God is the Only Healer: Don’t Fall into Satan’s Traps When Seeking Healing

Charles Pritchard

Our Father God has given his Son, Jesus Christ, all power in heaven and on earth. As true followers of Christ we are able to heal the sick and cast out demons in his name, yet many today go against his commandments by seeking healing in the wrong places, thus bringing curse upon themselves and their future generations. This article highlights some of these false healing practices and the damage they cause to those who make use of them.

God has given us very clear instructions on how to lead our lives and allow the Holy Spirit to abide in us [1], yet many ignore this truth by seeking alternative spiritual solutions which give evil spirits the authority to possess, oppress and curse them. God tells us that he is our healer, no one else:

“Saying: If thou wilt hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and do what is right before him, and obey his commandments, and keep all his precepts, none of the evils that I laid upon Egypt, will I bring upon thee: For I am the Lord thy healer.” (Exodus 15:26)

God has only given us one set of commandments to live by and despite our God-given conscience of being able to discern good from bad, the Holy Spirit in us, many of us ignore his call in our hearts and allow Satan to lure us into his traps because of our disobedience. The more we accept sin in our lives and make the wrong choices, the more Satan is able to influence us because his voice and those of his evil spirits become louder in our minds, bringing confusion and blinding us to the truth. In this process, we shun the Holy Spirit in our hearts and inflict more pain on Jesus Christ’s Sacred Heart.

Because Satan is the father of lies and deception, his strategy is to spring up alternative forms of healing that oppose God’s teaching, to re-invent and adjust according to the tastes and fancies of the times. His variety of offerings include connecting with higher “forces”, “energies”, spirits, gods, things or whatever other lies he wishes to present to his victims. His spiritual “healers”, the many false prophets and false Christs that Jesus warned us about [2], come disguised as angels of light [3] following their own flavour of the truth or gospel. Known or unbeknown to them, these healers are being guided by demons who have possessed them and given them certain spiritual “gifts” to give a false sense of healing to their victims.

Some examples of these false healers include: sangomas, mediums, divinators, fortune tellers, psychics, fortune tellers, omen interpreters, self-appointed prophets [4], those who call the ancestors, guides, clairvoyants, channellers, numerologists, palm readers, crystal ball readers, tarot and angel card readers, automatic handwriting specialists, Reiki healers, energy (chi’i) healers, acupressure, acupuncture and other New Age practitioners, to name a few. Many of them add more spice to their pot by producing their own flavours of mutis, potions, bones, hairs, dolls, powders, medicine, lotions, drugs, tea leaves or whatever they can come up with − things that are prepared through their own spiritual rituals that ask anyone and everything but our Triune God exclusively to instil “healing” powers on them. In essence, these rituals give demons the authority to attach themselves thereon and wreak havoc on those who make use of them, whether they are positioned in a home, buried, eaten, inhaled, bathed in, wiped or worn on your body. However one wants to position or market it, all of these practices fall under the universal banner of witchcraft.

Other variants of the same false healing theme is to get people to meditate on (or give gratitude to) anything but our Triune God and his holy word, to meditate on self, strange gods, words [5] or concepts that are designed to open our minds to demonic influence. Many of these techniques originate from ancient religions that are offshoots of the offspring of Noah who disobeyed God. God was with Noah and the other seven people whom he saved on the ark [6], yet despite God’s presence, most of these offspring still chose to subsequently reject the Spirit of God, to chain themselves to evil spirits and give rise to these false practices and religions that continue today.

Satan’s agents often deliberately tell lies about their true nature or genuinely think they are angels of light with supernatural abilities, not realising that the demons are actually working through them but their blinded pride makes them think it’s them. They see the world only from their false perception of the truth because these demons are blocking them from seeing the truth. They often present themselves as charitable yet charge a fee for their services (or if not, have an upsell somewhere else) and certainly will not have all the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit [7], although they like to give the impression that they do.

All of these “alternative” spiritual healing practices are just different guises of the same thing: the healers or teachers are receiving instruction from demons that have possessed them, and people that visit them for healing, however innocently, bring demonic oppression upon themselves. Those that follow the advice of these healers ensnare themselves further and will become heavily possessed themselves as they are now breaking God’s first Commandment and being obedient to demons.

Satan and his demons can and do give false healing: they can make a person temporarily feel good or reduce their torment and affliction (be it physical, mental or emotional) for a period so as to feed the con. A person can leave a healing session with a false sense of feeling good or refreshed but then soon afterwards realises that the problem is not solved and has to come back for additional sessions, which is exactly what Satan and his agents want. This cycle slips them more into darkness and evil spirits gain more authority to further torment their bodies, minds and souls − and blind them to the truth of Christ.

“And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.” (2 Corinthians 4:3−4) 

Similarly, Satan and his demons can tell someone about their past when it comes to fortune telling and “wow” people in a variety of other ways to get their claws deeper into them.

Mother Mary explains to Fernanda de Sequeira just how dangerous these practices are [8]:

“My child Fernanda, my children are so lost, looking for answers and riches in different places, doing wrong, going against my Son Jesus’ holy will. My children are so imbibed in the wrong beliefs from the enemy’s evil tricks to deviate my children from focussing on my Son Jesus. They’re supposed to focus only on my Son Jesus’ living Word. They’re looking in other directions, seeking earthly things, believing in the lies of the enemy. Oh, my children, they’re so lost without my Son Jesus’ living Word. Oh, their beliefs are a perjury for their souls. My Son Jesus gives our children his living Word, graces and blessings for free from his heart, but my children pay fortunes, their daily win, bread, to destroy their souls. My child, this is happening all over the world. Many souls are going to Gehenna because of these sins of seeking healing in the wrong places, instead of seeking healing, their daily bread, in my Son’s love. They must trust my Son’s love. They must trust my Son Jesus’ living bread. Oh, if only my children knew how much they hurt my Son Jesus’ Sacred Heart when they turn away from his true bread of life, the graces and blessings that come from heaven.” (01/09/2014)

We need to trust and obey Jesus completely. By seeking his Sacred Heart and doing his will, he will heal us spiritually. All other forms of healing or counsel that deviate from the living Word of God are from Satan and will only chain us to evil, with the end result of eternal pain and suffering. We also need to understand that spiritual healing is the most important form of healing − anybody who seeks healing with Jesus, and chooses to truly love and follow him, will be healed spiritually and will receive the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit which he offered to each one of us prior to departing. This may not however be the case with those seeking physical healing because physical suffering brings spiritual growth and serves as a form of purification if embraced in love of Christ.

Let us not forget that Jesus Christ defeated Satan on the cross and is far more powerful than him, but unless we make a conscious choice to open our hearts to Christ, he will not force himself on us, as he respects our free choice. Jesus continuously knocks and patiently waits for the day that we open our hearts to him and let him in, despite all the pain we inflict on him. So what are we waiting for? The more we delay, the more pain we cause Jesus, and the more we risk making the wrong choice at the hour of our death.


[2] “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.” (Mathew 24:24-25). “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction.” (2 Peter 2:1). “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them” (Matthew 7:15-16). “Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits if they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

[3] “And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14)

[4] From the many thousands of man- and angel-founded religions, including those who disguise themselves as Christians but preach a different gospel. “I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.” (Galatians 1:6-9)

[5] These words are often designed to call strange gods, which go against God’s first commandment and in fact are calling demons (see Psalm 95:5 in the Douay-Rheims and Psalm 96:5 most other Bibles). In some cults the true meanings of these words are hidden from many participants.

[6] Let us not forget that God was doing a favour to those whom he destroyed by water: they were all possessed by demons and he not only stopped this curse on their future generations but also saved those who repented at death from sinning further, and kept them in purgatory until Christ came to save them. “Because Christ also died once for our sins, the just for the unjust: that he might offer us to God, being put to death indeed in the flesh, but enlivened in the spirit, In which also coming he preached to those spirits that were in prison: Which had been some time incredulous, when they waited for the patience of God in the days of Noe, when the ark was a building: wherein a few, that is, eight souls, were saved by water.” (1 Peter 3:18−20)

[7] “And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2−3) “But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22−23)