Joyful Abominations: Christmas
November 5, 2022 10:59 AM
I have been reading Jeremiah, and feel moved to share once again a Biblical warning on Christmas and its pagan origins.
Jer. 10:1-5 10 Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: 2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen/pagan nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen/pagan nations are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. 5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
This verse is about Christmas trees. Please do a deep study into the pagan origins of Christmas.
Here are a few links from this site on Christmas to help you:
I am also sharing a link on child sacrifice, a picture I was shown of children and santa. (Satan?)
Please instead consider observing Hanukkah, the festival of lights, dedication of the temple, and a time of miracles. Here is an excerpt I wrote, and the link below from last year.
The Hanukkah story can be found in Maccabees, which is in the apocrypha. You can find Maccabees free online if you don’t have a hardcopy. The first passage is in 1 Maccabees 4:36-59. There is another brief mention of it in 2 Maccabees 10:5-8. It is about the Maccabean revolt, and the miracle of the oil burning for eight days when there was only enough oil available to burn for one day. I would encourage you to look up and read 1 Maccabees at least to understand the background. There are a lot of parallels to what is going on today.
Hanukkah means “dedication.”. Hanukkah was the Maccabee’s dedication of the new temple and a celebration to YHWH/God. Also, what is used for the lighting of the candles (they used to use olive oil) is often called a “menorah,” but the proper term is “hannukiah.”. A true menorah has six lights, plus the center/chumash for seven, but a hanukkiah has eight lights, plus the center/chumash (used to light the others) for nine.
Link to last year’s post. Pray about when to observe Hanukkah.
Blessings, discernment, peace, and Shabbat shalom,
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