Sunday, November 13, 2016

* I just wanted to share this article with our readers.  It's about the hidden dangers of Halloween.   October 31st has passed by - but this is an important topic that needs to be shared.*       Article is used with permission.

Halloween:
The Truth Behind the Mask

Jason Decker

What is Halloween? Is it really a time for Trick or Treats, Ghost stories, Pumpkins, Jack-O- Lanterns, Black cats, Costumes, Parties? Right? That is what I used to think. You probably thought that Halloween was a time for children dressed in cute costumes of witches, ghosts, and devils coming to knock at your door yelling “TRICK OR TREAT!” That’s not all there is to it. There is much more to Halloween, much more!
Halloween is more than a traditional holiday, and it is still celebrated by the many satanic and witchcraft groups today. How do the Halloween traditions and customs we see practiced today in our society relate to ancient and modern witchcraft?
The origins of Halloween can be traced back thousands of years to the time of the ancient Celts and their priests, the Druids. The night of October 31st marked the transition from summer into the darkness of winter. It marked the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The Feast of Samhain was a dreaded night, a night in which great bonfires were lit to Samana the lord of death, the dark Aryan god who was known as the Grim Reaper.
On this night it is said that spirits of the dead rose up and walked the earth. Wiccans say that this day is the best time for necromancy (communication with the dead). Halloween is still celebrated in Wicca as one of their Eight Seasonal Festivals, a ritual during which they call upon the dead to “Return this night to make merry with us”
One of my sources, who was a warlock in the Church of Satan, a priest in the satanic brotherhood and the high priest of a Wicca coven for almost 15 years, says that he and his fellow Wiccans would supposedly call up dead spirits such as Jesus, George Washington, King Arthur, Merlin, Aleister Crowley (a Satanist who called himself “The Great Beast”) who would appear and talk in normal like conversations on Halloween during their ceremonies.
He said that they used to cast spells on the countryside giving the spirits access to possess whoever they pleased. They especially cast spells on the children going about “Trick or Treating”.
But they believed that they were helping the people because they believed the spirits shared their wisdom and helped the victim to grow more aware of their spirituality. They did not realize the harm they really bring because they were blinded by their own spirits.
It was necessary that this be done on the night of October 31st, because it represented All Hallows Eve, the night before November first, “summer’s end when the powers of the underworld are felt to be growing, with its gates opened and all its forces let loose-the evil as well as the good.”
November first, All Saints Day was a religious holiday of the Roman Catholic Church established during the seventh century. It was the day the Catholics set aside in memory of the early Martyrs. November second was the day to pray for the souls in purgatory. Another name for All Saints Day was All Hallows. Oct. 31 was known as All Hallows Eve-later shortened to Halloweëen.
Today all of this is invisible, just the way Wiccans prefer it. Quiet, so they can be left alone. But you don’t have to look far for their influence on the spirit of Halloween. Today the spirit of Halloween is seen in the horror movies usually released in association with Halloween’s horror. Look at Halloween I, II and III; Friday the 13th series, Nightmare on Elm Street, or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Even on TV., there’s The Howling, and any number of slasher, bloody-murder and terror flicks you see. These are typical of what our society today accepts as all in the spirit of Halloween. It reveals the dark spirit behind the masks of the Halloween of today.
Black cats, Ghosts, Spirits, Trick or Treating, Jack-O-Lanterns, costumes, and masks all have associations to Halloween. Yet, each has been commonly used by Wiccans and all the back to the ancient Druids.
Symbolism is applied to most of the Halloween activities we participate in today. Just as people offered gifts of food to the spirits, people today offer treats to the kids who represent them by dressing up. In reality, the lighted Jack-O-Lanterns the children carry are symbols of the torches of former Halloweens and of the ancient Samhain fires.
Chosen villagers disguised themselves and cavorted from house to house collecting the ancient Celtic equivalent of protection money, and then drove the spirits out of that town or village. They carried Jack-O-Lanterns to light their way, often just a turnip or potato with a fearful, demonic face carved into it, which they hoped would impress or intimidate the spirits around it.
Other stories say that the Druids went around and collected money and then they would cast a protection spell and leave a jack-O-Lantern to tell the demons they had been there.
About Black Cats-remember the old saying “Its bad luck for a Black Cat to cross your path”? Well it can be almost so. During the thousands of years the cat has lived with humans, it has been worshipped as deity or cursed as a demon by many societies.
In ancient Egypt the cat was respected as a god. To the Druids they were dreaded as human beings changed into animals by evil powers. That is the reason they wove them into wicker baskets and put them in the Samhain fires. Cats often serve witches as familiars (spirit helpers). Their ‘magic’ eyes led people to believe that cats were seers, with strong mediumistic powers.
People hide behind all sorts of ‘masks.’ Some hide behind hats and others hide behind dark sunglasses. In many primitive societies a mask was more than a means of changing one’s appearance; it was a link with the world of the spirits, a channel by which men could tap the forces of the supernatural.
The wearing of a mask was believed to change a man’s identity and faculties, for the assumed appearance was believed to affect the wearers inner nature and to assimilate it to that of the being represented by the mask.
One of my sources told me someone in the coven would dress up as a demon/god or as Samana the prince of darkness (otherwise known as Set or Satan) and become possessed by the demonic personality.
This whole idea of kids dressing up like ghosts and vampires is actually a mask worn by Satan to make reality seem like the ridiculous. Once we look at this dark side of Halloween as a fun thing, we accept the evil as a common cultural tradition and find ourselves blinded by spiritual ignorance to the truth. So, Trick or Treat with the knowledge that you are opening the doors of yours and your children’s’ souls to true spiritual darkness.

The Ten Commandments

Ten Commandments
I.
You shall have no other gods before me.
II.
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.
III.
You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
IV.
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
V.
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
VI.
You shall not murder.
VII.
You shall not commit adultery.
VIII.
You shall not steal.
IX.
You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
X.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

America's Future

Well, we did vote in this election.   We felt proud to vote!   With hopes held high, for the LORD to work on our behalf.   We prayed and spoke in tongues.   We hold to the truths of God's WORD, for our strength and continued guidance.   We have to - due to the "ungodly" world that we live in.

If the blinders were to fall away from man's ugly heart - he would truly "see" for the first time the mess that this United States have fallen. 
Once, the beginning of these United States started in true form.  Marching to the tune of morality and Truth and Love.   The early presidents held honor to preserve this nation from chaos.   These truths were held together by the Word of God.
I believe that if these United States had not started out with God's Holy Grace - it would have quickly fallen.   The enemy would have divided, and pulled apart.   But man held to the Simple Truths of God's Word.   And thus, they fought to keep the Nation Free.

Now chaos seems to rule the land - Few pulpits witness the goodness of God, and instead embrace  "man's goodness".   Man has seen that he might do a better job in creating his own peace while standing on a slippery slope.   Unknown to him the dangers that lie in wait.
Those with eyes of God, see the danger coming and hides himself in the Palm of the Almighty God - knowing that the Heavenly Father hears every breath of prayer - from His Saints.
These men and women do battle in the Heavenly realm.   The Saints of God equip themselves with an urgency - and the Bible.   Constantly seeking the Face of the LORD GOD.
Saints must learn to discern the Voice of the Father.  We are all called to prayer.  Warriors on the front lines to do battle.   For this world is going down fast.   But if we will wake from the slumber... we can do battle through prayer.

In Ephesians 6:18 it says:  "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all Saints (Saints praying for other saints)". 

Thank you LORD JESUS - for you are our Heavenly Father who watches constantly over all the Saints, - throughout all the ages.

For YOU never grow tired of hearing the Saints prayers and cries from the depth of hearts that are tired and those in dire pain.  For every one that carries a burden can come to the Father -  He lifts those burdens from our shoulders.
For YOU gave your Son as One Sacrifice - there's nothing that can be added or taken away from what happened on the Cross that day.

For ALL you've given - For all  One Sacrifice!


In His Service and for the Glory of God,  

Mary ♥




Sunday, October 30, 2016

Re-Post of: The Thief

The Thief
The devil comes to steal, to kill and to destroy.

John 10:10, says: The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

The devil does not wear a red suit with a pitchfork in his hand. The cartoons depict the devil as a funny little character that rides around on your shoulder, whispering some devilish thing in your ear. The devil is real. As in this scripture, he is a Thief. A thief comes in to steal. He will steal away your faith if he can. If you allow him. Think about this; there are many false teachers out in the world, they will “catch” the ears of their listeners with just enough of the truth, then without you knowing it, they twist the truth. They may even speak of another way to Salvation. They may even say, “If you send in your money, you will get a healing”; or “If you will only put your faith in faith, you will be made whole again”; Or “There is no hell. It’s just a state of mind.”
With all of the tricks of Satan, before you know it he will have you running around in circles. The devil’s plan is simple, if he can keep your mind on “works”…. Instead of your faith in the Cross of Christ, then he (Satan) has succeeded. In Ephesians 2:8-9, For by Grace are you Saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

When you place your faith in the Cross of Christ, there is Life. The Lord will give you life more abundantly.

There is a false teaching that says, that Jesus was “killed”. The LORD was not killed or assassinated. John 10:18 says, No man takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself.
I have the power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This Commandment have I received of My Father.

Jesus gave up His Life. He gave it as a Sacrifice. He died for your sin. For my sin. So that all who believes in Him shall have eternal life.


*I thought it would be appropriate to re-post my article - just in time for October 31. 


In His Service, Mary





Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem


Pray for the Peace of Israel
Psalms 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
they shall prosper that love thee.
♥♥♥
Psalm 122:1
I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

KJV

Halloween - The Truth Behind The Mask

Halloween - The Truth Behind The Mask


I encourage everyone to discover the Truth behind this "holiday".   Click on the Link above.



First Bite

First Bite      


Stinky

Stinky

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Looking for digital images?

http://createfulheartcards.blogspot.com/       Create-Ful Heart Cards is my blog.    You'll find all things digital and a showcase of homemade cards using my images.    If you are looking for unique digital images to use on your own cards or scrapbooks be sure to look here first.   You might find something that catches your eye.   ♥


Check out - Ministry and News Links Page

Hello!   Just wanted to call your attention to our updated page:  Ministry and News Links

Here's just a few that we've added.  

The Reformation
Stan Weber's Testimony
Frances & Friends
Sonlife TV- Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
Freedom Outpost
Ten Commandments Day

There's lots more - you're invited to check it out!  :)