October 29th, 2016
The Occult is Rooted in Darkness
Isaiah 8:19-20 (KJB) 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? 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
The prophet Isaiah warned about men near Judah and Israel who routinely practiced interacting and communicating with dark and deadly spirits. Isaiah understood that having anything to do with the occult was a dangerous spiritual practice and worthy of a stark warning for anyone willing to listen.
The occult was widely practiced in ancient history and many variations are still popular and practiced often today. The occult has many “dark spiritual flavors” including Astrology, channeling, yoga, Kabbalah, Wicca, Satanism, divination, mysticism, and magic to name a few.
The occult has its roots in spiritual death and darkness and clearly, stands in stark opposition to the holiness and righteousness of a living God. Practicing it is communicating with or relating to the dark spirit of satan rather than spiritually connecting and communicating with the goodness and light of God.