Monday, April 21, 2014

On Hanging Sacrifices as Trophies

I'm well-accustomed to the hanging of animal trophies on the walls, because I grew up in an area where a lot of hunting is done.  I come from a hunting family, and I'm married to a hunting husband.  There is nothing wrong with hunting for food.  If we were to need to survive in the wilderness here in the winter, we wouldn't have a chance if we didn't hunt.  We'd need those sacrificial kills if we were going to live. 

However, I've always been a bit disturbed by the hanging of deer heads on the wall.  I'm quite used to it, as I've never lived in a home where it wasn't done.  My daddy has deer heads on the wall, and my husband has them on our wall.  I don't make a big deal out of it and never have, though my husband does know I think it's a little twisted.  I much prefer the Native Americans' way.  They used the hides, the antlers, almost everything, for useful things like clothes and tools. 

When I was still a kid I felt like the deer were staring at me.  I knew they weren't alive, of course, but it was just haunting and sad to me.  And now I wonder what my own children must think about it. What's the point of hanging deer heads on the wall?

I personally do not even understand why people, especially men, target the biggest, most beautiful bucks.  It makes more sense to me to leave them out there for us to behold and for continued good breeding.  Why does it make some people feel good to kill those particular deer, especially when they are not nearly as good-tasting nor as healthful meat as a younger deer is?  I think it's a power thing, like they outdid that deer.  "I overcame you, and now I'm going to boast about it to everyone by hanging you on my wall." 

That is how it seems to me.  Now I may be offending someone here, but this is my fair opinion.  As I said, my husband knows my opinion well, but he doesn't get offended.  We can get along while still disagreeing.  He lets me hang things I want on the wall, too.   

But the last time I meditated on this, while I was sitting eating breakfast one morning and happened to look over at the deer who was staring at me (like he always does; he was a beautiful deer, and I had to help drag him out of the woods), I thought of the people who hang what is supposed to be a portrayal of Christ hanging on a cross, on their walls.

The "crucifixes" have always disturbed me.  I do not know why people would want to focus on Christ's dead body.  He's alive in heaven!  Let's focus on that.

But at that moment during my meditation, I was even more horrified.  It's a sacrifice trophy.

Now I know many who hang these horrid things in their homes or wear them around their necks don't see it that way.  They would protest that they aren't boasting about his death. 

But how does Christ see it, I wonder?  Does he like being reminded as he peers into your home or sees you walking with that necklace, of the horrible way he died, when many of you are crossing yourselves before engaging in a premeditated sin?  It's usually Catholics who sport the crucifixes, whereas the Protesting Catholics prefer sporting crosses without a body.  What does the Lord Salvation think when he sees those grotesque replicas hanging here and there and everywhere by people who use his grace as a license to sin?

Ironically, those are the ones who claim to celebrate his resurrection on a pagan goddesses' feast day, Easter, but they are showing off his death all day, every day.  On the contrary, those who do not celebrate any resurrection day (which was symbolized by the Firstfruits wave offering, which is counted from to celebrate the Feast of Weeks/Pentecost) and who instead observe the commanded Passover feast to remember Christ's death each year do not sport the horrid crucifixes, nor any image that is supposedly an image of Christ. That would break the second commandment, which the church in Rome conveniently deleted and cleverly divided the tenth commandment into two so that they'd still have ten. 

So what is the reason usually given by those who hang crucifixes?  I'm curious to know.  From my earliest days in life I have never understood why anyone would want to show off a representation of Christ's dead body.  Of course, I also do not understand the Christianity practice of believing that the eucharist bread and the wine literally become our Lord's flesh and blood, either, so that they believe they are sacrificing Christ daily, as if the one time he died as our Passover Lamb didn't do the job.  That is disturbing, too, especially regarding those who take it all lightly and go on living a lifestyle of sin (which certainly does not describe many Catholics, for there are many out there who are truly trying to live righteously, albeit ignorantly concerning many things). 

Regardless of a person's reason, one thing is for sure.  Displaying what you call Christ's body dead on your wall or necklace (or whatever else) is a sin, the transgression of the second commandment.  God isn't going to conform to Rome's changing His law, deleting the second commandment.  He will rather judge based on the way He wrote His law.  

To be covered by the Anointed Salvation's sacrifice, you must repent of breaking the second commandment, and all other nine commandments.  Hanging animal trophies is one thing, but hanging a dead "Jesus" up as your Christianity trophy is a sin.  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Contrasting God's Unleavened Bread with Pagan-Catholic Lent

Note:  This is a long post, and the actual contrast of UB with Lent is well into it.

This week "spiritually virgin" Christians—they are those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12)—have been keeping the commanded Passover and Unleavened Bread feasts and holy days.  Meanwhile "spiritually whore" Christians—they are those who testify Jesus is Christ but walk in Babylon rather than keep God's commandments (Revelation 17 & 18)—have been keeping a season of fasting called Lent (simply meaning "spring") that leads up to their holy day Easter.  Many of the protestors of their mother church, the church of Rome who went a-whoring, only keep Easter and so do not know much about Lent. 

The scriptures mention both of these times, in a time long before the birth of Christ, and the scriptures show that the Eternal forbids keeping these pagan holy times.  It makes clear He absolutely hates them.

The prophet Ezekiel was being shown various things that the house of Israel was doing and what the house of Judah was doing.  The Eternal God started off with one thing and then escalated to "greater abominations" and even "greater abominations," worse and worse.

A little over halfway through the chapter, at verse 13 and 14 it explains that the people were doing some abominations greater than the ones listed prior, and this included women weeping for Tammuz.  I'd wager that most who belong to the Catholic Christianity religion and those who are part of the many protesting Catholic Christianity sects (Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Lutheran, etc.) do not know who Tammuz was, even though they participate in many of the pagan traditions of worshiping him.  Tammuz was the son of Semiramis (or Asthtoreth/Astarte/Easter, etc.), the ungodly Nimrod's wife.  You can read about Nimrod in Genesis 10:8-10.  He was a mighty ruler who started Babel (Babylon) and other lands.  He was mighty but ungodly, and after his death his wife claimed the son she later birthed was Nimrod reborn, and he was worshiped as the sun god.  That was the beginning of the unholy trinity doctrine that you see in all the pagan religions (like in Egypt with Osiris, Isis, and Horus), including Roman Catholicism (supposedly Father God, Mary the Queen of Heaven, and Jesus).  The protesting Catholics reject worshiping Mary, so their trinity is Father, Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, as if the Spirit of God is its own person!  (This wicked doctrine leaves out any chance for us to also become children of Father God.)

Tammuz supposedly lived for forty years and was killed by a wild boar.  His worshipers kept  a 40-day period of mourning, a day for each year of his life, in his honor, which led up to the day in honor of his whore mother Easter, worshipped as the sex and fertility goddess (think Easter eggs and sex-crazed rabbits).  People celebrate Easter by eating ham in Tammuz's honor, since he was killed by a boar.

Now on to the even greater abomination, in verse 16 we can read about people at the door of God's temple, facing away from the temple, toward the east to worship the sun.  Sound familiar?  What comes right after the weeping of Tammuz (renamed "Lent")?  The feast of Easter.  And what do people do at Easter services?  Many of them hold what they call "sunrise" services.  They face the sun and watch it rise while services are conducted.

If you're thinking, "Oh, big deal.  We are keeping it in Jesus' name."  Well, let's see...

Very next verse, Then he said unto me, Have you seen, oh son of man?  Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here?  for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and lo, they put the branch to their nose (vs. 17).

When the ETERNAL your God shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go to possess them, and you succeed them, and dwell in their land; Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before you; and that you inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. You shall not do so to the ETERNAL your God: for every abomination to the ETERNAL , which he hates, have they done to their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it (Deut. 12:29-32).

You cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils (1 Cor. 10:21).  

See also: 1 Kings 18:21 (one of my personal favorites); Matt. 6:24; 2 Cor. 6:15-17

 Yes, those of Judah (Jews) have filled their land with violence even today, but so has the house of Israel, the descendants of the Anglo-Saxons, the peoples are who mostly reading this (as per my site statistics that show places all over the world, but by far the most from the modern nations of Israel like the United States, Britain, and Canada).  They're all war-mongers!  They LOVE war!  You tune in to a "christian" radio program like American Family Radio, and they love war.  Same old story with the Catholics and protesting Catholics. All through the ages they are no better than their enemy Muslims.  And YES, they all DO claim to worship exactly the same God.  I've read the Qur'an completely, and their beliefs almost perfectly match Protestants'.  Isn't that interesting?  But it's true.  And they both reject what is written in their holy books.  What other violence?  Abortion.  Most who get abortions in the U.S. state that they are "Christian" in religion.  Same old story as the pagans. Child sacrifice, sacrificing the firstborn.

In the future, if they don't repent, they will also be deceived by the "beast" power.  The coming "Antichrist" and "false prophet" will be from the Christianity religion.  So the ones in the Christianity religion will be the ones supporting these two wicked individuals.  The ones in the Christianity religion will think God's two faithful and true witnesses are the beast and false prophet.  THEY WILL GET IT ALL BACKWARD!  The scriptures warn that God will give them over to strong delusion so that they will believe a lie, because they RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH!  Rather they believed not the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness, which means breaking God's commandments  (See 2 Thess. 2:11-12).


Before I reached that point, I'd read some mainstream Christian prophecy books, so I know the basic end time beliefs of theirs, and I've since studied the bible and know what really shall happen, and the overall general teaching they teach is EXACT OPPOSITE of what the scriptures teach.  It's NO WONDER THEY'LL BE DECEIVED!  Now, if they will had been reading their bibles themselves and PROVING whether what they were taught was really true or not, they will not have gotten themselves tangled in the delusion.  You see, they teach that the Antichrist will be Jewish.  Isn't that interesting?  The bible doesn't teach that at all.  They also teach that Christians who follow the Ten Commandments, particularly the fourth commandment that teaches the Sabbath and true annual holy days, are being Jewish.  Of course God's two witnesses will be true Christians.  The false witnesses (beast/antichrist and false prophet) will both come from the false Christianity religion.  They will be Catholic.

Satan is VERY clever indeed.

Now back to what is different from the Heavenly Eternal God's commanded Unleavened Bread feast (Lev. 23:6-8; I Cor. 5:6-8) and the earthly enemy god's deceptive substitute Lent feast...

As the apostle Paul explained to the Corinthians, leaven represents sin, and by ridding our homes of leaven and leavened breads during the feast, we are reminded to examine ourselves, to make sure we are ridding ourselves of the sins in our lives, because Christ is our Passover Lamb sacrificed for us, so that if we repent, we will be covered by his grace.

Lent involves fasting from meat, or as it's evolved, from whatever vices with which a person struggles (food and drug addictions, porn addiction, or whatever).  But afterward people return to whatever it is from which they were abstaining.  It's supposed to be a time of mourning over these sins, but it's more like a, "I'm sorry for being this way, but I'm not sorry in the way that will bring me to true repentance.  I don't want to change.  Feeling sorry is enough."

Not only that, but there are other days that Catholics keep, like Ash Wednesday, Maudy Thursday, Good Friday, Palm Sunday, and Shrove Tuesday.  This last one is also known popularly as Mardis Gras (also "Fat Tuesday").  It's pretty much a sinful festival of lust, gluttony (lots of sugar and meat), drunkenness, know, a huge sin fest.  At midnight this sin fest abruptly ends (where it's largely celebrated, like in New Orleans, US and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Lent begins.  It's meat and sugar from which people abstain during Lent, so they really gorge on it beforehand. 

Since true Christians know when the feast of Unleavened Bread is about to begin, it's common to start using up all the yeast and leavened breads beforehand, since we live in a day where we may keep yeast packets in our cabinets.  Now it's wise to use it up rather than wasting it if you've spent money on this (in ancient Israel, things worked differently, you just had your lump of leavened dough you kept, and you added it to the daily bread and kept a lump back again), but the point I want to make is that we should focus more on the spiritual meaning of the feast and make sure we are properly keeping this feast in its new covenant way.  Let's not let take it to the extreme with the attitude of, "Let's feast greatly on yeasted breads before Unleavened Bread begins, because we won't be able to eat it then." And for all I know, there may be those who are spending the entire week of Unleavened Bread desiring to return back to eating leavened bread.  I actually enjoy how eating our normal breads in an unleavened state sets as a constant reminder of what the feast is really supposed to teach us.

Let's not let our attitudes be like so many of those who follow the pagan Christianity religion, who have made Christ to be their "lord of misrule," who turn his grace into a license to sin and who decide to worship him in whatever way they see fit in their own eyes, who do not question what in the world the word Easter means or what eggs have to do with Christ's resurrection or why the Easter rabbit lays eggs.  I was a child when I questioned these things within myself!  I failed to see what any of that had to do with Christ or what any of the Christmas stuff had to do with Christ.  There were lots of things I just failed to understand, because I used my logic.  I do not understand why or how so many can just go along in life just doing everything the way someone says it should be done, just because everyone is doing it that way, even though it makes absolutely no sense at all.  But it's WRONG, and it's IRRESPONSIBLE, and it's LAZY, and it's COWARDLY. 

I remember in 2004 my husband, firstborn son, and I temporarily lived in Texas.  My husband and his friend walked into a liquor store to buy some beer.  I sat in the vehicle with my son, and I watched as a man walked toward the door and did the trinity crossing ritual across his face and chest, which Catholics do, and then he opened the door.  My mouth must have dropped open.  What that said to me is that it was his belief that drinking alcohol was wrong (or that perhaps only that excess drinking is wrong but that he planned to do that), but if he did the crossing thing before he did it, he'd be pardoned.  I told my husband about it, who spent part of his years growing up in Texas, and he said that it was a common thing with Catholics to do the crossing thing and then do a sin. 

Does grace cover premeditated willful sins?  (See Heb. 10:26)  Sure, a person can repent and then be judged by his lifestyle afterward. But if you live a life of willful sin, I don't care how many times you do that crossing thing or how many beads you touch while you utter hail Mary's or anything else numerous times, it will do you no good.  Those things are utter folly, anyway.  You have turned God's grace into a license to sin (see Jude 4), and you shall NOT RECEIVE ANY GRACE for your sins. 

Many are still ignorant.  There are many still growing up in Catholic or Protesting Catholic churches who are going along with Easter and Lent, because that is what they've been taught.  Some of those children are wise enough to spend time meditating about those things, though, and questioning why none of it makes sense. 

But for those who have already been shown the truth and have been given the opportunity to prove the truth, and you have chosen to not receive the love of the truth, you currently have no grace.  You know better.  It's not that you are ignorant.  You have rejected the truth.  You do not love the truth.  You love lies and liars. 

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will you do in the end thereof? (Jer. 5:31).

See Psa. 52:3; Eze. 13:19; Psa. 62:4; 4:2; Rev. 22:15; Isa. 30:10....and on and on I could list.

Read that Rev. 22:15.  Use your bible.  Almost all who are reading this own one, though they may not read it or study it.  

"Many are called but few are chosen," and "Narrow is the gate into life, but broad is the path to damnation."  This doesn't refer to the ignorant masses who really do not know God's plan of salvation.  This is about the many who have been shown the truth, who do know better, but who reject it!  They are "cowardly," "unbelieving," and "love lies and make lies."  

They are cowardly, because they are too wimpy to stand up to all those who will persecute them for their "strange" beliefs. They are too afraid they may lose their job.  They are afraid they'll lose friends. They are afraid their family members will hate them.  If it's life or death, as it has been many times, they are afraid of dying.

They are unbelieving, because they show with their actions that they refuse to obey.  They don't believe the truth, because they don't like it.  They'd prefer to believe lies.

They love lies and make lies, because that is what they were taught, and that is what they choose to go on teaching to others, because they do not have the love of the truth in them.

Satan has a substitute many of God's holy days!  All his days have long-ago pagan roots.  The church in Rome strayed from the truth and adopted the pagan days and changed the names of some to make them sound Christian.  They plugged in Salvation (Jesus/Yeshua) and Mary for the resurrected sun god and queen of heaven, and they kept all the festival dates so that things would continue on as they had before.  They persecuted Jews and true Christians for keeping the true seventh day as the Sabbath and even murdered them.  They allowed only those who kept Sunday as the sabbath to be able to buy or sell. 

God's holy days are all on different dates. There are just seven feasts and seven holy days, and they reveal the TRUTH, the real God and his real plan of salvation.

Easter and Lent are wicked substitutes for Passover and Unleavened Bread.  You will only find hate language toward the practices now called Easter and Lent in the bible.*  Passover and Unleavened Bread are both commanded feasts of God.  They are statutes that fall under the fourth commandment of the Law of God.  They have not been "done away."  You will find that Christ commanded at this last Passover that we have new symbols for the new covenant Passover, but the Passover is still a commanded feast.  It is commanded to be a night to be "much observed," for that is the night Christ was arrested to be killed, to be taken away to be our Passover Lamb (and not the night afterward as many in the churches of God teach). 

As the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, we are to KEEP THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD with sincerity and truth.  

He was the same one who rebuked the Galatians for returning to their pagan feasts (Gal. 4:8-10)


*The translators of the King James bible tried to justify their keeping of Easter by translating the Greek paschal, which is the word for Passover, in Acts 12:4 as Easter.  They shall have to answer to that accordingly.  But don't be deceived.  If you're reading this, you've got the Internet and can go to ( to see yourself.  All other translations properly translated it as Passover.  The Jews didn't even keep Easter, so that was a pretty stupid stunt on the part of the KJV translators.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In the Blink of an Eye... (More Passover Meditation)

...your life can end.  In the blink of an eye, you could die.  It happens all the time.  One moment you're alive, the next moment you're dead.  I even watched my second-born son die before my very eyes eight and a half years ago.  You don't imagine your child dying before you.  One moment he was breathing, the next moment he was white as a sheet, and I couldn't bring him back.  No amount of breathing for him or screaming at him did the trick.

The following is a small portion of my Passover night entry in my prayer journal, the entries of which are to my Eternal Father God and also for my Lord Salvation the Anointed Firstborn:

I also thought about how quickly our lives can end.  I had told the kids that, in the afternoon before this Passover night, because a squirrel had been electrocuted.  That explains why the previous morning or two mornings before, there was a loud boom, followed immediately by the electricity flashing off and back on.  Then later Nathan went to get ice, and he came across that terrible wreck.  Again, it's a reminder that your life could end just that suddenly, or at least be changed drastically in that instant.

I was getting the kids ready for bed at the beginning of the evening of Passover, and my husband (currently agnostic) left to go get ice, just about a ten- to twelve-minute drive from here.  A good while had passed, and he sent me a message to say he was ok, that there had been a wreck.  He had been on his way back, and he'd noticed a pole down and the line across the road.  Then he saw the crashed vehicle.  He was the first on the scene of the accident, quickly followed by a young guy and gal, the latter of which turned out to be a friend of the victim.  My Love and the younger guy searched for the driver.  The one guy looked in the demolished vehicle.  At that time my husband heard the victim.  He was making a horrible "snoring" noise at a quick rate and was totally unresponsive.  Nathan was sure he was witnessing the man dying.  He was lacerated all over, and it appeared by his position that his arm(s) and neck and vertebrae were broken.  He'd been ejected at least ninety feet from the vehicle.  Nathan instructed the younger guy to not attempt to move the victim, and he left to drive down the road to get cell service so that he could call 911.  Before he got in the truck, though, the girl who had stayed at their vehicle asked whether her friend was going to be ok.  He told her he was in trouble and needed immediate help, so she broke down.  When he got back, another couple had stopped who also knew the victim.  A different girl asked my husband whether he was alive, and he could said that he was breathing, but it wasn't good, so then she broke down.

This was all a very traumatic ordeal.  Nathan came home pale and distraught.  Thankfully, though, this story has a good ending.  He found out the next day which hospital the man was in and called to check on him.  The injuries were considered "moderate."  Amazingly his head did not receive any injuries.  The nurse said it was a miracle.  He had a broken vertebrae and something else (I think that one arm was broken) and then cuts all over, none of them major.  He'd only finally come to a few minutes before Nathan called and was informed of where he was and that he'd been in an accident.  His terrible breathing had been as I suspected, due to the traumatic nature of what had happened to him.

His accident was almost certainly due to folly, driving too fast on that potentially very dangerous road.  Thankfully the fellow will live to be given the opportunity to change, to make sure he's driving safely and to urge others to do so.  My husband is also apt to drive too fast much of the time, and this helped him to realize what can happen.  He said he'd resolved to slow down on these roads.

Unfortunately for the aforementioned squirrel whose life ended abruptly by electrocution, he or she will not get a chance to change its ways and not run down the electrical lines anymore.  Sometimes the same goes for people.  Sometimes an act of folly will be the last thing a person does in this life.

There were a couple different things that triggered meditation from these events, one of them being that our Lord's friends must have reacted in much the same way as those frightened girls of the vehicle accident victim, when the Lord's friends heard of his plight and saw him beat and then later staked/nailed to wood to hang.  I could imagine their cries and hysteria, and it caused me to be grieved, too, as if I was really there.

But more so I meditated on the fact that we do not know when our last moment of life in this body will be.  We do not know when we will draw our last breath.  And when we die, do we want to die with hope and expectation or with dread and fear of the second death?  Christ is our Passover Lamb who has made it possible for us to escape the second death!  But it's not a guarantee for all.  That is what links the message of the Passover to the message of Unleavened Bread.  We must repent of our sin—transgression of the Ten Commandments—if we want to be spared the second death in the lake of fire. Christ was sacrificed, but the prerequisite to being begotten by the Royal Sperm—the God Spirit—is repentance!  We must make the choice to obey the Law (Acts 5:32; 2:38), and then we will receive the Helper, which is God's very own spirit DNA.  But we must keep ourselves pure so as not to corrupt the gestation and spontaneously abort, or we will not make it to our birthday at Christ's next coming.

We need to carefully examine ourselves each Passover and Unleavened Bread week and note which areas need work in our lives.  We also need to watch other brethren and spend more time with those who are zealous and strong in their walk and be more cautious about others, because "a little leaven can leaven the whole lump" (1 Cor. 5:6; Gal. 5:9).  I've observed very well over the years that you become like the company you keep, so we should be diligent to keep the right company.  I prefer to keep my closest friends as ones who value truth the most, are not lukewarm, who will set a good example for me, and who will reveal my errors (which doesn't always require them saying anything; sometimes it just takes seeing that they're doing it right, and I'm not).   I also want to make sure that I'm a good friend and keeping my friends on the right track.

Younger siblings, by nature, mimic and follow the older ones, regardless of whether the older one(s) are doing what is right or wrong.  Since we are fallen, though, it does not come natural to us to follow our Lord Brother the Righteous Firstborn.  We must make a voluntary choice to do so, and then we must choose wise siblings in the Royal Family to imitate.  When things are working the way they should, you are imitating them, and they are imitating you, and you keep each other on the right path that way.

What about you?  Have you come close to death before or have been close to someone who has unexpectedly died or nearly died?  Did it cause you to re-examine your life?

You do not know when you will die!  You can be healthy and full of life one moment and be out of the game the next.  You can be rich one year and poor the next.  You can walk on two legs one day and be sitting in the hospital with no legs the next.  You could see one hour and be blind the next.  We should be thankful for all that we've got and be diligent to make the best of what we've got when we've got it.  We must repent and stay on the path of righteousness while we can.

In the blink of an eye, your life can end.  Do not wait until it's too late.

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Covenant Passover Plus My Passover Meditations

"This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.  This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you." ~Anointed Lord Salvation

Under the carnal covenant, Passover was kept as a memorial of God freeing Israel from bondage to Egypt.  Under the current spiritual covenant, Passover is kept as a memorial of God freeing believers in Christ/Messiah from bondage to sin.  It's a memorial of our Lord and Christ's sacrificial death.

Under the carnal covenant a lamb was sacrificed to remember how the lamb's blood had saved the firstborns of Israel in Egypt when it was smeared on the doorposts before the death angel visited.  Under the spiritual covenant we symbolically eat Christ's body (unleavened bread) and drink his blood (wine), because He is our Passover Lamb who was slain once for all sins (those of which would be repented), and in reality we "eat" of His spiritual nature to become more like He is, for it is true that we are what we eat.

There are two false religions, one of which claims to keep the carnal covenant (Judaism) and one who claims to keep the spiritual covenant (Christianity), but both hold to their man-made religious doctrines and traditions rather than keep the truth as written in the scriptures. That is why those who follow Judaism keep the carnal covenant Passover, and those that follow Christianity keep the pagan Easter.  Then there is the marrying of these two religions that produced Messianic Judaism, which also follow after some false doctrines from both religions.  They reject the pagan Easter, but they keep a largely carnal covenant Passover, eating a seder (meal), believing not in a new spiritual covenant but a renewed carnal covenant.

I've written extensively and very in-depth on topics concerning the carnal covenant verses the spiritual covenant, including contrasts to the carnal covenant Passover and the spiritual covenant Passover.  These are among my most popular studies.  For more info, you may visit the following links to my blog posts and website articles:

"Forever" in the Old Testament: Does it Always Mean Eternal?

New Covenant Does Not Abolish Law But Does Abolish Old Covenant

What "The Law Was Added Because of Transgression" Means

Old Covenant Carnal Showings

To Silence the Paul-Rejecting Carnal Covenant Lovers: Proving Jesus and Paul Were at One

Now to share some of my meditative thoughts from this Passover night just passed...

As I was reading one of the gospel accounts of my Lord's execution, I stopped to meditate for a while when I reached the part that records that He asked our Holy Father to forgive the ones who had a part in putting him to death and their supporters, telling Father that they were ignorant of what they were doing.  I spiritually jumped back in time and imagined the social climate of Judah during the last three and half years of the Lord's life on earth.  By the end of his three-and-a-half year ministry, many of the people knew of him.  I'm sure it would be like today in the U.S. when a figure becomes publicly prominent.  Rumors spread.  Even if the person is doing what is good, people who are biased against him (or her) who have power can quickly cast the person in a negative light in the eyes of the majority.  There are always the minority who will support the person, and the minority can number in the thousands or even millions (depending on the population involved) but still very much be a small minority.

I thought of the numerous things about which the majority of the people are deceived today.  The list is unending.  There are many who possess knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, but they still make up the minority by far.  And what of the majority?  They think they are the ones who possess good sense and think the minority as crazy and/or stupid. And the somewhat prominent figures who spread various truths (whether it be health, biblical, legal, environmental, agricultural, parental, etc.) are persecuted and branded by the mainstream media as nut jobs.

That must be what it was like in Salvation's time.  There were a growing many in the know, but they were few compared to the majority.  The ones who had power were afraid enough of what would happen if they openly went against him, because just like any gathering today where a teacher is speaking, those minority people are going to make up the majority in attendance.  But their power was great in that they still maintained their influence over the mainstream majority.

It was true then just as much as it's true now that many are very ignorant in what they believe and how they act toward others.  They believe they are doing what's right in how they live their lives, how they bring up their children, and how they perceive those who believe differently.  And God has kept them in blindness for the time being.  So they may rail wickedly against those who are really good and teaching and living by the truth, but they don't realize they are against God and truth.  They believe they're in the right.  Their blindness is fogging up their mind.  Now if they were serious enough about seeking and living by truth, they would be more likely to prove things and then realize the minority people are right about things.  But they are carnal-minded, choosing rather to try to enjoy life as much as possible without investing time in asking important questions and investigating into things.

But we have all been this way for a time, at least to an extent.  Some of us have always been more likely to investigate and ask questions and want truth, but we've all been guilty of going along with what the mainstream teaching on a matter is.  Who is to know whether we change down the line and open our eyes?

There were probably quite a few people who were strongly against Salvation the Anointed, because they'd believed the mainstream lies against him and lacked in understanding, who then later came to the truth and repented and were followers of the Lord.  So this is why our Lord would have asked Father to forgive them.  They were ignorant but would not allow themselves to be forever.

What wonderful grace and long-suffering our Eternal Father and His Righteous Firstborn possess!  Yes, so wonderful that They were both willing for the latter to come spend over 34 human life years (including gestation in the womb) on earth and endure all the hardships and temptations humankind go through, and ultimately die as our saving sacrifice!  And for this reason we remember our Anointed Salvation's loving sacrifice annually on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month.

I will save the other meditative topic I want to share for tomorrow, to post on the first day of Unleavened Bread.

Until then...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Passover: A Night to Be Much Observed

My fellow brother in Christ, Keith Hunt, years ago detailed why Passover night is a "night to be much observed" or "much remembered."  Many erroneously believe it is the following night—the fifteenth day of the first month—which is the first day of unleavened bread and a holy day. 

The details of the study can be found here: Night to Be Much Observed.

Tonight is the annual Passover, a night to truly be observed and remembered, for it is the death anniversary of our Lord Salvation (Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah).   This is truly the night that I have always "much observed," meditating on what my Lord Brother-Spouse did for me, studying the scriptures, praying...all after partaking of the unleavened bread and wine to symbolize his body and blood. 

As for the annual holy days, I have always made the big celebrations during the daylight hours:  the big feasts to be eaten mid-day and the remainder of the day to spend in study, meditation, fellowship with like believers and family.  Besides abstaining from servile work on the night of unleavened bread, I do not do anything particularly special.  I do the normal things I do on any other annual Sabbath (the weekly Sabbaths the big feast and dessert I fix to eat at the beginning of Sabbath and have leftovers for the following day, as we are not to even fix big meals during the hours of the weekly Sabbath), get clean, and go to bed.  There's nothing I spend time late that night that would fit under the "much-observed" category.

I believe it's most definitely Passover that is the night to be much observed, as it would seem pretty clear from account in Exodus and also from the account of our Lord's last Passover.  They "much observed" that night.  That's the night that, under the carnal covenant, the Israelites were FREED FROM BONDAGE TO EGYPT; and it's the night that, under the spiritual covenant, we are FREED FROM BONDAGE TO SIN. 

Please fellow brothers and sisters in the Royal Family, make this night a "night to be much observed."

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Coming Blood Moons NOT the Heavenly Signs Foretold

I first heard about the coming blood moon tetrad a few months ago while riding in the vehicle with my family.  My husband and I were listening to something on the radio.  At that time I did not learn very much about it.  I finally looked more into it two nights ago to see what people were saying.

If you don't already know, according to NASA calculations we will experience four lunar eclipses ("blood moons")—two in the Roman year of 2014 and two in 2015—and two solar eclipses in 2015, and each one of these eclipses will land on one of the Eternal God's feast days.

Persons like World Net Daily's Joseph Farah, El Shaddai Ministries' Messianic rabbi Mark Biltz, Protesting Catholic pastor John Hagee, and others are proclaiming on Youtube videos and more that these coming blood moons signify something and could be linked to the tribulation.  They all refer to the scriptures on the heavenly signs foretold in the scriptures of the moon turning to blood and the sun turning black as sackcloth (see Joel 2:31; Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20; Rev. 6:12).

They purport that the soon-coming eclipses will be an alert or warning of some sort, because Genesis does indeed tell us that the sun, moon, and stars are also to be used for signs and not just to mark days, years and appointed times (misleadingly translated "seasons" in most English bibles). 

But then I noticed over and over again that they go on to attempt to prove their "warning" belief by noting past tetrads that each occurred on God's holy days.  There have been few tetrads since our Lord walked on the earth as a man, and the only ones where each occurred on God's holy days (or so claimed, as I've not confirmed whether this part is even true, but for the sake of this writing, we'll assume it is) were in 1967 and '68, 1949 and '50, and 1492 and '93.

They claim that in each of those occurrences, something big happened with Israel.  Now, really they mean the Jews only.  In 1492 the Jews were expelled from Spain, in 1948 "Israel" became a nation again, and in 1967 the Six Day War where Israeli territories were recaptured.

Ok, does anyone else see what I see?  How are blood moons that occur after the fact "warnings" or "alerts?"  1949 and 1950 come after 1948, unless I'm just that bad at math.  And did the first blood moons of 1967 and 1492 occur before the events started happening?  And even if so, what was the point of the ones the following years?

Perhaps the blood moon tetrads that land on God's holy days are meant to speak afterward.  I don't know.  But I do know that they're pretty useless for forewarning people of something, agreed?

The blood moons are said to land on Passover and the first day of Tabernacles in both years (2014 and 2015). There should be a correction here, though.  The date is actually when the first day of Unleavened Bread starts, rather than Passover, which is the day before.  Their error here is due to the Jews wrongly keeping Passover on the 15th day of the first month, rather than on the 14th as the law commands.  The first day of Unleavened Bread is a holy day, though, a Sabbath.  (Passover is actually not a high Sabbath.)

Probably the biggest error is the suggestion or even just the insinuation that the coming blood moons are the heavenly signs foretold in the bible to signal Christ's soon return.  Let's look at what the bible says about this:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other (Matt. 24:29-31, bold emphasis added).

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Rev. 6:12-17).

The SIXTH seal, right before the seventh seal where the seven trumpets sound (of which the Feast of Trumpets foreshadows), unleashing the wrath of God and ushering in God's Kingdom with the resurrection of the firstfruits.  THIS is when the heavenly signs occur. Immediately AFTER the tribulation, as Christ said before that, as Matthew recorded for us.  AFTER the tribulation, but before the "day of the Eternal," or "great and dreadful day of the Eternal," the "day of God's wrath," or simply the "Lord's day," as John refers to it in Revelation 1:10. 

The period of the tribulation plus God's wrath spans a little over three and a half years (there are extra days mentioned tacked on after the tribulation at the end of Daniel for those paying attention).

The ones talking about the blood moon tetrad as if they mean the heavenly signs spoken of in the scriptures all assume a seven-year tribulation, even though the bible speaks of no such thing.  Over and over again, in many places, it explains that the tribulation is three and a half years.  That is how long the faithful believers will be in the wilderness to where they fled (forests, caves, etc.), and that is how long the two chosen witnesses of God will represent the Truth in Jerusalem against the two false witnesses ("beast" or "antichrist" and "false prophet") and do their signs and miracles while the two false witnesses also do theirs.  Three and a half years!  There is no seven years with a peace treaty broken in the middle and all that nonsense.  False prophets use ONE place in the bible to teach this doctrine, and that prophecy has absolutely nothing to do with the tribulation in the last days.  It deals with the Messiah's first coming and dying.

Another issue is the belief of a third temple before the tribulation.  The scriptures teach there will be a temple built after Christ's return.  The CURRENT TEMPLE is made up of Spirit-begotten Christians.  The false christ tries to sit in true believers, taking their bodies away from the true God.  There is some left of the last physical temple (the "Wailing Wall"), and it will be finished off in the end.

But the "abomination of desolation" that kicks off the tribulation is spelled out in Luke's record that is parallel to Matthew's and Mark's.  Please compare all three, and you will get your answer.  It's Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14, and Luke 20:21.  Matthew and Mark both have added words to them, warning people you must read to understand.  Go over to Luke and read, and you will understand. 

NOW, at least one of the guys I watched on Youtube said there will not be another tetrad for another 600 years or so and not another tetrad where all four moons are on God's feast days for about 1,000 years or so from now, so basically he was trying to say that THESE upcoming lunar and solar eclipses must be the heavenly signs, even though it seemed none of the men wanted to boldly say that they were.  They certainly want people to believe that, though.

LISTEN!  If you want to know what I believe,  I do not think that NASA's predicted eclipses mean anything!  I have a theory of my own, based on what facts I do have.  First, I've paid attention to how eclipses work over the years, and never does the whole earth see each one.  It depends on when it occurs.  Same with solar eclipse, if it happens when it's night on this side of the planet, but it's day on the other side, and they see the eclipse.

Second, I'm not so sure we should believe that we'd be able to predict when the heavenly signs will occur.

Third, I know that pole shifts and such can affect things, and I'd imagine if the earth was knocked off orbit somewhat, all of NASA's predictions would mean nothing.

I couldn't recall exactly when chronologically the huge earthquake that knocks everything off course was prophesied, but now I know, and when combined with my theory, I think there's a good chance my theory may play out this way.  Look back again at Revelation 6:12-17 that I included above.  WOW!!!  Do you see it?  The HUGE earthquake is to happen, and notice what happens RIGHT AFTERWARD.  It's the so-called, presupposed solar and lunar eclipses*!  It's going to be CRAZY when it happens!  It's not going to be some normally-occurring eclipses like we enjoy seeing.  The earth is going to be shaking off its course!  It's going to be FRIGHTENING like nothing we've known.  A horrible earthquake and being so scared because we know the earth must be going off its axis in order to be seeing the crazy things in the sky.  The islands and mountains will be moved from their places!  The sky leaving like when a scroll is rolled up?!?!?!  (See also 2 Peter 3:10).

Yes, my friends, it is my belief that that huge earthquake is going to cause us to see those heavenly signs, and THIS is NOT predicted by NASA.   You better just sit back and enjoy the coming eclipses,  perhaps sip on a nice drink, because you will be in danger of having a heart attack from fear when the so-called ones foretold in the bible occur.  As a matter of fact, the scriptures also foretell that of many wicked people.  It says their hearts will fail them because of the fear.  As for the true believers, when God's wrath is being unleashed, you will be kept safe.

*Note: A true solar eclipse only happen during a new moon and when it lines up between the earth and sun.  A true lunar eclipse can only happen during the full moon (two weeks later) and is when the earth lines up right between the moon and sun.  Clearly the "blood moon" and "black sun" in prophecy are not what we understand as lunar and solar eclipses.  Something clearly does happen for these signs, as well as the "stars" appearing to fall (Rev. 6:13; Matt. 24:29).  If you go on to see what happens a short span after that earthquake ordeal and the signs, there is "hail and fire mingled with blood" being cast upon the earth, causing the trees and grass to burn up on the earth.  We already know that the sky seemed to have departed, which sounds like we are going to lose some protection from outer celestial things that could enter our atmosphere.  A great "star" falls and makes the waters bitter.  The third part of the moon and the sun and the stars were darkened, so that a third of the day there was no light on it.  On and on.  So it seems to me that most definitely the "heavenly signs" that are not related in any way whatsoever to lunar and solar eclipses as we know them, and that these signs cannot be predicted by NASA.

This is GOD'S WRATH we're talking about!  He is going to GET ANGRY, He will have been provoked to the point of no return, because of men's sin!  Maybe he pushes a button to activate a huge rock to head our way.  Whatever he does, it lines out in the bible that there's a massive earthquake, the earth teeters "like a drunkard"(Isa. 24:20).  There's a little here and a little there in the various prophet books.  You've got to piece it together.  But there's the bad earthquake, damage to the earth and sky (heaven/atmosphere), and a whole lot of horrible things to come from the heaven (outer space) to hit this planet.  SO, THERE IS REALLY NO REASON TO BELIEVE NASA CAN PREDICT THESE HEAVENLY SIGNS.  If you're paying attention to the scriptures, you can know when the tribulation begins.  Years after that you can witness the heavenly signs and know God's wrath is about to be poured out and that soon thereafter we will see Christ come back.   

As for any "rapture" belief tied in with all this, all you need to do is read your bible, and it's EASY to see there is no such rapture, no Christians being pulled up to heaven to be spared the tribulation.  It's just not there!  It was only when I started really reading my bible a lot ON MY OWN, rather than listen to my Protesting Catholic pastors (and trust me, you must pay attention to the pastors and other teachers in the churches of God, too, because NOT ALL of what they teach is true, as I've gone through my bible and have seen over and over that they are wrong plenty themselves) that I read the truth and asked myself, "How in the world do they get the rapture idea?  Isn't this pretty clear?"  And indeed it is.  Over and over again, it's clear that the tribulation begins, true believers FLEE TO THE WILDERNESS (and no way does that mean one particular location on the earth, so if you sit around waiting for some angel to lead the way for you or rely on some false teacher's instructions, you are going to end up being caught, because you were unprepared!), and then later God's wrath is poured out, and THEN Christ comes back, and believers meet him in the clouds and continue with him down to Jerusalem where they will reign.

As my high school world history teacher always said the day before a test: "Read it. Study. Come prepared." 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Goddess Easter's Fertility Eggs Ritual

The false goddess Easter (Isthtar/Eostre/Ashteroth/Astarte/Semiramis/Isis, etc.) worshiped as the "Queen of Heaven" by pagans for thousands of years has a feast dedicated to her annually on the first "Sunday" after the first full moon following the spring equinox.  Legend has it that Easter dropped from heaven into the Euphrates River, hatching from an egg and turning a bird into an egg-laying rabbit.  This can be confirmed in many historical sources, and if you're reading this, it means you have a whole Internet full of free encyclopedias and free books on Google, etc. so that you can easily and quickly verify this.

Some already know this pagan history, but many do not know how exactly the dyeing and hiding of Easter's eggs fits into pagan history.  I'll soon get to this most disturbing truth.  Read on.

There are two groups of Christians, as put forth in Christ's parables and in His revelation to John.  In chapter 12 of Revelation there is depicted the true Church of God, all the spiritual virgins who keep themselves pure by "keeping the commandments of God and the testimony of Salvation the Anointed (Jesus Christ)."  Then there are chapters 17 and 18 which depict the spiritual whores who have fornicated true worship with pagan worship and breaking the commandments of God in order to keep the traditions of men.

Today most who call themselves Christians more closely follow Rome's false religion of Christianity rather than follow Christ.   They keep the feast of Easter to celebrate Christ's resurrection, without any authority from Christ.  Historically Easter's feast celebrated her son Tammuz's resurrection from the dead, as he was killed by a wild boar at the age of forty, and it's said that is why ham is customary to eat during Easter's feast. 

Those who worshiped Easter and Tammuz would go Easter's temple.  Virgins would be impregnated by the temple priest(s).  The following year, each and every year, the three-month-old infants would be sacrificed.  Eggs would then be dyed red with the infants' blood, buried in hopes of good fertility (for the land, etc.), and the belief was that they'd hatch several months later on Tammuz's birthday, December 25. 

Still today in some churches (Catholic and Orthodox and perhaps some Protesting Catholic churches) Easter's eggs are only dyed red.  It is explained to the sheep that it symbolizes Christ's blood, but where in the scriptures do we find a feast of God that involves dyeing eggs and celebrating Christ's resurrection?

The scriptures say:

When the ETERNAL your God shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go to possess them, and you succeed them, and dwell in their land; Take heed to yourself that you be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before you; and that you inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. You shall not do so to the ETERNAL your God: for every abomination to the ETERNAL, which he hates, have they done to their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor diminish from it (Deut. 12:29-32).

However, then, when you knew not God, you did service to them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain (Gal. 4:8-11).

Are you keeping rituals in your Christianity religion that you do not understand?  Are you letting your children participate in Easter's egg dyeing and hiding?  Do you believe it's innocent fun since you're using commercial synthetic dyes and not sacrificed infants? Or are you horrified that you've been taught that such traditions have been adopted by the Church of Rome and are still kept by her protesting daughters?  Do you believe keeping such things honors Christ, or would you rather not keep the adopted pagan holy days and instead keep the holy days God commands under the new covenant?
The days are found in Leviticus 23 of your bible.  They were kept differently under the old carnal covenant than they are now under the new spiritual covenant, but they are still the Eternal's holy days, and they foreshadow things to come (see Colossians 2:16-17).   It's important to know the meaning of these holy days that the true Holy Father commands and to stop following after the traditions of the false holy father of the false whore church in Rome.

To understand more about these feasts, see this brief outline on how God's feasts outline His true plan of salvation.

Stay tuned with the upcoming blog posts leading up to the new covenant Passover and Unleavened Bread feasts.  I'll be giving away one free copy each of two books, my God's Law of Love, the Perfect Law of Liberty: Jehovah's Ten Commandments Still Apply Today and fellow brother in the Lord Keith Hunt's The Biblical Prophets for Today.  These are testimony to the law and the prophets.