Let’s start with a few terms and its definitions.
Apport is a word to describe the sudden appearance of an object, such as an object appearing in a room with closed doors.
Deports are the opposite of apports. It means to carry away, or make disappear.
Translocation is when suddenly a person becomes invisible and reappear in another place: they translocate.
Dematerialization is the ability to make one’s body disappear.
Why in the world am I covering this? Well, there have been reports about valuables or items disappearing seemingly out of thin air. One woman, who was/is going through a lot of spiritual warfare, related to me that she placed her purse on the chair next to her at a restaurant but turned missing. She said she didn’t believe any person in the restaurant could have taken it. She even reported it missing, and when they checked the surveillance video they said they didn’t see anything.
Now, I don’t know if it is the case that her purse was taken away somehow by any supernatural means or supernatural entity. I wasn’t there. But even though I have never personally experienced something like this, I do believe it is possible. However, I am very conservative about all of this, and I would always look to other explanations for a missing item before any supernatural explanation.
Now let’s look to the Bible. There were events that seem to be apports recorded in the Bible. For instance, when Jesus fed thousands of people beginning with just a few pieces of fish and bread but was left with 12 basketfuls of leftovers (Matthew 14:13-21). That seems to be a case of an apport by the power of God. An example of translocation is when Philip was carried away by the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:39). We know the devil can imitate many of God’s miracles (for instance Pharoah’s magicians imitating many of the miracles of God via Moses), but can he counterfeit such a miracle as apport, deport, translocation, and demarterialization?
Let’s read what the late Kurt Koch, a Christian theologian who had over 40 years of experience in dealing with the occultly subjected, wrote:
“A minister told me of a visit he had received from three spiritists. One of the spiritsts held out his open hand toward the minister and said, ‘Now, look carefully.’ The same moment, several red, precious stones appeared in the spiritist’s open hand. It was not a trick. The stones did not come from his sleeve. The spiritist said, ‘These are gifts from our friends on the other side. In a few minutes they will disappear again.’ The minister watched carefully. Several minutes later the stones disappeared.” (Occult ABC, 224-225)
“In the second example the apport remained. The house of a farmer, whom I knew, was burned down. He had to put his tractor in his neighbor’s barn. When the farmer whose house burned down went to collect the tractor, the engine would not start. The tractor was towed to a repair garage. The cylinder block was opened up. Inside the cylinder was an iron object. The mechanic wrote to the tractor’s manufacturers and said there must have been a fault in the construction , since the block of the new tractor had not been opened before. A fitter from the factory came and said that it could not have been a fault at the factory. There were no objects like the one found in the block in the factory.
An argument ensued about the object. The cylinder block had not been opened either by the owner or by his neighbor. The farmers would not have been able to do so. No one at the garage had opened it, for the tractor had been bought only a short time previously. Where had this object come from? The owner informed me and asked my advice. It turned out that in the house in which this remarkable apport had taken place spiritism had been practiced for generations” (Occult ABC, 225).
One example of deport is in the following:
“For years a Frenchman repeatedly came to me for counseling. He had originally been a magician and spiritist, and possessed strong psychic powers. Little by little he was freed from spiritism. He confessed all his sins, surrendered his life to Jesus, and in my presence renounced the powers of darkness. Yet he did not become completely free through his conversion. Remarkable deports manifested themselves. Money disappeared from a locked cashbox to which no one had a second key.
From the other end, strong spiritists have admitted that they are able to steal money. I have examples of this from Switzerland and from England.” (Occult ABC, 225)
Now let’s take a look at translocation, which is a change of place by employing demonic powers. Koch shared his accounts of hearing such accounts from missionaries.
“In Japan I was told that there are a few Shintoist priests who possess demonic powers. They have the power, given them by Satan, to dematerialize on the top of one mountain and to reappear a few minutes later on the top of another mountain. When one hears such a story for the first time, one dismisses it as pure fantasy. I, however, have heard such stories on every continent except Europe and North America. Civilization does indeed drive out things of this sort. Satan’s intrigues are broken still more by the preaching of the gospel.” (Occult ABC, 249)
“In India I have heard stories about translocation from reliable and responsible witnesses. Indian sorcerers can cross rivers by means of spiritist translocation.
This is a demonic counterfeit of the miracle which took place when Jesus walked on the Sea of Galilee. There is no miracle in the Bible which the devil does not try to imitate.” (Occult ABC, 249)
“I was told by a missionary in Ecuador that his cook possessed the powers of translocation. One day the missionary noticed that there was no flour, although this was needed for the midday meal that day. The cook said, ‘That is no problem. I will soon bring some!’
‘How will you manage to do that?’ asked the amazed missionary, ‘It is about ten miles to the town.’
‘Just leave it to me. I know about these things.’ A few minutes later the cook had returned with the flour he needed. After much questioning, he explained to the missionary the phenomenon of ‘riding on the wind,’ another name for translocation.” (Occult ABC, 249-250)
“The most impressive and best attested example I have is from Haiti. This island is well known as a stronghold of Satan, being renowned for voodoo. When I was lecturing in Haiti, I heard some most remarkable things. An American missionary, who had been working in Haiti for fourteen years, told me some of his experiences. I will recount one example of riding on the wind.
A voodoo sorcerer wished to send a letter to a colleague, who lived some one hundred-fifty miles away. He sent his boy off with the letter. When he had gone about a hundred yards from the house, the boy became invisible. About one half an hour later, he had reached the colleague’s house. The sorcerer wrote a reply. About two hours later, the boy had returned with this reply. He had covered about three-hundred miles without any means of transportation. The letter of reply was the evidence that the boy had been there.
Missionaries who have to do with such sorcerers know that such things truly take place. It would be wrong, however, to jump to any conclusions. Sorcerers with powers like these are very rare, even in pagan areas.” (Occult ABC, 250)
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”