PURE WORSHIP OF THE MESSIAH’S BRIDE

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While the world celebrates the Winter Solstice today, those who love their Beloved Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) are called to something so much higher and so much more beautiful.

Winter Solstice celebrations began in Babylon with the birth day of the first pagan sun god Tammuz on the ancient winter solstice on December 25th. Pagans still celebrate this original solar deity birth. The most important time of celebration for pagans (i.e., earth worshipers) is the Winter Solstice (Yule, Saturnalia or Midwinter). Yule is the northernmost point of their Wheel of the Year, which is a Witch’s Wheel that’s an annual cycle of seasonal festivals that serves to tether people to earth and earthly things. Although practices vary, pagans who engage the entire Witch’s Wheel (like Wicca) often celebrate all eight festivals, including Yule. Winter Solstice practices vary, but sacrificing, feasting, and gift giving are common elements of Midwinter festivities. Note: At the time of the winter solstice on the ancient calendar, they had a public child mass. “Mass” literally means sacrifice in this context. Please refer to Chapter 5 in SANTA-TIZING for more on this subject. Bringing evergreen sprigs and wreaths of holly, ivy, mistletoe and pine into the home and decorating trees were (and still are) also common during this time. An ancient Babylonian custom was to go out and place a gift on a tree during the Winter Solstice (Dec. 25th) as an offering to Tammuz/Nimrod. Does this sound familiar? It should, because the Winter Solstice is the very root of our modern supposedly “Christianized” Christmas.

The very name by which Christmas is also known—Yule-day or the Yuletide season—is literally linked to its Babylonian origin. Far and wide, in the realms of ancient paganism, the birth of the son of the Babylonian Queen of Heaven was celebrated at the time of Midwinter (i.e., the Winter Solstice), which as we have said, in antiquity equated to the date of December twenty-fifth.

Part of the birth celebration of the original Babylonian Queen of Heaven’s son consisted of bringing in a Yule log on December twenty-fourth. The Yule log symbolized Nimrod being cut down in the prime of his life and in the height of his power, then cut into pieces and burned. The Yule log ceremony celebrated the sun during the winter solstice. The word solstice comes from the word sun, and it means to “stand still” as it appears to do on the shortest day of the year as the sun gets nearest to the southern horizon. The date of December twenty-fifth was designated the highest holy day of the pagan year, because it was originally associated with the mother-child cult. Still today, one of the eight Wiccan/Pagan holidays is called Yule, and it celebrates the shortest day of the year. The southernmost descent of the sun on the ancient calendar was said to portray the death of Nimrod, while the coming back of the sun portrayed his rebirth in Tammuz.

I simply love the earth, which is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world and all that dwell therein (Psalm 24:1). I enjoy communing with nature and the solace it brings. Our Glorious Creator is in all that He has made, and He continually holds it together (Hebrews 1:3). However, we need to be careful that we don’t worship creation rather than the Creator.

Pure worship of the King of Kings untethers us from creation and connects us to the unlimited realm of the Creator Himself while celebrating created things like the sun’s “rebirth” serves to strengthen our tethers to the fallen world and its limited spacetime continuum. Scripture tells us that nature should point us to our invisible Creator: “From the beginning, creation in its magnificence enlightens us to His nature. Creation itself makes His undying power and divine identity clear, even though they are invisible; and it voids the excuses and ignorant claims of these people because, despite the fact that they knew the one true God, they have failed to show the love, honor, and appreciation due to the One who created them! Instead, their lives are consumed by vain thoughts that poison their foolish hearts. They claim to be wise; but they have been exposed as fools, frauds, and con artists— only a fool would trade the splendor and beauty of the immortal God to worship images of the common man or woman, bird or reptile, or the next beast that tromps along” (Romans 1:20-23 VOICE).

Those who have accepted Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) as their Lord and Savior have activated the incorruptible seed of eternity that has been set in man’s heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11), which is the Word of God – Yeshua. Why would you choose to go backwards and become limited again through mixed means of worship?

Let’s lay aside everything that so easily entangles us to simply worship the Messiah and the Father in Spirit and in Truth. If we follow the Biblical marks of time and celebrate Him His ways, we remain untethered from the world. The Messiah’s Bride needs to consider what He considers pure worship, which is actually something simple to ascertain. Let’s follow in the footsteps of our Pattern Son – Yeshua. In the modern vernacular, ask yourself: What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)? Then let the Bible show you.

Two verses in Scripture show Jesus walking. One John declares over Jesus “Behold, the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36). The other reveals Jesus walking in the Temple in portico of Solomon during the Feast of Dedication (i.e., Hanukkah) right after He declares twice that I AM the Door of the sheep (John 10:1, 7) and declares twice that I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11, 14) during Hanukkah. Let’s consider what the Word of God tells us about what Jesus did during the winter (John 10:22-23); and then use it to funnel true and perfect worship in His Winter One-Dear-Land. Pure worship of the Messiah’s Bride is the most valuable treasure of ice and snow.

Won’t you come and adore Him by doing what He did?

As a special winter oneder-land treat, please enjoy Sapphire Throne Ministries’ ninth “Revelations From Metatron” Class, which is focused on pure worship, and loving the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength => https://youtu.be/SQIs7UUJEJU. Enjoy!

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

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

Come walk on the kingdom side in an examination of America’s most loved holiday. Critical thinking is a must while looking through this lens of history and Scripture. You will be intrigued and enlightened. Check out SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up => http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159

Copyright December 21, 2018. Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:
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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/

• 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 => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/art.html

• All STM Resources (usually cheaper than Amazon), including teaching videos => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/resources.html
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CHERRY-RED MOLECH & THE PHYGIAN CAP

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By request, I share the following excerpt from my book SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up, page 109-110:

“Although Tophet is a different high place than Solomon’s Mount Olivet, they both were places where idols were exalted and God’s children were sacrificed to the same bloodthirsty gods east of Jerusalem.

Do you think that it’s a mere coincidence that enthroned Chemosh (worshiped by the Moabites), Mithra (from Persia, worshiped in Rome), and Tammuz (of Babylon fame) wore the same Phrygian cap as Santa Claus? In Michael Rood’s enlightening book The Pagan-Christian Connection Exposed, Truth vs. Tradition, he expounds that Chemosh was the pagan god of prosperity that was the same cast iron, pot-bellied god of their kin, the Ammonites, who was worshiped by the name of Molech or Moloch. At the time of the winter solstice on the ancient calendar, they had a public child mass. “Mass” literally means sacrifice in this context. “The priests stoked the iron image of the enthroned Chemosh with wood and burning pitch, which turned the idol into a cherry red furnace. Moabite people made long lists of their desires, and recited them to the god of prosperity just before they put their infant children into the red-hot lap of their god with his Phrygian cap. As the babies were incinerated during the December 25th child mass, the people were assured that their sacrifices would be rewarded in the coming year.” Michael Rood has an interesting perspective: “A month before the birthday of Tammuz (December 25th) we have our children make endless lists to a cherry-red pot-bellied god of prosperity, and then we place our terrified children in the lap of this god who wears his Phrygian cap and sits on his throne in the shopping malls.” Minimally, I believe that each Christmas we currently sacrifice our children’s well-being to gods of prosperity, creating the unrighteous dispositions of being demanding and spoiled. Am I the only parent to experience my child’s ungrateful complaint, “Is that it?” when he had just opened a boatload of gifts?

Baal or Moloch or Chemosh—the name may change, but their bloodthirsty appetite for the most acceptable offering of infants does not. “We have ample and melancholy evidence on this subject from the records of antiquity.” It was believed that human sacrifice to Baal held the key to prosperity. Therefore, selfish people desiring to live in ease brought their firstborn child to the high priest, where scholars say the child would be offered as a burnt offering to the deity. Recently, archaeologists unearthed a Baal cemetery containing the remains of more than twenty thousand children. “I will cut off from this place every remnant of Baal . . . those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molech” (Zeph. 1:4-5). The late Reverend Hislop’s extensive research led him to conclude: “Moloch and Roman Saturn have the same bloody character.” This fact is important in our analysis of Christmas being the golden calf of America. As you will discover later in this chapter, the church of Rome was unable to eradicate the heathen celebration of Saturnalia, so they slightly modified it and designated a Feast of the Nativity to be observed. ”

~ Robin Main

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

Copyright November 11, 2017 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:
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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 => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/art.html

• All STM Resources (usually cheaper than Amazon), including teaching videos => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/resources.html

• 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/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.

5-STAR TESTIMONIES:

Incredible. I never thought this was an issue for me or my family…..but looking back, I knew. I challenge everyone to read this book, whatever your current view on Christmas is. If you’re convinced Christmas is great and godly, you should have nothing to worry about! But the level of research done is astounding, and the case is clear and convicting! If you have the courage to remove the veils and hear the full truth, if you desire to please and honor Him fully in every way- – whatever that means, read this book!!

~ Verified Amazon Customer

The book is a must read. I waited so long in my life to finally have the answers I always wondered about. I knew those answers were out there but never thought I would ever find them till now. It’s all there, it’s profoundly accurate and laid out for the reader to understand. It all makes so much sense to me now!

~ Amazon Customer

 As I was reading the book, I felt like I was listening to you speak out the words of Yahweh. I could actually see you in the spirit speaking the very words as I was reading them, and the presence of Holy Spirit was breathing life. It brought the very presence of the Lord into the room. I have read many books and never felt that before, because this is shattering darkness and lies and is setting the captives free. The pages … are all wrapped up in love, just like Yeshua would have it told. You are so real and I did not know what to expect when I ordered the book but I knew I had to read it. I thought it would be just a little testimony and then lots of historical facts with scripture to back it up but it is way more than I thought it would be. Anyone reading it will be gripped by it.

~ Linda

 I honor you SO MUCH Robin! Santa-tizing spoke to deep feelings inside my heart and soul…and made me SO MAD to be honest! What a sneaky history we have! But what an honor to be called back into the fullness of Truth! It’s a joy to say yes. I don’t look at it as giving up Christmas, but picking up an even better holiday.

~ Ashley

Santa-tizing is the perfect book for anyone who is frustrated with the secularization of Christmas and/or wants to delve deeper into its history. Robin Main presents the facts from a point of view that is simultaneously expert and deeply personal. She discusses the history of Christmas in impressive detail and tells the story of her own personal decision to lay down the holiday. Whether you agree with her final conclusions or not, Santa-tizing will impact you and will be a book that you return to time and again as a reference source.

~ Sara

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* Simon Sleightholm, , http://website.lineone.net/%7Essleightholm/dict/glossary/pcap.html, “Phrygia was an ancient country of Asia Minor, in what is now Turkey. The religion of the Phrygians was an ecstatic nature worship, in which the Great Mother of the Gods, Rhea, or Cybele, and a male deity, Sabazius, played a prominent part. The orgiastic rites of this religion influenced both the Greeks and the Romans. In the 6th century BC Croesus, king of Lydia, conquered all that was left of Phrygia, which passed successively under the rule of Persia, Macedonia, Pergamum, and Rome. The Phrygian cap was adopted by freed slaves in Roman times, and thus this cap became a symbol of liberty. A conical cap with top turned forward, it is often red to signify circumcision and is the origin of the bishop’s mitre and the Rosicrucians’ hat.”
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* Rood, The Pagan-Christian Connection EXPOSED, 85-86.
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* Hislop, The Two Babylons, 338.
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* Hislop, The Two Babylons, “The Name of the Beast, the Number of His Name,” 397.
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* The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church, Christmas, James Taylor, 223.
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CRUX FOR GOD’S DWELLING PRESENCE

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In the beginning God created a pristine garden and a perfect man (Genesis 1:26). This perfect pre-fallen man was a tri-parti being: body, soul and spirit. His perfection was a body clothed in righteousness, a soul that housed the dwelling place of God, and a spirit that constantly communicated with his Creator. Take note, because His people are returning to this heavenly sweet spot, which is our primordial state AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING.

Let’s review the “cherubim” classification for the New Living Creature of Melchizedek before we go into how the shekinah glory (His Dwelling Presence) remains in you and me. Please refer to the TAKING ON COMMON UNION series: http://wp.me/p2k1dQ-i9.

Scripture tells us that CHERUBIM:

[1] Mark the spot for us returning to our pristine primeval state. They stand at the entrance of the Garden of Eden with a flaming sword which turns every way to keep the way to the Tree of Life (Gen. 3:24).

[2] Mark the Dwelling Place of God, because He “dwells between the cherubim” (Psa. 80:1). In God’s Dwelling Places that have been built here on earth (Tabernacle, Temple and the New Jerusalem), cherubim are the most frequently sculpted, engraved, & embroidered figures made according to a heavenly pattern given by the Lord Himself (Exo. 26:1, 26:31-33; 36:8, 36:35; 1 Kings 6:29-35; 2 Chron. 3:7).

[3] Carriers of God’s throne, which is the seat of His divine glory as well as His royal power (1 Chron. 28:18). Cherubim make up the foundation of His fiery chariot throne that bears God’s Kingdom here on earth (Dan. 7:9; Ezek. 1:22-28; 10:1). God’s royal priests set out for the goal of the high calling to become just like Yeshua — the High Priest of the eternal order of Melchizedek. His Melchizedek Company is the Messenger that will facilitate the kingdoms of this world becoming the kingdoms of our Lord, and His Christ (Rev. 11:15).

This is the context that is essential to understanding the requirements needed for the Lord’s special dwelling presence to stay. His shekinah literally requires holiness. People have tried to boil holiness down to a formula of dos and don’ts, but that will always miss the mark because holiness is a love issue. Doing what Scripture prescribes for holiness taps into the prerequisites for which God’s Presence can dwell among us, but we must always take into account that His people’s hearts must be totally engaged when we seek to lovingly obey Him.

Believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob need to consider that the shekinah glory dwelt in the midst of Israel for generations: “The people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption of sons; theirs the divine glory…” (Rom. 9:4). First century believers understood the biblical holiness requirements, which facilitated God’s dwelling presence. When the Holy Spirit fell at Pentecost, the church experienced His manifest presence. They additionally sustained a multi-generational revival for more than three hundred years, because they understood how to live in God’s presence.

For the church to sustain His awe-filled presence today, we need to accurately grasp His minimum requirements for purity and their relevant application in our lives. Please let us learn from history, so we don’t repeat it. God’s dwelling presence departed from the Christian church when the pagan holidays were assimilated into it. Historical proof is seen in the departure of daily miracles from among them. Scriptural proof is spelled out in Ezekiel 8-11. We are not going into this passage in detail today. Please note, as you personally read it that God’s presence slowly and sorrowfully departed, for He longs for His people to repent so His presence may return or remain.

“Son of man, do you see what they are doing … things that will drive Me far from My sanctuary?” (Ezekiel 8:6). The four idolatrous practices listed in Ezekiel 8:3-5, 9-12, 14, 16 originated in Babylon, and the Bible says that they are detestable to God. BTW – These all have to do with pure worship. Today, we will only peek at the fourth and most detestable practice in His eyes that drives Him far from His sanctuary: “So He brought me into the inner court of the LORD’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east” (Ezekiel 8:16 NKJV).

The fourth and most detestable practice was performed in the inner court of the house of the Lord between the porch and the altar. The inner court symbolizes those who are intimately acquainted with God. The porch is a place of traversing back and forth. It can be akin to a heaven and earth connection. The altar was a platform of sacrificial worship, where worshipers endeavored to meet with their God. So these twenty-five or so men, who were bowing down to the sun with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, were His close companions. They were people who knew and loved the Lord; yet they still grievously bowed down to and worshiped the sun, whether they acknowledged the fact or not.

It is not until Ezekiel 9:3 that the departure of God’s presence begins. His shekinah glory moves over His fiery chariot throne – a set apart remnant of His people. Then, His shekinah glory is carried by the Living Creature from the inner court to the threshold of His sanctuary. The Lord hesitates there to see if His people will notice His leaving. Will they repent and welcome His manifest presence back? He waits, then in Ezekiel 10:19 God’s glory moves further away to the eastern gate. He waits again. His people still won’t repent of their idolatry, so God’s shekinah glory moves out of Jerusalem (the city of our God) across the Kidron Valley to the Mount of Olives (Ezekiel 11:23). Then God waits again for the people to turn from their idols. Where’s does Scripture say that the Lord will return? The Mount of Olives both spiritually and physically (Zechariah 14:4).

The pagans in the fourth century recognized their own solar cults in the church’s adoption of the Nativity of the Unconquered Sun (Mithra’s Winter Festival). They recognized the church assimilation of their pagan practices in the orienting cathedrals to the east, worshiping on “sun day,” and celebrating the birth of the sun god deity at the Winter Solstice. Throughout antiquity, all sun gods across all cultures celebrated their birthday on the ancient winter solstice – December 25th – before the Roman shift in time. The Catholic Encyclopedia even documents that the Nativity or Mithra’s Winter Festival has a strong claim on our December 25th date. Never mind the fact that Constantine had the Vatican built atop the hill where the Mithras cult worshiped the sun. History records that it had become common practice in the fifth century for worshipers 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. See Ezekiel 8:16.

When the Lord says that “Christmas will be the golden calf of America,” He is telling us that it is idolatry in His eyes. The Lord has given each of us the responsibility to prepare a place for Him: “Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:3). His shekinah glory cannot dwell where there is idolatry; therefore, His dwelling presence can not, and will not, coexist with this golden calf we call Christmas. Idolatry is the crux that determines whether His shekinah glory will merely visit His people or dwell among them. If it’s your heart-of-hearts to be part of Yah’s glorious Melchizedek and Bridal companies, you will have to pass through this fire.

~Robin Main

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

Copyright December 10, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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For more historically and Scripturally accurate information on the Golden Calf of Christmas, please check out:

[1] MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY – http://wp.me/p158HG-4E

[2] WHERE CHRISTMAS COMES FROM – http://wp.me/p158HG-1t & http://wp.me/p158HG-2m

[3] BI-POLAR NATURE OF CHRISTMAS – http://wp.me/p158HG-9p

[4] THE LAND OF MERCHANTS – http://wp.me/p158HG-jF

[5] NORTH POLE GOING SOUTH? – http://wp.me/p158HG-kH

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:
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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 => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/art.html

• All STM Resources (usually cheaper than Amazon), including teaching videos => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/resources.html

• 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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