In the Dark of Night

There are things you just don’t mess around with.  You play with fire and you’ll get burned.  Mess around with demons and you’ll draw them in, either because you’re a target or a threat.  Play with your faith, you may lose it. 

There are things that I refuse to do.  I don’t watch certain movies because of the fascination of demons that our society has (Paranormal Activity, The Exorcist, and Dogma to name a few).  I don’t mess around with curses, runes, or the like because I have seen and felt the effects of dark forces before. 

In a conversation over the weekend, I was told (once again) that if you don’t believe in the power of Voodoo then it has no effect on you.  That is a lie.  I fear this power.  To say that it does not exist is to say that the works of Satan and the host of demons have no effect. 

Witchcraft, Voodoo and other forms of pagan (supposed ‘godless’ religions) worship have tremendous power because of the work that Satan and his gang of demons do.  Curses can kill.  It is not harmless. 

Though the powers of Satan are dangerous, I do not fear it.  As Christian men and women, we should not be afraid of the weapons of the devil.  We should not be comfortable around it, but we should be weary of the power of deceit and lies. 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 

 – Ephesians 6:10-13

Our strength is in Christ.  With the faith we have in him, we should fear nothing.  Not even death.  We look forwards to something so much more.  Our faith in God should overpower the faith we have in the works of darkness that surround us, from human actions to demonic forces. 

I’ve seen the effects of Voodoo and witchcraft.  I’ve been cursed and attacked by pagans and demons alike, because I stand firm in my faith.  Anyone who is a beacon of hope, someone who stands firm in their faith will come under attack.  We cannot rely on our own strength, but on the armor provided by God.  Truth, righteousness, readiness from the gospel of peace, faith, salvation and the spirit that comes from God makes up our armor (Ephesians 6:14-17).

While serving aboard the Africa Mercy this past summer, my boss, a wonderful and strong woman of faith, told me; “Do not play around with your faith.”

This is something that I have taken to heart.  Our faith should not be something we joke about, laugh at, or accept as ridicule.  I find it offensive when people who claim to be Christians make fun of the faith they follow.  I find it offensive for anyone of any religion to joke about and make fun of another persons belief. 

The one thing more dangerous than opening yourself to the belief that the devil is more powerful than the protection granted by faith is loosing that same faith because we play around with it.  We take it for granted.  We laugh at it, while inside we are tearing ourselves apart. 

Our faith gives us strength and protects us from harm, though it will not protect us from ourselves.  We are our own worst enemies when it comes to our faith. 

Just some thoughts…

God Bless and PEACE


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  1. […] discussed the powers of darkness before, in how we cannot play around with spiritual forces of darkness and my own personal experiences with these powers, but there is something that has been bothering […]

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