THE UNINVITED EVIL GUEST
Michael O’Brian is a popular Christian novelist, who published many books. In his biography, “On the Edge of Infinity”, page 57, he described what happened to him in the middle of the night.
Michael awoke to a terrible feeling that there was an evil presence in his bedroom: a malevolent spirit who wanted to devour his soul. He had been guilty of replacing his loving God with some sort of vague cosmic force: an ungodly spirit which is the worst kind. He felt like a defensiveness prey in front of a large predator. He cried out in the depths of his soul,” GOD SAVE ME!” Instantly, the evil spirit backed off and a supernatural peace filled Michael—something that he had not felt in years.
After a while, he stopped praying, thinking that now he could go back to sleep. Immediately, He felt the evil presence resume the attack with full force. Spontaneously, he began to pray the 23rd Psalm, The Lord is my Shepherd. Success!
He perceived divine grace at work. He then believed that God was real and that everything that the Church had taught him was reality—ultimate reality. “By their fruits, you will know them.” Matthew 7: 20
This story reveals the real presence of evil spirits and the possibility that these spirits could be the cause of one’s depression or mental condition.These evil spirits must be delivered away.
THE DEVIL EXISTS!
The devil wants people to think that he doesn’t exist. He wants to keep this as his best-kept secret. The Parable of the Sower shows us how the devil uses the allure of the world and the cares of life to conspire and root from our lives the eternal truths of the Bible.
“When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path.” Matthew 13:19
Jesus also spoke about another parable, the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares (weeds): “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.” Matthew 13:24-25.
The second sower is called “an enemy,” “the wicked one,” and “the devil” To describe this enemy, Jesus uses the word diabolos: the accuser, deceiver, liar, and betrayer, one who is against all that is true and righteous.
Satan’s sly nature is revealed in his choice of the darkness for doing his diabolical work. Also, note that he does not bother to sow the wicked among the wicked, but the wicked among the good.
Are the tares (weeds)easily distinguishable from the wheat?
Satan’s malicious intention in sowing tares among the wheat is to cause problems and confusion: “Where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. ” James 3:16 Continue reading DOES THE DEVIL REALLY EXIST?