The Feast Of Dedication

 

Tonight is the beginning of The Feast of Dedication. This is when our family re-evaluates our lives and our homes to see if any pagan things has infiltrated it, and to then cleanse the temple (ourselves) from these idols, as well as any hidden apathy or unbelief, and re-dedicate ourselves and our lives to God. It is also a time for us to remember God’s miracles in our lives.

The Jews refer to this Holy Day as Hanukkah, while others think of it as The Festival of Lights.

Some claim that Jesus Christ himself, celebrated The Feast of Dedication. John 10:22-23 “And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.” Others claim he did not celebrate it, but used it to speak out against those who were against Him. It is also when He said in John 8:12 “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

There was a time when I had sworn to never celebrate Hanukkah, for it held too many pagan practices for my comfort. We have been able to separate this celebration from what the Jews have added to it over the years, so we now celebrate it, hopefully in His Spirit. It helps us to focus on Jesus instead of all the pagan idolatry that goes on in the world at this time.

We do not use the nine candled menorah, for it was something man came up with. (Some also claim that 9 is an evil number.) We have sensed and seen demons around nine candled menorahs, even with oil lights. We have yet to see them around a seven candled menorah with oil lights. Seven branched menorahs are described in detail in the old testament. The nine candled menorah is not found in the bible at all. Wax candles can attract demons, depending on where they came from and who made them, so we do not use them. Even if they are made by a Jewish company specifically for the Holy Day, they may have been made and blessed by a rabbi, which might carry the demon of priest-craft with it. So we avoid all use of candles in ours, and use olive oil and fabric wicks instead, just as they did in the Old Testament. For us, the menorah is a symbol and a reminder that God is in control. The center light represents God, and all the other candles that stem out from it, shows how all we do and the strength that we have comes directly from the Lord.

We re-tell the miracles and answered prayers that have happened in our lives, for during this time, “Jesus pointed out to His listeners that the miracles He had done authenticated His claim that He was, indeed, the long-awaited Jewish Messiah (see John 10:37-38)…It also reminds us to remain true to God even when the world around us tries to force us into assimilation.”
(http://www.gotquestions.org/Hanukkah-Christian.html )

According to our God, every new day begins at sunset. This is when we light the menorah. Usually the mother of the family lights them and says:

“Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us by His commandments.”

“Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who wrought miracles for our fathers in days of old, at this season.”

“Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has kept us alive, and has preserved us, and enabled us to reach this season.”

Then the first candle is lit.

Then she says: “We kindle these lights to commemorate the saving acts, miracles and wonders, which You have performed for our forefathers, in those days at this time. We also remember the miracles and answered prayers that You have gifted us with in our own lives. We offer thanks and praise to Your great name, for Your miracles, for Your wonders, and for Your salvations.”

On the next night of The Feast of Dedication, two lights are lit instead of just one. (The same verbal dedication is given each time.) On the third day, three lights are lit, and so on, until all the lights are lit. Then on the remaining days, we either light all the lights again, or we light them according to what day of the week it is. (Friday evening would have all the lights burning, and Saturday evening would only have one light lit. Sunday would have two, and so forth.)

On each night, we recite scriptures out loud, (you might try http://heartofwisdom.com/biblicalholidays/2013/12/03/hanukkah-readings-for-eight-nights/ for ideas on this,) discuss them, and then share with each other a miracle or answered prayer that we experienced in our lives, especially within the past year. We then have dinner, and perhaps partake in a board game, or bake some kind of desert, or do something else that involves the whole family. During the day is when we look within ourselves and talk to God, to take personal inventory and re-dedicate ourselves back to Him. Sometimes this means shutting ourselves up in a room and just spend time reading His Word, and for others it means taking a long hike out in nature to be with Him.

The Feast of Dedication is not listed in the bible as one of God’s Feasts that must be followed. I share with you how our family celebrates this Feast, in order to give just one possible example of how a believer might celebrate it. If you feel God calling you to celebrate it differently, then please follow Him and do so! Our family’s example is not to be taken as a must-do. It is simply a glimpse into a time in our lives that the Lord has told me to share with you. Remember, Colossians 2:16 says “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.” “Every believer in Yahuwshuwa is now under the royal priesthood of Melchizedek (1st Peter 2:9), and so we do not need to do the temple ceremonial laws when keeping feasts. We can be led by the Holy Spirit in how we keep these holy days.” (http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/09/december-25th-birth-of-antichrist_22.html)

May the Holy Spirit bring you and keep you tucked under the Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, especially in this season!

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http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/12/eight-day-miracle-of-oil-on-chanukkah.html

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Winter_Holidays/Chanukah/Christians/christians.html

http://www.opendoorministrieswv.org/hanukkah.html

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How Witches and Satanists Celebrate Christmas

 

The Word in 2 Corinthians 2:11 says “lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” This means we are to be aware of the devices of satan. In 1 Corinthians we are told to “…flee from idolatry,” and in 1 Thessalonians 5:22, we read that we are to “abstain from all appearance of evil.”

Well, in order for us to do this, we need to know what evil looks like, what idols look like today, and what satan likes to use to attack man.

For this, we can look at those who are against the Lord Jesus Christ. Satan worshipers are obviously against our God, and witches are too, at least the kind that the illuminati practices. (The wiccan witches and pagans practice much of the same things that illuminati witches and satanists do, but usually abstain from child or animal sacrifices.) By their own words and actions, they have purposely set themselves against our God. And yes, because of this, they have also set themselves against us, as followers of Jesus Christ.

Most Christians that I know of, do not know what witches or satanists do. We study God’s word to show ourselves approved. But if you are like me, just the thought of what evil these groups can bring up, causes us to cringe and look the other way.

Yet today, I have been called to reveal at least some of their practices during this holiday season, so as Matthew 10:26 says “do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”

Parties, drinking alcohol, (drinking ‘spirits’- they are not called ‘spirits’ for nothing,) watching puppet plays and going to the theatre often start out their season. It is all about feeding the self will, so they usually do whatever it is that they desire to do.

They begin decorating their homes, by going out into the forest, usually with their children, pick a fir or pine tree, cut it down, bring it into their main room (usually in front of a big picture window so their god can see it,) and fix it so it does not move. The fir tree (and later the pine tree when they did not have the fir tree,) is considered sacred to them. They believe that this tree is a phallic symbol and a sign of reincarnation of their god nimrod. He was cut down (by Noah’s son,) but he rose again, and does so every year. (Nimrod has many different names throughout the years, odin, nicholas, baal-berith, belial, baphomet, and the winter god, the stag god, the horned god, are but a few of them.) They believe that the yule tree is really symbolic of the human soul, with the trunk being representative of the spine, the branches, the pathways of the witchpower or chi. They decorate this tree with silver and gold, (gold represents nimrod and silver represents semeramis the queen of the heavens.) with chestnuts and fruit, and with cookies, all hung by red and green ribbons, which are also the colors of their season. They also decorate their tree with various colored round glass ball ornaments with a bit of wire or string inside them. These are known as ‘witches balls’ (or christmas ornaments,) and they claim that they catch and hold evil spirits within them. (Some believe that they represent nimrod’s testicles.) Then they will put lighted candles upon the branches of the tree, – currently they now more commonly use electrical holiday lights (these can be different colors,) – which they do to attract their winter god so he can see them and come into their home to bless them. Satanists believe that the lights are symbolic of satan’s serpentine energy. The use of these lights has extended to the outside of their homes as well, and is not limited to just the tree. They may also place lighted candles (electric or otherwise,) in the rest of the windows of their house, to once again, call their god to come inside and spread his blessings and holiday spirit. On top of the tree, they place a five pointed star, which is representative of the risen serpent of satan. (It is also the oldest symbol of nimrod.) Or they place a fairy on top of the tree for good luck, which can sometimes look like an angel. They place presents under the tree, and every time they retrieve a present, they must worship nimrod the tree by kneeling down or bowing down before the tree to grab that present. (No bending down before him, no present.)

In the rest of the house, they hang wreaths on walls and doors, and even place them on flat surfaces, and then place a candle in the center of them, and sometimes even in and around them. These wreaths represent the cycle of life and reincarnation. They are also a symbol of the female organs, and the candle in it’s center is a man’s phallic symbol.

They also place boughs of pine branches, or holly around the house, on tables, mantles, and staircases. Holly holds the red color of the season, and is a symbol of fertility, and then they also hang bits of mistletoe (a very poisonous berry,) from up above, as a way to initiate the sexual rites of the season. Mistletoe is considered a very sacred fertility plant to those in the occult, and is thought to have come directly from the heavens. (The mistletoe berry is also used in potions and spell making.)

They put up pictures and figures of santa and his eight reindeer, for this symbolizes their stag god. The red of santa’s clothing, (trimmed with white,) are also the colors of the season, and the eight reindeer symbolizes reincarnation, for the number eight in gematria also means infinity. Santa claus means satans claws. Santa is also an anagram of satan. He picks up snow and makes it into a ball, so he can use it as a crystal ball, from where he can see into the past. This is how he knows if they have been good or not. It is believed that he can circle the earth within hours, and bring to everyone what they deserve. Followers believe that he leaves presents underneath the decorated tree for everyone in the house. They believe that santa and his helper comes down the chimney to do this. (Black pete was the first helper ‘elf’. Now there are many.) Santa even leaves presents in the stockings for their children, as they supposedly dry out over the mantle of the fireplace. On December 25th, pagans would offer up their child to molech, a stone image with a fire burning under it. They would place their child on the lap of this god, and watch them burn to death. If molech accepted their child’s sacrificial death, then they would have good luck for the following year. The practice of having ones child sit upon santas lap, is symbolic of this. Satanists and witches teach these beliefs to their children through these holiday (or holly day) icons.

Witches will put up a nativity scene, to represent their gods nimrod, (the father,) semeramus, (the queen of heaven who is also a mother,) and tammuz, the child of the two who gets reincarnated every year at this time. (Symbolizes new birth.) Sometimes they will leave the infant out of the nativity scene until the 25th of December, for this is the birth date of tammuz. They then place him in the cradle of the nativity scene.

Some witches and satanists start their actual celebrations on December 21st, while others begin on December 22ond. They have eight nights a year that call for mandatory human sacrifice, and this night is one of them. On this night, a child sacrifice is called for. In both cases, it is celebrated by having different kinds of sex, and killing a person or an animal and drinking their blood, as a sacrifice to their god. Virgins, or the young children of Christians hold the most value, for satan prizes their deaths the most.

They send out christmas cards to their friends and family, with occult symbols on them, often with holly, mistletoe, wreaths, trees, witches ball ornaments, churches with steeples on them, (the steeple is a phallic symbol of nimrod,) or even robins on them. (The robin is thought to symbolically kills the wren to signal the return of light.)

Satanists also celebrate what they call a “black mass,” at this time. This is one of the “rites of blasphemy” that satanists do. It is essentially a parody of the catholic mass. However, keep in mind that satanists, witches, pagans, and wiccans were doing this mass thousands of years before the catholics started. Constantine took it from the pagans and made it into his catholic or common state religion. Interestingly, this catholic mass does not really differ much from what satanists do during their own masses to satan. They both have chalices filled with blood, (the catholics through transubstantiation,) they both have the flesh of their victim (again, the catholics through transubstantiation ,) both have cloth coverings to cover their altars and robes to wear during the ceremony, both have priests and attendants, both use candles, both have their December 24th mass at midnight, both use the same exact smelling incense, both believe in purgatory (called somerset for satanists,) where they work themselves into their paradise, both use bells, both use holy water and both use a pinch of salt to bless it, both have their book of prayers on their altar, both have chalices that are covered with a cloth, and they both eat and drink of their victim’s flesh and blood. (Why the catholics keep crucifying to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame, I do not know; it is as if they believe that the first time was not enough to remove our sins.) Satanists also recite the Lord’s Prayer in reverse, as an extra rite of blasphemy.

As one satanist puts it: “The 23rd is a very special personal day for satan. The sun enters the sign of the goat which represents satan. The night of December 22nd- the eve of December 23rd is the highest satanic holy night of the year. This is a time for intense celebration and devotion to satan, indulgence, decorating the home, family celebrations and getting together. The night of Dec. 22nd should be spent in dedication to satan.” Satanists know that these pagan gods are actually demons and they celebrate them as such.

Satanists and witches are not afraid to say “merry christmas”, for they know that what they are really saying is “Let us be merry about killing the anointed one again!” (Their anointed one, or christ, is not the same as ours.)

December 24th brings their “high grand climax”, where they call forth demons to have sex with them. They also have more animal and human sacrifices to their god, (Which they usually do between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 3:00am,) and continue on in their parties and revelry.

December 25th, is the culmination of saturnalia, which they mark with many great banquets and feasts, drinking until they are drunk and can drink no more. When they are not drunk, they go from place to place, wassailing and bringing gifts to each other. (These celebrations are very similar to the drunken festival of babylon.) It is all about feeding the will and indulging the self. (That is after all, at least for satanists, the whole of their law.) Some begin this practice four days before the 25th, for that is the official start of the celebration of saturnalia. On the 25th of December, infant sacrifice is encouraged. In the bible, they sacrificed infants to molech on December 25th. Witches and satanists still do this today.

They celebrate the twelve days of Christmas with a yule log. This is supposed to bring them good luck and protection. This is also a sex and fertility symbol. It is nimrod cut down and come back to life again. This yule log has three holes in it, with three candles placed in it, one black, one white, and one red. Corn and wine is poured over it and a blessing is spoken over it. This log is burned in the fireplace for the twelve days after December 25th. (It used to be one huge long log, but this became too dangerous for some, and they now divide it up to burn daily.) The ashes from this yule log is collected and used for healing and spell casting for the coming year. A piece of this log is always saved for the following year, so the same familial generational spirits are sure to get transferred from year to year. Orgies and general debauchery continues into these twelve days, till the end of the twelfth day marks the end of the holiday season.

Well, now that you know how the satanists and witches celebrate christmas, I am hoping that you will be able to identify the devices of satan, and avoid such idolatry and appearances of evil.

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Jeremiah 10:2-4, “Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen; and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven. For the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain. For one cutteth a tree out of the forest. The work of the hands of the workman with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold. They fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.”

“Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, [and] the cedars of Lebanon, [saying], Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.” Isaiah 14:8 – (This was what the fir trees said when Nimrod was finally killed. Sadly their relief was short lived…)

“What concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?” 2 Cor. 6:15,16.

Revelation 2:6, 15, “But this thou hast (in thy favour), that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes which I (Christ) also hate. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes (the followers of nicholas/nimrod,) which thing I (Christ) hate.”
(See http://www.triumphpro.com/nicolaitans.htm to help define what the nicolaitanes were and still are.)

“Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 18:30

Deuteronomy 12: 30-32 “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 the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, 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 so ever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”

“Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. Even the land was defiled, so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants….Anyone who does any of these detestable things — such persons must be cut off from their people. Keep my requirements and do not follow any of the detestable customs that were practiced before you came and do not defile yourselves with them. I am the Lord your God” (Lev. 18:24-30).

“Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men…” (Mark 7:7-8).

“Ye hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, ‘This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouths, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matt. 15:7-9).

Hebrews 6:1,6 “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,… If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

Revelation 18:3-4 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Jeremiah 44:3-5, 11, 19, 29 “Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers. 4 Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate. 5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods…11 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah…19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?… 29 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the Lord, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil.”

“I am the Lord your God. You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices. You must obey my laws, and be careful to follow my decrees” (Lev. 18:2-4).

“Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after the manner of their abominations?…ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day….But as for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord God: Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye My Holy Name no more with your gifts, and with your idols” (Ezek. 20:30-39).

Deut. 12:16 “Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.”

1st Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”

“Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites . . . ‘in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ . . . All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition” (Mark:7:6-9).

Colossians 2:16 “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.” “This verse is often used out of context to justify keeping pagan holidays, but it is saying just the opposite. We are not to judge those who want to keep the feasts of YaHuWaH from Leviticus 23 that are called “holy.” We don’t have to sacrifice animals any longer under the new administration of grace. Every believer in Yahuwshuwa is now under the royal priesthood of Melchizedek (1st Peter 2:9), and so we do not need to do the temple ceremonial laws when keeping these feasts. We can be led by the Holy Spirit in how we keep these holy days. This verse is in no way condoning keeping pagan days, because YaHuWaH never called them holy in the first place.” (http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/09/december-25th-birth-of-antichrist_22.html)

“Broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there be which go in thereat,” Matthew 7:13. (Think of all those celebrating like the witches and satanists do. The whole world is doing it!)

Col. 2:8 helps us to understand this fact. 2:8 ” Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” -1 Thessalonians 5:22

For more scripture numbers to research on this topic, please see:
http://www.letgodbetrue.com/bible/holidays/christmas.php

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(Go to 8:17 time for beginning of Christmas)


(Watch until it mentions Easter.)

http://www.soulscode.com/is-your-christmas-holiday-more-pagan-than-christian/ (Warning – this web site is run by a pagan.)

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/06/12/illuminati-council-of-13-human-sacrifice-denver-colorado/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanic_holidays

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_ball

http://libertytothecaptives.net/ritual_calendar.html

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/spiritualwarfare666/Satanic%20Rituals.pdf (Be careful with this one; it is written by a devout Satanist.)

http://infernaldialogues.blogspot.com/2013/04/satanic-rites-rites-of-demonolatry.html (Also written by a devout Satanist who was brought up Christian.)

http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/09/december-25th-birth-of-antichrist_22.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL2fuuy2wTQ At 1:33:55 time, it will show the satanic mass altar beside the catholic mass altar.

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/cienciareal/cienciareal20.htm (Occult calendar)

http://adventofdeception.com/origin-christmas-connection-occult/

http://www.goodnewsaboutgod.com/studies/holidays2.htm

http://jahtruth.net/xmas.htm

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

http://www.letgodbetrue.com/bible/holidays/christmas.php

http://ruinedfortheordinary.com/shocking-history-of-christmas-reveals-different-jesus/

http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/09/december-25th-birth-of-antichrist_22.html

http://www.ucg.org/holidays-and-holy-days/top-10-reasons-why-i-dont-celebrate-christmas/

http://www.donimon.org/christianizingchristmas.html

http://www.remnantofgod.org/xmas.htm

http://www.triumphpro.com/nicolaitans.htm

 

(Note: I can not bring myself to  capitalize satan’s name or the names of his demons. However, there may be some kind of auto-correct affecting this program, so I keep finding that some are capitalized, while others are not. Please excuse the confusion.)