Psalm 138:7 ” Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me, thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.”
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
In the opening, I desire to express my personal belief as follows; I recognize the birth of Yeshua as a wondrous thing bringing into the world the opportunity through His sacrifice, death, and resurrection a precious gift was made available “Salvation.” Which connects those who seek and receive it to reap the benefits it offers daily. Then learning through one of those gifts the teaching by the Holy Spirit: For my Salvation to have any value in Yeshua’s eyes I must share it daily as a gift to others. For those seeking to celebrate Yeshua’s birthday, I heard the Holy Spirit and encourage you to listen carefully for His guidance in this matter: I have and share it every day the most precious gift of all the opportunity to find eternal life and peace through the most misunderstood gift from God, the opportunity to be a part of his son’s life on an eternal basis. I believe this gift outways any worldly gift you might receive in the celebration “Emperor Constantine officially in 336
A.D. converted from a pagan tradition into what is today the “Christian” holiday of Christmas, which by the way, I see as only an instant gratification within a worldly walk. Where the gift I have received is with me into Eternity, and a valuable gift worthy of sharing daily. Yeshua warned us there would be many gods seeking after our worship, which ones might you be unknowingly gratifying through your celebrating their yearly rebirth under the guise of the pagan festival known as Christmas?
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Father in heaven hear my plea for those caught in this deep delusion known as Christmas. I am asking Father for their eyes to be opened that they might see, that their ears would be unblocked so they may hear the truth. Lord remove from their minds all spirits capable of binding their minds to the truth. Release to all your discernment, understanding and wisdom so they may decipher the truth from all the information available. We ask you Lord for your guidance through the Holy Spirit, for all involved throughout the World. We pray for your intercession on behalf of all who are witnessing your truth to those ensnared in this deep delusion. This we pray in the name of Yeshua Amen and, Amen.
OPENING COMMENTS by Robert
I am equating this comparison of how subtle the changes to societies acceptance of open worship of God is changing. My observation many within the Assembly have over a great number of centuries bought into and support a “Fiery Dart” which to this day is subtelty corrupting the current Assemblies. Remember I wrote where we must choose where we are going to walk. If you worship God, then walk with God if you worship Balaam then walk with Balaam.
This article is going to provide you with significant information. Information which is going to challenge you to make a serious decision, it is going to show you how easy it is to walk in the world and either ignore the information or be surprised how you have been believing and walking in a delusion which only gratifies the flesh either way at the end of it all there are decisions and choices to be made.
Please understand as a Watchman I must bring this information forward the Trumpet must be sounded warning the Assembly. I do so after lengthy Meditation and Prayer, and as God’s messenger. This “Fiery Dart” is so deeply embedded within our Assemblies, to expose it many will assume it is an attack on the very foundation of the Assemblies and their personal beliefs. I remind you as a “Watchman” I must bring forward information to be issued as a warning for Yeshua’s followers to glean and decipher their positions and resulting actions. Please note for me on a personal level I am grieving inside knowing possibly some will read discern and continue within the delusion (Ezekiel 33:4) Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning, if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
Please recognize, there is no judgment by me as a Watchman being placed at any time on any individual or assembly. What I am about to relate has been deeply researched and prayed on whether it should be released to the Assembly.
Note I am going to ask questions and then provide information to be discerned by the Assembly. What is the “Fiery Dart” which has captured the Assemblies over the centuries, I pray you will see through the information provided the identity of the “Fiery Dart”?
The First question: if our Lord Yeshua was resurrected and sits on the right of the Father in heaven, why then does He have to be reborn each year? He doesn’t! However, for today’s Believers, the celebration of Christmas is and should be, the birth of Yeshua as recorded in the Bible (Luke 2:1 -20). Nothing more and nothing less.
The Second question: Why do the scenes of Yeshua’s birth include the Three Wisemen when we are shown Scripturally they visited him as a toddler (2-year-old) in a house. Matt.2:11. As proof of this scripture, we acknowledge therefore Herod ordered all newborns from 2yrs down to be murdered as he feared the Messiah was among them. Matthew 2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.
The Third question: Where in Scripture does it state we should celebrate Yeshua’s birth annually? Did he not state in 1Corinthians 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: do this in remembrance of me. I have searched the Scriptures and nowhere have I found instructions to celebrate the rebirth of Yeshua annually. If you can do so, please forward to me for further research and verification.
The Fourth question: What is the origin of the celebration of Christmas and the traditions and customs within the festival? Background of Christmas – The Traditions and Controversies: However, most of what we witness on December 25th each year has absolutely nothing to do with that blessed day, which probably occurred in late summer or early fall about 2000 + years ago. Most of the customs and traditions of Christmas pre-date the birth of Yeshua, and many of them are downright deceptive in their meaning and origin. Here are a few examples:
The date of December 25th probably originated with the ancient “birthday” of the son-god, Mithra, a pagan deity whose religious influence became widespread in the Roman Empire during the first few centuries A.D. Mithra was related to the Semitic sun-god, Shamash, and his worship spread throughout Asia to Europe where he was called Deus Sol Invictus Mithras. Rome was well known for absorbing the pagan religions and rituals of its widespread empire. Rome converted this pagan legacy to a celebration of the god, Saturn, and the rebirth of the sun god during the solstice period. The winter holiday became known as Saturnalia and began the week before December 25th. The festival was characterized by gift-giving, feasting, singing, and downright debauchery, as the priest of Saturn carried wreaths of evergreen boughs in procession throughout Roman temples.
Variations of this pagan holiday flourished throughout the first few centuries after Yeshua, but it probably wasn’t until 336 A.D. that Emperor Constantine officially converted this pagan tradition into the “Christian” holiday of Christmas.
A quick study will reveal some disturbing roots. In short, the Christmas holiday we celebrate today is indicative of Christianity’s willingness to absorb the world’s customs and traditions, and forget its simple roots in the historical reality of Yeshua. Christmas should be nothing more than a simple, yet a wonderful reminder of Christ’s humble beginning as a human child in this world. His birth merely set the stage for the power, glory, and salvation which would be revealed in his life, death, and resurrection!
The term “Yule” or “Yuletide” is a festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the celebration to the “Wild Hunt,” the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo Saxon. Being connected to the celebration “Winter Solstice”. The date to this sabbat varies from December 20th to 23rd depending on the year in the Gregorian calendar. This celebration is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half. Yule is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half.
The tradition of hanging it in the house goes back to the times of the ancient druids. The custom of kissing under mistletoe comes from England. Mistletoe’s mystical properties stem back to the Celts and Norse people. Frigga was so distraught that her tears turned to white berries, coating the plant and symbolizing her love for him. The white berries overjoyed Frigga, so she blessed the plant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it from that day onward. This turned into a tradition in ancient times when visitors would kiss the hand of a host under the mistletoe when they arrived as a way of honoring the Norse Legend. Since then, the tradition has evolved to the custom we all know and in England, kissing under the mistletoe was first referred to in late 18th century.
I could go on and on with many other worldly traditions which have been assimilated as Christian traditions, that research I will leave up to you to search out. I pray what has been revealed is enough information to identify the “Fiery Dart” which is ensnaring many believers into Worldly customs and traditions.
Remember these articles are given by a humble servant doing our Lord’s bidding as a Watchman sounding the Trumpet. What you do with it is your decision. Blessings to all and may you go in Yeshua’s peace and comforting.