We live in an age where millions of people are connected through digital devices. These technologies have numerous good uses but with any media device so powerful they can also be used in a negative way. Simple messages or videos can go viral in a matter of minutes and reach many thousands of people. One recent disturbing challenge has gone viral – Viral ‘Charlie Charlie’ Social Media Challenge Has Kids Trying to Summon Demon With Ancient Ritual.
This challenge encourages people to perform a ritual which is said to summon a Mexican demon named Charlie. Of course many did and this resulted of them posting videos of themselves performing the ritual on social networks! The worrying part is that many of these people think this is ‘harmless fun’ – nothing could be further from the truth. These are attempts to connect with beings that we should all stay well clear of and God forbids such activity:
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21 emphasis added)
This is because God knows how dangerous this is. We posted earlier this year about the Ouija board craze at Christmas, now with this challenge there is a growing appetite to venture into the supernatural world. This is a very worrying trend and many doors or channels will have already been opened with demonic beings but is this yet again a sign of the times.
God warns us and offers us protection for a reason, commanding us to be “put on the armour of God” – something every Christian should be doing on a daily basis! Our battle is not against other people but the demonic world:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:10-12)
Satan is not out to make ‘friends’, we are all God’s creation so Satan wants to destroy us! Satan knows he is heading into the lake of fire so he wants to take everyone he can with him which means his minions are in overdrive aiming to capture every lost soul. The closer we get to Jesus Christ’s return, the more supernatural activity we will see. The list of things that God’s warns us against will be more on show in the end times. Be alert, if you are involved in anything that your heart is saying get away from – do it! If you have been involved in something in the past that have had a negative impact on you or even scares you – turn to God now! He is our only safe resting place!
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. (Revelation 21:8)