Saturday, September 26, 2015

Play With Fire, Get Burned

This kind of thing was bound to happen.

"Ghost Adventures stars Mark and Debby Constantino were found dead in their daughter's apartment in Sparks, Nevada, on Tuesday, ET has confirmed.
In what police believe to be a related incident, another unidentified man was found dead inside Debby's apartment. According to Reno police, 53-year-old Mark -- who was estranged from Debby -- is suspected in the deaths of both Debby and the unidentified man. He also took his own life." (ET online)

There are so many dangerous and foolish practices going on--and at a time when the demonic realm is running amok, having so many "doorways" through which to enter.

This soothesaying, contacting "the dead", "ghost-hunting" . . . is all highly dangerous.  It is hard enough to keep the dark forces and entities at bay even when you're deliberately and daily walking the path of righteousness, but this dabbling in the occult and supernatural is asking, begging for trouble, though they all treat it like a game, a hobby, entertainment.

When I heard of this sad story I opened my Bible and heard from Jeremiah:  "Turn now everyone from his evil way and from the evil of your deeds . . . and do not go after other gods to serve them and to worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands, and I will do you no harm."  --Jer. 25:5-6

Which shows that God is provoked to ANGER and may do harm to the disobedient.  How foolish and rebellious to insist that God is ONLY "unconditional love".  He has standards . . . and He expects them to be met, or else. . . .

Oh how the rebels hate this God!  The essence of the Luciferian doctrine and its adherants is to attempt to throw down this "tyrant" God and set people "free."  They actually are deluded to think that (ie., through CERN) they can storm heaven, kill or depose God and create a world of their own where Jehovah is excluded! 

"Yet you have not listened to Me," declares the LORD, "in order that you might provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands to your own harm."  --Jer. 25:7

And it is not just the obvious "ghost hunting" and overt occult dabblings that opens doors to demonic infiltration/infestation. . . . ALL the vain "teachings" and supposed "hidden knowledge" in its various superficially harmless forms . . . are doorways to the demonic.  And they will ALL end badly if continued in and held up against the plain, simply revelation of the Gospel.

Is it mean, hateful, narrow-minded to say this?  No, it is loving.  It breaks my heart and fills me with dread as I see so many casually playing with these devilish flames.  The house WILL burn down, it's only a matter of time.  Play with (demonic) fire; get burned.

Next, I happened to turn to this in 2nd Tim. 1:13:  "Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus."

Do not depart from the plain, sound teaching of scripture and it will go well; but the first slight departure, which is always laid out as a temptation . . . may seem a small thing at first, like an inch deviation at the beginning of a journey . . . but the further on you go, having departed from the path, you finally end up a place that is far, far away from the original destination.

How casually people take His Word who claim to be His followers.  How eager are they to twist and change its meaning to something more suitable to fallen self's carnal inclinations.  And how lazy and strange it is to pursue the world's so-called knowledge and doctrines, by the reams, while barely ever taking time to delve into and earnestly understand Holy Scripture.

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. But avoid worldly, empty babblings, for they will lead on to more ungodliness."  --2nd Tim. 2:15-16

Be diligent in studying the Word of Truth . . . and avoid worthless, worldly teachings that only lead to more ungodliness, and I dare say, in these times, likely demonization.

Those led by supernatural seductions . . . are drawn deeper and deeper in combination with unclean spirits.  And if you've ever heard them, they can carry on for hours about various (mystical/occult) theories and practices and philosophies . . . and how they apply such and such one; what works for this, what doesn't work for that . . . on and on their "knowledge" is displayed . . . but where it is often quick and easy to merely look at the fruits of their lives to discover if there is wholeness, peace, safety, lack of unnecessary "drama"--or, if it is not the case that great discord, confusion, darkness, witchcraft, calamity surrounds them, as in the case with this poor "ghost hunters".

Of such it is written, that they are:  "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth."  --2nd Tim. 3:7

Oh the complexity and wasted time, energy, resources of the ungodly--of those who don't love God but love gods they make to justify their rebellion.  How busy they are trying to keep the whole house of cards together, which is bound fall as soon as the demon comes collecting his due. . . .

To me it seems clear we live in the times that is warned of in 2nd Timothy.

"But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived.  But as for you, continue in the things you have learned and firmly believed, since you know from whom you learned them. . . . All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right."  --2nd Tim. 3:13,14,16

This is no time to be departing from the narrow, true and safe way, playing with fire where the enemy is full time seeking to burn. . . !

1 comment:

Mark said...

Leviticus 19:31 31 Regard not them that have familiar(dead) spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.

It must be the money,fame and facination that drives these types and their shows .They are all about their bible quotes,crosses in tats and jewelry(on the sleve) and are all down with Jesus but have no knowledge of his teachings ....let the dead bury the dead then.

Matthew 8:2But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."

Ironically and quite litterally in this case."the dead" drove them to their "deaths" and now will be buried!

On we go in the land of the living!

Brother Thomas ©2015

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