Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The WORST "holiday" EVER
And it's just around the corner, yes, I'm referring to Halloween. I know what you are probably thinking, "it's just fun, candy and dressing up--what harm is in that?"
Well, lets take an honest and Biblical look at it. The typical "decorations" for instance:
How nice. All of the things that give warm and kind feelings.
Not at all. All of those things reek of hell.
Walk down the Halloween aisle at any store and you'll come face to face with the gruesome display and celebration of DEATH. Am I being too harsh? No, it IS HARSH.
Halloween is: dressed up, candy-coated death. The masses are drawn to it, satan has a peculiar way of using dark things to ignite a desire to "want" to be scared. It's a masterful and complex seduction, but then again, satan has had thousands of years to perfect it. He is so good at it, that most people can't even tell it's evil, they only see the "entertainment" of it all.
You say "oh it's just candy and costumes" Satan, also referred to as the "thief" in John 10:10 reads
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy..." That's his whole modus operandi (mode of operation).
Here's a good rule of thumb, "if the Devil likes it, I don't."
Have you ever received a warning from your veterinarian to keep your small animals, specifically black cats, indoors on Halloween? Why? Because these animals are sacrificed as part of Halloween traditions. If you go beyond that, there are even more evil sacrifices, I have a hard time even typing it-- babies sacrificed as well as children. Sexual abuses against children and women are also part of their rituals done on this day.
Think I'm making this up? Go buy the Halloween documentary which gives the testimony of an adult child of a satanist who witnessed human sacrifice and was also sexually abused during these yearly rituals.
(Jeremiah Films: http://www.jeremiahfilms.com/store/halloween/halloween-trick-or-treat.html)
It's absolutely stomach turning to know the truth of Halloween and what is happening--I will never be able to see this horrifying "holiday" as "fun" while I know the root of it and the atrocities that are happening in places that don't get "trick or treaters" but instead are shedding the blood of the innocent all in the name of the Devil and his day.
I ALMOST can't believe there isn't public outrage at this ALMOST, but I know WHY there isn't. Because most people are deceived, and why? Because satan is a great deceiver, he works hard to be sure that people don't know the truth. That's why you have church's with "Fall Festivals" otherwise known as Halloween celebrations, just at a church rather than a haunted house. That's why people insist on dressing up and participating because it's so "fun" and they are more committed to their "fun" and personal tradition, "I've been celebrating Halloween all my life" excuse and "oh, we don't do any of THAT, we just dress up as "nice" things and the one excuse the really irks me, "what else will we do?"ANYTHING, just like any other day of the year. As Christians, we should have NOTHING to do with the celebration of this day. We are called to be righteous and set apart. To be in the world but not of it-- meaning don't do as the world does.
The Bible warns us, 1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
In my view, if you are a Christian, you should have nothing to do with anything that even resembles participation in Halloween rituals: dressing up, trick or treating, decorating your house with "death," carving pumpkins.
Especially concerning should be the children. Exposing your child to this evil and tradition carries consequences that you may not see in your own life, but could be manifested in the child's life. Perhaps an fascination with witchcraft is begun and your child becomes entangled in the powers of darkness--which they may never make their way out.
Also note, that Halloween is the ONLY holiday that offers "safety tips" for participating in.
Remember that Satan is the king of SUBTLE, right now he'll be whispering in your ear "YOU don't sacrifice animals, you just have "fun" dressing up and eating candy as you have since you were a child--nothing bad ever happened, see? And your church celebrates it, see? It's fine, never come back and read her blog again. She's no fun."
Who will you choose? The lies of satan perhaps? After all, he only wants to kill you softly, sweetly and before you even realize what he has done.
As Christians, we have a responsibility to make sure that our choices don't hinder or become a stumbling block to some who might be more easily enticed into darkness.
1 Corinthians 8:9 Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak.
What I encourage you to do right now, stop and pray. Ask God's directly for His will for your life, and for His wisdom in raising your children and for what would be pleasing in His sight for you to do on Halloween.
I suggest looking up the testimony of Carol Kornacki, who is a former witch and now is an amazing Christian woman who teaches and speaks specifically on the dangers of Halloween.
Please know that I'm praying for all who read this, that the Truth of God is revealed and hearts are made tender so that they will be able to detect the harm that is very real and very evident at this "holiday" we call Halloween.
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Let this be your measurement, on what you allow into your life, home and to become tradition.
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things"
PS: Be nice to your pumpkins, don't jab into them with knives and fire, but rather keep those adorable little rounded poofs as examples of the first fruits of the Fall harvest. I have pumpkins, gourds and fall leaves decorating my house...it's the kinder way to celebrate! I LOVE FALL!
Posted by Tiffany at 9:24 PM