Summary: Oct. 31st is not inherently evil, but it can be used to serve God or serve the Devil.
October 31 2001
Josh 24:15-15,Deut. 18: 9-14
Halloween not the day, but it is the way that we handle it that can serve God or Satan.
The FBI said Monday night that they have asked all law enforcement officials to be on "high alert." (Oct 29 2001)
Sources say Osama Bin Ladin’s network is poised to strike this week in the United States in a major way, but no one knows when, where or how.
You see if you are a true Muslim and one who follows the Quron and the Hadith- then you agree with Mohammed that the Christian and the Jew are your enemy. You see if the Muslim is following the jihad practice, which by the way he is mandated to do so, then the Christian and the Jew are to be killed because they are infidels to their god Allah and our religion is inferior.
Now of course you can be spared if you deny Jesus Christ and Yahweh and pay the tax they impose on you and worship Allah.
I call this a Holy War -but brothers and sisters in Christ- we do not fight the way the Muslims do who are following jihad. We love and pray for our enemies.
Because we know from: Eph 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
What does this Holy war have to do with Halloween?
The battle for us is Spiritual and we need to determine today whose side we are on?
Josh 24:15 "And if it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."Josh 24:16 And the people answered and said, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;
People we have really only two choices, Joshua knew it, I know it and you know it. We can serve God or we can serve the Devil.
I think the basic question for the believer is will my life as I spend it be pleasing to God?
If that is our desire then we will ask every day, every hour, every moment is what I am doing or about to do going to please my Father in heaven.
* If you know from his word what you are about to do pleases Him according to His good and perfect will, go for it.
*If you know what you are about to do does not please god, abstain from it.
If you really do not know God’s will in the matter, than you have a responsibility to find out what His will is and follow it!
Shall we look for a moment at God’s word -open your bibles to:
Deu 18:9 "When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.
Deu 18:10 "There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
Deu 18:11 or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
Deu 18:12 "For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
Deu 18:13 "You shall be blameless before the LORD your God.
Deu 18:14 "For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.
I am not here tonight to judge Christians who trick or treat, I am here to inform you of the basis and purpose of the event and allow you through God’s word to draw your own conclusions.
Would it surprise you if I told you that Halloween started just like Easter and Christmas as Pagan holidays. But the church to counteract the world tried to Christianize it.
So we know the truth is that Halloween’s deepest roots are decidedly pagan, and unlike Christmas and Easter, it has kept those pagan roots, despite its now Christian name. Christians didn’t simply speak out; they tried to institute a Christian alternative. Actually the church had 3 holidays All Hallow’s Eve Oct 31st and All Hallows day (November 1) to honor dead martyrs of the faith and then Nov 2 All Souls day was a day of prayer to move people from purgatory.