Regarding Celebration of Christmas
November 17, 2004 - From YahuShua HaMashiach, Jesus The Christ, Our Lord and Savior – The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Thus says The Lord… Most assuredly, I say to you, any and all rituals which are rooted in paganism are an abomination in the eyes of God! And all who place My name upon them, or do them by permission in My name, have surely taken the name of The Lord in vain… Desecration!
I know many say they celebrate this holiday in loving memory of My earthly birth, yet on this day I did not come into the world by way of water and blood. For that day and hour remains unknown to you, nor do you understand. Indeed, all you who call of yourselves Christian cast off knowledge, and refuse to honor the appointed times, which The Father commanded you to keep holy and remember. For is it not written: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”?
How long shall you mar My image before the people?! How long shall My name be blasphemed because of you, O churches of men?! How long shall you commit adultery with the harlot and revel in the idolatries of the pagan?! How long shall you remain married to this world and all its fornications against God?! Again I tell you, ALL religions, religious rituals and celebrations, not decreed by The Father, are an abomination! Well did My servant Paul prophesy of you, saying: “Men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof.”
Therefore, woe to all who celebrate this detestable holiday of men! Woe, I say to you! And three times woe, to all who do so in MY name!… Hypocrites! Workers of idolatry! You are a perverse people who do always take the name of The Lord in vain! Yet I hear you saying, “But we only seek to honor You, Lord, in any and all ways.” Yet I ask you, how can we be one if your heart belongs to another? And how does reveling in those things which I hate honor Me? I tell you the truth, all who love this world more than Me are not worthy of Me! And all who honor the ways of the harlot dishonor Me, and shall share in her judgment! And ALL, who revel in the ways of the pagan, have cast their lot with satan!
Or have you never read this Scripture… “You adulterers and adulteresses, do you not understand that friendship with this world is enmity with God?! Therefore whoever makes himself a friend of this world is an enemy of God”?
Indeed, what do all these things have to do with Me? Why do you decorate the tree? Is it not beautiful as it is? And why do you decorate your house? For a household, which seeks to honor Me, has no need of worldly decorations. For in humility, set apart, shall you shine forth. And why do you give worldly gifts in My name? Am I not The Gift, He who ascended on high, He who led captivity captive and gave gifts to men?… Therefore receive of Me, of all I offer, and be separate! For in following My ways do you give gifts to Me and to each other, even to all those around you, for the gifts I bring endure forever.
Therefore, again I ask you, what matter these things of the world and men, which shall soon pass away? Yet you say, “All these things are a metaphor and a testament to You, Lord.” Yet I tell you, anything which comes from sin is sin… Do not do it! Tear down all these whitewashed walls of abomination, and do only as The Word of God instructs!
For the season of giving is each and every day; And the season of love is every day, every hour, every minute, Every moment of your life lived in Me…
So then, share your gifts and withhold not; Lift up the poor in spirit and feed the hungry, Help the needy and comfort the sick; Do so in My name…
Yet do not do as the pagans do, for this is sin; Be completely separate and shun these perverse holidays of men; Stop breaking My Commandments!
Yet to you, Timothy, I say this… I know your heart, and how you wish for others to know My ways… Show them by your ways, revealing My spirit in you. I know you love this December holiday, yet you must forsake it. For I have called you to be for Me a trumpet and a mouthpiece, a prophet, sent to declare My words before the people; behold, I have called you to truth and salvation, and to war, even war in My members, a great division!
You wish to celebrate My name and My earthly birth, do so; bring glory to My name by your obedience, sacrificing all these things which are against Me. You wish to enjoy festivals with your family, do so; I have given you seven. And in these seven is wisdom and understanding, the very mind of God, revelation beyond words, the will of God made manifest. Yet no more do as the pagans and false teachers would have you do. For you must be separate from this world and the churches, Timothy; be set apart for My name.
Therefore, this is what I command you… Cast off this holiday; throw away your tree and lights, rid your house of all decorations; turn away from these filthy traditions. Honor Me as I truly am, obey the Scriptures, and turn away from the commandments of men. And yes, Timothy, continue to teach your children that which is written in the Scriptures of My earthly birth and the Salvation Day of Men, for this is well pleasing in My eyes… And blessed are all those who receive this Word, and obey it, choosing to follow in your example, for they too shall be set apart.
Know this… The Salvation Day of Men is four-fold… It was ordained before the foundation of the world, Fulfilled at My birth, Finished at My death on the cross, And solidified eternally upon My resurrection… I am The Lord.