Friday, October 11th 2013
Scene inside abandoned house where a
satanic ritual with a cross was performed.
What would you do, if as a potential home buyer, you were told that a prospective house was haunted? Or that it had been used for satanic rituals? Or that a terrible crime had been committed inside? You might be inclined to back away from an offer for the demonic property, unless your real estate appraiser was Randall Bell. The Las Vegas businessman has made stigmatized dwellings his specialty. Even when a residence has been invaded by thrill-seeking Satanist who carved upside-crosses all over the interior of the house (an actual case) Bell doesn’t flinch. He specializes in evaluating the worth of places such as murdered Nicole Simpson’s condo (her ex was O. J. Simpson) and the Rancho Santa Fe mansion were 39 adherents of the Heaven’s Gate cult committed suicide. What Bell tries to determine is how long the bad reputation of a house will linger, all for $375 an hour.
In one case a vacant house was filmed for a reality TV show about haunted houses. The program warned of evil spirits that lurked inside. Satanists followed, vandalizing everything in their path in an attempt to contact the demons. The devil worshipers even built a fire inside for a ritual. The house eventually sold for about $200,000 less than it’s estimated worth before the show aired. But to Bell such losses don’t hold up over the long run. He says that people eventually forget about what happened in buildings like the Benedict Canyon house where Charles Manson’s followers killed actress Sharon Tate. Twenty years later it sold for full market value.
So what should you do if you’re about to buy a house with a reputation for demonic activity inside? Some serious prayer is in order. And in addition to the standard due diligence of having a contracting specialist search for operational issues, such as plumbing and heating, you should also engage someone who understands spiritual warfare. The house may need some fixing up, but the most serious remodeling endeavor is spiritual – using an exorcism to drive out the evil that may have been there. (If you honestly feel that your residence is haunted or demon possessed, I make house calls – click here to find out more)
An encouraging word: STAYING POSITIVE
Someone commented to me recently, “The thing I most admire about you is that with all you’ve been through you keep a positive attitude about the future.” I was humbled to hear that. Twice in the last two years I’ve faced death and survived, first with acute diverticulitis in 2011 and then a heart attack in 2012. Add to that the struggles of pursuing an often-misunderstood ministry resulting in ever-present financial challenges. But how could I be otherwise than positive. I’ve been promised that “no weapon formed against you will prosper” (Is. 54:17) and “if God is for us, who can be against us” (Rom. 8:31). The secret to staying positive is basing your future on God’s Word, not your fears.
Bob Larson has trained healing and deliverance teams all over the world to set the captives free and Do What Jesus Did� (Luke 4:18). You can partner with Bob and support this vision to demonstrate God’s power in action by calling 303-980-1511 or clicking here to donate online.