No I am not going soft on these shows. Despite some improvement in dealing with spirits they're still classic shows on How NOT To spiritually cleanse a house. What always strikes me about these shows is that about a third of the shows feature Christian families, who know very little about their own God and faith. What is highlighted in these shows is how very little American Christians really know about the one true God. We have been sucked into a world of spiritual correctness as our governing bodies try to remove God from the country. Christians falling into spiritual correctness believe there is more than one way to heaven. They also have allowed spiritist views to creep into their spirituality. And this episode of, A Haunting, clearly points out this alarming trend. What is particularly interesting about this episode is how God steers the people under attack back under his wing of protection. Despite their messed up theology, God is merciful, gracious, and victorious in the end.
This episode features a single, whom later gets married in the middle of the show, Kathy Sheets, in the fall of 2010, in Arnold, Maryland. Kathy and her son move into a home that has demonic activity occurring inside it, even as they move in to the place. So this sets up the scene time and setting of the episode, Angels and Demons.
Christians Seeking Spiritist
19 When they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?
In Deuteronomy 18:9-12,
9 "When you enter the land in which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
11 or one who casts a spell, or a mediu,, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
12 For whoever does these things is detestable to the Lord; and because of these detestable things the Lord your God will drive them out before you.
Now let's take a look at how Kathy handles the demonic visitation. She goes to her friend the psychic. What???? How does a Christian even fathom, a psychic, or Tarot cards, which even this show calls messing with the occult, a good idea? I am not picking on Kathy. I am pointing out the same lack of core spirituality and foundation in Jesus Christ that we see in 2/3 of the cases we work with regarding demonic activity.
The show narrator says, "Some Tarot cards represent fallen angels who become demons" What??? Fallen angels are demons! This is not a Christian lifestyle. We do not consult mediums and demons. When we work with people in this situation we make them break off all contact with their psychics. Psychics actually make the situation worse in demonic activity cases. They can load you up with more demons and they believe the whole time they are helping you. Some people we have worked with in ministry were too obsessed to break off contact with their psychics so we ceased to assist them any further. You can't go to God for help and sneak out the back door and ask satan for help. It's like asking a drug pusher to help you break free of your addiction.
Visitation By Angels
When a person sees something like this, it is called mystical theology. God shows up to us and shows us wondrous things. St. Teresa of Avila called these imaginary visions. It's when God literally takes over our facilities and senses and imprints the vision into our mind. They're incredible and they are given out to those God chooses. In this case, God was sending a message to Kathy he was going to help her.
Psychics and Spirit Guides
The psychic, "I believe what you saw is your spirit guide."
Kathy, "An angel?"
The psychic, "If you want to call it that..."
Can you see how the psychic is receiving demonic and deceiving information? God sent Kathy a marvelous calling card with a vision of an angel of the Lord. But the psychic knocks it down to a spirit guide. Demons use psychics to help feed misinformation and disbelief. A spirit guide, in the psychics terms in not an angel, but a deceased spirit. Which is lesser than an angel. So subconsciously, the psychic is now stripping Kathy of her mystical experience.
Be advised, too, that our ministry is being told more often now about Christian psychics who talk to angels and God and offer paid services. And Christians are getting sucked into this abomination. You don't need to pay a psychic to talk to God. That is why the veil was torn in the temple. You can talk to God and you can talk to him for free. As for talking to angels. That's a dangerous slope. If divination is an abomination to God, what kind of angels do you think are talking to psychics? DEMONS!!!
Keep in mind when you bless your home or you go into warfare, the enemy loves electrical components. Fire alarms, stereos, televisions, radios, and even car fuel injection systems. Been there done that! Many times look at it as a reaction because the demons won't let you know they're getting pelted by you. Common warfare tactics is that they're going to present their status as being all swell and no dents from your spiritual Louisville slugger.
When people work with our ministry we instruct them to "bind the spirit in the name of Jesus Christ". And then we would have them order to release the person. "In the name of Jesus Christ, release my Mom. Now!"
The Lord's prayer works equally as well. But the demon struggles more because the strong man is yet to be bound. In my early days, before I knew anything about spiritual warfare I had a similar experience where I fought off a demonic attack on me using the Our Father prayer. If you know nothing else, use the Our Father!
In situations like this, you must learn to fight back on your own. No one else can help you. A deliverance team or an exorcist can help you. But it all boils done to throwing the problem to the foot of the cross of Jesus and binding it there. People that run to us with the help me, help me attitude and don't learn to fight or trust in Jesus - seldom win these battles.
Sometimes You Gotta Snap
What this clip depicts is Kathy developing her spiritual spine and standing in her God given authority. When the demon manifested, it just stared at her to scare her. It's the crap they pull. It's warfare! What's interesting is that the demons didn't try to hurt her. I believe heaven was already on the scene. And having Kathy mentally snap, so to speak, in warfare mode, clearly displayed to the demons she chose to fight them. A+ battlefield tactics to Kathy here. She did what M16 would have instructed her to do. People that have worked with me and are reading this blog probably recognize my "sometimes you gotta snap". Another I put it to those being tormented by demonic nightmares is to "embrace the inner spiritual HULK and smash!"
Warfare prayer isn't petitioning prayer to God. It's warfare, and it's directed at Satan and his army. God's enemy. It isn't what one of my ministry friends would call mamby-pamby praying. It's all out assault on the demonic through prayer.
A few years back I had a demonic manifestation in my house when we were working on a demonic possession case. Much like what Kathy had. I bolted out of my bed and told the spirit to get the HELL out of my house. And you know what? It did! We have authority over the demonic. See Luke 10 if you don't believe me.
Making a Stand Against the Forces of Darkness
Kathy now takes the final stand against the forces of darkness. This is A+ M16 spiritual warfare. It is effective for Kathy because she is in no danger of being possessed at the moment. She has been tormented and attacked. Now her momma bear, warring spirit has taken over and she is going to get her house back and everything the enemy has taken from her. This is the most effective form of spiritual warfare and house cleansing. She has been given a vision of an angelic presence from God, so she knows God is in the fight. Quite frankly, Kathy has better spiritual reception than her psychic friend. Whether she knows it or not, she is now receiving her battle intel directly from God.
In this case, I know Kathy's house will be free of the demonic infestation. I also believe she has developed a deeper spiritual understanding and relationship with God through this event. Despite Kathy being spiritually misguided. God came crashing through to help her.
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