Shopping is something I enjoy, I meet people from all walks of life and we often chat and have a laugh, sometimes I even evangelize in a non threatening way but lately I have been saddened by all the Halloween propaganda in a lot of the Stores.
In Aussie Land Halloween has only been celebrated for a short time compared to America and other places where it has been so for many years. Most of those who are Elderly here do not remember it ever being part of our culture when they were young, sad that we now have to endure it.
To be face to face with reminders of Demons, Devils, ghosts, Witches, Vampires, some even had dripping jelly blood etc all this is very unsettling for me, when I know how much God hates evil of all types and warns against these type of things but some people follow their cultures traditions and believe if others are doing it’s OK and sadly I was the same once.What we focus on plants seeds for good and evil in our soul and we reap what we sow, this is why God tells us to focus or think about what is good. Yes we accept warnings with thankfulness about those things that are dangerous and evil and also warn others and we don’t allow evil to be part of our lives or our focus.
We don’t celebrate The Bounty of God’s Harvest in Australia as others do, I think it’s wonderful they have this remembrance, we need to be always thankful to God. I read that it is for all the Season and that at first most Churches sought to offer an alternative to Halloween not to compete with it but inadvertently celebrated their thankfulness to God on the same night as Halloween, October 31st, there by giving the impression they were supporting it, not only to other Christians but to those who don’t believe in our God.
Let’s also not overlook the Truth that just like Christmas and Easter, this time of year was no doubt chosen by Satan to devalue God’s Bounty Time and His greater blessing in His sacrificial Love shown by the wonderful gift of His Son Jesus Christ. Satan no doubt used these times of year to promote and celebrate his evil works instead.
What is very much needed at this time of unrest as we draw nearer to Jesus’ return, is for all Churches to show their rejection of Halloween by celebrating God’s Blessing in His Bounty of The Harvest at another time of the Season. So if those in Leadership in our Churches are indeed genuine in wanting to show Godliness in their motivation to celebrate this time of year, they will seek to do this, presenting to unbelievers a clear distinction between Halloween and Thankfulness to our God.