Do Not Be Deceived

 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Matthew 7:15

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

For 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.  Ephesians 6:12

Now the Spirit [a]expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. 1 Timothy 4:1

Followers of Jesus Christ are members of His body. As such, we each have different and specific functions as gifted to us by the Holy Spirit. These are explained in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12. Every member should seek the Lord when determining his/her gift and function within the Body, so as to serve the Lord. If you do not know your gift, how you can best serve the Lord, ask Him to show you. He will. I am discovering that many people (perhaps most, probably most, if not all) who have heeded God’s call on their lives realize God has been preparing them for their particular service for most of their lives. They can look back in hindsight and see God’s handiwork within themselves and circumstances. I am no exception.

From henceforth this blog will continue to present current events in light of Bible prophecy, but will have a major focus on what many Christians would consider the fringe of society and culture. In fact, many Christians do not consider this topic to be of any relevence to Christianity at all and may even consider it taboo at best and dangerous at worst. I am speaking of those topics which fall within the category of the paranormal. With each passing day of personal research, and countless hours of prayer, I grow more convinced that which we call paranormal or supernatural IS and WILL play a significant role in these end times. I think the Bible makes that very clear. To disregard it or ignore it is….well….baffling to me. If the Church does not expose these things for what they really are, the WORLD WILL FOLLOW THEM, because it ALREADY DOES! I am a member of several Facebook groups that discuss such things as ghosts, cryptids and aliens and I can tell you….people are not only buying into the doctrine of demons, but they are DELIGHTED by them. Such people regard these beings as having the answers they seek or the ability to fill the void in their lives. Meanwhile, much of the Church is silent on these matters, yet we DO HAVE the answers, or can at least point them to He who IS the ANSWER.

The following video is the YouTube version of a podcast I recently began following, as a way of taking the pulse of society in regards to the paranormal. Turns out, the host of the podcast is a Christian. I think he did a really good job explaining demons, though I am not yet sure if de Amons/unclean spirits are synonymous with fallen angels. More on that at a later date. Spiritual warfare is REAL folks and is happening all around us.

** A little disclaimer: I do not advise everyone to look too deeply into the subjects of demons or the occult. AND BY ALL MEANS DO NOT PRACTICE ANYTHING RELATING TO IT! While it is definitely critical the Church be aware of these things, one MUST be in the Word, in prayer, and standing in the Lord and the power of HIS might clothed in the armor of God. Without the protection of the Holy Spirit and a solid foundation coupled with a sound mind, one opens oneself up to dangerous territory. We are all tempted and engage in spiritual warfare, but…..well, the attacks come fierce, stronger and more frequent.