Monday, May 12, 2014

Curse Breaking Series - Ghost Hunters and Spiritism Part III

Necromancy - Consulting the  Dead

In this installment of, A Field Guide to Spiritual Warfare - the Blog, in our series on Curse Breaking - Ghost Hunting and Spiritism, we're going to examine necromancy and divination, and it's cultural relevance in ghost hunting and Christian beliefs. 

If you have just dived into this series, you can take a look at the first 2 parts in this series, Part I - Spiritualism and Part II - Saul Consults the Long Island Medium. In Part III we're going to examine necromancy and divination, and how ghost hunting Christians, have not only stepped over a fine line of God's, but have trampled on it. 

My background is in deliverance ministry and exorcism. If you read my blogs you'll notice I am not too fond of 95% of the deliverance books that are out there. I actually quit buying deliverance books once I became assertive in my own spiritual authority to stand up to the forces of darkness. I have been walked through this training by the Holy Spirit. Myself, and my team have done, close to, if not well over, 1000 cases with supernatural battles against the forces of darkness. These all involved some form of house (with activity, murder scene, etc) blessing, deliverance, major curse breaking from the occult, spirit detachment or an exorcism. My team is in no way involved in any paranormal investigations. We are a ministry team to assist people with supernatural battles beyond the scope of their local church clergy. I just want you to keep this in the back of your mind when you read something I write here that may really sound crazy to you. I draw upon my battlefield experience. Not from some deliverance book that was ghost written for some popular Christian mega pastor-author-speaker based on his voice recorder notes. Sorry. Sad but true. A lot of deliverance books are ghost written. The funny part is I am starting to hear these speakers quote A Field Guide to Spiritual Warfare - under the guise of what some would consider 'flattery'. Isn't imitation the greatest form of flattery? But even under 'flattery' you should really quote your sources. Some copy cat titles are beginning to emerge, such as The Real Life Field Guide. I mean excuse me, having battles with the occult, demonic shadow manifestations, and objects flying around your house during intercession wasn't real life? Again, it's another book ghost written - caveat emptor! Buyer beware!  So much for the integrity at the pulpit.

Well, I digressed. The information herein comes from battlefield experience. My intent isn't to get a bullhorn like those evangelists on the streets do and call out people's sins. My intent is to demonstrate to any of you who are Christians and ghost hunting, how dangerous of a mix this REALLY is. Christians participating in ghost hunting are already demonized with some sort of spiritual attachment. The attachment is in the disguise of wanting to go out to more spiritually active areas. Why? To load you up with more spirits! The rule of thumb is do not consult the dead. Ghost hunting is not seeking proof of the supernatural, it is consulting the dead for answers you should be seeking through your faith. You're asking the demonic for proof of your eternity. This information came from people our ministry had to clean up and detach dark spirits from.

There's a reason God instructed us not to mess with this. These spirits are demonic! Look at what the book of Deuteronomy says, Necromancy and Spiritism are FORBIDDEN under the law of God.

Spiritism Forbidden

“When you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 18:9-13)

The law clearly states that "WHOEVER" does these things is in rebellion to God. The law doesn't stop there.
31 “‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:31)

How are we defiled? By spiritual attachment and rebellion against the word of God. God is warning you that if you mess around with this stuff you WILL get proof of their existence. Only not in the form of proof you thought you would get. It would be in the form of severe demonic oppression or possession. The goofy thing is, my ministry has worked with Christians who have dabbled in the occult. When the Christian got demonized or got the mojo in the form of a curse, they went to a psychic or a gypsy to break the curse. Some people went to numerous psychic and gypsies (both are divination), paid thousands of dollars for useless help or got further demonized - before they came to Jesus for help! You will get defiled if you mess with this stuff. The worst defilement is the rebellion to God with your ghost hunting activities. This is what opens up a doorway to the demonic and it's you who holds the door open for them! You can't cry out to God for help and and at the same time usher in the demons. The more demons that come in the more they tell you Jesus cant help you. They're right. Jesus won't help you while you're being duplicitous in your spirituality. He'll let you go back to you own vomit (Proverbs 26:11). People always ask me, but Pastor Mike, how can a Christian be demonized? God allows us to have free will. Under this domain God allows for us to be stupid. Stupid is what gets you demonized! Pastor Mike, could you clerify stupid? Yes, it looks like this, when you're cursing yourself by going to demons for knowledge of the after-life. You need to consult God about supernatural matters - not the realm of darkness. If you're asking a spirit questions and demanding a response, this is seeking knowledge from demons.

In the book of Isaiah,

19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? (Isaiah 8:19)

I have been using the New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation, but the King James Version (KJV) translation really brings it home. Let's look at these verses again, sometimes the KJV translation speaks for itself,

When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God. (Deuteronomy 18:9-13)
In Leviticus,

31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:31)

Have you noticed a trend on what term was used in KJV? "Familiar spirits" - demons!
And Isaiah,

19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
(Isaiah 8:19)

There it is again! Familiar spirits! So who are communicating with us in haunted houses? What is it that is twisting the flash light on and off, speaking through the spirit box, spelling out on the ouija or witch board, showing up as a shadow on the wall, giving a response with knocks, or leaving an EVP? It's a demon! The dead can't respond to you. If you believe this your not practicing the Christian faith you're a spiritist! The greatest danger aside from offending God is being sucked into a demonic obsession in speaking to the spirits.
Any and all form of communication with the dead is forbidden by the word of God. The spirit knocking and spirit boards were the method of choice of communication for some time. The spirit board is more commonly known as a OUIJA board.  The OUIJA board is so last millennium. So now spiritualists use digital voice recorders, that you can pick up at any office supply store, and have conversations with spirits. A spiritualist will ask a spirit questions, pause, and let the spirit speak. When playing back the conversation, paranormal investigators listen for spirit responses captured on the digital recording device.  Spirit boxes are another high tech toy that has a microprocessor the spirits can use to articulate speech through using computer phonemes. The spirit box has a dictionary of words the spirit can access and respond in real time to a paranormal investigator. Now you don't even need the medium to speak with the dead. The spirit box has gained popularity by it's regular usage on the Ghost Adventures show on the travel channel. As a side note, the Ghost Adventures crew, Zac Bagan, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin have all experienced demonic torment from their involvement in paranormal investigation. Aaron Goodwin has been an open book on Ghost
Adventures, that his marriage ended because of demonic spirits that attached to him, Zac and Nick, from their paranormal investigations. Zac still reports on his blogs he gets night terrors and physical attacks. Aaron, by the way, is an awesome down to earth guy. I met Aaron twice while ministering in Las Vegas. He'll never remember me. But I do remember what a great guy he is. He's the reason I tune into GA every week. One of these days Aaron Goodwin I would love to sit and have a chat with you. You have the M16 business card. Next time your in Northern California or I run into you in Vegas - let's go get a beer and share some stories. This Pentecostal pastor has some war stories you haven't heard yet!


Does contacting the dead still sound exciting to you?  If you have messed with contacting spirits and you know there is an oppression around you, repent! You may need a prayer team present if you are repenting of ghost hunting. You may find yourself unable to repent of this sin. That's the spiritual attachment at work.

Heavenly Father I come before you today to repent of my involvement of contacting the dead. I understand that what I did was against you and your Word. I ask for forgiveness and that I am cleansed from all assignments and curses I opened up on myself and my family line. I take ownership of my actions in spiritualism and paranormal investigation and I renounce my involvement in this. I repent for seeking spirits, angels and miracles in the afterlife. I repent for seeking power and knowledge from demonic sources. I repent fro not following the one truth – you Jesus. I ask that your truth set me free. I renounce Satan. In Jesus name I ask that I be made clean before your eyes and be made whole. I will sin no more in spiritualism and paranormal investigation. I ask that this curse be taken from me and I receive blessings from you God. In Jesus precious name I pray. AMEN.

Well, that's it for today. More to come.

Feel free to comment, slander, throw stones, or ask questions below.

Rev. Mike

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