In today's fast-paced and increasingly secular world, many people turn to alternative medicine practices for healing and relief from various ailments. Some of these practices, such as acupuncture, cupping, and Reiki, have their roots in ancient Eastern religions and philosophies. While they may seem harmless and beneficial to some, there are hidden spiritual dangers associated with these practices that believers in Christ should be aware of.
In a recent podcast episode of "Out of the Darkness," Ruth Hovsepian speaks with Dr. Melissa Rupp, a deliverance ministry expert, about the spiritual risks and connections between alternative medicine practices and various religions. Dr. Rupp emphasizes the importance of seeking God as our healer and the dangers associated with turning to alternative healing methods that can potentially open ourselves up to demonic forces.
One of the practices discussed in the episode is acupuncture, an ancient Chinese technique that aims to channel the flow of energy in the body to promote healing. Dr. Rupp explains that acupuncture is a counterfeit healing method that manipulates energy using demonic power and forces. She also mentions the spiritual dangers associated with wet cupping and bloodletting, which may open doors to demonic forces.
Dr. Rupp delves deep into the topic of Reiki, an energy healing technique rooted in Eastern spiritual practices involving symbols, chanting, and hand motions. She reveals how Reiki can summon demonic forces and put our spiritual well-being at risk. Dr. Rupp shares a case study from a book called "He Came to Set the Captives Free" by Dr. Rebecca Brown, where a man who had undergone acupuncture was being drained of his life force by the demonic spirit of the acupuncturist.
The podcast conversation also touches on the power of prayer and its importance in manifesting healing and peace in our daily lives. Dr. Rupp and Ruth discuss the healing power of Jesus and the role of faith in our relationship with God. They emphasize the need for believers to be vigilant and seek guidance from the Lord in all aspects of their lives.
As believers in Christ, it is crucial for us to be aware of the spiritual risks associated with alternative medicine practices and to rely on God as our healer. The Bible teaches us that God is our healer (Exodus 15:26) and Jesus went about healing the sick (Matthew 4:23-24). We should turn to the Lord for our healing and not seek counterfeit healings from alternative practices that may cause more harm than good.
It is essential for believers to be aware of the spiritual dangers associated with alternative medicine practices and to seek God as their healer. As Dr. Rupp says, "Everyone should seek the Lord for their own truth and be aware of the spiritual risks associated with alternative practices." By doing so, we can protect ourselves from demonic attacks and maintain a strong relationship with God.
Let us always remember the words of Psalm 103:2-3: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases." Let us trust in God's healing power and stay away from practices that may put our spiritual well-being at risk.