Here’s something to think about on Halloween. Are evil spirits real?
If you observe yourself and/or others you will notice that people tend to think tormenting thoughts, embrace harmful habits, and engage in belligerent behaviors. We humans seem to be subject to an internal seduction of self-destruction. Why is that?
Why do people enthusiastically and repeatedly do things that cause themselves harm? And why do people do things that they wish that they wouldn’t do?
It isn’t because of lack of intelligence. We humans are plenty smart to know what isn’t good for us, yet we sometimes ignore reason and engage in harmful and/or painful thoughts and behaviors anyway. This shared human experience seems to be because we are tricked and manipulated by internal cravings and inner seductions of self-destruction.
So what is it that compels us to do destructive things that we don’t even want to do? The Bible (and just about every human culture until the time of the European Renaissance), teaches that invisible evil entities called demons (or evil spirits) are at work in people seducing us into sinful thoughts and actions.
Now you may not agree with the Bible’s terminology, but if you examine the working of your mind and emotions, you can’t miss the fact that at times, something invisible is wooing you in ways that you don’t really want to go.
The good news is that you can overcome these internal evil entities and be set free from their control by resisting them with in the authority of Jesus Christ. This is not just a belief or a theory. It is documented by untold millions of changed lives — captives set free.
Here’s one: A man (I didn’t know) who longed to be free from crack cocaine for many years, but couldn’t stop using it. came to see me one day and said that he wanted to be free. I prayed for his freedom in Jesus name and he has been free for several years now.