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Jun20ThuJune 20, 2013
When you watch TV, the downside is you see things that you would not normally watch. One thing I have noticed is the increased interest in the Zombie. “This is an animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft.” In other countries such as Africa and Haiti, this is closely tied to voodoo. As you also may have noticed this follows a recent appetite for vampires. The demonic presence on the airwaves is astounding. Our practice is to turn the channel when these commercials come on. People will say what’s the big deal, it is only rated PG-13, it is just a movie? No it is more than a movie. If we were told to stay away from it why would we watch it? According to Rotten Tomatoes movie guide 99% of people surveyed want to see it. There is a huge appetite for this genre of movies. I can say this with a clear conscience; if you call yourself a Christian stay away from this stuff. Do not entertain it for a moment. satan is very sneaky and uses Hollywood to the full extent. Scripture gives us this warning in Deuteronomy 18:9 “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.” (ESV) This still applies today.
I have always found it interesting that most of the advertising of the demonic comes from television and movies, yet the church remains mostly silent on the subject. The bible makes it clear that this is very real. The church needs to wake up and battle this demonic world. Saul was so desperate he sought out a medium. She then contacted Samuel. Balaam was called on to cast curses upon the Israelites but God turned them into blessings. Acts 16:16 “As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” Galatians 5:19-21 “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.” If the demonic was not real, we would not be told to (Ephesians 6:11) “Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 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.” I can say that the Zombie from TV is not real and Brad Pit will not save the world but it represents something that is very real and that is the demonic world. If you could see the demonic around you, you would be on your hands in knees in prayer. Even though you cannot see it know that it is very real. Don’t give satan an open door into your mind by watching this garbage. Jesus Christ is the only power that can defeat them. Matthew 28:18 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” He then gives that authority to us his disciples.