By Maria Merola אריאל
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2004
Easter is the name of the Ancient fertility goddess known as “Ishtar.” In the 4th Century, the Roman Emperor, Constantine replaced all the festivals of YaHuWaH (outlined in Leviticus 23), with festivals from Ancient Mystery Babylon. To learn more, see the blog entitled: The Queen of Heaven: Why Does The Church Celebrate Easter?
What was Constantine’s motivation for doing this? By his own admission, Constantine hated all Yahuwdiym (Jews), and sought to blot out their history, their heritage, their sacred festivals, and ultimately the Elohiym that they worshiped. See the blog entitled: “The Creed of Constantine.”
Our Creator, YaHuWaH had already warned Ancient Yisra’el not to mix the worship of these pagan gods into their worship of him. He even said that he “HATES & DESPISES” these counterfeit holy days.
Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
#1.) Ash Wednesday & Lent - this commences the 40 days of Lent, which in ancient times was known as “The 40-days of weeping for Tammuz” (Ezekiel 8:14). This is a counterfeit of our Messiah’s 40-days of fasting in the wilderness (following his baptism) on the 1st of Elul, leading up to Yom Kippur in the fall.
#2.) Good Friday - this is the counterfeit of Passover, when our Messiah died on a Wednesday (In the midst of the week according to Daniel 9:26-27). Good Friday is secretly meant to commemorate Mary’s alleged crucifixion. Venus is a goddess in Roman Mythology, in whom the day of the week “Friday” was named after.
In Italian, “Venerdi” is the day of the week “Friday,” named after Venus. The name “Venerdi” also means “To venerate,” or “To worship.” Constantine changed the identity of the statue of “Venus” holding her baby son “Sol Inviticus” to “Mary & Baby Jesus!”
The Roman Catholic Church falsely teaches that “Mary participated in the crucifixion with Messiah!” They call her the “Co-Mediator with Christ!”
This contradicts Scripture, which says the following:
1st Timothy 2:5 For there is one Elohiym, and ONE MEDIATOR between Elohiym and men, the man Messiah Yahuwshuwa.
In the Book of Jeremiah, (7:18; 44:17-25) we are warned not to offer up incense or prayers to the Queen of Heaven. The Roman Catholic Church has falsely attributed the identity of the Hebrew Miryam (the mother of our Messiah) to the Ancient Pagan Goddess of fertility known as “The Queen of Heaven.”
Even the Catholic Catechism refers to her as “The Queen of Heaven!”
#3.) Easter Sunday - this is the counterfeit of the Feast of First-Fruits (Leviticus 23:15-22).
Our Messiah resurrected at the end of the 7th Day Sabbath, on “First Fruits,” (1st Corinthians 15:20-23), not on Easter Sunday.
For every festival that our Heavenly Father, YaHuWaH has asked us to keep in memorial of him, Satan has a close counterfeit that is disguised to look “Christian.”
What are these counterfeit holidays that he hates? There are EIGHT PAGAN SABBATHS that the witches keep annually in honor of the sun-gods, and moon goddesses:
1.) Imbolc: Saint Valentine’s Day; Baalentine’s Day or The Feast of Lupercalia; February 2nd- 15th.
2.) Ostara: Easter; Rome replaced Passover with Easter (Ishtar) the Babylonian goddess of fertility; March 21st-25th.
3.) Beltane: Mayfest; the “Queen of Heaven” Semiramis the goddess of fertility renamed as the Catholic Mary; May 1st.
4.) Midsummer Solstice: First Day of Summer; June 21st (Catholics call it St. John’s Day).
5.) Lugnasad: Catholic Mary’s Ascension; August 1st -August 15th.
6.) Mabon: First Day of Autumn; September 21st.
7.) Samhain: Halloween; Catholic “All-Saints Day” or “All-Souls Day” October 31st.
8.) Yule: Christmas; Birthday of false Christs; December 21st -December 25th.
See more blogs exposing the false holidays of Roman Catholicism at this link: Blogs About Pagan Holidays