Why a lesson like this? – Practically everyone in the Israel of God has come out of someone else’s church and it has caused and continue to cause real upsets because we don’t celebrate Christmas anymore and especially as we say we are the original Christians. It seems absurd on the face of it that we wouldn’t want to celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.
The purpose of this lesson therefore, is to show those who would oppose us that we do love you and that there will be knowledge and understanding among us all and wounds will be healed. Whatever preconceptions you may have, please get your bibles and let us read.
2 Peter 1: 19
Peter the apostle tells us what we have written in the prophets is more solid evidence and we should pay attention to it until we get understanding.
Exodus 6: 2 – 4
Jehovah makes himself known to Moses the Israelite whom he would work through to bring deliverance to his people Israel who were in captivity to the Egyptians.
Isaiah 48: 12 – 13, 16 – 17
Jehovah our God was sent by the other God, there are two of them in the Godhead we call Elohim. Why was Jehovah sent into the world?
1 Timothy 1: 15
Paul the apostle tells us Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom he was chief.
1 John 3: 4
A sinner is someone who breaks the commandments, laws and statutes of God.
Isaiah 7: 10 – 14
Jehovah addresses King Ahaz of Judah through Isaiah the prophet and tells him the Lord himself will give you a sign, a virgin will conceive and call his name Immanuel (God with us)
Isaiah 9: 2, 6 – 7
People in darkness have seen a great light. The child and son that would be born is God.
Luke 1: 26 – 35
An angel was sent by God to a virgin named Mary who was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph. The name Jesus came from heaven by the angel.
John 5: 37, 39 – 40, 43
Jesus Christ declares he came in his Fathers name. Let us look at this name.
Philippians 2: 5 – 11
Jesus is the name above all names because it is the Father’s name, the name to which every knee shall bow.
1 Timothy 3: 16
God was manifested in the flesh (Jesus Christ, the only God man has ever dealt with)
Luke 2: 21 – 27, 29 – 34, 39, 41
Jesus Christ was circumcised and dedicated to the Father according to the law. Let us see why his parents went up every year to Jerusalem to keep the Passover and was it the only feast they had to keep and if this was exclusive to them.
Leviticus 23: 1, 4 – 7, 15 – 16, 21, 24, 27, 34, 36 – 38
These are the feast of the Lord, not the feast of the Jews! Everyone who say they are Christian and serving the God of this Bible must keep these feasts in their season. There are seven of them: Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Memorial of The Blowing of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, The 8th Day
No where among the feasts of the Lord do, we see Christmas, neither do we read of Jesus been born on the 25th December nor a command to celebrate his birth. Neither do we see Easter so where and how did these practices come to be celebrated and especially people who say they are bible believing Christians?
2 Corinthians 11: 3 – 4, 13 – 15
We are warned about another Jesus that would be preached, brought about by Satan’s ministers parading themselves as men and women of God
Genesis 10: 1, 6 – 10
After the Flood at the time of Noah, his three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth became the father of all peoples upon the earth. Ham is the father of the people of colour except us the original and biblical Israelites. He fathered a son called Cush who is the father of the Ethiopian peoples. He had a son called Nimrod who was such a mighty warrior among men, he became a proverbial saying.
Ezekiel 8: 12 – 16
Israel is the priest nation of God chosen to teach all the nations but rebelled and here the Lord is showing the prophet Ezekiel the levels to which Israel had fallen, weeping for Tammuz and the men worshipping the sun in the sky as god.
Judges 2: 11 - 13
Israel turned their backs on God and served Baal and Ashtoreth.
Jeremiah 7: 17 - 18
Israel were baking cakes to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to false gods.
Let us see if we can find a connection between Nimrod, Tammuz, Baal, Easter, Ashtoreth, the queen of heaven and sun worship. Please do your own research on one or all of these names and see what you find.
The Mystery Religion
Nimrod was killed because of his violence and iniquity against the true and living God and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. His wife/mother told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god. Semiramis (Nimrod’s wife) was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full and that she had come down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River at sunrise at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox, on a Sunday. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter" referred to as Ashtoreth in scripture, and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg." One of her titles was the Queen of Heaven, and two of her fertility symbols were the rabbit and the egg. She soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal (the ascended Nimrod) that caused her to conceive.
The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig. Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshipers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.
Ishtar, who was now worshiped as the "Mother of God and the Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion. The queen told the worshipers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.
She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow for each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten - this is what became known as Lent" in Roman Catholic tradition. Worshipers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the "Tau" (a cross) in front of their hearts as they worshiped. They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a "T" or a cross, on the top. Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday. (Hog Roast)
Ishtar, (Semiramis, widow of Nimrod, mother of Tammuz) came to be represented as the bare breasted pagan fertility goddess of the east. The original pagan festival of "Easter" was a sex orgy that celebrated the return of life via the fertility of Ishtar's conception of Tammuz. Worshipers of the Babylonian religion celebrated the conception of Tammuz on the first Sunday after the Full Moon that followed the Spring Equinox. They celebrated it by baking cakes to Ishtar, getting drunk, engaging in sex orgies and prostitution in the temple of Ishtar. Women were required to celebrate the conception of Tammuz by lying down in the temple and having sex with whoever entered. The man was required to leave her money. Babies were sacrificed in the honor of these pagan gods and their blood was consumed by the worshipers. The priest of Easter would sacrifice infants (human babies) and take the eggs of Easter/Ishtar, as symbols of fertility, and die them in the blood of the sacrificed infants (human babies). The Easter eggs would hatch on December 25th (nine months later), the same day her son Tammuz the reincarnate sun-god would be born.
This is where the practice of coloring "easter eggs" came from. Many babies would be born around Dec 25 from the sex orgies that began on the feast of Ishtar in the Spring and many of these babies would be sacrificed the following Easter/Ishtar feast .
It was also common for pagans to bake cakes to offer to her (the Queen of heaven) on the Friday before the Easter festival. This is where we gained the custom of 'hot cross buns', with the “cross” symbol indicating the female (the Babylonian symbol for the “female” was, and is, a circle with a crux/cross beneath). The cross also indicated the Equinox, when the Earth’s orbit “crossed” the celestial equator.
Jeremiah spoke against this practice and pronounced God's judgment against them for these practices (Jeremiah 7:17-19; 44:19-29). Ezekiel also speaks against the celebration of the rites of Ishtar which were taking place in the temple and the weeping for Tammuz (Ezek. 8:14) refers to the mourning process of the death/resurrection symbolism of Easter, Ishtar weeping for the death of her son Tammuz which the women were obliged to emulate.
The fertility rites were extended to agricultural processes and to ensure a prosperous growing season, Pagans rolled eggs decorated with the bright colors of Spring in their fields, hoping to imbue fertility. These eggs were then hidden from “evil spirits” in rabbits’ nests, another symbol of fertility.
The Easter or Ishtar symbolism of the Sunday resurrection of the spring fertility cult (Easter, the Anglo-Saxon form of Ishtar), is a pagan system of worship that first penetrated Christianity in the second century. The symbolism stems from the death of Tammuz (or Dumuzi) on Friday and his resurrection on Sunday. This mirrors the grain and new shoot symbolism of the corn harvest which occurred at this time of the year. The 40 days of Lent were picked as one day for each year of his life since he died at age 40. The rest of the traditions of Easter were "Christianized" into the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus/Yeshua the Messiah.
If you practise or celebrate these traditions, you willingly or in ignorance belong to this Babylonian Mystery religion.
Acts 19:23 – 28, 33 – 40
Demetrius and the other silversmith made huge profits from the statues they made and were very fearful of losing their money so they gathered the craftsmen and under the pretence of their goddess being insulted and started a riot. We know of one who fell from heaven who is Satan the devil who people are worshipping in ignorance today.
Every January after Christmas, do they talk about Jesus Christ, no! They tell you how much profits they have made or lost, so its all about robbing you blind and keeping you in poverty in the name of another Jesus not found in the scriptures.
Have you ever looked at the word Santa?
It is Satan with the letters switched around.
Common objections we come across
But I love Christmas – Do you still love it now after coming to the knowledge of the truth of what it truly represents.
I have always celebrated it and I’m not going to stop now – that is your choice but now you know the truth.
People say, it is the time of year we do good and give presents which surely is a good thing – we must obey God and not men. We can do good anytime and give presents, why wait for a special time of the year and practise this falsehood? does it mean after this supposed Christmas we go back to ill-treating people and not doing good?
My child/children will miss out and it’s not fair – miss out what? We have exposed what Christmas represents, why would you want yourself or your child/children to carry on these practices?
Why are you going to continue to let yourself and your children be exploited by a lie every year? You start the year miserable and broke because you have had to beg, steal or borrow money and just as you pay it off that time comes around again.
Oh well, we know what you say is true but we get two to three weeks off work every year – Good as that may sound, if you obey and keep the feasts of the Lord and obey what he commands, there is lots more days off and you will be serving the true God of the bible with eternal life in his kingdom here upon the earth..
It is the time of the year when there is more family bust ups than ever with people remarking, it is the time of year we come together to remember why we spend the rest of year apart.
It is the time of year where most suicides are committed.
It is a time when the jails are full.
It is a time when marriages break up under the strain.
It is the time of year where we become most deceitful, hanging around with people we can’t stand, sending gifts grudgingly, sending cards to people we wouldn’t bother with, but they sent me a card, so I better send one back
It is the time of year where we get ourselves nice and trim only to look like a stuffed turkey a few days later and can’t fit into our clothes.
So, our dear friends and family far from getting upset with us, we love you, but we simply cannot compromise our faith and disobey the true Jesus Christ of the bible.