No Trick Or Treat! – Saturday, October 30, 2021

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire – Revelation 20:15


“Mom, Dad are you two joining me this Halloween?” Darryl asked.  “Yes, we are!” the mother yelled from the bedroom.  “The pastor is right, we need to be more proactive about spreading the gospel!” the father shouted.  “So what kind of costume are you two wearing?”  Shortly thereafter, the parents emerge wearing boxes decorated with pictures of the devil and large black markings.  “What do you think of my warning: No Trick. There is a hell?” the mother inquired.  “And what about mine:  Burning isn’t going to be a treat?” the father asked.  “I hate to spoil it for you two, but I’m not feeling that well.  So, I’ll just stay behind.  But you two have a great time!” Darryl responded.

When asked to think of something scary, especially with Halloween around the corner, Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street or Jason from Friday the 13th will likely surface.  But what if asked to think of a scary event not frequently discussed and rarely preached on, would your response be as quick?  Here’s a clue: it will be a time of judgment when those who have chosen to ignore warnings are sent for eternity to “the lake of fire” with someone far scarier than Michael Myers, Satan.

While tomorrow’s Halloween will likely be a time of innocent fun with kids dressed in scary outfits seeking candy, let’s not forget there’s another scary figure lurking about. His desire is for us to ignore what the Bible has declared to happen.  There will be no tricks or treats when it occurs, only a painful reality for unbelievers.  This is the type of information worth spreading!