The movie “Paranormal Activity” has not only drawn crowds to theaters around the world, but it has also brought up the question, “Is paranormal activity real? Does it really happen? How does one deal with it?
So here’s what you need to know about the paranormal.
First, a definition – what does the word ‘paranormal’ mean? Paranormal is a term used to describe any activity or phenomena that cannot be scientifically explained. The world we know, the physical world can be considered the ‘normal’ – it’s the world we understand, see, feel, and touch, where things happen as expected.
The ‘para-normal’ refers to a world next to ours, or just above, or beyond – a world that cannot be explained and is not subject to the rules of our world. And because it’s hard to explain or understand, there’s a lot of ignorance about it.
There are basically three things you need to know about the paranormal.
1. Paranormal Activity IS REAL – People who don’t believe in the paranormal or dismiss it as superstition are usually people who have never experienced it. But try and tell that to those who HAVE! Try and tell someone who wakes up in the morning with marks and bruises in their body from something that happened to them during the night! Go tell someone that sees objects move by themselves in the house or hears someone call their name loud and clear when no one is there! It doesn’t matter if someone says it’s not real – for those to whom it happens, paranormal experiences are VERY REAL.
2. Paranormal Activity IS DEMONIC – In other words, it’s not the spirit of your dead grandmother or some lost soul who’s coming back to haunt you or is trying to communicate with you. Demons are a spiritual force that can affect people in the physical world and one of the ways they do that is through paranormal activity. Most of the stuff you saw in the movie – except for the Hollywood special effects – are things that demons can do to people in real life. In my work I have dealt with countless cases of people who are attacked during their sleep, who sense a real, negative presence around them, who hear voices, and whose lives were ruined by demonic attacks. And I’m talking about perfectly normal people, who had jobs, families, an education, and yet all they knew was useless against those attacks. It’s very important you know that demonic forces are what is actually behind the paranormal.
3. There’s Only ONE WAY of Stopping Paranormal Activity – There’s a lot of non-sense around when it comes to driving out demons. You hear about exorcisms, demonologists, Ouija boards, calling in a priest who needs to get authorization from the Vatican to carry out an exorcism and things like that – none of which can effectively deal with the paranormal. The ONLY WAY I know to deal with demonic attacks effectively is found in the book of Mark 16.17, where Jesus said: “In my Name they will cast out demons.” (And while you’re at it, take a look also in Luke 19.10.) In other words, in the spiritual realm, there’s only ONE NAME that demons respect.
If you have been experiencing the paranormal; if you feel you’re under some demonic attack of any kind, the best thing you can do is find someone who truly KNOWS the Lord Jesus, who is committed to Him – not a religious person or just anyone waving the Bible at you – someone who really has a relationship with God, who is not afraid of demons and therefore in HIS NAME has authority over them. A true Christian will not have any trouble helping you and showing how to stop these attacks permanently.
At our church we offer this service free of charge to people who really want spiritual help. Send me an email if you like and we’ll put in you touch with someone who can really help you.