So many people that chose to abandon the church early on find themselves longing for a purpose and begin a spiritual quest. People from all walks of life seek to fill the void of emptiness with escapism from the boring, the painful, and the stress that we go through day after day. Rather than turning to the Bible for peace, comfort, joy, and a renewal of strength through Jesus Christ, they place their faith in psychics and holistic practitioners, amongst others.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” ~ 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 NKJV
Unfortunately, people just don’t even realize how appealing Satan can be. Many are fooled into the glittering luminosity of the demonic realms that exist within the New Age Movement. Johanna Michaelsen named her book, “The Beautiful Side of Evil” after it, and it’s all smoke and mirrors.
Some people reject God and Biblical wisdom because they believe they’re going to find enlightenment or otherworldly ascension. But they never do. Not even remotely close.
The dangers of being involved in the New Age Movement
Randall Baer was an active leader in the New Age for over 15 years before he received salvation through Jesus Christ. In his book, “Inside the New Age Nightmare,” Baer shares his knowledge from a perspective of the greatest depths one could possibly experience within it.
He said that even so much as dabbling with the New Age can lead to serious consequences. The results of demonic activity that one may unintentionally bring upon themselves:
“Deep self-delusion, rejection of Jesus Christ, false happiness/contentment, demonic possession, physical/emotional/mental breakdowns, love of abomination, family disintegration, making wrong life-decisions, discontentment in life, committing immoral acts, performing scripturally forbidden practices, and, judgement into the lake of fire.” (Baer, 93)
For more information about free will and demonic oppression, visit this blog post from Wake Up America Seminars.
Examples of what the New Age Movement looks like
“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:1
The New Age is not necessarily new. It’s drawn upon from ancient occult practices, mystical eastern and western religions, and neopaganism (Wiccan/goddess worship.) The list below provides a few of the mainstream examples of how Satan distracts people from following Jesus Christ:
- Psychic powers: clairvoyance, telepathy, precognition, remote viewing
- Divination practices: tarot cards, runes, palmistry, Ouija boards
- Channeling spirits/mediumship
- Holistic health
- Animal guides
- Out of body experiences
- Crystal powers
- Past life regression
- Aura readings
- Automatic writing
Many people involved in the New Age are content to stay because they’re blinded by Satan, which is scriptural truth. They reject instruction for divine morality found in the word of God and live unbiblical lifestyles by justifying sin as progressive. They’re fooled to believe that Christians have yet to “awaken to higher realities,” that we’re “outdated,” and other nonsense.
Evil people that lead the New Age Movement are happily rebellious and disobedient to God. A seed of wickedness is planted at the very core of their being, and they prey on vulnerable people with their deception and lies. How can they possibly help others when they are so deeply unwell?
Victims, and some of the leaders, are capable of leaving the New Age Movement because they’re lost souls searching for a deeper meaning within their lives. They joined with good intentions, but don’t know about the danger of unseen forces at work.
Watch Doreen Virtue and Melissa Doughtery, former New Age leaders, talk about real Christianity compared with false belief patterns.
The rest of this blog is dedicated to helping people with open hearts and minds to overcome it by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal savior. First, it’s important to understand what’s really going on that fuels people’s unwillingness to.
Spiritual Warfare 101
The spiritual realm is alive and well, and many first world nations are distracted by it due to materialism. But Satan and his legion of demons have infiltrated it all.
We watch movies produced by Hollywood that glamorizes sin. We idolize everything anti-God and try to emulate celebrity lifestyles. We listen to music that’s made by alcoholic drug addicts. Satan’s work is found in the books we read and the cartoons that children watch. Our government system allows a number of evils, with the most obvious being war. It’s all around us. Accepting Jesus Christ into your life will lift the veil of deception so that you can see it too.
Satan fools people into thinking that the occult gives them special knowledge that most of humanity doesn’t have access to. He persuades people into a sinful lifestyle without them even realizing it. But if you don’t wake up, the consequences of following Satan is spending eternity in hell. This is the truth. It turns my insides to think about just how many people carelessly toss the notion of it aside and live a lifestyle that disobeys God.
Please know that Satan hates you, he wants to destroy you, and he will take you down to hell that was created for the demons and people like him. He was cast out of heaven along with 1/3 of the angels because of their envy of God’s love for mankind. Satan tried to be more powerful than God, with aspirations of being God himself, which is why the lowly earth is now his dominion. The very powers that Satan gives you is an illusion.
People like to blame God for everything gone wrong in this world by allowing Satan to harm people. It’s not His fault. Some people use their free will and sinful actions to do the same thing. Others are just as ambitious, see themselves as above worshiping God, and are self-glorifying like Satan. But one of God’s most beautiful promises to Believers is that the evil, wicked, and disgusting world as we know it will eventually come to an end.
Satan is using the New Age Movement amongst other systems to prepare the world to accept his upcoming political leadership. Once it reaches an unbearable state (yes, things can actually get worse) he will manifest in the form of a man recognized as the Antichrist.
This dramatic ascension will happen once he has prepared enough mentalities to accept and embrace all spiritual paths (that turn people away from God.) He will be loved by many, and lead a campaign of global peace to unite every country under the rule of one government. But this is a massive deception that leads to unspeakable horrors.
People will return to the church as they recognize Satan’s evil plan and remember the Bible, and they will live out the gospel just as if they were the apostles of the New Testament. It’ll be like Ancient Europe all over again for new Believers; they will suffer persecution, imprisonment, and execution during the Tribulation Period. The end of time is among us, and much of the prophecy found within the Bible has already been fulfilled.
All that’s currently happening will lead to a holy war between the angels and demons called The Battle of Armageddon. This is the basis of what must occur before God’s plan of creating a new earth and new heavens. Believers will dwell with Him in Paradise for all of eternity, just as God originally intended for His creation before willful sin entered the world. There’s so much more I’d like to share, but the rest is for you to discover.
Transformation out of the New Age Movement
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~ Romans 8:38-39 NKJV
I realize that many people are prideful and will turn their nose up at my attempt to minister to the lost. I also put myself at risk of harsh ridicule. But for those of you who are in need of a savior, I’m here to help guide you out of Satan’s bondage that best I can. There are so many others who want to do the same, and I brought their words to you in this blog post. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. I invite you to come to know Him because only Jesus can save you.
The first step is to research a local church so that you can join a community of Believers who are kind and welcoming. It may take a few times before you find the right fit. See if the leadership can direct you to other resources that can support your transition out of the New Age. There’s many people out there who will be delighted to help you!
Until then, you must clear your home of all idols, occult symbols and decoration, divination tools, books, crystals, art work, and anything else you can find that represents the New Age to minimize demonic activity and influence. You must also repent from being a part of the New Age Movement.
Excerpt from Rebecca Brown’s book, “He Came To Set The Captives Free”
“Father, I confess to you my involvement in __________. I recognize that such a thing(s) is an abomination to you and detestable in your sight. I humbly ask your forgiveness for my sin in this area(s). I ask you to lift out any demonic entrance as a result of my actions and to cleanse me from my sins and close the doorway(s) forever with the precious blood of Jesus. I ask for this and thank you for it, in Jesus’ name.”
Then I recommend that you address Satan and his demons out loud in a manner similar to the following:
“Satan and you demons, I have asked my Heavenly Father for forgiveness for participating in ________, and I have received it. I now by faith close the doorway of that area of my life to you forever through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross for me. In the name of Jesus I command you to go away!”
Cases of infestation with the stronger demons will often need to have help from another person or persons for deliverance. If you pray earnestly and desire deliverance regardless of the cost, the Lord will instruct you as to what you need to do, and He will set the captive free.” (Brown, 147)
For those of you reading this who have never been saved:
I urge you to confess your sins and exchange your life as it is now for one that glorifies Jesus and is enriched with God’s infinite and boundless love just for you. He loves you so much. God will give you a new heart and a fresh start that’s filled with hope, inner peace, and blessings. No sin is too great for our Heavenly Father to forgive!
You must ask for Jesus to come into your heart to begin your Christian journey. It requires getting baptized and a lot of study, dedication, and effort to grow spiritually into the one true faith. Just remember: being saved doesn’t always shield you from the effects of a fallen world, but allow trials to build your faith’s endurance. Don’t give up!
You are in my daily prayers. Please believe that your deliverance is a beautiful and sacred moment of redemption.
I pray that your heart overflows with the soothing warmth of pure love, light, and joy as you allow Jesus to enter it. I pray that angels surround you and protect you from evil forces on your new found path. I pray that your tears are the start of a miraculous healing process, and that your life changes to reflect your best self. I pray that you find all of the support you need to get there and stay there. Amen.
You are not alone, dear friend. God never turned his back on us, we walked away from Him. “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” ~ Luke 15:10 NKJV