VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION: IS IT OF GOD? 2
This evil celebration has been successfully traced back to the queen of heaven (Babylon the great) whom the devil used to release these terrible demons of lust and bring glory to himself. The spirit of the ‘queen of heaven’ provided uninhibited habitation for these demons of lust and terrible passionate desire which are able to seduce men and women to lose their minds and seek to have their appetites for sex and every immoral desire attached to it fulfilled. This is why the minds of those under the bondage of these seducing spirits are always pre-occupied with sex and other sexual perversions. Examples of these sexual perversions are lust, transvestitism, homosexuality, bestiality, masturbation, lesbianism, party spirit, nymphomaniacs and many other evil spirits. Once a man is under the influence of these spirits, he or she lives a life of being manipulated and controlled by the demons in charge and this starts with the desire and hunger to be accepted by others, to be seen, taken or used in a certain way. Have you noticed how many sexual perversions are committed during Valentine’s Day Celebration? “And the men also turned from natural relations with women and were set ablaze (burning out, consumed) with lust for one another. Men committing shameful acts with men and suffering in their own bodies and personalities, the inevitable consequences and penalty of their wrong doing and going astray, which was (their) fitting retribution”. Romans 1:27 (AMP). It is a day of false sentimentality in which merchants use the opportunity to advertise the need for this false love. This they do by flooding their stores with several evil lustful articles: all to make men lose focus of the pure true love of Jesus Christ that only HE can give or inspire. If He does not release the ability to you, you cannot experience it, much less give it. This is because love is His nature. The totality of Him is love. The devil and unregenerate humans remain incapable of this, thus they turn the attention of people to people. All they will find inside of them (outside of God) is absolute evil and deadly lust which makes them look into themselves and other people for love but all they will ever get is perverted love. No wonder the world is the way it is! People outside of God are self-centered: they spend money, time and other expendables to gratify the desires of self, thus making merchants of flesh wealthier by the minute. Beloved, the world has nothing to offer you, the day you die, it will move on with its several business missions as if nothing happened. The world does not really care whether you live or die. If you are living, it will use you. Once you are dead, it does not care. But the Lord Jesus Christ cares if you live or fall asleep, and He has gone to prepare a place for you: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me. In My Father’s house there are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” John 14:1-2. Unfortunately, children of God believe they can lower the standard of God and get away with it. “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s Table and of the table of demons.” 1Corinthians 10:21 And “For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat that which is offered to idols?” 1Corinthians 8:10. How on earth do we think we can use this evil celebration from the pit of hell to glorify God, win souls or shepherd the flock of Christ to greater love? Is our Lord Jesus Christ now short of strategies to bring souls to Himself? Is His word now no longer powerful to save? Several invitation cards are printed yearly by ignorant children of God inviting others to their churches to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They claim that if a programme is organized in the Church on February 14th, they would be too tired at the end to fall into the arms of the evil seductive men and women. Who told you that? What about February 1st to 13th, or the 15th to the 28th and every other day of the year? You cannot use the doctrines of demons, the invitations of men or the devil and his programmes to win souls for God. It is an abomination and God forbids it! “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6; “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to Myself.” John 1:32; “They replied, ‘we want to perform God’s works too. What should we do’? Jesus told them, ‘this is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One He has sent.’ …As it is written in the Scriptures, ‘they will be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me.” John 6:28-29,45. The youths especially need to be trained with the pure and sincere Word of Jesus Christ, undiluted with the affairs of men and this world, not couched in coercive carnal persuasion but with the enlightening effect of God’s power! “The Word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through to where soul and spirit meets, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thought of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (GNB) No word from men, no matter how motivational, sentimental or cutting edge the preaching, lecture or seminar may be can change a man except it is inspired by the Holy Spirit. It may make them feel good and acceptable but you will only be training men for hell. Are we saying if we tell them the truth as God commands they will run away? Remember, your word cannot convert them, nor can it make them stay. The Lord has promised if He is lifted up by pure undiluted word from the earth (the perversion and lust), He will draw all men to Himself. “And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother die for who Christ died.” 1Corinthians 8:11, “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” Acts 20:28. They are not your sheep but God’s chosen ones and they belong to God and as God’s appointed shepherd, you must release the truth to them. Valentine’s Day Celebration is demonic, sensual, unspiritual, earthly celebration because it is a wisdom that did not come from God. James 3:15. Stop the worship of Valentine. God’s Glory, God’s Love cannot be shared! VALENTINE IS A DEMON!!! God bless you.
Adapted from the book WHO ARE YOU HAVING SEX WITH? By Shade Femi-Odulaja & Efe Yomi-Orungbe.