Do you still believe in the scary ember month period?
Growing up, it was quite normal to hear people talk about the ember months.
As Nigerians, we all heard of the scary last months of the year, from September to December, where the Devil apparently works extra hard.
The belief is that these months come with accidents, sorrow, terrifying incidents, increase in deaths and so on.
It is important to note that experts say otherwise. They believe that the high rate of crime and accidents recorded during this period is because of all the celebrations during the end of the year.
How do Christians react to these?
Believers respond to these scary months by praying and fasting extra hard. Churches hold midnight prayers, urging their members to intensify their efforts.
Christians are told to increase their prayers and fasting in order to combat the devilish activities that occur during this period.
Coincidentally, the ember months and the eleven-hour miracles are in the same period.
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Should this apply to Christians?
As children of God, we should know better than to be afraid of a certain period.
The Bible tells us that “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” ( 1 Peter 5:8)
From this verse, we can see the Devil is always up to no good, ember months or not.
However, we should not be afraid because we know who we serve and who we are in Him.
1 John 4:4 says, “You, little children, are from God and have overcome them because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
Ember months have nothing on us because God has already overcome the world.