Study of the Week… Halloween, What Our Parents did not Tell Us. Part 2

A Masquerade closely connected to the celebration of Halloween, with elements of All Souls Day is a celebration called Trick-or-Treating.

• In medieval times, one popular All Souls’ Day practice was to make “soul cakes.” Dimple bread desserts with a topping. In a custom call “souling,” Children would go door-to-doo begging for the cakes, much like modern trick-or-treaters, for every cake a child collected, he or she would have to say a prayer for the dead relatives of the person who gave the cake. These prayers would help the relatives find their way out of purgatory and into heaven. The children even sang a soul cake song along the lines of the modern “trick-or-treat, trick-or treat-or-treat, give me something good to eat.

• They would sing: A soul cake! A soul cake! Have mercy on all Christian souls, for A soul cake! The Celtic take on trick-or-treating was dressing up in ghoulish outfits and parading out of town to lead the wandering spirits away they would also walk door to door to collect firewood to make fires and for a giant bonfire. Once it was burning they would put out all other fires that were burning and then relight them using the flames of the giant bonfire, they did this as a symbol of the people’s connection to one another.

• According to the National Confectioners Association, Halloween is the number one holiday for
candy sales
• Candy sales were over 2 billion according the NCA
• Over 85% percent of U.S. households hand out candy on Halloween night.
• During the Samhain celebration, the Celts would bring home an ember from the bonfire at the
end of the night. The carried these embers in a hollowed-out turnips, creating a lantern
resembling the modern day jack-o-lantern.
• Did you know that a pumpkin is a fruit not a vegetable?

Now for some Halloween Controversies:• Although Halloween comes in part from Christian Traditions, they did not want any part of the witches and ghouls and did not want to expose their kids to these images.
• They also did not want to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, because of their belief in celebration of devil-like gods and the dead.
• Most of the documentation concerning God’s points back to the Catholic Church hundreds of years ago, as a means of converting people away from Druidism.
• Christian’s groups are also disturbed by rumors that modern day Wiccans and Druids observe Halloween as an occasion to worship Satan or other evil forces.

Now What does Gods Word say?
Deuteronomy 18:9-13
Occult Practices

9When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

Ephesians 5:11.
11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:22
22reject every kind of evil.

My favorite: Luke 9:60
60Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

References come from How It Works” Meaning of Halloween” from the Internet

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Halloween, What Our Parents did not Tell Us!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halloween is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably bychildren dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets or money. It iscelebrated in much of the Western world, though most common in the United States,Puerto Rico, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and with increasing popularity inAustralia and New Zealand. Halloween originated in Ireland as the paganCeltic harvestfestival, Samhain. Irish, Scots and other immigrants brought older versions of thetradition to North America in the 19th century. Most other Western countries haveembraced Halloween as a part of American pop culture in the late 20th century.

The term Halloween, and its older spelling Hallowe’en, is shortened from All-hallow-even , as it is the evening before “All Hallows Day”. [1] In Ireland, the name was All Hallows Eve and this name is still used by some older people. Halloween was also sometimes called All Saints’ Eve . The holiday was a day of religious festivities invarious northern European pagan traditions, until it was appropriated by Christianmissionaries and given a Christian interpretation. In Mexico November 1st and 2nd arecelebrated as the “Dia de Los Muertos”Day of the Dead. Halloween is also called Pooky Night in some parts of Ireland, presumably named after the púca, a mischievous spirit. InAustralia it is sometimes referred to as “mischief night”, by locals.

Halloween is sometimes associated with the occult. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is one of the liminal times of the year when the spiritual world canmake contact with the physical world and whenmagic is most potent (e.g. Catalan mythology about witches).

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Study Of The Week – God’s Promises Part 4 -Blogtalkradio.com/jesusandwe

We use the Bible as God’s Holy Word and in that we find all we need to know. This also allows us to have a relationship and to experience the character of God, Jehovah. Below are references in the Bible that God dealt with his people and made promises. I suggest you read the whole book of each promise for yourself, so that the Holy Spirit in you can give you the understanding. Ask HIM prior to reading.

Promises To Remember When We Make Decisions:

• When Jesus was with the Disciples He Promised them that a comforter would precede Him, that being the Holy Spirit.

. John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

Another reference in the Bible would be in the book of James

James 1: 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Promises To Remember When We Have Done Something Wrong:

The Lord’s Prayer

. Matthew 6:5 And when thou pray, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Promises To Remember When We Are Having a Bad Day:

• Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

• Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

• Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

• John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

• John 14:3 1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.2My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Promises To Remember When We Need Something:

• Luck 12:31 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it.30For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.31But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

• 1 John 5: 14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Amen

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“Connecting Your Business with Your Passion”

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The following is a list of Bible verses which describe some of God’s Promises.
The Major Biblical Covenants
Covenants with Noah.
Genesis 6:18 – Promise to save Noah and his family from the flood.
Genesis 9:11 – Promise never again to destroy the earth by flood.
Covenant with Abram. Genesis 12:2, 3, 7.
Make Abram into a great nation.
Bless Abram.
Make Abram’s name great.
Abram would be a blessing.
Bless those who bless Abram.
Curse those who curse Abram.
All peoples on earth would be blessed through Abram.
Give land to Abram’s descendants.
Covenant with Moses and the Israelites. Deuteronomy 28:1-68.
Promise of blessings to the Israelites if they obeyed God.
Promise of curses to the Israelites if they disobeyed God.
Promise that David’s kingdom would be established forever. 2 Samuel 7:16.
Promise to Israel of a New Covenant. Jeremiah 31:31-34.
God will put His law in their minds.
God will write His law on their hearts.
God will be their God and they will be God’s people.
Everyone will know God.
God will forgive their wickedness and their sins.
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