Matthew Nolan visits Passion for Truth Ministries to speak on the “Melchizedek Connection”
Halloween and the Believer – A Deadly Mix!
Does the power of Yeshua fully overcome S.a.tan and his evil ways or NOT? Will you glorify Yeshua or glorify S.a.tan by participating in Halloween?
Isaiah 5:20 – Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Does the power of Yeshua fully overcome S.a.tan and his evil ways or NOT? Will you glorify Yeshua or glorify S.a.tan by participating in occult traditions?
John 3:19-20 – And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.
Who were the Druids?
Before the Romans, there was a mysterious priesthood of black magicians roaming around the English countryside called Druids; they ruled Gaul and Britain through terror. They had people believing that the spirits of the dead could cross into this world for three days between Autumnal Equinox and Winter Solstice. The time was called ‘Sah- win.’
It’s no different today, we are being ruled by a mysterious occult order that operates through promoting terror, the tyrants make people believe they need protection from the very terror cells they invent!
1 John 1:5 – This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
John 8:12 – Again Yeshua spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
A Roman work byJulius Caesar called The Gallic Wars, reports that the Druid priesthood demanded every household give up a family member for sacrifice or be cursed. Every family that survived in Druid held territory had to betray a family member every year! Now, that’s governance through extreme psychological warfare! Even the Romans found this so repugnant that they exterminated the Druid priesthood to extinction, burning them in the same style they’d burned their victims in mass sacrificial bonfires.
Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh…….Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery…..
1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Master and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
3 John 1:11 Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from Eloah; whoever does evil has not seen Eloah.
ALL HALLOWS’ EVE
Halloween, it originated in the 7th century CE. It was celebrated on 13 May and was a night for remembering departed saints and martyrs. The date was later changed by the RCC to November 1 to Christianize the pagan holidays Beltane and Samhain–festivals of summer, winter, and fire.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from every form of evil.
The Protestant settlers of America didn’t participate in All Saints’ Day, nor in the superstitious ways of the Celts. But that all changed with the Irish potato famine and the resulting wave of immigration in the 1840s. Most of the immigrants were Catholic, bringing with them a synchronistic form of religious observances and the folklore of Samhain.
2 Cor 6:14 Do not unite together in marriage with unbelievers: for what fellowship has tzedakah with Torah-less-ness? And what mingling has Light with Darkness?
James 4:4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with Eloah? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of Eloah.
Matthew 22:37-38. “The first and greatest commandment” is to love יהוה “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
Who alone is the Giver of Life?
יהוה alone is the giver of life and all good things. To give recognition to false gods, and to imitate practices that honored them is unacceptable and idolatrous and limits the power of Messiah.
Christians who believe in the final authority of the Bible—which tells us not to participate in, or practice the ways of the heathen—should be ashamed of themselves for either participating in or providing an alternative to Halloween!
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion to Abba vuvh is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Romans 13:12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Ephesians 5:7-12 Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Master. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
Do you remember Hank Hannegraaf the self-proclaimed ‘bible answer man’ he thinks a lot of himself to give himself that name! Well, listen to our old mate has to say about Halloween. You’ll end up scratching your head! It’s truly the blind leading the blind, he sees it, but he doesn’t!
“was a celebration of Druid priests from Britain and France and commemorated the beginning of Winter. It was a night on which the veil between the present world and the world beyond was pierced. The festivals were marked by animal sacrifices, offerings to the dead, and bonfires in recognition of departed souls. It was believed that on this night demons, witches, hobgoblins, and elves were released en masse to harass and to oppress the living. For self-preservation, many Druids would dress up as witches, devils, and ghouls, and would even involve themselves in demonic activities and thus make themselves immune from attack.” ** Yet in spite of these confessions, Hannegraaf doesn’t frown on Christians celebrating Halloween!
**Hank Hannegraaf (1989). Halloween: Oppression or Opportunity? Christian Research Institute.
Ephesians 5:6-12 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of Eloah comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Master. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Master. …
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false nevim also among the people, even as there shall be false pastors among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies.
Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach My people the difference between the kadosh and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Luke 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN
All Hallow’s Eve is the most important of the witches’ sabbaths! Black sabbath!
Witches were said to fly brooms over the crops to teach them how to grow; it was a fertility myth. In reality, Halloween is the Feast of the Dead,‘Sah- win’. Time was believed to stand still, and the souls of the dead walked the Plains. Gifts of food were left out for these roaming ghouls with the hopes of fending off evil from the household. Celtic New Year.
1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Do not reject prophecies. 21 Test them all; hold fast to what is good. 22 Abstain from all forms of evil. 23 And may the very Eloah of shalom separate you completely.
October 31 is the most important day in the satanic year. It’s S.a.tans birthday. Birthdays are S.a.tan’s day, the three times they’re mentioned in the bible it’s associated with a sacrificial death: Pharoah’s/baker, Job’s children, Herod/John the Baptist.
It’s the beginning of the Celtic new year and the end of the growing season (now some church’s try and throw you off the evil trail with this one and do a little old fashioned church syncretism with a ‘harvest festival.’)
2 Corinthians 11:3 For I am jealous over you with the jealousy of vuvh: for I have given you in marriage to one Husband, that I may present you as an innocent virgin to Moshiach. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Chavah through his tricks, so your minds should also be corrupted away from the simplicity that is in Moshiach.
It’s still a festival of death on this day, the god of the Celtics was to have called up the spirits of the wicked dead who had died during the past year. At the same time, other evil spirits arose and went about the countryside harassing the townspeople. On October 31, the Celts expected to be harassed by ghosts, evil spirits, and demons; it wasn’t fun and games to them.
1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you.
They would light bone fires to guide the spirits to their town and to ward off evil spirits. Certain children would be burned alive on these bone fires as offering to the sun. Parents would tie yellow ribbons around oak trees as prayers to the sun to have their children returned/spared.
Deuteronomy 12:1 …..the nations serve their gods….under every green tree….destroy their high places, obelisk pillars, burn their Easter images with fire, cut down their carved images and destroy their names. You shall not worship יהוה your Elohim in such a manner!
DRUIDS – (their god Woden, gives us the name for the 4th day of the week)
1 Corinthians 10:9 Neither let us test Moshiach, as some of them also tested, and were destroyed by serpents.
The Celts had priests called Druids, and growing up in England you still witness a lot of druid activity especially near where I went to boarding school on the Salisbury plain. Still today, on the Salisbury plain modern day druids will go from house to house demanding certain foods, and all those who refuse are still cursed by these whack jobs. The locals are still tormented by means of occult magic and police have to patrol the Salisbury Plain to keep the druid criminal activity at bay.
Witchcraft is Witchcraft. Demons are Demons. Sin is Sin.
Leviticus 19:31 “Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God”
In times past, the druids carried large turnips which they had hollowed out, and on which they had carved demon faces as charms. Each one was believed to contain the demon spirit that personally led or guided that priest it was his own personal little god. Later this developed into a rite where the left over fat from the children’s bodies on the bone fire was collected and fashioned into a candle and placed inside a carved out turnip, later a pumpkin and the victim was called ‘Jack-of-the-lantern.’
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
These things happened several centuries before Yeshua. Sacrifices were made to the gods, especially the god of death – Sah-win. Sacrifices to Sah-win were offered from animal to vegetable and later (Jack-of-the-lantern) a combination of both. This went on and on, and, in some parts of the world, still goes on today. Take I.S, for example, they performed a Halloween ritual before the world, and few people even recognized it as such. The burning of the Jordanian pilot! A war fire offering would be made of prisoners, the deformed or crippled who were burned alive in wicker cages in a public ritual.
Deuteronomy 18:10. “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is detestable to יהוה ; and because of these detestable things the יהוה your Elohim will drive them out before you”
1 John 3:4 Whosover committieth sin transgresseth also the law, for sin is transgression of the law.
This was the night of fortune telling and divination when the ghouls would draw close and give you special magic. They called on S.a.tan to bless their efforts. This is where we get the custom of ‘bobbing for apples.’ They would put apples in a tub and bob for them. The one who came up first without putting the apple in his teeth was to have good luck throughout the year. The Druids would then peel the apples and throw the peeling over their shoulders and then quickly look around to see a vision or an apparition of the one they were to marry.
Deuteronomy 18:9 “When you enter the land which יהוה your Elohim gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.” The Hebrew verb lamad (dm;l’) specifically means, “exercise in, learn”
In the 8th century, the RCC made allowances to accommodate the barbarians and in an effort to get the people to stop the festival of Sah-win, invented All Saints Day (Nov. 1). This was poor attempt to get the people to turn away from the horrible observance of Sah-win. All Saints Day was intended to honor the martyrs of the Roman persecutions. Syncretism never works.
Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
Does Halloween fit this mould of holiness? Does dabbling in witchcraft and the occult? יהוה once a year bring honor and glory to
THE MIDDLE AGES
In the Middle Ages, there was a great revival of satanic practices and witchcraft and magic; people began to look to the occult for answers – Just like we see today. Villagers looked to the ghouls to intercede in times of harvest and drought they believed that witches traveled on broomsticks to the Black Sabbaths to worship satan on October 31. They were guided by ghouls in the form of black cats. The Druids worshiped cats believing them to be reincarnated evil people.
Animal shelters have been suspending the adoption of black cats two weeks before Halloween since the 1990’s.
New York Daily News….
“This is a time when blood rituals take place,” said Hedy Litke, director of animal placement at the ASPCA. “Black cats are often sacrificed.”
This festival has survived because it has the RCC stamp of approval upon it courtesy of the Irish immigrant influx at the time of the potato famine. The church became yoked with the devil himself by celebrating this festival.
All Saints Day became All Hallows Day. Hallow means holy or sacred. October 31 is the evening before All Hallows Day and came to be called in the western world all hallows evening and then all hallows eve. Eve is an abbreviation for the evening. Finally, the word was reduced to the way we have it today, Halloween. That’s where the name came from, and even if it is called all hallows evening, it has nothing to do with Christian faith, and it never did!
Hosah 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall not be a priest to Me: seeing you have forgotten the Torah of your Elohim, I will also forget your children.
The whole theme is one of darkness, death, fear, threats, destruction and evil! There’s bats, owls, witches, broomsticks, ghosts, death, monsters and skeletons, You dress up your children as zombies, demons, and witches, ghouls werewolves then they’re sent out into the streets in the darkness to reenact the Druids’ practice of demanding food from people under threat of tricks (or curses) if they don’t comply.
But look at the costumes available for children today at Halloween. Costumes for 7- and 8-year-old girls and even younger have become downright degrading, the vast majority of those sold in stores and on the Internet are unabashed “sexually alluring.”
Combine that with the influence of fantasy role-playing games, such as “Dungeons and Dragons.” Lyrics, symbolism, and the influence of Beyonce and Katie Perry.
Isaiah 8:13 But the Master of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Now with legal pot, I have to deal with Teenage “stoner” gangs, their symbols, and their vandalism. You see more teenage suicide, by adolescents dabbling in the occult. Crimes committed by self-styled satanic practitioners, including grave and church desecrations and robberies, animal mutilations, and even murders.
…….And out all the children go….into the streets at night….. not with a turnip-like in yesteryear, but a pumpkin with a carved out demon face on it to decorate it with. At Halloween, there’s still apple bobbing, divination, fortune telling, haunted houses, candles lit and spirits called up.
There’ll be orgies and whore mongering, ouija boards seances calling up the dead – all in the spirit of Halloween. The Wiccan’s and Druids today will sacrifice dogs, cats, rats, chickens, goats and even humans! Follow the police reports the following days and weeks and see.
Isaiah 8:19 And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?
SRA AND THE HALLOWEEN CONNECTION
Ritualistic abuse of children is a huge part of the sick and bizarre ceremonies conducted at Halloween, this includes human sacrifice!
Organized, Traditional, or Multigenerational satanic groups all over the globe are involved in organized conspiracies, such as taking over day care centers, schools, foster programs and even infiltrating police departments (huge cases in the UK – Jimmy Saville/80’s politicians and a whole town in central England inc church, grade school and police).
Closer to home trafficking in human sacrifice victims has also infiltrated the Department of Justice and the Pentagon.
Here’s a bizarre incident from the local NBC affiliate in Miami….WBBH-TV.
Stephanie Pistey confirmed assertions by police in Parker, Fla., that the people involved in the July murder of 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot were in a vampire cult. Pistey, who was arrested last Monday and charged with accessory to murder, said she sees herself as a modern-day Dracula.
“Since I was like 12 every fiber in my body, basically everything, I know this is going to be crazy, but I believe that I’m a vampire and part werewolf,” Pistey told WBBH-TV
This isn’t just an isolated incident. Especially with the cultural fascination with zombies and vampires.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Listen as I read this article form the Christian Post….
Just a few months ago, a 19-year-old in Texas, claiming to have been a 500-year-old vampire needing to be fed, broke into a woman’s home, threw her against the wall, and tried to suck her blood.
There are some groups that use “breeders” to produce babies that will be used for child sacrifices. Listen to what Nancy Dunn (who was raised in a Satanist family) recently told CBN….
“My father worked in the aerospace industry. My mother worked for a doctor. On the outside just looked normal, but nobody knew what was going on behind closed doors. My father was actually a Satanic high priest, so he did all kinds of evil things. He sexually assaulted me, took me to satanic rituals. My father actually used me as a baby breeder, which means I was impregnated so the Satanists would have a baby to sacrifice to the devil in their Satanic rituals. As soon as I was able to have a baby, I was pregnant.”
And many Christians say, “Well, we don’t take it seriously.” “We’re not worshipping the devil’.
You may not take it seriously, but the scripture says Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Satan does take it seriously so do S.a.tan’s helpers! And believe it or not, so does יהוה and so should you, unless you want to face the judgment! Which you will! ………..“Oh, but that’s not what it means to me.”
I don’t care; you’re not God, so shut up you wicked child of culture and repent!
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to יהוה. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
As you can see, there are absolutely no Biblical origins for Halloween at all.
Halloween does need to be repented of so we can return to יהוה.
Deuteronomy 4:26 יהוה will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the יהוה drives you. There you will serve gods, the work of man’s hands, wood, and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell”
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
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