Acts.12:1. Now about that time
Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.
: 2. And he killed James the
brother of John with the sword.
: 3. And because he saw it
pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days
of unleavened bread.).
: 4. And when he had apprehended
him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to
keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
As much as we love to celebrate Easter and excite our
children with the colorful Easter egg hunt; it’s time that we tell / teach our
children the truth. Then again, we can
only teach that which we know or have been taught.
Let’s take a few moments and follow the Easter trail !
Easter was named after “Eostre” (a.k.a. Eastre) she was the
great goddess of the Saxon people in northern Europe.
Similarly the Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility was known variously as
(Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and
Ausos. Her name came from the ancient word for spring “Eastre” similar goddess
were known by other names in the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean
and were celebrated in the springtime, some were:
Aphrodite - from ancient Cyprus
Ashtoreth - from ancient Israel
Astarte - from ancient Greece
Demeter – from ancient Mycenae
Hathor – from ancient Egypt
Ishtar – from ancient Assyria
Kali – from ancient India
Ostara – a norse goddess of fertility
An alternative explanation has been suggested. The name
given by the Frankish church to Yahshua Messiah’s (a.k.a. Jesus) resurrection
festival included the Latin word
“Alba” which means: “WHITE”.
This was reference to
the white robes that were worn during the festivals.
“Alba” also means: “SUNRISE”
when the name of the festival was translated into German the “Sunrise” meaning
was selected in error; this became “Ostern” in German.
Ostern has been proposed as the origin of the word Easter.
The origin of the Easter bunny and egg began in Germany in
the 1500’s; where the children were told that if they were good, that the hare
/ bunny would bring them eggs on Easter.
Through paganism and other religions the concept of Easter,
the Bunny and the Egg has worked its way into the church in such a subtle way
that if it was possible even God’s very elect would be deceived. The Easter
bunny is very interesting and is one the oldest symbols of spring.
Because of the spring
season when the plants and flowers are restored and as new life sprung forth religion
and paganism for centuries have been trying to water down the resurrection of Yahshua
Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus Christ) by accepting the Easter traditions and concepts.
6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt
be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also
forget thy children.
This is one of the most quoted scriptures among the body of
Christ today and yet believers are still being destroyed as they refused to get
knowledge of the God of Israel whom they serve. Throughout the bible Yahweh warned
His people about accepting foreign gods and their customs.
The pagan worship and festivals have been so systematically
engrafted into the church over the years, to the point that whenever the Holy
Spirit begins to expose this type of worship and celebrated festivals days; the
anti-Christ spirit that’s steeped in the religious church would come hard against
This is one of the aims and objectives of paganism; which is
to work its way into the body of Christ which will eventually bring about a
division among the believers, as paganism seeks to take away or dilute the
reverence of God’s Holy days and institute its holidays and festivals.
It’s time for the true sons and daughters of The Most High God
('elyown, el-yone';) to stand up and speak out.
The Apostle Paul knew what his spiritual son Timothy had to
deal with as it relates to religion, tradition and paganism therefore he
admonished him as follows:
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to
be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Let’s stop the religious madness and begin to teach our children
the truth about the Lord’s Passover, the sacrificial Lamb from Exodus straight
through to the New Testament.
Religion has today’s
church stuck with its annual messages
“The Five Last Sayings of Jesus”
Relationship is saying He’s not dead, He’s still
“ He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches”
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Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen
Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l