The Spirit of Christmas

I was shopping in a store that was going out of business. I found many good deals of things we had been needing for a long time so my bags were full. As I was leaving the store, I seen an older man off to one side, about thirty feet from me. He looked like a shady stranger that one would try to avoid at all costs to be safe.

When he seen me, his eyes lit up and he said “Wow, I see you bought someone lucky so many presents for Christmas this year! They are going to be filled with the spirit!” It was hard to hear him, for he was mumbling and far away from me. But I understood the gist of it.

As soon as he finished speaking, I seen three shadowy demons come out of him and try to tag themselves onto me.

“Oh no!” I responded under my breath, “these things are not for Christmas! There will be none of that in my house!”

And as soon as I stopped speaking, I seen the demons pause, and then heard them whine and complain and tell me that I was no fun, before they turned and raced back into the man who had spoken to me.

My son came with me into the next store, and as we walked in I almost stumbled. The sudden weight was so oppressive that it was hard for me to walk. I had to bind it up in the name of Jesus to continue. We could hear the Christmas music blaring overhead and it reminded me of a nasty swarm of stinging insects. The place was very busy and overcrowded, and everywhere I looked I could see the colors of red and green.

We picked up the item we had come for and went to stand in line.

People were in a foul mood, angry at having to wait for so long in line to make their holiday purchases. Many were second guessing their purchases while they waited, verbally wondering out loud if so and so would like it or not.

As we left, my son told me that he had been hit with the demon of ‘I have to buy something’ really hard, but he refused to give into it and so he bought nothing.

We realized that was where the pressure was coming from; all the demons of ‘I want’, ‘me me me’, ‘whine’, ‘complain’, ‘less money’, ‘more debt’, ‘I have to buy’, ‘doubt’, ‘mine’, ‘more’, ‘should’, ‘spend’, ‘pressure’, ‘expectations’, and ‘failure’. The store was literally overflowing with demons!

We also realized that all these demons were under the authority of a principality demon called the spirit of Christmas.

We went to a food truck to bring back dinner, and there I met a man while waiting in line who was telling me of some job opportunities. He had been unemployed for a few weeks and had been praying that he would find a good job.

So I said to him, “May the Lord bless you and give you the job of your dreams!”

He starred at me for a second and then said “Oh! You’re a Christian!” Then he paused for a moment before asking me “Do you go to a church around here?”

“No,” I told him. “We have yet to find one that sticks to the bible.”

He then went on and on about the church he goes to and how magnificent his pastor was. He went on and on so much about the man, that I couldn’t help but wonder if the man was closer to his pastor than he was to Jesus.

I grew tired of hearing about the perfect pastor, so I interrupted him and asked “Do they celebrate Christmas there?”

I will never forget the look on his face; It blatantly said “well, duh! Of course!,” but to the man’s credit, he then blinked and said “yes.”

“Oh,” I said. “Never mind then.”

He frowned. “You don’t celebrate Christmas?”

I could see the thought that a believer in Jesus Christ that does not celebrate the holly day was a new encounter for him. So I told him, “We researched into it and found that it had too many pagan ties to it. We also found that there were so many demons attached to it that we stopped celebrating it.”

“Oh,” he said, and said nothing more.

I looked at him and realized that this was a man who had no idea of the war that raged all around him. As he said his goodbye and we exchanged blessings with each other, I inwardly cringed. It was like watching an innocent walk back into the slaughter, wondering when he would get hit.

When we got back home, we immediately noticed that things felt lighter. I asked my husband about it, and he too, said he noticed that there was less pressure in the house. He then sheepishly told me that he had finally gotten around to bringing that nativity scene to the dump, and that this is why the atmosphere was so much lighter in the house.

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Please don’t just continue to blindly follow the world in celebrating this pagan holiday, and then wonder why you are having problems. The Lord is very clear in His word that we are to have nothing to do with mixing pagan practices with His worship. When we do, problems arise. There are only two instances when a person’s birthday was celebrated in the bible, and both of those times were by pagan kings. But if you really want to celebrate His birthday, celebrate it during the feast of Tabernacles, when we celebrate that the Lord has come to live with us. If giving up Christmas is just too hard for you to do, consider celebrating Hanukkah with its seven candled menorah. There one has several days where one shares the miracles that the Lord has done in their lives and their families lives with one another.

May the Lord bring you into His perfect peace,
C. Dunamis

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(Note: For scriptures on this, see the post on how satanists celebrate Christmas.)
https://dreamsofdunamis.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/cast-out-the-spirits-of-christmas/
https://dreamsofdunamis.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/how-witches-and-satanists-celebrate-christmas/
https://dreamsofdunamis.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/a-short-video-clip-about-christmas/

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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.)

All The Christmas Stuff

It was now January second, 2011. With the holidays now over for another year, we began the task of cleaning up all the stuff, and packing it away for next year. But after what happened with the lights, (see previous post,) I did not want to even start, without praying first.

“Dear Jesus,” I said in my prayer place, “please let us know if there are other things we need to get rid of, besides not lighting the Christmas lights during the winter solstice. Is there something else that we would be better off not having? I don’t want anything unclean in my house. I don’t want anything that the demons could use to enter and attack us with! Please Lord! Gift us with a spiritually clean camp for us to live in!”

I paused for several moments, waiting for a response, but all was silent.

“Oh Lord, You know my heart. You know it is for You. You know that I desire to serve You with all that I am. I live for You. You alone are why I am still here. Please. LET ME KNOW.”

Silence still greeted me. I sensed that I should begin my work. So I rose and went out to begin disassembling the Christmas decorations.

I began by removing all the ornaments on the Christmas tree, and putting them back in the huge ornament storage box. I was half way done with the ornaments, when I noticed that my hands had begun to burn, as if I had touched a caustic chemical somehow, and was having a reaction to it.

I wondered if it was from the box of new unbreakable plastic bulbs that we had opened and added to our tree this year. There was probably some chemical on them that was irritating my skin. I set them aside in their original packing, and made a note to not use them next year, just in case.

I went to wash my hands, and I applied some hand cream that had always worked before to calm down a chemical reaction on my skin.

But this time, there was no difference. My hands still burned as before.

I went back to my work, figuring that the lotion just needed more time to do its job.

I switched from working on the tree, to packing up the advent wreath. But the burning on my hands just became worse.

Suddenly, one of my kids came up to me and exclaimed “Mom! What have you been touching?! Your hands are just COVERED with thick, black, smoke!”

So I told the child what I had been doing, and that my hands were very much in pain.

“Mom,” This child responded to me, “I can’t even SEE your own hands at all! All I see is a ball of thick black swirling smoke at the end of each of your arms!”

I stopped what I was doing. I realized then, that the pain in my hands must be spiritual, and not physical. But then my heart began to ache as well, for I had just begun to realize, what this now meant.

All those Christmas tree ornaments! The advent wreath! The Lord was letting us know, that they were tainted, unclean!

Our family then gathered to discuss what this meant, and what should now be done. Everyone agreed that we needed to get rid of the stuff that was spiritually tainted.

My husband agreed to get rid of the holiday lights, for if he could no longer use them during the days of winter solstice, (December 21st through the 26th,) then they were not worth all the trouble of putting them up and taking them down every year.

The kids felt that if they could not have the lights on the Christmas tree, then they no longer wanted to put up the Christmas tree. Too much work, for little reward. (I had to agree with them; the Christmas tree lights are what made it all so beautiful and special. Without the lights, it seemed like just another tree that was in our house.) The kids did not like having to get under the tree to water it, and hated the influx of creepy (and even dangerous) spiders that surfaced shortly after it was first brought in. Pine needles got into everything and were a daily mess to sweep up.

“We could get a fake tree, if you wanted to try that,” I said to them.

But no one wanted to go through the bother.

“It’s o.k.,” said one of my kids. “We don’t have to have a tree.”

Another one piped up, “As long as we can still have the presents!” Then the thought of the alternative must have come into this child’s mind, for the child then quickly added, “We can still have presents, right mom?”

“I’m not prepared to make that kind of a decision right now. I’m still trying to come to terms with having no tree!”

They seemed to understand this, (they could see that I was shaken and very upset,) so they left their present questions for a later time.

No one questioned the vision of this particular child; this child is the one that can see into that unseen world, like most people can see each other. This child sees the demons and casts them out in the name of Jesus. This child sees and converses with the angels, and is filled with the Holy Spirit. Often times, this child was the one to give us warnings of evil that was coming our way, and we were able to avoid and prevent great tragedy because of it. We have learned not to ignore this child’s visions.

But this! Surely there was some mistake! All those Christmas tree ornaments? Ugh! I simply could not face such a loss, so I went into denial.

“Maybe there are some Christmas ornaments that we CAN keep,” I said to the others. “Maybe we should see which ones are tainted, and which ones are not.”

The others nodded in agreement.

So the kids and I began to go through each item, to discern if it was clean enough to keep or not.

Some were easy for the kids to discern; they were quick to point out those right away. But by the end of the day, my hands throbbed with burning pain, and it began to be too painful to touch anything else.

So I called for a break, and asked this particular child (the one who has such strong visions,) to come and help me bless my hands.

I did not even bother to wash my hands this time with soap and water, for I knew it was spiritual and not physical. THE MOMENT THE BLESSED OLIVE OIL TOUCHED MY ACHING HANDS, THE BURNING AND PAIN SUBSIDED!

The child looked at my hands and said, “The black smoke is all gone now Mom.”

I gave a great sigh of relief.

I then looked back upon all the things that we had gone through, and realized with a sinking heart, that it made up quite a big pile of stuff. There was not even one Christmas tree ornament that was able to be saved.

I went back to my God in prayer, and told Him how sad I was, about all the tainted items. I then asked Him what He wanted us to do with it.

“Wait. Just set it aside and wait till you go though all the Christmas stuff.”

But I knew what the end of these things would be. I knew in my heart, that He wanted us to get rid of all of it. I just didn’t know if He would want us to pass it through the fire, and then break it all up into little pieces.

We had done such, (as Acts 19:19 describes,) to smaller amounts that were unclean and found to be tainted idols, but never to such a large amount of stuff. Even with the smaller items, we found that it left the ground a dangerous mess, with shards of broken pottery, glass, and metal pieces that were too hard to fully remove from the fire pit. The thought of smashing all those glass bulbs was a bit much for me to bear. I imagined the mess it would make and dreaded it.

“Don’t think of that right now,” He told me. “Just work on going through all the stuff.”

As usual, the Lord was right.

It took us almost two weeks, to go through all the Christmas stuff. It was heart wrenchingly painful, for we found that most of it too, was tainted.

Several times I broke down crying, when I’d realize that something precious to me was actually tainted and needed to be removed.

Anything that had a Christmas logo on it, was seen as having that thick, black smoke on it. Santa, reindeer, elves, holly, holly berries, bulbs, ornaments, a string of lights, the phrase ‘Merry Christmas’, red and green ribbons, presents, wreaths, anything with Yule Tide written on it; it was all tainted with the spirit of Christmas.

I think the most surprising of all the stuff, was the baby Jesus statues. The Roman Catholic ones that had the hands and arms molded into their odd positions, (reminding me of the hands and fingers of the Buddha god statue,) were the ones that had the darkest black smoke around them. The one that had a picture of a simple baby on it, only had a grayish fog surrounding it. Madonna and child statues and pictures, especially the ones with the halo in back of their heads, were among the worst.

I thought of all the money that these things were worth, (some of this stuff had yet to even be opened!,) and that perhaps we should just sell them to someone else, but I cringed at the thought of being responsible for giving such tainted items to another. I didn’t want that on my conscience, not at any price!

Oh but the things that were hardest for me to give up, were the priceless heirlooms that had been handed down to me from my family. At least three generations of stuff. The table cloth painted and embroidered with holly leaves and berries by the kids great grandmother, The placemat, kitchen appliance covers, and stuffed centerpiece, all patterned with a huge Christmas swan (or goose) that had been sewn up by my mother for our family, the ceramic creche my mother had formed for us in her ceramics class, complete with real gold highlights painted on the figurines. This alone had cost her several hundred dollars, just to add real gold to the statues. Even the Christmas ornament made by my great grandmother’s hands had to go. All was tainted with the spirit of Christmas. The hardest one of all to let go of, was a small little manger set that I had grown up with. It held so many memories for me. The pull to keep it was very great! But every time I would touch it, my hands would start to burn again. I knew in my heart that I had to let it go.

Numerous times during this cleansing, I would stop, and go into my private prayer place, and ask the Lord if there was some way I could still keep some of the items.

But He would usually tell me no.

“But Lord!” I pleaded with Him, “I’ve gotten rid of so much stuff already! Would it really hurt to just keep a few things to remember it all by?”

And He would often answer me with a question of His own.

“How many doorways for demons would you like to keep in your home?”

Or these ones that really got in to the heart of the matter.

“Will you not follow Me, ma petite? Can’t you trust Me? Are you not Mine?”

These last questions would cause me to fall at His feet in surrender, and then return to the sorting.

But I still cried. For days it was as if I was in mourning. It took me a while to say goodbye to all the stuff. I know this sounds silly. I am ashamed to admit that I mourned the loss of these things. But morn them I did. And the Lord, in all His mighty patience, remained there right beside me, as I cried, mourned their loss, and then continued on until the next great heirloom triggered that retaining emotion within me. Then the whole process would start up all over again.

He never forced me to give up any of it. I knew I had the choice to keep it. But I also knew my God, which meant that if He wanted me to give it up, then there was a very good reason for Him to do so, and I simply needed to let go and put my trust in Him.

Finally, all the items had been sorted. All that was left, was some rolls of Christmas paper and ribbons in solid colors (and with no holiday printings on it,) a few greeting cards that had only pictures of snow flakes on them, and some guest hand towels, that had been cut off at one end, where a holiday design had once been embroidered upon it. These towels would now be used as kitchen rags.

Both my hands and my heart were exhausted.

As I sealed up the last of the huge boxes of Christmas items, I felt the Lord tell me what we were to do with them.

“Throw them out.”

“You mean we don’t have to burn it all in our fire pit?” (I was greatly relieved to hear this!)

“No.”

“But Lord,” I replied, “Our garbage can is already overflowing!” Then I thought of an alternative. “Can we bring the stuff down to the garbage dump?”

“Yes. Close the boxes up, and label their outsides as ‘GARBAGE’, and then take them down to the local dump.”

That Saturday morning, the stuff was tossed into the city dump. There, it would be added into a big pile of other people’s garbage, crushed into a very small block, and then finally burned in a huge furnace.

The remains of history totaling almost over one hundred years of family Christmases, (and at least a thousand dollars worth or more of stuff,) had just been removed from our house.

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(And yes, in case you were wondering, our family still exchanges presents with each other. We now celebrate the Feast of Dedication. For eight nights, we each share a miracle or answered prayer from our own life, light the (7 candle) menorah, read scripture out loud, play board games with each other, and open up presents. Remembering God’s miracles in our lives has rekindled our faith in Him, and serves as a reminder to re-dedicate ourselves -a living temple,- back to Him. So far, no demonic attacks upon our family have taken place from celebrating this holy day, and great peace is experienced during this time, especially while the menorah is lit.)

To Jesus Christ goes all Glory! Thank you Jesus Christ of Nazareth!!

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