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Hello,
I have been delivered from being involved in witchcraft and the new age. One of the reasons, that i started becoming involved in these practices was because I was being relentlessly bullied and harassed by many people. I was fearful and I turned to the occult for protection. I have since been delivered from all of these things, however, I'm noticing that a lot of the harassment and bullying that I was experiencing before has started up again. I was under the impression that a lot of the heavier bullying that I was experiencing was only happening to me because of the doors that I had opened through being involved in the occult, however, now im realizing that (even though I have been delivered from those things) the harassment is starting again. I'm not sure if there are still any spiritual doors open that need to be closed but please just pray that I would be protected from anyone that the enemy might seek to use to do me harm or cause me to backside. I have given my life back to Jesus Christ but when the bullying starts, I begin to feel tempted as if the enemy is whispering in my ear that I might as well turn backward to my old ways and the things that I used to rely on for comfort/protection. I was at a point a few days ago where I felt completely free and then the next day, the bullying and harassment started again and it came (seemingly) out of nowhere. I am not sure what is going on spiritually with this situation but please just pray for me.
 
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I was at a point a few days ago where I felt completely free and then the next day, the bullying and harassment started again and it came (seemingly) out of nowhere. I am not sure what is going on spiritually with this situation but please just pray for me.
This is the enemy attempting to reclaim you back to them - they do not want you to be free from them.
Paul writes that we should gives thanks and praise to God for we as Christians have been translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.
Strengthen yourself and build up your faith by praying to God your Father through Jesus - pray for your salvation and your life as a Christian.
One of the important prayer points taught by Jesus is - Matthew 6:13 "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
Also when you experience the harassment from the dark side you can say out loudly "Get thee from me Satan in the name of Jesus my Lord and my God."
I find this declaration works well for me.
 
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Try to spend more time strengthening your body to protect yourself. Understand that bullies are typically more afraid than most people. Its hard to say what they are afraid of, often its a father figure that is abusive to them, sometimes a sibling, and they want to feel more powerful over others, but they are still fearful, and especially fearful of those who fight back. If there are more than one facing you, always stand up to the leader. They all will have more respect for you the next time, even the leader. Typically most bullies arent interested in killing others, but in intimidating or physically hurting others or both. So if you stand up to the leader, you might get hurt, but they may not continue bullying you, because bullies prefer people who are too afraid to actually fight back.
 
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Hello,
I have been delivered from being involved in witchcraft and the new age. One of the reasons, that i started becoming involved in these practices was because I was being relentlessly bullied and harassed by many people. I was fearful and I turned to the occult for protection. I have since been delivered from all of these things, however, I'm noticing that a lot of the harassment and bullying that I was experiencing before has started up again. I was under the impression that a lot of the heavier bullying that I was experiencing was only happening to me because of the doors that I had opened through being involved in the occult, however, now im realizing that (even though I have been delivered from those things) the harassment is starting again. I'm not sure if there are still any spiritual doors open that need to be closed but please just pray that I would be protected from anyone that the enemy might seek to use to do me harm or cause me to backside. I have given my life back to Jesus Christ but when the bullying starts, I begin to feel tempted as if the enemy is whispering in my ear that I might as well turn backward to my old ways and the things that I used to rely on for comfort/protection. I was at a point a few days ago where I felt completely free and then the next day, the bullying and harassment started again and it came (seemingly) out of nowhere. I am not sure what is going on spiritually with this situation but please just pray for me.
Ask God to send His Angels, bodyguards if you will.

Sometimes the darkness uses others to push you into thinking God isnt with you.

Also, the darkness will try to get you back. Have you been baptised yet, little details that are very important
 
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Hello,
I have been delivered from being involved in witchcraft and the new age. One of the reasons, that i started becoming involved in these practices was because I was being relentlessly bullied and harassed by many people. I was fearful and I turned to the occult for protection. I have since been delivered from all of these things, however, I'm noticing that a lot of the harassment and bullying that I was experiencing before has started up again. I was under the impression that a lot of the heavier bullying that I was experiencing was only happening to me because of the doors that I had opened through being involved in the occult, however, now im realizing that (even though I have been delivered from those things) the harassment is starting again. I'm not sure if there are still any spiritual doors open that need to be closed but please just pray that I would be protected from anyone that the enemy might seek to use to do me harm or cause me to backside. I have given my life back to Jesus Christ but when the bullying starts, I begin to feel tempted as if the enemy is whispering in my ear that I might as well turn backward to my old ways and the things that I used to rely on for comfort/protection. I was at a point a few days ago where I felt completely free and then the next day, the bullying and harassment started again and it came (seemingly) out of nowhere. I am not sure what is going on spiritually with this situation but please just pray for me.
Hello al1998

The devil is an enemy that attacks us every day and he does not stop. He finds things that can cause us to stray away from God and he continuously uses them. Different people are attracted to different sins. What is a weak point for you might not be a weak point for someone else and vice versa. The devil gets some people to be involved in the sin of fornication, some pornography, some greed, theft or lying etc. He uses different triggers to attract them to the sins. He has gotten you to be involved witchcraft by using bullying as the trigger.

I wish that I could comfort you and say that if you pray once or twice the problem will go away. Unfortunately the devil does not go away. This is a battle that you will have to deal with you for the rest of your life. We all have our battles and it requires daily prayer and daily surrender to God. Mine is not witchcraft, but the devil tempts me every day and uses triggers to entice me back to my sins.

Tempted to go back to the occult

The occult is very dangerous and you are very fortunate that you got out of it. There are some who do not go out alive and by going back to it, you risk your life. Going back will put you out of God’s protection and the devil might kill you, since he will not want to risk the chance of you going to back to God again. I read a book called Charmed by Darkness by Roger Morneau. He was involved in the occult and was delivered from it and also explains that the devil did not stop attacking him after leaving it. In his book he explains how he overcame the attacks.

If you are interested, you can get his book from Amazon Charmed by Darkness - Kindle edition by Morneau, Roger J.. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

He also wrote When you need incredible answers to prayer and other books.

Dealing with bullying

Bullying is not something that only happens among the young. The bullies start when they are young and continue when they are adults. Unfortunately, there are adults who are bullies; some become our bosses, co-workers and our neighbors etc. I have also observed bullying even in church done by adults!

In general, God does not deal with problems that we can resolve ourselves. We can pray and pray as much as we like, but He will not intervene if it is something that we can solve.

Bullying is something that we can solve and if you do not deal with it, it will not go away.
The best way to deal with a bully is by confronting them, in an assertive manner.

Christ was continuously harassed by the Pharisees during his ministry. They followed him where ever he went so that they could find an opportunity to criticize him and harass him. Jesus had to continually confront them in a assertive way and correct what they said.

Your username has 1998. I am not sure if that is the year that you were born, but I assume that you are an adult.

Dealing with bullies when you are young is sometimes more difficult than when you an adult. The reason is that a lot of teachers and principals do not really care.

However, as an adult, there are laws that protect people from harassment. If someone physically harms you, you can charge them with assault. If your boss and colleague bully you, you can go to Human Resources. There are practical steps that can be taken to deal with bullies.

My Personal experience with being bullied

As a child, I have always stood up to bullies and did not really have a problem with bullying. The problem is when I became an adult and was being bullied by my manager. It is not easy to confront your manager or boss since they determine your bonus, pay increase, promotion and can fire you. But I became increasingly frustrated and even bought a book called Working with Difficult people. You can also get it from Amazon. I liked this book since it provides practical examples on what you can say or do. Working with Difficult People, Second Revised Edition: Handling the Ten Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind: Hakim, Amy Cooper, Solomon, Muriel: 9780143111870: Amazon.com: Books

However, if you confront the bully there is a possibility that they might not react in a favorable manner. If this happens, you need to go to a higher authority than them and report them. So the book or any other similar guides can be helpful, but you cannot guarantee how the bully will react to the confrontation. You confront some bullies and they stop. You confront others and they do not stop.

With me, I confronted my manager, but he did not take me seriously. So I went to his boss and told him what I was experiencing. And his boss confronted him and that is when he stopped bullying me. And if his boss had not done anything, I would have gone to human resources.

It was probably a bold move to go to my manager’s boss, but you need to be brave and handle certain situations. God will not do what you can do for yourself, but you can ask Him for wisdom (James 1:5) on what to say and ask Him to remove fear from you (2 Timothy 1:7) so that you can be brave.

If you do not deal with bullies

By not confronting bullies, you will continue to empower them and they will not stop. Trying to stop bullying not only helps you, but it helps others as well. When someone reports a bully to the authorities, they will become reluctantly to bully others because many complaints will result in them in getting into in trouble.

Not standing up to a bully is similar to a woman not reporting to the police that she has been raped. By not doing so, the man will continue raping other women. However, if she reports him, a record is written about him. Even if she goes to court and loses the case, the next woman who reports him will result in him going to prison because of a prior case against him.

I reported my manger to his boss, and unknown to me, there were many people complaining about him and the situation had already reached human resources. The collective complaints of different people resulted in HR disciplinary hearings and he longer works in the company. If I and other individuals within the company kept silent, he would still be bullying many people today. Our collective effort paid off.

Sometimes you feel that you are the only one being bullied, but it is never so. Bullies are always looking for victims and confronting them or reporting their bad behavior is the best way of getting rid of them and stopping the bullying.

However, bear in mind, that before you report a bully, the authorities (whether it is the police or HR or anyone in a higher authority), often require evidence. Therefore you might need to record the bullying using a video or voice recorder to record what the bully said. Or get someone who is willing to be a witness for you
 
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Hello al1998

The devil is an enemy that attacks us every day and he does not stop. He finds things that can cause us to stray away from God and he continuously uses them. Different people are attracted to different sins. What is a weak point for you might not be a weak point for someone else and vice versa. The devil gets some people to be involved in the sin of fornication, some pornography, some greed, theft or lying etc. He uses different triggers to attract them to the sins. He has gotten you to be involved witchcraft by using bullying as the trigger.

I wish that I could comfort you and say that if you pray once or twice the problem will go away. Unfortunately the devil does not go away. This is a battle that you will have to deal with you for the rest of your life. We all have our battles and it requires daily prayer and daily surrender to God. Mine is not witchcraft, but the devil tempts me every day and uses triggers to entice me back to my sins.

Tempted to go back to the occult

The occult is very dangerous and you are very fortunate that you got out of it. There are some who do not go out alive and by going back to it, you risk your life. Going back will put you out of God’s protection and the devil might kill you, since he will not want to risk the chance of you going to back to God again. I read a book called Charmed by Darkness by Roger Morneau. He was involved in the occult and was delivered from it and also explains that the devil did not stop attacking him after leaving it. In his book he explains how he overcame the attacks.

If you are interested, you can get his book from Amazon Charmed by Darkness - Kindle edition by Morneau, Roger J.. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

He also wrote When you need incredible answers to prayer and other books.

Dealing with bullying

Bullying is not something that only happens among the young. The bullies start when they are young and continue when they are adults. Unfortunately, there are adults who are bullies; some become our bosses, co-workers and our neighbors etc. I have also observed bullying even in church done by adults!

In general, God does not deal with problems that we can resolve ourselves. We can pray and pray as much as we like, but He will not intervene if it is something that we can solve.

Bullying is something that we can solve and if you do not deal with it, it will not go away.
The best way to deal with a bully is by confronting them, in an assertive manner.

Christ was continuously harassed by the Pharisees during his ministry. They followed him where ever he went so that they could find an opportunity to criticize him and harass him. Jesus had to continually confront them in a assertive way and correct what they said.

Your username has 1998. I am not sure if that is the year that you were born, but I assume that you are an adult.

Dealing with bullies when you are young is sometimes more difficult than when you an adult. The reason is that a lot of teachers and principals do not really care.

However, as an adult, there are laws that protect people from harassment. If someone physically harms you, you can charge them with assault. If your boss and colleague bully you, you can go to Human Resources. There are practical steps that can be taken to deal with bullies.

My Personal experience with being bullied

As a child, I have always stood up to bullies and did not really have a problem with bullying. The problem is when I became an adult and was being bullied by my manager. It is not easy to confront your manager or boss since they determine your bonus, pay increase, promotion and can fire you. But I became increasingly frustrated and even bought a book called Working with Difficult people. You can also get it from Amazon. I liked this book since it provides practical examples on what you can say or do. Working with Difficult People, Second Revised Edition: Handling the Ten Types of Problem People Without Losing Your Mind: Hakim, Amy Cooper, Solomon, Muriel: 9780143111870: Amazon.com: Books

However, if you confront the bully there is a possibility that they might not react in a favorable manner. If this happens, you need to go to a higher authority than them and report them. So the book or any other similar guides can be helpful, but you cannot guarantee how the bully will react to the confrontation. You confront some bullies and they stop. You confront others and they do not stop.

With me, I confronted my manager, but he did not take me seriously. So I went to his boss and told him what I was experiencing. And his boss confronted him and that is when he stopped bullying me. And if his boss had not done anything, I would have gone to human resources.

It was probably a bold move to go to my manager’s boss, but you need to be brave and handle certain situations. God will not do what you can do for yourself, but you can ask Him for wisdom (James 1:5) on what to say and ask Him to remove fear from you (2 Timothy 1:7) so that you can be brave.

If you do not deal with bullies

By not confronting bullies, you will continue to empower them and they will not stop. Trying to stop bullying not only helps you, but it helps others as well. When someone reports a bully to the authorities, they will become reluctantly to bully others because many complaints will result in them in getting into in trouble.

Not standing up to a bully is similar to a woman not reporting to the police that she has been raped. By not doing so, the man will continue raping other women. However, if she reports him, a record is written about him. Even if she goes to court and loses the case, the next woman who reports him will result in him going to prison because of a prior case against him.

I reported my manger to his boss, and unknown to me, there were many people complaining about him and the situation had already reached human resources. The collective complaints of different people resulted in HR disciplinary hearings and he longer works in the company. If I and other individuals within the company kept silent, he would still be bullying many people today. Our collective effort paid off.

Sometimes you feel that you are the only one being bullied, but it is never so. Bullies are always looking for victims and confronting them or reporting their bad behavior is the best way of getting rid of them and stopping the bullying.

However, bear in mind, that before you report a bully, the authorities (whether it is the police or HR or anyone in a higher authority), often require evidence. Therefore you might need to record the bullying using a video or voice recorder to record what the bully said. Or get someone who is willing to be a witness for you
Just a thought, on bullying . I had a personal experience with a supervisor who was this way . Very frustrating to work for.

One day i saw him with his grandchildren, he was a completely different man.

So i found a rock about the size of a fist, steam cleaned it. And wrote this letter " sometimes you are as hard and cold as this old rock. But i know there is something special deep inside " , then added a gift certificate for Cracker Barrel for him and his wife , had it wrapped up special , ribbons and all . I left it with his secretary.

The following day , he came up to me and said after the way i treat you, why give me this. I said , i just thought you could use a break.

After that day we became friends.

I heard years later, he still has that rock on his mantle
 

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