Hidden in Plain Sight

What if I told you that Satan is heavy at work in the world, and he isn’t even hiding it? Would you believe me? Probably not because it seems awfully far-fetched and horror movies aren’t real, right? Okay, hear me out. What if I told you that pop artist, Demi Lovato, who used to be a seemingly innocent girl from the Disney channel that is now claiming to be non-binary, sang to ghosts to overcome trauma? How about the fact that actress, Megan Fox, openly stated that her and her fiancé, Machine Gun Kelly, (aka Colson Baker) only drink “a little” of each other’s blood for ritualistic purposes? Just a little, not a lot. No big deal. The star of the popular teen drama, Riverdale, Lily Reinhart, says that using a channeler to contact spirits has helped her in a beautiful way, because that’s totally normal. In my opinion, ghosts, blood drinking, and spirit channeling kind of scream satanic. Yet, people are still rocking to Demi and MGK and watching Riverdale because what these people do in their private lives doesn’t affect them, right? These are the people that society pushes on us, on our children.

So, a few celebrities dabble with spirits and drink some blood, I see where you’re going with this, Erica. I wish that was all there is to it. It isn’t only happening in Hollywoodland; it’s hitting where we’re living. Everyone’s favorite movie makers over at Disney admit to inserting the LGBT agenda whenever they can. Elon Musk says that storing humanity’s DNA in a single database will be possible soon. A church of Christ in NY hosted drag queens during a worship service for pride month. Controversial rap artist, Kanye West, won every Christian music award at the Billboard Music Awards back in May of this year. Finally, the most egregious display of satanic activity occurred in the latest Marvel movie, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, when the titular character resurrected his zombified body to extract demon spirits using the Book of the Damned. Not to mention, the Scarlet Witch literally levitating in a candle-lit pentagram while conjuring visions. You know Marvel, the geniuses behind the patriotic Captain America and the friendly neighborhood SpiderMan that we all know and love. They made the leap from lovable heroes straight to satanic practice right before our eyes.

My point in highlighting numerous examples is to prove that spiritual wickedness is on full display and the majority of society, sadly Christians included, are so blind that they don’t even see it. It is brushed off as far-fetched or reaching. Those that do recognize it, ignore it because it either ‘doesn’t affect them’ or ‘there isn’t anything they can do about it.’ Some even join in the common media practice of labeling those who point out such incidents as conspiracy theorists because if it isn’t being said mainstream then it must not be true.

Let me be crystal clear, friends. I am not a conspiracy theorist. I am a woman who believes that the Bible is unfolding before our very eyes. I am not a crazy, Westboro Baptist congregant with a sign that says, ‘God Hates Gays.’ I am someone who loves people. Deeply, empathically loves people. I’m not a self-righteous, holier than thou Christian who believes you need to throw out your TV and live under a rock. I’m your friend who loves the New York Yankees and goofily dances to the oldies playing in the grocery store. But as much as I deeply love people, I love Jesus even more. My desire to please Him has overtaken my ability to be silent while people I love so dear head toward paths of destruction.

We are running out of time. Jesus is coming back and He’s coming back soon. He gave us a life source in the Holy Bible and prophecy is given throughout and each one to date has come to pass. It proves itself to be true, time and time again. The book of Revelation paints a grim world after the rapture of the church. As Christians, we will not have to endure the great tribulation but make no mistake, society is being primed. The antichrist will work in force, not freedom. Forced compliance, deception, and dark worship is the platform of his campaign. Sound familiar? Revelation 13:16 reveals the piece de resistance of the antichrist’s reign. “It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” This is ultimate allegiance. This is not for the faint of heart. I used to wonder how he would be able to persuade the masses to line up like lambs to the slaughter. It is now alarmingly clear. Fear based trauma is tried and true. Pump the airwaves with thinly veiled threats and propaganda and force is no longer required. You’ll find them scrambling for it.

We are living in a world of grave deception and it will only increase as we near the Lord’s return. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 is eerily similar to our current state. “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” The last line is the key. They refused to love the truth. Friends, there is only one truth and that is Jesus Christ. John 14:6 says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus has been removed from our society in nearly every facet. Even the modern church disregards the parts of Jesus’ character that don’t coincide with the global agenda of tolerance and acceptance. The world celebrates sin and, frankly, so does the church. For this reason, many will be shocked on the day of the Lord. Matthew 7:21-23 is a brutal image but a necessary reminder. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

The one way to withstand the onslaught of these last days is to be girded with truth. Our hope and future is not of this world. If we allow ourselves to consume the manipulative, vile agenda of the day, we will surely succumb to the enemy. Filling our hearts and minds with the Holy Spirit inspired Word of God secures our path on the narrow way. Psalms 119:105 says that his word is a lamp to our feet and light to our path. If we are immersed in His Word, and go to Him regularly in prayer, we will see through the trappings of this world and rest in the only truth – His truth.

So when the world is pushing the agenda of the enemy, push back with the Lord’s. Remember Philippians 4:8. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Be a lover of truth, friend. It will truly set you free.

Until next time,

Erica Lee

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