The song we sang at Church the Sunday I woke up afraid from what the second born had told me.
I have only heard stories about people who have had encounters but this was way to close to home!
I find my grey dress pants for Church and it's all I can do to drag myself out into the cold crisp air.
A whole new exposure for these teens and I am not sure how to rise to it......knowing in my heart that I am not equipped to handle this not to mention I am scared to death!
I sit in church and I try to breath!
Satan is trying to kill me and now He is messing with my second born!
Trying to raise 4 teens the best I know how.....wanting to instill values that will sustain.
Praying for the words of my mouth to be found pleasing to the King.............wishing to speak less and seek more.
Last year I had no idea that I would step off the teaching and speaking venue only to start a journey of sharing joy, pain and tears with teens! Do joy and pain always go together?
I see it when I look at the window of the foggy cold February morning.............how the trees all barren...how naked they seem.
"Eros," My word He gave me for 2012.............desire.....longing for. I want to know Him.....to long for His presence.
But it was me that doubted that I actually heard that word....until I bought a clearance book for two dollars and right there in the introduction was my word; "Eros." The Greeks believe that Eros conveyed a passion that involves the whole of a person's character.
I need that kind of passion in order to spend time with Him everyday! To seek His face.......Eros....will mean a wreck less abandonment..........a surrendering......to Jesus Christ!
If we are to be God's hands and feet in the world we need to know Him. To know him we have to Eros (desire) Him!
The second born comes running through the door.................she is hot under breath......she slides down beside me and says I have to tell you something;
Last night at the teen sleep over there was a girl that I didn't know......she is from Florida moving here only a few months ago.......she told us of a ghost that follows her where-ever she goes and claimed it was here with her now at this sleep-over. Funny things started to happen....lights flickered on and off.......there were scratches that appeared on random girls.....and the second born had pictures to prove it.
I swallow hard and try to breath in grace.......I have never had to deal with anything quiet like this. I turn I breath and I say..........."let me be very clear on this.....there is NO such thing as a GHOST!" It is either light or darkness..........it is either an angel or a demon there is NO in between!"
Question: "What does the Bible say about ghosts / hauntings?"
Answer: Is there such a thing as ghosts? The answer to this question depends on what precisely is meant by the term “ghosts.” If the term means “spirit beings,” the answer is a qualified “yes.” If the term means “spirits of people who have died,” the answer is “no.” The Bible makes it abundantly clear that there are spirit beings, both good and evil. But the Bible negates the idea that the spirits of deceased human beings can remain on earth and “haunt” the living.
Hebrews 9:27 declares, “Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” That is what happens to a person’s soul-spirit after death—judgment. The result of this judgment is heaven for the believer (2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Philippians 1:23) and hell for the unbeliever (Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:22-24). There is no in-between. There is no possibility of remaining on earth in spirit form as a “ghost.” If there are such things as ghosts, according to the Bible, they absolutely cannot be the disembodied spirits of deceased human beings.
The Bible teaches very clearly that there are indeed spirit beings who can connect with and appear in our physical world. The Bible identifies these beings as angels and demons. Angels are spirit beings who are faithful in serving God. Angels are righteous, good, and holy. Demons are fallen angels, angels who rebelled against God. Demons are evil, deceptive, and destructive. According to 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, demons masquerade as “angels of light” and as “servants of righteousness.” Appearing as a “ghost” and impersonating a deceased human being definitely seem to be within the power and abilities that demons possess.
The closest biblical example of a “haunting” is found in Mark 5:1-20. A legion of demons possessed a man and used the man to haunt a graveyard. There were no ghosts involved. It was a case of a normal person being controlled by demons to terrorize the people of that area. Demons only seek to “kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10). They will do anything within their power to deceive people, to lead people away from God. This is very likely the explanation of “ghostly” activity today. Whether it is called a ghost, a ghoul, or a poltergeist, if there is genuine evil spiritual activity occurring, it is the work of demons.
What about instances in which “ghosts” act in “positive” ways? What about psychics who claim to summon the deceased and gain true and useful information from them? Again, it is crucial to remember that the goal of demons is to deceive. If the result is that people trust in a psychic instead of God, a demon will be more than willing to reveal true information. Even good and true information, if from a source with evil motives, can be used to mislead, corrupt, and destroy.
Interest in the paranormal is becoming increasingly common. There are individuals and businesses that claim to be “ghost-hunters,” who for a price will rid your home of ghosts. Psychics, séances, tarot cards, and mediums are increasingly considered normal. Human beings are innately aware of the spiritual world. Sadly, instead of seeking the truth about the spirit world by communing with God and studying His Word, many people allow themselves to be led astray by the spirit world. The demons surely laugh at the spiritual mass-deception that exists in the world today.
(information taken from: got questions.org- the Bible has the answers)
In a fallen world............empowering our children to slimply call out His Name (Jesus) when they feel scared or if something doesn't feel right...............teaches them that.....the enemy must flee.
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, Philippians 2:9
all of grace,