When I was a little girl still living in Colombia, the family I was living with said one day , ” Hoy es el dia de las brujas. Today is the day of the witches. We’re going to dress up and have fun!” I was around 5 years old and I didn’t see what the big deal was. This was the day I was introduced to Halloween. They dressed me up in a home made gypsy costume and off I went at night door to door following the the ritual.
Once I came to the U. S. I remember going trick- or- treating with my uncle in this tacky nurse costume he bought me. I still don’t know why he picked that out for me. After that year we never went trick or treating again, I was eight years old and I remember my uncle saying I was too old for that.
Once we began our family, my husband and I received a specific word from God telling us not to celebrate Halloween with our children. The specific word was , ” Come out from among them.” We did a lot of research into the origins of this “holiday” and we came away convinced that this was not anything our family was to partake in.
One year, I shrank back a little, especially since my kids were asking me all sorts of questions, in a way to test my convictions as children will tend to do from time to time. So we dressed up in Biblical costumes and when my husband came home from work, we had ourselves a little celebration. This is pretty harmless right? I mean, it’s not like we disobeyed God and sent the kids out trick – or- treating right? Well God saw it differently; a little obedience is NO obedience at all. I was convicted of the fact that I had tried to compromise and at that instant we all got on our knees and repented.
Through out all these years our family is always questioned as to why we don’t do Halloween. At first you almost feel like you have to defend your views. But as the years have gone by it’s gotten easier to just tell people the truth as to why we refrain from Halloween festivities. You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. Well, being that I taught my kids the truth about Halloween, they view it as a super hyped up day when people spend money on goofy costumes and go crazy partying, just another excuse to get drunk.
So I shall leave you with an article I found that will help to share more light on this dark subject.
Why do so many well known “Christian” ministries strongly encourage Christians to enter into the seemingly harmless Halloween trick-or-treat tradition? Because it is not harmless, and they know it.
Trick-or-treat, which appears to be an innocent tradition, is in reality a satanic ritual that cannot be sanctified no matter how many rationalizations Satan’s ministers come up with. The trick-or-treat ritual is Satan’s invention and is carried out on Satan’s night. Any person, Christian or not, who participates in this ritual is giving evil spirits an invitation to come into his life and have fellowship with him. Demonic affliction is a heavy price to pay for engaging in what false Christian ministers call “harmless fun.”
A concerned Australian shared the following information which reveals the trick-or-treat ritual represents human sacrifice:
In Australia today we are seeing a tradition which has been accepted overseas for many years creeping into our way of life with an alarming acceptance. It is becoming an event which is becoming popular on the social calendar. The evening of 31st October will see many young Australian children going from door to door calling “trick or treat”, not knowing that such a ritual was practiced by the Druids and their followers in medieval times.
The trick-or-treat ritual was practiced by the Druids and their followers in medieval times.
The Druids went from castle to castle doing exactly the same thing. They also demanded a ‘treat’, however, this demand was for a young woman who could be offered as a human sacrifice in a Satanic ritual. The Druids were known as men of Oak and they demanded blood sacrifices. These men were so controlled by Satanic forces that they had strange and frightening powers.
If the ‘treat’ (the young woman) pleased the Druids, they would light a candle made of human fat and insert it in a Jack-O-Lantern to protect those inside the castle from being killed by demons.
When some of the families could not meet the demands of the Druids then it was time for a ‘trick’. A hexagram was drawn on the front door of the dwelling, and it was said that Satan or his demons would kill someone in the household through fear that night.
The spellbinding beat of the druid music would fill the night as the ceremony began. The men would assault their victim and then brutally sacrifice her to their gods.(1)
Trick-or-Treat Ritual Gives Place to the Devil
Satan’s agents, who represent themselves as Christians, do not want Christians to know that Halloween is about human sacrifice and they definitely do not want them to pray against it. That is the reason they do not mention the need to pray against ritual human sacrifice and instead, urge Christians to participate in the trick-or-treat ritual which represents human sacrifice.
Since the trick-or-treat ritual looks cute on the surface, Christians who have not investigated this matter are entering into this annual custom for a little bit of “harmless fun.” In reality, the trick-or-treat ritual is a culturally and even church-sanctioned way for Satan to gain access to their lives and that of their children.
Many Christians are already aware that Halloween is dedicated to Satan, and as such abstain from it. In response to their resolve to do right, Satan uses another tactic in an attempt to deceive them into giving place to him via the accursed trick-or-treat ritual. Evangelism! Surely God is pleased when His people respond to Satan’s prized “trick-or-treat” phrase with some cursed candy (2) and a tract. Right? No, God is not pleased. (Click hereto learn how to evangelize on Halloween without compromise.)
God will not prevent Satan from taking the ground Christians give him if we participate in his devil-infested ritual. When children come to the door saying, “Trick-or-Treat!” evil spirits have permission to access our lives if we respond to those words with a “treat” (even a tract) because to do so is to participate in the ritual. The phrase, “trick-or-treat” glorifies Satan. Trick-or-treat is Satan’s phrase and it is uttered in his ritual. After all, it was he who originated the horrific concept of human sacrifice on “his day.” To offer a treat in response to the words, “trick-or-treat” is to unwittingly give glory to Satan. That is how he gains the right to send devils into the lives of trick-or-treat participants.
Note: Tracts that present the gospel and expose the truth about Halloween may be given out during the day on Halloween and throughout the year. However, God’s people must not give place to the devil by participating in the TRICK-OR-TREAT RITUAL because this ritual symbolizes human sacrifice and is an abomination in the sight of God.
If you are like me and have participated in the trick-or-treat ritual or permitted your children to do so (I have done both many years ago) then you need to repent toward God and renounce your participation in this occult ritual. As an obedient child of God who has put this sin behind you, command all evil spirits that came into your lives and the lives of your children to leave in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Bless God for his tender mercies toward those who fear him.
(1) Halloween–A Harmless Ritual by by Jean Claude Boulenaz http://www.anointedlinks.com/halloween.html