Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Halloween Happenings

It's Halloween. Why has it become such a big deal? When I was a child, there were still parties and going out at night for candy, but it wasn't so anticipated (or made to make one anticipate it) 30 days before the actual day. No matter how much marketing it has been given, it will never equaled the enormity, excellence, and loving Spirit as received when Christmas is near. Tomorrow, for us should be just another day for thanksgiving. Nevertheless, people still minimize the effects of the participation in costume has on the faith or the life of a Christian. "Oh, its for the kids," one would say. "Its just for fun," says another. "Com'mon, its free candy! What's the harm in that?" But then for a good portion of the next 364 days, this same person wonders where is the joy, peace, and love that was once experienced when first receiving the gift of salvation.

When one knows what Kingdom Life is and how all things will be added unto us when sought after, why mess with that? We also know that righteousness is in the mix. So on all hallows day even when the costumes of ghouls and goblins that was practiced by Druids, how would righteousness stand in the participation of that?

Were you convinced or influenced to go to a Halloween party with your children? So any consequences shouldn't affect you or your family? Hm, let's see how that reasoning fares with the Word:
Do not give the enemy place (Ephesians 4:27 KJV).
The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10 KJV).
Blessed is the man who walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful (Psalms 1:1 KJV).
...the curse causeless shall not come (Proverbs 26:2 KJV).
...the effects of righteousness is quietness and assurance forever (Isaiah 32:17 KJV).

All of these verses would apply to the participant of spiritual rituals that were once practiced creating what we now call Halloween. Am I being too religious? If so, disregard what you have read. However, when crap happens, as it does to others, do what they do believing its just a part of life. As for me and my house we will continue having the faith of living an abundant life. We will maintain that in righteousness there is life and in the pathway thereof there is no death (Proverbs 12:28 KJV). We will continually believe that in righteousness we are far from oppression and terror shall not come near us (Isaiah 54:14 KJV). We will be steadfast with in righteousness no evil shall befall us nor plague come nigh our dwelling (Psalms 91:10 KJV). Hm, sounds like those few verses describes the wish of God in my life (3 John 2 KJV), but you go on and have your temporary fun and free candy.

If you need to know the history of Halloween, read the information from this link: The Real Origins of Halloween.