"When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you. NKJV
We are quickly approaching the end of October and the day we have made into a holiday, Halloween. This is perhaps one of the most celebrated holidays of every year. It has been turned into a time of games, candy, and other fun for children. Little children are dressed up as ghost, goblins, wizards, witches, and monsters of all forms and the older ones are sent out with the younger kids to go door to door to tell people trick or treat, each fully expecting to receive a vast array of candy in their bags. On the surface or the outside it appears to be all innocent fun, but what is behind the surface of this holiday? Who is it that lurks in the murky background seeking an entry into the lives of the adults and little children who participate in the celebration of the holiday? I submit that most people blindly celebrate this day, even Christians not realizing who it is that is behind it. This holiday has its roots in pagan culture and it has been dressed up with a nice sweet innocent face, however, it is all Satanic. Many young girls and boys will be lured into witchcraft and sorcery and begin a long path of bondage and degradation that will end up in hell if they don’t have an encounter with the living Christ Jesus at the foot of His Cross.
Here is an explanation I found on the web of the origin of this so-called innocent holiday: “Around 2,000 years ago, the Celts, who lived in what is now the United Kingdom, Ireland, and northern France, had a festival commemorating the end of the year. Their New Year was November 1, and this festival was called Samhain, pronounced sow-en. The end of their year signaled the end of summer, the end of the harvest season, and the beginning of a long, hard winter that often caused many deaths of animals and people. Weaker livestock were often killed and eaten during this holiday, since most likely, they would not survive the winter anyway. Because of this, and the cruel winter to come, this time of year signified death to the Pagan Celtics. They believed the night before the New Year that the wall between the living and the dead was open, allowing spirits of the dead, both good and bad, to mingle among the living. Some of these spirits were thought to possess living people, cause trouble, ruin crops, or to search for passage to the afterlife.
Samhain was considered a magical holiday, and there are many stories about what the Celtics practiced and believed during this festival. Some say the spirits that were unleashed were those that had died in that year, and offerings of food and drink were left to aid the spirits, or to ward them away. Other versions say the Celts dressed up in outlandish costumes and roamed the neighborhoods making noise to scare the spirits away. Many thought they could predict the future and communicate with spirits as well during this time. Some think the heavily structured life of the Pagan Celtics was abandoned during Samhain, and people did unusual things, such as moving horses to different fields, moving gates and fences, women dressing as men, and vice versa, and other trickeries now associated with Halloween. Another belief is that the Celtics honoured, celebrated, and feasted the dead during Samhain. A sacred, central bonfire was always lit to honor the Pagan gods, and some accounts say that individual home fires were extinguished during Samhain, either to make their homes unattractive to roving spirits, or for their home fires to be lit following the festival from the sacred bonfire. Fortunes were told, and marked stones thrown into the fire. If a person's stone was not found after the bonfire went out, it was believed that person would die during the next year. Some Celts wore costumes of animal skulls and skins during Samhain. Faeries were believed to roam the land during Samhain, dressed as beggars asking for food door to door. Those that gave food to the faeries were rewarded, while those that did not were punished by the faeries. This is reported to be the first origin of the modern "trick or treat" practice.”
The author of the Celts practice described above is none other than the devil. The spirits are not those of dead men or women, but they are demons. Every man or woman who dies goes directly to heaven (if they are born again) or hell (if they are not born again). The men, women, boys, and girls who know and love Jesus Christ have no business at all in anyway participating in the celebration of this so-called holiday. However, all over this country (especially in schools) adults will have elaborate celebrations allowing children to be opened to the devil and his demons unknowingly to the children. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than an adult that would lead a child into wizard, witchcraft, and other demon worship. I truly believe my Lord Jesus Christ extremely abhors this with His entire being and I believe that the worst part of the Lake of Fire is reserved for Mothers and Fathers and all other Adults who lead children into the practice of magic, witchcraft, and being wizards or sorcerers.
Listen to Him speak in this passage of Scripture would you please; Matthew 18:6-11 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! "If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire. "Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. NKJV
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you would guard the souls of every small boy and girl at all times, but with a special protection Dear Lord Jesus during this time leading up to the end of this month. You Dear Lord see in every place and know the end from the beginning. I pray for Your mighty Hand of love and power to guard these little ones from the evil one and that You Dear Lord Jesus will render to the Adults that lead any of these little ones into evil their just reward for their evil acts of foolishness. Although Dear Lord Jesus one of Your Proverbs says we are not to speak in the hearing of a fool for he will despise the wisdom of our words, yet we know that You can speak to the evil one and stop him dead in his tracks from bringing harm to any child during the end this month. Dear Lord let Your Grace rein on that day and night and I pray that none of us, Your true sons and daughters will have any fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather that we would expose them. In Your Holy Name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!!!
Sincerely in Christ,
Clifford D. Tate, Sr.
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