Included in things of the occult are precognition or fortune telling. ESP, telepathy, clairvoyance, automatic writing, Ouija board, astrology, horoscopes, tea leaf reading, palmistry, techniques of mind expansion, drugs, hypnotism, mind control, transcendental meditation, yoga, sorcery or witchcraft, physical phenomena, telekinesis, levitation, astral projection, spiritism, or spiritualism, seances and Satanism, etc.
In natural and Biblical history the pattern is: diminishing spiritual life, to legalism, to materialism, to liberalism, to seeking life=s answers outside the Word thence to spiritism encouched in the occult. Occultism often involves drugs, idolatry, and sexual perversion.
Even as we are besieged with the many forms and avenues of satanic influence, we have the absolute authority, through or Lord Jesus Christ, that we can bind the powers of darkness and dispel them. They must do our bidding as we speak Ain the Name of Jesus.@
Luke 10:1819 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (KJV)
Ephesians 1:1723 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (KJV)
Ephesians 2:6 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: (KJV)
Matthew 16:19 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (KJV)
Matthew 18:18 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (KJV)
Exodus 22:18 18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. (KJV) (This was God=s means of eliminating a practice and manifestation of the enemy, Satan.)
Deuteronomy 18:1013 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. (KJV)
Galatians 5:1921 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (KJV)
Revelation 21:8 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (KJV)
Malachi 3:5 5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. (KJV)
Luke 4:1819 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (KJV)
To verbally renounce occult activity is a necessity.
Determine if the person can and will repent, and minister holiness to that person. If the person will not repent nor renounce occult involvement of any kind then deliverance is indicated.
Usually the person is reading occult literature and having fellowship with others in the occult and practicing occultism. These practices must be repented of and replaced by scriptural reading matter and Christian fellowship and growth which includes practicing Christian living. If the person cannot voluntary break away from the occult practices, deliverance is needed. A complete break with occultism is necessary.
Saturate yourself with Scriptures. Begin with the Gospel according to John. Read the rest of the New Testament from there. Acquire a Bible study guide. Get into Spirit filled fellowship. Learn about Jesus and get serious with God. You will recognize the counterfeit when you know the real God.