"Happy Easter?" _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Why have so many Christians just accepted tradition without doing an “audit” on their beliefs? Yahshua fulfilled Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15-21) by rising on Nisan 17(April 12). Unleavened Bread starts at 6:00 P.M. April 10 and ends at 6:00 P.M. April 17. The word says in Daniel 9:27 that the Messiah would be cut off in the middle of the week (Wednesday) and there would be no more need for sacrifices. He had to have died on Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. (ninth hour of the day-Mt. 27:46) and rose 72 hours later on Saturday at 3:00 P.M. Yahshua had said that He would spend three days and three nights in the heart of the earth-Matt. 12:40). When the women came to the tomb on Saturday night (first day of the week) while it was still dark, Yahshua had already risen (John 20:1-7). They could not come near a dead person on the Sabbath so they came after sundown on Saturday. They missed His resurrection because of tradition, so don’t you. Why haven’t many Christians traced back the origin of “Easter?” Easter was named after the goddess “Ashtaroth” or “Ishtar”, a fertility goddess. The pagans worshiped this goddess on “Ishtar Sunday.” The ceremonial honoring her would involve impregnating virgins on her altar and a year later sacrificing these same children. They would then put the blood of these children on “Ishtar eggs.” Knowing this fact why would Christians allow their kids to go on Easter egg hunts? Celebrating Easter only opens the door for Satan to come into the whole family!
The origin of Ishtar or “Easter” is as following: In ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah's son named Ham. Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him "Nimrod." After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.
The Bible tells of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before Yahweh: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before Yahweh. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar." Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.
Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.
Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. She claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg."
Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.
Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.
Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion. The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten (Lent).
Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.
The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of Jesus. The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits, hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon. These are all antichrist activities!
Satan is a master deceiver, and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry. These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to make pagan customs of Baal worship Christian.
You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children.
These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the "Rising Sun" and his house is the "House of the Rising Sun." How many churches have "sunrise services" on Ishtar's day and face the rising sun in the East?
And here’s a Bible newsflash for you. We’re not even supposed to be saying the E-word. Open your own Bible and read it for yourself:
Here are some scriptures to see how God abhors the worship of “Ashtaroth” of “Easter”:
While “Easter” may sound like a pretty word, just look again in that list above at some of the terms God associates with “Easter” and her customs: “corruption,” “sin,” “abomination” and “evil.”
Certainly, Christians today who celebrate Easter don’t do so with the intention of worshipping another god besides the true Rlohim, and I’m not saying or even implying that. But the fact of the matter is many are bringing the name of a pagan, nonexistent goddess before Him, violating the very first commandment.
Additionally, it’s more than just the name that bothers God. He specifically warned His people not to worship Him using heathen customs:
For those who might wonder why the King James Bible mentions Easter in Acts 12:4, keep in mind the Bible was not initially written in English. The word in its original language of Greek is “Pascha,” meaning “Passover” and translated as Passover in every other instance, some 28 times. Bibles published since 1611 have corrected this glaring error.
It is way past time to dump all this fertility-goddess nonsense when it comes to honoring the true Creator. Enough with the name of Easter, the coloring of eggs, the Easter egg hunts, baby bunnies and fluffy little chicks. These are all symbols of reproduction which have been associated with the heathen fertility goddess for millennia now.
Elohim not only wants to be worshipped in spirit and in truth, but He wants absolutely nothing to do with this goddess worship.
Do you really want to offend your creator for an evil goddess called “Easter?”
There is another dark side to this “Easter” worship and that this worship is in violation of the first commandment of Elohim- In just eight words, it states: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3)
Most Christians, whether knowingly or unknowingly, violate this very first commandment of Elohim each year by placing beforeElohim the actual name of a pagan goddess of fertility-“Easter” who represents fertility, springtime and the dawn.
Please pray about this message, repent of man-made holidays that can not be traced back to the bible and seek Elohim. You can’t just fit the resurrection of Yahshua into a man made pagan holiday.