Since I live in the Tampa area, I decided that it might be fun to take a tour of Ybor City. I’ve always loved the area for its old buildings, and its history. It was the Latin Quarter, the hub of the cigar industry, and the melting pot of the Spanish, Cubans, and Italians, who came to Florida in the 1880’s for jobs rolling cigars for Vicente Martinez-Ybor, or one of many cigar manufacturers. All of the different sects worked well together, but they still enjoyed their own culture, so they built clubs, and would meet on Sundays after church, spending the rest of the day together, eating, dancing, and enjoying their time off.
According to our guide, the Cuban Club is now haunted by a little boy who drowned in the pool that was located on the bottom floor. Jimmy, will sometimes show himself to those who go on the ghost tours. The Bible is very clear that when you die, your soul either goes to heaven or it goes to hell, there is no life in between. However, demons exist, and it is not beyond their ability to make you think there are ghost haunting you from the dead. Jimmy is just a demon who loves to toy with people. What seems like a fun thing to do, may actually open you up to the presence of the demonic. I don’t know about you, but I get enough of that on a daily basis, and I certainly don’t want to make it a part of my fun; so there will be no ghost tours for me in my future! The lesson today, is not to open yourself up to the demonic in any way, even if you think it might be fun.
And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? Isaiah 8:19