Amy Winehouse, One of Many Rock Stars to Die at Age 27

Does it seem unusual to you that many famous Rock Stars would all die at the age of 27?  July 23, 2011 Amy Winehouse, the singer, dies at age 27.    Is this a coincidence or is something sinister happening?

On July 11, 2011 I wrote on my site: agodthing.wordpress.com “Are some people evil”?  I told a story that was read to our class when I was in grade school many, many years ago.  This is what was written:

When I was in grade school and you could still pray and read the Bible, our teacher read us a short-story called “The Devil and Daniel Webster”.  The story took place in New England and a farmer was having some very bad luck with his crops and farming in general.  He said it was so bad that he was willing to sell his soul to the devil for better times.  The next day, farmer Stone was visited by a stranger who identified himself as Mr. Scratch.  Mr. Scratch said if you are serious about selling your soul I will give you seven very prosperous years.  They made a binding contract and farmer Stone had seven of the very best years ever.

After seven years he begged Mr. Scratch to give him just three more years.  Again they made a contract and farmer Stone had another three prosperous years.  However, farmer Stone no longer wanted to be controlled every minute by the devil and wanted out of his contract.  He hired an attorney, Mr. Daniel Webster to take Mr. Scratch to court and force the contract to be broken.

The trial is really suspenseful and Daniel Webster won and the devil had to give farmer Stone back his soul.  Ever since I was left believing that some politicians, business people, movie stars and others in general, have sold their souls to the devil for prosperity, power, fame, etc.  If this is true, I wonder how many people would be willing to sell their souls.

When I heard that Amy Winehouse, at age 27 was one of many Rock Stars who died at that same age it alerted me to the article I had just written.    Apparently, she died of drug and alcohol abuse and other self-destructive behaviors as so many others had.

Amy was a well-known British singer who had been nominated for six Grammy Awards, best new artist, the record of the year and song of the year.  She was also best female artist and the awards go on and on.  Do you get the picture?  She wasn’t just your average singer, but a Rock Star.

In no way am I insinuating that Amy Winehouse or any of the others who died at 27 were evil but is it possible they could have sold their soul for stardom?  This is probably a real stretch, but if it is possible for a person to sell their soul to the devil, shouldn’t people looking for fame and recognition be alerted to the eventual negative outcomes?

I previously wrote that it is very rare for a person who had sold their soul to break the contract.  It is possible they allowed themselves to become possessed to gain the lime-light and did so unknowingly.  What would cause a superstar, receiving everything they could have ever dreamed of accomplishing, begin this very self-destructive behavior leading to eventual death?   Could they have been offered a seven year contract at age 20 when they were too young to realize the consequences?

Ephesians 6:12 – “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”   NLT

I realize that the majority of people reading this article would not believe anything written to be authentic.  Most would not even believe there are evil powers seeking to control people.  But if there is the slightest chance what happened to Amy Winehouse was a result of making a contract to become famous and resulted in death, would you make the same contract for fame?  The Bible was written that we might have true joy, happiness and love in our hearts.  Satan is the world’s greatest deceiver, so do not allow yourself to be sold a bill of goods for a few years of power and notoriety.

Instead, the opposite is accepting Christ and the Holy Spirit into your life.  That contract is different.  It is not for just seven years of fame but a contract that is valid for eternity.   During eternity the awards far out weigh anything this world can offer.  Everyone is given a choice.  Are you looking for instant gratification or planning for the future?  I chose the future and hope to see you there!

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  1. Esther Fetterhoff

     /  July 17, 2012

    It is truly a terrifically sad, emotional story. I pray that no one takes a route of just fame and notability. There are far more reasons to live no matter how bad the falls are in life. When you are down you can look up at the heavens,pray and know that there is a God. I just wonder who was there for them? Where were their parents, family, friends? How could all these people at the age of 27 die without no positive interference to change their lives. We will never know if they possibly could have sold their souls. Believe that there is a God and their is a Satan. Just as Good roams the earth so does evil.
    Just a reminder that the simpliest things in life are worth their weight gold. There is no price to pay for peace, love and happiness. Being grounded in Gods’ domain give you purpose, stability, and eternal love.

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