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Forbidden practices of the Occult


Gen. 41:8 (Magicians and wise men)
Ex. 7:11-12, 22 (Secret arts)
Ex. 8:7, 19 (Magicians and enchantments)
Ex. 20:3-5 (Supernatural experiences outside of God)
Ex. 22:18 (Punishable by death)
Lev. 18:21-24 (Forbidden practices)
Lev. 19:26,31 (Enchantment, observe times, familiar spirits, wizards)
Lev. 20:6,27 (Punishable by death)
Num. 23:23 (Enchantment and divination)
Num. 24:1 (Enchantments)
Num. 33:52 (Destroy the inhabitants and idols.)
Deut. 4:19 (Worship the host of Heaven)
Deut. 5:7-9 (Previous generations)
Deut. 7:25-26 (Abomination to God)
Deut. 11:16-17 (Poor crops)
Deut. 18:9-12 (Magic practices - spiritism)
Deut. 32:16-17 (Continual inward fears)
Joshua 13:22 (Balaam the soothsayer)
I Sam. 15:22-23 (Witchcraft)
I Sam. 28:1-25 (Necromancy - séance)
II Kings 1:2-4 (Advises your life.)
II Kings 9:22 (Whoredoms and witchcraft)
II Kings 17:17 (Enchantments - divination - wizardry)
II Kings 21:5-6 (Burned son as offering.)
II Kings 23:10-15 (Destroyed idol worship.)
II Kings 23:24 (Familiar spirits, wizards, images, idols, abominations)
I Chron. 10:13-14 (Communication with the dead)
II Chron. 28:1-4 (Abominable practices of the nations
II Chron. 33:6 (Enchantments - witchcraft)
Psa. 58:5 (Charmers)
Psa. 106:28-29 (Worshipped Baal of Peor.)
Eccl. 10:11 (Enchantment)
Isa. 2:6 (Diviners - soothsayers - strike hands)
Isa. 8:19 (Communication with the dead)
Isa. 19:3 (Put a spell upon.)
Isa. 47:9, 12-13 (Predicts the future.)
Isa. 57:3 (Sorceress, adulterer and whore)
Jer. 8:17 (Charmed)
Jer. 10:2 (Prognostication - observing times)
Jer. 27: 9-10 (Enchantments - divination)
Jer. 29:8 (Fortune telling)
Eze. 23:37 (Committed adultery with idols.)
Dan. 1:20 (Enchantments - astrology)
Dan. 2:1 4:1 (Astrology)
Dan. 5:7,11 (Prognostication - observing times)
Micah 5:12 (Witchcrafts and soothsayers)
Zech. 10:2 (Harlotry brought from Egypt.)
Mal. 3:5 (God does not change.)
Acts 8:9, 11 (Simon practiced magic.)
Acts 13:6 (Sorcerer, false prophet)
Acts 15:29 (Meat sacrificed to idols)
Acts 16:16-18 (Divination - fortune telling)
Acts 19:19 (Break heathen images.)
1 Cor. 6:9-10 (Idolaters go to Hell.)
1 Cor 10:20 (Provokes the Lord to jealousy.)
Gal. 5:19-21 (Shall not inherit the kingdom of God.)
Eph. 5:5,11-12 (Have no fellowship with darkness.)
Eph 6:12 (Stand against wiles of devil.)
1 Tim. 4:1 (Doctrines of demons)
2 Pet. 2:1 (Damnable heresies.)
Rev. 9:20-21 (Worshipping demons and idols)
Rev 18:23 (Sorceries)
Rev 21:8 (Lake which burneth with fire and brimstone.)
Rev 22:15 (Who loves and practices falsehood.)

Note: We recommend that you completely read the above Scripture. I paraphrase it to give it's sense. It will give you a good overview of the occult.



The act of influencing by charms and incantations, and the 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).


One who uses the human voice or music to bring another person under psychic control (Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:10-12; II Chron. 33:6; II Kings 17:17; Isa. 47:8-11; Jer. 27:8-9; Daniel 1:20).


Uses incantations and pronounces spells for and of evil spirits.


Put a spell upon someone; to affect by magic (Deut. 18:11, Isa. 19:3).


To put a spell upon.


Serpent Charmer


The practice of dealing with evil spirits, and the use of sorcery or magic (Deut. 18:10-12, II Chron. 33:6; I Sam. 15:23; Gal. 5:19-21; Deut.18:10-12, II Chron. 33:6; I Sam. 15:23; Gal. 5:19-21).


One who deals with evil spirits in order to work a spell on people.


The use of power gained from the assistance or control of evil spirits, especially for divining (Jer. 27:9; Isa. 47:9; Rev. 21:8).


One who uses the human voice or music to bring another person under psychic control.


(Deut. 18:10-14; II Kings 17:17; Jer. 27:8-9; 29:8-9; Acts 16:16-24)


One who uses false means to discover the divine will of GOD.


(Deut. 18:10-14; II Kings 17:17; Jer. 27:8-9; 29:8-9; Acts 16:16-24)


The art or practices of a wizard (Deut. 18:11; II Kings 17:17; Exodus 22:18).


One skilled in magic, male witch, to be destroyed in Israel.


Communication with the dead, and conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events (Deut. 18:11; I Sam. 28:1-25; Isa. 8:19; I Chron. 10:13-14).


Calls forth the spirits of the dead.


Communication with the dead, and conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. STAR GAZING: The divination of the supposed influence of the stars upon human affairs and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects (Isa. 47:12-15; Jer. 10:2; Dan. 1:18-20; 2:1-49; 4:1-37; 5:7-15).


Prognostication and observing times.


(Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:10-14; II Kings 21:6; II Chron. 33:6)


One who pretends to tell futures events.


The act of foretelling events, and prophesying by a spirit other than the Holy Spirit (Jos. 13:22; Micah 5:12-15; Acts 16:16-18).


One who pretends to tell future events.


To foretell from signs or symptoms, and prophesying without the Holy Spirit.




One who uses the human voice or music to bring another person under psychic control.


Room decor using oriental gods, zodiac signs and Aztec sun gods.


Television programs such as Night Gallery, Sixth Sense, Ghost Story, Kreskin, Bewitched, Charmed, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Sabrina The Teenage Witch.


Priests burned children to death as a sacrifice to heathen gods.


Witchcraft is the attempt to exercise control over others for personal gain. It can be practiced by white witchcraft (so called good witchcraft), black witchcraft (evil witchcraft), or someone who doesn't even think that they are a witch. Deliberate witchcraft would be practiced by someone in the occult or Satan worship. You don't have to be a witch or warlock to practice witchcraft.

When we go to a witch to gain hidden knowledge or something for ourselves, we are seeking to them as we would seek to God. We are submitting ourselves to them, become obligated to them and they begin to exercise control over us. Unknown witchcraft would be practiced by someone trying to control others for their benefit or even for good intentions. Parents have a right and responsibility to control children that are underage and are supported by them. Parents do not have the right or responsibility to control children that are of age and are not supported by them especially when they are married.

If you went to a fortune teller to get your fortune told, then you formed a soul tie with that person. There will be an attempt to control your life by that person from then on. Attempted control forms a soul tie. Demons will be sent out to help you and to draw you back to the fortune teller.

God will cut us off. He may kill us as He did Saul for seeking the medium. He may cut us off from His Blessings on us mentally, physically, spiritually or materially. You are placed in bondage by God. You may lose your mind, health, wealth or relationship with God. You are cursed and God may put ties on you to prevent you from prospering. Witchcraft causes demons to be sent to another person to affect their life. The demons may stay on the outside of the person and just talk to the person or may affect their material surroundings. The demons may converse with the demons within the person and get their co-operation for your destruction.


Ezekiel 13:17-23 Prophesy out of their own heart. Save the souls alive that come unto you? Save the souls alive that should not live. Strengthened the hands of the wicked (Heathen). Hunt the souls of my people. Pollute me among my people. To slay the souls that should not die. Made the heart of the righteous sad (Christians). Through witchcraft, God's people can become sad, depressed, captive, killed, backslidden, entrapped.


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 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.


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. There are many ways in which the occult spirits are given ground through various contacts, and cause marital upheaval and other problems. 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.


I strongly recommend that you purchase and read the eleven books written by Win Worley, Hegewisch Baptist Church, Highland, Indiana. www.agapeharvestchurch.com They contain a lot of valuable information about the occult, witchcraft and Satan worship.