Dream Word – CHANGE
Revelation 18:2-6 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury." And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. NKJV
Driven by The Demonic
I remember listening to two missionaries who had worked for many years amongst tribal people, recount their experiences of occult and paranormal practices amongst those same poor people. The missionary of a more practical character and nature, ‘poo-pooed’ both the occult ideas and experiences of the tribal people he worked amongst and the other, more poetical and mystical in his character and experience, validated the presence, practice and product of occult magic amongst tribal people. Some ignorant and nasty stuff is carried on amongst ignorant tribal people you know!
Now for tonight, it does not matter witch side of the fence you come down on (no that’s not a spelling mistake) for I would like to focus not so much on the validity or otherwise of the observations of these two missionaries, but rather, how we as fallen human beings respond to the practice and seeming evidence of occult paranormal activity amongst us. This is important, for in the 21st Century, it is now reported that Papua New Guinean tribal folk are in fact burying alive, people who are HIV infected AIDS victims! Why is this happening and does it have any bearing on us civilized and not demonized by occult practice, people of the West!? May I suggest three reasons why we these poor and ignorant demonized folk are burying their problems?
The first is that occult practices always flourish in ignorance. Ignorance of the facts, ignorance of science and ignorance of God’s Fatherly goodness. Don’t be a dummy in avoiding the facts of any matter. Don’t be a stupid Witch. Don’t be a silly Shaman. Don’t be ignorant of the facts! If you are burying people alive, then you are obviously under the sway of a terrible darkness. In the West of course we would never do that, we are far more civilized and wise and this is clearly seen in the way we treat our young; cutting out the backs of their live little necks and sucking the brains out of all those small and unwanted little babies, or soaking them in salt, or vacuuming them alive out of their mummies womb in tiny little pieces, then incinerating them or…….. well you get the picture. Thank goodness that it is only those crazy Papua New Guinean tribal folk that are under the sway of dark occult-like practices!
The second reason we bury our problems alive, is that the human heart needs help, even those hearts ignited in the fiery compassion of God, need help. For without blowing provision on the flickering of goodness, any hope that flourishes like a flame amongst humans can be so easily extinguished. Humans need help! The help of education, the help of administration, the help of provision, the help of rest, the help of finances, the help of comfort, even the help of chastisement and correction, for without help, hope so easily dies in the human heart and the icy cold hopelessness that death leaves behind, then makes room for a dreadful occult darkness to arise. Thank goodness we have hope in the West! Where no mentally ill person sleeps under a bridge, where no child is left behind, where cities sunk beneath the waves are not abandoned, where the suicide rate is virtually non-existent in all our young men, who all have the certain hope of good futures with excellent jobs and no access to mind-numbing, life- devouring, all-addictive drugs! Thank goodness we have hope in the West and are not under the influence of any occult-like practice of deception.
The third and most terrible reason we bury our problems alive is that we are essentially, the most evil of creatures. When hopelessness stalks the land, when all the faces of the goodness of God are eclipsed, then we humans crawl like rancid head-lice amongst the matted darkness. We refuse to see how evil we truly are. Left to ourselves, I say again, left to ourselves, we would utterly consume one another, for the profound propensity of the human heart to propel itself towards the icy depths of a deep darkness is absolutely shocking! Yes, when left to ourselves, occultism rises and our response is mostly cannibalistic.
However, thank goodness! That is not us in the West! Thank goodness that we do not need guns in America and thousands of rounds of ammunition to keep us safe at night! Thank goodness our children can play out in the street and be mentored and guided, cared for and cuddled, by all the wiser and watchful older folk. Thank goodness we can trust our elected officials, thank goodness we don’t need medical insurance and that our doctors don’t need malpractice insurance. Thank goodness we only put the best of nutrition into our bodies and the most wholesome of information into our minds. Thank goodness I say, that here in the West, when left to ourselves, only the very best is made manifest! Good grief, the crown jewel of the New Orleans sky line, the Louisiana Superdome itself, is testimony to the one sure fact, that in the West the best is made most manifest. Thank goodness we are not under the influence of any dark occult practice.
The terrible truth that ignorance, lack of help to fan the flame of any hope into practical goodness and our terrible, evil hearts, sitting like self-serving kings at the center of our own universe, are all manifestations of occult-like influences and practices. Under such occult-like sway, the outworking of sin, which is the preservation of self at any cost and at any price, is evidently manifest among us all and clearly seen when we bury all our problems and devour our young alive!
The truth us, we are all being consumed by occult-like influence and devilish practices. God help us all, for without Him, without Him implanting new hearts within us and those same new hearts, sucking in the air of His hope and breathing out the practicalities of His goodness, we as humanity are well and truly finished!
This ‘new heart’ transplant is the essence of the good news about Jesus Christ and this is the message that we purveyors of salt and light, should be preaching to those willing to hear. I say willing to hear, for many do not want to listen. We twice blinded, imbecilic, barefaced, baboon-like, bombastic, self-congratulating deceivers of our own true selves, are not willing to hear, not willing to consider our own evil, for we are under the influence of such occult-like manipulation, that even in the face of such barbed and brutal evidence, we still believe that humans are essentially, good!
In Papua New Guinea it is reported that ignorant people consumed by darkness are burying their problems alive. Thank goodness that’s not me. Thank goodness that’s not you. Thank goodness, that’s not us!
Listen:- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13 NKJV
Pray:- Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13 NKJV