Show me the one, show me the way, help me to know just how to share the love You gave.

Look around you! There is probably someone who could use some love! All too often, we find ourselves surrounded by people who are going through some difficult times. Perhaps you are! Whether it's unemployment, family problems, health problems, depression, loneliness, or whatever, all of us would like some relief from what we are going through. We need to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

And there is! The Light of Lights, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is willing and more than able to lift us from our darkness, into His pure and safe haven of light. He promises His love and presence to heal and deliver, to strengthen and help, all those who call on Him.

Like the beam from the mighty lighthouse, that directs ships safely back to harbor, His Light is there to show us the way to Him, for Jesus is truly the Way, the Truth and the Life.

It is my prayer that this site encourages you to reflect His light to those around you who need to know Him. Let Him use you to share His love. And as you embark on this remarkable journey, please share your experiences so that all of us can grow together in our quest to reach all the world, lest anyone should perish.

May God richly bless you!

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Monday, October 19, 2015

Halloween Anyone?

At the end of this month is Halloween. For months already, stores have been stocking up on candy, costumes and decorations, knowing that consumers will be excited to celebrate this holiday. Sadly, this is more popular than Thanksgiving, and sometimes Christmas things follow Halloween things, eliminating Thanksgiving altogether. How sad.

Researching the origins and meaning of Halloween, I found that it is a night set out when the dead can intermingle with the living. That's why there is a correlation between Halloween and ghosts, demons, and scary things.
Writing this from a Christian perspective, and without going into all the details, I would like to point out that there is a spiritual danger in celebrating Halloween. The devil seeks out people to destroy and distort their souls, turning them away from following the Lord. He gives them a desire to seek out witches, demons, ghosts, and anything demonic. When parents allow their children to dress up like these characters, they are opening up the door to evil influence.
What does the Bible say about this? Here are three verses that are relevant to this topic of concern:
Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion,
looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith.
- 1 Peter 5:8-9
The Holy Spirit clearly says that in the later times
some will abandon the faith
and follow deceiving spirits
and things taught by demons.
-1 Timothy 4:1
When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you,
do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.
Let no one be found among you who...practices divination
or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft
or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist
or who consults the dead.
Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.
-Deuteronomy 18:9-12
From these verses we can learn that God does not want any of us to have anything to do with the devil or his demons. To be practicing their acts and deeds, even in play and pretend, is opening the door to demonic invasion. The Bible also tells us to guard our hearts, as they are the wellspring of life. If anything, we are to put on the armor of God, to guard ourselves against the wiles of the devil. Remember, he hates people. He is not a friend, but the enemy of enemies. We are to stay away from him.
It is extremely important to pay attention to this matter, and if one is a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and is making every effort to follow Him, then he should definitely refrain from celebrating Halloween. As we get closer to the return of Jesus Christ, there will be an alarming increase of demonic activity because Satan knows he and his demons are destined to the eternal lake of fire. Therefore, he will be going in overdrive to trap as many people as he can. Things will get more violent in the world. And it will get even worse.
Let's guard our hearts against this evil influence. Make a decision not to celebrate Halloween. Instead, turn the evening into a harvest party, celebrating the autumn season. Celebrate love. Celebrate Jesus.