“satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4 (New Living Translation)
The world is still wrapping itself around a false “holiday” called Halloween. I am amazed that persons who know, see and perhaps, even have experienced the evil that exists in this world, have an unholy fascination with it as they celebrate fear, demons and witches on October 31st. They have no idea what they are doing – except some who know the truth, some Christians, who also have been duped into thinking that this is a harmless tradition. “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God”, (2 Corinthians 4:4, The Holy Bible, NLT).
The word of “God is true and let every man be a liar”. There is only one conclusion as to why people are donning costumes, buying candy and even putting up gravestones in their yard. Their eyes have been blinded from the truth of its dangers. I am amazed as I have driven to several local communities in my state, to see names put on the gravestones in front of people’s front yard. Do they have a death wish, I wonder.
Hollywood is also doing its part to excite the morbid and the demonic as almost every movie, even older scary movies are being played at the theaters. I am so sad for those who do not believe in Jesus Christ. Persons celebrating and preparing to have their children (some adults too) put on costumes and have decorated their homes and yards with evil articles, have invited the devil into their homes as these evil costumes and decorations invite demons to oppress minds, souls and even bodies.
What is more sad are the Christians who refuse to say “no” to their children’s wishes to put on a costume, bob for apples and give out candy. I have told you before on this column and I tell you again: As Christians we should not participate in anything that God has strictly said we should not take part in “the unfruitful works of darkness”. Read your Bibles, Saints! Ephesians 5:11 in the Holy Bible says it clearly: “Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.” I like what the King James Version says in the last part, “but rather reprove them”. We should speak out against it in our local communities and churches.
“Lord, we sure do need you now.” If the saints of the Most High God do not have Holy sense then this world is in trouble. The Bible says, that darkness will increase and it is increasing. But we are the children of light – act like you know that you belong to Jesus. We don’t have to participate on this day! Do not be threatened by possible persecution (we are a “peculiar people”?). We do not even have to have a harvest day at the church or at home. Celebrate Jesus children of God. Worship the Lord for a new day on October 31st this year. This is the day He has made. It is not a “Holy day” (interpreted “holiday”). It is not a day of celebration for believers or anyone else.
It should be a day for prayer and reflection. Pray for your Nation, your church, your schools, neighborhoods and this world. Pray that eyes will be opened and that the gospel of Jesus Christ will penetrate the darkness of people’s souls so they can see Jesus and give their lives to Him. We have a duty and a charge to keep.
Keep your faith strong and take a stand for Christ Jesus. Do it now.