Wednesday, October 15, 2008

If Jesus doesn't like it, I don't like it!

When my nephew Georgie was little, he received a game for his birthday called "Ghostbusters."  The front of it had spirits of ghosts all over it, and looked pretty frightening, mixed in with some humorous-looking ghost-hunters.  

I was horrified, and asked him if he thought Jesus liked that game.  He said "if Jesus doesn't like it, then I don't like it!" emphatically.  I told him we should pray and ask God to reveal to him if Jesus liked the game, and we did.  He threw the new game out.

I believe I am called to “Have nothing to do with the useless works that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.” (Eph 5:11 GWORD)

“How horrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness,”  (Is 5:20 GWORD)

“‘I’m sending you off to open the eyes of the outsiders so they can see the difference between dark and light, and choose light, see the difference between Satan and God, and choose God.” (Acts 26:17-18 MESSAGE)

Recently, after seeing a few pictures with my children with people dressed up in occultic costumes (I need to call it as it is -- these are not cute demons, devils, witches, etc.; they are occultic), I realized I need to restate the whys about why my family never participated in anything about Halloween.  I am now fighting for my children's children, and increasingly even Church youth groups are joining a world of Christians who are being duped into joining the world in making Halloween (Satan's holiday) an even bigger celebration than Christmas (the celebration of Christ) (see news article here: WTOP news article)

I usually don't reveal this fact, but I was involved in the occult as a young girl, and I have to tell you, there is absolutely nothing about the occult that is CUTE.  I realize many people innocently have fallen into "celebrating" Halloween, but I need to give you some information to consider.  

“This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.”
(Eph 6:12 MESSAGE)

“Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.”” (John 8:12 MESSAGE)

What we are really looking at here is Satanism's influence today.  There really is a Satanic Bible, and Halloween is stated and celebrated that night, with spells being cast and demons being called down -- real live demons -- there is a spiritual battle going on for our souls, we know...

"… the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween (or All Hallow's Eve)." The Satanic Bible by Anton Levey page 96, section on Religious Holidays.

But Scripture says:
“And you can’t have it both ways, banqueting with the Master one day and slumming with demons the next.” (1Cor 10:21 MESSAGE)

Some facts from people that are/were associated with the occult and not what we choose to believe....  :

While many deem Halloween as harmless fun and fantasy, Halloween subtlety disarms our discernment of witches and the occult (and especially wipes out and confuses our children's discernment).  Halloween’s magic potion of "fun and frolic" transforms witches, demons, devils and evil incarnate into "cute and fine folks." However, over 1.2 million practicing and proud witches live in America. Witchcraft currently is the fastest growing religion in America.  At some time, nearly every little girl becomes a witch on Halloween.  Witch RavenWolf delights when a vulnerable little girl dresses as a witch on Halloween:

"Today, just about every little girl in our society, at one time or another, has chosen to costume herself as a Witch. . . If you choose a Witch’s costume this Halloween . . . Hold your head up and wear your Witch’s garb proudly in their honor." (Witch RavenWolf, Silver. Halloween: Customs, Recipes & Spells, p. 64)

Occult historian Jean Markale discloses Halloween bids more than childish dress-up. It is a pagan "initiatory journey" guided by someone [Satan] "hidden in the shadows," and none "return from Halloween innocent":

"The passage into the world of Halloween is truly an initiatory journey. One does not return from it an innocent. But making the journey alone does not mean there was no guide, no initiator, someone who prompted the quest and who, sometimes hidden in the shadows, watches over the comings and goings of the neophyte through this labyrinth that is the Other World."  (Markale, Jean. The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween, p. 127)

Dr. David Enoch, former senior consultant psychiatrist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the University of Liverpool, states:

Halloween practices open the door to the occult and can introduce forces into people’s lives that they do not understand and often cannot combat. . . (Parker, Russ. Battling the Occult, p. 35)

As stated in John 8.12 above, Jesus provides plenty of light to live in.  Celebrate the harvest!  Celebrate fall!  Celebrate caramel apples and pumpkins!  Even celebrate CANDY and load your children up with it!  Celebrate life and even celebrate how cute your children look all dressed up by letting them dress up on their birthdays with a theme party or at Thanksgiving as Indians and good things!

Challenge:  I am going to ask all well-meaning Christians to do what I asked Georgie to do YEARS ago... to go into a quiet place with just you and the Lord, and to close your eyes, and ask, really ask, Him to reveal to you what He wants you to do with the Satanic high holiday of Halloween.   If you would earnestly seek the Lord, please look at these links with what I know is factual and important information:

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