DRACULA : FIGHTING FEAR WITH THE WORD, FAITH
AND LOVE

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Interesting Parallels Between Satan And The Vampire
And How To Protect Yourself And Overcome Fear!




Most people are familiar with the mythical creature and
blood-thirsty monster of cinemagraphic fame, Count Dracula.
Some claim that the story of Count Dracula was based on the
life of an actual person who lived in medieval Europe; and
who truly did have a demonic perversion for drinking human
blood. His questionable origin aside, Dracula, as he was
portrayed in the novel, and in many movies since then, was
the epitome of Evil. He was a creature of the darkness of
the night who preyed upon the fears of others; and on their
blood as well! As the tale goes, there were two things which
Dracula could not endure: the crucifix, which symbolized
belief in God; and natural daylight. In fact, as most
cinemagraphic efforts will reveal, he was ultimately
destroyed by sunlight. According to the legend, the only
other way to destroy a vampire is by driving a wooden stake
into his heart while he is at rest in his coffin. A parallel
to the destruction of Evil through the intervention of Jesus
Christ on the cross, or stake, can be found in the
Scriptures:

"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and
hanged on a tree." (Acts 5:30)

"And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the
land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and
hanged on a tree:" (Acts 10:39)

"Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one
that hangeth on a tree:" (Galatians 3:13)

"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)

While still in His Earthly body, Jesus' Word was like a
spiritual Sword which tried the hearts of men, and divided
the followers of the Light, from the followers of Darkness.
When Joseph and Mary brought Baby Jesus into The Temple at
Jerusalem to offer their sacrifice, we are told that an old
man named Simeon was moved by the Holy Spirit to prophesy
over Him; and these were his words to Mary:

"And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother,
Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of
many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken
against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul
also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
(Luke 2:34-35)

Later, once He had begun His final ministry as an adult,
Jesus echoed the words of Simeon when He said:

"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not
to send peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:34)

In one regard, the Sword of which both Simeon and Jesus
spoke, was the Plan of Salvation which Jesus would fulfill,
causing His own mother's hurt. In another regard, it was the
Words of Truth which Jesus would speak to the multitudes of
Israel, which would result in a division between the sheep
and the goats; not only in this life, but also in the day of
Final Judgment when body and Spirit will be divided asunder:

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the
heart." (Hebrews 4:12)

In a symbolic sense, with His death on the tree, (which some
say was a wooden stake with a T-bar), Jesus drove a sword,
or stake, into the very heart of Evil, and opened the Way to
Eternal Life; not through the taking of blood as in the tale
of Dracula, but through the giving of His own Blood for the
remission of the sins of the world:

"But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are
made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who
hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of
partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the
enmity, even the law of commandments contained in
ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so
making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in
one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And
came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to
them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by
one Spirit unto the Father." (Ephesians 2:13-18)

"But Christ being come an high priest of good things to
come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made
with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by
the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he
entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal
redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats,
and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean,
sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more
shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit
offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience
from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:11-14)

"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain
conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But
with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot:" (1 Peter 1:18-19)

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ
his Son cleanseth us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)

When Jesus returns at His Second Coming, He will once again
use the Sword of His Mouth to destroy the evil which
currently reigns on the Earth:

"And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he
should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod
of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and
wrath of Almighty God...And the remnant were slain with the
sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded
out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their
flesh." (Revelation 19:15, 21)

The parallels between Count Dracula and Satan should now be
obvious. While Jesus is the Giver of Life, Satan/Dracula is
the Robber of Life. Jesus freely offers us Eternal Life
through the Words of Truth He speaks to us through the
Bible:

"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit,
and they are life." (John 6:63)

"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that
through death he might destroy him that had the power of
death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear
of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."
(Hebrews 2:14-15)

In the above verses, Paul clearly identifies Satan as the
one who has the power over Death. Not only that, he tells us
that because of their fear of Death, some people live in
emotional and spiritual bondage their entire lives. If they
would but believe in Jesus, not only would they be freed
from this terrible lifelong torment, but they would also be
freed from Death itself! This does not mean that we will not
someday die in our physical bodies; but it does mean that we
have the promise of being resurrected to Eternal Life.
Contrary to God's promise, Satan offers his own kind of
'eternal life' as well in which he claims we too can live as
gods:

"For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your
eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good
and evil." (Genesis 3:5)

The reason so many people fall for this deception is
because, just like Dracula, Satan does not allow us to see
himself as he truly is. Count Dracula was one handsome devil
with a taste for good wine, fine clothes, and pretty women!
No one suspected his true nature until it was too late;
until through his hypnotic gaze, he had them paralyzed with
fear, thus facilitating his deadly bite. Others were simply
wooed by his gentlemanly charm and grace; and believed him
when he told them that it would all be over in a minute.
They gladly listened to his subtle lies and deceit, not
realizing that he would rob them of their very lives and
spirits:

"...He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in
the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he
speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar,
and the father of it." (John 8:44b)

Only too late did these poor creatures realize that Count
Dracula had not given them heavenly Eternal Life as he had
promised, but rather a hellish tormented life on Earth as a
fellow creature of his Dark Kingdom who would be forced to
prey upon the hopes and fears of others, just as they had
been preyed upon themselves. As the Apostles Peter and Paul
make very clear, by yielding ourselves to such forces of
Darkness, we become servants/slaves of the same:

"While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the
servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of
the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have
escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of
the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled
therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them
than the beginning." (2 Peter 2:19-20)

"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to
obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin
unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"
(Romans 6:16)

Personally, I believe there is an element of truth in a lot
of these old legends and myths. I am not saying that Count
Dracula really existed; but could it be that the legend
which lives on was inspired by some actual event which
involved some kind of demonic manifestation in the dark
past? If you have read my article 'Organ Transplants And
Blood Transfusions', then you will know that in the Bible
there is a Scriptural connection between the Spirit and the
blood. As I showed in that article, our Spirit, the
Spiritual Energy which gives our physical body life, must
reside somewhere within the human body. From all of the
Scriptural evidence I have uncovered, it appears to me that
it may be in our blood! As I said in that article, the Bible
repeatedly tells us that the life is in the blood. It also
tells us that it is the Spirit which gives life. If the life
is in the blood, and it is the Spirit which givs life, where
is the Spirit located? If this assumption is correct, how
much more it adds to the spiritual significance of this evil
creature of the night, Count Dracula, and his being a mirror
image of Satan himself!

Consider also how that in some of these vampire movies, not
everyone becomes an actual vampire, but merely a
'zombie-fied' slave who takes care of the grounds, and lures
unsuspecting victims to the castle while the Infernal Master
is asleep in his coffin. It might interest you to know that
this word 'zombie', (or zombi), originates in Africa, a
continent which is full of darkness in more ways than one!
Should we not all be alarmed the way our school children are
currently being exposed to African dance and music, all in
the name of cultural awareness?! The way the vampire creates
his mindless slaves is by sucking out a small part of their
blood, and placing them in a trance-like state through a
demonic gaze, so that they are then willing to obey their
master without question. Isn't this exactly what Satan does
with people of the world to make them slaves of his system?
He gives them a lethal bite, just like a vampire or viper,
so that he can then control them through a corruption and
poisoning of their spirit; thus making them totally
subservient to his will, and blinded to the spiritual Truths
of God's Word! In fact, one of the merchandise of Babylon
The Great Whore, the ultimate manifestation of Satan's
current power on Earth, is the souls of men! Notice that
slaves and souls of men are listed as two separate things in
the following verse:

"And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense,
and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts,
and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls
of men." (Revelation 18:13)

Along a similar vein, (pun intended), is it possible that
when a person receives someone else's blood, that they are
in fact receiving a small part of their soul or spirit?
Could it also be that when a person gives a blood donation
that they are likewise sharing a part of their spiritual
selves with someone else? If you are already cleansed by the
Blood of the Lamb, then perhaps there is no danger in doing
this; but if you aren't, or if they aren't, who knows what
kind of a spiritual transfer might be going on! The Bible
has nothing good to say about such things! If you would like
to know more about this topic, please read the
aforementioned article on blood transfusions.

As I stated earlier, these creatures of the Darkness feed on
fear, all kinds of fears! It can be a fear of death, or a
fear of the pain which might accompany death, or a fear of
what might happen after one dies, or a fear of being found
out, or a fear of ridicule, or a fear of not being accepted,
or any other kind of fear. It is through these fears, and
particularly those associated with death and the Afterlife,
which keep many people in bondage all of their lives. The
irony of this situation is that these things simply need not
be! People can be delivered from such things in a moment if
they will only accept Him who has already overcome both fear
and death by confronting them face to face on the Cross:

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might
have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be
of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:
because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the
world." (1 John 4:4)

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the
word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto
the death." (Revelation 12:11)

If people would understand God's love for them; if they
would have faith in His Word, and specifically in the fact
that He loves them so much that He has promised them Eternal
Life if they would only believe; then their fears would
dissipate; because love is the exact opposite of fear:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have everlasting life." (John 3:16).

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men
count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not
willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out
fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made
perfect in love." (1 John 4:18)

It's really just that simple. Love is the opposite of fear;
and fear just so happens to be one of the greatest weapons
that Satan and his minions use against people. In addition
to the previously-mentioned fears, they also use fear of the
future, fear of the unknown, fear of the opinions of others,
and fear of failure. Notice that in the above verse, having
a sound mind, being sane and mentally balanced, is the
opposite of fear. Some people worry so much, or become so
afraid of something that it absolutely drives them to the
brink of insanity! In fact, did you know that heart attacks
can be brought on by fear and worry? It may surprise you to
know that this current age of fear in which cardiac arrest
is a major killer, was prophesied almost two thousand years
ago! Believe it or not, this is one of the very signs of the
Endtime which Jesus predicted!:

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and
in the stars; and upon the earth DISTRESS of nations, with
perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's HEARTS
FAILING THEM FOR FEAR, and for looking after those things
which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven
shall be shaken." (Luke 21:25-26)

There should be no doubt then that heart attacks will
continue to increase as we draw closer to The End of all
things. It is for this reason that Jesus specifically warned
us to not worry or fear about the future or anything else:

"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow
shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto
the day is the evil thereof." (Matthew 6:34)

"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to
kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy
both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28)

"Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many
sparrows." (Matthew 10:31)

"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good
pleasure to give you the kingdom." (Luke 12:32)

Over and over again, Jesus said, fear not, fear not! He
doesn't want us to be afraid; He wants us to have full faith
that He is in control of our lives and to realize that:

"...all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose."
(Romans 8:28)

Of course, there are other meanings for the word 'fear' in
the Bible as well, such as being amazed, or truly being
afraid of something. The Jewish Elders were constantly using
fear to keep the people in subjection to their religious
system of dead works; just like some modern-day religions
which teach that you cannot be saved outside of a certain
church or organization. They give you a whole list of rules
which you must keep, or things you must believe in, in order
to be saved. If you break one of them, then you must seek
forgiveness and renewed salvation from the church. This is
particularly true of Roman Catholicism. The ancient Jewish
system was no different. Theirs was a religion of fear:

"Howbeit no man spake openly of him for FEAR of the Jews."
(John 7:13)

"But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath
opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he
shall speak for himself. These words spake his parents,
because they FEARED the Jews: for the Jews had agreed
already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he
should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his
parents, He is of age; ask him." (John 9:21-23)

"And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of
Jesus, but secretly for FEAR of the Jews, besought Pilate
that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave
him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus."
(John 19:38)

"Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the
week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were
assembled for FEAR of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the
midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you."
(John 20:19)

You see that last verse? The Jews gave the Disciples fear,
but Jesus gave them peace! The most important kind of fear
which we as Christians should concern ourselves with is
Godly fear; that is, a special reverence for the Lord. The
Greek lexicon refers to it as reverential obedience. It is
derived from the Greek word 'phobeo' which translates into
some English words as 'phobia'. It is very similar to how
children are supposed to reverence and respect their
parents. This is not to say that we should walk in a
terrible fear every minute and every day of our lives, just
waiting for the Lord to strike us with a lightning bolt.

This is the kind of image of God which many atheists and
Christ-haters like to create so that they can justify their
rebellious behaviour and unbelieving hearts; but they are
not fooling anyone; particularly not God! This image they
create is not an accurate depiction of the True God of the
Bible whatsoever. It is a half-truth, and they know it! The
kind of 'fear' we are supposed to have is a love-based
reverence for our parents, and for the Lord; with the
knowledge that if we choose to disobey, then we must
likewise expect to face chastisement. As long as we obey the
rules and are respectful, our parents, (and the Lord), show
us their loving side; however, if we repeatedly and
defiantly cross over the line knowing full well what might
happen to us, then there is only a fearful looking to of
judgment:

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the
knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice
for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and
fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."
(Hebrews 10:26-27)

Here are a few examples in the Bible where the word 'fear'
actually means this kind of Godly reverence:

"And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to
generation." (Luke 1:50)

"But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which
after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I
say unto you, Fear him." (Luke 12:5)

"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us
cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and
spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
(2 Corinthians 7:1)

"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in
my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out
your own salvation with fear and trembling."
(Philippians 2:12)

"Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let
us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with
reverence and godly fear:" (Hebrews 12:28).

"Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the
king." (1 Peter 2:17)

So then, what we see is that there is a big difference
between Godly fear and worldly fear. We have also seen that
love is the opposite of fear. If we believe in God and know
that He loves us as His Children, and if we trust or have
faith in Him that He is going to take care of us, then we
will not fear. In essence, faith and love work hand in hand,
for as we are told by the Apostle Paul:

"For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any
thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love."
(Galatians 5:6)

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye,
being rooted and grounded in love," (Ephesians 3:17)

"Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the
Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 6:23)

"And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith
and love which is in Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 1:14)

"Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of
me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."
(2 Timothy 1:13)

"Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor
of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which
he hath promised to them that love him?" (James 2:5)

It is this union of Love and Faith working within us which
frees us from the Prince of Darkness and the fearful grip he
wishes to have upon our lives. And where does this faith
come from? As I have shown in many articles, it is through a
daily sitting with Him reading, studying and even
memorizing His Word, the Holy Bible:

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of
God." (Romans 10:17)

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin
against thee." (Psalms 119:11)

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)

"Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy
neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:"
(Proverbs 3:3)

"Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of
thine heart." (Proverbs 7:3)

If you take the time to fill your mind and heart with the
Light of God's Word, then there will be absolutely no
opportunity or room for Satan or his Demons of Darkness to
take root in your life. Through a faithful study of, and a
sincere belief in His Word, plus a humble submission to His
Will, you will truly acquire the peace which passes all
understanding:

"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 4:7)

If you do not yet have this peace in your life, then I
invite you to accept the One who can give you this peace,
the very King of Peace Himself, Jesus Christ, the Son of
God:

"For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most
high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of
the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a
tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of
righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is,
King of peace; Without father, without mother, without
descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life;
but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest
continually." (Hebrews 7:1-3)

Not only will He give you His peace, but He will also give
you Eternal Life, so that you too will be raised to
Everlasting Glory! It's still not too late! Please do it
today! I pray that this article has been a blessing in your
life.

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