The Heavenly Father has delivered us from the occult, and after many years of working alongside Satan’s “Spiritual Hierarchy,” as well as after many years of involvement with the charismatic movement, we are now in the unique position to be able to understand and explain how Satan’s plan has been pushed forward not only within blatant occult groups, but also within Christianity, in particular through the charismatic movement. Therefore, the following list, that is occasionally updated on our website, is compiled based upon those occult doctrines that both of us were taught by both human teachers as well as non-human teachers. We offer some common buzzwords and phrases used by charismatic occultists who are posing as, or believing themselves to be, Christian, and we are hopeful this list will help “decode” some of the language charismatics use.
This is not so much a list of “bad words,” although in some cases, the words or phrases are clearly occult in nature. Take the word “angels,” for instance. There are angels, and to recognize this or to use the word “angel” is not necessarily a red flag. But the way many charismatics are seeking out, engaging with, listening to, and working with these “angels” (who are actually demons in disguise, or fallen angels) is not of the true God. So then, it is the way the words are being used, and the occult meaning that is being given to these words or phrases, that is important to understand.
Sometimes the way these words or phrases are being used is obviously occult, but many times, it is not obvious until some time has passed and they expose or share more of what their core values and beliefs are. By that time, many people have already been sucked into the occult doctrine, having been deceived by such deceptive language, unable to clearly see that what they have gotten involved in is of Satan. So how do you know if these buzzwords or phrases are being used in an occult way? You don’t get sucked in by the buzzwords, but instead, line up the doctrines and teachings of such people with what the Word of God says. The Word of God is your plumb line by which every other matter in life must come into alignment. If the doctrines they are teaching or talking about do not line up with the Word of God, then it’s safe to say that the words they use to describe such doctrines or teachings are coming from an occult point of view and have a hidden meaning.
1. Advanced, advancing, or high-level
a. Can refer to advanced or high-level spiritual warfare.
○ Related to “breaking down strongholds.”
○ This is a false, unscriptural warfare.
b. Can also refer to advanced understanding or knowledge (the “deeper things of God”), usually within the context of a “spiritual evolution or manifestation.” (See the next term in the glossary)
c. Used also to speak of advancing the kingdom or advancing the kingdom of God (on earth).
○ This is related to Dominionism. See: “The Basics.”
○ In this context, they are speaking of “realms.”
2. Advancement, Promotion, or Graduation
a. Often used in the context of a “spiritual evolution or manifestation.”
b. This advancement/promotion/graduation is related to so-called “new revelation” that has no basis in Scripture whatsoever. In other words, as the individual learns more (has greater revelations) about the “mechanics of the supernatural” and how to engage in and operate out of the supernatural, they advance spiritually, or receive a promotion, or graduate into a higher level of learning.
○ See: “Milk versus Solid Food.”
c. These words are also commonly used in the context of a spiritual promotion and weapons upgrade, for the purpose of more advanced spiritual warfare.
d. See the term in this glossary: “Awakened or awakening”
a. This is within the context of having conversation and close relationship with angels, as well as commanding them.
b. Reminder: These are not angels of the true God, but demons in disguise, or fallen angels. Those in occult groups often call them Spirit Guides, Ascended Masters, Spirit Teachers, Angel Guides, and various other names.
○ See Carolyn’s article: Lucifer’s Hierarchy, Structure, and Purpose
○ Often these angels will be used to engage in a spiritual battle against a particular person or group of people, using weapons to stab them in their body, causing physical pain and/or injury (see: Spiritual Warfare).
○ While it is often related, we are not speaking of Angel Programming.
c. Includes buzzwords and phrases such as:
○ Calling forth the angels
○ Commanding angels (commonly for the purpose of engaging in spiritual warfare)
○ Conversation with angels, especially to gain understanding of spiritual matters
○ Cooperating with angels
○ Partnering with angels
○ Personal angels
○ Sending angels on missions or assignments
○ Unemployed angels
○ Working with angels
d. See: “Angels.”
a. For the charismatic who is involved in witchcraft, this is often a “catch-all” word that when translated, simply means, “Anything that feels good, especially when endorsed by a big-time charismatic leader of a wide-spread charismatic movement. But we’ll slap on the word ‘anointing’ to make it sound like it is endorsed by and given by God.”
b. This is actually a Satanic anointing, and while there are too many different types of Satanic anointings to mention, some of the more ludicrous ones within some charismatic circles include a “Brownie anointing,” as well as a “Guinea Pig anointing (See: “Experimental.”)
c. A “Branham anointing” is common within certain charismatic groups, and is named for the late William Branham. This “anointing” comes from draping across his grave. This is blatant necromancy.
d. The word “anointing” also has a deeper meaning and can be described as a “divine anointing,” and is used in conjunction with the idea that the charismatic believes themselves to have a “divine purpose,” that they have been “divinely appointed” to be working the “divine will of God,” and as such, they have a “divine anointing” to work the “divine will” that they have been “divinely purposed” to do. This idea is applied to many of the ungodly doctrines and activities that they engage in. For example, they believe they have a “divine anointing” to be a “Shining One” or to be a “Light-bearer,” or other such similar nonsense.
○ This idea is applied to many of the ungodly doctrines and activities they engage in, and in practice, it creates an overly-inflated ego, among other things, causing them to believe themselves to be infallible and very nearly perfect, as if everything that comes out of their mouth is “inspired by the Spirit of God.”
○ As a result, they refuse and resist correction, since they believe they have no need of correction.
5. “Arguing your case in heaven”
a. This is a phrase that is used in the context of Courtrooms of Heaven, also known as Courts of Heaven, or Heavenly Courtrooms.
b. Is used as a type of “advanced spiritual warfare.”
6. Awakened or awakening
a. Related to: development, gifts, manifestation.
b. Refers to an awaking of:
○ the senses
c. Can also be in reference to an awakening of or in the spirit.
d. Also refers to spiritual awakening.
e. This is often used in the context of a “spiritual evolution or manifestation.”
f. Some phrases or words used to describe this awakening include:
○ Age of enlightenment
○ Arise or rise
○ “Dive deeper into” or “go deeper into” (the things of “god,” or mysteries)
○ Elevated consciousness
○ Fully awake (also: “woke”)
■ Used in this context, it is often referring to “seekers” or “truth seekers,” as in, they believe they are “woke or fully awake because they are seekers or truth seekers.”
■ See the term in this glossary: “Seekers.”
○ Great spiritual awakening
○ Heightened awareness
○ New awakening
g. “Awakening” can also be used in the context of “raising one’s vibration.”
7. Binding and loosing
b. See also the terms in this glossary: Command or commanding, Decree.
8. Burning Hearts
a. Used in the context of a “burning desire” to have a “deeper relationship with God” or experience supernatural things, but they are following occult doctrine and using occult techniques to have the spiritual experiences.
9. Burning Ones
a. Related: fire or flame
b. In the context of:
○ Consumed with passion
○ Fervent witnesses
○ Fiery-hot witnesses
○ “Flames of fire” (referring to people or “ministers” as being these flames)
○ Ignite the nations
○ Torches of revival
c. This is referring to a group of people who are being trained and set in place to be “fire starters to ignite the nations” with their spiritual message. What is actually happening is that they are being trained to be used by Satan to spread a false fire of ungodly doctrines of demons. As of 2010, the cost for this training was $100 USD.
d. The teacher of this whole idea of “burning ones” says the following: “The vision for this internship came from the story of Samson in Judges 15. Samson took 300 foxes, tied their tails together, and put a torch in each tail. He then lit the torches and released them into the enemy’s field. My passion is to raise up future ministries of burning torches of revival that take the Gospel of Kingdom into the enemy’s field. We call it The Burning Ones because FIRE catches, spreads, burns, and consumes.”1
○ There are so many things wrong with interpreting this passage of Scripture in such a manner, but we will only address one at this point: have they never once stopped to consider what happened to the foxes that were set on fire? Unless they heed God’s warning and repent, those groups of people who are being compared to these foxes will perish from the same false doctrine they are spreading like wildfire around the world.
○ A good article to read that may help shed some light on the teacher of this false doctrine can be found at: http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/08/bentley.htm.
10. Calling or bringing down
a. By making a declaration of intent, charismatics will often “call or bring down” the following:
b. This is usually related to ungodly “spiritual manifestations.”
c. Some will also “call or bring down” what they believe to be their realm, or what are presumed to be “realms of heaven.”
○ This is for “spiritual warfare.”
d. They will also “call or bring down” what is assumed to be human spirits (this is related to the “spirit man” doctrine and “realms”), as well as what they consider to be angels (this is related to “spiritual warfare,” and also “realms”).
11. Command or commanding
a. Angels and the armies of heaven
○ Reminder: these are not God’s holy angels, but demons who appear to be angelic.
○ See: “Angels.”
d. This is used in the context of “spiritual warfare.”
e. It is also related to the teachings on “realms,” in that they learn to “command through” their realms, often for the purposes of “spiritual warfare.”
f. Whether the charismatic realizes it or not, this “commanding” is the equivalent of attempting to command God. Through their use of what they consider to be “powerful prayers” and by using Scriptures they have twisted and misapplied for their own purposes, they are attempting to induce God into doing something that the individual wants done. This is not prayer according to Scripture.
○ See the article: Bible Study: Prayer.
12. Cultivate or create
a. This is commonly used in phases such as, “Learn ways to cultivate and maintain an atmosphere conducive to [healing, the spirit, manifestations of the spirit, et cetera]. Or, “Create an atmosphere that is conducive to [healing, the spirit, et cetera].”
○ This is manipulating the audience and teaching the audience ways to try to manipulate God.
○ Often, there are special “schools” or training seminars that teach people how to create and cultivate this atmosphere. People are taught how to do this for a substantial fee, of course.
○ Related to: “Spiritual Manifestations.”
b. This is related to the phrase “stir yourself up.”
○ This phrase is used in an effort to “cultivate or create” a spiritual atmosphere.
○ Is often accompanied by hypnotic music, repetitive phases, and wide-spread tongues.
○ See also: “Elements of Creating a Spiritual Atmosphere.”
c. Can also be used in the context of “cultivating gifts and abilities.”
○ These are occult gifts and abilities.
a. Also: declare, proclaim; sometimes, command.
b. This is used in the context of a “heavenly decree” that is given to a person (through what is erroneously presumed to be the “spirit man” or the “spirit of God” or “angels”) that the person then declares, proclaims, or commands to happen or be true, initiating something to occur in the spiritual realms, with the expectation it will eventually manifest in the physical.
c. Is related to “bringing the kingdom of God to earth” or “advancing the kingdom” through announcing these decrees.
○ See: “Realms.”
e. Can also be related to the “prosperity gospel” of “name it and claim it,” the philosophy behind “the power of words,” as well as “manifesting.” See the term in this glossary: Manifest.
14. “Deeper things of God”
a. This is a phrase commonly used by charismatics, and many times their understanding of “the deeper things” are simply occult doctrine that has been repackaged in a Christian box. It speaks to the efforts of the charismatic who is trying to obtain a type of “spiritual evolution or manifestation” through their understanding of the “mysteries” or the “deeper things.”
○ See: “Emanationism.”
b. Related to “Milk versus Solid Food.”
c. Relates to mysteries and revelation.
d. Can also relate to “intimacy with God.”
e. Is used in the same context as the phrase, “Don’t put God in a box.”
15. Develop or developing
a. Used in the same context as occult teachings on “ascension, manifesting, developing, evolving/evolution,” especially in regards to the “manifestation of the human spirit”
○ See: “Shining Ones.”
b. It is also related to:
○ The “Spirit man,” as in “developing the human spirit.
■ This relates to a “spiritual evolution.”
■ See also: “Emanationism.”
○ Developing gifts
■ These are occult gifts, that are developed by practice and training. Charismatic occultists employ the very same methods as other occultists in order to develop these gifts.
16. Divine councils
a. This is related to “Courtrooms of Heaven.”
b. The charismatic teachings assert that these so-called “councils” are comprised of:
○ selected saved humans.
○ selected angels, according to their assignment.
c. Can also be referred to as “Great Council”
17. Dominion or dominionism
a. This is related to “Kingdom Government,” Sheep Nations” and the teachings on Realms.
b. Dominion Theology is an ungodly doctrine, placing aside the work of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. There are various “levels” of Dominionism, as the doctrine of some individuals relies more heavily on Dominionism than others. But regardless of what level of Dominionism the individual ascribes to, they are still Dominionists!
Coupled with the little gods teachings, Dominionism basically explains that the kingdom of God will manifest on earth even before the physical second coming of Jesus Christ, because of and through the works that the “church” does on earth. This doctrine has absolutely no Scriptural basis, and they are, in fact, being used by the demonic to build Satan’s kingdom on earth.
c. Can also be used in the context of “ushering in a new era or age” of peace, spirituality, and/or enlightenment.
d. There are many phrases or words that relate to the ideas behind Dominionism, but they all relate back to “the church” “taking over” or “changing the world” or “making [insert the name of the nation] great again.” Presumably, this is done in the name of “Christ,” but when you understand that Dominionism (by whatever name it’s being described) is not Scriptural, then you understand that it is not being done in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, but in the name of the antichrist in order to build Satan’s kingdom on earth and to usher in his global leader.
e. See the article: “The Plan” — What is It?
18. “Don’t put God in a box”
a. This is a phrase commonly used by charismatics who are practicing witchcraft. Translated, this means, “I have no scriptural foundation for what I am doing, saying, or believing, but if you don’t believe what I am saying, doing or believe is true or real, then you don’t believe that God can perform miracles and do powerful things.”
b. Sometimes used in conjunction with “Satan has a counterfeit for every truth that comes from God.”
c. This phrase can also be worded slightly differently: “Break out of the box.” Translated, this phase means, “Any spiritual experience is okay, especially if it feels good.”
d. The truth, however, is that the charismatic occultists are the ones putting God into their occult box, much like a genie in a bottle, rubbing against it every so often in order to force God to act on their behalf and according to their will.
a. Angelic encounters
b. Divine encounters
c. Encounters with God, Jesus, or the Spirit
d. Spiritual/spirit encounters
e. Heavenly encounters
f. Reminder: for the charismatic practicing witchcraft, these “encounters” are with the demonic.
○ Can also be related to “supernatural realms.”
20. Engage or engaging
a. This is a word that describes the charismatic “taking possession of and working through” different spiritual elements, such as:
○ God (what they are assuming to be “God.”)
○ The spirit
■ This is what they call the “human spirit.”
□ These are not human spirits, but either a demonically-controlled part of a person, or a demon itself. Sometimes, as with “Shining Ones,” it can be a fallen angel. See: “Demonic Possession,” and “Channeling and Walk-ins.”
b. They also use this word to describe engaging in the spirit
○ For those charismatics who are practicing witchcraft, they sometimes use this phrase or term to refer to what they believe to be the “Spirit of God” that they are working through, or who is working through them. But it is not the Holy Spirit of God. It is a demonic spirit.
○ Can also be a term that is describing astral travel. See: “Spirit Travel.”
c. They also use this word to refer to:
○ Engaging in warfare
■ Can be related to “realms.”
○ Engaging realms or dimensions
○ Engaging with or in the kingdom
■ Used often as a reference to their so-called “personal realms.”
21. Enlightenment or Illumination
a. This is usually said in regards to the “spirit man,” and is related to the “spirit” manifesting, evolving, growing bigger, growing stronger, et cetera.
○ Reminder: this is not the human spirit, but a demonic spirit, or a part of the person who is demonically controlled.
○ See: “Emanationism.”
○ See the article: “Illumination — What Actually Is It?“
b. Also mentioned in the context of the “deeper things of God.”
c. Is also speaking to a “spiritual evolution,” and can be described by terms or phrases such as:
○ A “more enlightened set of eyes”
○ Expanded or elevated consciousness
○ Heightened awareness
○ Intelligent/intelligence, including: intelligent will or divine intelligence
○ Note: “intelligence” is a very important occult theme, and is tied into what they consider to be their ever-evolving spirituality and their quest for the “highest enlightenment.” This holds true for “Christian” occult circles, as well.
d. Also related to “awakened,” “woke,” or “awake.”
○ See the term in this glossary: “Awakened or awakening”
22. Fire or flame
a. This is related to other “fire” words and phrases such as:
○ Burn or burning
○ Divine flame
○ Divine spark or divine spark of creation
○ Fire of heaven
○ Fire of God
○ Fire of the Spirit
○ Fire on the alter
○ Fire place
○ Fire rain
○ Fresh fire
○ Global fire
○ Glory fire
○ Ignite or ignited
○ Running with fire
○ Set on fire
○ Voice of fire
○ … and tons more words or phrases.
b. Fire is often used in symbols, and also used in the names of many false churches, and ministries who are teaching occult doctrine, but trying to pass it off as being Biblically sound.
c. Also used in context of the “flame or fire of the spirit.”
○ Many people take this phrase to mean “an anointing of the Spirit of God.” However within such false ministries, this is referencing the doctrines of demons that come along with a demonic spirit, as well as an unholy anointing.
d. Important to Note: the demonic love to use symbols — especially Biblical symbols that have been perverted — because it is a way for them to hide their presence and their false doctrines in plain sight. When used by those who are practicing witchcraft, these words and symbols are referencing the false or strange fire of doctrines of demons, and is related to the fire (light) of a satanic illumination that shines from these churches or ministries. See: “Our Testimonies Concerning the Boundaries, Territories, and the Fallen.”
e. This concept is also related to “light.”
○ See the term in this glossary: “Light.”
23. Former Rain and Latter Rain
a. Used in the context that God is doing something new and better and different in the end times than He did before; therefore, unusual and strange spiritual manifestations and experiences are expected and sought after.
○ See: “Old versus New.”
b. Related to the phrases: “Don’t put God in a box” and “Satan has a counterfeit for every truth that comes from God.”
c. Also in context to the “Latter Rain Movement.”
○ Article for research: http://www.letusreason.org/latrain1.htm.
d. This is usually based on a misinterpretation and misunderstanding of Acts 2:17-18.
○ See the “conclusion” of the section on “Gifts.”
24. Gates or gateways
a. The names of many false fire churches and ministries use this word.
b. Also: Doorways or portals
c. Reminder: The truth behind “gateways,” is that they are open doors through which the demonic can enter into the individual and work through them to influence the world at large.
d. Often used in reference to the occult charismatic teachings on “Gateways.”
○ These teachings can also be used as a precursor to teaching astral travel/projection.
e. Words surrounding this concept include:
○ Body, soul, and spirit gateways
○ Discipleship gateways
○ Gateway accesses
○ Gateways flowing from the spirit to the soul to the body; or vice versa
○ Gateway of first love
■ This is the portal through which the supposed “tree of life” is accessed.
□ This is not the Tree of Life that is in Heaven, but a demonic tree.
□ See: “Gateways.”
○ Gateways of the nature of man
○ Heavenly gateways
○ Keeping gateways open
○ Spiritual gates or gateways
25. Getting “in the spirit”
a. See the article on our website: “Meditation and Yoga — A Deeper Look into Occult Practices that are Deceiving Christians Today.”
b. Generically speaking, this often describes a frenzied, emotional state of “praise or worship” within charismatic groups, and with a manifestations of gifts, especially what is considered “prophecy.”. When used in this way, it is related to “Spiritual Manifestations.” See also, “Gifts.”
c. Within more and more charismatic circles, however, “getting in the spirit” is more often associated with visualization, and is connected to seeking after and expecting specific spiritual experiences. Many occultists call this “transcendental meditation,” and it is a precursor to various types of astral travel/projection, as well as remote viewing.
d. It is often referred to as “moving or seeing in” the spirit.
○ When used this this way, the charismatic is referring to astral travel/projection and remote viewing.
○ In an average church service or meeting (either in person or via various types of media, such as live video or radio feed), this astral travel/projection can be the unexpected result of “getting in the spirit.”
○ In smaller groups or in a seminar-type setting, this meditation, along with visualization techniques, is being used to purposefully train people how to astral travel/project.
e. Sometimes the term “prayer closet” is used to describe the preparation for “getting in the spirit.”
○ When used this way, “prayer closet” describes the process of getting into a meditative state in preparation for spiritual experiences, including astral travel.
f. Reminder: as we’ve described in many places throughout this book, astral travel/projection, remote viewing, traveling to “heavenly places,” and seeking after “supernatural experiences” can be addictive and can lead to neglecting practical responsibilities, including familial and parental obligations, as the individual desires more and more of these experiences of “being in the spirit” in order to have a spiritual experience of being in and interacting within spiritual realms.
26. Gifts and Abilities
a. Cultivating the gifts and abilities
b. Desiring the gifts and abilities
c. Developing the gifts and abilities
d. Engaging the gifts and abilities
e. Growing in the gifts and abilities
f. Learning to move in or walk in gifts and abilities
g. Moving in the gifts
h. Operating out of gifts
i. Positioning to receive the gifts
j. Stretching your gifts and abilities
k. See: “Gifts and Abilities”
l. Reminder: the “gifts and abilities” they are speaking of are demonic gifts and abilities, including occult seer gifts, astral traveling, and many others. See the chapter: “Gifts and Abilities.”
a. While this word is sometimes interjected as a exclamation of excitement within a charismatic church setting, this term is now being used in a more esoteric way, and is often related to “Realms,” “Heavenly Places,” or “Supernatural Manifestations.”
b. It includes words or phrases such as:
○ Dimensions of glory
○ Glory cloud
■ basking in, bringing down, calling down
○ Glory explosion
○ Glory fire
○ Glory invasion
○ Glory of God invading
○ Glory realm
■ living in
○ Glory revival
○ Mechanics of glory
○ New levels in glory
○ Resurrection glory
○ Rising glory
○ Walking in glory realms
28. Heavenly courts, courts of heaven, and courtroom of heaven
a. These are terms that describe a particular teaching on “advanced spiritual warfare.”
b. See: “Courtrooms of Heaven”
c. See the terms in this glossary: “Arguing your case in heaven,” “Divine Council,” and “Scrolls of Destiny.”
29. “In Christ”
b. Related terms include:
○ “Christ in us or me”
○ the Body of Christ
○ the Light of Christ
○ the Mind of Christ
○ the Realm of Christ
c. Reminder: this charismatic concept of being “in Christ,” and the related terms, is speaking to a false unity that is connecting people to the spirit of the antichrist. Furthermore, the “Christ” they are interacting with through their meditative states (that they call “prayer,” sometimes “contemplative prayer”) is a demonic being that is masquerading as “Jesus.” See Carolyn’s article: Lucifer’s Hierarchy, Structure, and Purpose. See also Loren’s article on this website: “Meditation and Yoga: A Deeper Look into Occult Practices that are Deceiving Christians Today.”
a. Used in the context of using human intelligence/understanding to unlock or understand what is considered to be the “mysteries of God.”
b. Also used in the context of having superior intellectual capacity and superior spiritual understanding. Goes hand-in-hand with the term, “enlightenment or illumination.”
○ It is related to understanding “mysteries,” and speaks to an attainment of superior spiritual knowledge, wisdom, and insight that is based on occult doctrine.
c. Important to Note: this “intelligence” is ego-based, and not based on actual knowledge and understanding of Scripture. This sort of “intelligence” is the basis for occult doctrine that relies heavily on eisegesis to interpret the Word of God, as opposed to a well-balanced exegesis to interpret the Word of God. See: “Stop Reading and Start Studying.”
31. Intimacy with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit
a. Related: kissed by the spirit; touched by the spirit; touched by an angel; moved by the spirit (but not in the context of “spirit travel”)
○ Lover of my soul
○ Dating Jesus
○ Bridal Paradigm
○ Bride (what is presumed to be the bride of Christ)
○ Spiritual ecstasy
○ Ecstasy with God
○ Supernatural pleasures
c. Sometimes in certain contexts, the phrase “knowing the heart of God” is used.
d. Important to Note: this teaching is a perversion of Scripture that is used in the context of a “special” relationship with what they believe to be the “Spirit of God” (what some occultists and an increasing number of charismatics see as the “female aspect” of God), or with Jesus Christ. This often leads to sexual experiences with entities that are not of God, commonly through what is known as astral sex with a demonic spirit. Some charismatics will readily admit they are having sexual encounters with beings they consider to be “Jesus” or the “Holy Spirit,” but many charismatics will deny this. However, if you listen to the language they repeatedly use, and their references to sensations, and how they talk about their “encounters” or their “intimacy with God,” it is very clear that, at the least, they have sexual feelings tied into their “intimacy.” If they continue in their false doctrine and on pursuing a relationship with a false god, a false Jesus, and spirits that are demonic, they will begin to have sexual encounters — quite literally a union with the demonic and with Satan’s plan for humanity — causing them to fall deeper into deception.
32. Joel’s Army
a. Related to: Dominionism, Kingdom, Manifest Sons of God, Shining Ones, Joshua Generation.
○ See: “Shining Ones.”
b. This is a term used to describe a group of people who are supposedly advancing the kingdom, making way for the return of Jesus Christ.
○ This is related to “Spiritual Warfare.”
33. Joshua Generation
a. Related to: Dominionism, Kingdom, Manifest Sons of God, Shining Ones, Joel’s Army.
○ See: “Shining Ones.”
b. This is a relatively new term that seems to be used in a similar way as “Joel’s Army.”
c. Is using a metaphor of the “Promised Land” as described in the Old Testament.
d. It describes a group of “seekers” who are supposedly advancing the kingdom by actively seeking out heavenly realms and traveling to them, bringing the reports of “the kingdom” back to regular people so everyone who wants can enter into the “promised land” of God’s kingdom.
○ See the term in this glossary: “Seekers.”
a. Advancing the kingdom
b. Building the kingdom
c. Kingdom expansion
d. Kingdom government
e. Kingdom living
f. Mechanics of the kingdom
g. … and other similar references.
h. These things are related to the teaching on realms. See: “Kingdom Building Through Realms”
35. “Lead into”
a. This phrase is commonly used by charismatics and is related to “cultivating and maintaining an atmosphere of worship.”
○ See the above term in the glossary, “Cultivate or create.”
b. Also referred to as “leading into an encounter with God” or “leading into a spiritual encounter.”
c. These phrases are all commonly used in the context of intending to bring or call down the anointing/glory/fire/wind, leading people into spiritual experiences that are not of God.
○ Reminder: These spiritually manipulative tactics are often used in conjunction with hypnotic music and repetitive phrases, and are creating an atmosphere for people to be open to suggestion and to the demonic by inducing a hypnotic or semi-hypnotic state.
○ See: A Demonic Anointing.
36. “Learn to move in or operate in” the supernatural
a. This phrase can also be used in reference to learning how to move in or operate in: the anointing, gifts, the spirit, et cetera.
b. Can also be phrased as, “an incredible ability to move in the supernatural,” or, “operating on a higher order of the supernatural.”
d. It is used in reference to learning how to engage “realms,” as they learn how to move in or operate in what they believe is their “personal realm.”
e. It’s also used in reference to a more general “heavenly realms,” as they learn how to move in or operate in supernatural realms.
f. See also in this glossary: “Develop or developing” and “Engage or engaging.”
37. “Learn to walk in”
a. Often used in the context of learning to develop and use particular spiritual elements for one’s own benefit, although they often will say they are doing this “for the kingdom.” This includes such elements as:
○ The “spirit man”
b. Can be used in phrases such as, “learn to walk in the revelatory realms of heaven.”
c. See also in this glossary: “Learn to move in,” “Develop or developing” and “Engage or engaging.”
a. Important to Note: this reference is an occult perversion of a Biblical truth, and is used by those who are teaching and following after doctrines of demons. It is being used as a shiny lure to make doctrines of demons sound Godly, and is taking people away from God. As always, when people use this word, double-check the doctrines they are teaching, and see if their teachings line up with the Word of God.
For example, one of the Scriptures that is being misapplied and used in an occult way is Matthew 5:14-15:
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”
By failing to understand what the reference to light means (hint: read the next verse, given below), people are giving this an occult meaning. But Jesus was speaking of doing what is right (it could be stated as “living a Godly lifestyle”), and by doing so, bringing glory to the Father.
“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
There’s nothing hidden about this meaning.
b. Like “fire or flame,” this is another word that the demonic is hiding behind, and it speaks of the false light of a satanic illumination. It is speaking of the satanic light that shines from false churches or ministries, as well as the cord of light that shines from the bodies of individuals who are being hooked up to the spirit of the antichrist. See: “Our Testimonies Concerning the Boundaries, Territories, and the Fallen.”
c. Many of these terms are related to “little gods” teachings and is a reference to Emanationism, as occultists and many charismatics believe that people are but a reflection of the light of God. However, this “light” is a light of Lucifer (Satan), and not a light of God. Going forward, be prepared to see this word and variations of this word perverted and used by charismatics much more often.
d. “Light” (see also the term in this glossary: Fire) is a word used by charismatics who are following after Luciferian (Satanic) doctrine, and is used in some the following ways:
○ Children of light or messengers of light. Sometimes talked about as the “spirit man that is renewed and made light.”
○ Inner light.
○ Kingdom of light and truth. Sometimes, “church of light and truth.”
○ Light as weapons:
■ Sending light or giving light (sometimes a “white light” or a “light of Christ”).
□ When used in this way, they are often using light as a protective measure, and is part of defensive “spiritual warfare.”
□ This is common for occultists to do in order to “shield” themselves from negative energies or spiritual entities.
■ Throwing light (sometimes “light grenades”).
□ When used in this way, they are using light as a weapon, and is part of an offensive “spiritual warfare.”
□ This is what is often referred to as a psychic energy shove, something that occultists are familiar with.
○ Light-bearers or Light Workers
■ These are long-standing occult terms that have referred to not only Lucifer (who is Satan) as being the “Light Bearer,” but also to those who work for him as being “light-bearers” or “light workers.”
Now, however, these terms are becoming commonplace within an increasing number of Christian groups through the work of occult infiltrators, as well as by those individuals who are being deceived by such occult infiltrators. They are terms that, in the past, have been more common within charismatic groups, but the terms are now quickly filtering through mainstream Christianity, and are the result of giving occult meaning to the references of “light” within Scripture, and applying those verses in a way that is not Biblical. (For an example, see above.)
These terms, and variations of the terms, are words that the demonic are using to lead many Christians into accepting the occult doctrines of “Manifest Sons” as well as “Shining Ones“ as being truth. And, as we’ve already written in our book, these false doctrines are leading people into accepting and welcoming demonic influence and possession, and to be used by the demonic to build Satan’s kingdom on earth.
The Christian would do well to realize that these words “light-bearer” or “light workers” (and the variations) are not words to overlook or to take lightly. When self-proclaimed Christians use these terms, it is evidence that they have fallen prey to a satanic deception, that they have come to accept and have come into agreement with a false doctrine that is spreading the message of a false Christ, and that they are working in various capacities to build Lucifer’s (Satan’s) kingdom on earth.
As stated before, the occult ideas behind “light” is something that the demonic have been pushing very hard over the years, and an increasing number of “esoteric-minded Christians” are beginning to catch on to this idea. So expect to see these and similarly worded thoughts become more common as time passes.
■ Other terms used include:
○ children of light
○ light-bearers of the world (or, of the universe)
○ soldiers or warriors of light
○ workers of light
■ Can also be related to “armor of light.”
○ This idea are often expressed with or used in conjunction with a false “spiritual warfare,” and can be applied in the context of the false doctrine of “Dominionism,” also referred to as “Kingdom Building,” or the lesser-known “Sheep Nations.”
■ Related to the phrase “light of Christ” or “light of God,” in that the “light-bearer” is believed to carry the “light of Christ or of God.”
○ Reminder: this is not the “light of Christ or of God,” but is the light of Lucifer, who is Satan.
■ “Light-bearers” and similar terms are also related to:
○ Light of purpose, or light of divine purpose.
○ Light of the soul, or light of the spirit.
○ Light of truth, “truth and light,” or “truth-bearers.”
○ These are occult references to “enlightenment or illumination” in context of understanding “the deeper things of God,” or the “mysteries.”
○ Manifest light and manifest sons of light. Sometimes is used in the phrase, “the manifestation of the light of the sons of God.”
■ This is related to “Shining Ones.” See: “The Basics.”
○ Miracles and mysteries of sound and light.
○ New light, sometimes “new thought, new light.”
■ This is a reference to “fresh, new revelation,” and is part of getting rid of the old, boring ways, and turning to the fresh, new, exciting ways. See: “Old versus New.”
○ Sons or Daughters of Light
■ Related to “Scrolls of Destiny” and “Manifest Sons.”
○ Walk in the light.
○ Other phrases connected with the word “light,” as well as similar terms, include:
■ Bearing or Carrying the Light
■ Being “one with the light”
■ Divine Light
■ “Let your light shine”
■ Light force
■ Light of the Divine
■ Light of the Truth
■ “Love is Light” or “Love and Light”
■ “My path is where the Light is”
■ “One Light, One Love”
■ Sons or Daughters of Light (also, “Children of Light,” or “Sisters or Brothers of Light”)
■ “We are the Light”
■ “We belong to the Light”
■ Important Note: Many of these are phrases that have typically been associated with the occult (specifically, the “light side” of the occult, also known as “The White Brotherhood” or “Luciferianism,” along with other terms), but today, many self-proclaimed Christians are using these terms, as well, and giving them the same occult meaning and application.
■ On the other hand, some of these phrases are not necessarily occult in origin (such as “Let your light shine”), but within charismatic occult circles, these terms are being given occult meaning and application.
e. In some charismatic teachings, they talk about “seven realms of heaven” as either being a place of “created light,” or a place of “creative light.”
f. “Light” is also related to the “Spirit Man” theology:
○ Exhorter portion is the “candlestick” that sheds light.
○ Prophet portion is the one who says “let there be light,” and embraces a sonship, therefore he “gets light.”
○ This theology talks about the “human spirit” as being light — the same light that God is made from, and they will “speak to” the light of the “human spirit.”
g. Light can also be related to “fire or flame.”
h. Light can also represent knowledge, perfection, purity, or understanding.
○ When used in an occult sense, these things are not coming from God, but are based on occult doctrine, occult knowledge and understanding, and an ego-based “purity and perfection” based on human standards.
39. Manifest, manifesting, or manifestation, including:
a. of the spirit of God
b. of the spirit of man
c. of signs and wonders
d. of angels
e. of the anointing, fire, glory, glory cloud, glory realm, or wind
f. of the gifts
g. of gold and gems
h. Also used in the same context as occult teachings on “ascension, manifesting, developing, evolving/evolution,” especially in regards to the “manifesting of the human spirit.” (See: “Shining Ones”)
i. In some contexts, this is a concept practiced within occult groups to describe the same thing that is often called by the charismatic term, “name it, claim it” whereby incantations and spells are used to manifest something that is desired. Christians, particularly those within charismatic circles, often erroneously use scripture as their spell book, prayers as their incantations, and the name of Jesus as their invocation to command God.
○ Related to: prosperity gospel, vision casting, creating one’s own reality, creative doctrine, the power of positive thinking.
○ Often twists Proverbs 18:21, speaking of life and death being in the tongue.
j. Also related to: “Spiritual Manifestations.”
40. “Mechanics of”
a. This is a term charismatics often use that simply means, “how it works.” They are usually referring to the mechanics of:
○ Heavenly realms or dimensions
○ Operating in the spirit
○ The kingdom
○ The soul
○ The spirit or the “spirit man”
○ The spirit realm
b. They are using occult doctrine to try to explain “how it works” regarding Biblical doctrine.
41. “Mind of Christ”
a. Reminder: This is not being used in a biblical context, but in an occult sense.
b. This phrase is used in the context of “unity” within the “body of Christ” that is identical to the occult “Christ Consciousness.” This “unity” is used as a means to:
○ explore the mysteries of “God”
○ be found together (unity) in the “realm of Christ”
○ become unified (one) with one another and with “God”
○ and by so doing,to bring about the second coming of “the Christ.”
○ See the article: “Bible Study: Unity.”
c. Can be interchangeable with the term “in Christ.”
○ In this context, it is related to “Realms”
a. This is related to the “deeper things of God,” and it speaks to the charismatic who is trying to obtain a type of “spiritual evolution,” or, “manifestation.”
○ See: “Emanationism.”
b. This is also speaking to the charismatic who is getting into the “deeper things of God.” For the charismatics who are practicing witchcraft, this means “The esoteric, occult translation of Scripture.”
○ See: “Milk versus Solid Food.”
c. Sometimes the phrase “Miracles and the Mysteries” is used.
d. These mysteries are usually described with terms such as:
○ Breaking down the mysteries
○ Manifold mysteries
○ Hidden mysteries
○ Unfolding mysteries
○ Mysteries or secrets of God
○ Mysteries of the life of Jesus, or of the life of Christ
○Mysteries or secrets of the Scripture (as a way to give esoteric, occult interpretation to Scripture)
○ Mysteries or secrets of the supernatural
○ Mysteries of the spirit
○ Mysteries of the human spirit or the human soul
○ Divine mysteries or secrets
○ Kingdom mysteries
○ Mysteries of the kingdom
○ Mysteries of heaven
e. Many charismatic leaders will offer to explain all these “deep mysteries” for a fee.
a. Can be used in the term “mystic glory.”
b. More commonly, however, many charismatics who are practicing witchcraft will call themselves a “mystic Christian” or a “Christian mystic.”
○ See: “Definition of Christian Witchcraft.”
c. Related to this thought, we’ve also begun to see some “Christians” start to publicly describe themselves as “Luciferian Christians.” Be ready to see this become more of an acceptable trend as the years pass, as more and more “Christians” begin to come out as an “esoteric Christian.”
44. New (also: fresh, cutting-edge, or revolutionary)
a. Important to Note: These terms (new, fresh, cutting-edge, revolutionary) are often used in juxtaposition to the “average, normal, stale, boring” things that God has done before. See also in this glossary: Former Rain and Latter Rain.
○ See: “Old versus New.”
b. Can refer to:
○ New or fresh air or wind
○ New, fresh or cutting-edge anointing
○ New, fresh or cutting-edge revelatiom
○ New or fresh fire
○ New or fresh glory
○ New spiritual armor (usually referred to as “updated” or “upgraded” armor)
○ New wine
○ Revolutionary or cutting-edge spiritual warfare
■ Also: advanced spiritual warfare or high-level spiritual warfare.
■ This is related to the “updated or upgraded spiritual armor.”
45. Passing on the anointing; passing on the mantle of anointing
a. Important to Note: when used by people who are practicing witchcraft, this is often done by the “laying on of hands,” and is an occult transfer or impartation of demonic spirits, gifts, and abilities. This transfer or impartation can take place purposefully, but it can also be accidental. For instance, in those who have an occult past or occult ties that is not completely renounced or healed. To avoid this accidental transfer, it is very important to begin a proper study of God’s Word and on building a relationship with God, in order to mature and become a well-seasoned Christian. (see 1 Timothy 5:22)
b. Also uses the following terms:
○ Impartation of
○ Impartation for
c. Commonly used in the context of people “passing on” or “imparting” a special gift or supernatural power to another person (such as a gift of healing or a gift of prophecy).
○ Is related to the “spirit of Elijah” or “days of Elijah.”
○ They will often speak of this “supernatural power” as coming from the Spirit of God.
○ Within charismatic groups, sometimes these supernatural gifts or powers are “imparted” or “passed on” by draping across the graves of what are considered to be powerful men and women of God.
d. Also used in the context of “activating” a latent gift within a person.
e. Has been used as “impartation for upgraded spiritual armor,” which comes with a “spiritual promotion.”
○ See: “Spiritual Warfare.”
46. “Position yourself”
b. It can lead them to seek out different types of training, such as Gateways or Seat of Dominion, in order to have supernatural experiences; or cause them to seek out training for more “advanced spiritual warfare,” such as “Courtrooms of Heaven.”
47. Prayer closet
a. In charismatic circles, this is being used in the context of “getting into a quiet place” in order to “get into the spirit and meditate on the word of God.”
b. These “meditations on the word of God” are, in reality, leading to a “visualization” of spiritual realms through what is essentially transcendental meditation, and are opening people up to demonic deception and control by bringing them, astrally and through vision (astral travel and remote viewing), into spiritual places.
○ They often call these spiritual places “heavenly places.”
○ See: “Spirit Travel.”
c. Reminder: These are not heavenly places, and the method of viewing or traveling to such places is occult. Among other dangers, such activity can lead to neglecting practical responsibilities, including familial and parental obligations, as the individual desires more and more of these “meditations” within their “prayer closet” time, in order to have a spiritual experience of being in spiritual realms. This is a symptom of addiction.
d. See the term in this glossary: “Getting in the spirit.”
48. Prophetic anointing (also, “prophetic word”)
a. This anointing and “gift” of prophecy is very much being used as an occultist would do a “reading,” or as a person would consult a seer, spiritist, witch, medium, et al., for information about the future, what to do in the present, career paths, health, love interests, et cetera.
b. See: “Seers and Prophets.”
49. Realms or Dimensions (sometimes, gateway/s), in particular:
a. Activating realms
b. Deactivating realms
c. Engaging the realms of heaven
d. Higher realms or dimensions
e. Kingdom realms
f. Realms or dimensions of God’s Kingdom
g. Realms or dimensions of authority
h. Realms of glory
i. Realms or dimensions of God
j. Realms of heaven
k. Realms of Jesus
l. Realms or dimensions of power
m. Realms or dimensions of understanding
n. Parallel dimensions
o. Spiritual dimensions or realms
p. Unfolding dimensions or realms
q. Walking in or accessing dimensions or realms
a. This is commonly used by the charismatic who is exploring the “deeper things of God,” and includes some of the following catchwords and phrases:
○ Cutting-edge revelation
○ Deeper revelation
○ End-time revelation
○ Fresh revelation
○ New revelation
○ Secret end-time revelation
○ Unfolding revelation
b. Sometimes used in phrases such as, “Engaging or walking in revelatory realms of heaven.”
○ This is related to the teachings on realms.
c. Important to Note: these “revelations” are not based on sound interpretation of Scripture. In some cases, they are twisting Scripture and giving it an esoteric meaning. In other cases, they are completely making things up.
51. “Satan has a counterfeit for every truth that comes from God.”
a. Also worded as: “For every truth of God, there is a counterfeit of Satan,” or “For every counterfeit of Satan, there is a truth of God.”
b. This is a phrase used by charismatics who are practicing witchcraft. Translated, this phrase means, “Since I can’t find Scripture that supports my actions, words, or thoughts, I am going to assume that anything that is of Satan, the opposite must be of God. Therefore, in an effort to control the language and control people’s perception, I will rename astral traveling to ‘spirit traveling.’ Instead of saying ‘necromancy,’ I will use the more Biblical-sounding phrase ‘Great Cloud of Witnesses.’ Rather than say I am involved in the occult activity of dream insertion, I will say that I am simply engaging my spirit man to teach you occult doctrine in your sleep, but saying it is of God. I will continue to do this with every occult doctrine I embrace, so that the truth becomes a lie, and the lie becomes the truth. And if you don’t believe what I claim is truth, then you are putting God in a box.”
○ See also the term in this glossary, “Don’t put God in a box.”
○ See also: “Definition of Christian Witchcraft.”
52. School or Training
a. These and similar terms are terms used to describe types of physical schools or institutes (including on the internet) where one can learn occult doctrine that has been repackaged in a “Christian” box, the attendance of which usually involves paying an amount of money. These include schools or institutes such as:
○ Healing schools or healing training
○ Kingdom warfare schools or training
○ Mystery schools
○ Mystic schools
○ Prophetic training
○ School of the Supernatural Realms of Heaven
○ Schools of Higher Learning
○ Schools of the supernatural
○ Schools of wisdom
○ Spirit schools
○ Spiritual Training
Training in the prophetic
Worship training schools
b. There are also a type of informal group meetings that usually do not cost money, and meet for the purposes of training in occult skills.
○ Sometimes, there are online or in-person meetings where attendees practice “seeing in the spirit,” “traveling in the spirit,” giving “words of prophecy or knowledge,” and practice “spiritual warfare,” including using their “sword of the spirit” against people they consider themselves to be at odds with.
○ Important to Note: This is not dissimilar to various types of occult groups who meet together for the purposes of practicing and strengthening their abilities.
c. Although perhaps not as common (yet), there are also charismatic schools set up in the supernatural. They claim these spirit schools are set up in the spirit realms by “angels,” and sometimes at the request of a “deliverance minister,” that people (or their soul or spirit parts) attend “in the spirit.”
○ Important to Note: Those studying and practicing the occult also have “schools” in the astral realms where they teach and learn occult doctrines that are specific to their group. These are the same occult doctrines that the charismatic occultist is learning in their “supernatural schools.”
53. Scrolls of Destiny
a. Charismatics say the following about the scrolls (sometimes called Books):
○ The “scrolls of our lives” are written before God created heaven and earth.
○ They contain the thoughts of God and what we are called to do, and we need to get those thoughts that are written down, because they will transform how we think about ourselves.
○ They say that the more we understand God’s thoughts that are in these scrolls, the more we understand the mind of God and will become like Jesus, and we will do the things He did, and greater things.
○ They believe that reading the scroll will help us engage with our destiny.
○ They believe that we are going to be judged according to the scrolls and whether we did what was written on the scrolls or not.
○ They say it’s our birthright, because we were made a spirit, but need to “transform” and to be “manifested as sons.”
○ They say the scrolls ties into purpose and identity.
b. We hope that if you’ve read this book with understanding, and are beginning to (or continuing to) read the Bible with understanding and interpret it within context, you will realize that this teaching is not Scriptural at all. It is twisting the meaning of certain verses within the Bible that speak to the “Book of Life,” and of scrolls. This teaching is, in fact, ego based as well as fear based.
d. Like all of the other “spiritual experiences” we have spoken of in our book, this can lead to neglect of earthly responsibilities, such as towards family or work.
e. See the terms in this glossary: “Arguing your case in heaven,” “Divine Council,” and “Heavenly courts.”
54. Seat of Dominion
a. Is a concept used in the Spirit Man teachings that is essentially giving dominion (control) of the individual to their so-called spirit man.
○ This “spirit” is either a demon or a demonically-controlled part of the person.
b. See: “Seat of Dominion.”
a. Also: “truth seekers.”
b. This is used in the context of seeking the “deeper things of God or of Scripture,” or seeking “the mysteries,” but in practice, it is seeking after occult doctrine.
c. Can also be used as a term to describe someone who is “seeking the truth” in the context of “seeking the truth behind Satan’s agenda” that is being implemented world-wide. While this is a journey that can often start off with good intentions, we have seen all too often such “truth seekers” get caught in a web of deception and half-truths, and eventually, fall prey to occult doctrines, as such people begin to seek “the truth” within the lies of the occult, and thus, begin to be deceived by such lies. This deception often starts off very subtle, and by the time they are caught up in occult doctrines, they don’t usually recognize it.
○ This is related to “woke” or “fully awake,” as in, they believe they are “woke or fully awake because they are seekers or truth seekers.” See the term in this glossary: “Awakened or awakening.”
○ In this context, a “truth seeker” is said to “go down the rabbit hole” (reference to “Alice in Wonderland”), or to have “swallowed the red pill” (reference to the movie, “The Matrix”).
○ This “red pill” is addictive, and eventually, the “rabbit hole” of Satan’s deceptions becomes their reality, as they are drawn after deeper and greater sensationalism, deeper and greater “mysteries”, deeper and greater “revelations”.
○ Such “truth seekers” have failed to realize that they will never come to know the truth by studying the lie; and until they learn to recognize the truth (found in the Word of God), they will never recognize the lie.
○ Important to Note: “Alice in Wonderland” can be used as a programming script for mind-control programmers; and “The Matrix” is a movie that has very blatant occult themes. These are not terms Christians should use to describe their their quest for truth; instead, Christians should seek after God’s truth that is found within His written Word.
56. Seer and “true” seer
a. Some people are also training on, “how to be a seer”
b. We have written about this in detail in the section titled “Seers and Prophets.”
a. Activating the spirit.
○ Can be in reference to using the “Seat of Dominion” to supposedly “activate the spirit.”
○ Can also be a reference to “Shining Ones.”
b. Cultivating the spirit.
c. Dimensions or realms of the spirit.
d. Engaging in the spirit.
○ Can be related to “Spirit Travel,” which is simply another word for astral travel.
e. Engaging the spirit (the so-called human spirit).
○ This is related to the “spirit man.”
f. Gateways of the spirit.
g. Getting in, moving in, or operating in the spirit.
○ Can be related to “Spirit Travel,” otherwise known as astral travel, which is an occult ability.
h. Growing in the spirit.
i. Manifestation of the spirit.
○ Related to a type of spiritual evolution. See: “Emanationism.”
○ Can also be a reference to the “Shining Ones.”
j. Mechanics of the spirit.
k. Mysteries of the spirit.
l. Seeing in the spirit.
○ This is remote viewing. See: “Spirit Travel.”
m. Spirit of Elijah and “days of Elijah.”
n. Spirit man.
○ Related topics:
■ 7-fold nature of the spirit
■ Ministering to the spirit
■ Redemptive gifts
• The idea behind “the seven redemptive gifts” is much like the philosophy of the occult teachings on “Cosmic Rays and Influence,” also known as “The Science of the Seven Rays,” and the “seven-fold nature of divinity.”
o. Spirit of the “sons of God.”
○ This is related to “Manifest Sons” and “Shining Ones.”
p. Spirit schools (see also, “Schools and Training” in this glossary).
q. Spirit travel, or traveling in the spirit.
○ This is astral travel/projection, which is an occult ability. See: “Spirit Travel.”
58. Spiritual battle and spiritual warfare, including:
a. We wrote much about this throughout our book, particularly in the chapter titled “Spiritual Battle / Spiritual Warfare.” This is a false and unbiblical warfare that is based upon occult principles, rather than properly exegeted Scripture, and a warfare that is led by the demonic as well as by human emotion.
b. Often, the warrior-minded individual begins their journey down an occult path regarding spiritual warfare by misapplying Scripture, placing more emphasis on physical weapons, such as:
○ and more (see point c)
instead of our spiritual weapons, which are:
○ the gospel of peace
○ the Word of God
○ and many others
Important Note: A Biblical viewpoint on spiritual warfare begins at salvation with the state of our heart, and manifests as a firm, unwavering opposition to the things of Satan, and a refusal to allow him to influence our minds and control our hearts. This can be thought of as living a Godly lifestyle, that is pleasing to the Father!
True Biblical warfare puts the focus on our relationship with our Heavenly Father, dependence and faith on Him to protect and defend us, and the peace and assurance that no matter what happens, our salvation is secure in Him. This is the basics of “warfare according to Scripture.”
c. Some of the common buzzwords and phrases surrounding this “spiritual warfare” include the following:
○ activating their spiritual armor or upgrading their spiritual armor
● They believe their spiritual armor gets “upgrades” and these upgrades can be related to what they consider to be a “spiritual promotion.”
○ contending with
○ dimensional warfare
○ engaging or activating, for the purposes of warfare. For example:
●engaging or activating angels
●engaging or activating heaven
● engaging or activating realms
● engaging or activating weapons
○ fighting against
○ kingdom warfare
○ making decrees and declarations against or to
○ redeeming from or freedom from
○ rules of engagement
● This relates to “rules” of spiritual warfare, or “rules of engaging heaven, God, or angels,” typically for a type of spiritual warfare.
○ “solider of God or Christ” and “warrior for Christ or God”
○ taking back (authority, kingdom, inheritance, bloodlines, et cetera)
○ using or activating spiritual “tools”
○ using or activating their “spiritual arsenal”
○ weapons of their warfare
● As stated in point b, they put more emphasis on physical weapons (such as helmets, belts, breastplates, boots, shields, and swords), rather than spiritual weapons (truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the Word of God, etc), but since they believe that they are wielding those physical weapons “in the spirit,” they believe that their physical weapons metamorphosis into spiritual weapons.
● And since they have placed emphasis on the physical rather than on the spiritual, their physical weapons (that they have convinced themselves are “spiritual weapons”) begin to include other physical objects, such as: arrows, fire, light, water, wind, salt, grenades or bombs, cages or boxes (to trap what is considered to be the spiritual essence, or part of the spiritual essence, of people), and much more.
● Their personal realms can also be used as weapons.
● Since they believe they are ordering angels about, angels are also often used as part of their personal spiritual arsenal.
d. This warfare is a huge part of “deliverance ministry and inner healing.”
e. Spiritual warfare is used especially in the context of working with “angels” to engage in such warfare.
f. This spiritual warfare can also involve an individual engaging in their “personal heavenly realm” by working through their “spirit man,” or their “Shining One spirit man.” (See the chapters: Realms and Supernatural Realms — the Origin.)
g. They travel to or see into other dimensions or realms to engage in these spiritual battles, but call it “traveling in the spirit and seeing in the spirit.”
○ For those who don’t know how to travel or see supernaturally, they either learn how, or use a special “seer” in order to engage in spiritual battle.
h. They also sometimes make special trips, either through astral travel, or simply by a type of remote viewing done through visualization, into the “courtrooms of heaven,” where they engage in a special type of spiritual warfare.
○ For those who don’t know how to travel or see supernaturally, they either learn how, or use a special “seer” who helps them make these special trips.
i. The spiritual warfare includes learning how to use their “spiritual armor” or “spiritual weapons” to attack others, but calling it “prayer” and “spiritual warfare.” This is sometimes related to “binding and loosing,” mentioned below.
○ They are using the term “spiritual upgrade” to speak of this armor, and these upgrades come in conjunction with what they call a “spiritual promotion.” These things are believed to make them more powerful in warfare, and is also related to what occultists would recognize as a type of “spiritual evolution,” which shouldn’t be surprising, because these charismatics are simply occultists who are calling themselves “Christian.”
j. This spiritual warfare includes “sending back curses” that they believe others have sent on them, as well as “praying against” certain people they believe are against them in one way or another. These things are operating as curses, and can bring harm in various ways to the recipient of such curses. It can also be related to “binding and loosing.”
k. They sometimes speak of “binding and loosing” when referring to their spiritual warfare.
○ This is ego-based, as it is done as a command through what they believe to be their “spiritual authority” they have developed or “matured into” (as part of a “spiritual promotion”), and not as a request or a petition to their Heavenly Father.
○ Furthermore, they are not just binding demonic powers, but binding people as well, and loosing “angelic” powers to war against these people in ways such as: cutting the silver cord, commanding their “angels” to stab people with the “sword of the spirit,” or commanding their “angels” to place the spirit/soul parts of a person in a box or cage and be tortured, often with the “sword of the spirit.”
●These things can cause physical pain and injury, and emotional/mental/spiritual torment, in particular if the person is not aware of where it is coming from and how to turn to the True God for deliverance, protection, and defense.
○ Important Note: “Binding and Loosing” is a concept spoken of in Matthew 16:19 that is being grossly misunderstood and misapplied by many, beginning centuries ago with the Roman Catholic Church, and continuing today with charismatics (as well as others, likely… but we are more familiar with charismatics). Without getting into an entire study (you can follow the links below to study for yourself), “binding and loosing” speaks to Jesus establishing Peter’s qualifications (through revelation given by the Father) to be a founding apostle for the new testament church and to establish doctrine.
Additionally, this same qualification that Jesus gave to Peter, was also given later, to the rest of his disciples who were there that day, (in other words, this authority was given to them… not to anyone else!) as described in Matthew 18:18.
59. “Spiritual senses”
a. This phrase is commonly used especially in the context of the “senses” being heightened and activated.
b. It is related to an increase or development of gifts or abilities (these are occult gifts and abilities).
a. This is a charismatic word commonly used in phases such as, “Too many people are stuck in the rut of being average and ordinary.
○ This is a marketing technique, meant to promote doctrines of demons. This wording appeals to the ego or fears of a person and lures them into following after spiritual experiences, and into learning and practicing occult activities.
b. This is related to “latter rain and former rain” and “new and fresh,” in that it is not desirable to be “stuck” in the old, but to move on and desire the fresh and new.
c. See: “Old versus New.”
61. Supernatural man
b. This is also referring to “supernatural living” as opposed to “ordinary living.”
○ Sometimes used in phrases such as, “Equipping and mentoring people to live supernatural lifestyles.”
○ See: “Old versus New.”
62. Travel/traveling in the spirit and seeing in the spirit
a. “Traveling in the spirit” is a charismatic term for what occultists have always called “astral travel or projection.”
b. “Seeing in the spirit” is a charismatic term for what occultists have always called “remote viewing.”
c. This is detailed in the section titled “Spirit Travel.”
a. This is often used often in the context of a person being used as a “vehicle” for a spirit.
b. This is an occult term to describe how a demon will “drive” the person as a vehicle would be driven. Occultists often use the descriptions, “spirit guides or angels” to describe such spiritual beings; however, they are demonic beings.
c. Occultists also define the astral body as being “the emotional vehicle of an individual,” or, “a vehicle of life energy.”
d. Within charismatic circles, they use this term to presumably refer to the Spirit of God using an individual as a “vehicle,” but for those charismatics who are practicing witchcraft, it is not the Holy Spirit of God, but an unclean spirit.
a. The charismatic will not always use this word, but they use visualization techniques to more generally encourage the “power of positive thinking.” The word “visualization” is commonly reworded by charismatics to phrases such as, “building your faith by using your imagination.” Or, “learn to position yourself” to receive: dreams, visions, gifts, the kingdom, a spiritual promotions, et cetera. This “learning how to position oneself” often includes visualization.
b. These same visualization techniques are also used to teach or learn astral traveling/projecting and remote viewing (what charismatics call “spirit travel or seeing in the spirit”).
c. This is being used in concert with “getting in the spirit,” a term being used by charismatics that actually describes what occultists would call “meditation,” or a hypnotic trance.
d. Important to Note: like charismatics, occultists use visualization to learn such things as astral travel.
a. Can use the following terms to describe a “supernatural change” that is expected:
○ Spirit wind
○ Wind of the spirit
○ Wind of change
○ Revival wind
○ Glory wind
○ Wind of anointing
b. This “supernatural change” is in the context of “fresh, new revelation,” because they believe “God is doing a new thing” in the last days, therefore, unusual supernatural experiences and manifestations are expected to take place, regardless of the fact that these “new things” don’t line up with the Word of God.
○ See: “Old versus New.”
c. Riding on the wind
○ This is another term for astral travel/projection.