Having tattoos on the body seems to be a very popular thing with young
people today. So with piercing body
parts and putting in beads or rings.
Sounds like a lot of rejection and the need for admiration and
People in the South Pacific and Hawaii
seem to crave social acceptance and almost every native has a tattoo for some
reason or other, including identification with a particular tribe or group of
people. Of course, the excuse or
justification for tattoos is the identification and acceptance by people from
the same ethnic group and similar reasons.
tattoo eyebrows, lips and so forth, for
cosmetic reasons, even pastors' wives.
Heathens tattoo themselves to bring power, luck, or use it to identify
themselves as belonging to a particular family or tribe. Americans and Europeans do it for whatever
reason - social acceptance, looks, identification, etc.
Tattoos are common in
Malay, Indonesian, Fijian, Samoan, Vanuatu, Hawaiian and other
cultures. Military personnel in the
Navy, Marines and Coast Guard consider it a tradition to have a tattoo. Young
girls in Switzerland and Bulgaria and other parts of Europe
walk around with tight jeans and high blouses to show off tattoos on their
lower back and rings hanging from navels and other body parts.. Yakuza in Japan use tattoos to identify
members of organized crime.
God commands us not to mark our body or disfigure it. "
(Y)e shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the
dead. For thou art an holy people unto
the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a holy people unto
Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." De. 14:1-2.
"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for
the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord." Lev. 19:28. Your body is the temple of God. "Know
ye not that ye are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
If any man defile the temple of
God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." 1 Co.
3:16-17. We are no longer heathens. Our body is God's temple and He dwells in us
by His Holy Spirit.
It is sin and can
bring curses that allow evil spirits such as anger, violence and infirmity to
enter. You need to repent, ask for
forgiveness, renounce your tattoos, and ask God to close the door against any
evil spirits that came in because of the tattoo. You don't have to erase it or cut it
out. Just repent and break the curses
caused by the tattoo.
Many are sick and
prone to accidents because of tattoos. Sometimes
people make a vow along with the tattoo. A young woman from New
York joined the Marines and came to Hawaii.
She had many problems with her back, hips and knees and found it
difficult to carry out her duties as a Military police officer. She had a tattoo on her upper leg. When she repented of the tattoo, and we bound
up the spirits that came in because of the tattoo, the demons erupted and were
cast out. Her ailments disappeared
Not too long ago, a brother in Mexico
had a tattoo on his left arm. Many
demons left as we prayed and bound up the spirits, commanding them to leave in
Jesus' name. He coughed for almost five
minutes as demons left. He was so
surprised. The Greek word for
"spirit" is "pneuma" which means "air." They come out through coughing, burping,
vomiting, crying, etc.
To God we give all the glory! He
is our deliverer and Savior. Repent!