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Trick or Treat

Should Christian’s participate in Halloween? This has been a question I have been wondering for a long time. I know that Christians are not worshiping the devil when we celebrate this holiday, right? Could we be deceived about this demonic holiday? This is only a day for scary movies, haunted houses, dressing up, carving faces in pumpkins, giving out treats or getting tricked and having fun with our friends. The Word of God tells us to abstain from every appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22), that might mean ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, etc. We are to focus and dwell on things that are good and pure and lovely, not dead things (Philippians 4:8).

As Christians, we know that this is a day that the Lord has made and we should all rejoice and be glad in it, so, we try to put a Godly twist on it (Psalm 118:24). But, in all honesty, is doing the same things the witches and other devil worshipers do, actually change the “bad” part of it? Everything that we are doing on Halloween is part of evil rituals to Satan that has been done for centuries all over the world. Could this actually be a way the devil is sneaking in and causing us to open ancient doors that we, as Christians, should never open? John 15:18-19 tells us that we are in this world, but should not be a part of it because God has called us out. Could we be allowing Satan to take our children and our families just by participating in Halloween?

This might seem silly and nobody wants to be known as a ‘radical’ Christian. Nobody wants to take the fun away from their children. Other kids get to celebrate this ‘holiday’ that focuses on ‘children’ and ‘candy’. That’s innocent enough, right? Why can’t Christian children celebrate too?

I just wonder if we might be handing our children over to Satan and his tormenting spirits by joining in on this holiday that the world celebrates (Mark 7:9) These tormenting spirits cause depression, anxiety, fear, suicidal thoughts, anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, etc…etc. Is this what we want for our children? This subject has been on my mind this entire month and I have prayed about it. Why are signs, miracles, and wonders not following Christians (John 14:12)? Why is the Church so powerless? We can’t even help ourselves, much less others. Maybe this has something to do with compromising with the world.  I’m not sure. What do you think?

I’ve been looking at the youth of today and I see, as a whole, a whiny, self-involved, narcissistic, fragile, lazy, worldly generation. We, as Christians, have failed our youth. They are not capable of taking care of themselves or functioning in this society. They scream tolerance and logic but act intolerant and ignorant. We have allowed teachers and professors to indoctrinate them instead of training up our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6), which is to the foot of the cross. Have we given in to the mindset of ‘there’s no harm in letting them have a little fun’ in exchange for their souls? (Matthew 7:21-23) In Matthew, it tells us that even though we think we are living right and doing right, we might actually be out of God’s will, and don’t really know Him. We need to either be hot or cold for Him, not lukewarm (Revelation 3:15-16). When we are lukewarm, we don’t really know the Lord, we just think we do.

Here are some Youtube links that you might find interesting. I did. Let me know what you think about Halloween. I would love to hear your feedback.

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In the last part of ~John 10:10 (NIV) it says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”~ Jesus came so that we might have abundant life. That makes me excited! We do have the victory, it’s Jesus. If we have Jesus then we have victory. I fight the devil every day, but he will not win! It’s easy to see now why positive thoughts and a positive mind set is the only way to have the victory that Jesus wants us to have. ~Philippians 4:8 (NIV) says, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”~

We all seem to worry too much about what other people might think of us. Don’t worry about what others might think of you. What do we care what somebody else thinks of us? What does God think of you? That’s the important question. Remember what ~Romans 2:1 says, “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things”. ~ If someone judges you for being a Christian, then they will have to answer to God for that at some point.

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The devil really knows how to work on people.  He has all the time in the world to figure out what makes us tick. I was lonely and all anyone had to do was show me a little attention. People are truly easy! People are basically all the same. If one thing doesn’t work, the devil will try something else until he finds what will work with you. He will continue to torment us and he will try to keep us down. ~John 10:10 (NIV) says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy…”~ and ~2 Corinthians 11:3 (NIV) says, “But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”~ Who knew… that controlling our thoughts can change everything? I sure didn’t. ~2 Corinthians 10:5 says,” We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”~

I have pretty much always been a ‘glass is half empty’ kind of gal. My mind set is usually pretty negative. My thought was, ‘If my expectations are not too high, then I won’t be disappointed when good things don’t happen.’ I said things like that for many, many years. I was really scared to get excited or happy about anything. You know, that’s really no way to live life. We need to change the negative thinking and purposely think *positive things. ~Mark 5:28 (NIV) says, “because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”~ And she was.

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My ‘oh yeah!’ moment happened when I got older and had kids of my own. When I heard this scripture verse, it just hit me. ~Psalm 4:3 (NIV) says, “Know that the Lord has set you apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to Him.”~ I finally figured out why I never fit in anywhere. God was ‘setting me apart’. WOW! My lonely childhood forced me to pray. God was the only one I had to talk to most of the time. Even though I always thought I was an outcast, and thought I was all alone, I continually prayed to my one true friend. Since I had nobody else to talk to, I talked to God.  ~1Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV) says, “Pray continually.”~ I didn’t know that verse back then, but I was really hungry for God. I was seeking God and He was doing a work in me. When I got up in the morning, I was praying and talking to God… all day… until I fell asleep at night. I didn’t know how powerful my prayers were. I know now. I had no idea that it was all for my good. I thought my life was awful and I hated it.

As I said earlier, I was an only child with hardly any friends. Most of the time, I was alone. It was very easy for God to set me apart. I was already basically set apart anyway. I had a vivid imagination, so I could entertain myself. Unlike kids today, I didn’t need a game system or computer to keep me occupied. I didn’t really give in to depression until I got a little older, a teenager. That’s when I stopped spending time with God and started listening to rebellious music and started dating rebellious boys. ~Proverbs 5:6 (NIV) says, “She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not.”~ Ouch!

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Do you ever feel like you just don’t belong? As a young girl and teenager, I remember crying and asking my mom if I was actually an alien or if I looked funny or different than other people. I would wonder if I was really a hideous freak and just seeing a normal person looking back at me in the mirror. ~John 15:19 (NIV) says, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”~ I certainly had no idea what God was doing. I always thought that I was the problem and that I could never do anything right. It took a while, a long, long while, but now I know that I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. ~2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”~

I have found, since I have gotten older, that we all have ‘oh yeah!’ moments. You will find them when you have prayed and let God help you with your problems and offenses and soul wounds. I would say that it usually only happens at the point in life when you can learn something from it instead of getting bitter, angry, or sad when you think about it. At some point, all of the built up anxiety, anger, and rage will get so old that you just finally give it to God… and He will take all that pain from you… and you WILL become FREE. It is necessary to let God heal the soul wounds from your past, so you can get dominion over the lies and bondage of the devil. He just loves reminding you of all your failures, mistakes, and problems, but remember that God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. That’s why Jesus came. Otherwise, we wouldn’t need a savior, healer, or redeemer. Remind the enemy who your God is. And, remind him that you have read the end of the Book- and God wins. We are not expected to be perfect; we are made perfect through Christ. ~2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”~

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Here is my story. My life has been an uneventful life, but somehow I have been plagued by depression for a far back as I can remember. I am a vivid thinker, not brilliant by any stretch of the imagination, but I am always deep in thought about one thing or another. I will occasionally furl my brow when I am thinking about something. Sometimes people think I am mad and ask if I am in a bad mood because of my facial expressions.

I have always had a problem making friends. I thought it was because I was ugly or stupid. The fact is, it was probably because of some strange face I was making and it probably made other kids ‘wonder’ about me. I probably inadvertently pushed people away without knowing what I was doing. I am sure that my facial expressions were not the whole issue of why I never fit in with other people, but it was some of it. We really need to take a long, hard look at ourselves and be honest about how others might see us. Here’s a thought– always be approachable and …Smile!