Sermon Notes June 23, 2024

The Marks of the Occult                                                   “Things That Go Bump in the Night”

 

Ephesians 6:12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” 

References: Jude 1:6; 2 Corinthians 11:15; 1 John 4:1;                     Ephesians 5:11  and 2 Corinthians 2:11 

  1. The disclosure or communication of information _______________    to humans through normal means. 

Job 9:9, “He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.” 

Deuteronomy 4:19, “ And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.” 

References: Isaiah 47:10-15; Zechariah 10:2; Isaiah 44:24-25;         Deuteronomy 18:10-12 

“ Remember — Just because the knowledge is accurate ___________   __________ you are dealing with something _______________.” 

  1. The placing of persons ____________________ with supernatural powers, paranormal energies, or demonic forces. 

Deuteronomy 18:10-12, “ Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.” 

Isaiah 8:19, “ When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?”

 

Jeremiah 27:9-10, 15, “So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers who tell you. ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon/ They prophesy lies to you that will only serve to remove you far from your lands. I will banish you and you will perish… ‘I have not sent them’ declare the Lord. ‘They are prophesying lies in my name. Therefore, I will banish you and you will perish, both you and the prophets who prophesy to you.”                                  

Check Out: 1Samuel 28:3-15 

  1. Why would Satan want to lead us into these things?                                                      
a. _______________________________________.                                    
b. It makes the world of the demonic and the occult ___________.              
c. Once you’ve embraced this distorted worldview, you _________   

          _________________________________ in to your life.