Spiritual Warfare

How Does Dealing in the Occult Affect Your Family? Apostolic Wisdom from Apostle Ivory L. Hopkins

Most people don’t realize the full effect of occult practices until it’s too late and the enemy has set in a stronghold on them and their family. One thing is for sure to dabble in the occult is sin and forbidden in scripture always and it opens a door to demonic bondage.
That being said the effects show up in many was ways these are just a few we have come across in ministering deliverance those who have been involved.
In studying this remember my warning not always the case but it is sin always to dabble in the occult.
1.         Can cause loss of children and death.
ISA 47:9  But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
2.         Causes unidentified attacks and you don’t know why.
ISA 47:11  Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
3.         Inability to succeed in life.
ISA 47:12  Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
4.         Opens the door to spirits of madness and insanity.
ISA 44:25  That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
5.         Can cause your seed to be rejected by God until these curses are broken.
A.        At the altar, you may find a person coming to the LORD manifesting spirits from their family’s occult past trying to hold the new convert under its bondage and trying not to let them give their life to the Lord.
JER 31:11  For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
6.         Loss of peace and whoredom.
2KI 9:22  And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
            Many people manifest a lack of peace and emotional pain due to the effects of past occult practices.  In the case of Jezebel, the whole nation suffered loss of peace because of her witchcraft.
7.         Sexual bondage and fornication.
REV 2:20  Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
            You may see sexual addiction and wonder why.  Some addictions (drugs, alcohol, etc.) may be occult spirits showing themselves in a family line.  Often, in deliverance services, I cast out spirits of addiction connected to occult spirits in the family.
8.         Will cause lack of spiritual growth.
ACT 19:19  Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 
ACT 19:20  So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
            It  blocks understanding the Bible and needs to be broken so the saved person can grow.  In the Book of Acts, they grew after the occult bondage was confessed and forsaken.
9.         It carries with it spirits of rebellion, iniquity, and idolatry.
1SA 15:23  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
10.       Spirits of Slavery on a nation because of witchcraft.
NAH 3:4  Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
NAH 3:4 Who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft.  (NIV)
11.       Causes sickness and infirmity just for going to sorcerers.
ACT 8:9  But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
ACT 8:10  To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.         
ACT 8:7  For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
            The sickness in Samaria was due to the fact that the people of that region went to Simon, a sorcerer, for their healing and became sicker until God sent Phillip, the Evangelist.
12.       Consulting with the dead or familiar spirits can cause your death or death spirits to enter into your family line, causing miscarriages, suicidal thoughts, and depression. 
Once, I dealt with a lady who thought that her dead brother was communicating with her.  The communication started out very familiar, the spirit had mannerisms of her dead brother that was so convincing that she thought it was him. 
It was only when this demon started physically attacking her son at night that she realized that it was not the brother who had died, but another force that was evil and deadly, because her brother would never have attacked her son. 
In our society, we have a tendency, when a loved one dies, to elevate them to being Guardian Angles over our lives; which is not true.  No one’s dead relative is watching over the affairs of the living. 
Ecclesiastics 9:5-6 says that they have no more portion forever in anything that is done under the sun.  If they are saved, they are absent from the body and present with the Lord (II Cor 5:8), and if they are lost, they lift their eyes up in hell until Judgment Day (Luke 16:19-31, Rev. 20:14-15).
1CH 10:13  So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
1CH 10:14  And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
            Due to contacting the dead, King Saul died.  I have seen demons that called themselves the dead loved one of an individual, harass the family after they accept the demon’s presence as the will of God, when in fact it is forbidden in scripture.
ECC 9:5  For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
ECC 9:6  Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
            In the name of Jesus, I now renounce all forms of occult practices that I or my family line have been involved in and command spirits that have attached themselves to me or my family line to leave me now in the name of Jesus,  I cast out all related spirits that have entered our family line and I command them to leave us now in the name of Jesus.  Amen
THIS TEACHING IS FROM: SPIRITUAL WARFARE MANUEL ONE Cost $10.00 can be purchased on our website below
Apostle Ivory L. Hopkins P.O.Box 81 Harbeson, Delaware 19951


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