|Michelle and John Stevens|
I am not repeating this gruesome account for the mere sake of sensationalism. And there may be those who are willing to chalk this episode up to mental illness, or to the use of a variety of synthetic drugs that are on the streets of Miami. I am not willing to discount either of these theories for this simple reason ... either one can be the result of demonization (which would be mental illness), or the gateway (as in drugs). But, whether we ever know the reason or not, this is the work of a demon-possessed individual.
I could go into a lengthy discussion of hermeneutics (interpretation of the meaning of words in the Bible) and take you on an exciting journey that connects the description of this young man (grunting and growling; making animal noises) to the "wild beasts" mentioned in Revelation 6:8, And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.
It is easy for us to identify that Death has come upon the earth by sword (ISIS, war in general); famine (East Africa); and pestilence (ebola; zika virus, cancers of all kinds). Could this 2016 case of the couple in Miami, and the same kind of story revolving around the "zombie-like" killing of a homeless man in Miami a couple of years ago, be a picture of these "wild beasts of the earth"? Certainly Jesus spoke of "unclean spirits coming out of men, roaming through dry, arid places, looking for rest" (Matthew 12:43). Since we are all made in the image of God (who is Spirit), this indicates a man who possesses an unclean (impure and wicked) spirit -- and he is the personification of the "they" who will be given authority by satan to kill like wild beasts.
|Austin Harrouff, demonized attacker|
But we also need to understand that the Enemy doesn't limit himself to such gory displays. He also displays his opposition and evil intentions towards God's creation in other ways; ever more demonstrative and in-your-face.
Take the "black mass" ritual that was recently held in Oklahoma City. Adam Daniels is the leader of a satanic group devoted to the Ahrimanist cult (the worship of a powerful spiritual being, called "Ahriman", or "Satan", who will incarnate in a human body. They worship "Ahriman" as the inspirer of materialistic science and commercialism, and believe he permeates modern culture with deadening forces.)
Daniels' celebration of The Consumption of Mary incorporated a mix of occult practices designed to corrupt and desanctify a statue of Mary, the mother of Jesus. According to the ritual, the corrupted Mary statue is placed into the center of a Solomonic triangle, which “entraps” her. Celebrants dance counter-clockwise around the statue before a spirit severs the statue’s head, unleashing a hellmouth, or opening to hell. Inside the statue is an actual pig’s heart, Daniels said. After the statue has been smashed, a priestess pulls the heart out of the rubble and eats it, thus “consuming” Mary and ending the ritual.
Daniels said, “We’re trying to show people how chaotic we are in nature and how chaotic our religion is. It’s all based on chaos.” In the same breath, he wants everyone to know there is nothing to be frightened of. Daniels said, "Some satanic magic and rituals traditionally call for animal sacrifices and eating human flesh, but the Church of Ahriman (Satan) finds alternatives. For example, his congregation uses human menstrual fluid instead of animal blood."
This is the depth to which God's Adversary will go to demean God's creation. And he's not afraid to use our culture of tolerance and equality against the believers of YHWH, the One True God. Church of Ahriman members say their teachings offer them true enlightenment in a city and state caught in a Christian bubble. Daniels said these practices helped him find a fulfillment that had eluded him most of his life. “There’s a certain element of truth, there’s a certain element of beauty in the darkness that you don’t find in the light,” he said. “It’s cold and stark; it’s right up in your face, and if you can’t deal with it psychologically, you’re going to have repercussions. But that doesn’t mean there’s still not a stark beauty in the darkness.”
an article on ABCNews.com, he clearly states he is using "charged items" in his church, and is seeking "creation through destruction". Satan couldn't say it any better himself. And do not dismiss him as some kind of crazy devil worshipper who has no influence. Satan is freely using him and working his plan, without any seeming resistance by Christians. The devil is publicly displaying his power and authority; why isn't he seeing ours?
Bottom line ... here is what we need to realize: These two cases are sensational and read like some horror film. But, because of modern technology, the whole world is able to see and read about these demonic displays. They are becoming more numerous and out in the open. The problem is that they are so 'in your face' that few actually ‘see’ it. There is such a technological saturation of evil – from entertainment mediums to virtual fantasy porn – that a ‘normalcy bias’ kicks in and most people (even Christians) don't see it as the Biblically prophesied increase in wickedness, murder, crime, and belief in the occult. It’s kind of like in the days of Noah. Everyone just "ate and drank", even though their judgment was staring them in the face. And just as Jesus warned, we are going about our business, not knowing or understanding, and it will soon be too late. In the events of our day, the Lion of Judah is roaring His prophecy. I wonder if anyone actually hears it?
Micah 2:1 "Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand."
Wow Belle, You best be prepared for a knock on your door. Not from the crazy satanic Ahrimanist crowd who at the very least have a good handle on how to work in the spirit world (unlike most christians) and understand they to have been given a measure of power and authority (also unlike most christians) but they choose to embrace and actually use the power granted to them from the dark side. I think your knock on the door will more likely be church leadership politely asking you to leave the devil alone because we don't want to make him made or direct his attention to us. When is the leadership going to stop chewing its nails and soiling its Sundays best because the devils attention might be directed their way. When are you Belle, going to stop blowing your horn (excuse me, I mean ringing your bell) and shining the proverbial light of truth on satan and making all these religious types so very uncomfortable. I actually heard of a pastor who heard from satan in his spirit "If you will just stop talking about me I will leave you and your ministry alone" …and he did!ReplyDelete
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Sadly, I think too many Christians are afraid of our power and authority -- either that they are afraid they will misuse it, or they are scared to confront the enemy. I never advocate pursuing such confrontation -- we are to be like Jesus and use the power our Father has given us, when He instructs us to, in order to stand for His Kingdom and defeat the schemes of the devil against our lives. He has given us spiritual armor because we are to be in battle. Ignoring the attacks will not defeat our foe. It's like trying to ignore the bully on the schoolyard … trying to appease him just gives him greater authority to continue and increase the attacks. I'm not afraid of what men might say to me, because my Lord has told me to trust Him and what He is telling me. And yes, there are far too many ministries that satan doesn't even bother to attack, because they aren't a threat to him … and if you aren't threatening the devil then you're probably not accomplishing much for the Lord's Kingdom on earth!Delete
I agree with you 100%. I work in mental health and I think the majority of my clients are demon possessed. The "voices" never tell them to do anything good. It's always, harm yourself or others. This young man sounds possessed to me.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I strongly believe that many (if not most) of the mental health issues our country faces are due to demonic forces upon the minds of manipulated people. But that covers a wide range of possibilities ... from the person who has deep spiritual wounds that have given satan the authority to assign a spirit to oppress them, to the person who is under the influence of criminal activity by people and organizations who use them for corrupt and evil purposes (which, in turn, is also orchestrated by satan). That is why we are told to continually renew our mind... keep it focused on Jesus and take every thought captive unto His authority. SO, I thank you for coming forward and stating what you are experiencing! The sooner we realize this, the sooner we can begin attacking it from the spiritual aspect.Delete
I work in mental health and my question is why does medication decrease and sometimes stop the auditory hallucinations? Wouldn't Satan be more powerful than the medication?Delete
I think, being in the medical field, that it would be a great idea for you to read Dr. Henry Wright's book, " A More Excellent Way". I don't the dispute that some medicines do exactly what you say, but from a spiritual perspective, they often just mask the symptoms that should be dealt with at the root. In other words, medicines can interrupt the healing process that Jesus wants to do by partnering with a person to find out the lies Satan is telling them that are causing the "voices". In effect, if the root of the problem (which might be a spirit of Doubt, Unbelief, Fear, or whatever, that Satan has been allowed to attack them with) is not confronted and they are not set free by the Power of Jesus, then they have a sense that the medicine has "healed" them -- when in reality, those Satanic spirits are still there; they will return, and the person is not truly healed. That's why the person has to continually stay on the medicine.Delete
Dr. Wright's book is an exhaustive study on the root problems of hundreds of diseases. It is a fascinating and illuminating read. For instance, psoriasis has at its root, a spirit of self-rejection and abandonment. When a person is able to receive this spiritual "diagnosis" and work with the Holy Spirit to let Jesus heal those spiritual wounds, the psoriasis is gone. Make sense?
I appreciate your observations here Ma'am. God bless you for your alertness! By the way, that Harrouff kid is slated to be on Dr. Phil on Friday, Oct. 28 (this week) speaking from his hospital bed, about what happened. What can he possibly say in such an interview?ReplyDelete
But to the spiritually discerning, like yourself (and myself I believe), perhaps we will discover the extent of the man's demonic possession. I have been following this story too, because it was so shocking, and a reminder of the similar attack in Florida a few years earlier, which you also mentioned.
God bless you and your readers, and be watchful. We are in the last days for sure. Look up, for our redeemer Jesus Christ draweth nigh!
It seems that they are trying so hard to imply that the "chemicals" in the garage made him do it, or that he had Flakka in his system. But there seems to be no evidence that he took any drugs. In fact, I found one article that quoted him daring the police after the attack to find any evidence of drugs.ReplyDelete
This whole thing seems totally consistent with demonic possession. Of course, no one wants to admit what is staring them square in the face. I hope Dr. Phil recommends to this family an exorcist.
I probably won't catch that Dr. Phil episode -- I always forget to take notice of dates -- so let me know what your discerning spirit makes of that evaluation. I'll be interested to know!Delete