As some of you know, I was in a cult like group a few years back, and thankfully, the Lord got me out of there some years back.
I was so excited to be in the group because supernatural things were happening (thanks to a few introductions to the occult as a child), we were supposed to be like family and it was all supposed to be about God. (Well, it was at first, but then things took a turn for the worst.)
I used to tell everyone about the group, and even got some people to come along, but they didn’t last long.
Most people that I used to tell about the group said it was so negative and so dark.
Eventually, things started to become all about demons; how to recognize them and how to recognize them in people, how to learn who/what they were, how to cast them out and so on. I didn’t think twice about it because I thought it was all necessary to the ‘job’. So, I delved into demonology (not too deeply thankfully), I started researching all things demonic and started trying to see if I could figure out who had what or which demons and I tried to figure out which demons I had. (Something all of us in the group did was to try to figure out which demons we had so they could be cast out.)We would look for demons under every rock, behind every door and in all the nooks and crannies. And do you know what, we found them. We found them in people, in movies, in churches etc.
We, as a group, were led to believe that we had been chosen for this by God, because we were a group of warriors. We were meant to fight demons and set people free.
We were led to believe that everything outside the groups was demonic, including our friends, families, churches and just about anything else you could think of.
We had to do what the leader of the group expected of us and if we didn’t, she would have meetings so she could tell us what we had done wrong, according to her. If anyone dared to question her or the group, they all had some sort of high ranking demon that was making them do that, and if anyone left the group, we weren’t doing God’s will, therefore we weren’t under God’s protection anymore.
Looking back now, I can see how totally demonic all *that* actually was.
There was no grace of God taught. There was no love of God taught. There was basically doctrines of demons being taught there and we were more encouraged to research about demons instead of reading our bibles. I say all this because I see people who speak of nothing much else except for demons. (I realize I have been guilty of doing similar, but I think it’s still a ‘hangover’ from being in the group. It takes a while to de-program from being in a group like that, and I’m still learning, so bear with me. lol)
Yes, it’s great to inform people that they (demons) are real, and to be alert, sober and aware, but where’s the grace of God? Where’s the love of God? Where is the sovereignty of God?
If you are constantly focusing on Satan and what he does, you are giving him more power in your life.
The Christian isn’t meant to be afraid of Satan, we are meant to fear God!
“Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.” 1 Peter 2:17
“Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” Revelation 14:7
How is making people aware of them going to do any good if they are not also being taught about God?!
Stop giving the devil so much credit, and God none. God is sovereign and far more powerful than those pesky little demons are, so lets stop giving them so much credit. Anything that happens in this world is all meant to happen to fulfill bible prophecy. The devil and his minions are allowed to have their fun, for a while. But soon, God will have His way and they will be no more.
As Christians, we are supposed to look up, look to Jesus. He is what our focus should be on, not nothing but demons.
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18
That verse says it all really doesn’t it?!
*I really hope all that makes some sort of sense. Sometimes I can’t write down what I’m trying to say without it being really long and involved, so I try to keep things fairly short. Because of that, the meaning behind what I’m saying doesn’t always come across as I intended.*
Don’t forget to read this post about how some people don’t give the Devil enough credit. This might seem contradictory to what this post is about, but if you read it you will find out what I mean.