Thursday, Oct 2, 2014
It’s that season again when all that’s negative, macabre, sinister, and downright evil becomes legitimized. And commercialized. Today’s American motto seems to be, “If a buck can be made, make it.” Morality in the marketing? Who cares? But what’s really scary is how culture has absorbed the kingdom of Satan, even embraced it, without a blink. Exhibit A, the photo above which I shot in a supermarket aisle yesterday while picking up some cereal and yogurt. The candies weren’t even in the Halloween section. They were displayed in the midst of Snickers and Butterfingers: a big bag of mini-candies to hand out to the trick-or-treaters. The Hershey’s, Reese’s, Almond Joys, and KitKats were combined into a sugary blend labeled: DEMON TREATS.
So what does that mean? Treat the demons at Halloween? Treat the little “demons” who knock at the door? It doesn’t matter. What’s important is this trivialization evil. You don’t have to be an exorcist, such as I am, and encounter despicable demons face-to-face, to see that the deeds of demons are everywhere. Beheadings. Human trafficking. Child porn rings. Serial killers. It’s a long list. Must our society, and candy manufacturers, make light of what demons do? What if the label on this bag had read: PEDOPHILE TREAT, or RAPIST TREAT, or METH DEALER TREAT? Well, these are evils that demons facilitate. It’s time to get serious about who demons really are and what they really do, and find a better way to label caloric concoctions.
An encouraging word: AFLAME WITH GOD’S WORD
When I first felt called to the ministry, the Lord gave me a scripture that expressed how I felt. It came from Jeremiah 20:9: His word was in my heart like a burning fire . . . I was weary of holding it back, and I could not. Anyone inclined to Christian service can relate to the spiritual compulsion I felt. But how I felt is how every Christian should feel, to some extent. Every day, God’s truth should be like a fire in our hearts, constantly constraining us to speak His Word to all who will hear. This day, let God’s Word be inflamed in your being to tell someone about Jesus.
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