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POWERFUL BIBLICAL REASON WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CANCEL VALENTINE DATE AND NOT CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY (PART 2)

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POWERFUL BIBLICAL REASON WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CANCEL VALENTINE DATE AND NOT CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY (PART 2) 

Let us continue from part 1 – “POWERFUL BIBLICAL REASON WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CANCEL VALENTINE DATE AND NOT CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY”. Read the part 1 before you read this part 2 in order to flow with this publication and have a better Bible knowledge and deeper spiritual understanding as true Christians do live always by the word of God – 1 Corinthians 2:15 and Matthew 4:4  NKJV But he who is spiritual judges all things… Man shall …live…by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” 

SATAN’S SNARE (POISON) FOR THE TRUE BELIEVERS

 Isaiah 5:20 NKJV “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

 Valentine’s Day is Satan’s snare (poison) for true believers. Heaven, the kingdom of God controls what we believers are expected to do on earth; the activities of the children of God on earth are controlled by God Himself: The kingdom of God is already within us in the world- Matthew 6:10 and Luke 17:21 “ Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…. For indeed the kingdom of God is within you.”  

God wants us to do His will on earth but the devil does not want us to do God’s will. Therefore, Satan used men to introduce the Valentine’s Day (Lover’s Day) into the world so that we can go contrary to the will of God. There is no Valentine’s Day in Heaven- Matthew 22: 30 “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven”

Satan, the devil is a subtle creature who upon anytime finding it difficult or even impossible to bring down the genuine believers living a holy life will come in as a friend to mix with and defile the children of God –  Nehemiah 4:7-11. When Balak could not attack the children of Israel by all means, Balaam offered him a subtle and innocuous counsel to introduce “love feast” which is today equivalent of Valentine’s Day for the children of Israel (the people of God). They fell into this devil’s trap (snare-poison) and God destroyed 24,000 of them in a day with the plague! – Number 24: 16 and Number 25:1-9 “he hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the Most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open……… And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with daughters of Moab…… Israel joined himself unto Baal- peor; and the anger of the LORD kindled against Israel…….And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.”  

Valentine’s Day is foisted on humanity by “the prince of the air” –Ephesians 2:2. It has nothing to do with true love which is God; we are to celebrate true love everyday and this true love is God -1 John 4:8, 16 “…. For God is love ….. And we have known and believed the love ….God is love ….”

Satan is not love and he can never be love personified and he will never be love but everything that has to do with lust (evil), pleasure of the world, fornication and adultery. How can someone (Satan) who is not love will show and give love? You cannot give what you do not have! Satan does not have love so he cannot give love but rather lust, fornication and adulterous heart. He always saturates the atmosphere of the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day with the manifestation of flesh, carnality, lust etc.

DOES THE CELEBRATION OF THE VALENTINE’S DAY GLORIFY GOD?

The Bible says whatever we the Christians do, all should glorify God – it must be to the glory of God whether we eat, drink or both – any form merriment must glorify God: 1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

The bible says; by their fruits you shall know them. A tree is known by its fruits. What kind of fruit does the Valentine’s Day bear? Is it the fruit to the glory of God? No, the fruit of the Valentine’s Day does not glorify the kingdom of God – 1Peter 4:11 “…..that in all things God may be glorified….”  In all things God should be glorified but the Lovers’ Day (the Valentine’s Day) is a snare (poison) set for the Christians by the devil to glorify the kingdom of darkness because Satan himself wants to copy God and he is looking for an avenue for the people to worship him (the devil); and this is the cause of the Valentine’s Day- John 4:23-24 “ the true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”. The devil who is also a spirit is looking for those who will worship him – Matthew 4:9-10 “And he (Satan) said to Him (Jesus Christ) “All these things 1 will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the LORD your God and Him only you shall serve”.  

What is worship? To worship somebody or something is to love, adore and admire somebody or something very much, especially so much that you cannot see their faults: some true believers have fallen into the snare (the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day created by Satan to worship him) by celebrating the Valentine’s Day with the world. They do not see any fault in it. They don’t see the evil fruit of the Valentine’s Day –Sex (immorality), Alcohol, Soul defilement, etc.

The Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day is the Satan’s snare for any Christian to be a worshipper of personified lust (Satan). This is the day the partakers of  valentine’s day fulfill the lust of the flesh: fulfilling the lust of the flesh is worshipping the devil; you live in the lust of the flesh for the devil –  the way Gentiles (unbelievers) worship demons (Satan) is by the passion of  lust of the flesh which manifests in the Valentines’ Day or Lovers’ Day; they are drawn away by their own lust of the flesh – Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 2:3, 1Thessalonians 4:5, 1 Corinthians 10:20 and James 1:14 “…..fulfill the lust of the flesh ….in the lusts of ….flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh ….in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God ….the Gentiles ….fellowship with demons….each one is drawn away by his own desires.”  Gentiles’ means the world/unbelievers while desires here mean lust.

Many Christians see the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day as fun: But this is Satan’s snare for them if they have the full scriptural understanding of the word of God. The instrument of evil worship is the lust of the flesh. How do you know that the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day is a snare set for the Christians by the devil?

The answer to this is in the Bible where God says we the true believers should abstain from fleshly lust which war against the soul; from the corruption that is in the world by lust because the people of the world (the world) seek after the flesh in the lust of defilement. God told us that all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life; He warned us not to conform to them, even not to love the things of the world for all these lusts pass away with the world -1Peter 2:11, 2Peter 1:4, 2Peter 2:10, 1John 2:16, Romans 12:1-2, 1John 2:15 and 1John 2:17 “….abstain from fleshly lust which war against the soul ….having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust…… especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust …. For all that is in the world –the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and pride of life –is not of the Father but is of the world …I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies….holy …to God …..And do not be conformed to this world ……Do not love the world or the things in the world, if anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him…..And the world is passing away, and the lust of it……”   

As mentioned earlier, the instrument of worship for the devil is the lust of the flesh. When you are doing it, you are worshiping Satan. You know when you do the will of God, you are worshipping God: when you are doing the things of the world, you are worshipping Satan, the devil. The Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day is a tool in the world to worship Satan, which is a snare for the believers. The world and uninformed born again Christians who see it as fun or the day to have a nice time welcome it for the reason that they do not see fault in it, and naturally people love darkness (things of the world); and by this, God’s people ignorantly go into captivity- John 3:19, Hose 4:6 and Isaiah 5:13 “……men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil…….. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ………Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge.” The captivity here means the devil’s snare (his trap). Why do people fall into the snare / trap? Simply because of lack of knowledge and God says it is not good for a soul not to be without knowledge and it is only through the knowledge of God (not of the world) they can be totally delivered- proverbs 19:2 and Proverbs 11:19 “….it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge ……but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.” 

For the mere fact that almost everybody in the world is doing it (celebrating the Valentine’s day or Lovers’ day) does not mean it is right before God: during the Noah’s generation, only Noah found grace with God in the whole world as he was the only one living holy – and also it was only Lot that was righteous in the whole nation of Sodom and Gomorrah; so you alone can be righteous before God doing the right thing –Genesis 6:1-8 and 2 Peter 2:6-9 “……men began to multiply on the face of the earth ….And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually ……And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth…..for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD…….turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly. And delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deed) –Then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly ……” 

Even though the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ Day is being celebrated all over the world;  it does not give you enough reason as a true Christian to join them: be the Noah, be the Lot of this generation for Christ; stand out for God not to defile yourself with the Valentine’s Day because the Bible says the children of this world in this generation are wiser than the children of light; for what is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God – what is acceptable to men; what is being practiced by the people in the world; what is worldwide accepted by men is refused, rejected by God: Luke 16:8,15 “……. For the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light ……for what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

All the nations of the world may be celebrating it, this does not give you audacity as a true believer to join them to celebrate the Valentine’s Day – be like king David who decided to hold on to God no matter  what all the nations surrounding him are doing; be like Apostle Paul who said  nothing in the world would separate him  for the love of Christ –  remember God says you shall not join multitude to do evil – Psalm 118:10-14, Romans 8:31,35,39 and Exodus 23:2 “ All the nations surrounded me, …..They surrounded me, yes; they surrounded me like bees…. for in the name of the LORD………… is my strength and song, and He has became my salvation….if God is for us,……who shall separate us from the love of Christ?……nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord …….Thou shall not follow a multitude to do evil.” We the true believers are to set our minds on things of the Kingdom not on things of the world –  Colossians 3:2 “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” 

Many Christians have lost their spiritual understanding and never see the devil’s trap (snare-poison) for their souls….they only see the reason why they should join the world to celebrate Lovers’ Days; they do not see the innocuous snare of the soul destroyer …everything in Valentine’s Day is right to celebrate it: Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death”.

Many Christians get into this devil’s snare and they have forgotten God’s instructions in Proverbs 14:12 and due to His serious warning to us on this, He repeated it in proverbs 16:25. God gave you brain to think right; He gave you right mind to understand so that he can rest on certain issues  of life like the Valentine’s Day. Many Christians are spiritually blind to see what God is telling them on this issue of the Valentine’s Day celebration- the truth from the word of God. God says in Proverbs 30:12 “There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet it not washed from its filthiness”. 

Quite frankly, it should be outlawed! No true follower of Christ would entertain participating in a holiday clearly rooted in the tradition of the Roman’s fertility festivals. The foundation of Valentine’s Day celebration is from man’s idea (an unbeliever’s idea) which was a grand design from satanic kingdom to defile God’s children; to contaminate, poison, pollute the holy living standard God set for all His children.

God warned us in advance from the Bible before this present day because He (God)knows  that a time (dispensation) will surely come when Christians will develop itching ears and only want to hear what their pastors want to tell them, not what God (the word of God )is telling them, a time that they will not endure sound doctrine (undiluted, pure teaching of the word of God): so God warned us that we should not learn the way of the world (the heathen ) -2 Timothy 4:3 Isaiah 30:9-10 and Jeremiah 10:2 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will  heap up teachers. And they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned to fables……..that this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: which say to the seers, see not; and to the prophets, prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits …… Thus saith the LORD, learn NOT the way of the heathen…….”  The world “the heathen” referred to” the world.”

VALENTINE’S DAY IS THE WAY OF THE HEATHEN (THE WORLD)

 Jeremiah 10:2 “Thus saith the LORD, learn NOT the way of the heathen…….”

Valentine’s Day is an excuse (the reason) for a true follower of Christ (the disciple of Christ) to buy flowers and lovely card for his wife on February 14. It means you approve and support this pagan day/Valentine’s Day celebration (just exactly like sending money home to celebrate family idols-peculiar to Gentiles). Bible says in Romans 1:24, 26, 28, 32 “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves…….For this reason God gave them up to vile passions,……And even as they did not like to  retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased (reprobate) mind, to do those thing which are not fitting ……… that those who practise such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practise them.”

I want you to remember Moses and Daniel who did not join themselves to the people of the world (Egyptians and Babylonians)  to do and practice the things of the world: In the Bible the words “Egypt and Babylon” mean the world (the  heathen) – Moses and Daniel refused to defile themselves by the things of the world but other Hebrews (except Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego) compromised the standard of God  as some Christians compromise today to join the world to celebrate the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ day (Satan’s snare for Christians) Hebrews 11:24 – 27 and Daniel 1:8 “—————– Moses ————– refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt ;  for he looked to the reward ———- he forsook Egypt not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible ———— But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat————”

If anybody whosoever is not ready to retain God   ( the things of the kingdom of God) in his or her knowledge in the heart, God will give up the person to reprobate (debase) mind to celebrate the Valentine’s day or Lovers’ day in honour of the kingdom of darkness (Satan) because the spirit of God will not continue to strive with you – Romans 1:28 and Genesis 6:3 “ And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind to do those things which are not fitting ———— And the LORD said My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh——”

The Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit doesn’t strive with flesh, that is, carnality because to be carnally minded is death since the Holy Spirit is life;  not the Spirit of death: the spirit of death operates with Satan – Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death……” Here carnality means flesh: All the activities of the Valentine’s Day or Lovers’ day are revolved around flesh-Romans 13:14 says “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lust.” 

It is Satan’s plan of masquerading Valentine ’s Day as “Lovers’ day” or “Day of Love” or “holy-day” All these names are snares (traps-poison) for every Christian; Christians need to be aware of the subtlety (the subtle nature) of Satan’s ways. He disguised them more carefully as the world comes to an end (last days).

The only solution for every true child of God not to learn the way of the heathen (the world) is to learn of God and also to learn how to do well in the will of God; we must learn of Jesus – Matthew 11:29 and Isaiah 1:17 “——————- learn of me ———- learn to do well——————” Unless we learn of Jesus and learn how to do well in the will of God, there is going to be high possibility of falling into the devil’s snare (trap) in the world-swallowing his poison ignorantly.

Satan will tell you as a young convert that you can have a boyfriend ( on the Valentine’s Day) in as much as two of you would not be fornicating by having any romance but just to be study partners and possibly prayer partners –  this is the devil’s snare (trap) for believers.

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Olusegun Ibikunle has devoted his entire life to the service of his Master Lord Jesus Christ since 2003, greatly adding value to lives. He is into the propagation of the gospel of Christ of righteousness and holiness on the earth. By the grace of God, he is the founder of the Holy Army of Christ (HAC) Ministries. The ministries God has used to bless the children, the teenagers, the youths and the adults.

He has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering. The Holy Spirit inspired him to write this book for the edification of the Body of Christ and the benefit of Heaven-bound Christians in the last days (end times).

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