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Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory, from the 1500’s
Today is Dec. 22, 2012
Old French decembre
Latin december "tenth month"
Latin decem "ten" + -ber (adj. suffix)
Now, God’s truth
Yehovah has His own calendar
We are now in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, 8th day
Esth.2 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, טֵבֵת in the seventh year of his reign.
(Part of Dec. 2012 & Jan. 2013)
"Tis the season to be pagan", Beware!
Beware of the:
False image of Love
False feelings and emotions
These pagan feasts bring on loneliness, depression, suicide, murder, and oh yes, debt.
I said last week it is time again to focusing on two fictitious holidays that almost everyone participates in one way or another that comes in December, Christmas and Chanukah.
Remember John said:
1 John 2  I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
Rev. 21  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Just for the record:
Kwanzaa - Ron Karenga (aka Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga) invented the seven-day feast, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, in 1966, branding it a black alternative to Christmas.
The idea was to celebrate the end of what he considered the Christmas-season exploitation of African Americans.
Another made up feast to kill each other over
First, a little news:
I guess the world did not end, right?
Oh well J
Now some (Fake) Christmas spirit
Man Dressed As Marine Steals Toys for Tots Bins
Grinches Steal Thousands In Christmas Care Packages Meant For Deployed Troops
NY Health Clinic Video Features Santa Passing Out Syringes, Condoms
Sword-wielding woman arrested at Orlando mosque
Orange County sheriff's deputies launch investigation; No one injured
Police Warn Homeowners to Avoid Christmas Crime
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–If your holiday light display shines like the Griswalds, are you inviting burglars to see what’s inside your home?
“Sometimes criminals look for targets, even houses that may be decorated,” said police Sgt. Catherine Dennis, “I’m not saying not to decorate, but sometimes they may look for that.”
Furious diner fed up waiting for his check at Denny’s sets fire to Christmas tree and causes $150,000 damage, Denny's in San Antonio, Texas
At least 31 people were suspended from two Army day care centers at Fort Myer, Va., last week after officials scrutinized their backgrounds and found criminal convictions including fourth-degree sexual assault and drug use, a defense official said Wednesday.
Trying to figure out how to deal with the massacre of children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut is no easy task. For reporters, "dealing" isn't supposed to be the goal, reporting is.
But for CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, reporting is of less interest than placing blame even to the point of blaming God for the crime
A police captain says two people have been shot to death inside a nightclub in a suburb of Birmingham, Ala.
DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County police officials have confirmed one person was shot during an attempted carjacking at South DeKalb Mall.
Authorities in central Pennsylvania are trying to determine why a man fatally shot three people along a rural road before being killed in a gunfight with police
HOUSTON -- Sitting in front of his computer, Al Alverson said he couldn't believe what he saw when went back to look at surveillance video recorded from a camera he had installed above his front door three years ago.
Wednesday, he and his wife Sandra Alverson were expecting two Christmas gifts that they had purchased online to be delivered, but when they got home, one of them -- delivered by Federal Express -- wasn't there. They thought it was strange because the delivery company emailed them a notification confirming the package had been dropped off earlier that morning.
"It said it was delivered at 9:29 a.m.,” Al Alverson said. “So I go up and I have a DVR with all the cameras on it to take a look."
And sure enough at 9:29 a.m. he clearly saw his iPad Mini being delivered. He continued to search the video and at 1:15 p.m. he saw the family's second holiday gift delivered by UPS, but two minutes later, the UPS employee returns.
"I said, ‘oh my god,’ it is the UPS guy," Alverson said.
And he was right. Dressed in the familiar brown uniform, the video showed the driver returning and taking the FedEx package sitting by the front door with the iPad Mini inside.
The Alversons told KHOU 11 News they contacted UPS and felt they were getting the run around until they posted their video on YouTube.
"I got a call this morning and they were very helpful. They promised they would get me a replacement iPad today," said Alverson.
And they did. UPS told KHOU 11 News it was also able to identify its employee and he was fired. The company said he was a seasonal worker who was hired just to deliver packages during the holidays. UPS also said the Harris County Sheriff's Office arrested him Thursday. He was charged with theft.
The Alversons wonder if they were the only victim of the suspect.
Enough of the fake Christmas spirit
What is right about Christmas? Nothing!
To say that Yeshua was born on December 25th is a lie!
Yeshua may have been born sometime in September according to the Scriptures during the Feast of Tabernacles.
Yeshua never spoke of commemorating his birth but rather spoke to them about the His death and resurrection.
Come, let us reason:
Can we worship and honor God by involving ourselves with customs and traditions, which God Himself forbade as idolatry?
Can we get enjoyment for ourselves by these customs while the whole pretense of Christmas is a lie? (You lie to your children)
Can we do evil that good may come?
The myth of Christmas
I feel it is only appropriate to read about Christmas
Sad to say, I have to explain these pagan holidays every year
ALL LIES YOU TELL YOUR CHILDREN
There is a Santa Claus (St. Nic) and he is a merry old man with red and white clothes
Santa Claus flies through the shy on a sled
He has eight flying reindeers, later joined by Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.
He has a home located on or near the North Pole
Elves made toys at the North Pole
He fills socks or stockings with presents on the night of December 24th.
He enters houses through the chimney
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
Some people decorate and Sing to a dead tree - O Christmas tree
When you hear a (Christmas) bell ring an angel get his wings
All the fake songs, decorations,
We are commanded to teach our children the truth, not lies
Lev.10  And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Yehovah hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.
Deut.4  Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
 Specially the day that thou stoodest before Yehovah thy God in Horeb, when Yehovah said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
Deut.6  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deut.11  And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deut.31 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
Pss.34 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of Yehovah.
Pss.132 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.
Tit.2  The aged
women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false
accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good
 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
We are commanded by God - Learn not the way of the heathen
Jer.10  Thus saith Yehovah, Learn not the way of the heathen , and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
The customs of the people are vain
 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.  They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.
Try to get this information down in your minds
I can’t repeat this information enough
Christ MAS – sounds Catholic, doesn’t it?
Once upon a time, Christmas was banned in 1659 in America
Nearly all aspects of Christmas observance have their roots in Roman custom and religion.
Consider the following admission from a large American newspaper (The Buffalo News, Nov. 22, 1984): “The earliest reference to Christmas being marked on Dec. 25 comes from the second century after Yeshua’ birth. It is considered likely the first Christmas celebrations were in reaction to the Roman Saturnalia, a harvest festival that marked the winter solstice—the return of the sun—and honored Saturn, the god of sowing.
Saturnalia was a rowdy time, much opposed by the more austere leaders among the still-minority Christian sect.
Christmas developed, one scholar says, as a means of replacing worship of the sun with worship of the Son.
By 529 A.D., after Christianity had become the official state religion of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian made Christmas a civic holiday. The celebration of Christmas reached its peak—some would say its worst moments—in the medieval period when it became a time for conspicuous consumption and unequaled revelry.”
Consider these quotes from the Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 edition, under “Christmas”: “Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church…The first evidence of the feast is from Egypt.” Further, “Pagan customs centring round the January calends gravitated to Christmas.”
Under “Natal Day,” Origen, an early Catholic writer, admitted, “…In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his birthday.
It is only sinners (like Pharaoh and Herod) who make great rejoicings over the day on which they were born into this world” in scripture.
The Encyclopedia Americana, 1956 edition, adds, “Christmas…was not observed in the first centuries of the Christian church, since the Christian usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable persons rather than their birth…a feast was established in memory of this event [Messiah’s birth] in the 4th century. In the 5th century the Western church ordered the feast to be celebrated on the day of the Mithraic rites of the birth of the sun and at the close of the Saturnalia, as no certain knowledge of the day of Messiah’s birth existed.”
The following is a quote from the Encyclopedia Britannica, 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 Messiah 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 (pseudo) Christians as Christmas, the birthday of Messiah." !!
The (pseudo) Christians were trying to get more converts so they adapted a pagan holiday to their worship to appease the pagans in 336 AD.
The Encyclopedia Britannica reports that "The traditional customs connected with Christmas have developed from several sources not as a result of the coincidence of the celebration of the birth of Messiah 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 pseudo 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."
***All 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 Messiah, 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 the God of Israel 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.
There is no way to blend the God of Israel with the birthday of the sun god.
Anyone with access to an encyclopedia or computer today can know better than those with theological degrees from the past!
Go on Google on the net and search "Origin of Christmas - 13,300,000 results, Origin of Santa Claus - 1,230,000 results" - pagan traditions of Christmas - 1,100,000 results, etc...
Do you really have an excuse not to know the truth?
Many people enjoy Pagan Christmas
traditions without knowing of their origins.
Jer. 16  Yehovah, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
Isa. 5  Woe unto them that call
and good evil;
that put darkness for light,
and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!
 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him.
Agree to disagree on made up feasts?
Please Wake up!
Havdalah is a Hebrew word for separation. It refers to separating the sacred from the ordinary.
An example of this: the sacred being the Sabbath day and the ordinary being the other days of the week.
The Havdalah service formally ends the Sabbath day and ushers in the regular week when we are once again engaged in our worldly concerns.
At the end of the Sabbath we are acutely aware of the tensions between these 2 worlds, being the spiritual and the carnal worlds.
James 1  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
2 Cor.6  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
 And what concord hath Messiah with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
1 Cor. 10  But I say,
that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and
not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
Heb. 7  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Eph. 5  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them
 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Exod. 33  For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
Lev. 20  But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am Yehovah your God, which have separated you from other people.  Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
Neh. 9  And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Neh. 13  Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Prov. 18  Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Matt. 25  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Rom. 1  Paul, a servant of Yeshua the Messiah, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,
 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof
21 And the children of
Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the
heathen of the land, to seek Yehovah God of Israel, did eat,
22 And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for Yehovah had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Then I proclaimed a fast
there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict
ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little
ones, and for all our substance.
22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God [is] upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath [is] against all them that forsake him.
23 So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
And Ezra the priest stood
up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and
have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
11 Now therefore make confession unto Yehovah God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
Teach the Truth
Matt.28  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Keep the Feasts of Yehovah, not the feasts of the world
Keep confessing and professing TRUTH