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“Hear What The Spirit Is Saying Unto The Church about Halloween”
-“Some are scared to tell you what others don’t want you to know!” –
20b I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? – 1 Corinthians 10:20b-22
Many well-intentioned Christian participate in social and traditional festivals and holidays without questioning their origin or their compatibility with the True Christian Faith. However, that is information that we need to know!
God is giving a wake-up call to professing Christians. As it was with those the prophet Elijah addressed in his day, so it is with us: “‘How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.’ But the people answered him not a word” (1 Kings 18:21). What will it take for Christians to accept and stand for God’s truth rather than harmful traditions that originated in paganism? What will it take for Christians to fight the good fight—the fight “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places”(Ephesians 6:12, NKJV).
Search as you may, you cannot find any support for Halloween. God is fiercely opposed to all pagan and occult practices. He warns His people to have nothing to do with these (Leviticus 19:31; Deuteronomy 18:10-12). They lure us away from the truth of God. God does not take paganism (idol worship) lightly. As He says, “Learn not the way of the heathen” (Jeremiah 10:2 KJV). And, “Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise'” (Deuteronomy 12:30).
According to Deuteronomy 12:31-32 God does not approve of recycling, re-labeling, repackaging, adopting or disguising pagan/demonic customs as Christian festivals or harmless social traditions. This is strictly forbidden.
God will not always remain patient with those who insist on participating in forbidden, harmful and superstitious customs having to do with Sorcery and the supernatural.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. . . What kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God” (2 Peter 3:9-12, NIV).
Look at Halloween. Halloween is one of many human traditions that opposes holy and godly living as well as biblical teachings. And it serves to keep people in the dark about God’s Truth (John 8:32). It is not a harmless holiday for you or for your children. God warns us to avoid it and to follow His ways, because He hates for us to dabble in the spirit world of Satan and his demons! Instead, as God tells us in Isaiah 66:2, “On this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
The Christian community and clergy are instructed and challenged to avoid any similitude of wickedness. This includes any Halloween observances sanctioned by schools or churches. We should boycott all Halloween observances and refuse to purchase any Halloween merchandise and/or paraphernalia. Churches should not have Halloween parties or Fall festivals as an alternative to Halloween. This only serves to promote the pagan festival. It assumes that our children need something to take the place of Halloween. It validates that day as worthy of being observed by offering our children some form of church sponsored activity or alternative. It suggests that our kids are missing something if they don’t participate in something on that day.
Isn’t it about time for all true born-again, Holy Ghost filled Christians to just say “NO” to Halloween!? Halloween is an unholy and superstitious practices relating to evil spirits and the realm of the dead. It should never be celebrated by Christians.
Conclusion: It is clear that we, as true Christians, cannot participate in Halloween at any level and that our involvement in it is an idolatrous betrayal of our God and our Holy Faith. For if we continue to imitate the spiritually dead then we willfully and knowingly oppose God and we provoke the Lord to anger and wrath.
In today’s world of spiritual indifference, one is urged to disregard the pagan origins of secular practices when their outward forms seem ordinary, entertaining and harmless. However, the world system of religious sociology and inclusion denies the existence of both God and Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches our actions are either for God or against God. No one can serve two masters. Therefore, let us not imitate dead souls as if we belonged to those who have no hope. Let us fight the good fight of faith, asking God to grant us faith and courage to persevere as True Christians in these very difficult times, and to deliver us from Evil.
I Challenge all Christians whom the Spirit of Christ has spoken to through this message, if indeed you have the Spirit of Christ, to please reject the notion of Halloween and refuse to acknowledge it in any way. Send a message that others may see and the retail community may feel.
Let the redeemed of the LORD say so!
To God be the Glory in the name of Jesus Christ.