The Danger of Celebrating Halloween
By Kimberly Daniels
CBN.com – Halloween—October
31—is considered a holiday in the United States. In fact, it rivals
Christmas with regard to how widely celebrated it is. Stores that sell
only Halloween-related paraphernalia open up a few months before the day and close shortly after it ends. But is Halloween a holiday that Christians should be observing?
The word "holiday" means "holy day." But there is nothing holy about Halloween. The root word of Halloween
is "hallow," which means "holy, consecrated and set apart for service."
If this holiday is hallowed, whose service is it set apart for? The
answer to that question is very easy—Lucifer's!
Lucifer is a part of the demonic godhead. Remember, everything God has, the devil has a counterfeit. Halloween
is a counterfeit holy day that is dedicated to celebrating the demonic
trinity of : the Luciferian Spirit (the false father); the Antichrist
Spirit (the false holy spirit); and the Spirit of Belial (the false
The key word in discussing Halloween is "dedicated." It is dedicated to darkness and is an accursed season. During Halloween,
time-released curses are always loosed. A time-released curse is a
period that has been set aside to release demonic activity and to
ensnare souls in great measure.
You may ask, "Doesn't
God have more power than the devil?" Yes, but He has given that power
to us. If we do not walk in it, we will become the devil's prey.
Witchcraft works through dirty hearts and wrong spirits.
this period demons are assigned against those who participate in the
rituals and festivities. These demons are automatically drawn to the
fetishes that open doors for them to come into the lives of human
beings. For example, most of the candy sold during this season has been
dedicated and prayed over by witches.
Even the colors of Halloween
(orange, brown and dark red) are dedicated. These colors are connected
to the fall equinox, which is around the 20th or 21st of September each
year and is sometimes called "Mabon." During this season witches are
celebrating the changing of the seasons from summer to fall. They give
praise to the gods for the demonic harvest. They pray to the gods of
the elements (air, fire, water and earth).
earth is highly celebrated during the fall demonic harvest. Witches
praise mother earth by bringing her fruits, nuts and herbs. Demons are
loosed during these acts of worship. When nice church folk lay out
their pumpkins on the church lawn, fill their baskets with nuts and
herbs, and fire up their bonfires, the demons get busy. They have no
respect for the church grounds. They respect only the sacrifice and do
not care if it comes from believers or non-believers.
around bonfires is a common practice in pagan worship. As I remember,
the bonfires that I attended during homecoming week when I was in high
school were always in the fall. I am amazed at how we ignorantly
participate in pagan, occult rituals.
The gods of
harvest that the witches worship during their fall festivals are the
Corn King and the Harvest Lord. The devil is too stupid to understand
that Jesus is the Lord of the Harvest 365 days a year. But we cannot be
ignorant of the devices of the enemy. When we pray, we bind the powers
of the strong men that people involved in the occult worship.
is much more than a holiday filled with fun and tricks or treats. It is
a time for the gathering of evil that masquerades behind the fictitious
characters of Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The
truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons
actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking
blood and howling at the moon.
While the lukewarm and
ignorant think of these customs as "just harmless fun," the vortexes of
hell are releasing new assignments against souls. Witches take pride in
laughing at the ignorance of natural men (those who ignore the spirit
Decorating buildings with Halloween
scenes, dressing up for parties, going door-to-door for candy, standing
around bonfires and highlighting pumpkin patches are all acts rooted in
entertaining familiar spirits. All these activities are demonic and
have occult roots.
The word "occult" means "secret." The danger of Halloween
is not in the scary things we see but in the secret, wicked, cruel
activities that go on behind the scenes. These activities include:
- Sex with demons
- Orgies between animals and humans
- Animal and human sacrifices
- Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
- Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
- Revel nights
- Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
- Release of "time-released" curses against the innocent and the ignorant.
Another abomination that goes on behind the scenes of Halloween is necromancy, or communication with the dead. Séances and contacting spirit guides are very popular on Halloween, so there is a lot of darkness lurking in the air.
Ephesians 1:19-21 speaks of the authority of the believer and the
exceeding greatness of God's power in us (the same power that raised
Christ from the dead). It goes on to say that that Jesus is seated in
heavenly places far above all principalities, power, might, dominions
and every name that is named. The good news is that because we are
seated in heavenly places with Jesus, the same demonic activity that is
under His feet is under our feet, too!
worship the devil continue to attempt to lift him up. But he has
already been cast out and down! Many are blinded to this fact, but the
day will come when all will know he has been defeated once and for all.
we accept Jesus but refuse to renounce Satan and his practices, we are
neither hot nor cold but lukewarm—and the Word says that God will spit
us out of His mouth. The problem with lukewarm is that it attempts to
mix the things of the devil with the things of God. It is God's desire
that we serve Him alone.
Second Corinthians 6:15 asks
the question, "And what agreement has Christ with Belial?" As
believers, we need to answer that question in our hearts. We must avoid
the very appearance of evil. I would not want a demon spirit to mistake
me for an occult worshiper.
There is no doubt in my heart that God is not calling us to replace fall festivals and Halloween
activities; rather, He wants us to utterly destroy the deeds of this
season. If you or your family members have opened the door to any
curses that are released during the demonic fall festivals, renounce
them and repent. I already have. Then declare with me: "As for me and
my house, we will serve the Lord!"
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This article first appeared on Charismamag.com. Used with permission. © Copyright 2009 Strang Communications, All Rights Reserved.
About the author: Kimberly Daniels is a sought-after conference speaker and preacher. She is the founder of Kimberly Daniels Ministries International (kimberlydaniels.com),
Spoken Word Ministries—the church she pastors in Jacksonville, Florida,
with her husband, Ardell—A Child of the King Learning Center and Word
Bible College. Kim is a recognized prophetic voice as well as the
author of several books, including her most recent, Prayers that Bring
Change (Charisma House).
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