I grew up in church. Literally, my childhood home was two blocks away from one of our nation’s largest churches. In our family, it was mandatory to be in church every time the doors were open, and their doors never shut.
As a child I remember learning so much about spiritual warfare, demons the idea of putting on the full armor of God. I knew the verses, I’d been told the stories from the Bible and even had heard many vehement evangelists preach about the occult and Satan worshipers.
It never really scared me, because quite frankly I never saw it. I’d never seen a demon possessed man or even played with a Ouija Board for that fact. But, I believed in angels and yes, I did believe in demons.
It wasn’t until my mid 40’s where the real awareness of spiritual warfare became obvious. In fact, after suffering from a failed relationship, I even had someone tell me that I had demons that I needed to face. Me? Really? Did I have demons?
If it is true that we do not fight against flesh and blood but against powers of darkness and demons then what does that look like? As a filmmaker I wanted explore spiritual warfare the way Christian author Frank Peretti had done with his series of books on the subject. So, I started writing this sci-fi themed script about demons and angels.
I don’t think I got past the first page when it occurred to me. Yes, I have demons! Not like demon possession but moments and events in my life where I’d voluntarily or involuntary allowed the darkness to creep into my soul. Real darkness. Real evil.
I started my journey that day. In fact, I actually moved into the secluded Cabin we used in the film with my 12 month-old son and worked on writing The Cabin film. It was an amazing experience and I thank the Lord for that opportunity.
For me, it became obvious that certain horrible things that I’d experienced, done or had done to me did in fact, affect my life. I thought a lot about my personal choices and a lot about the people I had associated with. The script of The Cabin soon became a loose interpretation of my life.
I hope we did a great job in the film visually showing how demons demonize and plague our lives. You see; it is all around us. Spiritual warfare is happening everyday in every aspect of our lives.
I pray the film’s message has been a blessing to you and your family. I hope hat you will share the film with others who may be beginning their life’s journey in acknowledging their demons.
Writer "The Cabin"