In the bible, you often read about Jesus and his disciples driving demons out of people, and the aspect of people being possessed by demons in general, which has always peaked my interest, and I can’t help but wonder whether or not the same thing happens in our world today in such a literal fashion. I think my curiousity has a lot to do with my fascination with movies or stories about spiritual warfare, where there is an actual physical war going on behind the scenes with the people fighting people, or angels fighting angels, or people fighting demons, etc.
I really think the idea of fighting in a physical war against Satan and his angels, and having measurable results is more appealing to me than just fighting a war with myself and my own temptations. Which, when you think about it, of course it is easier when we are fully aware that we are under attack in the moment, and can do something about it right then. However, that is seldom the case, and in order to win we have to arm ourselves with the tools to nip Satan/temptation/etc. in the bud (bud?) before it creeps up on us and gains ground.
Anyway, back to the point. Are there cases in today’s society where demons use the same tactics we read about in Luke and Mark? Have we ever met someone who was possessed by a demon, and we just thought they were weird? Or more likely someone in a mental institution? I have trouble thinking so, but who knows? I read an article that made the observation that there was so much demonic activity during the time of Jesus, and the writer noted that when Jesus was born, the war between good and evil, heaven and hell, God and Satan, etc., had escalated. Satan knew he was going to be defeated, but he still did everything in his power to keep Jesus from making it to the cross.
Which brings me back to my point. In today’s society most people would agree that the world as a whole has been steadily moving in a direction of indifference, and the amount of evil, demonic activity and sinful behavior is on the rise, which is very likely because the war between heaven and hell is coming to a climax and Satan is doing everything he can again to get between us and God. Does this mean that we could start seeing more evident signs of demons in our world very soon, or that we already should be? I honestly don’t know and plan to do some more research on the subject, but please feel free to comment if you have done the research, or if you disagree, etc. Just let me know cause I’m genuinely curious about what people think about it!
P.S. I tried to find a picture for like an HOUR that didn’t make my blog look like some kind of anime fan site… I failed.