In classical Greek mythology, the Minotaur god was depicted with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man. His job was to guard the Labyrinth, a complicated maze. The Minotaur’s history with the Minoans of ancient Crete was also connected to bestiality. This creature appears in Dante’s “Inferno,” in mythic video games, such as “Dark Age of Camelot, Labyrinth of the Minotaur,” and C. S. Lewis’s “Chronicles of Narnia.” I bring this up because, during a recent exorcism, an evil spirit calling itself a “Minotaur demon” manifested. He declared himself to be the “guardian of the gateway of the soul.” Undoubtedly, ancient Greeks, who worshiped a pantheon of gods and goddesses, had authentic, existential encounters with this evil spirit. The enduring legend of the Minotaur underscores the significance of this “gateway” demon. In the instance of exorcism just referred to, this demon stationed himself at the emotional entries of the victim’s mind to be certain that evil thoughts and emotions, put there by the devil and evil ancestors, would remain embedded as a means of torment. Through healing and exorcism, this individual was delivered; but I cautioned them with this truth. It is the Holy Spirit who wants to dwell at the gateways of our mind, so that the labyrinth of our consciousness is filled with things which, according to Philippians 4:8 are, “true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report—praiseworthy.” Consider, for a moment, who guards the gateways of your mind? If those entries are the portals of envy, greed, anger, jealousy, bitterness, unforgiveness, lust, and other destructive emotions, a Minotaur of Satan may be guarding the door of your mind to keep it corrupted with spiritual rebellion. Second Corinthians 10:5 admonishes us to “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” If the Spirit of God isn’t controlling what you think and feel, you may have a Minotaur spirit at the gateway to your soul. In which case you’ll need serious prayer and perhaps an exorcism to expel the Minotaur demon.
An encouraging word: CALL UPON THE LORD
“I will call upon the Lord . . . so shall I be saved from mine enemies” (Psalm 18:3). David’s confidence in being protected was not his armies, his wealth, or his power. It was his God. We all need saved from enemies, evil people, tragic circumstances, physical diseases, financial challenges, and outright demonic attacks. Society says the government will save you or your cleverness will rescue you. Perhaps even your deception. But calling upon the Lord is the best way to stay safe from whatever enemies are tormenting your life.