If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 13:1-3 KJV)
Within the short days, America kids and adults are celebrating Halloween. Without realizing the true meaning of what this holiday is, Americans are getting ready for their exciting and spooky night of the year. Truly, this holiday is nothing to do with Christianity, but it has to do with Satan and his demonic activities. “Many Christians think that Hallowe'en is an outgrowth of Christian tradition honoring the saints of the Church. While the name and most recent influences of this holiday appear to be Christian (the name means the evening before All Hallows, or All Saints Day), most of its customs are remnants of ancient pagan superstitions connected with the Druidic new year. The date was a joint festival known as Samhain (or Sowein), held in honor of the Celtic people's sun god and their Lord of the Dead.” (HALLOWE'EN: Should Christians Be Apart?)
Sadly, most today’s churches may decide to celebrate this ungodly holiday as the Christian holiday. Many churches open their doors for the youngsters enjoy the trick or treat in a safe environment. Whether the children are doing Halloween activities in the church or outside the church, the goal of the activities are remained the same: worshiping Satan on the eve of hallow night.
As I said previously, there are many false prophets and teachers out there, who may lead us to ungodly things. There are some preachers who say that if we’d give $1000 to TBN or Daystar, God will give you double of the blessing that you gave previously. This is out of the context. Yes, God can give us money, but He can give us more than money. He can give us healing to our sickness, spiritual insight, and more. But we need to build our relationship with Him first. God is not a genie of the lamp. Most today’s preachers may act like today’s false physics. Even though God gave some of us gifts of prophecy, we must use it wisely to help people.
God gave us the dream to see His plan for our lives. We can read about what God did to Joseph through his dream in Genesis. Even though Joseph learned the hard way, God opened the door for him to be the second commander of Egypt.
Do you have your relationship with the Heavenly Father? If not, I like to encourage you to develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ today. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.