It is said that the "majority of the people" were taught and therefore thought that the earth was flat, but Christopher Columbus, an Italian Jew, knew from Scripture that it was round and stepped forth in faith-action-and found a new land for YHWH's people the same year 1492 that they were exiled from Spain.
Scientists thought the universe revolved around the earth but Galileo, who also was of Jewish descent though raised Protestant, knew that our universe revolved aroud the sun and boldly spoke thus, even though, the church furthers thought it treachery, thereby, trying to put his life in danger.
We can know what is true by testing all things by the Scripture.
The Scripture is TRUTH.
The majority holding onto a wide held belief or accepting that which is being handed down by good people does not make a belief true.
What holidays honor the Father? We can know without a doubt what holidays honor the Father when we Search His Word.
The Father, our Creator, determines what is holy, not us.
Yirmayahu (Jeremiah) 10:24
So correct me,YHWH, but please be gentle.
Do not correct me in anger, for I would die.
According to His Word we should only worship Him through the Biblical Holy Days that He set forth to meet with us.
The Messiah Himself says in Marqos (Mark) 7:6-9 He answered and said to them, “Well did Yeshayahu (Isaiah) prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And IN VAIN THEY WORSHIP ME,Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the Commandment of YHWH, you hold the tradition of men...full well you reject the commandment of YHWH that you may keep YOUR OWN tradition
When Israel tried to use an egyptian way to worship Him He hated it. At that time, egypt typified that which is worldly. Stephen in Ma'aseh (Acts) 7 speaks of this and Paul writes about this wherein it pertains to that which is symbolic both of physical and spiritual worship.
Qorintiyim 1 (1 Corinthians) 10: 21,22-You cannot drink the cup of YHWH, and the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of YHWH's table, and of the table of devils. Do we provoke YHWH to jealousy? are we stronger than he? And in Hebrews 3:10 - Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said they do always err in their heart and they have not known MY WAYS.
So we too should not think that Christianizing a pagan custom makes it a right way to worship Him. It is not His way. Dec 25 time was the birthday of the sun god Mythras and also of Antiochus Epiphones who was an antichrist prophecied by Daniel the prophet. It is not the Messiah's birthday and to celebrate His birthday when it is not, especially in light of the fact that it was the birthday celebrated of those who robbed His worship is a shameful lie.
We know when His birthday is for according to the timing of John the Baptist's father Zachariah's role in the temple and also according to the knowledge of what the Biblical Feast Days of YHWH exemplify.
The Messiah's true birthday every year is on Sukkoth - The Joyous Feast of Tabernacles.
I read a discussion by my facebook friends about whether it is shameful to take the 'Christ' out of Christmas and replace it with the Greek 'x'. I used to think it was horrible to put the 'x' there because we are not Greek and we as English speaking see the 'x' as a removal symbol- liking x-ing something out.
But, when I came to understand the origins of Christmas and began to meditate and pray about how the Scripture says the Father only accepts worship to Him that is in SPIRIT and in TRUTH then I realized I had a decision to make.
So, instead of arguing about keeping Christ or the x-ing out of Christ in Christmas, I needed to see the greater point -that Christ's birth had nothing to do with Christmas- it is a handed down lie from church father's to celebrate His birth on Dec 25 and teach others to do so when it is not is birthday.
All the Holy Days in the Bible reflect the life of Messiah and this is what we need to understand and follow.
The majority of good people are taught and are thinking that they are doing good by celebrating His birthday on Dec 25, but that doesn't make it right.
May we worship the Father in Truth and celebrate His Son in the TRUTH for that is where freedom is found. May we worship Him in Spirit which is by honoring His Word which is called Spiritual.
May our foundation be upon the narrow way of Solid Ground, not on the wide way of man's thoughts. 'There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is death'. Mishley (Proverbs) 14:12
Please don't take my word for it, but I admonish all who may read this to diligently search the Scriptures for yourelves and see if it is true.
The children of Israel were the CHURCH! AMEN! We are the same with them- called to follow YHWH's ways set forth in HIS WORD FOR ALL GENERATIONS.
Stephen speaking in Ma'aseh (Acts) 7:36-46 -He (Moses) brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall YHWH your Elohim raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. This is he, that was in the CHURCH in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: who received the LIVELY oracles to give unto us:To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then YHWH turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?Yea, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Yahshua into the possession of the Gentiles, whom YHWH drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;Who found favour before YHWH, and desired to find a tabernacle for the YHWH of Jacob.
In Shemoth (Exodus) 32:4-10 "he (Aaron) had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to YHWH. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. And YHWH said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And YHWH said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them"
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness? And what concord hath Messiah with Belial? or what part has he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement has the temple of YHWH with idols? for you are the temple of the living Elohim; as YHWH hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people.Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith YHWH, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says YHWH Almighty.
If we love Him we will keep our Father's commandments of which His Son kept the same.
And by this we know that we love the children of YHWH, WHEN WE LOVE YHWH and FOLLOW HIS COMMANDMENTS. For this is the LOVE OF YHWH, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not burdensome. Because, whoever is born of YHWH overcomes the world: and this is THE VICTORY that overcomes the world, OUR FAITH Yochanan 1 (1 John) 5:2-4
When we love YHWH and follow His Commandments it is the victory which is our faith!
If you love me, keep my commandments Yochanan (John) 14:15 He who has my commandments with him and keeps them, he is who loves me and he who loves me will be loved by my Father. And I will love him and reveal myself to him John 14:21 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept the commandments of my Father, and I abide in His love. John 15:10
Good links with Pastor Mark Biltz teaching:
Thanks Pastor Mark!
Yirmayahu (Jeremiah) 10:2-24 This is what YHWH says: “Do not act like the other nations,
Their ways are futile and foolish. They cut down a tree, and a craftsman carves an idol. They decorate it with gold and silver
and then fasten it securely with hammer and nails so it won’t fall over. People who worship idols are stupid and foolish.
The things they worship are made of wood! The whole human race is foolish and has no knowledge! The craftsmen are disgraced by the idols they make, for their carefully shaped works are a fraud.
These idols have no breath or power. Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies! On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed.
The shepherds of my people have lost their senses. They no longer seek wisdom from YHWH. Therefore, they fail completely, and their flocks are scattered. I know, YHWH, that our lives are not our own.
We are not able to plan our own course.So correct me, YHWH, but please be gentle. Do not correct me in anger, for I would die.
Oh Father, may we turn back to you before it is too late. May we turn back to Your ways. Oh hear our humble prayer.
Ya'akov (James) 3: 13-18 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with MEEKNESS OF WISDOM. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is FIRST PURE, then PEACEABLE, GENTLE, and EASY TO BE ENTREATED, FULL OF MERCY and GOOD FRUITS, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.And the fruit of righteousness is sown IN PEACE of them that make peace.