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As mentioned earlier, we frequently find that certain types of jewelry can bring curses unwittingly.  Turquoise and silver jewelry made by Pueblo Indians, Hindu copper bracelets can have demons.  The makers of pieces of jewelry or furniture sometimes pray over them and place a spirit in them.  Practitioners of voodoo and Santeria use dolls and objects which are used to curse people and houses. 

 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature (statue, or doll) to hunt souls!  Will ye hunt the souls of My people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?  And will ye pollute Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to My people that hear your lies? 


Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.  Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver My people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.  Eze. 13:17-21.  (Parentheses mine)

Witches use dolls, pillows, kerchiefs and other objects to capture the souls of men and women.  Some will place objects of feathers, bat’s wings, etc. under a person’s house, nail it to a wall or bury it in the yard of someone they have been paid to curse.  I have been told that it is a common thing in certain African communities and sometimes in America and Europe among Latinos and black communities.  One pastor friend from New York related that someone nailed a voodoo ball of feathers and other things to his door one day.  He recognized what it was and was able to pray against it after destroying it.  Please don’t go running around, digging up your yard or searching under your house.  If you suspect something, pray and ask God to reveal if there is something planted around or in your house.  

The above passage makes reference to fortune-tellers who “prophesy” for money, small though it may be.  Many Christians have gone to fortune-tellers either before or after being converted to the faith and carry curses upon them because of it.  Repent and break those curses!

We have seen a ring that featured a goat’s head – a symbol of Satan, or a skull and bones.  However, we need to be careful not to be too legalistic and consider all representations of dragons, for instance, as cursed objects.  You don’t need to tear out every page in a book that contains a photo or picture of a dragon, Buddha or a Hindu temple, although “how-to” occult books or fortune-telling tomes should be discarded.  You need to ask the Holy Spirit about certain “border-line” objects and He will reveal it to you.

Japanese love dolls and mothers will often gift their daughters with a doll dressed in traditional Japanese clothes and encased in a glass box.  Some deliverance workers report curses caused by cabbage-patch dolls, rock and roll records, tapes or DVDs (especially heavy metal).  I prayed over a young girl who suddenly stood up and started dancing, with snapping of fingers and wild gyrations.  Her mother informed me that the daughter had a large collection of heavy metal records and tapes under her bed.  Of course, this was some time ago, since the modern generation no longer uses records and tapes.  The lyrics to some songs contained demonic messages or worship to Satan.  Some sneak in words and phrases that are difficult to detect.  Demonic phrases can be formed by putting together every tenth word in a song and pasting them together.  The human mind is a marvelous thing and can process sentences backwards as well as forwards.  It has been reported that this “back masking” technique is widely used.  Play some records or tapes backwards and praise to Satan can sometimes emerge.  Vance Packard, in his book entitled Hidden Persuaders, warned against these tricks of mind control.  Sometimes, an ad containing a glass of ice and whiskey can contain a picture promoting sex or witchcraft, or some scene can have a hidden message.

Movies or videos can contain suggestive words and pictures that the mind does not recognize consciously, but is subconsciously persuaded.  Mr. Packard explained an experiment in which every twentieth frame of a movie contained a picture of people eating popcorn.  The audience was not conscious of the pictures, but popcorn sales skyrocketed. 

A church member, who was an ex-occult practitioner, claimed that a favorite trick of witches was to pass a black and white checkered picture quickly in front of certain people that caused their souls to be opened and vulnerable to demonic invasion.  There is a scene in a children’s movie entitled Roger Rabbit, in which there was a car race and as the winner crossed the finish line, a black and white checkered flag quickly moved through the picture.  This caused some people to “black out” or have an epileptic fit, especially children.  Back in the seventies or eighties, there was an epidemic of children passing out or having seizures when certain cartoons or movies were played in Japan. 

A member of our church reported that her five-year-old daughter ran out screaming from the bathroom, claiming that her doll talked to her.  Martial arts objects and weapons such as samurai swords, scrolls, darts, stars, fighting sticks, magic scrolls, good-luck charms, a crucifix with Jesus hanging on a cross, and certain satanic symbols such as a pentagram, can open the door to demons.  A member of my church reported that the new tenant of a warehouse next to his, claimed that his office was haunted.  A few days later, he was totally panicked.  As he was removing a crucifix with Jesus on the cross, blood started to drip from it and on to the floor.  The prior tenant was a Satanist.  It is well-known that Satanists use a crucifix to mock Christians, claiming that Jesus is dead and Satan is alive and the god of this universe.  Bleeding and crying statues make up part of the lore of the Babylonian religion and many legends about statues speaking and becoming human can be found.  They are idols and cursed objects.

When I was young, I was into kung fu and had martial arts weapons in my house.  When I became born-again, I threw away all of my objects, martial arts books and weapons.  However, there was a set of metal darts that I had on my bed stand that had been “blessed” and it was claimed that if I ever threw one of these darts at someone, he would die.  These darts completely disappeared and to this very day, have not been found, although I have cleaned my bedroom and closet many times.  My sifu, or professor, was a very mysterious person and is reputed to have been a body guard to Sun Yat Sen, China’s first president in the twentieth century.  He would give his prize students a magic charm consisting of “magic words,” called a “hu.”  These charms contained the spirits of warriors assigned to protect the person they are given to. 

Martial arts are infested with demonic entities, not only of violence, murder and pride, but demons disguising themselves as ancestors worthy of worship.  I have many stories too numerous to mention in this article.

Movies, television, DVDs and YouTube videos contain many demonic themes and scenes.  Even popular movies such as Star Wars and ET can be used by Satan to indoctrinate and open minds and souls to the demonic kingdom.  Be careful with what you and your children see and hear.  Nowadays, you can hardly view a decent program on television that is not focused on violence and sex.  Satan does not play fair.  He is very cunning and has evil ways that you and I could never dream of.  We are like babes in the woods and if it weren’t for the Holy Spirit, we would not be standing.

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