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Helen Watson shares her testimony below of how she came to know the Truth and leave the deceptive practices of new ageism behind her. Jesus saves!!
New Age to Christ Testimony
By Helen Watson
I knew of Christ as a child. I went to Sunday school. I was educated at a very good Church school. I also joined the choir. We were not a Christian family per se, my mother wanted us to attend church in order to secure a place at the best local school which happened to be Christian Faith.
A family move to a new city and a new school at age 14 changed my life. I don’t remember ever going to a Church and I got drawn into the occult around that time. It started with astrology, ufos, and aliens. I became so adept at astrology I could guess people’s Star signs.
Over the years, my development and interest grew to a fascination with:
- dream analysis
- Angel Oracle cards
- Spirit guides
- psychic development
- Crystal healing
- Law of Attraction
- positive thinking
- Reiki healing.
I read Osho Zen tarot cards to pay for my hostel bed when traveling around Oz/NZ. (These cards I must say are highly demonic. It was around the time I first used them I had a demon (Ghost) in my flat. That’s another story.
I later studied and trained to be a Yoga teacher in India. I went on Yoga holidays, meditation/mindfulness retreats, MBS conferences/fairs, studied Buddhism and collected crystals. Law of Attraction played a major part in how I led my life. I followed Esther Hicks and other Hay House authors.
I believed I could attract what I wanted via my vibrational match. (What baloney!) When I created my vision boards a demon switched on my TV! I thought it was my “harmless” spirit guide.
For guidance, I consulted my extensive range of Angel/Spirit Guide Oracle cards. I would give myself a reading at the start of every new year. I thought this was my path to spiritual enlightenment and ultimately *happiness*.
Being concerned with the state of the world, its people and news affairs, I would always pray but it would be to my “Angels”, the Universe/Cosmos or Archangel Michael. I wrote in my diary giving thanks to the Cosmos and asking for what my heart wanted.
Because the unseen forces of darkness specialize in deception, God told believers not to “practice divination or soothsaying” and to “give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits” (Leviticus 19:26, 31, Deuteronomy 18:10).
I didn’t know that any spiritual practice that God warns against in the Bible can provide an opening which gives demonic forces legal ground into your life, and the lives of those around you. God is wanting to protect us by warning us. ✝️
I was regarded as spiritually sensitive ~ wherever I would go I’d attract or sense some kind of spirit. It was unpleasant. My experiences also include: prophetic, disturbing dreams, sleep paralysis, health issues, insomnia, strange noises and dark shadows around my home. I got attracted to Ghost TV programs. None of my Vision Board hopes and dreams in life ‘manifested’.
I had many failed relationships. At my lowest point, I felt suicidal. I also had sick thoughts ~ vile. I didn’t know how to handle these attacks or where these ‘bad’ thoughts came from.
My Angel “guru”, New Age author and medium Doreen Virtue was an inspiration and I followed her for years online and at Hay House conferences. I collected her range of Angel Oracle cards over the years. (An “Angel of Light” made itself known to me when I bought my first pack).
In January 2017, she had a vision of Jesus Christ and never looked back. She immediately renounced her previous work, warning her followers of the dangers of the New Age. I remained indifferent, wondering really ‘what does this mean for me?’
Out of curiosity, I listened to many other New Age to Christianity testimonies on YouTube. One of them talked about burning their oracle cards. This made me think more and reflect on my experiences with the Spirit realm over the years. It also made me think of the time I bought ‘Power Animal’ Oracle cards and heard a growl in my ear.
I decided to burn my cards. I took photos. The demonic images I saw and the energetic, angry roars I witnessed as the cards burnt alarmed me!!! It was truly a slap across the face!!! 🤭 I felt betrayed and deceived.
Ugh. I realized all of the occult practices had opened me up to demonic influence. This includes the apparent harmless Yoga, meditation, Reiki, pretty crystals, etc.
I read two new books about Jesus by Doreen Virtue. I realized what was missing in my life: spiritual truth and a savior. I started talking to God directly. I started to give thanks and praise God during my journeys to/from work. I also gradually stopped going to my Yoga class and having acupuncture.
November 2018 ~ I distinctly remember and will never forget the time at home I gently called out to Jesus Christ. It was not out of desperation or anything but love. Instantly, I felt his presence deep in my heart ~ it was undeniable and so profound.️️️ I felt the most powerful peace, JOY, and love. I felt my heart being restored.
The Holy Spirit made it clear to me to read His Word and spiritual truths. I felt an excitement and longing to read the Holy Bible. Jesus is real and alive!!
Once I returned to Christ, Satan and his minions were not happy and made that known to me. Warning! You don’t realize what demonic forces are actually around you until you come to Christ. Get what I’m saying?
I received an intense spiritual attack. It was frightening. One demon tried to suffocate me. I heard a booming male voice pretending to be God say, what sounded like “Cancel all sins”. Another demon tried to deceive me by saying “speak to me”. I sought help from Christian colleagues and a local church. No one understood what I was going through except Christians.
I had to stand up to these demons and one day I took hold of my Bible and declared out loud that I now follow Jesus Christ and that “they” had no right to be in my life and home. That night, I had the worst spiritual attack and ‘demonic’ migraine all through the night and I didn’t get to work the next day.
Ephesians 6:12 tells us, “For our wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Over the past few months, I’ve been destroying all my New Age stuff: books (I had lots of them), CDs, Oracle Cards, Crystals, certificates, my Cosmos diaries, Buddha pictures/statues, anything really that doesn’t glorify God. I’ve found fellowship at my local church.
God also said, “My people perish for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). More food for thought.
I feel the love and peace of Christ in my heart. Following Jesus is the best thing ever. I am totally in love with him and will give all the glory to him for the rest of my days.
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