Worldwide, occultists share the same essential formula. Reduced to its simplest elements, it can be summed up thusly:
The mind of man through images creates reality by spoken words
which releases powers either positive or negative.
This is at the core of occultist practices witnessed among Hindus, Buddhists, Sufi Muslins, Shamans, Native Doctors, Spiritualist Prophets, Mind-Science Cults, New-Age Channelers, and Positive Confession [PC]. Yes, and PC.
Despite its thin veneer of Christian sounding labels, at the heart of PC’s orientation and practices is traditional mainstream occultism. By their leaders’ own admissions, one does not need to be a Christian at all in order to employ and profit by these techniques.
“They are simply formulas discovered to be universal spiritual law. Even God Himself tapped into this power of creative imagery through the spoken word. He was the acknowledged Grand Master of PC who most successfully had “faith in His faith.” These are the occultist beliefs of PC which have been gleaned from dark sources.
The Lord specifically warns His people against being ensnared by these practices. The command is “that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’” -Deut 12:30. Yet the adherents of PC have done so. They have been ensnared while following occultists’ techniques by which their gods are served.
“Why should the devil have all the benefits and blessings of this spiritual secret?” asks a PC leader. The answer is clear. He should have it because it is not of God. It has not arisen from the Scriptures and is rejected by the living God. And, in reality, it is of no benefit and blessing at all, but rather a lying deception.
In previous chapters it was shown that the terms positive and negative are not used even once in the Word of God. Positive is not to be equated with good neither is negative with bad. We do not “possess what we confess.” In the final analysis, we must choose between submitting to the Word proceeding from the mouth of the Lord, or following our own word proceeding from our own mouth.
Real faith is trusting in God whose promise is contained in the Bible while obeying His commands therein. Faith has nothing to do with visualizing and decreeing by our own words. PC distorts and denies “The Faith” which was once for all delivered to the saints and turns it into an occultist formulary.
Actually it eliminates the need for God entirely. We merely need to go straight to the fount of all blessing – the law of PC – and confess what we will. This is raw occultism.
If we are to pray aright it must be according to the will of God and not in the self-willed presumption of commanding our own decrees. Confession is of our sin unto God, not of our words into reality. Real prayer consists of humbly asking, not in arrogantly decreeing.
“Using” the name of Jesus as an incantation to insure obtaining what has been positively confessed, is nothing more than occult methodology. It is taking the Lord’s name in vain and will be judged as such. Prayer is no technique to get things from God or to tap into reservoirs of spiritual power.
Becoming gods was a lying promise of the devil which PC has embraced. There are no gods in heaven or earth but that are lying vanities, things of nothing. The words of men have no inherent power as do those of God Most High.
PC’s leaders have exalted themselves to the realm of godhood. Their devotees flock to their feet hoping to attain to the same status with its attendant wealth. Their spoken words of “faith” dictate their followers’ beliefs and actions. This is the essence of idolatry; serving false gods according to deceptive promises.
Prosperity is a synonym for covetousness; and covetousness is idolatry. It is what PC is made of and what is eagerly sought by all those longing after this root of all evil. God and Mammon cannot both be served, contrary to their rationalizing practices of simony.
Healing, or any other blessing from God’s mercy, cannot be reduced to a formula of “law.” Only small gods join in league with men on the principle of law to effect their wills upon earth. The true and living God abides apart as the unrivaled Sovereign with unlimited dominion over all in heaven and earth.
Any other imagined god is not the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one presented by PC is a figment, a powerless myth. He is bound by law and the decrees of men. He is impotent apart from man’s “‘faith.” This god is no God at all and differs in no respect from the local deities enshrined by the heathen across the globe.
Pride stains the religion of PC a deep crimson which no amount of “confession” can purge. And we know the God of heaven is opposed to the proud. He is opposed to PC with its occultist roots and practices.
PC is a deceptively false system stemming from pride and lust for gain. It has created an imaginary deity constrained by decrees of its co-regent gods on earth.
This is not Christianity. It is another religion altogether.
Herein is the conclusion of the matter. May the Lord have mercy on us.
[Editor: The preceding is a summary of the book: Positive Confession – Counterfeit Christianity which can be read in its entirety on the www.gospelforwestafrica.com website]