It can be puzzling as to how a person such as Robin Williams and others could be so depressed that they would violently end their life. What people are not learning is the deeper truth about the insidious forces that tormented and drove them to suicide. Most people are blind to this diabolical pattern of entertainers giving themselves over to satanic power for fame and fortune, only to be exploited, used and abused, and then spit out after Satan is done with them
Robin Williams acknowledged that he had opened himself up to transformative demonic powers that aided him on stage. Without the aid of such demonic powers, it is likely that you would have never have heard of him and many other famous entertainers. Williams also recognized that these powers had manifested a very evil influence on stage and that there could be a hefty price to pay for their assistance. Williams is quoted in US Weekly:
“Yeah! Literally, it’s like possession ‑ all of a sudden you’re in, and because it’s in front of a live audience, you just get this energy that just starts going…But there’s also that thing ‑ it is possession. In the old days you’d be burned for it…But there is something empowering about it. I mean, it is a place where you are totally ‑ it is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where you really can become this other force. Maybe that’s why I don’t need to play evil characters [in movies], ’cause sometimes onstage you can cross that line and come back. Clubs are a weird kind of petri dish environment. I mean, that’s where people can get as dark as they can in comedy ‑ in the name of comedy, be talking about outrageous stuff and somehow come out the other side. I mean, that’s one place where you really want to push it” (Robin Williams, “Robin Williams,” by James Kaplan, US Weekly, January, 1999, p. 53).
Sadly, it seems that the price Robin Williams has now paid is just as deep as that of his idol, Jonathan Winters. In fact, in the same US Weekly Interview, James Kaplan says:
“With a gift for mimicry and improvisation that verged on demonic possession, Williams could even approach the artistry of his idol Jonathan Winters—a man whose genius took him, once or twice, over the edge into mental illness. Williams’ own version of hell has been extensively chronicled” Like Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters had to contend with the tormenting demonic powers he utilized for fame and fortune. “These voices are always screaming to get out,” Winters told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, further admitting “They follow me around pretty much all day and night.”
While many only knew Robin Williams to be what they considered a somewhat “family friendly” actor, he was one of the most successful crude stand-up comics who ever lived. It was during his standup where he was most able to tap into what he calls “possession…Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde… that’s where people can get as dark as they can in comedy ‑ in the name of comedy. It was in Williams’ stand-up where he would go into his manic, stream-of-consciousness rants filled with vulgar language, perverse sexuality and the glorification of illicit drugs and drunkenness. Many people express shock after seeing Williams’ stand-up, not knowing his act was so perverse.
Comedians, like many famous musicians, pay the price for their fame by becoming enslaved to the demonic forces that possess and torment them. May admit that they had to drink “to silence the constant voices of the demons. They drank to quiet the ceaseless clamor of the demons, ghosts and spirits, finding that one of the ways to quell them was with alcohol. One person had been harassed by several different demonic spirit entities that so tormented him that he was bed ridden for years. They talk to him, they frighten him, distract him, and confuse him.
Robin Williams, like so many others who resort to drugs or alcohol in their attempt to quell the demonic voices that torment them, fail to realize – until it’s too late – that such drugs only draw one deeper into Satan’s insidious web. Sadly, they feel like they are in a no-win situation. When they sought sobriety, the demonic voices likely tormented him to no end. When they sought to drown out the clamoring voices with a deluge of alcohol, they ended up poisoning themselves and teetered on the throes of death. Having tried “professional help” a number of times, but the arm of the flesh, no matter how noble the intentions, cannot overcome the demonic world
The truth is that only the Lord Jesus Christ has the power and authority to deliver humans from satanic powers. Jesus – not drugs or alcohol – is the Savior of the world and the only One who can deliver us from the penalty of sin, hell, death and enslavement from satanic powers. Jesus declared The scriptures reveal that the demonic powers tremble before God’s mighty power (James 2:19). It is in Jesus’ name that believers have victory over the demonic realm. God’s Word declares:
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).
The terrible irony is that many of these comics, who are portrayed in their public persona to be happy and filled with laughs, are in fact the most tormented and joyless souls on earth. Jesus gave the solemn warning “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36). We cannot truly have peace until we have a relationship with the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). We cannot have true joy until we open our hearts to Him who has been crowned with joy above all others (Hebrews 1:9; 27).
Jesus also declared:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God” (John 3:16-21)
Depression can have many sources, but has only one ultimate remedy. True joy can only come from a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the infilling of His Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is manifold and includes love , joy and peace. Let us remember that there are a lot of hurting people who are filled with hopelessness and despair. May God make us sensitive to their needs and help us to show them His great love through willingness to sharing the gospel.
So many people clamor for their “entertainment fix” and are adversely and incrementally affected. May the Lord guard each of our own hearts, as we seek discernment and seek to avoid the spiritual land mines that threaten our lives and those of our loved ones. !Christians must guard their hearts from entertainers who are being used by dark forces to erode moral conviction and draw believers away from the light and love of Christ.