A simple question for you. If Christmas is the celebration of the Birth of Gods Son, who came to die for your sins, then who are you celebrating at Halloween?
if you claim to be a Believer in Jesus then how can you rationalize the participation of you or your children in Halloween?
Have you been watching the new shows this year? Seems to me that the themes have exploded into the Dark Side. They continue to glorify death, destruction, super hero’s with powers, the occult and Biblical themes from Revelation. Television allows us to walk in two worlds that can never be reconciled. We walk in the light and the darkness. We walk according to our will not the will of GOD for us.
God questioned through Isaiah why the people of Israel chose to walk on the dark side:
“When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritist’s, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God?”
It seems that God would have you consult His Word regarding the dark side. The side where satan and his fallen angels exist, seems to be enticing, interesting…we like the dark, we like to live in the shadows… the occult fascinates us.
The Apostle Paul warns us of the deception of those that roam the dark side that we are not to look into the lies spoken from the darkness but rather to the light of Gods word.
As a society we continue to play with fire, expecting never to get burned. We use Gods layaway plan. “Sin Now Pay Later”
Halloween is a holiday that everyone has really gotten into. It used to be just for the kids, now Adults dress up in costumes at the office, then decorate their bushes in front of their homes with little orange pumpkin lights. Put cute pictures in their windows, ghastly pumpkins on their porch. They go to parties in costumes, not realizing they are celebrating the the god of this earth (satan) who said “I will be like the MOST HIGH.”
Jesus calls us to be separate from the world. Yes, we live among people, but we are called to walk differently, because of the one who died for you and me.
Yet more often than not, we choose to disobey His words by rationalizing our choices, trying to be part of the crowd and partake in everything our society does.
Instead of standing out and standing up for Gods principals, we choose to blend in. It’s safer, no ridicule, no confrontation where we will have to stand alone and defend our Faith. Instead, we throw tracts in bags and ask God do the work he called us to do.
What each of you chooses to do with Halloween is up to you. You do not have to worry about it till you stand before Him. Just be prepared to answer the question ….WHY?
BOO, don’t be afraid. Have COURAGE and click below to read the hole message.