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HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN

Celtic New Year
October 31 is the most important day in the satanic year. <It is known as the devil's birthday.> It marks the Celtic new year. It was the end of the growing season. It became a festival of death. On this day, the god of the Celtics was to have called up the spirits of the wicked dead who had died during the past year. At the same time, other evil spirits arose and went about the countryside harassing the people. On October 31, the Celtics expected to be harassed by ghosts, evil spirits and demons; and it was no fun and games to them. They would light bonfires to guide the spirits to their own town and to ward off evil spirits.
Halloween is a holy day for pagans. This Celtic “new-year’s day,” known to druids as “Samhaine,” is celebrated on Oct. 31. Members of the Wiccan religion – a federally recognized, tax-exempt faith – and Satanists hold the day in the highest regard, performing special, often macabre ceremonies at the midnight hour.

DRUIDS
The Celtics had priests called druids. On October 31, the druids went from house to house demanding certain foods, and all those who refused were cursed. The people were tormented by means of magic. As they went, the druids carried large turnips which they had hollowed out and on which they had carved demon faces as charms. Each one was believed to contain the demon spirit that personally led or guided that priest: his little god.

DIVINATION
Those who practiced fortune telling and divination found that this was the night that they had the most success. They called upon satan to bless their efforts. One form of divination was to put apples in a tub and bob for them. The one who first successfully came up with one without putting them in his teeth was to have good luck throughout the year. They would then peel the apples and throw the peeling over their shoulders and then quickly look around. They expected to see a vision or an apparition of the one they were to marry.

SACRIFICES
These things happened several centuries before CHRIST. Sacrifices were made to the gods, especially the god of death - Samhain (pronounced Sah win). Sacrifices all the way from vegetable to human were offered. This went on and on, and, in some parts of the world, still goes on today.

8th CENTURY
In the 8th century, the Pope, in an effort to get the people to quit the festival of Sam hain, invented All Saints Day (Nov. 1). This was an attempt to get the people to turn away from the horrible observance of Sam hain. All Saints Day was intended to honor the martyrs of the Roman persecutions. It did not work! It never works to Christianize a pagan holiday. The holy and the profane do not mix.

THE MIDDLE AGES
In the Middle Ages, there was a great revival of satanic practices and witchcraft and magic - like there is today. During this time the belief developed that witches traveled on broomsticks to the black Sabbaths to worship satan on October 31. They were guided by spirits in the form of black cats. The Druids worshiped cats believing them to be reincarnated evil people.

CHURCH INVOLVEMENT
This festival of death has survived all the efforts of the church to stamp it out. The church is joining the opposition by celebrating this festival and calling it
“HARVEST FEST”.

All Saints Day became All Hallows Day. Hallow means holy or sacred. October 31 is the evening before All Hallows Day and came to be called in the western world all hallows evening and then all hallows een. Een is an abbreviation for evening. Finally, the word was reduced to the way we have it today, Halloween. That's where the name came from, and even if it is called all hallows evening, it has nothing to do with Christian faith, and it never did.

MODERN HALLOWEEN

ALL HALLOWS EVE
Halloween or ALL HALLOWS' EVE, was originally a festival of fire for the dead and the powers of darkness. It is the evening of 31 October, the night before the Christian festival of Hallows' or ALL SAINTS DAY.

All Hallows' Day commemorates the saints and martyrs, and was first introduced in the 7th century. Its date was changed from May 13 to November 1 in the following century, probably to make it coincide with and Christianize a pagan festival of the dead. All Souls' Day in the Roman Catholic calendar is November 2. It is marked by prayers for the souls of the dead.
Now let's look at the present day celebration of Halloween. Isn't the whole theme one of darkness, death, fear, threats, destruction and evil? There are witches, broomsticks, bats, owls, ghosts, skeletons, death, and monsters. You dress up your children as demons and witches and ghouls and monsters and werewolves and send them out into the street in the darkness to reenact the Druids' practice of demanding food from people under threat of tricks (or curses) if they don't comply.
You take, not a turnip, but a pumpkin and carve demon faces in it and decorate with it.

At Halloween there will be apple bobbing, divination, fortune telling, haunted houses, candles lit and spirits called up. There will be seances and ouija boards in the name of fun and excitement. There will be sacrifices of dogs, cats, rats, chickens, goats and even humans!
You say, "Well, we don't take it seriously." But the devil does and so does God. Particularly this is true when the Church which He purchased with His own precious blood builds houses of horror in its fellowship halls so that the little lambs who have been entrusted to its care can be terrified and opened up to invading spirits of fear and torment and confusion.

Tell your children the truth about halloween. Revelation 21:8 says liars won't make it to heaven. Then, parents, you will be doing your job as the high priest of the family like you are suppose to be. If you open your doors to pass out tracts, you are still observing halloween. Why don't you pass them out another time?
Halloween is celebrated by children in the United States. This issue is becoming debatable inside of Christian circles because of the rise of the occult in America.

Witchcraft-Satanism revivals and their obvious tie with pagan holiday causes Christians to question if the church should participate in Halloween.
Children are in costumes and masks with Halloween pumpkins of 'Jack O' Lanterns' name for (Will Wisps) an ancient symbol of a damned soul, too long considered harmless fun, and innocent pranks.
Halloween is celebrated masquerading as Church fund-raising bazaars decorated with black cats and witches; skeletons, scarecrows, haunted houses, bats, vampires and dummies in coffins. It should not be integrated with the holiness of the scared house of God. It's wicked and brings curses, (Deut. 11-36, 28.)

Some see it as evil and will have nothing to do with the celebration; others as harmless fun partake fully: costume parties, Halloween decorations and 'trick-or-treat. Still others try to find a "middle" approach, allowing trick-or-treat and masquerades, but as "Bible characters" instead of demonic and occult figures.
Some Churches are now seeing the influence of its fruit. One cannot deny the occult-metaphysical nature of Halloween is not in line with the Christian in character. Despite this clear contrast, Christians defend their complicity in the holiday asserting their "liberty" in Christ from the bondages of "legalism," declaring it is only innocent fun! God never gave us liberty to engage ourselves in evil!
"Learn not the way of the heathen . . . for the customs of the people are vain," (Jeremiah 10:2-3).

THE SPIRIT WORLD
The Bible clearly teaches that there is both a natural, material world as well as an invisible and spiritual world. The domain of physical human beings is the physical world, whereas the "heavenlies" are people or occupied by spirit beings. Among these spirit beings there are two classes, the good and the evil.
In the Scriptures, both holy and unholy spirit beings are designated as angels (Revelation 12:7). Unusually the unholy angels are referred to as demons, translated in the King James Version as devils.

They are called seraphim, cherubim, angels, principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, (Ephesians 6:12), thrones, dominions (Colossians 1:16), fallen angels (2 Peter 2:4), spirits in prison (I Peter 3:18-20), demons, seducing spirits (I Timothy 4:1).
There are an "innumerable company of angels", (Hebrews 12:22). They are referred to as "mighty angels" but they are not almighty (2 Thessalonians 1:7). One angel destroyed 185,000 of the Assyrian army in a night (2 Kings 19:35),. One angel rolled away the stone from the tomb of Jesus and one angel will bind Satan and cast him into the "bottomless pit". They are glorious beings according to Luke 9:26 and they seem to posses great knowledge but they are not omniscient -- all know. The angels are "all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister (serve) for them who shall be heirs of salvation" (Hebrews 1:13-14). They are also responsible for 'taking vengeance on them that know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ' (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).

The chief of the fallen angels is an archangel who has at least forty names given in Scripture. Some are proper names, others are descriptive. For example, in Revelation 12:10 he is called the "accuser of the brethren". He is called "that old Serpent", (Revelation 20:2), indicating his guile, Lucifer, "Son of the Morning", (Isaiah 14:12), his title when he fell. Devil means "accuser or slanderer", and it is of Greek origin (Revelation 12:9). Satan means "adversary or resister", and is of Hebrew origin; "Apollon", means "destroyer", the term " Dragon". speaks of his power. He is also called "Prince of devils." (Matthew 9:34), "Prince of this world", (John 12:31), "Belial", is implied to be his title in II Corinthians 6:15. In II Kings 1: 2, 6, 16, he is referred to as "Beelzebub", implying a prince of demons. As Dr. Lewis S. Chafer says, "In power, prominence and importance, Satan appears in the Bible second only to the Trinity."

Christians should begin their defensive spiritual warfare weeks before Halloween. Witches begin their preparation on the 18th day of October.
"On the 18th day of October, faithful followers of evils spirits gather for 13 days before the eve of Halloween of Sabbath. During this time they offer sacrifices (human or animal) to the god of the spirit world, Satan. These sacrifices are to obtain spiritual power. All the followers must give a blood sacrifice; some give their own blood, others offer an animal's blood, the more power they want, the greater the sacrifice.

"There is every conceivable type of orgy happening from the 18th until 31st October. Disembodied spirits loosed from the bodies of animals are being vied for by spiritualists, witches, druids, wizards and Satan worshipers. All of the corrupt evil wickedness and vile filth one could imagine is happening. Something is happening in the open, but most of the spiritual activity is well guarded from every corner of the earth at the command of the Lord Druid. "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." Ephesians 5:1, 11.
You need to understand that even today Halloween is STILL an occult worship day. Halloween and Satanism, "...Halloween is a day witches celebrate above all other days."

Halloween today is most definitely not a holy evening! This annual event is far from the harmless, innocent tradition it is promoted to be. Many dread this"holy" evening as they think what could happen to them, their property, and/or their children! Consistent with its historical roots, this evening is characterized by fear, and frequently arouses dormant fears in many.The fear generated by this event is symbolic of the fear which plagues so many in our modern, morally bankrupt world. It is a gripping fear for an unknown and very threatening future, a fear caused by a gnawing inner emptiness.

As Christians we see the day of the Lord soon approaching. World events are mirroring the Scripture's description of the Last Days. Can we really justify celebrating an obviously pagan (Satanic) holiday in this or any day? While every Born Again believer is responsible for his or her own walk with the Lord,I strongly urge you to pray about how or if you want to participate in these day's events. As for me and my house, we will walk with the Lord and follow His Word. The Word says to avoid the appearance of evil. (1 Thess 5:22)

What about church “Harvest Festivals” held on October 31? Although Christians may have good intentions behind them, but really don’t think they are the best Godly approach. Harvest parties on October 31 tend to assume that “our children need something to take the place of Halloween, since they won’t be participating in the secular and pagan celebrations. It suggests our kids are missing out on something. And indeed they are, if we allow them to spend Halloween in celebration.” There are better things to do on Halloween than partying. Harvest Fest is still a form of celebrating the pagan holiday and Christians are only deceiving themselves by partaking in the festivities and allowing those evil spirits to enter your spirit rhelm.

Also, we need to teach our children that “the fight is “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12, NKJV).
Two of his most powerful names are:

" The prince of the power of the air", (Ephesians 2:2) and " the god of this world", (age) (2 Corinthians 4:4).
Satan's origin is shrouded in mystery. There are two passages of Scripture to explain his origin. Ezekiel 28:11-19 and Isaiah 14:12-17.

The Bible warns: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour," (I Peter 5:8).

He is after you, your family and your children!
How this must Grieve the Lord! “Stop being worldly, Christians."

Scriptural References:
Hosea 4:6; Ezekiel 44:23; Deuteronomy 18:9-14; 7:25-26; James 1:27; II Corinthians 6:14; I Corinthians 10:19-23; I Thessalonians 5:21-23; Philippians 4:8.

CHRISTIANS PLEASE WAKE UP! Do your own research! Is your Salvation and the salvation of your family worth this?

"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you."
(James 4:7-8).

The Godly and safest thing to do for you and your family is to NOT partake in the pagan holiday at all.

LOVE YOU ALL WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST! KNOWLEDGE & GODLY WISDOM WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE AND SOUL BY STAYING IN THE WORD OF GOD, BE COVERED BY THE "HOLY" SPIRIT! JESUS REIGNS!

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HERE IS THE ABC 30 NEWS ARTICLE THEY DID AT HOLY JAMZ LAST UNITY 4 CHRIST EVENT IN 2010 (IT GOES WITH THE NEWS VIDEO ON THE BOTTOM OF THE HOME PAGE).

ACTUAL ARTICLE:

Holy Jamz takes aim at gang life
Saturday, July 24, 2010

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Fresno Community is motivating local youth through positive messages and powerful testimonies today. The effort is taking place in a Southwest Fresno neighborhood that has long dealt with issues involving drugs and gangs.

This is the third year West Fresno has sponsored an event called Holy Jamz. Organizers at say this is their attempt to keep kids out of trouble by getting them into church.

To some doing the latest dances to gospel hip-hop music may seem out of place inside of a church.

'It's not odd to me because I grew up listening to that kind of stuff," said 13-year-old Michael Kinley.

Motivational speakers say they are speaking out against gangs, drugs and drug dealers in a way that makes young people more apt to listen to them, instead of message that glory lifestyles on the street.

"They tell them about the cars and money, but they don't tell them about the morgues, prison cells and life sentences," said Larry Bluford with Operation T.H.U.G.S.

37-year-old Larry Bluford says he found his calling while serving a five-year sentence in state prison for an attempted murder charge. "I'm not telling them I know someone whose been to jail or juvenile hall or suffering a broken home, gang life. I've been there and they are willing to give me the time of day."

Gospel Rapper Jacob Mendez says his crew hopes to change lives through their music and life experiences.

"As a child I was molested by my aunt," said Mendez, "I know there are others out there that struggle with the same thing."

Teenagers say inspirational messages help deal with negative influences.

Tyesha Mister said, "There's a lot of peer pressure from school, drama, friends, when you come to church you don't have to worry about nothing like that."

Holy Jamz involves youth from nearly 15 different churches across the Valley.

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Fulfilling Our God-given Dreams--They are Straight Ahead of Us"

We must let our dreams transformed us and propelled us into a life chosen for us by God. And in living for God, we change the world for God's glory. We must give our lives for our dreams in God. Truly, the lives we live in Him is imperative, yet believe it is the most satisfying than anything you can live for yourself. When we give our lives to God and believe in the dream that God has given us, God will give us influence over the world.

What is the dream God has given you?

Has God given you a dream, a vision, yet the enemy has placed obstacles and barriers against you in an attempt to rob you of it? Is the enemy trying desperately to hold your heart in the clutches of self-doubt and unbelief? Well my brothers and sisters…..THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!

The Lord is breathing life into old dreams. He's reaching into hearts for the buried treasure of your lost dreams and aspirations--dreams that have been discarded or driven to the recesses of your mind. He is giving life to dreams that are on the verge of being abandoned for the prosaic, mundane realities of life. The enemy attacked you with every measure in his power. But why? Because your dreams terrify him, that's why. They are, indeed, a threat to his plans. Your dreams are genuine and good; they are of value to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Many of you have given yourself wholeheartedly to the dreams and visions God has placed in your heart. You've pursued God's plan for your life and yet now you find yourself trapped and attacked by the enemy to such a degree that your dreams and visions have become of secondary importance to you. You are much more concerned with surviving the attack you're experiencing.

Realize, however, that nothing you are experiencing is any surprise to God. He's known all along the obstacles that would lay before you. It is those very obstacles you are tackling that will equip you to handle your dream's fulfillment as He shows you how to overcome them and not waste time "suffering" through them anymore. God will guide you through and he will help you find a way through them. God said he will never leave us nor forsake us even in times of trouble.

Heeding God's Voice

One very important lesson we need to learn is to listen to God's voice. We need to submit our head knowledge to the voice in our spirit that gives us God's wisdom. It's all too easy to hear God's voice and yet talk ourselves out of listening to it for one reason or another. The Lord reveals His wisdom to us and yet, for various reasons, we choose not to listen. Oftentimes, the penalties and woundings that come from satan and disregarding God's wisdom are the greatest obstacle of all.

The Word of God clearly states in Matthew 7:6, "...do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." The pearls represent the dreams God has given you and the swine are the natural-minded people who are unable to handle your dreams with care and end up trampling what is very precious to you. We are responsible for protecting the precious gifts God has given us, and we must learn to discern the type of person we can trust to esteem the precious things in our hearts.

The naturally-minded person values the things of this world much more than the things of God. As the Word says, "...for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God" Luke 16:15. They have great difficulty in esteeming the things that are precious in God's eyes.

They see the Cross as foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:18), and do not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised (1 Corinthians 2:14). It's only through knowing Christ and experiencing His Cross that we can even come close to appraising and valuing the things of the Spirit correctly.

The Lord has promised us an abundant life, but what does an abundant life really look like? Is it money and fame and receiving everything for ourselves? Having a perfect life? Or is abundant life found in giving away more than we receive?

There is greater joy in esteeming the dreams of others than in trampling those dreams to fulfill our own. The ultimate abundant life is living for God's Kingdom and, in His Kingdom, we cannot live for ourselves. Our joy is found in esteeming our brother above ourselves -- in giving away what we need the most and in treasuring the dreams of others in the Kingdom as if they were our own.

Crafty devil

The enemy is crafty and will try and place people in your life who speak for him and not for God. They will try to convince you of the impossibility of your dream or make you feel incapable of fulfilling it. The enemy wants to distort your view of yourself and if he can cause you to esteem the things of this world, he will make you seem like a failure or foolish. Yet, the Word says that "God has chosen the foolish things of this world to shame the wise.." 1 Corinthians 1:27.

We are not to view ourselves according to the way people treat us, but find our relevance in Christ and Him alone. So often, men esteem people who are corrupt in their hearts because they seem important, yet disregard those who truly have the heart of Christ. And having misunderstood who we truly are, how can they judge the motives of our heart?

God has, in the past, led me to individuals in my life who've poured life into my spirit and given encouragement to the dreams in my heart. However, I have befriended people who've not valued me or my dreams; they have not encouraged and strengthened but, indeed, brought accusation and discouragement.

There have been people who God has specifically warned me to stay away from; His warning being they would trample the dream in my heart and turn and cause devastation to my spirit. However, as I came to know the person, they flattered my ego and tugged on the strings of my heart. I felt pity for them and, little by little, let my guard down. I let them into my life and opened my heart to them only to find in the end God was indeed trying to protect me.

I found out too late they were really unable to understand the dreams I cherished in my heart. Now, knowing my weaknesses and dreams, they had power to hinder me--to sow seeds of destruction into my spirit keeping me from the dream's fulfillment. Not understanding the value of the dream and its place in God's Kingdom, they sought to rend my spirit with accusation and judgment, gossip and slander.

The pain, however, and despair I felt from their betrayal was as needful for me as one of my mama's spankings. I learned the devastating cost of not obeying God's voice, all the while learning the tactics of the enemy. It was a lesson I needed to learn and let me tell you this last year was the biggest lesson of them all! I truly am so grateful for God's lesson and opening my eyes to truth and I now no to never disobey his voice again.

I would love to tell you that one failure was enough for me to grasp this important lesson, but that would not be the truth. No, not in the slightest. I have had to learn that lesson the hard way and have failed many times. But the Lord used each instance to train me and give me wisdom and discernment. I learned more fully the tactics of the enemy and the weaknesses of my own heart. It is imperative that we learn who to trust with our dreams. It is also important that we learn to turn away from the negative voices and combat what they've spoken with the truth of God. Our dreams and visions must be treated with great care and fed and nourished by the Word of God and by those who value them for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

As we mature in Christ, the confidence in our calling increases and the less we will worry about our own feelings and safety. We will find that as we lay down our lives for the call of God, living not for ourselves but for His Kingdom, willing to sacrifice everything for the hope of the calling in our heart, we give birth to an unstoppable passion that will change the world. Friends, many of us have begun a journey with God and it's been tough, and many are in a tight and desperate place you do not want to be in. You've thought, "God, I don't want to be here. I don't want to do this anymore." You may think, "Never mind God, forget it. I don't want to go through with it. I want to be safe. I don't believe the dream is possible anymore." BUT DON'T GIVE UP! Trust me I wanted to many times but GOD would not let me!

You may not want to be in the position you're in right now, but still you are there. You've got no other choice; you've got to keep going--moving straight ahead, on toward the prize. In so doing, you will find the fulfillment of your dream, and with that deliverance, you will find freedom from what is oppressing you. Strength in the Word We've got to realize there's no going back with God. You will never be "normal" again. You may not be what you used to be and you are not yet what you are to become. But you will find who you are in Christ, in His Word. As you esteem God's Word, you will trust more completely who the Word says you are and what you are capable of doing. You will be rooted and grounded in the incredible love of your Heavenly Father, Who's loved you from before your first breath. You will surely find a you that you never knew could exist--a glimpse of yourself seen only through the eyes of the Spirit. God sees what you can become if you will only believe what He says about you and continue on in pursuit of the victory...of the dream...of Him.

When you started your quest, the fulfillment of the dream was your greatest desire and yet, when you finally see the manifestation of what you've only seen in your spirit, you will receive more than you ever thought was possible--more than you ever thought to ask for, I am a witness to that. Surrendering yourself so completely to the Lord's designs, they become your own, though you once only desired to see the Kingdom of God, now you will become His Kingdom. My dear friends, as we stand together as His unstoppable Kingdom unable to retreat, we press on. We look straight ahead, not allowing our hearts to be sidetracked by the snares of the enemy, keeping our eyes fixed only on our Lord. I feel our Father saying emphatically to His children, "Straight ahead, children. Your dream is straight ahead!"

Pray this with me: Dear Father, please dust off the dreams You've given me in the past, and breathe Your restoring breath of life into them. Fill me with Your faith to believe and trust in You to guide my future. I surrender my will to You, and I ask that You make me useful to Your Kingdom. Love Your people through me and help me to be Your servant and Your child. In Jesus' name, amen. If the enemy has tried to make you feel foolish, remind him that God's Word says that God will use the foolish things of this earth to shame and confound the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27).

GO WITH GOD HEAD STRONG WITH WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU! DON'T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING STAND IN YOUR WAY! GOD WILL SEND THOSE RIGHT ONES IN YOUR PATH AND SHOW YOU THE ONES WHO ARE WRONG.....WE ARE HERE FOR KINGDON BUILDING! SAVING SOULS! HEALING THE HURT!

BE BLESSED IN JESUS NAME!
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