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When the Super Meets the Natural Watcha Gonna Do

Cheryl is a licensed, ordained minister and has a BA in Psychology and Church ministry.

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Behold we have power

Hollywood brings forth movies like The Exorcist where there seems to be no hope and evil wins over good most of the time. Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior have been given an assurance that we have power over the forces of darkness.

He tells His followers in Luke chapter 10 King James Version (KJV)

19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

I have no choice but to take Him at His word and have faith to combat evil should I encounter it.

In Mark 16:17-18 King James Version (KJV) Christ leaves parting words before ascending to heaven.


17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

In this life we live there is much that cannot be explained, as the Bible does not detail each and every way our adversary would come at us. Television shows related to the paranormal have come up with many different explanations for otherworldly encounters but who knows if they are correct.

I have listened to "experts" say that we humans may run across malevolent spirits, or the spirits of humans that are trapped and need help going to the other side. There are people who say that deceased relatives return to help them, or the spirits of those who died traumatically linger until their murders are solved. I have also listened to tales of residual energy, where people see past events out over and over again.

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Receive the power over evil

As a believer in Christ, all I know is that He gave power as is outlined in Luke chapter 10, King James version.

17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

I have decided to receive the power that He gave us over evil and to use it when necessary. The key is discerning when it truly is necessary. About two years ago my husband and I moved into a home that is 115 years old. My daughter and her children live downstairs. It seemed a good idea after her husband left her that we find a place together so we can watch the grandkids. The house has an old fashioned walk in attic and a dirt floor basement It creaks and cracks and pops all the time. These are the sounds of aging. Prior to moving in I walked throughout the home praying for the Holy Spirit to be welcome and all evil spirits to leave.

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Life happens and we deal with it

We had been in the house for about a week when my husband was walking from our bedroom to the bathroom. I heard him let out a slight yelp just before he cut the hall light on. He said that in the dark something went in front of him and he assumed it was our daughter's cat. I agreed but kept this in the back of my mind. Not long after I was sitting on the living room couch watching television. Out of the corner of my right eye I thought I saw a shadow pass heading towards the bathroom. I checked and saw no one and attributed the incident to the light from the television as scenes changed.

During the two years we have been in the home this has happened to me at least eight or ten times. I am always on the couch watching TV and out of the corner of my eye it seems like I see something or someone pass. I never feel anything ominous, never hear anything or have any other issues. I continue to believe it was the television until two nights ago, My granddaughter was sitting in the floor watching a program and she suddenly said, "Grandma, I thought I saw something black heading to the bathroom. She was seated in the same position as I always was except she was in the floor adjacent to the door.At the time my husband was in the bathroom and had been there some time before my granddaughter made her statement.I told her it was a trick of the eyes because of the television lighting and she agreed.

I cannot say for sure that it is only the lighting, but it seems so as it happens only in this same spot. What I will not do is call out and ask if anyone is here to please make their presence known. Ephesians 4:27 says, Neither give place to the devil.I will continue praying in my home and calling on the Holy Spirit. I will not engage in trying to find out if it is anything more. I have been given power and authority to deal with evil should it confront me and that I will do.I will keep watch over my granddaughter to make sure nothing is trying to get her attention. Life happens to us all. This is a minor affliction and I will deal with it. I can position my television in a slightly different direction and see if this helps. If there is something trying to make contact, the Bible has already armed me with what I need should any evil supernatural beings attempt to menace me and mine.

After writing this Hub I walked around my hallway praying that only the Holy Spirit was allowed in our home. No one has seen anything out of the corner of their eyes while seated on the living room couch since then an I pray if they do it can be proven to be the lighting.

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Christians should not engage or entertain evil

Christians have the most powerful Supernatural Being living inside of us and we should not engage or entertain evil. Not everyone knows this, so there are varied responses. I watch on Facebook as believers in Christ argue about using sage or calling in paranormal investigators. I am saddened by the reenactments on TV where people pray but the evil remains, or returns, sometimes getting stronger and they leave their home. Personal faith in Christ should be stronger than anything the enemy sends our way. His Super on our natural should always be victorious.

If you suspect or know that something wicked is attempting to torment you please remember what Jesus said.

1. He has given you power over ALL the power of the enemy. (Luke 18:19) and nothing will harm you.

2. You have the authority to cast out devils. (Mark 16:17)

3. II Timothy 1:7- 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Hollywood wants us to fear but He gave us power and the faith to overcome, so use it wisely. So should the unholy supernatural come your way, "whatcha gonna do?"


© 2019 Cheryl E Preston

Comments

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on October 19, 2019:

Thank you MsDora and keep writing.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 19, 2019:

"His Super on our natural should always be victorious." That's worth repeating. Thanks for underscoring the guaranteed of Gods' power over evil.