‘You once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience’ Ephesians 2:2 (NKJV)
The devil is alive and at work, as the god of this world. Popular movies like Ghostbusters, Poltergeist and Field of Dreams glorify experiences with spirits. Psychics and channellers are frequent guests on talk shows. New Age philosophy is being modeled in Saturday morning cartoons, and on Halloween kids are dressed as witches, goblins, and monsters. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Satan is systematically destroying the fabric of society because he has convinced people that he’s just a harmless little man in a red suit carrying a pitchfork. In 1990, a newspaper in Los Angeles reported that more women consulted mediums and spiritualists, than professional counsellors, for personal help and guidance. Just change the name of a medium to a channeller and a demon to a spirit guide and suddenly it’s acceptable, even sought after. The sad thing is that these people are deceived; the devil may come disguised as an angel of light, but all he brings is darkness. As a believer in Yeshua you can live such a different life, that people will turn instead to you for advice and wisdom, and you can point them to Yeshua. The Bible tells us that Yehovah ‘rewards those who earnestly seek Him’ (Hebrews 11:6, NIV). Those who dabble in the New Age have missed the truth that will bring them life and freedom. Pray for those who still wander in spiritual darkness; pray for the revelation of Yehovah, pray for words of knowledge and prophesy for them, pray for the Ruach Hakodesh to touch them in a way that is so much more powerful and beautiful than the occult. Pray for the light of Yehovah to shine in your world.