The Church’s silence, or close to silence, over the last few years has inadvertently opened the door to the enemy — an opening he has been quick to exploit with obvious relish!
The resulting rise in demonic, even Satanic beliefs and practices, or paganism, is directly related to the silence, the failure to preach the Gospel of Christ, and peoples long held desire to embrace and cling to something other than atheism.
“There must be something more to life than this!” is the commonest expression of this desire to have something to cling to — and, in the absence of God, the supernatural of Satanism fits their desires perfectly!
When is The Church itself going to fully embrace the supernatural of the God they so loudly profess?
For far too long, anything supernatural of God has been eschewed and avoided for two reasons.
- One, it’s the fear of anything supernatural — “after all, it may be demonic!”
- Two, it’s the almost total lack of both teaching and demonstration of The Power of God.
Yet, was it not Paul who wrote to the Corinthians,
“And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NKJV
When a healing miracle is recorded, and medically confirmed, why does The Church stay so silent, almost rejecting the news — condemning it almost as hyper exaggeration and doubtful enough to be labelled a lie?
This, above everything, has given the impetus to the rise in paganism — doubt and suspicion coupled with no other explanation to satisfy the inquiring mind of a non-believer.
Well, that and the omission of teaching of Jesus, and the practice of Holy Spirit and His gifts.
It really is time to give people back their hope once again! That is the only way we are going push back this rise in wickedness, and paganism.
Preach Jesus, and demonstrate God’s Power by His Holy Spirit — exactly as Paul wrote.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.