Warning: “The Conjuring”

  I have always been very sensitive to evil.  I can feel it….In a person, on a show, even a book cover or movie case bothers me to the point I have to quickly look away.  Movie previews get me every single time! 

  I know now this is the prompting of the Holy Spirit, and the warning bells of evil close by.  Not everyone feels this way, and some would call me over sensitive.  Maybe you love that stuff? The heart pounding thrill it brings……I am not judging you for that, but I think its only fair that we call it what it is, dark.

 Evil.

Plain and simple. 

  This is fine for the World, right? But if you are a believer, then Christ has more to say about this subject.

  One time we watched a creepy thriller. {Now, we shut them off or avoid renting thrillers all together, but back in the day, I’d clutch Dale’s arm and we’d finish the movie, despite its fear inducing content.} Anyhow, this one particular night, after we went to bed, our DVD player kicked back on two times, and blasted Destiny’s “Elmo’s World” disc LOUDLY through the surround sound, waking us from our sleep in a panic both times.  I believe with my whole heart, that there was a demon that came out of that rented thriller movie, and was messing with us and our home. 

  We also knew it was our fault for inviting the spirit of fear in our home, so we walked and prayed out loud in every room,

  “Father, we commit this home to you.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Savior, for you to fill this space.  In the name of Jesus we command all evil spirits to LEAVE!  This home belongs to Children of the King, you have no place here.” 

  It never happened again.  The whole house felt different after we prayed.  Never again would we bring a movie like that in our home.  And if it “sneaks in” under a different title, like suspense, it gets turned off immediately. 

  Have you seen the choices on Red Box lately? 

  Full of Horror movies!

  I have to avert my eyes from the pictures every time, and I sure can’t let the kids look over my shoulder anymore when I am selecting a movie to rent.

  I remember a time when the October movies in the theaters were creepy, thanks to Halloween, and a few months later they would cycle through rentals, then be gone again until the next year.  Now, its constant!  You can get a horror film as a new release year round!

   I have never actually seen the preview for “The Conjurying”.  In fact, I am not even going to link it up to my blog. If you want to see what it’s about, google it and read a review.

  Even from the other room I can FEEL this particular preview within 2 seconds of it starting. I holler out to Dale in the living room, “QUICK! TURN IT!”  He says, “I already was reaching for the remote, how did you know this preview was on again?”

I felt it, simple as that.  I didn’t hear it, I didn’t see it.  I FELT IT.

   Friends, this preview is out there for your children to see between “safe” shows on evening television.  Our kiddos rarely watch tv at night, however, when they DO, we flip it to a black screen during commercials, checking back in to see when the show re-starts. It is NOT worth it for them to see something like this!  They know to do this even if I am in the other room brushing someone’s teeth. 

This movie comes with a warning:

“psychologically and emotionally disturbing” 

  It also says that people who have attended early screenings of the film have complained about many usual circumstances that they have experienced after seeing the film.

  Ya think? 

  That my friends is called a demon.  And they come out of these movies and attach themselves to you, or your home if that is where you watch.  You invite them with an open door in the seeing and hearing of these movies.

  God’s Word comes with a warning, too:

Ephesians 4:27 “And give no opportunity to the devil…..”

Why?

  “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age….” Titus 2:11-12

  What does God say about what we watch?

Psalm 101:3-4I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.

{Hmm, guess we are going to have to kick it up a notch in our home date, movie night selections too, because a lot of those have been worthless!!!!}

Isaiah 33:15 “He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil….”

That is pretty clear! 

  May we NEVER forget who we battle in this:

Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil…...”

   Jesus asks us to be “set apart” from the ways of the World for a reason, and though its hard at times, I think we need to weigh every area of our lives against this command.

  Because if the World can peek into our home, and not see anything they can find fault with about our lifestyle or our choices, then we are doing something wrong!  

Think about it…….

  The louder the World protests our decisions, the better we are doing for the Kingdom!

~T

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