ST. NICOLAS OPPOSED CHRISTMAS!!!

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What if I told you that that the Christmas icon – Saint Nicolas – actually opposed Christmas? It’s true, but one must dig deep to find this treasure hid in darkness.

The Catholic Encyclopedia states about Saint Nicolas: “Though he is one of the most popular saints in the Greek as well as the Latin Church, there is scarcely anything historical certain about him except that he was the Bishop of Myra in the fourth century.”

Even though the Catholic Encyclopedia usually preserves a historically accurate record in regard to “Christmas,” I have found two instances where this is not the case: [1] They hide the fact that the rowdy and extremely sensual pagan Roman Saturnalia (worship of Saturn) is the most immediate predecessor of our modern day Christmas Season, and [2] They definitely know more about Saint Nicolas than where he lived and when he lived. For instance, historically, we know that Nicolas was present at the Council of Nicaea where he was stripped of his bishop title, because he opposed the Arianism being promoted there.

What was the Arianism being promoted at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD? Arianism was a humongous heretical sect, which regarded Jesus as solely a human agent.

It was the “official” Catholic Church’s compromise with this Arianism philosophy that led them to assimilate into their ecclesiastical calendar Mithra’s Winter Festival in 379 AD. Mithra’s Winter Festival celebrated the pagan sun god Mithra’s birthday, which was also known as “The Nativity,” or “The Nativity of the Sun,” or “The Nativity of the Unconquered Sun.” The Catholic Encyclopedia itself admits: “The Nativity of the Unconquered Sun, celebrated on the 25th of December, has a strong claim on the responsibility of our December date.”

Before the Roman shift in time, December 25th marked the ancient winter solstice and was known throughout antiquity as the birthday of the all the pagan s-u-n gods. Even today, pagans still celebrate the Winter Solstice and the birth of the sun god(s) when they mark Christmas. The December 25th worship of sun gods began in Babylon with the birth of the Babylonian sun god – Tammuz. Mithra just happens to be the Persian version of the pagan sun gods.

When the council at Nicaea stripped Nicholas of his bishop title for opposing Arianism, they were coming against his opposition to assimilating the people who believed in the Arianism philosophy and the church’s establishment of Christmas to appease the ones who believed that Jesus was solely human. Therefore, good old generous and miracle working St Nic didn’t endorse or support Christmas. He literally opposed Christmas. Wow!!! This is huge!!!

Please allow me to re-iterate this bombshell of historically accurate revelation. Saint Nicolas was stripped of his bishop title for opposing the Catholic Church’s compromise with the Arianism promoted at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. What this means is SAINT NICOLAS OF MYRA OPPOSED THE CHURCH’S ESTABLISHMENT OF CHRISTMAS!!! Let the gravity of this Big Lie sink in; and then, let the truth set us all free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Significantly, the primordial practice of the Christian Church for approximately its first 300 years was Gentile Believers joined Jewish Believers in celebrating the Lord’s Biblical Feasts as One New Man. We need to return to our age-old foundation where the One New Man in the Messiah does what Jesus did (as revealed in the Word of God) in order to be made into the exact same image as Jesus  =>  https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/yeshua-celebrated-hanukkah-not-christmas/.

Please note that the first recorded evidence of a “Christianized” Christmas actually taking place on December 25th isn’t found until the time of Constantine in 336 AD, which was 11 years after the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.

It shouldn’t surprise us that religious and secular institutions have been covering up the truth and manipulating the masses to their own ends. The enemy of our souls has always been after people’s worship, and believe you me, Christmas is all about worship. It’s mixed sacred and profane worship that God will spit out of His mouth, because He considers it yucky (Revelation 3:16). The pagans in the fifth century recognized their own solar cults in the assimilated church practices of orienting cathedrals to the east, worshiping on “Sun Day,” and celebrating the birth of their deity on the ancient winter solstice – December 25th. It was common practice in this same fifth century for worshiper entering St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to turn at the door, put their backs to the altar, and bow down to worship the rising sun. Please refer to Ezekiel 8:6,16 for God’s opinion of this practice, and check out http://wp.me/p158HG-Dx  for more on this topic.

I think Saint Nicolas was, and still is, a true son of God. Somehow, the very thing that he opposed got pinned on him after his death due to his godly generosity, amongst other things. How did it happen? That is something I am still researching, as I lay this before the Lord. It appears to be very much like the Catholic Church painting Mary the mother of Jesus in the idolatrous image of the ungodly Babylonian Queen of Heaven (Madonna and Child) when she is in fact a precious part of the True Queen of Heaven – the corporate Bride of Christ.

It’s time for the restoration of all things!!! In this particular instance, it’s time for the restoration of the godly character of the true son of God Saint Nicolas (without Christmas) AND it’s time for the mixture of Christmas to return to its original dark and demonic state. Refer to https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/the-roots-of-christmas/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvrVXjd-mm8.

The restoration of all things returns everything to its original and eternal state. Believers need to understand that our Lord God is NOT going to redeem anything whose origins are demonic or evil. The redemption of those things whose roots are demonic is for them to be judged, so that they no longer exist. Then, whatever was perverted returns to its pristine, primordial state and it resonates at the same frequency as God’s Word =>  https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/how-does-god-redeem-evil-or-demonic-things/.

For more details about Saint Nicolas and the Spirit of Christmas, please check out this short 20-minute video => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUWHUHLtHw4.

Also, don’t forget that my book SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up covers all the angles and was written in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ after I had vowed to His face three times => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159.

 

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CORNATION DAY OF THE CHARIOT KINGS

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Today, on the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), there is a sign in the heavens declaring the sign of the Chariots of God. Yom Teruah began the evening of September 9, 2018, as the green comet called “Comet 21P/Giabini-Zinner” began to pass through the constellation Auriga. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalms 19:1 NKJV).

The specs for our Heavenly Father’s Feast of Trumpets are articulated in His word in Leviticus 23:23-25. Notice that there is no name given for this Feast of the Lord. It is simply called “a memorial of blowing trumpets”:

2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. 23 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, The seventh month on the first day of the month shall be to you a day of rest, and a memorial of blowing trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no manner of work thereon; but you shall offer an offering by fire” (Leviticus 23:2,23-25 Lamsa’s Aramaic).

Significantly, the Great Comet 21P/Giabini-Zinner enters the Auriga constellation when Yom Teruah begins, and it is being released from the Auriga constellation (like a ball of fire) on the evening of September 10, 2018, as Yom Teruah closes => https://www.space.com/41758-bright-green-comet-21p-of-september-2018.html. “

What stands out to me about the Great Comet 21P/Giabini-Zinner is the number 21 associated with the letter “P.” The 21st letter of the Hebrew Alef-bet is “shin” (sheen).  The Almighty’s great name “Shaddai” bears the letter shin; and so, does the mountains of Jerusalem and the human heart. “21” is equal to 7 (perfection, plan of God) * 3 (divine completion), which is the complete perfection reflected in the works of The Almighty (El Shaddai). The letter “P” is the 17th letter of the Hebrew Alef-bet – Pey – whose pictograph is a mouth that makes declarations. There is an especial emphasis on “perfection” with the letter “P” in the comet’s name. If you study “perfection” in the whole counsel of God’s Word, you see that its all about aiming at the mark of the high calling of becoming just like Yeshua (Jesus).

Additionally, Auriga is the Latin word for charioteer. The Auriga constellation in the northern hemisphere is between the Great Bear and Orion at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy. It contains the first magnitude star Capell. The name “Capell” is an Old English name that means “one who works at the chapel.” My very prophetic Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th Edition) defines “chapel” as a private place of worship, or a place of worship serving a residence, or a room or recess in a church for meditation and prayer.

Our Heavenly Father is communicating a very specific message during this year’s Feast of Trumpets. Before we sum it up, let’s consider three things that are happening during the Lord’s Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah).

First, Yom Teruah is the Day of the Awakening Blast. “How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound [blast of the shofar]…” (Psalms 89:15 NAS). The Hebrew word Teruah can be translated as either shout or awakening blast. With all the volatile things going on these days, take heart! These things are waking people up out of their zombie-like existence to the realities of the Father’s Love and His Kingdom. Please note that the word “awake” is associated with resurrection – transformation glory (Isaiah 26:19). The shofar (ram’s horn trumpet) is literally the physical instrument that God instructs His people to use to awaken people from spiritual slumber (1 Corinthians 15:45-46).  There is much more to the sound of the shofar and the awakening blast, including freedom from the slavery of sin and the desires of this world.

This bring us to our second point to what happens during the Lord’s Feast of Trumpets. It’s the Day of Judgment (Yom HaDin). The Feast of Trumpets is a time of divine judgment and forgiveness. God’s people should always embrace His righteous judgments: “The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether” (Psalms 19:9 NASB). It’s easier to embrace His righteous judgments when we understand that dan is the Hebrew word for “judge.” Dan’s Ancient Hebrew Word Picture communicates that the Judge is the Door of Life – Yeshua – who has been tempted in every way that we have. 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV). Therefore, an excellent prayer for Yom Teruah is to come into alignment with Yeshua with John 16:8 – Holy Spirit convict me and the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.

The third happening for the Feast of Trumpets that we are going over in this article is Yom Teruah is the time of the Coronation of the King. A coronation is when a king makes his accession to the highest office in the land and gets crowned. It’s the day he begins to reign, and he is heralded with trumpets. This is why Psalms 47 calls the nations to “Sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth” (Psalms 47:6-7) right after the shofar is sounded “God has ascended with a shout, the Lord, with the sound of a trumpet” (Psalms 47:5).

Notice the heavenly ascension theme. This brings us back to the specific message that the Lord is declaring during this year’s Feast of Trumpets, because the Chariots of God being released (to rule and reign perfectly as our Father in heaven does) are some kings made after the Order of Melchizedek. There is a remnant of Reigning Ones who have truly crowned the Prince of Peace as their King of Peace. Those who focus on hitting the bull’s eye of the Father’s perfect heart and will are the ones being crowned to rule and reign “in Christ” as His God’s Chariot Throne at this time. This glorious marks a new ruling and reigning reality for Melchizedek kings of righteousness and kings of peace.  These are the Crucified Ones whose complete perfection reflect the works of Almighty God, as they live and move and have their being in Him. Behold the Coronation Day of the Chariot Kings!!! Behold, the reigning Chariots of God!!!

 

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THE OAK OF RIGHTEOUSNESS NOW COVERS ISRAEL

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Behold, the life-giving Oak of Righteousness is hovering above the Mount of Olives. It’s canopy now covers the entire nation of Israel (Is-real).

The Hebrews are being drawn to this tree planted long ago. It’s an ancient homing device calling His people back to righteousness. It springs forth from the “Root of Jesse”:

• “There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; But with righteousness He shall judge…” (Isaiah 11:1-4a NKJV).

• “My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations” (Isaiah 61:10-11 NKJV). 

Messiah Yeshua IS the Oak of Righteousness. His Body is also oaks of righteousness for the display of His splendor: “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to [a]heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To [b]console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified” (Isaiah 61:1-3 NKJV). 

The essence of this Oak of Righteousness is the Messiah, because resurrection life is in this cosmic tree:

• “Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise and live.” She replied, ‘Yes, I know he will rise with everyone else on resurrection day.’ ‘Martha,’ Jesus said, ‘You don’t have to wait until then. I AM THE RESURRECTION, AND I AM THE LIFE ETERNAL. Anyone who clings to me in faith, even though he dies, will live forever” (John 11:23-25 TPT).

• “For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?” (Romans 11:15 NASB). 

Behold, Isaiah is opening his book that Messiah Yeshua closed (Luke 4:17-21). Isaiah Chapter 61 was fulfilled the first time by the Head of the Messiah – Yeshua. It’s now being fulfilled by His Body… to the Jew first and then to all nations (Romans 1:16-17). Ascend Israel into the Melchizedek passage of Isaiah 61 for your Kingdom Call, so you may become His kings and priests after the Order of Melchizedek.

You have been waiting for such a time as this. “The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; THAT HE MAY TEACH US CONCERNING HIS WAYS AND THAT WE MAY WALK IN HIS PATHS.’ For the law will go forth from Zion And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem” (Isaiah 2:1-3 NASB).

Liquid gold Hebrew Living Letters are behind Isaiah, as he opens his book. Behold, the heavenly fall out of goodness, righteousness and truth, which ignites His flame (Ephesians 5:8-14). See scales fall off His people’s eyes. Hear the cracking-off of the God-given Spirit of Stupor (Romans 11:8). Behold, Israel weeps, as they see their Messiah.

Hear the Word of the LORD: “My Tree of Righteousness will once again be lifted up in Jerusalem for all to see.”

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THE MYSTERY OF BEING HELD TOGETHER

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This is the day when God is unearthing treasures previously kept in darkness and uncovering hidden wealth previously kept in secret places. “I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze, and cut through the iron bars. I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden wealth of secret places, in order that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name” (Isaiah 45:2-3). The Lord our God is unlocking the chambers of His vast treasure house, which speak of mysteries that have been in His heart for eternity. He’s opening the heights of the heavens and the depths of the earth.

One of these treasures of the deep is the understanding of the Biblical concepts associated with copper. Although my New American Standard Bible uses the word “bronze,” in Hebrew it actually means copper.

It is significant that copper is the most conductive material on earth next to silver due to it having a free electron in its outer electron ring. Copper’s free electron exchanges freely with other conductive elements. In this study, we will see how believers should naturally have a part of them that freely exchanges with other conductive materials — those made in God’s image — for that is what our heavenly Father does. We are to be wise, yet be as pure, transparent, vulnerable, sincere, and genuine as possible with others around us.

One way we line up with Yeshua (Jesus) is to function the way he has designed the Body to work. All the pegs around the court and in the tabernacle itself were made of “bronze” (Exodus 27:19, Exodus 38:20). A peg is a small, pointed or tapered piece used to pin down or fasten things. This means that the only things that held the wilderness tabernacle and its court together were these bronze pegs.

Every single member of Yeshua’s Body is held together through the perfect bond of unity love (Colossians 3:14), which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Each member of the Christ’s Body is not only necessary, but valuable. Believers in Yeshua Ha Machiach must personally be in relationship with God and each other to properly function as His body. “Let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly.] Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its function], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16 Amplified).

~ Robin Main

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STARRY PROMISE TO ABRAHAM

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Now is the day when the promise of the stars to Abraham will be fulfilled:

“Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: ‘By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.’ ” (Genesis 22:15-18 NKJV).

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WORD WARRIORS TURNING ANTICHRIST’S PRANK ON ITS HEAD

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The majority of people alive today don’t remember Easter taking place on April Fool’s Day, because you have to go back more than 60 years to 1956 to find when it previously happened. In the twentieth century, Easter fell on April 1 only four times – 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1956; and it won’t happen again until 2029. When something happens so infrequent, there’s usually a message in it. So, I sought the Lord and heard: The Antichrist’s prank is being turned on its head by His Word Warriors.

Did you know that the kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek are Word Warriors? That’s right! The word “order” in the Order of Melchizedek shares the same Hebrew root as davar, which primarily means “word.” Each king and priest of the Order of Melchizedek are leading their own inner fire bride forth. In her fullness, the Bride of the Messiah will resonate at the exact same frequency as the Word of God Himself (Revelation 19:13).

The Anti-Messiah and its associated spirit (in other words the Antichrist) does the opposite. It is the spirit of the Antichrist, which intends first to change God’s appointed times and then His laws. “He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws” (Daniel 7:25). This can be called an Antichrist’s prank on God’s people. Changing biblical time-keeping has caused God’s people to modify some of what needed to be kept in God’s Word—like the Essential Commandments for All Believers.

Christianity’s first move in the direction away from the biblical calendar happened in the second century. It began with a slight compromise to Passover, where the nearest Sunday was chosen to mark the day of Christ’s resurrection, rather than starting with the beginning of the Passover season on the fourteenth of Nisan; and then, celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Bikkurim (The Feast of First Fruits detailed in Leviticus 23:9-14).

Bikkurim was the actual day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, which literally was a biblical feast day. Know that Word Warriors will restore this significant detail of resurrection. Please understand that the Hebrew term “bikkurim” and related terms for the “first fruits” derive from the same Hebrew root as “bekhor” – firstborn. As in Romans 8:29 NASB – “to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the FIRSTBORN among many brethren.”

It’s not a coincidence that April Fool’s Day, celebrated on April 1, has existed in some form since the ancient Romans. The ancient Romans are also largely responsible for the change in biblical time keeping. To be fair, the Greeks had their thumbs in the time changing pie too. Do your research. Check out Julius Caesar’s establishment of the Julian Year. Check out Constantine and the Council of Nicaea.

Let’s return to focus on the Antichrist’s prank that Word Warriors will turn on its head. It’s extremely interesting that God’s biblical calendar will not support a pagan-mixed holiday like Easter or Christmas. When you check out how hilariously absurd the history of the Institutional Church support of Easter has been, you can get what an April Fool’s Day joke or Antichrist’s prank it has been. The following is from my book SANTA-TIZING with some slight modifications:

The church in Constantine’s day, and after, had a problem with the date of Easter, due to their changing God’s set times and ways. In Constantine’s effort to unify a divided empire, he forced the bishops at Nicaea to resolve the Asian church difference in Easter from the Roman-African church, by declaring the Quartodeciman practice of the Asian church heretical. Quartodeciman meant the “fourteenth day.” The Asian church did as Jesus and His first-century believers, as defined in the Bible. They celebrated God’s holy feast called Passover on the fourteenth day of Nisan, followed by the Feast of First Fruits. The Feast of First Fruits was encompassed by the Festival of Unleavened Bread, celebrated on the fifteenth through twenty-first days of Nisan, as prescribed by the Lord Himself and fulfilled in Christ. Constantine’s practice of setting up a difference-obliterating universalism that swallowed up all religious distinctiveness in a triumphant Christianity sided with the Roman-African practice of choosing the closest Sunday to the first full-moon after the spring equinox as the day all Christian communities should celebrate Easter.

Thus, Constantine and his compromising cohorts led the movement that no longer looked to Scripture as the last word. This was later affirmed by Pope Paul III, when his council stipulated that Scripture be understood in light of tradition.

When Constantine’s Nicene Council declared the Quartodeciman practice heretical, they came against what God prescribed as perpetual in His eternal Word. The exact date that God established His Passover Feast was tweaked by the church. Now, to come up with the universal time for Easter, Constantine turned to the wise men of Alexandria, Egypt, to compute Easter and inform the rest of the world of its given time. Alexandria was the center of mathematical learning in the Hellenistic world, which was the same cultural influence being propagated by Antiochus Epiphanes IV.

Heilbron’s excellent book entitled The Sun in the Church informs us: “The Romans began with a calendar that tried to respect both sun and moon, But the arithmetic and the politics of intercalation became so entangled that Julius Caesar had to make the year now called 44 B.C. 445 days long to restore the spring equinox to its traditional [Roman] calendar date of 25 March. He decided to keep it there by detaching the lengths of the months from the motions of the moon.” Remember, that a spirit of Antichrist, made manifest through people, will aim to first alter God’s times and then His law. Gentiles (i.e., the nations) may not like it, but the key to God’s time(s) was given to the Hebrews, and even then, they had to take their cues solely from Him. The Lord instructed His people to begin a month by sighting the new moon at dusk, which could not be predicted far in advance. The rulers of the Jewish people—the Sanhedrin of Jerusalem—appointed an official sighting committee to determine the onset of the month via the astronomical moon. So, the Hebrews followed God’s instructions by employing the moon to specify the times of civil and religious transactions. God’s people had to rely on Him by looking up at His dusky sky to see the sign of His time. The Romans, after Caesar, picked the sun to specify civil and religious time. The Christians mixed the two, compromising between Jewish and Gentile practices of using the moon and the sun to specify a calendar year.

Notably, there is an eleven-day difference between the solar and lunar year. The number eleven in Scripture is said to represent disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration. The “eleventh hour” in Scripture (Matt. 20:6, 9) is proverbial as being contrary both to what is right in order and what is right in arrangement. I believe this reveals that orderly time can only be done God’s way. When God made everything on earth according to measure and number, He purposely chose difficult ones for astronomy. “He assigned 29.53059 days for the moon to fulfill its phases, and 365.2422 days for the sun to run from one vernal equinox to the next.” Perhaps. Just perhaps. God wants us dependent upon Him to get our time and timing, not on man-made formulas. Time is in perpetual motion. However, the days are distributed among the months, they will never sum to a year. Can you say, “We are dependent on God to show us His time?”

To keep the vernal equinox on, or as close to 25 March as possible, Caesar also brought an Alexandian astronomer named Sosigenes to Rome. Recall that Alexandria was the center of mathematical learning in the Hellenistic world. Sosigenes brilliantly came up with the formula for the Julian year, which gave a year 326.25 days. Sosigenes set a year at 365 days, with every fourth year containing 366 days, so the vernal equinox would stay put in the calendar. This Julius Caesar practice of setting a year was so good that we still use the Julian year model in America today. But, was it good enough? Sosigenes made the year too long by about eleven minutes. Eleven minutes? Yes, eleven minutes. A Roman year, set according to the dictates of Julius Caesar, is eleven minutes too long. And a solar year is eleven days too long.

The Roman Catholic Church gave the greatest amount of money to the study of astronomy for six centuries during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, not because of its love for science, but because the date of Easter throughout the ages was very screwed up. Let go into greater depth by diving into how man’s establishment of Christ’s resurrection, on the basis of the pagan holiday of Easter, resulted in disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.

The church insisted on celebrating Easter on a Sunday close to the first full moon of spring. By the way, “there is a hint of the anti-Jewish spirit of the Nicene fathers in their ban of the celebration of Easter in the same week as Passover.” By the twelfth century, the date of Easter was no longer in harmony with the heavens, which destroyed the image of the miracle of the solar eclipse at the crucifixion.

As time rolled on, the errors in the reckoning of Easter compounded. In 1276, man’s computations for setting Easter displayed its incompetence to the entire world by erring by a whole month. The calculated Easter differed from the set date by eight days in 1345, a month in 1356, five weeks in 1424, and one week off in 1433 and 1437. “The professional astronomers then took the matter in hand, calculating not from average, but from real moons.” The church tried to square its year with the astronomy of the sun, and its Easter to the moon in 1511; but to no avail. Martin Luther recommended that the problem be dissolved by nailing Easter in the calendar like Christmas. When the Catholic-Protestant split happened to the church, they each followed different calendars. During the seventeenth century, correspondence between Europeans usually bore two dates, for example, “10/20 January.” The Catholic Easter had coincided with the Anglican Easter less than half the time (thirty-six years out of eighty), despite placing both of their vernal equinox on the same day of 21 March. In the seventeenth century, the Catholic Easter preceded the Anglican one by one week twenty-six times, by four weeks five times, and by five weeks thirteen times. This sounds like an acute case of disorder to me. All mathematicians knew that the discrepancies would only grow worse in the eighteenth century. The civil calendars would diverge by eleven, count them, eleven days rather than ten, owing to the Gregorian suppression of the Julian leap day of 1700. The religious calendars of the church were moving further and further out of step, which is a progressive phenomenon that happens when man makes calculation errors. In hindsight, we could say that when the church chose to run itself according to an earthly kingdom rather than God’s kingdom, it made a calculated error. “Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net, and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them” (Ecclesiastes. 9:12 NASB).

It’s time!!! It’s time for God’s Word Warriors to turn the Antichrist’s prank of changing God’s appointed times and then His laws on its head. Kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek know that biblical time-keeping and biblical feasts are vital ingredients to the restoration of all things.

 

~ Robin Main

Excerpt from SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up, Chapter 4 – Age-Old Foundation, Greco-Roman Marks on Time, p. 97-100. Footnote provided in the book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

 

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THE MESSIAH’S PASSOVER

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Let the enormity of this mystery sink in. Yeshua (Jesus) not only celebrated Passover every year that he was on earth, but He became our Passover: “Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven . . . but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:7-8 NKJV).

Notice the significant and direct reference of the Lord’s Feast of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) in Paul’s exhortation to keep this Biblical Spring Feast with the bread of sincerity and truth.

What society calls the Jewish feasts, God calls “the feasts of the Lord,” and significantly He emphasizes: “they are My feasts” (Leviticus 23:2). They have been called the Jewish feasts because remnants of Jewish people have faithfully rehearsed the feasts of the Lord since they have been instituted. All believers of the first century celebrated the feasts of the Lord. It is the “Christian” church’s primordial practice.

The Lord Jesus Christ and the early church continued to observe the rituals and feasts articulated in the Word of God, because they understood that they portrayed the Messiah. Not only that, but they knew when believers sincerely connect to any Biblical Feast, they were/are answering the Lord’s summoning call to gather as one at a particular time in a particular place in order to become betrothed.

On a mystical level, a Passover Seder is not only a historical rehearsal of the Jewish nation getting delivered from Egyptian slavery and Yeshua’s death on the cross, it’s also setting us free to become married in oneness to the Messiah… or in other words, it’s the Mature Head of the Messiah (Yeshua) connecting to His Mature Body. It’s not enough to see truth. We must become it.

Passover is one of the nine Biblical Feasts that serve that purpose. “Just as the Spirit of the Living God has seven flows that manifests in nine fruits and gifts, so do the Feasts of the Lord.” This is the one-liner that LOVE has given me about the Feasts of YHVH in His Kingdom. For more about this subject, check out => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/…/feast-of-…/.

The observances of Biblical Feasts in the first century were not done for righteousness’ sake, for the early church embraced Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross, as the only way in which they could obtain their right standing in and before God.

We must understand that our heavenly Father’s timetable is laid out in the Bible according to His calendar, and its time and seasons always point to the Messiah. As God’s people, we should be pointing to the Messiah too. So, returning to this age-old foundation of biblical time-keeping should be an instinctive process for believers. The Sabbath sets His people’s weeks. The New Moon sets their months. The feasts of the Lord set their years (Isaiah 29:1).

Every player in a game of sports plays by the same rules (2 Timothy 2:5). We just need to understand that in the spiritual realm, it’s God’s rules by which everyone plays, including the devil. Time is one of the closest things we have on earth to the spiritual realm. When God created weeks, months, and years, He gave them as gifts to mankind. His measurements of time help us understand where we are in the process of life. Life is progressive. These measurements of time are not there to make us feel bad or condemned. They simply help us make sure that we are not stagnant or stunted. As time goes by, we see our children growing up, and we periodically ask ourselves: Am I better than I was a year ago? Time helps us see if our growth is heading in the proper direction — maturity. Ultimately, our goal is to become part of the Full-Age One New Man in the Messiah – Metatron.

In this Kingdom Day, the kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek will restore all things, including Biblical time-keeping, Biblical Feasts and the resurrection => https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/…/melchized…/

Give em heaven!!!
~ Robin Main

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