Before fully giving my life to Christ, I had much interest in spiritual things that went against God’s Word (the Bible).

Some of the things I tried included chakra meditation, the law of attraction, consulting psychics, following horoscopes/astrology, burning sage, astral projection, and reading different new age books. I also practiced yoga, without even knowing that it was rooted in the occult as well.

I did those things mentioned above because I knew that there was an unseen, spiritual world that existed and I wanted to tap into it.

What I didn’t know, however, was that by partaking in those occult practices I was accessing the spiritual realm by demonic powers rather than through Jesus Christ, and this opened the door for demons to enter my life. 

One day in church, a pastor began to give his testimony about how he used to be involved in the occult / new age beliefs, and God began to convict me that I needed to turn away from those practices. 

At first, I didn’t want to let it go and tried putting off God’s convictions. I remember deleting the horoscope app from my phone and then re-downloading it to read my horoscope once more.

Eventually, I was introduced to a young woman at church who had many fascinating encounters with Jesus. She shared remarkable testimonies that were unlike anything I ever heard. 

I spent a day with her and she seemed to understand my spiritual dilemmas more clearly than anyone ever had before.

When I asked her questions about God or The Bible, she was able to answer them precisely. To my surprise, she was able to answer many of the burning questions I had about God. 

This young woman was different than any Christian I ever met. When she spoke about Jesus, she spoke about Him like a close friend, and I wanted that for myself.

I also noticed that this woman really lived by the teachings of the Bible. It was different than the kind of Christianity I was used to where people freely mixed in worldliness with the things of God.

God used that woman to lead me to salvation. I renounced my ties with the occult, and I never turned back to it.

It’s very important to know that taking part in new age or occult practices opens doors to demonic oppression. It can bring sickness, poverty, and other curses and forms of demonic torment upon a person’s life. 

Often times a person experiences those consequences and does not know the root cause of them is the occult practices they partook in. 

If you have ever taken part in any such practices, you can repent and renounce those demonic ties (referred to as “covenants”) so that Jesus can set you free. 

First, ask Jesus to forgive you, and then you can begin by praying this prayer:

Any demonic covenants that were made over me and any demonic covenants that I made over myself, either with or without my consent, I break and deny them in Jesus’ Name. I belong to a new covenant of the blood of Jesus Christ.

Any demonic covenants that were spoken over me and any demonic covenants that I spoke over myself, I break and deny them in Jesus’ Name. I belong to a new covenant of the blood of Jesus Christ.

(Before doing so, you must first accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior)

If you would like to accept Jesus as The Lord of your life, you can start by praying this out loud:

Lord Jesus,
I believe you died and rose.
I confess with my mouth without anyone forcing me, that I am saved.
Remove my name from the book of death, write my name in the book of life.

Isaiah 8:19 NIV
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?

Deuteronomy 18:10-11 NIV
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, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

Related reading:
The Truth About Horoscopes, Fortunetelling & The Occult