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The devil's trick

          I'm a Christian, and as you noticed I quoted Bible verses, but in this section, I explain why, as Christians, we should never participate with this evil celebration. Don't be fooled, they (the Satanist, the witches, and other occult groups) use this worldly holiday to hide what they are really doing, and what Halloween (Samhain) really means to them. The Medias are helping promote it for a more attractive and a fun (kind-a-party) holiday. I heard that Halloween has almost generated more money than Christmas. So when money is involved busines people would do ANYTHING for it, to get it going and increase their revenue... The Bible tells us that money cannot be our god: « For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. » 1 Timothy 6:10.

           So all we read about previously is death, spirits (demons), and frightening stuff. When people celebrate Halloween, they are celebrating the god of the dead (though they are aware of it or not). It might be new to you, but it is the truth. If a thief would ask you to pick him (or her) up at a certain place on a specific day, if he (or she)'s caught and you're with him (or her), according to justice you are as guilty as the one who stole. Same thing with Halloween, if you are participating in it you are as guilty as the ones that are performing the different kind of sacrifices.

Halloween is another trick of the devil to entice us and encourage us to compromise and not listen to God's Word (the Bible), or by lying to us (he is the father of lies, John 8:44). Another of his tricks is to glorify fear in FUN during that day (he might say something like "it's only for one day"), but one day too much and the Bible says:  « For God HATH NOT given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. » 2 Timothy 1:7.

          In Jesus, there is nothing that looks like Satan or of the works of darkness:  «What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [devil]? » 2 Corinthians 6:15. The Bible says that we cannot serve two masters: « No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. » Matthew 6:24. Some people might say, "It is hard for the kids…" I agree, but WHEN ARE YOU GONNA STAND FOR THE LORD!!!

          The Bible talks about carrying a cross:
« And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. » Luke 9:23. As my Pastors says: "The cross is a choice if there's no choice there's no cross." Jesus chose to die on the cross and to give His life for us: « As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. » John 10:15. The Christian path is a narrow path: « Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. » Matthew 7:14.

           Don't put some ugly and scary decorations. Instead, join a Church that is talking about our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, where you can have food, fellowship and a good testimony. Make this evil day a day for celebration to Our God. Bring some friends over to Church and have a blast, may these friends be saved and be changed by His grace. Some Churches have alternative to it, check with your Church, if you don't have any, I encourage you to find one that has these types of activities for your kids.

          « Halloween is harmful because it lures people into the occult. Many children are introduced to occult practices at Halloween parties. I first learned about the occult at a Halloween party as a teenager. Many kids get their first exposure to occult horror movies at Halloween parties. After the initial exposure to the occult some children are attracted to the occult because of the power it offers them. Others see it as the ultimate means of rebelling against their parents. » 20

          Which God are you going to serve, the LIVING ONE or the dead one???

           God is clear about it that we SHOULDN'T participate in those kinds of festivities. In fact the Satanists (or the witches) enjoy when we join with THEIR festivities because they can entice God's people in doing what they should not do. Our God is alive (that is why we call Him the Living God). Moreover, Jesus said:
« He is not the God of the dead but of the Living » Mark 12:27.

          The Bible said that: « In HIM was life; and the life was the light of men...» John 1:4. Jesus said about Himself: « I am the resurrection and the life... » Jean 11:25. Jesus is associated with life by choosing Jesus we choose life. Joshua (Moses successor) says:  « ... Choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods of which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. » Joshua 24:15. What we say with our mouth must match with our actions (James 1:22). As my pastor says: "Talk is cheap" It might be easy to say what we want to do, but do our actions reflect our choices?

           I might seem radical, but too often Christians try to compromise by having a foot in the world and a foot in the Church… YOU CAN'T! That's why some Christians have a hard time to grow spiritually. They want the best of both worlds. That is why people of the world don't see any difference between them and the people attending the Churches. We have to let Christ shine and be lifted up in our lives, being separate from them, when they are doing these evil practices that the Lord is displease with. .

           I also believe that is the reason Christianity, mostly from North America, is in a state of nonchalance and few miracles. All Christians wants a spiritual awakening in their churches & lives,but how many are ready to pay the price in prayers and actions. Some churches don't even have a prayer meeting and those who have one, the groups are very small (I could say between 10%-40% of their members and I'm generous).

           For example, some people are leaving the assemblies to go nowhere, but justified themselves that "they" are the Church! That is true, we Christians, are the Church and not the building. Unfortunately, THAT IS NOT a reason for avoiding churches at large. Even in the time of the apostle Paul he had similar problems:
« Let us not stay away from church meetings. Some people are doing this all the time. Comfort each other as you see the day of His return coming near. » Hebrews 10:25 NLV. Other people are church-o-matic. They hop from church to church, staying in when the message talk about blessings and the goodness of God, but leaving when the message confront them with sin, holiness and actions...

           Take a stand for the Lord, don't try to justify yourself, but let the white be white and the black be black. Don't try to live in the gray areas where the Lord doesn't appreciate it at all...
« I know that your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold or hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold or hot, I WILL SPEW YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH. » Revelation 3:15,16 TAB.

           Many people take a stand for the things that are NOT right. They do what THEY want to do and don't want to have any boundaries. We as humans, we need them, for if we don't have them, we go far away... « There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death. » Proverbs 14:12 TAB. The Bible also says : « My people [God's people] are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children. » Hosea 4:6 TAB. Now you know where it all came from, but you have to MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION...

          God is clear. He doesn't want us to get involve (or associate ourselves), with anything that has to do with the
devil : « When you come into the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of these nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through the fire, or uses divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all these things are an abomination to the Lord, and it is because of these abominable practices that the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You shall be blameless [and absolutely true] to the Lord your God. For these nations whom you shall dispossess listen to soothsayers and diviners. BUT AS FOR YOU, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do so. » Deuteronomy 18:9-14 TAB.

           For your information, necromancy, is talking with the dead to know the future. Whether you know the person or not (dead uncle, dead aunt, or any other relative who is dead), God calls it an abomination. Don't have any communication with them. As I mentioned earlier what is dead IS DEAD, and God is STILL ALIVE! People will try to communicate with the dead to know the future, but YOU CAN'T talk with them, in fact when you THINK you talk with your (dead) friend, it is not your friend, but a demon. I am not trying to scare you, but I'm just trying to tell you the TRUTH! Even sometimes you might say: 'Only my uncle knew that', that may be true, but the demons have access to all the things that has occurred in someone's life.

          Let me tell you something about the power that a Christian has! I heard a story about a medium trying to talk to the "spirits" and couldn't because there was a Christian in the room. Praise the Lord! We then can conclude the spirits that the medium try to contact are really
demons. Otherwise, why would he be unable to contact them??? As Christians, we have all the power and the demons know and recognize it (Luke 10:19). We, Christian, should act and use that POWER that God gave unto us. That way we won't give satan the victory by default. The devil CANNOT do anything against us (Isaiah 54:17). When we do listen to his lies, then we give him that power.

          Now, for the conclusion of this chapter, I will clarify a point. Most people in
witchcraft and/or anyone involve in the occult, do not believe in a real devil, but believe it is an invention of the Bible. Also, they don't like being associated with satanism, because these do believe in the existence of the devil. Nevertheless, for the believers, the Bible teaches us concerning those practicing occult activities for they are forbidden and they reject the truth which can be found only in the person of Jesus Christ because of his sacrifice on the cross. They believe the lies of the devil, so for the Christians, we associate both groups in the same bag, even though we know they might believe differently on several doctrines...

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