Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. As I watch everyone preparing for another holiday season, I felt prompted to create this post. The holiday, Christmas, is coming up, in just a couple of days.
Many Christians will gather, in their homes and churches, to celebrate what they believe to be the Lord's Birthday. Many other Christians know that December 25th is not the Lord's Birthday, but celebrate it anyway, because we have also been taught that God did not reveal Yahshua's Birthday to us, and He does not expect us to even honor His Birthday.
I will attempt to demonstrate that both of these assumptions are inaccurate. (May Ruach Ha Kodesh, Ruach Emet, [The Holy Spirit, Spirit of Truth], open your eyes of understanding)
The Lord tells us that, He did not come to destroy the Law or the Books of the Prophets; rather, to fulfill it.(The word fulfill means to make it valid, to demonstrate it's accuracy, and to faithfully keep it).
He also expects us to keep the Law, (His Commandments); not the way of the Heathen.
John 14:21 says:
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Yahshua's Commandments are the same commandments found in the Old Testament; the Law and the Prophets. (Many believe that the Lord has given us a new commandment, and has done away with the Law and the Prophets based on this following verse
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Here, the Lord is simply giving them another command, not a new one; which is to love one another, as He loves us; to love each other unconditionally, according to God's Love and Forgiveness; loving and forgiving each other, with brotherly love
(This verse has nothing to do with the Lord changing the Old Testament Laws, or abolish the Books of the Prophets).
(Please note, I am not referring to the sacrificial laws, rather the Ten Commandments and the additional commands; God's judgments, statutes and precepts. Yahshua actually became our Sacrifice, so there is no longer need of animal sacrifices. See Hebrews 10)
The Apostle Paul reiterates what the Lord says, in Roman 12:10
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Getting back to the topic, What does God Say About Christmas; we will look at Jeremiah 10:2-4 once again. We will review the meaning of it, verse by verse.
for the heathen are dismayed at them.
(Do not utilize the Heavens to make for yourselves, horoscopes )
For the customs of the people are vain:
(For the ways of the Heathen are vain)for one cutteth a tree out of the forest,
the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
(They cut down trees out of the forest)
They deck it with silver and with gold;
(They decorate it with wreaths and trimmings of silver and gold)
they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
(They place it proudly, and articulately, in an upright position; securing it, so it will not fall).
Continuing on; God does not refer to Christmas, during Jeremiah's day, for at least (2), two reasons:
- Yahshua/Jesus Christ had not come into the World. Therefore, no one during Jeremiah's day would make mention of Him; accept when referring to the Prophecies of the Coming Messiah/King.
- Christmas is not a Biblical Holiday. It was implemented by the Catholic Church, as Rome worships the Sun. December 25th was the date chosen by the Roman Catholic Church to celebrate Yahshua's Birthday. But, initially, it was not the worship of the True Son, they incorporated. They actually worship the Italic god, Saturn, and the rebirth of the sun god.
I hope you will begin to see how God gave us the time, days, months and years, we live by and dwell in.
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So, there we have it; God's calendar, in a nutshell. This calendar was given to the Hebrews, but, as you can see, it was the very start of Creation.
Now, we get back to the Lord Yahsua's Birthday. How can we determine when the Lord's Birthday is? Well, Leviticus 23 contains the days that the Hebrews were to observe God's Holy/Feast Days/Festivals. (These Feast Days point to Yahshua, Whose Name literally means, Yah's Salvation, or the Salvation of Yah, (God).
Thus, the Feast Days point to the Birth, Death, and Resurrection of the Lord Yahshua, (our Salvation). I think the Birth of Messiah is a pretty important event, don't you? God certainly thought so, as it is included in the Scriptures.
The Feast of Tabernacles is an important time for Jewish people. It is the time when they remember how God delivered their ancestors from Egypt, and sheltered them. Jewish people are commanded to dwell in "Succoth" or "Booths", as a reminder that God is their shelter.
In New Testament Times, and Biblical Prophetic Times, we have come to acknowledge the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, as the Lord's Birthday. The Prophet Isaiah prophesied the coming of the Savior in Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (God Is With Us).
And, during the Lord Yahshua's Second Advent, we recognize that He will return to Tabernacle with us once again.
Now that we've gotten this far, let's dig deeper. Here's some videos that I hope will shed some more light.
BT Daily: Was Jesus Really Born on December 25th
BT Daily: If Christ is NOT in Christmas...
Beyond Today: God's Holy Day Plan: Blueprint for Salvation
The Christmas Tree's Origin
YouTuber loveisgod7-Christmas Pagan Holiday Warning.
Did Early Christians Celebrate Christmas-I chose this video to share because it really sheds some light on the Origins of the Pagan Practices of the Roman Catholic Church, (How they introduced Christmas to the Church)
The next videos will show the True Birthday of our Messiah, (Blessed is He),
Yahshua/Jesus was born on Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles
This next video does a perfect job at explaining Why Sukkot, (The Feast of Tabernacles) is Yahshua's Birthday. (A Must See!)
Why Sukkot is Yeshua's Real Birthday
Now that we've found out that the Feast of Tabernacles, one of God's Holy Feast Days, is Yahshua's Birthday, I'd like to share with you, a Messianic calendar I've been using for years now. It can be found at Messianic.ws (Free to view and print)
It's a great, simplistic calendar that shows the Gregorian calendar, along with the Hebraic/Jewish Calendar. Remember, God's Feast Days are based off of the Hebrew Calendar. The Sabbath, New Moon, (Month-Rosh Chodesh), and Holy Feast Days are listed.
(Note: A little tip- The lines on the calendar show that God's day begins at sunset. I don't go by the 6pm Roman times or 12pm times to end the day, when celebrating the Feast Days. I check the sunset times, and go by that.
More References from Amazon
"Tree of Life" Art Calendar from Israel, Hebraic Roots, Biblical / Jewish calendars made in Israel for Christians and Messianic Believers
Prophetic Calendar: The Feasts of Israel
The Creator's Calendar
A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays
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Well, this completes our venture on discovering, "What does God Say About Christmas?"
I hope and pray that you have learned something, and that you will seek to follow the Holy Spirit's prompting to keep God's Feast Days, and disengage from pagan practices; from following the ways of the heathen.
For those who already knew this, I'm so glad. I would ask if you would like to share anything further? Please feel free to post your comments to share.
Everyone, I would love to hear from you.
YHVH bless you in your education endeavors. Thanks, always, for visiting. Your comments or questions are welcome. You may post them below.