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Great post about "Easter"
The Pagan Origin Of Easter
Easter is a day that is honered by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an "Easter Ham", decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.

Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter.

Is it truly the day when Jesus arose from the dead? Where did all of the strange customs come from, which have nothing to do with the resurrection of our Saviour?

The purpose of this tract is to help answer those questions, and to help those who seek truth to draw their own conclusions.

The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called "Easter."

"Ishtar", which is pronounced "Easter" was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called "Tammuz", who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.

In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah's son named Ham.

Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis.Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him "Nimrod."

After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.

The Bible tells of of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."

Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.

Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom.

Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found.

That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.

Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship.

Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess.

Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived.

She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full.

She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River.

This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg."

Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive.

The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.

Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter.

The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.

Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit.

Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the "Mother of God and Queen of Heaven", continued to build her mystery religion.

The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz.

She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz.

During this time, no meat was to be eaten.

Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the "T" in front of their hearts as they worshipped.

They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a "T" or cross on the top.

Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made.

It was Ishtar's Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs.

Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.

By now, the readers of this tract should have made the connection that paganism has infiltrated the contemporary "Christian" churches, and further study indicates that this paganism came in by way of the Roman Catholic System.

The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We also know that Easter can be as much as three weeks away from the Passover, because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.

Some have wondered why the word "Easter" is in the the King James Bible.

It is because Acts, chapter 12, tells us that it was the evil King Herod, who was planning to celebrate Easter, and not the Christians.

The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart.

So much more could be said, and we have much more information for you, if you are a seeker of the truth.

We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."

The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits,hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon.These are all antichrist activities!

Satan is a master deceiver, and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry.

These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to make pagan customs of Baal worship Christian.

You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children.

These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the "Rising Sun" and his house is the "House of the Rising Sun."

How many churches have "sunrise services" on Ishtar's day and face the rising sun in the East?

How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon.

These things are no joke, any more than Judgement day is a joke.

I pray to God that this tract will cause you to search for more truth.

We will be glad to help you by providing more information and by praying for you.

These are the last days, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate.

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Wow, this is an interesting article and sort of a blueprint of things to come in my opinion.

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I'm so blessed to be connected to this house of prayer!

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Very Powerful Had to share this from another G+ Community

By D.R. Tracy on Wordpress

Deliverance… refers to the activity of cleansing a person of demons and evil spirits in order to address problems manifesting in their life as a result of the presence of said entities and the root causes of their authority to oppress the person. Let’s make something very clear from the start. Deliverance is not for non-believers, it is for those that have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. Now the legal rights given to these spiritual influences or demons can be broken from your life as a child of God.  Adherents to this theological concept attribute physical, psychological spiritual and emotional problems that people suffer to the activities of the oppressing  spirits following the example of Jesus Christ given in the gospel. Beloved family, I’ve mentioned many times in different post as you already know, that Spiritual Warfare is very real. As children of God, we MUST begin with the house of God first, by examining every part of our lives carefully and prayerfully to see if there’s any influence that is limiting our seeing, witnessing, or hindering our function in the body of Christ. Why begin with the house of God? Hosea 4:6; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” is a good place to start. Some tend to believe that just because we are Believers/Christians, that we are incapable of being influenced by demonic forces or spiritual influences…this is an error in our thinking and most welcome by the enemy, because then your guard is down, we become blinded and then there is no armor of defense and the enemy is having a banquet at our expense in our lives because we’re with lack of knowledge which is right there in the Word of God. Then it is as our Lord states; “But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” Matthew 6:23. And “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5. Is therefore something we should consider and then we are no longer the blind leading the blind as children of God but walking in step with the Spirit. Amen. Family we’re only human granted, and we deal with things in areas of our lives that sometimes tend to weaken us, causes us to fall and at times wants to just give up…trust me I know. My life personally is nothing short of Jonah and The Prodigal Son, if there was a photo for either, it would be mine. My point is deliverance is a process of healing…coming together with those that are gifted by God with the “Gift of Discernment” that recognizes these influences and begin your healing process to get rid of these influences that appear to be interfering in one or more areas of your lives. Without it, we’re a people destroyed before entering the battle. We’ve all at one point have done some things we’re not too proud of, and times those things flash before our eyes in prayer or times of reflection, this is only the gentleness of the Spirit saying “Bring it to me…surrender it….I will forgive you and heal you.” Some of these I like to call unconfessed sins, and other times the enemy trying to bring up your past, which at those moments if I’ve surrendered them, I stand on God’s Word in that moment to fight those lies brought about by the enemy.  “By his stripes we are healed.” Therefore my brothers and sisters, having said this, let our deliverance and healing begin this day that we may truly walk as children of light and continue in that great commission;  “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;” Mark 16:15-17. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you and protect you from ALL unseen hurt, harm and danger in Jesus name. Let us therefore press on in hope, faith and love and we advances forward from faith to faith and glory to glory. “He that has begun a good work in you will not stop until it is completed.” Amen.
REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.

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This is an awesome article from +Mark DeJesus that I wanted to share with the community

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