Surprisingly, religious Christians with a legalistic bent don’t necessarily hate Halloween. And some non-religious, non-legalistic Christians do. There are all kinds of reasons for engaging or not engaging in Halloween. Some love it. Some hate it. Some don’t have an opinion.
Then who hates Halloween? The raw truth is, Christians who have been radically saved out of a life of occult, witchcraft, new age, and other forms of satanism, these are who hate Halloween.
Why? They have first hand experience with the demonic forces behind this seemingly benign nation-wide party. They are eyewitnesses to the volcanic fury of hell set against humanity. And because they once openly invited demonic activity into their lives, they know how destructive it is to be spiritually ignorant.
What point am I making? Regardless of how we engage community on Halloween, to dress up or not, hand out candy or not, we should not be spiritually complacent. We should not be unaware of the plans of the enemy who will exploit every opportunity he can. And certainly don’t fear him. The of work of Jesus on the cross destroyed the power of the enemy. The only power he has now is only through deceit and lies and peoples ignorance.
Be wide awake, alert, and praying. Prayer changes things. Prayer is powerful…
- Pray for our families.
- Pray for our neighbors and friends.
- Pray for our cities.
- Pray for our nation.
- Pray for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
- Pray for people to come to know Jesus.
- Pray that people’s spiritual eyes and ears would be opened.
- Pray for revival in this nation. We desperately need it.
- Love and show great generosity toward every person…
So, if that means giving out candy in a costume, give out the best candy you can buy, but be fervently praying for God to touch lives…