“You need to take the time and explain what God shows you Gina. Not everyone sees as clearly as you see.” I hear this statement quite often from my husband. If I can be perfectly honest, my response was usually, “ How can they not see this? It’s made plain in God’s Word?”
So here we are surrounded by Halloween advertisements and merchandise. It’s unavoidable unless you are locked in your home and all devices are turned off. Well, that’s not going to happen, so I will heed my husband’s advice and teach on this subject.
First of all, is this a heaven and hell subject? Yes and no. Will you lose your salvation if you partake in this dark and worldly celebration? No. Will you open yourself to evil spirits, torment and all things demonic? Yes.
I was a young homeschool mom when my oldest daughter was around 6 years old. We walked into a fast food place around Halloween time, you know the ones that have play areas for little ones so mommies have a moment to gather their thoughts while the children play? I was sitting quietly, enjoying my time alone reading a book. There were no fitness classes to teach this day, no conferences, just “me” time. I looked up to see my daughter swiftly making her way to a little one, all dressed up like a princess for Halloween. She was moving so fast towards her desired mission because my oldest daughter doesn’t walk anywhere, she runs. Upon her approach, I heard her say, “You can’t serve two masters, why are you dressed up?” The innocence of children and lack of wisdom coupled with zeal. Or is that really what took place? Like mother, like daughter as both my girls have only known full time ministry with their mother. Whether I am “officially” in preach mode, or simply out and about my day, His praise and His Word are always on my lips. Well, if you could’ve seen the facial expression of this girls mother! Was worth a thousand words. Needless to say, me time was over, and sowing wisdom into this precious mother and daughter became my priority.
Evil is not something to be made light of. It’s real! Satan is real and so are evil spirits. Ephesians 6:12 “ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.“ (You can’t wrestle what you don’t go into the cage with! But if you choose this wrestling match, you better know your opponent!) When demonic spirits come for you, but you did not open yourself to this fight, just know your weapons of warfare will take him down without a doubt! (2 Corinthians 10:4) But please keep in mind, when you choose to enter the ring of hell, you better be ready to fight for your life and your mind!
I am going to take a different approach than many leaders that are hopefully teaching regarding this subject. Please do your own research on what it means to actually put a costume on, whether a princess or a witch, carving pumpkins and placing candles inside to call forth dead spirits and so on. This practice is symbolic of evil practices in so many ways. I will say as a young mom the thought of telling my children to say “trick or treat” to people, was a game changer. NO one will trick my children on my watch nor will I allow those words to come forth from their lips. So I strongly encourage you to research on your own what all this celebratory evil means so you can biblically choose holiness instead of evil practices. Keep in mind while doing this research that
Deuteronomy 18: 9-13 states, “
When you enter the land your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets always, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells or who is a medium or a spiritualist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of the detestable practices of the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God.”
Alert….Many of you are about to enter the “land” you’ve been fighting for. Scripture is clear that we can forfeit our inheritance when we practice evil.
This is the direction I feel led to teach regarding Halloween. 2 Corinthians 11:14, “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” The context of this passage is the apostle Paul leading the church of Corinth that false apostles and false teachers are masquerading as apostles and he then gives the example of Satan doing the same thing. Side note. I do love that he closes this teaching with “their end will be what their actions deserve.” This is exactly what we are witnessing with the rise of these profiliars. But while we are examining and researching the lives of these circus act profits, what about our own lives? Let’s look at what the word masquerade means. “A false show or pretense or wearing a disguise. To pretend to be someone one is not”. Are we too engaging in this masquerade party along with the rest of the world, and if so why? Are we taking an evil celebration and turning it into an opportunity to “harvest souls?” Let’s look at scripture and see if we are justified in partaking in this day of “All Saints Day” or “All Souls Day”. Again, research on your own why the Catholic Church instituted observance of even dead souls. Worshiping the dead is Necromancy or familiar spirits.
1 Thessalonians 5:22, “Abstain from all appearances of evil.”
Does anyone find this scripture to be negotiable? I state an empathic NO! Here’s the question at hand. Does Halloween hold any appearance of evil? If you can answer yes, my question is why are you engaging in this cage fight? Why are you even considering entering the ring of evil? It doesn’t matter if you enter as an angel, princess or your favorite Idol, dressing up as one will now make you a contender in the ring of evil and you and your children are fair game! You may think it’s innocent and fun, but Satan and his cohorts see you and your children entering into the ring and it’s on now! You can disagree with this teaching, and that’s ok. Again, I’ve been teaching about the origin of this celebration for years, but today, I felt led to take a different approach. So let’s look at a couple movies you’re purchasing with God’s money and buying popcorn and candy for entertainment.
- Black Adam: speaks for itself now doesn’t it! Actor Dwayne Johnson is bestowed with almighty powers of the Egyptian God’s , released from his Earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the world.” If you still don’t see it, read the Word of God. Who was Adam and who came to this world to release Justice?
- Smile: A doctor experiences FRIGHTENING occurrences she can’t explain and TERROR overtakes her life. All of this originates from a patient who expresses trauma in their lives. Do you really want an importation of someone’s else’s trauma in your life? Go see this movie and open yourself up to a world of trauma!
Again, as I said previously, my husband tells me over and over to speak out and I understand why he encourages me to do so. My brothers and sisters in the Lord are going to these movies. When I ask why, some say it’s tradition and they grew up with these horror movies. I am told they don’t take it seriously and it’s just fun. I must declare from the mountain tops, that there is absolutely nothing entertaining when it comes to evil. As my daughter said and the word of God declares, you can’t serve two masters. Let’s look at this passage. Again, I’m going to reiterate the fact that we can research the origins of Halloween, and that we should, but if we understand what the word of God says, we can hold this light to any subject and our spirits being illuminated to truth! Matthew 6: 22-24
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters. He will! either hate the one I love the other, or he will be devoted to the one that despises the heater. You cannot serve both God and money.”
Wait Gina, this is about serving money. Read this again, loved ones. What you look at, you become. What you allow to enter through your eye gates, you allow residency within your temple. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, so why are you sharing room and board with the devil? You can’t house both! If your eyes are bad, what does this passage tell us? YOUR WHOLE BODY WILL BE FULL OF DARKNESS.
There is nothing entertaining about evil. Children are birthed, groomed and sacrificed specifically for this season. Satan needs blood shed in order to do his evil. Jesus shed His blood for us and there’s power in the blood. So why wouldn’t Satan need to shed blood? He is a counterfeit and he takes the truth and twists it. Think upon these spiritual matters before you engage in this evil practice of Halloween. Why do you think you have nightmares after these movies? Your eyes opened the portal for Satan to speak to you. You can’t serve two masters and I encourage you to choose this day whom you will serve. We are called to win souls every single day and if you have convinced yourself that you’re using Halloween as a harvest festival, partaking in their practices to win the lost, then you have sadly diluted the Gospel of Truth. As I always state, we are in the end times, but we are NOT in the end of time. Choose to sanctify and set yourself apart from the practices of the world. If we do not, we too will be deceived. We must hate one and love the other. Jesus never entertained evil. He called it out and never encouraged us to take evil and make something good out of it. The Father is asking us to come out of the world, not march in sync with it! Let’s stop agreeing with evil and justifying our behavior that God is not pleased with. You can talk yourself into why you think the Holy Spirit is ok with your actions, but the only way to filter if it’s you, Satan or the Holy Spirit speaking (because it can be either or) is by knowing what the Word of God says. PERIOD!
I conclude with 2 Corinthians 6: 16-18
“What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said, “I will live with them and walk with them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore come out from them and be separate, touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
I want the Father to receive me and my children, so according to scripture we must come out and be separate. I pray all who truly Love Jesus will come out and separate themselves from this wickedness called Halloween.