I played an angel on “Touched by an Angel” for almost a decade, and I’ve learned a thing or two about spiritual warfare:
- We shine his light but the darkness exists.
- The devil is real.
- When you are trying to do something good in the world there will always be opposition.
Tired of cursing the darkness, my husband Mark and I wanted to shine a light. To do this, we set up a production company called LightWorkers Media. “The Bible” miniseries, born out of this intention and released last year, grew so popular that we were able to make it into our Jesus film, “Son of God.”
“The Bible” series was in its third week when Jesus began to appear on the big screen. There was great excitement that Jesus was coming, with our trailers, various talk shows and even Twitter buzzing with anticipation.
He was beautiful and strong and kind and compassionate. His presence uplifted and encouraged people. It was everything we had hoped for.
But there was supernatural opposition at work. The devil was also in that episode. Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts. It went global, showing up all over TV and the Internet. That next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead.
This is a battle of light and darkness.
It became ugly when people started making nasty statements. Something that had been born of a beautiful intention was suddenly under attack, and we were caught in the middle of spiritual warfare.
I knew it was just like Satan the narcissist to make it all about him and create division. I am sure he loved being the center of attention for even one day.
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SOURCE: Religion News Service
(Roma Downey plays Mary, the mother of Christ, and is the producer of the film, “Son Of God.”)