This is to follow up with “The Hands Resist Him” painting. How can paranormal things happen to a painting? Are these people lying?
Well, not at all. I believe these people are being completely forward in their tales. I believe they are terrified in fact. That is why the gentleman who purchased the painted set up cameras and caught the children literally coming out of the painting. I have been in search of this video and if I am successful I will surely send the link for all of you.
Here are the facts. Hauntings exist nowhere in God’s word. Any type of activity which happens today is in fact due to demons. Ghosts are merely demons in disguise. They are referred in God’s word as familiar spirits. When we die, we are immediately sent to the judgement, therefore there is no ghosts lurking the earth. Here is the scripture to help us investigate.
Hebrews 927 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this judgement:
So, scripture clearly says it’s finished. Once we die this is what happens. The judgement. The Lord hands it down and He decides where we will spend eternity and in the word of God it does not state purgatory or on this earth. It is either in heaven or hell.
Now in regards to familiar spirits, here is the word again. Deuteronomy 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
In this verse and the previous verse, the Lord is directing us not to be a party to certain things due to them being abominable. When the scripture refers to a consulter with familiar spirits, it is referring to someone who makes it a point to talk with familiar spirits. Familiar spirits, now what are those? Simply put, demons who are familiar with you or those who have passed away. They disguise themselves. The Bible refers to Satan as an angel of light. These demons are able to behave and talk just as a person. So when people speak of a haunting or a ghost, to put things in perspective, it is simply a demon who knows who used to live there. How they spoke, how they dressed..EVERYTHING. They are in fact familiar with them. So they are able to make it appear like they are the spirit or ghost of the person who has died.
Now, can other things besides people be haunted? Hauntings is merely demonic activity or possessions according to the Bible, which is why we search the scriptures. Here is a terrific answer to the question. It is in the times of when Jesus walked the earth. He was confronted by not only the sick who were plagued by infirmities, but He was brought many who were demon possessed. Children were thrown into the fire, others were tormented and tossed into caves such as the example I am about to give.
Luke 8:27- 33 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. When he say Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.” And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And suffered them. Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.
The word of God is infallible and clear. Yes, things other than people can be possessed by demons. Can this painting in fact be accessed to Satan and his demon hoard? You bet it can! But, if you are a child of God fear not! The very God that raised Jesus Christ from the dead now dwells within you! Yes YOU!
I recently have received a lot of slack concerning the paranormal or supernatural things and what I write about. The thing is the Bible is perfectly clear. Return to the word of God and it will show you stories such as these which happened. The Lord is the same yesterday today and forever! These things existed then and they exist now. The trick is how to fight against it.
I’d love your input on this post. For more information on Jesus, read His word. I personally love the book of Luke and its account.
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Blessings until our next paranormal investigation into the Bible!