Did you know that the jolly Christmas season embraces the highest record of suicides? Much higher in fact than any other holiday. Oppression and depression run rampant in the lives of many at this season. Why? Let us look at the facts as well as some of the spirits that surround the supposed birthday of Christ.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
II Corinthians 5:19
19 that is, that God was in Christreconciling the world to Himself, notimputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the WordwasGod.
In other words, it was preplanned by God that Jesus would be born to die for the sins of mankind. He knew also He would be ridiculed, misunderstood by the family He was born into, mocked and scoffed and sought after by religion to kill Him. In fact, the existing head of man's government, King Herod, tried to eradicate Him at birth! Lucifer, whose name means day star, did his best to aid the attempt by leading the king's court magi to His location.
9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the Eastwent before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
God stopped their report, but let us read Matthew 2:16.
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men.
Just imagine the sadness and horror this caused.
Why did Satan want Christ, the Word, killed? Obviously he did not want man to be redeemed, but there is so much more.
I Peter 1:18-20
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conductreceived by tradition from your fathers,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
20 He indeed was foreordainedbeforethe foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you
Now, let us examine just a few of the traditions these spirits have led Eve's descendants into celebrating all these years, fooling them into thinking they were worshiping God. The tree is a good start since it is a total counterfeit of the Tree of Life. We see this tree in Jeremiah 10:1-4 long after Eve's poor choice in the garden, but also many years before the birth of Christ. It was a part of pagan fertility rituals before Jesus. The tree stood for life for a people that did not know God.
1 Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.
2 Thus says the LORD: " Do notlearn the way of the Gentiles; Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the peoples are futile; for one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
4 They decorate it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and hammersso that it will not topple.
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is calledThe Word of God.
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Then there is the tradition of exchanging gifts. There is really nothing wrong with giving presents to one another. God's people have done that for years to celebrate God's goodness to them, and wanting to share His goodness with others. This giving however can be enjoyed any time. But, to lie to the little ones, teaching them gifts come from an evil spirit operating as a jolly fat man and insinuating that this evil elf is good is so wrong! Letting young ones think they are rewarded for being good or judged as bad by an evil spirit is terrible! Have you ever watched how many children are actually afraid to sit on Santa's lap, yet are forced to? Little ones know better. Is there no fear of Matthew 18:6?
6 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
They are encouraged to believe in Santa, reindeer etc. Parents think it cute, a part of being a child, but what does God think? Scripture tells us to raise a child in the way he should go.
We all know fairies, elves and wee people are not real and are just a part of childhood imagination, or are they? They have in children's books been made small in size so as to not intimidate, but they are in fact very real in the supernatural. Ask those that do deliverance, that is if you even know anyone that ministers the Isaiah 61 ministry. Much of the church has lost sight of this precious ministry, which makes it so much easier for Lucifer to deceive and control God's people. Here is God's advice to His people that are a part of Babylon, but would like to be different.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
It is unfathomable that many churches have Christmas Trees along with the star or angel perched on top, right there in the building they supposedly worship God in! Scary!
Now let me ask this, who is the Light of the world?
1 John 1:5tells us,
5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
This leads to another tradition, the Christmas lights. Now why do you think Christmas lights are used if Christmas is a pagan holiday? Could it be that Lucifer or Satan is announcing to the supernatural that he, the angel of light, is the light of the world, as they are on every tree, in the yard as well as in the house? On and on the traditions go. The fact stars are used, remember the very name Lucifer means Day Star. Hello! Bells stand for victory. Do we really want to depict Satan as the victor by celebrating his holiday with victory bells? Do you know why he wants us to remember only Christ's birth and His death on the cross? The cross was his moment of victory. He killed Jesus! He thought he had killed God so he could take His place. The fact that the spirit of death was conquered by the power of God, and Satan's victory was defeated by Christ's resurrection is cleverly hidden, covered up with easter bunnies, colored eggs, easter outfits, etc. or at best mixed with Passover to taint it. The holiday has become good and evil. The celebration has even been changed in name in reverence of the goddess Eostre. And remember, Jesus gave up His glory in heaven to come to earth to die for us. He returned to that glory at His resurrection. Which is the happy event for Him?