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What about Christmas?

 

Short answer:

 

Easter-Bunny-Christmas-Tree image:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/be/a9/57/bea957a2e79a0a711e2cac44d7676b3a.jpg

 

 

 I don't celebrate Christ-Mass or Hannukah - for similar reasons.

Titus 1:5 For-sake-of this I-left you behind in Crete, in-order-that you-might-straighten-very-thoroughly-for-yourself the-things being-wanting, and you-might-establish elders according-to city, as I myself-ordered you,
v6 If someone is unreprovable, husband of-one woman, having trustworthy children, not in accusation of-dissipation or insubordination.
v7 For it-is-essential the overseer to-be unreprovable as administrator-of-the-household of-God, not self-willed, not wrathful, not addicted-to-wine, not one-ready-with-a-blow, not fond-of-shameful-gain,
v8 BUT loving-stranger, loving-good, of-sound-mind, just, hallowed, self-controlling,
v9 Holding-up the trustworthy word according-to the doctrine, in-order-that he-might-be powerful also to-be-entreating with the teaching, namely-the healthy, and to-be-reproving the (ones) contradicting.
v10 For there-are many insubordinate, aimless-talkers, and mental-deceivers, especially the (ones) out-of the circumcision,
v11 Whom it-is-essential to-be-stopping-the-mouths-of, they-who are-subverting total households, teaching which-things it-is not essential, for-the-sake-of shameful gain.
v12 Someone out-of them, their own prophet, said: Cretans (are) invariably liars, bad beasts, idle wombs.
v13 This witness is true. Because-of which reason you-be severely reproving them, in-order-that they-might-be-being-healthy in the trust,

v14 Not paying-attention to-Jewish legends and commandments of-MEN turning-back-for-themselves from the truth.

 

2 Timothy 4:3 For (a) season will-be when they-will not tolerate the healthy teaching, BUT according-to their-own desires they-will-heap-on to-themselves teachers having-themselves the hearing itching,
4 And on-the-one-hand they-will-turn-back the hearing from the truth, on-the-other-hand they-will-be-diverted upon the legends.

 

 

However, if another wishes to celebrate, that's their call.

Colossians 2:16 Let not therefore anyone be-judging YOU in eating and in drinking or in part of-(a)-feast or of-(a)-new-moon or of-sabbaths,
 
v17 Which-things are (a) shadow of-the-things future, but the body (is) of-the Messiah.

 

 

Many of my Christian brothers and sisters do celebrate Christmas, and they are certainly Christians in my opinion. Likewise, a person is not a pagan just because they follow the Gregorian calendar with all the names of the days and months based on a pagan worship system. By God’s grace we are saved though trust in Jesus, not through our works. I thank God for that.

There might be a bit of hard heartedness in some Christians that understand that the origin of Christmas is pagan, yet still ascribe the date as the “birthday of Jesus”…and then demand that all say “Merry Christmas” in support of their false doctrine.  I’m often hard-hearted and unrepentant regarding sin in my life too.  I would say that most of my Christmas-celebrating Christian-friends are better Christians than me.  I think most of us ultimately acknowledge that we are saved by God’s good grace, and not by our works.

Ephesians 2:8  For by-the favor YOU-are having-been-and-still-are-saved through trust; and this not out-of YOU, of-God the gift;

v9 Not out-of works, in-order-that some-one might not boast.

 

That’s the short of it, to which much can/should be added……….

 

The more you know, the harder the go:

Ecclesiastes 1:18 For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

1 Corinthians 10:21 YOU-are not being-able to-be-drinking (a) cup of-Jehovah and (a) cup of-demons; YOU-are not being-able to-be-sharing of-a-table of-Jehovah and of-a-table of-demons.

 

'tis the season for - Christ-Mass:

"a kind of ritual dance" 

The True Meaning Of Christ-Mass

http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract4.html

The World Book Encyclopedia defines "Christmas" as follows:  "The word Christmas comes from "Cristes Maesse", an early English phrase that means "Mass of Christ."

RCC doctrine: “Mass” = sacrifice:

From The New Baltimore Catechism, p95, #161 “The Mass is the same sacrifice as the sacrifice of the cross.”

Christmas = Christ mass = the mass of Christ

“Merry Christmas” then translates to “Festive re-sacrifice of Christ”.

Thus Christ is sacrificed yearly.

This makes Jesus’ sacrifice “common”.

 Hebrews 10:29 To-how-much of-worse vengeance are-YOU-thinking will-he-be-thought worthy, the (one) having-trodden-down the Son of-the God and having-considered the blood of-the covenant, in which he-was-made-holy, common, and having-insulted-within the Spirit of-the favor?
 v30 For we-are-knowing-absolutely the (one) having-said: To-me an-avenging, I myself will-repay; and again: Jehovah will-judge his people.

 

Jesus died once:

Hebrews 9:24 For the Messiah went not in into holy (places) made-by-hands, patterns-in-turn of-the authentic (things), BUT into the heaven itself, now to-be-revealed to-the face of-the God in-behalf-of us;
  v25 But-not in-order-that he-might-be-offering himself often, as-altogether the chief-priest is-going-in into the holy (places) according-to (each) year in blood belonging-to-another,
  v26 Since it-was-essential he suffer often from casting-down of (the) world;
but at-this-instant, once he-has-been-and-still-is-manifested upon complete-finish of-the ages with-reference-to (a) disregarding of-the sin through his sacrifice.
 
 v27 And according-to as-much-as it-is-being-laid-away for-the MEN once to-die-off but after this, (a) judgement,
  v28 Thus also the Messiah, once having-been-offered with-reference-to bring(ing)-up sins of-many, out-of (a) second (time) he-will-be-seen separate-from sin by-the (ones) waiting-anxiously (for) him with-reference-to salvation.

So we know with certainty that Jesus is not sacrificing himself again.

Revelation 19 – about that 2nd Coming of Christ:

v1 After these-things I-heard as (a) great voice of-much crowd in the heaven saying: Hallelujah: the salvation and the glory and the honor and the power to Jehovah our God:

v2 Because authentic and just (are) his judgements; because he-judged the prostitute, namely-the great (one), one-who was-corrupting the earth with her prostitution, and he-avenged the blood of-his slaves out-of her hand.

v3 And second they-have-said-and-still-are-saying: Hallelujah:  and her smoke is-ascending into the ages of-the ages.

v4 And the elders, namely-the twenty four, and the four living-creatures fell and worshipped the God namely-the (one) sitting on the throne saying: Amen, Hallelujah.

v5 And (a) voice out-of the throne came-out saying: YOU-be-praising our God, all his slaves, namely-the (ones) fearing him, the little and the great.

v6 And I-heard as (a) voice of-much crowd and as (a) noise of-many waters and as (a) noise of-strong thunders, saying: Hallelujah, because Jehovah the God namely-the Almighty became-King.

v7 Let-us-be-rejoicing and let-us-be-exulting, and we-shall-give the glory to-him, because the marriage of-the Lamb came, and his wife prepared herself,

v8 And it-was-given to-her in-order-that she-might-cast-around-to-herself (a) clean brilliant-white fine-linen-garment; for the fine-linen-garment is the just-acts of-the holy-ones.

v9 And he-is-saying to-me:  You-write; Happy the (ones) having-been-and-still-called with-reference-to the supper of-the marriage namely-of-the Lamb. And he-is-saying to-me:  These are the authentic words of-the God.

v10 And I-fell in-front of-his feet to-worship to-him. And he-is-saying to-me: You-be-seeing (you do) not; I-am (a) fellow-slave of-you and of-your brothers namely-the (ones) having the witness of-Jesus; you-worship the God.  For the witness of-Jesus is the spirit of-the prophecy.

v11 And I-saw the heaven having-been-and-still-opened, and behold, (a) white horse, and the (one) sitting on it being-called trustworthy and authentic, and in justice he-is-judging and he-is-warring.

v12 But his eyes as (a) flame of-fire, and on Us head many diadems, having (a) name having-been-and-still-written which not-one is-knowing-absolutely unless himself,

v13 And having-been-and-still-cast-around (with) (a) garment having-been-and-still-dipped in-blood, and his name has-been-and-is-still-called The Word of The God.

v14 And the armies, namely-the (ones) in the heaven, were-following him on white horses, having-been-and-still-clothed-in fine-linen white and clean.

v15 And out-of his mouth (a) sharp sword is-proceeding-out, in-order-that with it he-might-smite the Gentiles; and he himself will-shepherd them with (a) rod of-iron; and he himself is-treading the wine-press of-the wine, namely-of-the anger, and of-the wrath of-the God namely-the Almighty.

v16 And he-is-having on the garment and on his thigh (a) name having-been-and-still-written King of-kings and Jehovah of-lords.

[Comment: I’m certain Jesus Christ isn’t coming to participate in “The Mass/Sacrifice of Christ”, etc.]

v17 And I-saw one angel having-stood-and-still-standing in the sun, and he-cried in (a) great voice saying to-all the birds-of-prey namely-the (ones) flying in midst-of-heaven: Come-hither YOU-be-gathered-together with-reference-to the supper namely the great (one) of-the God,

v18 in-order-that YOU-might-eat flesh of-Kings and flesh of-rulers-of-thousands and flesh of-strong-ones and flesh of-horses and of-the (ones) sitting on them and flesh of-all-ones free and both of-slaves and of-little and of-great.

v19 And I-saw the beast and the kings of-the earth and their armies having-been-and-still-gathered-together to-make the war with the (one) sitting on the horse and with his army.

v20 And the beast was-caught and with it the false-prophet namely-the (one) having-done the signs in-front of-it, with which he-led-astray the (ones) having-taken the mark of-the beast and the (ones) worshiping its image; the two were-cast living into the lake of-the fire namely-the (lake) being-burned with sulphur.

v21 And the others were-killed with the sword of-the (one) sitting on the horse namely-the (sword) proceeding-out out-of his mouth, and all the birds-of-prey were-satisfied out-of their flesh.

 

By the mouth of two witnesses:

 

Nahum ch2

1He that dasheth in pieces is come up against thee: keep the fortress, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

2For Jehovah restoreth the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel; for the emptiers have emptied them out, and destroyed their vine-branches.

3The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots flash with steel in the day of his preparation, and the cypress'spears are brandished.

4The chariots rage in the streets; they rush to and fro in the broad ways: the appearance of them is like torches; they run like the lightnings.

5He remembereth his nobles: they stumble in their march; they make haste to the wall thereof, and the mantelet is prepared.

6The gates of the rivers are opened, and the palace is dissolved.

7And it is decreed: she is uncovered, she is carried away; and her handmaids moan as with the voice of doves, beating upon their breasts.

8But Nineveh hath been from of old like a pool of water: yet they flee away. Stand, stand, they cry ; but none looketh back.

9Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold; for there is no end of the store, the glory of all goodly furniture.

10She is empty, and void, and waste; and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and anguish is in all loins, and the faces of them all are waxed pale.

11Where is the den of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion and the lioness walked, the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?

12The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his caves with prey, and his dens with ravin.

13Behold, I am against thee, saith Jehovah of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions; and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.

 

Will the LORD really find trust when he returns?

Not really:

 Luke 18:8b "Further, the son of-the MAN having-come will-he really find the trust upon the earth?"

 πλὴν ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ἐλθὼν ἆρα εὑρήσει τὴν πίστιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς

Thayer’s Lexican  - ἆρα - 1.numigitur, i. e. marking an inferential question to which a negative answer is expected: Luke 18:8;

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Some thoughts on Christmas

www.Cotopaxi-Colorado.com\default.htm#Christ-Mass

Some thoughts on Hanukkah

www.Cotopaxi-Colorado.com\BIBLE\hanukkah_habakkuk_maccabees_faith.htm

 

Have yourself a very merry old Christmas day.

https://christmas.365greetings.com/christmas-history/history-of-old-christmas-day.html
"Centuries ago, the Christmas celebration used to be held on the 6th of January.

The popular day of 25th December was not Christmas day before the Gregorian Calendar was adopted."
"It was in the year 1545 that Pope Paul III was proposed to find a solution for the calendar dilemma by The Council of Trent . However, it took the scholars 40 years to come to any solution. A Jesuit Astronomer named Christopher Clavius gave an acceptable plan to reform the calendar. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII introduced further changes to the calendar and gave birth to the Gregorian calendar.


Daniel 7:25 "And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time."

Don't forget, The Whole World Is Her Seat:
http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT-APOLOGETICS/Apologetics-24.PDF

 

They bicker amongst themselves, but in reality, the whole world is her seat.

Pope-a-dope
Archbishop Viganò Details “Deep Church” Involvement in the “Great Reset” (new american) Jan 5,  2021
https://thenewamerican.com/archbishop-vigano-details-deep-church-involvement-in-the-great-reset/
Years ago, those who spoke of the New World Order were called conspiracy theorists. Today, all of the world’s leaders, including Bergoglio, speak with impunity about the New World Order, describing it exactly in the terms that were identified by the so-called conspiracy theorists. It is enough to read the globalists’ declarations to understand that the conspiracy exists and that they pride themselves on being its architects, to the point of admitting the need for a pandemic in order to reach their objectives of social engineering.

 

I repeat things:

Happy Hannukah!

http://web.archive.org/web/20170214191801/http://www.seekgod.ca/hr/hrfaqs4a2.htm#1

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1 Corinthians 10:19 What therefore am-I-stating? That (an)-idolatrous-sacrifice is something? or that (an) idol is something?
 v20 BUT that
what (things) the Gentiles are sacrificing, they-are-sacrificing to-demons and not to-God, but I-am not willing YOU to-be-becoming partners of-the demons.
 v21
YOU-are not being-able to-be-drinking (a) cup of-Jehovah and (a) cup of-demons; YOU-are not being-able to-be-sharing of-a-table of-Jehovah and of-a-table of-demons.
 v22 Or are-we-provoking the Lord to-jealousy? Are-we stronger (ones) (than) he?
 v23 All-things are-legitimate, BUT not all-things are-being-advantageous; all-things are-legitimate, BUT not all-things are-building-up.

 

 

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD:  (hope of israel) dec25 - repost

http://www.hope-of-israel.org/cmas1.htm

A.K.A. Merry Christmas

 

Pope concedes Roman Catholic Church forged date of Jesus' birth (telegraph) Nov 21-repost

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9693576/Jesus-was-born-years-earlier-than-thought-claims-Pope.html

 

Pope concedes Christmas is pagan (telegraph) Nov 20 - repost

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9691295/Nativity-donkeys-and-cattle-are-a-myth-says-Pope.html

 

Deeper

Was Jesus really born on December 25th?

Interesting article by John Parsons

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Christmas/christmas.html

♪ ♫ ♪ It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christ-Mass! ♪ ♫ ♪

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Torah-Torah.htm#Its_beginning_to_look_a_lot_like_Christ-mass_..._is_pagan!_

 

A Very Merry Mixing of the Devil's Cup and YHVH's Cup

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Torah-Torah.htm#A_Very_Merry_Mixing_of_the_Devils_Cup_and_YHVHs_Cup 

 

 

Noting how much world nations' commerce is tied to observing the Roman Catholic Church's Mass of Christ.  She is indeed the mother of the harlots.  IN that aspect, Revelation 18 applies to  the RCC, the City of Babylon. Mis-leading teachers such as Jonathon CON Job Harbinger have attempted to falsely establish the USA as Babylon by falsely applying Old Testament prophecy to the USA.  Noting that the Islamic State considers the battle for Rome the final one.  Perhaps they have not yet read the book "Harbinger"?

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The headline reads:

The Real War On Christmas: Persecuted Christians Around the World Struggle to Celebrate Amidst Islamist Threats  (the blaze) Dec 24, 2015

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/12/23/the-real-war-on-christmas-persecuted-christians-around-the-world-struggle-to-celebrate-amidst-islamist-threats
and that headline is derived from:

“All events related to Christmas and New Year celebrations are contrary to Islamic culture"

and with that, perhaps we should instead see the headline:

“Revelation 17 is being fulfilled”

Rev.17:15 And he-is-saying to-me: The waters which you-saw, the-place-where the prostitute is-sitting are peoples and crowds and nations and languages.
v16 And the ten horns which you-saw and the beast, these will-hate the prostitute, and they-will-make her having-been-made-and-still-desolate and naked, and they-will-eat her fleshes, and they-will-burn her down with fire;
v17 For the God gave into their hearts to-do his sentiment, and to-do one sentiment and to-give their kingdom to-the beast, until the words of-the God will-be-finished.
v18 And the woman whom you-saw is the city namely-the great (one) namely-the (one) having (a) kingdom over the kings of-the earth.
 

A hard word:

It appears then that God is punishing the Roman Catholic Church at this time.

God is not in Satan’s false-bride/Roman Catholic false-Church:

Revelation 18:4 And I-heard another voice out-of the heaven saying: YOU-come-out, my people, out-of her, in-order-that YOU-might not participate-with her sins, and in-order-that YOU-might not take out-of her blows.

 

God is not in the Laodician organization:

Revelation 3:20 Behold I-have-stood-and-still-stand on the door and I-am-knocking; if some-one might-hear my voice and he-might-open the door, I-shall-come-in to him and I-shall-take-supper with him and he with me.

 

Some are refined.

Some come out.

Some open the door.

 

Winter solstice 2019: Why do pagans celebrate the shortest day of the year?*

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/christmas/2019/12/20/winter-solstice-uk-2019-shortest-day-pagans/

 

 

Expert on Bible, Sabbath dies at 70 (worldnetdaily) dec21, 2008

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=84204

Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi

http://www.biblicalperspectives.com/author/

"Anti-Judaism caused the abandonment of the Sabbath, and pagan sun worship influenced the adoption of Sunday."

"The adoption of the 25th of December for the celebration of Christmas is perhaps the most explicit example of sun worship's influence on the Christian liturgical calendar," Bacchiocchi wrote. "It is a known fact that the pagan feast of the Dies Natalis Solis Invicti – the birthday of the Invincible Sun, was held on that date."

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about the Gregorian calendar

https://hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Calendar/Gregorian/gregorian.html

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about Israel and "the Church"

https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Israel/israel.html

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The original Catholic (universal) assembly was the true New Covenant assembly.  The Roman Catholic Church is not the true assembly, although it is an assembly - and is referred to in Revelation. 

The 6th world power was the Roman Empire, with which Satan persecuted mainly Jews but also early Gentile Christians.  The Jews were dispersed (as God said they would be) into all nations.  Satan changed his power source so that he could "chase" Jews.  The Roman empire became the Roman Catholic Church  - the 7th world power - (Constantine combining pagan Rome with "Christianity". 

The eight world power is Islam.

 

See related studies here:

https://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/ralph_mount_bible_study_index.htm

 

 

Second Vatican state to be established in Jerusalem  

http://ivarfjeld.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/second-vatican-state-to-be-established-in-jerusalem

(ivarfjeld) Feb 18

 

 

It is interesting that the World Council of Churches calls itself "oikoumene". http://www.oikoumene.org/

A good translation would be "inhabited-earth".
From the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament Vol 5 pp157:
"The concept of the oikoumene is first geographical, but then becomes cultual and political. Religion, philosophy and politics (e.g. the concept of dominion in Alexander the Gt.) combine to create the idea of a generally binding human society. .... In the imperial period the philosophical concept of the Hellenic oikoumene fuses with the political and legal structure of the roman Empire..."


One of the scariest recent headlines:

"We are all Catholics now." 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/02/08/are-all-catholics-now

 (fox news) Feb 8, 2012

 

Prophecy dictates the Roman Catholic Church (7th world power - Vatican is a sovereign nation) will be somehow joined with the 8th world power. We currently see Pappa Frenchy abandoning Roman Catholics across the globe that are persecuted by Islamic terrorist and at the same time he is embracing Islam and it’s terrorist with open arms.

See related studies here:

https://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/MOUNT/ralph_mount_bible_study_index.htm

 

 

Roman Catholics control the US Supreme Court

http://ivarfjeld.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/roman-catholics-control-the-us-supreme-court


Babylon, Mystery Religion not dead yet.

 

Pope concedes Roman Catholic Church forged date of Jesus' birth

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9693576/Jesus-was-born-years-earlier-than-thought-claims-Pope.html

 

 

Pope concedes Christmas is pagan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9691295/Nativity-donkeys-and-cattle-are-a-myth-says-Pope.html

 

The Pope is setting things up for a great falling away. 

 

Of note, now also there is talk in Israel about building the third temple.

Isaiah 9:10 comes to mind...although much has been done (in error) by a R.Cahn ("con"?) to deflect a connection with anything but America. 

Will Israel build the Temple with hewn stone? Beware of that third Temple?

Remember that THE LIE will appear good enough to deceive even the elect.  (If that were possible).  It seems to me that some Christians are incorrectly infatuated (carried away by Jewish legends) with the things that Yehsua-denying-Rabbinical-Judaism does, and will thus possibly be misled in a Jewish built Temple.

 

UNLESS YHVH BUILD IT…

Isaiah 9:10 The bricks are fallen, but we will build with hewn stone; the sycomores are cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.

 

Psalm 127:1 A Song of Ascents; of Solomon.

Except Jehovah build the house,They labor in vain that build it:

 

 

Zechariah 6:11 yea, take of them  silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua (Jesus/Yeshua) the son of Jehozadak, the high priest; 12and speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: and he shall grow up out of his place; and he shall build the temple of Jehovah; 13even he shall build the temple of Jehovah; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between them both. 14And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of Jehovah. 15And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of Jehovah; and ye shall know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this'shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of Jehovah your God.

 

 

Of course, spiritually, the third temple has already been built…

John 1:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

1 Corinthians 3:16 "Are YOU not knowing absolutely that YOU are the sanctuary of the God, and the spirit of God is dwelling in YOU?

 

 

 

 

A Very Merry Mixing of the Devil's Cup and YHVH's Cup

Are we really supposed to think like little children?

Keeping the Pope (Babylon) afloat

 

This is an interesting area of study...."should we study, or just let it all hang out?"  Certainly, people - believers - often like to cop out and say we shouldn't think too much about the Word of God, just go with the flow and if it feels good, do it.  That is, there is a lot of emotionalism in the assemblies, but not a lot of spirituality.

 

This idea usually starts - and ends - with Matthew 18:3 And he-said, Amen I-am-saying to-YOU, unless YOU-might-be-turned and YOU-might-become as the children-(pre-teen), by-no-means might-YOU-go-in into the kingdom of-the heavens.

 

and with some context:

Matthew 18:
v1 In that hour the disciples came-near to-the Jesus, saying, So who is greater in the Kingdom of-the heavens?
v2 And the Jesus having-called-to-himself (a) child-(pre-teen), he-stood it in their midst.
v3 And he-said, Amen I-am-saying to-YOU, unless YOU-might-be-turned and YOU-might-become as the children-(pre-teen), by-no-means might-YOU-go-in into the kingdom of-the heavens.
v4 Therefore one-who might-humble himself as this child-(pre-teen), this-(one) is the greater in the kingdom of-the heavens.
v5 And who if he-might-receive one child-(pre-teen) such-as-this on my name, he-is-receiving me.
v6 But who might-entrap one of-these little-(ones), namely-the-(ones) trusting with-reference-to me, it-is-advantageous for-him in-order-that (a) millstone of-an-ass might-be-hung on his neck, and he-might-be-sunk in the open-sea of-the sea.
Matthew 5:17-19 has provided extra context as to who "the Least" in the kingdom of heavens are, and here we have "the greater". This IS, after all, what the disciples were asking about...

 

Of course, you can't become younger. But you can humble yourself before YHVH.  Physically, these were Jewish children.  Is this humility ingrained or trained?

 

1 Corinthians 1:26 For YOU-be-looking-at YOUR calling, brothers, that not many (are) wise according-to flesh, not many powerful, not many well-born;"

 

1 Corinthians 1:17 For Messiah dispatched me not to-be-baptizing BUT to-be-bringing-good-news, not in wisdom of-word, in-order-that the cross of-the Messiah might not be-emptied.

v18 For the word, namely-the (one) of-the cross on-the-one-hand is to-the (ones) perishing stupidity, on-the-other-hand to-us, to-the (ones) being-saved it-is (the) power of-God.

v19 For it-has-been-and-is-still-written:  I-shall-destroy the wisdom of-the wise (ones) and I-shall-disregard the intelligence of-the intelligent (ones).

v20 Where (is) (a) wise-man? Where (is) (a) scribe? Where (is) (a) debater of this age?  Did NOT the God make-stupid the wisdom of-the world?

v21 For since-indeed in the wisdom of-the God the world through the wisdom came not to-know the God, the God thought-well through the stupidity of-the preaching to-save the (ones) trusting.

v22 Since-indeed also Jews (are) requesting signs and Greeks (are) seeking wisdom,

v23 But we ourselves-are-preaching Messiah having-been-and-still-crucified, to Jews on-the-one-hand (an) entrapment, on-the-other-hand to nations (a) stupidity,

v24 But to-them the (ones) called, both to-Jews and to-Greeks, Messiah (the) power of-God and (the) wisdom of-God.

God's wisdom is stupidity to the nations (MANKIND) and a snare to Jews.

 

v25 "Because the stupid-thing of-the God is wiser (than) of-the MEN, and the weak-thing of-the God stronger (than) of-the MEN.

v26 For YOU-be-looking-at YOUR calling, brothers, that not many (are) wise according-to flesh, not many powerful, not many well-born;"

The wisdom of the flesh is not the wisdom of God.

 

v27 BUT the God chose-for-himself the stupid-things of-the world in-order-that he-might-be-disgracing the wise (ones), and the God chose-for-himself the weak-things of-the world in-order-that he-might-be-disgracing the strong-things,

v28 And the God chose-for-himself the (things) unborn of-the world and the-things having-been-treated with contempt, the-things not being, in-order-that he-might-render-inactive the-things being,

v29 in-which-case all flesh might not boast in-sight of-the God.

v30 But out-of him YOU yourselves-are in Messiah Jesus, who became wisdom to-us from God, both righteousness and holiness and redemption.

v31 In-order-that according-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written:  The (one) boasting let-him-be-boasting in Jehovah.

So believers DO have wisdom - God's wisdom.

 

1 Corinthians 2

v1 And-I having-come to YOU, brothers, came not according-to superiority of-word or of-wisdom proclaiming to-YOU the testimony of-the God.

v2 For I-judged not to-be-knowing-absolutely anything among YOU unless Jesus Messiah and this-one having-been-and-still-crucified.

v3 And-I myself-became with YOU in weakness and in fear and in much trembling,

v4 And my word and my preaching (was) not in persuasive words of-wisdom, BUT in (a) pointing-out of-spirit and of-power,

v5 In-order-that YOUR trust might not be in wisdom of-MEN BUT in power of-God.

v6 But we-are-speaking wisdom among the perfect-ones, but wisdom not of-this age neither of-the rulers of-this age of-the (ones) being-rendered inactive;

v7 BUT we-are-speaking God's wisdom in (a) mystery, namely-the (wisdom) having-been-and-still-hidden-back, which the God appointed-before, before the ages, with-reference-to our glory;

v8 Which not-one of-the rulers of-this age has-come-to-know-or-yet-knows; for if they-had-come-to-know, they-would not have-crucified the Lord of-the glory;

v9 BUT according-as it-has-been-and-is-still-written: Things-which eye saw not and ear heard not and upon (the) heart of-MAN ascended not, things-which the God prepared for the (ones) cherishing him,

v10 But to-us the God uncovered through his spirit; for the Spirit is-searching all-things, even the depths of-the God.

v11 For who of-MEN is-knowing-absolutely (οιδεν) the-things of-the MAN unless the spirit of-the MAN namely-the (one) in him?  Thus also no-one has-come-to-know-and-still-knows (ἔγνωκεν) the-things of-the God if not the Spirit of-the God.

Again, two kinds of wisdom; one attained by the spirit of MAN, the superior attained by the Spirit of the God.

 

v12 But we ourselves-took not the spirit of-the world BUT the Spirit namely-the (one) out-of the God, in-order-that we-might-be-knowing-absolutely (ειδωμεν) the-things having-been-bestowed-a-favor to-us by the God;

So then, absolute knowledge is good.

 

v13 Which-things also we-are-speaking not in words taught of-human wisdom, BUT in (ones) taught of (the) Spirit, judging-together spiritual-things with-spiritual-things.

v14 But (a) MAN of-the-soul is not receiving the-things of-the Spirit of-the God; for to-him they-are stupidity, and he-is not being-able to-come-to-know (them), because they-are-being-examined spiritually.

v15 But the (one) spiritual on-the-one-hand is-examining all-things, on-the-other-hand he himself is-being-examined by no-one.

"examining all-things"  - This is not a childish behavior.

 

v16 For who came-to-know (the) mind of-Jehovah, who will-bring him to-agreement?  But we ourselves-are-having (the) mind of-Messiah.

 Jesus is not a little baby. 

 

1 Corinthians 3:1 "And-I, brothers, was not able to-speak to-YOU as to-spiritual (ones) BUT as to-fleshy (ones), as to-infants in Messiah."

v2 "I-gave YOU milk to-drink, not food; for YOU-were not-yet being-able, BUT neither yet now are-YOU-being-able,"

 

Isaiah 28:9 Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts?

 

There are infants in the assembly.  They are as fleshy (worldly) ones!  Is that ever a paradox?

This speaks of things of MANkind, his spirit, his wisdom vs. things of God, His Spirit, His Wisdom.  Additionally, in God's Realm, there are infants and fleshy ones.  That is, in Messiah there are both fleshy and/or babes AND there are spiritually mature ones. Note Paul (inspired by Holy Spirit)  could NOT speak to the "fleshy" and "infants" as spiritual ones.

 

1Corinthians 4:10 "We (are) stupid (ones) because-of Messiah, but YOU (are) prudent (ones) in Messiah; we (are) weak (ones), but YOU (are) strong (ones): YOU (are) glorious (ones), but we (are) dishonored (ones)."

 

1 Corinthians 8:7 "BUT the knowledge (is) not in all; but some in-the consciousness of-the idol till just-now they-are-eating as (an) idolatrous-sacrifice, and their conscious being weak is-being-soiled.

v8 But food will not stand us alongside with-the God; for neither if we-might-eat are-we-having-an-advantage; nor if we-might not eat are-we-lacking-for-ourselves.

v9 But YOU-be-looking lest-perchance this authority of-YOU might-become stumbling to-the weak (ones).

v10 For if someone might-see you, the (one) having knowledge, lying-down in an-idol's-temple, will NOT the conscience of-him, of-(one)-being weak, be-built-up to-be-eating with-reference-to the idolatrous-sacrifices?

v11 For the (one) being-weak is-perishing in thy knowledge, the brother because-of whom Messiah died-off."

This speaks of being weak for those brothers and sisters that are weak in Messiah, NOT about mimicking idolatrous practices (such as Christmas) for any reason as Ch.5 shows.

 

1 Corinthians 5

v1 "Totally prostitution is-being-heard (to-be) among YOU, and prostitution such-as-this, one-which (is) neither among the Gentiles, so-that someone (is) to-be-having (a) woman of-the father.

This appears to be speaking of physical prostitution, which corrupts spiritually.   (Also though, consider this alongside Paul's writing to the Romans at Rom. ch7, which speaks of spiritual adultery)

 

v2 And YOU yourselves-are (ones) having-been-and-still-inflated, and (had) YOU NOT rather mourned, in-order-that the (one) having-done this work might-be-lifted-up out-of YOUR midst?

v3 For I on-the-one-hand being-absent in-the body on-the-other-hand being-alongside in-the spirit, myself-have already judged-and-still-judge, as (if) being-alongside, the (one) having thus worked-out this thing,

v4 in the name of-our Lord Jesus Messiah, YOUR having-been-gathered-together and my spirit with the power of-our Lord Jesus Messiah,

v5 To-give-over the (one) such-as-this to-the Satan with-reference-to ruination of-the flesh, in-order-that the spirit might-be-saved in the day of-the Lord.

v6 YOUR boast (is) not fine. Are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that (a) little leaven is-leavening the total lump?"

 

The Corinthians were doing ok, and even if they were infants in Messiah, even they were prudent - and yet, they were not kicking the sinners out of the assembly, and they were participating in these practices.  Having association with sinners in the assembly is not what God meant by "all things work out for God's good".

 

1 Corinthians 6:9 "Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that unjust (ones) will not inherit (the) kingdom of-God? YOU-be not being-led-astray; neither male-prostitutes nor idolaters nor adulterers nor catamites nor homosexual-males

v10 Nor thieves nor covetous (ones), not drunkards, not revilers, not seizers will-inherit (the) Kingdom of-God.

v11 And these-things some (of YOU) were; BUT YOU-bathed-yourselves-off, BUT YOU-were-made-holy, BUT YOU-were-justified in the name of-the Lord Jesus and in the Spirit of-our God.

v12 All-things (are)-legitimate to-me, BUT all-things are not advantageous.  All-things (are)-legitimate, BUT I myself shall not be-had-under-authority by anything.

v13 The foods for-the belly, and the belly for-the foods, but the God even this and these will-render-inactive.  But the body (is) not for-the prostitution BUT for-the Lord, and the Lord for-the body;

Vs.13 may speak primarily of spiritual prostitution…and also that physical prostitution may result in spiritual prostitution:

 

v14 But the God also raised the Lord and he-will-raise-out us through his power.

v15 Are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that YOUR bodies are members of-Messiah? Therefore having-lifted-up the members of-the Messiah shall-I-make members of-a-prostitute?  May-it not come-to-pass.

v16 Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that the (one) uniting-himself (κολλώμενος) to-the prostitute (τῇ - πόρνῃ - pornae) is one body?  For they-will-be, he-is-stating, the two with-reference-to one flesh."

            See Eph.5, Romans 7:1-4

v17 But the (one) uniting-himself to-the Lord is one spirit.

v18 YOU-be-fleeing the prostitution (τὴν πορνείανtān porneian).  Every sinful-act which if (a) MAN might-do is outside the body; but the (one) committing-prostitution is-sinning with-reference-to (his) own body.

v19 Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely that YOUR body is (the) sanctuary of-the Holy Spirit in YOU, whom YOU-are-having from God, and YOU-are not of-yourselves?

v20 For YOU-were-bought-in-the-market of-(a)-price; YOU indeed glorify the God in YOUR body.

 

Prophecies are to be rendered inactive.  We are not to remain infants in Messiah.  Trust, hope, charity (agape) remain (1Cor.13:13)."  Note here "the Prostitution", "the Prostitute".

 

Revelation 17:1 And one out-of the seven angels namely-the (ones) having the seven pans came, and he-spoke with me saying: come-hither, I-will-point to-you the sentence of-the prostitute (τῆς πόρνης- tēs pornēs) namely-the great (one), namely-the (one) sitting on many waters,
v2 With whom the kings of-the earth committed-prostitution, and the (ones) residing (on) the earth were-made-drunk out-of the wine of-her prostitution.
v3 And he-brought me off into (a) desolate (place) in spirit. And I-saw (a) woman sitting on (a) scarlet beast, being-loaded (with) names of-blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
v4 And the woman was having-been-and-still-cast-around (with) purple and scarlet, and having-been-and-still-gilded with-gold-objects and with-precious stone and with-pearls, having (a) cup made-with-gold in her hand being-loaded of-abominations and the unclean-things of-her prostitution,
v5 And on her forehead (a) name having-been-and-still-written, mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of-the prostitutes and of-the abominations of-the earth.
v6 And I-saw the woman being-drunk out-of the blood of-
the holy-ones and out-of the blood of-the witnesses of-Jesus. And having-seen her I-marveled (with) great marvel.
Note vs 6 the prostitute kills both obedient Jews and Christians.

 

Comparing scriptures - regarding spiritual prostitution:

Romans 7:1 Or are-YOU-being-ignorant, brothers, for I-am-speaking to-(ones)-coming-to-know law, that the law is-exercising-lordship of-the MAN on as-long time as he-is-living?
 v2 For
the woman under-a-husband has-been-and-is-still-bound by-law to-the living husband; but if the husband might-die-off, she-has-been-and-is still-rendered-inactive from the law of-the husband.
 v3 So therefore, while
the husband (is) living, she-will-be-termed (an) adulteress if she-might-become to-(a)-different man; but if the husband might-die-off, she-is free from the law, she (will) not be (an) adulteress having-become to-(a)-different man. (see Eph.2:14-15)
 v4 So-that, my brothers,
YOU yourselves also were-put-to-death to-the law through the body of-the Messiah, with-reference-to YOU to-become to-(a)-different (one), to-the (one) having-been-raised out-of dead (ones), in-order-that we-might-bring-forth-fruit to-the God.

v5 For when we-were in the flesh, the sufferings of-the sins the (sufferings) through the law were-operating in our members with-reference-to the (object) to-bring-forth-fruit to-the death;

v6 But at-this-instant we-were-rendered-inactive from the law, having-died-off in which we-were-being-held-fast, so-that we (are) to-be-being-a-slave in newness of-spirit and not in-oldness of-letter.

Note the similarity between spiritual adultery (as Romans above) and spiritual prostitution.

 

Charity Never Fails - i.e. God's charity:

1 Corinthinas 13:8  The charity never is-failing; but whether prophecies, they-will-be-rendered-inactive; or languages, they-will-cease-of-themselves; or knowledge, it-will-be-rendered-inactive.

Understand that The Charity is of God, not you....

v9 For out-of part we-are-coming-to-know and out-of part we-are-prophesying;

v10 But at-the-time-that the perfect-thing might-come, the-thing out-of part will-be-rendered-in-active.

v11 When I-was (an) infant, I-was-speaking as (an) infant, I-was-having-an-opinion as (an) infant, I-was-figuring as (an) infant; when I-had-become-and-still-am (a) man, I-have-rendered-inactive-and-still-render-inactive the-things of-the infant.

We are not to remain as infants in Messiah.

 

v12 For just-now we-are-looking through (a) mirror in (an) enigma, but then face to face; just-now I-am-coming-to-know out-of part, but then I-shall-come-to-know-thoroughly-for-myself according-as also I-came-to-be-known-thoroughly.

v13 But at-this-instant trust, hope, charity (are) remaining, these three things; but the charity (is) (the) greater of-these.

 

1 Corinthians 14:18 I-am-giving-thanks to-the God, speaking in-languages more (than)-all of-YOU;
v19 BUT in (an) assembly I-am-willing to-speak five words through my mind, in-order-that I-might-instruct others also, than ten-thousand words in (a) language.

This also says; Knowing in your heart/mind the simple truth of the Gospel is a greater value than knowing/speaking volumes of commentary.
v20 Brothers, YOU-be not becoming (pre-teen) children in-the mentality, BUT YOU-be-being-an-infant in-the malice, but in-the mentality YOU-be-becoming perfect (ones).

Trust in the heart as a child BUT in the mind study to show yourself approved unto God - have sound doctrine.  Note here don’t be “children in the mentality" but do be "infant in the malice".

 

2 Timothy 4:3 For (a) season will-be when they-will not tolerate the healthy teaching, BUT according-to their-own desires they-will-heap-on to-themselves teachers having-themselves the hearing itching,
4 And on-the-one-hand they-will-turn-back the hearing from the truth, on-the-other-hand they-will-be-diverted upon the legends.

The context here is probably regarding Jewish legends/traditions, but may also be heard as speaking to pagan legends.

 

2 Timothy 3:16 "All scripture (is) God-breathed and profitable toward teaching, toward reproof, toward correction, toward discipline the (discipline) in justice."

 A decent article regarding what constitutes "scriptures" by Vicky Dillen's Seek God Website.

Myth. Jesus and the apostles quoted exclusively from the Old Testament, and the New Testament writings were just meant to be letters, and were never to be considered Scripture. Therefore our doctrine must first come from the Law of Moses. The New Testament is merely discussing the Old Testament and is not Scripture inspired by God like the OT

http://web.archive.org/web/20170305131600/http://www.seekgod.ca:80/hr/hrfaqs9.htm

 

 

Therefore, keep in mind

Galatians.5:9 "(A) little leaven is-leavening the total lump."

And where ever you are,

Shema, Hear:

This is the only way:

John 14:6 The Jesus is-saying to-him, I myself-am the way and the truth and the life.  No-one is-coming to the Father unless through me.

John 6:29  The Jesus answered and said to-them, This is the work of-the God, in-order-that you-might-trust with-reference-to whom that (one) dispatched.

 

Romans 12:3  For I-am-saying, through the favor namely-the (favor) having-been-given to-me, to everyone being among YOU, not to-be-having-opinion-beyond beside what is-essential to-be-having-opinion, BUT to-be-having-opinion with-reference-to be-being-of-sound-mind, as the God parted to-each (a) measure of-trust.

 

 Romans 10:17 So the trust (is) out-of hearing, but the hearing (is) through saying of-Messiah. (or 'of-God'?  mms vary.)


2 Timothy 2:15
You-be-diligent yourself to-stand-along-side approved to-the God, (a) workman unashamed, cutting-straight the word of-the truth.
16 But you-be-standing-around-for-yourself-away-from the profane empty-chatters; for they-will-progress upon much-more of-impiety, (examples given in the rest of this chapter)

 

 

 

In Some Summary of 1 Corinthians:

 

Notice that in 1 Corinthians we have:

 

* Prophecy is rendered inactive at some time. (13:8)

 

* Wisdom of God (1:24) vs. wisdom of flesh (1:26)

 * God's Wisdom is spoken in mystery (2:7)

 

* Spiritual prostitution is forbidden. (6:13,16 ) ~  (10:21,28)

* Physical prostitution is of course also forbidden (and the physical affects the spiritual,  5:1-6)

Probably a good idea not to confuse with prostitution-idolatry with Old Testament polygamy, e.g. Abraham’s wives. I’ve written about this culturally confusing (in today’s view) biblical polygamy here: www.Cotopaxi-Colorado.com\Polygamy.htm

 

* Knowledge of the God as revealed by the Spirit of the God vs  knowledge of mankind as revealed by the spirit of mankind (2:11)

 

* There are absolutes of knowledge both of the spirit of man and of the Spirit of the God (absolute knowledge - Οἶδεν, εἰδῶμεν @ 2:11,12) .

 

* The spiritually mature, that is the truly prudent, exist (10:15).

Believers in Yeshua have the mind of Messiah (2:16) 

 

* In the New Covenant, we have authority to do much (perhaps Christmas fits here) but a greater responsibility to protect the weak members from thinking evil is ok (perhaps Christmas fits here) (8:9).

* There are infants in the assembly (3:1)  They are as fleshy (worldly?) ones (3:1).  Note Paul (by the Holy Spirit) could NOT speak to the "fleshy" and "infants" as spiritual ones.(3:1) They are also prudent (4:10).   Is that ever a paradox?

 

* This speaks of things of MANkind, man's spirit, man's wisdom vs. things of God, His Spirit, His Wisdom.  In God's Realm (apparently including 3:16), there are infants and fleshy ones.  That is, in Messiah there are both fleshy and/or infants AND there are spiritually mature ones. We are not to remain as infants in Messiah (3:2 &13:11).  BUT - The knowledge is not in all (8:7) and so while all things are ok, not all things are advantageous (6:12), and we are not to trip the weak member by doing something that might mislead them (8:7-11).  (Saturnalia comes to mind.)  We are NOT to unite to THE prostitute (6:16 & see Ro.7:1-4).

 

* This is speaking of things regarding believers within the assembly. The Corinthians were doing ok, and even if they were infants in Messiah, even they were prudent enough to trust - and yet, they were not kicking the sinners out of the assembly, and they were participating in these practices (6:14-20).  In this we can see that having association with sin or sinners in the assembly is not what God meant by "all things work out for God's good".

 

 Now regarding how the mature/prudent ones (10:15) interact with those that do not believe – those outside the assembly:

1 Corinthians 10:27 "If someone of-the unbelieving (ones) is-calling YOU and YOU-are-willing to-be-proceeding, YOU-be-eating every thing being-placed-beside YOU, examining not-one-thing because-of the conscience."

 

-Therefore it may be OK to participate in, say Hanukkah for instance, as “the Jews” (e.g. those so defined by Israel’s Law of Return) are not believers in Messiah Jesus.    And I think especially so if we make certain emphasis on Jesus as the true Light of the sanctuary, which is in believers, as per 1Cor.3:16.  That is, if we tweak/offend those that reject this truth, it is ok to participate in their Hanukkah celebration, at their request.  (This may or may not speak to celebrating Christmas - it depends on whether or not the one calling you believes in Jesus (in truth) or not.)

 

We understand these verses as referencing pagan gentile sacrifices:

1 Corinthians 10:20 BUT that what (things) the Gentiles are sacrificing, they-are-sacrificing to-demons and not to-God, but I-am not willing YOU to-be-becoming partners of-the demons.

v21 YOU-are not being-able to-be-drinking (a) cup of-Jehovah and (a) cup of-demons; YOU-are not being-able to-be-sharing of-a-table of-Jehovah and of-a-table of-demons.

HOWEVER! Here's where the rub begins:

1Corinthians 10:18 YOU-be-looking-at the Israeli according-to flesh; are not the (ones) eating the sacrifices partners of-the altar?

 

1Corinthians 10:28 "But if someone might-say to-YOU; This is (an) idolatrous-sacrifice, YOU-be not eating because-of that (one), the (one) having-disclosed (it) and the conscience;"

This isn't saying "if someone thinks" it is an idolatrous sacrifice, but rather "if someone says it is"....then do not eat it.  That removes a lot of liberty that I thought we had.... 

 

To us in the New Covenant with Yahweh Yeshua (Jehovah Jesus), our participation in the Sinai/(Hagar Gal.4:21-31) Covenant –if participated in as the means to our salvation- is spiritual adultery (Ro.7:1-4).   Prudent ones KNOW what both spiritual and physical idolatry, leaven, prostitution is.  We KNOW those things don't mean anything because they are false gods.  If we go to the store and buy meat, we can eat it.  However, IF someone tells us -whether vocally or by a stamp- it is HALAL,  that is, an idolatrous Islamic sacrifice, then we are not to eat it.

 

SO.  If we want to partake for instance, of Hanukkah, we can, UNLESS we have LEARNED that it is MAN's addition (idolatry) to God's commandment, wherein which knowledge we KNOW BETTER.  The exact same applies to Christmas.   Contemporarily, Hanukkah came from the Rabbis, Christmas came from the Roman Catholic Church, and a mid-week Pentecost from Rabbinical Judaism. We were told it wouldn’t be easy:

 Ecclesiastes 1:18  For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

 

And we are only on ch. 10 of 1Corinthians…

 

 

~~~

The new pope - Papa Frenchy - has a worldwide approval rating or 88% or so (2019).

With all the so called "Christians" defending Christmas, it is easy to see how the pope will be able to deceive the very elect.

And this is sorrowful.

 

The debt for Christ + ma$$ is collected at Rev.ch18.

The Great Harlot, the Roman Catholic Church, connects to all her "protestant-in-name-only" harlot daughters through (the MONEY? of) Christmas.  Because (of MONEY?) every harlot daughter comes back to Rome for a "season" and worships at the altar of the desires of the World.

 

Revelation 18
v1 After these-things I-saw another angel descending out-of the heaven, having great authority, and the earth was enlightened out-of his glory.
v2 And he-cried with (a) strong voice saying: Babylon the great fell, it-fell, and it-became (a) residence of-little-demons and (a) guard-house of-every unclean spirit and (a) guard-house of-every unclean and having-been-and-still-hated bird-of-prey,
v3 Because all the Gentiles have-drunk-and-still-drink out-of the wine of-the anger of-her prostitution, and the kings of-the earth committed-prostitution with her, and the merchants of-the earth became-rich out-of the power of-her haughtiness.

(Some say this can only be the USA, due to the last 150 years of US commerce dominion.  However, a much greater commerce dominion has and still exists in the Roman Catholic Church, which for many centuries controlled all commerce, and really, even now in the US, commerce is controlled by the USA, as the Supreme Court is controlled by the Roman Catholic Church from about 1994 - 2021.  So then there is a possible connection between the USA and Babylon in the Catholic Church’s authority in USA’s Supreme Court, etc.  Consider though that the Vatican is a sovereign nation   - exercising both civil and religious authority.)
v4 And I-heard another voice out-of the heaven saying: YOU-come-out, my people, out-of her, in-order-that YOU-might not participate-with her sins, and in-order-that YOU-might not take out-of her blows.

(vs4 provides evidence that there are true believers in the Roman Catholic Church.)
v5 Because her sins were-united unto the heaven, and the God had-in-memory her unrighteous-acts.
v6 YOU-give-back to-her as she also gave-back, and YOU-double the (things) double according-to her works; in the cup in-which she-mingled YOU-mingle to-her double;
v7 As-much-as she-glorified her(self) and she-ran-riot, YOU-give to-her this-much tormenting and mourning; because in her heart she-is-saying, because I-am-sitting queen and I-am not (a) widow also by-no-means might-I-see mourning;
v8 Because-of this in one day her blows will-be-present, death and mourning and famine, and she-will-be-burned-down with fire; because strong (is) Jehovah the God namely-the (one) having-judged her,

(this is being fulfilled 2015-2021 in the Middle East and Africa, as the Muslims decimates Roman Catholics in the same manner that the Roman Catholic Church persecuted "heretics" during the Inquisition.)
v9 And the kings of-the earth will-weep and will-bewail over her, namely-the (ones) having-committed-prostitution and having-run-riot with her, at-the-time-that they-might-be-looking-at the smoke of-her conflagration,
v10 Having-stood-and-still-standing from a-distance because-of the fear of-her tormenting, saying: Woe, woe, the city namely-the great, Babylon the city namely-the strong, because in-one hour your judgement came.
v11 And the merchants of-the earth are-weeping and they-are-mourning over her, because not-one is-buying their cargo in-the-market any-more,
v12 Cargo of-gold and of-silver and of-precious stone and of-pearls and of-fine-linen and of-purple and of-silk and of-scarlet, and all thyine wood and every ivory article and every article out-of-very-precious wood and of-brass and of-iron and of-marble,
v13 And cinnamon and amomum and incenses and perfume and frankincense and wine and oil and finest-wheaten-flour and wheat and animals and sheep, and of-horses and of-wagons and of-bodies, and souls of-MEN.

(Christmas is THE central money worshipping season for the entire world.  All of the harlot daughters “come home” to participate in the Mass of Christ, Rome's pagan death ritual.)
v14 And the fruit-time of-the desire of-your soul went-away from you, and all the greasy-things and the brilliant-things perished from you, and by-no-means will-they-find them any-more.
v15 The merchants of-these-things, namely-the (ones) having-been-rich from her, will-stand from at-a-distance because-of the fear of-her tormenting weeping and mourning,
v16 Saying: Woe, woe, the city namely-the great (one), the (one) having-been-and still-cast-around (with) fine-linen and purple and scarlet, and having-been-and-still-gilded with gold-(objects) and precious stone and pearl,
v17 Because in-one hour this-much riches was-made desolate. And every steersman and every (one) sailing on (a) place and sailors and as-many-as are working the sea stood from at-a-distance

(This hour appears to be yet future, but perhaps not a distant future.  ISIS has recently (Dec.2015) produced a video depicting Islam's final battle at Rome.)
v18 And cried looking-at the smoke of-her conflagration saying: Who (is) like to-the city namely-to-the great (one)?
v19 And they-cast dirt on their heads and they-cried weeping and mourning, saying: Woe, woe, the city namely-the great (one), in which all the (ones) having the vessels in the sea became-rich out-of her preciousness, because in-one hour she-was-made-desolate.
v20 You-be-being-merry-for-yourself over her, heaven and the holy-ones and the apostles and the prophets, because the God judged YOUR sentence out-of her.
v21 And one strong angel lifted-up (a) stone as (a) great millstone, and he cast into the sea saying: Thus with-a-rush will Babylon the great city be-cast, and by-no-means might-it still be-found.
v22 And noise of-(ones)-who-play-the-kithara and of-musicians and of-flute-players and of-trumpeters by-no-means might still be-heard in you, and every craftsman of-every craft by-no-means might still be-found in you, and noise of-a-millstone by-no-means might still be-heard in you,
v23 And light of-a-lamp by-no-means might still appear in you, and voice of-bridegroom and of-bride by-no-means might still be-heard in you; because your merchants were the magnates of-the earth, because in your use-of-drugs all the Gentiles were-led-astray,
v24 And in her blood of-prophets and of-holy-ones was-found and of-all the (ones) having-been-and-still-slain on the earth.

 

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Ecclesiastes 1:18 For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

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 Sometimes Parashah Va’era coincides with Christmas time

Va'era  וָאֵרָא

 Parashah Va'era PDF - www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/BIBLE/Parashat/Vaera.pdf

 

'tis the season for - Christ-Mass:

 

When Jesus returns, will he celebrate Christ-mass?

 

 

 

"a kind of ritual dance" 

The True Meaning Of Christ-Mass

http://www.lasttrumpetministries.org/tracts/tract4.html

The World Book Encyclopedia defines "Christmas" as follows:  "The word Christmas comes from "Cristes Maesse", an early English phrase that means "Mass of Christ."

 

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'tis the season for .... Christ - Mass.

BRING OUT YOUR DEAD:  (hope of israel) dec25 - repost

http://www.hope-of-israel.org/cmas1.htm

 A.K.A. Merry Christmas

Summary: The Roman Catholic Church, often thought to represent "Christianity", took the pagan Roman Saturnalia, and made it the celebration of the birth of the Son of YEHOVAH God, Yeshua.

 

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Pope concedes Roman Catholic Church forged date of Jesus' birth (telegraph) Nov 21-repost

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9693576/Jesus-was-born-years-earlier-than-thought-claims-Pope.html

 

Pope concedes Christmas is pagan (telegraph) Nov 20 - repost

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9691295/Nativity-donkeys-and-cattle-are-a-myth-says-Pope.html

 

HERE IS THE PRIMACY:

HE was born to die

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Christmas/Born_to_Die/born_to_die.html

and

The Promised Child and Son

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Meditations/Yeled/yeled.html

by John Parsons

The Day Christ Died.

www.Cotopaxi-Colorado.com\BIBLE\MOUNT\THE-DAY-CHRIST-DIED.pdf

by R.H.Mount

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When Jesus returns, will he celebrate Christ-mass?

If we are living spiritually at Heb.4:3, i.e. resting in the body of Messiah,

should we celebrate (participate in the cup of) Christ - Mass?

 

The Roman Catholic mass is not the Passover. 

Jesus said he would again partake of Passover.

Details:

http://www.cotopaxi-colorado.com/Passover-Haggadah-for-Christians-Homepage.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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