Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated all around the globe. Among these people who celebrate it are people who profess to be Christians and non-Christians alike. And those that do, often say that there is no harm in celebrating it, for it is only fun and games. People may say that it is fun to be spooked, and that is why they decorate their houses, and workplaces the way they do. They are not shy about showing their interest in things that are common on this day, which are ghosts, zombies, witches, skeletons/skulls, tombstones, and more. Even having conversations with people who are for this day will explain their interest in such things. What they don’t say, however, is that they are celebrating things that are considered evil, wicked, and demonic in God’s eyes. They don’t consider the things they are interested in as what I just mentioned as being wrong, for it would change how they would feel about it. However, to these people, I ask. Would you say that God would put up with things that appear to be like ghosts? How about zombies? Or Witches? Or Skeletons? Or tombstones? Can you answer yes to any of these questions? If not, then who is interested in the things I just mentioned? That would be Satan, of course. He is also the same wicked person who tempts people to watch scary movies, such as horror flicks. He also loves it when we go to haunted houses and participate in corn mazes that are spooky. For example, the “Field of Screams”, of which I saw at Farmstead in Boise, Idaho. However, I and my family did not participate in it.
Satan loves it when people go along with his plans, for they are now in darkness and no longer in the light of Jesus. Who else would want you to go to haunted houses, watch horror flicks, play violent video games, and even fall victim to porn? You got it! It is all Satan and his demonic realm. They do their best to make you feel like you are in the right when really you are in the wrong. Now, without God in our lives, it can feel good at the moment when you are in a haunted house. The spookiness of it causes you to jump out of your seat, which some people love. Satan wants you to feel like no harm is done here, where really you have been filled up with the dark arts. And how about watching horror flicks? Some people like a little scare and this is what Satan does with the characters in it. Then we have violent video games that entail killing people at will. Satan has conditioned this to be innocent, where really you are going against God’s commands. “Thou shalt not kill”. (Exodus 20:13) And then we have porn, where in the moment it feels very good to watch, but later on, our conscience is seared. We may even feel like God would never forgive us. And then, because we continue in our sinful ways, we begin to justify our wicked actions as being who we are. Oh, how happy this makes Satan feel when we make evil things appear to be good. But God says to them, “woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20) So if you are living in darkness now, do you want to even be saved and go to heaven? If so, repent and surrender your life to Jesus. He is waiting.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for people who are still participating in Halloween. May they finally be convicted of the wickedness found in this dark day and repent thereof. It is hard to believe that there could be Christians who are involved with such wicked things, but it is true. I just wonder where they are in the faith. For if their faith was alive in You, then their eyes would already be opened up to see the evils of this holiday. As for me, all I want now is more of You and less of me. I want no appearance of evil in my life, for it would deter me from living in the Holy Spirit. That means giving up worldly things like participating in Halloween, watching horror/scary movies, playing violent video games, and more. If I fall victim to such things, my relationship with You will be tarnished. Therefore, it is not worth living a life of darkness, if You are not with me. Sure, the dark arts that Satan leads people in appears to be so good at times. Especially in the moment! But it is full of lies. There is nothing good in the things of this world unless You are moving in it. And I am only able to see this because You have opened my eyes and ears to Your truth. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, God. I love and adore You. You are everything I need to be happy. My life is empty without You in it. So God, please continue to do a mighty work in my life. I am so much happier when You are near. And Lord, please awaken my other brothers and sisters in the faith to the darkness of Halloween. May they also see the evils and wickedness in it and no longer participate in it again. You are worth giving up things like this. I love You, Lord. You deserve my attention. I give You glory! Amen.