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Is Satan real? Thai model manifests a spirit on live TV?


Beautiful Thailand Photo: Robert Saltori/Flckr/Creative Commons

Beautiful Thailand Photo: Robert Saltori/Flckr/Creative Commons

An interesting YouTube video has gone viral showing a young Thai model, Thippawan ‘Pui’ Chaphupuang” being possessed by a spirit while being interviewed on a live TV show in Thailand.

During the interview, the young woman tells the host that she is often visited by a Thai spirit called ‘pop.’

According to Thai beliefs, Pop is a powerful ghost or spirit said to possess women. It is thought to be cannibalistic and will eat the internal organs such as the heart and liver of the girl it possesses. In other words, it will eventually destroy the person, it possesses.

It is believed to be the malevolent side of a group of Thai spirits called Phi Fa that causes natural disasters or disease.

During the interview the girl tells the host that ‘pop’ is coming to possess her and she begins to manifest this spirit. The original poster removed the video, but others have since posted it.

The young woman begins to writhe and screech and at times speaks in a lower tone. The host asks the spirit why it has possessed the girl and is told “Someone sent me here!.”

The spirit then asks for pig’s blood.

Of course predictably many secularist discount these type of occurrences. Their rational is simple — because they don’t believe in them, therefore they can’t exist.

But the Bible repeatedly reports on encounters with the demonic realm. This is particularly true of the ministry of Jesus.

The Gospels tell of one incident Jesus had with a particularly powerful spirit, that in some ways reminds me of this particular situation.

Jesus and the disciples had just crossed the sea of Galilee in a boat when they were confronted by a man possessed by an evil spirit (Mark 5:1-20).

It is one of the few encounters recorded in the Gospels where an evil spirit spoke through a person. Though we are not sure if the person’s voice was distorted, Mark does say when the man confronted them, he was speaking in a “loud voice.”

We know it was a powerful spirit because Jesus eventually asked for its name. Mark notes that Christ asked this because “He [Jesus] had been saying to him, ‘Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!’”

In other words, Jesus had been commanding the evil spirit to leave, but for a brief time, it had been able to resist Christ’s order, leading Jesus to ask its name.

The Spirit answered saying “My name is Legion; for we are many.”

In the Godly realm, we see different levels of angels — some have higher authority such as Michael who Jude refers to as an archangel (Jude 1:9) and Daniel calls one of the “Chief Princes” (Daniel 10:13).

When Satan rebelled taking with him about a third of the angels, they left with similar levels of power and authority — with evil spirits having a higher ranking than demons.

However, because of the authority Christ had over the demonic realm, the victory was sure even though it involved an evil spirit with other demons beneath it.

With their grip on the man slipping, they asked Jesus if they could enter a nearby herd of pigs.

Mark records that Jesus gave them permission and they immediately entered the herd which reacted by hurtling themselves over a nearby cliff into the sea.

We see some similarities with this man and the ‘pop’ spirit even down to its interest in ‘pig’s blood.’

As Christians, we need to grasp the authority we have over the demonic realm. We are fighting from the higher ground  having already won the battle through Christ.

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” (Luke 10:17 NASV)

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