The headlines read, THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE Satanists’ black mass will denounce Jesus, holy host…hmmm…
I will up front say I am sure God was not surprised nor did He fall off His throne. As a matter of fact I am pretty sure he is in love with those who do not love them.How do I know that? I was a Christ resistor. I was involved in so many “bad” things before my salvation, that no one was more surprised than me that I had just given my life over to the care of one I had resisted and resisted with harshness. (You can read my testimony here…)
So I read this and I think what kind of prayers are going up for these folks. Are we “casting out” or “sowing in”? I read this article as well a couple of others that are tied to it and I think, “hmmm…what a great opportunity for the church. What if we ask God as to how He would handle it? How did Jesus handle the demoniac?
I was on the dark side. Pretty sure that anyone not given over to Him was. It tells us that we were all once darkness.) I get “nervous” when I have read some people’s thinking on this.
Last night in a dream I was on this large property. It was a farm. A very large one. In the middle of it was a fenced in area, almost as if it was keeping the animals out. It was a full enclosure. I walked over to it and I found the entrance. I entered. Even as I entered I thought “what kind of place is this?” I could feel the evil. I could smell death in the air. Both in the spiritual and in the natural. Moments later a “man” appeared, running towards me with a machete. I thought, “this could be it”. I turned towards the man. His eyes were red and dark. He was dressed as if he lived on an island or in a jungle. I thought about running but I was too far to the door. As he got close I reached up and said “no”. I did not yell or scream. I simply said “no”. He stopped as if frozen. His body was twitching and his eyes were dancing. I reached out and hugged him, praying “Lord, I release your power, your promise and your premise of goodness into this man.” I continued to pray, all the while not sure, for I was sure he could over power me. He dropped to the ground, weeping. I fell to the ground with him and continued to pray. It was all over but the Hallelujah.
I awoke from that dream and my heart turned towards the gathering. I am not sure what they know or think they know, but I am sure they have not incurred the love of the Father or much love from the body of Christ. Where is the church? What do we do?
I ask that as a challenge of sorts. We can throw money, cast prayers, but who will reach these people? You can pray that Jesus shows up, but what if Jesus is waiting for you or I to show up?
We cannot afford another “hunker down” season in the body of Christ. I want to see His kingdom come and His will be done. Today. Now. Wherever I am.
I say this with experience. I would most likely NOT have come into the kingdom were it not for a man who reached out to me and shared the love of the Father. Too many believers stood outside my doors and prayed as if Christ would never have walked in. They shared verses with me about dead witches. It is time to go where man has not gone before. To “invade” these places with our love and our life.
A wise old man talked to me a few years ago about the gospel and grace. He said “you can not get it in them if you are not close to them”. He said this in response to my question as to why he was visiting a man, who like Paul in the scriptures, “persecuted Christians”.
Today, let us pray for folks like this group, but let us also purpose to enter lives to see change.