Believing Halloween is harmless is a great deception that the enemy uses to get into our homes and our churches. When we celebrate, we are opening the windows of demons and following doctrines of devils. Satan even tries to make it appealing to Christians so we can “celebrate” in a godly way, but this too is a deception.
The Church needs to rise up and take her place!
“Regarding Halloween, I believe the Church should rise up and do night vigils to destroy the witchcraft and diabolical rituals that go on throughout the night. These rituals are aimed toward the Church, to weaken us in the spirit. So we need to stop celebrating “Harvest” and dressing up in costumes as biblical characters- that’s just trying to Christianize Halloween by putting the name Jesus on it, which is not even biblical. Instead, we must be armed and fighting spiritually for our neighborhoods and those who don’t know Jesus.”John Ramirez “Unmasking The Devil”
Three Truths About Halloween
1.Halloween originated in paganism.
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.
To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, THE CELTS WORE COSTUMES, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes.http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween
The Bible tells us not to be lured or ensnared by following the ungodly or pagan nations.
DEUTERONOMY 12:29-31 ‘“When the Lord your God cuts off and destroys before you the nations which you are going in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and settle in their land, beware that you are not lured (ensnared) into following them, after they have been destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods, so that I too may do likewise?’ You shall not behave this way toward the Lord your God, for they have done for their gods every repulsive thing which the Lord hates; for they even burn their sons and their daughters in the fire [as sacrifices] to their gods. ‘
2. Halloween glorifies Satan.
Look all around you. Does Halloween give glory to God or Satan? Be honest with yourself. Any way you look at it, you can throw the name of Jesus in there but if you are dressing up yourself or your kids and participating in Halloween activities you are playing patty cake with the devil.
The Bible says we can’t worship God and the devil. So, choose this day whom you will serve.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:20-21 ‘On the contrary, the things which the Gentiles (pagans) sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons [in effect], and not to God; and I do not want you to become partners with demons [by eating at feasts in pagan temples]. You cannot drink [both] the Lord’s cup and the cup of demons. You cannot share in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons [thereby becoming partners with them]. ‘
3. Halloween gives Satan legal rights.
When we celebrate, we open the doors to our minds, hearts, homes and children. We invite him into our lives and we wonder why are our lives are a mess.
Ephesians 4:20-24 ‘But that’s no life for you. You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.
Ephesians 4:27 ‘ Don’t give the devil any opportunity ⌊to work⌋.’
Father right now open our eyes to every plan, scheme and device that the enemy uses to lure us in. Forgive us for the times we have celebrated the enemy and not you. We renounce every legal access and contracts we have made knowingly and unknowingly. In Jesus might name.