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Easter or ishtar?

Is easter about Yeshua or Ishtar?

I was going to continue our series which we recently started but I think we’re just going to start that over when the time comes.

Both easter and Passover is going to be upon us very, very quickly now, I’ll be discussing them both in the days ahead.

If you are unfamiliar with the idea that the easter celebration is not what meets the eye, I completely understand that this disussion may be quite offensive

However, if you’re seeking after the Most-High God, if you want to enter into that covenant with Him, John 4:23 tells us that those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth, not in spirit and lies. So we really need to be very, very careful that we are worshiping God in spirit and truth.

“The hour comes and now is when true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth”: The last part of John 4:23 is so very critical. “The Father seeks such to worship Him”.

People seek to worship God in the traditions of men and false gods

Last week I spent quite a lot of time studying in the Book of Galatians. I hadn’t really gone through Galatians that thoroughly for several years.

The book of Galatians highlights people who are seeking to worship God in the traditions of men. Apostle Paul is constantly and continuously, without reservation, condemning false worship as does Joshua, James, Peter and John: All of the writers of all of the Bible talked about approaching Yahweh God in truth, and that’s what we want to do: Anything less is less than what God desires of us. And so that’s what we’re talking about today.

easter was established as a “Christian” holy day / holiday by Constantine and the Catholics at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD.

Why didn’t I say Constantine and the “Catholic Church”? Because the Catholics are not a church. What’s a church? The “church” is the ecclesia. I’m not, by any means, condemning individual Catholics who love Jesus to the best of their ability. I’m just stating a fact that Biblically, the Catholic Church is not a church, by definition of the word.

A church is not defined by the government as a 501(c)3. Just because an organization is a 501(c)3 it does not mean that it is a “church”. A 501(c)3 could be a bass fishing club, educational institution, or something else. Just about everything you can imagine can be a 501(c)3. Most Christian “churches” are 501(c)3’s, the Catholics are incorporated as a corporation sole.

So again, easter was established as a “Christian” Holy day by Constantine and the Catholics during the Council of Nicea in 325. Of course, easter is not a holy day with a biblical foundation. It’s a holy day founded upon man’s tradition and false gods.

Is “easter” in the Bible?

Can the word “easter” be found in the Bible? Yes, it can. I personally study out of the King James Bible for a number of reasons. The primary reason is that it has the most study aids available to it. Well, in Acts 12:4, the word easter is inserted where it should have been Passover. The Greek word behind the word easter, Strong’s number 3957, Pesach, which is the Greek word for the Hebrew equivalent of Passover. and so why they thought they could translate easter from the Greek word Pesach is logically difficult to understand.

I certainly have my reasons, my ideas as to why they did that. However, since there are no King James translators still remaining alive, it is a little difficult to ask them about it. However, pretty much every modern translation translates the word Pesach as Passover in Acts 12:4 and other places, which is what it should be.

Acts 12 4 “When he had apprehended Him, he put him in prison talking about Peter and delivered him to the court. Four soldiers attended to him”.

It’s the only time the word “easter” is found in the Bible.

So what is easter? Well, there is some discrepancy about it, but you don’t have to study it a whole lot to see that “easter” is definitely not a celebration that has anything to do with the Messiah.

Easter is the name of a Babylonian goddess that is also named Ishtar

It’s not much of a leap is it? The word similarities combined with the various aspects of the goddess Ishtar and the Pagan Festival of easter make it obvious that they are the same entity

It’s just about borderline demonic insanity to say that Ishtar is not easter and easter is not Ishtar. All you have to do is a little bit of research. Find some of the pictures of the goddess Ishtar and you’ll find that ishtar / easter is significantly fertility oriented. I’ll just put it that way for the sake of our family-friendly show here. Correlate that to the easter Bunny that is celebrated for its fertility and that’s why we have colored easter eggs. There is no leap here. There’s no stretch of the imagination.

Ishtar is a Babylonian and Syrian goddess of love, fertility and war. According to the Encyclopedia of the Bible, temples were dedicated to Ishtar in the main cities and chapels in many towns of Babylon. Along with that, in Babylon alone, there were 180 wayside open air shrines for hymns and prayers to Ishtar, the goddess of fertility.

Along with the name Ishtar, she was also known as the Queen of Heaven. You can find that reference in Jeremiah 7:18 and 44:19. So while the goddess of easter or Ishtar is not referenced specifically as a goddess in the Bible, the queen of Heaven is, and the queen of Heaven is another name for Ishtar.

This is part of the reason that it can be very difficult to talk about or research all of these false gods and goddesses: They go by multiple names. For example, a lot of people feel that it’s wrong to say “amen” when you end a prayer. That word Amen means “let it be”. However, there is a Greek god with the name Amen which is spelled exactly the same way. However, as I understand it, the pronunciation for that name places the emphasis on the “A”. This is why I have taken to save the word Ah-mein. I’ve been doing this for some years now. It’s just because I didn’t want to continuously say the name of a Greek god. It’s just my personal thing. I’m not encouraging anyone else to do it: It’s just something that I do.

But this is how subtle the devil is. Remember how Genesis three mentions that the devil was the most subtle in the field. Well, this is how subtle the devil is to coerce the true people of God to utter the names of false gods.

I’m really getting off track here but this is why you have the names of the week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. They are all named after false gods. And this is why people with no sense to them might try to tell you that easter is not Ishtar in spite of the obvious similarity of the pronunciation.

And not only that, but the obvious similarity in the symbolism of fertility between Ishtar and easter is a no-brainer.

It’s very, very simple again. Jeremiah, 7:18 and 44:19 reference the queen of Heaven. Who is the Queen of Heaven? Ishtar. She’s also known as Lady of the Lands as well as other names: Isis, Astarte, Anat, and others. It’s simple however it can be very difficult to correlate all of these names. It takes a lot of time to understand the deception that the devil is trying to create so that the proper praise, worship, and glory can be taken from the Most High God and attributed to demonic gods.

So easter eggs, sculptures, all of these kinds of things have indicated that easter is Ishtar, and, by the way, that would include archaeological excavations. All kinds of things have shown the goddess of Ishtar to be covered in eggs, of course, a symbol of fertility which is found in every “easter” basket on the day of celebrating Ishtar.

Seek Yahweh God in spirit and in truth

Wow, It’s just a continuous battle, isn’t it? You need to be on the lookout. It’s tiresome, I know, but you need to be aware because Yahweh God is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth. And it’s so important for you to remember that the satan is the most subtle in the field. He’s after you. He’s coming up to bite you, just like he bit the first man and the first woman clear back in Genesis chapter three.

Parson Rayphe
God’s Kingdom Realm

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