Originally published in the
Colorado Christian News, October 1995
(authorís name not published)
(the author claims to be a disavowed witch and active Christian)
Comments added by
Liberty To The Captives are highlighted.
Many parents and churches are
searching for a "Christian substitute" for Halloween. Christians must stand in
the evil day, not participate in substitutes for the evil because they think it
is mean to deny their children the devilish trappings of the world.
"What are you doing for Halloween?"
Christian parent this question, and be prepared to hear an answer like,
"Nothing! We don't celebrate Halloween."
Thunder crashes, and you creep away,
embarrassed for even asking.
"What are you doing ON Halloween?"
Ask the same parent this slightly altered
question, and their whole manner and response brightens. "Why," they begin, as
birds begin to sing and sunshine breaks through the cumulus clouds. "We're all
going to the Harvest Party at church!"
A choir sings. A trumpet sounds. You feel
privileged just knowing these saints.
Let's take a look at the typical Harvest Party.
(also commonly called Harvest Festival.)
It is a celebration.
It is chaperoned (usually).
It may have costumes.
Games are played.
Some churches even
imitate the occult by having the children bob for apples! "Witches love to
promote the "bobbing for apples" game in churches because they regard apples as sacred." (1) By the
way, what do you think harvest in relation to Halloween means to witches
and satanists? It means harvest of souls.
No wonder Satan's followers
came up with the idea for Christians to have "harvest parties" on October 31st
or thereabouts. (MORE
Harvest of Souls)
Contests are held.
(Churches often have children participate in "Trunk or Treat" which is a form of
Everyone enjoys themselves.
Certainly, nothing to get concerned about,
The problem, however, lies in the billing. The
Harvest Party is usually referred to as the Christian alternative to
traditional Halloween hijinx.
(Hijinx means practical
joke.) Alternative, however, implies substitute. It assumes our children
need something to take the place of Halloween, since they won't be participating
in the secular and pagan celebrations. It suggests our kids are missing out on
something. And indeed they are, if we allow them to
spend Halloween in celebration. Christian parents must
teach their children to not give place to the devil everyday of course, but
especially during Halloween,
when there is more demonic activity upon the earth than at any other time of
the year. That is why God's people must
than any other time of the year.
If we are to train our children to be soldiers
in the army of Christ, why would we sign a pass for them to go on leave when the
battle is escalating on the front lines?
As a child of four, I contacted the first of
many spirit guides (read: demons) while playing with a Kindergarten classmates'
ouija board at a chaperoned Halloween party. This spiritual assault ignited an
intrigue with the supernatural that culminated in my lifestyle as a practicing
witch: divination, necromancy, channeling, astrology, psychic ability, and spell
working. It wasn't until I was twenty that I met the
real Jesus Christ,
and was released from the trap that Satan had set for this young prisoner of war
sixteen years earlier.
There are too many casualties on Halloween and
far too few troops fighting the enemy. Instead of partying on Halloween, teach
your children how to fight. Keep them aware that the fight isn't against
occultists, non-Christians, Christians who feel differently than we about
Halloween, or institutions that promote Halloween, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers or darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12).
Discourage them from participating in
traditional Halloween activities (2 Timothy 2:4). Then tell them why.
(The word, "discourage" is too soft. Christian parents must
forbid their children to partake of
Halloween in any fashion! God forbids his people to touch
the unclean thing. If you party instead of pray on Halloween, you are copying
Satan's followers. This is their special day.)
Encourage them to pray on a regular, daily
basis (Ephesians 6:18). Let them know first hand the power that we have in
prayer. All Christians should know how to fight on their knees.
(Pray with your children. Teach them how to
exercise biblical authority over the power of the enemy. Christians cannot do
this if they are giving place to the devil in their lives. That is why false Christian ministries want them to
compromise in their Christian walk, including encouraging them to
celebrate Halloween with
Remind them to be alert and self-controlled (1
Corinthians 16:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:6). Give them the discipline of knowing it
is their responsibility to keep watch. They, themselves, might also become
casualties in the war.
(When children are too young to be
alert and self-controlled, parents must be alert for them and actively
teach them self-control. Parents are
to watch over their children's souls.)
Make certain they are prepared for battle
(Ephesians 6:11). Do they know the truth? Stand on the Word of God? Have faith?
Know the gospel? Are they righteous? Are they saved?
(Children, like adults who are
know the Jesus of the Bible will abide in him and bring forth good fruit.
Children who are mature enough to
understand what salvation means are mature enough to know that God requires Christians to
walk in the light as Jesus is in the light.)
October 31 is the
Feast of Samhain. It
is an unholy Sabbath observed by occultists worldwide. It began as Baal
worship. It became a Druidic festival of death and human sacrifice was the
featured attraction. Human sacrifice remains on the menu today.
Human sacrifice is merely not "on the menu." Human sacrifice is
the primary goal of Halloween and is practiced by Satanists and
witches. Because the majority of people do not practice literal human sacrifice
on Halloween, Satan has turned Halloween into a multi-billion dollar per year
industry--so that everyone will be easily enticed to symbolize human sacrifice
via Halloween rituals. That is how important human sacrifice is to the
celebration of Satan's Halloween --whether the human sacrifice is literally
Instead of celebrating, what's a Christian to
do on Satan's feast day?
Intercession and spiritual warfare should be the first item on our agenda. It is
NOT a last resort!
Join with other families in the church. Have
the pastor announce a night of spiritual battle.
(If your pastor is reluctant to do this, this is a red flag. Jesus Christ came to destroy the powers
of darkness. His ministers are to walk as he walked, not appease his yet-to-be-santified
congregation.) Organize a group of Christians
parents and students from your children's school or homeschool group. As a
family, designate the seven nights before October 31 as
Pray for protection. Pray over both
those who engage in prayer warfare and over those who will be out
trick-or-treating or at Halloween parties. October 31 is a prime recruiting time
for witches and Satanists. During the Halloween season, child and pet abductions
rise dramatically. Pray that the Lord keeps our kids from falling prey to those
who worship the enemy.
Pray for discernment. Let the Holy
Spirit direct you to specific prayer requests. Pray that the children who are
"out there" will somehow "know" to keep away from certain activities. I have
relatives who, even though they were not Christians, "knew" that ouija boards
and levitation games were dangerous.
Pray that the Lord hinder the
rituals. For four years, I lived in a building which over looked a cemetery
where occult ceremonial markings were often found. ON certain occult feast days,
usually between midnight and 3am, I would look down into the darkness and kneel
at my window binding the demons that controlled the ceremonies. I'll never know
this side of heaven what effect my prayers had. Maybe a potential sacrifice
escaped. Maybe the occultists weren't successful in summoning their demon. Maybe
a new, young recruit decided that this was not the lifestyle he thought he
wanted. (Praying against human sacrifice is
it saves lives!)
Pray for the salvation of the occultists.
Jesus Christ died for those whom Satan holds captive and deceived, for those who
mock Him, who deny His deity or His existence. He doesn't want them to perish,
but to come to Him calling Him Father, Lord. Pray the veil is lifted from
their eyes, the Lord allows them to see clearly their spiritual condition and
their only hope lies in Jesus Christ. Pray also, about whether the Lord would
have you take a more active role in bringing the gospel to Satan's servants.
Pray Against Halloween
Let your children know that this is effective
warfare. They must know their prayers are heard and acted on by our Father. Let
them know they can make a difference. Come October 31, they'll know they have a
job to do. (source: http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/halloween.html)
The terms, "Harvest
Festival", "Fall Festival" and "Hallelujah Party" are commonly used
today in addition to the phrase, "Harvest Party." Many churches have their Harvest Festival on a weekday before October 31st
(especially if Halloween falls on a weekend.)
Regardless of the name changes,
these parties are held as an alternative to traditional Halloween celebration.
Followers of Jesus Christ
need to be fasting and
praying the week before Halloween, not having
parties so their children will not miss out on the "fun" of what the
world runs after. If you don't teach your children to abstain from Halloween,
which is obviously evil, how do you expect them to be able to discern Satan's
subtle wiles on down the road?
For parents with younger
suggest that you pray with them and ask God to protect people on Halloween and
stop Satan's workers from hurting others. Pray that people would come to faith
in Jesus Christ and not have anything to do with Satan who is very bad. Just
keep it simple and on their level. If any children come to the door, take your
children with you to the door and politely tell the trick-or-treaters that you
have no treats because you are Christians and do not celebrate Halloween. Then
ask them if you may share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ -- how they may
be reconciled to God and live with him in Heaven one day. See if they are
willing to engage in conversation about this. (MORE
about evangelizing on Halloween.)
evening with your children doing non-Halloween and non-Halloween-alternative
activities. You could every so often stop and pray briefly with them, asking God
to protect the trick-or-treaters who don't yet understand that celebrating
Halloween deepens Satan's strongholds in their lives. Make it a time of sweet fellowship with your children as you teach them
that their God is not their belly, and Jesus' commandments are not grievous;
his yoke is easy and his burden is
God requies his
people to withstand in this evil day (not participate in evil in an
done all, to stand:
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil
day, and having done all, to
stand. Eph. 6:13
(1) Halloween and the Forces of Darkness
http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract10.html Note: This url is for
documentation only. I do not recommend Last Trumpet Ministries.