Again, he said, “You will see them doing things that are even more detestable.” Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of Yahuwah, and I saw women sitting there, mourning the god Tammuz. He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this.” He then brought me into the inner court of the house of Yahuwah, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of Yahuwah and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the Sun in the east. He said to me, “Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Ezekiel 8:13-17
In addition to our previous articles, where we have already discussed the spiritual problems and the corrupt roots of Christmas, I would like to summarize in a little more detail what is the historical and pagan context of this holiday. See also the article: The prohibition of the “sacred tree”.
In the best of cases, Christian pastors teach their flocks that they must rely on their own conscience and that everyone must judge their relationship to this feast for themselves. In a somewhat loose way like Pilate: “I wash my hands of it, let everyone do as they see fit and in accordance with what the Spirit allows them to do.” Based on what is described here below, I now specifically encourage those who are in the Spirit and who have been filled with the Holy Spirit at some time to trust not their conscience, but their stomach, regarding how they will now position themselves in relation to this celebration which is frankly dark and demonic.
The revival of this feast was one of the key stages in the Christianization of the pagan world and at the same time in the paganization of Christianity. By safeguarding and Christianizing at the same time the greatest pagan festival, the power of the time succeeded in a “master” trick, thus ensuring that the peoples did not rebel against the new religion adopted by the Emperor Constantine. The main tool in the greatest attempt ever perpetrated against the Body of Messiah by the foundation of the Roman church is as usual: mixture.
Winter Solstice Celebration
The gradual return of light from the shortest and therefore darkest day of the year was considered a very great event among all the peoples of antiquity. From here, light begins to take over darkness.
The symbol seems really conducive to the celebration of the birth of Yahushua, the Savior of the world, the advent of the Light of the world coming on earth. We can say that the situation lends itself perfectly to the mixture of the two.
However, the Holy Scriptures do not state exactly when Yahushua was born, and most importantly, Elohim never gave instructions for anyone’s birthdays to be celebrated, including his own. It is not known why this subject is so taboo for Elohim and according to the original Jewish traditions, but it is so, like it or not.
Adding anything to the commandments as well as to the feasts is a problem in itself, but the situation is aggravated by the fact that
the day of the celebration of the vilest spirits was appointed to commemorate the birth of the Most Holy,
and what is more, by having preserved all the range of the original pagan symbols which are attached to it.
The real and deep root of this holiday is none other than people’s instinctive desire to cheer themselves up during such a dark period.
Before anyone makes the mistake of explaining their relationship to this feast by saying that Elohim purifies everything and that we have freedom in the Messiah to do whatever we want, let us instead reflect on the reasons why we still into this feast which obviously has long since turned into a real capitalist and consumer orgy. We are silent about the hidden side of Christmas, because eventually we are afraid of suffering more rejection from the world and from other Christians who are up to their necks in it? We wish for diplomatic concern, to preserve a good understanding and especially not to spoil a holiday which after all is still mainly celebrating the birth of the baby Jesus? Are we tired of always standing out from others and refraining from attacking a feast for fear of going against the Messiah and being accused of blasphemy? The question is exactly the same as in the case of the change from Shabbat to Sunday. See the article: Saturday / Sunday
Christmas: the feast of the Sun and other deities
Let’s see the main examples of foreign deities that have been celebrated at the end of December since the dawn of time:
Nimrod / Tammuz
Nimrod means: he will rebel. Nimrod, who was also called deer, claimed to be the Sun god. All sorts of orgies and parties seasoned with human sacrifices were organized in his honor, the “climax” of which was the sacrifice of children at the stake, from which, incidentally, the symbol of the Yule log comes.
Nimrod married his own mother Semiramis, to whom their son Tammuz was born on December 25. According to popular lore, Tammuz is the reincarnation of Nimrod, who eventually died in a forest where a pine tree grew from the remains of his body. In commemoration of his death, people went to meditate every December 25 at the foot of this fir tree where Tammuz brought them all kinds of gifts from the hereafter.
Nimrod and Tammuz are often depicted in arts as children sitting on the knees of their mother, Semiramis. It is directly from here that the representation of the Virgin Mary with the child Jesus comes.
He was also celebrated on December 25. Here human sacrifices have been replaced by gladiatorial fights which outcome was often fatal. The Saturnalia lasted a whole month during which people indulged in drinking parties and various orgies. During this period, another holiday, the Juvenalia specifically celebrated youth, children and fertility. Meanwhile, the roman upper and ruling class was worshiping Mithras – the Persian sun god.
Saturn was often depicted with a scythe and a celestial chariot. Here, the draft animals were not reindeers as in the case of Santa Claus, but giant snakes. Saturn, the Roman Chronos, was the principality who, according to mythology, devoured his own son to avoid him from eventually usurping his throne when becoming an adult. The spirit of Saturn is directly related to Santa Claus and still worshed through him till today.
Other foreign deities
We could go on making a long list of all the names of foreign spirits which the various pagans associated with light and Sun and which are thus celebrated to this day. Here, I will only mention a few from the best known examples:
Re/Ra/Oziris, Mithras, Helios/Dionysos, Sol Invictus, Lucia, …
The Roman attack on the Church, the real one, to which I often refer, when Constantine the Great, in his effort to assimilate everything, mix and thus falsify the original, incorporated here the celebration of the anniversary of Yahushua in the greatest feast celebrated worldwide by all people.
Puritan American Christians banned the celebration of Christmas until the middle of the 19th century. We know that masses of renewed Christians have emigrated to America. The Reformation has already settled this question once in the past. Later, due to marketing and capitalist interests, the feast was restored in order to push the masses into consumption. This affected the Christian communities, which began to feel a kind of lack during this coldest period.
Do you still sacrifice your children to Moloch?
Millions of people trick their children into believing that there is a nice old man with a white beard and dressed in red clothes who distributes sweets and gifts as a reward to the children according to whether they have been good or not. They are brought before the image of an old “wise man” with a paternal face to whom they can write and even pray to win his clemency. What happens in such a case, at the spiritual level?
What kind of idol do people get their own children used to?
Wouldn’t these practices be a way of teaching them how to make idols from an early age?
what image does the child have of Elohim,
if he is encouraged so early to ask some spiritual authority for all kinds of nice gifts after playing the nice boy or girl in order to obtain a reward? Isn’t this what we call religiosity, self-righteousness or pharisaism? Earn your salvation based on your deeds?
Are we surprised that there are so many believers who still see the Savior as an idol, a “little” Jesus who distributes gifts i.e. blessings and money in the context of current adult Christian?
To accustom our children to this kind of idols is simply to mislead them and develop in them a false image of Elohim and Yahushua. Wouldn’t this process just be
the sacrifice by fire of the spirit of our children on the altar of Moloch?!
As I mentioned in my other article on the prohibition of child sacrifice, every compromise with the world is a kind of spiritual sacrifice, the spiritual burning of our children, which can have serious repercussions on their adult life and their relationship with Elohim. See Do not follow the World
Notice the reaction of almost every small child when they are first placed on the lap of a man dressed as Santa Claus. They cry and scream in terror, many parents don’t even understand why. They think it’s because it’s an eccentrically dressed stranger. After a few years, the child grows up and gets used to the phenomenon, thus ending up crying. But what the children feel at first, in my opinion, is rather the foreign spirit that hides behind this masquerade and the spiritual sacrifice in which they do not want to take part and even less to be the victims.
Does the question still arise?
May those who have no children not be deceived. Those who celebrate alone or with their partner, parents or friends do nothing more than worship Satan without even suspecting it. Whether atheists or believers, the situation is the same.
The enemy doesn’t care if you believe in him or not, Christmas remains his unholy holiday in any case.
The acceptance of such a circus strongly impacts the spiritual state of people who submit to it or who do not warn of its dangers. In the case of Christians, this kind of festivities strongly affects their personal relationship with the Savior and the Father and distort even further the altered image they have of Him.
Yahushua has no intention of purifying anything that is unclean and rotten. The soiled roots must be dug up, cut off and thrown into the fire. Unclean spirits act even when we don’t believe and think about them. We activate them and empower them by letting them act. But as in all things, the time of ignorance is tolerated by Yahuwah, the Eternal. However, after the recognition of a problem, when a new imposture is unmasked, we can easily slip into a state of conscious rebellion if we do not purify ourselves of it. This kind of conscious rebellion will sooner or later lead to tragic consequences.
In conclusion, I recommend continuing to read chapters 8 and 9 of the book of Ezekiel.
Let’s be shrewd and use these false feasts for the benefit of Yahushua
Christmas is only good for one thing:
to minister to unbelievers who no longer commemorate the birth and existence of Yahushua except on this cursed day.
We have the opportunity to commemorate the birth of our Savior Yahushua HaMashiah and all other events related to Him at any time. The holidays, whether true or false, are an opportunity for us to bear witness to the Savior that many do not yet know, or only in this rudimentary form. Because religious holidays, original or not, are the occasions when even non-believers question a lot of things concerning Life and thus have their hearts more open and better prepared to receive the Gospel.
Christmas can thus be the occasion to bear witness to the Messiah so that the following year it is no longer celebrated, because the person will also have entered the Heavenly Sanctuary: the Body of the Messiah, where the Feasts of the Eternal become Eternal.
Instead of merry christmas, wishing you further blessed reformations:
Sipos Szabó Richard & Anna / 18/12/2022