Friday, October 26, 2012

Real Life Vampires

People Who Suck the Life Out of You

When our preacher did this sermon he had the most attention I had ever gave someone. I was amazed. I wrote 4 pages of notes and made sure with him that it was ok to write this post because I loved this subject so much. I was completely entranced by his message and what it spoked to me.

Have you ever had someone where you were having a great day and they merely start a conversation and it literally feels like you have been drained of all energy you had? Yep these people are the real life vampires. Best part is? God has it wrote down in His manual of life how to combat them. I was thrilled to hear this, because I do come encounter with these types of people. Whether they mean to or whether they don't.

First of all, some people believe that vampires come from Genesis 4 where God place the marking on Cain. But the biggest thing that God has said dealing with vampires comes from the book of Leviticus.
If blood is still in the meat, the animal's life is still in it. So I give this command to the people of Israel: "Don't eat meat that still has blood in it, because the animal's life is in its blood. Anyone who eats blood must be cut off." - Leviticus 17:14
And also there speculations that Judas was a vampire. The thought process behind that being that he was the one that helped take away the life of Jesus. He betrayed him and helped spill Jesus' blood.

So how do you kill a vampire? Hollywood and history speculation has many variety. And you can views these in a Biblical way.

Garlic for instance smells horrible, and even worse to vampires because they have such a strong sense of smell. Garlic is extremely strong to a normal person, but with a heightened sense of smell it can ward off anything. To the enemy you have the incense of God like in Revelations.
"When he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders bowed down before the Lamb. Each one of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God's holy people." - Revelations 5:8
One thing you can do to ward off real life vampires. Is to start your day off with prayer. You can either complain or pray: Whoever or whatever is taking the life out of you. You should pray for rather than complaining. There is very little another can do to help you in situation.

Also silver is another way they say that a vampire can be warded off. Greek Artemis claims to have made holy weapons out of silver. Also this could because it was 30 silver coins that was the cost of Jesus and his clothing.

Stakes are said to piece the heart of a vampire. Heart issues with darkness, depression and anger are usually part of what makes a real life vampire. It means you have to block out that they are trying to bring you down and better their heart. Tell God to bless their heart and help them see their ways. Use God as a stake to help kill their darkness, depression and/or anger. Also remember to show them that there are small blessings all around them and yourself.

A cross is also a way to ward off vampires. This is a symbol we can easily remember when people are trying to bring us down. That we have the most powerful person of all holding us up. He can restore the life that was drained out of you.

Holy water is the water of baptism. We need to remember that we are washed in blood of the Lamb. And in thinking that we need to remind and remember to tell others that God loves them. Help them either find their way back to God or help them with their first journey to the Lord.

Sunlight is the main one (unless they are a Twilight vampire then they are going to sparkle.) Judas also killed himself at the first sunlight as said in Matthew and Acts. He hanged and then his body fell. The one that does the complaining and tries to suck the life out of you is the one that you should stay positive around no matter what. Instead of becoming lethargic.

In the end Jesus the answer for you and for the real life vampires.

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