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When Devils Gloat

October 15, 2014

The season has come upon us once again; the season when devils gloat. Over the years, they have progressively gained ground in the fall season, infiltrating the lives of so many under the guise of fun; offering candy like an immoral woman with honey on her lips (Prov. 5:3). These devils have taught people to dress themselves up with silly costumes and run about the town glorifying death as though it is a trivial thing. Little children are displayed as vampires, witches, zombies, and ghosts, or some other idiocy, and their own parents call them cute. Then they are pranced about the city in fellowship with devils, and it is their own parents leading them on the pathway to the abyss.
 
These devils have stolen the beauty of the fall season, whereas you cannot put a pumpkin on your porch without someone automatically thinking you celebrate this foolish and deadly season along with them. The times of changing leaf colors, crisp weather, hiking pathways, apple picking and harvest, is tainted with witches, goblins, skeletons, blood, vampires, ghosts, and a myriad of other stupid and simple-minded thoughts and superstitions. There are others who bypass the dark side of it all by dressing up their kids as superheroes and animal figures, thinking they have somehow skirted this deadly plague. Many Christians and churches have opted to handle the Halloween holiday with this approach.
 
When do devils gloat? When Churches and Christians, who were called out of darkness and into His glorious light, who were translated from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light, give permission to devils by entertaining their deadly presence under the false pretense of “reaching out” and saying to each other, I’m not going to hide from evil.” Such arrogance! The devil’s agenda moves forward, you participate in his purpose, yet pompously gloat and boast about your strength and power to maintain freedom, and think to use this as an avenue to advance Christ in people’s lives. Really? The devils gloat when Christians entertain their presence and participate in their agenda. The Holy Spirit has no part in this approach. Christians buy candy to pass out to these unsuspecting children, churches hold parties and fellowships and call them harvest festivals; yet these meetings and programs have nothing to do with the Lord’s harvest. Christ is ignored as they make friends with this world; whoever makes a friend with the world makes an enemy of God (James 4:4). There is absolutely nothing hallowed about the Halloween season! The Halloween Holiday is simply about ungodliness and all who promote it or participate in its presence in any way are giving it regard. Is There Not A Cause?
 
So many today would consider me an intolerant man for saying this, even harsh and unloving; yet I tell you the truth, any involvement in this so-called holiday certainly enables devils in one’s life, empowers them to gain ground in your family and neighborhood, and embraces their presence. The ignorant person does not see the death and deadliness of their touch, and the indifferent do not care about it. Think on this recent news that stated 17.3 million viewers, the most ever, tuned in the watch, “Walking Dead,” a show that glorifies all that deals with dead.
 
Devils are deceivers and they hate truth, despise life, and oppose anything to do with the love of God. They follow after deviant ways and lead souls to a life of death and destruction, where depression and despondency steal hope, supplant truth, and suppress faith. Therefore, know this well, that whatever you align yourself with, then that is what you get; and whatever or whoever you associate with, then that is what you identify with as well. The Spirit of God is the Holy Spirit, and He means Holy. And the Lord of glory has called His people to be holy as He is holy. The Lord God said: ‘By those who come near Me, I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified’” (Lev. 10:3).  The apostle Peter wrote, “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16). Whatever we are involved with must glorify His presence, and honoring something or someone that is contrary to Him, does not bring honor to His name. As Paul said, "Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things" (Phil. 4:8). 

There are so many examples that display our great fault before the Holy One. Would you look at your own plans and ask the Lord to purify them? Are you participating? Are you thinking it is just a little fun? Beware of devils using your life to gloat before God’s throne. Have a Family Night and talk on these things; eat a special meal, pray with a thankful heart, watch a movie together as a family, and sing a song, play a game, read some Scripture, and enjoy some candy and snacks. Do it all unto the Lord Jesus Christ thus preparing your family to meet the King! Amen!

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When Devils Gloat

October 15, 2014
 
The season has come upon us once again; the season when devils gloat. Over the years, they have progressively gained ground in the fall season, infiltrating the lives of so many under the guise of fun; offering candy like an immoral woman with honey on her lips (Prov. 5:3). These devils have taught people to dress themselves up with silly costumes and run about the town glorifying death as though it is a trivial thing. Little children are displayed as vampires, witches, zombies, and ghosts, or some other idiocy, and their own parents call them cute. Then they are pranced about the city in fellowship with devils, and it is their own parents leading them on the pathway to the abyss.
 
These devils have stolen the beauty of the fall season, whereas you cannot put a pumpkin on your porch without someone automatically thinking you celebrate this foolish and deadly season along with them. The times of changing leaf colors, crisp weather, hiking pathways, apple picking and harvest, is tainted with witches, goblins, skeletons, blood, vampires, ghosts, and a myriad of other stupid and simple-minded thoughts and superstitions. There are others who bypass the dark side of it all by dressing up their kids as superheroes and animal figures, thinking they have somehow skirted this deadly plague. Many Christians and churches have opted to handle the Halloween holiday with this approach.
 
When do devils gloat? When Churches and Christians, who were called out of darkness and into His glorious light, who were translated from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light, give permission to devils by entertaining their deadly presence under the false pretense of “reaching out” and saying to each other, I’m not going to hide from evil.” Such arrogance! The devil’s agenda moves forward, you participate in his purpose, yet pompously gloat and boast about your strength and power to maintain freedom, and think to use this as an avenue to advance Christ in people’s lives. Really? Is There Not A Cause? The devils gloat when Christians entertain their presence and participate in their agenda. The Holy Spirit has no part in this approach. Christians buy candy to pass out to these unsuspecting children, churches hold parties and fellowships and call them harvest festivals; yet these meetings and programs have nothing to do with the Lord’s harvest. Christ is ignored as they make friends with this world; whoever makes a friend with the world makes an enemy of God (James 4:4). There is absolutely nothing hallowed about the Halloween season! The Halloween Holiday is simply about ungodliness and all who promote it or participate in its presence in any way are giving it regard.
 
So many today would consider me an intolerant man for saying this, even harsh and unloving; yet I tell you the truth, any involvement in this so-called holiday certainly enables devils in one’s life, empowers them to gain ground in your family and neighborhood, and embraces their presence. The ignorant person does not see the death and deadliness of their touch, and the indifferent do not care about it. Think on this recent news that stated 17.3 million viewers, the most ever, tuned in the watch, “Walking Dead,” a show that glorifies all that deals with dead.
 
Devils are deceivers and they hate truth, despise life, and oppose anything to do with the love of God. They follow after deviant ways and lead souls to a life of death and destruction, where depression and despondency steal hope, supplant truth, and suppress faith. Therefore, know this well, that whatever you align yourself with then that is what you get; and whatever or whoever you associate with, then that is what you identify with as well. The Spirit of God is the Holy Spirit, and He means Holy. And the Lord of glory has called His people to be holy as He is holy. The Lord God said: ‘By those who come near Me, I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified’” (Lev. 10:3).  The apostle Peter wrote, “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16). Whatever we are involved with must glorify His presence, and honoring something or someone that is contrary to Him, does not bring honor to His name.
 
There are so many examples that display our great fault before the Holy One. Would you look at your own plans and ask the Lord to purify them? Are you participating? Are you thinking it is just a little fun? Beware of devils using your life to gloat before God’s throne.
 
Amen!
 
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