arrows winged with the Constitution of the United States of America

 

“As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.”- Helen Keller

God is light, and in him is no darkness at all!

The Christmas season conjures up the spiritual warfare that seems to be waxing stronger with each new year. The war is between light and darkness as the darkness vies for spiritual space that light used to possess. The world of darkness feigns that they just want equal opportunity to dwell in the same space with light. Now there is a spiritual principle that God has given evidence of in the physical realm. Light and darkness cannot dwell in the same space. Darkness is the absence of light. Even when a small amount of light is present, the darkness has to give place to the light. Herein lies a very important truth, darkness cannot suppress light, darkness only exist in the absence of light.

The systematic removal of Light

Evidence of this spiritual struggle has just taken place in Tallahassee, FL. Last year the Satanic Temple of New York, petitioned for a permit to erect a display, giving place to Satan and his realm of darkness, next to the nativity scene at the Florida State Capitol, but the permit was rejected as “offensive”.

The display that was to be placed next to the nativity scene in Tallahassee consisted of a kiosk that showed an angel falling from  heaven into the bed of hell, with a scripture reference from Isaiah 14:12 

“How are you fallen from heaven O Day Star, son of Dawn”

This year, the state of Florida allowed the Satanic Temple display after the group applied for a 2014 permit with the legal backing of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. [1]

While this is going on in Tallahassee, the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple, secured rights to place a  display at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. Their display consisted of the snake from the Garden of Eden sitting in front of a pentagram, offering a book representing “knowledge” as a gift.

Michigan lawmaker Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), made the statement "I will not allow this Satanic group to hijack the CHRISTmas season for their message…The ‘Snaketivity’ display represents darkness while we celebrate the light." [2]

While the ‘snake’ is slithering through Florida and Michigan, he is in Oklahoma as well. Once again the Satanic Temple of New York has partnered with the ACLU in an attempt to force the state of Oklahoma to remove the  Ten Commandments that is erected on the steps of the Oklahoma State Capitol, or they will have to allow the erection of a 7-foot Satanic statue that depicts Baphomet, or Sabbatic goat, flanked by two children. [3]

The last of examples I will share for today is The Oklahoma City Civic Center rented the venue out for the purpose of Black Mass, to The Dakhma of Angra Mainyu — which is headed by a tattooed registered sex offender with the moniker “The Dark Lord” — for $420. “The center can’t deny use of the facility to any group based on their beliefs”, officials said. [4]

Notice the verbiage of the official…

“The center can’t deny use of the facility to any group based on their beliefs”. 

The weapon that is being wielded by the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, the Satanic Temple, the ACLU and  Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is the Constitution of the United States to espouse their satanic doctrine. Arrows winged with our own liberties and freedoms are seemingly keeping us from preventing such grievous wickedness from gaining a foothold in our society. It seems that the same principles of Helen Keller’s quote is well in play here.

Contrast this with the guidelines of the Old Testament Law…

Deu 18:9 -  When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
Deu 18:10 -  There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Deu 18:11 -  Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Deu 18:12 – For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

Lev 20:26 -  And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
Lev 20:27 -  A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

… the removal was necessary to inure the wickedness would not corrupt the entire nation.

The wiles of the devil

Consider the scripture reference from Isaiah on the kiosk in Tallahassee, understanding that Satan is known for twisting and bending the scriptures to promote his cause. The complete rendering of Isaiah: 14:12 includes something very important that was left off of the verse by the Satanic Temple.

Isa 14:12- How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

The Hebrew word that is translated “weaken” is châlash; khaw-lash’
A primitive root; to prostrate; by implication to overthrow, decay: – discomfit, waste away, weaken.

The Devil is a liar and a murderer from the beginning. He is…

Abaddon (destroying angel)

Apollyon (destroyer)

Antichrist (opponent of the Messiah)

… and America is giving place to him?

I have taken the liberty to visit additional scripture from the same prophet. There were six woes pronounced upon Judah for their willful forsaking of God’s word and their following of Israel, the northern kingdom, into the same sins. I have listed two of the six, which will fit the bill quite well…

Isa 5:18-  Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
Isa 5:19-  That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
Isa 5:20-  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

… the next two versus speaks to their demise.

Isa 5:24- Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Isa 5:25-  Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

As we see the spirit of darkness gaining preeminence, we can only surmise that God is removing His Light from our society.

America will not find blessings in 2015. Pray God will have mercy on her.

brother malachi

[1] http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-woman-says-shes-sorry-but-had-to-destroy-satanic-display-next-to-nativity-scene-at-florida-capitol-131715/

[2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/17/michigan-nativity-scene-state-capitol_n_6341800.html

[3] http://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/Satanic-Temple-s-statue-of-Satanic-figure-under-5454360.php

[4] http://nypost.com/2014/08/13/okla-governor-bashes-wrong-satanists-for-hosting-black-mass/

the spirit of ‘herod the great’ is alive an well… today

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Artist: Matteo di Giovanni Title: Deutsch: Bethlehemitischer Kindermord

Italiano: La Strage degli Innocenti di Matteo di Giovanni è un quadro (tempera emulsionata su tavola, cm 231 x 234) che si trova a Napoli nel Museo di Capodimonte (inv. Q 38), nella Galleria Napoletana. Date: 1488

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Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. 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. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. Matthew 2:7-18


After the birth of Jesus Christ, the scripture tells us that wise men (magi- Chaldean in origin, skillful in all wisdom and cunning in knowledge and understanding in science. They were interpreters of omens and dreams and students of astronomy), came from the East to worship Him that was born King of the Jews.

We are not sure how many of the wise men traveled from the East to locate the Christ Child, but three (gold, frankincense and myrrh) are traditionally associated  with the story, but I’m thinking three inconspicuous men from the East would not  have caused such a stir and noted by Herod.

After getting all the details of that first Christmas morn, Herod sent the wise men out to diligently seek and find the Christ Child so that he may follow in the steps of the wise men and worship Him as well. It is the spirit of Herod I would like for us to scrutinize in this post.

At face value, it seems that Herod is of a kindred spirit with the wise men. They had traveled hundreds of miles to find the Christ Child that they may bring Him gifts and worship Him, but Herod had different intentions. What is coming out of Herod’s  mouth does not validate the content of his heart. In fact God reveals the true intent of Herod’s heart when He instructs the magi in a dream that they should not return to Herod. He desired nothing less than to kill Jesus. Now I would like to interject at this time Herod’s intentions were political while Satan’s, the god of the world, were spiritual. The object of Satan was to “destroy the seed of the woman”. There is an uncanny similarity that is taking place all over the world today… a concerted effort to remove any mention of Jesus from society.

The first evidence of the anti-Christ spirit had political ramifications…

Herod heard that there was One that was born King of the Jews.

Now this was not just scuttlebutt, but the very prophetic word of God. Herod’s response to what he heard does not necessarily indicate that he believed the Word of God. The fact that these wise men had traversed from afar to find the King of kings and Lord of lords was quite alarming and he could not take a chance that another king might have been born. From a purely political perspective, Herod must find Him as well, but not for to worship, but to kill. Imagine, man attempting to kill God?

We can liken the undermining tactics of Herod to the political correctness of our day. At every turn we see a concerted effort to remove any hint of Christ from the public arena. You have heard it… Christmas trees, parades, and play have been reduced to simply holiday…., for the sake of separation of church and state. This is in fact a literal attempt to remove “CHRIST” from Christmas, hence from the American society.

Once Herod realized that the wise men had found the Messiah, worshipped Him, and returned into their own country another way, he became incensed and the  attack became vitriolic in nature…. the slaughter of innocent children. This egregious act is nothing short of a human being that is doing the work of his father, the devil. For the devil is a liar and a murder from the beginning.

This is the same level of attack that we seeing permeating throughout the anti-Christian world. Innocent Christians violently and brutally persecuted, and for what reason? Simply for naming the name of Christ. This is in essence the world’s futile attempt to remove any semblance of Christ from this world of darkness.

Darkness has no power. Just a little light invades darkness. In the gospel of John Christ told His disciples just before His offering “ Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.” John 12: 35-36

Pray for our brothers and sisters that are suffering for His cause. When the same measure of suffering comes to the church in America, we will need their prayers!

brother malachi

merry Christmas ‘a word from malachi’

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For over sixteen-hundred years the birth of Christ has been celebrated on December 25th, even though  for the church’s first three centuries, Christmas wasn’t in December, or on the calendar at all.

There has been much time and attention given to searching the scriptures n an attempt to find ‘the date’ in which Jesus was actually born. One in depth study even places the birth of The Christ Child around September 3BC. The September –3 BC comes from a study "The Birth of Christ Recalculated". The author, Dr. Ernest L. Martin, claims to have calculated the exact date of Jesus Christ’s birth based on the celestial charts for that era. The date of Christ’s birth, based on the famous Star of Bethlehem, is calculated to be September 11, 3 B.C..

 

Many biblical scholars, theologians, historians, and astronomers say that the Star of Bethlehem, signifying the birth of Jesus Christ, can be calculated to within a few hours of September 11, 3 B.C., based on celestial charts and alignments for that time. Historian Dr. Ernest L. Martin first article on the subject appeared in 1976, and in 1981 he published his research in "The Birth of Christ Recalculated". In 1991, the book was re-released as "The Star that Astonished the World." Dr. Martin revealed in his book, that the signs in the sky on the night of Jesus’ birth occurred on only one day in 3 B.C., and they occurred exactly on September 11, 3 B.C. between 6:15 pm and 7:49 pm EST.

One of the scriptural links to Ernest Martin’s study is found in the book of the Revelation 12:1-2

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. “ Revelation 12:1-2

The astronomical synchronism of this sign by supposition occurred in the year of Christ’s birth in 3 BC.

  • Virgo occupies, in body form, a space of about 50 degrees along the ecliptic (The head of the Woman actually bridges some 10 degrees into the previous sign of Leo and her feet overlap about 10 degrees into the following sign of Libra the Scales].

  • In the year of Christ’s birth, the Sun entered the head-position of the Woman about August 13, and exited her feet about October 2.

  • But the apostle John saw the scene when the Sun "clothed" the Woman" (to be mid-bodied], and this happens between about 150 and 170 degrees along the ecliptic, which occurs over about a 20-day period each year, which in 3 BC was from about 27 August and 15 September.

  • If John in the Book of Revelation were associating the birth of Christ with the period when the Sun is mid-bodied to the Woman, then Christ would have been born within this 20 day period. From the point of view of the Magi back in their homes in Babylon, this would have been the only logical sign under which the Jewish Messiah might be born. Especially if He were to be born of a virgin [Even today, astrologers recognize that the sign of Virgo is the one which has reference to a messianic world ruler to be born of a virgin. Devore, Ency. of Astrology, p. 366]. http://www.versebyverse.org/doctrine/birthofchrist.html


Now to be sure the spiritual air is relatively clear, there is nothing in the ‘Holy Scriptures’,  at least considered black & white, that would validate this September 11, 3 B.C. date, so one can only base these findings on supposition at best.

So if December 25th is NOT the actual day of Jesus’ birth, where did that date come from?

 

“In 274 A.D., the Romans designated December 25 as the birthday of the unconquered sun, being the time when the sun begins noticeably to show an increase in light, resulting in longer daylight hours. By 336 A.D., the church in Rome was adapting this festival, spiritualizing its significance as a reference to Jesus Christ and calling it the ‘Feast of the Nativity of the Sun of Righteousness.’ Attempting to Christianize and incorporate the pagan traditions of antiquity, the church in Rome adopted this midwinter holiday celebrating the birth of the sun god as one of its own observances, somewhat changing its significance, but retaining many customs of the pagan festival. As the Roman church spread its influence religiously and militarily, this holiday of December 25 became the most popular date in Christendom to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. A special mass was established for Christ, hence, the name, ‘Christmass,’ abbreviated ‘Christmas.’” Promised Seed of Christ

The pagan origins of the December 25th Christmas date, as well as  many of the customs associated with our modern day celebration (feasting, partying, gift giving, etc.…) of Christmas, were also  associated with the Roman Saturnalia to honor the god Saturn.

Many of the decorations characteristic of the Saturnalia celebration involved greenery – swathes, garlands, wreaths, etc… and were hung over doorways and windows, and adorned  stair-ways. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturnalia

Ornaments in the trees included various articles of decorations, sun symbols, stars, and faces of the god Janus (the god of gates and door, beginnings and endings). Trees were not brought indoors (indoor Christmas trees began as a German tradition), but decorated where they grew. Even the hanging of mistletoe and burning of the Yule logs, were part of the pagan holiday. http://www.novaroma.org/religio_romana/saturnalia.html

When one considers the origin and celebrations associated with the Roman Saturnalia, it is pretty obvious that “Christmas”, and thereby its seeming association to the birth of Jesus Christ, is nothing more than "paganism wrapped with a Christian bow" or “the mixing of oil and water” the naysayers argue. The sad truth is, that the pagan aspect, (fleshly and selfish appetites) have become the reason for the season instead of the worthy recognition of the fact that God became a man.

So what are we to do?

Was the church for the first three centuries correct?

Due to the fact that God in His word, has not given us the exact date of Jesus’ birth, should the body of Christ abstain from any type of  Christmas celebration?

 

“The life of man is a continual death, unless it be that Christ lives in him.”

—Ignatius

It is paramount for one to understand that Jesus Christ was born to die. The Creator taking on Himself flesh and blood that He might die for the  SIN of His creation. Could this be the reason He confirmed, to the exact date, His death and not His birth?

As Ignatius is alluding to, it is the same for the creation… we are born to die.

“It is appointed unto men once, to die, then the judgment of God”.

If a man trust in this Christ he shall never die… believeth thou this?

We might do well to consider this as we go about our celebration of Christmas. It is more about one’s attitude than all the decorations or even the celebration itself, as God looks not on the outward appearance but at the content of the heart.

My only thoughts on this is “let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy-day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.” So whatever you do, do it for the honor of Christ.

 

"Hear the angels, as they’re singing

On the morning of His birth!

But how much greater will our song be

When He comes again to earth!"

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Brother Malachi

Merry Christmas…..

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

God Bless

brother malachi

‘December 25th- nothing more than a religious holiday’

   fatima

 

We are living in a day when Christ is being attacked on every front. From Christmas trees and parades to Happy Holidays. Every mention of Christ has  conveniently been removed so not to offend. The last bastion on this front is Christmas Day, December 25th, the commemoration of the birth of Jesus, by not only those in America, but all over the world.

Consider the message the angel of the Lord spoke to Joseph….

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

How can one not see the irony…. we are living in a day when we are doing everything within our strength to push God away from us.

Another irony I would like the reader to consider…. celebrating Christmas while completely ignoring the birth of Christ? The thought that there are those in the world that want to take Christ out of Christmas should not alarm us as Jesus told His disciples this would be the case. The world does not know Him and in fact it hates Him. It is my opinion that He would be crucified again if He traversed the earth today. So to make the celebration more palatable to the flesh we have fashioned ourselves a Christmas that can be celebrated by those that don’t even know Jesus the Christ.

The question that I would like for us to consider, is how would the religious folk of this day receive Him if He was in the world today?

There is nothing more that ruffles the spiritual dander of religious folk  than fooling with their religious traditions. Just ask the Pharisees and teachers of religion in Matthew 15. It is rather scary to think that religious traditions could keep one from seeing the very Christ standing before them.

All my years of studying the scriptures, I have found it a very interesting point that God never gave us clear understanding as to the actual date of the Messiah’s birth. Quite the contrary with regard to His death.

It may be that the death, burial and the resurrection is the crux of the matter… the origin and spiritual depth of Christmas… when Christ is born again in an individual’s heart.

The only question one must consider my friend, is has He found room in your heart? If not, what a joyous and memorable Christmas this would be for you it you would receive the gift of salvation through Him.

Christ can be taken out of Christmas, in fact He has by many who profess to know Him as Lord and Saviour, but when He is born again in the heart of an individual, no man can remove Him from that place.

God bless the brothers and sisters that are suffering for the cause of Christ and His gospel.

malachi

‘Merry Christmas’

        

If you knew nothing of my thoughts on Christmas other than what has been written in ‘The Three Pillars of the American Christmas’ you would swear that I am a modern day Scrooge…. but not the case at all.

My heart is grossly saddened with the manner in which America, and yes, even the church, for we have raped and pillaged what Christendom attest to as the true meaning of Christmas.

What about all those pagan rituals and their associations to things other than Christ?

What about the cutting of the tree out of the forest, only to deck it with silver and gold that it may be fastened that it move not?

What about the corruption of tiny innocent minds as they anxiously anticipate that Christmas morn?

I believe the word of God teaches us some very important principles…

  • The Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. That is why it is imperative that the heart of the believer be established in this grace.
  • In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. Each person should have a personal conviction about this matter, and if someone esteems something is wrong, it is.
  • The word of God and the Spirit of God is sufficient for this day and who are we to condemn God’s servants? They are responsible to the Lord, so let him tell them whether they are right or wrong. The Lord’s power will help them do as they should. He is God my friend and He can handle the Celebration of Christmas.
  • After all my friend we are not our own masters when we live or when we die. While we live, we live to please the Lord. And when we die, we go to be with the Lord. So in life and in death, we belong to the Lord.
  • It was to this end that Christ died and rose again for this very purpose, so that he might be Lord of those who are alive and of those who have died. We shall stand before Him!

With all this said, I do not think that God turns a blind eye to the lustful, idolatrous, manner that savours the Christmas celebration in America today.

The Christian wants to blame the anti-christ spirit that is making every attempt to stomp out the Christ Child, yet the church is just as culpable for the spiritual fornication that has permeated the Christmas season.

I think the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the men of Athens is apropos…..

“He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve his needs–for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need there is. From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. “His purpose in all of this was that the nations should seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him–though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and exist. As one of your own poets says, `We are his offspring.’ And since this is true, we shouldn’t think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone. God overlooked people’s former ignorance about these things, but now he commands everyone everywhere to turn away from idols and turn to him. For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:24-31

 

      

Immanuel – God with us – reason to celebrate!

Now this is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Matt.1:18

Joseph, her fiancé, being a just man, decided to break the engagement quietly, so as not to disgrace her publicly. Matt.1:19

As he considered this, he fell asleep, and an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to go ahead with your marriage to Mary. For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit. Matt.1:20

And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matt.1:21

All of this happened to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: Matt.1:22

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and he will be called Immanuel (meaning, God is with us).” Matt.1:23

 

Merry Christmas

Brother Malachi

‘three pillars of the American Christmas…. fornication’

                             -unholy alliance-

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When one thinks of ‘fornication’ the first thought to mind is the voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other. The next question that is probably reigning in the reader’s mind is “what in the world does this have to do with Christmas?” For context we must consider the events recorded in Numbers 25…

 

Numbers 25:1-3

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Ba’al pe’or (a false god associated with Mount Pe‘or): and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

Now to draw a parallel and find application to the celebration of Christmas in America, we must move from the physical to the spiritual. The nation Israel’s physical fornication with the daughters of Moab lead them to spiritual fornication. This was the reason God admonished His people “not to give their sons to the daughters of the land, and not to take their daughters as wives for their sons, because if they did, the inhabitants of the land would turn the hearts from Jehovah, to the gods of the people”.

That is exactly what happened… God is pretty smart! By intermarrying with the daughters of Moab the Israelites were now committing spiritual fornication against the husband of their youth… Jehovah, the True and Living God, with gods that are profitable for nothing.

This is very similar to what we see happening in America with the celebration of Christmas. We have fabricated a day in which we ascribe to the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and have merged the celebration with another god, thereby propagating a spirit of fornication.

 

Matthew 6:19-24

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

From Christ’s own admonition, we see that mammon (money) is likened to a god. If we see what has become of Christmas from the commercial aspect, we must agree that the altar of mammon gets much more attention than the supposed birth of the Son of God… spiritual fornication of the baser sort, and all done under the guise of religion. In fact the mixing and mingling of God with mammon is the work of religion.

For application let’s return to this alliance with the daughters of Moab… it was devised by a prophet of God.

 

Numbers 31:16

Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

Yes, the deceptive and divisive spiritual fornication wrought among the people of God was the work of Balaam, a prophet of God. This comparison is uncanny, in that we have been handed down the traditions of Christmas by the same….

 

The word “Christmas”itself reveals who married paganism to Christianity. The word “Christmas” is a combination of the words “Christ” and “Mass. The word “Mass” means death and was coined originally by the Roman Catholic Church, and belongs exclusively to the church of Rome.

A simple study of the tactics of the Romish Church reveals that in every case, the church absorbed the customs, traditions and general paganism of every tribe, culture and nation in their efforts to increase the number of people under their control.

In short, the Romish church told all of these pagan cultures, “Bring your gods, goddesses, rituals and rites, and we will assign Christian sounding titles and names to them. The Origin of Christmas- Last Trumpet Ministries

 

The old adage sounds all too familiar, “if you can’t beat them, join them”. We have mixed and mingled the god of mammon with the celebration of the Word of God becoming flesh… spiritual fornication, if you please, and it ought not to be.

In William Stafford’s poem ‘Deciding’ concerning the myth of the Midas, he speaks of the struggle that goes on within man, especially with regard to mammon.

Deciding by William Stafford

One mine the Indians worked had gold so good they left it there
for God to keep.
At night sometimes you think your way that far, that deep,
or almost.
You hold all things or not, depending not on greed but whether they suit what life begins to mean.
Like those workers you study what moves, what stays. You bow, and then, like them, you know—
What’s God, what’s world, what’s gold.

It is this distinction that the church and all of Christendom in America has forsaken. We have incorporated these idolatrous pagan rituals and have mixed and mingled them with this child in a manager  and that for the purpose of  satisfying the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes. One must admit that Christmas in America has immersed itself in ‘spiritual fornication’, and that not for the glory of God.

 

Isaiah 44:8

Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

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