I remember when I was living in sin many years ago, I would visit nightclubs. Not that I ever really enjoyed it, but I think I wanted to fit in with the world. Even as a person living in sin, I knew there was something quite immoral about going to nightclubs.
There is a demonic allure about going to nightclubs. When you have a venue blasting music inspired by demons (and if you are skeptical you may want to click here) with the availability of alcohol (or interestingly called spirits for a reason) and women dressed like prostitutes to incite lust, there is no doubt demons are behind it.
I can clearly remember one time I saw an older woman dancing or writhing seductively on the floor and I thought “what in the world is wrong with her?” Thinking back, I now know she was possessed by demons.
Another interesting experience I had many years ago when I was living in sin is when I went to walk around Hollywood Blvd. on a busy weekend night. The street is filled with many clubs among other ungodly things, but I clearly remembered that the atmosphere was heavy with darkness. It felt like an evil, sinister feeling of oppression. I could actually perceive the spirit of lust, alcohol, drugs, and revelry in the atmosphere. It was a very uncomfortable feeling, so much that I even asked a friend who was with me if he felt what I felt, but he said felt nothing. Everyone else seems to be just as oblivious, caught up with the festivities. Looking back, I believe it was the Holy Spirit convicting me of the darkness all around me.
Partaking in nightclubs, bars, wild parties, raves or certain music festivals (such as Mardi Gras, J’ouvert, Coachella, etc.) is in essence like partaking in a religious ceremony. The atmosphere changes in such places because the demons have charged the air to appeal to a person’s lust of the flesh and lust of the eye. The enemy is not called the prince of the power of the air for nothing. Ever wonder why there are frequent fights and random hookups associated with nightclubs? In such environments, inhibitions are stripped away and people do things that would make their grandmother feel ashamed. It’s the enemy working behind the flesh of people, what the Bible calls the children of disobedience.
In many cultures such as African and Native American tribes, certain Hindus, Shamans, etc. dancing isn’t mere entertainment but a ritual to conjure, summon, or invoke their deities (which are really demons).
In voodoo rituals, they would dance to have the spirits enter them. Eventually, the person dancing would be possessed.
There are numerous admissions from rock and pop artists who say that something takes over their bodies when they go up on stage to perform. For example, Beyoncé confessed that she is controlled by an external force. She calls the entity Sasha Fierce. She said it takes control of her when she performs on stage. Beyoncé said in an interview, “…I have out-of-body experiences [on stage]. If I cut my leg, if I fall, I don’t even feel it. I’m so fearless, I’m not aware of my face or my body.” She also said, “I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage…” The late Michael Jackson said something similar when he said when he hits the stage, a magic comes from somewhere and the spirit just hits him, and he loses control.
I can recall watching a documentary many years ago called “Rize” which documented a new street style of dancing called krumping. In the video, a young woman passes out in a dance-triggered ecstasy. She opened herself to the demonic realm.
I wouldn’t doubt this is what goes on when you see women and men act foolish on the dance floor. They would do things on the dance floor that would make Miley Cyrus look innocent (maybe).
Whether it is peoples’ intention or not, they are dancing for the devil when they dance in nightclubs and have opened the door for the enemy to come in. Likewise, it’s not a person’s intention to let demons in when they use crystal meth or when they engage in a séance, but that is what will happen. Sin rolls out the red carpet for the enemy to come in. The devil wants to fill a person’s body with his demons, so he can carry out his agenda. On the opposite end, God wants to fill a person with the Holy Spirit, so the person can be used by Him and produce good fruits.
This may come as a shock to even self-professed Christians, but everything about ourselves and life should be used to glorify God. He created us for Himself. Yes! I know, shocking! The Bible reads “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31), and “…whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him” (Colossians 3:17). No person can serve two masters. It’s either Jesus or the devil. Jesus or the world. Jesus or the flesh.
I’ve heard the excuse from self-professing Christians who are head to the nightclub or bar to dance, say they are just doing it for fun. But are they dancing for God or for themselves? I may step on peoples’ toes, but any kind of dance in any environment not done for God is sin and is vanity.
I remember I had a dream where someone told me to dance. I replied, “no, I only dance for Jesus!.” The person got angry, and I discerned it was a demon in my dream, then I woke up with a sleep paralysis attack. Demons like when people dance but not when it is for the Lord as the Bible commands believers to “..praise His name with the dance;” (Psalms 149:3).
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:19-21).
“Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts (Rom. 13:13-14).”
“Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead” (1 Pet. 4:1-5).
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines revelry as “noisy partying or merrymaking.”
All the festivals, raves, nightclub parties, etc. feeds the lust of the flesh, and believers are not to love the world nor the things of the world (read 1 John 2:15-17). Why not love the things of the world? Because 99.9% of the things in the world don’t glorify God, as the devil is the god of this age until Jesus returns to reign. The Bible also reads “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:1-2).
So if you are a Christian, let’s not be partaker of these things and keep our bodies holy and not be conformed to the present age.
If you don’t know the Lord and God Jesus Christ, I beseech to turn to Him in repentance and faith. Invite Him into your heart and seek Him diligently. He loves you and has a real purpose for your life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”