As many of you know, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of TV shows showing people ghost hunting.
What these people are doing are investigating houses that are supposed to be haunted with some kind of spirits. They then move in with all of their recording equipment trying to capture proof of these spirits in the house with their equipment.
As Christians, is this kind of activity safe to do? For the record, we do not believe Christians should be engaging in this kind of activity unless the Lord Himself is guiding you to do this in order to cast these evil spirits out of the house they are inhabiting.
As we have said before in many of the articles in our Spiritual Warfare section, you should not directly engage with demons unless the Lord Himself is directly authorizing you to do this for Him. God is our Commander-in-Chief, and we need to take our orders direct from Him just like good soldiers do in our military. There is a chain-of-command in the Body of Christ and God and Jesus are the Ones we are to take our orders from.
If we step behind enemy lines, which is what you are doing once you step foot into these types of haunted houses, you could break your hedge of protection with the Lord if He is not directly authorizing you to be doing this in the first place. Many of the people who are ghost hunting in these haunted houses are not Christians.
As a result, they could easily open themselves up to heavy demonic attack as a result of seeking after these evil spirits, trying to capture some of them on their recording equipment.
As we have said before, what gets people into major trouble is seeking into Satan’s territory where he and his demons roam and operate in. Step foot into Satan’s territory without a direct order from the Lord to be doing so, and you could end up with no protection and thus open up both yourselves and your entire family to major demonic attacks.
What I have found out with some ‘Hunters’ is that the demons will follow some of them home and start to attack both them and some of the members of their own family. One man in particular was on the verge of suicide when God led a Christian his way to explain what had been attacking him.
Once he found out that it was demons who were trying to get him to take his own life, and that what drew this kind of demonic attack into his life was him engaging in ghost hunting, he quickly repented, accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and from there, was able to receive a full-scale deliverance from the demons who were attacking him.
Again, doing any type of ghost hunting is just as dangerous and deadly as playing with a Ouija board or seeing a psychic. The common denominator in all of these kinds of activities is that you are directly seeking into Satan’s territory where he is operating and playing in.
Seek – and you will make direct contact with these demons. And once you make direct contact with them, they will come after you with a full-scale attack. That is why any form of ghost hunting is so dangerous, because you are trying to make direct contact with these demonic spirits.
What gets some of these people into trouble is thinking they are chasing after ghosts, who they think are dear departed loved ones who are still trapped in the house. What they do not know is that these ghosts are really demons masquerading as these dear departed loved ones.
Hebrews 9:27 tells us, “…And just as it is appointed and destined for all men to die once and after this [comes certain] judgment…” When people die, they either go straight to heaven or straight to hell. They are not allowed to hang around in the houses they may have died in. As a result, any kind of strange spiritual activity going on in these types of haunted houses is being done by demonic spirits.
Here is a very good verse telling us that we are not to “seek” after familiar spirits and if we do, we will be “defiled” by them. Many of these ghost hunters are trying to speak directly to these spirits, trying to get them to respond back to them in some way. As a result, they are in direct violation of this Scripture:
“Do not turn to mediums [who pretend to consult the dead] or to spiritists [who have spirits of divination]; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:31 [AMP])
I will now leave you with an example from a very interesting video I saw on Pat Robertson’s CBN site. The woman who is giving her riveting testimony was raised up as a Christian. Then over the course of her life, she started to practice witchcraft, thinking that she could combine both her Christianity and witchcraft. She made the comment that she simply chose to ignore the warnings in the Bible about anyone engaging in witchcraft.
From there, she stepped into the arena of ghost hunting. As she was investigating a haunted house one day, she said she knew there was a demonic spirit in the house. As soon as she felt its evil presence, she said she had a strong knowing from the Lord to directly cast it out of the house in the name of Jesus. She did, and when she did, she captured on her recording equipment what sounded like a demon screaming as soon as she told it to leave the house in the name of Jesus.
Once she realized that these were really demons in these kinds of houses, and that only the name and power of Jesus could drive them out, she quickly repented before the Lord with her involvement in both the witchcraft and ghost hunting, as she knew now that God’s Word should be taken very literally on these kinds of matters.
She said she had been totally deceived by these demons during the entire time she was in the witchcraft and ghost hunting. She now goes around warning people about the dangers in engaging in these kinds of occult activities.