Friday, January 3rd, 2014

 

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I took the photos above while Christmas shopping a few weeks ago. In the perfume section of a major department store, one you may have frequented, was this demoniacally inviting display: Goddess of Prosperity, Goddess of Power, and Goddess of Love. I’m sure that some clever marketing maven thought it was smart to add a touch of New Age panache. Each pendant features a different pagan goddess, with invitations to “Believe in Your Dreams,” “Be Fearless,” and “Trust Your Heart.” How pleasantly alluring. And how satanically deceptive. More than once I’ve cast demons out of someone wearing a necklace displaying a demonic god. I remember a certain exorcism with a woman who had a pendant of Diana. She bought it while on a Christian tour of the Churches of Revelation, and found it in a gift shop near the ruins of Ephesus, where the great temple of Diana once stood. Her demon? Jezebel, a.k.a. Dianna. I can only wonder how many women sniffing the sample smells, sprayed on their wrists by a helpful salesperson, were also attracted to the invitations above. The occult is everywhere, and we all need to be aware of the subtleties of Satan in our midst. If you see someone displaying a symbol of a pagan god, say something. Bear witness of Christ and warn those who might not have a clue what demonic doorways they are opening, through how they smell and what they wear.


An encouraging word:  WITNESS EVERYWHERE

I was simply picking up my dry cleaning a couple of days ago, but I couldn’t keep silent. The clerk had a pentacle, a satanic symbol around her neck. “What’s that?” I asked. “It represents earth, wind, fire, water,” she said. “Actually no,” I countered, “it represents witchcraft. Are you a witch?” She was startled by my bluntness. Flustered for a moment she said, “Yes, I’m a pagan.” “Well I’m a Christian, and I need to warn you that what you’re involved with is dangerous,” I said seriously. Most Christians would have said nothing so as not to offend. But sometimes we need to risk being offensive to warn people who might not otherwise be warned. We wise, be prudent, don’t be obnoxious, but don’t be afraid to witness for Jesus everywhere.


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