Deliverance ministers should always be aware of occult charms and religious jewelry. Demons can hold people in slavery by these means. Recently a lady came for deliverance and also had different kinds of hippie bead jewelry.“Where did you get this beaded jewelry?”, I asked. The woman replied, " I work in a shop and the owner says she is an ascended master (High order of New Age Witchcraft). This owner also prays everyday over her articles”. After the woman was asked to remove the necklace, bracelet, earrings, rings, toe rings and anklet, were able to free her from the evil spirits that had enslaved her!
Amulets formed part of the trappings that Jacob commanded his household to put away (Gen 35:4). The most fanciful and superstitious notions have prevailed respecting the marvelous powers of gems. The gem appropriate for a particular month was worn as an amulet during the month and was supposed to exert mysterious control in reference to beauty, health, riches, and so forth. One’s person and house were thought to be protected from malignant influences by holy inscriptions placed upon the door. The existence of such a custom is implied in the attempt of Moses to turn them to a proper use by directing that certain passages of the law should be employed, (Exo. 13:9,16; Deut. 6:9; 11:18), “to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them” (Num. 15:39).
Such written scrolls afterward degenerated into instruments of superstition among the Jews, so that there were hardly any people . . . that more used or were fonder of amulets, charms, mutterings, exorcisms, and all kinds of enchantments. These amulets consisted of little roots, parts of animals, or, more commonly, bits of paper or parchment upon which were written words or characters, and were supposed to have magical power to protect from evil spirits. One of the most frequent of the latter was the cabalistic hexagonal figure known as “the shield of David,” and “the seal of Solomon.”
Many of the Christians of the first century wore amulets marked with a fish as a symbol of the Redeemer, or the pentangle, consisting of three triangles intersected and made of five lines, which could be so set forth with the body of man as to touch and point out the places where our Savior was wounded. Among the Gnostics Abraxas gems were used. At a later period ribbons with sentences of Scripture written on them were hung about the neck. The Council of Trullo ordered the makers of all amulets to be excommunicated and deemed the wearers of them guilty of heathen superstition.