Friday, Oct 3, 2014
For a moment I thought I had checked into Hotel California, you know, the Eagles’ haunt where you can “check out but you can never leave.” (Cue an old Vincent Price laugh.) I was setting up for my seminar — yes, I really was in a hotel in California — last weekend when I realized I was just a few doors away from a massive ballroom filled with hideous paraphernalia. It was the “Horror Film Fest.” I checked out the scene as the merchandisers were preparing for the onslaught of ghoulish customers. I was conscipcuously out of place, sans tattoos, piercings, and black, skull-infested T-shirt, which it seemed was the requisite dress of choice.
You probably can’t read what’s on the posters above so I’ll translate; ESPAPE FROM JESUS ISLAND comic book, DAYS OF THE DEAD poster, and schedule sheet, featuring workhsops such as “Serial Killer Culture.” A catatlogue offered movies you probably won’t download on Netflix: “Witchhouse — Demon Fire,” “Demonic Toys” (Chucky on steroids), “Virgin Hunters,” “Decadent Evil,” “Dungeon of Desire,” “Teen Sorcery,” and hundreds of other titles.
Thousands of aficionados of horror/sex/bloodlust virtually took over the hotel. Meanwhile, at our end of the corridor we were dealing with real demons in real people. We were casting demons out while those down the hall were inviting them in. Yes, they had more people and took in a lot more money, but at the price of their souls. My weekend in hotel California was one more reminder of how important this ministry is, to set free those for whom demonic horror is no film fest.
An encouraging word: SNARED BY EVIL
No liar is good enough to cover his deception. No thief can steal forever without getting caught. Criminals almost always trip up, sooner or later. Ted Bundys ultimately confess. Al Capones get shot. “The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands,” Psalm 9:16 says. All evil deeds are ultimately revealed, at God’s judgment if not in this life. Evil men are uncovered, snared by their own devices. Sin has a way of “finding us out.” It’s better to confess your sins now rather than wait until it’s too late and there is an eternal price to pay for evil.
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