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Using the pearls of His wisdom and the light of His truth to protect us in this world. Glory to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

“It’s okay, little boy,don’t cry, Harry Potter had his forehead marked too!”, said the man with the needle in his hand.

 

Can you imagine such a scene?  People, young and old, forcibly getting their foreheads marked, in the name of evil? We are told that it is part of the plan in the Book of Revelation, yet it is hard for us to even imagine an innocent child being branded in this way.

 

English: Fresco illustrating the Aocalypse (Bo...

English: Fresco illustrating the Aocalypse (Book of Revelation) Osogovo Monastery, Macedonia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The whole notion of this type of marking of the forehead in the name of the Anti Christ is disturbing and frightening at the very least.  We know that it is part of Satan’s plan to enforce the marking of people’s foreheads, as it has been shown to us in the Book of Revelation.

 

Why the forehead?

 

Satan uses imagery, ideas and truths from our Christian faith and twists them to his liking to trap us and to prevent us from following Christ.  The mark on the forehead is not something new to Christians. It was used by God in the Old Testament to mark his believers during a turbulent time in Jerusalem.

 

And the Lord said to him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of it. Ezekiel 9:4

 

Old testament window

Old testament window (Photo credit: Henry McLin)

Many Christian churches anoint their people with oil making the mark of the Cross, and marking their foreheads with ash on Ash Wednesday. This practice protects, commemorates, marks, and celebrates the fact that the person bearing this mark is a follower of Christ, a child of God and someone who is a part of His Kingdom, forgiven and saved.

 

Then Satan comes and uses this very practice, twisting and contorting  it.

 

Also he compels all alike, both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription  stamped on their right hands or on their foreheads,  Rev 13:16

 

We all want to be marked on our foreheads only with the mark of God.  It is the second marking, the one by Satan that we must never yield to.

 

An excellent post about this marking can be found at the Cross and the Cutlass.

 

How can our children and grandchildren understand this, when they are exposed to fiction that encourages this Satanic marking?  I am not a fanatic.  I enjoy literature and I believe that God gave us imagination and a talent to express it in many ways, including writing.   I feel that reading books is necessary to broaden one’s perspective, enhance the imagination and to increase one’s knowledge .  How can one attain eloquence without the proper exposure to properly spoken and written language which expresses depth and ideas? But as edifying as many books can be, some books on the contrary can seem quite harmless at a glance but in essence they are quite toxic or even dangerous.

 

Potter fans wait in lines outside a Borders in...

Potter fans wait in lines outside a Borders in Newark, Delaware for the midnight release of the book (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, it goes without saying that we cannot allow children’s literature to escape our attention.  I am not advocating a witch hunt approach, that makes things worse.  If a society begins banning books, it makes them all the more desirable.  My opinion though is that parents, grandparents, churches, bible study groups, Sunday schools or whatever other group has access to children in this vulnerable time should make it a point to address the children about the presence of quite dangerous concepts that exist  in some of the books, games, and entertainment that are popular in society.

 

Satan Girl

Children need to be made aware that some works of fiction actually carry poisonous examples that are rooted in evil.  One possible way to handle the Harry Potter issue and its evil allegory is to have the child read the Chronicles of Narnia.  This way a parent can show the child how fantasy can be allegorical of either good or evil.

 

Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, ca. 1944-1945

 

 

Do children like to hear about awesome creatures and extraordinary events? Read to them Ezekiel 10 about the Whirl Wheels. Show them that the extraordinary and awesome do not have to be evil, or fighting for evil.  The strongest, fiercest and most awe-inspiring beings are working for God to destroy evil, such as, but not limited to, the whirling wheels with eyes in Ezekiel.

English: Engraved illustration of the "ch...

English: Engraved illustration of the “chariot vision” of the Biblical book of Ezekiel, chapter 1, made by Matthaeus (Matthäus) Merian (1593-1650), for his “Icones Biblicae” (a.k.a. “Iconum Biblicarum”). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is an article I found that discusses the Harry Potter issue in detail that I thought is valuable for parents of children who have read Harry Potter books pointing out the symbolism and the allegory that is potentially quite dangerous. The danger lies in the very quiet fact that it allows for a generation of children and young adults to be even more comfortable with accepting things which we know from the Book of Revelations to be Satanic Strategies used during the Anti Christ’s reign.

 

English: Satan as Antichrist

English: Satan as Antichrist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Forewarned is always forearmed.

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on ““It’s okay, little boy,don’t cry, Harry Potter had his forehead marked too!”, said the man with the needle in his hand.

  1. Why bring Harry into this? My uncle is a pastor and he has taken detailed notes throughout the books explaining the Biblical imagery and symbolism. Pure minds have pure thoughts and a symbol is only significant until it ceases to point beyond itself. Meaning, it doesn’t have to be evil, but you can make it so.

    • That is true, that pure minds have pure thoughts. That also reinforces, in my mind, the whole argument about Harry. Who has a purer mind than a child? Children therefore are at risk of “accepting” what is offered to them in a pleasant and seemingly innocent way as being ok. No one should walk around paranoid and suspicious of everything, reading into it as being covertly evil. On the contrary, we are expected to love, and to shine our light. However, in the case of Harry, he is portrayed as the good guy fighting against the darker forces. That is an acceptable norm that falls within the traditional Christian perspective. But in essence, if you carefully pick apart the occult symbolism surrounding Harry, his mark, his birth, it is a corruption and a “twisting” of the Christian symbolism and direction. Lol!! We are not bringing Harry into it! He was already brought into it, and his tale is so intricately woven that subliminally all that was desired to pass over, did so, and quite well indeed! I am just driving home the fact that for every character like Harry, there are a myriad of other instances, be it in books, games or movies that allow for a silent,steady and methodical path towards a relatively easier acceptance of darker things to come by vulnerable children who are consuming these subliminal concepts lying behind the scenes like spiritual junk food. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just felt the need to express mine! Many blessings to you.

  2. We can know strategies, if we read. I for one am with you, and I do and shall continue to read.

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