How often do we search for answers and find nothing of use? How often are we given advice, only to find that it is worthless, in terms of the situation at hand? Many have had problems and seek out their individual pastors or physicians, sometimes both. Yet nothing changes. It’s almost as if the present world and those in it, are working tirelessly against us and we ask, “Why?”
We seek things that sometimes we should not, things best left alone. Teens are many times, overwhelmed by the world and this life, to the point that they begin to ask questions. Of course they usually never ask an adult, for fear of being ridiculed for the absence of experience and knowledge on a particular subject or situation. They fear the onset of “being laughed at” for their questions.
In many situations, it would appear these are the questions asked by individuals who may see or experience something they do not understand. The ridicule afterward or the thought of being seen as dumb, is more than they are willing to deal with. So in time they choose not to ask anyone, thus they begin a quest of sorts—in order to answer what they fail to understand, and in some cases to their horrible disappointment.
I have listened to some people discuss their questions to a degree. Making sure that it is a friend or acquaintance whom they know, rather than themselves, thus deflecting ridicule. The question then is this: Is the one with all the questions wrong or those who do the ridiculing? I already know that the worst question is always the one never asked, thus no real answer is available.
Disappointment then invades the mind and slowly erodes the good. It is not hard to see the prideful attitudes of others, when in most cases they have no answer either. Most real believers and followers of the Lord ask Jesus Christ, and seek answers within the confines of the Word of God. Sometimes godly biblically-based counsel for guidance and moral support can be found.
Hebrews 9:27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment
Ecclesiastes 2:16: “For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool forever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how diet the wise man? as the fool
Matthew 16:26: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
I bring this passage of text from the Word of God for a reason. It would seem that the “paranormal” is something really big these days. And why shouldn’t it be, considering the approaching Rapture of the church of Jesus Christ? There is no doubt in my mind that people everywhere are wondering what is really going on with our planet, why are so many dying in various accidents. From the wise to the foolish, questions are being asked and no one has the answers, or so they think. The tragedies are heartbreaking and most sobering—especially for those directly affected. And yet according to some statistics, the seeking of a psychic or fortune teller is the order of the day and used by far too many, instead of the Word of God.
Leviticus 20:6: “And the soul that turned after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.”
“Don’t ya just hate those “oops moments?”
And so why do so many get that creepy feeling every time they see one of these occult people? Do you think for one moment that their minds are being told something? (That they should seek another avenue instead of such a dangerous one?) These people are NOT in contact with loving members that have passed. They are in league with unclean spirits that you know inherently, you should leave alone.
As a matter of fact, you should be running in the other direction. If not for your personal safety, then maybe for your spirit’s sake. Alas, it is apparent, too many wish to continue the search for a ghost or other paranormal entity. The verses above should be a wake-up call to seek Jesus Christ, to be patient, to seek His wisdom and discernment, instead of messing with things you do not understand.
Matthew 8:28-32: “And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters
Mark 5:1-13: “And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.
For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.
And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.”
These two long passages of Scripture are almost the same; same situation and yet told by two different people that witnessed it. The point is that “unclean spirits” are always around us, waiting and watching for a moment of weakness, to charge in and destroy us. Such is the goal of Satan and his ilk, they hate us because the Lord God loves us.
Why is it so difficult for us to reference the Word of God, when things go seriously wrong? What you should do is hit your knees, put your hands together and in all humility go before Jesus Christ, who is God, and ask Him! (Of course, we can’t do that! What, are you crazy or something? Be in humility, who, me? Yuppers…YOU! You are in the presence of God Almighty, Creator of all things, including you and me!)
Be it known, it is the Holy Spirit that stands between you and these evil spirits, until the day the Lord comes for those that love and follow Him. At the Rapture all true believers will be removed. The church will no longer be present on earth and the work of the Holy Spirit in restraining evil through the church will be finished.
After this, you can count on things really getting weird! Ghost hunters beware, you will then get exactly what you want, if not more than you could ever expect. Chances are, it will cost your life!