JOHN 8:32
Ye shall know the truth
 and the truth shall
 make you free.

 
Our Resurrected Savior Has Risen-easter is the celebration of paganism.IT IS TO BE remembered as
RESURRECTION SUNDAY!!! I have shared links since the Holy Spirit spoke to me on this and many continue to follow this manmade pagan feast. The facts are below.
 Each year the Holy Spirit gives me more enlightment on this issue as to how and what will it take to "let those that have ears hear! And eyes to see! It has been an abomination to God for centuries.Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free! My people perish for lack of knowledge.Straight is the way and narrow is the gate and there are few that find it.Sound the trumpets! preach the word in season and out of season!
SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!! Thou shalt not have no other gods before Me,saith the Lord.
HEARKEN UNTO ME!! Pagan worship is an abomination to Me! In Rom.12:2 Did I not say;"Do not conform to this world and the things there of? Those that worship God worship Him in spirit and in truth.
What doth it profit a man if he gains the world and loses his soul? Be ye seperate,COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE! Out of the same mouth that you worship Me you have cursings.(The above is given you by obedience as it was spoken unto my spirit.) TAKE HEED LEST YOU CONTINUE IN THE WAYS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS!
The word easter and it's meaning is below.



The name “Easter” has its roots in ancient polytheistic religions (paganism). On this, all scholars agree. This name is never used in the original Scriptures, nor is it ever associated biblically with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For these reasons, we prefer to use the term “Resurrection Sunday” rather than “Easter” when referring to the annual Christian remembrance of Christ's resurrection.

Ancient origin

Most reference books say that the name “Easter” derived from the Eastre, the Teutonic goddess of Spring. Although this relationship exists, in reality, the origin of the name and the goddess are far more ancient - going all the way back to the Tower of Babel. The origin begins not long after the biblical Flood.

 The Flood was a divine judgment sent on mankind after evil had become all pervasive and all people everywhere were totally unresponsive to God. The Bible says that "the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Genesis 6:5, NKJV). It is not difficult to imagine that life must have been almost unbearable at this time in history. God gave humankind a second chance by preserving the righteous man Noah and his family (a total of 8 people).

After the Flood, Noah had a talented, but evil, great-grandson named Nimrod (Genesis 10:6-10) who rebelled greatly against God. The Bible says that he was “a mighty one”[1] Jewish tradition indicates that Nimrod was a tyrant "who made all of the people rebellious against God."[2] It is evident from history that Nimrod was not only a political leader, but also the lead priest of a form of occultic worship.[3]

King Nimrod, Queen Semiramis (Easter), and Tammuz (the “reincarnated” Nimrod)

Nimrod built and organized major cities. The Bible notes that these included Babel, Asshur, Nineveh and Calah (Genesis 10:10-12). If you know anything about ancient history, the mention of these places may send shivers up your spine. For these were cities of great, almost unimaginable practices and perversion.

When Nimrod eventually died, the Babylonian mystery religion in which he figured prominently continued on. His wife Queen Semiramis saw to that. Once he was dead, she deified him as the Sun-god. In various cultures he later became known as Baal, the Great Life Giver, the god of fire, Baalim, Bel, Molech, etc.

“Later, when this adulterous and idolatrous woman gave birth to an illegitimate son, she claimed that this son, Tammuz by name, was Nimrod reborn.”[4] Semiramis “claimed that her son was supernaturally conceived [no human father] and that he was the promised seed, the 'savior'” - promised by God in Genesis 3:15. “However, not only was the child worshipped, but the woman, the MOTHER, was also worshipped as much (or more) than the son!”[5] Nimrod deified as the god of the sun and father of creation. Semiramis became the goddess of the moon, fertility, etc.

"In the old fables of the Mystery cults, their 'savior' Tammuz, was worshipped with various rites at the Spring season. According to the legends, after he was slain [killed by a wild boar], he went into the underworld. But through the weeping of his mother… he mystically revived in the springing forth of the vegetation - in Spring! Each year a spring festival dramatically represented this supposed 'resurrection' from the underworld.[6]

Thus, a terrible false religion developed with its sun and moon worship, priests, astrology, demonic worship, worship of stars associated with their gods, idolatry, mysterious rites, human sacrifice, and more. Frankly, the practices which went on were so horrible that it is not fitting for me to speak of them here.

 It was at Nimrod's city of Babel that a towering structure was first built in defiance of God as part of their Satanic religion. Archaeological evidence indicates that this was a spectacular pyramid-shaped structure (ziggurat). The Bible tells us that at this time there was only one language in the world and that most of the world's population centered in this area and participated in this religion. It was evident to God that all mankind would soon degenerate into a level of evil that would parallel that of the pre-Flood world. For humanity's sake, something had to be done to slow and frustrate this organization of an evil one world, tyrannical government.

God confused their language, so that they could not understand each other (Genesis 11:7). (This is the ultimate source of the world's many languages.) As a result, many people moved away from the area in groups according to their particular new language. Most, if not all, of these people carried their evil Sun-God-based religion with them. They continued to worship the stars and practice all the other ungodly rituals of their religion. Some also continued to build pyramids reminiscent of the Tower of Babel as part of this mystery religion. Today, we can still find remnants of these throughout the world (e.g., Iraq, South America, Central America, Egypt, Burma).

Babel was the origin of an idolatrous system that swept the world. The Bible says of her, “Babylon… the nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged” (Jeremiah 51:7). The Bible often speaks of the Satanic religions which came from her. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus "witnessed the Mystery religion and its rites in numerous countries and mentions how Babylon was the primeval source from which ALL systems of idolatry flowed.[7] Austen Layard said “that we have the united testimony of sacred and profane history that idolatry originated in the area of Babylonia - the most ancient of religious systems.”[8]

Basically, almost every vile, profane and idolatrous practice you can think of originated at Babel with Queen Semiramis, the Mother Goddess and Nimrod. As the people scattered from Babel with their different languages, they, of course, used different names for Nimrod (Tammuz) and Semiramis. Some called the Mother Goddess “ISHTAR” (originally pronounced “Easter”).[9] In other lands, she was called Eostre, Astarte, Ostera, and Eastre. Other names for Semiramis, the Mother Goddess include: Wife of Baal, Ashtaroth or Ashtoreth, and Queen of Heaven.[10] The Mother goddess was frequently worshipped as the goddess of fertility - and as a sort of Mother Nature and goddess of Spring and sexual love and birth. She was also worshipped as a mediator between god and man. Sexual orgies and temple prostitutes were often used in her worship and in attempting to gain her favor.

The Easter Rabbit or Hare

The rabbit is well known as a sexual symbol of fertility. In various parts of the world, religions which developed from Babel also associate the rabbit with periodicity, both human and lunar (Egypt, China, etc.). As you may remember, the Mother Goddess Semiramis (Easter) is associated with the Moon. In other words, the Easter bunny symbolizes the Mother Goddess. Annual Spring time fertility rituals are associated worship of the Mother Goddess and Tammuz, the reincarnation of her husband Nimrod.

The Easter Egg

Most children and families who color or hide Easter eggs as part of their Resurrection Sunday tradition have no knowledge of the origin of these traditions. Easter egg activities have become a part of Western culture. Many would be surprised and even dismayed to learn where the traditions originated.

“The egg was a sacred symbol among the Babylonians. They believed an old fable about an egg of wondrous size which was supposed to have fallen from heaven into the Euphrates River. From this marvelous egg - according to the ancient story - the Goddess Astarte (Easter) [Semiramis], was hatched. And so the egg came to symbolize the Goddess Easter.”[11]

The idea of a mystic egg spread from Babylon to many parts of the world.[12] In Rome, the mystic egg preceded processions in honor of the Mother Goddess Roman. The egg was part of the sacred ceremonies of the Mysteries of Bacchus. The Druids used the egg as their sacred emblem. In Northern Europe, China and Japan the eggs were colored for their sacred festivals.[13]

The egg was also a symbol of fertility; Semiramis (Easter) was the goddess of Fertility. The Easter egg is a symbol of the pagan Mother Goddess, and it even bears one of her names.

Summary and Conclusion

“Easter” is simply one of the names of a woman who mightily deceived the world and whose religion has caused untold suffering and misery.[14] She was clearly an enemy of Christianity, and her son Tammuz was an anti-Christ, a false messiah that ultimately deceived millions.

If you are Christian, it is not difficult to discern the bizarre deception and confusion that Satan has successfully orchestrated. For example, notice the embarrassing irony in these traditions which are practiced innocently by most people. They are repeated year after year, because they have become traditional and their origin is unknown to many.

  • On the day commemorating Christ's resurrection, Americans roll decorated eggs on the White House lawn and pretend the Easter rabbit hid them. The same ritual is practiced at some Christian churches.
  • “In Lancashire [England] on Easter eve boys and men have been in the habit of touring the towns and villages as 'Pace-eggers' begging for eggs before performing the 'Pace-Egging' or Pasch (i.e., Easter) play.”[15]
  • In Greece each person in a group bangs his red EASTER EGG [not knowing that it is symbol of the Goddess] against the eggs of all the others present in turn, saying 'Christ is risen,' and receives the reply 'He is risen indeed.'"[16]

The seductive symbols of ancient ungodly religions inspired by Satan have been incorporated into people's everyday lives, even to this day - continuing to obscure the truth of God .

One might wonder if there is a better way for Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection, the most important of all Christian holy days. In retrospect, it seems obvious that it would have been a better witness to the world if Christians had not attempted to “Christianize” pagan celebrations - adopting the name “Easter” (Ishtar/Semiramis) in remembrance of Christ. Jesus has been obscured by painted eggs and bunnies. Attention has been shifted away from spiritual truth and toward materialism (clothing, products and candies with the wrong symbolism). Stores merchandise the name of Easter (not “Resurrection Sunday”) and sell goods that have nothing to do with Christ's death and resurrection. Christians naively use symbols and practices that unknowingly perpetuate ancient anti-Christ traditions - symbolic customs followed by the same religious cults that inspired the destruction of great numbers of Christians and Jews. Is the Devil laughing at us?

Many church bodies recognize the problem and make every effort to keep the focus of Resurrection Sunday totally on Jesus Christ and the Good News that He brought.


(I am sharing with you what I have found online after the Holy Spirit urged me to look it up,both the easter and sunrise service was pagan, manmade, celebration...Unholy unto the true remembrance of Our Risen Savior)

At the beginning of this lesson I must say that I am cognizant of the fact that I have chosen to write about a subject in which I will gain no popularity.  That be as it may, I shall proceed.  To proceed I must say to the best of my ability I will not present the following evidence in an indignant or ludicrous way, knowing first of all that there are many nebulous ideas regarding this subject.

 

A. What constitutes Easter Sunrise Service?

It is Christians arising early before dawn, going atop some high place, or grave yard, on the east side of some church and face the east to await sunrise in order to pay tribute to the resurrection of Christ, sing songs, and pray.  Seems very innocent, but where is the authority for such?  Think seriously.  This amounts to sun worship, not Christ Worship.  Since such practice is not God ordained it stands to reason that man ordained the practice, therefore it has come down to us by way of tradition.  The Apostle Paul speaks to the Church at Colossae regarding such tradition.  Col. 2:8-10. 

B. Did ancient people before Christ practice such things?

In Ezekiel 8:1-18, God shows Ezekiel what Israel was committing – sun worship – a sin which never should have been.  However, God allows no sin to go unpunished.  Now notice carefully verse 16.  Israel was doing the same thing that people today are doing, but they did not call it “Easter Sunrise Service.”  It was sun worship according to heathen gods. 

C. Whence comes the phrase and practice of “Easter, and Easter Sunrise service?”  A visit to a good library will confirm the following:

1. The annual festival observed throughout Christendom in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ the name Easter [oestre] like the names of the days of the week, is a survival from the old Testament Teutonic Mythology.  Bede, ECCL History of England, chapter 15, 8th Century AD.

2. “There is no indication of the observance of the Easter Festival in the New Testament or in the writings of the Apostolic Fathers these ideas was absent from the minds of the first Christians.”  St. Augustine, Joann, track 55. 329 AD.

3. Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History, ch. 5, v. 22 states “with perfect truth, that neither the Lord nor his Apostles enjoined the keeping of this or any other festival, further the Apostles had no thought of appointing festival days.”

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 5 under the word “Easter” confirms the above.  1907 edition.

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica, vol. 8, 1908 edition confirms the above.  Notice the 1911 edition was the last edition to carry religious events.

6. Have you ever looked up “Lent” in history books or encyclopedias?  Ever wondered why fasts, drunken, drug induced chaos, vandalism and crime punctuate such pre-Easter celebrations as “Mardi Gras?”

7. The word “Teutonic” meaning an ancient idol goddess which has come to us, is a term with ancient roots beginning in ancient Babylon and Assyria and among other pagan races.

D. We might ask how can a thing seemingly so innocent be so wrong for God’s people to observe?  First, we must find in God’s Word authority for observing such festivals.  Second, we need to study the past history of the celebrations which is common in our day, and look closely at the effect it can have, especially on children.

E. Teutonic Goddess–As was mentioned in the introduction, this festival of worshipping the Sun Goddess was practiced several hundred years before Christ.  It did not take long for God’s chosen people to begin to worship the Teutonic goddess.  We find the proof of this in Ezekiel Chapter 8:16-18.  Verse 18, spells out what God intends to bring upon Israel for such practice–seventy years of slavery in Babylon.  We must notice at this time God dwelled in the Holy of Holies among his people, but in Ezekiel 9:3, we begin to see God leaving the people because of their sins.  Ezekiel 10:4, God  moves further away, 10:18, God moves, 11:23 God moves away from the people of Israel.  He has turned his back upon them and their doom is at hand, as he calls upon King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.  Ezekiel 21:18-32. Even this early in the lesson can we as Christians afford to follow the festival celebrations which God has not authorized simply because the majority does?  We see what God has done to his chosen people!  Yet we (like they) say as they did, “God does not see.  After all, there’s nothing wrong with such innocent acts!”

F. Innocent as it may seem, God and Christ instituted no such festival as we have just seen in Ezekiel.  And once for all, let’s study God’s Passover when Christ and the Apostles observed it their last time together, as was commanded by the Law of Moses.  Luke 22:7-20 informs us that Jesus ate his last Passover meal with the apostles, and after the Passover meal he took the bread and blessed it, and gave to the disciples with instructions to eat.  Then he took the wine [fruit of the vine] blessed it and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Drink ye all of it, for as often as you do this, do it in remembrance of me.”  The new converts of Acts chapter 2 took of the communion daily, and daily heard the apostles’ teaching.  There is nothing to be found in the Apostles’ teaching that even slightly infers festival activities to be practiced on the first day of the week when Christians observed the Lord’s Supper.  Acts 20:7. And of all things, if the festival activities were authorized, it would be authorized each time Christians observe the resurrection by taking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, and not just once a year.

G. Now we go to the tomb on the first day of the week, the resurrection morning the women came at early dawn but Jesus had already risen.  No mention of the women facing to the east and paying homage to the Sun as it rose in the eastern sky, no mention of bringing colored eggs, no rabbits were brought to sacrifice to the goddess of fertility.  Of course, the women coming to the tomb of Jesus had nothing to do with the present day celebration of Easter or Easter Sunrise Service.  The reason was that as a festive celebration to observe the resurrection of Christ, the event was unknown!  Those who are afraid of the truth should read no further!  For the truth is that Easter is pagan!

H. Important is the case of the Apostle Paul in Acts 20:1-11. Verse 6,7 Paul sailed from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, that is the Passover and the Passover and the 14th day of the moon is what many today use to justify the celebration of Easter!  But it will not stand, for Paul makes it very clear as to his intentions on the first day of the week at Troas, his reason was to celebrate the Christian Sabbath, in which they commemorated the resurrection of our Lord, and which among all Christians, afterwards took the place of the Jewish Sabbath.  Verse 7.  The celebration consisted of breaking bread, [Communion] preaching and having a common meal together.  The scripture intimates that the people were accustomed to receive the Lord’s Supper on each first day of the week.  Here again, nothing is said in regards to an Easter celebration or of observing the Passover on the 14th of Nissan, the first month of the year according to the Jewish sacred calendar.

I. But even now you will hear someone say, “What’s the big fuss?”  Others will say, “Are we to take away such innocent things, the excitement of children searching the lawn for colored Easter eggs?  After all, we are not doing it with pagan things in mind, we are simply doing it as a Christian ceremony.”  Jesus, Peter nor Paul ever authorized it.  So what did God say to Israel for being involved in this thing?  Ezekiel 8:17,18. Their doom was at hand.  The English term “Easter” relates to “Oestre” a Teutonic goddess of the rising light of day and spring, which is deity, however, is otherwise unknown, even in the Edda.  [Simrock Mythol, 362]  Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 5, page 224.

J. About 190 AD as Eusebius records there being a considerable discussion regarding the observance of the Paschal season celebrated among the Jews left after the destruction of Israel.  Those who remained under law and Judaism continued to observe the Passover.  And so the new founded churches of our Lord desired also to keep the 14th day of the moon as festival day to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.  The Church Fathers quickly drew up an Ecclesiastical decree, stating, “that the Lord’s resurrection would be celebrated on the Lord’s day, and no other.  Each first day would be observed.”  Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History, book 5, ch. 23, page 207. No mention of Easter Sunrise Service as an approved festival!

K. In Catholic-controlled countries people celebrated Easter [oestre] by putting out all the lights in churches and buildings on Saturday night before Easter Sunday and building huge fires on high places, mountains, hill tops, believing this would prevent Baal and the natural hazards from harming them or their crops.  When the fires burned out, the people would march to the church.  Three times they would march around the church then break up.  Girls would give the boys painted eggs.  In some countries of Europe squirrels were burned in the Easter bon fire.  In Scotland the Easter bon fires were known as the Beltane fires, where human sacrifices were clear and unequivocal.  The Golden Bough, pp. 251-254.  “Roots of Religion and Folklore.”

L. History of Nations Article Easter, or Teutonic of Babylon.  So as long ago as 606 BC the Israelites began to practice the religion of the pagan nations around them.  Ezekiel 8 spells out their sin, 70 years as slaves in Babylon.  They forsook God and served Baal and Ashtaroth which constituted sun worship.  They served idols, and God said “Ye shall not do this thing.” 2 Kings 17:7-11. Ashtaroth the fertility goddess demanded worship of phallic idols.  Please look up the word “phallic.”

 

Conclusion

“After buying all my Easter outfits, spending money on the girls for their new Easter bonnets and dresses, you have the nerve to tell me that if I engage in an Easter sunrise service that I am guilty of practicing heathen celebrations?”  The answer is an emphatic “Yes!”  What God has not ordained we have no right to become involved in.  In all the writings of the early Apostolic Fathers, “Easter Sunday” and Easter Sunrise Service were never mentioned as Christian observances, and since it was originated by heathens, then let heathens celebrate it.