Satan is working overtime to permeate society with the deception that the occult, New Age and witchcraft will answer timeless questions about humanity’s spiritual nature.
But Satan is a corrupter, a mimic of what God created. This is especially true when it comes to ways to commune and worship that which is spiritual.
Christians are commanded to worship the Lord and meditate on His Word (Josh. 1:8; Ps. 119:15), but the devil has taken meditation and twisted it into something evil that is forbidden by the Lord.
Author, lecturer and Nephilim specialist L.A. Marzulli discussed with Charisma News in a recent interview the dangers behind the practice of astral projection, and how very real they are.
“Shamans and witch doctors and medicine men, they all go to the same place. They get their power from the second heaven; they get their power from the dragon. It’s an occult technique, and they learn how to use it…we [Christians] are forbidden to do that,” Marzulli explains.
Astral projection is defined as, “an intentional out-of-body experience that assumes the existence of a subtle body, known as the astral body or body of light, through which consciousness can function separately from the physical body and travel throughout the astral plane.”
Marzulli, along with former satanists, witches and occult users such as now-evangelist John Ramirez, have all shared that astral projection is very real and they were able to accomplish this practice while they were under satanic influence.
“People with familiar spirits sometimes will astral project and my previous incarnation in the new age, I did astral project. Some people also call it lucid dreaming,” shares Marzulli.
“It’s very pleasurable, because you’re flying. And you’re flying through rooms and walls, and everything else, because we’re spirit, soul and body. And what leaves is your spirit. But that’s not supposed to happen,” he continues.
Being taken by the Lord, however, explains Marzulli, is a distinctly different and holy event.
“Now if God takes us out and shows us something, that’s a whole different deal. I’ve been taken twice. But I was fully awake. I wasn’t asleep and I wasn’t trying to do anything,” says Marzulli.
Marzulli shares that when he was still a baby Christian, the Lord took him and gave him a vision reminiscent to Revelation 19, with Jesus depicted as the rider on a white horse, flanked by the armies of heaven. After the vision, Marzulli was back and astonished at what had just happened.
“And then I’m back. And I’m going like, what was that? That’s when the Lord takes us and does something. I’m not initiating. I’m looking for it. It’s a gift,” Marzulli shares.
The warped versions of God’s granting visions and dreams have deceived many and allowed demonic oppression to enter their lives.
Warnings throughout the Bible were given to steer God’s people away from these practices because the Lord finds them abominable (Lev. 19:31; Deut. 18; 2 Kings 21:6; and many others).
With biblical discernment and wisdom however, believers will be able to avoid these counterfeit practices that seek to twist the gifts of God and lead His people into spiritual bondage.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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