What I'm about to talk about will seem over the top, hard to believe, and frankly, unworthy of discussion among Christians. But apparently it is a taboo subject that is far more common than one might expect, and is as old as man himself.
I don't know how to begin any other way but just to dive in ... I had been hearing preposterous stories of Hollywood stars giving glowing reports of sex with "heavenly angels". Thinking it was some kind of publicity stunt, I blew it off. Then I began hearing deliverance ministers talking about the horror stories of people who had first welcomed such visitations, but soon began to dread the attacks which were destroying their lives.
It all seemed like headlines from the latest supermarket tabloids... but these people believed it happened to them and were able to graphically describe the occasions. Such is the case with actress Lucy Liu in an interview she did with US magazine: "I was sleeping on my futon on the floor, and some sort of spirit came down from God knows where and made love to me. It was sheer bliss. I felt everything. I climaxed. And then he floated away. It was almost like what might have happened to Mary. That’s how it felt. Something came down and touched me, and now it watches over me." I am appalled at the inference that what happened to Ms. Liu can be prepared to the Holy Spirit, but how convenient of the devil to try to counterfeit this ideal.
And, of course, there was the concern over the lyrics in Katy Perry's song, E.T.: "You’re so hypnotizing. Could you be the devil, could you be an angel? Your touch magnetizing. Feels like I am floating. Leaves my body glowing. They say be afraid. You’re not like the others futuristic lover. Different DNA. They don’t understand you. You’re from a whole other world. A different dimension. You opened my eyes. I’m ready to go. Lead me into the light."
What is so disturbing to me is that both of these accounts are being accepted in pop culture as something popular; something positive; something "spiritual" that watches over them and leads them to the light.... something to be envied and sought after. Those of us who are aware of the increase in spiritual warfare are all too mindful that this is a seductive attack by the dark side. But is it new to this generation?
We just have to go back a few decades to see it occurring in the supposedly innocent song lyrics of Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl: "Darkness falls and she will take me by the hand, Take me to some twilight land. Where all but love is grey. Where I can't find my way. Without her as my guide...Night falls I'm cast beneath her spell. Daylight comes our heaven turns to hell. Am I left to burn and burn eternally....She's a mystery to me. She's a Mystery Girl. She's a Mystery Girl... In the night of love words tangled in her hair. Words soon to disappear. A love so sharp it cut like a switchblade to my heart; words tearing me apart. She tears again my bleeding heart. I want to run she's pulling me apart. Fallen angel cries, And I just melt away. She's a mystery to me; She's a Mystery Girl."
Did you catch that reference to a fallen angel? Kind of view this song a little differently now, don't you? It's a pretty explicit rendering of the power of these spiritual entities who initially bring experiences of lustful pleasure, but eventually cause their "heaven to turn to hell". And in case you are still not buying this evil experience, there is actually a definition of what is happening. It is called Spectrophilia, and is defined as "sexual attraction to ghosts or sexual arousal from images in mirrors, also the phenomenon of sexual encounters between ghosts and humans." One element that is usually a big part of the experience is the rape of both men and women, usually while they are sleeping... that sounds like what happened in Roy Orbison's song.
So, if you still want to dismiss all this as mythology or folklore, ask yourself this question: Is it a coincidence that the idea of sex with the supernatural exists all throughout history, regardless of politics, religion, or economic status? And can you dismiss that in Luke 17 Jesus says that the Last Days will be like the days of Lot? Yes, He says that people "ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built"... but what else did they do? Seek to have sex with the angels that came to Lot's house. Although those angels were sent from God, man's appetite for "angel sex" has not abated, and Satan is only too happy to oblige.
Why do I find it necessary to bring this situation to your attention? Because our kids are being sucked into an occult entertainment world that celebrates such liaisons... besides Katy Perry's music and Lucy Liu's glowing report, they are inundated with the likes of True Blood on TV, and the Twilight movie series, where human girls fall in love with vampires. It's just one more repetition of Satan's ancient practice of drawing us away from our Savior and into his clutches. I'm sure there is so much more than I am even aware of; especially in video games, animation, and play-acting diversions, such as Dungeons and Dragons.
We must quit thinking that our civilization is too advanced to fall for the deceptions that the ancient cultures embraced, and realize that we are just as vulnerable. We give Satan an open invitation and legal right to visit these dark entities upon us. And please be aware that there is no age limit upon those whom the devil tempts ... Guard yourself and your children!
Please take the time to read this informative article which provided much of the background for this blog post.
James 1:13-14 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.