Yikes, according to a fellow Ghanaian Pastor they are. Omg are you kidding me?! Alright, hear me out: I’m not here to say he’s wrong or doesn’t hear from God. Let’s rub minds together on this one. As a young Christian like most of you are, I am baffled by the assumption that placing free outgoing calls at night might endanger another soul and mine too for that matter. I won’t repeat the whole article but you can read it here. Others were quick to laugh and dismiss his teaching, however, I do say, with some conviction, that certain Free Night Calls expose you to spiritual dangers that luck around dark alleys; your mind. For more on why the mind is a dark alley, read this.
We need to exercise caution when it comes to decoding Preachers’ words and engaging in selective quotation. On that note, I won’t comment on his statement that “when one enters the toilet or the bathroom, the angels wait at the door because toilets are dirty.” This is where wisdom comes into play. 1)The bible says ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. 2)Understand that God can let you go through series of deserved punishment and you might go through a period of drought (more on this later). Remember how the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul. If this pastor was being figurative with his statement I’m thinking this is what he meant. Oops, I commented! 3)Know also that “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight” (Proverbs 11:1). Now that you have spiritually conditioned your minds, read on.
For those who feel that the “free” calls have been unjustly criticized, the problem is not with the free calls. Herein lies the problem; a lure was created. A bait was put on the hook to entice telecom subscribers to take advantage of the offer, and like many free things in life, you tend to talk unholy and unrestrained because it is free. In fact, according to the article, some commercials have described the service as “the night is sweet.” There are many issues that
dent Free Night Calls and one of them is sexual promiscuity. There are so many ads on TV these days that promise you “satisfaction” for placing sexually explicit calls, feeding your unholy desires over the phone. Of course there are adverse effects on morals but the spiritual effects have been glossed over too many times. So, what is the big deal about Free Night Calls?
Issue #1: Darkness is necessary for evil doers.
When I was young my mother kept “playing” schedules for the kids, stricter ones for females. Once it was 6:30pm, all activities outside the home was suspended till the following day. Only on rare occasions were we allowed to go outside, and when we did, it was to purchase candles and match boxes…after a 2 minute crash course in self-defense.
The reason for this fuss about caution is because a weakness has been identified, a vulnerability has been exposed, and if care isn’t taken, the weak and female child will be attacked. Darkness hides unholy and illegal activities. Robbers, kidnappers, and queens of the night record higher crime success rates at night because victims are unsuspecting.
Darkness has never symbolized anything good, literally or spiritually. There is nothing flattering about darkness. I can tell you God ain’t too hot about darkness. When the earth was without form and void and was dark, His first words were “Let there be Light.” He saw that the Light He created was good, and He separated the light from darkness. As a matter of fact, darkness is a form of punishment meant for evil doers. Moses stretched out his hand and there was darkness in the land of Egypt for three days. The book of Isaiah talks about the darkening of the sun and constellations because the Lord will punish the world for their evil (Isaiah 13:10-11).
Issue #2: Demons can tap into people’s conversions.
One of the many purposes of the scripture is to guide us, empower us, and, this is vital, reveal privileged information to us, His people. Let me explain: one night when little Samuel was lying down, the Lord called out to him and on the third time, at Eli’s instruction, he answered “Speak, for your servant is listening.” When you set aside a quiet place and time to meditate on the scriptures daily the Lord will speak to you and reveal secret things to you! Even colleges enforce quiet hours in residence halls for study.
Problem is, these quiet hours are work hours for the enemy. Kid yourself not: demons are certified research assistants for the devil. The bible tells us to be sober-minded and be watchful, for our adversary the devil prowls like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour. Due to this “seeking” nature, the activities of the enemy are intensified at night when most people are expected to be resting/sleeping. For this reason, we need to exercise caution during these hours when discussing topics that are destiny changers. Remember that when the sons of God went to present themselves before God the devil himself was present! (Job 1:6) This was his answer when God asked him where he was coming from: “From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” If this is true then it gives credence to the statement that during Free Night Calls, there are some spiritual beings that do eavesdrop on conversations.
I’m not done studying why FNCs are detrimental to our spiritual health but you are welcome to leave your thoughts below. Are Free Night Calls demonic? I’m listening!