WILL YOU GO TO HELL FOR CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN?

Halloween Church

I have seen confusion in the Christian camp due to connecting everything in this world to how it affects a person’s salvation. According to the Word of God, salvation is given to anyone who believes that Yeshua (Jesus) is their Lord and Savior through His dying for their sins on the Cross, and that Father God rose Him from the dead. This gift of salvation is purely given by the grace of God, which we simply receive by faith:

• “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10 NKJV).

• “For by grace you have been saved through faith, that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. … But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:8-10,13 NKJV).

Once you receive the gift of salvation, I personally believe it’s secure, if you truly believe. I also believe that a person can walk away from our relationship with God, just like we can walk away from any relationship. Woe to anyone who throws it away. Yet, where sin increases, grace increases all the more.

We all struggle and make mistakes. Have you ever read Hebrews 10? Consider: “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of Go underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of Grace?” (Hebrews 10:26-29 NKJV). If that doesn’t make you feel the reverential fear of the Lord, I’m not sure what will. The main point in my mind is that we should never willfully sin. That being said. I have done that very thing, and the Lord my God mercifully and persistently met me in my place of captivity. It was His goodness and kindness that led me to repentance (Romans 2:4).

God is so so so good. Beyond what we can think or image. That does not mean that He winks at sin – unintentional or willful sin. The world that God has set up has built-in consequences for everything we do – good or bad. It is reflected in the Newton’s third law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Or in farmer’s terms, we reap what we sow.

After a person accepts the gift of salvation, they enter the sanctification stage of their lives where we must each work out our own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). Sanctification is the painfully beautiful process of maturing into the same image as Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ). This is where mixture is sifted out of a person’s life. After accepting the gift of salvation, 1 John 1:8-9 says “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Confession and repentance are huge sanctification keys. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:19 NKJV).

No one is going to hell for putting on Halloween costumes, or for Halloween candy, or for unforgiveness, or for anger, or for pride, etc, if you are saved by grace through faith. BUT you will reap what you sow… until you confess your sin and truly repent, which means completely turn away from any way that is wicked in God’s eyes.

Beyond the sanctification step in one’s life is the purification step where we “as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct (i.e. actions), because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:14-16). God’s people laying down dark holidays, like Halloween and Christmas, is not about salvation. It’s about a person’s eternal rewards… “And behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give to every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).

If one studies the concept of righteousness, it’s root tells us that righteousness is a State of Being (condition of the heart and mind). It’s not about works, but the works that you and I do reveal who we truly are (our State of Being). What do we call people who do not do what they say or believe? Hypocrites. People who honor God with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him (as clearly evidenced by the things a person says and does). “He answered and said to them, ‘Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me” (Mark 7:6 NKJV).

So… Can you celebrate Halloween and still be a Christian? Yes, but there will be consequences accordingly. You may not want to be so flippant when it comes to worship. Any feast is always about worship. You and your family may be reaping demonic type of things. I urge you to take your feast/worship/celebrations to Him. Lay them on His Altar by completely dying to what you think about them, and ask God what He thinks. When you do this, remember that God is so so so good. He created fun and celebrations. He has even set up nine Biblical Feasts in His Word where He is calling His people to a particular place at a specific time in order to marry (become one) with His people.

Give em heaven!!!
Robin Main

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Written October 25, 2017 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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BABYLON’S SORCERY CONNECTIONS TO HALLOWEEN & CHRISTMAS

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Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).

In 2005, a Wisconsin elementary school secularized the lyrics to “Silent Night” and added La Befana, the Christmas Witch, to their classroom decorations. Christians may like to believe that the Christmas Witch rides her broom delivering toys to bad little boys and girls, like some sort of Anti-Santa; but then again her name means “the epiphany.” In Italy, the Christmas Witch is said to make perfect sense because she used to deliver presents in Italian children’s stockings on the day of Epiphany, January 6, which is the day that the Catholic church speciously instituted as the celebration of the arrival of the wise men in Bethlehem. Just think, anyone can purchase an old world ornament of a Christmas witch with a cauldron from the Noel Christmas Store’s website. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, how about a black bat, an evil eye, or a devil’s head decoration for your tree?

For many moons now, I’ve noticed that Christmas merchandise has been mixed with Halloween paraphernalia in most stores. Spiritually speaking, this gives us a clue. For several years, I drove past a local psychic’s storefront every day on my way to and from school. As I prayed for her one day, the Lord told me to pay attention to how she decorates for the holidays. I was amazed that Psychic Kay decorated more for Christmas than for Halloween, followed by every major holiday except Thanksgiving. My observations remarkably coincide with Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion’s Nightmare Before Christmas ride, which cleverly combines Christmas and Halloween.

Mixture and confusion are Babylon’s modus operandi. My book SANTA-TIZING zeros in on the concept of mixture—the essence of Babylon. It’s the place where a group of people began to indiscriminately mix the sacred with the profane. Combining the sacred with the profane brought confusion, which, understandably, is Babel’s primary definition.

Nimrod spearheaded mixing the sacred with the profane. He was the mighty leader who first institutionalized idolatry; but it would have been very difficult to introduce and promulgate idolatry in one fell swoop due to the flood still being fresh in the people’s minds. Nimrod’s generation had living testimonies among them, because Noah and many of his descendants were still alive.

To mix something means to combine or blend two different elements into one mass. At Christmastime, commerce and religion are commingled, which is not always a bad combination; but the co-mingling of worship and entertainment—the sacred and the sensual—is. My Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary also defines the word mix as crossbreeding, which results in a hybrid. It’s an offspring of two different genera that involves crossing two different breeds. In Nimrod’s case he mixed the truths of God’s sacred kingdom with the lies of Satan’s demonic one.

Chaldea was an ancient city in the southern region of the Persian Gulf’s Babylonia that came to be considered as Babylon. For clarity sake, one can substitute “Chaldea” for “Babylonia” or “Babylon” when we read Scripture; but when the Bible designates “Chaldea,” it is more precisely pointing out the place where sorcery, sun god worship and its associated “land of merchants” status originated (Jer. 50:10; 51:24; Ezek. 16:29; 23:15).

Let’s look closer at Chaldea not only being the seat of earliest sun worship, but it was also the primordial center of sorcery: “For all the nations were deceived by your sorcery” (Rev. 18:23 NASB). The definition for sorcery to which I will be referring is stated in The Prophet’s Dictionary: “The practice of manipulating creation, humans, or events to provoke manifestations of what is desired by the occultist.”

The title “Chaldeans” was used for Babylonian experts in divination and magic, and its label goes way back to early Babylonia, if not further. They were the highest priestly caste of the ancient pagan world. Their superior occultic powers and mysterious knowledge were famous throughout the ancient world. Chaldeans were renowned for sophisticated systems of divination; they used various manipulative means of accessing supernatural knowledge, like: omens, augury, dream interpretation, spell binding and casting, horoscopy, and sorcery. “Magic was their main divinatory tool. The Chaldean mindset was set toward nature worship. How it operated and its times and seasons of operation were essential to the success of their magic formulae.”

“Magic includes sorcery, witchcraft, incantations, enchantments, wizardry, spells and spell casting, and demonism of all kinds.” During the 2007 Christmas season, the ABC Family TV channel kicked off its twenty-five days of Christmas with three Harry Potter movies. The first one was entitled: Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone. It was advertised as the magic of Christmas.

Practitioners of magic claim that there are two types: white magic and black magic. White magic is supposed to be harmless, while black magic is harmful. Harmless white magic seems to coincide with little white lies, like: Old St. Nick putting his finger to the side of his nose and up the chimney he goes, or Santa knowing who is naughty or nice, or his eight flying reindeer. On the surface white magic appears innocent (even though they are lies) until one realizes that the operation and object of the two are essentially the same. The only difference is the varying degrees of manipulation for both aims at using the supernatural for purely selfish reasons. Their object is to use people. Their operation takes what is not given to conjure up what is not earned. They seek to influence a person through oppressive or coercive actions, and for this reason alone, magic can be classified as harmful to those controlled.

~ Robin Main
Slightly modified excerpts from SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up, p. 45, 55-56, 68, 112, 295

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Written October 22, 2017 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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SPIRITUAL WELL OF REVIVAL IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BLOODLINE

Trump at 3-5 Tong on the island of Lewis Photograph by Murdo MacLeod

CORRECTION dated 08-21-2018: It has come to the attention of Sapphire Throne Ministries (STM) that the following post appears to be incorrect. Even though STM received revelation that President Donald J. Trump has some type of connection to John Knox, it appears that it is not what was posted below 

Kathy Walters corrected this post by sharing the message: “I have written a book on Hebrides revival. Eye witness accounts which I got myself from the people. Donald Macphail, the young 17 year old, that God powerfully used in prayer, became a friend of mine. No one there thinks that the Smith smiths sisters were Donald Trumps aunts. The top historian of the Hebrides revival says there was not a connection between them. There are about 10,000 smiths registered in Hebrides. I have searched and searched and asked all the people and histories they all say “no very highly unlikely.” I think someone saw the name “smith”. And adopted the smith sisters into Donald family.  I don’t think you should include that, because the info is not correct.  There are no first names that match with sister and Donald relatives. Black, Smith, Macleod, Macphail, MacDonald etc  are huge Clans.”

Thank you
Kathie Walters (www.kathiewaltersministry.com)

We appreciate Kathie Walters correction and publicly apologize for getting this wrong. Please forgive and pass the word! We have added Kathie’s correction to the beginning of this post. Please pass the message. We appreciate great grace in this process of becoming just like Messiah Yeshua.

Sincerely,
Robin Main

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—  PLEASE REFER TO THE ABOVE CORRECTION TO THE FOLLOWING POST —

Did you know that President Donald J. Trump has two great aunts that prayed the Hebrides Revival down from heaven between 1949 and 1952? The Hebrides Islands are off the west coast of Scotland.

In the late 1940s, there were two elderly sisters that were too frail to attend public services – 84-year-old Peggy Smith was blind and 82-year-old Christine Smith was almost bent over double from arthritis. Their humble Scottish cottage on the isle of Lewis in the small fishing village of Barvas became their sanctuary where they petitioned God day and night for a promise given to them “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty and floods upon the dry ground.”

One night, Peggy received a revelation that revival was coming and the church of their fathers would be crowded again with young people. Peggy sent for Reverend James Murray MacKay to tell him to call the elders and deacons to wait upon God.

Mary Anne Smith MacLeod was the niece of the two intercessors of the Hebrides Revival – as well as cousin to Donald Smith who was a 15-year-old convert at that revival and Duncan Campbell’s outstanding helper. Mary Anne immigrated to the United States of America in 1930 and married Frederick Trump. They met at a dance where they fell in love. After they married in January 1936, they quickly began their family: Mary Ann Trump Barry, a United States Federal Judge (born 1937), Frederick Jr. (1938-1981), Elizabeth (born 1942), Donald, 45th president of the United States (1946), and Robert (1948).

There is devotion and a spiritual well of revival in President Trump’s bloodline. Let us petition that God unstop these wells in his life that will then overflow to the nation and even the world. The Hebrides Revival was so overwhelming that it was a game changer. Did you know that it even stopped crime due to people being convicted of doing evil things?

Revive U.S. (us) O’ Lord! Pour out water on us who are thirsty and floods on the dry ground. Saturate the dry ground. Pour out Your Spirit on all men and especial blessings on the youth (Isaiah 44:3).

~ Robin Main
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SOURCES:

https://ndpwy.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/donald-trumps-connection-to-the-hebrides-revival/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/gallery/2008/jun/09/scotland.donaldtrump

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4110306/Donald-Trump-star-Songs-Praise-Scottish-roots.html

• https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=db9EgMYWTKY

PHOTO: Trump stands outside his late mother’s house at 3-5 Tong on the island of Lewis behind is one of his maternal cousins. Photograph by Murdo MacLeod.

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HOW DOES GOD REDEEM EVIL OR DEMONIC THINGS?

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There is a missing ingredient for many believers these days. Mixture grieves God’s Heart, and He is NOT going to redeem anything whose origins are demonic or evil. The redemption of demonic and evil things is them being judged, no longer existing, and us returning to our pristine primordial state that resonates at the same frequency as the Word of God.

Halloween is a work of darkness. Being one of the highest demonic celebration days of the year, it is about worship, which by the way will affect a person’s eternal reward (one way or the other). “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11).

I believe that churches hosting “Harvest Festivals “on Halloween (or in lieu of Halloween) re-enforce the institutions of evil being celebrated in our children. Anton LeVay, the founder of the Church of Satan, says about Halloween: “I’m glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.” I have personally seen where these Christian Fall Festivals that are set up as alternatives to Halloween, later makes an easy transition for participants to dress up and celebrate this Satanic Holiday when they get older.

Wouldn’t it be better if God’s holy and set apart people celebrated His Fall Festival articulated in His Word? God’s Fall Festival is called Sukkot in Hebrew and is known as The Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacle is among the feasts that the Lord calls “My feasts” in Leviticus 23:2. If you look at the root of the word “feast” in 2 Chronicles 8:13 is the Hebrew word ya-ad. It’s the same word used when Adam intimately knew Eve.

If you further mine the concept of ya’ad, you see that the Biblical Feasts are when God calls His people to a certain place at a specific time in order to be married (i.e., wed, combined, joined as one). Not only would it greatly please the Lord our God if His people celebrates His feasts; but it would eliminate any confusion as well as point everyone to the truth in God’s Word and His Kingdom instead of a demonic celebration. If you are interested, here’s a good article about some roots and fruits of Halloween – https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/10/16/nothing-hallow-about-halloween/.

As sons of light and His kingdom, we should all stand up and take authority over all evil and its celebration. We should manifest and celebrate light period … privately and publicly. The purpose of light is to overtake the darkness, not cower in the dark.

Someone asked me: “What about when God places you somewhere, like a job in a store that celebrates Halloween? What do you do then? Do I quit my job? That seems drastic since working there is God’s provision for me.” Here’s my response: “In most any job, there are various challenges. My advice is to hear God in any, and every, situation, then simply obey. God knows and understands that selling Halloween wares is part of your job. It is best for all (including myself), if we embrace great grace, as we come out of agreement with darkness. Know that He might have chosen you to manifest His light in the midst of the darkness. If nothing else, you will be learning to love people where they are at while not coming into agreement with darkness.” That’s a praiseworthy talent that pleases the King of Kings.

NOTE : If you are thinking of replacing the celebration of Halloween with All Saint’s Day, please do your research into its origins. It is no better than Halloween. It is the Day of the Dead. Does Yeshua (Jesus) ever tell us to celebrate death or the dead? We are to join Yeshua on the cross by dying daily to our carnal or sin nature, but that is not a festival. It’s a sacrifice that burns up all that is not like Him. Sacrificial elements are part of Biblical Feasts, but they are never the redemptive point. Freedom, deliverance, resurrection, habitation, atonement, et cetera are.

“But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to DISCERN BOTH GOOD AND EVIL” (Hebrews 5:14 KJV).

“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9 NKJV).

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness! (Isaiah 5:20 NASB).

~ Robin Main

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Written October 19, 2014 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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NOTHING HALLOW ABOUT HALLOWEEN

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“The person who said that ignorance was bliss was apparently very ignorant of the evil that spreads in the presence of ignorance. Through ignorance, we have in America and in the church taken part in something that is pagan in origin and substance, and breaks the commandments on idolatry… and not thought twice about it. You will suffer to the extent that you compromise with evil. And Halloween is the grand-daddy of all compromises in the church today. Read the following with an open mind, and pray that the Spirit of Truth will lead you into all truth.

It is important for you to understand that I am not trying to throw stones at the ancient Celtic peoples of the British Isles, or the church for creating a compromising holiday to accommodate this heathen unholy day, or you if you have celebrated it in the past. But it is my intention to reveal the truth and reprove the unfruitful works of darkness, and show how Scripturally we are not to have fellowship with this. If you know the truth, it will make you free. We are destroyed by a lack of knowledge.

The main scripture comes from 1 John 1:5-7 – “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 1 John 1:5-7

THIS IS THE MESSAGE… AND IN THIS BIBLE BELT AREA, WHERE PEOPLE CLAIM CHRISTIANITY LOUD AND CLEAR… IN THIS PLACE, THERE IS A TIME OF YEAR WHERE CHRISTIANS ACT LIKE PAGANS AND NEVER THINK TWICE ABOUT IT… HALLOWEEN.

I realize that there have been heathen contaminations into our Christian Holidays such as bunnies and Easter eggs in Easter or the Passover… and ornament trees in Christmas… but Halloween goes far beyond this… this is based on a pagan high day of evil spirits and the evil dead.

The Word tells us that if we have fellowship with Him, then we will walk in the light and not the darkness… Jesus Christ is the Light and in the Light… and there’s a problem when we willingly compromise with darkness. We are called to walk in the light! Ephesians 5:8-11 – “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].”

One thing that this message is designed to do besides enlightening you and exposing that which is hidden, is to reprove the unfruitful works of darkness. Just because that you have been innocent in not knowing the evil of the things of Halloween does not mean that those things are innocent… they will draw demons to your home and cause spiritual problem. Ephesians 4:27 – “Neither give place to the devil.”

Don’t give him place… when you do things that were used in worshiping demon spirits and that is the reason that they were designed, and it is obviously evil, then you are inviting demons to come on in.

The word place means an opportunity or any space at all… don’t give an inch, he will take a mile!

An Obvious Truth: If you are entertained deliberately by the things of Satan, don’t be surprised when he gets an advantage of you. Don’t be surprised when other sins are born from the giving into iniquity… for giving into idolatry and demon inspired practices is iniquity… and it will curse your home.

And before you get angry at the messenger, understand that this is a Bible based message:

Romans 3:4 – “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”

LETS LOOK AT WHAT IS BEHIND THESE CUSTOMS (YOU CAN FIND IT IN ANY GOOD ENCYCLOPEDIA), AND THEN WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT IT.

Halloween started as the Druid festival of Samhain (pronounced som-wain). He was the evil god of the evil dead and the underworld to the druids. They believed their sun god Bel died on that day only human sacrifice of innocent blood would bring him out of the clutches of Samhain or Saman.

SAMAN was what we call today the grim reaper, a living dead skeleton character with a sickle. They believed that the evil dead and wicked spirits were released on October 31, and it is the highest day even today among Wiccans and other witches, and even among Satanists (some who claim it’s Satan’s birthday… funny, how would they know that?).

DRUIDS – ancient pagan priesthood is one of the main sources of modern day witchcraft (Wicca). In Ireland it was Feile na Marbh, the Feast of the Dead (in Scotland, he is called Muck Olla). The Druids believed that the souls of the dead returned to their former homes to be entertained by the living. Suitable food and shelter was provided for them on this day. The Samhain celebrations included nuts, apples, skeletons, witches, and black cats. Samhain was supposed to call together all wicked souls who died within the past year that had inhabited animals’ bodies for their misdeeds.

In the “Vigil of Samhain”, the Druids would come and collect offerings from the people to both keep each home safe from the evil spirits, and to assure that Bel or Muck Olla would return from the underworld.

TRICK OR TREAT – The Druids would collect offerings, be it food, cattle, or perhaps a child for sacrifice from each home. If that home did not donate to the priests, they would hex you. They would draw a hexagram (six pointed star within a circle) on your door, and cast a spell so that demons would come curse your home or in other words, hex you!

If you happen to have been into Heavy Rock in the 70’s, the band Led Zeppelin (and I point this out just for reference) had an album called Zoso (which according to legend is the hound of hell that guards the gates of hell). On the cover was this old man with a lantern with a hexagram in the lantern. This is the sight (minus the hexagram) that you might have seen in the Vigil of Samhain, for this is what a Druid priest would look like as he came to your home to demand tribute. You can judge for yourselves if they meant that symbolism or not, but I can still remember that from my much younger days – the old Druid on that cover.

We call Halloween by its modern name because of the compromise of the Roman Catholic Church long ago. I am not throwing stones at any church group because frankly, people in most denominations today celebrate Halloween. But in this time, there was only the Catholic Church, and they were trying to get the Celtic people of the British Isles into the Catholic Church. So instead of presenting the Gospel and revealing the evil of this idolatrous festival, they invented All Saints Day for November 1 where you remembered the Saints. And the day before that is All Hallows Eve or Halloween. They did it to bring a pagan people with a pagan religion into the church.

It was a compromise that goes against the New and Old Testament teaching on idolatry and having part of false religions. They corrupted themselves to get numbers in their churches… bad foundation. It is a lesson that we must learn that any house built upon the sand will fall when the storms come. We must be built upon the sand, and that is why we must renounce our pagan background (if we have one) and repent and turn from the evil old way, and unto the Living Way… the Lord Jesus Christ!

Pope Gregory IV in 834 established it in the Catholic Church… but it is much, much older… druids.

Changing its name to something “Christian like” did not make it holy!

1 Corinthians 10:20-22 – “But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?”

Deuteronomy 4:24 – “For the LORD thy God [is] a consuming fire, [even] a jealous God.”

Actually, our founding fathers had outlawed Halloween until 1845, when the Irish Potato Famine brought Scottish and Irish immigrants into the country, and they brought with them the “old” religion… Druidism.

The holiday was created to bond non-believers, in fact pagans, with Christians. 1 Corinthians 6:14 – “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness wit unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”

THE SYMBOLS OF HALLOWEEN – AND WHAT YOU ARE REALLY DOING.

TRICK OR TREAT – We already looked at. If you didn’t give an offering for the gods, the druid priests would trick or hex you. They might kill your bull, or call for demons to destroy your family.

JACK-0′-LANTERNS – In this country it’s a pumpkin, but in much of Europe it is a turnip or even a skull with a candle in it. The face is supposed to be the face of death. It is a carved image of the pagan god Saman. The World Book Encyclopedia says, “The apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of Jack-O-Lantern’ is an ancient symbol of a damned soul.” It’s name comes from an old legend about an evil old man named Jack who was too evil to enter hell (played tricks on the devil), and he could not enter heaven, so he was doomed to walk in darkness with his lantern until judgement day. My 1999 Interactive World Book used almost the same wording as the older World Book.

But the face (of the Jack-O-Latern) was that of Saman the Lord of Death himself. It also used to mark the farms and houses of those who were sympathetic to the satanic Druids, so they would be merciful to them when October 31 came. Do you want to be sympathetic to the Devil? Do you want an idol symbolizing an evil god of death lit up in front of your house?

You have no problems condemning people who have Buddhas or other idols in their homes, yet each year we carve one with our own hand and set them out in an ancient ritual to appease the god of death.

Exodus 20:4-5 – “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;”

1 Peter 2:9 – “But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:”

Since God has called us out of darkness, it does not make since for us to bring the darkness back into our homes. How can you be a light, if you are mixing your called out life with the occult?

I know that the kids will be disappointed… but do you really want to do something to invite demons and break a commandment? Is our need to conform to this world so great that we will shut our ears to the truth and offend God instead? John 14:15 – “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

Point to Ponder: I have had people come to me and ask, why can’t we pray in our house? And why is it there is such a spirit of discord and it seems like the kids are so rebellious and we can’t put our finger on the problem”. And then you find that their entertainment includes demonic movie watching, unmonitored MTV, music that if we listened to the words, we would never let our kids listen. And we wonder why… because if there are things that give honor to Satan and demons, then you are opening a spiritual door… and it is a lot harder to get rid of demons once we have done something to make them welcome, than to get our homes infested with them to begin with.

Halloween is one of those things that really perplexes me. I was raised in a Christian home, and I wasn’t allowed to do a lot of things traditionally that really aren’t covered in the Word of God (kind of traditional in some ways). Yet once a year, we dressed up in a ceremony that has given demons glory for over 2500 years. We act like pure pagans and laugh with our kids and don’t think twice about it. And in the rural area that I was raised, it was called the devil’s night or hell night because there was so many pranks (cutting trees down in front of traffic for example) and violence happening. It really is something to ponder. The blinders came off of my eyes as I really started seeking the face of God.

DRESSING UP IN COSTUMES: In the festival of Samhain, the Druids would build a huge New Year’s bonfire, November 1st being their New Year. And would burn alive people and animals would sacrifice them alive and watch for omens in the death struggles of their victims. The people would dress up in costumes made of animal heads and skins. Then they would dance and sing as the victims were being killed, probably to represent physically to the people the evil spirits they were so afraid of. Then they would travel from house to house in these costumes in this bizarre ritual.

Halloween is a day of fear, death, and darkness. These are the exact opposites of what we are in Christ Jesus. So, why do we observe this diabolical day? Now, maybe you think that dressing up for Halloween is harmless? You are observing an evil, satanic ritual for controlling demons that goes back at least 2500 years.

2 Corinthians 4:4 – “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

When you act out a ritual that involves either mocking or fooling demonic spirits, you are having fellowship with devils or demons. It is a dangerous practice. Now, some might say let’s have a Hallelujah Party and dress up as Bible characters. You are still commemorating this day of the dead when people dressed up as evil spirits. It is another form of the church compromising with a pagan high day. That is how the name got changed from Samhain to Halloween to begin with.

BLACK CATS -The cat was sacred to the Druid and they believed that the cats held the reincarnated souls of the wicked dead. Black cats especially were evil and holders of particularly evil spirits. Witches were said and still do that cats hold their “familiars” -familiar spirits. They were a part of Samhain. Cats are the chief totem (idol) in Wicca.

GHOSTS AND SKELETONS – There is an inherent quality of death in everything to do with Halloween. There are no ghosts as in people who come back from the grave. However, there are familiar spirits who impersonate the dead. And Saman looked like a skeleton, the grim reaper, and is the spirit that represents the evil dead and the underworld. It’s his day.

WITCHES ON BROOMS – Witchcraft today on the most part takes much of its practices from the traditions started in Babylon long ago, and seen in the Druid priesthood of Europe. The symbol of the witch on the broom is a real, although a stupid sounding ceremony. It is a fertility ceremony in which the Wiccans jump in the farmer’s fields as high as they can to teach the crops how to grow. It’s a pagan thing.

HALLOWEEN TODAY IS CELEBRATED STRONGLY THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE WORLD BY OCCULTISTS. WICCANS TO SATANISTS REVERE THIS DAY OF EVIL.

On the 700 Club around 8 or 9 years ago, I heard one former Wiccan… turned Satanist… turned born again Christian said that he was first affected by demons as a pre-teen boy trick or treating on Halloween. He said some local witch in the area was calling for demons to affect the children in the neighborhood.

This is not child’s play. This is the most evil high day in occultism, and it does not need the church’s help in promoting it.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 – “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

Isaiah 5:13 – “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they have] no knowledge: and their honorable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”

2 Corinthians 2:11 – “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”

Are we gone into captivity because Satan has made this day look so innocent and fun ? If you will hear, you will have knowledge for God does not desire you to be ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 – “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

What communion do we have with darkness? What concord do we have with the devil? It is evil, and if we are of the light, then we will find something else to do on Halloween. We will stand against the evil. We will be counted in the war against Satan. And we will stand for Jesus Christ in this wicked generation!

1 Peter 5:8-9 – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”

Because of my own background, I have a particular hate of the occult. No one had to tell me to destroy the things in my life that were obviously connected with witchcraft or occultism. Jesus Christ in me was the true light – the light of life – and His Spirit burned within me new desires. And my desire for the demonically inspired things died, as my old man died. And one of the things that amazed me that I had never considered wrong was Halloween. I was raised in a Christian home and every year we observed this unholy day (unholiday if you will). It wasn’t until that Jesus rescued me that it became really obvious to me just how evil this is.

Every time that I have delivered either a teaching or preaching that included exposing Halloween, there have been both parents and kids that have risen up against it. But it has never been my intention to bring controversy for controversy’s sake. But we are to expose the unfruitful works of darkness for what they are. I put it to you that evil is still evil, even if we tell ourselves it’s just for fun. And poison still kills, even if it is sweet. Someone told me once that some folks kill dogs and puppies with antifreeze (truly cruel). The thing is that they lap up the antifreeze because it has a sweet taste. But in a little while, they are dead. The enemy of our souls is putting out his own sweets, and the more that we eat, the more spiritual poison gets in our lives. I put it to you that we are weakened as Christians when we compromise with evil. And when we take the devil’s poison in us deliberately, then we are hurting ourselves and our families. I pray that you allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you, and share this with someone else. I thank all those who helped in this word and pray it helped you.”

by Pastor James Coldiron
October 5, 2000.

Delivered on October 1, 2000 at the Monticello Church of God in Monticello, Kentucky

Some materials researched, collated and originally copyrighted (c) 1995 by Pastor James Coldiron. All Biblical references in this particular article is in the KJV. Although my work is generally copyrighted, please be free to copy and use this material to help educate others.