One of the popular New Age practices right now is the use of healing crystals. If you’ve never heard of this, it is when people use various stones to help heal them physically and ground them emotionally and spiritually. There are even stones that are said to bring you success, protection, and even help you to communicate more effectively.
Some people meditate and do yoga with them, some people wear them, and some people just keep them in their environment, like on their bedside tables or desks at work.
The question here is: Are these healing crystals demonic?
I know some people may say, “well everything isn't demonic!” BUT! Ephesians 6:12 says, we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
You have to understand whose territory we’re on right now. John 14:30 calls satan the ruler of this world, which he roams throughout looking for people to devour (1 Peter 5:8, Job 1:7). So I don't think that it's reaching to really look at a lot of things sideways before readily accepting them.
I am not here to get you to cross over to certain way of thinking, but I do feel a responsibility to offer information that some people may not be aware of. What you do with that information is up to you.
So to answer the question: The crystals and stones themselves are not demonic, but how they are used can be.
“Well how can something that is bringing positivity and health to someone’s life be demonic?”
Great question. Most of us have heard of black magic, but have you ever heard of white magic?
White magic, also called “natural magic” (hence the stones), is used for good purposes only. Unlike black magic, it promises to “do no harm.”
Many people fall prey to this type of magic because, to be completely honest, it works! It actually does bring about the changes that people are seeking. But the issue and offense to God lies within the spirits that are used to create these changes.
There are a lot of white magic witches that don't even know that they are practicing witchcraft because they're all about peace and love and serenity and positive energies. And I know because I did it too without even knowing it. Shoot, I even practice a little black magic in my darker days, LOL (but seriously).
All demonic spirits don’t do "bad things." It says in 2 Corinthians 11:13-14, that satan himself can even transform to look like the angel of Light.
The Devil is a master manipulator and deceiver, so every attack that comes at you is not going to be tragedy wrapped in turmoil, sickness, and death. A lot of times he comes disguised as the very things we feel like we need: success, love, protection, feelings of calm and happiness, ect.
The medium through which you attain a thing is important! It may be a “good thing” but there are consequences to accepting good things from the wrong source.
Another issue with the healing crystals is that it runs the risk of idolatry. These naturally-occurring stones were created by God to show His beauty, not to be used to supply our needs. Philippians 4:19 is very clear… But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The risk of idolatry is high for a person using healing stones because they may be tempted to seek the stones more than they seek the Lord.
Now it is true that stones were carried by the high priest in the Old Testament to represent the 12 Tribes of Israel (Exodus 28:17-21) so that when he ministered he was representing all of the people of God (Exodus 28:29-30). But they were only used for representation here. He did not, by any means, pass these stones around during his messages and said, “Here, you hold this one for serenity and you hold this one to heal your anxiety.”
God HATED when His people would use physical objects to get what they needed. We all know that He is a jealous God (and for good reason) and He isn’t willing to give up His glory to a rock.
Not to mention, the use of objects like this decreases your faith, which the Bible says is necessary in order to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Faith, by biblical definition, is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Having faith means knowing that what you need and desire (hope for) will come from a source that can’t be seen, touched, bought, or worn, but through a Source that cannot be seen (through Jesus Christ).
So just the simple act of trusting in an inanimate object for provision demonstrates that you have no faith, and therefore, are offensive to God.
The things of this Earth are good and good for us, but don't ever put more weight on those things, objects, or even people than you do in the Lord.
The take-away is this: question EVERYTHING!
If people want to call you overly deep or religious then that's fine. But if you’re a true child of God, then your loyalty is to Him and nobody else.