Did we get TRICKED for the TREATS on Halloween?
Written by : Damien Powell
Satan is the master counterfeiter and scripture states that Satan wants to be like YHWH. Isaiah 14:14 says:
“I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”
With that said YHWH has His (Holy Days) for His people and Satan has his (holidays) for his people or those who are lost or have been deceived. Another example is YHWH has His Shabbat as Satan has his sabbat. And sabbat is defined as a seasonal festival, observed by pagans and a gathering of witches.
October 31st is a very popular holiday known as Halloween a (sabbat) where adults and kids dress up in costumes and go door to door asking for candy. Others go to costume parties to celebrate and bob for apples. But, is that holiday harmless? Is it acceptable for a believer or even the church to celebrate this day? Or to celebrate it under a disguised name of a Harvest or Fall Festival?
Yeshua tells us in Mark 12:26-27:
“Now about the dead rising have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how Elohim said to him, I am the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob? He is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!”
Yeshua has just told us that our Father YHWH Elohim is Elohim of the living and not the dead, so we need to ask ourselves if He would approve of us dressing up as the dead and glorifying and celebrating death. Halloween is more sinister than people think just looking at the surface of the holiday, which solely equates to just having a good time and letting the kids enjoy themselves. What we don’t realize as followers of the Messiah Yeshua is that when we participate in this day we are recreating pagan rituals on a day human sacrifices occurred and the highest amount of demonic activity happened and continues to happen. Also, when put on these masks and costumes we take on the spirit of whatever that being is or was. Below is some background information on this pagan day:
Halloween literally means the evening before Hallows Day or All Saints Day, which is one of the witches Sabbats. Notice how Satan has tried to mock Elohim using the word “Sabbat” instead of “SHABBAT”!
“Hallowed” means holy or greatly revered and respected, so, Satan has made this is an evil holy day for himself known as “HALLOWeen.”
All Saints Day was instituted by the Roman Catholic Church on November 1st the day after Halloween to celebrate the dead, dressing up as saints, angels, and devils and having a huge parade and bon fires.
Halloween was originally a Druidic feast of Samhain until the Roman Catholic Church changed the name. The Druid priests believed that the veil that separated the living from the dead was at its thinnest on October 31st. They believed all laws of space and time were suspended on this night allowing the spirit world to intermingle with the living. On October 31st the disembodied spirits of all those who had died during the preceding year would come back in search of living bodies to possess for the next year. It was believed to be the only chance for afterlife for the spirits. The Celtics would offer many sacrifices to their gods of death with both animals and humans in fire pits as offerings.
The Druids would knock on people’s doors and say “trick or treat” and the person inside the house knew that they wanted a human sacrifice for the night. If the owner of the house gave them a human sacrifice, the druids would leave a jack-o-lantern on their doorsteps (filled with human fat) to scare off all the spirits they would be conjuring up during the night. If they did not cooperate they would take them to a cauldron that had been boiling all day full of apple cider and tell them if they could grab an apple out of the cauldron with their teeth then they would let them go, but if they could not then they would be beheaded on the spot. This is where “bobbing for apples comes from.”
Because the Druids believed that demons, witches, and evil spirits roamed the earth on this night and that demons played pranks and tricks on human beings, the only way they could protect themselves was to dress up as a demon or a creature to escape persecution. By disguising themselves the demon or witch would not recognize them or think they were joining in with them that night. This is where the dressing up of costumes originates from.
1 Corinthians 10:20-21 says:
“No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to Elohim, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of YHWH and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both YHWH’s table and the tables of demons.”
To put it simply we have a choice to make and we cannot justify our actions just because we want to have a “good time” or saying “it’s for the kids.” We as believers cannot say that we are serving Elohim when we participate and join at the table with His enemy, which is anything demonic. All we are doing is justifying our actions and recreating pagan rituals filled with evil and death. Let us not be lost or deceived, but let us gain understanding of what these holidays truly mean because everything has a history and a meaning. We are either for Elohim or against Him. Let us stand up and fight for the Elohim of Israel in truth! Ah-main!