Well it’s that time of year for the innocent door to door trick or treat time, and the question is should a Christian participate or not?
How innocent is it really?
How far do we go on either spectrum?
Each person is going to have to make their own choice to participate in this “holiday”, but you need to make that decision with discernment, wisdom, and knowledge.
I grew up in a world with neighbors who invited you in to homemade donuts and treats, hot apple cider and of course candy. Now we live in a world where people poison candy and place needles and razor blades in it.
That alone should give you reason to pause and think about how you participate.
But I am going to go much deeper.
Let’s look now at some Halloween legends that hold truth in them.
According to Celtic mythology, the veil between the Otherworld and our world thins during Samhain, making it easier for spirits and the souls of the dead to return. People would make offerings of food in order to get on the good side of these spirits and departed ancestors. Is that just a myth or does it have some truth?
Bobbing for apples is still a popular party game, but what is its origin?
Did you know that bobbing for apples used to be considered a form of divination used in Halloween festivities. That’s right – people would dunk their heads in a vat of water and try to bite into floating fruit in a quest to figure out their future spouse. Ladies would mark an apple and toss it into the tub with the thought they’d be destined to whoever pulled it out of the water.
In medieval England, “soulers” would go around mummering and begging rich folk for “soul cakes” on Halloween. Instead of threatening to play tricks, however, they’d pray for peoples’ souls in return for the cake. In medieval Europe mummering became a tradition that continues even today. Mummering was in essence dressing in disguises and visiting neighborhoods while dancing, playing music, and doing tricks, and thus was popular on major feast days. This is part of where the tradition of modern door to door trick or treating came from.
As crazy as these traditions are they are not by far the most sinister parts of this holiday.
Let’s go back to around 1500 B.C. when the much feared Druids were in power in Western Europe, they were a sect of satanic priests, both male and female. Their cruelty and barbarity in the kind of magic they practiced far outweighed their scholarship.
People were used in their sacrifices and were flogged, tortured, and sexually molested before they were killed by having their hearts torn out while they were still alive. Peoples sexual organs were cut off and out to be used in black masses. Sometimes people were skinned alive, and the skin used in different rites and rituals.
The Druids believed, and taught that on Halloween ghosts, spirits, fairies, witches and elves came out to harm people. From this terrible satanic religion comes the use of witches, ghosts, and cats in today’s celebration of Halloween.
Have you ever paused to consider that there is a good reason why animal shelters and pet stores refuse to adopt out animals but black cats in particular but must now halt all adoptions in the weeks leading up to Halloween?
Unfortunately this night is not just to kill animals, just as many children are tortured and sacrificed in satanic rituals. Where do you think a good many human trafficking victims end up?
Sadly many people especially Christians simply do not want to believe that such things are going on in America and across the globe. There are things going on out there that is absolutely inhuman and unimaginable to a sane mind.
This next is from a list of Satanic Holidays from a site called the open scroll.
(Links at end of blog for more info)
Celebration: Satanist High (Holy Day related to Halloween)
Type: Blood Ritual
Usage: Human Sacrifice Each Day
Age: Any Age male or female
Celebration : All Hallows’ Eve and Halloween Night
Type: Blood and Sexual sacrifice and ritual
Usage: sexual climax, association with the demons, animal and/or human sacrifice
Age: any age (male or female and/or animal)
Celebration: Satanist High (Holy Day related to Halloween)
Type: Blood Ritual and Sacrifice
Usage: Human Sacrifice
Age: Any age male or female
TRICK OR TREAT?
Is there any redeeming quality to participating in celebration of any of these holidays?
How do we as Christians take back the days that the Lord made?
That is an easy one as I asked Jesus and he was very clear.
“Know who you are in me, repent over the land and take it back”.
What Jesus said next to me was the following
“During these dark days gather with the body, praise and worship, and pray for and against the atrocities being done to My children. And last but not least take communion and seal it with My blood which is more powerful than anything the enemy can conjure up”.
Finally let’s look at what scripture says about this issue.
“Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 TPT
“Delightfully loved ones, don’t imitate what is evil, but imitate that which is good. Whoever does good is of God; whoever does evil has not seen God.” 3 John 1:11 TPT
“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” Romans 12:2 TPT
“Avoid every appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22 TPT
“Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage.” Ephesians 6:12 TPT
“So be very careful how you live, not being like those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom, for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for his purposes. And don’t live foolishly for then you will have discernment to fully understand God’s will.” Ephesians 5:15-17 TPT
“Do you see the difference? Sacrifices offered to idols are offered to nothing, for what’s the idol but a nothing? Or worse than nothing, a minus, a demon! I don’t want you to become part of something that reduces you to less than yourself. And you can’t have it both ways, banqueting with the Master one day and slumming with demons the next. Besides, the Master won’t put up with it. He wants us —all or nothing. Do you think you can get off with anything less?” 1 Corinthians 10:19-22 MSG
Do you still want to participate and hand out candy?
That is a personal choice, but if you do pray over and anoint it and speak blessings over it.
Pray over your house, and anoint it that anyone who steps foot on your property feels the love of Jesus.
It is time to take back what the enemy stole from us, but there is NOTHING involved with this holiday that was ever from God in the first place.
How about turn it in a Holyday of Praise and Worship.
Light up the night with singing and dancing, and watch signs wonders and miracles happen.
Light up the sky with Holy Spirit Fire 🔥.
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