October 24 2016

Fight The Good Fight

sword-308836_1280Sometimes it is hard to fight the good fight. October is one of the hardest months for me. The battle against God heightens this time of year, as Satan ramps up his attacks, using his own army to do his evil bidding. The purpose of the devil in this world is to steal, kill, and destroy, and he will stop at nothing to see that done. October is the time of the year where the season changes, and along with it brings change of weather and daylight hours. The days become shorter and the nights become longer. As it begins to get cold and rainy, more people begin to stay indoors. Yet for witches, this is a time of year for celebration.

The darkness is not something to run or hide from when you are partnered with it. Darkness is something to be reveled in, something that brings comfort. So Satan has used this time of year as another excuse to bring worship to himself. It starts with Halloween, a high and holy night for witches and Satanists alike. Halloween celebrations start well before October 31st however. They start as early as October 13, which is backwards Halloween. They then continue on with two weeks of preparation leading up to Halloween night.

It is not just Halloween that is celebrated during the month of October. There are several other satanic ritual days that are celebrated, including the full moon. All of these satanic activity is happening world-wide. Satan does not limit his followers to just one place or one country. He has them everywhere. And in every country on this satanic ritual nights there are witches who gather together to do rituals. This equates to high amounts of witchcraft being sent out worldwide. It has a massive effect on every single person, whether we know it or not.

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Ephesians 5:11

For people who have survived the occult, as I have, there is a certain sensitivity to this witchcraft activity. Because I have been involved in it I know what it feels like. I can sense it around us and it feels terrible. Many people also sense it, they just don’t realize that they feel it. Feeling witchcraft, or witchcraft attack, can feel like being very emotional, feeling unstable or unsettled, feeling anxious or afraid, feeling depressed, confused, or even angry. You feel some or even all of these feelings for no apparent reason. You may even attribute it to something in your life, even though the feelings are very strong or even overwhelming you to the point where you don’t understand why.

For some people witchcraft translates into having a very bad day or “bad luck”. Things keep going wrong around you or to you. Accidents happen everywhere you look. People seem to be acting crazy or irrational. If you have ever heard that a full moon makes you crazy, that is because of the high ritual activity on full moon nights. Ritual nights been hundreds of thousands are gathering together in groups big and small to perform witchcraft together. These rituals can be sexual or sacrificial or both, but they are usually one or the other.

With the heightened amount of witchcraft in the air so to speak in October, it makes it very difficult for me. Add to that the attack I get just for sharing my testimony and for getting free from the occult, and you have a serious amount of attack almost every single day this month. I see it affect my kids (they just get out of control, over emotional over very small issues, hurt each other and more) and it kills me. I hate to see how witchcraft can just pummel my household and bring me to my knees. Some days I can barely make it through because the impact of feeling it to the degree I do can be debilitating.

For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

2 Corinthians 10:4

I admit there are days I want to give up. The devil has the intent to bring me down and keep me quiet. That is not really a new concept for the devil. A friend sent me a very interesting article about how witches are gathering together to work against Donald Trump to cause him to want to quit. This was a great article for me, as it reminded me that I am in a war, but it’s not against flesh and blood. It is not the people who are doing the witchcraft that are the problem, it is the devil himself. I cannot look at humans and have rage or malice to them, even though they are attacking me, my ministry and my family. I have to place all the blame where it belongs. Satan.

I know many people say that we need to not focus on the devil or what the devil is doing. I just cannot agree with that. We absolutely need to focus on Jesus Christ, His salvation and a relationship with Him. He is our everything, and we are here for Him. But God did not just create us to be with Him. He created us to partner with Him. He created us to fight the good fight of faith. When God through Satan out of heaven and here to earth, He knew exactly what He was doing. He was giving His children a marvelous opportunity.

I know that many people blame God for evil, or for bad things happening to people or on earth. They think God must be evil or powerless. We just aren’t seeing our true purpose. As spirit we can know God; we can be with God. Yet God did not just want to know us; He wanted to be inside of us, working with us and through us. Not for selfish reasons, but for us! When God made us in His image, it was out of love. Not so we could be like God, but so we could experience God in ways that are otherwise impossible! It is through this world, this body, and this existence that we can know God in the most intimate and wonderful ways.

Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 100:3

So when God kicked Satan down to earth it was for  purpose. A purpose to partner with us and to teach that devil a lesson. We as believer’s in Christ have more power and authority than the devil does in his little finger. We were made to fight! We were created to partner with God and kick that devil’s butt! God did not put us on the earth to be mean or just with a hope that we would be able to make it through. No. He did it because He wants to see us trample on that serpent and show him who is boss. We are, because we have God inside of us.

Jesus Christ came as an example. An example of love, of hope, and of victory! The devil is confounded by the ways of God! He cannot understand them. He never would have thought God would come to earth as a man and then let Himself be killed! Yet it was through that death that Jesus now reigns supreme. The devil cannot even touch Him. And that is what we are partnering with. The blood of the holy and precious Lamb of God runs in our veins. So even though the devil can have his day, attacking us and causing us fear, doubt and pain, he cannot ever kill our spirit, which is seated right now in the heavenlies with Christ.

This is why the devil truly hates us. We should be nothing. We are weak. We are helpless and powerless. Without Christ. Yet with God, we are carrying the power and authority of all of heavens armies within us. Nothing can stop the Lord God Almighty. That is why we need to get back to the root of why we are even here. Not to suffer, not to sin, but to fight! We need to fight the good fight with faith, hope and love. Nothing is going to help us persevere against the attacks of the devil more than these things, because they are from God Himself.

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:11-12

faea5cc7e5df4bf365a4cd0793e1668cEvery time I have been down for the count and ready to tap out, God has graciously reminded me why I am here. Every time I want to throw it all away and just take this blog down forever, God shows me that it wasn’t all for nothing. All of my pain, my suffering, my torment; it was not for no good reason. It was for hope. It was for love. It was to strengthen me to keep up the good fight. While Satan meant to destroy me, God used all of it to make me stronger. Strong enough to walk in this call He has on my life. Walking this out is not for the faint of heart; it is for the mighty in faith.

Everything I have been through should have torn me down. And for a time it did. Yet through the death of Christ I have risen from the ashes of defeat into a life reborn. I am alive in Christ, and through Him I am more than a conqueror. I am victorious. And one day when I get to heaven, I will receive the rewards that God has set aside for me, because I did not love my life unto death. No, some days it doesn’t feel worth it. But that is OK. We all have our bad days. As long as we can focus on Christ long enough to regain our strength, we can rise up again victorious through Him. He is good. He is worth it all.

I have never known love until I knew God. I have never experienced true pleasure or joy, until I had it with God. Everything pales in comparison to the glorious riches I have gained in this relationship with Jesus. He is everything. And everything else falls away into nothingness when you truly see and know the glory of God. I know I am not alone in this fight. And I am so very thankful to every saint who is standing by my side right now, fighting right with me. I also know I am not alone in struggling and suffering. There are many who are in the trenches and have been hit so hard they can’t even look up anymore.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

1 Timothy 4:7

I am here to tell you, you are not alone. God is with you. He sees you. He has never left you and He never will. I know you are afraid to look up, because when you do you see pain. Yet I implore you to look past that pain and into the very eyes of God. Allow His glory to flow over you in this moment and give you the breathe you need to keep on going. Give Him your burdens and your pains and take on His yoke, for it is easy and sweet to bear. He wants to show you that your life was not built for a bed of suffering, but for a platform to glorify Him instead. God has so much more for you, yet you have believe the lies that you are not good enough for God.

You are good enough for God, and He wants you right now. Not matter where you are at in your life or what you have done. He wants to use you to kick that devil’s butt and bring you into the victory He has already claimed. You. Maybe you are nobody and can’t see how God can use you. Well neither did I. A housewife, an ex witch, an ex drug addict, tattooed up and unschooled in the Bible. Yet God has raised me up, and He will do the same for you! You can do this my brothers and sisters! Fight the good fight and never give up! You will see the day come when the blessings of heaven pour out over you and through you!

Arise, shine, for your light has come,

and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

See, darkness covers the earth

and thick darkness is over the peoples,

but the Lord rises upon you

and his glory appears over you.

Nations will come to your light,

and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Isaiah 60:1-3

 

November 23 2015

Is Christmas A Pagan Holiday?

ChristmasI grew up in a home where we celebrated a “traditional” Christmas every year. My parents and I would go into the hills and cut down a tree at a Christmas tree farm. We would bring it home and put it in the Christmas tree stand and then decorate it with glass ornaments, tinsel, colored lights, and a star at the top. We would meet with my grandparents and other extended family and share a meal and exchange gifts. My dad would put on a record of old Christmas music and I would sing along. My sister and I would wake up early on Christmas morning and wait for my dad to tell us we could come out of our room. We were giddy with excitement when we saw the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, and the stockings filled to the brim with treats. I have many found memories of Christmas as a child. There is just something about the nostalgia of the traditions of Christmas that warm my heart.

It was not until I was a young adult and I became heavily involved in the occult and witchcraft that I changed some of my opinions about Christmas. I did not grow up as a Christian and I don’t remember talking about Jesus on Christmas very often. I remember a beautiful nativity scene my mother would set out every year, one that I would lovingly play with. I can’t really say whether I understood what the nativity was really all about. As a child there was more talk about the birth of baby Jesus being born on TV, so it was something that was a part of my small world. But I doubt the meaning of it registered with me, the way it does now.

As a pagan or witch, Christmas lost most of it’s meaning to me as I traded it in for Yule or Winter Solstice. As a pagan, most of the traditional holidays (except Halloween) were not celebrated or important. As I studied more about the ancient roots of paganism and the traditions that it brought into our world, I began to have more disdain for Christians. It turns out that Christians stole all of their holidays and celebrations from pagans. So the Roman Catholic church tried to take Winter Solstice celebrations, a deep and meaningful night of celebration, and tried to change it to celebrate their God instead. In doing so they hoped to convert the pagans to Christians. It wasn’t just Christmas/Winter Solstice they were trying to use to convert pagans, but also Easter. I was absolutely sickened by the audacity of these Christians. I had never liked them before because I found them judgmental hypocrites, but this just took the cake. As a pagan, the ancient roots of our ancestors were of the utmost importance to me. And I was determined to learn more about the truth of paganism so I could uphold these ancient traditions.

 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21

Winter Solstice is not actually on December 25th, so I did end up celebrating both, because my parents still celebrated Christmas. It was hard to completely walk away from Christmas without pushing away my family during that season. So as angry as I was about the Christmas rip-off, I still celebrated it, but knowing the truth of where it came from at least. Winter Solstice is a few days before, and it is the longest night of the year. It was a time to celebrate the birth of the sun god and the changes in the earth. The nights are long and the days shorter up until the Solstice, but now the nights would be getting shorter and the days longer. It was symbolic when paired with the birth of the sun god and the changes he brought to the earth. You light a Yule log and let it burn all night long, to represent the rising of the sun god.

As I got older and my life changed, I stopped actively practicing witchcraft, but did not stop my beliefs. I still reminded myself about the ancient traditions and roots of paganism and studied them when I had time. I still added in some practices where I could. But as my life changed in many ways, I gravitated more towards traditional Christmas celebrations again, to give my children the same traditions I had while growing up. I did teach them about Winter Solstice and some of the origins of it, because it was important to me. I wanted them to have an understanding. I never taught them about Jesus or His birth, because it meant nothing to me, except a lie to trick pagans. So when my husband and I came into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, you can see why I had some conflict about celebrating Christmas. I understood the pagan roots of Christmas and I had never used Christmas to glorify any god except the ones I previously believed in.

My husband and I prayed a lot that first year and what we took away was a great lesson. Simplify what we had been doing for Christmas. Which for us was huge. Previously we were going broke giving our kids gifts that we could not afford and glorifying Santa. We started teaching our kids about giving instead of receiving by supporting ministries such as Operation Christmas Child and Angel Tree and spent much less on our children. I was worried that we were doing something wrong by celebrating Christmas, especially after being so convicted about Halloween. I prayed fervently along with my husband and felt that God indeed wanted us to continue to celebrate Christmas.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

I have heard many Christians say that it is wrong to celebrate Christmas, because it is a pagan holiday. This statement in itself is not accurate. Christmas was never a pagan holy day. Yes, it is derived from a pagan holy day, but Christmas was never celebrated by pagans. Christmas  does have many traditions that are from pagan practices. But so do many other things we do in this world. For instance, did you know wedding rings are pagan? There is nowhere in scripture that talks about wearing wedding rings. This tradition comes from ancient Rome, as do many of the other practices of weddings we use today. Funerals are also pagan, and come from the ancient Egyptians. Flowers for the grace, embalming and more, and based on the belief that the body was going on into the afterlife. Our U.S. money has pagan symbols on it. Some coins have the goddess Liberty on them. Calendars are also pagan, as well as the names of the days of the weeks and months. Church steeples are also pagan in origin, coming from the phallic obelisk of fertility gods from ancient Egypt. And don’t get me started on the pagan idol worship in the Catholic Church. I could keep writing pages about the many things that we have adopted from paganism. It started back in Rome when Constantine the first Christian Emperor in Rome came into power and gave Christians the rights to freely worship God and believe in Jesus openly. Many pagan customs and traditions were adopted into Christianity and have stuck for centuries.

If we stop celebrating Christmas, because it is pagan, then what else are you willing to stop participating in because it’s pagan or rooted in paganism? You would need to leave just about everything in this world behind  and go live outside of society in the woods if that were the case. It would be impossible to completely remove paganism from our lives. The point is not to remove paganism from our lives, but to walk with the Spirit of God, letting Him teach you what His will is. Yes, there are many things in this world we need to remove from our lives, such as TV and media that promotes violence and sexual immorality. That is truly more offense to the Spirit of God then celebrating Christmas. I have also seen the Hebraic Roots movement where they teach not to celebrate Christmas, but to celebrate Hanukkah instead. Hannukkah is not a Biblical mandate and we are not Jewish, so there is no reason that we need to trade in one for the other. If you want to celebrate Hannukkah over Christmas, that is your choice, but don’t do it with the idea that you are glorifying God in one more than the other. We are told to live as sacrifices to God, and to glorify Him in everything we do. We are also told not to make another brother stumble by our judgments of each other. If a Christian celebrates Christmas and glorifies our Lord Jesus in this way, then who are you to tell them they are wrong and practicing paganism? We are to live in unity and peace, and to encourage and love one another.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Romans 12:1

This brings me to the next argument from the opposite side, that it is OK to celebrate Halloween, because it is a perfectly innocent and fun day and it is no longer pagan. Please do not compare Christmas and Halloween. That is like comparing a murder to a birth. They are total opposites. Halloween is a not just rooted in paganism, it is actually a high holy day for Satanists and witches. Christmas is not a holy day for pagans, but simply another day on the calendar to them. Halloween is a time when witchcraft is at an all time high, and human sacrifices are being performed. It is a celebration of death and evil. Christmas is not about any of those things, and neither is it’s counterpart, Winter Solstice. Much like Christmas, winter solstice celebrates light, hope and joy – except it is just misconstrued into a celebration of false gods and earth worship. Although during December there is a higher level of witchcraft than some other times, because of the witches celebrations and rituals during this time.

So this begs the questions, is Christmas evil, and is it wrong to celebrate it? No, Christmas is not evil. There is nothing evil about the day of Christmas or any of the pagan traditions that come along with it. It is a day where families get together with love and gratitude and exchange presents. It is a season where people are geared toward serving others and are willing to open up their pocket books and give to the needy. Compassion is at an all time high and we open our doors to friends and neighbors who would otherwise be alone on Christmas. We spend an entire month focusing on doing good for others and spreading love and joy. Of course there is always the other side of commercialism, but that doesn’t take away from what you can do with Christmas. This isn’t the time to say, what can Christmas do for me, but instead, what can I do for Christmas? I can use Christmas to honor my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I can humble myself and serve those in need around me. I can reach out and give even when I have little. I can talk about the Good News of Jesus Christ, because Christmas is all about Him! I can bring light into the darkness of the winter by shining the light of the Holy Spirit inside of me.

treeI do not need to do these things with Santa Claus, stockings, reindeer and things that have little to nothing to do with Jesus. But giving gifts is a beautiful thing, and it is very appropriate I feel, because our Father is a good Father who loves to spoil His children. We deserve nothing from Him, yet He gives us so many blessings and gifts in abundance! The best gift of all being His one and only Son! Who came into this world as a helpless baby, making Himself nothing so He could give us an inheritance! Who wouldn’t want to spend an entire season focusing on the selflessness and humility of Christ and His birth? Who cares if He wasn’t born in December – we don’t really know for sure. But what I do know is that the entire world in one way or another is celebrating Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ, Savior of the World. So why should I shun Christmas because of paganism in the traditions and push away friends and family? That would cause a huge division in a time of hope and joy and unity.

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.  And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end.

Mark 3:24-26

Division is not of God. Our God is a God of community. God Himself is community as the Holy Trinity. He wants us to partake in community and fellowship. The devil wants to divide us and keep us alone. If we stop celebrating Christmas we are dividing ourselves from the church as a whole, our friends and family that celebrate. for most of December, because that is how long Christmas is celebrated. It is an entire season. Wouldn’t the devil just love to keep Christians from celebrating a holiday that was all about Jesus Christ?? Of course he would! He can convince some Christians to celebrate a satanic holy day such as Halloween, and others to not celebrate a holiday for Jesus. That is absolutely backwards! Enjoy the Christmas season by first asking God how He wants you to celebrate it. You may need to strip some of the things from it that He is displeased with, or you may need to add in new traditions of serving others. The most important thing is to be in connection and intimacy with God, loving Him and honoring Him above all. I am going to continue to write about Christmas as the Spirit leads, as I feel there is more to be said on this subject. Be blessed brothers and sisters!

And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 2:11

 

 

November 2 2015

Human Spirits and Astral Travel

human spiritsAs I write this it is October 31st, or more commonly known as Halloween. I am sitting in my room to type this post out at 8:30 pm as my husband puts the kids to bed. The window is open and all I can hear are screams of children and roars of an adult man who is scaring them. There is also the clamor of children as they rush from house to house looking for a sweet handout. At dusk our neighbors all began to set up their decorations – a grave yard with bones, giant ghosts and bats, rows of skulls, a life-size zombie and more. Just horrible to see out my window. There is a peace that has settled over my house finally, Praise the Lord.

I saw this because less than an hour ago our house was in chaos, being attacked by spiritual darkness. What does spiritual attack look like in our house? Well I am married to a wonderful Godly man, and we have four sons. Two elementary age and two teens. It started just after dusk as the Halloween decorations were up and the children began their descent into our neighborhood. We do family Bible study after dinner at the table. My two younger children began acting out – not to abnormal in itself – but their behavior began to escalate. They began to refuse to listen to anything my husband or I said and became completely defiant. Then they began to act completely wild and out of control, running around, screaming, hurting each other and more. I began to feel this unexplainable feeling of fear and sadness wash over me. One of my teens started yelling at the younger kids and getting mad at me. My husband was trying to get things under control as I began to pray against witch craft.

You see as I have been sharing my testimony and standing up against Halloween the spiritual attack has been at an all time high. Satan does not want me to share my testimony, because it shows the mighty power of Jesus to save, even someone who was in the grips of Satan himself. And with my experience on Halloween as a witch, I am able to expose the truth that Halloween is a satanic holy day and shine a light onto it for the whole world to see. Many countries have been on my blog since God has elevated it for His purposes! He is bringing healing and truth to many because I have been obedient. It is not easy to put myself and my life out there for the whole world to see. Yet I do it for my King. He is Worthy!

Or ever the silver cord be loosed…Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it

Ecclesiastes 12:6-7

If you listen to my radio interview on ‘The Healing Light!’ you will not only hear my testimony, but also something really interesting that Stan told me about. He told me of another guest who can see into the spirit realm. This is a wonderful gift that God gives some as a part of discerning the spirits. He said that on Halloween night he looked up and saw hundreds of strings stretched out across the sky. These are the silver cords of human spirits. Don’t be confused by the term human spirits – it is not actually a humans spirit, but their soul. The silver cord is what connects our soul to our physical bodies and looks like a thin white/silver umbilical like cord. It is like a lifeline to the human body, and if it is cut then the person dies.

Why did the man state he saw so many silver cords in the sky that Halloween night? Because Halloween is a holy night for witches and Satanists. They do many rituals and in these rituals they do astral travel or astral projection with their human spirits. These human spirits leave their physical bodies and travel to set destinations to harass people and cause general chaos and wreak havoc. Human spirits can gather information by listening and watching people who are unaware they are there. This information can be used for further attack in the spiritual realm. Human spirits also like to harass people while they are sleeping and vulnerable. You may experience the attack like a bad dream and never be the wiser.

How can these human spirits leave their bodies and travel like this? With the power of the demonic they are able to do so. I have heard demons carry them to their destination and then back to their bodies. Their bodies are now open for demons to come in and do as they please to them, possessing them or even do things to them physically. They can also allow other human spirits who can come into their body because they are basically absent and an open door to all kinds of evil, being completely unprotected.While astral traveling, human spirits are in danger of meeting demons and other human spirits who can cause them harm. They are also in danger of having their silver cord cut, which means death.

What can human spirits do while astral traveling? They can cause distress, torment, chaos, depression and sadness. They also might cause animals to act rather strangely, as animals can sense them. As humans they are under the law of free will, and we have no authority over them. Only God has authority over human spirits, so when we are under attack from human spirits, we must ask God to send angels to come and escort them away. Tonight as we were under great spiritual attack I was praying in the Spirit. God revealed to me that the attack was coming from an army of human spirits that were trying to storm our home. As I share my testimony and preach against Halloween, I am going up against Satan himself and his high holy night. So of course he has his obedient followers ready and willing to come after me on a night where they feel their power is strongest. Human spirits were not just coming to attack me and my family, but whoever else the devil has his sights on. You can be sure if you stand up for the Truth, the devil will try to knock you down. Hard.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 6:12

This attack went on for about an hour. I prayed against witchcraft as my husband prayed against the attacks. I prayed for God to send angels to remove human spirits before I even realized what was happening. I sent a text out to some friends and asked for prayer. The sadness and despair washed over me and I was being spent into a memory of being abused. My husband tried to pray over me and pray over the children and try to get them under control. It was pure chaos everywhere. I was scared and Satan had me right where I was weakest. Thank God for the mercy saints of Jesus Christ and their prayers. I put a post up on Facebook and had so many brothers and sisters praying for us I was in awe. Within 20 minutes the children were calm and drawing and my teen son who had been trying to get me to turn off praise music and stop praying was playing his guitar.

I cannot express enough thanks to our God and Lord Jesus Christ for the many miracles He has performed in my life. I urge every single person to always reach out in prayer in times of need and never be afraid to ask. We are bonded together as a family and need to stand firm in prayer together! When you are under heavy attack it may not look at all like what it looks like in my house. Satan hits each individual right where it hurts them most. We need to be vigilant to learn the attacks of the enemy and how to fight them. We need to always be aware because the devil is a prowling lion looking to devour. He has so many devices to come against us and we are very ignorant of many of them.

As I was praying in the Spirit during this attack God revealed to me a picture. I saw the outside of our home and many strings coming down towards it. But I saw a bubble around our house, and all the strings just bounced right off! The strings were the silver cords of all the human spirits coming to attack us. But our Lord gave us a hedge of protection to keep all these human spirits out of our house! I just know that the prayers of the saints helped to make this happen. As scripture says, when two or three are gathered together in my name, I will be there in the midst of them. Satan is very angry with me because of the strength of my testimony and he has many witches to do his bidding. Many of them may not even know what they are doing, because when you practice witchcraft you are harnessing the power of evil as you allow demons to enter you. Yet so many witches have no idea they are doing this, because they have a sincere belief they are not doing any harm to anyone. However, when you practice witchcraft you are giving your life over to the devil, whether you know it or not. It is very sad and we need to pray for these lost souls.

There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer  or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead,  for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12a

Astral travel is more common than you might think. It is not just something relegated to witches, but also for those who practice New Age religion. When I was a witch I was also very into the New Age practices as well. During that time I would do rituals that I learned from Jewish Mysticism or Kabbalah. Do not be fooled by the fact that this sounds related to Judaism it is not. It is pure witchcraft. As you practice this ritual you are actually doing astral travelling. Except when I was doing it I had no idea what I was doing. I was leaving my body and completely unaware of it! I was so fooled and naive just throwing myself into whatever looked good at the moment, yet I was completely deceived. There are many others who just as I did, are being tricked into the lies of the New Age Movement and witch craft. There are even books out right now that “guide” people on how to do astral travel safely! The devil is a huge liar and we need to always be in God’s Word so we can learn how to have discernment about what is right and true. Believe me, even Christians are being sucked into these lies.

heavenPlease do not get astral travel confused with spirit travel that is ordained by God. These human spirits are out for either a joy ride to experience higher planes of existence and spirituality or they are out to purposefully wreak havoc on unsuspecting humans. There are legitimate stories of people who have gone to heaven or been in the throne room of God, just as John did in Revelation. He had an out-of-body experience that was different from human spirits traveling through astral travel. The Apostle Paul also had a similar experience that he talks about in 2 Corinthians 12:1-4. These experiences are of God, and not human souls leaving their bodies by choice, but their actual spirits going to what Paul calls the Third Heaven, where God is.

Spiritual warfare is a very real part of a Christians life. You cannot back down from standing for the truth or being set apart in the name of Jesus Christ. The devil will always be seeking to destroy you, and if he isn’t, then I would be very worried about what you are not doing for the Kingdom of God. How can you know that it is human spirits that are attacking you? It is hard to explain what it feels like when human spirits are around. For me I have gotten used to the feeling of the presence of human spirits, and so I know when to ask the Lord to send angels to remove them. I would say if you notice distension, discord, chaos and a feeling of being really unsettled (or like you want to crawl out of your skin), disturbed or have wild emotional swings, it may very well be human spirits. As I learn more about it I will continue to share, because I feel it is very important for us to be aware of the different ways the devil seeks to attack us. Human spirits are as real as demons attacking us.

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:19-20

October 26 2015

Is Halloween Evil?

halloween-72939_1280I have recently written a post about Halloween, and why I do not believe Christians should celebrate it. I have been blessed with this post being shared quite a bit over social media and have received many wonderful comments from readers. The Lord has done an amazing work spreading the Truth of His Word with my post on Halloween! Just last year I wrote about Halloween, and it did not get much attention. I tried very hard to post it around on social media sites. I also made a video on Youtube about Halloween. That got more interest, but not as much as it has gotten in the past couple of weeks. It is all due to the Lord, and not at all due to anything I have done. I praise His holy and mighty Name for that!

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Colossians 2:8

I normally would not write another post on Halloween with the fact that I just wrote one, but I have seen some comments that really bothered me. It is these comments that have inspired me to write another post. These are comments I have already heard from many people I already know from my church or that I have met in the past couple of years. The one that bothers me the most is that, Halloween is not right for me to celebrate because I used to be in the occult. Therefore, I cannot handle Halloween. But for others, who have never been involved in the occult, it is OK. They have not done anything wrong, and they are doing something perfectly innocent in celebrating Halloween. I have to say that hurts me in a deep place in my heart. God has not convicted me that Halloween is evil because I was in the occult. God has convicted me that Halloween is evil because God knows it is evil.

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

1 Peter 5:8

There are some who would say that Halloween is a day that the Lord made. God has made all days, and we should celebrate each day and be joyful because of that. We should not hide in our houses and let the devil win. I have heard all these comments many times to give reasoning to celebrate Halloween. But I ask you this. Would you tell that to the thousands of humans who are going to endure being brutally murdered in a satanic ritual? Or what about the others who will be beaten and sexually abused in a satanic ritual? Would you look them in the eye and tell them that you are going to dress your children up and go out and have fun with friends because you are doing nothing wrong?

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

Ephesians 5:11

Can you imagine the horror of satanic ritual abuse survivors as they drive around their neighborhoods as Halloween draws near? They see yards decorated with witches, ghosts and other ghouls down every street. When they go to the neighborhood Wal-Mart they are confronted with mummies, demons and pumpkins carved to look scary. It brings back horrifying memories and searing pain into their lives as they try not to relive the hell they experienced. Then there are those who were not abused, but were forced to participate nonetheless.

You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 1 Corinthians 10:21

The thought of people being tortured and killed in satanic rituals may seem like something to surreal for many people to grasp. It is not something often talked about in our culture. We can glorify death and violence in our mainstream horror movies and our Halloween fun, but thinking about satanic ritual abuse is to close to reality for us to deal with. We have been desensitized from a young age to violence and evil. It is everywhere on TV, music, cartoons, comic books, etc. that many children are exposed to on a daily basis. So we grow up thinking that witches, ghosts and vampires are all good fun. And as a child it is quite fun – especially when your parents are advocating it and turning it into a special family tradition.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 Peter 2:9

I understand that not every family allows the scary costumes or decorations into their house for Halloween. So they are basically putting on a filter over Halloween, so that their family does not see the evil of it for what it is. It makes it very easy to see Halloween as a great family time to indulge a little. I often hear that families won’t give up celebrating Halloween because it is for the kids. The kids love candy and they wouldn’t understand if they couldn’t celebrate anymore. The problem with this is that you are not seeing Halloween for the evil it really is. Therefore you are teaching your children that it is not evil. And they will teach their children Halloween is not evil, and so on and so forth. It is a vicious cycle that is propagating the lies of the devil.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

It reminds me of the Israelites in Exodus and Deuteronomy where the fathers did not teach the children the ways of the Lord. Soon the next generation was not holding fast to the ways of the Lord and then not teaching their children about the Lord at all. God was forsaken and the Israelites were worshiping false gods (demons), sacrificing their own children and giving themselves over to sexual immorality. They always paid a high price because they were inviting the devil right in to their lives and they didn’t even know it. They began to follow the ways of the culture around them, and began to believe that there was nothing wrong with these practices. If everyone else is doing it, how can it be wrong? Why do you think God warns us so many times not to follow the pagan practices? Why do you think he has such harsh consequences to this? Because it is dangerous – we are opening our lives up to demonic activity and giving them legal rights to stay.

“Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the Lord your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the Lord your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord.”

Leviticus 18:2-5

So it is much the same with Halloween. We are forgetting the teachings of the Lord and going along with what culture dictates is right and good instead. We are to live our lives as set apart and holy, but often we find that isn’t convenient for what we want. God never said to live for Him when it was convenient, He said to love Him with all your heart, soul and mind. To do that you need to sometimes do things that are difficult and uncomfortable, like go against the grain of what is popular in our society. Even when you have already been completely immersed in it and have taught your children to follow it as well. But let me ask you this, do you want your children to grow up and stand firm against the devil, and follow Jesus Christ? I know I do.

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!

Isaiah 5:20

Let us not take Halloween and use it to glorify ourselves, as we are accustomed to doing. Most people who celebrate Halloween are not doing it for the Lord, but for themselves. It is not a celebration that we are doing in honor of God. We are not thinking of God or using it to thank Him for anything. It is pure paganism at it’s finest. It is a day where we get attention for our costumes and get treats (and for many adults drink and party). How does this honor the Lord? Am I saying that you cannot have fun as a Christian? Absolutely not. What I am saying is we need to stop making excuses for why it is OK to celebrate Halloween. We are glorifying the devil by participating in a day that he uses to destroy people. Even Anton Levay, founder of the Church of Satan has this to say about Halloween. “I’m glad that Christian parents let their children worship the devil at least one night out of the year.” If the founder of the Church of Satan is happy we are celebrating Halloween, we should seriously rethink what we are doing with this day.

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?  What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God.

1 Corinthians 6:14-16

set apartOn Halloween I will wake up and thank the Lord for another beautiful day. I will thank Him for the many blessings He has given me in my life – my husband and family, my home and my church, and especially my salvation. I will have joy because I love the Lord and not feel as though I have somehow been defeated because I am not celebrating Halloween. I will spend time with my family and we will pray for the poor souls who are being tormented on this night, and for the lost souls who are witches and Satanists, worshiping the devil on this high holy holiday. I urge you to do the same. How can we reclaim this day from Satan? By not recognizing Halloween, and not participating in it. We can spread the truth of the evil of Halloween and urge our family and friends to not participate in it either. If more and more Christians stop celebrating Halloween, think of what a kick in the pants that would be to the devil! That would be a truly amazing way to honor the Lord!

“When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.  There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer  or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead,  for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.  You shall be blameless before the Lord your God,  for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.” Deuteronomy 18:9-14

 

 

 

October 5 2015

Halloween and Christianity

halloweenAs I write this it is just a few days away from October. Once again I feel great pain in my heart rising up for the many lost souls who will be hurt during this time of year, or who have been hurt and have to try to fight off the memories this season. I am also deeply troubled by the many Christians who will go out and celebrate the darkness, when they have been saved by the Light. This is the season of Halloween, a time when witches and satanists celebrate a high holy day; a day of death, darkness and fear.

If you have been following my blog, you know that a spent my own season in life as a witch, deeply involved in the occult. I have written about my past experiences with Samhain (or Halloween) rituals and what Halloween means to witches. Since coming into a wonderful relationship with Jesus Christ, I have been completely redeemed from the evil I participated in. I have come out from the darkness and experienced His glorious light. My testimony has led to me other Christians who were formerly involved in the occult. Not all of them were involved by choice. Some were involved by force by their own family members. Family members who did horrible things to them during satanic rituals. They try desperately to avoid anything related to Halloween this time of year, because the memories of their childhood abuse still haunts them to this day.

When I was not an actively practicing witch I still reveled in Halloween. It was a time to party! Halloween is sensual and exciting! There are sweet treats, fun costumes, games, music, laughter. It is a time to decorate, carve pumpkins and get together with friends and family. What is not to love, right? We always had great costumes such as vampires, witches, ghosts and other ghoulish characters. We also decorated our house with skulls, bats, corpses, head stones, rats and other treasures. It was all in good fun!

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Of course celebrating Halloween doesn’t have to be about ghouls and scary things. You can decorate for fall and dress in innocent costumes such as princesses and super heroes. It makes for good wholesome fun. So just take out the evil and you have changed a night of evil into something perfectly good. Right? Wrong. I am so sorry to say that you cannot take Halloween and make it good, wholesome, or innocent, no matter what changes you try to make of it. Halloween from it’s very origins is evil, and it still is today.

During my first year as a Christian I was quickly convicted to stop celebrating Halloween. It was very easy for me to give it up, knowing what the true meaning of the day is. I did not actually know that it was also an important day to Satanists as well, because as a witch you sincerely don’t associate yourself with evil. It didn’t take much research to see that Satanists use Halloween as one of their special days to sacrifice human lives. And I naturally assumed that other Christians would not celebrate Halloween either. I mean, it is obviously evil. Just take a stroll through your neighborhood on a cool October night to see how many houses are decorated with skulls, bats, witches, etc. and you will see how the rest of the world views Halloween. So you can understand how I was utterly shocked to find out that just about every single Christian I knew actually celebrated Halloween.

I was more than shocked, I was dismayed and distressed. I was brought out of darkness by the grace of Jesus Christ. I wanted to rejoice and shout out from the rooftops of my undying love for Jesus. I wanted to get away from darkness and evil and be a light to the world. So how was it that I was so utterly alone in standing up for truth and light among a group of people who were supposed to share the same beliefs as I did? I had many conversations where terms like “God hasn’t convicted me” or “that’s legalistic” were thrown at me. As a new Christian that didn’t make a lot of sense to me. It was pretty black and white. Halloween = evil and Christians shouldn’t celebrate it.

The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie

2 Thessalonians 2:9

I spent that Halloween and the next sharing my story with other Christians as much as I could. I tried to plead with Christians to get them to understand that Halloween does not glorify Jesus and celebrating it actually invites the demonic into your life. It is pretty difficult to convince someone that a day to party and have fun could possibly be bad – unless of course you were once a witch. Then it makes perfect sense for someone like me to not celebrate it. It absolutely breaks my heart. Yet we live in a fallen world, where temptation runs rampant, and the church has catered to the masses by giving us the message of what we want to hear.

It would be easy to try to strip everything that looks evil out of Halloween and just call it a fall celebration. You could even go to a church on and attend a fall festival, and not trick or treat. Or you could pass out tracts to your neighborhood kids, and pray that one of them finds Jesus through that little pamphlet. I used to go to churches every year to attend fall festivals. It was a great way to have fun and celebrate Halloween. Never once did I hear the Gospel message from any of those churches. It was about free candy and games for us. I also found Christian tracts in my kids trick or treat bags before. I immediately snatched them up and threw them away before my kids could even try to understand what they were. I was not going to let Christian lies into my children’s heads.

I have heard every argument for Christians celebrating Halloween. I have thought and prayed about them all. I continuously come to the same conclusion every single time. Halloween is evil, and it is not for Christians. It is a season of fear and death and cannot be redeemed. Can God be glorified by it? Absolutely yes. By every Christian who stands up and decides not to participate in it. By shining a light into this dark and evil time with the love of Christ. Does that mean I advocate hiding away or turning against anyone who celebrates it? Absolutely not. Every single person in this world deserves to know Jesus Christ. He loves every one of us, no matter what. And we have so many thousands of ways to go out and spread the Good News to the world. It does not have to be done by fall festivals and Christians tracts.

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.  You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-5

The topic of demons and the devil is a very sensitive topic in the Christian world. Even among unbelievers there is great doubt in whether or not demons or real or if they are active in this world. Even when I was a witch I did not believe in the devil or hell! And let’s be honest. The thought of demons and evil is a very scary thought. Just look at what we see of what evil looks like on TV. The devil looks very scary indeed! Yet if you read the description of the devil in Ezekiel 28:12-13, he was absolutely beautiful, the “seal of perfection”. Satan does not come as a scary beast, he comes as deceiving us with his beauty! He preys on our fears, and so we are inundated with scary images of what evil looks like. So when evil does actually come into our lives we can’t even recognize it, because we are looking for something completely different.

freedom2Yet we must remember, Satan has been defeated! Jesus our Risen Lord has defeated death and hell, and there is nothing to fear in our enemy. We should rejoice in the authority and power that has been bestowed upon us by Christ Jesus! And in doing that we should reject the things of this world that have deceived us in to thinking they are good and fun. Evil always comes tempting us with pleasure. Do not be seduced into thinking Halloween is purely innocent. You are sending a message to the powers of hell that you are open to them invading your life. Everything related to Halloween has roots in ancient occult rituals. Please do not participate in these things and invite the enemy right in to your life.

God warns us of the spiritual realm and the evil powers that are coming against us. Should we be ignorant of these things because we don’t understand them? It would be very easy and very comfortable to do so. Yet we were not brought out of this world so that we may remain ignorant and live as the pagans do. We were brought out of this world to have freedom! We are not slaves to fear and death, but live victoriously because Jesus Christ defeated them! Let us be transformed into light and no longer be bound by the chains of this world! Use your freedom to serve one another, in love. The world around us is perishing – let us focus on our real mission here in this world. To spread the beautiful message of the Gospel, which has the power to save lives! Be a light in this world for those who are still blinded by the god of this world!

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12