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Halloween

Before we get into this message, let us read a little about the history of Halloween. I will quote from a portion of an article from bibleinfo.com….

“Another tradition is the druidic belief that during the night of November 1, demons, witches, and evil spirits freely roamed the earth with joy to greet the arrival of “their season” – the long nights and early dark of the winter months. The demons had their fun with poor mortals that night, frightening, harming, and even playing all kinds of mean tricks on them. The only way, it seemed, for scared humans to escape the persecution of the demons was to offer them things they liked, especially fancy foods and sweets. Or, in order to escape the fury of these horrible creatures, a human could disguise himself as one of them and join in their roaming. In this way they would recognize the human as a demon or witch and the human would not be bothered that night.”

As we look into Halloween and its roots, we find out that demons were involved from the beginning. This is not just some holiday but one where Satan is greatly involved. And this in itself should make all Christians want to stay clear from it. To think that demons are playing fun with humans on that day is very demonic in itself. And then for us to participate in it, while disguising ourselves as one of them is so wrong. I am sorry to say that being involved with such a holiday is also inviting demons into your lives. This is exactly what Paul would said, when he said, 2“ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” It should be clear from scripture that as followers of Christ, we are not partake in what is evil. Especially things that are demonic in nature, we should run from such things. Sure, a simple fairy costume may seem quite innocent. However, it is no longer innocent when the same person begins to participate in events like trick or treating, decorating houses or pumpkins, visiting haunted houses or going to parties. Each one of these things allows Satan full control over one’s life, even if it is for one day. We must always be on our heels and not allow even one day to take us down. As Paul said, 2“let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” Always have your eyes open for Christ, that you may not fall.

We’ve learned that participating in a holiday that has a demonic background is wrong. This is like playing with fire. The light of Christ cannot be with us if we are dabbling with things that are dark in nature. Think about this day and what it brings. Halloween is all about making things look haunted and spooky. Therefore, people try to play the part by decorating their houses with ghosts and goblins. While others wear costumes that look Satanic in nature. Even the music that is played is eerie and demonic. The haunted houses are even worse, while they often have zombies, dead corpses, people being sawed apart and such. You tell me if this day is for God now? For certain it is not. This day is Satan’s domain. He rules this day and unfortunately, many Christians don’t even realize it when they allow their kids to participate. People’s eyes are blinded when they take part in wickedness. As I pointed out above, we are not to be partakers with the things of the devil. As Paul said, 2“all things edify not,” so stay away from the things that can only harm us. To conclude, the Holy Spirit will lead a person to know that Halloween is evil. And once this happens, I pray that you take heed to this warning and no longer participate in it. Remember what Isaiah said, when he said, 1“woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, please come and send the Holy Spirit down to pierce the hearts of people. May they come to a realization that participating in darkness is evil. Surely, we cannot abide in Your light, if darkness rules our life. There are so many dark things in this world and it is taking Christians down with it. My heart sinks to think that people I know and love are allowing themselves to be led by Satan and not You, oh Lord. People may even discount the Halloween holiday and say that there is no harm or foul in participating. But those are all lies and Satan is control of them all. Help us Lord and cause people to escape the temptations of the devil. These things are evil and vile in nature and we need your help. Even if it appears evil, I pray that Christians will finally stand up to it and no longer be partakers. What may seem harmful to the soul is harmful indeed. So God, I pray that people will come to a realization of what is evil in this world and turn from it this day. Our bodies are your temple and therefore, cast out all the darkness and usher in your light. You are faithful to Your promises and I trust in You, Lord. My hope is in my Savior. I love You. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

1Isaiah 5:14-23 (KJV)
14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

21 Corinthians 10:12-24 (KJV)
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

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