- January 12, 2019
- Posted by: Coach Tich
- Category: Uncategorized
Signs That Your Child Needs help
A few years ago I was involved in ministering to children at a school in Gauteng. My focus was really more motivational talks that helped the kids focus on their academic excellence. When we started the school pass rate was in the sixties it moved to the seventies the following year then eighties until it was in the nineties. They would have a week-long camp to study out in the Magalies area.
I loved seeing the pass rate increase and kids become more and more focused and doing very well. The school was at the bottom of their region and swiftly moved to be the top school in the region. Then the teacher in charge of inviting me left and a new principal cane who was not really keen on the coaching program we offered and things changed. I learnt that the word of God could change the academic aptitude of any child.
I do however remember being faced by a situation that really impacted me greatly. After assembly on a particular day, the staff told me there was a situation we needed to attend to in the boardroom. There was a young girl probably 13 or 14 who had a spiritual problem they could not solve so they needed a pastor. What I saw I had not been adequately trained to deal with.
The church is turning a blind eye to witchcraft and satanism as if it does not exist but the truth is it is real and we need to be knowledgeable in the Word and the workings of the Holy Spirit. As the story goes the young lady had gone to a party with friends and she was given a drink, which she did not know the contents. Apparently, it was human blood mixed with this drink as a ritual of bringing in new recruits into satanism.
In speaking to this child you could see that she was not herself as the demon had taken charge of her life. Her eyes were glazed, the speech was slurred she could not be still or look at a person straight. There was an aura about her that was creepy.
She confidently told us of the things they did in this cult. How that at bedtime while others slept they flew from her suburb to Johannesburg central in a matter of seconds (which by the way was a 30 minute drive) they would do different rituals and ceremonies involving human blood etc. her parents were not privy to what was happening in her life and probably did not really care.
Questions. What is happening in the world that we are raising our children? What should we do as parents? Is satanist, witchcraft and the occult real? Can we make a difference in our families?
Look at the scripture below
“Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”” Revelation 12:12 ESV
Satan is working with urgency to destroy lives and he knows the best is to attack before children are born so he introduces children to drugs, violence, sexual perversion the occult etc. while children are in the womb. Mothers the soapies are affecting your children. Fathers the porn is affecting your children. Yes before conception, while in the womb and as babies on the breast. Be wise with what you do with your life, Satan is using you to recruit your children into sin in your ignorance.
If we live in the flesh as many do especially Christians that are lukewarm. We will open our lives to the influence of satan and the works of the flesh will be manifest as listed in the scripture below.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19-21 ESV
What are the tell-tale signs that your child is headed in the wrong direction? Below is a list of some things that when you observe you need to act. Please note that seeing one or two of these may not always mean there is a problem but the more you see the more you need to act. Prevention is always better than cure.
Signs and symptoms
- Heightened spirit of rebellion
- The secrecy with phone, gadgets and social media.
- Increased visits to pornographic sights (often starts with mild porn to hardcore porn) porn is porn regardless of how it labelled
- The child becomes more introverted at home and seeks to be away from home. Some parents argue and say this is normal teen behaviour; the question is who normalized it?
- Strange behaviour that is not normal in your child’s routine
- Bad sleeping habits (strained eyes from lack of sleep)
- Lack of appetite for healthy eating
- Lack of appetite for healthy relationships
- Strange dressing, makeup and jewellery (the occult uses distinctive items to identify one another and kids are prone to fall for those things that look cool) earrings, nose rings, tattoos, skulls and bones and swords etc. crossdress, gothic looks, high skin exposure near nudity
- Strange words in their vocabulary
- Watching deeply satanic movies or documentaries. Lots of blood, violence and bad language
- Dislike of prayer, worship and going to church. There is a general coldness about the presence of God or serving God
- Sudden increases in their need for more money or the opposite with an increase of costly goods you know they cannot afford on the allowance you give them.
- The pursuit of and pleasure and fulfilment in strange deeply spiritual music.
The music is big so let me take a little more time explaining it. Interestingly this is another thing parents argue about a lot because they are ignorant of what music really is, our kids used to go to a Christian school where they would share strange music and when we noticed we had to deal with this. They argued “but we got it from a friend whose parents are Christians and they approve of it” we had to state that we are a different type of Christian. Having been involved in music as a young man I knew that words are the entry point of demons. Through hip-hop, I had grown up with a spirit of inferiority and depression. While in high school I had attempted to commit suicide three times and that was the power of music. We had in our high school what was called “jive sessions” (disco sessions) looking back now I can clearly see how these were wicked as the DJ would play different genres of music. And when they would play reggae or raga the hall would be filled with a spiritual force that was beyond explanation. The boys would be taken over by this spirit and take leave of their senses. You know that night boys would jump the school fence to go have sex at a nearby girls school (our school was a boys-only boarding school. One day I will write about why boarding schools are not the will of God.)
There would be smoking of marijuana and drinking of alcohol. Form one boys were sodomized by seniors using Vaseline as a lubricant rebellion would increase in the school for a week or two after the event. I can go on and on with this gruesome story but you see now what I mean. One of the most popular musicians in the sessions was a man called Yellow Man whose songs are filled with wickedness, to say the least. You would see people’s lives literally change with an encounter with the music. I could not explain the near-hypnotic effect it had on the boys but in hindsight, I now understand that words are the entry point of demons into a persons life.
Satan tales demonic words and puts a hypnotic rhythm to it and creates a celebrity to sing it and he can move a whole generation. Remember the song Legalize Marijuana by Peter Tosh and many others that followed? Well looks what’s happened now. The language was changed to normalize the abnormal so as to accommodate more demons in people’s lives.
The process is as follows. Satan knows what he wants to propagate in any generation so he puts words together through whatever medium has a greater reach (music, movies, books, series etc.) then he creates the profiles of the kind of people needed to put the message across then he matches a message and a carrier and creates platforms of expression. Or rather abuses what God has created so that it meets his needs and not Gods
Ok enough of the bad news. The good news is the Kingdom of God is expanding regardless of what satan tries to do. We as believers have greater authority and need to learn who we are whose we are and what we carry. As parents, we need to protect our children not by taking them out of the world but by helping them understand the world they live in. By being spiritual and mature in serving God and being exemplary to them. We need to be planted in a word-based bible believing bible demonstrating churches that have the supernatural power of God in manifestation. We need to build altars of worship at home and read the word with our children and pray and get results so our kids are familiar with the power of God.
We need to prosper financially so that they will not be enticed with things offered by satan. We need to master our economies and walk free from debt, free from bondage, free from lust. We need to build strong marriages that show the power of Christ and the love of God. Bad marriages and divorce is a tool for causing trauma and dysfunction in our children. Build a strong marriage that will protect your children.
What are we to do?
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.”
1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV
Forgive the long article but there is much to teach in this regard so we can. Save a generation.