I ran across a blog post yesterday that I just can’t quit thinking about. I submitted my entire small group to a read-through of the entire thing last night because I think it was so powerful.
Here’s the thing. I believe in God and his angels and the light and heaven and all that jazz but when you believe in good vs. evil forces, you can’t deny the evil part. I mean, the core of Christian belief that Christ is saving you. In order to be saved you have to be saved FROM something. There IS evil out there. Some dismiss witchcraft, sorcery and fortune telling as fake and things of which movies are made. But I don’t. I think it’s all as real as everything on the good side. Oh, of course there’s always a fortune teller lying through their teeth to make a few bucks but I really think there is merit to some of this stuff. Now vampires and werewolves…that’s all fiction so don’t expect me to give up on the Twilight series anytime soon.
If you need Biblical proof, just take a look at the story of Moses in Egypt and all the miracles the sorcerers were able to duplicate. Or the story of Jesus taking the demons out of a man and putting them into a herd of pigs. You can’t deny the spiritual realm beyond just the Trinity and Satan.
And that brings me back to this blog post. Since I’m coming from this background of belief, this article about a voodoo priest coming to Christ stopped me in my tracks but particularly two parts. Pretty please read the whole post but these two stuck out to me:
Andre Chansma was the vodou priest who said, “We, as vodou priests, cannot do anything to true Christians; they are protected. Satan only has power over pretend Christians.”
Andre tells these people who still put their faith in Satan’s power that the devil and his evil spirits have only limited power. If they want to experience true power, they need to accept Christ as their Savior.
Does that give you chills like it does me?? A few things to point out:
1 – They can not do anything to Christians! I love this! We are sealed by the Holy Spirit and these voodoo priests and their spells have no hold over us!
2 – Is it not amazing that a voodoo priests KNOWS there is a difference between a real Christian and a pretend Christian? Really makes you double-check your heart!
3 – Satan has power but God WINS. And not just wins, in the future tense, but as Charlie Sheen would say, he is WINNING. Yes, these people who get their source of power from Satan CAN do these things but they are LIMITED. Only in Christ do we have access to unlimited, true power.
Does that make you want to shout like me?? I’ve just been praising God for his power and the confidence and peace we can have in him even in this world that can bombard us with so much evil.
And somehow I just mentioned Twilight, Charlie Sheen and Jesus all in one post. Nice.