MY JOURNEY TO REDEMPTION



Hosea 6:1

Come and let us return to the Lord

For He has torn, but He will heal us;

He has stricken, but He will bind us up








We cannot do great things on this earth, only small things with great love - Mother Teresa

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MY COMMENTARY ON HARMLESS, THE MOVIE - PORN AND THE DEMONIC REALM

Recently, I learned of an upcoming Christian horror film -- YES, horror film -- set to release in October, called Harmless. It’s the story about a husband and father and his battle with pornography. According to the film's website:

Harmless is a feature film shot in the popular found footage style. It’s the story about a husband and father and his battle with a box of porn that is found in the closet. Once opened, the box of porn begins to torment the family, much like a poltergeist. It’s sort of a social commentary on how pornography can destroy a family.



From the content of this trailer, it appears that Christians are starting to wake up to the demonic realities behind porn. Pornography is not "harmless," as so many people have been fooled into believing, but is rather a powerful and destructive tool used by Satan to destroy families, bring people into bondage, and to open a door for demonic activity in a person's life....not simply because it is morally bankrupt, but by nature is spiritually detrimental.

Several years ago, I wrote a blog dealing with the sinister spiritual realities behind pornography. This particular blog has appeared on several websites, and has been translated into Slovakian. Ironically enough, it touches on the very subject of this movie, and for this reason, I have decided to re-post it here. Please watch the trailer, with the content of this blog in mind.

PORN AND THE DEMONIC REALM


A few months after I became saved, the Lord put a burden on my heart for those involved in porn. He moved my heart to start praying for them....to desperately cry out to Him for their salvation. It was during one of these prayer sessions that the Lord opened my eyes to see and understand the demonic reality that exists in the midst of the multi-billion dollar porn industry.

It does not exist “behind-the scenes” nor has it “infiltrated” the industry – It completely controls the inner workings and has power over those involved. The Lord gave me a very powerful vision of one of the porn shoots that I had worked on, involving a major mainstream porn company and numerous people. I recalled what took place in the scene, as I visualized myself having hardcore sex, and the people all around me. As I was praying, the Lord literally opened my eyes and gave me a glimpse into the spiritual reality that existed around me, but at the time I was too blind to see or comprehend. I saw this scene from a completely different perspective, with spiritual insight to the reality of what went on around me. In 2 Kings 6, the prophet Elisha prays to the Lord that the eyes of his servant may be opened, so that he may see the spiritual realities surrounding them.

Elisha's words to his servant were validated when God let him see the spiritual realities that lay beyond normal human sight. In much the same way, God opened my own eyes and gave me a glimpse into the demonic realm that controls the porn industry. In my own vision, I saw a room filled with demons. The people involved in the production of the video, including myself, were completely oblivious to this horrific reality – the total demonic regime which was present. The demons themselves were doing various things. Some of them were watching us have sex. Others were roaming around the room, sort of “patrolling” it. Others were “standing guard,” like a soldier guarding his post.

It was then that the Lord revealed to me what I had exposed myself to during my time in porn, how He had protected me, and what others in the porn industry expose themselves to on a daily basis. The porn industry is the Kingdom of Darkness at work in the lives of men. God showed me Jude 23, in which He instructs us, regarding some people, to “save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” Those in the porn industry must be forcefully “pulled out of the fire” in this way. They are held captive – controlled and manipulated – by those demons which have been assigned to the multi-billion dollar porn industry. Every porn star has a direct demonic influence in his or her life. A person's entrance into the porn industry is the gateway for this influence. Each person has a specific demon, or multiple demons, assigned to him or her. When several porn stars gather on set to shoot a production, those demons are converging together in one place – which is why the atmosphere on a porn set is so dark and heavy.



There are multiple demons gathered together in one place, and those on set are completely oblivious to the spiritual inner workings going on around them, for several reasons. For one thing, porn stars have their senses numbed by drugs and alcohol. It is common knowledge that drug use makes a person more susceptible to demonic influence. Drugs are directly tied to sorcery in the Bible, and most pagan cultures use drugs in their religious rituals. In the case of paganism, drugs are used to heighten spiritual awareness – but on a porn set, they are used to dull the senses, making a person more willing to do things that a sober person would not typically agree to.



Drug use provides a direct gateway for demonic activity – anyone involved in the occult will tell you this -- but in the case of recreational drug use, the person using is often unaware. The truly frightening thing about porn is that there is already such heavy demonic activity on set – the drug use simply adds to it. The porn stars who are outside getting high are actually opening themselves up for increased demonic influence in their lives. Those in the porn industry are under the control of 2 different entities – the demonic realm which controls the industry, and the mind-altering drugs which numb them to any sense of spiritual awareness; moreover, many of them been so abused, wounded, and broken down in life, that their psyche has been damaged, and their emotions hardened. They enter the porn industry with a completely erroneous view of morality and sexuality. They do not consider the moral consequences of their actions; in fact, their moral compass is completely shifted, and their view of sexuality as it relates to others and themselves is highly abnormal. This unhealthy view of sex, and their own sexuality/spirituality, leaves a wide-open door for Satan to come in and completely deceive them.

Throughout the Scriptures, we are warned about the craftiness of Satan, and how he uses deception to lure people away from God. Those in the porn industry, are prone to deception even before they sign their first contract. They do not enter the industry, then become deceived. They are damaged and victimized people who believe the lies that they are worthless -- that their value lies in their sexuality, and sex is all they are good for. Satan manipulates them into believing that pornography will fulfill them, and give them some sense of control over their lives. He uses their deep pain and longing to lure them into an industry which will destroy what little self-esteem and sense of control they have left.

The longer one remains in the porn industry, the harder that person gets, and the more they try to justify their decision to make porn. This is exactly how Satan works – through self-deception. So, what we have is Satan working through 2 mediums: direct demonic influence and deception. This Satanic sphere of influence does not stop with the mere production of pornography, but also extends to the consumption of pornography.



The use of pornography provides a direct gateway for demonic influence, and every video or website opens another door. When a person uses pornography, he is allowing for the demonic forces which control the porn industry to infiltrate his life and his home. Not only is he directly contributing to the kingdom of Satan, but he is allowing an opportunity for Satan to gain a stronghold in his life. There is a huge supernatural element to porn addiction, which involves spiritual bondage. Willpower is not enough to break this powerful hold – it takes a mighty work of the Holy Spirit. In Psalm 101:3, David said “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes.” In the same manner, 1 Thes. 5:22 commands us to abstain from every form, or appearance, of evil. In other words, we are to stay away from any visual or audible representation of evil. This is pornography. Jesus said, in Matthew 15:18-20, that the things which come from the heart, including evil thoughts and fornications, defile a man. So, in addition to defiling a person, pornography brings a person under the influence, and even control, of the demonic entities that control it. Indulging one's senses in porn goes beyond merely giving "fulfilling the lust of the flesh," as there is a very real spiritual dynamic that exists. By actively participating in this Satanic industry, a person is actually tapping into the demonic realm.



Most Christians do not think of watching porn in the same category as dabbling in the occult, or playing with a ouija board, but the truth is, the same demonic forces which work in the occult are also at work in the porn industry, and the porn industry is just as heavily controlled by Satan. A person can actually become controlled by his desire for porn – this is demonic influence. Whenever a person lets pornography into his or her home, Satan will use that very mechanism to try and destroy the people in that home. He knows how to use pornography to bring the viewer into bondage, because he controls the entire porn industry.

Demonic activity is as rampant in pornography as is in the occult. The danger lies in the fact that those who watch it aren't aware of the demonic influence that is being cast into their lives. Those involved in the occult are well-aware of its demonic nature, whereas people who watch porn are ignorant of its dark spiritual realities.

Porn is much more subtle, and appeals to the very basest desires of man. What a man may see as simply a few moments of carnal pleasure is, in reality, an open invitation for demonic influence in his life. Pornography provides an entire network by which Satan works to destroy the lives of men – those who produce it, and those who consume it. The demonic forces which directly control the porn industry from the inside are also at work on the outside, bringing people into bondage and rendering them powerless against their “addiction.” I guess you could say that the porn industry is the central headquarter of demonic activity, and this activity branches out to influence each and every person who actively watches porn.

The level at which a person becomes controlled by these demonic influences depends upon how readily that person gives himself over to porn, and his participation in it. In Genesis 4:7, God says to Cain “If you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” In the same way, the demons that rule over the porn industry lie at the door, waiting for any opportunity to bring the Christian into bondage. Their desire is to dominate anyone who opens the door for them. Every time a person views pornographic content, that door is opened, and demonic spirits are allowed entrance into, and influence upon, a person's life.

2 comments:

  1. April, your story is very interesting. You are not the only one who have the experience and point of view about dark forces leading the porn industry. there are sites that talks about how porn is used as a mind control tool to manipulate and enslave humankind. yes, similar to your story, these sites talk about dark societies who lead porn industry are working intelligently to use porn as a great tool to enslave and control people. These societies are all occults and, without doubts, follow demons that if not they are demons themselves. you have your experience and point of view; the other sites have theirs, but you all have a very close information.

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  2. Wow.... this piece is truly Spirit inspired! - I have been under the bondage of porn but praise be to God - He is now in me and is working to prove Himself strong.

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