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Part of the Congregation of Israel - òÂãÇú éÄùÒÀøÈàÅì
Today we use the Gregorian calendar
(From Pope Gregory, from the 1500's) – Dec. 26th, 2009
God has His own calendar
We are now in the 10th month of God called Teveth in Hebrew, 8th day
How did you do after this pagan holiday? Hope you saved some money, :-)
Remember: Beware of the false image of love and the false feelings and emotions that run wild this time of the year.
Made-up feasts bring on loneliness, depression and suicide and oh yes, debt.
People in the Spirit of God don’t “miss” pagan people, things, places or stuff
Just for the record and your information:
Pagan Feasts – X MAS - Christmas
The following is a quote from the Encyclopedia Brittanica, Volume 11 ; page 390.
"During the later periods of Roman history, sun worship gained in importance and ultimately led to what has been called a 'solar monotheism.' Nearly all the gods of the period were possessed of Solar qualities, and both Christ and Mithra acquired the traits of solar seities.
The feast of Sol and Victus (open unconquered Sun) on December 25th was celebrated with great joy, and eventually this date was taken over by the so- called Christians as Christmas, the birthday of Christ." !!
The so- called Christians were trying to get more converts So they adapted a pagan holiday to their worship to appease the pagans in 336 AD.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica reports that "The traditional customs connected with Christmas have developed from several sources as a result of the coincidence of the celebration of the birth of Christ with the pagan agricultural and solar observations at midwinter.
In the Roman world the Saturnalia (December 17) was a time of merrymaking and exchange of gifts, December 25 was also regarded as the birth date of the Iranian mystery god Mithra, the Sun of Righteousness."
Colliers Encyclopedia agrees. Quote: "After the triumph of Constantine, the church at Rome assigned December 25 as the date for the celebration of the feast, possibly about A.D. 320 or 353.
By the end of the fourth century the whole so- called Christian world was celebrating Christmas on that day, with the exception of the Eastern churches, where it was celebrated on January 6.
The choice of December 25 was probably influenced by the fact that on this day the Romans celebrated the Mithraic feast of the Sun-god (natalis solis invicti), and that the Saturnalia also came at this time."
Both encyclopedias plainly reveal that the source of the celebration of December 25 is the birthday of Mithra, the pagan sun god.
Sun worshippers since the time of Babel recognized this time of year in honor of their gods.
1st century believers, taught personally by Christ, did not celebrate His birthday. 2nd century theologians condemned the thought.
Only after severe persecution, destruction and inaccessibility of biblical scripture and the blending of pagan doctrine with the worship of God was the Mithraic celebration of December 25th proclaimed to be "Christian" in nature.
These facts are well documented. They can be found in any encyclopedia and on the net. There is no way to "Christianize" the birthday of the sun god.
Anyone with access to a computer or encyclopedia can know better than those from the past with theological degrees did!
How does one begin to explain the very important connection between Mithraism and the paganizing of the true worship of God and His only begotten Son?
To begin with, Mithras was the sun god of the Persians and subsequent empires including the Roman Empire through the 4th century. During the 4th century, Mithras "mysteriously" vanished and Roman "Christianity" began. A Christianity not like that of the 1st century; but, a polluted, corrupt "Christianity" lacking few Mithraic rituals.
Mithras was invoked in the inscriptions of the Biblical Artaxerxes, king of Babylon: making Mithras one of the pagan gods that God had warned His chosen people to beware of. Christ had come and defeated Satan by personally paying repentant man’s death penalty for the transgression of God’s laws - the penalty He, Himself, had established at the time of creation. And yet, in the 4th century, by way of a Satanic "if you can’t beat em join em" deception, a blend of the worship of God and the worship of pagan gods was officially proclaimed as "Christianity" by the Roman Empire.
As the gospel spread throughout the nations; and the persecution of true believers proved to be ineffective, Satan, the author of confusion, began his final assault on the truth - the truth that "sin is the transgression of the law" and that the penalty is death.
The celebrations including December 25th in honor of the rebirth of Mithras at the winter solstice and Easter , the solar observance of the spring equinox, attempted to void the 1st commandment in the name of "Christianity".
The graven images of the pagan deities, given "Christian" titles, attempted to void the 2nd commandment. And the Sunday observance of "Deis Solis", the day of the sun attempted to void the 4th commandment. Attempted only, for Christ had proclaimed "till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law."
The official recognition of sun worship in the Roman Empire began during the time of Aurelian when he instituted the cult of "Sol invictus". The cult of Sol Invictus and that of Mithra are virtually the same.
the year 307 A.D. Emperor Diocletian, a sun worshipper, was involved in the
dedication of a temple to Mithra and was responsible
for the burning of scripture which made it possible for later emperors to
formulate their own version of "Christianity."
After the rein of Diocletian, Emperor Constantine, while claiming to be a Christian maintained the title "Pontifus Maximus" the high priest of paganism. His coins were inscribed: "SOL INVICTO COMITI" (COMMITTED TO THE INVINCIBLE SUN).
During his reign pagan sun worship was blended with the worship of the Creator, and officially entitled "Christianity."
Cybele the Phrygian goddess, known to her followers as "the mother of god", was closely related to the worship of Mithra. As Mithraism was a man’s religion, the worship of Cybele was practiced by the women. The priests of Mithra were known as "Fathers" and the Priestesses of Cybele as "Mothers."
After baptism into the Mysteries of Mithra, the initiate was marked on the forehead. The sign of the cross formed by the elliptic and the celestial equator was one of the signs of Mithra.
Sunday (Deis Solis), the day of the sun, was considered by Mithraist a sacred day of rest.
December 25th was celebrated as the birth of the sun, given birth by the "Queen of Heaven" - "Mother of god."
The Mithraists celebrated a mithraic love feast. This feast consisted of loaves of bread decorated with crosses with wine over which the priest pronounced a mystic formula.
Mithra was considered mediator between god and man.
Mithraists also believed in eternal life in heaven and in the torture of the wicked after death. Many of these beliefs and rituals were exclusive to Mithraism and up until the fourth century were not a part of the Christian faith. Only those in accordance with the commandments of God could possibly be in honor of Christ.
In the 4th century, through confusion and manipulation, rituals of "sun worship" were pronounced, by the followers of Satan to be "Christian" in nature.
There is no Biblical support for the inclusion of Mithraic ritual, which is the worship of Satan, in the worship of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Creator of heaven and earth. It is a Satanic scheme to disguise the transgression of God’s laws under the title of "Christianity".
This same system, characterized by the shrouding of truth in secrecy and the manipulation of the truth in order to achieve its ends, has been working for two millennia to combine paganism with Christianity.
If you are wondering why I ask this question to you so many times, the answer is because some people are always trying to get around this commandment.
Why are we here today?
We were told to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy
The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at Mount Sinai in the 3rd month, Sivan
We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath.
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
Ex. 20  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
æëø zâkar - zaw-kar' - A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mention; make mention of, be mindful, recount, record (-er), remember, make to be remembered, bring (call, come, keep, put) to (in) remembrance, still, think on, well.
Back to Ex. 20
 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Rev.1  I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day - (The Sabbath)
Lev. 23  Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an "holy convocation"; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
The Sabbath is a "holy convocation"
î÷øà miqra: convocation, convoking, reading, a calling together, sacred assembly, something called out, that is, a public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place); also a rehearsal
÷ãùÑ kodesh: a sacred place or thing; consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, saint, sanctuary, apartness, sacredness, separateness, apartness, sacredness, holiness
Last week, I spoke about being “Right in our own eyes"
Today’s topic: The difference between the spiritual and carnal person
John. 8  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not
by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some
other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth
his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Ever wonder why people don't hear you, understand you, they are not in the Spirit, they are dead.
Paul (Saul) in the Spirit
1 Cor. 2
 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Yeshua the Messiah, and him crucified.
 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
 But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Isa.64  For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Back to 1 Cor. 2
 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Messiah.
1 Cor. 3
 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Messiah.
 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth
to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
 And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.
 Therefore let no man glory in men.
 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Messiah Yeshua, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Luke 9  And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it
be also in the days of the Son of man.
 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
 In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
 Remember Lot's wife.
Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose
his life shall preserve it.
Heb.10  But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
Rev.3  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
If any man or woman think himself or herself to be a prophet, or spiritual,
let him and her acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord
Keep your eyes on Yeshua