One Night Stand With Satan

“Abstain from all appearances of evil.”
1 Thessalonians 5:22

Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, once said in an interview, “I want to thank every Christian parent that they allow their children to celebrate the devil one night out of the year. Thank you for dressing up your kids, changing their identity, and sacrificing spiritually.”

This is a warning for Christians - do not get entangled in practices that might seem innocent, especially during Halloween. This can lead to opening the door to dark forces.

Many people who follow Christ today don't seem to take spiritual warfare very seriously. Jesus never took the devil lightly and that’s why He confronted him. Jesus didn’t just communicate about him, He confronted him.

Jesus confronted the devil, whether in the wilderness, or when He was rebuking Peter saying, “Get behind Me, Satan.” So shouldn’t we follow in Jesus’ footsteps when it comes to taking Satan seriously? Christians must practice discernment and equip themselves with biblical knowledge to understand that the devil is radically real and hellishly haunting! Remember that Paul called Satan, "the angel of light."

John Ramirez was once entrenched in the occult and satanism. From the time he was 8 years old, he was caught up in the highest levels of satanism. He was introduced to the occult by his father's family which let him to being demon-possessed for 20 years. All this satanic success led him to become one of the most powerful satanic priests in New York City, specializing in witchcraft, spells, curses, and astral projection.

John was radically saved by the blood of Christ 20 years ago, and now he warns Christians not to get involved in satanic mischief especially during Halloween.

Occult leaders openly confess that they target Christians and not the followers of other religions. None of them target Buddhists, Hindus, or Muslims because they are not seen as threats to the occult because they are already in the devil’s backyard. Jesus Christ and His followers have always been the main target of Satan and his demons.

I'm concerned that we believers are giving too many opportunities to the enemy to come into our lives, our homes, and our families. Remember that doorways are gateways! There may not be a demon behind every door, but the longer a door is open, something sinister passing by can likely take interest.

Ever since “Harry Potter” there has been an explosion of entertainment involving wands, werewolves, and witches. Our culture is giving the demonic a friendly face!

It seems that many believers in Jesus Christ think that Satan calls a truce from all his demonic deeds, and all of his dark desires one day of the year. This is a serious flaw in our thinking! The spiritual atmosphere, and spiritual powers should never be underestimated, not even one day a year! The apostle Paul teaches us in Ephesians 6 that every Christian must remain precise, persistent, prayerful, and powerful when it comes to the sinister schemes of Satan in order to conquer potential strongholds that Satan desires to put us in.

A one-night stand with Satan could prove detrimental to our walk with Jesus!

God bless you,

Pastor Dave

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