By Maria Merola אריאל
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, December 2017
Every year, (when the Chanukkah and Christ-Mass season roll around), we’ve all noticed that people attempt to blend the two celebrations together as if they are the same. However, any attempt to marry these two celebrations, is a violation of Scripture, as we are warned not to mix the sacred with the profane:
Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
With that said, we must recognize that while our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa referred to himself as “the light of the world,” (John 8:12: 9:5, 11:9), the devil is also able to transform himself as “an angel of light,” (2nd Corinthians 11:14).
2nd Corinthians 6:14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?
The graphics below illustrate the fact that Chanukkah and Christ-Mass are diametrically opposed, and any attempt to blend them is to a violation of 2nd Corinthians 6:14...... “for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?”
Yule became Christmas.
Imbolc became “Saint Valentine’s Day.”
Ostara is the Celtic name for the pagan fertility goddess named Ishtar (Easter).
Beltane is called “May Day.”
Litha is now called “Saint John’s Day.”
Lammas is called “The Ascension of Mary.”
Mabon is the Autumn Equinox.
Samhain is today called Halloween.
In 1538, the Roman Catholic Church officially declared these eight pagan Sabbaths as so-called “Christian holidays.” Never-the-less, they can never be “redeemed for Christ,” because to do so is a violation of Deuteronomy 12:29-31:
“When YHWH your Elohiym has cut off ahead of you the nations you are entering in order to dispossess, and when you have dispossessed them and are living in their land; be careful, after they have been destroyed ahead of you, not to be trapped into following them; so that you inquire after their gods and ask, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I want to do the same.’ You must not do this to YHWH your Elohiym! For they have done to their gods all the abominations that YHWH hates! ”
In Revelation 19:10 we are told that “The testimony of Yahuwshuwa is the spirit of prophecy,” therefore, to blend the two celebrations is to confuse the testimony of our Messiah with the testimony of the false pagan gods!
To learn more about YaHuWaH’s seven feasts and how they point us to the life of our Messiah, see the blog entitled: “What is the Testimony of Messiah?”