Most people probably wouldn’t associate a Christmas Tree with idolatry. But God’s Word commands against this ancient custom of vanity and idolatry.
This November, Americans will celebrate the National Holiday and tradition of Thanksgiving. Getting a couple of days off work to spend with family is, of course, wonderful. But just because a tradition has wholesome intents and even includes a prayer to God, doesn’t mean that it is in line with God. He may even hate it!
Ancient Doctrines on the Resurrection
The Resurrection from the dead is the concept of coming back to life after death. It is a doctrine of the dead!
Many ancient cultures including Egypt and Babylon obsess over the dead and their funerary practices! They sacrifice to the dead, commune with and seek to for protection and favors. Their practices include veneration to and worship of the dead. With repetitious prayers, they cry out to and petition the dead thinking they’ll be heard. Some even cut and paint themselves in remembrance of the dead. Their gods must be out to lunch or asleep because they never respond!
Many have come in God’s authority and have deceived the majority. This has been prophesied in God’s Word, the Bible, to come upon the world from the very beginning to the end.
Just as Eve was deceived by the serpent, so it says in the last book of the Bible, that “Old Serpent” has deceived the whole world. (Gen 3:13; Rev 12:9)
Let’s begin by looking at just a few things that have been said by God’s Son and His servants, the Prophets in His Word.
“Many shall come in My Name”
Jesus/Y’hoshua was asked by his disciples, what would be the signs of the end of the age. He answered them and said:
There are two Roman holidays being celebrated on this day, but where did they come from and what do they mean? The Prophets of God have been warning Israel for a very long time how they provoke God to anger by participating in such “holy days.” Let’s take a look and see why:
Ferr-agosto is a Roman holiday celebrated in Italy on the “ides of August.” It coincides with the major Roman Catholic Religion feast of the “Assumption of the Virgin.” After a 2-week fast, it’s a time for Italians to go to the beach before summer ends.
Ferragosta comes from the Latin, Feriah Augusti (the festivals of the Emperor, Caesar Augustus, 63 BC – 14 AD) which was introduced back in 18 BC.
Augustus’ predecessor, Julius Caesar had been elected Pontifex Maximus in 63 BCE. Augustus inherited the role about the time of Christ. The Pontifex Maximus, or the Roman high priest, was assumed by the Roman Catholic Pontiff.
This year marks the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The founding fathers were fed up with King George of England and his tyrannical way of governing the English colonies from “across the pond.” To declare independence was a treasonous act against George but it proved to be a courageous act for the benefit of America and Liberty and Justice was proclaimed to the captives!
High Cost of Celebration
Since then, the country goes into overdrive to celebrate this day in history with parades, band concerts, bar-b-ques and fireworks. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend more than $7 billion on cookouts and other celebrations. All done without a thought to those who risked their lives for the freedom to do so.
This week’s Prophecy Weekly addresses the abusive false prophets, wars, volcanos and pagan “Holy” days. These events are prophesied in God’s Word. Click each box below to learn more details and see where these events were spoken of long ago!
Prophecy Weekly Highlights
- Trump’s Easter message turns to boast of military strength
- A French Cardinal will stand Trial for Abuse Cover-Up
- The richest 1% will own 2/3 of wealth by 2030
- Catholic Priest Embezzled $5million+
- 30 Killed in ongoing Syrian War
- Dust Storm in Texas
- China Bans the Bible
- Protests in Slovakia
- Earthquakes in diverse places
- 2 Major Volcanic Eruptions
This week’s Prophecy Weekly covers the false Holy Day called Easter. The true origins of this Holiday are in Ishtar, a pagan religion commanded against by God. To learn more, read the articles about this unholy “holy” day.
Also covered are two lawsuits involving the Catholic Church. A settlement with abuse victims was reached in the US for $25million. Meanwhile, a new lawsuit has erupted in Australia against Cardinal Pell, one of the highest-ranking Vatican officials.
In other news, violence continues around the globe with the deaths of 16 Palestinians at the Gaza border. In addition, the US will continue military drills with South Korea. Click each box below to learn more!
This week’s Prophecy Weekly covers protests throughout the world. In the US and beyond, students are protesting gun violence. Meanwhile, in Poland, people are protesting additional restrictions proposed to abortion laws and France has trade unions protesting against proposed government changes.
“And there shall be… upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring (protests).” Luke 21:25
These protests are all targeting violence and human rights. On the other hand, another group protesting law changes this week stands out from the crowd. The Catholic Church is protesting against laws in New York and Alabama that would allow abuse victims to come forward even though the statute of limitations for the crimes committed against them has expired. The church is worried about their money as well as their continued degradation of their reputation. This organization was written about in Romans 1. You are encouraged to check it out for yourself!
War and Violence
In other news, the Iraq War has reached the 15 year anniversary. This war is still going on, yet it is rarely covered in the news. At the same time, the US annual budget has been approved at $1.5trillin dollars. There is a specific increase in military spending. War and violence are not limited to oversees. Another school shooting occurred in the US in Maryland. God destroyed the earth the first time due to violence!
This week’s Prophecy Weekly is dominated by the snakes and vipers. Who are they?!? Read the two articles regarding St. Patrick’s Day to understand which people are spoken of as snakes. Did St. Patrick drive snakes out of Ireland, or bring them in? Find out for yourself, then consider if there are still snakes deceiving people to eat of the wrong tree!
Wars and rumors of wars did not dominate mainstream media, but they should have! The war in Afghanistan reached 6,000 days on March 11th. It is the longest US war with no end in sight. Meanwhile, firefights continue in Niger and the Syrian war continues to result in significant civilian deaths as well as homelessness. What does God think of all this violence? His actions have been prophesied all the way back in Genesis! Click on each box to learn more!