Each year, as the Halloween celebrations get closer, the devil and his spiritual forces of darkness become very busy casting their web of spiritual deception on many people to get them into thinking that it is both fun and spiritually harmless for people to dress up as demonic characters and scare people into giving them candy, be scared by demonic-looking characters in haunted houses, and then watch movies about demon-possessed people using the spiritual powers of darkness to do evil things to people and their surrounding country.
The more that people do these things, the more they allow demonic forces to spin their spiritual web around them and pull them into their world of spiritual darkness that will be very hard to escape from.
Although some people like being pulled by demonic forces into becoming part of the devil’s kingdom of darkness, for some other people, what they thought was a harmless fantasy, has now become their worst nightmare which won’t go away unless a friend of theirs brings the divine intervention of Almighty God and through the name of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit binds the spiritual forces of darkness and sets the captive person free from their terrible spiritual bondage.
Too many people find out the hard way that the spiritual warfare between God and His kingdom of light and the devil and his kingdom of darkness is very real and produces many casualties. This warfare has been going on since the devil and his supporters rebelled against God a long time ago and has involved humankind since their creation by God.
As a result of that spiritual struggle, every person has to make a choice about which spiritual kingdom to be a part of and which set of principles to live their life by. They are are constantly faced with that decision and are subject to the consequences of the choice that they make. They can either choose to follow God’s principles found in the Bible and become part of His kingdom of light or they can rebell against God’s principles and kingdom and be a part of the devil’s kingdom of darkness.
In order to become part of God’s kingdom of light, people need first need to ask God to forgive them for breaking His laws. Next, they need to ask Jesus Christ to become their personal Savior and spiritually apply His sacrificial work on the cross to their life.
When people do those things, God will forgive them for breaking His laws, make them His newly restored creation, and send the power of the Holy Spirit to live inside of their lives to give them the ability to live according to God’s principles found in the Bible.
As people daily study God’s Word to learn those principles and then talk to God in prayer, the can develop a close relationship with God that will help them get through the many problems they will face in their life.
When people accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Colossians 1:13 says that God transfers them from the kingdom of darkness and transfers them into God’s kingdom. However, since this loss aggravates the devil, sometimes he will try many things to get those people back into his kingdom. This means that the new Christian needs to rely on the power and the insight of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual weapons described in Ephesians 6:10-18 to detect and defend themselves from those attacks.
As people grow stronger in their Christian faith, have God’s principles for living as the foundation for their life, and know how to use the spiritual weapons to defend themselves from the various spiritual attacks from demonic forces; then when Halloween comes around, they will be able to refuse to become deceived and fall into the many spiritual traps that the devil and his spiritual forces set to snare and enslave the naïve people who are following their fantasies during the various celebrations of Halloween.