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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Off On My Tangent - SLEEPING WITH THE DEVIL

Hello there. Welcome to Entrepreneurial Goddess and the 40th post in my series entitled "Off On My Tangent!"

While out and about in my neighbourhood, I've been seeing a lot of scary decorations popping up all over the place...some of them are quite monstrous! You might think ghoulish paraphernalia is just a bit of harmless fun for the kids, but have you ever stopped to wonder where Halloween [or whatever its name is in your country] actually comes from? Sad to say, many people don't realize these celebrations have dark origins connected with paganism and false worship going back thousands of years. Taking part in them is akin to sleeping with the Devil. Here's what one professed witch said in the newspaper, USA Today:
"Christians don't realize it, but they're celebrating our holiday with us...We like it."
What the heck!

Now, I don't know about you, but I'd be having a serious meltdown if I thought my kids were taking part in something connected with witches, witchcraft or invisible evil spirits! [aka Demons] The Bible condemns any practice that involves the occult, spiritism, vampires, wizards, ghosts, inquiring of the dead, palmistry, astrology and suchlike things. Consider these Bible principles and commands:

  • WITCHES - "You shall not let a witch remain alive." (Exodus 22:18 Byington)
  • VAMPIRES - "You must not eat any blood in any of your dwelling places, whether that of birds or that of animals. Anyone who eats any blood must be cut off [put to death] from his people."(Leviticus 7:26, 27*)
  • WIZARDS - "There shall not be found among you anyone who...uses divination [a form of spiritism], anyone practicing magic, anyone who looks for omens, a sorcerer, anyone binding others with a spell, anyone who consults a spirit medium or a fortune-teller, or anyone who inquires of the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to Jehovah." (Deuteronomy 18:10-12*; also Isaiah 8:19)
  • GHOSTS - "Do not turn to the spirit mediums, and do not consult fortune-tellers so as to become unclean by them." (Leviticus 19:31* also Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6)

These practices actually offend God and he finds them detestable. 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21* states: "I do not want you to become sharers with the demons." and Amos 5:15 (King James Version) says: "Hate the evil, and love the good." By continually practicing these filthy, evil customs, you're giving an open invitation to Satan and his demons to enter into, even control, your life and it can be very hard to break free from them. If you find yourself in this situation, sincere prayer to Jehovah God and meditating on/applying Bible principles like the ones quoted above can help you. Remember, God will not accept any form of worship that's tainted or unclean. (John 4:23, 24) If you want to have or maintain a good relationship with Jehovah God, you must stop sleeping with the Devil by avoiding and/or shunning practices and celebrations that God hates. (Revelation 21:8)

*New World Translation Bible available to read/download free here

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See you next time!
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