Avoid all appearance of evil, including Halloween. The costumes and decorated homes may seem harmless to some but if it is dark than it is of Satan, none the less. This is the one day, out of the year, when the devil can reign freely and people don’t even know it. Satan’s domain is darkness and what you see on this day is very dark and scary. Just look at the decorated and haunted houses. Some people even dress very scandalous in order to lure others to lust after them sexually. People’s apparel, on this day, is not uplifting but degrading to God. What kills me is even some so-called Christian families participate in the nights activities. Other days, they may try to be well dressed, but on this day there are no rules. People can dress up as gruesome or as provocative as they’d like. For it is only one day out of the year. However, does God want us to live for Him most days but not other days? Can we say we are born again in the Spirit but still walk in the ways of the flesh? As children of God, we are to live up to His standards. 1“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Don’t give into the flesh and give way to the temptations of Satan. 1He wants you to follow in the lusts of the flesh and participate in this day of adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, witchcraft, seditions, heresies and drunkenness. Satan truly wants to distract people from the true meaning of this day. Don’t fall into His charms. He wants to sift you in but don’t let him. Take charge and fight for your faith in Christ.
On Halloween, kids and adults dress up in their favorite costumes. Some kids may even seem harmless in their Dora or Ferry costumes, and the like, but that does not prove what the parents are doing is right. The act of trick or treating and partying, on this day, is participating in the occult. The songs on the radio all have the same scary vibe to them, as they are all about monsters and the dead. Do people not know what they are listening to? I hope that, after this message, people truly understand what they are participating in. I used to think it was harmless to listen to this type of music and watch movies with witches. I loved the allure it brought in, though it was so dark in nature. I’d even go to haunted houses, each year, in order to get scared and feel the rush inside my heart. What I didn’t realize was how dark it all was. Just one look now at the movies, music, decorated houses and costumes, spells evil all around it. The scary ghost, goblin, Satan, and witch costumes are simply inviting Satan and his demons into people’s lives. I implore to everyone to not go out on Halloween. Please just stay at home, with your lights off. We are taught to 2“hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” Do not take part in this day but run from the sight of it. Don’t let the devil take hold of your life. You don’t want demons to have access into your heart without even knowing it. I love you, as does God. For this reason, I warn you about this evil day. Love the Lord and warn people to not participate in this pagan ritual.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, lead us by the hand. Don’t let us fall victim to the temptations of the devil. I pray for people that participate in Halloween. Thank You for showing me the light and helping me understand how evil it truly is. You have opened my eyes to the darkness it holds. Lord, I do not want to participate in this pagan holiday any longer. Thank You for leading me to know it’s true nature. Help others to also live a life in Your light. Help us to abstain from the evils of this world. Help us to be an example to the lost. May your light scatter all darkness before us. I pray that we may desire to live every day for You. Not just part of us but everything we are. You have taught me to train my children in the faith and also train them to not participate in the activities of Halloween. Lord, I know that this may be a hard teaching to some but to those people, pierce their hearts that they may know who they truly follow. I know it is better to be blessed in Your kingdom then to fellowship in the world. You are worth more. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Galatians 5:16-25 (KJV)
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
21 Thessalonians 5:15-23 (KJV)
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.