One in Messiah Congregation ÷ÌÈäÈì àÆçÈã áÌÀîÌÈùÑÄéçÇ
Part of the Congregation of Israel - òÂãÇú éÄùÒÀøÈàÅì
We use today the Gregorian calendar
(From Pope Gregory, during the 1500's) – Oct. 31th, 2009
We are now in the 8th month of God called Bool, 1 Kings 6:38 – 12th day
The 8th month called Bul (pronounced Bool, "meaning rain")
1 Kgs.6  And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.
(Bool is part of October & November)
Judaism calls this month Cheshvan or Marheshvan. This is not in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Again we prove all things
1 Thessalonians, chapter 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
2 Timothy, chapter 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God , a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Colossians, chapter 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Colossians, chapter 3:16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
2 Peter, chapter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Rom. chapter 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Time again for a "re-education" of the things we have been taught
We need to educate all people about God's calendar and His New Year
God's New Year (March / April / ha Aviv - Spring)
Esth. 3  In the first month, that is, the month Nisan
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Exod. 12  This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
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We need to educate all people about God's feasts
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[4 ] These are the feasts of the LORD , even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
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The Spring Feasts of the Lord were fulfilled by the Messiah's first coming!
Passover - Pesach - When did Yeshua - Jesus die?
Nisan 14 - Yeshua died on Thursday at 3:00 pm Matt: 27: 45 - 1st day
Remembering the deliverance from Egyptian bondage:
An unblemished firstborn male lamb was sacrificed and its blood poured on the altar. A lamb was selected for each family, and four days before the lamb was to be slain it was brought into the home for a four-day examination period. Yeshua is the sacrificial lamb who died for our sins. On Nisan 14 at the exact time the lamb was to be slain, Yeshua was slain. Yeshua also had a four-day examination period before the religious leaders and was found without blemish. Yeshua had his meal with his disciples in the night, (beginning of the 14th), died on the 14th in the daytime hours and put in the tomb all before the the 15th, which is a Sabbath.
Feast of Unleavened Bread / Hag HaMatzah
Nisan 15 - a Sabbath - 1st night- 2nd day (Fri.)
Leaven symbolizes sin. Unleavened Bread speaks of sanctification. God told the Jews to cleanse all leaven from their homes and eat only unleavened bread, matzah, for seven days, symbolizing a holy walk with Him. Yeshua is the "Bread of Life" without sin, born in Bethlehem. In Hebrew, Bethlehem means “house of bread”. Just as a matzo is unleavened, (a sign of no sin) so was the Messiah sinless.
Nisan 16 - a Sabbath - 2nd, night – 3rd day (Sat.)
Day of Firstfruits / Bikkurim
Nisan 17 - 3rd. night,
Nisan 17 then as the sun did rise - Mark 16:2
Early the first day of the week, Sunday -Yeshua rose from the Dead which is 3 days and 3 nights later
The first of the barley harvest was brought as an
offering to the priest in the Tabernacle/Temple. The priest would present the
first of the harvest unto the Lord by waving them back and forth. This reminded
the Hebrews that God gave them the land, and the harvest belonged to Him. 1
Cor. 15:20-23). Yeshua' resurrection marked the
beginning of the harvest of souls. John 12:23-24,32
shows Yeshua was likened to a grain of wheat falling
to the ground and dying to produce a great harvest. Jesus arose on Firstfruits.
Fifty day later:
Feast of Weeks/Shavuot- Pentecost where the Holy Spirit empowered the believers.
The "fall feast" and holy convocations represent the Second Coming of the Messiah.
The fall Feasts of the Lord are in the "7th month called Ethanim not Tishri".
1Kgs.8  And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
Blowing of the Trumpets
Lev.23: Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
Day of Atonement
 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Feast of tabernacles
 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.  Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.  And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
 These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations
We need to educate all people about who should participate in God's feasts
Exod. 12  And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land : for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
Deut. 10  Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart , and be no more stiffnecked.
Deut. 30  And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
Jer. 4  Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Ezek. 44  In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary , to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.  And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves. Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh , shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
2 Cor. 7  Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
We need to educate all people about who was the new covenant given to?
Jer. 31: 31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel , and with the house of Judah : [32 ] Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:[ 33] But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel ; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Heb. 8  For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. (covenant)  For finding fault with them, ( the people ) he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord . For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more . In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
We need to educate all people about what is the new covenant.
Heb. 8  For finding fault with them, he saith,
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will
make a new covenant with the house of
Israel and with the house of Judah:
 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
The "church - ekklesia"
The "church" did not start in the book of Acts, as stated by many pastors.
This means no Protestant Church, denominational or non-denominational were started in the Book of Acts. (before 70 AD)
The Judaism of today started in approx. 200 AD to 500 AD when the Talmud was put together.
Catholics started approx. 325, 350 AD
Protestants started approx. from 1500 AD
Acts 7:38 This is he ( Moses ), that was in the "church (ekklesia) in the wilderness" with the angel ( Messiah ) which spake to him in the mount Sina , and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
1 Corinthians 10:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock / Messiah that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah /Christ.
9: Neither let us tempt Messiah / Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
What is the meaning of the word ekklesia in Greek?
εκκλησια ekklesia - ek-klay-see'-ah
Total KJV Occurrences: 116
church, 77 - churches, 36 - assembly, 3
A calling out, a meeting of believers in Messiah Yeshua on earth or saints in heaven or both - assembly, church.
1 - An assembly of the people convened for worship in a religious meeting, those who are united into one body.
2 - The whole body of believers scattered throughout the earth.
3 - Also the assembly of faithful believers already dead and received into heaven.
What is the meaning of the word qahal in Hebrew?
qahal - kaw-hawl - assemblage (usually concretely): - assembly, company, congregation, multitude.
H6950 - A primitive root; to convoke: - assemble (selves) (together), gather (selves) (together).
What was the original meaning of the word Christian?
Remember, there were neither Protestants before 1500 AD nor Catholics at the time of Messiah Yeshua.
The English word Christian below is Messiah followers, not Protestants or Catholics.
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Acts 11  And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
Acts 26  Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
1 Pet. 4  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
There are not "two bodies", the church and Israel, as stated by many rabbis, pastors and Christians.
Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth...
One family saved in Noah's time and Joshua's time at Jericho
"We are all from One Blood"
 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD ( like most churches and synagogues) . Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. (The God Of Israel)
 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
 And hath made of "one blood all nations of men" for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Ecc. 3 [19 ] For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
Ezek. 37  And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
[22 ] And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:[ 23] Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
 And David ( shadow of Messiah ) my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.[ 25] And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David ( shadow of Messiah ) shall be their prince for ever.[ 26] Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.[ 28] And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
John 10  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Rom. 15  That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Cor. 13  Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Phil. 1  Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Phil. 2  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
1 Pet. 3  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Acts. 4  And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common
Exod. 24  And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
Zeph. 3  For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
Gen. 2  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Pss. 71  I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
Isa. 1  Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
"ONE Law for All"
Exod. 12  One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
Lev. 7  As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.
Lev. 19  But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
Num. 15  One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.
Num. 9  And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance , both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.
Num. 15  One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.
Gentiles ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints
Eph. 3  That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body , and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel :
Eph. 2 [19 ] Now
therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners ,
but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Eph. 4 [4 ] There is one body, and one
Spirit , even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling;
 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Gal. 3  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Rom. 12  For as we have many members in one body , and all members have not the same office: [ 5] So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
1 Cor. 6  What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
1 Cor. 10  The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break , is it not the communion of the body of Christ?[ 17] For we being many are one bread ., and one body : for we are all partakers of that one bread .
1 Cor. 12  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free ; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit
 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
Eph. 2  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Col. 3  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Deut. 6  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD :
Mark 12  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
Gal. 3  Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.
Mal. 2  Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Mark 12  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God ; and there is none other but he:
Rom. 3  Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
The Jews by faith must believe that Yeshua/Jesus is the atonement spoken of in the Torah, Prophets, and Psalms.
The Gentiles had to, through faith, learn through the Torah, Prophets, and Psalms that the atonement for their sins was the Messiah, Yeshua, who also died for their sins.
1 Cor. 8  For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)  But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
1 Tim. 2  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Jas. 2  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
Zech. 14  And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
Mark 12  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel;
The Lord our God is one Lord
We need to educate all people about Satan, the devil and Halloween
Eph.4 Neither give place to the devil.
1 Cor .10  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles (the nations) sacrifice , they sacrifice to devils , and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Eph. 5  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them
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Deut. 18:  When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch ,  Or a charmer , or a consulter with familiar spirits , or a wizard , or a necromancer.  For all that do these things are an abominationunto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
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Enchanter -ðçùÑ nachash - a sorcerer or magician
nec·ro·man·cy n. The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future. Black magic; sorcery. Magic qualities
charm·erçáø One who casts spells; an enchanter or magician.
wiz·ard éãÌòðé yid-deh-o-nee' One who practices magic; a sorcerer or magician.
From H3045; properly a knowing one; specifically a conjurer; (by implication) a ghost: - wizard.
div·i·na·tion ÷ñí kesem -The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury, (the art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination, A sign of something coming; an omen : “The chartist buys when the auguries look favorable and sells on bad omens”), or an alleged supernatural agency.
sooth·say·er òðï anan One who claims to be able to foretell events or predict the future; a seer.
witch·craft ëÌùÑó Magic; sorcery. Wicca. A magical or irresistible influence, attraction, or charm. The practices or art of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with evil spirits. Power more than natural; irresistible influence.
Exod. 22  Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Mic. 5  And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
2 Kgs. 9  And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
Mic. 5  And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
Nah. 3  Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts .
Gal. 5 [ 9] Now the works
of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,
 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Sam. 15  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
ëÌùÑó kashaph kaw-shaf'
A primitive root; properly to whisper a spell, that is, to inchant or practise magic: - sorcerer, (use) witch (-craft).
From H3784; magic: - sorcery, witchcraft.
G5331 φαρμακεια pharmakeia far-mak-i'-ah
From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery , witchcraft.
1) the use or the administering of drugs
3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it
4) metaphorically the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
Part of Speech: noun feminine
2 Kgs. 9  And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
Manasseh 2 Chr. 33  And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft , and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Assyria Mic. 5  And
I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand;
and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:[13 ]
Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst
of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
Nah.1  The burden of Nineveh ( capital of the ancient kingdom of Assyria )
Nah. 3  Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
Sorceries & Sorcery
sor·cer·y - Use of supernatural power over others through the assistance of spirits; witchcraft. Divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment.
Isa. 47  But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
 Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
Acts. 8  But there was a
certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery,
and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some
 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
 Then Simon himself believed also : and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness , and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness , and in the bond of iniquity.
 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
Acts 13  And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet,
a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:
 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
devil ( s ) 117 times
Lev. 17  And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
Deut. 32  They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
2 Chr. 11  And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devil s, and for the calves which he had made.
Pss. 106  Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devil s,
unclean spirits - 21 times
Zech. 13  And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
foul spirit - 2 times
Mark 9  When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
Mark 9  And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
Matt. 4  And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick , and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
Matt. 17  And when they were come to the
multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Matt. 8  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
 And when he was come to the other
side into the country of the Gergesenes, there
met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding
fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.[ 29] And, behold, they
cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.
Luke 8  Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought
him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
A History of Halloween
The origin of Halloween is the Celtic Festival of Samhain, lord of death and evil spirits. Long before Christ (at least 2000 years), Druids in Britain, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany and other Celtic countries observed the end of summer by making sacrifices to Samhain. The Celts considered November 1st as being the day of death because the leaves were falling, it was getting darker sooner and temperatures were dropping. They believed Muck Olla, their sun god was losing strength and Samhain, lord of death, was overpowering him. Further, they believed that on October 31st Samhain assembled the spirits of all who had died during the previous year. These spirits had been confined to inhabit animals bodies for the past year, as punishment for their evil deeds. They were allowed to return to their former home to visit the lving on the eve (Oct. 31) of the Feast of Samhain. Druid priests led the people in diabolical worship ceremonies in which horses, cats, black sheep, oxen, human beings and other offerings were rounded up, stuffed into wicker cages and burned to death. This was done to appease Samhain and keep spirits from harming them.
It is clear to see that HALLOWEEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CELEBRATION OF DEATH.
Our Pilgrim forefathers well knew of Halloween's occultic roots. In fact they banned celebrating Halloween in America. Halloween was not celebrated in this country until 1845. At that time multiplied thousands of Irish emigrants flooded into New York because of the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-46. They brought with them the old Druid holiday of Halloween. Gradually celebrating this day spread throughout the rest of the country.
Halloween - Celtic peoples (Britons, Gauls, Scots, Irish). They observed the end of summer with sacrifices to SAMAN (Shamhain). He was "the lord of death and evil spirits". This marked the beginning of the Celtic New Year.
Depending on your source material, the Druid lord of death and evil spirits was called Saman, Samana, Shamhain or Samhain. His "holiday" was called "The Vigil Of Saman" or Samhain (pronounced so-wein). You probably have seen a modern day version of SAMAN without even knowing it. This pagan god was shown as a ghostly, skeleton holding a sickle in his hand. He later came to be known as THE GRIM REAPER.
The Druids - They were occult practitioners, witches of sorts. In the century preceding the birth of Christ, Caesar conquered the Britains and he records very carefully the account of the DRUID PRIESTS (early witches)..."All Gallic nations are much given to superstition...they either offer up men as victims to the gods, or make a vow to sacrifice themselves. The ministers in these offerings are the Druids, and they hold that the wrath of the immortal gods can only be appeased, and man's life redeemed, by offering up human sacrifice, and it is a part of their national institutions to hold fixed solemnities (Ceremonies) for this purpose."
Sacrifices - Druid priests and people would go from house to house
asking for fatted calves, black sheep, and human beings. Those who gave were promised
prosperity and those who refused to give were cursed and threatened. In
addition, it was likely that all of the "wandering spirits" would get
hungry. If you set out a treat for them, they would not trick or curse you.
Hence we have THE ORIGIN OF TRICK OR TREAT. "Trick or Treat is a reenactment of the Druidic
practices. The candy has replaced the human sacrifices of old, but it is still
an appeasement of those deceptive evil spirits. The traditional response to
those who do not treat is to have a trick played on the. When you give out
Halloween candy, you are, in essence providing a sacrifice to false gods. You
are participating in idolatry" says the former high priest of Wicca, Tom Sanguinet.
The Jack-O-Lantern - The World Book Encyclopedia, 1977 edition, volume 9, page 24-26 says, "The apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of `Jack-O-Lantern' is an ancient symbol of a damned soul." In the book Occult Conceit the author says on page 190, "The candlelit pumpkin or skull served as a signal to mark those farms and homes that were sympathetic to the Satanists and thus deserving of mercy when the terror ("trick or treat") of the night began." Further, an old edition of The World Book Encyclopedia says "The apparently harmless lighted pumpkin face of the Jack-O-Lantern is an ancient symbol of a damned soul."
COSTUMES - They originated with these terrible Druid death rites also. As people and animals were screeching in agony while being burned to death the observers would dress in costumes made of animal skins and heads. They would dance, chant and jump through the flames in hope warding off the evil spirits. Again, The early origin of costumes is repulsive. On the evening of October 31st, the Druids, who were the occultic priests and teachers of the Celts, ordered the people to put out their hearth fires. The Druids built a huge new year's bonfire of oak branches, which they considered sacred. They burned animals, crops and human beings as sacrifices to their sun god Muck Olla and Samhain, their god of death. During this diabolical ceremony the PEOPLE WORE COSTUMES made of animal heads and skins. They then practiced divination, looked for omens in the struggle of the victims sacrificed in the fires, jumped over the flames or dashed through them, danced and sang. All of this was done to frighten the evil spirits away.
According to Man, Myth & Magic, volume 1, page 68, "The guisers went from house to house, singing and dancing. Their bloodcurdling masks and grotesque costumes may have been meant to keep evil at bay, or more likely, were visible representations of the ghosts and goblins that lurked in the night..."
In the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica, volume 12, page 8578 it states, "It was the Druids belief that on the eve of this festival (November 1st, Celtic New Year) Samhain, lord of death, called together the wicked souls (Spirits) that within the past twelve months had been condemned to inhabit the bodies of animals." Samhain would then send these evil spirits to attack people on the eve before the November 1st celebration. The only way these people could escape was by assuming disguises and looking like evil spirits themselves. (See Christianity Today, October 22, 1982, p.32).
BOBBING FOR APPLES - In A.D. 43 the Roman Empire was in solid control of the Celtic people. As a result of this control the idol worshipping Romans introduced another ceremony honoring their false gods to the already demoniacal Druid New Year's celebration. It was in honor of their goddess of fruit trees. They would try to grasp fruit, floating in water, without the use of their hands. This is the origin of BOBBING FOR APPLES according to the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Associated Press quote, October 16, 1977.
The Black Cat - In the 1959 edition of World Book Encyclopedia, under Halloween it was noted that Druid priests believed that cats were once human beings but were reincarnated as punishment for evil deeds. Because of this they held cats sacred and involved them in their idol worship of October 31st and November 1st.
Druids believed "the cat was sacred and...that cats had once been changed (from being human & reincarnated) into that form as punishment for evil deeds." (The American Book of Days, by George Douglas)
"Even after Christianity spread to Europe...oxen were sacrificed on October 31st...and in medieval Europe, black cats [were] chosen as victims in the belief that they were witches in disguise [and] were burned on that day (Halloween)." (The American Book of Day, third edition by Hatch)
It is plain to see that cats, particularly BLACK CATS were thought to represent EVIL. Further, they were a symbol of REINCARNATION. The Humane Society will not release black cats around Halloween for fear that they will be mistreated or sacrificed
Remember: "False feasts" in Scripture that lead to other gods and is sin
Exod. 32 - one calf - sin
1 Kgs. 12 - two calves - sin
PS: Think you should be doing Halloween or Christmas?
I think not!
Make a stand!