Pictured to the right is Roman Catholic artwork depicting the mother of our Messiah, (Miriam/Mary) with nail-scarred hands, and auras of light emanating from her.
This image is portraying what the Catholic Catechism describes as “Mary’s participation in the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Christ.” To learn more, see these blog links:
For too long, many of us have been lied to about the resurrection of the true Jewish Messiah named Yahuwshuwa (Joshua). Just ask any person on the street “When did Jesus die on the cross, and when was Jesus raised from the dead?” The answer will inevitably be “He died on Good Friday and he rose again on Easter Sunday.”
Since the beginning of humanity, organized religion has fed us lies in order to sell their political agenda, and their merchandise. The prophet Jeremiah was given an end-time message about what would happen in these last days. Listen to what he says:
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 16:19 O YHWH, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
What exactly are these lies that we have inherited?
The corruption of the one true faith of our Creator began at the Tower of Babel about 2,275 years before the birth of Messiah. An evil religion and empire was birthed by one of the most evil men in history.
His name was Nimrod, and he was the great grandson of Noah. Nimrod was very rebellious against our Creator, but, he was finally caught and slain for his crimes.
Scripture calls him “The mighty hunter,” but this was not in a positive connotation. Nimrod hunted for humans, and used them for sacrifices to the pagan sun-god, Moloch.
Nimrod’s name is only mentioned four times in the entire Bible, (Genesis 10:8-9; 1st Chronicles 1:10, Micah 5:6). Other esoteric writings described Nimrod’s mother/wife as “Semiramis.” The prophet Jeremiah revealed the existence of this pagan myth, as the people of Judah were burning incense, and baking cakes to “The Queen of Heaven” (Jeremiah, chapter 7 & 44).
Historians, archaeologists, and other esoteric writings (from the Mystery School religions) offer a few more details about the life of Nimrod, and his alleged mother/wife, Semiramis. To learn more about this legendary queen, see this blog: Who is Semiramis & Did She Really Exist?
*Disclaimer: there are those who would try and suggest that these stories about Nimrod marrying his own mother are merely fables and myths, not supported by academia. However, I am not trying to prove the historical accuracy of these legends.
I am merely illustrating that Satan’s Mystery Religion is based on the narrative of Nimrod marrying his mother (Semiramis). It matters not whether these events actually took place in reality. Only that Luciferians teach these fables as the basis of their worship. Scripture, archaeology, and history support the existence of the Mystery Religion from ancient Babylon.
The narrative within the occult world purports that Nimrod was counseled by the priests of Ba’al to marry his own mother (as an act of incest) in order to acquire what is called “The third eye” or “The all-seeing eye of Lucifer.”
Today people call it “psychic power” or “extra-sensory perception,” but it is demonic power to “see” things in the spiritual realms. The Bible calls this “a spirit of divination,” (Ezekiel 13:6-7) which is a counterfeit to the true gifts of the Holy Spirit. The gifts of the Spirit are only given to those who are in covenant relationship with the Messiah, Yahuwshuwa, and obey his commandments (1st Corinthians 12:1-11).
More about Nimrod & Semiramis
According to various sources, Nimrod married his mother (Semiramis) in order to acquire this special power from the fallen angels.
An article published September 17, 2017 in The National Geographic has this to say about Semiramis, the mother/wife of Nimrod:
“In the Neo-Assyrian regime of the ninth century B.C., one woman commanded an entire empire stretching from Asia Minor to what is today western Iran. She was Sammu-ramat, thought to mean “high heaven.” Her five-year rule, while brief, appears to have inspired long-lasting respect among her subjects and the world...Centuries after her reign, Greek writers, and historians focused on Sammu-ramat and her achievements.... They hellenized her name to Semiramis......Although the four main sources do not spell out whether she claimed the regency, the inscriptions make it clear that Sammu-ramat exercised a degree of political power—unlike that of any other woman in the history of Mesopotamia. The stela from the city of Kizkapanli, for example, mentions that the queen accompanied her son when he crossed the Euphrates River to fight against the king of the Assyrian city of Arpad. Her presence was unusual for the time, and the fact that the stela bothers to mention her participation gives Sammu-ramat’s actions a strong degree of honor and respect.”
Semiramis is said to have joined forces with her son/husband (Nimrod), who is also called “Ninus” in some publications, because he was the builder of “Ninevah” (Genesis 10:12).
Semiramis and her son/husband started a “One world religion and government” called “The Babylonian Empire.” Nimrod built a tower that would reach towards heaven because he wanted to consult the fallen angels through the use of astrology.
When YaHuWaH saw that Nimrod’s kingdom was becoming powerful and that the people were all in “one accord” under a false satanic empire, he caused the continents to be divided in the earth by large bodies of water, and he caused the people’s languages to become confused, and thus the people of Babylon scattered to different parts of the world (Genesis 10:32 & 11:7). See my other article entitled Nimrod, the Papacy & the Assyrian
The continents of the earth at one time were all connected as one large land-mass, but in Bereshiyth (Genesis) 10:32 we read that Yah divided the nations of the earth. This is what is known as “Pangaea” in modern Science. Nimrod’s religion then migrated to all of the continents of the world, but since the languages had been confused by YaHuWaH, the names of the characters were changed.
Thus, Nimrod had various names in different cultures and his mother Semiramis also had various names in different cultures as well. Nimrod’s mother and wife, Semiramis became universally known as “The Queen of Heaven” and this pagan goddess has been worshiped all over the world since that time.
Whose Resurrection Are You Celebrating?
The nation of Yisra’el was guilty of worshiping this very same “Queen of Heaven,” the goddess of the moon and sky, and our Heavenly Father sent the prophet Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) to give warning to them. Listen to the attitudes of the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) as they presumptuously thought that they could burn incense to this goddess while still maintaining their covenant relationship with YaHuWaH:
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 44:17-18 “But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the QUEEN OF HEAVEN, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Yahuwdah (Judah), and in the streets of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem): for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.”
Has anything changed today in the Christian Church? Most Christians think that the ancient Yisra’elites were somehow much more idolatrous than people are today in Christianity. But the truth is, the very same sins committed by the nation of Yisra’el (which caused them to go into captivity with their enemies), are the very same sins that are being committed today by the Christian Church!
Our Messiah was not sacrificed on a tree so that we can continue in these pagan lies. He was sacrificed to redeem backsliding Yisra’el from her pagan ways and that includes those within the Christian Churches today who have been “grafted into” the olive tree (Yisra’el).
Pictured above is Isis “Queen of Heaven” holding her baby son Horus. The Roman Emperor Constantine renamed this image “Mary & Baby Jesus” in the 3rd Century, but this image is none other than the original Queen of Heaven named Semiramis and she is holding her baby son Tammuz. When Nimrod and Semiramis’s religion migrated to other parts of the world, she took on different names. Another one of her aliases is “Easter.”
This is the true identity of EASTER and her son Nimrod who was later supposedly reincarnated as Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14). Mythology purports that she spends six months each year in the underworld, but on Easter “Sun” day (named after the sun-god) she resurrects in the “East” because the sun rises in the East, and the pagans worship the sun.
Her name started out as Semiramis, but then it was changed in other cultures. She is also known in other cultures as Isis, Diana, Astarte, Ishtar, Aphrodite, Venus, Easter and also as the false deified version of the “Catholic Mary.” Her baby son Nimrod (later reincarnated as Tammuz) also had other names in various cultures because this Babylonian religion migrated around the world. He is also known as Horus, Apollo, Sol, Krishna, Hercules, Mithra, and many others.
This image of Isis Queen of Heaven with baby Horus the sun-god is the true identity of the Catholic “Mary & baby Jesus” that is worshipped by Catholics unawares through icons and graven images.
You will also notice the two horns on her head are for the “horned god” Lucifer and the “disk” within the horns symbolizes the sun. This image violates the second commandment in Shemoth (Exodus) 20:4 which says “you shall not make unto you any graven image.”
Pictured to the left is an image that we’ve all seen on Christmas cards and Catholic imagery, but this image is none other than the pagan goddess Semiramis, Easter, Isis, and her son & husband Nimrod, Tammuz, Horus, Osirus etc.
In order to understand how Satan slipped in his false religion into modern-day Christendom, we must first understand the origin of Satan’s first religion from ancient Babylon. Nimrod was one of Noah’s great grandsons who was known as a “mighty hunter” of men’s souls, and he also married his mother Semiramis. ----The Two Babylons by Alexander Hyslop.
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 10:8-10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before YHWH: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before YHWH. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel.
This word “before” in the above verse is “paniym” which is #H6440 in the Strong’s Concordance:
#6440. paniym paw-neem’ the face, against, anger, battle, impudent.
This word “before” or “paniym” is not meant in a positive connotation. This word is telling us that Nimrod was being “impudent” as if to say “in your face” with a rebellious shameless attitude. The word “impudent” has the following synonyms: Audacious, bold, bold-faced, brash, brazen, brazen-faced, cocksure, cocky, impertinent, nervy, insolent, disregard of others, etc.
Together, Semiramis and her son/husband, Nimrod started this occult religion of sacrificing babies to Moloch, aka Satan which they especially did on the winter solstice and the vernal equinox in the spring also called “Easter ‘Sun’ Day.”
Nimrod’s name literally means “tyrant, rebellion.” The city of Rome was once known as Saturnalia, “The city of Saturn,” and in the Chaldean mysteries, the Babylonian dictator Nimrod was deified as Saturn. His birthday was celebrated on December 25th or “Saturnalia.” In Chaldee, Saturn is spelled as “STUR” which totals 666:
Shin = 60
Grand Total = 666
Thus we can see that Nimrod was the first historic “Anti-Messiah” (Antichrist). Some of you may be asking “but how could he be an Antichrist, when the Messiah had not yet been born into the world?” Well you see, the Hebrew word “Mashiyach” (Messiah) simply means “the anointed one” and so an “Anti-Messiah” is one who opposes an anointed servant of the Most High YaHuWaH:
1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that Anti-Mashiyach (Antichrist) shall come, even now are there many Antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Nimrod led the Babylonians to pay tribute to the skies (the sun, the moon, the stars, and planets) by sacrificing infants and children to these pagan deities. The Tower of Babel which expressly built for this purpose, as it echoed in other cultures such as the Aztecs, the Mayans, and the Incas.
Obelisks were phallic or male fertility symbols interpreted as sun rays (precursors of steeples), and this religion was making Nimrod and his mother/wife wealthy as the Babylonian people had to pay money to come into the temple to sacrifice their babies at the Winter Solstice (December 21st -25th) and also at “Easter Sunrise Services,” at the Spring or Vernal Equinox (March 21st -25th). This sounds just like today’s abortion clinics, doesn’t it?
Every year on March 25th & December 25th, there would be wild drunken parties and orgies where virgins would become impregnated by pagan priests. Since there are 9 months to a pregnancy, and there are also 9 months between March 25th and December 25th, the pagan priests of Ba’al would impregnate these virgins on Easter Sunday, and then by December 25th when these infants were newly born, they would then offer up these newborn babies on the altar to “Moloch” on December 25th.
A few months later on Easter “Sun-day” they would offer up more infants to the goddess named “Easter,” and then they would dye eggs in the blood of these sacrificed infants!!!
Pictured here are “blood red eggs” which is the only color that the Greek Orthodox Church uses to color their eggs!
When one of Noah’s sons, Shem heard what Nimrod and his wife Semiramis were doing, he sent out a bounty hunt to have Nimrod killed. However, the book of Yashar (Jasher) records that it was Esau (the twin brother of Jacob) who actually killed Nimrod.
After Nimrod was killed, Semiramis was worried that the kingdom would slip through her fingers, thereby causing her losing out on the wealth and power that she had grown accustomed to.
Semiramis had to think of a way to keep the people hooked into her system, and so she concocted an idea which would keep the legend of Nimrod alive, thereby keeping the big money-making religion alive as well. And so she consulted the pagan priests and astrologers who told her that the sun “dies” on December 21st but it begins to come back to life again on the eve of December 24th.
In paganism, this is what is known as “The winter solstice,” which falls on December 21st. Before the invention of telescopes in ancient times, the pagans thought that the sun was dying during this time.
In reality, the earth is rotating on its axis as it is also making a revolution around the sun every 365 days.
Because of the position of the earth in relation to the sun during the winter solstice, the northern hemisphere of the earth is experiencing winter while the southern hemisphere (below the Equator) is tilted towards the sun causing that part of the world to experience summer.
The scriptures describe the revolution of the earth around the sun as a “circuit” or a “tequwphah.” The Hebrew Strong’s Concordance defines this word for “the year’s end” as follows:
#8622. tequwphah tek-oo-faw’ from 5362; a revolution, i.e. (of the sun) course, (of time) lapse:--circuit, come about, end.
Shemoth (Exodus) 34:22 And you shall observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end [#H8622 tequwphah].
What happens at the solstice?
“The North Pole is tilted furthest away from the sun at the solstice. The December solstice occurs when the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, it is when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun…. Depending on the Gregorian calendar, the December solstice occurs annually on a day between December 20 and December 23. On this date, all places above a latitude of 66.5 degrees north (Arctic Polar Circle) are now in darkness, while locations below a latitude of 66.5 degrees south (Antarctic Polar Circle) receive 24 hours of daylight….An observer in the northern hemisphere, the December solstice marks the day of the year with the least hours of daylight.”
Because the winter solstice was the shortest day of the year (having the least hours of daylight), the Babylonians thought the sun died on December 21st and three days later it resurrected on the eve of December 24th thereby causing the sun to be “reborn” on December 25th. This is the reason why they would conduct child-sacrifices to the sun-god in order to help the sun come back to life!
Using astrology as her guide, Semiramis became pregnant on March 25th (exactly 9 months before December 25th), and then she concocted a legend for the Babylonian people telling them that on December 21st, Nimrod dies each year, but three days and three nights later, on December 25th he is “born-again” (reincarnated) as the “The Sun-god, Ba’al.” Semiramis also declared herself as the goddess of the moon and sky and she said that her son/husband, Nimrod had supernaturally impregnated her with the “rays of the sun.”
Semiramis gave birth on December 25th to another son named Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14) and she ordered the Babylonians to go into the groves (forest) and place a gift under the tree to honor Nimrod who was “cut down” like a tree (Isaiah 14:12-19). She also ordered the people to cut down a tree, bring it into their homes and decorate it with silver and gold balls to symbolize Nimrod’s testicles (Jeremiah 10:3-4).
Trees and branches became symbols of Nimrod because Nimrod was “cut down” just like a tree. Hence, a tree stump became a place of honoring B’aal, Nimrod, Tammuz and his many reincarnated aliases. In Jeremiah 10:2-4, YaHuWaH warns us not to use trees as part of our worship:
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 10:2-4 “Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; [astrology, zodiac] for the heathen are dismayed at them…For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.”
Ten Warnings Against “Asherah” for Ten Lost Tribes of Yisra’el
In Jeremiah, 3:8, we learn that ten out of twelve tribes of Yisra’el were divorced and scattered to the four corners of the earth because of their pagan holidays (see Amos 5:21-27; Isaiah 1:1-14; Hosea 4:17; 1st Kings 12:28-33). Is it any wonder that there are “ten” places in the Tanakh (Towrah & Prophets) where YaHuWaH is warning them to break down and destroy their images of “Asherah?”
Shemoth (Exodus) 34:13 But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their Asherah (groves).
Debariym (Deuteronomy) 7:5 But thus shall you deal with them; you shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their Asherah (groves), and burn their graven images with fire.
Debariym (Deuteronomy) 12:3 And you shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their Asherah (groves) with fire; and you shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Shophtiym (Judges) 3:7 And the children of Yisra’el did evil in the sight of YHWH, and forgot YHWH their Elohiym, and served Baalim and the Asherah (groves).
1st Melakiym (Kings) 14:15 For YHWH shall smite Yisra’el, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Yisra’el out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their Asherah (groves), provoking YHWH to anger.
1st Melakiym (Kings) 14:23 For they also built them high places, and images, and Asherah (groves), on every high hill, and under every green tree.
1st Melakiym (Kings) 18:19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Yisra’el unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Ba’al four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of Asherah (groves) four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table.
2nd Melakiym (Kings) 17:10 And they set them up images and Asherah (groves) in every high hill, and under every green tree.
2nd Melakiym (Kings) 18:4 He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the Asherah (groves), and broke in pieces the brasen serpent that Mosheh (Moses) had made: for unto those days the children of Yisra’el did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
2nd Melakiym (Kings) 23:14 And he broke in pieces the images, and cut down the Asherah (groves), and filled their places with the bones of men.
In the King James Version the word for “groves” in all of the above passages is translated in Hebrew as the following word:
Strong’s Concordance #H842 Asherah: groves (for idol worship); a Babylonian (Astarte)-Canaanite goddess (of fortune and happiness), the supposed consort of Baal, her images; the goddess, goddesses; her images; sacred trees or poles set up near an altar.
Did you see this? Christmas & Easter-Egg trees are really “Asherah Poles” or sacred trees for honoring “Ba’al!” Many Christian Churches decorate these trees with little balls and colored eggs, and then they set them up right next to their altars just like the ancient Babylonians! Beloved, did you know that the ornaments that are placed on these trees also represent Nimrod’s testicles?
Babylonian history records that Nimrod was chopped up into pieces and his body parts were sent to different provinces of Babylon to warn the people not to sacrifice babies to Moloch. His only body part that was never found was his penis, and so his mother/wife, Semiramis decided to memorialize it by erecting a giant image of Nimrod’s uncircumcised penis which today is also called an “obelisk.” The obelisk is a powerful witchcraft “talisman” and those within the occult know that the devil and his fallen angels use these as “points of contact.”
You will note that there is one in Washington D.C. called “The Washington Monument” and there is also one in front of St. Peter’s Square in front of the Vatican. Occultists have strategic reasons for placing these on top of church buildings as “steeples” in order to cast spells on the people within these churches. Pictured to the right is the obelisk that sits in front of the Vatican in Saint Peter’s Square.
Back in 2003, I had been attending a non-denominational church in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and they were constructing a brand new building. During this time, I had been praying and seeking the Heavenly Father, asking him to speak to me in prophetic dreams.
One night, I was awakened to the sound of his audible voice as he said to me “phallic symbol.” That was all that I heard, but I had no idea what a phallic symbol was until I researched it on the internet. To my shock and surprise, I discovered that the church I had been attending was erecting a steeple on their new building and it was a “phallic symbol!”
After visiting the website above (among many others), I warned the Pastor of my church, but he thought I was being ridiculous to believe that the steeple on their building was a phallic symbol. After much prayer, I was instructed by the Heavenly Father to leave that church, because of their compromising mixture with Roman Catholicism and other heresies that were being embraced.
Later on that year (in September of 2003), Hurricane Isabel came through our town and knocked down the steeple on their newly built church! What is interesting about this story, is that the name Isabel is the English translation for “Iyzabel” in Hebrew for Queen Jezebel!
The name “Jezebel” is #H348 in the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance, and this is what it means:
Jezebel = “Baal exalts” or “Baal is husband to” or “unchaste,” wife of Ahab, daughter of Ethbaal.
It was interesting that after I gave the Pastor of this church a warning, within just a couple of months, YaHuWaH vindicated me by allowing that steeple to be broken down by the principality of Jezebel herself! It was as if he was saying to this demon spirit “You’d better get that steeple off of that church building right now!”
I never discussed it with the Pastor, or any other member of that church, but to this day, the steeple has not been replaced since being knocked down.
Why does YaHuWaH command us to break down and destroy these images? Imagine that you are married and your spouse wants to keep a framed photograph of the ex-lover on a nightstand right next to your marriage bed! How would that make you feel?
The nation of Yisra’el had entered into a “marriage covenant” with YaHuWaH on Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:5-18) and he is jealous for his bride. He does not want to be reminded of the fact that Yisra’el committed spiritual adultery against him with these images of Nimrod’s penis!
To understand more fully why this offends him, please read my other article entitled: “An Illustration of Messiah & The Christian Church: The Story of Rachel, Lucas & Joshua.”
The following are additional passages of scripture where we are commanded to destroy these phallic symbols, images of steeples, Christmas trees, and obelisks: Exodus 23:24, Deuteronomy 7:5, Deuteronomy 12:3, Jeremiah 43:13, Hosea 10:2.
You will also notice that obelisks are always shown jutting up into the sky. The obelisk is supposed to be Nimrod’s penis and since his mother/wife Semiramis calls herself the “goddess of the sky” (Queen of Heaven), the obelisk protruding into the sky is supposed to represent Nimrod having intercourse with her.
In addition to there being “10” warnings in the Bible against “Asherah” poles, there are also “10” warnings against worshiping Ba’al “under every green tree.” This is no coincidence, as YaHuWaH has purposely allowed these warnings to come in “10’s” for the “Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephrayim.”
These ten tribes were divorced and sent away to the Gentile nations because of their pagan holidays. Let’s take a look at these “ten” warnings against worshiping under trees.
Often-times when I show people the warning against Christmas & Easter-Egg Trees in Jeremiah 10:1-3, they will excuse it away by trying to rationalize that the warning is not against decorating trees, but rather against taking wood and carving it into an idol. But if you need more proof that YaHuWaH is against using trees for worship, see the verses below:
Debariym (Deuteronomy) 12:2 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which You shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree.
1st Melakiym (Kings) 14:23 For they also built them high places, and images, and Asherah (groves), on every high hill, and under every green tree.
2nd Melakiym (Kings) 16:4 And he sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
2nd Melakiym (Kings) 17:10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree.
2nd Dibrey ha’Yamiym (Chronicles) 28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 57:5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 2:20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and you said, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree you wandered, playing the harlot.
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 3:6 YHWH said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Have you seen that which backsliding Yisra’el has done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot.
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 3:13 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against YHWH your Elohiym, and have scattered your ways to the strangers under every green tree, and You have not obeyed my voice, says YHWH.
Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 6:13 13 Then shall you shall you know that I am YHWH, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
Pictured below is a statue of Semiramis holding her baby son Nimrod or his alleged reincarnation, Tammuz. This statue has been seen around the world in many different cultures under different names, but the same demon spirits are behind these statues regardless of the names given to them.
Forty Days of Weeping for Tammuz: Lent & Ash Wednesday
When Tammuz was forty years old, as he was hunting in the woods, he was killed by a wild boar (a pig). He took after his father Nimrod because he was also a “mighty hunter.”
After Tammuz died, his mother Semiramis began a custom in Babylon called “Forty Days of Weeping for Tammuz” where people were commanded to fast and pray for Tammuz in the underworld.
They were told that when they did this, they were exchanging one day of pleasure in this life for each year of Tammuz’s life in the underworld.
Today in the Roman Catholic Church this custom has been renamed
“Lent.” These forty days of fasting eventually would be incorporated into Roman Catholic worship, whereby the people are commanded to fast for forty days leading up to Easter Sunday. To this day, Catholics begin these forty days on what is called “Ash Wednesday.”
As it was done in ancient Babylon, so it is also done today, where the pagan priests of Ba’al would take ashes and place a “mark” on the foreheads of the people with a cross as he would recite a declaration about how we were “created from ashes and to ashes we shall return.”
Scripture tells us that if we belong to Messiah that we shall never see death. The Apostle Sha’ul (Paul) explained to us in 1st Corinthians 15:50-54 that the elect shall exchange a mortal body for immortality. When I was a child in the Catholic School, we were told that when we celebrated Lent, that we were commemorating the time when our Messiah fasted and prayed in the wilderness for “forty days and forty nights.”
We were made to believe that this is Lent was all about. The nuns made a chart on the wall as each child called out what he was giving up for forty days.
Some children gave up candy or a favorite television show during those forty days. But the truth of the matter is, our Messiah fasted and prayed during the “Forty Days of Repentance” beginning in the Hebrew month of Elul (August) and culminating in the 7th Hebrew month of Tishri (usually in September or October) leading up to Yom Kippur.
The Jewish people have a tradition of fasting and repenting for forty days leading up to Yom Kippur to commemorate the same forty days when Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the second set of Ten Commandments, and this is when our Messiah fasted and prayed in the wilderness—not in the spring leading up to “Easter.”
See my article entitled: “Messiah’s Forty Days of Fasting Leading Up to Yom Kippur.”
YaHuWaH showed the prophet Ezekiel the abominations that the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) had been practicing and one such practice was called “weeping for Tammuz” which today is called Lent in the Catholic Church:
Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 8:13-14 “Turn you yet again, and you shall see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of YHWH’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Have you seen this, O son of man?”
Today in many cultures people make “Easter Bread” or “hot crossed buns” as an offering to the Queen of Heaven. Do people realize that they are inadvertently offering up cakes to the Queen of Heaven?
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 7:18-19 “The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? says YHWH: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? Therefore thus says YHWH Elohiym; Behold, my anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place.”
Pictured at the beginning of this blog, is an artist’s depiction of a crucified and wounded version of the “Catholic Mary.”
This image sends the message loud and clear that “Good Friday” and “Easter” are false holidays secretly meant to commemorate the Queen of Heaven instead of the true Messiah!
This false, deified version of Mary features nail prints in her hands because Roman Catholic doctrine claims that she participated in the crucifixion, and that she also resurrected just like Yahuwshuwa (Jesus)!
This is why they call her the “Queen of Heaven,” like the pagan goddess in Jeremiah 44. Roman Catholics pray to her, just as ancient Yisra’el worshiped the Queen of Heaven, and offered up incense, and cakes to her.
Today, Christians celebrate “Easter” in honor of her resurrection! Pictured, is an archaeological discovery of Ishtar (pronounced as Easter) from ancient Babylon.
Beloved, if you thought that Easter was about the resurrection of the true Messiah named Yahuwshuwa, think again!
The “Good Friday & Sunday Resurrection Myth”
The reason why the Vatican has gone to a lot of trouble to convince everyone that our Messiah resurrected on “Sun-day” morning is because they want to assimilate him to the pagan god of the “sun.”
Satan has convinced followers of Messiah to worship him (Satan) unawares.
Therefore, he has set aside certain sun-god worship days that deify a false Mary/Mariyam who sit on the throne as the Queen of Heaven.
Catholic artwork depicts Mary seated on the throne with the Father & the Son crowning her!
There is absolutely no biblical support for this notion of a pagan Trinity, were Mary is described as “The Holy Spirit.”
The true and genuine Messiah, Yahuwshuwa came to earth in human form during the “4th Millennium” (the middle of creation week) and he died “in the midst of the week” (Passover week on the 4th day of the week or Wednesday), and also in the “middle” of the 7,000 years since creation in the 4th Millennium.
He also died in the middle of “Daniel’s 70th Week” (in the middle of a 7-year ministry) where he worked for Rachel just as Jacob also worked for seven years for Rachel and ended up with Leah (symbolic of the Gentiles). Hence, Messiah died “in the midst of the week, within the week, within the week.”
7,000 years = Messiah died in the 4th Millennium from creation (in the midst of the week of 7 millennia).
7 years = Messiah died in the middle of a 7-year ministry of working for Rachel (like Jacob). His ministry was 3.5 years, and his “Two Witnesses” in Revelation 11 will pick up where he left off with a 3.5 year ministry (1,260 days). They will finish out the 7-year ministry of working for Rachel (symbolic of the House of Judah).
7 days = Messiah died in the middle of Passover Week on the 4th day of the week (Wednesday).
Our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa will return in the 7th Millennium from creation for his bride and this is called “The Sabbath Millennium.” In 2nd Peter 3:8 we are told that “one day is like a thousand years with YHWH and a thousand years is as one day.”
Hence, the 7th Day Sabbath points to our Messiah Yahuwshuwa!
The first day of the week called “Sun-day” does not point to our Messiah, because Sunday is not “The Lord’s Day” as many have falsely been taught to believe in the Church.
See my article entitled: Three Days & Three Nights in the Heart of the Earth: The Good Friday Myth
Also see the article entitled: The Sabbath Resurrection: “I Will Raise Him Up at the Last Day.”
Semiramis, (the wife and mother of Nimrod) who was also called Venus in Rome, has a day of the week named after her. That day in Italian or Latin is called “Venerdi.” This word “Venerdi” is where we get the word “venerate” which means “to worship.” In the 3rd Century, Constantine renamed all the statues of Venus “The Virgin Mary.”
Hence, “Friday” is meant to signify her participation with the crucifixion of our Messiah!
This is the true meaning behind “Good Friday!” This is why the Roman Catholic Church has taken great pains to try and convince the world that our Messiah did not fulfill the “sign of Jonah” according to Matthew 12:40 where he said that he would be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
When we count 72 hours (6 X 12-hour periods of day and night) from Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. (the ninth hour of the day) when he died, we come to Saturday evening just as the Sabbath was about the end! This is when our Messiah actually resurrected---not on Fri-day which would place him in the heart of the earth for only 1 ½ days!
Mary Declared the Co-Redeemer of Salvation
Catholic Catechism Pg. 252 #969 “Taken up into heaven she (Mary) did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation…”
Catholic Catechism Pg. 125 #494 “Being obedient she (Mary) became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.”
Catholic Catechism Pg. 125 #494 “She (Mary) is inseparably linked with the saving work of her Son.”
In his general audience address of April 9, 1997, Pope John Paul II said:
“Mary …co-operated during the event itself of the crucifixion and in the role of mother; thus her co-operation embraces the whole of Christ’s saving work. She alone was associated in this way with the redemptive sacrifice of that merited the salvation of all mankind. In union with Christ and submission to Him, she collaborated in obtaining the grace of salvation for all humanity…In God’s plan, Mary is the ‘woman’ (Genesis 3:15), the New Eve, united to New Adam in restoring humanity to its original dignity. Her cooperation with her Son continues for all time in the universal motherhood which she enjoys in the order of grace. Trusting in this maternal cooperation, let us turn to Mary, imploring her help in all of our needs” (Vatican Information Service).
The reason why this idea of Mary being the “New Eve” is so blasphemous is because in the original religion of Babylon, Semiramis married her own son, Nimrod and today, Roman Catholicism falsely teaches that “Mary is the Holy Spirit” thus making her the wife of our Messiah!
While it is true that Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) is called “the last Adam” (1st Corinthians 15:45) since he redeemed us from the curse of sin, YaHuWaH calls Yisra’el his “wife” (Jeremiah 3:15). Catholic’s giving Mary the title “New Eve” implies that “Mary and Jesus are united in marriage” just as Adam and Eve and just like Semiramis & Nimrod! While it is true that every born-again believer is part of the corporate body of Messiah, this is not the same concept of calling the earthly mother of our Messiah his wife!
Catholic doctrine even admits to this blasphemy by falsely teaching that “The Holy Spirit is her spouse.”
In 1985, in Guayaquil, Equador, Pope John Paul II gave this speech:
“…at Calvary she united herself with the sacrifice of her son that led to the foundation of the church; her maternal heart shared to the very depths of the will of Christ ‘to gather into one all the dispersed children of God’. Having suffered for the Church, Mary deserved to become the Mother of all the disciples of her Son, the Mother of their unity…Infact Mary’s role as Coredemptrix did not cease with the glorification of her Son” (Inside the Vatican, July 1997, p.23).
In the mid 1960’s Vatican Council II gave Mary the titles of Co-Redeemer, Mediator, Advocate (Vatican II Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap.8 II, 56, pp.380-383).
#969 ... “Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation .... Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.”
Dogmatic Constitution on The Church, Lumen Gentium, promulgated by Pope Paul VI, Nov. 21, 1964, section #6 Source: Catechism of the Catholic Church, published by Ligouri Publications, English translation copyright 1994 by the United States Catholic Conference, Inc.--Libreria Editrice Vaticana, bearing the Imprimi Potest of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, page 252. Source: Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Letter.
AD CATHOLICI SACERDOTII (On the Catholic Priesthood), promulgated on 20 December 1935.
“Mary has been elevated in Roman Catholic teaching to a Mediatrix of Salvation, interposing her between Christ and mankind.”
But scripture clearly tells us that there is only “one mediator” between YaHuWaH and mankind:
1st Timotiyos (Timothy) 2:5 For there is one Elohiym, and one mediator between Elohiym and men, the man Mashiyach (Messiah) Yahuwshuwa.
1st Yahuwchanon (John) 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yahuwshuwa Mashiyach the righteous.
Ibriym (Hebrews) 8:6 But now has (Yahuwshuwa) obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Ibriym (Hebrews) 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Tehilliym (Psalm) 54:4 Behold, Elohiym is my helper: YHWH is with them that uphold my soul.
Ibriym (Hebrews) 13:6 So that we may boldly say, YHWH is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
As you can see, the word of YaHuWaH declares that Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach alone is our mediator, helper, and advocate!
Now certainly, we can understand that as his mother, she would’ve suffered and would have been grief-stricken over watching her son be tortured to death. But never-the-less, the idea of calling her a “co-mediator” is idolatry, and blasphemy. This treats her as a “goddess” worthy of worship instead the mortal human being that she was.
The Roman Catholic Church has conferred the pagan goddess Easter’s title onto Mary (Miryam) the mother of our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa. Today they call her, “Mary Queen of Heaven,” just like the pagan deity that YaHuWaH condemned in Jeremiah 7 & 44! Wow! What an affront to the mother of our Messiah—the real Miryam!
Of course, we know that this is not the REAL Miryam described in the scriptures. The Roman Catholic Church not only presents to us a false Messiah or “Another Yahuwshuwa,” but they also present “Another Miryam!”
Semiramis, (Nimrod’s mother), became known in other cultures as “Magna Mater,” the “Great Mother,” and she was worshiped as Mother Earth.
The Sun mated with the earth each spring, and the “Rites of Spring” symbolized by the “Maypole” and “Easter” came 9 moons (months) before December 25th on the birth of the winter Sun. Her Assyrian name is “Ishtar” which is where we derive the name “Easter.”
In the illustration above, you can see the reason why people buy lilies during Easter and women don corsages of lilies and orchids to church on Easter Sunday. It is because the lily is a symbol for the goddess named Easter.
Pictured to the left are people dancing around the maypole for “Beltane,” a satanic holiday that falls on the Witches’ Calendar on May 1st.
As a child in Catholic School, the nuns would teach us to dance around this maypole with a statute of “Mary” in the center as we adorned her with a crown of flowers.
Easter, the goddess of the dawn is the universal goddess of fertility throughout history since the Tower of Babel. She began as Nimrod’s wife Semiramis, and then after YaHuWaH scattered the nations and confused their languages at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 10-11), her image with her baby son Tammuz migrated to other nations under different names.
The Romans called her Astarte but later she was called Venus, and the Phoenicians called her Asherah. The Hebrews called her Astoroth, the consort of Ba’al.
Her emblem is the flower of the lily. She is the “goddess of the dawn,” and her statue stands on a bridge in France. The French made a colossus of this image, and it now stands in New York Harbor, facing “East,” referring to the name Ishtar or Easter.
Why is she facing the East?
Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 8:16And he brought me into the inner court of YHWH’s house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of YHWH, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of YHWH, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
As you might have already figured out, this image is none other than the Statue of Liberty! The French Illuminati donated this statue to America in order to bring the spirit of Jezebel’s influence upon our nation!
The torch that she carries is the “Light of Lucifer” the same “light” of Freemasonry. Why is she called “Lady Liberty?”
It is because she teaches the servants of YaHuWaH to commit fornication with the kings of the earth (Revelation 2:20-23, Revelation 18:3). She teaches a false “LIBERTY” which says “we have freedom from keeping the Mosaic Law.”
But this so-called “liberty” is what the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) called “THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS” in 2nd Thessalonians 2:7. We are not free from keeping the commandments of Elohiym. But we are free from “the law of sin and death” (the sinful nature), so that we are able through the power of the Holy Spirit to obey the Mosaic Law (Towrah) or the commandments.
The Pagan History of the Christian Church
Beginning with an occult system from ancient Babylon, Nimrod and his mother/ wife Semiramis started a religion that would spread throughout the entire world, and it would take on different names for each culture.
As time passed, all over the world on March 25th (Easter) and on December 25th, (Christmas) the sun was worshiped by these various names: Tammuz, Horus, Osiris, Sol, Ba’al, Mithra etc. The chart to the left shows all the various names under which Nimrod (the pagan sun-god) was worshiped.
The Vernal Equinox and the Winter Solstice were both times for having orgies, sacrificing babies, drunkenness, gluttony and merriment.
In Ancient Rome, Christmas was called “Saturnalia” for the god “Saturn” which is another name for Satan or Nimrod. At the at the Spring or Vernal Equinox the goddess of the moon and sky was also worshiped on March 25th (Easter) as infants were sacrificed in her honor. She also had different names in every culture as seen by the chart below.
In the year 96 A.D., the Apostle Yahuwchanon (John) had been exiled to the Island called Patmos, under orders from Nero Caesar. The Roman Empire was in power over the entire world at this time and Rome’s pagan religion was a form of Ba’al worship carried over from ancient Babylon and Egypt.
Nero thought that he was divine “like god,” and he was jealous of the worship that people were giving to the Messiah Yahuwshuwa. He thought that their worship rightfully belonged to him, and so he ordered that those who refused to bow to him as “god” would be killed.
Nero was one of the historical Anti-Messiah (Antichrist) leaders whose name also adds up to 666 in Roman alpha-numerics. Under his reign, many followers of Yahuwshuwa Messiah were slaughtered.
Nero would conduct rallies in the Coliseums where he would allow these followers of Messiah to be fed to hungry lions for entertainment. But this only convicted the spectators as they were moved by the Holy Spirit when they saw these believers who were willing to lay down their lives for their Messiah, Yahuwshuwa.
As a result of these persecutions, many pagans were being converted to faith in Messiah. Satan’s plan to stop the true faith of Messiah wasn’t working so he attempted to bring the true faith of Messiah to an end by forming a close counterfeit that resulted in many false conversions.
Satan had thus devised a diabolical plan in which he used this ancient religion from Babylon (which originated with Semiramis and Nimrod), and he gave it a new “image” to make it look like “Christianity.” It all began with Constantine, the son of a Roman Emperor.
After his father died, Constantine felt that he was the rightful heir to his father’s throne, but Maxentius was also in line to take the throne as the next Emperor of Rome. And so in 312 A.D., on October 28th at the Stone Milvian Bridge at the Tiber River, Constantine’s enemy, Maxentius and his army stood between Constantine and the throne.
As Constantine and his troops were greatly outnumbered, tradition says that Constantine saw a vision of a “cross” in the sky as he heard the words “in this sign conquer.”
This is an amazing discovery in light of what is written in Revelation 6:2. We we see the Anti-Messiah (Antichrist) riding a white horse as he goes forth conquering:
Chazown (Revelation) 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The “bowed crucifix” is an allusion to Nimrod’s bow and it is meant to point to the rider on the white horse in Revelation 6:2. The same words that Constantine heard “in this sign conquer” are the same words of Revelation 6:2.
This rider goes forth conquering the world through pagan religion and much blood shed of the souls of men.
The “bow” is symbolic of Nimrod who was a mighty hunter and so the “bow” is used to symbolize the Anti-Messiah as well. Constantine was also one of the many historical Anti-Messiahs because he mingled the one true faith of the Hebrew Apostles (called Nazarenes) with paganism.
Thus he invented a brand new religion called “Christianity” which was a hybrid blend of the ancient Mystery Religion of Nimrod & Semiramis with the pure faith of Messiah.
As a result of this “vision” he claimed to have been converted to “Christianity.” However, the “cross” which Constantine saw in the sky was actually an Egyptian “Ankh,” which is a detestable idol to YaHuWaH. This Egyptian “Ankh” came from the ancient Babylonian religion of Nimrod & Semiramis. The capital “T” stands for Tammuz and the upside down egg on top symbolizes the goddess of fertility.
Below is an illustration of the Egyptian Ankh which Constantine saw in the sky. See my other article entitled: “The Alef & Taw: the Red Heifer & the Two Sticks” where I explain the difference between the cross of our Messiah versus the pagan counterfeit cross.
Constantine was a “Gnostic” who did not believe in the deity of our Messiah. He secretly worshiped the pagan sun deity named Mithra, and he thought that the true Messiah of Yisra’el named Yahuwshuwa was just one of many reincarnations of the sun-god from Babylon.
This is why he had no problem replacing all of the set-apart Feast Days of YaHuWaH outlined in Leviticus 23 with the same pagan days that were kept in honor of Nimrod and the sun deities.
Instead of destroying the heathen temples and idols as YaHuWaH commands us to do, Constantine simply recycled the pagan statues, naming them after “Christian” saints. The statue of the mythological god Neptune for instance was renamed “Saint Peter” the statue of Venus was re-named “The Virgin Mary” and the statue of Sol (Mithra) was renamed “Jesus Christ.”----“Constantine” by Ramsey Mac Mullen, published by Dial Press, Crosscurrents in World History Series, New York, 1969, Pg. 72
After this infamous vision of the pagan cross (the ankh), Constantine sprinkled his troops in baptism, requiring no repentance for sin, no conversion, no faith in Yahuwshuwa as the Messiah or his finished work on the Taw (cross). These brutish men instantly became “Christians” according to Constantine.
He then decreed infant baptism (which is completely unbiblical), mandatory for Roman citizenship. This precluded people from ever having a genuine conversion to faith in the real Messiah. They concluded that all they needed was to be sprinkled as an infant with water, and they were automatically “Christians.”
Under the guise of Christianity, Constantine and his troops then conquered the city of Rome and took over the Roman government in 312 A.D. In 313 A.D., Constantine then issued “a decree of tolerance” known as “The Edict of Milan” giving total religious freedom to Christians.
This seemed like a major victory for Christians, since they would no longer have to be tortured for their faith in Messiah. Yet Satan was using this political move to start a new religion called “Roman Catholicism.”
The word “Catholic” means “universal” in Greek and this means that Satan has always intended for this religion to take over the world, and become a “One World Church.” From its very foundations, world domination was the motivation behind Roman Catholicism.
In June of 2000, the New World Order established a “One World Church” naming the Roman Catholic Church the “Mother” of the “One World Church” and Pope John Paul II was elected as the “leader” of the “United Religions:”
In 325 A.D. Constantine set up “The Council of Nicaea” and he became “Summus Pontifex” (the official title of a Pope).----Religious Encyclopedia, Schaff-Herzog, published by Baker Book House, 1967; The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, and Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, by Chiniquy.
At the first Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D., the Roman Emperor Constantine formed the first “Ecumenical Council” of the Catholic Church. At this council it was decided that the celebration of the “Jewish Passover” would be replaced with the resurrection of the pagan goddess of fertility known as “Easter.”
Here is what the creed declares:
“I renounce all customs, rites, legalisms, unleavened breads and sacrifices of lambs of the Hebrews, and all the other feasts of the Hebrews, sacrifices, prayers, aspirations, purifications, sanctifications, and propitiations, and fasts and new moons, and Sabbaths, and superstitions, and hymns and chants, and observances and synagogues---absolutely everything Jewish, every Law, rite and custom and if afterwards I shall wish to deny and return to Jewish superstition, or shall be found eating with Jews, or feasting with them, or secretly conversing and condemning the Christian religion instead of openly confuting them and condemning their vain faith, then let the trembling of Cain and the leprosy of Gehazi cleave to me, as well as the legal punishments to which I acknowledge myself liable….
…And may I be an anathema in the world to come, and may my soul be set down with Satan and the devils.” (Stefano Assemani, Acta Sanctorium Martyrum Orientalium at Occidentalium, Vol. 1, Rome 1748, page 105).
Furthermore, any follower of the “Jewish Messiah” named Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach who wished to join this so-called “holy community” was compelled to adopt a different set of rules and customs. Subsequently special creeds were drafted, to which the Christian would have to swear by:
“I accept all customs, rites, legalism, and feasts of the Romans, sacrifices. Prayers, purifications with water, sanctifications by Pontificus Maxmus (high priests of Rome), propitiations, and feasts, and the New Sabbath “Sol dei” (day of the Sun), all new chants and observances, and all the foods and drinks of the Romans (Pork and all unclean foods). In other words, I absolutely accept everything Roman, every new law, rite and custom, of Rome, and the New Roman Religion.”
Additionally, in approximately 365 A.D, the Imperial Church of ROME, aka Catholic Council of Laodicea wrote, in one of their canons:
“Christians must not Judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day. Rather, honoring the Lord’s Day (Ba’al’s Day) which is “Sun-day” for Sol Invictus (the invincible sun). But if any shall be found to be Judaizers, let them be anathema (against) Christ.”
Medieval Sourcebook: Constantine I: On the Keeping of Easter
ON THE KEEPING OF EASTER
From the Letter of the Emperor to all those not present at the Council.---Found in Eusebius, Vita Const., Lib. iii., 18-20.
“...When the question relative to the sacred festival of Easter arose, it was universally thought that it would be convenient that all should keep the feast on one day; for what could be more beautiful and more desirable, than to see this festival, through which we rec-eive the hope of immortality, celebrated by all with one accord, and in the same manner? It was declared to be particularly unworthy for this, the holiest of all festivals, to follow the custom [the calculation] of the Jews, who had soiled their hands with the most fearful of crimes, and whose minds were blinded. In rejecting their custom, we may transmit to our descendants the legitimate mode of celebrating Easter, which we have observed from the time of the Saviour’s Passion to the present day [according to the day of the week].
We ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews, for the Saviour has shown us another way; our worship follows a more legitimate and more convenient course (the order of the days of the week); and consequently, in unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest brethren, to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews, for it is truly shameful for us to hear them boast that without their direction we could not keep this feast. How can they be in the right, they who, after the death of the Saviour, have no longer been led by reason but by wild violence, as their delusion may urge them? They do not possess the truth in this Easter question; for, in their blindness and repugnance to all improvements, they frequently celebrate two Passovers in the same year. We could not imitate those who are openly in error. How, then, could we follow these Jews, who are most certainly blinded by error? For to celebrate the Passover twice in one year is totally inadmissible.
But even if this were not so, it would still be your duty not to tarnish your soul by communications with such wicked people [the Jews]. Besides, consider well, that in such an important matter, and on a subject of such great solemnity, there ought not to be any division. Our Saviour has left us only one festal day of our redemption, that is to say, of his holy passion, and he desired [to establish] only one Catholic Church. Think, then, how unseemly it is, that on the same day some should be fasting whilst others are seated at a banquet; and that after Easter, some should be rejoicing at feasts, whilst others are still observing a strict fast.
For this reason, a Divine Providence wills that this custom should be rectified and regulated in a uniform way; and everyone, I hope, will agree upon this point. As, on the one hand, it is our duty not to have anything in common with the murderers of our Lord; and as, on the other, the custom now followed by the Churches of the West, of the South, and of the North, and by some of those of the East, is the most acceptable, it has appeared good to all; and I have been guarantee for your consent, that you would accept it with joy, as it is follow-ed at Rome, in Africa, in all Italy, Egypt, Spain, Gaul, Britain, Libya, in all Achaia, and in the dioceses of Asia, of Pontus, and Cilicia. You should consider not only that the number of churches in these provinces make a majority, but also that it is right to demand what our reason approves, and that we should have nothing in common with the Jews. To sum up in few words: By the unanimous judgment of all, it has been decided that the most holy festival of Easter should be everywhere celebrated on one and the same day...”
In approximately 365 AD, the Council of Laodicea wrote, in one of their canons:
“Christians must not Judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day. Rather, honoring the Lord’s Day. But if any shall be found to be Judaizers, let them be anathema (against) from Christ.”
In 164 B.C. Antiochus Epiphanies, a Greek-Syrian dictator set up an image of Zeus on December 25th in the 2nd Jewish Temple and he forced the followers of YaHuWaH to eat unclean animals, and to break the commandments of YaHuWaH.
He also forced the Yahuwdiym (Jews) to bow to this image of Zeus and to worship on pagan holidays instead of on the feasts that were set apart by YaHuWaH in Leviticus 23.
This was the very same “Abomination of Desolation” spoken of in the 11th chapter of Daniel and Matthew 24:15. This prophecy was repeated again in Rome when Constantine set up images of pagan deities in the Christian Churches and he commit-ted the very same abominations as Antiochus had done.
This prophecy will be repeated yet a third time in history in the last days with the final “man of sin.” Antiochus Epiphanies was also one of the many historical Anti-Messiahs (Antichrists) whose given name “Epiphanies” adds up to 666 in the Greek alpha-numberic system.
These were the new laws that Antiochus set up:
You shall profane the Sabbath.
You shall change the set times (festivals) and laws.
You shall set up idols.
You shall eat unclean animals.
You shall not circumcise.
You shall forget Towrah.
The persecutions began in 167 B.C. in the days of Antiochus, but 3.5 years later, the Temple was taken back and rededicated in 164 B.C.
This became known as “The Feast of Dedication” (Chanukkah),
which our Messiah observed in John 10:22.
These laws created by an Antichrist leader named Antiochus are the very same laws that Constantine would later repeat and this is what the entire Christian world is living by today!
Most of the Christian world is following men like Antiochus Ephiphanies and Constantine of Rome in their practices and they don’t even realize it!
Both of these men were historical Antichrists that killed the true servants of Yah, and forced them to disobey the commandments.
Our Messiah revealed to Samiritan woman (at the well), that we must worship the Heavenly Father in the same manner as do the Jews or the Yahuwdiym. He did not mean Judaism. He was referring to the true faith of Abraham as taught to him by Melchizedek, (who sprang out of Judah), according to Hebrews 7:14.
Yahuwchanon (John) 4:22You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Yahuwdiy (Jews).
Now did he mean that we should all join a local Jewish Synagogue and follow the Jews who do not accept Yahuwshuwa as their Messiah? Of course not!
He made a distinction between the Yahuwdiym (Jews) who follow the Mosaic Law (Towrah) just as he did and those Jews who are of the “Synagogue of Satan” for they don’t follow the Mosiac Law at all.
They instead follow the “traditions of men” (the Talmudic Law) or the Oral Traditions which often-times are against the Mosaic Law.
Listen to what our Messiah had to say about those who would call themselves Jews, but they are disobedient to the commandments:
Chazown (Revelation) 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Yahuwdiym (Jews), and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Chazown (Revelation) 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Yahuwdiym (Jews), and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.
Who is he talking about in these verses above? He is referring to those who have departed from keeping the Towrah (Mosiac Law) and they instead have replaced the commandments of YaHuWaH with their own traditions.
In the days when our Messiah was sacrificed for us, the High Priest named Caiaphas was not a legitimate High Priest from the Levites. He was an Edomite pretending to be a Jew in order to sway the true Yahuwdiym (Jews) from their creator and his commandments.
Caiaphas and King Herod were not appointed by Rome. King Herod was not a legitimate King of Judah either, for he was a Phoenician--the same city where Queen Jezebel was born.
These wicked leaders were not legitimately following the true faith Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. Listen to what he said regarding these imposters:
Marqos (Mark) 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well you reject the commandment of Elohiym, that you may keep your own tradition.
A true Yahuwdiym (Jew) will teach obedience to the commandments or the Towrah of Mosheh. But a false Jew does exactly what the Roman Catholic Church does by replacing the commandments of YaHuWaH with the TRADITIONS OF MEN!
This is a prophecy Ya’aqob (Jacob) spoke over his son named Yahuwdah (Judah):
Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:
8 Yahuwdah (Judah), you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you.
9 Yahuwdah (Judah) is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Yahuwdah (Judah), nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
As you can see from the above prophecy, the House of Judah (the true Jews) are charged with gathering the people in the last days to the Messiah. The Hebrew word “Shiloh” means “He whose it is” or “That which belongs to him.” This word is an allusion to the Messianic Kingdom when our Messiah returns. This means that the true Jews will be those who belong to the Messiah, and they will gather the lost sheep of the House of Yisra’el to the Messiah.
The Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) explained the importance of the role of the Yahuwdiym (Jews):
Romiym (Romans) 3:
1 What advantage then has the Yahuwdiy (Jew)? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of Elohiym.
And then finally we have an end-time prophecy where we read that Ten Gentiles from the nations will grab the “kanaph” (four corners of the garment) of him who is a Yahuwdiy (Jew) and they will follow him:
Zekaryahuw (Zechariah) 8:23 Thus says YHWH of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt (kanaph) of him that is a Yahuwdiy (Jew), saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that Elohiym is with you.
What is a “kanaph?” The Hebrew word for “skirt” in Zechariah 8:23 above is this word #H3671 which is “kanaph” and it means “a wing or corner of the garment.”
The children of Yisra’el are commanded to wear fringes or “Tziytzit” on the four corners of their garments to remind them to obey the Towrah (see Numbers 15:38 & Deuteronomy 22:12).
But who is a real Yahuwdiy (Jew) according to scripture?
Romiym (Romans) 2:
25 For circumcision verily profits, if you keep the Towrah (law): but if you be a breaker of the Towrah (law), your circumcision is made uncircumcision.
26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keeps the righteousness of the Towrah (law), shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfills the Towrah (law), judge you, who by the letter and circumcision does transgress the Towrah (law)?
28 For he is not a Yahuwdiy (Jew), which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Yahuwdiy (Jew), which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Elohiym.
The Apostle Sha’uwl made a distinction here between a real Jew and a false Jew. In the end it is not going to be about DNA, belonging to a religion or “endless genealogies.” Those who will be counted as Yahuwdiy or Jews by our Creator are those who “keep the commandments and have the testimony of Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach” (Revelation 12:17).
Those who sojourn with the Lion of Yahuwdah (Judah), have joined his tribe and they are become Yahuwdiy (Jews) according to Ezekiel 47:22-23. Any stranger who wanted to “sojourn with an Yisra’elite tribe,” would then be grafted into that tribe and he would be counted as “native-born of the children of Yisra’el.”
Therfore, becoming a Yahuwdiy (Jew) is not about joining a man-made religion with extra man-made rules and regulations. Becoming a Jew is all about following the Yahuwdiy (Jewish) Messiah and obeying his Towrah!
Therefore, Constantine’s Creed taught to the Christian Churches is proven to be a fraud!
The true faith of our Messiah is to receive forgiveness of our sins through his blood (justification) and to receive the indwelling of the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit) who then teaches us to obey the very same commandments that he did (sanctification)!
Anyone who teaches you something different is preaching a false Besowrah (Gospel) and a false Messiah!
Easter Sunday is NOT the resurrection of the true Messiah of Yisra’el. Easter is the name of the pagan goddess of fertility from Babylon and we are commanded to “Come out of Mystery Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots” (Revelation 18:4).