I continue to find it remarkable how easily Western Civilization, or that which purports to be such, engages in blatant heathenism and paganism wrapped in pretty, shiny bows of make believe. Nowhere is this more true than it is in the Western world's celebration of Christmas or Christ-Mass every December 25th.
This cultural tradition has been going on since the mid 1800s or so in America, but only that recently. It purports to be celebrating the birth of Christ, or Yahushua the Messiah, as He prefers to be referred to. And yet, as I reveal in Chapter 7 of my book, Reflections of a Watchman on the Wall, all the hard evidence which we have points to September 11, 3 B.C., which was the day of the Feast of Trumpets on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishri in that year when the Messiah was born. When a king enters his palace, his entry is heralded by the blowing of trumpets. And what could be more fitting than for the Messiah, the King of kings and Lord of lords to be so heralded on the day of His birth?
So why on earth do we celebrate His birth on December 25? Because the pagans of the Roman Empire celebrated Saturnalia or the birth of one of their occult gods, Nimrod, on that day. Furthermore, that day falls on a day three or four days after the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, in which the lengthening of the days with the sun was first noticeable by December 25th. And sun worship in occult pagan societies has always been associated with the worship of the devil, or Satan, the sun god. So when the Roman Emperor Constantine, in around 325 A.D., declared the fraud of the Roman Catholic Church to be Christianity (it never has been) and the official religion of the Roman Empire, shortly thereafter, in 336 A.D., the Roman Empire co-opted the pagan celebration of Saturnalia and first celebrated December 25 as the date of Christ-Mass or the Mass of Christ (meaning celebration of His DEATH - not his life!). Let that truth sink in for a bit, because it is absolutely stunning!
Does the KJV Bible give us any indication that God disapproves of the festivities of what is practiced as the Christmas holidays in the Western world today? As a matter of fact, it does. Here are two of what should be very disturbing passages in the scriptures:
"Hear ye the word which the LORD (YHWH) speaketh unto you, O house of (spiritual) Israel: Thus saith the LORD (YHWH), Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven (astrological signs); for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe, They deck it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nail and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good." Jeremiah 10:1-5 (Parentheticals added for clarity)
"And when they (the two witnesses of Revelation 11, which signify God's word and the body of believers or the Church) shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit (signifying the globalist NWO beast system) shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city (signifying the world), which is called Sodom (signifying immorality) and Egypt (signifying evil and bondage), where our Lord was crucified (outside the city - in the world), And they of the people and kindreds and tongues of the nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half (signifying the ministry of Christ and the length of the days of the great tribulation foretold in Daniel 12:7 and 11), and shall not suffer their bodies to be put in graves (a shameful and dishonoring act). And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets (God's word and His true Church) tormented them that dwelt on the earth. And after three days and an half (at the conclusion of the 3 1/2 year great tribulation of Daniel 12:7 and 11) the Spirit of life from God (Eloah) entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud (thus fulfilling the prophecy of Matthew 24:30-31); and their enemies beheld them." Revelation 11:7-12 (Parentheticals added for clarity; bold face added for emphasis)
In the first passage, we clearly see the tradition of cutting a Christmas tree, decorating it with ornaments and tinsel and nailing it to a stand, which is common to almost every household in the West today. And yet the way this passage begins, it is crystal clear that these ways of the heathen, God does not sanction or approve of. So if we engage in such practices, are we not disappointing (but never surprising) Him? I believe we are.
In the second passage from Revelation 11, there has been much confusion throughout the last 2000 years as to who the two witnesses are. First, we must recognize that the entire Book of Revelation is signified by metaphors, symbols and figurative language. It tells us this in Revelation 1:1:
"The Revelation (or revealing) of Jesus Christ (Yahushua the Messiah), which God (Eloah) gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:" (Parenthetical added for clarity; bold face added for emphasis)
Scoundrels and liars, such as Cyrus Ingersoll Scoffield, who are deliberately trying to deceive people, falsely teach that the Book of Revelation cannot be understood by the common man, that you must be a seminary-trained theologian to make sense out of it; and that it all occurs during a seven year period right before the end of the world. That is utter and demonic hogwash on both counts! In Chapter 10 of my book, Making Sense Out of a World Gone Mad: A Roadmap for God's Elect Living in the Final Days of the End Times, I devote an entire chapter, Chapter 10, to unpacking and teaching the entirety of what the Book of Revelation both says and means, explaining the metaphors, symbols and figurative language of it, by referring to other passages in scripture which explain and interpret them for us. For readers seeking further context and more information on these subjects, I direct your attention there. In it, I teach and explain why the two witnesses of Revelation 11 have to signify God's word, the Bible, and the Church or body of believers, both of whom testify to the thoughts, ways, teachings and acts of God and of Christ.
Today, in 2021, we live in a godless world of liars, scoundrels, thieves and mass murderers. And this is nothing new. These words describe our world for the last 2000 years, and even longer. Except today, it is all out in the open for all to see and celebrate. All forms of sexual deviancy and perversion are promoted and celebrated openly and constantly and no one bats an eye to repeated and painfully obvious lies, such as the Covid psyop and hoax, that has almost everyone wrapped up in their knickers in fear and terror. Our governments are shams of bribed and compromised puppet politicians and the media of all forms promotes endless lies, and propaganda and covers up the crimes of their global elites sponsors while demonizing and dismissing anyone daring to expose the truth. Almost no one reads the Bible any longer and those which pose as churches are nothing more than feel good entertainment centers and demonic cults teaching lies and making a mockery of the full teachings of the Bible at every opportunity. They are an utter disgrace to God. So metaphorically (not literally) both the Bible and the Church is effectively lifeless and has no effect upon the lives of most people alive today.
In the face of this public mockery of righteousness and truth, we see Americans continuing to engage in their traditions of making merry and exchanging gifts with one another, just as Revelation 11:10 is describing here. And in what season of the year is this tradition practiced? Right now: in December around the pagan holiday of Saturnalia on December 25, celebrating the birth of Nimrod, the poster boy for the Tower of Babel and of the New World Order. You just can't make this stuff up!
As the passage I quoted from Revelation 11 above continues, we see that new life is breathed into the two witnesses and they stand upon their feet. They have been resurrected and given new life and new bodies, it seems, precisely as we are told in 1 Thessalonians 4:17-21 and 1 Corinthians 15:51-55 will happen to the elect upon the second coming of Yahushua the Messiah. And just as Matthew 24:30 describes, they will be gathered to heaven as their enemies, the godless ones, behold them ascending into a cloud. Both Matthew 24:29 and Revelation 1:7 tell us that the earth dwellers will be none too pleased about this event:
"And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man (namely Yahushua) in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." Matthew 24:29 (Parenthetical added for clarity; bold face added for emphasis)
"Behold, he (Yahushua) cometh with clouds and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen (let it be so)." Revelation 1:7 (Parentheticals added for clarity; bold face added for emphasis)
So with this as the broader context surrounding the traditions of Christmas, that clearly displease God, why would any of His elect, who seek to do His will and bring Him delight in all things, be so foolish as to celebrate the pagan holiday of Christ-Mass? That's why I do not. What you do is entirely up to you, but I don't dare mess with God because I fear Him. And you should too:
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God (Eloah), and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." Ecclesiastes 12:13