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Sisters in Christ, Come on in and grab a cup of tea. Let's talk about ..is Are Church Harvest Festivals, Just A Little Fun?
I heard someone at work make the comment that Harvest Festival is one of the biggest events for most Christian Churches.
What an awful thought. Imagine, the only thing some kids remember or know about their neighborhood church is the big annual Halloween party at the church?
There are so many people who do not understand basic biblical principles already and now our practices doesn't go with our doctrine. H-E-L-L-O PEOPLE! that is called confusion. Who is the author of confusion? The Devil.
However, let's try not to fool our- selves, most people realize that these are just Halloween parties at the church. I think that is why so many people send their kids. There is normally no preaching or teaching, just games and candy at the church.
"But isn't this an evangelist tool to bring souls to Christ," if you are a church leader I think you need to examine the effectiveness of such a program. I hear more kids say that they got saved at Vacation Bible School that at the Halloween party.
Christians can not longer do the things they use to do before they got saved. We become different or new (Heb. 11:13-16; 1 Pet. 2:11). It doesn't matter if you grew upon the tradition of Halloween. Guess what? The Lord is going to ask you to give up, change, refrain from lots of things you use to do.
Halloween is still a pagan holiday, it is known as "Satan's Feast Day." If you do not believe me just ask anyone who is into the occult like, Wica. There are lots of pagan things repackaged for this new generation.
Christian moms, Don't forget that your actions speaks louder than words. Many of you are sonfusing your children. Just ask them tonight. Children see their family praying, going to church, volunteering, giving, homeschooling or go to private schools and they celebrate Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving and "Halloween (a.k.a. Harvest Festival)."
Really people! Who are you fooling--the Lord sees everything.
I want you to do things that reflect the light and not darkness. The fight is not against ex-witches, non-Christians or those against Halloween. 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).
I am sure this "Harvest Night Festival" was started by some misguided church; however, now thousands of churches have continued this miseducation to a generation of Christian children.
Despite the deteriorating state of the world in spiritual and moral values, there are millions of children seeking the truth of Jesus Christ but the sad thing is on these festival nights no one seem to be interested in the spiritual harvest.
Would the Lord really be pleased?
"The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest." - Luke 10:2.
The harvest the Lord was talking about was not a glorified or Christianized "Halloween" party. We shouldn't be using the church for harvest bazaar, parties and engaging in profiteering in the name of God. The harvest that Christians should concern themselves with is the one that has to do with the salvation of the righteous in this last days.
This Halloween take time and make a prayer of protection. Pray over both those who engage in prayer warfare and over those who will be out trick-or-treating or at Halloween parties. October 31 is a prime recruiting time for witches and Satanists… and a time for interested kids to experiment.
Pray that the Lord keeps our kids from falling prey to those who worship the enemy.
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