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What about Easter, the Bunny and the Egg?
Apr 20, 2011 - 11:56:48 PM

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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.

Hosea.4: 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 such exposure.

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: 2Timothy.2: 15  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 speaking.  “ He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches”

For questions or comments contact us via E-mails: pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.1-242-441-2021

Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen

Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l



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