Occult means to conceal, as in to conceal the truth.
The only reason we are able to see the moon is that the sun emits light that reflects off the moon's surface. Otherwise, the moon would exist in darkness, not seen or perceived by anyone but he who created it.
The moon is illuminated by the sun, and yet the authority of God is established over both celestial bodies, for he created both. Where the sun and moon govern the sky, God governs all things.
"Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also."
A hierarchy exists where God is the ruler over all things he created and all things he created he loves and cherishes. When you think of authority, consider that you are a slave to whichever authority you have submitted. Think of the occult as that which perpetuates and celebrates slavery to sin (separation from God) and death.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Occult Means to Conceal, as in to Conceal the Truth.
Let's look at how the word occult relates to the sun and moon, and God's authority over both.
Occult: (of a celestial body) conceal (an apparently smaller body) from view by passing or being in front of it. "the Moon occults Mars during daylight on March 22"
Occult means to conceal or hide something that God created. We can conversely consider how God is the light that illuminates, for he is the creator of all things and the maker of both the sun which shines upon the celestial bodies and the author of the celestial bodies themselves.
Taking this system of meaning into consideration, we should be able to start to appreciate the functionality of how the occult operates. The occult does not seek to enlighten but enshroud. The occult seeks to perpetuate the lie and enshroud the truth. The lie is that you must be enslaved by the world, and have not freedom to commune with God.
The occult does not seek to enlighten but enshroud. The occult seeks to perpetuate the lie and enshroud the truth.
The occult presents a bastardized view of who you are and enshrouds the fact that you are an image-bearer of God. Instead of encapsulating the truth which is that you are more than a conqueror through Christ, the occult tries to convince you that your identity must be found through other mechanisms such as earthly power, control, money, greed, fame, beauty, and any other self-inflating thing that doesn't actually have the ability to fill your soul with life.
DISCLAIMER: Now, don't get me wrong. It's not that the things of this planet are inherently bad. Quite the opposite actually. God gave us our lives and the grace to enjoy the things of this earth. But when we allow earthly matters to hold an improper level of authority, power, and control over us, we trade holding our Creator above all in exchange for the worship of the things upon this earth. This is called idolatry. Elevating earthly things over our proper relationship with God is exactly what the occult seeks to empower the people of this planet to do, which in effect, enslaves humanity.
Illumination of the Truth
In our lives, there are many things shrouded in mystery, things that lie dormant in the shadows. There are things hidden that have yet to be illuminated. There are many lies that are perpetuated throughout this world that have yet to be exposed as deception and dragged into the light.
Being humans, well, we have the urge to know.
All humanity has the propensity to seek knowledge. It is deeply ingrained in us that we want to seek the face of God, and to know and understand our Creator who made us and loves us.
Luckily, our God has a plan. He revealed himself to us through Christ, the "image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation," the ultimate revealing of light, love, and grace.
Furthermore, he will literally bring all things from the darkness into the light at the appointed time. All will be known. As Paul said in his first letter to the Corinthians, "Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God]."
"For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light."
God will bring all things to light in accordance with his plan at the appointed time.
"God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
That being said, the truth is already revealed to us in Christ and is made alive and active through his word. The Holy Spirit has been given to us as a down payment for the future. Our souls are bought and paid for and we are reconciled to Christ. This is already the perfect design that God revealed to us. The destructive powers in this world, the demonic, unspiritual powers of the air, do not want you to know this. They seek to destroy you and prevent you from finding peace and reconciliation with God through Christ.
The Truth Versus The Lie
Yes, we as humans have a deep sense of desire to gain knowledge. Here is where the occult comes in.
Occult: concealed, not divulged, hidden, beyond the range of understanding, unknown, dark, shrouded
There is a force in the world that offers us:
knowledge of the world
powers of the air
and tricks us into thinking this false light is of God, of the true light. Buying into this lie misleads the souls of humankind. This influence seeks to destroy our relationship and connection with our Creator. This influence is the "Father of Lies."
He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
So when it comes to the occult, it's imperative to understand that we are discussing the difference between the lie and the truth.
On this planet: The power of Satan (the Father of Lies), is manifest through occult influence.
The occult is the lie.
The occult is darkness.
The occult leads to death.
On the other hand:
On this planet: The power of God (the Author of Lights), is manifest through Christ.
Christ is the truth.
Christ is the light.
Christ leads to eternal life.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of Lights, in whom there is no variation [no rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [for He is perfect and never changes].
This is Spiritual Warfare.
The core here is that by coming under the authority of God we align with our true identities as image-bearers of God. Standing firm against the lies and deception in this world is made possible and activated by our faith in God. God calls us into a direct relationship with him, a constant communion. This is the better way over anything the world has to offer!
On this planet, we can find our strength in God and be able to turn around and use that strength to lift others up. We are called into a perpetual song of prayer to God and intercession on behalf of the weak and needy.
For a short time, we live in this broken world, and then, when the time of perfection comes, we will live eternally in the new kingdom, established under the authority of God.
Introducing: The Mass Media Factor
Consider all that we just discussed. Evil on this planet desires to stamp out and occult the truth. What is the most effective and expansive way to accomplish this on a mass level? Through mass media.
Media are the means by which information is delivered. Mass media information is delivered through mass production outlets like radio, television, and film.
Lies are spread like wildfire in this country, through all forms of mass media. Occult influence is perpetuated through political propaganda, the entertainment industry, music videos, commercials, new media platforms, and basically anywhere that you can receive messages.
Both subliminal (not consciously perceivable) and supraliminal (consciously perceivable) messages are extremely powerful. Messages spread through media outlets have the capacity to leave lasting impacts on the human mind, affecting our thoughts, ideas, beliefs, and leading to decisions, behaviors, and habits.
The corrupt control constructs on this planet know exactly how to weaponize media against the general public to enslave their minds and keep them in holding patterns of destructive thoughts through powerful imagery, communication strategy, and symbolism. The weaponization of media against humanity is also known as information warfare and is conducted by means of psychological operation.
The moon and sun as celestial bodies in a God-created expansive universe serve as symbols of the false light and the dark occult influences (which together represent the trap) in a world where Christ is the Authority, creator, and truth that transcends, conquers, and reconciles all.
The use of symbolism is the strongest method of imparting concepts upon the human mind and spirit. This is crucial to grasp when seeking to know how occult influence works in media. It is paramount that you pull these messages into your conscious mind so you can observe and analyze them. Once you are able to recognize the lie, you are on the road to breaking the chains of occult influence on your life once and for all.