The United States of America has many of the same characteristics of the nation of Yisra’el in the days leading up to the Babylonian Captivity. But YaHuWaH in his mercy would first send them a prophet from the Tribe of Levi named Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) to warn them of their idolatry as he gave them a chance to repent as a nation, but they refused.
In the same way that Jeremiah’s warning was directed at the House of Judah in the days leading up to their captivity, so it is that his warning is also being repeated again in this age, as it is directed at the Christian Church in America. Will the people of covenant ever learn from history? When the prophet Jeremiah warned them that they were soon going to be taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, they instead mocked Jeremiah and persecuted him because they did not believe his warnings. In Jeremiah 37:15-16 we read that the officials were angry at Jeremiah and they “beat him, and they put him in jail in the house of Yahuwnathan (Jonathan) the scribe, which they had made into a prison...for Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) had come into the dungeon, that is, the vaulted cell; and Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) stayed there many days.” What was this message of Jeremiah that made these officials so angry that they would lower him into a dungeon? Jeremiah was sent to give the nation of Judah a warning that they would be taken captive into Babylon, for their idolatry. But the people of Judah did not believe that they would be judged because they were very much like the Christian Church in America today. They believed that they were “under grace,” and therefore they would see no punishment for their wickedness. One of the main reasons why our Heavenly Father was going to allow them to be ruled by a wicked king is because the nation of Judah were his covenant people and they were supposed to know the terms and conditions of the covenant. As a matter of fact, in Genesis 49:10, Ya’aqob (Jacob) spoke over his son named
Yahuwdah (Judah) and prophesied that he would be given the scepter to rule over the other tribes. The Tribe of Judah were designated as the “lawgivers.” Now if the Tribe of Judah (the lawgivers) were violating his commandments, what hope would there be for the other eleven tribes who looked to the Tribe of Judah as their example? The House of Judah in Jeremiah’s day was no different than American Christianity today, for they were practicing the same styles of worship as the heathen nations surrounding them. And because the House of Judah (just like Christianity) were violating the covenant, the rest of the surrounding tribes would decline into worse immorality as a result. The same thing is going on today in American culture. Christians protest and cry out against the immorality and lawlessness that is taking place in our nation with the sin of abortion, homosexuality, gay marriage, murder, rape, crime, drug addiction, alcoholism, child pornography, molestation of children, kidnappings, etc. But most in the Christian Church do not see that New Covenant believers in Messiah’s blood are called to be the “light of the world”(Matthew 5:14),just as our Messiah is also the “light of the world” (John 8:12). If the people of the covenant violate the Mosaic Law (Towrah), how much more so will there be lawlessness in the land? Christians love to quote Paul’s Epistles out of context citing that we are “not under the law but under grace” and yet the result of this attitude has caused rampant lawlessness in our nation.
Hear, O American Christian, the word which YaHuWaH has for you today which came to Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah):
1 Hear you the
word which YHWH speaks unto you, O house of Yisra’el:
2 Thus says YHWH, 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.
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 10:
3 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.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold;they fasten it
with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they
must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they
cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
As you can see by the above passage, this is describing a Christmas Tree which originated with Nimrod and his mother Semiramis since the Tower of Babel. Christmas Trees were erected originally to honor Nimrod and his alleged reincarnated son Tammuz (Ezekiel 8:14), otherwise known as Ba’al, the god of the tree! See my other article entitled “What is Christ Mass & Should You Be Merry About It?”
Now listen to this warning American Christian, YaHuWaH our Creator is commanding us not imitate the heathen in the way that we worship him! But you might say “Oh but we know that these holidays are pagan, but we can redeem these days for Christ!”
Beloved, this is not true what-so-ever that we can redeem these pagan holidays for our Messiah. Such a notion would be the equivalent of the following scenario: A newly married wife has already been informed by her new husband that he absolutely abhors mayonnaise and baloney. But one day when this new bride packs her husband’s lunch before work, she makes a sandwich for him with baloney & mayonnaise. What was she thinking? She says to herself “Oh, I know that he hates these things, but I am going to redeem them by making it especially for him, and then he will love them because I made the sandwich just for him!” Needless to say, this angry husband will come home from work that day and he will be outraged as he proposes this question to her: “Did I not already tell you how much I hate mayonnaise and baloney? Why would you waste our money on something that you already know I hate? And why would you make a sandwich for me with something that I hate?” At this point, anything this wife says is only going to infuriate him even more. She might try to make excuses, but he is not going to buy it. Now, he may not divorce her over this, and he may even forgive her, but as time goes on, if she continues to do things that he specifically says he hates, he is going to fall out of love with her and he is going to become very unhappy in the marriage and ultimately, he may end up divorcing her if she continues in this continual pattern of going out of her way to displease him.
Even worse yet, if this wife suggests to her new husband that she wants to celebrate his birthday on the same date of her ex-boyfriend’s birthday, this is going to make him furious to the point of wanting to end the marriage. So why can’t Christians see that they are doing the same thing to their Messiah? See my other article entitled “An Illustration of Messiah & the Christian Church: The Story of Rachel, Lucas & Joshua.” Now, some of you might be asking yourselves at this point“But where have we been told in the Bible not to keep pagan holidays?”
Many Christians read the story of Ancient Yisra’el in the book of Exodus and how they made a molten calf to worship as they said that they were doing this for YaHuWaH. But how many Christians recognize that they are actually doing the very same thing when they celebrate pagan holidays?! Shemoth (Exodus) 32:4And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it amoltencalf:
and they said, These be your gods, O Yisra’el,
which brought you up out of the land of Miztrayim (Egypt).
Shemoth (Exodus) 32:8They have turned aside quickly out
of the way which I commanded them: they have made them amoltencalf,
and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be your
gods, O Yisra’el, which have brought you up out of the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt). Debariym (Deuteronomy) 9:16And I looked, and, behold, you
had sinned against YHWH your Elohiym, and had made you amoltencalf:you
had turned aside quickly out of the way which YHWH had commanded you.
You must remember that this sin was so grievous to YaHuWaH our Creator, that he wanted to destroy the entire nation over this one sin! The only reason why he did not, is because Mosheh (Moses) had found “grace” in the eyes of YaHuWaH and he stood in the gap for the nation (Exodus 33:12-17). And today, nothing has changed. America is no different than the House of Yisra’el when they erected a molten calf as they tried to convince themselves that this was an image of YaHuWaH!
You see, in Deuteronomy 12:29-32, YaHuWaH warns us not to be ensnared by the false deities of the heathen nations. He warns us not learn how they worship their gods and then say that we are doing it for him! In other words, we cannot redeem these pagan holidays for Messiah! Now, if YaHuWaH was that angry at the Yisraelites for making this molten calf and then saying that it was an image of him, and then calling it a feast unto him, how much more shall he be angry with those who say that they have been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb and yet they are continuing to crucify to themselves the Son of Elohiym and put him to an open shame?! If you think that the anger of YaHuWaH was fierce in those days, how much more shall he be angry with this generation when we have Bibles to read, and those people did not? How much more angry shall he be with this generation when he gave us his only begotten son who suffered just to cleanse us and we are still rejecting his love?! Beloved, now look at how angry YaHuWaH was over this one sin alone:
Shemoth (Exodus) 32:
33 And YHWH said unto Mosheh (Moses), Whosoever has sinned against me, him will I
blot out of my book.
34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of
which I have spoken unto you: behold, mine Malak (Angel) shall go before you:
nevertheless in the day when I visit I
will visit their sin upon them.
35And YHWH plagued
the people, because they made the calf, which Aharown (Aaron) made. *Note: Did you see this? He plagued the people!
Shemoth (Exodus) 33:
3….for I will not go up in the midst of you; for you are a stiffnecked people: lest I consume
you in the way.
4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they
mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.
5For YHWH had said unto Mosheh(Moses),Say unto the
children of Yisra’el,You are a
stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of you in a moment, and
consume you: therefore now put off your
ornaments from you, that I may know what to do unto you. Now I can already hear what is going on in the minds of many of you as you are reading these verses. You are saying to yourselves, “Oh, but that was the Old Testament, we are under grace now!” Oh, really? Well, I am going to show you that you can only be under grace when you are obeying the Towrah (Mosaic Law). Our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa did not shed his blood when he died on the tree in order to give us license to violate his laws! He died to empower us to obey his laws! 1st Yahuwchanon (John) 3:4Whosoever commitssintransgresses also the Towrah(law): for sinis thetransgressionof theTowrah (law). You see, you cannot be under grace while you are sinning willfully and violating his laws! Grace is only given to those who humble themselves and repent of their pride and stiff-necked rebellion against his commandments (James 4:6, 1st Peter 5:5). If you think that the Mosaic Law was strict, then you should know that under the New Covenant of Messiah, the punishment is far worse! It is because we have been given all the resources to serve him without excuses. We have his permanent blood atonement that cleanses us when we slip up. We also have Yahuwshuwa as our advocate with the Father (1st John 2:1) who is like our attorney who fights for us when we deserve to be judged. We have also been given the gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells in us teaching us to obey the commandments. He has written the Mosaic Law (Towrah) in our hearts, so we should naturally desire to obey it. So there is no excuse under the New Covenant to violate the law, as we can from the scriptures below that the punishment is even more harsh now: Ibriym
if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth,
there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Mosheh’s (Moses’) Towrah (law) died
without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much greater punishment, suppose you, shall he be
thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of Elohiym, and has counted
the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has
done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs unto
me, I will recompense, says YHWH. And again, YHWH shall judge his people.
31 It is
a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living Elohiym.
Did you see this American Christian? If you think that grace is going to save this nation, when we are violating the commandments in the Christian Church, you are sadly mistaken! You see, the number one sin was having another false deity in his place and then making a graven image to this false deity and calling it by his name! Now do you see why we cannot “Take these pagan holidays back for Christ?”
But some of you might be saying to yourselves“But there are worse sins than pagan holidays-----what about abortion, murder, stealing, and homosexuality, etc.?” What most people do not understand is that all Ten Commandments given in Exodus 20 are listed in the order of their importance. The first commandment says: “I am YHWH your Elohiym, you shall not have any other gods before me.” The second commandment says: “You shall not make unto you any graven image.”
We can rationalize that we don’t have other gods before him all we want. But think about what King Jeroboam did in 1st Kings 12:27-33. After King Solomon died, his son King Rehoboam increased the taxes on the people, and so ten out of twelve tribes left the House of Judah and they went to the northern regions. King Jeroboam did not want these Ten Northern Tribes to keep the Feasts of YaHuWaH at Jerusalem because he feared that they would become loyal to King Jeroboam again and then they would kill him. And so King Jeroboam became a “god” unto himself when he invented his own pagan holidays in different months (not according to Yah’s instructions), and it says in 1st Kings 12:33, that he “devised” these feast days “after his own wicked heart.” 1st Kings 12:30 says that this thing “became a sin” for he also erected a golden calf at Mount Ephrayim and at Dan where the people would go and worship with these false pagan holidays. Hence, the first and second commandments were being broken with the invention of these “self-appointed” pagan holidays. When mankind presumes to make up their own “holy days,” they are becoming a “god” unto themselves and thus, they are breaking the first commandment which says: “I am YHWH your Elohiym, you shall have no other gods before me.” In the 3rd Century, the Roman Emperor Constantine recycled the “Winter Solstice” celebration known as “Saturnalia” and he renamed it “Christ-Mass.” This was a man-made invention meant to assimilate our Messiah to all of the false pagan deities since the Tower of Babel who were supposedly reincarnated each year on December 25th.
Constantine also outlawed the biblical Spring Feasts of YaHuWaH(Passover, Unleavened Bread & First Fruits) and instead he replaced them with the ancient Babylonian celebration of “Easter” (Ishtar) the goddess of fertility. This was supposedly the day of her resurrection each year in the “east” from the underworld. The Babylonians also sacrificed babies in her honor and they dipped eggs in the blood of these sacrificed infants!
Pictured above are blood-red Easter Eggs that the Greek Orthodox & Russian Orthodox Church uses for Easter every year. They do not use any other color except for red when dying their eggs! When the American Christian Church repents of celebrating all forms of Ba’al worship in these so-called “Christian Holidays” then we will finally see victory over abortion in this land. See my other article entitled “The Queen of Heaven: Why Does the Church Celebrate Easter?”
American Christians, don’t even bother praying against abortion or protesting against it until you have personally removed all forms of pagan sun-god worship from your life.
Back in 2005, while I was in prayer, the Spirit of Yah spoke to me and said these words: “Maria, the Christian Church is barking up the wrong tree. They think that for all their protesting against abortion, that these politicians will hear their cry, but they will not! The reason why abortion is still legal in America is because the Christian Church tolerates the doctrines of Jezebel who teaches them to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. When the Christian Church separates from the Roman Catholic Mother Harlot and they stop practicing these abominations offered up to the Queen of Heaven and Ba’al, then I will hear their cries and I will heal their land.”
Revelation 18:4 commands us to “Come out of Mystery Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots” so that we will not be partakers of her sins and we will not receive of her plagues.
In Revelation 2:20-23, our Messiah had a harsh word of rebuke for the Congregation at Thyratira. In order to understand what this doctrine is all about, we must go back to the book of 1st Kings where Abab, King of Judah married a Phoenician woman by the name of Jezebel who taught her husband Abab and the entire nation of Yisra’el to worship Ba’al by celebrating all of the holidays that commemorate him. Not only that, but she taught the nation to forget the proper name of YaHuWaH and to call him by a generic title “Ba’al”which also means“Lord, Master, husband.” The Hebrew Concordance of the Bible defines the name Jezebel as follows:
#348. Jezebel = “Baal
exalts” or “Baal is husband to” or “unchaste.”
1st Melakiym (Kings) 16:31 And it came
to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Yarob’am(Jeroboam) the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Yezeba’al (Jezebel) the
daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Ba’al, and
worshipped him. Pictured here is the prophet Eliyahuw (Elijah) rebuking Queen Jezebel & Ahab because they had Naboth the farmer killed so that they could possess his vineyard. Our Messiah used this woman Jezebel to describe the false teachings that were being tolerated in the Congregation at Thyratira. Listen to what he says to them:
know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your
works; and the last to be more than the first.
20 Notwithstanding I
have a few things against you, because you tolerate that woman
Jezebel[The Vatican],which calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to
seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and
she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit
adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the assemblies shall know that I am
he which searches the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths
of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
*Note: He said that he will KILL HER CHILDREN WITH DEATH! In other words, America is killing their unborn babies through abortion because they are tolerating the doctrines of Jezebel!!!
Now, beloved, you will notice that this assembly has “good
works”of faith, charity and patience, yet for all of their “faith” in Messiah,
they are still in danger of being killed if they do not repent of tolerating
the doctrines of Jezebel!
And what exactly are the doctrines of Jezebel? They
are the very same doctrines that are taught today in the Roman Catholic
Church, which include the worship of Mary, Queen of Heaven. It includes the “Doctrine
of Transubstantiation” which says that the Eucharist Wafer contains the actual
presence of “Jesus” in the wafer! See my other article entitled: “What is the Catholic Mass?” The doctrine of Jezebel includes pagan
holidays offered up to Ba’al such as Christ-Mass, Easter, Valentine’s Day,
Halloween! Christians will often claim that we only have to keep the “Two Greatest Commandments” of loving our Creator with our entire being and loving our neighbor as we love ourselves (Luke 10:27). However, if this is true, then why is their “good works” of charity not enough to cancel out their tolerance of Jezebel?
In the 3rd Century, the Roman Emperor Constantine also outlawed the true biblical Sabbath of our Creator (the 7th day) and instead he made “Sun-day” the Sabbath after the pagan sun-god “Mithra.” Why would he do this? Because he believed that our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa was nothing more than an ascended master just like the other pagan sun-deities who were reincarnated each year on December 25th!
Later on in the 5th Century, the Roman Catholic Church made these pagan holidays “official” Roman Catholic holidays. The Vatican acted rebelliously against our Creator, YaHuWaH, as they presumed to become “like the Most High.” Once men do this, they have no problem breaking the other commandments such as murder, homosexuality, stealing and so on. All of the other sins stem from breaking that very first one!
When the Arch-angel Heylel (Lucifer) declared in his heart “ ....I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14:14), he committed no act of murder, no act of homosexuality, nor theft. He merely thought in his heart to usurp the authority of the Most High. In this one act of high treason, he broke the rest of the commandments. The highest act of treason is to reject the authority and instructions of YaHuWaH. Once we reject his leadership over us, then it is easy to break the other commandments. This is why the pagan holidays are the highest act of treason, because they seek to make man worship “another god” under the guise of it being for “Jesus.” But in reality, Satan has tricked people by having them worship him unawares through these pagan holidays.
In Deuteronomy 12, YaHuWaH said (my paraphrase): “Do not learn to worship me the same way that the pagans worship their gods and then say that you are doing it for me---this is an abomination!”
Deuteronomy 12: (New Living Translation)
29 When the Lord your God goes ahead of you and destroys the nations and you drive them out and live in their land,
30 do not fall into the trap of following their customs and worshiping their gods. Do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations worship their gods? I want to follow their example.’
31 You must not worship the Lord your God the way the other nations worship their gods, for they perform for their gods every detestable act that the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters as sacrifices to their gods.
32 So be careful to obey all the commands I give you. You must not add anything to them or subtract anything from them.
Deuteronomy 12: (Restored Name King James Version)
29 When YHWH thy Elohiym shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
31 Thou shalt not do so unto YHWH thy Elohiym: for every abomination to YHWH, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. The following is a quote from Dr. Herbert Lockyer, DD, DLrrr:
“In these days of national apostasy and international strife, the preacher could not do better than live near the book of Jeremiah, which has as it’s dominant note, true religion in heart, life, church, and nation.”
Jeremiah was born a priest but became a prophet by the divine call of YaHuWaH. He felt he was not mature enough to function as a prophet. What sorrow and anguish must have been his to know that if Yisra’el would not turn from their traditions and seek the face of Yah, that Yah would have no choice but to destroy them. The frustration that must have been his to tell the truth as Yah told him, to have it thrown back in his face as one who was a hate-monger. To see the massive permissiveness on a national scale must have left him in near total despair. What a temptation it must have been for him to turn and run the other way. However we find that Jeremiah could not elude his destiny and he did not shrink from it.
What was Jeremiah’s message, and what was it about the message that brought him many enemies?
Jeremiah’s message begins with Jeremiah 2:13 that says that Yah’s people have committed two sins: (1.) We have forsaken the living water, and (2.) dug wells, broken and dry wells that cannot hold water.
In Jeremiah 4:22 Yah calls us “fools.” He calls us senseless children that have no understanding and no desire to get any sense or understanding. He calls us skilled in doing evil, and we lack the knowledge to do good. Jeremiah 5:1 challenges us to find one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth.
In Jeremiah 7 he gets down to “root” of their national apostasy that was rampant in his time as well as modern times.
“Foolish people mistake transitory semblance for eternal facts and go astray more and more.”---- Thomas Carlyle
Several times in my last place of work the chaplain spoke of “hiding behind masks.” Maybe, we the American people, need to hear the same message.
As the statement by Thomas Carlyle suggests, we have been deceived by the transitory semblance of the truth. The truth has been twisted, combined with lies to separate us from reality.
Jeremiah 7 begins with a direct warning from YaHuWaH. He warns us to reform our ways and our actions. Malachi warns the same thing but the people responded as if they did nothing wrong.
So one must ask what did YaHuWaH mean when he said in Jeremiah 7:3 to “reform your ways and your actions?” The King James Version has it written, “Amend your ways and your doings.” The word amend in Hebrew is yatab. This word is translated in several English words including amend, diligent, earnestly, and “be accepted.” Amend in this case is the diligent and earnest effort of removing the faults or errors of by adding or deleting.
The next word is “ways.” The Hebrew word is “derek.” This is translated “trodden path, custom, highway, journey, manner, or way.” Custom is defined as “a common tradition so long established that it has the force or validity of law.” Tradition is nothing more than unwritten religious precepts.The word “doings” (maalal)is any doing, endeavor, work, or invention. An invention is something fabricated that was previously unknown.
So what does Jeremiah 7:3 say to us? To paraphrase, here is what YaHuWaH is telling us:
“If you diligently and earnestly return to my commandments and instructions (Towrah), and if you turn away from those fabricated man-made traditions patterned after Ba’al, you will be accepted!”
Elohiym continues his warning in Jeremiah 18:11. He states that he frames evil against us and devises a device against those who will not listen. When he frames evil, listen to what Psalm 94:16-23 and Isaiah 29:13-21 have to say about those who will not check their traditions against HIS WAYS!
THE MESSAGE: IF YOU TURN AWAY FROM THE FABRICATED AND UNWRITTEN RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS AND PRECEPTS THAT HAVE NO BIBLICAL AUTHORITY THEN I WILL RELENT!
TO THOSE WHO READ THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. CHECK YOUR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS NOW! DELETE THOSE HOLIDAYS THAT HAVE NO BIBLICAL AUTHORITY! THE THRONE OF HEAVEN WILL NOT ASSOCIATE WITH BELIAL OR SATAN OR HIS VILE HOLIDAYS!
*Note: Dr. Herbert Lockyer’s Article Ends Here and Maria Merola’s Article Continues Below*
The prophet Amos also warned Yisra’el of the judgment that was coming because of their pagan holidays that they invented under the leadership of King Jeroboam:
Amowc (Amos) 5:
18 Woe unto you that desire the day of YHWH! To what end is it for you? The day of YHWH is darkness, and not light.
19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
20 Shall not the day of YHWH be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?
21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.
22 Though you offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
23 Take you away from me the noise of your songs; for I will not hear the melody of your viols.
24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
25 Have you offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Yisra’el?
26 But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which you made to yourselves.
27 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, says YHWH, whose name is The Elohiym of hosts.
*Note: Did you see this American Christian? YaHuWaH says I HATE YOUR FEASTS!
Amowc (Amos) 7:
8 And YHWH said unto me, Amowc (Amos), what do you see? And I said, A plumbline. Then said YHWH, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Yisra’el: I will not again pass by them any more:
9 And the high places of Yitzqach (Isaac) shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Yisra’el shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Yarob’am (Jeroboam) with the sword.
10 Then Amatzyahuw (Amaziah) the priest of Beyth ha’Eliy (Bethel) sent to Yarob’am (Jeroboam) king of Yisra’el, saying, Amowc (Amos) has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Yisra’el: the land is not able to bear all his words.
What did King Jeroboam do that brought him under judgment? In order to get the full picture, we must go back to 1st Kings 12. In this chapter, we learn that after David’s son Solomon died, the Two Kingdoms of Yisra’el were divided. There was the Northern Kingdom of Yisra’el under King Jeroboam and he had Ten Tribes underneath him. And then there was the Southern Kingdom of Judah under King Rehoboam and he had the two tribes of Judah & Benjamin underneath him.
King Jeroboam was afraid that the other ten tribes would obey the commandment of YaHuWaH by visiting Jerusalem times times per year to keep the Feasts of YaHuWaH outlined in Leviticus 23. He reasoned to himself, that if these Yisra’elites visited Jerusalem three times per year to honor the Feasts of YaHuWaH, that they would come under the leadership of King Rehoboam and thus they would forsake him. In order to avoid this, King Jeroboam invented other pagan holidays that deviated from the Towrah or instructions of YaHuWaH:
1st Melakiym (Kings) 12:
27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of YHWH at Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Yahuwdah (Judah), and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Yahuwdah (Judah).
28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem): behold your gods, O Yisra’el, which brought you up out of the land of Mitzrayim (Egypt).
29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
31 And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.
32 And Yarob’am (Jeroboam) ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Yahuwdah (Judah), and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Beyth ha’Eliy (Bethel) the priests of the high places which he had made.
33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Beyth ha’Eliy (Bethel) the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Yisra’el: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.
As you can see here, King Jeroboam devised pagan holidays from his “own heart” and made up holidays that deviated from the Towrah (instructions) of YaHuWaH! This is precisely what the Papacy has done within Christianity! And now the United States of America is set for judgment because we have standardized these pagan holidays of Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Saint Patrick’s Day, Halloween and made them “National Holidays!”
What is so bad about these holidays?
In Mark 7:13, Yahuwshuwa tells us that the traditions of men make the word of Elohiym ineffective in our lives. If abandoning these traditions of men will cause the word of Yah to become more effective in our lives, then we must abandon Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and every other vestige of pagan sun-god worship that has been “dressed up” to appear “Christian.” We must go back to the biblical feasts ordained by YaHuWaH which commemorate our Messiah. We must renounce the pagan holidays that are celebrated in the church today. All of these pagan practices are meant to commemorate Nimrod and his many supposed reincarnated sun-gods as illustrated below on the Pagan Sabbath Wheel.
Pictured below are “Eight Pagan Sabbaths” of the Witches, Pagans, Satanists & Wicca. In the 5th Century, the Papacy took these very same satanic holidays and cloaked them with so-called “Christian themes” but these were the very same holidays offered up to Molech aka Satan since the Tower of Babel!
The Eight Pagan Sabbaths:
1.) Imbolc Saint Valentine’s Day: February 2nd -February 15th; Originally it was known as “Baal-entine’s Day.” This was supposedly 40 days after Semiramis gave birth to Nimrod (aka Ba’al) and this day commemorates her forty days of purification following the birth of Nimrod.
2.) Ostara (Easter): March 21st -March 25th; Rome changed it to fall during Passover week to identify her with Messiah’s Resurrection.
3.) Beltane (Mayfest): May 1st; Also called “May Day” or the “Day of the Goddess of Fertility.” She is also known as Semiramis in Babylon, Isis in Egypt, Diana in Ephesus, Venus in Rome and renamed “Mary” by the Roman Catholic Church. She is also called “The Queen of Heaven” in many cultures to include the Roman Catholic Church. See Jeremiah 7 & 44 where Yah was angry with Yisra’el for burning incense and offering up cakes to her.
4.) Midsummer Solstice (First Day of Summer): June 21st; Catholics call it St. John’s Day.
5.) Lugnasad: August 1st -August 15th ; The Roman Catholic Church call it “Mary’s Ascension Day.”
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 the false Christ: December 21st - December 25th
The “Yule Wheel” is a pagan representation of all the annual celebrations offered up to the pagan sun-god and moon goddess in their many different “reincarnated” forms. The wheel has eight segments signifying “Eight Pagan Sabbaths” each year. Notice the five pointed star of witchcraft which is also called the “Eastern Star.” The star is within a circle representing the pagan sun-god, Ba’al.
This is the Pagan Yule Wheel used by Witches and Wicca You will notice that all of these pagan feasts are on “Christian” holidays.
Yule is Christmas; Ostara is Easter; Beltane is Mayfest; Imbolic is Saint Valentine’s Day; Lughnasadh is the “Assumption of Mary” in the Catholic Church; Samhain is “All-Saints Day” or Halloween.
Burning Incense to Idols
And finally, the prophet Jeremiah identifies another problem that we have in America, which is the sin of smoking cigarettes and Marijuana. Not only are these substances harmful to the body due to carcniogens, but smoking these substances are actually burning incense to demons! This may sound strange to some
of you reading this, but I have done extensive research on the origins of Marijuana & Cigarette-smoking, and you will be surprised to find out that they both have originated with pagan sun-god worship! Please see my other article entitled “Strange Fire & the Queen of Heaven: Deliverance from Smoking.”
Smoking these substances alters the mind and brings one
into an altered state of consciousness which then allows demons, (fallen
angels) in to possess the mind and ultimately the soul, body and spirit. In
many pagan religions, tobacco and cannabis are smoked as offerings to the “Queen
of Heaven!” One of the “Pot Goddesses” is the goddess named“Sheva” in the Hindu Religion of India. The Roman Catholic Church has attached the identity of this false goddess to the Mother of our Messiah named Miryam, but they also refer to her as “Mary, Queen of Heaven!”
Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 7:
9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear
falsely, and burn
incense unto Ba’al, and walk after other gods whom you know not;
16 Therefore pray not you for this people, neither lift up
cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear
17 See you not what they do in the cities of Yahuwdah
(Judah) and in the streets of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)?
18 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.
they provoke me to anger? Says
YHWH: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
20 Therefore thus says YHWH Elohiym; Behold, my anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place,
upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit
of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
28 But you shall say unto them, This is a nation that obeys
not the voice of YHWH their Elohiym, nor receives correction: truth is
perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
30 For the children of Yahuwdah (Judah) have done evil in my
sight, says YHWH: they have set their abominations in the house which is called
by my name, to pollute it.
31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is
in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which
I commanded them not,
neither came it into my heart.
33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the
heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away. 34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Yahuwdah
(Judah), and from the streets of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), the voice of mirth,
and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the
bride: for the land
shall be desolate.
Because most leaders within the Christian Church have abandoned the Mosaic Law (Towrah), we have seen the Ten Commandments removed out of our Public Schools, Public Places of Government and Courtrooms. The result of this has been unprecedentedlawlessness and a major decline in morality in our nation. American Christians must take heed to this warning. Repent and come out of Mystery Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots. To learn more about the pagan holidays that are offered up to Ba’al versus the true biblical Feasts of YaHuWaH, see my other articles below: