Aside from Christmas, Easter is considered the next “holiest” day of the year for most people around the globe. However, if you’ve ever wondered why anyone would protest this holiday [or any other], especially for a time “attributed to the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ”, keep reading because I’m about to share 5 Disturbing Facts that Prove Easter Has Nothing To Do With Jesus Christ.
Here are the facts:
Easter (similar to Valentine’s Day) is another pagan festival of fertility. This festival is attributed to Ishtar. The Sumerian idol actually goes by many names across the ages and ancient civilizations transitioned traditions and names to hold onto the pagan customs they had always known but evolved this festival to make it more “acceptable or palatable” to be adopted into modern society.
Ishtar (Ishhara, Irnini, Inanna, Anunit, Astarte, Atarsamain, Esther, Aster, Apru-dité, and Manat) is the Assyro-Babylonian goddess of Sex, War and Political Power, and is arguably the most important mother goddess of Mesopotamia. She bears the title of “Queen of Heaven”.
Cite Link: https://www.worldhistory.org/ishtar/#:~:text=Ishtar%20(Inanna%20in%20Sumerian%20sources,which%20we%20have%20written%20evidence.
Easter is a time for sex rituals among worshippers of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, fertility, and madness, the rituals were done to evoke the ecstatic state of the son of Zeus. This festival is considered a consecrated time that marks new beginnings and is when ancient tribal groups would participate in sex rituals hoping to cause pregnancy. Births would arrive in time for the sacrifice rituals to Molech at the end of the year. Child sacrifices were thought to bring a fruitful harvest and good luck in the upcoming new year.
Cite Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysian_Mysteries
Constantine engrafted Easter into Christianity NOT God The Father or God The Son. Christianity slowly began its transition as the popular religion in Rome (and thus around the world) under Emperor Constantine I (306–337 AD). Constantine converted from Paganism to Christianity in 312 AD, and finally brought an end to the persecution of Christians.
Cite Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_paganism
Most people can make the distinction between the Catholic religion and Christianity and yet their many similarities in the celebration of Easter (and Christmas) include all of the traditions and trimmings that are ancient practices with a modern twist.
Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies pay homage to Eostre. Who or what is Eostre you may ask? Well, Eostre also known as Ostara or more widely known as Easter is a fertility god in the form of a hare and replaced the birth story of Jesus Christ….one of Constantine’s many religious transitional endeavors. The egg and hare are well-known symbols of fertility as the species has a rapid reproduction rate procreating in large numbers. A perfect symbol for civilizations whose cultures and traditions were based upon sacrifice and worship for the fruitfulness of harvest, life, and expanding the population.
So, if you decide to decorate eggs at the kitchen table with your kids or take the yearly trip to the mall for pictures with the Easter Bunny, may The Holy Spirit bring to your remembrance that these traditions are paying homage to the ancient pagan rituals.
Cite Link: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Eostre#:~:text=A%20West%20Germanic%20goddess%20of,also%20called%20Ostara%20or%20Easter.
Easter is NOT a biblical holy day for believers …the true holy days are The Lord’s Feasts according to The Holy Scriptures.
According to Leviticus 23, we as the people of God are to keep the Feasts of The Lord forever throughout all our generations.
The Feasts Of The Lord For 2022
The Passover begins Thursday, April 14, 2022 at sundown and ends Friday, April 15, 2022 at sundown.
The First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins Friday, April 15, 2022 at sundown and ends Saturday, April 16, 2022 at sundown.
The Seventh Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins Thursday, April 21, 2022 at sundown and ends Friday, April 22, 2022 at sundown.
The Day of Pentecost begins Saturday, June 11, 2022 at sundown and ends Sunday, June 12, 2022 at sundown.
The Memorial of The Blowing of Trumpets begins Monday, September 26, 2022 at sundown and ends Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at sundown.
The Day of Atonement begins Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at sundown and ends Thursday, October 6, 2022 at sundown.
The First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles begins Monday, October 10, 2022 at sundown and ends Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at sundown.
The Eighth Day Feast begins Monday, October 17, 2022 at sundown and ends Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at sundown.
Leviticus 23 NKJV
Feasts of the Lord
23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
The Passover and Unleavened Bread
4 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no [a]customary work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’ ”
The Feast of Firstfruits
9 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, for a [b]sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
The Feast of Weeks
15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.’ ”
The Feast of Trumpets
23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’ ”
The Day of Atonement
26 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall [c]afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall [d]celebrate your sabbath.”
The Feast of Tabernacles
33 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. 35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. 36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred[e] assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.
37 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day— 38 besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord.
39 ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. 40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the [f]fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in [g]booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.’ ”
44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
Matthew 6:7-8 NKJV
7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
Jeremiah 10:2-4 NKJV
2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 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.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
May we take heed to The Lord thy God and keep His Sabbath holy. I pray that the people of God see Yeshua in His Feasts and honor Him and our Father in Heaven according to His Word, Will, and Way.
Exodus 20:3-5 (Excerpt from The Ten Commandments, please read the entire chapter for full context and understanding of The Word)
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor [a]serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting[b] the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Isaiah 56 Salvation for the Gentiles (key verses 2 & 4)
Blessed is the man who does this,
And the son of man who lays hold on it;
Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath,
And keeps his hand from doing any evil.”
For thus says the Lord:
“To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold fast My covenant,
Yeshua says [as it is written]:
John 14:15 NKJV
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.
John 14:21 NKJV
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and [c]manifest Myself to him.”
May we take heed to The Word of The Lord.
Be holy for He is Holy.
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