Some months back, I made a poll on this blog’s Facebook page with the question, “Who is more likely to turn to Satan worship, is it a person who has never heard of God or a person who is angry at God?”
Most responders chose the latter option, which I heartily agree with – not only because I’ve seen it time and again, but also due to the fact that there’s a core of rebellion that typifies all forms of Satan worship.
Once you reject God, you open yourself to the only alternative to God, which is Satan. His face may be disguised to you, but he’s no less real.
The occult is technically the defiance of God’s supremacy, and the screenshots from a lady’s Facebook post later in this article highlight this.
Most hardened occultists were formerly believers who are angry at God over something that didn’t happen when and how they expected it in life.
Those who recruit for the devil specifically target these hurting souls to enlist them on their side. The raging anger and unredressed hate within them are necessary ingredients needed in the kingdom of darkness.
In a certain post, I discussed the various forms divination and how the devil uses them to deceive and trap many souls – including Christians who have lost their spiritual bearing but are desperate for an insight into the spirit realm.
Every human being desires natural knowledge, but it is at the point where natural knowledge fails to satisfy this innate craving that mankind begins to seek supernatural knowledge. And there are only two sources of supernatural knowledge: God and Satan.
I have received emails from several Christians asking me if it’s okay to once in a while seek out their horoscopes, or visit a palm reader, or an Ifa priest or consult a visionary in order to know the source of a certain problem in their lives or families.
Many of these Christians are aware of how the Bible expressly forbids such interactions with the realms of darkness, but for some odd reason, they surmise that they are special exceptions to God’s rules, or that He will protect them, even if they cross the spiritual edge to seek help from Egypt.
The narration in Omotoyosi’s post below illustrates how such visits usually leads many people down the road of demon worship and deception, with grave consequences, I must add.
(Warning: there are some profanities in her post).
Omotoyosi was apparently raised in a nominal Christian home. On her blog, Diary of a Confused Girl, she made a post, The Illusion of Happiness, in which she wrote:
In the year 2014, I thought being closer to God would make me feel better, but it never did. Actually that turned out to be a big disaster. Reading the bible only took me to another whole new phase (A story for another day)! By 2015, I was reading every religious book I could lay my hands on. I even tried the Quran. After that phase of craziness, I came to the conclusion that I was not going to find happiness in God.
She obviously had a form of religion but didn’t experience the power in it.
It’s not certain whether she merely followed through the religious motions of a denomination and convinced herself and everyone around her that she was a Christian or she was actually a genuine Believer in Christ who apostatized from the faith. But from her statement above, I will go with the former. She continued:
A few months later, I packed my bags and decided to move back to England. For a short while after that move, I had the Illusion of happiness. I thought I had found my ‘happy place’ (is that even a real thing?…lol). That turned out to be a greater disaster as I moved back to Nigeria 5 months later with nothing in my heart but hate for God and all he stood for. I cut off all my religious friends and made up my mind to have nothing to do with any of them.
So, here it’s clear that she never experienced the presence of God where there is “fullness of joy” (Psa. 16:11). Her happiness was based on material things, friendship and carnal gratification.
And like most people raised in the tidal wave of secular societies, after some time, they get fed up of the emptiness of the world’s fake happiness and moral rotgut and begin to seek something supernatural to fill the holes in their souls. They start looking for a philosophy or system for a moral anchor or spiritual revelation.
This is what propels many individuals who are disenchanted with wealth and success to see a psychic, visit a seance or join an occult group. They want to connect to something higher than themselves – something omnious that secularism or atheism has failed to give them.
But the demonic forces lurking behind these shady figures are ever ready with their nets to trap anyone who patronizes them.
The messages often given to such seekers hinge on a rejection of the Bible, a denial of the reality of sin and death, a rejection of Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation and a denouncement of Christianity with an allowance for a nostalgic return to ancient paganism and worship of spirits (“ancestors,” spirit guides, pagan deities, fallen angels, devas or aliens).
If you seek supernatural knowledge outside the God of the Bible, you are actually acknowledging other gods as your lords and submitting yourself to their bondage.
When you follow their instructions, perform their prescribed rituals and believe their revelations or predictions about your life, you place them at the steering wheel of your life.
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:2-3)
“For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” (1 Cor. 8:5-6).
Technically, there are demon spirits that latch on to people who patronize these shamans, spiritists, seers and psychics whose assignment is to reinforce the supernatural terms of the rituals to the inquirer, or trouble the inquirer until he/she succumbs to the conditions given by the psychic.
In 2016, I read of a medical doctor in Haiti who sought a Voodoo practitioner for power and he was told to recite his request before the image of the “saint” at the entrance of the shrine. The priest told him that whatever step he should take would be communicated to him by this “saint” in his dream.
That night, he had a dream where this “saint”, looking handsome and sunny, instructed him on what to perform to receive occult power and he obeyed.
From that day on, he observed that any patient he attended at work would take a turn for the worse and inspite of all medical help, would end up dying.
When he noticed this disturbing pattern, he began to seek for help elsewhere. Turned out, one of the demon guides of the Voodoo priest had been spiritually attached to him and was destroying his career.
Again, you may wonder how these people can supposedly read minds as it occurred in the above “witch story.” This is an ability given to them by the spirit of divination or their familiar spirits.
The spirit that is introducing certain thoughts into the heart of the unregenerate is usually the one that will tell the psychic what the individual is thinking. This usually becomes difficult for the psychic when it comes to a Christian.
I’ve once met a white garment seer who while discussing, asked me to look deep into his eyes, but I refused, because I understand how hypnotism and telepathy work.
He tried to supernaturally “read” my life right there, but he couldn’t. All the things he said about me were off the mark. This was a man who boasted of hearing “animals” speak to him.
Eventually, he said in obvious defeat, “Just make sure you pray and read your Bible every morning.” What Christian doesn’t already know this is important? He later suggested that I have a “strong spirit.” Of course, because greater is He that is in me than the familiar spirits using him.
God had a reason for this clear warning:
“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.” (Isaiah 31:1).
Just one visit to the agents of the devil for any help or insight can alter your life in ways beyond your imagination. Seek the Lord diligently and He will lead you in the way you should go (Jer. 33:3).