Halloween

Have you ever heard some people say, ‘You shouldn’t celebrate Halloween because it’s the devil’s holiday.’ The devil might had claimed that day for himself, but as a Believer in Christ Jesus and a child of God as far as I’m concern he doesn’t get a day for himself. The devil will not prevent me from having fun with my kids or grandkids on Oct. 31st. Let me remind everyone that God judges your heart, Ecclesiastes 11:9 Young people, enjoy your youth. Be happy while yo are still young. Do what you want to do, and follow your heart’s desire. But remember that God is going to judge you for whatever you do. Luke 16:15 Jesus said to them, “You are the ones who make yourselves look right in other people’s sight, but God know your hearts. For the things that are considered of great value by people are worth nothing in God’s sight.

Do you really think that God is going to judge you if you take your kids out trick or treating? He wants us to have fun! And, not sit around and condemning other for having fun on Oct. 31st. Now, if you are dressing up and going out to bring harm to others or putting something dangerous in the kids trick or treat bags, then God will judge you for that because he judges people hearts. I will not live my life in fear, the Bible tells up that Fear isn’t from God. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. I John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Is the devil real? Does he have powers? Can he send people to harm you? Can He afflict your body with sickness and disease? The answer is Yes. That is why it is important to understand spiritual warfare. I’m going to give you nine critical areas in spiritual warfare you need to know: { I will be quoting from a book title ‘Unmasking the Devil’ by John Ramirez. If you hadn’t read any of his books I suggest you do, he can give you a good understanding on how the devil works.

there are 9 critical areas in spiritual warfare

  1. War Has Been Declared on Mankind. Satan and his fallen angels and demonic hordes of unclean spirits hate mankind. They want to see you and me dead because we were created in the image of God. (I Peter 5:8-9; John 10:10)
  2. The Origin of Satan—Fallen Angels and Demons. Some of the creation rebelled and follow Satan, who fell because of pride and who convinced one-third of the angels to follow hi lin rebellion against God. (Col. 1:16-17; Job 1:6-7; Rev. 12:10; I John 2:1-5)
  3. Mark 16: The Assignment of Every Believer. Believers in Christ Jesus and a Child of God, we are called to preach the Gospel, which means to tell people about Jesus Christ and His plan of salvation. (Mark16:15-20; Luke 9:62; Matt. 10:7-8; Matt. 16:24-25; Matt. 28:18-20)
  4. Can a Christian Have a Demon? Yes; a Christian can have anything they open the door to. The Word of God says that “sin lies at the door” (Gen. 4:7), so when we commit sin we open up the door to unclean spirits (demons) who will come in and begin their work to kill, steal, and destroy until they are dealt with and cast out.
  5. Ways Demons Gain Access. Unforgiveness, Sexual Sin: fornication, adultery, homosexuality, sodomy, pornography., Witchcraft and Occult: tarot cards, Ouija, psychics, Wicca, yoga, Reiki, acupuncture., Psychotropic drugs, alcohol, marijuana, Sins of our ancestors which bring generational curses.
  6. Our Authority Over Demons. If we are going to triumph over the enemy, we must understand that we have the ability to fight back. (Eph. 2:5-6; Matt. 10:1; Luke 10:19; Luke 10:20; Matt. 18:18.)
  7. Binding and Loosing—–The Keys to the Kingdom. (Matt. 16:19) Binding– is to arrest demons, removing them from people whom they have hijacked and taken captive, and then remit the demon’s into hell’s prison, where they will await final sentencing at the end of time, to be remanded into the Lake of Fire. Loosing– Has a two-fold purpose: To set a person free who has been bound up by demons, and send forth the angels of God on assignment in Jesus Christ’s name.
  8. How to Cast Out Devils. Casting out devils is not complicated at all, but is a matter of speaking to the unclean spirit and using the authority given to you and every believer by Jesus Christ, commanding the unclean spirit to come out of the person in Jesus Christ’s name and go. (Matt. 28:18-10; 2 Cor. 10:4; James 2:19)
  9. Generational Curses and How to Break Them. There is power and freedom healing and deliverance, and blessing in the Word of God. Look what the Lord says in the book of Exodus. (Exod. 20:1-6; Exod. 34:6-8; Deut. 5:6-10; Deut. 23:2; Num. 14:18; Lam. 5:7; Jer. 32:18) What is a curse? A curse, in the passage above, is a judgment that God pronounces on a person and their family line for disobeying His commandments and instructions that are listed in the Bible. Once under a curse, doors are opened in your life for demons to enter in. These demons will then begin their work of blinding you and affecting your life; they bring disease, torture, misery, and destruction on you and your children until the curse is broken and lifted in Jesus Christ’s name.

You should not live a life of Fear. Greater is He that is in you then He that is in this world (I John 4:4) Do not allow the devil to control your Life. You need to study who you are in Christ, and how to defend yourself against any attacks from the Devil. Halloween is just a fun day where people and kids can go out and have some fun.

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