Solomon said wisely that there is nothing new under the Sun. What has been will be, and that which will be has already been. Ecclesiastes 1:9.
Even if something appears as new in this temporal realm, it only does so because it is a variation of the original. But God tells us that it is not really new in every respect. Today’s celebration of halloween in the western world is just a variation of what happened many centuries ago.
Of what profit is it for men and women, boys and girls of all ages to dress up in the night (or perhaps even in the daytime too) to make themselves appear non-human, and laugh about it.
Tricking – treating, eating, drinking, jolly good fun?
It is vain, foolish and unprofitable.
Halloween is a festival with a dark and wretched history. It is occultic in nature yet for entrepreneurs is a great money making machine of vain and empty headed business people. One statistic says that 25% of all candy sold in the US is bought for this ‘sacred’ halloween festival.
The website http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/its-time-we-got-on-board-with-halloween-australia – explains why it is important for Australia to get on board with halloween…
“THERE’S something seriously spooky about the streets of New York City. From downtown to uptown, from the east side to west side, death is in the air.
Cobwebs line the cobbled streets of the meat packing district, skeletons dangle from the streets of Soho while ghouls and ghosts overrun Greenwich Village.
And sure, headless horsemen might be terrorising the streets of Harlem, but this isn’t the apocalyptic end of the world as we know it — it’s simply Halloween.
For decades, Americans have embraced this terrifying tradition — and this year is certainly no different.”
Notice the writer says
“death is in the air”
“ghouls and ghosts overrun Greenwich Village”
“headless horsemen might be terrorising the streets of Harlem, but this isn’t the apocalyptic end of the world as we know it – its simply Halloween”,
“Americans have embraced this terrifying tradition.”
IT’S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD FOLKS,
SO JUST KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOUR DOING.
WE WILL INFORM YOU WHEN
THE END OF THE WORLD WILL COME.
TRUST US!!!!! HAHAHA
Hear the word of the Lord all you people of the earth
For as they were in the days before the flood: eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah went into the ark.
And they did not know until the flood came and took all away. So also will be the coming of the Son of Man.
For those who make money from vain pursuits, and sell silly people worthless things in order to become richer are empty headed in that pursuit.
What about your soul? Have you made peace with God? Have you entered into an everlasting covenant with Jesus Christ who alone can save? Or are you really happy making a covenant with the world, the flesh and the Devil, but which cannot satisfy?
Halloween is a festival that honours the dead but which has no promise of everlasting life, nor does it give any hope to anyone in this Hell bent world.
It is a pagan festival for a pagan world.
Yet many who call themselves Christians celebrate this foolish event, and some justify themselves saying they don’t get into the occult side of it – but just have a good time. Some Christians also say that we (the Christians) should redeem halloween back to make it more Christian.
You cannot straighten a banana.
A leopard cannot change its spots.
You cannot renove the sun out of its place.
Halloween is another way of saying Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we DIE.
For many that will be the stark reality. They will die and will die without the knowledge of Jesus Christ and without hope. They may play their trick, and get their treat, but they will have nothing in the end.
Neither their trick nor their treat will save them from the wrath of God against sinful man.
Don’t you know that God expended His wrath against sinful man – me and you, by laying all that wrath on His own Beloved Son Jesus Christ when He was not guilty of any sin but He took our sinful nature and all our sin upon Himself and carried it to the Tree – the wooden cross to which He was nailed?
So when we do not accept Christ’s sacrifice for ours sins, when we refuse to submit to Jesus Christ who rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, when we do not prepare ourselves for His imminent and sudden appearing to gather those who have surrendered to Jesus Christ, when we get bogged down with cares and troubles and empty revellries, we should not be surprised to find ourselves in a very precarious position when all hell breaks loose.
Better to leave Halloween alone and get serious with God.
Get wisdom and understanding, don’t pursue vain treats which will profit you nothing. Get discretion and a sound mind. Seek the face of God while you yet breath and have power to make decisions. All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge and understanding are hidden in Jesus Christ. Run to Him today and call mightily upon His name.
Pursue a peace for your troubled mind and heart that the world cannot take away. Pursue a peace that will endure when your body breathes its last breath and the silver chord attaching your soul to your body is cut and your spirit returns to God who gave it, and you give an account of your life before your Creator of all the things you have done and schemed in this life.
Exodus 23:24 You shall not bow down to their gods, and you shall not serve them. And you shall not do according to their works. But tearing you shall tear them down, and smashing you shall smash their pillars.
Leviticus 18:3 You shall not do according to the doings of the land of Egypt in which you lived; and you shall not do according to the doings of the land of Canaan to which I am bringing you; nor shall you walk in their statutes.
Leviticus 18:26 and you, you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not do any of all these disgusting acts; neither the native nor the alien who is staying in your midst.
Leviticus 18:28 Do not do these lest the land vomit you out for your defiling it, as it has vomited out the nation that was before you.
Leviticus 18:30 And you shall keep My charge, so as not to do any of the disgusting customs which were committed before you; and you shall not defile yourselves with them; I am Jehovah your God.
Leviticus 19:4 Do not turn to the idols; and you shall not make molten gods for yourselves; I am Jehovah your God.
Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor favor the person of the mighty; but in righteousness you shall judge your neighbor.
Leviticus 20:22 And you shall keep all My statutes, and all My judgments, and shall do them, and the land where I am bringing you to live in it shall not vomit you out.
In these passages from the Old testament, we can see that God warns His people time and again about practicing the things that pagans practice.
The pagans practiced the festival now known as halloween, which had its roots in the Gaelic festival called Sanhain. It was about calling on spirits to protect the local townsfolk from predator spirits, ghouls and ghosts. It had nothing to do with Jesus Christ, from whom alone springs pure Christianity.
Please do not involve yourself with such worthless activity as halloween. It is a terrifying tradition. But because it is surrounded with sugar and spice and all sweet things that makes it perfectly alright. Because people have a good time and laugh, that makes it alright.
People were eating and drinking and laughing at stupid Noah right up till the unthinkable happened. What he had been telling them for years finally happened and they were caught unprepared though they were warned. And that which they mocked and ridiculed and despised became their own judge.
Please hear the voice of God to whom we must give account of our lives.
Please seek Him and not get caught up in pursuits which will profit you nothing.
Why will you die without Jesus Christ?
Why will you die in your sins?
Halloween will not bring you any Light, but will keep you in the Dark. Halloween gives you no peace for your soul, no rest for your weariness, it will not relieve you of your burden of sin and shame. Halloween is the way of death. It is about death, and darkness and scary foolishness. Its is not about justice and truth.
Jesus is the Way to Life and Light.
Awake up out of sleep and Jesus Christ will give you Light, true Light.
And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, each of you on the name of Jesus Christ to remission of sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call. Acts 2:38,39
And hearing that it was Jesus the Nazarene,
he began to cry out and to say,
Son of David,
have mercy on me! Mark 10:47
Will you cry out to Jesus Christ for mercy today?