The very word “Halloween” comes from contracting the words “Hallowed Evening” or “Hallowed Even” eliding the ‘v’ in the word ‘evening’. It has its roots in Christendom, referring to the Feast (Communion) of the Saints which came to be known as the eve of All Hallows (Saints). Although the last day of October is recognized, in many parts of the Western and European world as Halloween and the evening filled with trick- or treat-ing, celebrating the elements of death over life, the real Halloween (Hallowed Evening) was the evening when a Savior met with his disciples in a room and communed with them, which is commonly known as the “Lord’s supper” (Matthew 26:20). The devil wants to trick us into believing that a sinner like you and me cannot have communion with a Holy God but the treat of God is eternal life for those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Points to ponder:
Those who have not yet believed or those who willfully refuse to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, I plead that you tarry no further, falling prey to the tricks of the devil who blinds the minds of many, lest you see the glorious light of the gospel of God in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4), but believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and accept his treat of eternal life (John 3:16). For those of us who are born again and of the elect, let us remember, this Halloween, to partake of the communion with our Savior Jesus Christ, remembering his death and resurrection, bringing life and life abundantly and eternally to all who believe. This is the Real Halloween.
Matthew 26:20-30 (KJV)
20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
2 Corinthians 4:4-6 (KJV)
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.