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Michael Jackson Justice: December 2013

God: Reconnect to Him

The Conspiracy against God is about "The Word", and the profaning of His Holy Name within us. Adam fell in the garden, breaking the direct connection to God. Jesus, the "last Adam" was a quickening Spirit, the Word made Flesh, and the only one with whom we can re-establish our relationship with God. Michael's story is still unfolding. He is the one who is, is not. But Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Many are trying to rewrite HIStory. We were given a help to instruct us. Learn more "here".

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas and Michaelmas, Saturnalia and Hanukkah

A Time for the Truth



"And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."

This is the first instance in the Bible where the word “Christian” is mentioned.  There are only three verses in the Bible – the New Testament – where the word is mentioned.  The other two are:

"Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian."

"Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf."

The term “Christian” was given to the disciples not long after the death and resurrection of Jesus, when the disciples became apostles, teaching the Word.  In Acts 26:28, Agrippa (info here)is “almost persuaded” to be a Christian.  Agrippa was the grandfather of Caliguila, son-in-law to Octavian who became Caesar Augustus and father-in-law to Emperor Tiberius.  Then in 1 Peter 4, that verse above references the willingness to glorify God in affliction and persecution for His name’s sake.

The word “Christian” is not a prominent term used in the Bible because it was first assigned to believers in Christ by those without faith.  Paul expresses in that verse in 1 Peter 4 that we should take the name proudly and not be ashamed of it even though at the time, it was a “label”, not really meant to be a compliment.

Christian and Christmas were both words assigned to Jesus and his followers by those that did not know him.  The holiday that most around the world will be celebrating is not what most believe it is.



What is Christmas?


It has been said many times by many people “You see what you want to see”.  In a way that is true.  Everyone sees what they want to see through their own eyes, their own perspectives, their own beliefs.  But this saying also has become a tool to undermine truth.  You can see good in anything, find the silver lining in any cloud and then THE Truth becomes her truth, his truth, their truth; this makes THE Truth a victim of mistaken identity.

There is ultimate truth.  Ultimate truth puts “his truth/her truth/their truth” on the defensive.

The most frequently abused response to the Truth is denial.  Followed right on its heels is “The Lie” and the lie is most often delivered with sarcasm and ridicule, oppressing The Truth until it is no longer heard.  Instead of causing a ruckus Jesus told his disciples to “shake the dirt off your feet” as a testimony against them (Mark 6:11).  And those with the truth have been silenced even by those who rule the “churches” in the name of Christ.

How many people believe Jesus was born on December 25?  How many people believe that “Christmas” was created to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus?

There is a lady on Twitter with which discussion of this was had between she and I, and she pointed me to what she called a “loving explanation” from the Jehovah’s Witness point of view.

Indeed without putting the blame on any one particular religion or ethnicity, they clarify not only where they stand on Jesus Christ and their reverence for him, but they support their reasons NOT to celebrate Christmas scripturally, supporting the fact that Jesus instructed his disciples and us to “do this in remembrance of me”.  What is more momentous is that he laid down his life for us.

"Jesus commanded that we commemorate his death, not his birth.—Luke 22:19, 20." – Source, JW.Org/facts/Christmas

On his birth the Bible tells us of the signs given, and the gifts that were given in Matthew 2.  It also says that he was born in “a house” in verse 11. 

On the Jehovah’s Witness site, They also offer these reasons under that question “Why don’t you celebrate Christmas?”

Jesus’ apostles and early disciples did not celebrate Christmas. The New Catholic Encyclopedia says that “the Nativity feast was instituted no earlier than 243 [C.E.],” more than a century after the last of the apostles died.

There is no proof that Jesus was born on December 25; his birth date is not recorded in the Bible.

We believe that Christmas is not approved by God because it is rooted in pagan customs and rites.—2 Corinthians 6:17.” – Source, JW.Org/facts/Christmas

The verse they give in 2 Corinthians 6:17 is not proof either that Christmas was disapproved by God. It only says "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."  Christmas is not mentioned at all in the Bible.

However we go to the Gospel of John to find something interesting:

"And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter."

It is here that the first mention of any kind of a celebration and winter reside in the same scene.  Most other mentions in the Bible revolve around parables of harvest or growing, or in the letters from Paul, writings to his church of where he would winter.  So we know that the feast of the dedication had to do with the temple because of that verse.  Jesus began his ministry after Israel’s exile in Babylon and after the second temple was built because he cleared the money changers out of it (John 2:14-16) and Jesus “walked in the temple of Solomon’s Porch” (John 10:23).

Another “dedication” that could have been in winter before the temple was built was that given by Solomon to dedicate the alter.  Two verses reflect this in the Old Testament:

"And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the Lord our God, seven days and seven days, even fourteen days."

"Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the Lord had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people."

In the first passage above from 1 Kings, we learn that Solomon held a feast with a great congregation for a total of 14 days.

In 2 Chronicles 7, more detail is given that the dedication of the alter is for seven days, and the feast was for seven days.  The eighth day they made a solemn assemply for this dedication of the alter.  However this celebration was in the “seventh month”, not the last month of the year.

In a previous blog topic, we discussed on “The Road to Damascus” the “last month” of the Jewish calendar year called Elul.  I had posted this a quote from this article:


Sunday, September 1, 2013
26 Elul, 5773

"As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionaly a time of introspection and stocktaking -- a time to review one's deeds and spiritual progress over the past year and prepare for the upcoming "Days of Awe" of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

As the month of Divine Mercy and Forgiveness(see "Today in Jewish History" for Elul 1) it is a most opportune time for teshuvah ("return" to G-d), prayer, charity, and increased Ahavat Yisrael (love for a fellow Jew) in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G-d. Chassidic master Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi likens the month of Elul to a time when "the king is in the field" and, in contrast to when he is in the royal palace, "everyone who so desires is permitted to meet him, and he receives them all with a cheerful countenance and shows a smiling face to them all." - Jewish Calendar.

Everyone who so desires is permitted to meet him.  And this happens to fall on a Sunday – How special.  Messiah ben David on his way, possibly? 

This seemed to coincide with a lot of the U.S. official resignations on or near the September 1st deadline of this “forgiveness” observance in the Jewish Calendar:


Ben Bernanke is resigning from the Fed on September 1, 2013. – Source, 
Time4thetruth (there’s a list here).

Ben Bernanke announced that Elizabeth Duke is resigning the Federal Reserve effective September 1, 2013. - http://www.marketwatch.com/story/feds-duke-a-bernanke-supporter-to-leave-2013-07-11

Also this in the New York Times

"She did not offer a reason for leaving, nor did she describe her plans. Her term ended last January, but governors can remain in office until a replacement is nominated, and the Obama administration had not sought her departure."

Janet Napolitano [Homeland Security] has resigned effective September 1, 2013. - IJReview, LATimes

The Most Holy Francis issued an Apostolic Letter on July 11 and effective September 1, 2013 that effectively stripped away the immunity of all judges, attorneys, government officials and all entities established under the Roman Curia [hint: All corporations are established under the Roman Curia]. All of these "persons" can now be held accountable for war crimes, crimes against humanity, [hint: Divine Spirit is humanity], for the unlawful restrictions of the liberties of the divine spirit incarnate; [we call that Eternal Essence Inbodied -AK] for failure to settle the accounts; for continued prosecution of claims already settled, etc.



Then on “The New Temple Was Built 2,000 Years Ago”, I had posted an update on this (it’s a bit long but necessary for information):


As I was working on the "rods" today in the scriptures, I got a message from someone and I didn't know who they were.  I suspect they used to post/email a while back with initials but I'm not positive. Anyway whoever sent it to me, thank you.

The message said this:

"israel lighting temple pillars"

I didn't know what that was, so I did a search on it and found this:

"illumination-ceremony"

“Temple Menorah During the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) there was a great ceremony called the "Illumination of the Temple," which involved the ritual lighting of four golden oil-fed lamps in the Court of Women. These lamps were huge menorahs/candelabras (seventy-five feet high) lighted in the Temple at night to remind the people of the pillar of fire that had guided Israel in their wilderness journey. All night long the light shone their brilliance, it is said, illuminating the entire city." – Source,Jewishroots.net

Well for sure, the word "illumination" caught my eye.  And I guess the conspirators have not really cornered the market on the usage of that word, but then again - maybe they did?  Because it is mentioned in the Bible in a negative light:

"But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;"

They’re real big on “illumination” in the Talmud and the Kabbalah/Cabbala.  This ceremony is the “illumination of the temple”.  The next paragraph down it said:

"In celebration and anticipation, the holiest of Israel's men danced and sang psalms of joy and praise, before the Lord. This festival was a reminder that God had promised to send a light, the Light, to a sin-darkened world. God promised to send the Messiah to renew Israel's glory, release them from bondage, and restore their joy. Imagine that you are in ancient Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles. Visualize seeing these massive menorahs giving a tremendous amount of light. Now imagine the impact of the words said by Jesus in the Temple courtyard when he announced, "I am the Light of the world." – Source, Jewishroots.net

There is just one problem with this.  First, the word “Sokkot” is not in the Bible.  Not even in the Old Testament.  But the “feast of Tabernacles” is there, first mentioned in Leviticus 23:33-35.  And in those verses God tells Moses that the children of Israel shall observe this on the 15th day of the seventh month, for seven days.  John 7:2, when Jesus has to sneak out, away from his family because the Jews are looking for him, is the last time the Feast of Tabernacles is mentioned.

The word Sokkot appears in Judaism, not in the Bible.  And according to Chabad.org, it is not celebrated on the seventh month, but on the Jewish calendar “Tishrei 15-21”.

". . . we remember G-d's kindness and reaffirm our trust in His providence by dwelling in a sukkah--a hut of temporary construction with a roof covering of branches--for the duration of the Sukkot festival (on the Jewish calendar Tishrei 15-21)." - Source, chabad.org

In the following paragraph, same page it says:

"Our sages in the midrash tell us that the Four Kinds represent the various types and personalities that comprise the community of Israel, whose intrinsic unity we emphasize on Sukkot." - Source, Chabad.org

There’s that word “Unity” again.  The “Illumination of the temple” is also described quite a ways down the page on the site “TempleInstitute.org”, and it gives a little more detail.  Scroll to the subsection “Great Lamps of Gold”.

On the “Road to Damascus” link and the “Third Temple” link above, remember what the Jewish Chabad site said.  Their month of “Elul” was the “last month of the calendar year”.  The calendar on that page shows this as September.  But the Bible shows in John 10:22 that this dedication is in winter (September is still our summer). 2 Chronicles 7 further describes this as a seven day dedication with an eighth day of solemn observance before a seven day feast described in Chabad,org and scriptures of Leviticus 23:33-35) which says the seventh month, but on their calendar, this is not the same time every year.  They follow the seasons, not the Gregorian Calendar we use today.  Note our date of September 1, 2013 is their 26 Elul 5773.  So to say that our calendars are synched would be fantasy at best.

My next question was, is the temple dedication and the Illumination of the Temple the same thing?

Remember the two “New Testament” references and the “Old Testament” references, both in regard to the dedication of the temple:

"And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter."

"Also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt.

9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

10 And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad and merry in heart for the goodness that the Lord had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people."

On this explanation located at “EnduringWord.com” we learn that clarification on the “altar” and “temple” are the same thing, since the Ark of the Covenant was brought to the newly constructed temple in the eighth month.  But they posit that Solomon waited until the seventh month of the following year to dedicate the temple.

Did this law change with the destruction and rebuilding of the temple by Zerubbabel and finished by King Herod?  Was there another “ceremony” instituted to commemorate the building of the second temple? – (Source)

Here, we draw together a few curious things. According to the Jewish Encyclopedia and Easton’s Bible Dictionary, the second temple was missing one crucial piece of divine artifact that the first temple held: The Ark of the Covenant.  In the Ark were these items: The tablets of stone (10 Commandments), Aaron’s rod that budded, the pot of manna and according to Deuteronomy 31:26, the “book of the law”, which would be a testimony against them.  This also gave the Ark of the Covenant to be known as “The Ark of His Testimony”.

I found this in Wikipedia with associated references, some also in the Jewish Encyclopedia:

"According to the Mishnah (Middot iii. 6), the "Foundation Stone" stood where the Ark used to be, and the High Priest put his censer on it on Yom Kippur.[2]

The Second Temple also included many of the original vessels of gold that had been taken by the Babylonians but restored by Cyrus the Great.[6][15] According to the Babylonian Talmud (Yoma 22b),[2] however, the Temple lacked the Shekinah, the dwelling or settling divine presence of God, and the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of Holiness, present in the first." - Source, Wikipedia/SecondTemple


No kidding.  So the second temple was a representative of the temple more perfect, not made with hands (Mark 14:58).  We get a hint of this also in Zechariah chapters 4 and 6:

"The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you."

But Zechariah never finishes it.  At least not the building made with hands.  Who finishes it?  King Herod.


"Following the conquest of Judea by Alexander the Great, it became part of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt until 200 BCE, when King Antiochus III the Great of Syria defeated King Ptolemy V Epiphanes of Egypt at the Battle of Panion.[16] Judea became at that moment part of the Seleucid empire of Syria. When the Second Temple in Jerusalem was looted and its religious services stopped, Judaism was effectively outlawed. In 167 BCE, Antiochus IV Epiphanes ordered an altar to Zeus erected in the Temple. He also banned circumcision and ordered pigs to be sacrificed at the altar of the Temple.[17]

Following the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid empire, the Second Temple was rededicated and became the religious pillar of the Jewish Hasmonean kingdom, as well as culturally associated with the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah." - Source, Wikipedia/SecondTemple


The Maccabean Revolt took place between 167 to 160 B.C., 100 years before Christ.  None of this is mentioned in the Bible.  But we know according to Zechariah that one is mentioned who will ‘complete’ the building of the temple:

"12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord:

13 Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both."

The name mentioned in verse 12, “The BRANCH” is in “great letters”, just as is the name of God “JEHOVAH”, “JESUS” in the first chapter of both Matthew and Mark, and the word LORD when the word LORD is used in place of God’s name.

On “The Witness Book on the Mercy Seat”, we discussed the passage in Hebrews below:

"5. And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

11. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;"

The blog topic “The Witness” discussed the fact that the apostles knew that the Ark was not lost after the destruction of the first temple.  We know that it was not present in the second temple “made with hands”.  And we know the “mercy seat” could not be spoken of in Hebrews 9:5 which means they knew what was on it.  We know from John 1:14 that Jesus was the “Word made flesh”, who’s blood is the “testimony” of “God’s living Word” on the mercy seat.  And we know from Hebrews 5:11 that Christ is the high priest of that “perfect tabernacle, not made with hands” spoken of in Zechariah 6:13.




We also know that for some reason, the Jews celebrate the dedication of two temples:  One called Feast of Tabernacles and “Illumination of the Temple” which was according to Leviticus 23:21-23 was held on the 15th day of the seventh month, and Dedication of the second temple, which was in the winter, which they call Hanukkah, which is also a “Festival of Lights” simply called “the dedication, and it was winter”, which means John 10:22 wanted us to know this was NOT the Feast of the Tabernacles but something else.

Now, this was winter according to John 10:22, this “dedication”.  Let’s take another look at the description “Jewish Roots” gave us of Sukkot, of the “Illumination of the Temple”, which they claim is done on the “Feast of Tabernacles”.  According to the Bible this is to be done in the seventh month on  the 15th day, for seven days and seven days (the eighth day for solemn observance).

Then remember of course that the last month of the Jewish calendar year is “Elul” which fell over the end of August and the first half of September – Source.   This is where all who desired could “meet God” and fellowship with Him in forgiveness.

The last month of the Gregorian calendar year is December, which is when Hanukkah is celebrated, which is also a “temple dedication” ceremony.  So they have one in September of this year (Source) and one in December?  The one in December being Hanukkah, the “winter” dedication.

The “Festival of Lights” - Hannukah, which mirrors the “Illumination Ceremony” of the “Feast of Tabernacles” is practiced on the Jewish month of “Kislev”, which is the “ninth month” of the Jewish year.

I won’t get into how Elul and Tishri can be the last month/new year respectively of the Jewish calendar, but you can read up on that here.

We’ve established that there are two separate temple dedications, the second temple dedication being “Hanukkah”, the “Festival of Lights”.

Now let’s get to how “Jesus” came to being a “December 25th” baby.



Jesus’ Birth and the Bible


One of the first sources outside the Bible for clues as to Jesus’ birthdate was “ChristianAnswers.net.  They give some good explanations, referenced with scripture, as to why Jesus could NOT have been born on December 25th.  Some of the misconceptions they recite that have no Biblical backup were:

- The Bible does not say that Mary rode a donkey all the way to Bethlehem.  It doesn’t say HOW she got there, only that she was with Joseph and with child when they traveled.

- Mary could have arrived weeks before she delivered.   There is no mention of the time between their arrival and Mary’s delivery.

- The Bible does not state that Joseph or Mary talked to any innkeepers.  And according to Matthew 2:11, Jesus was born in a house.

- The Greek word for “kataluma” is “guest room”, guest chamber or Inn.  This source goes on to say:  "The only other time this word was used in the New Testament, it means a furnished, large, upper story room within a private house. It is translated guest chamber, not inn (Mark 14:14-15). According to our Bible archaeology experts, Jesus was probably born in the house of relatives, but outside (under) the normal living and guest quarters. " – Source, ChristianAnswers.net

I checked out their claim that the wise men did not visit Jesus until after his dedication in the temple.  I cannot endorse this claim because Luke 2:22-29 does not clarify that Simeon is the same as the wise men who gave gifts.  It does say earlier in that chapter that the shepherds in their fields are the ones who saw the baby Jesus in the manger, and who saw the heavenly hosts praising God.

Their reasoning for Jesus NOT being born in December was simply that the shepherds would not be sitting out in their fields during the cold months, and it was not the time of the year for travel.

"A more probable time would be late September, the time of the annual Feast of Tabernacles, when such travel was commonly accepted. Thus, it is rather commonly believed (though not certain) that Jesus’ birth was around the last of September. The conception of Christ, however, may have taken place in late December of the previous year." – Source, ChristianAnswers.net

Then this was thrown in there as an added explanation as to why “Christmas” would be celebrated on “Saturnalia”:

“…The probability is that this mighty angel, leading the heavenly host in their praises, was Michael the archangel; this occasion was later commemorated by the early church as Michaelmas (‘Michael sent’), on September 29, the same as the date of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. It would have at least been appropriate for Christ to have been born on such a date, for it was at His birth that ‘the Word was made flesh and dwelt (literally tabernacled) among us’ (John 1:14)… "The word “Christmas” means “Christ mass,” a special celebration of the Lord’s supper—called a mass in the Roman Catholic Church and a Communion supper in most Protestant churches." – Source, ChristianAnswers.net

Their explanations for excusing the celebration set up on a pagan holiday gave the impression that this was not only okay, but should be praised for replacing it with a Christian holiday – but it’s not the truth.  Also the mention of the archangel Michael announcing to the shepherds of the birth of Christ and leading the praise of the hosts would mean that Michael and Jesus were separate, and according to Daniel 12:1 and Revelation 12:2-6, they are the same. 

Last, why would “Michaelmas” mean “Michael sent” and “Christmas” mean “Christ Mass”?  Why wouldn’t it mean “Christ sent”?



Next source:

History shows that December 25 was popularized as the date for Christmas, not because Christ was born on that day, but because it was already popular in pagan religious celebrations as the birthday of the sun. But could December 25 be the date of Christ's birth?

Answer:
"Lacking any scriptural pointers to Jesus's birthday, early Christian teachers suggested dates all over the calendar. Clement...picked November 18. Hippolytus...figured Christ must have been born on a Wednesday...An anonymous document[,] believed to have been written in North Africa around A.D. 243, placed Jesus's birth on March 28" (Joseph L. Sheler, U.S. News & World Report , "In Search of Christmas," Dec. 23, 1996, p. 58)." - Source, UCG.org


Jesus being born on a Wednesday was slightly interesting – Christmas falls on a Wednesday this year.  Hanukkah was between November 27 and December 5th of this year.  But they won’t use Hanukkah.  If they’re trying to convert Christians they will use a Christian holiday, which was set up on the observance of the birthday of a sun god.  They gave two reasons why December 25 was not it.


"First, we know that shepherds were in the fields watching their flocks at the time of Jesus' birth (Luke 2:7-8). Shepherds were not in the fields during December. According to Celebrations: The Complete Book of American Holidays , Luke's account "suggests that Jesus may have been born in summer or early fall. Since December is cold and rainy in Judea, it is likely the shepherds would have sought shelter for their flocks at night" (p. 309).

Second, Jesus' parents came to Bethlehem to register in a Roman census (Luke 2:1-4). Such censuses were not taken in winter, when temperatures often dropped below freezing and roads were in poor condition. Taking a census under such conditions would have been self-defeating." - Source, UCG.org


According to Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34, Jesus died in the 9th hour.  According to the Jewish Calendar, the Jewish dedication of the “second” temple, Festival of Lights – Hanukkah is celebrated in the 9th month of Kislev.  Is there a connection?

"Although it is difficult to determine the first time anyone celebrated December 25 as Christmas Day, historians are in general agreement that it was sometime during the fourth century. This is an amazingly late date. Christmas was not observed in Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire, until about 300 years after Christ's death. Its origins cannot be traced back to either the teachings or practices of the earliest Christians." - Source, UCG.org

This source was a little more direct:

Most biblical scholars and preachers readily admit that they know Christ was not born on December 25th.  However, they claim that this day is as good as any other to celebrate the birth of Jesus, despite the fact that it was originally a pagan celebration called Saturnalia which commemorated the birth of the sun god.

God had this to say about appropriating pagan methods of worship and trying to honor Him with them:

DEUTERONOMY 12:28 "Observe and obey all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.  29 When the LORD your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, 30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.'  31 "You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.  32 Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it. (NKJV)” – Source, Hearalittletherealittle.net


The King James version is here.  You can get the Biblical follow through at the “Hearalittle” link.  All of these agree that the December 25th Date is the celebration of “Saturnalia”.

Last source: Wikipedia linked up a few loose ends on this one:

December 25, other than being the ancient Winter Solstice was also the birthday of Saturn.  Saturn is the Roman god of the earth who "ruled" in the golden age when humans enjoyed bounty without labor egalitarianism – this is similar to the NewAge beliefs of Unity and freedom from “bankers”.

Oddly enough celebrations included donning of the Phrygian cap which resembles that of Santa Claus. – Source, Wikipedia.com

Approaching another egalitarianism by those "exposing" the Illuminati is the false peace the Bible warns us of in Jeremiah 6:14, Jeremiah 8:11, Obadiah 1:7, and Daniel 11:21,32-34.  -

The Catholic Church incorporated the Saturnalia observances into the New Church to lure worshipers via the story of Jesus birth on the day of a pagan god. – Source, Wikipedia.com

Macrobius called Saturnalia the Festival Of Light leading up to the Winter Solstice – Source, Wikipedia/Macrobius

What other religion calls their “winter” dedication the “Festival of Lights”?


"Hanukkah - in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem" - Source, Wikipedia/Hanukkah


Who laid the foundation of the new “temple”? – Zerubbabel (Zech:4-9)

Who completed the building absent the “seat of God”? – Herod (Jewish Encyclopedia)

Who completed the temple “not made with hands”? – Jesus, the BRANCH (Zech 6:12-13)

What did Jesus tell the Jews about the second temple? –

"Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

One more thing about December 25, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, Wednesdays, “MichaelMas” and “Saturnalia

By the way, the Jewish Festival of Lights is celebrated on the Jewish calendar on 25 Kislev (the 9th month of their year).  In 2012 (year of the dragon) it was held from sunset December 8 through nightfall December 16.

In 2013 (this year, year of the snake), it occurred between November 27th and December 5th (nightfall).

In 2014 it will occur between sunset December 16th through nightfall on December 24th:  A date when “Festival of Lights” for both Saturnalia and Hanukkah and “Christmas” will almost be ONE.  It would be a perfect time for “ben David” to make an appearance.

We are told once we know the truth not to turn back.  That is also all over scripture.

Isn't it curious that the Roman Catholic front for the religion of Judaism found a way to corrupt the memory of Christ?  Just as they warned at the beginning of Christ’s church in both 2 Peter 2:1-3 and Jude 1:3-4.

Michael Jackson did not celebrate Christmas nor did the church he attended.  And while I do not endorse the doctrine of the Jehovah’s Witnesses because of other matters, it is rather telling that most other “Christian” denominations call it a “cult”.

By their definition, all churches would be cults.  We were called to believe on, worship and obey God.  We were called to access God through Christ who is the only “Word made flesh”. 

The celebration should be on his resurrection because it is through him that we will have the same LIFE.

 A “sword through the soul”, Simeon said to Mary:

"And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."

December 25th has nothing to do with Jesus.  It is not a Christian-sourced holiday and has more in common with pagan celebrations than it does with our savior.

Please remember.  We are called to separate ourselves from, not join in with them of other gods.  It is not an easy thing to swim against the current or walk against the crowd.  But we are called to do it for TRUTH, for His name’s sake.


Be strong, be vigilant and be discerning.  God bless you.