We get an uneasy vibe. But It assures us that It is our Friend. It schmoozes and simpers. We don’t recognize It as disingenuous because It has a smile on Its lips. After a time, after a close look, the smile begins to make us uncomfortable. The problem seems to be, that there is a smile on the lips, but there is no smile in the eyes.
The eyes betray an arrogant smirk of superiority.
If we look for too long… and our uncontrollable flinch gives us away…and It senses that we have seen the charade, that we have come too close to the truth… the smile disappears and the fangs are exposed. It goes from bewitching and charming to viperous in a split second…Ready to strike. Single-minded intent to harm. No pause. No thought. No concern. Revenge. Avenge
Anger. Rage. Hate.
Strike. Repeat blows. No relenting. Object: complete annihilation.
There should be a sign on It “Warning: Danger Ahead.”
We have just seen the Enemy
The Enemy is a master of disguise…adapting quickly to situations when It will be seen. Lucky folks will somehow manage to circumvent close relationships with It.
For the very unfortunate few who get too close…the net is cast… the trap is set and a person is caught or trapped. Strangely, they may not know the peril of their predicament for a while. The Enemy is not only a master of disguise but also of illusions. With slight of hand…what is obvious is also hidden in plain sight. An unsuspecting soul does not know that they are being tricked by the master magician. Without knowing it, the master puppeteer has wrapped them up with so many invisible controlling strings that it will be nearly impossible to untangle.
You begin to feel raw and cut. You notice the pressure and you become brave or curious enough to try and explore the cause. You inch along the dark wall towards light…you will see something but you don’t know how to describe it…it is hard to comprehend
People who come face to face with evil can not bear it. The emptiness is shocking. The lack…the void…is vile.
People react with coping mechanisms: an intentional disregard…or excuses to explain it away…”it was nothing…a mistake … I am being too sensitive…I am over-reacting… I am becoming paranoid… it must have been a figment of my imagination…”
But it isn’t. It wasn’t.
Look at it. Call it what it is.
Tell it, “I see you. You have hurt so many people. And I am not going to let you continue to run rampant. You are not all-powerful. You are a bully. You are a coward and your courage is bravado built on a house of lies. You point your finger and distort and deceive…you fib and fabricate and you bear false witness. You are darkness and I am Light. You come to steal, kill and destroy but with the authority of Jesus, and in Jesus Holy name, I will continue to do Jesus’ work…”The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free…” Luke 4:18
We are all called by God to proclaim freedom from oppression. Oppression is the Dank Snuffer of light. We are meant to give sight to the blind…not keep them in darkness. We are meant to bask in the glow and we ourselves are made to shine.
There are AT LEAST 20 women and men who are close friends…and who are victims of the same insidious evil Enemy… their experience is the exact story over and over again. It is almost as if One Antagonist keeps showing up in every life to wreak havoc…Is that possible? A demon spirit The Opposer?The Oppressor? A different disguise… a variety of settings. But what happens is chillingly the same.
Personally, I, Christy, am tired of this. I am fed up with watching silently while People who I care about have their lives ruined by sick narcissists and psychopaths. Please look up and read about both terms so that you know what to look for and how to protect yourself and the people you love.
When I was a kid there were few or no curse words on TV programs…or on radio stations… or in “life”. That has all changed. Culture has changed…seemingly dramatically. Most people still would rather not hear curse words… But they feel like there is not anything that they can do…so they just learn to live with it…ignore it…become numb and unaffected by it.
Same for pornography.
Same for graphically violent, horror movies, slasher shows and video games about zombies and snipers and fighting “lycanthropes”.
What if Lucifer and his legions of fallen angels, monsters, demons, and fiends descended upon you at this very moment? Would you believe what you were seeing or would you think that you were sleeping… just watching a movie or TV…just playing a game? Would you doubt yourself? Believe that your imagination was going hay-wire?
Insidious… It is insidious…how we have been exposed to so much that should induce terror…but we have learned to live with it…ignore it…become numb to it…not be affected.
Are we really unaffected?
Good job, Evil! It has been a BRILLIANT scheme! “Give them so much that their system shuts down…that they don’t care…that real and unreal are virtually the same…that good and bad seem virtually the same…that evil is so common that it completely flies under the radar. We can fly in under the radar and no one is even looking for us. They have seen us before. We are not scary anymore. They invite us to come in. We can hide in plain sight.”
Well, I hate to break it to you, but I see you. And I do not invite you in.
I am done with evil of all types… I am done with terrorist having their way.
This may be your story. This is the story of too many of my friends… friends who have terrorists living in their house. I am NOT OK with that. I want to report what is happening. I want someone to care and to do something instead of stick your head in the sand. That doesn’t make anything go away…it just leaves you open for attack too.
People who we love are under attack… evil wreaks havoc and ruins lives
… and it doesn’t have to be this way.
It shouldn’t be this way.
There is an epidemic upon us: The Insidious Epidemic: “Operating or proceeding in a gradual, subtle,…stealthily treacherous, crafty, deceitful…
Devils and demons are not just having their way in this world…people who are filled with hate are causing loads of damage too.
The only way to drive out evil is to expose it to the Light.
This is what you need to do if you are facing any type of Opposer or Oppressor that wants to do you harm:
Stay positive. Be Light and Love. When black hole negative hate-filled energy is coming toward you and seems ready to devour you, picture yourself surrounded with a blindingly bright, powerful Light and say to yourself confidently “Light and Love…that is what I am…That is what is surrounding and protecting me…that is what Lives inside of me….that is what I have emanating from me and what touches everyone in my path. Evil being thrown at me will be repelled. Hate and evil and darkness will not overcome me. ‘Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world’.”
Light and Love overcome all.
“For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light. ” (Mark 4:22) (Luke 8:17)
“Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. (John 3:20-21)
“In the dark, thieves break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light.” (Job 24:16)
Our life is a story. One page becomes two. Then one chapter becomes two and then three and then four. We have invested time into this… we can’t put it down…there are so many characters and so many commitments and complications that need to be unraveled and made right…
We pause and we go back and begin to re-read. We want to reflect and look at the happenings with time and distance and context. How did we get here? Where is this going?
We have an idea of how the story is turning out by looking at the past pages…we realize that even though this is our own story, we can’t control the plot or the other characters. Eternal optimists hope that no matter how it looks at the moment things will turn around…things have to start looking up because this MUST have a happy ending. So we wait for that turning point. And we wait and we wait.
But then we get to a point where we have to be honest. We can not see how this story, if it keeps going how it has been going, can turn around. We start having doubts that things are going to produce the happy ending…or even an endurable ending.
The story that we believed was going to be an adventure; comedy; romance has turned into a psycho drama.
“You are everything to me. You are awesome…amazing…the best ever…perfect for me…I can’t live without you. I won’t live without you. I must have you. I want to own every bit of you, forever.”
“Tell me all about you…Tell me everything except that …or that…Don’t talk about that either. Ever. Don’t talk at all unless it is something that I want to talk about. Don’t talk to me unless I want to hear from you.”
“Have a good time… You don’t need to go anywhere. I would rather you not go. I don’t want you to go. Don’t go. If you go anywhere I will make sure that you will regret it.”
“Opposites attract. You are nothing like me. It is impossible to have platonic friends of the opposite sex. You don’t need friends or outlets. We have nothing in common but you have plenty to do. So do it.”
“You are required to live Happily Ever After with me because that is my plan. You cannot have a plan that is not in my plan. I did not mean it when I told you I was done with you. I never meant it any of the times I said things like that . I am not ok with you telling me that it is fine with you if I am done because you are tired anyway. You can not be tired. You will change your mind. You better change your mind. ”
“I am sad. I am broken. I am repentant. I demand forgiveness. I demand reconciliation. Give me what I want. How dare you mean it when you say you are done too? How can you be done with ME? You are now my enemy number one and I will hold nothing back until I cause you harm in as many ways as I can.”
“You brought this war on us. You should have played by the rules. My rules. My ever changing rules. See, It was not my fault. It was never me at all. You must have played by terrible rules. You must have been unfaithful. You must have been…you were untrue. You had a lover and that is why you decided that you were done with me. I can not prove it. It doesn’t not matter that there is no evidence. I know it or you would never leave ME. I will tell everyone what I say that you have done. I will destroy your reputation. I will destroy everything about you that I can. You do not matter. You are nothing.”
You are everything. You are nothing.
How did that happen?
Actually you never were someone else’s everything…and you never can be less that you were made to be…a Whole and Perfect You. No one has the power to take away your identity.
You are character and light and beauty and freedom and Life.
People who are in the dark pit of despair…I know that sadly you will not hear me…you hate me for not seeing you as worthy of pity. I do not. But if you come out of this place with a white flag instead of a weapon, I will see you as worthy of praise.
Friends and Family of the one who is consumed by darkness and wants to lash out and harm the person that they see as the cause of their pain…You have an opportunity to help this situation.
Do not feed the darkness. Do not dig a deeper and darker hole for them that will take them even longer to come out of…if they ever do. Do not climb into the abyss and help to make evil schemes and plans.Pull your friend up and out. Show them that there is a hope and a future. Show them that our “past is just a story” …it is a learning experience…it is not a place to dwell. It is a new chapter with the chance to recreate who we want to be and how we want to be. It is an opportunity for new story lines and characters and plots and relationships. It is a beginning and not an end. It is a time to help them develop into the person that they always wanted to be. Help them. Do not harm anyone.
“The next time you want to withhold your help, or your love, or your support for another for whatever the reason, ask yourself a simple question: do the reasons you want to withhold it reflect more on them or on you? And which reasons do you want defining you forevermore?”
~ Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
What legacy do you want to leave? Darkness or Light. Evil or Love? Choose well. The battles may not yet all be over, but the side of Light and Love wins the war. If you are not too weary, please join with me. Fight with me on the side of Goodness and Mercy. Wield Light and Love…all around. Forevermore.