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Why our family no longer celebrates Christmas (and still loves the Savior) Part II

In Part II we will discover that December 25th was actually the birthday of many pagan gods throughout the centuries beginning with Nimrod. Also we’ll see how the first time December 25th was ever celebrated as ‘Christmas’ and the birth of Messiah was in the 4th century when Constantine simply declared it be so. When he merged the already pagan celebration “Saturnalia” (celebration of other gods, Saturn, the sun/Nimrod, etc) with so called “Christianity”.

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About 2,200 years before the birth of Messiah, Noah’s great grandson, Nimrod along with his wife Semiramis, built the Tower of Babel (Genesis 10:10, 11:9) and the Babylonian Empire which combined their pagan religion with their form of government. They worshiped the stars, sun, and the moon, and they sacrificed their babies to Moloch (satan). Nimrod in an attempt to become “God” declared himself the god of the sun and Semiramis was the goddess of the moon (also known as the “Queen of Heaven”) and the people of the Babylonian Empire worshiped them as such. The story goes that Noah’s son Shem was so angry about this, that he had Nimrod killed and his body parts were delivered to different provinces within Babylon as a warning to those who worshiped Moloch. Continue reading

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Why our family no longer celebrates Christmas (and still loves the Savior) Part III

I would just like to reiterate again, these posts are very brief summaries of the pagan roots of Christmas. I encourage you to watch the videos provided in these posts and visit the links as well.  If you really desire to know the truth about the holiday we know as Christmas you will dig and study for yourself. The information contained in these posts are simply a starting point for your research. I pray you continue your study and allow the Holy Spirit to grant sight to your eyes concerning these truths.

So, how does the Elohim (God) of the universe, Creator of all feel about using pagan and man ways to worship Him and His Son, Messiah (that is what Christmas is all about right?)

In Deuteronomy 12, Elohim is warning His people about false gods.

…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 also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods” 
Deuteronomy 12:30-31

Elohim cast the Canaanites out of the Promised Land because of their pagan idolatrous practices. They worshiped Ba’al, or Nimrod, Tammuz, the sun god, the pagan Messiah, the god of wine and revelry. They worshiped the evergreen tree, and used it as a symbol of their god. They observed December 25, in worship of the waning sun, and their sun-god divinity. This whole religious system stemmed from ancient Babylon, the root of all heresy and apostasy. Continue reading

Young Living Essential Oils – New Age Connection (part 1)

This post will consist of 2 parts. Part 2 coming soon!

To all of my Essential oil loving friends (I am one too). I encourage you to really look into the companies that you promote, support and have become aligned with as a distributor. The one I am touching on in this post specifically is Young Living, simply because it is the company I have done the most research on.

First, let me say up front that I personally use Essential oils and I believe that the oils in and of themselves are NOT a bad thing and I believe the plants/herbs/flowers they are extracted from were created by the one true Creator of all things. But as followers of Messiah we MUST use discernment and recognize when elements of other religions/beliefs, in this case New Age/Witchcraft aspects are flowing through the companies and products we sell, support and use. I know one of the biggest things that trips us up is that Young Living claims to be a ‘Christian’ company, but friends I am not sure how one reading the literature and descriptions of the individual oils cannot see the New Age slant coming through. It seems this is becoming even more prevalent as more Christians align themselves with this Multi-Level Marketing Company. Continue reading

Forsaking the lie, NOT the assembly

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* Note – I use the covenant names of The Father and The Son in this post. For a study on the true names click here. Also, I have used 2 different Bible versions throughout this post as noted. To learn more about the ISR98 Bible version used click here.

I originally started this blog post with the title “When you find yourself without a church home” but, that is no longer a fully accurate statement for my family…not after all we’ve been shown by the Holy Spirit. At this point in our walk with Yahuah, it’s a choice not just happenstance. I will discuss the details of those revelations in a separate post I am working on simply called “Why we came out of the church”.  But, for this post I specifically want to address the scripture most widely known and misused within “Christianity” regarding church attendance, Hebrews 10:25.

This verse has caused much grief personally as I have at several points in my life, found myself not attending church regularly or even at all. Whether it was because of life circumstances, not finding one that felt like “Home”, re-location or various other reasons, I was always reminded of this verse and out of my own guilt, attempted to find a church home in order to be a “good Christian”.  Let’s face it, this verse seems to be thrown around quite often in the Christian community when we learn of a brother/sister who is not attending church regularly and we feel the need to admonish them with “Thus Sayeth the Lord”.  I admit now that even though I’ve reacted in the flesh as a result of reading and hearing this verse, I always had a ‘nudge’ in my spirit.  If this verse is in fact to be taken as commonly interpreted, it poses a conflict with other scriptures as it creates a yoke of slavery/bondage which is something Messiah clearly destroyed for those who follow Him. In the freedom which Messiah has made us free, stand firm, then, and do not again be held with a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 ISR 98 Continue reading

Deception of halloween…

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It’s mid Sept and everything is turning up halloween (not worthy of capitalization). As I walk down the aisles at Walmart, my stomach turns as I see the evil masks, the children’s t-shirts displaying witches and goblins. Creepy skulls and skeletons in my face at every turn. Yes, I used to take part as well as my kids just as most of us have at some point. But it has been quite a few years since I was strongly convicted of the SATANIC origins of Halloween and how in honoring God, our family would have no part of it! I know because I was there, as Christian’s we falsely think that if our kids dress up in “good”, “cute”, “nice” or even “Biblical” costumes that we aren’t condoning this evil day that has it’s roots in human sacrifice and satanic rituals. The the following information Continue reading

Slain in WHAT Spirit?

Most people do not realize that the practice of being “slain in the spirit” has been around since at least the end of the 18th century.  For many years, it has been a common occurrence around the world and is most popular among the Charismatic movement. Those that practice it believe it is a move of the Holy Spirit and they attempt to defend this belief with scriptures they claim show it was even practiced throughout the Bible itself.

This practice has been endorsed by popes/catholics and other pseudochristian organizations (which should be a red flag when those that worship another Jesus claim to have the same Spirit). It is interesting to note that to be “slain” is to be killed, destroyed, extinguished, etc.  As believers, we are supposed to die to self/sin daily. If we belong to Christ we have crucified the flesh that produces sinful fruit Galatians 5:24. We also know that God’s word says those who are born again will never die (spiritually) John 11:26.  So, why on earth would we feel the Holy Spirit would want to kill (slay) us spiritually?  Even if not taken by the literal definition of ‘killing’ why would He embarrass, humiliate, and injure those who are coming to seek and learn from Him?  Of course the answer is that he wouldn’t! The Holy Spirit would never cause this type of behavior to manifest.  So, why does it happen? The reason is because the spirit in operation is not the Holy Spirit.

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Yoga by any other name…

It has become commonplace to hear the terms “Christian Yoga”, “Holy Yoga” and I have even heard “Yoga for Jesus”. It seems it’s been all the rage for a while now, cool and hip to be a part of a yoga class. Yet, I would venture to say most people, including Christians have some knowledge that yoga is a practice derived from eastern religion.  In fact, I’ve heard a lot of believers saying things in defense like“Oh, I am just doing the movements….it’s just stretching.  I am not participating in the ‘religious’ aspect.”  But can one really separate the two – the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga? Continue reading