Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Spiritualism Views on Demonic Possession

I found an interesting documentary on youtube that investigates, through the spiritualists' eyes, the demonic possession of two young girls in the 1800s.

These spiritualist beliefs are carried over today in paranormal television shows and ghost hunting. Be aware of what you're watching!

I arm chair quarter backed this one with my comments below. And I inserted scripture which counters what the documentary is trying to convey -spiritualism.

It's an hour and half documentary. So turn off the cell phone and microwave some pop corn. The documentary is presented in six parts with my comments on the demonic possession.

There are 6 videos in the playlist for this documentary. Each part corresponds to the video and time sequence being played.


Part 1:

seizures - Matthew 17:14

Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy
14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.
15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”

Mary spoke in foreign languages during these fits

8:42 Bishop
spiritualist/Catholic exorcist and not a true Roman Catholic exorcist.
spiritualist Catholics teach spiritualism mixed in with Catholic teachings.
These are NOT Roman Catholic beliefs!
Like mixing crude oil to Holy water.

9:03 Dewi Morgaine
severe demonic oppression it sounds like at first. You see her
photos of the bruises inflicted by the demonic. She was possessed.

10:15 John Zaffis
spiritualist demonologist, not Roman Catholic demonologist

12:12 Mary Roff'

obsession with cutting see Mark 5:5

Mark 5:5 Jesus Restores the Demon Possessed Man
5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

12:46 Kelly March
severe demonic oppression borderline possession. Some oppressions are so dark they can be mis-interpreted as possession.
The difference between severe oppression and possession is that in a possession the body host invited the demon into them. Where oppression the spirit wasn't invited it just continues to attack because the person or the body of Christ has not exercised their spiritual authority over the demon.

Kelly doesn't say if she invited it into herself.

Part 2:
0:45 John Zaffis

4 to 5 people required to hold down a possessed little girl.
Our ministry (M16) have seen this on many occassions and commanded the spirit to sit (just like ordering a dog to sit) and not move.
Spirits recognize who has authority in Christ and who doesn't.
Many Christians don't truly understand their authority over the demonic.
Spiritualists are not taught their authority because the demons don't want them to know they have authority over them -through Jesus Christ.

2:16 - Anita
"Come into me you bastard!" WRONG thing to say at a deliverance session!!!!
Marcus is not possessed he is oppressed. This is definitely not a possession.
Demons frequently manifest and take over during a severe oppression episode.
This footage is a horrible representation of how to conduct a deliverance.
Anita opened herself up to a possible possession attack on herself.
She is was praying in tongues so she is probably Spirit filled and the demonic spirit didn't want to take her up on the offer.

2:18 Anita
"His eyes were glowing" - yep. Well, metaphorically speaking.
It's an oppression manifestation. The facial expression takes on the persona of the demon inside. As if another personality were in Marcus.
For goodness sakes! Bind the demon already!!! They should have done this at the first sign of a manifestation!

Mary after a lifetime of violent fits. She expired. Mary had a violent seizure moments prior to her death as the demons left her. The demonic mission was accomplished. Kill Mary. The demons don't want a dead body and tend to leave through seizures right before the person dies.
Died July 15, 1865

Part 3:

Lurancy Vennum
1877 - 12 years later starts having seizures at age 14. Same town.
Documentary does not state why the activity started as it links the case to demonic possession.
Were the parents spiritualists and invited something into their home?

Current owner The current Vennum house owner identifies Lurancy Vennum as the girl who was possessed by the spirit of Mary Roff. This is spiritualism! During a deliverance session or exorism (by a Roman Catholic priest) it's the spirit of death or suicide that is possessing Lurancy. The spirit uses the name of the deceased to throw off spiritulists and mediums.
They're talking to demons! The spirit of Mary Roff the spiritualists were talking to was a spirit of suicide or death. You see this all the time in paranormal shows. It's the spirit of grandpa who hanged himself here. No! It's the spirit lying so it can stay there in the home under the disguise of grandpa's spirit and then lead others in the home to suicide!

spirit of suicide Mathew 17:15 -He often falls into fire and water -suicide!

15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.

Jake Anderson
This is where I spit up my Dr. Pepper I was drinking all over my flat display monitor.

Who in their RIGHT STATE of mind brings a kid to a seance with the possible presence of demons??

John Zaffis

"Very common. It can happen with children. And when they are afflicted you never know what is actually going to come through them. You don't know if it's something on a negative level or they might be channeling something through a positive..."
Again. This is spiritualism demonology. Good and bad spirits, mostly deceased humans.
It's ok for kids to be possessed by a positive spirit?????
No!!! They're demons!

Christian demonology 101 - all deceased souls go to heaven or hell. No lingering souls. Lingering spirits searching to inhabit souls are all demonic. The fun little ghost spirit playing with your kid at night is a demon!

Matthew 12:43-44
43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.

Michael Jones
Severe demonic oppression. It is not uncommon for people who have died to bring back a spirit of death with them. These can be casted out of people with deliverance prayer. Since Michael died 26 times it is highly probable he brought back a spirit of death.

Part 4:

John Zaffis
"Spiritualism is a religion."
Finally some ounce of truth in this documentary! What you are watching are spiritualist beliefs! They believe very strongly in communicating with the spirit world.

George Romero?

What the heck? This is rediculous! This turned into a George Romero B flick.
Are they channelling the BORG?

Lurancy's Dr. "How did you get here?"
Lurancy "Through the air" Matthew 12:43-44

Part 5:

Mary Roff spirit
The spirit is identifying itself as Mary Roff. The spirit is lying so it isn't sent away. It's a lingering spirit that has right to be there because these people have dangerously assumed it is Mary the friendly ghost. It's a demon looking for another body.

Part 6:

"I am not a devil..." Lying spirit

"Light" fallen angel masquerading as a angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Spiritualism - How Abominations of God are Entering Your Church

Paranormal shows are on every popular cable network now, including Animal Planet (with the Haunted series). Paranormal is a cheap reality tv cash cow and audiences can't get enough of it. Some speculate the shows are faked others stay glued to the evidence being displayed with religious fervor.

When we see a chair move or hear a disembodied voice on these shows what are really dealing with? Some say it is the proof of an afterlife. Is it? Are there really ghosts? Well, there must be we see them on paranormal reality tv, right?

We must tread carefully, as Christians, when we answer these questions. What does the Bible say about ghosts? It doesn't really mention them at all. Some Christians have let spiritualism, the spiritual beliefs of practicing pyschics and mediums seep into their faith. I have been drawn into arguments by Christians, the first case is with 1 Samuel 28. Where Saul consults a medium for advice. From the NKJV, we have the encounter.

And the woman said to Saul, “I saw a spirit ascending out of the earth.”
14 So he said to her, “What is his form?”
And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is covered with a mantle.” And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground and bowed down.
15 Now Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?”

Saul perceived it was Samuel. Was it truly Samuel? We don't have the answer to that. But if it were Samuel, we see the medium had to pull Samuel from elsewhere. Where? We know about paradise from the story of Lazarus and the rich man. The spirit was pulled from paradise. He crossed over after he died. Samuel was not a lingering around -his spirit was pulled from his realm of the after life in paradise.

We know, too, that Saul was in violation of God by consulting the medium and talking to the dead. Leviticus 19:31, 20:6, 27 and in Deuteronomy 18:9-14 strictly forbids us from speaking with spirits (seance) and and pariticpating in the occult. The spirits who are going to answer are demons. The dead are either in paradise or hell. They're not lingering around here on earth. What spirits are lingering around here on earth? Demons!

The other arguments from Christian ghost hunters that are most disturbing are, 1) Moses and Elijah, in transfiguration with Jesus are proof of ghosts and 2) why can't we believe in ghosts if we believe in the Holy Ghost! Don't get me started. Just get yourself into a good Bible study class. I do intend to write about these topics as well down the road. Now back to seances and ghost hunting.

Now what are we seeing on modern ghost hunting shows? Seances! Electronic Voice Print Phenomena (EVP), going dark (Ghost Hunters), and dead time (Paranormal State) are all forms of seances. Christians are not ghost hunters it is an abomination and rebellion to God's word. Christian's who participate in these are like the Pharisees who keep demanding signs but not seeing Jesus standing right there in front of them.

My team has been involved in 100s of cases involving demonic activity and some hauntings. None of the hauntings were hauntings, but certainly were demonically active. Ghost hunters like to categorize hauntings as a disembodied human spirit or a non-human spirit (demon). These are spiritualist beliefs and they're not godly! The spiritualist will always gently reflect on how the Chirstians almost got it right. But not quite. And if you stick to your Christian faith - you're hard headed and unwilling to listen to the facts (of this world). -Good for you!

Spiritualists (metaphysical, psychics, mediums, and pagans) have a study of demonology that differs from the Roman Catholic demonology. I even know of loosely associtated Catholic churches (that are not Roman Catholic) that teach spiritualism demonology. Spiritualism demonology teaches about human spirits that can act like demons, called wraiths. They even talk about psychic vampire demons that suck the energy out of people. This is all hog wash and must not be mixed with Christian views. Bringing divination into church is not OK!!!! It's an abomination according to the word of the Lord, Deuteronomy 18:9-14.

9 “When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. 14 For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.

These shows are appealing to young girls who want to be psychics like the women they see on TV. Some pyschics even profess to be Christians and Roman Catholics, but they can't be, they're faith is not in check. Speaking to the dead is a violation of Christian beliefs. What the pseudo-Christian psychics are using is their unredeemed prophetic gifts from God. They received a blessing from heaven and they're allowing the enemy to speak through them.

Don't these psychics cleanse homes? The reason the demonic leave is because there is power in Jesus name. The pseudo-Christian psychic calls on Jesus to cleanse the home. I have worked with New Agers who had spiritual troubles and didn't want a Christian coming to work with them, but they sure used our advice to call on Jesus to make the spirits leave them alone. There is power in Jesus name!

Shows like Paranormal State and Ghost Adventures try to be the hip reality paranormal show by being dark and spiritually edgey. These aforementioned shows are full of dark magic examples and practices. Many times I have had to skip over portions of the DVR-ed show when these guys wrecklessly display spell casting for viewer sensationalism. These dark words have power and can come into your home off the cable and satellite connection.

Speaking of edgey, the psychic on Paranormal State practices blood rituals, witchcraft and degrees of satanism. This isn't revealed on the show. The psychic is a prolific writer on ghost hunting and the occult and the psychics practices are public knowledge through the publications. But now you understand why the psychic is able to do what they do. There is a pact with darkness. In the town of Lily Dale, in New York, the mediums allow possession of themselves by spirits. These spirits aren't ghosts -they're demons.

If you're a Christian and I made you uncomfortable with your abomination ghost hunting hobby -good! You can launch away your attack at me. It's not that I don't understand ghost hunting, it's that I do understand what ghost hunting really is. I have a ton of personal stories from our own files that will blow away anything you got on an EVP if you want to lob your attacks. BTW we've cleaned up a few ghost hunters who learned the truth about ghost hunting the hard way! Want to know about eternity? Get back into the Bible! Forget the paranormal, go the the Supernatural GOD!