Demon Possession is a topic that might not come up that often. That’s exactly how Satan would like to keep it in 2019 USA. If our nation would see public demon possession the first place they would run to would be a church. There are other means that Satan has at his disposal to destroy and tempt. If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.
In our movie, the call goes out from the slave master for a little girl who can tell you the future. That sounds like a terrible business model! Slavery + demon possessions?! I guess there was a market for those services, but using Satan as a means to earn a living is a dangerous business venture. Satan ‘s main communication method is lies. So think twice before going to him for information. This sort of activity happens in the world still today, but not in our culture.
The question comes up in the movie at the end of the clip when Silas looks at the Apostle Paul and says, she’s only a child. That isn’t in the Scripture, but I can see the missionaries thinking about that. How can we stand by when there is injustice in the world. I think all of us would admit that God wants us to help make the world a better place where we can, but the goal of God’s church on this earth isn’t to make the world a better place. The goal is to tell the world about Jesus and how he rescued the world from sin. What good does it do the world if we find a cure for cancer, but people still die not knowing how to become right with God?
Satan is a powerful angel, but he doesn’t hold a candle to our God. Demons cry out in terror at the sight of our God, not the other way around. Want to hear more? Watch this week’s lesson from our series Ends of the Earth.
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Please click HERE to view the movie clip.