Summary: ❶. God’s Name is to be Hallowed ❷. God’s Day is to be Hallowed ❸. God’s People are to be Hallowed
ROOTS OF HALLOWEEN
Pastor David J. Meyer
(A former astrologer and occultist)
Last Trumpet Ministries International
PO Box 806
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916
In the early days of England, there was a kind of witchcraft known as Druidism. The Druids were called “men of the oaks” and were a strange clan of men who dressed in white robes. The Druids worshipped Cernnunos, the “horned hunter of the night.“ Halloween was sacred to the Druids because their sun-god receded to the underworld on October 31st, which is why darkness increased and light decreased according to their reckoning.
As darkness set in on October 31st, the clan of Druids would put on their white robes and hoods. They would carry sickles and Celtic crosses as they began a torchlight procession. At the beginning of the procession, a male slave was killed and dragged by a rope fastened to his left ankle. The Druids would walk until they came to a house or a village where they shouted the equivalent of “trick or treat.” The treat was a slave girl or any female to be given to the Druids. If the people refused to a girl as a “treat”, blood was taken from the dead slave and used to draw a hexagram or six-pointed star on the door or wall of the village. Spirits of the “horned hunter of the night” were invoked by the Druids to kill someone in that house or village by fear that night.
If the house or village gave a girl as a “treat”, the Druids put a pumpkin with a face carved in it in front of the door or gate of that place. Inside the pumpkin was a candle made of human tallow to keep evil spirits away. Thus, the Jack-O-Lantern was and is a sign that you have cooperated with Satan.
The treats or female victims were taken to Stonehenge where they were raped and killed and then sacrificed on the sacred bonefire until only glowing embers were left. The “bonefire” is the origin of the modern day bonfire. As a matter of luck for winter survival, all villagers were expected to use the glowing embers of the bonefire to light their hearths.
As we can clearly see, Halloween is not harmless. Satan has people in our modern era mimicking the witches and Druids of old. All of this is cursed of God. We live in a time when witchcraft is being revived. Movies are filled with witchcraft and numerous television programs
- All Hallows Eve
- The eve before “All Saints Day”
- To remember the saints
- Shorten to Halloween
- Today we remember the Druid thinking
- The Druids believed that the spirits of the dead returned to their former haunts during the night of October 31, so they lit torches and set out food for these unwelcome visitors. They did this out of fear, thinking they would be harmed if they didn’t.
- The word hallow isn’t used much anymore,
- Well known in the Lord’s Prayer
❶. God’s Name is to be Hallowed
- Word hallow is a synonym for the word sanctify
- Mt 6:9, Lk 11:2: — Hallowed be thy name-
5 Then the Levites, ....... said, Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised. 4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
❷. God’s Day is to be Hallowed
- Setting apart to be holy
- Sunday 4th Commandment Ex 20:6-11
- We are people pron to forget
a. His creation
b. His work on the cross
3. God’s People are to be Hallowed
- v. 21 Sanctified
- Kids take bags to be filled with treats
- I need to ask what is filling my life
We can hallow today, and every day, by setting ourselves apart for God to be used by Him