III. Other “Christian” Occult Teachings

By the time you have read this far, it is hopeful that based upon what we have shared with you, you understand that the basic “fractal spirituality” — such as what is found within the Spirit Man theology and Shining Ones teachings — is false and is leading to deception. This is not a simple disagreement over Biblical doctrine; it is a major deception. There can be no agreement between dark and light. There can be no agreement between God and Satan. There is no compromise between doctrines of demons and Biblical doctrine.

There are a few other teachings that are all based on this same fractal spirituality, and they go hand-in-hand with the Spirit Man and the Shining Ones theologies. Hopefully by this time, you will be able to recognize that since they are based on false beliefs, the doctrines or teachings themselves are false. But we are going to dive into a few details, just to make sure this point is clear, and to allow you, the reader, the ability to point to clear writings on specific points within each doctrine that show how these doctrines are false.

Before we get into specifics, it is first important to understand the human element involved in this training and teaching of occult doctrine. Yes, it is demonically led and inspired, but there is human involvement, of course. There are different settings that are used as an opportunity to promote these occult doctrines, as well as training the individuals to help them develop their occult skills. This training can take place in a church setting, a church-sponsored Bible study, or in a “deliverance counseling” session. These can be in person or through various media. There are also seminars to attend, classes to take, as well as books and video lessons to buy, where people will teach others how to “engage” different spiritual elements and have spiritual experiences.

There are often blog articles written or YouTube videos created, offering certain amounts of information that is meant to entice people into spending money for all this training. Buzzwords and catchphrases are used to entice people into these occult doctrines, such as “gain a deeper understanding, engage in high-level spiritual warfare, or activate your spiritual senses.” (See the Glossary for more phrases and words.)

Other times, the training of the charismatic in these occult teachings is facilitated by various types of small “support-group-like” settings, either in person or through different types of social media. They will meet regularly, share their “spiritual experiences,” and give one another encouragement, instruction, and direction as they practice their occult skills through activities they call “prayer, meditation, or spiritual warfare.” These are usually free, but still serve as an enticement to spend money on different products and opportunities that will teach them even more.

A Caveat: In the same way that the “little gods” teachings are repurposed and repackaged every so often and given a fresh new name and a few differing details, so are the following teachings. So depending upon the year and the person trying to sell you these false doctrines, there might be some details that are different than what we have below. Therefore, on most of these points, we try to offer basics and not much detail, especially since we have already gone into detail concerning where much of this is coming from.


A. Teachings Related to “Spirit Man” Theology

There are two main related teachings on the “spirit man” theology: Seat of Dominion and Gateways. As far as we can tell, the teachings on “Seat of Dominion” are directly related to the original teachings on the spirit man, and are being taught by the founder of this theology. On the other hand, the teachings on “Gateways” are something that has come about as an offshoot of the spirit man theology, and is being taught by a completely different person.

■ Seat of Dominion

This teaching is related to the Spirit Man teachings, in that it is the “spirit of the person” who takes control of the Seat of Dominion found within the spiritual realm of the person, for the express purpose to operate within that spirit’s realm. Since the system of a dissociative person is being treated as being equivalent to the “spiritual realm,” for those who are dissociative, the Seat of Dominion is found within their system.

Spiritually speaking, teachers and proponents of this teaching say they believe there is an internal “temple of God” (a mirror of the tabernacles that are spoken of in the Bible) within each person, and inside the individual’s “internal tabernacle” are mirrors of the articles of furniture that are found inside “God’s tabernacle.” They believe the “Seat of Dominion” is found within that internal tabernacle, and that it is the throne of authority for the spirit of the person to rule and reign over the soul and body of the individual. This directs the individual’s actions and special assignments, which are often related to engaging in “spiritual warfare” in the supernatural. They believe that since their spirit is in direct communication with God and that it is up to the individual to learn how to submit to this spirit, then they allow this spirit to take a place of dominance and control over them.

Physically speaking, teachers and proponents of this teaching say the Seat of Dominion is located directly behind the center of the forehead, in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the same location as the third eye. They will often freely and publicly admit that this is the same place as the third eye. They say the Seat of Dominion is meant to be spiritually plugged into that part of the brain, and when the spirit of the person sits on the seat, the individual will feel as if they have been “amped up,” or, filled with energy. After the individual has been “plugged in” to this Seat of Dominion, they believe they are able to grow in dominion and authority through their spirit.

● What’s Really Going On

The name sounds Christian enough (sort-of), but that’s where the similarity ends.

First, there is no Scriptural basis for this whatsoever.

Second, considering the nature of how the Seat of Dominion is being planted inside the system of a dissociative individual through the Spirit Man programming (or the spiritual space inside a non-dissociative person), the Seat of Dominion “exercise” is actually Seat of Dominion Programming that is being placed inside the individual.

Page_181_Seat_of_Dominion.pngThird, even according to their own admission, the Seat of Dominion is equivalent to the 3rd eye that occultists speak of, and it is meant to be the “seat of the spirit.” Likewise, many occultists describe the 3rd eye as being “the seat of the soul,” and by their definitions, the terms “soul” and “spirit” are used interchangeably.

Furthermore, when the so-called spirit of the person takes control of the Seat of Dominion, it has the same effect as what happens when the 3rd eye is opened. There is the initial euphoric rush of adrenaline, and the area on the forehead where the 3rd eye is located can start to tingle and get warm. But not only is this Seat of Dominion exercise opening the third eye, it is also serving as a way for the “head center” or, “crown chakra” to be opened. The words “third eye” and “head center / crown chakra” are terms that occultists use, but they are, in actuality, describing spiritual gateways that are allowing the demonic to control them. These gateways are not the only ways that people can open themselves up to demonic influence and control, but they certainly are quick ways to do so.

● Truth Versus Lie of the Third Eye

There is a web of lies surrounding the third eye and its supposed connection to the endocrine system, specifically the pineal gland. To understand this, let’s first explore the basics of human anatomy as it relates to the endocrine system.

○ THE TRUTH OF HUMAN ANATOMY AS IT RELATES TO THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

According to the website, Inner Body, “the endocrine system includes all of the glands of the body and the hormones produced by those glands. The glands are controlled directly by stimulation from the nervous system as well as by chemical receptors in the blood and hormones produced by other glands. By regulating the functions of organs in the body, these glands help to maintain the body’s homeostasis. Cellular metabolism, reproduction, sexual development, sugar and mineral homeostasis, heart rate, and digestion are among the many processes regulated by the actions of hormones.”1

We aren’t going to go into detail of what each of these systems do, but here is a basic list of the elements that comprise the endocrine system:

1. Hypothalamus.

2. Pituitary Gland

a. Posterior Pituitary

b. Anterior Pituitary

3. Pineal Gland

4. Thyroid Gland

5. Parathyroid Glands

6. Adrenal Glands

a. Adrenal cortex

b. Adrenal medulla

7. Pancreas

8. Gonads

a. Testes (male)

b. Ovaries (female)

9. Thymus

○ THE LIE OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AS IT RELATES TO SPIRITUAL CENTERS OR CHAKRAS

Although there is wide disagreement amongst various occult groups worldwide, one common “westernized” occult view of the anatomy of the endocrine system is that the spiritual centers or chakras relate to the following seven parts of the endocrine system:2

1. Root chakra — gonads (some say the root chakra controls the adrenals)

2. Sacral chakra — adrenals (some say the sacral chakra controls the gonads)

3. Solar plexus chakra — pancreas

4. Heart chakra — thymus

5. Throat chakra — thyroid

6. Third eye chakra — pituitary gland (some say the pineal gland is linked to the third eye chakra as well as the crown chakra)

7. Crown chakra — pineal gland

As you can see, even from this perspective, there’s some confusion among occultists as to exactly which part of the endocrine system each “chakra or center” is supposed to govern. However, when some occultists (or Christians who have been fooled by occultists and occult doctrine), particularly those who would generally be considered “lower-level initiates,” speak of the pineal gland, they are often referring to the third eye.

○ THE LIE OF THE PINEAL

Many self-proclaimed “Christians” are beginning to declare the following about the pineal gland:

● They say this gland is the seat of the soul.

● They say that God created this gland as the means to communicate with us, and in order to do so, we must keep it open.

● They proclaim that the pineal gland is there for us to operate through so we can connect to the supernatural, and in order to do so, we must keep it open.

● They say that sometimes the pineal gland gets calcified and closes, hindering our communication with God; therefore, they say we need to decalcify it. Some of them will offer to teach you how to do this for a fee, of course.

What these “Christians” are actually doing through these teachings is opening, or advocating the opening of, the third eye. They may say, “We aren’t opening our third eye; we’re unblocking our pineal gland.” However, they are giving an occult application to the pineal gland, and what they describe about the “pineal gland” is exactly what many lower-level occultists say about the pineal gland: that it is accessed by opening the third eye, and among other things, that it is a way to communicate with the “spirit world.”

○ THE TRUTH OF THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AS IT RELATES TO SPIRITUAL CENTERS OR CHAKRAS

In reality, however, more “advanced” occultists (often referred to as “high-level initiates”) know that the pineal gland has nothing whatsoever to do with the third eye. This lie is perpetuated in order to deceive people into opening the third eye, which is considered to be a “spiritual center” that can help facilitate communication with the spirit world (what is actually the demonic). It can also be a stepping stone to opening the “head center,” which is where a higher-level connection with the demonic takes place, causing the individual to come under an even stronger bondage to the demonic. Since the demonic desires to have greater control over individuals, the “opening of the third eye” is the gateway to allowing this to take place.

Of course, the occultists are not likely to say these centers or chakras are actually gateways that open communication with the demonic; instead, they use terms such as: spirit world, spirits, angels, the Divine, spiritual beings, Ascended Masters, Galactic Masters, et cetera, and the stated intention is to have a “oneness or unity” with the “Universal Consciousness, Christ Consciousness, the Divine” or other such phrases. But these beings are, in fact, different types of demonic beings that work for Satan, and the “oneness or unity” is, in fact, a unity with the spirit of the antichrist and the demonic. These centers (or, chakras) are nothing more than gateways that connect the individual with the demonic and with the spirit of the antichrist, serving as entryways or portals for the demonic to enter into the individual and to work through them to influence the world at large.

The truth behind the endocrine system and how it is really connected to these centers or chakras, is that once an individual opens themselves up to demonic control (via the gateways), the demonic are able to control their emotions, partially by taking control of their endocrine system. To remind you of what we have already written at the beginning of this book, the process by which Satan and his members control their human hosts is detailed as follows:

1. The demonic entities using the human (also known as a vehicle) have a spiritual cord attached to the human, giving them access to the whole person, spiritual and physical, including the ability to manipulate the nervous system and the endocrine system.

2. Through that cord they transfer a type of spiritual energy that affects the human’s neurotransmitters, impacting them in the same way it would if they were to take a physical drug that altered their brain chemistry.

3. Satan’s members then have the ability to artificially boost a person’s mental and emotional state, causing the brain to release a type of opiate that makes them feel positive and good. People can mistake these positive emotions as something spiritual, and be encouraged to continue down the path that the influencing entities are leading them down.

4. The entities using that human can also use the brain connection to affect their human negatively when they are moving off course. The person will notice an undesirable difference in feeling, encouraging them to avoid the things which the influencing entities want them to avoid. This negative reinforcement works the same way the positive reinforcement does, and keeps them on the path the influencing entities desire them to go.

As stated before, an individual does not have to go through any type of Seat of Dominion exercise, or unblocking or opening of chakras/centers exercises, meditation, or any other types of similar activities in order to open themselves up to the demonic. However, these are quick ways to do so, and regardless of whether such exercises are used or not, the result is the same: the demonic are controlling the individual by artificially boosting or deflating an individual’s emotions, particularly by taking control of the nervous system and by manipulation of certain hormones found within the endocrine system.

Without getting overly technical, allow us to simply explain how this works in a bit more detail. In response to stimuli, the nervous system sends out particular chemicals called neurotransmitters that are fast-acting but short-term. On the other hand, in response to stimuli, the endocrine system sends out certain hormones that, while slower-acting, have a more long-lasting effect.3 These neurotransmitters are directly related to the nervous system, and the glands of the endocrine system are also controlled directly by stimulation from the nervous system. When the demonic have control over your nervous system as well as your endocrine system, they can regulate your emotional and mental states, encouraging you to participate in activities that strengthen their link to you, and discouraging activities which will weaken their link to you.

So, regardless of their doublespeak and their state of doublethink,4 those Christians who believe that their pineal gland allows them to have communication with God have been led into deception. By buying into this lie of the pineal gland, they are actually opening a gateway to the demonic — called the third eye by many occultists, and thinly disguised as this “Seat of Dominion” exercise within certain charismatic groups — and allowing the demonic to begin controlling them through that occult gateway. They begin receiving “spiritual messages,” believing them to be from God, but they are actually from the demonic. They begin having “spiritual experiences,” believing them to be of God, but they are actually part of a demonic deception.

page_186_Seat_of_Dominion.pngThe Bible clearly shows that we are able to have communication with God because of the work of Jesus Christ, and because the Holy Spirit of God now dwells with us and in us. When we have the Holy Spirit of God in us, we are connected to the very Creator of the universe! So the question we have for these charismatics who have fallen for this Satanic deception of the pineal gland is this: is the Almighty Creator of the heavens and earth so weak that He is limited by a gland in your body that He created? If you believe the answer to this is “Yes,” then you are serving the wrong god.

Now that we have a clearer understanding of the endocrine system and how occultists relate it to the centers or chakras — both lower-level initiates as well as more advanced occultists — we will continue on with our study of this Seat of Dominion, as it is an exercise that is actually opening what occultists refer to as the third eye, as well as leading to what they say is the head center (crown chakra) being opened.

Effects of Opening the Third Eye

Opening what occultists call the third eye — or, as some charismatics are putting it, “allowing the spirit to take the Seat of Dominion” — will most certainly lead to an increase of supernatural experiences and open the lines of communication to the spirit world of the demonic. The initial rush of euphoria is common, as well as the high that comes from the supernatural experiences that follow. However, as outlined in upheaval and subtractions, opening this portal or gateway to the demonic can also lead to insanity, nervous breakdowns, depression, or suicidal ideation / suicide attempts. This is especially true if the individual isn’t properly “prepared” beforehand. Bluntly put, this “preparation” consists of getting used to how it feels to be possessed by a demonic entity, having a sharp increase in the sensitivity of the spiritual senses, and not being in complete control of the spirit and body senses.

High-level initiates within the occult are often taught to avoid opening the other centers and just go right for the top (the head center), because essentially they believe the “higher, purer spirit messages” come from the head center, while the “junk” comes from the other centers. By going straight for the top, the effects of the “pure” messages they receive from the top is believed to filter down to the other centers, automatically creating balance.5 But there is still a considerable amount of preparation that is involved beforehand. A large part of their preparation for this is learning to separate themselves from their own emotion, so they are not so negatively affected by the intensity of the supernatural experiences and by the different spiritual entities (demons) they come across. This preparation usually begins from a very young age, and is, in fact, a type of dissociation.

But even many lower-level initiates understand that to get a person to the point of opening what they will usually call the “third eye,” it’s important to go slowly, so as to avoid the sharp contrasts between the highs and the lows. They sometimes manage this process by slowly working their way through each of the “lower centers or chakras.” They believe this will help regulate the emotional and mental states, hopefully avoiding the negative effects.

But whether “high-level or low-level,” many occultists will try to manage their fluctuating emotional and mental states by taking part in activities that will release “feel-good” hormones and chemicals, such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, estrogen, or progesterone, chemicals and hormones that are produced by the nervous system and the endocrine system.6 While taking part in activities that increase and release these chemicals and hormones is not bad in and of itself, what is bad is the chosen activities for occultists are often those things that will continue to keep them open to demonic influences, including yoga, different forms of meditation, and a variety of other spiritual activities. The individual will also be more likely to engage in different types of sexual activity outside of Scriptural boundaries, to release these chemicals and hormones. Quite often they will also resort to abusing drugs or alcohol in an attempt to regulate or alter their own emotional and mental states. But what is really going on, is that these types of spiritually unhealthy activities are being spurred on by the demons who are controlling the individual, encouraging them to engage in these activities as they administer the spiritual drug we have previously talked about, through the fast-acting neurotransmitters of the nervous system, as well as the slower but longer-lasting hormones of the endocrine system. The demonic does this so the individual will continue to remain open to their influence.

But regardless of whether or not the individual has had “adequate preparation” or an “experienced mentor” to help them through the process of opening the so-called 6th or 7th centers, such an activity is not of God, and is actually opening up the person to the demonic.

Seat of Dominion within “Deliverance Counseling”

In implementing this “Seat of Dominion” exercise within a “Spirit Man deliverance counseling” situation, demons are preying on the insecurities and trauma injuries of the individual, as the individual seek spiritual experiences to help them feel more in control. They are told that this “Seat of Dominion” is something that will allow their own spirit to take control of them, and this is supposed to help facilitate healing of emotion, mind, and even body, as well as allow them a deeper level of communication with God.

However, the Seat of Dominion is an exercise that opens what occultists call the third eye, and it facilitates a complete possession of the individual by the demonic in a much faster way than a traditional “opening of the third eye” will do. In this way, it acts much like what occultists refer to as an “opening of the head center,” as well. This is where much of the subsequent upheaval comes from, particularly with individuals who are already experiencing trauma in their life (such as dissociative clients who are dealing with trauma injuries and memory flooding). And for an individual whose “third eye” has already been previously opened, the Seat of Dominion takes that experience to a whole new level, as the demonic spirits begin to quickly invade and drive the individual through those open gateways.

But to make things clear, here is what is really happening through this “spirit” taking control of the individual through the Seat of Dominion:

1. Since we’ve already established that the “spirit” of the person through the Spirit Man theology/programming is either a demonically controlled part of the person, or a demon itself, the person is giving control of themselves to the demonic. They are opening the spiritual space within themselves to be invaded by other spirits.

2. The demonic enter into the individual’s spiritual space, and physically take control of the nervous system and the endocrine system, which is where the spiritual highs and lows come from. (This was talked about in chapter six of Part One, under “A Spiritual Drug and a Spiritual High.”)

3. The demons plug the person into the demonic drug through this supposed “Seat of Dominion,” which is where the “amped up” feeling or the “energy rush” comes from.

a. This “Seat of Dominion” is equivalent to what occultists call the “third eye,” and can eventually lead to the opening of what some call the crown chakra, or the head center.

b. To reiterate, the teachings behind the “centers or chakras” are a demonic deception. In reality, they simply create gateways to allow for communication with the demonic, as well as serve as an opening through which the demonic can enter into and work through.

4. Through this “spiritual drug,” the demonic can manipulate the person’s thoughts and actions through their brain chemistry. They will administer the drug so a high is given, and withhold the drug so a low is experienced.

5. Because of this, the individual seeks the highs through the spiritual experiences that are being facilitated through this gateway. In this way, it will lead to the individual becoming addicted to those spiritual experiences. Some of these experiences include:

a.Seeing in the spirit” or “traveling in the spirit” to places across the earth, or to “heavenly places.” This is actually different types of astral travel/projection and remote viewing, and the “heavenly places” are demonic realms that are set up to be pleasing to the human senses.

b. Having visions. Some of these vision may be real, but they are from the demonic, given with the intent to lead them into delusion, and to keep their focus on the spiritual experiences rather than the Heavenly Father.

c. Receiving their own “angel” (what is actually a demon or a fallen angel) to guide them, lead them into “spiritual truth” (what is actually occult doctrine), and to work with them on assignments.

d. Engaging in what they believe to be “spiritual warfare.” This is basically to keep them warrior-minded, and to keep them busy in activities that will keep them from developing a relationship with the Heavenly Father.

e. An enhancement of their occult gifts that they mistakenly believe to be from God, such as: astral travel, telepathy, seer gifts, et cetera.

f. This can also lead to or intensify other types of addictions, such as alcohol, drugs, food, or sexual addictions, as the demons influence the individual through the gateway/s that the person has left open.

g. The influence and control the demonic have on the individual will begin to change the personality of the person. These personality changes are not always visible to the general public, as many changes appear to be insignificant to those who don’t know the person very well. But close family and friends will be more likely to notice these changes as being significant. See also: “Common Effects (Fruit) of Practicing Witchcraft” and “Submission to Authority and the Heart.”

6. While the individual is busy engaging themselves with all the spiritual experiences they are having, the demonic connect them to the spirit of the antichrist, and the individual becomes a receptor for demonic messages, as well as an open gateway through which the demonic can enter into and work through to influence the world at large.

Some clients of “deliverance counseling,” are brought through the “Seat of Dominion” exercise through the “Spirit Man” theology/programming without any preparation beforehand and without the entire process being clearly explained. They are quite blatantly lied to, as those teaching these exercises do not always make it clear that this exercise is intending to “open or clear the third eye.” Many of these clients have deep occult ties, and their third eye has already been opened. Not all, of course, but considering the types of people who seek out “deliverance counseling,” the likelihood of many of the clients to have occult ties is very high. They don’t realize that going through the exercise of the “Seat of Dominion” is something that will facilitate a complete possession by the demonic, as well as establish a more open and secure line of communication to the demonic. As a result, these individuals are not always prepared for the constant fluctuations between the highs of the spiritual experiences, and the subsequent crashes that come afterwards. They are caught off-guard because they have been lied to and told that this is a “Biblical” exercise. They are also caught off-guard because they don’t realize that in order to avoid being overwhelmed by the influx of demonic messages and supernatural experiences, they will need to dissociate themselves from their own emotions. Although dissociation comes very naturally for many of these types of clients, they are going through “deliverance counseling” to overcome dissociation; therefore, the “Seat of Dominion” exercise is actually reinforcing that dissociation and is a complete contradiction to their reason for going through “counseling” in the first place.

Some may be more prepared because their “counselor, coach, or mentor,” through bastardizing Scripture, conditions them for the spiritual experience of opening the “third eye or the head center” through the Seat of Dominion exercise, taking more time to coach them through the entire process, and to help them work through any upheaval they may experience. But the clients are still being lied to and told that it is their “spirit” who is taking control. And since the client is more likely to trust their “counselor” and the judgement of said “counselor” over and above their own judgement, they are not likely to question if it’s even a good idea to give their own supposed “spirit “ full and total control of them in the first place!

However, not all such clients have counselors who properly prepare their clients beforehand and help them deal with the aftermath, and for those clients, struggling through the upheaval on their own can be devastating.

While it’s true that any type of counseling process can cause upheaval in the client’s life if they are being flooded by memories, there are circumstances within certain counseling situations, however (such as with “deliverance counseling”), that exacerbate the upheaval caused by opening what occultists call the 6th or 7th chakras/centers. Aside from memory flooding, the upheaval can be compounded by various other factors, including:

● Counselors who are grossly unqualified to help people with severe trauma and dissociative disorders.

● Inadequate or a complete lack of support for the clients.

● Programming that is opening up or is being triggered within the clients, either intentionally or unintentionally.

● Constant switching between alters because of the emotional, mental, and spiritual stress and trauma they are going through, both in their personal life as well as within the “counseling” situation.

All of this upheaval is bad enough, but if the individual has been deceived into believing that they are supposed to give complete control of their entire self — including their body — to their “human spirit,” adding the Seat of Dominion into the mix is a recipe for disaster. And no, not everyone will have a tremendous amount of upheaval. Some will have much less. However, regardless of whether they have less or more upheaval, they are literally allowing the demonic to have complete and total control of their mind, will, emotions, and body.

So although this “Seat of Dominion” is packaged and sold to charismatics under the guise of “healing,” or to supposedly facilitating a “deeper relationship with God,” it is actually facilitating a demonic takeover of the individual. It is giving the demonic the “seat of dominion” over the individual. It is teaching Christians to willingly give control over to the demonic by opening up the spiritual space within themselves, allowing themselves to be hooked up to a demonic drug, and ultimately connected to the antichrist spirit, which will then bring them under a spirit of delusion. With some who have come under the lie of the “Shining Ones,” it is allowing the fallen to have total and complete control of them, as well.

One final point: after the individual has been “plugged in” to this Seat of Dominion, they say they are able to grow in dominion and authority through their spirit. This is actually speaking to a “spiritual evolution” they are seeking to obtain as part of learning to walk in and manifest their “godhood.” (This topic was touched on in the section titled, “Fractals.”) This is an idea that is part of the “little gods” teachings, although they don’t always word it so blatantly. They prefer to use “Christian language” to hide the true meaning, so they speak of their spirit growing stronger, growing bigger, growing in dominion, growing in authority, et cetera, a process they believe is, in part, facilitated by the Seat of Dominion.

Conclusion

There is a saying that is quickly taking root within charismatic groups: ““Satan has a counterfeit for every truth that comes from God.” Therefore, by their logic, Satan has chakras or centers, and God has the Seat of Dominion. Or, Satan has the third eye, and God has the pineal gland. However, these things are a lie! The teachings behind the “centers or chakras” are a demonic deception, and the Seat of Dominion is part of that same occult deception!

Unclogging, decalcifying, or cleansing the pineal gland does not help you communicate with God. It has nothing to do with anything in the spiritual at all. It is a demonic deception that is meant to trick you into opening a gateway (what occultists would call the third eye) for the demonic to control and influence you.

Likewise, opening what occultists call the “third eye” or the “head center” does not help you communicate with God. This is a lie!

Neither does the Seat of Dominion allow for a deeper and stronger connection to your Heavenly Father. That is a lie!

When you participate in any of these things, you are simply creating gateways to allow for communication with the demonic. They will take control of your endocrine system, as well as your nervous system, manipulating your emotions through the particular hormones (slower but longer-lasting) and the neurotransmitters (fast-acting chemicals) found therein. And instead of connecting with your Heavenly Father, you are connecting yourself to the prince of the power of the air (Satan) and to all the demonic influences that work for him. They will plug you into the spirit of the antichrist, and you will become a “portal” (a gateway) for the demonic to enter into and work through to have greater influence over you and in the world at large.

Creator God did not create a gland in our body to be the physical connection between ourselves and Him. We do not have communication with Him by “opening the third eye or the head center.” We do not have deeper connection to God through an imaginary “seat” that is found in our spiritual space or in our system. The bridge between mankind and God is Jesus Christ, and it is through His work that we are able to have open communication with the Father through His Holy Spirit Who continually works on our heart to keep those lines of communication open. Do not engage in activity that will open your mind to accept and receive the demonic, but keep your mind focused on your Heavenly Father and on building a relationship with Him.

For Further Research:

● Article by Carolyn Hamlett: “‘If thine eye be single’ Did Jesus teach the 3rd eye… or did he teach something else?”

Link: http://beyondthephysical.blogspot.com/2016/10/if-thine-eye-be-single-did-jesus-teach_17.html

Important to Note

The co-author, Carolyn, is aware that in the past she may not have always been as clear as she wanted to be when explaining the truth about the third eye, spiritual centers (what some call chakras), and the pineal gland. Therefore, if you have any confusion about what she has said in the past, she would like for you, the reader, to consider the information in this chapter to supersede anything she has ever said or written in the past about this subject that may have been confusing or contradictory.


■ Gateways7

The following are the basics behind the “gateways” theology:

1. They say there are three basic gateways: gateways of the body, gateways of the soul, and gateways of the spirit.

2. The gateways of the body are said to lead into the gateways of the soul, and they claim the gateways of the soul lead to the gateways of the spirit.

3. The gateways of the spirit are said to lead to the center of the human spirit, where the “Gateway of First Love” is, opening up to the “Glory of God” that is reflected inside each of us.

4. There are also gateways that are talked about as being “ways of learning” (musical, mathematical, interpersonal, visual, et cetera).

5. People are taught to separate their spirit from their soul in preparation for opening the gateways.

6. People are taught to submit each gateway to their own human spirit.

7. People are taught to keep their gateways “clean and clear” so the supposed “glory of God can flow through the gateways.”

What’s Really Going On

There is a lot of Christian language being used in this occult teaching on gateways. However, there’s also a lot of Christian language used in the Luciferian/Satanic writings of occultists such as Helena Blavatsky, Edgar Cayce, or Alice A. Bailey. So “language” can be distorted to cause the reader to come to a conclusion that is not true. We briefly discussed this “language distortion” under “Doublespeak and Doublethink.”

But here is the truth behind what is really going on with these gateways:

1. The entire concept of “gateways” is based on fractal spirituality, also known as quantum spirituality. Aside from the nesting effect these gateways have, this fractal spirituality is most apparent in the fact that they say the “glory of God is reflected inside each of us.” Since we’ve previously explained fractal spirituality and discussed the dangers, we will not go over it again. However, we will remind you that “Emanationism” describes the basic ideas behind fractal or quantum spirituality, and is something that Scripture clearly warns against.

2. “Gateways” ties into the “spirit man” theology, especially because this doctrine is teaching people that they need to separate their spirit from their soul in order for the supposed “glory of God to flow through the gateways of the spirit to change the soul.”

First, separating the spirit from the soul is not Biblical at all. This entire concept was thoroughly discussed in the Spirit Man chapter, so we won’t repeat what has already been said.

Second, this entire concept is not Biblical. The Holy Spirit works in us and through us to change us; it is not the work of our own assumed “human spirit.”8

3. Gateways are used in the context of the spirit/soul gateways being tied into the five senses of our physical body (the body gateways). These gateways are used as one way to teach people how to “see in the spirit” and how to hear the voices of other spirits (presumably their own “human spirit”).

As talked about in point six of the Spirit Man chapter, the “human spirit” they are speaking of is either a demonically-controlled part of them, or a demon itself. So in truth, the teachings on gateways are one avenue through which occult gifts can be developed and mastered, and also are one avenue through which they learn to listen to the voice of the demonic. These “gateways” are open doors through which the demonic can enter into the individual and work through them to influence the world at large.

4. This teachings speaks of “cleaning or opening” the gateways. It’s couched in “Christian terms” and urges people to keep their gateways open through: forgiving others, being sensitive to the “Holy Spirit,” and speaking in tongues. And while these things may be fine and good, this is not sound Biblical teaching.

pg_195_Gateways.pngFirst, the entire premise is off: these teachings on “gateways” are not Biblical at all. As mentioned all throughout this book, this “human spirit” they are speaking of in this teaching is either a demonically-controlled part of them, or a demon itself. Ironically enough, this demon, or demonically-controlled part, is doing exactly what the teaching says it will, just not in the way they think: they are keeping the gateways open and clear so the individual continues to be open to the demonic.

Furthermore, keeping the gateways “clean and open” is exactly what occultists teach about the spiritual centers or chakras. The true reason for this is so the demonic has free and open access to the spiritual space inside the person. So these activities within these “gateways” teaching are literally opening people up to demonic possession and influence as they open the gateways to the demonic.

Additionally, while forgiving others is a good thing to do, allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our lives is accomplished by submitting to God, repenting of our own sin, asking forgiveness for our own sin, and walking in obedience to His Word. Certainly not through our human “feelings of sensitivity,” nor through a gift of tongues. Furthermore, anyone — saved or not saved — can forgive. This is not necessarily an indication of the Holy Spirit working in someone’s life, although it can be one indication. Repentance of one’s own sin (turning away from the sin), however, is a true indication that the Spirit of God is working in that individual’s life, as well as evidence of the true fruit of the Spirit that comes about as a result of the work of the Holy Spirit.

5. Along with the exercises of opening and cleaning the doorways, these teachings are also using visualization. This is a well-known and well-used precursor to teaching astral travel/projection and remote viewing, occult activities that are performed through demonic assistance and control. How? Because by opening up their mind through visualization, the individual is opening the “gateways” to their heart — the spiritual space inside them — and the demonic is flooding in. And because the individual has opened up their heart and their mind to the demons, they are able to further manipulate the individual’s mind to have visions of things that are not truth, or take them to places that are not truth, such as so-called “heavenly places.” The visions they see or the places they visit in the supernatural may be real, but they are not truth from God.

Bottom line, our Heavenly Father doesn’t need us to “visualize” anything in order for Him to do His work inside us; all He requires of us is that we submit to Him, repent, and walk in obedience. That’s it. No visualization needed.

6. The “tree of life” referenced in these teachings is a Biblical reference that is being used in an occult way. These charismatics are using “gateways” as a way to access and eat from this “tree of life.” (This also ties into having a spiritual awakening — an enlightenment — and developing, or manifesting, their so-called “spirit.”) For some, this may be a figurative “eating.” However, through the “Spirit Man” and “Shining Ones” teachings, some are entering into real spiritual realms, through astral travel or projection, and eating fruit from a “tree of life.”

Either way, whether literal or figurative, this is not of God. No matter how they try to say that we, as humans, can have access in this life to the Tree of Life that is spoken of in the Bible, there simply is no Scriptural support for this. God has forbidden human access to His Tree of Life for our own protection, and it will not be available to us until we are in our eternal home. There is no indication in Scripture that He has changed His mind about this.

On the other hand, since there is no Scriptural evidence we are aware of that God made it impossible for mankind to partake of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” after the fall, it seems more likely, given all the facts of the occult teachings within the “Spirit Man” and “gateways” doctrines, that they are being deceived and eating from the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” Not the “tree of life.”

But whether this is a figurative eating or a literal eating, and whether this “tree” is actually the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” or not, it would be beneficial for them to go back and reread — with proper, Godly understanding — the account in Genesis 3, as after the fall mankind was forbidden by God to eat from the Tree of Life. Regardless of how they try to twist the meaning of Scripture, this practice of “eating from the tree of life” is not Biblical. They are not going into Heaven and eating from the Tree of Life that is there. They are being taken into a demonic realm (demonic realms can be deceptive and look very beautiful) and are partaking from a tree that has demonic fruit. Any tree that is of Satan is a tree of his nature, and of his kingdom; therefore, this is demonic fruit.

This is symbolic of them gaining their “spiritual nourishment” from Satan rather than the Word of God. Unfortunately for them, “Satanic fruit” is all calories and no nutrition, and even though they will get hyped up on all those calories, they will slowly starve themselves to death, spiritually speaking, even while they continue to gorge and make themselves fat on the demonic fruit.

7. We have one final point about the occult “tree of life” (not the true Tree of Life that is in Heaven).

The “tree of life” has been an occult reference for many centuries, and is known as: tree of knowledge, sacred tree, eternal tree, tree of immortality, world tree, et al. Furthermore, within mind-control, there is a “tree of life” programming that many individuals have programmed with. So the possibility exists that for some, this “tree of life” is nothing more than a fractal programming script that is running; although there certainly is danger in this, as well, as demons and programming are closely related.


B. Heavenly Places

So-called “heavenly places” are basically used as a way to have supernatural experiences. Common activities that take place in these “heavenly realms” include:

● Interactions with supposed angels.

● Speaking and interacting with what is presumed to be Jesus.

● Speaking and interacting with those who are presumed to be the dead (necromancy).

● Eating fruit from the supposed “tree of life.”

● Going into “courtrooms of heaven” (done as a type of spiritual warfare).

Page_198_Heavenly_Places.pngThe person can travel to these heavenly places, and within charismatic circles, this is commonly called “traveling in the spirit.” Alternatively, they may have visions of these heavenly places, and they call this “seeing in the spirit.”

Charismatics may also refer to heavenly cities that aren’t finished yet because the cities are waiting for people to “awaken to the reality of them” so they can be built. When used in this fashion, “heavenly places” is usually being referred to more specifically as being a “supernatural, personal realm” more so than a generic “heavenly place.”

Many charismatic “schools,” special conferences, or classes for “advanced teaching” on how to engage heavenly realms have now popped up to teach people how to travel to spiritual places and how to interact and engage with the various elements found therein, such as angels, Jesus, tree of life, courtrooms, et cetera. They will teach you all of this for a hefty price, of course. They also sell books and audio/video recordings that will teach you these things — for a generous sum of money.

We’ll explain it to you for free.

■ What’s Really Going On

Other than what we have already laid out in this book, there are several other important points to understand about “heavenly realms.”

1. The mode of travel to these “heavenly” places is astral travel or projection, which are occult activities, and some will “engage their realm” to travel to these place via this astral travel or projection. However, charismatics try to change the perception of others by controlling the language and calling it “spirit travel.”

2. Sometimes, visitations to these “heavenly realms” are facilitated by the individual’s “personal angel,” a spiritual being that is actually a demon or a fallen angel.

3. These “heavenly places” are actually demonic places, regardless of how beautiful they look.

We, the authors, have had many occult experiences in traveling to many different types of realms, and we can attest that, although some of these realms are very beautiful, they are not of God. These types of places are set up to be beautiful because the demonic want people to desire going there. Although there are different reasons why these places are set up and used, we will not go over our understanding of these reasons at this time, as it will put the focus on Satan, rather than on our Heavenly Father. But suffice to say, these places ultimately keep the focus of the individual off of the Word of God and off of seeking after and building a relationship with the Heavenly Father.

4. Traveling to these spiritual places and having the supernatural experiences is similar to addiction, in that people begin to prefer this over their everyday life in the physical.

5. Like much other occult activity, when engaging these realms, there can be a euphoric high. Unfortunately, there can also be the depressing crash, so there is usually a constant desire to engage in these supernatural activities so as to enjoy the high and avoid the crash. This can especially be true of someone who is not trained in how to minimize the distance between the highs and the lows, so the lows are not so intense. This subject is discussed in Common Effects (Fruit) of Practicing Witchcraft, as well as in “Upheaval and Subtraction,” and detailed further in “Seat of Dominion.”

These crashes can also be interpreted as being a demonic attack, which then drives the individual into seeking after the teachings of others who claim to have more effective techniques of spiritual warfare. This is covered more under “Courtrooms of Heaven” as well as “Spiritual Warfare.”

6. The teachings on heavenly realms are not scripturally sound, and rely on a gross twisting of Scripture and a building of a doctrine that is imbalanced and not in line with the Word of God.

7. Since these teachings aren’t Scripturally sound, people rely on following men and women who teach on “heavenly realms,” seeking them for answers that arise, rather than seeking the Word of God, as they are learning and developing their occult skills on how to travel to these places.


C. Spirit Travel and Seeing in the Spirit

“Traveling in the spirit” is a charismatic term for what occultists have always called “astral travel or projection.” This “spirit travel” can also include bilocation or translocation. “Seeing in the spirit” is a charismatic term for what occultists usually call “remote viewing.”

page_200_Astral_Travel.pngThe various forms of astral traveling and remote viewing is facilitated by getting into a meditative state, sometimes aided by hypnotic music or repetitive noise. It also uses visualization of the mind and of the emotion, and when being taught how to astral travel by others, this visualization can be aided by suggestion. The entire process is made possible through demonic assistance. Charismatics learn how to astral travel in the same way occultists do, and with the same demonic assistance, but they either do not realize this, or simply lie about it. They say they are being led “by the Spirit of God,” and they will engage in various occult activities through the use of astral travel/projection and remote viewing, such as:

● Traveling to or seeing into other realms or dimensions, in particular to what they consider to be their own personal realm. Sometimes this is part of their “spiritual warfare.”

● Going into or seeing into what they consider to be “heavenly places.” In these “heavenly places” they will engage in other activities, such as talking to spiritual beings who they believe to be Jesus or angels, eating from a so-called “tree of life,” and speaking to those whom they consider to be dead.

● Going to what they believe is the “courtroom of heaven.”

● Astrally traveling, sometimes to harass other people in various ways. They call this “spiritual warfare,” however.

● Astral travel/projection is also connected to inserting themselves into people’s dreams, but this is a subject that is addressed separately.

■ What’s Really Going On

The occult meanings of astral travel, astral projection, remote viewing, bilocation, translocation, et cetera, are somewhat disputed because the language and understanding of the topic varies from group to group. For instance, some occultists say astral travel is on the earthly plane, and astral projection is into other dimensions outside of earth’s realm; others lump both terms into meaning the same thing. In spite of inconsequential disagreements, however, these are all terms that speak to various states of “spirit/soul travel,” and sometimes supernatural physical travel, although this is usually more rare. These disputes, in fact, speak to the fact that there are different levels and types of supernatural travel. They often overlap, and sometimes what it is called depends upon the situation.

Without getting into a ton of detail, the following are some of the common levels and types of supernatural travel based upon our experience and understanding.

1. Basic Astral Travel

This is the most common form of supernatural travel, and can be done by anyone if they have open the gateways to the demonic, including generational occult ties. Meditation and visualization involving the mind and emotion are two ways to open these doors. It does not have to include leaving the body, and in fact, “remote viewing” is a type of basic astral travel when it does not involve leaving the body.

Remote viewing can be like a vision that occurs in an awake state. The way the vision comes to people varies, but it can include seeing things with the physical eye or seeing things with the mind’s eye, and sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Remote viewing that includes leaving the body is getting into astral projection.

2. First Level Astral Projection

This first level is the next most common type of supernatural travel, and it involves part of the soul/spirit of the person leaving the body, and not simply visualization of the mind/emotion. There can be levels of awareness from total awareness, to none whatsoever, particularly if an individual is dissociative. This doesn’t mean this travel necessarily happens “accidentally,” however. At the least there is demonic assistance involved, and as with the other levels of astral travel, this type of travel is indicative of the fact that there are open doors to the spiritual space of a person that may have been either intentionally opened, or unintentionally, including generational occult ties.

Sometimes this type of astral projection can seem like a dream when it occurs in a sleep state, and is sometimes referred to as “lucid dreaming,” although some occultists squabble over this term, too. In the case of supernatural travel, however, it is not a dream in the fact that part of the spirit/soul of the person has left their body. As stated before, sometimes the individual themselves may or may not have any awareness at all, or limited awareness, particularly if they are dissociative.

3. Second Level Astral Projection

While situations vary with this level of supernatural travel, what looks like the form of the individual may show up in a different physical location, or it may not. Certainly, the essence of the person is there, and so people may be able to hear the individual if they choose to be heard. If a form appears in the physical, it can be “ghostlike” or transparent in appearance, but we don’t know if this is the case in every situation. This can be considered to be a type of basic bilocation.

This type of travel can also be more involved, and can include a more complex form of bilocation in other realms, as well as what many call “translocation,” which is the moving of the physical body from one place to another place either in this earthly realm or in other realms. There is a lot of emotion and spiritual energy involved, and the ability to do this comes through practice and assistance from various types of teachers, and of course, the demonic. It can also be a type of forced translocation, and without getting into sensationalistic details that serve no Godly purpose whatsoever, this can include what many call alien abduction.

Levels of awareness vary widely, from having no recollection whatsoever, to having total recall. The level of awareness depends upon several factors including: how traumatic the event was; if it was purposeful on the individual’s part or done against their will; and how dissociative the individual normally is.

4. Third Level Astral Projection

This is not something we wish to dwell on for long nor give many details of, because it is diving even deeper into the sensational, something we now strive to stay away from. But it includes things like multi-location or bilocation on a deeper level. For instance, bilocation on this level can describe the process whereby a demonically created, physical body of the person appears in other places and is a “vehicle” for the parts of the person’s spirit/soul that have been separated from their body.

Although not common by any means, it may be possible for an individual to experience this level of astral projection if they are heavily pursuing the demonic and have deep occult ties. But this type of astral projection is not all that unusual for those who are used for certain types of mind-control purposes, including space exploration or particular assignments in the astral realms.

In spite of all these different types of travel, and others that we haven’t described, many occultists simply use the term “astral travel,” and it is a generic phrase used to describe the many different forms or states of supernatural travel that can take place with demonic assistance. This type of supernatural travel is accomplished through demonic power, and it takes a literal splitting away of the individual from the body. On the lower levels, this splitting away involves the mind and emotions, but their “essence” — their spirit/soul — stays inside their body. On the higher levels, such travel involves mind and emotion, and also includes a splitting away of the soul/spirit from the body, or, in the case with those who are dissociative, a splitting away of a part of their soul/spirit from the body. Sometimes it involves mind-control agendas as well.

As the person willingly opens themselves up to demons (charismatics will call these “angels”), or are forced to open themselves up to demons (such as through SRA or TBMC), they are able to learn how to see into or travel to other places outside of their body in various ways, or travel to other places within their body by supernatural means.

The charismatics engaging in this occult activity defend their “spirit travel,” insisting, almost overly so, that they are not astral traveling. But it is clear that they are. There are several defenses they hide behind, and we’ll go through them one-by-one.

1. Some of them will insist that they aren’t leaving their body, therefore they aren’t engaging in any type of astral travel. However, if we simply go by the charismatic definition of what the “soul” is (reminder: they often define the soul as being the “mind, will, and emotions” of the person); and when we consider that even the very basic level of astral traveling is made possible through willful meditation and by a willful visualization of mind and emotion; then by their own definition of what a soul is, they are astral traveling. Just because they claim they aren’t leaving their body, doesn’t mean it’s not a very basic form of supernatural travel or remote viewing.

Some of them may argue and say they are not meditating or visualizing, but they are either flat-out lying or they have been deplorably duped and lied to. There are different ways they meditate and visualize, but they often describe the word “meditation” in a more Christian-sounding way, such as “getting in the spirit,” or “going into my prayer closet.” However, these words are simply “Christian” words that describe activities that any occultist would immediately recognize as different forms of meditation. This meditation can be aided by repetitive phrases or babbling (what they would call “speaking in tongues”), and sometimes this meditation is aided by music. Just because the music may have the words “Jesus” or “Holy Spirit” in them, does not mean this music isn’t being used to induce a hypnotic-type of state in order to aid visualization of mind and emotion.

For instance, in many charismatic services (either in person or via different types of media), this visualization is overtly aided by music and facilitated by a “worship leader” or other leader who has often been specially trained in these methods of creating a spiritual atmosphere. (See in the Glossary under “Schools or Training.”) As the music is playing, they will give repetitive instruction to the crowd, spoken or sung, sometimes interspersed with speaking in tongues, such as “let the spirit in.” Or they will repeat the same words that, coupled with the music, are acting as a hypnotic chant, such as “yes yes yes.” Even what are commonly thought of as Biblical words can be used as hypnotic chants, such as “holy” or “worthy.” As we have mentioned before, this serves to bring a type of spiritual ecstasy to people as they open themselves up to spiritual manifestations — manifestations that are being provided by the demonic and by human infiltrators in the astral. (See: “Elements of Creating a Spiritual Atmosphere,” and Loren’s testimony in “The Project.”)

These elements of meditation are also providing an avenue for a willful visualization of the mind and emotions, and are used as a way for individuals to have “heavenly visions” or travel to “heavenly places.” Every bit of this is demonically led and inspired.

2. Another common school of thought amongst these individuals who hotly defend their various types of astral travel and remote viewing, is usually something along the lines of: “For every Satanic counterfeit, God has the genuine. Therefore, astral travel and projection is of Satan, but God has ‘traveling in the spirit.’ Satan has remote viewing, and God has ‘seeing in the spirit.’”

What this is essentially saying is that truth is like two sides of a coin, where the light is on one side, and the dark is on the other, but both are part of the same universal truth. This is an occult concept, and is basically saying that truth is relative, depending upon the situation or one’s own point of view. However, the Bible teaches that truth comes from God. Truth is our plumb line whereby all other matters must align, and this truth is found within the Word of God. If we try to twist and distort the truth — even by a little — then everything built according to that standard will be off. It will be unstable, and will eventually fall.

Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44), and our Heavenly Father is the Source of Truth. Yes, there are spiritual truths that Satan twists and uses for his own purposes, but this does not mean, for instance, there is a “Biblical equivalent” to consulting a medium. It is not okay or Biblical to consult a “Christian medium,” regardless of whether they call themselves a “prophet” or not. This is witchcraft, and is a practice that is forbidden by Scripture. There is no “Biblical equivalent” to communicating with the dead. This is necromancy, and is a practice that is forbidden by Scripture.

It is not okay to practice astral traveling or remote viewing, but claim it’s okay because “it’s for God” or “it’s to be closer to God.” Anyone who believes this is deluded and is purposefully lying to themselves.

3. Charismatics defending this practice also say, “Astral traveling is a type of ‘soul’ travel; but God’s version of it is only ‘spirit’ travel; therefore, astral traveling is of Satan, but ‘spirit traveling’ is of God.”

This, too, is incorrect. First, as we’ve already pointed out, by their own definition of what a soul is, they are engaging in astral travel. Second, while it’s true that many occultists use the term “soul travel” to describe such travel, many of them also use the terms “soul and spirit” interchangeably, so sometimes they say “spirit travel,” and sometimes they say “soul travel.” They do not make a differentiation between soul and spirit the way charismatics do, and ironically enough, on this point at least, the occult view of the human soul and spirit more closely resembles a Biblical view on the same topic. We briefly touched on this Biblical viewpoint when we discussed the teachings on realms. (See: point three under, “What’s Really Going On.”) But to recap, the Bible does not always make a clear differentiation between the spirit and the soul, and sometimes the two terms are used interchangeably. Therefore, to defend “spirit travel” as being something that is Biblical because it uses the so-called “spirit” but not the “soul,” is foolish and ignorant.

4. Charismatics who are seeking after and engaging in astral travel love to point to a few verses in the Bible where such supernatural travel took place. And yes, there are several instances recorded in the Bible where particular Godly men would get “caught up in the Spirit,” and were immediately taken to another place in the heavenlies. There is even at least one clear instance where someone supernaturally traveled from one point to another in the physical (see Acts 8). However, in every one of these cases, there are at least five basic points to consider that set these instances far apart from what the charismatics are engaging in:

a. Out of the thousands of years that the Bible covers, over the billions and billions of people living during that span of time, and out of around 3,200+ specific people mentioned by name within the Bible, there were only a handful mentioned that traveled supernaturally by the Spirit of God. This is in direct opposition to the charismatic belief that everyone can and should seek after and learn how to travel supernaturally, as long as they call it “spirit travel” and say that it’s “God” helping them do it.

On the other hand, there were certainly no shortage of false prophets and seers spoken of in the Bible who were seeking after supernatural experiences, and the charismatics of today resemble this group of false prophets, rather than those of God.

b. None of these men were seeking after these supernatural experiences. They simply happened by the Spirit of God. Unlike the charismatics engaging in this activity, they weren’t trying to learn how to “engage their spirit” or “engage their realm.” They weren’t visualizing; they weren’t getting into a meditative state in an attempt to induce such travel; they weren’t gathering together in small groups to learn how to travel to heavenly places. They were simply brought — by the Spirit of God and for His purposes — to other places via supernatural travel.

c. There was no real transdimensional “travel” involved in these situations. What we mean is, they found themselves instantaneously in a different place, with no visitation of any places in between. They didn’t use the unexpected supernatural travel as an opportunity to go traveling around different realms, in other words.

d. After such experiences took place, no one began trying to make a doctrine out of it. Unlike charismatics, they didn’t start up support groups to brag about their special abilities that were allowing them to travel to such places, nor did they start teaching others how to do the same.

e. Furthermore, the lifestyles of such men were one of holiness and obedience to God, unlike the charismatics who are engaging in these occult activities. (See: You Will Know Them by Their Fruit.”)

It is not okay to engage in occult activity, such as astral travel/projection and remote viewing, and then try to defend such actions as being of God because “God has a genuine for every one of Satan’s counterfeits.” This simply isn’t true! It is not okay to twist Scripture out of context to validate and excuse occult behavior and activity. If you are engaged in this type of occult activity, we urge you to put away your occult practices. Stop chasing after manifestations and experiences. These are leading you into deception. Turn away from your sin, go back to studying the Word of God within proper context and with understanding, and begin building a relationship with your Heavenly Father. We have all eternity to “explore the heavenlies,” if that is even part of God’s plan for us. For now, God has a job for us to do on earth, the most important of which is to build a relationship with Him. The second is like it: to share with others directly around us about the good news of salvation found through Jesus Christ, so they, too, can begin to build a relationship with the Father.


D. Dream Insertion

A practice that is gaining popularity with some charismatics is to insert oneself into other people’s dreams, presumably with the intention to “help” or “guide” or “encourage” the other person. This is accomplished through their so-called “spirit man,” and while it can sometimes be accomplished without the knowledge of the person who is inserting themselves into the dream, it can also be done intentionally.

page_207_Dream_Insertion.pngThis is a practice that the charismatic will regularly engage in, and not even attempt to pretend they aren’t doing it, because they believe this is of God and is part of their “special abilities.” They have even been known to publicly advise people that if another person inserts themselves into their dreams, they should “test it” to see if it is of God or not.

■ What’s Really Going On

In case it isn’t clear, this is absolutely an occult ability, and there is no Scriptural basis for this practice whatsoever. This is the first “testing of the spirits” that should be considered, but is not. (For more on this, see, “Testing the Spirits.”)

This can go by different names including: dream invasion, dreamwalking, dream spirit, or dream manipulation. It is a common practice within many different occult groups, and is accomplished through demonic power and with the help of demons who often are called “spirit guides” or “angels.” In the case with charismatics, this dream insertion is commonly done through their so-called “spirit man.” Since we have long established that this “spirit man” is either a demonically controlled part of an individual, or a demon itself, this dream insertion is done through the demonic.

The motivations behind such dream invasion can include reasons such as:

● to have sexual encounters, either consensual or nonconsensual.

○ Those who purposefully engage in this activity often believe that since they aren’t bound to their body, they aren’t bound by the same rules or moral code found within the Bible that lay out the clear standards of God that govern sexual behavior and its consequences. They are gravely mistaken, however.

● to spy on or harass the individual.

● to attempt to influence the thoughts or behavior of the individual.

● to bring deception to the person by teaching or encouraging false doctrine.

● to bring the other person to other realms via astral travel.

○ This can be part of an attempt to introduce the individual to supernatural experiences, or to encourage them to continue following after supernatural experiences. This will then often prompt the individual to seek after and focus on the supernatural, rather than to seek after and focus on a relationship with the Heavenly Father.

There is a related practice to this “dream insertion” that is used on people who have been mind-control programmed, whereby remote programmers can access the individual while they are sleeping. Common purposes for this can include:

● to access, insert, or destroy codes or files.

● to shut down certain programs that are running.

● to trigger other programs to begin running.

● to give a task to the alters of the individual to be done at a later time.

● to pull out or take out one or more of the alters out of the individual’s system for a specific task to be accomplished at that time.

While this isn’t exactly the same thing as this occult practice of “dream insertion,” it is the same type of intrusion upon an individual as an occult dream insertion, and it is accomplished through the same demonic power. It is also related to dream insertion in that the individual is sleeping when this occurs, and can be in what feels like a “dream state.” This sleep-state can be during normal sleeping hours, or induced in the middle of the day, as alters, who are loyal to programmers and have been previously set in place for this purpose, are remotely accessed to cause the individual to feel sleepy. Once the individual falls asleep, the programmers can access the individual, entering into the person’s system to manipulate things from the inside of the system, or they can access the individual remotely, from the outside.


E. Angels

It is very common nowadays for certain charismatic-minded individuals to not only speak to angels, but to claim to have a “personal angel” that is there for their protection, guidance, and to be a fount of spiritual knowledge. The guidance and advice of these angels is sought after, and they are often ordered about through supposed spiritual warfare, and sent on assignments by the individual.

■ What’s Really Going On

The real truth is that these “angels” are not angels of God, but rather demons who have disguised themselves as angels, and in some cases, they may be the fallen angels. There is another related consideration, especially in regards to those who are dissociative, and this is Angel programming. This is discussed in the next section, and we, the authors, talk about our own experiences with these “angels” in the chapter titled, “Supernatural Realms — the Origin.” But for the purposes of this section, we will not describe these “angels” in the context of programming, but in the context of servants for mankind and supernatural guides.

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Supernatural Servants

Many charismatics place these “angels” in the category of “supernatural servants” who are eagerly waiting to do the bidding of the human master. This attitude is evident in how they are treated as the personal bodyguards of some individuals, as well as groups of these “angels” being treated as an army of warriors, ready to fight on command by order of the human commander.

In fact, some charismatic occultists regularly send their “angel” to attack other people, for various reasons. Although this is clearly not of God, they believe it to be part of their spiritual warfare.

Supernatural Guides

Charismatics have also placed angels in the position of the Holy Spirit, as one who guides them into understanding spiritual truths. This attitude can be thought of as a type of “angel worship,” revering the guidance of these demons who are disguised as angels over and above the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. They take these messages from these “angels” as being the true word of God, without actually going to Scripture to see if these messages do, in fact, line up with the Word of God. Any Scripture that is used to “verify” these “angelic messages” are twisted out of context.

Sometimes these “angels” guide them into supernatural experiences, such as going into other heavenly realms. As has already been described, these are not experiences that are authored by the Heavenly Father. These are demonic deceptions.

Some individuals have reported that their “personal angel” will take over and speak through them, and they are unable to control it. This is clearly not Scriptural, and is either channeling or a walk-in. These two subjects have been discussed in the section titled “Channeling and Walk-ins.”

It is important to point out that while Scripture records instances where angels have had encounters with humans, Scripture does not record that these encounters involved an ongoing relationship and communication with mankind.9 People are susceptible to this deception of angel worship and “sending their angel on assignments,” mainly because Scripture — interpreted properly and within context — is not considered to verify and validate these experiences with angels, nor is Scripture used to verify and validate the messages and advice from said “angels,” except to occasionally search for those passages to twist to one’s own purpose and occult viewpoint.

The very fact that people think they have the authority or right to command the angels of God is a display of their embarrassing ignorance, arrogance, and pride. There is absolutely not one Scripture that indicates that mankind has been given the authority over the armies of Heaven. All throughout Scripture we are reminded that God Himself commands His angels, not mankind. He is the Lord of hosts (the armies of Heaven), not mankind.

Psalm 91:11 — “For He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways.” (HCSB) — is one such verse that is being blatantly misused to try to say that angels are akin to our personal bodyguards, and that we have the right (authority) to command them about. But this verse does not say that. The Bible clearly says that God commands His angels, not mankind. We have no authority over God’s angels. We have been given authority over the demonic so they can not harm us (Luke 10:19-20), but nowhere does Scripture indicate that we have been given authority over God’s holy angels.

■ Scriptures to Consider

1 Peter 3:22 — “[Jesus] has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.” (BSB)

Keyword: Him. Angels are subject to Jesus Christ, they are not subject to mankind.

John 16:13 — “However, when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.” (BSB)

Keywords: the Spirit of truth. The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth, not angels.

Galatians 1:8 — “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be under a divine curse!” (BSB)

Keyword: contrary. If anyone, even an “angel” that comes from the heavens, tells us something that is not backed up by Scripture, it is cursed of God.

Colossians 2:18 — “Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind.” (BSB)

Keywords: disqualify and speculation.

In the context of this verse, the word disqualify is a word that means: to deprive of salvation.10

The word “speculation” is actually two Hebrew words that translated mean: he has seen detailing.11 In the context of this verse, the phrase “he has seen” means: to see with the mind, to perceive, know.12 And the word “detailing” means: to investigate, search into, scrutinize minutely; going into curious and subtle speculation about things which he has seen in visions granted him.13

Taken together, in context, this verse is saying that we should not allow others to keep us from our salvation through the speculations they give about the visions they have seen in their mind. And since this verse is in direct reference to the worship of angels, we can probably safely assume the Scripture is also speaking of speculations about visions of angelic beings.

Certainly, charismatics are putting angels in the place of — or higher than — the Holy Spirit of God, by relying on these “angels” to guide them into spiritual truths and into having supernatural experiences. This is a type of angel worship. Furthermore, the “angelic experiences” they have certainly come with an excess of visions surrounding them, as well as endless speculation about those visions. Scripture warns us to not be misled by people like that.

2 Peter 2:10 — “Such punishment is specially reserved for those who indulge the corrupt desires of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and self-willed, these men are unafraid to slander angelic majesties.” (BSB)

Keyword: slander. In the context of this verse, the word “slander” means: specifically, of those who by contemptuous speech intentionally come short of the reverence due to God or to sacred things.14

Certainly those who are ordering God’s holy angels about, treating them as if they are their supernatural servants and bodyguards, are not showing the respect and reverence they deserve as God’s holy angels. This is not to say they should be worshipped, or placed on a level beside the Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit of God. However, there certainly should be a greater level of respect than is currently being given through the charismatic doctrines on angels, and Scripture warns that those who engage in this type of disrespect for the sacred things of God will be punished.

Jude 1:8 — “Yet in the same way, these dreamers defile their bodies, reject authority, and slander glorious beings.” (BSB)

Keyword: slander. This word is the same word used in 2 Peter 2:10, mentioned above.

This ungodly focus on desiring supernatural experiences has led the charismatic into being led by and guided by demons who are disguising themselves as angels. 2 Corinthians 11:14 makes it very clear that even Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

We would do well to ask ourselves the following question: is it more of an honor and privilege to speak to angels, or more of an honor and privilege to speak with the Creator of the heavens and earth? Let us keep focused on our Heavenly Father, and not on having interactions with angels.


F. Jesus

By using various techniques such as Gateways, and also by succumbing to various false doctrines, including Spirit Man, many charismatics find themselves interacting with a “Jesus.” Some of them see a “Jesus” in their spiritual space they go to through visualization, and others who are dissociative may see a “Jesus” in their system.

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■ What’s Really Going On

For some who have dissociative disorders, they may have an alter who believes himself or herself to be Jesus. However, for the purposes of this section, we are speaking of a demon who is disguised as “Jesus,” that may or may not be related to “Jesus Programming.” This could be considered a type of antichrist, and it certainly comes from the antichrist spirit.

There are two main points we want to make here:

First of all, “Jesus” being inside people’s system or spiritual space is not a Biblical concept at all, therefore, the entire experience of interaction with this “Jesus” can be dismissed as occult. This concept is often expressed through an esoteric, Biblically unsound study of what it means to be “in Christ,” and was thoroughly discussed in the section titled “Realms.”

Second, the teachings being taught or validated by this “Jesus,” as well as the activities surrounding this “Jesus,” are absolutely not Scriptural.

page_213-214_False_Jesus.pngThis “Jesus” does several ungodly things, but they usually include things such as the following:

1. He leads the individual into spiritual experiences that are not Scriptural or authored by God, and also serves as a validation for those experiences. These spiritual experiences can include:

a. Necromancy

b. Interacting with and being guided by demons who are disguised as angels

c. Going into demonic realms that have been set up to be pleasing to the human senses (the so-called “heavenly places”)

d. Eating from a “tree of life

2. He leads the person into unbiblical activities that are not Scriptural or authored by God, and also serves as a validation for those activities. These activities can include:

a. Astral travel

b. Dream insertion

c. Engaging in an unbiblical and false spiritual warfare, including the “courtrooms of heaven

3. He leads the individual into occult doctrines and validates those doctrines. These occult doctrines can include the following:

a. Spirit Man

b. Shining Ones

c. Gateways

d. Seat of Dominion

e. Realms, particularly through the false “In Christ” teachings

Overall, interaction with this “Jesus” keeps the individual’s focus off of building a relationship with the Heavenly Father, and onto building a relationship with the fake Jesus. Furthermore, interaction with this “Jesus” keeps the individual from lining up their experiences with the written Word of God. Instead, they obtain their validation from the fake Jesus!

In some instances, since the individual asked for a “sign from heaven,” or asked for “proof from God,” such as “If you’re real, show me you are real,” a demon provides the answer. The demonic is all too happy to provide supernatural experiences and signs and wonders. And when the individual has an experience that is undeniably real, they are more likely to follow after that “voice” claiming to be the “Holy Spirit,” or a spiritual being that claims to be “Jesus,” or an “angel” that claims to be from God, without lining up such experiences with the written Word of God. They will say and do certain things because this “Jesus” or “spirit” or their “personal angel” says it is okay, but since the things they are doing or saying are not lining up with the written Word of God, they are, in fact, not okay. They are being led by demons!

Everything — even so-called “signs or words from heaven” — must line up with the written Word of God, and if it doesn’t, it must be thrown out and never touched again. We need to go to the Word of God and begin building our relationship with out Heavenly Father based upon the Scripture we properly study. We should not seek after signs and wonders and spiritual manifestations and spiritual experiences to build our relationship with our Heavenly Father. That is foolish.


G. Great Cloud of Witnesses / Necromancy

As listed in the chapter “Definitions,” necromancy is defined as: the practice of talking to the spirits of the dead; black art; conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. Within charismatic groups, this necromancy takes several different forms, and many times they will refer to the “dead people” they are communing with as being part of the “Great Cloud of Witnesses,” who they believe are the “dead in Christ.”

The following are some ways this necromancy manifests in charismatic groups:

1. It is common for charismatics to astral travel (while in a hypnotic/meditative state, or while their physical body is asleep) to different spiritual dimensions and speak to people who have died, usually people who are mentioned in the Bible, such as Paul, King David, Moses, et cetera.

2. Sometimes, a person’s so-called spirit will dine with these dead people (in a “heavenly realm” or in a “personal realm”) and have conversation to gain “spiritual understanding.” The person themselves can be aware of the interaction and conversation as it is happening, or they can become aware later, when communing with their own “spirit.”

3. With those who are dissociative and going through “deliverance counseling,” they can sometimes find a group of what appears to be people show up in their system, claiming to be the “Cloud of Witnesses” (the so-called “dead in Christ”).

4. Some people have mentioned speaking and communing with deceased celebrities, and it’s common for them to speak to the dead spirits of certain “Christian celebrities.”

● For instance, many within certain offshoots of the charismatic movement visit the graves of men and women they consider to be of God, and drape themselves across their graves to “receive their spirit of anointing.” They often will commune with what they consider to be the “spirit” of such dead people.

■ What’s Really Going On

page_215_Necromancy.pngThis is exactly what it looks and sounds like. It is necromancy and is communication with the so-called “dead,” who are actually demons who are manipulating and puppeting the deceived charismatic. What the charismatic does in order to “communicate with the dead” is no different than occult groups using various methods to “communicate with the dead.” There is no real effort on the charismatic to hide this ungodly behavior, except to try to twist one Scripture in Hebrews 12:1 that mentions a “cloud of witnesses” in a decidedly pitiful, transparent attempt to make their necromancy seem to be a Biblical activity. Scriptures that pertain to necromancy, and it being an activity that is forbidden by God, are listed in the last section, in the chapter titled “More Scriptures for Study.”


H. Spiritual Battle / Spiritual Warfare

page_216_Spiritual_WarfareMany charismatics have an obsession with spiritual warfare, and often refer to it as “battling in the spirit.” We’ve mentioned the charismatic spiritual warfare on and off throughout this book, and this is because it relates to much of what they do, and is directly related to what some of them consider to be “kingdom building” by engaging their personal realms. (See: Kingdom Building Through Realms.) So while we’ve already covered much of the warfare through realms in the kingdom building section, we’ll just highlight a few more points here.

1. Some of the common buzzwords and phrases surrounding this “spiritual warfare” include the following:

● activating their spiritual armor or upgrading their spiritual armor

○ They believe their spiritual armor gets “upgrades” and these upgrades can be related to what they consider to be a “spiritual promotion.”

● contending with

● dimensional warfare

● engaging or activating, for the purposes of warfare. For example:

○ engaging or activating angels

○ engaging or activating heaven

○ engaging or activating realms

○ engaging or activating weapons

● fighting against

● kingdom warfare

● making decrees and declarations against or to

● redeeming from or freedom from

● rules of engagement

○ This relates to “rules” of spiritual warfare, or “rules of engaging heaven, God, or angels,” typically for a type of spiritual warfare.

● taking back (authority, kingdom, inheritance, bloodlines, et cetera)

● using or activating spiritual “tools”

● using or activating their “spiritual arsenal”

● weapons of their warfare

○ These “spiritual weapons” include things such as: swords, arrows, fire, light, water, wind, salt, grenades or bombs, cages or boxes (to trap the essence of people inside).

○ Their personal realms are also used as weapons.

○ Since they believe they are ordering angels about, angels are also used as part of their personal spiritual arsenal.

2. This warfare is a huge part of “deliverance ministry and inner healing.”

3. Spiritual warfare is used especially in the context of working with “angels” to engage in such warfare.

4. This spiritual warfare can also involve an individual engaging in their “personal heavenly realm” by working through their “spirit man,” or their “Shining One spirit man.” (See: Realms, and Supernatural Realms — the Origin.) 

5. They travel to or see into other dimensions or realms to engage in these spiritual battles, but call it “traveling in the spirit and seeing in the spirit.”

For those who don’t know how to travel or see supernaturally, they either learn how, or use a special “seer” in order to engage in spiritual battle.

6. They also sometimes make special trips, either through astral travel, or simply by a type of remote viewing done through visualization, into the “courtrooms of heaven,” where they engage in a special type of spiritual warfare.

For those who don’t know how to travel or see supernaturally, they either learn how, or use a special “seer” who helps them make these special trips.

7. The spiritual warfare includes learning how to use their “spiritual armor” or “spiritual weapons” to attack others, but calling it “prayer” and “spiritual warfare.” This is sometimes related to “binding and loosing,” mentioned below.

They are using the term “spiritual upgrade” to speak of this armor, and these upgrades come in conjunction with what they call a “spiritual promotion.” These things are believed to make them more powerful in warfare.

8. This spiritual warfare includes “sending back curses” that they believe others have sent on them, as well as “praying against” certain people they believe are against them in one way or another. These things are operating as curses, and can bring harm in various ways to the recipient of such curses. It can also be related to “binding and loosing.”

9. They sometimes speak of “binding and loosing” when referring to their spiritual warfare.

This is ego-based, as it is done as a command through what they believe to be their “spiritual authority” they have developed or “matured into” (as part of a “spiritual promotion”), not as a request or a petition to their Heavenly Father.

Furthermore, they are not just binding demonic powers, but binding people as well, and loosing “angelic” powers to war against these people in ways such as: cutting the silver cord, commanding their “angels” to stab people with the “sword of the spirit,” or commanding their “angels” to place the spirit/soul parts of a person in a box or cage and be tortured, often with the “sword of the spirit.”

These things can cause physical pain and injury, and emotional/mental/spiritual torment, in particular if the person is not aware of where it is coming from and how to turn to the True God for deliverance, protection, and defense.

■ What’s Really Going On

Just to reiterate, the spiritual beings they are “commanding” are, in fact, demons who are pretending to be angels. And in case it isn’t clear, this type of “spiritual warfare” is witchcraft. The demons are using this ungodly, unscriptural warfare to train the charismatic, teaching them to become used to the warring spirit that is driving them, and to believe it is from God. Why? Because the fallen angels, under whose authority they have submitted themselves, are warriors, and are using these charismatics to build Satan’s kingdom on earth. This was discussed at length in the section titled, “Building Satan’s Kingdom.” Some people are used to a greater degree than others, but they are all working, in one way or another, to build Satan’s kingdom by helping to influence the hearts and minds of people around them to come under the authority of the fallen who are using them.

They are also being used to attack sincere Christians, because the demonic are working hard to wear down Christians and to try to take their focus off of a relationship with their Heavenly Father by whatever means necessary. If they can’t tempt the Christian into practicing the occult, they will try to keep their focus off of a relationship with God. But for many individuals, these attacks work as a lure to trick them into occult practices and into coming into alignment with the spirit of the antichrist.

For example, within some “deliverance counseling” situations with people who have dissociative disorders or other types of severe trauma injuries, this type of spiritual warfare, including “Courtrooms of Heaven,” often begins when they are tricked into such counseling by the demonic and by those whom the demonic are using. This is a theme we, the authors, have seen played out not only in our own lives, but with others in the same situation. While this can play out in a variety of ways, this can include some of the following elements, or variations thereof:

1. The individual has an initial encounter with a “deliverance counselor,” either by listening to them on an internet radio program, seeing them on a YouTube video, or coming across their website in some way.

2. Since they have had the types of issues in their life these “counselors” say they help others with, they inquire further, pressing for more information, often out of desperation.

3. After first contact is made with this “deliverance counselor,” whether in person, via telephone, or through some type of internet video call, it is not uncommon for there to be an increase in spiritual and demonic attack. But this is a trap. The demons are, in fact, pushing the individual into seeking after this type of “deliverance counseling,” and out of desperation for a solution to the increase of attack, the person will begin such counseling.

4. Once counseling begins, after a period of time has passed, the individual finds themselves engaged in an increasing amount of what is called “spiritual warfare” in an attempt to find freedom from past bondage, and to find freedom from what is becoming an ever-increasing attack on their mind and emotions, sometimes including physical attacks from the demonic, and at times, from human visitors in the astral.

5. This ever-increasing demonic activity actually serves to keep the individual dependent upon the “deliverance counselor” to help them. And again, this is a trap.

6. This spiritual warfare stirs up, heightens, encourages, and feeds off of the “fight or flight” emotions that such individuals are prone to live with. As they are often used to living in a state of heightened awareness, in part because of trauma injuries and PTSD symptoms, this seems to be natural to them, and they have a difficult time recognizing that the “spiritual warfare” is not bringing any lasting healing, but only temporary relief. In some cases, there may not be any temporary relief at all, but again, such individuals are used to living in a constant state of turmoil, so they don’t always recognize that this is not healthy or normal.

■ Spiritual Warfare According to Scripture

Because people are being misinformed and taken away from the Bible, let’s look at what spiritual warfare really is. It begins with basic, foundational doctrine, and continues with those basics.

page_219_Spiritual_Warfare_According_To_Scripture.pngFirst, it begins with a relationship with our Heavenly Father, something that is only made possible because of and through the work of Jesus Christ. The territory that being fought over, and what is gained or lost for the Kingdom of God or for the kingdom of Satan, is our hearts and minds; therefore, our purposeful fighting back against satanic forces (spiritual warfare) begins with salvation, and continues as we build a relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Second, we must have a genuine love for God and for the truth. Having a love for the truth is the basis for the strength to do the things that are of God. The Holy Spirit constantly works on our heart to compel us to follow the ways of God, but we have to daily make the choice to do and say the things that are of God, and to stay away from that which is contrary to God. The things of God are life-giving. When we practice the things that are not of God, these things not only begin to bring corruption to us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, but it also creates an open door for the enemy to enter. When we start behaving like the enemy, it is the same as saying “yes” to the enemy. It is the same as coming into agreement with the enemy, giving the enemy permission to infiltrate our entire self, resulting in us being molded into the enemy’s image. This can happen slowly, causing us to be less likely to realize what is happening, or to not even care, because the enemy can also feed our ego, or other self-centered, ego-based desires that we respond to. This is how the enemy takes territory: he captures our hearts and minds. If we have not submitted to and continue to submit to the authority of God, and if we do not allow the Holy Spirit to change us into His image, we will succumb to the tactics of the enemy.

Our hearts are the territory that influences the world around us. The battle is for our hearts and to rule our hearts! If the enemy can capture our minds — our attention and our focus — he can capture our hearts — our desires, our intentions, and what drives us forward.

According to Biblical standards, spiritual warfare looks like the following:

  1. James 4:7 — “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (BSB)

Submission to God begins at salvation when we come under His authority, and it continues throughout our life. Submission involves obedience to our Heavenly Father, something that is a daily activity.15

Resisting Satan means that we stand in a 180 degree, contrary position to what he stands for, and we refuse to back down or give up our ground on what we know to be truth.16

  1. 1 Peter 5:9 — “Resist him [the adversary], standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.” (BSB)

There’s that word again — resist. Oppose what is not of God, and stand firm without wavering, refusing to compromise.

And here’s another important command: stand firm in our faith. What faith? Faith in our salvation through Jesus Christ, and because of this, in our relationship with our Heavenly Father (see: http://biblehub.com/greek/4102.htm). Faith is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, and as you develop a relationship with Him that is built on submission and obedience to His will, this fruit will become evident in your life.

  1. Ephesians 4:27 — “…and do not give the devil a foothold.” (BSB)

In this verse, the word “foothold” means, “a place, region, seat; an opportunity.” It also means, metaphorically, “opportunity, power, occasion for acting.”17 In other words, don’t give Satan an opportunity to gain power and control over you, and don’t give him an occasion for acting through you in your life.

  1. Ephesians 6:13 — “Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand.” (BSB)

Many Christians know of the verses that come right after this one and this verse is often overlooked. But the importance of this verse cannot be overstated: when you have taken a position that is contrary to the enemy, hold your ground and don’t give up. It is about knowing what is right, and refusing to compromise. It’s about standing firm.18

  1. Ephesians 6:14-18 — “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, and with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.” (BSB)

These verses are very often used to foster a warrior mentality within many charismatics who are being used by the demonic, and the weapons mentioned in these verses are also often spoken of as having been “imparted and activated,” usually by another individual who has a supposed “power or authority” to do this. The weapons used by such people also need or require occasional “upgrades,” but since these upgrades are said to come about as they get a “spiritual promotion,” they don’t see the fact that their weapons need occasional upgrades to mean that they are, in fact, inferior and weak. (See also, Spiritual Results of Realm Expansion and Spiritual Promotion.)

However, let’s just look at these verses in a very simple way, getting to the heart of what is being said here.

page_221_Spiritual_Warfare_According_To_Scripture.pngFirst, we are told to “stand firm.” There’s that word again — stand. Don’t compromise.

Second, our weapons are not a belt around the waist of our spirit man, a bright and shiny breastplate protecting his or her chest, and some heavy-duty army boots. Our spirit man doesn’t have a shield or a sword, and he or she doesn’t strap a helmet on every morning. Paul was simply using very powerful imagery to help his audience understand how each of these elements protect us from the enemy.

Our weapons are: truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation and the Word of God. These are our weapons!

But wait! There’s more! Let’s not neglect to continue reading. We are also admonished to be in constant prayer and petition to our Father, and to stay alert, persevering in prayer for one another. These also are weapons.

  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 — “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of our hope of salvation.” (BSB)

This verse speaks to faith and salvation as being our weapons, and it also brings in love as being a weapon! This is not “love” that allows us to beat people up with the Word of God (or anything else) because we claim to “love them so much.” If you are confused about what love is, go to 1 Corinthians 13:

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a ringing gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs. Love takes no pleasure in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be restrained; where there is knowledge, it will be dismissed. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away.

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.” (BSB)

And for even more study, you can read the entire book of 1 John. It speaks of love all throughout — what it is and what it isn’t.

So according to these few verses we just studied, the spiritual weapons that protect us from the attacks of the enemy are:

  1. Salvation — this is found through faith, and is by the grace of God that is made possible only through Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:4-10)

  2. Submission to the Father — this involves coming under His authority and being obedient to His Word.

  3. Opposing what is of Satan — refusing to be moved from our position of opposition against Satan; not compromising.

  4. Not allowing Satan to have opportunity to gain power or control over us. You could think of this as keeping the “gateways” to your spiritual space closed, in other words.

  5. Truth — truth is found in the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth that will lead us into all truth. (John 16:13)

  6. Righteousness — not our righteousness, but the righteousness that comes from God, by faith, through Jesus Christ.

  7. The gospel of peace — this is the peace and assurance we have because of our salvation through Jesus Christ, and our ability to remain at peace no matter the circumstances surrounding us. This can also mean “wholeness,” which, it must be pointed out here, is in direct opposition to the brokenness that surrounds the “Spirit Man” theology.19

  8. Faith.

  9. Love.

  10. The Word of God.

  11. Prayer and petition to God.

  12. Persevering in prayer for one another.

page_223_Spiritual_Warfare_According_To_Scripture.pngThese are our weapons, and while there may be a need for the weapons that come from Satan to have upgrades, there is no need for the spiritual weapons that come from God to have upgrades. In fact, 2 Corinthians 10:4 says, “The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (BSB)

Divine power.” Does this sound weak to you? Our spiritual weapons that come from our Heavenly Father and are given to us by His Spirit are not weak. They don’t need occasional upgrades, and if you think they do, you have been deceived by Satan, and have traded in the weapons of God for the weapons of Satan.

Therefore, let us wage spiritual warfare the way Scripture teaches us, not the way the enemy would have us. The spiritual warfare that many are waging today is ego-driven, fear based, retaliatory against people, and is coming from a spirit of witchcraft.

page_224_Spiritual_Warfare_According_To_Scripture.pngA Biblical viewpoint on spiritual warfare begins with the state of our heart, and manifests as a firm, unwavering opposition to the things of Satan, and a refusal to allow him to influence our minds and control our hearts. True Biblical warfare puts the focus on our relationship with our Heavenly Father, dependence and faith on Him to protect and defend us, and the peace and assurance that no matter what happens, our salvation is secure in Him.

Related Reading: “How to Pray” and “Finding Freedom.”


I. Courtrooms of Heaven

Different charismatic groups see this in slightly different ways, but here are some common things you may come across in your research:

● Accessing this “courtroom of heaven” can be practiced through meditation or guided meditation (such as with a “deliverance counselor”), although not everyone literally “sees” themselves inside a courtroom in heaven.

● For those who do see themselves entering into and interacting inside a spiritual “courtroom,” it involves visualizing this courtroom in heaven, and, through astral travel or projection, or remote viewing, bringing a request (petition) to “God.”

○ For those who aren’t already familiar with astral travel or remote viewing, they are trained in learning how to do this, or they use someone else to help them “visualize,” which will eventually teach them how to travel about on their own. As we’ve stated before, however, charismatics call such occult modes of travel to be “spirit travel.”

● Some common attendees in this courtroom can include: the person themselves; a “deliverance counselor” or a coach or mentor, if one is being used; a being they consider to be God; a being they believe to be Jesus; angels, Satan and/or other demonic entities; so-called heavenly witnesses; and what is said to be a Divine Counsel.

● The object of this exercise is to confront “the accuser” (Satan or one of his minions) and ask “God” to give a verdict in their favor.

● The verdict is commonly seen as a legal document that will force Satan into following the rules that “God” sets forth in his final judgement in this courtroom.

● This technique is touted to be a “better or more efficient way” to get answers to prayer (such as, deliverance, justice, healing, freedom from demonic affliction, et cetera) than regular praying for the will of the true God to be done, and faith that the true God will supply their every need through Jesus Christ.

● This technique is often employed out of desperation.

■ What’s Really Going On

Basically speaking, this is a type of “spiritual warfare” that people engage in, often out of desperation in seeking an answer to their prayers. They stand before a fake god, a pretend Jesus, a host of demons who are disguised as angels and various types of witnesses, as well as demons who are there displaying all their unholy gruesomeness to play their role in inciting fear in the individual as they face them, attempting to gain a verdict in their favor from a false god in hopes that the demons will leave them or their loved ones alone. It’s like some sick, twisted version of a Satanic production in a Satanic theatre, put on for the amusement of the demons as they puppet the deceived charismatics, parading them up and down the stage.

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Not only does the mode of travel to these supposedly “heavenly courtrooms” involve various types of astral travel and remote viewing, something that is unbiblical, but this entire doctrine is based on Scripture that has been violently contorted out of context.

This “heavenly courtroom” is a tactic of the enemy used for many different purposes, including the following:

1. The “courtrooms of heaven” is supposed to be a better way to fight the enemy and to keep the enemy from attacking or harassing, but since this entire doctrine is built upon a faulty foundation and is not Scriptural at all, this keeps the individual caught up in various types of useless, unbiblical spiritual warfare, and keeps them warrior-minded. (See: Spiritual Battle.”)

2. This keeps the individual from reading and following sound, Biblical advice, and instead keeps them focused on getting a desired verdict in these courtrooms, including going through various types of what they claim is necessary preparation to enter into these courtrooms.

3. It also keeps the individual from a relationship with the true Heavenly Father by keeping them focused on the demonic, including a false god and a false Jesus.

4. These “courtrooms” encourage a lack of faith and trust in God, as well as encourages the individual to seek after their will to be accomplished rather than the will of the Father.

● Although they claim they are merely asking for the will of the Father, the fact that they are often engaged in this activity after not receiving a desired answer to “regular prayer,” or out of fear that “regular prayer” just won’t work for the problem they or their loved one is facing, the charismatic is seeking these “courtrooms” to have what they consider to be a “legal verdict” in their favor, instead of praying to the Heavenly Father and asking that His will be done over and above their own.

5. This courtroom activity also creates and fosters an atmosphere of fear for many people. This fear stems from two sources:

● From the prospect of having to “stand beside Satan” in this fake courtroom.

● From the ungodly and unholy fear of not getting what the individual asks for from the demonic entity who is pretending to be God, rather than the Biblical, Godly fear of the true God that leads to repentance and submission to His will.

■ Scriptures to Consider

1 Timothy 6:16 — “He [God the Father] alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen Him, nor can anyone see Him. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.” (BSB)

Keywords: unapproachable; no one has ever seen Him; nor can anyone see Him.

Hebrew 9:24 — “For Christ did not enter a man-made copy of the true sanctuary, but He entered heaven itself, now to appear on our behalf in the presence of God.” (BSB)

Keywords: “on our behalf.” Not “alongside us.”

1 Timothy 2:5 — “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (BSB)

Keywords:one mediator, Jesus Christ.” Not, “two mediators, Jesus and me; or “three mediators, Jesus and we.”

The very fact that the charismatic is resorting to such occult tactics, usually in order to be free from demonic attack or harassment, shows they do not understand one very basic principle of life: we, as humans, are never going to be free from demonic attack or harassment. This is discussed in more detail under the section titled, “How to Deal with These Attacks,” but here are just a few Scriptures to study that speak to this very principle:

● 1 Peter 1:6-7

● James 1:2-3

● John 16:33

● 1 Peter 5:9-10

● John 15:18

● Acts 14:22

● 2 Corinthians 12:5-10

● 2 Timothy 4:6-8

This “courtroom” teaching is not Scripturally sound, and is, in fact, a demonic deception. It completely does away with the work of Jesus Christ to be our Advocate and Mediator once and for all; it puts the focus on the individual themselves to plead their case before this fake god; it takes the focus of the individual off of seeking after the will of the Heavenly Father; and it causes the individual to put more trust and faith in their ability to “persuade” the fake god to do something in their favor, rather than trust and faith in the Heavenly Father to supply their every need according to His will in their life. While we will never be free from demonic attack or harassment in this lifetime, we can learn to focus on our Heavenly Father, in spite of the attacks, with the assurance that we will reap eternal life. For more details on how to properly engage in spiritual warfare, see “Spiritual Warfare According to Scripture.”


1Taylor, T. Endocrine System. Web. http://www.innerbody.com/image/endoov.html

5This occult idea is very similar to the theories behind the Spirit Man theology, in that they focus on what they consider to be the “stronger” part of the so-called human spirit, and by strengthening that part, it is believed to have a filter-down effect or a domino effect on the rest of the “spirit parts.” See: “Spirit Man.”

6Source: http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/mental-health/how-to-boost-your-happy-hormones/. This is a good article overall, however, please note that some of the suggestions to “boost” these hormones are activities that are not Scriptural, such as yoga or meditation. Many do not have a Scriptural view of what meditation is, so here is a link to begin research — https://www.blueletterbible.org/search/search.cfm?Criteria=meditate&t=KJV#s=s_lexiconc. Furthermore, yoga originated in India, and while it is disguised for Western culture as simple “stretching exercise,” it is occult in that it is a series of exercises that are used in mystic religions as a means to yoke themselves with (unite with, join with) the demonic. Of course, they use the term “Universal Consciousness,” but if you have read this book with understanding, you will know this simply means, “the demonic.” For research: http://www.mea.gov.in/in-focus-article.htm?25096/Yoga+Its+Origin+History+and+Development (This is a government of India website and is pro-yoga.)

7Information from: https://www.sonofthunder.org/shopexd.asp?id=327 (available for purchase). It is also available online as a PDF file, although we do not know who has made this available as a free resource: http:// nebula.wsimg.com/4bb5558716fdf08048ffcada0397b9f8?AccessKeyId=62343FEFDADE7F8C0AEF&disposition=0&alloworigin=1.

9 The one exception that maybe can be made is Enoch (Genesis 5:24). But to those charismatics who are using the experiences of Enoch as an excuse to engage in an ongoing communication with spiritual beings, we say the following: “You are not Enoch nor can you ever hope to be.” The charismatic relationships with angels that we are speaking of in this book are leading to doctrines and activities that are clearly against Scripture; therefore, there are no similarities between Enoch and the charismatics who are talking to “angels.”

15To study what the word “submit” means: http://biblehub.com/greek/5293.htm

16To study what the word “resist” means: http://biblehub.com/greek/436.htm

17To study what the word “foothold” means: http://biblehub.com/greek/5117.htm

18To study “withstand” and “stand”: http://biblehub.com/greek/436.htm and http://biblehub.com/greek/2476.htm

19To study what “gospel of peace” means: http://biblehub.com/greek/2098.htm and http://biblehub.com/greek/1515.htm


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