Tricky Treats

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 Tricky Treats

Witchcraft (Deu 18:10-12)

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Familiar Spirits (1 Samuel 28:7-8; 1 Chronicles 10:13)

1Sa 28:7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.

1Sa 28:8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.

1Ch 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it; !

Wizards (Exodus  6:10-12)

And Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. Accursed things in your possession cause you to fall.

Joshua 7:10-12

And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

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25 Comments on “Tricky Treats”

  1. Vera

    Thank you again Pastor Craige for warning the body of this demonic night. My family many years ago attended a church that celebrate Halloween by calling it costume carnival. It would days before the actual night but still had the flavor of Halloween. I don’t know if you ever seen this one, but the pastor of this church we attended came dress up as Kiss. Yes, I said it Kiss with black fingernail polish on!! My husband and I was so taken back to see the staff looking no different then those that unsaved that came to the event. They even had the music playing of Micheal Jackson thriller. The pastor knew we had an issue with it and I remember him announcing from the pulpit that this event was for the lost not church people. My husband and I knew this was crazy and never went back. It’s a shame that the church has taken the stance that it must perform what the world does to get you to come to their church. I tell people if you got to do the world’s way to get them to come you’re going to have to do the same in Sunday services to keep them. Why can’t the church just do what Jesus did? Thank you and I will continue to share the revelation of the word you teach to those that need to hear it. They may not like it but they can’t say they haven’t been warned my brother. Keep doing what the Lord has given you for this generation regardless of what others think or feel.!!

  2. Min.Robert Murrell

    Thank the Lord for this message. It needs to be distributed to every church that participates in Fall Festival, Trunk or Treat and whatever people trying to re-package and regurgitate this foolishness called Halloween as. I thank God for EX Ministries and their will to spread the Gospel. It’s unfortunate that some “believers” will ignore this message of warning and continue to allow the devil to use one of his master devices against the Body of Christ. I told my wife early in our marriage that I will not allow our children to Trick or Treat or lie to them about Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, or the Tooth fairy. I don’t understand why people have the truth, but still insist on starting their kids with a lie. Only to break their hearts later. People, let’s stop lying to our kids if we’ve done this evil. We need to repent if we’ve done these things and if we haven’t then we need to keep living in the truth of the Gospel. My prayer is that no children are murdered on Thursday, but that Christians take to the street and witness about Jesus.

  3. Kerry Nichols

    When I was child my mother would not let us go trick or treat she said it was the devil’s holiday , but she hand out candy. Because to in my eyes my mother was always right. But when I got older I did my own research, and when I and my husband had children I turned my ligh off, and left it a lone, but I found out that every church I went had thrir version of it I would try talking to them, but when it comes to thier children and pleasing them and of course the chance of bringing in more ppl always won over the word. It sad because the chruch has lost its way

  4. Evie

    Thank you so much for this message, I’m from Africa where witches & wizards are real and you don’t play jokes with these things or “romance’ with witchcraft, I was shocked when I saw how much this holiday is celebrated here. I was appalled I could not believe it. I ended up being so afraid because I knew demonic entities were freely roaming up & down..lol..at least I managed to sleep.

  5. edmondsonya@yahoo.com

    I appreciate this post. I have experience a level of fear since childhood. I can recall as a young girl watching movies like the Exorcist, Night of the Living dead and was afraid since that time. In fact my mom told me how I woke up dreaming as a young girl (probably about 15 or so) after watching just 15 minutes of the EXorcist. I noticed that my sister and I carried this fear even as adults. I look back to some years when we would resided with our god parents and recall how spooky the house felt. It always felt as though someone was there watching. My god mother died over 25 years ago, sitting on the toilet, her mom died a short time later, sitting on her toilet.. I later found out they were Eastern stars. She kept us in church every single Sunday and it was not until 3 years ago, I found out the man she lived with was not her husband though we called him our godfather (whatever that means… The point is that I occasionally have dreams about this house and it is always a fearful dream. I just wonder how that impacted our lives today. I noticed that my oldest son who is 7 resembles the same fear. He is afraid to go in another room -even with the light on. He sleeps buried under his pillow– the same things we did as children. I have been praying (especially) after seeing your DVD’s to be released from the spirit of fear. I am 38 now and feel I have come a long way. For so long I refused to watch any scary movie involving demons, possessions, etc.. so that my prayer will have victory over the fear… I have been praying this for about 3 years now. AS of today, I have a sudden desire to look at documentaries on people who have experienced hauntings because I am so curious to see how the devil inhabits people because I want to share with others. The conflict is this: I don’t want to feed my spirit horror films/documentaries, but I want to be well versed on these matters when discussing with friends or with anyone who will listen. It has become a passionate part of my daily life and the curiosity has led me to watch some of these 1 hour shows on tv. I am not looking at it for entertainment because I don’t like horror films/documentaries, but I don’t want to expose myself to things that I shouldn’t. My husband and I watched some 1 hour shows this weekend and I was not afraid as I am normally. I am still praying against the spirit of fear because I really don’t want to be afraid of the supernatural. My husband was amazed I was able to watch it and still walk thru the house by myself. lol.. What must I do? I believe in the power of prayer and I am praying daily to help me cope with the supernatural realm because I want to know more. I am very passionate about Christ and want to share with people what I know on the subject of demons. Thanks for your post.

  6. Mara

    I would love not to let my child go for this holiday but I live with my family (hard times) and they would take her out anyway. So I do not know what else I could do save pray since my family would not listen to me about Halloween and it’s history. So thank you for this video.

  7. Chuck

    Amen! My Pastor has taken a stand against this, too. In the past we had ” Hallelujah Night” as a substitute. We realized that we were still in error because why should we substitute for something that is clearly unholy? Needless to say some members thought this was a little harsh. However, parents and children have been educated on this subject and the Lord’s view from His word and are now accountable for it. Thanks for all you do for the body and cause of Christ.

  8. Lavern

    I wish I could share this information with my students, maybe I can share the facts about Halloween as a nonfiction text for them to read. They are so excited about this day and they are intrigued with scary movies and all kinds of sorcery. I found a book in my school media center that was called Necromancing. As a Christian I can’t promote the literature they are introducing the children to, it all deals with witch craft.

  9. Darlene Brown

    I can appreciate this video because I work with children in a church/daycare right. So why did I have a parent ask me were the children allowed to dress up or bring candy on this day. I simply replied no. I didnt say this but I think it is wrong on so many levels, (most of which you mentioned) to have this in a church/daycare. I am the teacher in my room and it is my discretion NOT to acknowledge or recreate any thing revolving around this day.

  10. Pamela Simon

    Craige,
    Thank you for this teaching. As I wak through Wal-Mart one day and looked at all of the demonic costumes, I made a statement to my daughter. I told her why it is that people cannot see the evil in this. But the Lord spoke to me and said that HIS PEOPLE CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH. God was talking about the church. The world is already in darkness. The church who will on Halloween night still have something to entertain their members and the Pastors are allowing instead of saying NO. If you teach people to truth and they decide to go too their homes and still celebrate, they are on their on. God bless people with homes and people decorate it with demonic decoration. WOW . . GOD HELP YOUR PEOPLE . . .

  11. believer7

    Interesting for sure. I am amazed at how relaxed some Christians have become with things that clearly go against the word of God. They will justify with a half scripture or more so just blatant disregard for what God’s word says about the matter.

  12. Deby

    Yesterday after reading this article, I went to church. I thought that we would have our regular Bible study. When I was parking my car in the parking lot of the church, I saw the pastor walking toward the church with kids dressed in costumes. I decided to wait in my car and see if other people would come wearing costumes. I was very surprised to see children dressed like witches and cartoon characters! I just prayed for them and went back home. So sad! How can the so called evangelical consider this harmless?!

  13. Marquita McNair

    I LOVE the way he teach the word u do your ministry very well I’m young and it’s always helpful to hear a word from you my pastor have us watch your videos on our family fun night before we eat, I stop listening to that demonic music and made my children stop to and i can explain why to them, because of your help, the young don’t have anyone to talk to and tell them the truth , and if they do tell us the truth we don’t want to listen because its all about throwing things up that we’ve done or what they went threw we just want to know how to fix it, our next step you know, but you reach out to us and make us want to listen “the ones that want to anyway” just really want to say THANK YOU!!!! Because your testimony’s and your walk with god is one of the reasons why I’m now a better women and can teach my children the same LOVE YOU BROTHER!!! Continue to do gods will.

  14. Tala

    Thank you again EX ministries for another well delivered message!! I am so appalled when I see churches and church folk partaking in ANYTHING that has to do with this day. Harvest mess and trunk and treats, why?? Parents TEACH your children against this wickedness from birth and you won’t have to worry about them having a desire to participate in satanism. I’ll admit I have not always had such a strong conviction about NOT participating and because of that I have an adult daughter who sees participation as “innocent” fun. But once my eyes where opened and I put my foot down we stopped! I have another daughter who is 13 who will proudly tell anyone trick or treating is against her belief and she has NO problem staying indoors for the night! It is truly in the training. Pastor Craig is so on point with this entire message. Television has taken something real and VERY evil and made it seem fake. Every other week there’s another show on about witchcraft and casting spells, INCLUDING disney channel. Watching a little girl wave a wand and levitate will seem intriguing to a kid, but if we don’t monitor and teach our children are doomed. Your children are not safe if you leave the t.v. to raise them!!! My daughter came home this week and told me that her 8th grade classmate believes that satan created mankind. That really grieved my spirit!! What have we allowed our society to become that such a thing would enter into a child’s mind?? WE NEED TO PRAY SAINTS!!!! We must keep on the full armor. I am so very thankful that God has established a ministry right in my hometown that will stand for truth with boldness and love!! Thanks again EX ministries for you obedience to walk in your calling! May God continue to bless and use you to expand His kingdom!!!

  15. Angel Gonzalez

    Awesome video. I had my children watch it so that they can clearly understand why we don’t celebrate Halloween.

    I hope that at the very least more videos like this are made available at least once a month on a sermon so that those Adament Believers who happen to live out of state like myself can stay connected and informed.

    Thanks EXMinistries,

    Angel

  16. Rene

    I think much of the confusion concerning why most churches / born again believer still celebrate Halloween when they know it’s wrong is summed up in John 8:44 / 1 Peter 4:18. What we’re seeing is nothing new – the Israelites did the same thing the Church is doing today. God’s used to seeing it and will judge it the same way he did then. It’s just since we live and die so fast it seems unbelievable and shocking to us but for God it’s just a repeat of of the same human behavior from one generation to the next.

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