Halloween Or Hell-oween ?
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Yes, in Jesus we have victory but we also are in a battle. The devil and his lil' demons are loose wreaking havoc of all they can. God gave us dominion to rule and so many are blaming God for all the bad things that are happening. It is the devil !! God is Love!! Sure in Revelation there will be the wrath of God and judgement shall happen, and I think it is closer than many want to believe.
Does not even the world see the demonic powers in force more than ever in these last days? Bible prophecies are being played out over the air waves right now! The devil's days are limited and he is doing all he can to rob the Lord of his people even in using some that are christians luring them in by some that hasn't been given this revelation. I know many years ago, perhaps 15? I got conviction from the Holy Spirit in regards to this holiday. I didn't know... why?... but I listened to the guidance, that small voice that God has given us all. Yes my children are grown now and I have grandchildren, sadly to say thay haven't grasped the seriousness of celebrating this day for they too are caught up in the lies of the devil. The bible says in Colossians 3:17 as followers we should do all things unto the Lord. How in anyway, shape or form can this day be made to glorify our Lord when it's very roots is evil!! Unless....it is having church, and praising and worshipping God. If any substitution things are put into it,even if you are a believer you are still keeping this holiday. Some say it's All Saints Day?? Well...we do have a holiday to remember the dead, that's memorial day, and veterans day. Not to mention that at any birthday or holiday we each remember our loved ones, Then there's Atonement day that we speak names out of loved ones in remembrance of what they meant in our lives.
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
I am not in no way judging, I am not the judge but just as I listened to that small voice years ago I have to listen and deliver what is given to me now.
1 Peter 3:
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
I tell you my friends, like I had said, I didn't really know why? In fact at that time I wasn't even in the word as I should be, I just knew to listen. Now the years have flown by and for a time such as this the Lord wants me to address this issue with more passion. I am so truly burdened from the depths of my heart that there are so many christians that are compromising God's word and even turning scriptures around to fit the occassion, thus being prophetic as the Lord said in His word.
1 Tim.4:1 It is also among the signs of the last days that many will depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.
1 Tim.1: 4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
As believers, we are called to "Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. [1 Thessalonians 5:21-22]
Who can deny that virtually all of the symbols of Halloween are evil? Witches, monsters, ogres, vampires, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, devils and demons all portray evil.
Christians are to "... have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." [Ephesians 5:11]
2 Chron. 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
This is a plea from God! This is how we can make a change in our world. He gave us dominion, He is waiting for us to pray,and seek his face. He wants us to know the truth that it can set us free!! We are called out, We are not of this world, we are just in it. My prayer is that minds will be renewed and satans lies will be revealed in hearts of man and God will hear prayers galore for a restoration of souls and this land.
I love the book of Ephesians. It is a guideline for the church. It tells us how important it is that we all come to know the word and the importance each of our lives play in the body of Christ.
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
Below is an excerpt from another site share
Sentimental reasons present the greatest hindrance to the Christian in admitting that Halloween is pagan, satanic and displeasing to God. After all Mom and Dad participated in Halloween. When we think of Halloween we think of costumes, the fun of "dressing up" and fooling friends and neighbors. We think of excitement, a night we were allowed to stay up late and play tricks. We remember the bags of candy we collected by "trick or treating." We recall games and merriment. So why should not our children today enjoy the "fun."
More is expected of followers of Jesus Christ. We are not to love the world system (1 John 2:15) Christianizing pagan holidays is and always has been wrong. We are in the last days of this age, many Christians believe. Satan is being allowed to work more openly than ever before. The battle lines are being drawn more precisely as evil becomes more evil-- and, in contrast, God's people are being purified.
God specifically forbids His people to participate with the things of satan which Halloween represents. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 reads: "There shall not be found among you anyone that maketh his son or daughter to pass through the fire, (this refers to the sacrifice of children to pagan gods by fire, a practice associated with Halloween) or that useth divination, (another practice involved with Halloween, including bobbing for apples to foretell the future) or an observer of times, (astrology) or an enchanter (one who casts spells) or a witch.(involved also in the celebration of Halloween) Or a charmer, (hypnotist) or a consulter with familiar spirits, (medium) or a wizard, or a necromancer (one who consults the so-called spirits of the dead, actually demons masquerading as spirits of the dead). For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Participation in the celebration of the satanic festival, Halloween is an open invitation for the forces of satan to gain influence in the lives of anyone, whether Christian or not. A rancher from Nebraska once visited our church asking for prayer for healing of very painful adhesions resulting from previous surgery. As we prayed the pain became worse. We asked God to show us why. The "water" came to the mind of the pastor's wife. "Does the word 'water' mean anything to you?" she asked the elderly rancher. The following conversation revealed that as a young boy, the rancher had held the forked stick of a "water-witch" or "water-diviner" used to discover that resource which is so critical to all farmers and ranchers. Participation in this form of occult activity had brought a curse on the rancher, regardless of his young age, the fact that he did not believe in it, and the fact that it had not worked for him. The moment he confessed seeking help from a supernatural source other than God and asked God's forgiveness in Jesus' name, the pain subsided. The curse was broken. A long-forgotten debt was canceled by Jesus atoning death on the cross.
If you like this rancher, are a Christian, then delay no longer. Confess any participation in such occult practices, including satanic celebration such as . Renounce all such participation, no matter how innocent it may have been, and ask God to forgive you in Jesus' name. If you are not a child of God, and have not asked Jesus to come into your heart and make you a new creation, why not do so now? Jesus died on the cross to set you free from the power of sin and death. He shed His blood to pay the debt you can never pay. If you are not sure that you are safe in His arms today, pray this short prayer:
Heavenly Father, I am sorry that I am a sinner. Please forgive me in Jesus' name I believe Jesus is your Son, that He came in a human body to die on the cross for me. I believe that you raised Him from the dead and that He is with you now interceding for me. Jesus, be my Savior and Lord of my life. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Make me a new person. Fill me with your Holy Spirit to teach, lead, correct and comfort me, and give me the power I need to be your witness in this world. Amen
God bless you one and all and know that this page was done by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. With love and concern for all.
The truth about Halloween http://www.jeremiahproject.com/culture/halloween.html
After reading this page above, I was enlightened even more. I know it was a God Wink!!