Are some cites more evil than others? I think so, and so did Lester Sumrall. He should know, as he has traveled all over the world as a missionary and church planting Apostle, and servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, not to mention, a modern day exorcist.
As for me, after having lived in 6 different cities in the last 20 yrs, I have noticed a variety of distinct evil characteristics in each city. The city I am living in now, Truth or Consequences, NM may be the most evil of them all. Why? My personal feeling, or, discernment if you will, is that this city has become a so-called “mecca” of “healing”, due to the Hot Springs here, called by the locals, “the healing waters”. Whether there is indeed any healing aspects to the waters I don’t know for sure. I don’t think it’s ever been proven one way or the other, but like a hot bath or shower, the hot waters do tend to relax people. In any case, a plethora of pseudo “healers” and various weirdos of all sorts seem to have set up shop here in the hot springs area, hung out their shingles and opened their doors, (and cash registers) to the gullible and spiritually naive public. You have various “shaman” types, psychics, tarot card readers, massage therapists involved in various New Age modalities, (Be careful about those “bundle” deals offered at the hot springs houses of combination hour soaks plus massage. You may get more than you bargained for). Many of these “therapists” are involved in occult practices such as Reiki, which is very spiritually dangerous, in my opinion, and also verified by the Word of God. Reiki is not a Christian or godly practice.
“Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”Jeremiah 10:2
Here in TorC, as the locals call it, there is a very heavy Catholic and Mary worshiping influence due to the Hispanic population here, many of whom still speak only Spanish. The name of the local Catholic church, is “Our Lady of Perpetual Help”. Mary and Jesus statues are everywhere you go around town in people’s yards, fences, etc. Then there is the Native American religion, Mormon, and Buddhist elements as well.
All this said, can there be any doubt these evil occult practices have an oppressive effect on the city and the people in it? There seems to be a lot of drug related problems, as well as crime and poverty. This is reported to be the poorest county in New Mexico.
I can say without a doubt that I have felt- and had to deal with an extraordinary amount of spiritual oppression since I moved here 2 years ago beginning from day one. One next door neighbor claims to be a Mormon + Catholic combo. ?? Another is an alcoholic, and another is an amalgamation of several spiritual practices, such as Buddhism, New Age, Native American, Hinduism; you name it. She claims her deceased mother has been speaking audibly to her in her new apartment, her best friend is a clone, and extraterrestrials have been harvesting our DNA for the last 3,000 yrs. You say witness to her….I have, and apparently others have as well. She simply rejects it at this time. Indeed, she has been rejecting the Lord Jesus as Lord and Savior, much in the same way most Christians reject the reality of demon activity in people’s lives, or communities. How is that?.. since a good part of the Lord Jesus ministry was dealing with demonic entities?
The apostle Peter summed up Jesus entire ministry by saying, “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil for God was with Him” Acts 10:38
All said, Satan is alive and well in this community. I have battled sickness and various physical attacks since moving here practically on a daily basis. This has become more pronounced since this latest woman moved in next door. In the above video, Lester Sumrall discusses these things, and cautions people to be careful where they live because of these spiritual issues. I would say to that..it’s a wonderful idea, but easier said than done here in post modern America. Christians….pray for revival in our cities. If that were my only purpose here in this desert and waste howling wilderness, it would be worth it to see a true revival catch fire. Let’s not be satisfied with the status quo, no matter where we live.