Unintentional Haunted House: Opening Doors to Darkness and Sin Into Your Home

Note: Pastor Mecum's full illustrated message begins at the 25:10 mark of the above video.

7 Hills Church hosted a special "illustrated message" on Oct. 10 titled "Haunted House."

On special occasions, 7 Hills Church uses film clips and sets to create what they call "illustrated messages" that provide visual elements to a linear story.

Planned perfectly for the season as families prepare for Halloween, Pastor Marcus Mecum shared a convicting message on the real dangers of spiritual warfare using a haunted house to tell the story of a fictional family who has let the devil's influence enter their home.

"If ever there was a time when our homes, and our families, and our marriages, and our children were under attack, spiritually—by evil spirits—by the powers of Satan, it is in the day and in the time that we live," shares Pastor Marcus Mecum. "I don't think that we need to be unbalanced when we talk about spiritual warfare, the powers of darkness and Satanic power. But the truth is, the apostle Paul said, 'We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, and spiritual rulers of darkness' (Eph. 6:12)."

In this multimedia message, Pastor Mecum will outline three "gates" by which the Devil enters a home and a life: eyes, ears and mouth. To illustrate this, Pastor Marcus will tell the story of Jenny, Greg and their son JJ—a family of three, each representing one of these three gates.

"We have to be watchmen on the walls to make sure that we're guarding what's coming through these gates. We're going to dig into each of these gates, and ultimately find that our only defense is the Holy Spirit."

To learn more about "Haunted House," visit 7hillschurch.tv/hauntedhouse and watch the video above.

Watch more illustrated messages from 7 Hills Church here. To learn more about 7 Hills Church, visit 7hillschurch.tv.

Read articles like this one and other Spirit-led content in our new platform, CHARISMA PLUS.


To contact us or to submit an article, click here.


Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective