The Gloom Of Occult Oppression
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Some Christians seek counseling because they are struggling with things like depression, anger, and hopelessness. Sometimes the cause of their struggle is rooted in occultic oppression. Either through their own activities and relationships, or through their family line, a door for the enemy was opened.

Isaiah described the repercussions in the lives of those who have looked to the kingdom of darkness for knowledge or power. Isaiah 8:19-22 (NASV) says:

And when they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. And they will pass through the land hard-pressed and famished, and it will turn out that when they are hungry, they will be enraged and curse their king and their God as they face upward. They will look to the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness.

In these days, so many forms of occult experience are available. These activities and beliefs promise enlightenment, control, and peace. But as the Bible says, they deliver trouble and the gloom of anguish. The psychic influences stir up rebellion and anger, not submission and obedience. Darkness rather than light, defeat rather than victory, is the outcome of dabbling in the occult.

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