Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014

 

Quick. Before Halloween gets here, there’s still time to book a last minute fare to London and celebrate October 31 in real style in your very own Harry Potter Hotel room. The Georgian House Hotel, built in 1851, has designed special Harry Potter-themed rooms.  If a magical night of spirits is what you’re after, this is the place. The so-called “wizard chambers” can be had for a party of two at the cost of $401 or bring the whole family and sleep five for $585. The quarters are designed to resemble the abode of wizard Albus Dumbledore, from the Potter series. And that’s not all! (Why does that sound like “Let’s Make a Deal?”) For a little extra you can throw in a visit to the Warner Bros. studios where the Potter movies were filmed. Really adventurous? Add to that the Harry Potter Muggle Walking Tour of locations which inspired author J.K. Rowling.

Would it be possible to get a witchcraft demon by sleeping in one of these rooms? Would a night with Dumbledore’s accoutrements open one up spiritually to his wizardry spirits? Yes and no. A room is a room, whatever its design. Technically, just sleeping there wouldn’t get you a demon. Demons only operate in realms to which they are given permission to enter. But it’s likely that the person wanting a night at the Harry Potter Hotel would have already exhibited a fascination with the occult, and this might be the straw that . . .  you know the rest. Or if the occupant has a prior generational curse of witchcraft, this could be the contemporary connection to that long-ago evil. I wouldn’t sleep there and neither should you. Ephesians 4:27 warns Christians not to give place to the devil, and registering for a Dumbledore room is a dumb thing to do.


An encouraging word:  DON’T GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT

“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God” (Ephesians 4:30). That Bible verse has been used to justify all sorts of legalistic ideas, but we shouldn’t throw out this injunction just because it has been misapplied. It’s an important Bible principle. Without getting too specific about things which might only have a cultural context, think about your own life and how you might have grieved the Lord today: A harsh word to a loved one? A disregard for common decency with how you talked? A lustful thought that you failed to stop immediately? An angry reaction you let seethe inside? Grieving the Holy Spirit doesn’t make God love you less, but it will cause to you to feel less love for Him. Don’t grieve the Lord today. 


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