Michael Colunga (28 April 2011)
"RE:  Stephanie Kinney--your post, "curse of harry potter""

Hello, John and Doves,
It may amaze one and all that I think that Jo Rowling is a Christian.  She is also a genius.
As such, the LORD has used her to put the WORD in the mouths of various characters.
Take, for example, what Dumbledore says to the students assembled in the Great Hall at the beginning of Harry Potter's third year:
    "Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
[from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]
It is written,
    "No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
    "A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
    "But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
    "to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
    "We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
    "In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
    "May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you."
                                                            Psalm 33:16-22
And we remember that,
    "Nehemiah said, 'Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord.  Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.'"  Nehemiah 8:10
In Nehemiah, chapter 8 is recorded the reading of the Torah by Ezra the scribe on Yom Teruah, as well as the Feast of Booths, Sukkot.
Clearly, then, the Patronus Charm, which Dumbledore's comment foreshadows, is a remez
http://www.followtherabbi.com/Brix?pageID=5557  for Psalm 33 and the Torah, at the very least.
This is because the Patronus Charm fights fear with joy as a shield against dementors--those beings that thrive on fear.  Nothing could be clearer.
    "Submit yourselves 5293 therefore 3767 to God 2316. Resist 436 the devil 1228, and 2532 he will flee 5343 from 575 you 5216."  James 4:7
The challenge, then is to meet every discussion of every defensive spell with an appropriate scripture, as I have illustrated, above.
For it is written,
    "From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised."
                                                                                        Psalm 113:3
David also says,
    "When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the [night] watches.
    "Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice."
                                                                                Psalm 63:6-7
On a related point, the whole idea of spells and charms is that the wizard must believe what he is saying.  This is exactly equivalent to the following scriptures:
    "...[T]he just shall live by his faith."  Habakkuk 2:4b
    "But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him], for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and [that] He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."  Hebrews 11:6
The idea of having a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is really a clever cover for the real intent of the author, to point out two scriptures:
    "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."  2 Timothy 2:15, and,
    "Thy word 565 have I hid 6845 in mine heart 3820, that I might not sin 2398 against thee."  Psalm 119:11
These, in turn, point to:
    "But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
    "For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you."
Matthew 10:19-20, and,
    "...[S]anctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear...."  1 Peter 3:15
The word, fear, in this passage goes right back to Psalm 33.
    "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh,
    "For 1063 the weapons 3696 of our 2257 warfare 4752 [are] not 3756 carnal 4559, but 235 mighty 1415 through God 2316 to 4314 the pulling down 2506 of strong holds 3794...."  2 Corinthians 10:4
Thus I pray that Sarah would devour the Word of God daily--and would cause others to do the same.  Let them all who read and enjoy the Harry Potter series be saved and filled with the love of the Father of Lights, the Living Word, who is His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, who is the Ruach HaKodesh.  Amen and amen.
In HaShem,
Mike C.
Stephanie Kinney (27 Apr 2011)
"curse of harry potter"

Please pray for SArah. She has these books in her possession..I don't know if they're in the house..I told her put them out of the home. I told her not to read them..but this guy in her class seems to have greater influence on her ,....than me and my warning her. He told her to read the books...as he himself has and he knows all the spells.