Many people question the upset around them but fail to realize they were the ones who unknowingly invited it. I’m drawn to 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 ” Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearances of evil.”
Keep in mind, some things are disguised to appear innocent but hold darkness. There are family board games that allow you to call on spirits. If we are to follow scripture then these board games don’t belong near our family, whether they appear innocent or not. Sometimes we look at the maker of the games and assume they are innocent to play, but wisdom screams, back away.
We also must take an inventory on the books we read, movies watched, the certain company we keep and even the interests we hold. All these areas that appear as innocent or harmless entertainment, could be surrounding us with darkness.
We are called to stand out like a light to a dark world. Sometimes, we are the ones dimming our light by the things we partake in. With that being said, if we are to abstain from all appearances of evil, then we must not partake in anything that sets us up to be deceived. Things that hold the appearance of evil often can be misleading. Certain movies may hold demons, or witchcraft that was slipped into a suspense movie or even a book. Certain people who dabble in sorcery, paranormal activity or destructive behavior such as drinking, drugs, or crime; may be carriers of darkness and just being around them; can have us taking on their darkness on as our own. People who read horoscopes or have tarot cards read are literally opening to the door to the enemy, and inviting darkness to attack them, in areas they will be least suspecting it. Those areas normally will be something that they held closest to their hearts such as their marriage, children, job, finances or health. These will be the areas hit first, that dark spirits like to attack in. They attack closest to the heart, in order to get the person knocked down emotionally, physically, or spiritually; which allows them greater access to inflict greater turmoil, due to the fact the person is vulnerable, due to the emotional instability caused by the original attack.
As believer’s we must keep in mind, light and darkness can’t exist in the same room as one will overpower the other. We must not invite darkness to dim our light. We must use wisdom in the activities we partake in and create a barrier against darkness, by abstaining from all appearances of evil.