BY REV. OLU GEORGE
What you are about to read in this article is inspired by the Spirit of Truth. It is to correct all the wrong idolatrous celebrations prevalent in some churches and amongst some Christians, it is to reprove the church of wrong doctrines, wherever they exist, it is to instruct Churches to do the right thing, so that the Church can be made ready for the rapture. Some of these erroneous and idolatrous celebrations include amongst others, the observance of days, months, times and years, which Apostle Paul referred to as the weak and beggarly elements, which have put most Christians and most churches into bondage. In Galatians.4:9-10, Paul lamented, “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage. YE OBSERVE DAYS AND MONTHS, AND TIMES, AND YEARS.” These aforementioned seasons of the year, are often accompanied by worldly celebrations, revellings, banquettings, drunkenness, and all sorts of immoral practices. Christmas celebrations, Easter celebrations, New Year celebrations, Jubilee celebration, Yearly (Annual) thanksgiving celebrations, birth-day celebrations, Valentine day celebrations, are some of these beggarly elements. These days, months, times, and years, are not to be observed by heaven- bound Christians.
Jesus Christ never in His life time never made known the day of His birth, talkless of celebrating it: neither did any of His followers, disciples or apostles observe the day or month, or year of their birth. God, in His wisdom kept the exact day of the birth of Jesus, from mankind, because God knew the hearts of all men that men would idolize that day. Even as at that, the devil, that deceiveth the whole world, yet, set aside a fictitious date that has no biblical proof, under the guise of “Christmas”, which is widely celebrated to-day. Christmas celebration is the worship of the devil himself. “Christmas” has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. This phenomenon is what Apostle Paul, referred to as another Jesus, another spirit that is the spirit of Christmas season, as written in 2 Corinthians.11:3-4. The devil that deceives the whole world has deceived and corrupted the minds of Christians, all over the world to believe in the ‘Jesus’ of “Christmas” celebration. There is nowhere in the bible where Jesus Christ commanded Christians to remember Him, by observing the “date” of His birth, which of course is unknown. The only thing Jesus commanded all Christians to do in remembrance of Him is the Institution of the LORD’S SUPPER, in 1 Corinthians.11:24-26.
This also applies to individual birth-day celebrations commonly observed by Christians. It is not a “Day” to be remembered and observed by Christians who have known the Truth and are heaven-conscious. It is the day we were conceived in sin in our mothers’ wombs which can be found written in Psalm.51:5, “BEHOLD I WAS SHAPEN IN INIQUITY, AND IN SIN DID MY MOTHER CONCEIVE ME.” This explains why Job and prophet Jeremiah regretted the day of their birth, and even cursed it – “CURSED BE THE DAY wherein I WAS BORN: LET NOT THE DAY WHEREIN MY MOTHER BARE ME BE BLESSED” – Jeremiah.20:14. In Ecclesiastes.7:1, the Preacher, summarized it all by saying, “A good name is better than precious ointment; and THE DAY OF DEATH THAN THE DAY OF ONE’S BIRTH. It is not a day to be remembered, or to be observed by Christians. If any day is to be remembered at all, it is the day we were born again; even then it should not be with feasting. The two Kings in the bible, who observed the days of their birth, were pagan kings and the devil used them to commit murder. These two pagan kings, king Pharaoh of Egypt, who killed his chief baker, by hanging, and king Herod, who ordered the killing of John the Baptist, during these “birth-day” celebrations. The devil, who is a murderer, was the master of ceremonies in these two birth-day celebrations, and he will always be the master of ceremonies in any birth-day celebration, to kill the souls of careless Christians, who observe and celebrate the days of their birth. You can read the stories of these pagan kings in Genesis.40:20-22, and Mark.6:21-28.
YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE – JOHN.8:32.
Another variation of idolatrous celebrations amongst Christians, is observing the day, known as Valentine’s Day. This is one of the pagan holidays that have their origin from Ancient Babylon. The Queen of Heaven (the Moon-goddess of sexual passion) is the brain behind this celebration. The devil, through the Queen of heaven, plays on man’s basic desire to be loved, to lure man into this bondage. Those who are in search of erotic love, and affection become “victims” of this Queen of heaven during this celebration which has nothing to do with Christianity at all. It is a “pagan” holiday and celebration, bedeviled with all sorts of sinful sexual lusts and sexual perversions especially amongst youths. And so, ministers of God or churches, or Christians, who partake in the celebration of this day, are under God’s wrath. They are in bondage to satan, through this idolatrous festive season. They are possessed of another spirit – the spirit of the ‘Queen of Heaven’, and of Cupid (Nimrod), the spirit of lustful desire.
Easter season is another “beggarly” element to which Christians all over the world, have been deceived by satan into believing that it is the celebration of the day of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is an erroneous belief and a doctrine of the devil. First and foremost, the word ‘Easter’ is a pagan name of Chaldean origin. It is usually pronounced “Astarte or Ishtar”. It is one of the titles of the Queen of Heaven, the moon-goddess, worshipped in Ancient Babylon. It has nothing to do with Christianity. Easter, Christmas, Lady day, Lent, and other Babylonian festivals were all borrowed from the Mystery Babylon, a religious system, established by satan, himself. And they were all observed in Ancient Babylon, centuries before Christ. None of them has anything to do with Christ, or Christianity. Astarte, or Ishtar is also called Ashtoreth in the Old Testament. The worship of this woman, this idol goddess, by Israel, incurred the wrath of God, as can be found in Judges.2:13-14, “And they forsook the Lord and served BAAL AND ASHTAROTH. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.”
The characteristic feature of this pagan celebration, in Ancient Babylon was the pouring out of libations and the making of “CAKES”, to Ishtar, the Queen of Heaven. These ‘cakes’ were small, round engraved with the sign of the cross which indicated the sign of life, according to Ancient Babylonian mysteries. Contrary to the pagan Babylonian teaching, this practice, invites the anger of God as we find in Jeremiah.7:18, which reads “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 to other ‘gods’, that they may provoke me to anger.”
In Acts.12:1 – 25, where the word Easter (Ishtar ) featured, it was not the early Church, that was observing this day. The Christians were being persecuted by the pagan king Herod, who had already killed James, but detained Peter in the prison intending to kill him, after he, (king Herod) and all the pagans in his domain, had finished their “Ishtar” celebration. The disciples were scattered, while others were gathered praying in the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark. This persecution of Christians, happened in the days of unleavened bread, observed amongst the Jews, some of whom were even pleased that the Christians in the early church, were being persecuted, and killed by Herod.
EASTER (ISHTAR) celebration which is of Ancient pagan Babylon now inherited by Modern Babylon has nothing to do with the death and the glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The voice of Jesus is the voice of the Holy Spirit otherwise known as the Spirit of Truth, who inspired the whole of the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. In 2 Timothy.3:16, it is written “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” “EVERY ONE THAT is of THE TRUTH HEARETH MY VOICE.” As spoken by Jesus Christ in John 18:37.
SERVANT OF THE MOST HIGH GOD, OLU GEORGE,
CHRISTIAN GOSPEL CHURCH
(The Truth Centre).