BACK TO THE FUTURE BASICS – YESHUA’S BIBLICAL FEASTS

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Just as Yeshua (Jesus) remained silent when He walked among His disciples on earth about the Gentiles joining the people of God in much greater numbers after His final ascension, so is the celebration of Biblical Feasts in this Kingdom Day.

Ironically, the clearest case in the New Testament for celebrating the Lord’s Feasts is presented in the chapter that many Christians have used as their excuse that they can celebrate anything they want, any way they want:

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ” (Colossians 2:16-17 KJV). 

Christians have long used Colossians 2:16-17 to rationalize why we should no longer celebrate the Lord’s Feast, but in fact this passage actually proves the opposite. The NASB version tells us: “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard … to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day — things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.”

The very first point I’d like to emphasize is that YESHUA IS THE SUBSTANCE BEHIND ALL OF THE BIBLICAL FEASTS. His Spring Feasts (articulated in Leviticus 23) speak of His First Coming. His Fall Feasts speak of His Second Coming. The two winter feasts mentioned in God’s Word – Hanukkah and Purim – portray God’s people journey to becoming His Bride. Please see https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/feast-of-esther-is-a-bridal-feast/ about how God is changing history through a shaking and a rumbling via the full council of the Word of God, and somehow the seven Feasts of the Lord are becoming nine Bridal Feasts in this Kingdom Day.

When we argue that we can celebrate a holiday (holy day or feast) any way we want, we have tapped into a portion of the truth. The next significant point is: WE ARE NOT TO JUDGE OTHERS ON HOW THEY CELEBRATE A BIBLICAL FESTIVAL, new moon or Sabbath day. Did you catch that? Paul is assuming that God’s people are celebrating all three of these things that mark God’s peoples weeks, months and years according to His Word. BTW – That word “judge” means we are not to criticize, censure, condemn, or punish people on how they celebrate a Biblical festival. (Note: I am leaving out new moons and Sabbaths out for simplicity’s sake).

There are many people currently returning to these Age-Old Foundations, and there is so much hullaballoo about what is the right way to do this and that. Let’s be perfectly clear. IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW YOU CELEBRATE A BIBLICAL FESTIVAL, AS LONG AS YOU ARE ENDEAVORING TO FOLLOW HIS WORD BY HIS SPIRIT, because celebrations are all about worship. “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers” (John 4:23 NASB).

For example: Some people celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread by physically searching every nook and cranny of their house for yeast and throwing it all out. Others take this to mean that the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a time that Yah’s Family searches every nook and cranny of their heart to get rid of all sin. I fall in the later category, but I do not judge those who feel led to do otherwise. In fact, I even believe that each culture can, and will, bring their beautiful unique touches to each Biblical Feast. I have seen a tremendous amount of freedom within the worshipping the Father in spirit and truth context.

Know that there are only three Biblical Feasts that are called feasts forever: Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. Zechariah 14:16-17 tells us that in the Millennial Kingdom nations will not receive rain if they don’t come up to Jerusalem to worship the King from year to year, and specifically keep the Feast of Tabernacles. BTW – We have now entered that time frame here on earth.

If we want to walk in the same manner as Yeshua did and resonate at the same frequency as the Word of God Himself, we need to consider if the fullness of the measure of the stature of the Messiah includes celebrating all the feasts that He did (1 John 2:6; Ephesians 4:13). If not one jot or tittle will pass away, we need to consider why these other feasts are in His Word and whether they are significant to Him. I feel a resounding “Yes!” in my heart, because I want to walk like Yeshua, talk like Yeshua, and be exactly like Yeshua… But I also don’t want to be caught up in an old form or legalism. IN THIS KINGDOM DAY, WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY RETURNING TO THE FORMS OF WORSHIP BUT THE SUBSTANCE.

Recall that Yeshua is the substance of all the Biblical Feasts. Consider this in regard to both His Head and His Body. God’s people will literally embody the marks of time that the Lord Himself has put in place to set His people’s years, months and weeks. We are told that these are “shadows of things to come.” When God created man in His own image, the Hebrew word tzelem is used and is derived from tzel, which means “shadow.” Therefore, one of the interpretations of a “shadow of things to come” is the manifestation of Christ’s Body coming into its fullness as a perfect One New Man in Christ (Ephesians 2:15; Ephesians 4:13). This is the Metatron form of the Messiah with the fully mature Head of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) connected to the fully mature members of His Body.

“Let NO MAN therefore judge you … in respect of a holy day… which are a shadow of things to come; but the BODY IS OF CHRIST” (Colossians 2:16-17 KJV). In NO MAN’S Land, Crucified Ones will rightly judge – open the Door of Life – to His Biblical Feasts, so Christ’s Body can connect to the mature Head who is casting the shadow. We must comprehend that a shadow always resembles its substance. When the Bible says it’s a “shadow of things to come,” it additionally means that we will be answering to the Creator, who is casting the shadow.

So no one is to act as your judge in regard to a festival, what matters is that we celebrate Him with a sincere heart. In the Kingdom of God, we all must respect the right of each individual to be “led by the Spirit.” However, the Lord says, “We have been called unto liberty, only use not this liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” That brings us to our next significant point: THERE IS NO MIXTURE IN GOD’S APPOINTED TIMES AND FEASTS CELEBRATED IN HIS KINGDOM. The Lord will have us redeem things that have a righteous real to them. For instance, things that He has created like light, sound, colors, etc. But know this: The Lord does not redeem things that are demonic in origin and pagan at their roots. He judges them.

The passage directly after Colossians 2:16-17 speaks to our current situation in the Christian Church in regard to the holidays that we have assimilated which have mixture in them, like Christmas and Easter: “Let NO MAN beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the Body… knit together, increases with the increases of God. Wherefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances… which all are to perish with the using… after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will-worship [my note – We choose by our will to worship after the traditions of men] and humility, and neglecting of the Body [my note – not holding fast to the Head and not being knit and joined together in love according to His Word] not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh.” (Colossians 2:18-23).

Celebrating Biblical Feasts is all about rewards and qualifying to be part of His Pure and Spotless Bride. It is not about salvation, which is solely through faith by grace. In NO MAN’S LAND, Crucified Ones will not allow themselves to be diverted, deceived, or beguiled from receiving their eternal rewards to the satisfaction of the flesh.

I can go line-upon-line speaking for days to show you how Colossians 2:18-23 speaks about the mixture involved in the big yearly worship celebrations of the Christian Church – Christmas and Easter – but I don’t have the time or space here. BTW – I wrote about all this in extreme detail in my book. The link is below. Frankly, all you need to do is lay down Easter and Christmas on His Altar, and simply ask Him: “Can I receive my eternal reward of being part of Your Pure and Spotless Bride, if I celebrate Christmas and Easter?” Then be quiet and listen; and make sure that you are truly hearing Him, not the idols of your heart.

I will end with this… The last PRACTICAL KEYS TO UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK article, which I posted was about the look and sound of PERFECT of the Order of Melchizedek (https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/06/23/practical-keys-to-unlocking-melchizedek-part-8-lifes-pure-perfection/). The root Greek word for “perfect” is the same root word for “commandment” in John 14:30-31: “Hereafter I will not talk much for the prince of the world comes and has NOTHING in Me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave Me COMMANDMENT, even so I do.” KNOW THAT HIS ROYAL PRIESTS OF HIS HOLY NATION WILL RESTORE ALL THINGS, INCLUDING TIME AND CELEBRATING HIM HIS WAYS.

~ Robin Main

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Written September 21, 2014 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

Originally published => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/pb.436004819805351.-2207520000.1413368141./748990098506820/?type=3&theater with some slight modifications.

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WALKING & FULFILLING THE GOLDEN STREAM

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Walking in the same manner as Yeshua did, will cause us to fulfill the golden stream of the Word of God that flows from His throne (1 John 2:6). When you hear that the Lamb of God’s sacrifice on the cross makes anything to do with the Old Covenant obsolete, think again!

Yeshua did not do away with the sacrifice. He fulfilled it by becoming the sacrifice. There is a huge difference! Something obsolete, abolished or done away with is NOT fulfilled. It is sweep away, because it is of no use anymore. Not once did Yeshua proclaim or act in a manner that abolished the law. In fact, He manifested the very opposite: “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17 NASB).

That bring me to the point of this post. There has been a short post circulating: “Jewish festivals, new moons, and Sabbaths have come to an end in Christ. Their relevance only served to prophetically point to the promise of Christ on an annual, monthly, and weekly basis. They carried the promise like a placenta would hold the unborn child, but became obsolete as soon as the child was born. Col 2:16.”

Know that I write this post to merely address its erroneous points, and hopefully bring truth and unity to a difficult subject matter for believers. I will only make a few main points.

First, the dismissing of Biblical Feasts started in Constantine’s day in the fourth century when the emperor and his henchmen derogatorily called Biblical things “Jewish.” I know that many Jews have been faithful throughout the centuries to celebrate the festivals given to them by God in His Word. We honor that, but know that these are Biblical Feasts are for all of God’s people if you believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Second, the biblical marks of time articulated in Colossians 2:16 point to and are fulfilled in the Messiah. They have not come to an end. Let’s look at a couple translations of Colossians 2:16-17, which is one of the most misquoted scriptures Christians have used to rationalize why they should no longer exclusively celebrate Biblical Feasts, or justify why they celebrate holidays with a Christian-pagan mixture in them:

• “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: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ” (Colossians 2:16-17 KJV).

• “Let no man therefore create a disturbance among you about eating and drinking, or about the division of the feast days, the beginning of the months, and the day of the sabbath. These are shadows of things to come; but the main objective is Christ” (Colossians 2:16-17 Aramaic).

• “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day – things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ” (Colossians 2:16-17 NASB).

Notice that none of these translations say: “Jewish festivals.” Also, notice that the festivals being referred to are in the eternal Word of God – the Bible – and are called “appointed times” or “holy convocations.” God even goes as far to say: “These are My feasts” in Leviticus 23:2. If you do a word study, the root meaning undergirding all the Biblical Feasts is coming together at a particular time (chosen by God) at a particular place (chosen by God) to be betrothed (married).

If you think Paul would advocate mixture in regard to holydays, you need to crack your Bible open and read the whole counsel of Scripture. Please notice that in the KJV, we are told that holydays (i.e., festivals) are “a shadow of things to come.”

Yeshua (Jesus) is the substance; but we must comprehend that a shadow always resembled its substance. Understand when it comes to holydays, we will be answering to the Creator of all things who is casting the shadow. Believers are not told to not celebrate Biblical Feasts in Colossians 2:16-17, but not to let anyone judge us with regard to them. Meaning we are not to criticize, censure, condemn, or punish people on how these celebrate a biblical feast, new moon celebration, or a Sabbath day. If Christians used the same logic for the Ten Commandments as we have for biblical marks of time, where would the church be? There is an assumption in the statement “Don’t let anyone judge you?” that God’s people are already eating, drinking, and celebrating.

My third main point is the idea that the annual, monthly and weekly celebrations are now obsolete is being promoted by someone who does not know much about Biblical Feasts. If they did, they would know that the fall feasts of the Lord, are rehearsals for His second coming. Is Yeshua’s (Jesus’) second coming obsolete? What about the two winter feasts displayed in Scripture? Are they obsolete too? The two biblical winter feasts in the Word of God (Hanukkah and Purim) portrays the Church becoming the Bride. Once again, I ask you: Is this obsolete?

My fourth main point is the idea of an umbilical cord acting like a tether. There is a “Christian” Holiday that does act like a tether to the three dimensions of space and the fourth dimension of time. That “Christian” holiday is Christmas.

The roots of Christmas Day are in the worship of the False Metatron Messiah Mithra, which connects its adherents to the demonic control of space time. While the roots of the Christmas Season are in the Roman Saturnalia with its worship of Saturn and its Black Cube imagery of demonic control of space time. You can read more here =>
https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/christmas-tether-to-space-time/ or purchase any of the book below. BTW – Our modern-day Christmas Season is made in the same image of Aaron’s Golden Calf. Bottom line. There’s actually a double tether to the demonic control of space time encapsulated in Christmas worship whether the worship be be Christian, Buddhist, Wiccan, or Satanic. Almost everyone, but the Jewish people, some atheists and a minority of Christians, celebrate Christmas; and thus, become enmeshed in the demonic control of time and space. Do you?

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written May 25, 2017 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!

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• DO NOT JUDGE ABOUT HOLYDAYS => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/do-not-judge-about-holydays/

• CHRISTMAS TETHER TO SPACE-TIME =>https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/christmas-tether-to-space-time/

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• THE TWO-EDGES OF LOVE COVERS => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/the-two-edges-of-love-covers/

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• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

• MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

 MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

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OVERSHADOWING MESSIANIC LIGHT

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The lights of Hanukkah are overshadowing everyone’s Winter One-der-land this year, because the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) starts at sundown December 24, 2016 and goes until sundown January 1, 2017.

“Let no man therefore judge you in regard … to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ” (Colossians 2:16-17 NASB).

Even though Biblical Feasts are precious components of His Word, they are only “a mere shadow of what is to come.” Messiah Yeshua is the substance behind all the Biblical Feasts. His Spring Feasts speak of Jesus’ first coming and His Fall Feasts speak of His Second Coming (Leviticua 23). The two winter feasts mentioned in God’s Word – Hanukkah and Purim – portray God’s people’s journey to becoming His Bride. “Just as the Spirit of Living God has seven flows that manifests in nine fruits and gifts, so do the Feasts of the Lord.” This is the one-liner God gave me about the Feasts of the Lord in His Kingdom.

Just as our earth spins around its axis and the sun in a complete circle every year, so have the Biblical Feasts been created for His Bride to “chuwl” (spin), so His people can meet with Him at His designated time at His designated place so His Bride can become married to Him. God’s people will literally embody the marks of time: “Let no man therefore judge you … in respect of a holy day … which are a shadow of things to come; but THE BODY IS OF CHRIST” (Colossians 2:16-17 KJV).

Do you know which aspect of the Lord Himself has put in place the marks of His time? It’s the keeper of time – Metatron – who is the fullness of God bodily. The righteous reality of Metatron is that Metatron is the undifferentiated state of the Messiah, which is made up of the Mature Head of Yeshua and the fully mature members of His Body. When Scriptures says that the marks of time that set His people’s years, months and weeks (festival, new moon, Sabbath) are “shadows of things to come,” know that God created man as His shadow. When God created man in His own divine image, the Hebrew word tzelem is used and is derived from tzel, which means “shadow.”

Therefore, one of the glorious interpretations of a “shadow of things to come” is the Body of Christ maturing and becoming the perfectly pure manifestation of the One New Man in Christ (Messiah) – Metatron. See Ephesians 2:15; 4:13. This is the Messianic Light of Hanukkah overshadowing the Winter One-der-land of the World this year.

If you are interested in checking out and/or celebrating Hanukkah, my booklet Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah is available for FREE via Kindle Unlimited here => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482486571&sr=8-1&keywords=blazing+new+wine+of+hanukkah. If you would like a hard copy, you can order it here => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/resources.html.

May the overshadowing light and love of the Messianic Light of Hanukkah enlighten you, keep you and bless you now and forever more.

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written December 23, 2016 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!

Originally published => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1338097169596107/?type=3&theater 

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RELATED ARTICLES:

• DO NOT JUDGE ABOUT HOLYDAYS => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/do-not-judge-about-holydays/

• CHRISTMAS TETHER TO SPACE-TIME => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/christmas-tether-to-space-time/

• CHOOSE THIS DAY – WISE VIRGINS AND FOOLISH VIRGINS => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/choose-this-day-wise-virgins-and-foolish-virgins/

• 144000 & THE GIANT GOLDEN CUBE => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/144000-the-giant-golden-cube/

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• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

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ETERNAL REALITIES OF GOD’S MARKS OF TIME

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No Man’s Land is the place where people daily yield to the crucifixion process, which enables their Kingdom of Self to disappear and the Kingdom of God to appear within you and me, and without (Matthew 16:24; Matthew 3:11; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5:24). Know that the crucifixion process includes crucifixion, burial and resurrection, just as it did for Yeshua.

In No Man’s Land, Crucified Ones rightly judge the shadow of things to come, as embodied in God’s marks of time – holydays, new moons and Sabbath days – so Christ’s Body can rightly connect to the true substance of the Mature Head – Messiah Yeshua (Colossians 2:16-17 KJV). When God created man in His own image, the Hebrew word tzelem derived from tzel was used, which means a shadow.

Therefore, one of the interpretations of the “shadow of things to come” in Colossians 2:17 is the Body is of Christ, which will embody the eternal realities of God’s marks of time. Christ’s Body in its fullness will become a perfect One New Man in Christ; and these Biblical marks of time are key to it all, since the spirit of the anti-Christ seeks to first change God’s times and then His laws (Daniel 7:25).

~ Robin Main

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www.santa-tizing.com
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Written October 2, 2016 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

Originally published =>  https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1235767153162443/?type=3&theater

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 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/

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HOLD FAST TO THE HEAD

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I so agree with Wendy Christie when she says: “If you want to hold on to idols this coming year, it will not go well with you. God’s mercy will cause a GREAT SEPARATION … There will be a great contrast between those who are IN CHRIST and those who are not. This is so ALL can SEE right where they stand and have a chance to REPENT. Make no mistake about it. This is an act of God’s mercy. IN CHRIST will be the ONLY safe place.” (For the complete word for 2014 from Wendy Christie, please see –https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=605175776221587&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater).

My heart grieves; because I have witnessed this past holiday season a great number of people who love God dearly who are either unwilling or unable to look at the mixture involved in celebrating Christmas. I too see and have warned in my “THIS IS CHRISTMAS” series of articles (see below) that people who hold onto idols will be on the short end of the stick when it comes to the contrast between those who are IN CHRIST and those who are not. Yeshua can not, and will not, join Himself to idols, and Christmas is the Granddaddy of them all – literally being made in the exact same image as the Golden Calf that Aaron built (Refer to http://wp.me/p158HG-2m and http://wp.me/p158HG-kH ).

This is a year that everyone will know where they stand in relation to being IN CHRIST. I again use Wendy Christie’s words in this regard: “There will be a great contrast between those who are IN CHRIST and those who are not. This is so ALL can SEE right where they stand and have a chance to REPENT. Make no mistake about it. This is an act of God’s mercy. On one hand you will SEE judgment and on the other justice. On one hand you will SEE chaos and on the other the ORDER of God. On one hand you will SEE condemnation and on the other great blessing.” If there appears to be judgment from the Lord, chaos or condemnation in your life, turn to Him and repent; because it’s His mercy that is showing you the reality of your life’s choices. The shaking will not let up until you turn to Him with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength, because of His great love for you.

“So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.” (Colossians 2:16-17 NKJV).

It’s ironic that Christian theologians have used Colossians 2:16-17 to justify mixing holy things with the unholy, because within this very chapter it spells out two critical components to dwelling in No Man’s Land. BTW – No Man’s Land is the place where people daily yield to His crucifixion process, which causes one’s Kingdom of Self to disappear so the Kingdom of God can appear within and without:

[1] In No Man’s Land, Crucified Ones will NOT allow themselves to be diverted, deceived, or beguiled from receiving their eternal rewards to the satisfaction of the flesh (Colossians 2:18, 23).

[2] In No Man’s Land, Crucified Ones rightly judge (open the Door of Life) to the Lord’s marks in time, so that Christ’s Body can connect to their mature Head, who is casting the shadow.

We need to look with fresh eyes at whether Colossians 2:16-17 gives Christians a plausible reason to no longer exclusively celebrate the Lord’s Feasts. We are told that the marks of time that the Lord Himself put in place to set His people’s years, months and weeks – festivals, new moons and sabbaths – are but a shadow of things to come and their substance are found in the Messiah. Yeshua is the substance; but we must comprehend that a shadow always resembles its substance. When Scripture says something is a shadow of things to come, it means that we will be answering to the Creator who is casting the shadow.

We don’t have to guess what Yeshua’s substance is. Scripture tells us that His Name is “The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13). The substance of the Lord’s celebrations is found in the Messiah, and it lines up with what’s articulated in His Word. “These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found IN CHRIST” (Colossians 2:17 NIV). Yeshua – the Head – and His Body are suppose to be the substance – the living breathing reality of His festivals, new moons and sabbaths.

Believers are not told to not celebrate the Lord’s Feasts in Colossians 2:16-17, but to not let anyone judge us in regard to them, which means people should not criticize, censure, condemn. or punish other people for the way they feel led to celebrate a Biblical Festival, a New Moon celebration, or a Sabbath because all of us are answering to the One casting the shadow. There is an assumption in the statement “Don’t let anyone judge you” that the Lord’s people are already eating, drinking and celebrating things His way. It’s similar to when God states in Matthew 6 “when you give to the needy,” “when you pray,” and “when you fast;” the Lord is assuming that His people are already giving, praying and fasting.

Colossians 2:6-12 speaks of how those who walk IN CHRIST dwell in the fullness of Christ bodily. The growth process for His Crucified Ones requires that we not only take up our cross daily, but we also follow the Messiah in all three of His baptisms (Matthew 3:11) , so we can rise with Him having put off the body of sins of the flesh.

Colossians chapter 2 repeated warns us in verses 8, 18, 20-23 that:

• God’s people can be spoilt “after the traditions of man, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Colossians 2:8 KJV). There is no other celebration that is more steeped in the traditions of man and the basic principles of the world than Christmas.

• God’s people can be beguiled through a voluntary submission to another gospel and the worshipping of angels (Colossians 2:18). To be beguiled is to be deceived or hoodwinked, especially by something that appears to be agreeable. It’s something that engages your interest by deceitful cunning, duplicity, and trickery. So you tell me: Are Christians supposed to be ignorant of the fact that Satanists know that Santa is an anagram for Satan, and some of their clubs even use a Santa with a cigar to mark their meeting places? Satan (aka Santa) is the personification of the fallen angel Lucifer (Revelation 12:9) whom even God’s people worship when we voluntarily submit to following the ways of the world and we worship Jesus according to what the world tells us to do to rather that His word.

• God’s people can be deceived by being vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind (Colossians 2:18). How many Christian minds are vainly puffed up by their fleshly mind thinking they know what’s better than what’s been spelled out in Scripture? It’s a question that demands a verdict in this hour, because God’s mercy is going to be showing each one of His people which side of the Christmas divide they are on. Your life will reveal whether you are IN CHRIST or not? If things are a shaking, please turn to Him.

• God’s people are supposed to be dead with Christ from the sensual requirements of the world and satisfaction of their flesh (Colossians 2:20-23). So why do we do submit to what the world tells us to do to celebrate Yeshua (Jesus)? Why do we put up those originally pagan Christmas trees, lights, etc? Why do we choose by our own will to worship after the traditions of man? Christmas feeds our senses and feels oh so good. “This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic” (James 3:15 NKJV). Are we called to enter into the same Spirit of Christmas, but believe that the Christian version is better and sanitized, even though history can trace Christmas’s root to Babylon and 95-96% of the world participates in Christmas? God’s Word says, “No.”

Please be a Berean, and search this out yourself! Get out your Bible and get into your prayer closet. And if you need some assistance in evaluating Christmas according to History and His Word, my blog http://santatizing.wordpress.com/ is a result of over 15 years of research as I genuinely searched for His Truth after three epiphaneous appearances from Yeshua.

Colossians 2:23 says that the fleshly worship that we voluntarily choose to participate in neglects the Messiah’s Body, because these seemingly innocent things cause His people to NOT hold fast to the Head – Christ. They also cause His Body to NOT be joined and knitted together in love due to His people walking and sowing to their flesh rather than to Spirit of the Living God (Rom 8:1,4-5; Col 2:19,23; Eph 4:15-16).

I heard: “This is your year. All that I’ve placed within you will be made know this year. This is a year to hold fast to the Head — the Messiah (Christ).” Let it be so.

~ Robin Main

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Copyright January 2014 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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The purpose of exploring the darker side of Christmas in the “THIS IS CHRISTMAS” series has been to expose its mixture and its origins in Babylon:

[1] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION => http://wp.me/p158HG-DF

[2] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: CHILDREN IN CHARGE => http://wp.me/p158HG-DK

[3] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: TIME OF INCREASE DEMONIC ACTIVITY => http://wp.me/p158HG-DP

[4] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: ALL HELL BREAKING LOOSE => http://wp.me/p158HG-E5

[5] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: HO NO! HO NO! HO NO! => http://wp.me/p158HG-Eh

[6] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: YULE LOVE CHRISTMAS => http://wp.me/p158HG-Ez

[7] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: COSMIC KISS OF DEATH => http://wp.me/p158HG-EF

[8] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: STUFFED TO THE LIMIT (WAYWARD WIFE) => http://wp.me/p158HG-EN

[9] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: TREE OF KNOWLEDGE => http://wp.me/p158HG-EV

[10] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: ABSORBED BY IDOLS => http://wp.me/p158HG-F1

[11] THIS IS CHRISTMAS: CHARITABLE GIVING => http://wp.me/p158HG-F9

[12] THIS IS CHRISTMAS – MIXTURE & DISCORD => http://wp.me/p158HG-Fu

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• Ascension Manual book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/