What USUALLY happen to a non-Christian who tangles with the demonic? A few years ago, a trainer brought some satanic artifacts to a police training session that dealt with Satanism. The trainer, who was not a Christian, was ignorant of the snares that were lying in wait in his display. One of the officers attending his training session--who also was not a Christian--handled some of the artifacts. Regrettably, the trainer later reported that the officer ‘crossed over’ into satanic worship, because of his being NOT spiritually protected from the items he had handled.
Shocked, awed and intimidated by the rising tide of occult artifacts finding their way into international drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), some gang ‘experts’ are repeating the error I previously outlined: They are rushing to teach law enforcement agencies about occult dangers associated with the modern gang scene--without being sure of their OWN spiritual safety, or the safety of their trainees. In short, you have those who are NOT in Christ, teaching others how to battle the demonic in their own strength.
No amount of therapy, jail or prison confinement will ‘set free’ one who is trapped by a demonic snare, or snares. The ONLY thing that will break any demonic snare IS the Blood of Jesus Christ. The snared individual MUST want to be free. They MUST repent, submit their life TO Jesus Christ AND renounce ALL evil associations; ‘drop their flag’ and destroy ALL gang items to be truly free. Plus, once one IS freed, they must fill that spiritual void with Scripture, prayer, and godly associations and activities (II Corinthians 5:17; John 3:30; I John 4:1-6; Ephesians 2:8-10; 6:10-20).
As a public service, The Gang Line Blogger will spend the next few webisodes tackling the spiritual dangers of gang activity in order to bring you up-to-speed as to the real harm caused by demonic snares associated with Modern Street Gangs. We will also identify some of those snares. This is serious business. When a teen wrapped up in gang activity claims to ‘hear voices’; when they feel led to kill or hurt someone (including themselves) to see ‘blood flow’, or, when they have to ‘feed’ themselves hours of videos, mixtapes or MP3s of certain types of songs that highlight certain demonic themes, THAT teen is snared by Satan. The further they strengthen the snare, the more difficult it will be for them to be freed. Good gang members, anxious to ‘move up the ladder’ will spend HOURS taking in drugs, music, and crime--adding cord upon cord to the snare making it impossible for them to break it by themselves. That’s when REAL Christians--not pretenders--are needed to help free them by the power of Christ.