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Edition 115. April 1st 2012
Easter the sign of Satan, Passover the sign of God.
News events and comment.
●Clinton to meet Iran in Istanbul on April 13th for talks on their nuclear aspirations. If these talks fail which is likely, it may be the last ditch before war.
●Iranian female ninjas are suing the media for defamation. Strange but true. They're going to need a bit more than female ninjas soon, but then we could do with some spice!
●The whole of the Middle East remains in turmoil. Egypt and Libya are no nearer internal peace than before their drive for new governments. In fact the issues are a fuse waiting to be lit. It won't take much to light it!
●150 killed in Libyan tribal ethnic clashes (31st March)
●Israeli Defence Force says attacks against them are on the rise in the Gaza region. (Haaretz 1 April)
●New sanctions from the US will hurt Iran. Countries buying oil from Iran will be penalised. This indirectly hits Iran's oil-dependent economy. I've always believed that oil will be used in some way as a weapon in the coming Middle East conflicts. If you recall, I mentioned a few editions ago that Israel is about to become a big oil and gas producer after recent huge discoveries.
●Four US and French nuclear powered submarines are now in place on both sides of the Iran controlled straits of Hormuz, through which some 40% of the world's oil travels.
●When this lot does go bang, the US dollar will surge in strength. The euro will collapse and other currencies will fall hard too. There is always a flight to so-called safety in times of conflict. The US dollar has traditionally been the recipient.
●On that subject there are more and more nations moving away from the dollar as a reserve currency. China has been making agreements with Russia and other Asian nations to trade in anything but dollars. China will become the world's largest economy by 2016 at the current rate. China has just made a deal with the UEA to ditch the dollar. The IMF is actively pursuing plans for a one world currency. Global sentiment toward the US and the dollar is waning. The dollar will strengthen in the face of war, but it's days are numbered!
Easter the sign of Satan, Passover the sign of God
Easter ham or Passover lamb?
I often wonder what the biggest universal problem in the world is. Here it is: People don't question. They just accept whatever the masses do and participate in. Is God then obliged to bring them the truth?" No, not at all. Romans 1:18-22 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness...Professing to be wise they became fools."
Luke 6:26 "Woe to you when all men speak well of you." Beware when you fit in nicely with all the ways of the world and it's god.
We're now approaching this time of the year. It's appropriate and very important to look into the subject. I've dealt with some of these things before, but most of this edition is new.
1 Corinthians 5:7-8 "...For indeed Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven ..."
Acts 18:21 "I must by all means keep this coming feast in Jerusalem." (Paul)
Here are some other verses showing the identity of the early church with the feasts of the Lord:
Acts 2:1. Acts12:3. Acts 20:6. 1 Corinthians 16:8.
Today there is a terrible abuse of Christian liberty. The devil reigns where Christ does not!
The amazing thing is that pastors, very reverends, reverends, priests, bishops and other Christian leaders say don't keep Passover or the other feasts of the Lord. In the same breath they command their deluded flock to worship the devil by keeping Easter, Lent, and Christmas.
These so-called Christian traditions are 100% pagan, rooted in the occult and devil worship. They originate straight out of Babylon.
2 Corinthians 6:16-17 "What agreement has the temple of God with idols?...Come out from among them and be separate says the Lord and do not touch what is unclean."
Jeremiah 10:2 "Do not learn the ways of the Gentiles" (Lit=pagans)
Deuteronomy 12:3-4 "You shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars and burn their wooden images with fire; you shall cut down the carved images of their gods and destroy their names from that place. You shall not worship the Lord your God with such things."
Deuteronomy 12:30-31 "Take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I will also do likewise."You shall not worship the Lord your God in that way..."
"You shall not worship the Lord with such things. You shall not worship the Lord in that way" This really sums it up doesn't it?
Wrapping idolatry in chocolate doesn't sanctify it!
The Easter tragedy:
Following the crowd is the most dangerous thing you can do.
Easter was designed by Satan to keep the Jews from salvation and out of the church! By the way, the King James version of the Bible uses the word "Easter". This is wrong. The original word is Pashah in Greek or Pesach in Hebrew. Both mean "Passover".
Why was Passover changed to Easter by the Catholic church? Why was Easter designed never to fall on the same day as Passover? Why was the tradition of lamb eating replaced with ham eating? Where did rabbits, and eggs come from?
The word Easter comes from the root word Ishtar who was the Babylonian goddess of fertility and sex also called Ostera or Astarte. In Babylonian days, pagans would stream through the Ishtar gate into the occult temple and worship Ishtar by having sex with a whole lot of temple whores.
This evil temple was decorated with many carvings and images of rabbits, eggs and the nude Ishtar...all symbols of fertility and sex.
The historian James George Frazer points out that the resurrection of the Babylonian god Attis was celebrated by Romans on the spring equinox.
For those interested here is further information on the pagan and occult roots of Easter:
Easter eggs, the 'wafer' hot cross buns and hams.
The images below show various egg symbols from Babylon. I've included images of the Catholic wafer marked with the Maltese cross (same as Nazi Iron cross). This cross with equidistant arms also represents the world. It is used in many occult practises. The same cross appears on hot cross buns. Ratzinger is holding the Monstrance, a symbol of sun worship with the wafer inside and a moon crescent at the bottom.
The serpent entwined around the egg was a symbol common to the Egyptians and Druids. In ancient Babylon spring was welcomed by painting and decorating eggs, a fertility symbol. The representation at top right is the "egg of Astarte" (Easter) from Babylonian times. The hare was also used by them as a fertility symbol. Ishtar (Easter) herself was the queen of sex and fertility.
The Catholic wafer is a particularly evil thing. When in use, they believe in transubstantiation, which means that Christ literally becomes the wafer and the wine becomes His blood. If this were true, they would be crucifying Christ over and over.
The hot cross bun also has this cross with the equidistant arms on it. This bun finds its origin in Babylon as well. Jeremiah 7:18 "...the women knead their dough to makes cakes for the queen of heaven...that they may provoke Me to anger." Who is this "queen of heaven"? She is none other than Ishtar or Astarte (Easter) associated with sun and Baal worship.
The hot cross bun was also represented in ancient Greek culture about 1500BC. The buns were used in the worship of their goddess. The bun was called "boun." The Greeks added the cross to the bun way back then.
The Maltese cross represents the four corners of the world. It was well used by the Nazi regime as symbols on their shoulders, their aircraft and other places. Their aim was to dominate the four corners of the world. It is well used in pagan, occult practices. The sign of the cross made by all orthodox 'Christians' originated in the worship of Tammuz. The sign is essentially a 'T' and not a cross.
A representation of the "queen of heaven" below.
The rabbit is an ancient pre-Christian fertility symbol.
God never authorised the use of rabbits, hares or eggs for service to Him in any way or form. These were all used as sex and fertility symbols and the Catholic church instituted them as symbols of the death and resurrection of our Lord!!! What a mockery!!!
Some of the Easter symbols were also found in various ancient Egyptian rites.
Easter has nothing to do with Christ and His resurrection. It has plenty to do with "another Jesus"- 2 Corinthians 11:3-4
Don't be such a dumb idiot and say that you've just taken these satanic rites and rituals and infused them with Jesus. Why, why, why would you do such a stupid thing that is forbidden by God anyway. Read those verses above in Deuteronomy!
Mark 7:9 "All too well you reject the commandment of God that you may keep your tradition." What a powerful far reaching verse that is! Note the switch. To keep these evil traditions you must reject the commandment of God.
You can't make something holy that's not of God. You can't simply declare that something is right that God says is wrong.
Pagan holidays will never be Holy days...ever!
Easter is pure Ball worship! Judges 2:11-13
Easter, Christmas, Lent and many other so-called Christian traditions had their origin in the pure pagan occultic practises of Babylon. They were adopted by Constantine and the Roman church. They have filtered into all the orthodox churches as well as all Calvinist churches. In fact there are few churches today that have not been fully infiltrated by Satan with his evil traditions.
Sadly, many Spirit-filled churches mix truth with these pagan traditions. The pressures of their flock are too strong for the spineless leaders to take a stand against.
God in His word has always forbade the eating of pork. It's still customary for the Jews not to eat pork.
The pig was sacred to the Greek goddess Dementer who also represents fertility. She is another counterpart of Astarte or Ishtar / Easter. In many representations of her, she is associated with a pig. They would meet together and slay a pig. They collectively ate the hams believing that this transferred the power of the gods to them.
It's our Lord and saviour the Lamb that was slain who saves us and gives us power. What a mockery to associate the slaying of pigs and eating of hams with the slain Lamb of God! Again can you see why Easter is such an offense to the Jewish people?
Isaiah warns against the people who provoke God to anger by eating swine's flesh and who do other abominable things in the worship of their gods. (Isaiah 65:4 and surrounding verses)
According to a number of historical records the ham eating tradition was done primarily as a mockery of the Jews and their tradition of not eating ham.
This all evolved into the Easter ham tradition of today, but it has the roots of Babylonian occult, paganism in it all the way through.
Below are images of the goddess Astarte (Easter) riding a pig and preparing a pig for food.
This 40 day abstinence was borrowed from the worshippers of Babylonian gods and goddesses. It was a preliminary event indispensible to the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Tammuz (The Two Babylons - Alexander Hislop)
Tammuz was a Babylonian counterfeit Jesus in many ways.
Changing of days:
Daniel 7:25 "He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High and shall intend to change times (days) and the law..."
This is a huge subject which I'll just briefly touch on here.
The Roman emperor Constantine said: "It is unbecoming beyond measure that we should follow the customs of the Jews. Let us have nothing to do with this odious people" How many modern reverends in frocks think the same thing? Can we call this the roots of the Holocaust? Maybe that's going too far, but remember that we're dealing with big evil spiritual forces!
The roots of the mass murder of millions of Jews in the inquisitions and the Holocaust began in early Catholicism. This is also the root of modern replacement theology prevalent in much of the church today.
One of the early Roman leaders, Bishop Sixtus said: "We must take steps to substitute those distinctive Jewish festivals as the Passover and the Sabbath with new dates in order to avoid any semblance to Judaism." (pg 203 Story of the Christian church)
The early bishops of Rome hated the Jews as did a succession of ten Roman emperors. They instituted the Sunday Sabbath. They also decided that Passover would not be celebrated ever, and that this new Easter celebration would take its place, but not on the same day. They ruled that Easter should always be celebrated on the Julian calendar's Friday to Sunday following the 14th day of the Jewish lunar month.
This changing of days was entrenched by the Catholic Council of Nicea and effectively severed forever the connection of the church with its true Hebrew roots, giving it an entirely new identity.
Three days and three nights
The Bible says clearly that our Lord was "three days and three nights" in the grave until His resurrection. (Matthew 12:40) If Easter is correct that's two days and nights!!
How can you get three days and nights from Good Friday to Easter Sunday?
Our Lord was crucified in the middle of the week (Daniel 9:27) and He rose "at the end of the Sabbath" (Matthew 28) That's three days and three nights.
Good Friday is a lie from hell and so is Easter Sunday.
Revelation 18:4 "And I heard another voice from heaven saying :Come out of her My people, lest you share in her sins and lest you receive her plagues." The context of this verse is the fall of Babylon the great!
The splitting of true Biblical Christianity from its Hebraic roots had deep eternal consequences. It was not something that just happened in a vacuum. Satan himself came in and filled the gaps with Babylonian occultism designed to bring down the church and keep the Jews from salvation.
The Jews had once before been in Babylonian captivity. Do you really think they're going to be happy about walking into a modern Babylon-identified church? That's exactly why many Jews will spit at the name of Jesus and never walk into a church building.
Why is their salvation important? Simply because God says so. It's important because when the Jews are saved in masses, the coming of the Lord is near and Satan knows his days are up. He tried to prevent the first coming and will try desperately to prevent the second coming!
The wonder of Passover:
God commands His family to "keep Passover forever" (Numbers 9:13 Exodus 12:14)
Christ is our Passover. That doesn't mean that we must now disregard Passover, because we have Christ!
Passover was celebrated in the Old Testament as a forward looking convocation. Now it's a convocation looking back to the cross.
The death angel would "pass over" homes with the blood of a lamb sprinkled on it. Yeshua /Jesus was the Lamb of God who saves us through the sacrifice of His body and spilt blood. The Passover celebration is simply a remembrance of this done by eating lamb and having communion with unleavened bread (Matzos) and wine or red grape juice.
Passover celebrated properly by Christians is a powerful witness and testimony to the Jewish world. It's one of those Biblical ways of causing them to become "jealous"
Passover has such a powerful connection to the death burial and resurrection of our Messiah. This is where we get our power to move on and where we get our power to overcome the devil. Can I suggest that if you ignore Passover you may have your spiritual power sapped from you! Without spiritual power you are in a dangerous place!
Disregarding Passover may well set you on a journey to replace it with the occult and to become an "enemy of the cross of Christ" further down the road.
Yeshua / Jesus kept Passover as did the apostles and the early church. In fact it can be demonstrated that the early church lost its power and entered the dark ages when it cast down Passover, the feasts and mixed error and truth together.
God's feasts all have tremendous meanings within them. They plot the course of our own salvation.
Disaster is coming to this world as it did back in the days of Pharaoh in Egypt. Passover back then was a sign of protection. Could it be that believers will need supernatural protection again? Of course observing Passover doesn't replace faith. We live by faith and not by sight. But how about observing Passover by and in faith!
I'm in no way suggesting coming into legalism, but I am suggesting that we don't throw the baby out with the bathwater!
Passover, the feats and the Saturday Sabbath are all a sign between God and His people. Passover is a powerful sign of salvation. Most Bible believers would agree that adult water baptism (full immersion) is a necessary requirement. Like Passover, it doesn't save you, but is a testimony to the living and the spirit world that you are God's own child.
It's all about identification.
The amazing thing is that those who say we should not keep Passover say that we must keep Satan's Easter.
On the subject of feast days, here is the Bible's position on the Sabbath:
Exodus 31:13 "...Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between you and Me throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you." Verse 17 "It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever..."
Ezekiel 20:12 "Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord who sanctifies them."
I realise that Sabbath keeping is controversial today. My position is simply that it is a blessing and privilege to identify with the Saturday Sabbath. It should be a day set apart, different from the others, holy and restful. We don't need to be Pharisaical about it though.
Symbols, numbers and names have meanings
Ever wondered where the name Vatican comes from?
It's the original word "Vatis" which means: "divining serpent."
Any wonder that God describes this church as "knowing the depths of Satan" in Revelation 2:24
Below are images showing the Maltese cross. It's the same as the Nazi iron cross. This cross originates in sun worship. It has nothing to do with Christianity.
This cross is found throughout ancient Egypt and Babylon. The Maltese four-armed cross is a key symbol of the occult. The hat shaped like the open mouth of a fish is called the mitre. It comes from Babylon and was worn in honour of the fish-god Dagon.
There're thousands of other symbols linking many church practises to the occult, which isn't the purpose of this edition, but let's just have a brief look at few others.
Some other interesting snippets:
Bible numeric's is very important and is one of the many proofs of the veracity of God's word in the original. The Bible was originally put together by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in three alpha-numeric languages. These are Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic. This simply means that letters of those alphabets have numeric values as well. We know this with the Roman letter "V" = 5 and X=10 and so on. So you can just add up the numeric value of a word.
Now, we also know that in the Bible numbers have meanings. For example 4 is the number of the world. 6 is the number of man under sin. 7 is the number of spiritual perfection. 8 is the number of resurrection. 9 is the number of judgement. 13 is the number of rebellion. (and many more)
When a number is used three times together like 666, it has extra significance or importance.
This is a huge subject, but please don't go overboard with it. If you live in house number 666 that is completely meaningless (although I would move!)
Jesus (Iesous in Greek) adds up to 888 Eight is the number of resurrection
The antichrists number is 666. Six is the number of man under sin. Right now we don't know who he is, but when he is revealed, this number will be associated with his name.
The name of every single enemy of God in the Bible adds up to a multiple of 13.
In English, we can also have some fun with numbers. Start with the value 6 for the letter "a" then add 6 to each letter. Now you can apply the numeric value to a word and add it up. This is the table you will have.
a=6, b=12, c=18, d=24, e=30, f=36, g=42, h=48, i=54, j=60, k=66, l=72, m=78, n=84, o=90, p=96, q=102, r=108, s=114, t=120, u=126, v=132, w=138, x=144, y=150, z=156
Again I must stress...don't go overboard with these things. They're just interesting side-bars.
Using the above table here are some interesting words and their values:
Damascus adds up to 444. Four is the number of the world. When Damascus is destroyed soon (Isaiah17) could this be a sign that the world system is about to see it's end?
Sodom adds up to 999. Nine is the number of judgement. How about that you homosexuals! Good luck when you stand before God in judgement Sodomites!
Nuclear = 444
Computer = 666
Santa Claus = 666
The title "Old Nick" for Santa was originally a title for Satan. It comes from the Dutch word "Nikken" meaning the Devil. (Encyclopaedia of Occultism pg 650) Ho, ho, ho...Santa really is Satan, the god of the people of the world!
Here is a collection of portions of verses of scripture attributed to our great God. Note that they've all been hijacked and identify with the satanic slob Santa.
"His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow" (Revelation 1:14) "Why is your apparel red, and your garments like one who treads the winepress?" (Isaiah 63:2) "His feet were like brass as if refined in a fire" (chimney)(Revelation 1:15) "His house was towards the north" (Ezekiel 8:14) "He rides the heavens to help you" (Deuteronomy 33:26) "Ask and it shall be given to you" (Matthew 7:7) "Your years are throughout all generations." (Psalm 102:24) "Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing" (Titus 2:13)
There're many more as you can imagine. Santa is a Satanic counterfeit and a danger not a blessing to young kids.
Many believers have eyes, but they do not see!
►Parents of young kids, let me warn you. Fantasy is a prime tool of the devil. Satanist Anton LaVey author of the "Satanic Bible" said that he had found fantasy to be the "magic weapon" in Satanism.
Satan will damn you to hell if you let him., you don't need to do anything, you don't even need to believe in him. Just go with the flow of the world.
God commands His family to be holy. Do you want be shocked? Read edition 96 titled "Holiness"
Perhaps one of the most gigantic errors founded in heart and mind of Satan is the Catholic-originated separation of clergy and laity. This is a practice hated and condemned twice by God in the letters to the seven churches in the Revelation. It is called the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. It is designed to keep people perpetually in subjection to the leadership.
You may not be aware that in ages past the Catholic church forbade anyone to own or read the Bible for themselves. In latter years this has been dropped, but a terrible elevation of the clergy above the laity still remains, as does a terrible ignorance of the Bible by their people.
The Bible says, "Call no man father" (Matthew 23:9) This would exclude your own physical father. The word Pope means father. I will not call him Pope, as you may have noticed. The same goes for all the other men in frocks that insist on being called father!
Easter and the other traditions don't have one or two identifying marks with the occult. There're thousands. There is no co-incidence in this at all. It's all a deliberate plan.
Interestingly God says: "Do not learn the way of the Pagans" and do practice the feasts of the Lord. The pagan-inspired church says: "Do learn the ways of the pagans and don't practise the feasts of the Lord"!!!
So, while those of the truth eat the Passover lamb, those of Satan will eat the Easter ham. It's all about identification in your actions. What will you do? Will you just go with the flow because the world has brainwashed you, and it's too difficult to go against the flow? Or will you take a stand for truth and receive the blessings that follow?
Will you teach your children the truth or encourage them along the road to hell with the masses?
The greatest danger is that people just accept what the paganised church teaches. They don't question origins of these great hell-bound errors. The big shock to many is that much of the church has been teaching and spreading the deceptions of the devil since the time of Constantine.
This was when the early church lost "it's first love". These traditions were the very cause of the dark ages! Darkness comes when you mix truth and error!
Rome has deceived the whole world! Do you think that statement is going too far?
Revelation 12:9 "So that great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world..."
Do you know why Easter, Christmas and the other pagan traditions will always be popular? It's because the god of the world will be popular amongst the masses. The world loves its own! The world secretly loves evil.
Do you know why Passover and the other feasts of the Lord will never be popular? It's because the true and living God is in them and He will never be popular with the world. He loves and demands holiness!
The church was given the task of preserving the truth and being a pillar and bastion of truth. It has been the preserver of paganism and has become a slave of pigs, rabbits, buns and men in frocks wanting to be called "father".
Evil tradition neutralises you and makes you a Christian fraud. It makes you a friend of the world and an enemy of the shed blood and cross of our Lord.
Here is a very good video clip:
Easter ham or Passover lamb? The choice is yours, but you will pay dearly, or be rewarded richly in eternity.
►►►Passover begins your exodus from Egyptian (worldly) captivity to the promised land. Easter marks your careless journey into captivity!!
Know this: There are essentially two churches. One is created by "another Jesus" and one is created by the true living Yeshua / Jesus. One has a counterfeit life and one has the life of God within it. One is bound in the traditions of eternal death and one is marked by the holy traditions born of God. One will be in unity with the world and one will be hated by the world. One will end in hell and one will end in heaven.
These are not small unimportant issues. Who and what you identify with is well observed by the spirit world and will have consequences.
To me it's a great joy that many churches are seeking truth and rejecting error. Many are coming out of their captivity slowly but surely. There is a great restoration on the go. Do you want to be part of it? I do.
People celebrating Easter and Christmas out of ignorance might have an excuse before God, but their preachers and teachers will not.
One of the most powerful prayers anyone can pray is this: "Lord open my eyes to see You, to know You, to see your word, your ways and your will."
Ecclesiastes 7:5 "It's better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools."
Ezekiel 14:13 "When a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness (subject of idols) I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it and cut off man and beast from it."
Here's a wonderful painting by one of my favourites, Marc Chagall. It was done in 1931 and is titled "Eating the Passover lamb"
The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace
Shalom and grow in grace!