Well folk, it is that time of the year again…
Most of y’all know my feelings about “halloween”.
Simply put, believers should not participate.
I know about All Saints Day.
I know about Reformation Day.
I also know that October 31 is a “high, holy day” in the church of satan and in wicca.
Here is an interesting article that seeks to encourage Believers along the line that participation in “halloween” is fine...that it is really a christian holiday. No joke.
Give attention to a couple of major things.
The author, from a “think-tank” (he is not swimming too deeply), immediately denies that Druids even exist. Strange.
Also, pay attention to his main theme - Believers power lies in mocking the enemy.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Word tells us not to do so…
But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
Michael did not rebuke satan, much less mock him.
Neither should we.
Did you see how the author stated...
- our primary battle is to “roll..back the demonic realm of ignorance, fear, and superstition”
- the demonic realm is vanquished by mockery
- to drive satan from us we ridicule him
- the historic connections the author seeks to make...all without and evidence…
- how the author can not “explain” things associated with the Druids
These are simply not biblical true.
It is God who sits in the heavens laughing and ridicules them. Not us.
What are we to do?
We are to…
1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
- present our bodies a living and holy sacrifice
- do not be conformed to the world (do not put on the “mask” of the world)
- be transformed (same Greek word by which we get “metamorphosis&rdquo by the renewing of your mind
- prove the will of God...that which is good, acceptable and perfect
There are many portions of the Word that give us more insight.
1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 ("Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.")
James 1:27 ("keep oneself from being polluted by the world")
3 John 1:11 ("do not imitate what is evil")
Romans 12:9 ("abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.")
Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (do not learn to imitate detestable ways, including spiritists, sorcerers and witchcraft)
Ephesians 5:11-12 ("Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness" / "live as children of light")
1 Timothy 4:1 (don't "follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons")
1 Corinthians 10:21
2 Corinthians 6:14-17 ("what fellowship can light have with darkness?")
Philippians 4:8 (think about pure, lovely, noble things)
1 Corinthians 11:1 ("follow the example of Christ")
1 Corinthians 10:31 ("whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God")
James 4:7-8 (submit yourselves to God / resist the devil / purify your hearts)
Ezekiel 44:23 ("…teach my people… to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.")
Proverbs 22:6 ("train a child in the way he should go")
Matthew 18:6 ("if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin…")
Hosea 4:6 ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.")
John 3:19-20 (people love darkness instead of light)
Romans 13:12 ("put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.")
Ephesians 6:11-18 ("take your stand against the devil's schemes.")
Let us remember “who we are” in the Lord.
We are not to put on the mask of the world.
We are to pursue and press on in the power of the Lord, not the power of ridicule or mockery.
Sadly, most of the professing church will be play-acting and partying while the kingdom of darkness grows.
Still, we know that Christ is victorious.
We rest in Him.
See what He says to you…