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Looking for true meaning of holiday

Posted: April 2, 2012 - 8:46am

It's baffling that in this day and age our church pulpits and pews are filled with smart, but ignorant people. This isn't meant as a derogatory slur -- I, too, have been in one of those pews. We're sheep that are content to be led and have become "repeaters" who don't "study to show ourselves approved unto God." We invest in traditions without a thought as to how or why we got them.

The Easter ham story is a good example. Preparing to cut the ham before it went in the oven, the daughter asked her mom, "Why do we cut the ham in half?" Expecting an insightful, spiritual explanation, her mom said, "I don't know, we've always done it. Let's ask your grandmother." They found grandmother in the den and asked, "Why do we cut the ham in half?" Grandmother replied, "I don't know why you do, but I always had to cut it in half for it to fit in my oven."

The Easter holiday celebrates our Lord's resurrection -- which often becomes lost amidst Easter Egg Hunts, the Easter Bunny, and new clothes for the Easter Sunrise Service. Sometimes Easter even comes before Passover on our calendars. How can one celebrate the resurrection before the crucifixion? When I asked questions and got "traditions" for answers, I decided to study for myself.

"Easter" has a pre-Christian origin of Eostre, a dawn goddess of fertility and spring. A spring festival was held to worship her. Constantine's Council of Nicaea in the year 325, decided (against God's Word and His calendar) that Easter would be kept on Sun-day, and on the same Sun-day throughout the world.

Constantine's people were divided in that there were those who worshipped the pagan sun gods on "Sun-day" while worshippers of the Jew's God observed Sabbath. So he made pagan worship more palatable for the Christians by "Christianizing" the pagan practices.

Easter eggs are an example. Temple priestesses worshipping Eostre/Easter would inevitably get pregnant then sacrifice their babies and dye eggs in their blood. This practice was abominable to God-fearers so it was "Christianized". The eggs still symbolized new life but now "new life in Christ" and dye used instead of infants' blood.

When we dye eggs, are we reminding God of pagan worship? When we say "Happy Easter" in celebration of our Lord's resurrection, we are literally saying, "Happy fertility goddess!"

God is a jealous God, He has said to not mix worship of Him with pagan practices, and to abstain from every form of evil. Are we worshiping God in vain by letting go of His commands in order to observe our own traditions? No matter how well we "Christianize" our traditions, if our worship of God is mixed with pagan practices no amount of Christian-scented febreeze will cover the stench -- it will stink to High Heaven!

Tradition plus time does not always equal truth -- no matter what our feelings or experiences tell us. All things must be tested against God's Word to be validated.  God's Word should change us -- not the other way around. Study for yourself and have a "Happy Resurrection Day!"

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Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 04/04/12 - 04:34 pm
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TRADITIONS, But whose?

Very Good letter of why we do what we do in respect to Holidays or Feast that WE have added to our lives as special appointed times of Remembrances which usually have nothing what so ever to do with the 7 Appointed Feasts of God given to Israel in the book of Leviticus 23;.
One must realize that Gods Feasts all revolved around Harvet times as israel was an agricultural society and went by a lunar calendar for harvest times. Thus God also went by harvest times for his 7 Feast, 3 in the spring, 1 in the middle and 3 in the fall. All of which represent the harvest of souls as well as judgement of souls as the fall harvest of grapes of wrath, judgement yet to come.

Over the last 3 years i have also started wondering why we celebrate the differant holidays and traditions that we celebrate year round and how they seem to be ment for Good and a form of worship to God and his son Joshua, Yeshua, Jesus.
But when one studies them one finds that they ALL Devolve from pagan worship in one way or another and actually dishonor God & his son.

When one studies the 7 Feasts of God in Leviticus which God himself said were a perpetual holy convocations, Gods appointed times or rehearsals of things to come in the future, all of which are actually differant ministries of Yeshua Ha Messach, Jesus the Christ, which he will fulfill at the right time according to Gods plans.
These 7 Feasts of Yahweh God were given to the Israelies to point foreward to Gods salvation & judgement to come for all the world, not just the Jews. Jews have been observing these Feast for 2500+ yrs and most still don't understand why they do what they do are how Yahweh God has already fulfilled 4 of his appointed times. But they will as Romans 11; shows some day.

Yeshua was the spotless innocent Passover lamb given for the remission of sins almost 2 days ago or 2000 yrs.
Christ was born where all the Temple lambs were born, in Bethlehem of Judea, Bethlehem means House of bread, where the Bread of Life Jesus was born.
Christ was actually sacrificed & died on a Wednesday at 3:00 before 6:00 sundown prior to the Passover Sabbath,which starts a new day for Israel, at 6:00 and was aThursday Passover. Israels days go from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. not 12:00 to 12:00 like others.
Friday at 6:00 started the Sabbath day or Saturday and no work was allowed on that day either and went till 6:00 saturday night which was to late for anyone to prepare Christs body, thats why Mary went on Sunday morning very early and Christ was already risen.

Christ was buried during the Feast of Unleaven bread, or without sin, as leaven represents sin of which Christ had none. Jews were to clean out their homes of all leaven for a 7 day period during this Feast. De 16:4
We as followers of Christ are told to purge out the leven as we are a new lump cleansed by the sacrifice of Christs blood.

Christ rose from the grave on the first day of the week, sunday, which was the 3rd Feast of First Fruits when the High Priest would do a wave offering of the First fruits of the fields.
Christ was the First Fruits from the grave a picture of more of whats to come with the resurrection of all those that trust in Gods perfect sacrifice with his son Joshua on the cross of Calvary. Remember when Christ told mary not to grab him as he had not yet ascended to the father and presented himself as that First Fruit offering as OUR High Priest

50 days later on the Feast of Shavuot or Pentacost when the High Priest of Israel was doing the wave offering of two loves of bread as a sign that salvation would someday come to ALL the world, not just the Jews, Christ sent his Holy Spirit down as OUR comforter and started the Church age of Grace, not works of the Law. Acts 2;
The 10 commandments were also given on this very day and this Feast was ment to show that one can not be saved by keeping the law which condemns, but must be saved by Grace which is free and needs no works to obtain salvation.

Yeshua fulfilled the first 4 Feasts of God his first coming and will fulfill the last 3 his second coming after the tribulation period of 7 years, the age known as the age of the Gentiles.
The last 3 feasts of God are in the Fall of the year and are the Feasts of Trumpets or Rosh Hashana, Jewish New year and time a Jewish king would be corrinated as king & also a time he would be married usually, a Great time of celebration.

The Day of Attonement or Yom Kippur is next & it's the Holiest day of the Feast when someone has to pay for their sins, all of which means it's either Christs blood which pays or it's your own which is not an option with Gods plans for the remission of sin. John 14:6

Last of all is the Feast of Sukkot, or Tabernacles which is a foreshadow of Christs Millinnial reign for 1000 yrs with humans on earth after the judgement of the nations on Atonement day. Also known as the 7th day or 7000 years.

God has a plan and has given us appointed 7 Feasts to observe all ment as a guide to help us see whats coming and how to prepare for it correctly.
We Christians can look back at the first 4 Feasts of God and see how Yeshua fulfilled each to the letter according to Yahweh Gods promises.
We Christians can also look foreward to the last 3 Feasts and see exactly what Yeshau will do to fulfill these remaining Feast of God, no one else can say this unless they have been born again of the Spirit of God, for it is Gods Spirit that reveals these things to all that say yes to Yeshua's free gift of salvation.

The world powers Ep 6:12, has tried to remove the knowledge of Gods appointed Feast with many pagan rituals and unless one returns to what God has told us to do in observance of his Feasts and OUR Jewish Roots found in Gods Torah, Bible, then we will never be fully satisfied or under stand why we do what we do, all of which is mostly paganism carried on.
We as sons of God should know better, but we have this attitude of "It's easier if someone else knows it, not me." So we stumble around in the dark when we should be living in the Light.

Happy Firsts Fruits Sunday and Keep looking up as Titus 2:13 says and looking foreward to Memeorial Day weekend may 27th which is Pentacost this year.
Could the Age of Grace end on this day when it started almost 2000 yrs ago? Maybe, only God the Father knows when he will say Enough is Enough at the End of the age. Matthew 24; & 25; It will come someday like a Theaf in the night, then what?
Don't be blinded to the wonderful truths of God or left behind when his son comes for his bride.

Jeremiah 6:17

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 04/03/12 - 10:08 pm
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There ya go E. Ward, exactly

There ya go E. Ward, exactly what your letter was saying about supposed Christians that don't know or want to know what is TRUTH. Most think that they will not be held accountable or responsible for their lack of knowledge concerning Gods word and plans for All of Creation.
Gods plans for his judgement against sin or rejectors of Yeshua.
God will be rewarding those that have placed their eternity in Yeshua's hands, not their own.
Thats Us sinners saved, not perfect, just forgiven, if only the smart folks would see what we see with our simple minds.

The last 3 Fall Feasts will deal with all of this when Yeshua is crowned King of Kings at the Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashana and every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Yeshua is Lord to the Glory of God the father.
Then Yeshua will seperate the sheep from the goats at Yom Kippur, Day of atonement, where those that took the mark of the beast in re 13; get to go to a not so happy place.

Yeshua shall set up his OWO of Rightiousness for all during the Feast of Sukkot, Tabernacles. The longed for OWO that man has always tried to do, but just seems to be to wicked to really care about other humans and get-r-done, Yeshua will GET-R-DONE.

Have a Blessed First Fruits this Sunday and Titus 2:13.
First Fruits implies that there are more resurrections coming some day does it not?
As Paul said, we need to be like the Bereans in acts 17:10,11 searching the scripture to see if these things be true or not.

Jeremiah 6:17

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Norseman 04/04/12 - 07:58 am
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What is the name of your

What is the name of your cult?

How many names do you go by on here?

Is the end of days December 2012?

I am planning a vacation next January so hope to god it doesn't happen before then.

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 04/04/12 - 10:54 am
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Norseman all i can say is

Norseman all i can say is i'm sorry you are having a hard time knowing it's me by my handle change from Jerry. We had to change our email account due to hackers getting our edress from friends they hacked. Do you have friends that this can happen to?
My Watchman on the Wall title refers to the fact that i'm in the military, that is to say the LORDS Army, and watch for signs of trouble approaching & warn others of it. They have the right to prepare or not, it's their FREE will of choice, but it's my responcibility to give the warnings no matter what others do with the info, so i sound the alarm continually.
Does it surprize me that people hate me and reject my warnings? No, as they also hate my Jewish founder, savior of my soul, so it's no wonder they also hate me and other Jesus freaks.

Romans 1:18-32 seems to fit here to a tee!! Which by the way is exactly what E. Ward is talking about, wannabe smart people not understanding Gods plans of redemption for all that would come FREELY.
As for the cult i belong to you can read about it's formation 1979 yrs ago on OUR anniversary this Memorial Day May 27th, Feast of Pentacost, in Acts 2;.
We're called Christians, and i'm a decendant from this Jewish Cult of followers of Yeshua the Jew that started this cult and will perfect it at his second coming to rule and reign over all the earth for 1000 yrs.

As for the end of time question, NO, it's not the endof time, just the End of an Era of time, see Matthew 24; & 25; for more info about the end of the age i believe we are now in and closing out the last days of this age, era of time as the Mayans & many other societies believed.
We're not perfect, just forgiven while we work towards perfection in Christ Jesus alone, not of ourselves because of things we do trying to warn others of the coming wrath against all the ungodly rejectors of Christ.

Why are you asking me these questions, when it seems you have it all figured out and together as well & are good to go, as you already know it all?

2 Peter 5:8 shows how Satan goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, attacking and discouraging people in lifes daily grind and Satan uses many supposed smart people to do his work of spreading fear and hate world wide every second of every day.

I use to be just like you, full of rage & hate for everyone due to the abuse i indured as a child from abusive control seeking adults that were abused as well & can't seem to escape it's clutches on our, their own.
Am i completely healed? No, but as long as i depend on him and not revert back to my old self i keep going foreward looking for my Blessed Hope which is in Christ alone trying to help others see what i see as the Only Hope of Fundamental Change to Believe In, Jesus.

Have a GR8 Day, and remember who loves you even though others may not be too thrilled with you most of the time as all the posts in responce to you seem to imply.
It's a vicious circle of hate that can be stopped if one really wants it to stop, not eazy, but doable. Forgive me if i miss judge you as i can only go by what i see from your words. John 3:16-18

Jeremiah 6:17

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normolson 04/04/12 - 12:44 pm
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The truth about Easter and the day Christ was crucified.

THE TRUTH ABOUT EASTER AND THE DAY CHRIST DIED

Roman Catholicism has dictated the dates of many Christian events and
distorted the meanings of others. Baptists who ought to know better
continue to celebrate Good Friday without ever questioning why. The fact
is that Christ was not crucified on Friday at all, nor did he rise on
Sunday morning as Baptists have been taught by Roman Catholics to
believe. Yet in spite of the truth, we continue to cling to the
traditions of men and in so doing, miss the tremendous type and symbol
contained in the historical accuracy of the Passover. This paper will
attempt to correct error while pointing to the Lamb of God as Savior.
"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly;
so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of
the earth." (Matt 12:40) According to tradition, Jesus died on the
cross at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and raised very early Sunday morning. Many
have wondered how three days and three nights can be compressed into such
a short time span, especially since Christ was so clear in His statement
in Matthew 12:40 . Most Christians simply ignore the obvious problem and
hold the traditional view.
Most commentators argue that ancient Jews reckoned a fraction of a day
as a whole day; so they say that a very small part of Friday, all of
Saturday, and a small part of Sunday can be figured this way. Jesus,
however, was clearly stating that He would remain in the grave exactly
the same length of time that Jonah spent in the whale's belly.
The solution to the problem is clear: Nowhere in the Bible does is say
or imply that Jesus was crucified and died on Friday. It is said that
Jesus was crucified on "the day before the Sabbath" (Mark 15:42 And now
when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day
before the Sabbath,)
The Jewish weekly Sabbath came on Saturday, commencing at
sunset the evening before. But what we forget is that the Jews had other
Sabbaths beside the weekly Sabbath. For example, the first day of the
Passover week, no matter what day that may be, was always a Sabbath
(Exodus 12:16; Lev 23:7; Num 28:16-18).
Knowing this, ask whether the Sabbath immediately following Christ's
crucifixion was the weekly Sabbath (Saturday) or the Passover Sabbath,
falling on the 15th of Nisan, which came on Thursday the year that Christ
died.
Even though history should cause us to consider that our tradition
is wrong, our first hint that something is missing from our tradition is
the wonderful symbolism expressed in the Passover lamb. It was not
accidental that Christ died during Passover. The Bible Itself tells us
clearly when Jesus died. John tells us plainly that the day on which
Jesus was tried and crucified as "the preparation of the Passover" (John
19:14). Christ then was not tried and crucified before the weekly Sabbath
(Friday), but the day before the Passover Sabbath, in that year falling
on Thursday. Therefore, the only conclusion we can make is that Christ
was crucified on Wednesday.
John makes this fact crystal clear. John's Gospel was written later
than other accounts and seems to clarify (for obvious reasons) areas that
may lead to possible error. One false impression that we have accepted by
our ignorance of Biblical truth is that Jesus ate the Passover at the
regular time of the Passover. To correct this false impression, John
clearly states that Jesus ate it the evening before and that He Himself
died on the cross at the very moment that the Passover lambs were being
killed "between the two evenings" on the 14th Nisan (Exodus 12:6).
God's real Paschal Lamb--Jesus--of Whom all other paschal lambs offered
through the centuries were only types, was therefore slain at the very
time appointed of God. He would not therefore eat the Passover Lamb on
the Passover day, for He WAS the Passover Lamb on that day.
Everything about the Passover Lamb was a picture of Jesus:
1. He was a Lamb without spot or blemish (Exodus 12:5 Your lamb shall
be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from
the sheep, or from the goats:)
2. He was chosen on the 10th day of Nisan (Exodus 12:3 Speak ye unto
all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month
they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their
fathers, a lamb for an house:), for it was on the 10th day of the month,
the preceding Saturday, that the triumphal entry into Jerusalem was made,
and not on "Palm Sunday" as tradition suggests. This fact is made
abundantly clear since Jesus came from Jericho to Bethany six days before
the Passover (John 12:1 Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to
Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the
dead.) and that would be six days before Thursday, which would have been
Friday that He made the trip from Jericho to Bethany. If the Roman
Catholic Palm Sunday is historically correct, it would mean that Jesus
made the trip on Saturday (six days before Friday) in violation of the
Law (Exodus 16:29) which was interpreted to allow Jews to travel no more
than 2,000 cubits on the Sabbath. Bethany however, was a Sabbath's Day
Journey from Jerusalem (Acts 1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from
the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a Sabbath day's
journey. compare Luke 24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany,
and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.)
Jesus entered Jerusalem on "the next day" (John 12:12 On the next
day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus
was coming to Jerusalem, and following verses). It was also the same
day that Judas went to the chief priests and offered to betray Jesus for
thirty pieces of silver (Matt 26:6-16; Mark 14:3-11). That evening
(Friday night) Jesus and His disciples at dinner at Simon the leper's
house. That same night (now Saturday, 10th Nisan--remember that the next
day begins at sunset) Judas sold Jesus. This was an exact fulfillment of
prophecy in Zechariah 11:12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give
me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty
pieces of silver. and Exodus 12:3-6 Speak ye unto all the
congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall
take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a
lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let
him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number
of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for
the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year:
ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep
it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly
of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
3. Jesus was killed on the 14th Nisan between the evens, just before the
beginning of the 15th Nisan as sundown (Exodus 12:6 And ye shall keep it
up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of
the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.)
We ought to accept what the Bible says: Jesus was not crucified on the
Passover day but on "the preparation of the Passover," and that he was
to be three days and three nights in the grave, and as "the preparation
of the Passover" that year would be Wednesday and His resurrection early
on the first day of the week, this allows exactly three days and three
nights in the grave.
It seems inarguably correct that Jesus died around sunset time on
Wednesday. It seems inarguably correct that exactly 72 hours later,
exactly three days and three nights, at the beginning of the first day of
the week (Saturday at sunset), He arose from the grave.
When the women came just before dawn on Sunday morning, they found the
grave already empty. There is no need to fumble with fractions of days
or to twist our Lord's words to mean something other than what He said.
The statements of Jesus were literally true. Three days and three nights
His body was dead and lay in the sepulcher. He Himself however went into
Paradise and declared that the perfect sacrifice had been made and then
led the Old Testament saints out of that place and into the presence of
God (1 Peter 3:18-19 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the
just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in
the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and
preached unto the spirits in prison;)
If we take exactly what the Bible teaches, we see perfectly the
marvelous fulfillment of prophecy and Old Testament typology. On the
other hand, if we accept the Roman Catholic tradition, we rob Christ of
essential glory. In fact, the traditional Good Friday/Easter Morning
tradition not only robs Christ, it also neglects the clear teaching of
God's Word, thus placing it beneath the traditions of men; a thing Jesus
condemned (Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the
tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such
like things ye do.)
Some object to this explanation by the Sunday morning
statement of those in Luke 24:21 (But we trusted that it had been he
which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the
third day since these things were done) by stating that if the
crucifixion took place on Wednesday, Sunday would be the fourth day since
these things were done.
The explanation is that "these things" mentioned by the men on the
road to Emmaus were concluded on Thursday (Wednesday night). The first
day since Thursday would be Friday, the second day, Saturday, and the
third day would be Sunday, the first day of the week. This objection
supports the facts. On the other hand, there is no way that "three days
since" could be reckoned if Christ died on Friday.
Some of the Scriptures that prove the facts are: Matthew 12:40 For
as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall
the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth
Matthew 26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the
temple of God, and to build it in three days.
Matthew 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and
buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come
down from the cross.
Matthew 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said,
while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.
Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must
suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief
priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Mark 9:31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son
of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and
after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day.
Mark 10:34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall
spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
Mark 14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made
with hands, and within three days I will build another made without
hands.
Mark 15:29-30 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their
heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it
in three days, Save thyself, and come down from the cross.
Luke 24:21 But we trusted that it had been he which should have
redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these
things were done.
John 2:19-22 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple,
and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six
years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three
days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was
risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto
them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
In conclusion: There is absolutely nothing in favor of a Friday
Crucifixion or any verses whatsoever to support it. On the other hand,
everything Scripture offers on the time of our Lord's Crucifixion points
to Wednesday.
You may ask, "So What?" The answer comes when we understand the
wonderful picture of the Lamb of God and how He became our Passover.
There is nothing in Roman Catholic tradition that can possibly compare
with the truth of God's Word.
I urge you to distribute this truth and teach it. I urge you to
leave behind the traditions of men which hide the Glory of the Lord,
Jesus Christ.
This tract was prepared from various sources.
Pastor Olson

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Watchman on the Wall 04/04/12 - 03:44 pm
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Very Good Pastor Norm. I

Very Good Pastor Norm. I agree whole heartedly with the math and what Gods word actually says. It does amaze me that such a simple thing as the math of counting to 3 seems to be an inability to so many.
I just read an article in the monthly Levitt Letters which is free to all that ask at WWW.LEVITT.COM about when the TRUE Church of Jesus Christ broke off any desire to understand OUR Hebrew Roots and customs all of which Jesus taught about in the Gospels.
If one does not understand Jewish customs then one has a hard time understanding most of what Christ was refering too. Once one knows the customs, then one can see exactly what Jesus was getting at in each message or parable.
The article in the Levitt letters stated that it was when Roman Emperior Constantine decided that all of the Roman Empire would become christian just because he said so and wam, they did. Constantine's mother Empress Helena was a True Christian and at odds with her son most of the time and in fact went to Jerusalem and on her arrival had the temple of Venus razed. She also re-established emphisis on the cross of Jesus in Jerusalem. She also helped build the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as well as others dedicated to Yeshua Ha Mashiach and his sacrifice, death, burial and most important of all his Resurrection.
In 787 A.D. at the Council of Nicaea was when the Catholic church did away with Passover & replaced it with the Pagan festival of Easter dedicated to Ishtar the Fertility goddess of Babylon, basically a sex fest to impregnate women to repopulate their society held in the spring.
Thus apostacy intered the church along with many more practices and customs of pagans with pagentries and ornaments used to worship the many gods of the heathen temples.
So we see that when Constantine made all the millions of pagans christians overnight they brought with them their many pagan rituals and customs that replaced Gods appointed Feasts for Israel and the Church of Jesus. Christmas is yet another one of these pagan holidays with it's date being selected by the Roman empire as well as the Catholic church to honor and worship the Sun gods, not the Son of God.
Jesus who kept all the Feasts according to Gods commands as a good Jewish man would do, but mostly because each Feast pointed towards being fulfilled by Him the Lamb of God and Future King of Israel and all the World, Yeshua HaMashiach. As John 14:6 says, Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man comes unto the father unless through him.

We do see a re-awakening of the True Church to OUR Hebrew Roots, while at the same time we also see the creation of Chrislam being pushed by many wannabe false church leaders that say it does not matter what one believes, there are many ways to God so lets just join hands and sing combaya, with the Church of Rome is pushing for this Union of One Religion and demanding world control of Jerusalem. Many false religious leaders will come bringing Another Way to discredit Christs sacrifice. Matthew 24:4,5,11-14

God has some bad news for all those that seek to control Jerusalem & his people the Hebrews and his Land of Israel. Zachariah 12; -14; shows the displeasure God will pour out on all the nations and peoples that desire to control what he has put a claim to.

One would think that since Zachariah 14:16-21 shows that during Yeshua's 1000 yr reign that every nation will come up to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices unto the Lord on the Feasts or face plagues on their nations for not doing so.
One would think that we would kind of want to have at least a small idea of what we are gonna have to do in order to observe and celebrate these Feasts of Yahweh when it's time, so maybe we should start learning how now.
That is those of us that are the called out ones according to his good pleasure in Christ Jesus, we should be knowing these 7 Feasts, appointed times found in Leviticus 23; not to practice them, but to understand that Christ Jesus has fulfilled the first 4 and will fulfill the remaining 3 when he returns very soon, it's all about Yeshua HaMashiach and His Feasts.

Have a Shalom filled First Fruits this sunday and Keep Looking Up. Titus 2:13

Jeremiah 6:17

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normolson 04/04/12 - 04:56 pm
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My daughter, who has found her Hebraic roots, and who has returned from Israel (there working in a vineyard along with other farm families), and who has just returned from Michigan where she celebrated the Seder with a Baptist Congregation, will celebrate the Seder again on Saturday evening with a church congregation in Nikiski.

She is a wonderful teacher who presents all the elements of the Seder as the "types of Christ" Every little facet of the Passover has extreme meaning for those who wish to know. Truly the Messiah was correct when He said,
"Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

I've been preaching against paganism and error in the church for 25 years. The believers are children who want the milk, but who have no appetite for the meat of the Word.

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Watchman on the Wall 04/06/12 - 01:57 pm
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Being blinded by the god of this world(Lucifer)that they should believe a lie, rather than the truth of God concerning Christ Jesus our Lord and his attoning work on Calvary for the remission of sins. When the Roman appointed Jewish High Priest killed the last Passover lamb whose blood was to be sprinkled on the mercy seat in the Temple mt. the priest would make the sign of a triangle with his fingers spread saying "it is finished." This spreading of the fingers is what Spock use to do as a supposed Vulcan, only thing is that Leonard Nemoy is jewish and used his Jewish roots and this sign.
Christ Jesus also as our High Priest when he had prayed and was about to die freely for OUR sins, also made this sign with his fingers and pronounced as well that "IT IS FINISHED," there would be no more sacrifices for sin acceptable to God the father and that his, Christ Jesus' blood was the only acceptable way for forgiveness of sind from then on. Jn 14:6
What a wonderful thing it is to have the Holy Spirit show and teach us about Our Hebrew, Jewish roots from the Jewish perspective we can see and understand many more of Gods truths and what Christ was refering too every time he spoke.

My most favorite example of the truths & understanding Our Jewish roots is in the picture of a Jewish wedding. The groom would pick out his bride to be and approach her with a contract which showed what he was going to pay for her and what he would provide for her in the future. The bride to be could accept or reject his offer by her free choice, although many times pressure was applied tto her showing all the benefits that would come if she accepted his proposal.
If she accepted his buying price they would sign the contract and toast with a glass of wine at which point the groom would say i go to the fathers house to prepare a place for you and i will return for you later. The groom did not know when he wouyld return for his bride, only his father knew when and that all depende on when all things were prepared and made ready for the wonderful wedding feast and the honeymoon suit was acceptable. It might be a week or month or years before the father would say go get your bride at which time the son would sneak in usually around midnight and steal the bride away and go to the fathers house where the doors were locked and no one could go in or out for 7 days.
The bride would also have responcibilities to perform when the groom left, she would take a baptismal, come out of the water and put on new cloths and change her actions in reguard to the world as she was espoused and no longer availabe to the world or any other sutter, proposals. She would be about the grooms plans for their future together in their joined life together and work to help prepare for a life time together and service to her espoused, husband to be.

These are the very same things that Christ did when he celebrated the Passover with his bride to be, he promised that he, the Bread of life would be resurrected after 3 days, on the feast of First Fruits, he also made a toast to his bride to be when he drank the wine sealing the contract.
What did Jesus pray when he gave thanks for the bread and wine? Every Jew knows what he prayed, but sadly not many of the brides know.
"Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, Who brings forth bread from the earth." He was proclaiming his resurrection.
"Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine." He was toasting his bride as we are the fruit of the vine which is he Christ Jesus alone.
We have been bought with a price, 1 Cor. 6:19-20, Jesus seen that the price was very high for his bride to be in Luke 22:42 and prayed that he be delivered from having to pay that price, but did pray and say not his will but the Fathers will be done, as it was and now the contract is open to all that would recieve and accept free of their own choosing. Jn 3:16-18.
One day Our groom will return at exactly the right time when his father says ENOUGH go get your bride which will start the 7 year Tribulation period here on earth, while we the bride are away at OUR wedding feast for 7 days, or yrs in Gods eyes according to time which in reality means nothing to God as he is eternal and time was created for mans sake of knowing whats happening or whats about to happen.

There are many more wonderful truths of what Gods plans for his elect are and they are hidden in plain sight to everyone if we would only truly seek to know what is TRUTH.

Shalom and have a Blessed First Fruits on sunday and remember that First Fruits resurrection implies that there will also be a second resurrection of the Fruit of the Vine, which is those that have believed in Yeshua HaMashiach. Jn 14:1-6, 1 Cor. 15:50-58, 1 Thes. 4:13-18.
One must realize what Jesus said in Mt. 7:22-23 and he is talking about wannabe christians that think all their good deeds will get them in, which intails most of the churches world wide. But Yeshua will say unto them I Never Knew You, Depart From Me You Accursed.
We true brides of Christ have commited Spiritual adultry against our groom by running after other gods or things of this world. Praise God that he is willing and ready to forgive us and accept us back if we ask for his forgiveness, all of which is exactly where the Hebrew people are right now, Spiritual adultry against Yahweh God the Father, as they, the Jews are the Fathers bride.
The Jews are commiting spiritual adultry against Yahweh just as Hosea the prophet shows they will, but one day soon they will cry Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, which is Yeshua HaMashiach King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Keep Looking Up as Titus 2:13 says to do.

Jeremiah 6:17

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