by Adam Blai
The spiritual world and the struggle therein always fascinates me. I saw this book linked in an article I read about the demonic nature of the BLM/Pantifa movements, so I read it.
Adam Blai is a layperson, not the type that you’d expect to write a book about the demonic. But he, like Saul in the bible, became a force for good even while being a normal imperfect person, a microcosm of Christianity in general.
He pursued a clinical psychologist degree and worked during his master’s degree in prison wards where he became skilled at diagnosing mental illnesses, which is not the same as a demonic possession.
But he quickly became acquainted with the demonic when he visited an alleged haunted house to do a mental evaluation of the inhabitants. He saw a black smoke that moved throughout the house making loud banging noises. The man who lived there with his wife, said he was choked after mocking the entity living there. The wife says she would hear whispers in her ear at night. Adam wanted to know what was whispered so he asked her if he could hypnotize her to see if she would remember it under hypnosis: bad idea. Before Adam could even finish hypnotizing her, three different voices came from the woman asking what he was doing, in different languages.
Over the course of events, he became familiar with the local priest and they developed a friendship where Adam began to assist with exorcisms and became intimately familiar with the rules of engagement, or the legal aspect of the spiritual world. A line of questioning that stands out to me is when the local priest asked Adam the following before asking Adam to help with the exorcisms:
- Do you have a wife?
- Do you have children?
- Do you have pets?
It shows you the extent to which the demonic will attack all those nearest you.
These quotes from Adam’s book also resonated with me,
Demons seek ways to influence and control humans. One of the classic ways to do this is through a distortion of our God-give sexuality. The commonly known terms incubus and succubus come from the middle ages and the exorcists at this time. These are types of demonic attack […] it is important to know that one must never give in to this interaction.
People affected by demons must begin their healing by letting go of their own sins and of the sins of others through forgiveness. […] God works with the person where they are and they are usually given as much insight into their own wounds and sinfulness as they can handle at the time. It is like training that tree to now grow in a new way: change too fast and the tree breaks.How many people hold on to their demons by not forgiving or by continuing actions that give them comfort at the cost of being oppressed? How many people do you know who are oppressed by their past actions (and demons) who hear that little voice telling them they are not worthy or to distrust those who care about them?
We see three main places where this Christian spiritual life is mapped out: […] Usually, people first wrestle with the sins of the flesh […] Then they wrestle with the mind, with the memories and the imaginations that arise from the passions of the body. Once the passions are extinguished the person goes into the desert to face the devil personally
Perhaps what stands out most to me though, is how almost computer programmatically the spiritual world operates. There are set rules that all (including demons) must follow. And yet so many people allow demons into their life, not unlike setting up a daemon in linux, or changing permissions on their being, which originally provides perhaps a service or comfort in return for access, but eventually the daemon becomes the user, and you, the service. There is always a price to be paid. So many people dabble in the occult, in ghost hunting, in witchcraft, in satanism, which is the first step: breaking the first commandment.
In the face of the scourge of yet another marxist movement (BLM) and the new democrat socialist party, which at its core is anti-Christian (hence why they target churches, why the most prominent counter protestors are Patriot Prayer), one must not be naive.