October 31 – Allhallows’ Eve

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light…And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:8, 11

Halloween takes its name from All Saints’ Day because October 31st was called “Allhallows’ Eve,” “eve of all the holy ones’ day,” a day that was set aside by the Roman Catholic Church in the 700’s to honor all Christian saints and martyrs. A priestly cult among ancient Celts in France, England, and Ireland, called “Druids,” also celebrated an autumn festival.

As so often happened in those early days of Christendom, pagan holidays and practices became mixed with so-called “Christian” celebrations in an effort to save the pagans. However, the seemingly harmless display of witches, goblins, and cats exposes the vulnerable spirits of today’s children to demonic activity.

It is obvious that the Druids’ emphasis on skeletons and ghosts roaming around in cemeteries on Halloween night to harm people constitutes dabbling with what Deuteronomy 18 explicitly forbids Christians to do. Satan uses it to deceive and ensnare. Prepare your heart today for close fellowship with God, and put off all works of darkness.

PRAY:  “Father, help me to expose wickedness and educate others to separate themselves from the satanic elements of the Halloween observance today. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.”

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