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….. EVERY good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from
the Father of Lights,in whom there is no variableness, nor shift of change. Unto
the doing of His will He brought usnear by word of truth, so we may become
like the first fruits of His making.(James 1:16-25, 3:17)
(Matthew 7:9-<11>-<21-23>-28, 4:4, 5:17-20) (Ephesians 1:2-5, 2:10)
…Receive with meekness the engrafted word which is able to save /purge
your souls…. (James 1:21, 1:6) (2Peter 1:1-11) (Hebrews 4:12)
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Mat 18:3 NIV And He said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in My name welcomes Me. 6 But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to SIN, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 “WOE to the world because of the things that cause people to SIN! Such things must come, but WOE to the MAN through whom deceptions come! (Rom.16:18 NIV)
As Christmastime approaches in the western world, the senses are bombarded from nearly every direction with urgent reminders of the festive season at hand! Media blitzes and fond memories ignite burning anticipations of ornamented evergreen-trees, hurried shopping-sprees, bargain-hunting wars and d ecision-making, budgeting, gift giving, and festive merry-making with family and friends hypnotically fuse a massive socially coalescent fervor completely unmatched by any other time of the whole year! But considering all the fanfare, is it not ironic that where Christmas traditions are proposed unto so much festive joy, the great commerciality of the season also leaves many feeling bewildered, lonesome, and economically oppressed, stressed, even offended! How in a holy season, should this be? Did you ever ponder why and how? Can we unlock the mystery? Believe or not, the traditional rush we experience today regarding this season is not at all new. Festivalsdating back to the very earliest times have impelled similar sentiments. Were you aware that many thousands of years ago nations that had never called upon the name of Christ as Savior, were traditionally compelled in these same festive customs at the same time and season? Upon investigation, can it be proven and acknowledged that most of the traditional Christmastime customs endorsed today have their actual beginnings with governing schemes devised and incorporated as socio-politically exalting institution long before the coming of Christ; even from times shortly after the raging floodwaters prophesied by Noah? (Matthew 24:37-39)
Today, a majority of the professed Christian world celebrates this season every year-end around December 25 to honor the day tradition maintains the promised Savior and Light of the World was born. But most pastors among the clergy are unusually quiet about another fact they have actually known to be true. For no scripture anywhere in the bible declares or in any wise indicates December 25 to be the day of the true Messiah’s birth. No scripture commands any memorial event to be held on that date. If an annual celebration of the true Messiah’s birth were ever intended, evidence of positive stipulated Divine command practiced by His apostles would be evident. The facts are that if we were to look to all that is biblical reference, we will find that a winter-time birth for the Messiah of God is most unlikely. So, we might ask, where did this custom of celebrating times around December 25 come from? Of all the possible dates of the year, what caused a leaning toward December 25 finally being chosen? Whose law, dictate and lordship do we yield in favor of to accept when on this date we celebrate the birth of the Son of God? (Romans 6:14-<16>-17) (Luke 6:46) What do we indeed rejoice in as salvation?
Before Christian times, even throughout the early apostolic evangelical period, the people knew nothing of any festive gathering called the “Mass of Christ” or “Christmas”. Even until the 4th century, the 25th of December was the date on which ancient Romedecked evergreen trees as symbols of enduring life and laid gifts underneath them to celebrate its Saturnalia, a feast to the “Invincible Sun”! There is ample archaeological evidence and literature that leaves clues toward solving the mystery if we explore the early traditions of ancient Babylon and Egypt. The bible speaks of Nimrod, the founder of Babylon “who became a mighty hunter in the earth”. (I Chronicles 1:10) (Genesis 10:8-10) Three generations after the Flood, this Nimrod gained great prominence. Nimrod achieved dominion by exalting a flattering rule more to a rebellious people’s imprudent liking. As a hunter and brick-mason he taught the peoples to defend themselves against the curses of terrible wild beasts and the fury of the elements. The peoples revered him as invincible, even a “god”. He arrogantly spear-headed an early revolt againstthe holy commandments that Noah the faithful preacher of God taught with his first sons. Blinded by unreasoning ambitions and desires, some did not understand. He quickly realized power in controlling lands and resources Creator had made these to be shared for the good of all. Suddenly under the proud worldly authority of “other lords”, humanity grew confused being forced to obey and believe in “other commandments” than those initiated of the LORD, just to survive. (Isaiah 29:8-16, 26:12-14, 56:11, 48:14-16) Recalling the flood, those who fearfully saw discipline of the Lord’s commandments too “heavy a load” looked for a lifting of what they saw as a burden. (I John 5:3 NASB) Those who failed to gratefullyreceive a Heavenly Father’s insightful commands as blessed gifts for the goodof His children were all too ready for a“deliverer” like Nimrod.(Romans 1:20-2:13) (John 3:19) (Hebrews 12) Using cunning political flatteries, his revolt established a nation. Early peoples celebrated December 25 as the birthday of this Babylonian rebel king long before coming of the true promised Messiah of God.Tales of Tammuz and the Egyptian Osirus, link to this same rebelmonarch. Mythic pagan lore claims Nimrod was reborn as the sun-god of idol sun-worshipping religionson December 25.(Exodus 20, 5:1)©’95
Under men’s rule, people began to walk presumptuously as it seemed right in their own eyes. (Proverbs 3:5-8, 16:25) (Isaiah 55:6-9, 5:20-26, ch.57) (2Thess.2:7-11) Blatant mocking irreverences and boasts against the holy commandments flourished as a good standing before the state rather than God, began to decide a man’s affluence and favor in society. Strong in ability to persuade, these “ other lords” grew more and more maddened in increasing power over the gullible masses. So vain were these greedy sovereigns, they commanded their subjects to regard false dieties and even themselves as “gods” orelse starve! Worldy rulers inevery nation deified themselves to be called“sons of the Unconquerable Sun”! Ancient stories tell of how kings commanded homage in the form of gift offerings be brought to them especially on December 25. To flatter selves beyond personal social stature, individual celebration of birthdays among many cultures today and the gift-giving thereof originated from this early tradition. (Mark 7:9) Celebrations were sheer vanity; not to honor any particular remarkable effort or accom- plishment of any person’s lifetime. These memorials were a form of ruler-worship in that they honored as privileged being born subject under earthly law, the dominion of a worldy king! (Isaiah 57)
Early birthday celebrations honored the * sun–kings and served to recommit pagan peoples to social and spiritual codes of pagan culture. (Isaiah 24:12<*21-23) Later when common folk began to flatter themselves in personal birthday gatherings, governing officials chose to tolerate the practice noting how it served to better monitor and censustheir taxable subjects. Masquerade parties and debutante ballssoonabounded whereby social, sexual, and religious constraints were temporarily relaxed. Babylonish times are days of rampant trickery, deception and irreverence in vogue. (James 3:13-18) For example, hiding the truth of identities under masks, common folk loved to put on pretenses of social prominence as “Kings for a Day”. Likewise, masked arms and members of the ruling class unrecognizably spied and “mingled” irresponsibly as participants amid the shamelessly cavorting masses being disguised under charades of peasantry! Medieval X-Mas “Abbot of Disorder” aka “Lord of Misrule”revels and early New Year “Mardi Gras” carnivalsare directly rooted in orgiastic rites of Bacchanalian festivities that seasonably coincided roundabout the timings of the Roman Saturnalia! (Isaiah 5:20-26, 48:14-16) On other hand, ancient Israel ideally did not celebrate subjection to worldly kingdoms, but honoring a life’s worthy accomplishments unto the Kingdom of God, did notpartake in gift-giving birthday custom celebrations at all. Origen, a 2nd to 3rd century theologian in a most pointed phrase wrote, “It is only sinners (like Pharaoh and Herod) who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world”.
It becomes apparent how early nations preserving interests of the ruling “powers that be”, decided that certain beliefs be endorsed by festive customs overtly solicited to maintain dominance, confuse and monitor the common people. This began soon after the Great Flood. Nations formed thereafter have remained predisposed to harboring vestiges of coalescent traditional folklore proving to have helped maintain social unity and the religio-political dominance of rulers preceding them. (Isaiah 24:16-23, 26:1-<12-14) Cultures the world over hold reminiscences of these earliest times. Fanciful tales told to the children have passed on to the children’s children. Once deceived, society remains hard-pressed to let go of preconceived notions that faith may be revived in the truth. (John 3:14-21) Shall the Lord’s Name be used like a mask to hide social hypocrisy? (Exodus 20:7) (Jeremiah 9:6) Believing biblical accounts, we know all living today are descended of the same first family stepping foot off the “Ark”. But a stain spilled long ago remains today to insidiously pervade and colorize the very interwoven fabric of world society. So incessantly have these ideals been passed down, all peoples presently living are in some manner touched by vestiges of these very ancient social mores and constructs. © ’95
The sunlit hours of daytime begin to lengthen after December 22 every year. Early peoples reckoned this time as a rebirth of their Sun-god. They saw this as a promising harbinger of fruitful fields in coming spring and summer seasons. Winter Solstice festivals some “New Agers” observe to this day are direct daughters of early sun-king-queen worshipping traditions. (Jeremiah 7:18-19) Will flattery forever keep men as judges over men? The revelrous frivolity of December 25 celebrations was so entrenched over many years that even in spite of the Christian era, the people were prone to look for any excuse to continue the pagan custom with hardly any change in spirit or manner. Some preachers of the West and the nearer East vehemently protested against the raucous fashion in which this newly supposed date of Christ’s birth was celebrated. Christians in Mesopotamia accused the converts in western congregations of idolatry and sun-worship for adopting into the christian churches this pagan festival.* Relenting to pressures, the bishops finally adoptedfrom the pagans the day all Rome had known as Saturnalia, to honor the birth of Christ. X-mas is a survival of heathen fables honoring birth of a rebellious monarch, the “sun-king reborn” that day. (Isaiah 30:1-<8-15) (James 1:17) Perpetuity socially granted upon these early rites, X-Mas activities through the years were so loosely promiscuous, drunken and licentiously raucous that between the 12th and 15th centuries the church was forced to look upon it all with disdain. The British parliament in 1555 outlawed the X-Mas custom till later Protestant reforms sought to “change the face” of the celebration emphasizing “christian” elements. (Deuteronomy 12:28-32) (Leviticus 18:1-5) *See the“New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge”.
Now let us contemplate this scenario of gift-giving honoring divine sovereignty of the king. Common to sun and moon-worship was the making of idols. It was profitable to be a like-minded sun-worshipper since this fare was big business! To deny this style of worship was a threat to one’s social livelihood and very life! (Acts 17:16-32, 19:11-28) (Exodus 20:1-11) The citizenry being compelled to empty their pockets buying festive idols, flattering goods and gifts; the merchants by this annual impulse became very rich. Those in power became more powerful. The rich got richer. The poor stretched beyond their means, only got poorer. Yet the people loved the lies! (Jeremiah 5:29-31) They were seduced by a vain custom that monitored, weakened and subjugated even their children as the practice was exalted to the status of religious mainstay. The people were cajoled to revere the king in his stately governing authority by what they thought was a divine right. While the kings glamorized injustice; the people blindly lauded themselves wise in lewdness. (Isaiah 9:16, 5:20-26, 24:23) In mass “state of denial”, the people could not see any error in their ways. (Romans 1:18-2:13) Desiring not to be ashamed, society refused to know that by participating in these stately traditions to the SUN, they blasphemed Divine authority of the ONE TRUE LORDwho made heaven and earth… and served heathen kings who by force and scheming trickeries took control in this world! (Jude 3-4) (Revelation 14:1<7>15) ©1995
Job 31:26 If I have adored the sun in its brilliance, Or the moongoing in splendor,
Job 31:27 And my heart became secretly enticed, And my hand threw a kiss from my mouth,
Job 31:28 That too would have been iniquity calling for condemnation, For I would have denied God above. (See also Acts 17:16, I Cor.10:14, Gal.5:19-21, Col.3:5-6)
Now consider. What great festivities today follow right after X-mas? That’s right! New Year’s Day! The fiscal year end comes right after X-Mas! Let us think about that! (Isaiah 1:18, 1:4-5, 5:20-26) Tax collection in Romegenerally began in early spring to take advantage of pleasant weather months. Roman decree commanded the people travel to the lands of their native births to pay. The trip was often long and hard. The Roman government knew the people would be more likely to travel in a warmer season when hard cold rainy winter weather and muddy road conditions did not further prohibit. (Matthew 24:20). Christmas tourists find today that weather in Israel is already quite cold by mid-autumn. Hardly would a woman with-child have found the trip appealing. Bible records say it was tax time when Christ was born.* Instead of stalled in the barns, sheep were out in the fields!
Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.* (KJV)
Luke 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
Luke 2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Luke 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Luke 2:5 To be taxed with his espoused wife, being great with child.
Luke 2:6 ….. while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because …(many had come to be taxed)… there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. NOTE: Customarily in Israel, flocks are kept warm indoors by the rainy Fall season.
LUKE 1:26 Now in the SIXTH MONTH the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee, …….
And notice also this verse amidst the narrative related to the conception of the body that was to inhabit the pre-incarnate spirit of the Messiah….
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of YAH.
Luke 1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
Luke 1:37 For with YAH nothing shall be impossible.
Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Luke 1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
Luke 1:40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit:
Luke 1:42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Luke 1:43 And why is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Luke 1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
The soon-to-be mother of the Messiah of God received salutations portending His eventful conception in the SIXTH MONTH of the Hebrew calendar. This timing annually corresponds roughly to early to mid-August till mid-late September in accord to the current common Julian calendar. NINE MONTHS later brings us to a BIRTHDATE in the early warmth of APRIL to MAY! Many theologians contest the familiar winter X-mas nativity scene. They know it is biblically unsubstantiated and not likely.
In any wise, in the old system of trade and accounting for subsequent taxes, the season of gift-giving in the coldness of December was critical to economic stimulus and security. Crucial as was the season to economies internationally by era of the Roman Empire, the kings of the nations to which this custom had spread thought collaboratively to change the dividing of the time. (Daniel 7:25) Once the gifting season ended, there was found no need to extend the fiscal year. Most had little extra monies for purchases right after this frolicsome time anyway! Rulers thought time thereafter would better be committed to earlier preparation for collection of taxes. Early calendars denoted the new year in springtime gravitating to the Rome’s Julian calendar beginning in March. Note Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” references to the “ides of March”; and other early literature noting the “March hare”. The “hare” was a symbol of early Roman “Easter”*; a spring fertility festival observed in what then was respected as very near the beginning of a new year. *(Judges 2:13) Rome habitually named its days and months after its pagan “lords”. (Galatians 4:8-11) “January” therefore was named for “Janus, the Gate-Keeper”, thus offsetting “March” asthe first month of the New Year.
Largely, this was an economically induced decision pure and simple. Compare at Exodus chapter 12, the LORD’Sdeclaration that Moses gave the children of Israel in preparing for Passover Feast just before saving them out of the land, mindsets, and law of Egypt. The Lord’s feast of Passover is on the 14th day at evening of the Hebrew calendar’s first month. Passover week comes each year in early springaround March to April.(I Corinthians 5:7-8) (II Thessolonians 2:7-11) (Exodus 5:1)
A people accustomed to a near springtime New Year were confused to say the least. Romans began to indiscriminately meld the licentious rites of their winter to spring celebrations. Bacchanalia, Saturnalia, Epiphany, Lupercalia (Valentine’s Day), then New Year successions of Mardi Gras Carnival aka (Fat) Tuesday, Matronalia (Lent) leading to Easter parades. Inspired by a movie “Nightmare Before Christmas”, some stores stack loads of gifts under Jack-O-Lantern ornamented pine trees justbefore Halloween! The rites bear more similarity than seems apparent at the surface. For both have common pagan Druid and pre-christian Germanic histories. In fact, the “Abbot of Misrule” chosen to preside over the coming X-Mas season was selected at Halloween! Thus connective emphasis some video and commercial institutions have begun to bestow upon Halloween through use of the X-Mas tree is actually an unholy Druidic revival of a common ungodly history.
But wait! Could the ties between Halloween and X-Mas be even more sinister than most have ever imagined? Take note of the passages of scripture at Isaiah chapter 57. Thus sayeth the LORD! “Of WHOM have you been in DREAD and FEAR that you have LIED against ME?!” Has society covenanted death moreso than pursued eternal life? (Isaiah 28-30) If a world partakes rejoicingly in traditions borne of utter evil and delusion, what does its justify upon itself? “BEWARE! WHAT YOU JOIN YOURSELF WITH WILLINGLY, YOU BECOME ONE WITH IN SPIRIT!”..This I have heard in my ears from the Lord God! Are men so intimidated by demonic forces that for sport they willingly mock even the Lord to sacrifice their very own children as “gift treats” unto “spiritual wickedness in high and low places” for fear of tricks that might be cast against them? Is oppression so ingrained that most are afraid to trust in truth?(Revelation 13:4) Where is courage enough to have FAITH in preservation and protection in the LORD? Who considers it indeed is SIN not to have FAITH in HIM? If God’s people do not shout out against such travesty as this, be assured the adversary has minions who will work damning deception at the parents hands upon the children, generation after generation! (Hosea 9:15-10:4) It must be remembered these customs arose from people who neither knew nor cared at all about the will of the Lord! What excuse can pardon this “professing” Christian society?
Do you remember earlier we read of how in the early evangelical period, the Eastern church accused their western brethren of idolary for preserving the Saturnalia? Ancient Aramaic peshitta bible scrolls have rather recently been recovered after many centuries of being some lost to the Western world. Let it be known that Hebrew-Aramaic was the native tongue spoken by our Lord in the Israel of His day. This textt has remained canon of the Church of the East. A passage of note speaks of a time when the LORD’S people ISRAEL fell victim to being unwisely seduced by the IDOLATRY of their HEATHEN NEIGHBORS. We find the LORD’S RESPONDENT CALL for DELIVERANCE in bringing forth GOOD KING JOSIAH to PURGE that country of this unholy misfocus. (I Kings 12:28-13:1-2) (II Kings 17) At II Chronicles 34:1-4, we read, ……..
“JOSIAH was 8 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 31 years in Jerusalem. And he did that which was RIGHT in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and he turned neither to the right nor to the left. For in the 8th year of his reign, while he was
still a boy, he began to pray to the LORD the GOD of David his father, and in the 12th year he began to purge Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. Moreover he began to demolish altars, idols, carved images, and IDOL TEMPLES, and the DECORATIONS, NECKLACES, BELLS, and all the TREES that were made for IDOLATRY; he broke in pieces, ground them to dust and scattered their ashes upon the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.See the HOLY BIBLE from the ANCIENT EASTERN TEXTS, George M. Lamsa, Harper Collins Press , ISBN 0060649232 5
NOTE: Ritualistic traditions of the pagan Saturnalia i.e., the evergreen tree decked with decorations and lights, the mistletoe, the holly wreath, the bells, the necklaces or prayer beadsalso used to trim the tree, the exchange of presents at December 25 already were deeply ingrained in the minds and hearts of pagan peoples to their imaginary idol sun-gods long before the advent of Christ! They would not discern that many are the ways seeming right unto men whose end thereof is death. (Proverbs 16:25)(John 3:14-21) The ever-green tree was thought to have mystically harnessed the power of the sun, a harbinger of Spring to come. For this reason they decked it with precious ornaments, put presents before it and worshipped it also as a “lord” or “king”! Gentile heathen unfamiliar with Divine restrictions against such misfocus rebelled against believing the true covenant gospel’s discipline. (2Tim.3:16-4:4) They refused to discernibly realize the traditions their forefathers held dear to heart for generations were NEVER acceptable before the ONE TRUE GOD. (Ephesians 2:1-<11>-12) So the same unclean corruption remains amidst a prideful self-assuming world whose hardness of heart has left it blind to its many SINS even till TODAY! (Deut.12:29-32) (Jeremiah 10:1-16, 31:31-36) (II Thess.2:7-11) (I Peter 4:1-4) (I John 5:19-21)(Hebrews 12:1-15) (Ephesians 2:1-<8-12>3:6)(2 Cor.5:7…Isaiah 45:19-25, 8:11-20, 1:18)
More evidence of the inappropriateness of certain changes becomes even more suspiciously apparent when one considers the secrets hidden in the current names of the calendar months! At one time it was more obvious which was the seventh, eighth, ninth or even tenth months. SEPTember, OCTober, NOVember, DECember. Those acquainted with the Latin tongues will immediately understand the anomaly of this Roman decision-making. “SEPT” means “SEVEN”. But SEPTEMBER is not currently called the SEVENTHMONTH! “OCT” means “EIGHT”, but is OCTOBER now known as the EIGHTH MONTH? “NOV” as in the Spanish “NUEVE” means “NINE”, and “DEC” means “TEN”, but are NOVEMBER and DECEMBER counted respectively as the NINTH and TENTHMONTHS on today’s calendar? The nations assured that the people be certain about December however by confirming it not be shifted from its usual winter solstice-time season. They did this even if it meant the last month of a twelve–month year ends with a month whose very name betrays its history as having been the tenth month! What could prompt so unreasonable a change? Could it bethe love of money? (1 Timothy 6:9-12) Earlier, when the end of the year came near Spring, it was not until Spring that appropriate taxation could even be reckoned. Roman authority conceded it better that tax calculations begin somewhat earlier. They felt the warmer season would better serve them if the citizenry were given more pleasant weather time to make moves toward respective nativity tax locations! ©’95
Taxes not paid by late in the summer season before autumn threatened stiff late penalties! The pagan Roman lords JULIUS and AUGUSTUS CAESAR had much to do with this. (Luke 2:1)The summer months JULY and AUGUST were named as “reminders” giving special recognition and attention to duties owed to the lords of the land! The goal was to have all state tax debt paid off by late summer. By the Fall of the year, people were free to begin saving for the next coming Yuletide season! The good Roman citizen’s whole year was pre-apportioned vanity, being seduced to a gleeful looking forward to making even richer the prominent folk already in power! I ask you, does this bear any resemblance at all to what we see all around in our society today? (Ephesians 4:17-25) (Jeremiah 9:5-<6>-14)
These traditions were already prevalent all over the heathen world, not only before, but during the dispensation of the gospel of Christ to the Gentiles! Still, no record exists of apostles ever confusing, sanctioning, observing or borrowing any custom from the heathen as worthy in worship unto the Lord. (I Cor.10:14) Yet apostle Paul found it difficult to wholly abolish and purge awaythe old pagan traditions among the by and large resistant Gentiles. (2Timothy 1:8-15) Seeking numbers among those the Lord had not compelled, later evangelicals gradually grew weaker in resolve. Overwhelmed, they compromised to allow more and more intrusion of heathen ideas and bias in the doctrines they taught. They shirked Christ’s Great Commission to baptismally purge the beliefs of the peoples by the purity of the gospel. (Matthew 28:18-20) Subsequently, as the bible forewarns, a world not only has turned away from The Faith in sound doctrine, but persisted in calling holy the unclean thing after beloved lying fables! (2Tim.3:14-4:4) (2Thess.2:7-11) This filthy legacy, today’s society has inherited. (Isaiah 64:4-9, 28:1-22) Thus few discern the ONE LORD solely as HE IS! What will this generation hand down to itschildren? (Matt.18:1-7 NIV.. Rev.18:21, v.4)Who desires deliverance from desired worldly deceits? Who will break the spell and stand up for a living truth? When will salvation finally come?
What does the biblesay about all this? The first centuries of the gospel’s dispensation through the Dark and Middle Ages, even to times of the Protestant Reformation were extremely perilous times. Desperate was the fight between the forces of Darkness and Light.(John 3:14-<19>-21, 14:6) When one came forth to convert people toward true knowledge, the ruling powers hunted out the messengers of God who challenged the beloved illusions the state taught dear. (Isaiah 59:13-<15>-21) Principalities retaliated violently with punishing tortures, banishments and propandist campaigns seeking death to those who championed God’s truth; and a people gone mad in image of the beastly ruling powers were compelled to speak out in riotous defence ofthis gross inequity! (Revelation 13:7-15, 17:4-5, 18:1-5 &v.20-24) Did these courageously faithful men’s life’s blood mean absolutely nothing? Will we be accounted worthy to stand in the battle field beside them in the righteousness of their godly cause? Or are we still today largely bound to misallegiance in defense of an unrecognized Babylonish religio-economic system whose age-old damning ploys have misguided, used and confused its people to defend injustices against Holy and Divine Law? (Matthew 23:34-35, 4:4) (2Thess.2:7-11) (Romans 2:28-29…Acts 5:29) (Hebrews 10:26-31)
“Blessed are they who read, understand, and heed the words of this book!” is the admonishment of the bible book of Revelation. Revelation 18th chapter foretells a GREAT FALL for proudly rebellious BABYLON. (Matt.7:13-28) Her rulers have blinded masses of the truth, leaving many generations to be thankful in vain illusions; knowing nothing else. She has damned many peoples with continual ignorance to rebel against many great truths of Our Lord; whereas even to speak of them among many claimant Christians, is considered a strange thing. My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge! (Hosea 4:4) Is it the responsibility of a pastor or priest to teach, or to hide wisdom? To turn the people toward or away from the Lord and His ordinances? To serve the Lord, or to rob Him and men of resource and souls properly restored? (Malachi 2:1-<7-10>2:17-3:7) (Romans 1:18 NASB) (Isaiah 9:16, 59:1<15>19-22, 14:1-6, 27:11) (Ephesians 2:11-12) (Jeremiah 23) (John 21:15-17) (Ezekiel 34) Thus has BABYLONkept SECRET her INIQUITIES through the ages. Woe be to MYSTERY BABYLON! (Isaiah chaps.13-14, 24 -26, 30 & 57) She condemned to death devoted prophets many peoples who dared hear, seek and reveal the higher righteousness of the ONE LORD! She fought long and hard to negligently leave untold the saving word of the Living God! (Isaiah 29:8-32:8) ©1995
Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was enlightened with his glory.
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, BABYLON THE GREAT IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean detestable bird.(See Isaiah chaps.13-14, 29:8-<21>-24, 9:16)
Rev 18:3 For ALL NATIONS have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornications, and the KINGS of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the MERCHANTS of the earth are waxed rich through the power of her sensuous trade.*(See Isaiah 57:1-<7-11>-61:4)
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YE NOT PARTICIPATE* IN HER SINS, AND THAT YE RECEIVE NOT OF HER PLAGUES! (Please take heed to the prophecies at Isaiah 65:6-<11-15)-66:2!*)
Rev 18:5 FOR HER SINS HAVE REACHED UNTO HEAVEN, AND GOD HATH REMEMBERED
…. (and not forgotten) …. HER INIQUITIES! (See Jeremiah 51:1-10)
*See the *“NASB” and “The Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text”, Lamsa, Harper Collins ISBN 0060649232
Many generations of negligent doctrines and deceits have cast veils turning away men’s focus from right direction toward the LORD’S COMMANDMENTS. (Isaiah 45:19-25, 8:11<13>-20, 48:1-<14-16>-50:11, 25:7-9) All nations have by a measure of presumptive ignorance assumed false traditions to be“right” by trust in mass acceptances.(2 Corinthians 5:7)Yet the LORD has NOT FORGOTTEN it is HIS LAW that isindeed ETERNAL. Many shall be stunned to find that the Lord does not accept a gift simply because men have imagined it worthy. (Luke 16:15) Many “works” man highly esteems as “wonderful unto the Lord”, CHRIST prophesied that He Himself shall surely cast aside! For a lack of having sought His word, sinful acts of false worship remain because men persuaded by another did not HEED or KNOW HIM! BABYLON unpurged confuses discernment as to what is righteous service unto the LORD; and for this reason all misguiding constructs must surely FALL! (Matthew 7:9-<21-23>-28) Loving their imaginings, man persists in reminding the Lord continually of that early vexing rebellion which began soon after the angry Flood! (Malachi 2:1-<7-10>-<17>-3:7)But it is mankind that shall know vexation in the day of the Lord’s report! For He does not change for the deceits of men. Nor is the LORD a man; to be fooled by those who swear oaths unto His NAME falsely!(Galatians 6:6-10) (Exodus 20:7)The LORD knows who seeks HIMin all things and HE forgets not HIS PLAN to which the most faithful ones have diligently hearkened through the ages! Shall the word of the Lord be disregarded so that unhearkening imaginations in false righteousness may be accounted as Divine covenant? Remember the days of Noah! (1 Corinthians 10) (Isaiah 30) (Jeremiah 23)Transgression of Eternal Law in every generation has always been sin! He will judge this world by the word of TRUTH. (Psalm 119:29, v.7) (2 Corinthians 5:7…Isaiah 48:1<14-16, 28:1<15-22>29:8-16, 5:20-26) (Proverbs 16:25) (Hebrews 4:12) (Galatians 6:7)
Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived sensuously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that GREAT CITY BABYLON, the mighty city! for in one hour is thy condemnation come.
Rev 18:11 And the MERCHANTS of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; FOR NO MAN
BUYETH THEIR MERCHANDISE ANYMORE!
Rev 18:19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her wealth! For in one hour is she made desolate.
Rev 18:20 REJOICE OVER HER, THOU HEAVEN, AND YE HOLY APOSTLES AND PROPHETS; FOR GOD HATH AVENGED YOU ON HER.
Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a … great MILLSTONE, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city BABYLON be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (Babylon’s lies have condemned many generations! … Matthew 18:6, Isaiah 65:6-<7>-<11>25)
Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy MERCHANTS were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries/ doctrines… were ALL NATIONS deceived.
Rev 18:24 And in her was found blood of prophets, saints, and all that were slain upon earth.
Rev 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, ALLELUIA; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
Rev 19:2 For true and righteous are His judgments: for He has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornications, and has avenged His servants blood at her hand.
Rev 19:3 And again they said, ALLELUIA. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. ………….
Rev 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, PRAISE OUR GOD, all ye His servants, and ye that revere Him, both small and great.
Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, ALLELUIA: FOR THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH. (Revelation 11:15-18)
Rev 19:7 LET US BE GLAD AND REJOICE, AND GIVE HONOUR TO HIM: for the MARRIAGE of the LAMB is come, and HIS BRIDE hath made herself READY.
Rev 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the SAINTS. (Revelation 12:17)
Rev 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage (covenanted) feast of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
GLORY be to the ONE LORD and HIS WAYS! His dominion shall come! Hisrighteousness shall prevail and endure forever! (Daniel 7:27) Deceit does not justify. For the Lord is faithful and shall ever uphold His own word as is the promise. (Isaiah chaps.55-59) Nations have called December 25 the “Mass of Christ”; but only pagan men made the appointment. (Collosians 2:8) Rather than loose revenues from the pagan Saturnalia, the state-church blasphemously abused the Holy Name todecree December 25 a “christianholyday”; blinding billions ever since! (Matthew 15:8-9, 4:4, 6:24, 7:13<21-23>28) Strange. Most pastors say their businesses struggle hardest on least support at Christmastime! This is definately not the case at the“malls”! Maybe “mass” should be held at Macy’s and renamed fitting the real purpose the custom began! (Isaiah 30) Consider. When the wise men brought gifts to honor the Christ-Child King, they came reverently anticipating a prophesied KING REVOLUTIONARY that would rebuke the LIES of the earth to establish ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT ruled in PERFECT PEACE devoted to the ONE TRUTH! (Isaiah 9:1-9) Those who offer gifts to one another at X-Mas- time; toward perpetuating whose Kingdom or controlling systems of rebellion do they give service in their offering?(Isaiah 43:24, ch.57) X-mas is the most commercially busy time of the whole year counting for up to 60% of gross annual income for many businesses to this day! Dare we realize the implications of subjection to an international economy based upon traditions of pagan sun and moon worship in a coming day of Judgment that exposes a world for its lies? Imagine the economic upheavalwhen the LORD fully rebukes this treacherous custom before all nations! In midst of coming turmoil, who shall endure? You who love, seek and obey the truth, be not afraid. Lift up your heads! Truth shall reign. All these things must come to pass. You were told in advance, with these signs, indeed your salvation is come!(Luke 21:25-28 ….. Isaiah 55:1-3-<56>-61:4)(Isaiah 65:9-<11-17,ch.24-26)©1995
Reason means little to persons motivated foremost with fulfilling their own desires. It is the character of a genuine love however to care for what is best for all concerned. Those not so persuaded cannot please the Lord. (Romans 8:6-14) Remember, a rebellious Babylonian king born on December 25 turned men away from respect and focus upon Divine will! Whose thoughts does such practice exalt to memorial? (Isaiah 55:6-56:7) Consider. Christ’s coming shames and puts aside neglectful divisive indiscretionary rulership. So why do men dare say it is Divine law that is abolished to establish oneness in the Kingdom of GOD? (Isaiah 29:8-16) Whose Law is eternal? One not subject to Law of God, whose law is he under? The facts render deep implications for those assuming the LORD of TRUTH can love or accept as worthy unto life any form of a lie! Think of it. CHRIST, emissary of the UNADULTERATED PURE* WORD of GOD from the BEGINNING* compassionately suffered and bore the resistance of an indiscriminate world, striving to RESTOREthe LORD’s pure worship despite mass confused rebellion. Why? So that as many might be SAVED as lovingly accept the GIFT of DISCERNING GOD’S WILL in TRUTH. (Isaiah 53:11, 59:20) (*John 1:1-12, 17:8-19, 3:14-18) A man having received blessed knowledge, but who does not gratefully turn away from deceits, is he a friend of God? (2Cor.10:3-6) What is any man who cannot graciously (thankfully) respond favorably to love? Who considers this?Is mass insensitivity any form of gratitude and respect; for the sufferings of the Son of God? (Romans 11:32-12:2, 14:9) (John 3:14-21..Romans 6:1-<14-17>-26, 8:6-8) (Hebrews 4:12, 10:26-31) (2Peter 2:19-2:22, 3:14-18) (Jude 3-4..2Thessolonians 2:7-11) (Isaiah 1:18)(Phillipians 3:12-18) ©copyright 1995
What shall we say of those who persist blinding others in poisonous scourges of falsehoods men imprudently thought to be wise? (Rev.22:12-16) (Isaiah 5:20-26, chaps.48-53, 59, 29) Who has considered observance of traditions declared in tribute unto the ancient Kings of Babylonhave prolonged the very rebellion unto false command that Christcame to reverse! For sake of salvation in His Lordship and the righteousness and truth of His Kingdom, this gross travesty of justice Christ shall return to overthrow!* (Matthew 7:9-28) (Romans 11:33-12:3,14:9) Now it can be understood why the condemnation and curses are so severeat Isaiah 65 againstthose who continue to participate in these perpetuated ancient-till-latter-day feasts served to that Troop and the Numberer*(KJV), Gad and Meni* (NKJV), aka Fortune and Destiny*(NASB) See verses 65:11-16. For lack of familiarity, most who read these scriptures consider selves innocently exempt from the rebuke therein. They have not known these age- old names for the “gods”* of December 25th feasts! Blindly misfocused and satisfied in vanity, most do corruptly having never sought or known the Lord’s ways in truth.*See Isaiah 45:19, 48:14-20> -<49:1-6, 13:1-14:22..Revelation 19:11-21) *See below ê..Hislop’s “TWO BABYLONS” 2nd edition, p.94
“It must have been the BIRTH-DAY OF THE LORD MOON, therefore, and not of the SUN, that was celebrated by Saxons on the 25TH OF DECEMBER, even as the BIRTH-DAY of the SAME LORD MOON was observed by the ARABIANS on the 24TH OF DECEMBER. The name of the Lord Moon in the East seems to have been MEN, for this appears the most natural interpretation of the Divine statement in ISAIAH 65 V. 11, “ But ye are they that forsake my holy mountain, that prepare a table for GAD, and that furnish the drink offering unto MENI.” There is reason to believe that GAD refers to the SUN-GOD, and that MENI in like manner designates the MOON divinity. MENI, or Manai, signifies “ The NUMBERER,” and it is by the changes of the MOON that the months are NUMBERED. Psalm civ. 19, “He appointed the MOON for seasons: the SUN knoweth the time of its going down.” MY NOTE: See Genesis 1:14. With each new moon, a new month is numbered to properly observe the COMMANDED TIMES for the LORD’S APPOINTED FEASTS! (Leviticus 23) (I Corinthians 5:7-8) (Jeremiah 31:31-36) (Matthew 5:17-20) (Daniel 7:23-<25>-27) (Psalm 81:3) (Isaiah 24:1-<23)
Isa 65:6 BEHOLD, it is written before ME: I WILL NOT FOREVER KEEP SILENCE, but will REPAY, even REPAY into THEIR bosom,(See Malachi 2:17, Isaiah 65:1-5, 28:1-<19>22, 47:4-11…Revelation 18:6-8)
Isa 65:7 YOUR INIQUITIES, and the INIQUITIES of YOUR FATHERS TOGETHER, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and BLASPHEMOUSLY VEXED ME upon the hills: therefore will I measure THEIR former WORK into THEIR bosom.
Isa 65:8 Thus says the LORD, As a sweet grape is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for MY SERVANT’S SAKES, that I may not destroy them all.
Isa 65:9 And I will bring forth a *SEED out of JACOB, and out of JUDAH an INHERITOR of MY MOUNTAINS: and MINE ELECT shall inherit it, and MY SERVANTS shall dwell there.
Isa 65:10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for MY PEOPLE that have SOUGHT ME.(I Cor.5:7) (See Isaiah 45:19-45, 43:17-25, 8:11-20)
Isa 65:11 But YE are they that FORSAKE the LORD, that FORGET MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, that prepare a feast table for *THAT TROOP, that furnish the drink offering unto *THAT NUMBERER.
Isa 65:12 Therefore will I NUMBER you to the sword, and ye shall all BOW DOWN to the slaughter: because WHEN I CALLED, YE DID NOT ANSWER; when I SPOKE, YE DID NOT LISTEN; but DID EVIL before MINE EYES, and DID CHOOSE THAT WHEREIN I DELIGHTED NOT. (Isa.1:18-20)
Isa 65:13 Therefore thus saith the LORD GOD, Behold, MY SERVANTS shall EAT, but YOU shall be HUNGRY: behold, MY SERVANTS shall DRINK, but ye shall be THIRSTY: BEHOLD! MY SERVANTS shall REJOICE, but YOU shall be ASHAMED: (See Isaiah 42:17-25) (Matthew 7:9-28) …continued ->
Isa 65:14 Behold, MY SERVANTS shall sing for JOY of heart, but YOU shall CRY for SORROW of heart, and shall howl for VEXATION of spirit. (Malachi 2:17, Isaiah 28:1-<19>22, 47:4-11…Revelation 18:6-8)
Isa 65:15 And YOU shall leave YOUR NAME for a CURSE unto MY CHOSEN: for the LORD GOD shall SLAY THEE, and call HIS SERVANTS by ANOTHER NAME: (Malachi 3:17-18) (Romans 6:16)
Isa 65:16 So that he who blesseth himself in the earth shall BLESS himself in the GOD of TRUTH; and he that sweareth in the earth shall SWEAR by the GOD of TRUTH; because the ANCIENT TROUBLES are FORGOTTEN, because they shall be HID from Mine eyes. ©’95
NOTE! The fact is that whatever is born of pagan sun and/or moon worship rendered after the imaginations of men who neither know nor revere the thoughts to conceive a tradition or practice capable unto the completing the soul of mankind true to Divine righteousness. (Matthew 15:6-9, Isaiah 29:8-30:1-<8-15>-32:8)
What is truth in the eyes of the Lord never changes. (Isaiah 30:1-8>15) Christ did not give His life that the truth should ever be cover ed up by lies used to justify the unclean thing. Trust in lies has and always will be unto man’s condemnation for denial of the testimony of the Lord.(John 3:14-18,7:2-< 7:7> -14) (Zech.14:16-19) The evidence of the bible is clear. This pagan “Christmas” festival celebrated in the churches today has entered entirely resultant of arrogant and completely unjustified forgery of the Lord’s holy name upon myths and lies. (2Tim.3:14-4:4) Men lied against the Lord to create an illusion of divine joy in a thing already condemned as being not a delight, but a hated damnable provocation from times long before God’s Son was born into this earth. No caring reverent person respectful of the warnings of scriptural truth, having a grateful and genuine love of the Lord can ever sanction celebration of this day as a part of Christian church activities. Christ certainly knew of the festival. The pagan Romans all round about Israel celebrated the agricultural revival “Feast to Saturn”. Yet no testimony of Christ, nor word of any apostle travelling among the heathen reveals any sharing in this heathen festivity! The Jews in late December observed the Hannukah Feast of Dedication which in its earliest form commemorated the Jews overthrow of invading Greeks who dared plan keeping of the heathen Saturnalia in the holy temple the One True Lord! (Luke 10:22-23) How dare men ever consider that the forgery of placing the Lord’s Name on such heathen practice as these could ever deem such as acceptable unto the One Lord of Pure Perfect Truth! (Isaiah 30:1<8>15) If the early church fathers in the latter years after death of apostolic testimony had heeded scriptural warnings in God’s Holy Word cursing participation in this festival, the custom should never have entered the churches in the first place! So how did this poison invade the church? Believers became a focal point of vicious attack! Rome despised this new Christian movement apart from State economic mainstays. Christians seeking communal self-empowerment were cited as a internal economic cancer! Political forces thus held no love for the holy edicts of ALMIGHTY GOD of ISRAEL. These customs Rome had never revered, known, sanctified, or commercialized!
The rulers put pressure upon church leaders who failed to uphold the apostle Paul’s strong example in the declaration in great conviction that “neither armies nor empires shall separate him from the love of God”,that despite international persecution, we rejoice in keeping the Lord’s commandments! See the “Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text”. (Romans 8:35-39) (I John5:2-3)At a time when the testimony of the apostles was still fresh in the minds of the people, many rebelled against the entrance of such heathen festivities in the church. Many millions of those who resisted were killed by Roman powers. Shall men justify the murderous spirit of oppressors by imbibing joyfully in the oppression? Shall the Lord delight that men who would be His own are now rejoicing so much in deceits that that they will not hear the TRUTH? Is this what is to be respected as holy activity unto the Lord? Remember that the bible foretold the coming of a “son of perdition” who long since now has brought these perversities into the church temples. The bible declared this truth. The Lord has allowed this travesty for the express purpose of testing the souls of men whose love for Him should have inspired greater gratitude to seek and thereby walk in the truth of the One Lord. Those souls having not a great enough conviction and love of the truth to take a righteous stance in denial of this “strong delusion” , shall remain lost to the serving of treachery, even unto their own damnation! O what a treacherous legacy has been left upon us by those whose love for lies has wrought the bondage of human souls to serve the Father of Lies! Whose love of the truth is great enough that the Lord shall account him worthy unto the Kingdom of Truth? It is not faith in God to believe man’s rule as wiser!
It is of little wonder every year there is so much drunkening bombardment of “X-Mas cheer”, targeting society with media illusion from sources religious and otherwise. This barrage leaves many dull to discern how this custom can be so damnably horrific in the eyes of the Master! (Proverbs 16:25) (Isaiah 29:8-16) This pagan unholyday is by and large propagated by those either unknowing or those who opportunistically can see only “dollar signs”! The drive for filthy lucre leaves the businessman drunk! Pastors too! Some folk are so covetous they will not give up deceits this world teaches men to love, even to please the Lord!(2Thess.2:7-11) (John 3:14-21<34-36, 7:7, 10:11) (I Peter3:2-5)(1Tim.3:2-5) Hypocrites have already sworn condemnation on their own souls! (Exodus 20:7) (Hebrews 10:26-31) Getting at your pockets, not salvation is their goal! Will you put your trustin hand of such as these? They sell out even GOD for “worldly pleasures”. How can they be wise to care for the redemption of your mind and soul? For salvation Christ gave the gift of truth, but they robbed mankind with deciet!
GOD is LOVE. It is the character of LOVE to LOVE someone. OMNISCIENT LOVE shares of itself, seeking harmonious mutually beneficent communion with another of like-minded ideals and affection. Knowing this, long before any man appeared on this earth it was already Satan’s cause to confuse and thus inspire condemnable unwitting REBELLION in the hearts of all creatures with whom the ONE HOLY LORD might share His Divine affections.(John 4:22-24) The adversary has ever sought to deny the LORD the PRAISE due to HIM in a PURE SPIRIT and TRUTH from all HIS creations! The common adversary of all humanity has confused and divided the masses; and used Man to unjustly mock even the One Lord of Heaven and Earth! Chaos is not borne of knowledge. If “religion” is a sensitive topic in this world today, it is because of rampant pride in a world largely bound toward varied and divisive systemic confusion! Yet in a day of covenant truth restored, this too shall pass! (Isaiah 59*) Nowhere does scripture relate political powers relenting treacherous influence til the day of Armageddon Battle! PRAISED BE THE DAY when men no longer are bound by a hellish system which deceives to rob otherwise well-meaning billions of both money and soul being confusedly misalleged to whatever denies a fulfilled purpose in ONE LORD! (Malachi 2:1-10-<17>-3:7) Refusing a whole truth, a world is divided. The adversary hidden under a “guise of holiness” has expounded a pseudo-righteousness few have recognized as evil.He plays games with people’s very souls! PRAISED BE THE DAY the enemy is rebuked to a perpetual SHAME deserved and divine covenant purpose preordained as human destiny is RIGHTEOUSNESS be fulfilled! Purged in KNOWLEDGE of a perfected obedience that graciously and worthily PRAISES ONE LORD in TRUTH, shall ALLdiscerned fulfilled in this earth! (Psalms 14, 53, 119:7, 119:29) (Luke 11:2) (Isaiah chap.5, 59, 48-52, *29:8<14-16>32:80, 5:20-26) (Ephesians 5:1-<5>-17) (Jude 3-4) (Matthew 7:9<21-23>-28, 4:4, 28:18-21) (Ezekiel 34) (John 21:14-17) ©’95
Revelation is revolution and faith in knowledge calls men to transcension; even a courageous break from the enslaving chains of stagnant thinking; finally to make manifest the envisioned yet unseen. A word is sufficient for the wise. (Isaiah 30:1-<8-15>-32:8) (Hebrews 10:26-31 & chap.11, 3:8-13, 4:12) (2Peter 1:1-11>-2:20-22) (2Cor.5:7)Some in each generation discern the pagan origins of many of society’s most beloved practices. (2Thess.2:7-11) But compromise has deceived many in licentious confusion. Of the awakened few, fewer still break free to wholly renounce the pressures and stifling chains of traditional bondage. Society applauds, inundates and buffets the senses so heavily, only the most sincere souls overcome. Though scripture rebukes observance of pagan days, most fail to discern the meaning. (2 Peter 3:14-18) (Isaiah 29-30, 58) (Galatians 5:16-21, 4:6-10) Considering it makes no difference, a world divisively indiscriminate fails to wholly respond to a LORD who has predetermned His own peace plan for this world. (Jeremiah 23:18-20, ch.10)Comforted in traditional deceits, men have not sought or learned to rejoice together in common bonds of a whole truth. Shall a Holy Kingdom or convocation be fulfilled in that men can only gather together on one accord to defend a lie? Are men afraid to admit the delusion of their fathers? (I Cor.5:8-9) (Isaiah 58) (Ephesians 4:17-25) (Deuteronomy 32 .. Revelation 15 … Isaiah chs.55-56, 58) To accept the teaching and standards of this world as it is, is not salvation at all, but innate slavery to worldliness. Refusal to discern its fallen state is bondage to illusions which already condemn the world. (John 3:14-21) (Jude 3-4) (Ephesians 4-5)“COME OUT OF HER, O MY PEOPLE! That you may not PARTICIPATE in HER SINSand that you may not be SMITTEN by HER PLAGUES!”This the LORD’S fervent admonition to YOUR SALVATION from the soul-robbing divisive CONFUSION that is MYSTERY BABYLON!(Revelation 18:4) (2Cor.5:7..Isaiah 45:19, 5:20-26, 8:11-20) (Psalms 14, 53, 15:1-2) (James 3:17) ©’95
Uninspired thought in man’s presumptive misimaginations results in all that is pagan custom; what men presume finds acceptance before Divine Will and Judgment. How long will men not realize the Lord is never pleased in offerings designed of those misleading His people by taking unjust control of His lands? (Isaiah 30) Shall men say because they believe a thing, it will be held true irrespective of all the Lord discernedly knows of His eternal plan, will, desire? A great evil of such misdirection is that it causes men to mis- focus, and believe all but a wholeness of truth when it is revealed. (Isaiah 55:6-56:8, 8:11-20) (Matthew 7:9-<21-23>-28, 4:4) Such is the seed of errant judgment, delusion, vanity, false hope, provocation, lusts, idolatry, sin. You need not remain bound to blind misconceits, fearful “under the law/ rule” of carnal teachers. Heed the Word compelled in loving gratitude and a faith that seeks to obey all truth, and this socialized corruption need not forever have dominion over you. Shall eternal life be reaped serving a rule which passes away? (Gal.6:7-8) He who is not under DIVINE discernment of the LAW, whose RULE or LAW in he under? Know that the new (restored) covenant of grace is unto hearts gratefully compelled to obey the truth. The fact of the matter is this. An entire world is deceived! CHRIST gave His life’s blood that men might come unto an acceptance of the truth, yet men have BLASPHEMED the NAME and BLOOD of CHRIST in that they have rejectd the truth of that TESTIMONY! CHRIST gave the GIFT of TRUTH whereby a WORLD might be SAVED. Yet treacherous RULERS, PASTORS and PRIESTS have worked an ILLUSION to ROB and assure most never grow unto a genuine attainment of the ETERNAL FRUIT of that HOLY GIFT! (Revelation 12:9) (Hebrews 10:26-31) (Malachi 3:1-9) (Micah 7:2-3>-7)
2 Pet 3:15 and regard the patience of our LORD to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother PAUL, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
2 Pet 3:16 as also in ALL HIS LETTERS, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to under- stand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.
The mystery is exposed! Because heathen nations regarded their rule-makersas “gods” , pagan languages did not have distinct words discerning difference between fLAWS concieved by MEN, and natural DIVINE LAWS which indeed govern the universe. CHRIST came to this world to free mankind from bondage to vain rulerships over the nations that had fallen into corruption. It is therefore DOGMA, the PRETENTIOUS RULE as it seems good unto MAN, and not the LAW of GOD that CHRIST as KING OF KINGS came to abolish for the children of FAITH! Having no word to interpret the difference, most falsely assume the scripture relating to a putting away of LAW, to refer to LAWS DIVINE! Hardly has any error of mankind been more deadly!
The Christian goal is not deviation, but perfection! (Phil.3:1<10-18>4:1) Christ gave His life that in knowledge of His standard, sin might be put away aside. Not that sin in ignorance should in His holy Name be glorified! For faithless fear of the unrighteous judgment of “other lords”, worldly principalities and powers, that men have believed to put aside the holy commandments of Divine Law! (Colosians 2:1 <8>14-16) This I heard from the Lord’s mouth that men must awaken to faith! “Declare aloud! What men percieve in this world to trust is not REALITY! .. merely a social orientation! (Jeremiah 9:6) The customary standards and authority esteemed as holy in this ageare nothing more than craftily orchestrated ILLUSION!” (2Pet.2:1-3) (Prov.16:25) (Ps.118:9) A world deceives through its multitude of state-sent and controlled false prophets, imprudent pastors who beguile many souls unto comfort in false hope. For even the elect of God, those called graciously as would-be blessings of saving discernment to mankind can be found lacking if not very diligent for whole knowledge of a faithful servant’s obedience to the TRUTH! (Matt. 24:24) (1Pet.1:1-11) (Eph.6:10-20, 5:3-21) (Ps.119:7) Who discerns in time? For all are emissaries of illusion til we gain discretion. Salvation from worldly deceits in preparedness for the Lord’s Kingdom Judgment demands obedience to a faith inspired discretion from Him which supercedes subjection to ruling worldly satanic misperceptions if we areto be found tried and trustworthy servants unto the Lord’sKingdom of Truth!(Isaiah5:20-26, 42:19-25) (John 3:14-21, 8:30-36) (Hebr.10:31-36)Where you were blind, you may now see.(2Cor.3:14-18) Abiding in the revealing graceof the Son of God, truth delivers you. Be free of serving the illusionswhich bind this deluded world.Beloved, grow each day seeking faithfully to discern deeper meaning of the knowledge and rule of Him, as the Son makes you free indeed!In His favor, where in prior vain confusion there was no hope, this day I offer His hope to you! (Matthew 7:14, 5;17-20) (Luke 13:23, 16:13-15)HAVE COURAGE!BE STRONG! REJOICE! THANK the LORD now that this doctrine in offering for your salvation is delivered unto you!(Romans 6:14-17, 8:6-<7>-14, 15:1-6) (James 1:2-<18>-21) (John 8:30 -36) (Isaiah 5:20-26, 40:1<41:25-27>53:1 &v.6-11, 24:1-<26:12-13, ch.28-32, 29:8<21>24, 8:11-9:6, ch.58) (2Peter 3:14-18…Collosians 2:1<4>6-7><8>-<10>-<14-15<16>18-19>-<3:6)
Consider. Why does England not reserve its citizens a rest day to celebrate America’s Independence Day? Is it because America proclaimed self-governorship denouncing British rule? How does it serve this Union to declare nationwide a “day of rest” to celebrate at this time? To affirm and declare rights to extant self-rule within declared borders, nations have always instituted holyday traditions and laws by which to distinguish the faithfulness of its people. They are called holydays in that they bind allegiances to the State by associatively elevating State ideals to near holy or divine status. Why did ancient Rome persecute the early church? They knew true Christianity threatened Roman sovereignty! Rome cared nothing at all about an en-mass conversion of its citizens toward allegiance to a New King, His coming Divine Kingdom, or any knowledge of a Holy Covenant which the Eternal Lord of Israel declares! Why did Roman authorities despise biblically sanctioned covenant promises favored unto the people of the God of Israel? Why did Roman authority hate the holy feast days the bible records Christ, His apostles, and all holy prophets, preached also among the Gentile converts to observe? (Acts 18:1-5, I Cor.5:7-8, 16:8) If one refuses to believe a world has lied, how shall he believe God unto overcoming the world? (1Cor.3:14-18) In an already chaotically rebellious, divided and undis-ciplined world far from the knowledge and plan of its Creator, did Christ come to abolish Divine Law? Is this a preparation for the Judgement Day of the Almighty? (Matthew 5:17-20) (Malachi 4:1-4) Shall putting away Divine command bring world peace and life? Such teachings twist the bible unto false perceptions. These are actually ploys of vain worldly rulers to preserve the political power / law and authority of State traditions even when such traditions are directly opposed to the true covenant authority of God!(Isaiah 26:1-<12-13) It is not FAITH in GOD to believe MAN’S RULE as wiser!
ALL NATIONS are drunken in hypocritical judgment and adulterous zeal of Babylon’s cup! For this, few rightly prepare for Judgment of Kingdom Rule to Come!(Isaiah ch.5, 48) Blindly spiteful against Truth, men celebrate in traditions which better they be repentant!What manner faith is it to believe the Wise Almighty sent His Son into a blind world to abolish Divine Laws few had discerned, to prepare men for Kingdom peace of God?(Malachi 4:4)Christ came that men might gratefully discern how to put away and overcome the rule of sin. Never that sin should remain exalted! (Romans 6) Shall bearing false witness against the Lord praise Him? The LORD made the lands tor men to share, live and grow to bring true fruits unto Him! (Exodus 20:16) (Isaiah 5:1<20-26, 37:16, 29:8-16) (John 4:22-24)Kings taking control of the lands have robbed man to forget purpose unto his Maker by confusing what command must be obeyed to survive!
MY BELOVED, BLESSED GRACE unto right discernment of DIVINE KNOWLEDGE is NOT for any man’s use to CONDEMN, but to SAVE and ENCOURAGE for sake of all called to His purpose! (John 3:14-21) Still, being found worthy of election unto knowledge is proven by a man’s gratefully respondent works!(2Peter 1:1<7-9>11) (Ephesians 2:8-12) Shall a man find the precepts of MEN more JUST or WISE or FAVORED than the LAWFUL ORDINANCES and COMMANDED TRADITIONS of the LIVING LORD? ASK ME about the LORD’S DECLARED HOLY FESTIVALS that must in SANCTITY be restored to the unifi- cation of ALL PEOPLES who would SERVE HIM! JOIN WITH US IN THE ONE LORD! (Matthew 10:41- 42, 4:4)
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!