“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
This is a passage taken from Ephesians 6:12 in the King James version of the Bible.
And THE NEW TODAY is hearing a lot of people refer to this important verse in the bible these days in relation to certain happenings in the Spice Isle at the moment.
With each senseless and suspicious incident including death these days on the island, a certain section of the population is recalling the build-up to the 2008 general election.
There is no doubt that many Grenadians believe that certain politicians in our midst are engaged in witchcraft to win elections and to maintain their political stranglehold on the country.
Fingers are definitely pointed at the ruling New National Party (NNP) which has won four of the last five general elections in Grenada.
Over the years, several allegations have been made without any substantial evidence of candidates of NNP engaging in “blood-baths” and other “sacrifices” in the heat of the election battle.
One particular religious denomination is being cited as providing the platform for promoting and encouraging the “spiritual wickedness in high places” involving some of the nation’s politicians.
A former NNP activist from the St. David’s area has now joined the ranks of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and is using the platform to allude to “evil forces” at work already for the upcoming general election.
He is confident that the writing is on the wall for NNP and its only hope of winning the election is through witchcraft.
The perception is out there that the ruling party and not NDC is the one in “bed” with ungodly forces to try and win the general election.
In the 2013 poll, several persons pointed to those green jerseys brought into the country by NNP as having tags showing that they were made in Haiti.
The message is clear given widespread reports about the practice of voodoo in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation.
Grenadians are helping to spread the word that too much “nastiness” is taking place in the country involving “evil forces” since a lot is at stake with the outcome of the general election.
Even the senseless stabbing incident Tuesday night by the Fish Market in the city is being linked to “evil doers” looking for “souls” for Satan.
This newspaper is convinced that no amount of talking will get Grenadians to see some of the murders and accidents taking place in the country in a different light.
The stigma of “devil worship” will continue to affect the NNP and its leadership given its past history of association and link to certain questionable religious leaders.
There is one now languishing at the Richmond Hill prison for the murder of “Robbie-Ann” and this once high profile religious leader was once branded as “the spiritual leader” of a particular political figure.
It has been reported that when the police picked up the religious leader for questioning in connection with the death, one of the first persons that he visited on release was his political friend in high places.
And the response from the political leader: “Go and clean yourself if you know that you are guilty of the crime”.
This is a time for our genuine religious leaders to engage in serious prayers for the nation.
The same Ephesians provides us with the answer to fight against those with evil intentions.
It says: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”.
The believer will always tell you that the Good Lord has all the answers for He is our strength in the face of evildoers and their wicked deeds.