"I saw … spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God." – Revelation 16:13-14 NASB
Hollywood has sensationalized horror. As one authority described, these “unsettling films” are “designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm.” They’re made to create nightmares and draw attention to “the dark side of life.” Millions of people flock to these films, filling their minds with monsters, mummies, vampires, and zombies. But how many recognize the satanic origins that inspire many of these images?
Revelation describes Satan’s forces as spirits armed with power; they are even “performing signs.” They fight against God’s people, gathering the nations against God to accomplish Satan’s purposes.
But the Bible tells us that Jesus came to the earth “to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). He frequently cast out demons and gave His disciples “power and authority over all the demons” (Luke 9:1). Yet, we are warned that Satan can be subtle, that he is “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). He can appear in any form, even “as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Through means such as horror films, Satan may try to frighten us. But through the blood of Christ, we have prevailing power. But we must use the power and authority God has given us. Don’t allow Satan to gain an advantage over you. Don’t be “ignorant of his schemes” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Take this spiritual battle seriously. Be strong in the
Lord. Be filled with God’s Word and faith in Him.
PrayerFather, thank You for the authority You have given me. Help me to stand firm, strong in the Spirit. I declare victory in Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingRevelation 16