is over.
The fruit of the Spirit has nothing to do with human emotions that are prone to fluctuations and dependent upon circumstances.
The fruit of the Spirit does not bring peace and joy to someone one day, and a nervous breakdown the next day. At the least, this is evidence of the poor or useless work of human efforts, and may also be evidence of the work of an unholy spirit.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit is lasting. It is not a singular work that instantly transforms us into His likeness. But rather, the effect of His Spirit working within our hearts grows and multiplies, bringing spiritual maturity and wisdom over time. It is a continuous effect, manifesting not in the mask we wear, or the façade we hide behind, or the religious programming scripts we parrot, but in our very state of being. It is genuine, and not a “fake it ‘till we make it” attitude. The fruit of the Holy Spirit — the result of His work in our hearts — brings us love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This, in turn, affects every aspect of our lives, and we produce good works, and those works produce good fruit.
Question: Is it wrong for us to try to do the right thing? How do we avoid the bad and do the good?
Answer: It is a matter of focus. By ourselves, we are not righteous, and if our focus is on our own works (avoiding the bad and doing the good), although we might be a “good” person by most worldly standards, it is still not the righteousness of God.
Many of us find ourselves trying to overcome the flesh on our own and trying to produce good fruit on our own, but this is a useless endeavor, because none of us are righteous on our own merit (Romans 3:10). Since the focus is on our works, rather than on our Heavenly Father, either we get puffed up with pride in what we consider to be our own good fruit, or we begin to fail and lose heart because our fruit is bad. This can be particularly true of those who are stuck in cycles of self-destructive behaviors and addictions. Paul spoke to the frustration of this struggle in Romans 7:15 — “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do.” (BSB)
But when the Holy Spirit works in us, the effect of His work is positive, and because He changes and transforms our heart, we end up doing the right thing after all: producing good works, and those good works producing good fruit. By focusing on our relationship with our Heavenly Father, submitting to His will, and walking in obedience to Him through following the example of Jesus Christ, His Spirit produces the good fruit in our lives. It is no longer our effort to produce good fruit, but His work that is producing the good fruit, and His work that continues to produce good fruit.
“I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.”John 15:5 (BSB)
Fruit of the Unholy Spirits
Spiritually speaking, there is also rotten or lying fruit — fruit of the unholy spirits. Living by the flesh (as opposed to living by the Spirit of God) will cause us to reap destruction, and this is evidence of the unholy fruit that results from living by the flesh. 2 Peter chapter 2 offers a vivid description of this.
So what are the works of the flesh? Galatians 5:19-21 is one passage that gives a short list of the works of the flesh:
“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and sorcery; hatred, discord, jealousy, and rage; rivalries, divisions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (BSB)
(See also Matthew 15:19, Colossians 3:5, Revelation 21:8, and Revelation 22:15.)
Romans 6:20-23 tells us what happens when we live by the flesh and are slaves to sin:
“For when you were slaves to sin, you were free of obligation to righteousness. What fruit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? The outcome of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the fruit you reap leads to holiness, and the outcome is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (BSB)
While the phrase “fruit of the unholy spirits” does not explicitly appear in the Bible, the concept is spoken of throughout, and it is probably safe to assume the opposite of the fruit of the Holy Spirit can be attributed to the fruit of the unholy spirits. Instead of love, there is hate or apathy; depression instead of joy; anxiety and conflict instead of peace; short-temperedness rather than long-suffering; brutality instead of gentleness; evilness and selfishness instead of goodness; unbelief and fear instead of faith; haughtiness and arrogance instead of meekness; indulgence and excessiveness rather than temperance.
However, here are some scriptures that speak to specific results (fruit) that come from the demonic:
● Loss, death, and destruction (steals, kills, and destroys). (John 10:10)
● Causes people to be in a worse condition than they were before. (Matthew 12:43-45)
● Self-destruction and insanity. (Mark 5:1-20)
● Causes people to turn against God. (example: Judas)
● Causes deception and denies Jesus Christ. (2 John 1:7)
● Illness. (Matthew 9:32; Matthew 12:22; Acts 8:7)
● Unholy gifts. (Acts 16:16-18)
Ultimately, however, the unholy fruit that comes about by living in and following after the flesh is spiritual and eternal death. (Romans 6:20-23; Romans 8:13)
Common Effects (Fruit) of Practicing Witchcraft
Sometimes the rotten or fake fruit of the Christian witch within the charismatic movement is obvious; many times it is not, at least not to those who are not within the “inner circles.” What is common, however, is that because this charismatic movement is egocentric (self-centered and not God-centered), a spirit of jealousy and competition runs through these Christian witchcraft groups. While often a Christian mask of humility is worn for public purposes, pride, ego, and a narcissistic controlling spirit are prevalent. As a result, people are often stepped on or stepped over, in an effort to reach the top. In public view, the people in these groups can (but not always) appear to be kind and loving to others within and outside their inner circle, but it’s not uncommon to privately share contempt and ridicule for those outside their inner circle, or for those who are in the group, but don’t fit in well.
Sexual deviancy of various types is usually widespread (such as lust, astral sex, extra-marital relationships, pornography, and the like), but often hidden and/or ignored. Violent displays of temper can also be common, but usually behind closed doors, where only family or close friends can see, and depression is a common problem for many. This depression can be masked behind greed (such as, greed for money, power, and influence), or in an indulgence of the sensual appetites, particularly food, drink, and sex (in the physical or in the astral). Gossiping, lying, and slander are also common problems.
A Spiritual Drug and a Spiritual High
In spite of this, sometimes those practicing “Christian witchcraft” feel little to no negative side-effects while they are practicing. Why? Because sometimes Satan, his fallen angels, and the demons want to keep their human hosts happy. This ensures the human host will be in continued agreement with the demonic, allowing themselves to be used by his (Satan’s) members. So there are not always negative side-effects felt. At least not while they are being used by the demonic. As soon as the demonic are finished with the human host, however, the negative effects will come flooding in. However, during the process of being used, it’s not unusual for positive feelings to be more prevalent.
The process by which Satan and his members control their human hosts is detailed as follows:(21)
● The demonic entities using the human (also known as a vehicle) have a spiritual cord attached to the human, giving them access to the whole person, spiritual and physical, including the ability to manipulate the nervous system and the endocrine system.
● Through that cord they transfer a type of spiritual energy that affects the human’s neurotransmitters, impacting them in the same way it would if they were to take a physical drug that altered their brain chemistry.
● Satan’s members then have the ability to artificially boost a person’s mental and emotional state, causing the brain to release a type of opiate that makes them feel positive and good. People can mistake these positive emotions as something spiritually positive, and be encouraged to continue down the path that the influencing entities are leading them down.
● The entities using that human can also use the brain connection to affect their human negatively when they are moving off course. The person will notice an undesirable difference in feeling, encouraging them to avoid the things which the influencing entities want them to avoid. This negative reinforcement works the same way the positive reinforcement does, and keeps them on the path the influencing entities desire them to go.
So while a select group of people appear to prosper, seem to be happy and blessed, and come across as people who “have it all,” at least from a westernized or humanistic point of view, God looks at the heart. There are always negative effects from practicing witchcraft, and while some seem to have it good in this life, they will reap the consequences in eternity. Furthermore, while the individual themselves may not appear to reap any negative consequences in this life by our human standards, it is certainly passed on to their children and grandchildren, because the spirit of witchcraft attaches itself to family members throughout the generations.
The majority of people practicing witchcraft, however — whether black or white magic, or Christian or non-Christian witchcraft — eventually reap serious consequences in this lifetime as the fruit of the unholy spirits become evident in their lives. But within “Christian” circles, if any negative effects are felt, they are often mistakenly passed off as a demonic attack because they are doing what is right. Or they are ignored as being something that, while scary, is normal because it “happens to everyone.”
For instance, one common problem people experience is “sleep paralysis,” and although this is usually ignored or excused away somehow, this can be one indication that the individual or their family is operating out of a spirit of witchcraft, either purposefully or unintentionally, or has somehow been infected by a spirit of witchcraft, perhaps without even knowing (such as generational ties that were never renounced and broken). The same can be true of night terrors, and although there can be other reasons why night terrors are occurring (such as unresolved trauma), this kind of harassment can sometimes originate from the demonic, and occurs because the person or their family is operating under a spirit of witchcraft.(22)
Subtractions and Transferences
Subtractions and transferences(23) will always take place when one practices witchcraft, but they can be easy to pass off as a naturally-occurring events.
Subtractions are things that are taken away from the individual as a result of practicing witchcraft and can include things such as:
1. Constant money troubles, in spite of hard work and wise investment.
2. Possessions constantly breaking down, being stolen, or lost, in spite of care.
3. Constant physical illness, in spite of taking care of self.
4. Constant accidents, bringing injury to self or destruction of property.
5. Constant strife within the home, tearing apart relationships.
Transferences occur in two different ways:
1. When the individual gets what they desire, yet tragedy personally strikes them elsewhere. For example:
- The individual may receive a demonic healing, but they unexpectedly lose a lot of money.
- The individual may receive a promotion at work or what seems to be a better job, but their physical or mental health begins to rapidly decline.
- The individual may receive a windfall of money, but their marriage deteriorates.
2. Or, when there are no seemingly bad effects to the individual, but their family members are beset by tragedy or misfortune. For example:
- The individual feels fine, but family members or loved ones begin suffering physical illness, in spite of taking care of self.
- The individual is seemingly doing well, but family members begin to be injured in bizarre accidents.
In and of themselves, these things are not necessarily indicative of someone practicing witchcraft. There are many examples of Godly men and women suffering Satanic and human persecution, in spite of doing the right thing. Likewise, there are many instances where people suffer the consequences of their own human mistakes or bad judgement, or the mistakes and bad judgement of others around them. There are also accidents that happen or tragedy that strikes, because life is full of strife. However, the charismatic witch will suffer these things as a result of practicing witchcraft, and it’s often a relentless suffering, with one negative thing after another happening to them or their family members.(24)
Kurt Koch, in his book “Demonology Past and Present: Identifying and Overcoming Demonic Strongholds,” states that through his experience in counseling and treating people medically, he was able to pinpoint five particular areas in people’s lives that can be affected from being involved in occult activities:(25)
1. A person’s faith in God is negatively influenced.
2. There are huge negative changes in a person’s character.
3. The person will often suffer from mental or psychical illnesses, such as depression, suicidal thoughts, et cetera.
4. The mental health of the person suffers greatly through psychoses.
5. It begins (or continues) a cycle of “hereditable mediumism,” whereby the involvement of witchcraft leads one’s children and grandchildren to be negatively impacted down to three or four generations.
In his book “Occult ABC: Exposing Occult Practices and Ideologies,” Koch speaks of transferences by noting the following:(26)
“Families in which charming is practiced, whether actively or as a patient, are literally pursued by misfortune. Suicide, murder, serious and incurable diseases, and many other troubles abound in such families.” (page 135)
“In counseling I have occasionally found the following pattern. When one member of a family has been delivered from demon possession or a serious occult oppression, another member of the family sometimes comes under the power of the same spirit. This only happens in those cases where the whole family does not place itself under the protection of Jesus Christ.” (page 137)
Such is the fruit of the unholy spirits: while there may be short-term “good feelings,” in the end there is destruction.
1 Projection: a psychological defense mechanism in which individuals attribute characteristics they find unacceptable in themselves to another person. (source: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/projection) For more research about common defense mechanisms, see: https://psychcentral.com/lib/15-common-defense-mechanisms/?all=1
3 Bailey, Alice A. “Preparation for the Reappearance of the Christ.” The Reappearance of the Christ. New York: Lucis, 2013. Web. www.lucistrust.org/online_books/the_reappearance_the_christ/chapter_seven_preparation_for_the_reappearance_the_christ 183-84.
4 This is explained in some detail in Section Three, under “Fractals.”
5 For research: “What is the difference between exegesis and eisegesis?” https://www.gotquestions.org/exegesis-eisegesis.html
7 For research: https://www.google.com/#q=christian+witchcraft. This link is the results of a Google search for the term “Christian witchcraft,” and as would be expected, many of the search results are occult in nature. The link in this book is safe as far as we, the authors, know it to be; however, follow all subsequent links found on this Google search page at your own risk, as not all may be safe.
8 Similarly, a medium who does not identify as a “Christian” may not refer to these types of activities as witchcraft, either, but they may say the source of their gifts and abilities comes from a “higher power,” a “universal god,” “the light or power within,” or something similar.
9 Many Luciferians consider themselves to be “Christian,” but they believe themselves to be “more Christian” through reaching a higher level of understanding that comes with their “spiritual evolution.” Lower-level initiates who are consciously Luciferian believe the spiritual being they serve, Lucifer, is not the same being as Satan; those who reach full illumination, however, learn otherwise. In reality, since Lucifer and Satan are the same being, Luciferians are practicing a form of Satanism (worship of Satan in place of the true God), as are all other occult religions.
10 Kabbalah is Jewish mysticism, giving esoteric interpretation to Scripture, and is related to the fractal spirituality found within “emanationism.” The basics behind fractal spirituality and emanationism is discussed in Section Three, under “Parallel Occult Teachings.”
11 Macionis, J. J. (2006). Society: the basics (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. 36,44.
12 See also the section in this book, “Channeling and Walk-ins.”
13 Michaelsen, J. (1982). The Beautiful Side of Evil. Eugene, OR: Harvest House. 137.
14 There is a distinctive difference between “a false Christ” and “the final Antichrist,” and the Bible says there will be many false Christs. So while occultists are preparing for “the Christ,” they usually mean a “global ruler.” This will be an individual whom sincere Christians will recognize as “a false Christ,” and could possibly be the forerunner to the final Antichrist. The important thing to note is that the multitudes of false Christs over the many centuries are all paving the way for the final Antichrist, which is what we are referring to here.
15 Strong’s Greek: 5486. χάρισμα, ατος, τό (charisma). (n.d.) Web. www.biblehub.com/greek/5486.htm
16 For one example of Satan filling (influencing and possessing) the heart of professed believers in Christ Jesus, see Acts 5:1-11.
17 For further research: 2 Peter 2:20-22, Hebrews 6:4-6, Hebrews 10:26-27, Revelation 21:7-8
18 For related reading, see the chapter in this book: “Old versus New“
19 Fruit. (n.d.). Web. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fruit
20 Strong’s Greek: 2590. καρπός (karpós). (n.d.). Web. http://biblehub.com/greek/2590.htm
21 To study this in more detail, see the chapter in this book, “Seat of Dominion.”
22 Finding freedom and deliverance from the spirit of witchcraft is very simple: it comes through confession, repentance, and submitting to the will of your Heavenly Father. To read more on these things, see the chapters in this book, “Finding Freedom,” “How to Pray,” and “Spiritual Warfare According to Scripture.”
23 These subtractions and transferences can also be seen as “Fruit of the Unholy Spirits.”
24 The charismatic occultist will often see these negative things as part of their “spiritual warfare,” and will double-down on their efforts to wage such warfare using methods that are not Scriptural and that are, in fact, witchcraft. See the chapter in this book, “Spiritual Battle / Spiritual Warfare.”
25 Koch, Kurt E. Demonology Past and Present. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1973. 96-101.
26 Koch, Kurt E. Occult ABC. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1978. 135,137.