You know, a lot of Fundamentalists just seem to ignore this subject. It seems too charismatic for them, so suspiciously they shuffle away and pretend the subject never came up.
The fact is, we have an adversary. He hates Christians. He roams about, seeking whom he may devour. He desires to sift us. His devils are sent to afflict us.
It’s a war, Christian. I know we Fundamentalists don’t like to admit it, but we’re the FIRST ones to make a stand for the Bible being true.
What’s genuinely frightened me was an article by a fellow Fundamentalists (when I had time to read other Fundamentalist blogs) that perhaps “night Terrors” are not what we’re told. We’re constantly told if we awaken while still in dream state, then we’ll experience a visual hallucination while awake, until we rise out of REM. His article challenged that, with the question of, “Yes, that may be true sometimes. But what if it’s not true every time?”
There is a Satan. The Bible says so. He drew away a third of the angels in a rebellion against God. Revelation tells us that they will kill two thirds of mankind in the Tribulation.
Understand this… Satan walks to and fro on the Earth. And he has no love for us. Indeed, the Bible says that when the Antichrist is released, the Devil will come with great wrath.
EVERY persecution of Christians has its origins in Satan.
Attacks on your health. Your finances. Your mind. Your self esteem. Besetting sins you have to struggle against. Things disappearing from your house. He wants you dead, ineffective, defeated. If he can, he’ll weaken and compromise you. If he can, he’ll afflict your health. If he can, he’ll drive you insane, discourage you, send you into depression.
And if he’s allowed, he’ll try to kill you. He’s not released yet, so he can’t act carte blanche.
He would if he could.
Be aware there is a Satan.
And he hates you.