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"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ignorance is Not Bliss... It will strangle you and your kids!



The "Monday" after "Easter" is known in the food industry as “Easter Monday.” It is a day when many food distributors are closed and restaurants will not receive any food or supplies. When I was an executive chef, the company I worked for had 348 foodservice accounts in the Philadelphia region—and our main food distributor was closed on “Easter Monday.”

How does all this relate to “Easter Monday?”

As a “Watchman” (Ezekiel 33) living in the Philadelphia area, I was inspired by the “Great Spirit” that finds favor with the “City of Brotherly Love” (Rev. 3:7-13) to wait until after "Easter" to release this important “message” of Truth and warning!

"GOOD FRIDAY" IS A MYTH AND LIE!

Jesus did not die on “Good Friday!” If Jesus died on “Good Friday” as the Roman Catholic Church has taught, that would have only been one (1) or two (2) nights that Christ was in the “belly of the earth” before His Resurrection on Passover[*]
Matthew 12:38-40 • New Living Translation (NLT)
The Sign of Jonah
38 One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove your authority.”
39 But Jesus replied, “Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.
Jesus had to have died on Wednesday Not “Good Friday” for the ‘Son of Man to be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.’
We must look to the first hand account as recorded in the Holy Bible about Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
John the Evangelist, James and Peter were Jesus’ “homeboys,” and first hand witnesses and journalists (Matthew 17:1-4, Mark 9:1-5; Luke 9:28-33). "30 The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in Him you will have life by the power of His name" (John 20:30-31 NLT).
John the Evangelist was inspired by God to write the Gospel of John, 1st John, 2nd John, 3rd John and the book of Revelation. John the Evangelist records the truth about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the Word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw" (Revelation 1:1-2 NLT).
The “Preparation Day” or “Days for Preparation” for Passover, actually begin almost a month before Passover, just after The Festival of Purim.
Esther 3:7 • New Living Translation (NLT)

THE HISTORY OF PURIM

7 So in the month of April,[a] during the twelfth year of King Xerxes’ reign, lots were cast in Haman’s presence (the lots were called purim) to determine the best day and month to take action. And the day selected was March 7, nearly a year later.[b] 8 Then Haman approached King Xerxes and said, “There is a certain race of people scattered through all the provinces of your empire who keep themselves separate from everyone else. Their laws are different from those of any other people, and they refuse to obey the laws of the king. So it is not in the king’s interest to let them live.
Footnotes:
3:7a Hebrew in the first month, the month of Nisan. This month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of April and May 474 B.c.; also see note on 2:16.
3:7b As in 3:13, which reads the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar; Hebrew reads in the twelfth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. The date selected was March 7, 473 B.C.; also see note on the Book of Esther chapter 2, verse 16.
Esther 9:18-22 • New Living Translation (NLT)
18 (The Jews at Susa killed their enemies on March 7 and again on March 8, then rested on March 9,[a] making that their day of feasting and gladness.) 19 So to this day, rural Jews living in remote villages celebrate an annual festival and holiday on the appointed day in late winter,[b] when they rejoice and send gifts of food to each other.
The Festival of Purim

20 Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to the Jews near and far, throughout all the provinces of King Xerxes, 21 calling on them to celebrate an annual festival on these two days.[c] 22 He told them to celebrate these days with feasting and gladness and by giving gifts of food to each other and presents to the poor. This would commemorate a time when the Jews gained relief from their enemies, when their sorrow was turned into gladness and their mourning into joy.
Footnotes:
9:18 Hebrew killed their enemies on the thirteenth day and the fourteenth day, and then rested on the fifteenth day, of the Hebrew month of Adar.
9:19 Hebrew on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar. This day of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurs in February or March.
9:21 Hebrew on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar.
It is a common misconception that Queen Esther's Fast took place on Passover (Nisan 14), and that the Jews in Jerusalem did not eat the Passover meal—and fasted also on the first two days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15, and 16 in 474 B.C.). At best, only the Jews who did not return from Persian captivity took part in the "Fast of Esther." The Jews who had returned from captivity began celebrating the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread with the rebuilding of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem (see Ezra, chapter 1 through 6, especially the Book of Ezra chapter 6, verses 13 through 22).
Zechariah 8:19 • New Living Translation (NLT)
19 “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: The traditional fasts and times of mourning you have kept in early summer, midsummer, autumn, and winter[a] are now ended. They will become festivals of joy and celebration for the people of Judah. So love truth and peace.
Footnotes:
8:19 Hebrew in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months. The fourth month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs within the months of June and July. The fifth month usually occurs within the months of July and August. The seventh month usually occurs within the months of September and October. The tenth month usually occurs within the months of December and January.
The Jewish observance of the Lord’s command for the “Preparation Day” or “Days for Preparation” for Passover to ritually clean the house of all yeast products is so no leavened breads may be eaten during the seven days of Passover (Exodus 12:15). Moreover, the lamb was to be slaughtered on the 14th day of Nisan at Twilight and fully eaten (Exodus 12:6-11)—not the day before or after. Many biblical scholars, especially the Catholic Church, try to make the argument that John’s Gospel is referring to the “Day of Preparation” as the day before the High Sabbath (Saturday) Jewish Passover. However, John’s Gospel shows that Jesus Christ was born to replace the “sacrificial Passover lamb,” and arrived at Bethany six (6) days before the Passover, when Christ was anointed (see John 12 NLT). The Jews of Jesus’ time had many “Preparation Days” before Passover.
*NOTE: JESUS' ACCUSERS WERE ALREADY PREPARING THEMSELVES BEFORE THE PASSOVER BY SEPARATING THEMSELVES FROM THE PLACES OF GENTILES AND THE SECULAR WORLD… READ: John 18:28-29 (NLT) “His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them,”
JESUS ANOINTED AT BETHANY SIX NIGHTS BEFORE JEWISH PASSOVER
John 12:1-2 • New Living Translation (NLT) 1 Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead. 2 A DINNER WAS PREPARED IN JESUS’ HONOR. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate[a] with him.
 DAY THREE BEFORE THE JEWISH PASSOVER
John 19:28-30 • New Living Translation (NLT) THE DEATH OF JESUS '28 Jesus knew that his mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture he said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. 30 When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit. 
Footnotes: John 19:28; see Psalm 22:15-18; and Psalm 69:21.
[* 1 OF 3 NIGHTS OF JESUS’ DEATH AND PREACHING TO THE DEAD] 
1 Peter 3:18-22 • New Living Translation (NLT)

CHRIST’S PREACHING TO THE DEAD

'18 Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit. 19 So he went and preached to the spirits in prison— 20 those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood. 21 And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 22 Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority.'
1 Peter 4:6 • New King James Version (NKJV)
CHRIST’S PREACHING TO THE DEAD
6 For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.
Matthew 12:40 (NLT) 40 For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights. 
John 19:31-35 • New Living Translation (NLT)
31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was the Passover). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus. 33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. 34 One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. 35 (This report is from an eyewitness giving an accurate account. He speaks the truth so that you also may continue to believe.[a])
Footnotes:
19:35 Some manuscripts read that you also may believe.

Ephesians 4:5-16 • New Living Translation (NLT)

5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 one God and Father of all,
who is over all, in all, and living through all.
7 However, He has given each one of us a special gift[a] through the generosity of Christ. 8 That is why the Scriptures say,
“When He ascended to the heights,
He led a crowd of captives
and gave gifts to His people.”[b]
9 Notice that it says “He ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world.[c] 10 And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that He might fill the entire universe with Himself.
11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 
12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Footnotes:
4:7 Greek a grace.
4:8 Psalm 68:18.
4:9 Some manuscripts read to the lower parts of the earth.
"Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Passover festival" (Luke 2:41 NLT). "It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem" (John 2:13).

*JESUS RESURRECTED ON SATURDAY OF THE JEWISH PASSOVER

NOTE: Twilight is the period of the evening between daylight and darkness, and this is the time that Mary Magdalene came to the tomb that Jesus' body was laid in and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. JESUS DIED WEDNESDAY AND RESURRECTED THREE DAYS LATER ON SATURDAY OF THE JEWISH HIGH SABBATH PASSOVER.
The significance of Jesus resurrecting on the Jewish Passover was to demonstrate that Jesus Christ conquered death and defeated the "angel of death" (see Exodus 12 about the Jewish Passover from the 10th day of Nisan to the 14th day).
"Now the Lord had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights" (Jonah 1:17), and was released on the third night. Jesus was in the belly of the earth for three days and three nights and was released in the evening (the same time that the angel of death came over Egypt on the first Passover—see Exodus 12). 
The Apostles never celebrated the Feast of Ēostre (Ostara/Ēastre/Ēostre/Ôstara), and Germanic month bearing her name (Northumbrian: Ēosturmōnaþ; West Saxon: Ēastermōnaþ; Old High German: Ôstarmânoth)—the namesake of the festival of Easter. Constantine the Great separated the celebration of the Roman Empire pagan festival “Easter” from the Jewish Passover. Ēostre is attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work "The Reckoning of Time," where Bede states that during Ēosturmōnaþ (the equivalent of April), pagan Anglo-Saxons had held feasts in Eostre's honor.

PASSOVER AND THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD ARE CELEBRATIONS FOR ALL GENERATIONS

Exodus 12:14-16 (NLT)
14 “This is a day to remember. Each year, from generation to generation, you must celebrate it as a special festival to the Lord. This is a law for all time. 15 For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast. On the first day of the festival, remove every trace of yeast from your homes. Anyone who eats bread made with yeast during the seven days of the festival will be cut off from the community of Israel. 16 On the first day of the festival and again on the seventh day, all the people must observe an official day for holy assembly. No work of any kind may be done on these days except in the preparation of food.
The Apostle Paul taught the Gentiles about avoiding sin, and wickedness and he taught the Gentiles to keep the Passover...
1 Corinthians 5:7-8 (KJV)
7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO GO TO ANY CHURCH AS A “CHRISTIAN.” IT IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT A “CHRISTIAN CHURCH” TEACH THE TRUTH OF GOD THAT IS WHOLLY CONTAINED IN THE WORD OF GOD—THE HOLY BIBLE.
Only going to church on Christmas and "Easter Sunday" is a dead work without true faith. Jesus taught the "Woman at the Well" about the importance of worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth (John 4)...
John 4:21-24 (NLT)
21 Jesus replied, “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans know very little about the one you worship, while we Jews know all about Him, for salvation comes through the Jews. 23 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.

24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth.”

In the same manner, faith without good deeds is dead..."You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God [Deuteronomy 6:4]. "Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror" (James 2:19). We must seek to help the poor and needy and guide our children, loved ones and friends compassionately to the simplicity and Truthwhich is Jesus Christ. We can practice good deeds by asking ourselves WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)?
Once we know What Would Jesus Do (WWJD), we can better serve others and live a "Purpose Driven Life" by doing it....
James 1:27-27 (NLT)
27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
2 Timothy 2:15 • King James Version (KJV)
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 4:1-5 • New King James Version (NKJV)

Preach the Word


4 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Under Constantine the Great, the Church of Rome became adulterated further with pagan practices—and these Traditions continue to be practiced by the Roman Catholic Church today. This is why John the Evangelist was inspired by God to write about “The Great Prostitute” of all ‘prostiute’ daughter religions:
Revelation 17:1-5 • New Living Translation (NLT)
The Great Prostitute
17 One of the seven angels who had poured out the seven bowls came over and spoke to me. “Come with me,” he said, “and I will show you the judgment that is going to come on the great prostitute, who rules over many waters.
2 The kings of the world have committed adultery with her, and the people who belong to this world have been made drunk by the wine of her immorality.”
3 So the angel took me in the Spirit into the wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that had seven heads and ten horns, and blasphemies against God were written all over it. 4 The woman wore purple and scarlet clothing and beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls. In her hand she held a gold goblet full of obscenities and the impurities of her immorality. 5 A mysterious name was written on her forehead: “Babylon the Great, Mother of All Prostitutes and Obscenities in the World.”
God knew that ROME (and later the Church of Rome) would eventually come along as the “fourth kingdom of the world” after the Babylonian, Medes/Persians and Greeks to further adulterate His Word.
The Holy Bible and Jesus as the Living Son of God, are the Word of God (John 1:1; John 1:14; see King James Version 1 John 5:7; Revelation 19:13), who conquered death after celebrating the Passover of the “angel of death.” IRON represents ROME in the Holy Bible (see Daniel 7).
Daniel 7:7 (NLT)
7 Then in my vision that night, I saw a fourth beast—terrifying, dreadful, and very strong. It devoured and crushed its victims with huge iron teeth and trampled their remains beneath its feet. It was different from any of the other beasts, and it had ten horns.
Christians and Jews are suppose to celebrate the Passover as a FEAST FOR ALL TIMES each year. "This is a day to remember. Each year, from generation to generation, you must celebrate it as a special festival to the Lord. This is a law for all time" (Exodus 12:14 NLT; see Exodus 12:12-18, 23:14-16).
During the time of the prophet Jeremiah, people worshipped the "Queen of Heaven," today known as the “Virgin Mary.”

The “Mother Child Cult” is an ancient religion stemming from Babylon.

aura |ˈôrə| noun ( pl. auras ) [ usu. in sing. ] the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place: the ceremony retains an aura of mystery. • a supposed emanation surrounding the body of a living creature, viewed by mystics, spiritualists.

JESUS DID NOT TEACH PEOPLE TO GIVE ADORATION TO HIS MOTHER, MARY…

Matthew 12:47-50 (New Living Translation • NLT)
47 Someone told Jesus, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, and they want to speak to you.”[a] 48 Jesus asked, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” 49 Then He pointed to His disciples and said, “Look, these are my mother and brothers. 50 Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother!”
Footnotes: a. 12:47 Some manuscripts do not include verse 47. Compare Mark 3:32 and Luke 8:20.
Luke 11:27-28 (NLT)
27 As He was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, “God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!” 28 Jesus replied, “But even more BLESSED are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”
*** read the Holy Bible about the “Queen of Heaven” (see Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:1-19; Jeremiah 44:25).
THE PROPHETS JEREMIAH AND EZEKIEL PROPHESIED AT THE SAME TIME(Jeremiah: 627-587 BC; Ezekiel: around 592-571 BC).
Jeremiah 7:18 • New Living Translation (NLT)
18 No wonder I am so angry! Watch how the children gather wood and the fathers build sacrificial fires. See how the women knead dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. And they pour out liquid offerings to their other idol gods!

Today, Jews celebrate the Passover with a seder ceremonial dinner, which begins the 7 day "Feast of Unleavened Bread," from the 14th day of Nisan to the 21st.

Pope Francis' adoration and worship of Semiramis aka Ishtar, etc.
"Ishtar" (a form of "Astarte") may sound similar to "Easter," but the two words are not etymologically related. Astarte is "עשׁתּרות (ashtarot)" in Hebrew. This name is derived from the word "עשׁתּרה (‛ashterâh)" which means "increase" or "flock" (Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions). "עשׁתּרה (‛ashterâh)" is translated as "flocks" four times in the KJV. Hence, the name "Astarte" or "Ishtar" is a Semitic word related to animal fertility. This makes sense because Astarte was regarded as a goddess of fertility.
Ashtaroth is the plural form of the word ashterâh. The Egyptian bull, Apis, was considered to represent the re-birth of the ancient god, Osiris. Reverence of this figure dates to the early dynasties and persisted into late times; he was considered an 'intermediary' between the gods and man. A sun-disk was represented between his horns. HATHOR, daughter goddess of the sun-god Re or Ra, also was represented with a solar disk between her horns; she was thought to be the mother of the Pharoah, the source of his divinity. In Palestine Hathor was seen as equivalent to Astarte, or Ashtaroth. Hathor is taken strictly to mean 'house of HORUS' (the All-Seeing Eye and "falcon god," protector of the Pharaohs or rulers, and is associated with the sycamore [probably the 'sycamore fig'], but was widely known in the ancient Mediterranean world as a 'sky-god'.
KING SOLOMON (reign circa 970 to 931 BC) in marrying the Egyptian Pharaoh's daughter and having many wives—built SHRINES for and burnt incense to these false gods (1 Kings 11). Solomon's heart was turned away from God, and the king reintroduced these pagan gods and worship to the Israelites.
1 Kings 11:1 (NKJV)

Solomon’s Heart Turns from the Lord

11 But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites— 
"Ishtar," commemorated the resurrection of one of the Pagan gods that they called "Tammuz," who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god. The "Queen of Heaven" aka Semiramis, told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig (the syncretism of animal fertility with sun and nature worship), some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. Semiramis, the "Queen of Heaven," proclaimed a forty (40) day (LENT) period of time of sorrow and fasting each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz (see Ezekiel 8:14).
The Roman Catholic image of the feet of "Our Lady of Guadalupe" [Virgin Mary] represents the ancient Babylonian religion of Semiramis and Tammuz—as well as the Aztec "moon goddess" and animal ritual 'horns' taken from the ancient Babylonian religion. This "moon goddess" became the adulteration of the "moon god" Allah and his three daughters, also represented today in the religion of Islam and their Muslim scimitar (sword)—as well as on the top of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem—the head symbol of Freemasonry (Ancient Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine). Roman Catholicism and Islam are a syncretized religion of sun and moon false gods—mixed with ancient Assyrian Freemasonry, which flourished under King Solomon. Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine are represented today in Prince Hall Freemasonry and Sufism (which is influenced by other faiths, such as Buddhism, and reached its peak in the 13th century AD). There are many Sufi orders, the best known being the dervishes.

"VENUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND LUCIFER"

The dictionary defines the word, "Lucifer" as another name for Satan [by association with the ‘son of the morning’ (Isaiah 14:12), believed by Christian interpreters to be a reference to Satan.]—literary the planet Venus when it rises in the morning.
Ezekiel 8:16 (NKJV)
16 So He brought me into the inner court of the Lord’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east. 
HERE'S A HYPERLINK TO A PDF DOCUMENT AND PROOF SUPPORTED BY THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.. http://www.flipsnack.com/tasteofsj/ignorance-strangles-your-kids.html 
THE WORD "EASTER" IS MENTIONED IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE ONLY ONCE...Acts 12:1-4 • King James Version (KJV) "1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people." HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU DISCOUNT THE KING JAMES BIBLE 1611 VERSIONEXAMINE THE WORD "EASTER" IN ACTS 12:4...
HEROD AND THE HERODIANS CELEBRATED THE SYNCRETISM OF THE FESTIVAL OF EASTER (SUN WORSHIP TO THE EAST) AND THE OTHER PAGAN HOLI-DAYS...Herod the king was the grandson of "Herod the Great," who built the Third Jewish Temple. This Temple was no different than King Solomon's Jewish Temple—both were plagued with Pagan worship of false gods...
1 Kings 11:4-7 • New Living Translation (NLT)
4 In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the Lord his God, as his father, David, had been. 5 Solomon worshiped Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech,[a] the detestable god of the Ammonites. 6 In this way, Solomon did what was evil in the Lord’s sight; he refused to follow the Lord completely, as his father, David, had done. 7 On the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem,[b] he even built a pagan shrine for Chemosh, the detestable god of Moab, and another for Molech, the detestable god of the Ammonites.

"Herod the Great" was of Arab (Nabataean; an ancient Arabian people who from 312 BC, formed an independent kingdom with its capital at Petra (now in Jordan) and Edomite (Idumean) descent. He married Mariamne I, the Hasmonean (Maccabean) princess to try and legitimize a Jew-ish lineage for the Herodians.

Deuteronomy 23:7 forbid the Jews from hating the Edomites and Egyptians. However, Christians and Jews are suppose to celebrate the Passover as a FEAST FOR ALL TIMES each year, instead of the holi-day of “Easter” (see Exodus 12:12-14, 23:14-16). "EASTER" ("Ostern" in German) is a Germanic word derived from the word "east" ("Ost" in German). Today, "east" refers to the direction from which the sun rises. The direction of east goes by that name because the Saxon word "east" meant "dawn", "sunrise" or "morning." In Acts 12:4, “Easter” is referring to the syncretized pagan festivals—"sun worship," "fertility" and "animal rituals, nature worship," etc., that the Herodians practiced.
Mark 3:6 • New Living Translation (NLT) "6 At once the Pharisees went away and met with the supporters of Herod [the Herodians] to plot how to kill Jesus."
There is an opinion that "Herod the Great" after the execution of Mariamne I, would use her to fulfill animalistic desires [Antiquities, Book XVII, Chapter 5:2; S. Geiger, in "Oẓar Neḥmad", iii. 1] In the Talmud this sort of action is called a "deed of Herod." [Babylonian Talmud; Sanhedrin 66b]
Emperor "Constantine the Great" changed the date of the pagan holi-day "Easter" and separated it from the Jewish Passover, because he hated the Jews supposedly for killing Jesus. But Jesus said, "No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded” (John 10:18).The dying of eggs is an ancient Babylon ritual symbol of “Mother-child / animal fertility” (Semiramis and Tammuz and the wild boar).
The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church, Section 966 (666); 969 (666)promotes the Antichrist doctrine of the Mother-Child Cult of Semiramis and Tammuz—disguised as Mary, and declares her the "Queen of Heaven." This writing is Not meant to offend Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans, on the contrary it is meant to help set the captives mentally and spiritually free!
Mark 7:6-7 (NLT)
6 Jesus replied, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,
‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
7 Their worship is a farce,
for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’[a]
Footnotes:
7:7 Isa 29:13 (Greek version). 
The three (3) world monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) all come from the patriarch Abraham. However, Jesus Christ Himself clarified the authority of His teaching over Abraham’s limited and human understanding of the Truth… John 8:31-32 • New Living Translation (NLT) Jesus and Abraham:
31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Some people do not like that I make the point that Christians have more in common with Jews than Muslims. However, I say this because history shows that the Catholic Church created the religion of Islam to destroy Bible-believing Jews and Christians. We are in SPIRITUAL WAR—read 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 and Ephesians 6:10-18 and Jude 1 (about "Contending for the Faith").

INSTEAD OF PAGAN “EASTER,” THE THREE FESTIVALS OF GOD WE ARE TO CELEBRATE ARE:

Exodus 23:14-16 • New Living Translation (NLT)
Three Annual Festivals
14 “Each year you must celebrate three festivals in my honor. 15 First, celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast, just as I commanded you. Celebrate this festival annually at the appointed time in early spring, in the month of Abib,[a] for that is the anniversary of your departure from Egypt. No one may appear before me without an offering.
16 “Second, celebrate the Festival of Harvest,[b] when you bring me the first crops of your harvest.
“Finally, celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest[c] at the end of the harvest season, when you have harvested all the crops from your fields
Footnotes:
23:15 Hebrew appointed time in the month of Abib. This first month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs within the months of March and April.
23:16a Or Festival of Weeks. This was later called the Festival of Pentecost (see Acts 2:1). It is celebrated today as Shavuot (or Shabuoth).
23:16b Or Festival of Ingathering. This was later called the Festival of Shelters or Festival of Tabernacles (see Levitcus 23:33-36). It is celebrated today as Sukkot (or Succoth).
Millions of people do Not heed the Word of God and only got to church at “Easter” and “Christmas.” These unsuspecting people do not realize that they are cutting off their soul from the necessary “spiritual food” and “supply” of information of the Truth about Jesus, worship and regular Christian fellowship that they need...
AND if they are parentsthey are also strangling the soul of their children—and cutting off the essential supply of “spiritual” nourishment their children need to grow in the knowledge of Jesus and "Contending for the Faith of “In God We Trust” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6; 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 4:1-5 and Jude 1).
The dictionary describes the word, ‘soul’ as:
1 the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
PHRASES:

bare one's soul see bare. the life and soul of the party see life. lost soul a soul that is damned. • chiefly humorous a person who seems unable to cope with everyday life. sell one's soul ( to the devil ) see sell. upon my soul dated an exclamation of surprise.

Here I have selected the phrase, “lost soul a soul that is damned” to describe the lack of spiritual, moral and social responsibility in not nurturing your soul, the soul of your children (for those who are parents), and the souls of others by refusing to meet together weekly or regularly to honor the body of Christ.

I rebuke in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ the manmade religious lies, Tradition(s) and pagan rituals of the "Counterfeit Christian Roman Catholic Church."

THE BIBLE CALLS FOR PEOPLE TO LEAVE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT CLAIMS MARY IS THE MOTHER OF THE CHURCH AND CONTINUES TO GIVE US THE GIFTS (PLURAL) OF SALVATION (Catechism Section 969).[sic]
Revelation 18:4 (NKJV)
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
The Holy Bible informs us, "“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25)...This message is to Jews and Gentiles to go to church each week to edify one another as we await the return of the only person who said that He is both God and Man. Jesus conquered death that we might have new life after we die, and He wants us to fellowship with other "believers" regularly—and worship God, the Father, in Spirit and in Truth!
Please accept the Gift of Salvation, Jesus, as your personal Savior—and get into a Bible based church, where you can receive "spiritual" food and supply!"
THE BIBLE CALLS FOR PEOPLE TO LEAVE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT CLAIMS MARY IS THE MOTHER OF THE CHURCH AND CONTINUES TO GIVE US THE GIFTS (PLURAL) OF SALVATION (Catechism Section 969).[sic]
Revelation 18:4 (NKJV)
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
The Holy Bible informs us, "“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25)...This message is to Jews and Gentiles to go to church each week to edify one another as we await the return of the only person who said that He is both God and Man. Jesus conquered death that we might have new life after we die, and He wants us to fellowship with other "believers" regularly—and worship God, the Father, in Spirit and in Truth!
If you have not formally accepted Jesus Christ, please accept the Gift of Salvation by saying this short prayer: "Dear Jesus, I repent of my sins and the original sin of mankind, please come into my heart and change me to trust in you and build my personal relationship with you by studying your word and applying it to my life to the best of my ability. Thank you for dying on the cross for the remission of sin. Thank you for conquering death with your resurrection. I accept you Jesus as my Lord and Savior, please lead me and guide me. Amen!"

If you have said that short prayer, I welcome you to the True Body of Christ (not a sect, Protestant or Catholic denomination or Eastern religion).



READ: Revelation 18:4-7, and Food for Thought and Chew You Won't Find in the News at: http://tastesjnews.blogspot.com

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