07 October, 2010
It's the Blood!
I was recently walking through the Menards store and came to the section of Halloween costumes. They had an unusually large selection of costumes centered on Vampires. If you have not noticed, one of the things that is running rampant with our teens and young people today is the fixation on Vampires. In fact I just recently saw that this was the number one draw in the age bracket from the age of 12 to 25… which is the area that is being targeted in marketing. Because our young folks in this world are drawn and literally fixated on Vampires. The entertainment folks are especially trying to make movies and books on vampires. Some of the top rated… or top selling movies and books are the Twilight series… which if you’ve been living in a hole… are on vampires.
Why do you think that is happening?
I believe it is happening because the enemy knows that there is something valuable and important about blood.
In fact, in the book of Leviticus, the Bible tells us that “life is in the blood.”
The enemy of our souls is quite cunning. In the last few decades, churches and denominations have de-emphasized the blood, because they have not wanted to offend anyone. The Methodist's removed every reverence to blood from their hymnals. We don't teach and preach on the blood, because we don't want to seem freakish or gory. But the Bible clearly teaches that without the blood, there is no remission of sin. It is the blood that cleanses us and sets us free. So, as the church is taking the focus off of the blood, the enemy comes charging in with a counterfeit... vampires. Isn't it interesting, the parallels that are drawn? The power is in the blood. The life is in the blood. Without blood, death is imminent. And teens and young people are eating it up. And the church has shied away from this vital truth!
We've got to get back to the preaching of the blood!