5. Teach your children.

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We all desire to protect our kids, but we do our children a major disservice if we don’t teach them about darkness. The good news is, the truths about evil and spiritual warfare aren’t scary, because we already know the Victor and the outcome. We’ve read the final page of the book, and we know how it turns out. So, as you teach your kids about darkness and the realities there, you must also teach them about light. Share with them how God is always sovereign and is on His throne—even on Halloween night.

Isaiah 45:7 (ESV) I form light and create darkness;I make well-being and create calamity; I am the Lord, who does all these things.

John 1:5 (ESV) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Ephesians 5:11 (ESV) Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

God created October 31st, just as He created every other day on the calendar. He maintains time and the universe. Hebrews 1:3 (ESV) He (Jesus) is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power…

God isn’t threatened on Halloween night, despite the evil doings of others, and neither should we fear.

Psalm 56:3 (ESV) When I am afraid,I put my trust in you.

Psalm 118:6 (ESV) The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.What can man do to me?

Proverbs 29:25 (ESV)The fear of man lays a snare,but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

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