POWERFUL BIBLICAL REASON WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CANCEL VALENTINE DATE AND NOT CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY (PART 1)
Valentine’s Day – a pagan day tie. It is a pagan day; it is Lupercalia. Valentine’s Day is of pagan significance. It originates from Roman: its roots are in Lupercalia – a fertility ritual and a celebration honouring the Roman founders – Remus and Romulus.
The original celebration involved young men drawing the names of teen women from a hat. These young girls would then become the intimate partners of the men who selected them by chance. The men would be expected to provide for the selectees gifts throughout the year. This practice portrays and sounds a bit like prostitution in disguise.
This worldly acceptable and tolerable practice clearly did not take into account the UNBIBLICAL of participating in the PAGAN rituals of other cultures which are forbidden for the children of God – Deuteronomy 12:29-31 “……the LORD thy God…… cut off the nations…..before thee…..Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them……and that thou inquired not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods?……..” “Their gods” means other cultures.
Let us be honest, sincere and blunt, God does not want His name linked to, enclosed into and packaged with pagan practice/ ritual. He does not desire that we use pagan (SATANIC) celebrations to justify the desires of the human heart.
The Christians in Rome were surrounded by such debauchery (immoral behavior involving sex, alcohol or drugs) which is today most common with the Valentine’s Day (Lovers ‘Day) in the world- 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Romans 14: 17 “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God…….for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
The soul of the celebration of the Valentine’s Day (Lover’s Day) is surrounded by such debauchery. The Caesar’s in Rome continually attempted to take PAGAN ritual and blend it with “church speak” so that it would be accepted by those of “ Christian” beliefs.
Note what Apostle Paul wrote by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to those followers of “ the way” in Rome that the carnal (Roman) mind is enmity against God- Romans 8:7 “ Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be” . What can you see today in our churches? What the devil could not achieve through the instrumentality of the Caesar’s in Rome, he (Satan) has successfully, excellently and perfectly achieved it: our churches colorfully celebrate the Valentine’s Day (Lovers’ Day) with the world.
The Christians are identifying with the world; not the world identifying with the Christians in righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The church has joined the world to celebrate pagan day (the Valentine’s Day) – to celebrate the gods of sexual immorality, alcohol and drinks; not the world joining the Christians to celebrate our God in holiness, righteousness and in the Holy Spirit. Our Lord Jesus Christ said in the end time, the spirit of the end of the age will deceive many, even if possible, the elect (the born again Christians): just go to our churches, especially the Pentecostal churches on the day of Valentine (the Valentine’s day or Lover’s Day), you will be amazed how Christians (the born again) celebrate pagan ritual (practice) called the Valentine’s Day!
THE VALENTINE’S DAY: THE DAY OF PROVISION FOR THE FLESH.
Valentine’s Day is a day of provision for the flesh. God told His children that they should make no provision for the flesh to satisfy, fulfill its lusts but it is so unfortunate and tragic that Valentine’s Day or lovers’ Day has turned out to be a day of provision for the flesh to fulfill its lust…….Romans 13:14 “ ………make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” The Valentine’s Day is the provision made available in February 14 by Satan worldwide for man to fulfill the lusts.
The day of Valentine known as the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day is the day of carnality where debauchery is at work. This day, you will see carnality of the highest order in action! A debauched person exhibits the work of a depraved mind; the works of the devil like lust (having sex in your thought), immoral sex, body romance, body kiss, alcohol, etc.
For debauched people, the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ day is the day to be dissolute … you will see them enjoying immoral activities and not caring about behaving in a morally acceptable way because the forces of darkness, especially the spirit of immorality will take over the day; it is the day the kingdom of darkness celebrate sexual immorality at the highest level! It is the day of carnality- the day of the world.
Carnality kills and is friendship with the world ( unbelievers ) but enmity with God – Romans 8:7 and James 4:4 “ …… the carnal mind is enmity with God ……friendship with world is enmity with God….”
The Valentine’s Day (Lover’s Day) is a day of body defilement (carnality) celebration where unbelievers (the world) rejoice in all sorts of sexual immorality. This is the day many born again Christians will entertain carnality and die spiritually (they will fall into sin by defiling themselves); and carnality brings death spiritually –Romans 5:12 and Romans 8:6 “…. Sin entered the world, and death through sin …. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”. You can see that carnality bring death through sin.
The Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day is the day many defile themselves by worldly/non-biblical music, alcohol, show, display and manifestation of indecent dressing, unholy body romance (among the unmarried, those who are in extra-marital affairs, young people – the youths, teenagers, boys and girls, man’s friend and woman’s friend, sugar mummy with the younger ones, homosexual –gays , lesbians ), kissing and touching one another body parts etc – Hebrew 13: 4 and 1 Corinthians 7:1 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled, but fornicators and adulterers God will judge ….it is good for a man not to touch a woman.”
They give room to the entertainments of evil thought and temptation or both; they expose themselves to the devil to be tempted of them. Many commit sin of sexual immorality on this day (Valentine’s Day) in their hearts which is translated into actually (physically) committing it as far as God is concerned –Mathew 5:28 and Proverbs 24:9A “…….whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart ….the devising of foolishness is sin….” The word “devising” is the same with the word “thought”.
There is no way a man would not look at a woman lustfully when she dresses lustfully; on this day of Valentine , a lascivious person would have lascivious thoughts and the thoughts (devising) of foolishness of the sexual immorality will captivate him without any doubt to defile himself in the mind of his soul.
The will of God for every believer is sanctification to abstain from any sort of sexual immorality (lascivious thoughts) which is inevitable on valentine’s day – 1 Thessalonians 4:3,5 “ For this is the will of God, your sanctification that you should abstain from sexual immorality …Not in passion of lust, like Gentiles who do not know God.”
From the above Scripture “Gentiles” represent unbelievers, that is, unbelievers don’t know God so they are free to celebrate pagan or the Valentine’s Day (Lovers’ Day) to honour the demon behind the Valentine’s Day at this end time – 1 Corinthians 10:20-21 “Rather that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.” Because carnality and paganism go together, walk together, function together, work together and do all evil things together; they ( demons) take over all the activities of the Valentine’s Day/Lovers’ Day: Demons do not walk alone.
However, stay away from everything that attracts you into sin or any appearance of sin as they are targeted at breaking your link with God (to disconnect you from the Holy Spirit). The inevitable is that you can never become God’s spiritual dynamite if you are defiling your body or soul. Just by feeding your eyes lustfully for few minutes on a lustfully dressed woman could have the end result of breaking your relationship with God. And this is what the devil wants to achieve. Do not compromise with sin by the activities of the Valentine’s Day (Lover’s Day).
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