I was shopping in a store that was going out of business. I found many good deals of things we had been needing for a long time so my bags were full. As I was leaving the store, I seen an older man off to one side, about thirty feet from me. He looked like a shady stranger that one would try to avoid at all costs to be safe.
When he seen me, his eyes lit up and he said “Wow, I see you bought someone lucky so many presents for Christmas this year! They are going to be filled with the spirit!” It was hard to hear him, for he was mumbling and far away from me. But I understood the gist of it.
As soon as he finished speaking, I seen three shadowy demons come out of him and try to tag themselves onto me.
“Oh no!” I responded under my breath, “these things are not for Christmas! There will be none of that in my house!”
And as soon as I stopped speaking, I seen the demons pause, and then heard them whine and complain and tell me that I was no fun, before they turned and raced back into the man who had spoken to me.
My son came with me into the next store, and as we walked in I almost stumbled. The sudden weight was so oppressive that it was hard for me to walk. I had to bind it up in the name of Jesus to continue. We could hear the Christmas music blaring overhead and it reminded me of a nasty swarm of stinging insects. The place was very busy and overcrowded, and everywhere I looked I could see the colors of red and green.
We picked up the item we had come for and went to stand in line.
People were in a foul mood, angry at having to wait for so long in line to make their holiday purchases. Many were second guessing their purchases while they waited, verbally wondering out loud if so and so would like it or not.
As we left, my son told me that he had been hit with the demon of I have to buy something’ really hard, but he refused to give into it and so he bought nothing.
We realized that was where the pressure was coming from; all the demons of I want’, me me me’, whine’, complain’, less money’, more debt’, I have to buy’, doubt’, mine’, more’, should’, spend’, pressure’, expectations’, and failure’. The store was literally overflowing with demons!
We also realized that all these demons were under the authority of a principality demon called the spirit of Christmas.