Women of a New Season: Avoid wicked customs

Deuteronomy 18: 10-12:  There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.

I Thessalonians 5: 22:  Abstain from all appearances of evil.

It’s that spooky time of year again.  That eye of newt, toe of frog time of year.  The time when kids get excited about dressing up and getting candy.  PARENTS BEWARE!  We are living in deadly times.  You can’t be sure what will be in the candy your kids receive.  Guard your family with an intensity like never before.  If you are a Christian you need to seek God’s face to see if He approves of your participation.  I’m not telling you what to do, I’m not your momma, but I am a Christian who is bound by the mandates of my Lord to tell the truth, His truth.

God is not pleased when His children participate in a holiday designed to uphold Satanic worship.

Genesis 3: 1:  Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made.  One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat of the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”

That cunning viper is still at work today, still asking questions that cause us to doubt what God has said.  “What’s the harm in little Johnny dressing up like a goblin to go Trick or Treating?”  “Is it really doing any harm to have a Halloween party with scary costumes and apple bobbing and other fun games?”

The devil is still at work, his one desire is to receive your attention and yes, your worship.  He covets that above all else.  To draw your eyes from your Lord to participate in Satanic things, no matter how simple they may seem, is a point in his favor.  

Maybe you aren’t using witch and ghost costumes.  Your little girl may be dressed as a flower and your son as a cowboy. What about I Thessalonians 5:22?  Is participating not giving the appearance of approving?

My husband and I pastored churches in New England for many years, we were exposed to the damages done by witchcraft.  We also lived in Bayou country in Louisiana, and saw the lives in upheaval from the superstitions and voodoo.  I still get calls from people who are living in fear of evil spells they believe are being cast on them or their families.

This holiday is one of many rooted in pagan rituals, but it’s the one which is specifically aimed at gaining attention and even worship of the devil.  I’ve seen the bonfires on the hilltops in Europe where on this night people burnt animal bones of culled animals, crops and personal items offered up to receive relief from illness or other bad fortunes.

For a fact I know that witches love it when they see churches having Halloween parties, or Christians gathering for celebrations on this night.  If you think these people don’t exist in your community you are mistaken.

Our world is darker today than it has been since the days of Noah.  Please take note of the times. And of the sons of Issachar having wisdom, with regard to the times, knowing what Israel should do… I Chronicles 12:32.

We need to regard the times, and wake up to what we see around us.  If you are a Christian now is the time to draw closer to God than ever before.  So, as we approach this Halloween season, you can work out your own feelings on the subject, check out the Scriptures, “Choose ye this day whom you will serve.” Joshua 24:15. Until next time!


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