I don’t know what your stance is and experiences are with leisure activities / entertainment and Christianity?
Me, I have been sooooo cautious due to my past, as I came out of the occult and almost died from their attacks.
I have been putting SOOOO much work into consecrating myself and doing my best to live a holy life.
I will be completely honest with you:
This has been hard.
And I am “the odd one” in almost all circles I go to – if I ever go, that is…. the situations where I socialize is mainly at work and if I have to participate in any work related “fun” activities, team “away-days” etc…. even in church, I hardly ever engage in more than “small talk” whenever I am attending something, as I am aware that my lifestyle is very different to the way other people, including other Christians, live.
I don’t watch TV, I am not on netflix, I don’t go to clubs, I don’t smoke or drink, a big one is I don’t listen to any unclean music and I am not into knowing or entertaining what any celebrity or royalty is currently up to….
To continue this list (if you are still reading?), I don’t do yoga, pilates, martial arts, meditation, therapy, mindfulness (huge problem in the field where I work, as “they” want all clients to practice mindfulness!!!), I don’t read books by any of the Obamas or Prince Harry etc….
This makes it hard to speak with me – for other people – as the topics are quite limited (for them) – if they don’t want to speak about GOD.
And I find that most people don’t want to speak about GOD (or related matters) in their “free time” – including Christians.
For me, that makes no sense, which, again, makes me the “odd one” – and 1-2-1 conversations are a bit easier, but in larger/ small talk settings, the conversation is normally going to one or all of the abovementioned topics and I cannot / don’t want to engage, and most of the time – unless asked directly – I don’t say anything, but when I do, it is normally that I tell them I don’t watch TV or that I am not on netflix and then they are normally embarrassed and don’t want to speak to me anymore.
I mean, I get it.
Unbelievers will think I am crazy and many Christians will think I am too extreme – OR they will feel bad, as they are convicted by the HOLY SPIRIT that this is what GOD wants for us.
It’s what I believe HE wants – at least for ME.
And I would be a complete fool after all I have been through not to do what HE wants me to do.
Not only would I be a fool, I would also be a dead fool, as the devil and his witches would kill me the very same second as GOD would remove HIS protection from me.
In a way, I am fortunate.
As I have an “integrated evil-detector” in my system and I kid you not, it is physical, I get like a sound and like some kind of alarm inside or perhaps similar to a very strong “ick” you would feel when something groces you out.
PLUS, if, or when I decided to do anything sinful, I can immediately feel the physical sensation of the satanic “energy” being allowed to move through my body – and with this comes the knowing that these “vibrations” are up to no good and will harm me!!!
This is to help anyone reading this understand that firstly, I am not doing and saying all these things because I want to be better than anyone!!!
For me, this is and has been a matter of life and death.
Secondly, I am not trying to make anyone feel bad or teaching them anything, however, if you want to be free and need to be delivered from something (and I believe EVERYBODY does!!) – this is what you, too, will need to do in order for GOD to be able to protect you.
You see, GOD is a GOD of covenant.
And HE is gentle.
HE leaves us our free will and we can all choose what to do and whom to serve.
And if we want to make a covenant with his enemy, GOD will let us!!!
The devil on the other hand is sneaky, deceptive, cruel and mean.
He will never come through the front door, unless people will deliberately call him, which already means that he has been deceiving them prior to them wanting to serve him, otherwise they wouldn’t have this desire in the first place.
There are probably less people who consciously wanted to and did sell their soul to the devil (friends, I am telling you, this stuff is REAL!!!) than those who have been tricked into belonging to him.
Via accepting/ receiving a bait and “opening the door” to the devil and his evil spirits.
When that happens, THE SPIRIT OF GOD will leave.
Perhaps not completely and perhaps not instantly.
But a covenant had been formed between this soul and the kingdom of darkness.
This means that GOD is unable to protect this soul, as this soul has rejected HIM and has thus decided, yes, made the conscious decision, to belong to the devil.
This allows the devil to torment this person.
Physically, emotionally, financially, to afflict their health – mental and physical -, their relationships, their career – ALL areas of their life, just as GOD will bless us in all these areas, the devil is allowed to harm us there if we let him in.
What I never understood and what is so crucial to understand is that we are NEVER our own.
There are only 2 choices we can make and it will always be one or the other:
we and our lives either belong to GOD or to the devil.
It is one of the greatest lies of the enemy that we can do what we want, in fact, that’s been his best selling slogan ever since GOD created mankind – starting with Eve!!!, he made her believe that she can eat this fruit although GOD had told her not to – this is the main principle and the the “theme” which is still ongoing TODAY.
GOD says we cannot do something – the devil says “don’t mind him, just do what you want”- and then we are without GOD’s protection, kicked out of HIS covenant, out of paradise if you will, naked / without protection spiritually…….
So recently, I was invited to a restaurant and we were going there with some “church people” – not from my church, but from a church I was visiting…. and we were talking over food and we came to the topic of yoga.
Friends, you know my views about yoga, they are based on my own experiences and on a lot of research and I recommend that you look into this (if you haven’t already), because YOGA could be the reason why you are having nightmares, suffering from insomnia or being raped in your dreams – if you like, you can read my article about it here, it is called The “gods” of the New Age – and the worst of my satanic and demonic experiences are based on a contact with a so-called “guru” or “enlightenment teacher” who also practiced yoga and tantra and is truly a satanist – so I know why I tell everyone to stay away from yoga, because I know from first hand experience how evil and harmful these spirits are. You can read about my experiences with occultic attacks all over this blog, even in my testimony, that’s why I have created this blog, to expose the true nature of these things and unfortunately, they are so common and widespread and they are EVIL.
Anyway, I spoke about yoga with these Christians…. and I shared my views that I firmly believe it is satanic and that it is hindu worship, whether the person practicing it knows it or not, whether they want it or not… they agreed with me and added some of what they had read or heard about it.
So far, so good.
It then went on to Pilates and they asked me of my view about it and I said that I believe it’s the very same thing – and I saw shock in their eyes – and luckily, before one of them, whom they called and who is obviously practicing Pilates, before she had to react to them telling her what I had said, the food came and the conversation was about the food…..
Later, we spoke about music and TV – and when I shared that I don’t watch any of it or don’t listen to “unclean” music, we spoke about some shows on TV and I confessed that I did watch some very satanic shows in my past before I got saved – including “The Vampire Diaries” – and this is a no-brainer, but it it’ s a very good example of how the devil works – he mixes entertainment with demonisation, he mixes truth with lies, he confuses us and lets us overstep GOD’s boundaries and “BOOM” – he has us and the door is open for him!!!
On a side note, it was even during the worst times of when I was under attack when I liked to watch horror movies – never before in my life have I liked them!!! – and I felt a sense of relief when “evil content” was playing on TV… at the time, I thought it was because I learned more about the “evil energy” and overcame it by “desensitizing myself to it. How wrong I was: it was more because of the devil leaving me alone during this time, because by watching more of this “junk”, I was deliberately (even if unknowingly!!!) opening more doors for more evil spirits to enter me!
One of them said ‘can I watch “friends”‘ – and everyone laughed, as if it was obvious that this show is harmless and that it must be a joke to even ask the question – and that’s when everyone again went on to believing that I am “the odd one”, when I said “apart from the sexual immorality in there” – and she replied “what CAN we watch then” – and after this question, everyone decided to change the topic.
And I am not here to preach or teach anyone who isn’t willing or ready (I did that in the beginning as a “baby Christian” and I don’t think I was effective other than in effectively offending people…..)
Many may have to suffer the consequences before they are willing to learn and to listen…not to me, but mainly to GOD.
HE put these rules in the book for a reason – not to spoil all the fun for us, but to be able to protect us.
The error is soooo old, friends!!!
I write for the ones who know that something is wrong and want to change that, want to be FREE from demonic or satanic harassment, who want to sleep through at night, who want to have their peace back!
And this is how I see it:
If you believe or know that something isn’t right.
And you will know what I mean if you are under satanic attack!!!
IF you want to get rid of this pain, of this terror, this harassment, disturbance, “bad luck”, obsessive thoughts or habits or compulsions or addictions – whatever it is you are going through!!! – have you considered that the source this is coming from could be supernatural???
If you believe this could be so, please look into deliverance!!
Pray about it.
Do your research.
You MAY have to “scan” all your habits, belongings and beliefs for “satanic viruses / malware” – if you want to be free?
Including what you are listening to and watching!
Let GOD lead you!
And if you want to, you can consider me crazy, odd, strange or radical – I don’t mind.
But if something is bothering you, don’t let this stop you!
Don’t let the fact that a “crazy person” told you this keep you from looking into it, from getting help!!!
There is a lot of information on this blog about all these topics and I am also pointing you towards many other sources on the internet.
You could visit my page here “Need deliverance” to find out more and other than that, every single article on this blog is trying to point you towards seeking deliverance and breaking free from the bondage the enemy wants to keep you in….and to bring you to the GREAT DELIVERER, to the ONE who can set you free – JESUS CHRIST.
Me, I believe “what can we watch then?” is the wrong question.
For me, it’s not about living a life filled with as many pleasantries as possible – and during the rest of the time, we could try to serve GOD?
This may work for some, or even for many people, and they may feel restricted by the “rules”, by what they cannot do if they want to be obedient to GOD.
I understand that and it wasn’t easy for me either to give up everything GOD told me to give up!!!
Me, I had no choice.
And I understand more and more how privileged I am that GOD taught me all these things, so I could share them with those willing to learn.
The way I understand GOD and what HE wants for us and from us is that there is no such thing as living in between worlds and separating between “GOD-time” and “leisure time” – as if it was a job!
I believe HE wants ALL of us, wants us to put HIM first, to obey HIM and to devote ALL areas of our lives to HIM at ALL times.
So the right question for me would be “how can I enjoy myself in a godly way”?
Because GOD wants us to drink, eat and be merry – it’s in the bible!
Or even better: “LORD, what do you want me to do today or with this time I have on my hands”?
Perhaps GOD wants us to serve more?
I know this is definitely true for me!
But then we will have to negotiate with HIM – tell HIM how exhausted we are and that HE needs to give us more strength or better health or that HE generally needs to help us so that we will be able to help others more and better….
In the end, it ‘s about pleasing HIM or am I wrong?
So the question “what CAN I watch” is not coming from this perspective – it comes from a selfish perspective, a carnal one – “how can I please my flesh without upsetting GOD” – whereas our quest should be the other way round.
Not saying I get it right all the time.
And I am even admitting that I miss my TV shows and the music I was into….. however, I don’t miss the evil spirits they brought to my body, my dreams and my life – and the one thing that I would miss the MOST is GOD’s presence – if HE would be displeased about me, if HE would turn away from me, if THE HOLY SPIRIT would stop speaking to me.
NOTHING is worth loosing my relationship to GOD over.
The satisfaction, saturation, fulfillment and PEACE HE brings is not even comparable with any amusement, any “enjoyment” the enemy, aka the world could possibly offer me – because all they have is what I like to call “cheap thrills” and “fake copies” – sex for love, drugs for peace, “excitement” for the buzz of being filled with the fire of GOD, success for purpose, money for contentment….and their thrills are not only cheap and fake, they are also very temporary, whereas GOD’s gifts and blessings are permanent, even eternal!
Only GOD has “the real deal”.
Me, I sin sometimes because I can’t help myself…. but I never feel good afterwards.
Because of what I have been through, I am literally able to perceive the direct change in my reality, how I am getting vulnerable, how my armour is not effective any longer and how the enemy is now able to attack me at night as a direct consequence of what I have been watching or listening to, out of rebellion or despair or just not being able to resist the temptation…
It’s not a joke, my friends.
There is a battle over our souls going on every day, 24/7.
GOD is fighting for our salvation and the enemy doesn’t want to let us go.
And it starts small.
With a song…. or a TV show….
In prison (and also outside), offenders are known for trying to groom people into “doing them favours” and in the end bringing something into the prison (drugs, phones, whatever).
And it always starts very small – I’ve been there, they’ve tried it with me!
They would just innocently touch your arm during a conversation or as a greeting or goodbye and if this goes by unchallenged, they would do the next one, invade one’s personal space during a conversation, trying to flirt a little, or test if threats would work…. it begins very subtle, of course, staff who work in the field are trained to detect the signs, but in the world, this is also very common!
“a little can’t hurt” – you know what I am talking about!
In prison, to stay with the example, “just once” can be enough for the person to be obliged to having to do this again and again, because they will then be blackmailed that they would be reported for the first transgression if they refuse to commit another one.
After all, as we all know, once is all it takes to get pregnant!!
And it’s the same with the devil – he can enter anyone – and he will !!!! – when the door has been opened.
GOD may have mercy and not allow it the first time and try and convict the person, but at some point, HE will respect our choice!
And will let us become hit by the consequences…..
So when we ask questions of “what is allowed”, we are already moving on the edge, close to what isn’t…. if that makes sense?
We are not considering the kingdom, but it’s boundaries and we are focused on them.
Which will at least make us ineffective for GOD – if not in danger even…. we are on the fence, looking at life on the other side…
As soon as we are asking when we need to be back home, it means we are intending to go out – or at least contemplating…
Yes, GOD will forgive us and even rescue us if we fall or get bitten by the serpent – but sometimes, HE will also let us suffer from the consequences….
In a spiritual sense, it is better to stay inside and not go out at all – to translate it into watching shows or listen to music, if we are unsure if it is clean, it is probably or very likely not and if we are unsure if it is for us, it is probably NOT.
And me, I like this just as much as you do – which means to a degree of 0%.
However, what I DO like is GOD’s protection and HIS power to defeat all the demonic and satanic attacks that have been coming against me for SO many years now.
We cannot live in both worlds.
It doesn’t matter how much we may want to.
We don’t make the rules.
The CREATOR does.
And if we want HIS protection, salvation, deliverance and divine wisdom, we need to surrender to HIM, give our lives to HIM and follow HIS rules.
There is no other way.
JESUS is the way, the truth and the life. HE died on the cross for your sins, yes, that’s right, for yours and mine… it is all such a fascinating and yet true story. JESUS CHRIST came to earth as the SON OF GOD to save us all from the devil. And HIS works are still relevant today, HE is as alive today as he was more than 2000 years ago. And if you are not saved, HE wants to save you today, right here and right now: please don’t stay under the power of the king of darkness, please join us and give your life to THE LORD.
Here is an example of what you can pray in your heart right now, if you want to make JESUS LORD over your life:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge and confess that I have not lived my life for YOU to this day, but have been living for myself and in sin and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need YOU in my life; I want YOU in my life.
I recognize the completed work of YOUR only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST in giving HIS life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart JESUS is LORD and that HE was raised from the dead and ask for YOUR forgiveness, which YOU have made freely available to me through this sacrifice.
Come into my life now, LORD!
Take up residence in my heart and be my KING, my LORD, and my SAVIOUR!
From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow YOU all the days of my life. Those days are in YOUR hands.
I ask this Jesus name.
If you have just prayed this prayer, you are now part of GOD’s kingdom and family and I heartily welcome you, my dear brother or sister!
The next thing to do is get a bible and find a church where you can receive further instructions, so that your new life in THE LORD may prosper and that you will become who HE made you to be.
GOD bless you and if you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch.
I hope and pray that this will inspire, encourage, deliver, heal and bless you.
And that GOD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life, that HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you and bring you peace. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.
6 thoughts on “What CAN we watch then?”
It’s good to be the odd one out when you are doing what God tells you to do. Narrow is the way that leads to eternal life and few find it. May your life always praise God!
Thank you for reading and for the encouragement!
GOD bless you!
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Because of your past there is a lot that can hurt you EVA. I knew someone who could not attend baseball games after becoming a follower of Jesus. That was where he always got drunk and started fights. He was horrified that people at his church went to baseball games.
The solution to what am I to watch and be a part of is answered the best when we are walking close, very close with the Lord. The holy Spirit will put those subtlety bad mixed with good things, as you say on our radar. Truthfully, I find nothing worthy of watching very often. We have a good weather forecast team on a local channel…I talk back when they say things like “bitterly cold” though.
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I love that you’re not letting them get away with it that easily, Gary!
Hopefully, they will do the right thing and honor your complaints and change the weather for you!?!?!??
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I wish that would happen but then they would be wrong and I would only like them for a very short time. Sigh…such is life.
We taught our kids to talk back to the TV and correct what was presented…If we heard one of the kids say “That’s a bad word” or “That’s not funny” we would go see what was happening as well as give the show a thumbs up or down for future watching. They learned to filter words thoughts and ideas as they would have to in school and real life. Now they are raising their kids the same way. Awareness is a huge issue for all of us. God is with us when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. He also prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies, but that’s when we are very close to the Shepherd. That’s making a mockery of them by God (we don’t get to do that).
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I love that, Gary, good for you and your children!!
I agree that we shouldn’t talk back to our human enemies all the time, but we can talk back to “the enemy”, JESUS taught us how to do it, the same way HE did it when satan tempted HIM in the desert and he replied to each temptation with “it is written…..” – Thank GOD that HE gave us this recipe, otherwise we would probably cause more damage than doing good with trying to talk back to the cunning linguist and accuser that he is….
It’s true though, awareness is key and our wisdom is not sufficient, we need GOD to help us in this matter and we need to be as close to HIM as we can be – always.
Thank you so much for your contribution and adding more insight and understanding to my post – as always.
GOD bless you my dear brother.
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