God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24 KJV)
Beginning on October 31st, we will arrive to difficult and exciting season of the year. Few Christians may understand that Halloween is celebration for the satanic activities. What were some people worshipping between October 31st and November 1st? According to the most references lead that some people worship Satan on the High Holy Day (October 31-November 1). This is why the most kids go out for the Trick or Treat. They do not know what they’d receive until they knock the door. It’s fun, but bad it’s practice for the kids to participate in. Matthew 7:10 says, “…if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?”
As I said the holiday season is the most exciting and difficult season of the year. Why I said that? Even though the holiday season is the time for us to gather with love ones, we often forget to give honor and worship God during this time of the year. Most American Christian holidays are not actual from the biblical standard viewpoints, if we’d look into both Christian and secular sources. But, it is also time for us to gather with friends and family to worship God and share the Gospel messages to those who do not have Jesus Christ in their lives.
Over many years, Halloween and many pagan holidays have been entered into churches successfully and Christianized them. For example, Jesus was born on Christmas Day, even though Christmas did not exist until 300-400 years later by the one of Roman Catholic Popes. The actual season, when Jesus was born, was during the springtime of 6 BC (compare with Luke 2).
Why I brought all these aspects of holiday season? First, most today’s churches are not like 50 or 100 years ago. We do not see many miracles within the church than 50 or 100 years ago. We have lost in contact with God. As we see on the media, many televangelists have preached more about how we can receive blessing from God than developing our relationship with Him. We need to seek His face than His hands and God will pour out His blessing upon us. We do not need to bring our requests to Him because He already knows what we need. God is our Abba (Father). In fact, we do not need to go to the priest or pastor to confess our sins, because Jesus is the Mediator between God and men (I Timothy 2:6).
Secondly, many America churches have emerged with the world system that can’t tell what it is from God or the world. For example, most today’s Contemporary Christian Music are almost similar to the secular music lyrics or tune. When I listen to some CCM on the TV or radio, I hardly feel the anointed of the Holy Spirit due to the mixture with the worldly tune or lyric. This is the same thing on anointing when we listen to the sermons on today’s media.
We need to return to what Joshua said to his people. Joshua 24:14-15 says, “Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Did you feel the anointing on these two verses? We have to choose who we worship. I brought the Halloween subject because many churches have adopted this satanic tradition, along with Christmas and Easter. There are some of us do not know this dark secret of America holiday traditions because preachers may do not like to bring the subject to the pulpit or they are more concern with maintaining their congregations.
Let me ask you this question. Do you want to have deeper relationship with Jesus Christ? I didn’t know about the Halloween or CCM really mean until God opened my spiritual eyes. If you like to receive the revelation from God, 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 email@example.com or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.