A Declaration To The Spiritual Soldier

A Spiritual Fitness Ministry

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Pain and Fear of Recovery By Minister Speed



A wise man once said pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth.

That means Pain is necessary, But Suffering is optional.

You see suffering is living in the past, avoiding the future, and neglecting the now.

Most people don't grow up because they are afraid to face and be rid of the suffering and pain that's blocking them from the touchstone.

The touchstone is the path to progress.  That’s the pain to move to the next level.

It is said we practice spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.

Right there those who fear pain stop. They minimize and justify and use progress as an excuse for failure.

The word progress means to move forward in growth and development towards a goal.


Progress like a seed planted is sure and like an arrow in a bow true.

Progress is reality.

Progress is maturity.

Perfection in a mature man is simply giving your very best. 

Progress like success is intent and deliberate.

Progress is like the kind of faith that says nothing happens by coincidence.

Listen, if it is to be it is up to me.

You see the word touchstone means - A standard or by which something is judged or recognized.

Have you ever met a man that you know had something special, something great?

Tell me by what standard or criteria were you judging his greatness by?

It should have been by his courage to face his own fears, walk through and then reach out to teach it to others. 

You see cowards and failures are those who cannot or will not face their own fear, walk through their own pain and come out on the other side.

Greatness is not being afraid of failure rather greatness comes out of failure.


Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he finally succeeded. He's quoted as saying - experience is the thing of supreme value in life.

But in order to have your experience work for you. You've got to go through the pain so you can see the touchstone.

You see winners do what loser can't do or won't do.

A loser won't ever do inventory on his own character, but a winner will do inventory every night along with amends, prayer and meditation and then reading and studying. 

For the winner, Failure is not an option but part of the progress.

Babe Ruth considered by sports historians to be the greatest athlete of all time and once famous for setting the home run record, also holds the record for strikeouts.


Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in his undergraduate studies and ranked 15 out of 22 in chemistry studies but he went on to invent penicillin.

Listen most listening to my voice or reading this message have had complete failure in life.  The word normal should be eradicated from your vocabulary.

If you are to be successful there must be a revolutionary outlook in the way you view life.  There must be a change in your approach.  Life must take on new meaning.  Let me explain.

Many want change but refuse to change their belief system.

Listen Einstein said the same level of thinking that created the problem cannot be the same thought process or belief system that creates the solution. 

There is only one that can truly change your mind and belief and that one is God…

There is one who has all Power.  THAT...ONE...IS...GOD…

MAY YOU FIND HIM NOW!!!

Listen we've talked about fear.

We've talked about pain.

We've talked about progress.

We've talked about being successful in every area of our lives, but there can be no success without GOD.

Check it out; if I can’t change my mind, or my belief system without God, then I've got to learn to accept Gods’ will for my life.  It is only then that my belief system will change.


If I change my belief system…..Then I change the way I think.

If I change the way I think, then I change the actions I take.

If I change the actions I take, then I change my character.

If I change my character, then I change my circumstances.

If I change my circumstances, then I change my destiny.

When my destiny changes, I begin to tap into Gods’ Purpose, Pattern, and Plan for my life.  To put it as plan as possible, I begin to operate in Gods’ will for my life. In this state, all sort of remarkable things begin to happen.

I must learn to accept Gods’ will No matter how I feel.

Repeat it after me.

I must accept Gods’ will No matter how I feel.

Believing in God is not feeling.

Believing in God is a fact.

Let me Illustrate;


The planet Earth is rotating at 1, 37.3 miles per hour on a 23 degree global axis for equal sunlight distribution without deviation or failure.

The Earth is so perfectly situated at 92.96 million miles from the Sun that if it was 5 degrees closer it would be an uninhabitable Tropical Jungle, and if it was 20 degrees farther it would be an uninhabitable Arctic Iceland. 

Can you say precise, intent, and deliberate.

That means God is on the throne and He is in complete control.

You might say but why do I have to believe in God to produce this change?

Listen most people only go to God when they are in a bind, when they are up against the wall. 

This would be like a man who is sick in His body. He goes to the Dr. who tells him his specific problem. He then gives him medication and tells him to eat fruit and vegetables daily, which he does, BUT he smokes a pack of cigarettes a day alone with this regiment.

This is how most people approach God. They know they need spiritual help.

They may say a few prayers when in need, but that's it.

After that it’s business as usual. 

They are always looking to the heavens wondering where God fits in all of IT.

Listen up, if you are having issues in life that won't move, Whether relational, financial, spiritual or physical, YOU must realize that you need to stop living in Self Will.  You must come to believe that you are the common denominator with your problem.

Get out of your thinking.  Get into the Mind of God.

Listen, God will not give His power to a person who has not shown himself worthy of it. He is not obligated to bless you if your house is not in order.  You must clean the House to your heart.  God will not give you the Power until your HEART changes.  


Your heart will show through in your actions and behaviors, but also your mouth will begin to speak and believe in God’s word because now you have a heart for Him.

It is with the mind that you believe, but it through your mouth that your heart speaks.

Listen, Your physical heart is the vital organ that pumps your life's blood throughout your body.
Your spiritual heart does the same. It is the center of your being apart from your self that allows for God to manifest Himself within you.


This is your Spirit. It is your HEART. This spirit is God. We all have one Spirit and that is where God dwells.

The Word of God is the only thing that gives instruction on how to heal, develop, and strengthen your Spirit Man.  For us at this moment, the Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous is God's Word.

Listen, if your heart has been broken God has a solution.  A broken heart is when your spirit has been attacked by life issues.  I’m talking about Alcoholism, addictions, Death, Divorce, Molestation, Racism, Mental Illness, Illiteracy, Poverty and all those things that cause us to falter, fall, and self destruct.

These all take away from the Spirit and cause fear and with fear the faith has to remove itself.

The word of God renews my mind to tell it in spite of my circumstances to trust God for We walk by faith and not by sight.

The word convicts you when you're out of alignment with God so you don't receive His consequences.

The Word increases Faith because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.


The word decreases my selfish nature so that God can increase inside of me.

The word shows me Gods purpose pattern and plan so I can run this race of life with Him and Be still and know that He is. 

Through the word I learn what God's Will is for my life,and that way I can be healed. 

The Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous is God’s will for the healing of the alcoholic/addict.  

The Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous is the most vital piece of information in the earth realm to the newcomer at this time. 

Don’t just Read this Book, Study this book!







Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oprah Winfrey New Church Age & Deception of Christian leaders By Minister Speed



Denies Jesus's Purpose



Key Scripture - 1 Corinthians Chapter 2 KJV    
     
(1) And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with Excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. (2) For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. (3) And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 

(4) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: (5) That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

(6)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: (7)But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: (8)Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

(9) 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.

(10) But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11For 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. 

12Now 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. 13Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.


(14) 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. (15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. (16)For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Verse 16 give us a clue as to what defines “true” spirituality.  I am writing this lesson because throughout my travels I hear people say “I’m not talking about God, I’m not talking about Faith, I’m not talking about religion, I’m talking about SPIRITUALITY.  

Through scripture I would like to answer this NEW AGE old question.  It’s amazing how most people concept rules out CHRISTIANITY AS THE SOURCE OF SPIRITUALITY but let’s look at it from a more practical standpoint.

On the world scene celebrities often flock to “Certain Eastern Religion” which makes claims of spirituality.  One of those recent converts is Mega Billionaire Oprah Winfrey who recently denied Jesus Christ on air, and as a result began to lose a core group of supporters who were Christians.  This loss resulted in major financial losses for her and she recently changed her stance without apology to this statement.

"I am not talking about religion," she emphasized. “I am a Christian. That is my faith. I'm not asking you to be a Christian. If you want to be one I can show you how.  But it is not required. I have respect for all faiths.  But what I'm talking about is not faith or religion. I'm talking about spirituality." She added, "

My definition [of spirituality] is living your life with an open heart, through love... allowing yourself to align with the values of tolerance, acceptance, of harmony, of cooperation and reverence for life.  "There is a force energy consciousness divine thread, I believe, that connects spiritually to all of us, to something greater than ourselves.

                                              Being gay is a gift?





Many applauded her new stance but if we invoke the Holy Spirit and breath upon the Holy Scriptures we may see a truth beyond what was said.

1.She claims to be a Christian. What does the bible states is a Christian.  The bible/Jesus states in John 8:31 – “ Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed”

1A. This suggest that a Christian is one who has been discipline in the ways, words, teaching and lifestyle of Jesus.  The teaching of Jesus is that He is the only way to get to God. In John 14:6 – He states “I Am the way, the truth, and the light, No man can come through the Father except through me.”

 How is this relevant to obtaining spirituality?  In John 4:24 – The bible says “God is Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth.  It becomes clear that any connection to “divine” consciousness” or A Power greater than oneself must start and finish with God the father.  

She also said “That is my faith.  The bible says “Faith without works is dead.  How can I be a Christian and have faith in Christ and not have works in what He said I MUST DO?  Sounds like CONFUSION and we all know that CONFUSION is not of God, but the devil.


2.She states “I have respect for all faiths.”  I find this INCLUSIVISM to be particular disturbing as certain Satanist and Luciferians have faith and I take no fellowship with them.  The bible which we as Disciples of Christ follow as our (Basic*Instruction*Before*Leaving*Earth) Manual and guide to live states a completely new idea.    

The bible reads in  2 John 1:10-11 - If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.  This teaching is the Christian teaching.

3.She makes the statement, if you want to be a Christian I can show you how, but that it not required.  This is a sharp contradiction to “THE GREAT COMMANDMENT” in Matthew 28: 18 – 20 which reads, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  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 always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.  

What an amazing contradiction to the attempt to obtain oneness with all people of all faith and be under the guise of a power which binds us all together.  

Makes you wonder where she is really coming from and what her agenda really is.  I means how can she be a Christian when she denied Christ before millions and then claims Him again but does not apologies to going off the path in front of millions in direct disobedience to the one she claim to be following but has respect for all "religions".   Here is the actually video of her denial before millions:




4.I’m not talking about faith or religion Then why did she mention that “"There is a force energy consciousness divine thread, I believe, that connects spiritually to all of us, to something greater than ourselves”.  The word Force in the Greek means – Power.  Ability.  Or Influence.  What FORCE is she speaking of that has the power, ability to influence all people.  When you say spirituality do you know what you are saying?

  So now we can see that Oprah Winfrey and many like her who outwardly claim Christianity are really saying that they are seeking to bind mankind together under a human force, or power which will unify us all and give us the ability to respect all faith no matter what, and also be ok with being a hypocrite and claim Christianity at the same time.  If it’s not about God, Faith, or Religion then what must it be about?  The bible says, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand (Mark 3:25). 

 Let me see so you’re saying and I quote “Spirituality is living your life with an open heart, through love... allowing yourself to align with the values of tolerance, acceptance, of harmony, of cooperation and reverence for life.”  

So from this Chapter we can assume that Oprah is against ABORTION, HOMOSEXUALITY right?  WRONG!!!!

In a recent Interview with Peirs Morgan Oprah states “And when I  went to live with my father, things only got worse when he (her father) told her, “I would rather see a daughter of mine floating down the Cumberland River than to bring shame on this family and the indecency of an illegitimate child.” 

She then “hid the pregnancy until her swollen ankles and belly gave her away.” A few weeks later, the baby died in the hospital. Another shocking revelation was that Oprah said she “had no connection..." to the baby and viewed the death as a blessing in disguise. “When the baby died, I knew that it was my second chance.”    See interview at:




 So Oprah’s spirituality would allow her to wish death upon the child of her own womb and when the child finally died, she was grateful and thought of it a blessing.   That is a far cry from the so called reverence for life movement she has aligned herself with.


5.Something greater than ourselves.   As a Christian I know that God and God alone is greater.  There is only one Power active in the Universe and that Power is God.  All else are a result of God and all darkness is the misuse/evil working of His ways, will and word.    

Acts 4:12 states “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”, saving the name of Jesus.   What Power could Oprah or anyone else be talking about that exist outside of Gods’?  Of what is she really thinking?  Could this be a concerted effort to lure men and women away from Christ?  The KEY SCRIPTURE for this lesson definitely shows us what true spirit-uality really is.


 In 1 Cor. 2:12-13, God clearly states that spirituality comes from the Holy Spirit which lives within us. Verse 12  reads, “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”.  Verse 13 “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”.

The reason we receive spirituality is so we may know the things that God would have us know.  My people know that I am not Judging Oprah Winfrey as I am told by the bible, “Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning”. (1 Timothy 5:20).   

Oprah Winfrey is the most powerful women in the world who claims to be a Christian after denying Jesus and leading million astray with hew now New Age Spiritual Class and her New Age Church T.V Program is in need of stern rebuke and prayer.

Is Speaking Gods’ Truth Judging Others?
Identifying sin and scriptural error is not judging or being judgmental. Sometimes when Christians address sin such as non-scriptural divorce and homosexuality they are accused of being non-loving and judgmental. Such statements are only used by those that are unstable, scripturally ignorant, rebellious, deceived, or those living in sin.

To judge means to render a decision, form an opinion, and make a determination based on knowledge. People make decisions and determinations every day. They judge what they will wear, say, and do, for example. They are cautious when first meeting strangers and know from experience not everyone is trustworthy. To throw caution to the wind is not wise. Let’s review a few scriptures regarding judgment.

TRY THE SPIRITS

The Apostle John taught to try the spirits. “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try      ( Judge,Test)the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

There is the Holy Spirit, human spirits, and demonic spirits. Spirits are judged according to what they say and how they act. Our measurement for truth is the written Word of God, the bible. According to the Thayer Greek Lexicon “try” is the Greek word dokimaz┼Ź meaning:

1.) To test, examine, prove, and scrutinize.

2.) To see whether a thing is genuine or not.

3.) To recognize as genuine after examination, to approve, deem worthy.


To ignore, condone, and justify sin and sinful behavior is not biblical. To expect a Christian to overlook sin because “God will judge” is wrong. Your leader has the responsibility to feed the sheep and protect the flock from wolves, dogs, goats, foxes, false prophets, evil workers, and the deceived. (Matthew 7:15; Acts 20:29; Philippians 3:2; Matthew 25:32; 2 Timothy 4:14)



KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS

Jesus taught us to know people by their fruits.  “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:15-23).

According to Jesus the only way to know what’s inside a person is to know them by their fruits. In other words to know a person requires looking at the fruit of their actions and life. Some trees bear fruit quickly others take more time. The only way to know a person is through fruit inspection. Again, this requires sound scriptural judgment and examination.

 Jesus used the word “beware” meaning to use extreme caution because some are wolves in sheep’s clothing. Wolves devour sheep. To protect you Christ taught to look for righteous fruit because “a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” For someone, anyone, to tell you not to judge protects wolves and puts you in extreme danger.

In closing I hear a lot of people in the 12 Step Recovery programs who claim Christianity talk about a “Power Greater Than Themselves” without identifying that power.  Remember there is the Holy Spirit, Human Spirit, and Demonic Spirit.  You might want to stop being a “Puppet, Parrot, and Pigeon and chose today whom you will serve.

 I also would like to add that many people speak of God and state that “THEY CHOSE TO CALL HIM GOD, OR CHOSE TO WORSHIP GOD.  

The bible say in John 15:16, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you”.  

Amazing how clear thing become when we just submit to the word of God and not the things of this world.  Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  Stop relying on celebrities whose motivation are not from God but obvious those of MONEY & SELF.

Selah – Think On, Ponder, and Meditate on that!!!







Monday, October 28, 2013

The True Origins Of Our Holidays. Do You Really Know What You Worship? By Minister Speed


Christmas
Easter
Halloween
Druids
Valentine's Day
Lent


What does Christmas really mean?

Bible does not tell us when Jesus was born. However, we know that the angels announced the birth of Christ to the Bethlehem shepherds in the open fields who were tending their flocks by night.. This fact certainly implies that the birth of Jesus could NOT have been on the 25th of December.  

The cold of the night in Palestine between December and February is very piercing, and it was not customary for the shepherds of Judea to watch their flocks in the open fields later than about the end of October. "Hislop, A., The Two Babylons, Loiseaux Brothers, Neptune, N.J. pg 91". 

In addition, Jesus Himself said, in speaking of the coming destruction of Jerusalem, "But pray that your flight be NOT in winter, neither on the Sabbathday." (Matthew 24:20)
  
Obviously, Jesus understood that the wintertime in Palestine was harsh enough to make traveling difficult and uncomfortable. If the winter was such a bad time in which to flee, it seems unlikely that the shepherds would be sleeping out in the fields while tending their sheep during that season.

"No such festival as Christmas was ever heard of until the THIRD century, and not until the FOURTH century was far advanced did it gain much observance.



"Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the HEATHEN, at that precise time of the year, in honor often to the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ. 

This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism half-way was very early developed." Ibid, pg 93".

It is beyond doubt that Christmas was originally a pagan festival. The time of the year and the ceremonies, with which it is still celebrated, prove its origin. 

Isis, the Egyptian title for the "queen of heaven," gave birth to a son at this very time, about the time of the winter solstice. The term "Yule" is the Chaldee (Babylonian) name for "infant" or "little child." 

This pagan festival not only commemorated the figurative birthday of the sun (worship of the sun god) in the renewal of its course, but it also was celebrated (on December 24) among the Sabeans of Arabia, as the birthday of the "Lord Moon." 

In Babylon, where the sun (Baal) was the object of worship, Tammuz was considered the incarnation of the Sun. 

"In the Hindu mythology, which is admitted to be essentially Babylonian, this comes out very distinctly. There, Surya, or the Sun, is represented as being incarnate, and born for the purpose of subduing the enemies of the gods, who without such a birth, could not have been subdued." Ibid pg 96". 

There are many other Christmas counterparts of the Babylonian winter solstice festival, such as: 

1.) Candles lighted on Christmas eve and used throughout the festival season were equally lighted by the Pagans on the eve of the festival of the Babylonian god, to do honor to him. 

2.) The Christmas tree was equally common in Pagan Rome and Pagan Egypt. In Egypt that tree was the palm tree; in Rome it was the fir. The tree denoted the Pagan Messiah. 


 "The mother of Adonis, the Sun God and great mediatorial divinity, was mystically said to have been changed into a tree, and when in that state to have brought forth her divine son. If the mother was a tree, the son must have been recognized as the "Man of the branch." "Ibid pg 97". 

The Yule log was considered the dead stock of Nimrod (or Tammuz, depending on the specific nation involved), deified as the sun god, but cut down by his enemies; the Christmas tree is Nimrod revived - the slain god come to life again. 

The mistletoe branch symbolized "the man, the branch" and was regarded as a divine branch - a corrupt Babylonian representation of the true Messiah. Both mistletoe and holly were considered fertility plants by the pagans. 

"Babylon was, at that time, the center of the civilized world; and thus Paganism, corrupting the Divine symbol as it ever has done, had opportunities of sending forth its debased counterfeit of the truth to all the ends of the earth, through the Mysteries that were affiliated with the great central system in Babylon." Ibid pg 99".
  
The story of the death of Adonis, also known as Tammuz, involved a fatal wound from the tusk of a boar when Tammuz was 40 years old. That is why a boar was sacrificed on this Pagan holiday. Even today, a Christmas ham is a traditional favorite of many. 

"According to a Roman almanac, The Christian festival of Christmas was celebrated in Rome by A.D. 336. During the 4th century the celebration of Christ's birth on December 25 was gradually adopted by most Eastern churches. In Jerusalem, opposition to Christmas lasted longer, but it was subsequently accepted. 

"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 observances at mid-winter. December 25 was regarded as the birthdate of the Iranian mystery god Mithra, the Sun of Righteousness. . . The ecclesiastical calendar retains numerous remnants of pre-Christian festivals—notably Christmas, which blends elements including both the feast of the Saturnalia and the birthday of the god Mithra." Encyclopedia Britannica, 1976 edition; Micropedia II, pg 903, Macropedia 15, pg 1063". 

The much-loved hero of Christmas, Santa Claus, who "knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you're awake, he knows when you've been bad or good" and who can circumnavigate the globe in one night, is nothing more than the Winter stag god, the god of the hunt, a "take-off" on the true God of heaven, who is omnipresent (everywhere at once), omniscient (knows all), and omnipotent (all powerful). 

Santa has Eight Reindeer. Reindeer are symbolic of the Pagan Stag god. The number 8 is the number for a new beginning, and, when laid on its side, is the occultic symbol for Infinity


There can be no doubt that the Pagan festival of the winter solstice—in other words, Christmas—was held in honor of the birth of the Babylonian Messiah. 

The prophet Ezekiel is told by God to: 

"Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they (the Israelites) do.

"Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house (the Temple) which was toward the north; and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz (A Sumerian fertility god similar to the Greek god, Adonis)." Ezekiel 8:14.  
  
December 25 was also the Day of Saturnalia, a celebration dedicated to the Chief god, Saturn, during which time there was much drinking, many banquets, and presents were exchanged. God is very clear in his directives against the celebration of this Pagan holiday that Christians now universally celebrate as Christmas. God calls this an abomination! Christians celebrate December 25th blindly believe they are honoring the birth of Jesus, when they are in reality honoring the Pagan god Tammuz. 

In John 4:22 we see Jesus make the statement, "Ye worship ye know not what.” 

"Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 

There could be NO more specific description of a present-day Christmas, than this. God says, "DON'T do it. This is Paganism!"


In Jeremiah 10:1-4 it reads, "Thus saith the Lord, learn NOT the way of the heathen, and be NOT dismayed at the signs of heaven (the sun festival, solstice day, the stars etc), for the heathen are dismayed at them.  For the customs of the people are futile: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They decorate it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not."




The Yule occultic colors are red and green (Christmas colors). 

Because of these facts, and others to be discussed, it is virtually impossible for the birth of Christ to have occurred on December 25.



Easter: It's Totally Pagan too! 


Easter is not a Christian name. It is Chaldean (Babylonian) in origin - the name Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven. The name Astarte, as found on the Assyrian monuments by the noted archeologist Layard, was the name Ishtar. The worship of Bel and Astarte was introduced very early into Britain, along with the Druids, "the priests of the groves," the high places where the pagans worshipped the idols of Baal. In the Almanac of the 1800's, May 1st is called Beltane, from the pagan god, Bel. The titles Bel and Molech both belong to the same god.

The (Easter/Ishtar) bunny, the oldest pagan symbol of fertility - Semiramis - has absolutely NOTHING to do with the birth of Christ. The bunny rabbit symbolizes fertility and is again associated with Ishtar- The goddess of fertility. Nor does the Sunrise service have anything to do with Jesus. Jesus was resurrected while it was still DARK

"And early came Mary Magdalene, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre."John 20:1".

Sunrise services are for the worship of the Pagan Sun god - ONLY! In addition, Jesus was NOT resurrected on Sunday, the first day of the week. Jesus was resurrected on Saturday which means He was curcified on Wednesday.

One mythological legend says that sometime after Semiramis died, a huge egg dropped from heaven. Out of the egg came a re-incarnated Semiramis, now a goddess. The Babylonian Talmud refers to her as Ishtar, or Easter

Ezekiel 8:13-14 tells us what God thinks about any festival that recognizes Tammuz:

"The Lord said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they (the Israelites) do. Then He brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz." 

As late as the 19th century, in Great Britain, at Beltan (or the 1st of May) a number of men and women assembled at an ancient Druidical circle of stones near Crieff, to participate in an ancient worship feast to Baal. 



The festival of Pasch, or the Passover, was very early observed by many professing Christians, in commemoration of the death and resurrection of Christ, although it cannot be traced back as far as the Apostles. But Pasch was observed by Christians a full month before the festival of Ishtar was celebrated by the Pagans. In addition, the festival of Ishtar/Easter now observed in churches is far different from the original festival of Pasch.
  
Jeremiah 7:18, "The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven".  

The hot cross buns are not now offered, but eaten instead, on the festival of Easter/Astarte - Ishtar.

"The origin of the Pasch (Passover) eggs is just as clear. The ancient Druids bore an egg as the sacred emblem of their order. In the mysteries of Bacchus, as celebrated in Athens, one part of the nocturnal ceremony consisted in the consecration of an egg. The Hindu fables celebrate their mundane egg as of a golden color. In China, even as late as the 19th century, dyed or painted eggs were used during sacred festivals. 


 "In ancient times, eggs were used in the religious rites of the Egyptians and the Greeks, and were hung up for mystic purposes in their temples. . . The classic poets are full of the fable of the mystic egg of the Babylonians.

"The occult meaning of the mystic egg of Astarte had reference to the ark during the time of the flood, in which the whole human race was shut up, as the chick is enclosed in the egg before it is hatched. And of course, the egg also refers to birth, or creation. 

"Though the deified queen, whom Astarte/Ishtar represented, had no actual existence till some centuries after the flood, yet through the doctrine of metampsychosis, which was firmly established in Babylon, it was easy for her worshippers to be made to believe that, in a previous incarnation, she had lived in the Antediluvian world and passed safely through the waters of the flood. The Roman Catholic Church then adopted this mystic egg of Astarte/Ishtar, and consecrated it as a symbol of Christ's resurrection."Ibid pg 109,110".


The amalgamation of the Christian Pasch, as observed in Britain by the Christians, and the Pagan Easter enforced by Rome, occurred by violence and bloodshed. But at last, the Festival of the Anglo-Saxon or Chaldean goddess, Ishtar, came to supersede that which had been held in honor of Christ.

"The hot cross buns of Good Friday and the dyed eggs of Easter Sunday figured in the Chaldean rites just as they do today. The buns,' known by the identical name, were used in the worship of the queen of heaven, the goddess Ishtar, as early as the days of Cecrops, the founder of Athens, that is, 1500 years BEFORE the Christian era. One species of sacred bread which used to be offered to the gods was called CeBoun.  "Hislop, Two Babylon’s, pg 107"

The forty days of Lent symbolize one day for each year of Tammuz' life. This period of time is celebrated in the "Christian" church by giving up something to mourn the death - of Tammuz, the son of the pagan goddess Semiramis/Ishtar! This church of course is the Roman Catholic Church, on of the wicked systems on the planet. 

We must remember that Semiramis (also known as Ishtar) (OR EASTER) of Babylon, the wife of Nimrod and mother of Tammuz, was the same goddess worshiped throughout the world under various names, such as the Egyptian fertility god, Artemis, the Roman goddess of licentiousness, Venus, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and the Ephesians, many-breasted fertility god, Diana, as well as many others.  
  
The Bible clearly tells us what God considers the memorial of Christ's death and resurrection. It is NOT the pagan celebration of Easter, in honor of the pagan god, Ishtar. It is BAPTISM

Romans 6:3-6,"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed (rendered inoperative), that henceforth we should not be slaves of sin." 

The memorial for Christ's death and resurrection is BAPTISM - - - NOT Easter!

There is NO doubt that Easter is a totally Pagan holiday. 



How about Halloween?

 "In ancient Britain and Ireland, the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-inn), the Lord of the Dead, was observed on October 31, at the end of summer. The date was also the eve of the New Year in both Celtic and Anglo-Saxon times and was the occasion for one of the ancient fire festivals when huge bonfires were set on hilltops to frighten away evil spirits. The souls of the dead were supposed to revisit their homes on this day, and the autumnal festival acquired sinister significance, with ghosts, witches, hobgoblins, black cats, fairies, and demons of all kinds said to be roaming about.
  
Samhain, or Halloween, is the highest night of human sacrifice on the Illuminati calendar. It is also considered a "Cross Road," a very important symbol in the Illuminati. October 31 ends the occultic year, whereas November 1 begins the new occultic year, therefore making this date an important "Cross Road."Members of Wicca, the modern-day name for Witchcraft, celebrate Halloween as one of their highest holy days. They also gather on May 1st, May Day, the pagan festival of Ishtar.
  
Present-day witches claim they do not worship the devil, Lucifer, or Satan. They say they believe "in a balance of both male and female." Thus, they say, they worship the god and the goddess. They, according to their literature, honor Mother Earth, and hold all of nature with great respect.

However, the god and goddess they worship are the same gods worshipped in ancient Babylon, Egypt, Rome and Greece - Nimrod (Tammuz) and Semiramis, just with different names. These are pagan gods and have NOTHING to do with the true God of the Bible.



What about Druids? 

The Druids were "the learned class among the ancient Celts, whose name means Knowing (or Finding) the Oak Tree. They seem to have frequented oak forests and acted as priests, teachers, and judges. The earliest known records of the Druids come from the 3rd century BC.
  
"In the early period, Druidic rites were held in clearings in the forest. Sacred buildings were used only later under Roman influence. 

The Druids were suppressed in Gaul by the Romans under Tiberius (reigned AD 14-37) and probably in Britain a little later." Encyclopedia Britannica, Micropaedia III pg 674: 1976".

These Druidic rites are still celebrated by the elitist of the U.S. and the world, every summer, at the Bohemian Grove, about 60 miles north of San Francisco. Since 1873, the Global Elite have secret meetings in the ancient Redwood forest of Northern California. Members of the so-called "Bohemian Club" include former presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan, and both Bush Presidents. 




The Bush family maintains a strong involvement and membership includes others of the rich and powerful. During the two-week festival, a Druidic rite takes place with the leaders dressed in the Satanic Druid garb, long red, black and silver robes with hoods.


During the ritual, there is the sacrifice of a human being (an effigy they claim), to the pagan god Molech, with accompanying screams of death of the victim broadcast over the audio system. A huge statue of an owl, representing the pagan god of wisdom, has been permanently built on the grounds and dominates the ritual. 

It was the time to placate the supernatural powers controlling the processes of nature. The pagan observances influenced the Christian festival of All Hallows' Eve, celebrated on the same date." Encyclopedia Britannica, Micropedia IV, pg 862; 1976.

It is during these degenerate, perverted, debase proceedings that many of the important U.S. and global political decisions are made by the elitists.  These are decisions that often have a very negative impact on the lives of average, hard-working Americans. 



This clearly shows that the ancient pagan, Satanic rituals of the Druids are still being honored and embraced today by the global elite, including many presidents, congressmen and senators who claim to be Christian. No TRUE Christian could ever participate in a pagan ceremony such as this. 



Not Valentine's Day too? 

Valentine's day also has occultic origins. Cupid (Tammuz/Osiris/Nimrod) is the son of the Greek goddess, Venus (Semiramis). Venus, is the daughter of the Greek god Jupiter, the head god (Nimrod, the sun god of Babylon, and Ra, the sun god of Egypt). Cupid is depicted with a bow and arrow, a reminder of Nimrod being a "mighty hunter" Genesis 10:9

Valentine's Day began as a pagan fertility rite celebrated with drunkenness and sexual license during which time SWEETS and SPRING FLOWERS were given as sacrifices to the gods in the temple. 

Unfortunately, almost every holiday that is commonly celebrated can be traced to pagan roots, including the lowly Ground Hog day.



 Why & how Were These Pagan Holidays &  Festivals "Christianized"? 

The Christianization of Pagan holidays began about the 312 A.D. when the Roman Emperor Constantine, became (or feigned becoming) a Christian. In order to consolidate his rule, he incorporated the Pagan holidays and festivals into the church ritual - attracting the Pagans, but he gave the holidays and festivals new "Christian" names and identities - thus appeasing the Christians. Over the centuries, this practice has continued until the present time where we find the two systems, Paganism and Christianity, almost indistinguishable. 

This is the Adversary's clever deception - Paganism dressed up in Christian clothes! It's still nothing more than Paganism, but the Christian churches have wholeheartedly embraced this deception.


In closing I have highlighted all the facts you need to investigate this information for yourself.  All these facts can be found with the help of an Unabridged Webster Dictionary, the Worldwide Internet, Google, an Open mind and a little bit of common sense.  Don't forget to ask the Holy Spirit to help guide you on your way.

God Bless!!!