Our Family’s Testimony Concerning Halloween

As a young child, Halloween was my favorite time of the year. I loved it even more than Christmas. But things changed when I became a believer. Something then just didn’t feel right about the holiday anymore.

Our family tried to keep it more upbeat, by not allowing our kids to wear costumes that were evil or scary looking. I tried carving an angel into our pumpkin, instead of the traditional scary face, and I played Christian music that spoke of fighting off witches, or demons, and proclaimed the glory of Christ instead of satan, while the trick-or-treaters came to our door for candy.

But nothing worked. Those feelings of ‘something is not right’, became stronger.

It also became harder for our family to afford to celebrate the holiday. Every year costumes had to be purchased or made, and the amounts of candy needed to make it through the night was growing more and more every year. Apparently, our suburban neighborhood was becoming known for having the best hand outs, for kids were bussed to our area in huge yellow school buses, and dropped off at one end of the street, and then picked up again at the end of the street, after the hoards had swarmed their way through the yards and doors of the neighboring homes. These kids rarely spoke a word of English, (most spoke Spanish,) and hearing a thank you when given the candy was just as rare. If you ran out of the candy, you would get egged, or even had your yard or car vandalized.

In our history lessons, (we homeschooled,) we were beginning to learn about the history of Halloween, and how it all began. (http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract10.html , http://www.demonbuster.com/halloween.html , and what the bible says about it: http://www.preparingforeternity.com/hallween.htm for an idea of some of the things we learned.) It was horrible to realize that some of our own Irish ancestors took part in such Baal worship where torture, horror, and death ruled. A group would go from house to house, demanding a person to be sacrificed on that night, and if a person was given over to be tortured, raped, and killed, (usually a slave girl,) then a lighted gourd would be given to them, to put in front of their home, as a sign to others that they had already given one of their humans over to the ceremony. If they refused to hand over anyone, then a hex was painted on their home in blood, which meant that someone in that home was marked for death and would be killed sometime that year. At the ceremony, they had a cauldron of boiling hot apples and cider. If you wanted to try and save yourself from the death that would follow, you could try to grab an apple with your teeth. But your hands would be tied behind your back, and few were able to get that apple. Those that did were scarred for life, for the boiling cider burned the face off to the point that you were almost unrecognizable. They also had The Wicker Man, where humans were put inside this huge wicker basket/prison that was formed into the shape of a man, and when it was filled with humans, it was set on fire, and the people inside of it were burned alive. This was definitely a part of our family’s history that we would rather renounce and turn away from, rather than remember every year!

Well, finally one year, we decided to not celebrate it anymore.

That first year was hard for our kids, for they were still quite young and they felt left out. We gave them bags of their favorite candy, but it just wasn’t the same. We spent the night at a friend’s house out in the country, where they did not have trick-or-treaters coming up to their door for candy. It did help us, and was a godsend to us, for their family had many children that helped to take our kids minds off of missing the celebration.

Mean time, someone (or several people,) egged and toilet papered our house and yard.

The following year we went to the movies instead, missing out from the most of the activities.

And we cleaned up more rotten eggs from our window screens, car, and home.

The year after that, we stayed home, in the hopes of stopping whom ever it was from egging our home again. We did manage to scare off the group of tweens doing this, but it was unpleasant to have to keep off all the lights in the house for the evening, in the hopes that no trick-or-treaters would come to our door. A few tried, but soon left when there was no answer.

Our car was deeply keyed instead, several days later.

Thankfully, we soon moved out into the country, we found that there were no trick-or-treaters out here. The local small shops downtown would have a night for everyone to go to and get their treat instead.

The first Halloween out at our new place, was quite memorable to my children. They had such peace and joy that night, it almost shone off of their faces. I had to ask them why this was so, for it confused me. They then asked me in astonishment, “Mom! Can’t you SEE them? The angels are EVERYWHERE! Can’t you hear their singing?” Well, sadly, I could not. But it was enough for me to see their own contentment on such a night, for I had been concerned that we would have trouble during that time. (This was during the worst of what we were going through with our cursed land, and right before I learned about cleaning the land.) That night, thanks to all the angels and to our God Jesus Christ the messiah for sending them, we had no problems at all.

The following year, we learned more lessons about Halloween.

When we would go out shopping, we would come across Halloween decorations that were filled with demons. We could feel them try to reach out and attack us. We found that we could not cast them out, (for they were often there through legal rights given to them by the owner of the store,) but we were able to bind them up in the name of Jesus, so that they would be forced to leave us alone. Still though, it became a stressful time in general to be out shopping, so we tried to curtail the number of outings we make during the season. For us, it has become more of a day and a season of mourning instead, especially when we see those around us look upon the holiday as nothing but a bit of harmless fun.

We found that a build up of spiritual spiders and their webs, demonic bats, rats, owls, and black ravens occurred in our home, the closer the days came to Halloween. We would catch glimpses of them out of the corner of our eyes, and think it was just our imagination. They increased in number, until Halloween, when they all decided to attack us in unison. We got very little sleep that night, and spent most of it casting out all the demons that had infiltrated our home. The following year, (and ever since then,) we went through the house and wherever we sensed something may be hiding, we said positive pieces of scripture out loud, and then cast the demons out in Jesus name. That Halloween, (and every one since then,) we had very little spiritual oppression. Whatever we did sense, was small and easy to cast out.

So, I write to you, so that you may hear our family’s testimony concerning Halloween, and to be forthright in fighting off those roaming evil spirits that might try to attack you in your own home. Don’t wait for Halloween night to do this. Begin now! Go from room to room reciting a positive scripture (psalm 91 is our favorite for this, – even pieces of it does the job,) and casting out any hidden demons in Jesus name. Cover your land and home, and all that reside in it, with the blood of Jesus. This is always a good spiritual practice to exercise at any time of the year. But for Halloween and the Christian, it is essential!

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“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” (Ephesians 5:11.)

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” (1 Thessalonians 5:22.)

“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 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 time, 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.” (Deuteronomy 18:9-12.)

“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them; I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:31.)

“And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.” (Acts 19:18-19.)

“Learn not the way of the heathen . . . for the customs of the people are vain,” (Jeremiah 10:2-3).

“And what concord hath Christ with Belial or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,” (II Corinthians 6:15-17).

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,” (I Peter 5:8)

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18 comments on “Our Family’s Testimony Concerning Halloween

  1. AWESOME sister! Amen. I was hoping all was well with you as its been awhile since you have posted and I always get so much from your stories. God bless you and your family:)

  2. I am so happy to read your post! I feel the same way about Halloween and starting this year I stop celebrating! I am a child of light not of darkness…

    • Amen, Daniela! I’m glad to hear it!

      Let me know how you survived the first time not celebrating it, so others can get more ideas on how to deal with it, especially if you have young children!

      P.S.- thank you for your encouragement in posting it!

  3. Hi C. Dunamis,   Just wanted to say that that was a great post!    Love you, my sister!  Kim 😉

  4. Thank You for addressing this on your blog! I wrote our family’s testimony concerning this “holiday” on my blog, as well.
    May Father continue to bless you and lead you along the paths of righteousness for His Namesake. Amen

    • Dear Sue,
      Oh how I wish you had feedback enabled on your blog! I REALLY enjoy reading your testimonies!! Great one on Halloween, too. Anyone else reading this comment, please check out her blog. It’s definitely worth it!
      May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones,
      C. Dunamis

  5. Amen! Great testimony!! Zechariah 13, 14 cannot happen soon enough! Until then, may the Bride walk in obedience.

    Today while shopping for groceries, I heard in my spirit, “Gross iniquity.” I have been praying and repenting of my own sins, but also heavy for all the sin in the world.

    Around this time of year, late Oct, Nov, we make a Thanksgiving tree. The kids make leaves and big tree. We hang it somewhere all can see. Anyone is welcome to take a leaf, write what they are thankful for on stick it to the tree. We talk about the fall feasts and the goodness of the LORD.

    We are fish out of water. So be it. Amen.

    Deirdre

    • Hi Deirdre,

      I have been sensing that too from the Lord, especially when I go out shopping for groceries or running an errand. It leaves me feeling hollowed out inside, to think of those who are clueless. I sometimes feel like my prayers just aren’t enough to cover it all. I guess I need to see my prayers as a patchwork quilt, where other believer’s prayers along with mine can help cover a bigger area. 🙂

      That’s a neat idea for Thanksgiving! It would be neat to see a picture of it on one of your posts!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment,
      Great blessings be upon you and yours,
      C. Dunamis

  6. Thank you for your interesting testimony ,especially the sensitive nature of the kids
    is amazing….earlier on in my personal warfare some years ago as I had been warring , one night a spirit of Halloween came out of me as I was asleep but just conscious enough to know it and it was like one of the ghost rags as it came out I coughed it out…and then came relief in my soul…I think most christians have no idea the mess we are. and how much deliverance we need….let alone the whole world which is already in death….

  7. Wow, thank you very much for sharing this, Rock! I had no idea that there could be a spirit of Halloween, that could affect someone like that! It makes sense; it just never occurred to me. Did it come out around Halloween? Or did it happen in a different season?

    The fact that you were warring, is what makes it even more beautiful. It gives hope to those of us who are looking to get rid of some more demons hiding out inside of us…

    May Shalom be upon you always,
    C. Dunamis

    • Hello C. Dunamis, the Halloween sp came out in mid summer and would have to go find another home…there are many critters to cast out in various ways , but the book “Christian Set Yourself Free ” by Graham Powell is the beginning of really good info on self deliverance…I have been practicing personal deliverance warfare

      since about 1984, and have learned lots through time and know that we can win any battle , it just may take more time than you thought. I for a fact am not completely delivered in the physical sense and emotional but in Christ have the potential of sonship…also knowing more about when Jesus said “Father forgive

      them for they know not what they do.” I believe that all sin comes out of deception
      and that we are rarely on top with out special anointings from the Holy Spirit..to help us , so thanks giving is really the only way of life that answers to the Mercy of God upon us…and discerning of Spirits gift is very helpful, even if a person is not a seer as you and children are….

      Back in the early days as I was experimenting with Deliverance I took a look at my life and Decided there was a lot of self centered and greed mentality so I put some focus on casting out Lucifer…I spent a couple hours with strong Inside commands
      and as always there is some physical responses, some jerking , yawning ,coughing
      etc.

      So I left it after getting some weary of the task…and went out to work…after about 20 minutes I started sneezing , and 27 sneezes later I was feeling really awesomely released…some times when beginning to focus on a critter I may feel like vomiting
      but as I continue to focus on the name of the critter it will begin to come up and out of body through coughing usually , but the different critters may go in different ways…

      Lots of religious people have all kinds of criticism for deliverance minded people, but they rarely have gotten any one healed or delivered around them…I have about ten miracle events with other people …not prolific but I’m not done yet either.

      I really like your stuff shared and the honesty of your website…I am not nearly as critical of the Power Evangelists as some are…I believe that many have allowed a critical spirit to overtake them…or were never delivered from the religious spirit to begin with…
      Let it be that all those in Christ could say “such as I have give I thee” and have God back it up….Like TB Joshua of Emmanuel.tv the only Prophet that I know can give a date for the vision to be fulfilled….Nuff said
      Love to all thee and those who like this site…

  8. What a great post…South Africa doesn’t celebrate Halloween. You will find a party here and there but its not really the country’s “thing”. However too many Christians still think it’s harmless. So great that you posted this. I remember when I was small a local church threw a Halloween fete and had a ghost house inside the church! They had these people dressed up as ghosts and monsters coming our of coffins scaring us kids. I was horrified and terrified that I lost my shoe! Imagine – feeling terrified at church! I will never forget that! Stupid!

  9. Thank you so much for posting this truth. I have put it on my facebook page! So many of my friends need to understand that this is not a game. Thank you,

  10. Oh, forgot to mention what we plan on doing tonight, oct. 31. we’re playing Bible Trivia, our tv has been off for days, and no candy, of course and we will be stopping to pray every 30 mins for those in bondage. A friend of mine start putting up the Christmas tree tonight, she doesn’t decorate the whole house, just the Christmas tree. I think that’s a good idea too.

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