THE CHRISTIAN AND HALLOWEEN: THE NIGHT AROUND THE GOLDEN CALF

“When the people saw that Moses was delayed to come down from the mountain, they gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, Up, make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.  So, Aaron replied, Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives, your sons, and daughters, and bring them to me.  So, all the people took the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron.  And he received the gold at their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it a molten calf; and they said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt!  And when Aaron saw the molten calf, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, Tomorrow shall be a feast to the Lord.  And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.  The Lord said to Moses, Go down, for your people who you brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves; They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them/ they have made them a molten calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, that brought you up out of the land of Egypt!  And the Lord said to Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people; Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and that I may destroy them; but I will make of you a great nation.”  (Exodus 32:1-10)

“Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead let your lives be so in contrast as to expose and reprove and convict them for it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that such people practice in secret.” (Ephesians 5:11-12)

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About Halloween

Halloween, also known as All Hallows Eve or Sam Hein, has been celebrated for hundreds of years.  It is a celebration of fear and death.  It is called “Satan’s Birthday” by Satanists.  It is a night filled with evil.  Evil words and evil deeds. 

All over the world, thousands of children, adults and animals die on satanic altars in blood rituals to glorify Satan.  It is a night filled with witchcraft spells, hexes, curses and incantations that result in demons rampaging into the lives of the hapless people being cursed that night. 

But in towns and cities around the world, “regular” people celebrate a supposedly innocent and fun holiday.  Christian churches give it a “godly” twist by calling it Trunk or Treat or “Harvest Festival.”  On the surface Halloween is a harmless fun-filled night of costumes and candy for the children.  But Halloween is a celebration of darkness. 

There are three kinds of people who celebrate Halloween.  The first kind are the Satanists, Wiccans and other pagan groups.  The second are the people who are not followers of Jesus Christ.  The third group are those who ARE professed followers of Jesus Christ.  This teaching is not for the Satanists or the non-believers in Jesus Christ.  This teaching is for those who profess that Jesus Christ is Lord of their life and yet one night a year, they choose to celebrate Satan’s birthday disguised as Halloween.

The Violation of the First Commandment in the New Covenant

The first and greatest commandment given to followers of Jesus Christ is this: “And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the most important and first commandment.” (Matthew 22:37)

Verse 40 says “These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.”  This means that everything in the Law of Moses is summed up in “love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” 

What does this have to do with Halloween?  Plenty.  What is the first commandment in the Old Testament?  “You shall have no other gods before or beside Me.  You shall not make yourself any graven image to worship it or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth; You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord Your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me.  But showing mercy and steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” (Exodus 20:2-7)  The first commandment is the have no other gods before or beside Him.  Whose night is Halloween?  It belongs to the gods of this world.  There is nothing remotely “Christian” about Halloween.  For Christ-followers it is a clear violation of the first commandment in the New Covenant that was forged with the Blood of Jesus Christ.

The New Covenant does NOT do away with the Old Testament.  Jesus Christ fulfilled all the requirements of the Law but what is stated there is nonetheless true for today.  To put it bluntly, the celebration of Halloween is idolatry.  It’s celebrating with the world their god and the Lord said “no gods before Me OR besides Me.” 

When we surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ, we became a Christ-Follower.  We are a people who are peculiar, who are set apart as holy unto the Lord.  Pure and righteous that He might have fellowship with us.  The LORD God Almighty is so holy and pure that sinful man cannot be in His presence in the sinful condition of the fallen nature.  It requires repentance and surrender, and it requires the cleansing blood of Jesus to wash away our sins and make us righteous to Yehovah.

This surrender brought us into a BLOOD COVENANT with God through the blood of Jesus Christ.  Just as surely as God made a blood covenant with Abraham, He has made one with each follower of Jesus Christ.  God is very serious about His covenants.  The price He paid for our redemption was His Son, Jesus Christ.  He expects our total devotion and loyalty in return for this great gift. 

There is a standard of behavior that God requires of His people that separates us from the rest of the world.  That’s why we are peculiar.  “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of HIM Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)  Our primary function as Christ-followers is to show the rest of the world how awesome and wonderful our Great God is!  How can we do that if we are just like the rest of the world?  What kind of power is that to help people find Him?

Every Christ-follower is in this blood covenant and when we participate, however innocently in the pagan holiday of Halloween, we break this covenant and open the door for Satan to operate in our lives. 

Covenant Breakers

One of the traits that marks the end times is the characteristics of the people alive then.  “But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].  For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters.  They will be abusive {blasphemous, scoffing}, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane.  [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.  [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash and inflated with self-conceit.  [They will be] plovers of sensual pleasures more than  rather than lovers of God.  For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession].  Avoid all such people [turn away from them].” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:28-32)

Reading these scriptures, you can see it’s true by watching the activities of people in the streets of America.  The horrors of pedophilia that is being normalized should concern us all deeply.  The culture of the 21st century is defined by these two scriptures.  Whatever makes you feel good, it’s okay.  For many Christians it’s “Jesus loves you, and you are just a sinner saved by grace.”  This is the rationale used by so many people who profess to love God.  It’s the form of godliness but they deny the power to transform into His image to display HIS righteousness to the world.

Christ-followers who celebrate and participate in Halloween are breaking the covenant between them and God by having another god beside Him.  The only way back is through repentance and forsaking your “family traditions” of celebrating this pagan holiday.  It’s a hard choice for a lot of people, but Jesus never promised us a rose garden.  He did promise persecution and life on the Narrow Road.

The Narrow Road or the Broad Road: It’s Your Choice

“Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.  But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straightened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

When we come to Jesus and surrender our lives to His Lordship, we have entered through the narrow gate and onto the narrow road to walk with Him—to walk in His WAYS.  To obey His commandments.  To forsake the world and all its trappings.  It is a “holy highway” that is indeed a road less traveled.  Few people in comparison are willing to travel this road and those who do, should never compromise and think they can willy nilly go back and forth from the broad road to the narrow road and back again.  And that is exactly what millions of Christ followers do on Halloween. 

The narrow road does NOT celebrate Halloween.  In fact, it isn’t even acknowledged.  The ONLY thing Christ followers should be doing on Halloween is praying for the people who are going to be slaughtered that night to Satan.  The only way for a Christ follower to celebrate Halloween is to leave the narrow road, traverse the valley of Compromise and re-enter the Broad road that leads to destruction. 

In ancient Israel, the Hebrews were held by strict laws on diet and not mingling with pagan nations around them.  God told them their bloodlines would be cursed if they went whoring after other gods, yet that did not stop them.  What is the big draw for them?  Illicit sex.  They would go to the high places and groves and have sex with whoever they wanted.  They celebrated the demon gods along with the Canaanites and participated in the fertility orgies. 

So, imagine the hypocrisy of the Israelites: on Thursday night they go to the groves to get drunk and participate in the orgies.  Friday night they are sitting piously at their Shabbat dinners blessing the Lord and then going to the temple to offer their burnt sacrifices to Yehovah.  How do you think God felt about this?  It was a stench in His nostrils.  Their hearts were not with Him and He knew it.  He watched their drunkenness and adulteries in the grove that night. 

The Israelites left the ways of the Lord to go into that grove and worship at the table of Baal.  The only way back to right standing with God is true, heart-felt repentance.  A changing of the mind and ways.  Make no mistake about it: you cannot eat at the table of Baal and the table of the Lord at the same time.  You cannot serve two masters.

When Christ followers compromise their faith on Halloween, they have gone whoring after the world’s gods.  It’s no different that the Israelites dancing around the golden calf or going out to the grove.  Spiritually, they have opened a portal for Satan to legally operate in their realm of influence.  He can legally bring curses into your life.  Demons can begin to mess with your finances, your health, your marriage, your children, your job but worst of all, there is a separation of fellowship between you and God.  Idolatry opens up the way to hear the wrong voice whispering in your ear.  Deception can enter your life and before you know it, you are justifying all kinds of evil ways.  One compromise leads to another, then another and then another until you have lost sight of the narrow way completely.

Repentance is the Only Way Back to the Narrow Road

“So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return to God, that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)

If you are a Christ follower and you celebrate Halloween, know that you have to repent to restore your relationship with the Lord.  You have to make the hard choice to forsake the celebration and even acknowledgment of Halloween.  Otherwise, your life is open to Satan’s influence and attacks and spiritual deception.  True repentance is the only way back to the heart of God.

We are living in the end times where it is critical that Christ followers keep themselves unspotted from the world.  The people on the narrow road who are obedient and faithful and watching for their Bridegroom will hear the trumpet and are considered wise virgins.  Those who are playing on the wide road have sin-stained garments.  People on the broad road will not hear the trumpet and be left behind to face the coming judgments of God on the earth during the Great Tribulation.  Is it really worth it?

We are still living in the age of God’s grace, so repent and let the Lord cleanse you so that times of refreshing can come into your life! 

Blessings everyone…

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4 Responses to THE CHRISTIAN AND HALLOWEEN: THE NIGHT AROUND THE GOLDEN CALF

  1. successbmine says:

    A great and thorough explanation Micki. People need to read this. I am going to share it on FaceBook and hope those who need to understand these things will read to the end.

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  2. I have sent this article out to EVERYONE in my realm of influence… excellent word!

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  3. EXCELLENT article…. TOTALLY agree…

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