goosebumps


I have goosebumps and raised hairs on my arms. My spine is tingling and my heart is racing. I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation, gripping the couch cushions with all the strength I have. I don't normally watch shows pertaining to ghostly adventures. It's not my cup of tea-watching people investigate paranormal activity and hauntings in old abandoned buildings, inviting demonic apparitions to communicate with those that wish to contact the dead. 

My experience with paranormal experiences straight from Hell is zero. And I don't plan on ever delving into such an ungodly satanic "hobby". But for some reason I was attracted to Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures this afternoon. It isn't explainable as to why I felt the need to watch such a show. Maybe curiosity? And yet, I feel so dirty with a sense of breathlessness. I myself have delved farther than I wish into the realm of the dead. 

I don't particularly believe in ghosts. You know, the Civil War dead guys that roam the battle fields, making fires, eating their hard tack, and playing card games. Those are cheesy Halloween stories that don't ever seem to add up, or produce believable evidence. 

According to GotQuestions.org "If there are such things as ghosts, according to the Bible, they absolutely cannot be the disembodied spirits of deceased human beings." If they aren't deceased human beings, then what exactly is it that people swear that they see? Well, not the spirits of humans, I'll guarantee that. Yet, there is a possibility that there are spirits that walk the earth. GotQuestions.org also mentions that "The Bible teaches very clearly that there are indeed spirit beings who can connect with and appear in our physical world. The Bible identifies these beings as angels and demons." 

I do believe in demons and angels. If they're recorded in the Bible, then they're real. And since Satan is still roaming the earth, I fully believe that so are his demons. It is recorded in 2 Corinthians 11:14 - 15 that "Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.”

So, appearing as ghosts manifested in human form appears to be a capability that the demons posses. Whoa. Creepy! Here's what GotQuestions.org has to say about ghostly hauntings:
The closest biblical example of a “haunting” is found in Mark 5:1-20. A legion of demons possessed a man and used the man to haunt a graveyard. There were no ghosts involved. It was a case of a normal person being controlled by demons to terrorize the people of that area. Demons only seek to “kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10). They will do anything within their power to deceive people, to lead people away from God. This is very likely the explanation of “ghostly” activity today. Whether it is called a ghost, a ghoul, or a poltergeist, if there is genuine evil spiritual activity occurring, it is the work of demons.
I hate to think that this is more than likely happening still to this day, that demons walk the face of this earth masquerading as "angels of light", deceiving people into believing that there are ghosts-souls of the dead that have yet to rest in peace. 

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  1. this is kinda scary.. what caused the fear!??

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  2. Interesting post...but when we are covered with Christ's blood, we are protected from Satan's forces so long as we stay on God's path for us. Yes, the spirit world is real, but you don't have to live in fear of it because you're a child of God. (:

    God bless,
    Melissa Renee
    girls-4-god.blogspot.com

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    1. Who said I was living in fear? Just that I was freaked out that 1) someone would believe in human spirits and 2)that they go looking for evidence that these things exist (as a thrill).

      I don't watch these shows, because I do not wish to engage in that. Not that I am afraid of being possessed or whatever. And while I am a Christian who is protected by the grace and blood of Christ, I don't believe it is a good idea to delve into such a world, because God says our eyes are the window to our soul. Philippians 4:8 says to put what is holy and pure into our minds and souls.

      And, in my understanding, anything (regardless if it's a TV show) does place unwholesome things into our body, minds and spirit. I do not wish to be apart of that. It's not because I am afraid.

      Em

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  3. I agree that watching shows like that exposes you to things that aren't wholesome. (Isn't there a Bible verse about being ignorant of the sinful ways of the world? I think there is....) It makes me sad that the creators of those shows are trying so hard to delve into a world that they have virtually no power over, a world that they should be trying to stay away from. It's like, "No, you're going the wrong way!" Ha. And I only meant to encourage you, not to imply that you were fearful. You just seemed a little shaken in your post, that's all. (:

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