There is a new “game” of sorts that is going around in schools called, “Charlie, Charlie“. If you are unaware of what this game is it is in essence a modernized homemade version of a ouija board. On a piece of paper kids will write two “yes”s and two “no”s with a round pencil separating the “Yes”s from the “no”s. A second round pencil is placed on top and it starts by asking if the spirit of Charlie is in the room. Pending the direction the pencil rolls in the game can and often does continue with other questions to Charlie the Mexican demon. Yes. Mexican Demon. Not sure why but that’s what “Charlie” is according to the game.
This is dangerous territory. No amount of fun should result in a “game” where our kids are summoning and communicating with demons.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
-Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV
For those of you who have kids who attend our Kids and Youth ministry at Calvary we dove into this scripture surrounding the Armor of God and how it is significant in our walk with Christ.
In my personal experience it has not been too often that kids have seen the “powers of this dark world” and “spiritual forces of evil” first hand. But this game of summoning a demon is just that.
There are two reasons why I felt the need to write this post:
Awareness. Awareness of what is going on in our children’s lives is important. I’m sure most of you will agree! Sometimes kids are eager to share every detail while other times not so much. Your child may or may not have heard about this “game” but at the rate that this it is spreading if they have not I would be unfortunately shocked if it stayed that way. Ignorance can be bliss. Especially when it comes to things of this nature. But this brings me to my second reason for writing this:
Encouragement. I want to encourage each of you to use this time to take a discipling moment with your family. Open up to Ephesians 6:10-20 and talk with one another about the importance of the Armor of God in all walks of life. Be proactive in encouraging your children to not partake of this sorcery (it’s sorcery whether they are serious about it or not) but to also take a stand against it. Help your children see the opportunities in front of them to share the power of Christ when their classmates are searching for answers from demons.
I believe the devil is always looking for new ways to “steal, kill, and destroy”. Each generation, including this current generation of kids, has a choice to make on whether they will follow Christ or follow the world. Let’s surround the children around the nation this summer months and years to come with prayer and petition. Not just for protection from this evil but to also be witnesses for Christ.