Echoes From the Campfire

The things that go on in the dark prove that people believe in You.  They are afraid to do those same things in blaze of daylight.  Afraid You will see them.  Ashamed.  But at night, well, they think Your vision or concern is somehow limited.  May I only do those things at night that I would do in the light of day.”
              –Stephen Bly  (Throw the Devil Off the Train)

    “What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial [the devil]? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?”
              –2 Corinthians 6:15 (AMPC)
I don’t care to say much about Halloween.  Stay away from it; it is the devil’s playground and holiday.  Remember, the enemy of your soul is subtle and deceptive, and takes seemingly innocent things and turns them into a nightmare.  Why do you think there is so much horror associated with Halloween?
    Many Christians, or so-called Christians, entertain Halloween.  They may try to disguise it, but they still are still fooled by the evil one.  Paul writes that we are to “abhor evil…” (Romans 12:9) and to the Thessalonians he writes, to “abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:22).  Are we mocking God then when we fool around with Halloween?
    We live in a complacent and compromising age.  People want to water on the truth of God’s Word.  That is where the warning in Revelation comes form when the Lord says that He despises the lukewarm (the complacent and compromising).
    Be aware!
    Here is a good word from one of my favorite Christian writers.  It is hard to go wrong when reading Tozer.  God is a God of light and goodness, then why turn to darkness, even for one night?  The devil is there to steal, kill, and destroy; he wants to bring havoc among those who serve Christ.

         “There have always been professing Christians who argue and insist: ‘I am all right-I worship in the name of Jesus.’ They seem to believe that worship of God is based on a formula. They seem to think there is a kind of magic in saying the name of Jesus! Study the Bible carefully with the help of the Holy Spirit and you will find that the name and the nature of Jesus are one. It is not enough to know how to spell Jesus’ name! If we have come to be like Him in nature, if we have come to the place of being able to ask in accordance with His will, He will give us the good things we desire and need. We worship God as the result of a new birth from above in which God has been pleased to give us more than a name. He has given us a nature transformed, and Peter expresses that truth in this way: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)”
                  –A. W. Tozer