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Deuteronomy 18:9 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. 10There 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. 12For 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.
Recently there have been news stories regarding the new Pink Ouija board (and fortunately there is already a boycott taking place as well). As the Bible instructs, we are not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices (2 Corinthians 2:11). Thanks to the likes of “children’s entertainment” like Harry Potter, World of Warcraft, TV shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Charmed and of course, music stars, the occult has become fashionable, cool and “in” for kids and teenagers alike. While this may seem like harmless entertainment, they are embedded with real satanic themes and witchcraft. All of this is designed to make what God has called an abomination much more enticing. Kids are being raised to believe they can get what they want through occult powers and to look to other sources for spiritual fulfillment rather than Jesus Christ. For those who have any doubt about the popularity of witchcraft and wicca (which was invented by Satanist and Aleister Crowley-devotee, Richard Gardner), I strongly suggest you check out the excerpts from the book “Generation Hex”, which chronicled the widespread explosion of the occult amount America’s youth.
And now we have the old Ouija board getting a 2010 upgrade for little girls, by making a pink version that can glow in the dark. Ouija is a tool that people think can contact the dead, but is actually a device to contact demonic forces and evil spirits. All the while providing “answers” to whatever pressing questions the users may have. It provides a way for people to put their spiritual trust and desire in “the world of the dead.”
Since the Garden of Eden, that has been Satan’s mission: to distract our attention, focus and worship from the God of the Bible. Distraction is all that’s necessary to keep an unsaved person in the dark. Many satanists like Marilyn Manson will say that they don’t worship the devil. Well in many instances, this is true. Much of satanism is focused on the self. It instructs the reader to get what they want out of life, do whatever they feel and have no conscience about it. In doing this, they must disregard the Bible and God’s plan for humanity. And ultimately it is turning America and the rest of the world into an occult society, perfectly prepped for the Great Tribulation. The book of Daniel tells us the antichrist will understand “dark sentences” and that “craft will prosper in his hand” (Daniel 8:23-25). Could all of this occult emphasis in the media and pop culture be getting people ready for that kind of leader?
If you are a Christian, the above passage from Deuteronomy is clear. Any dabbling in the occult is an abomination to The Lord. Behind all of these different occult practices are demonic forces who are feeding people what they want to hear. Contacting the dead, or necromancy, is forbidden in the Bible.
By parents bringing these “toys” into their homes, they are giving license to the demonic and evil spirits that come with them. If the Gospels are clear about anything regarding demons, it’s that demons ultimately want to possess and take over their victims completely. The most popular example would probably be the demons who called themselves “Legion” to Jesus because there were so many inside of them inside the body of one man. That is their mission.
Jesus explains this on several occasions. In Luke 11 we read:
24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. 25And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. 26Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Unclean spirits think of people as their homes! This is coming straight from Jesus Christ. But notice that when the home is “swept and garnished” the demon cannot get back on its own. He must go and get more. So you have to make sure as a Christian that you are as far removed from the occult as possible. Keep your hearts and mind clear of these demonic influences. And certainly those of your children.
Do you believe Jesus Christ who warns us to avoid these things? Or do you put your trust in marketing executives who call of this harmless fun while making millions off the sale of their merchandise? It may seem difficult to make a break from such popular activities but that is why the Bible calls on us to be a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2). We must give up those things in our love for Jesus. So to parents, use good discernment and protect your home. And to young people, do not be deceived!
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour