What are Walk-Ins?
Walk-ins, according to occult lore, are spirits who enter a person to replace the spirit who used to live there. The original spirit, the one the person was born with, will no longer be in residence. A different spirit will inhabit and animate the person’s body. This is said to happen during a trance.
A personal experience with walk-ins
My husband and I had temporarily left our Christian roots in our early adult years to explore other religious beliefs and practices. We got into the New Age movement, learning many different life philosophies. We went to séances and experimented with trance mediumship.
I wanted to contact my baby brother, who had died many years earlier. One night my husband went into a trance at our home. A spirit entered him as his body made jerking motions. The spirit spoke in a guttural voice through my husband. I asked the spirit questions and it answered. But none of it made sense.
My husband sat opposite from me in our darkened living room, and he began to struggle with his breathing. It was as though someone were trying to strangle him. He managed to call for help in a weakened voice. I was horrified.
I knew we had done wrong, we had sinned. The Bible forbids people to seek out diviners. "When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you” (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).
In a heartbeat, I prayed, “Lord, forgive us. Never again will we do this.” I knew God had forgiven us because the Bible says -- “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
I addressed the spirit in Jesus’ name. The spirit left and my husband breathed normally again. Our experience is that the term walk-in is nothing more than a New Age sanitized term for demon possession.
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