This PodCast looks at the symbolism and history of the ancient festival known as Christmas today, where it comes from and what, if anything, it has to do with Jesus and his birth.
Did you know that Christmas was banned in early America, why? Did you know that Christmas is mentioned in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments? Did you know that Santa Claus was a pedophile priest? Did you know that the virgin birth is a pagan belief associated with sun god worship, that dates back to the time of Adam and Eve? Did you know that the Sun, Moon and Stars are spoken of in scripture as shadows of the servants of God and not gods.
Topics covered in this PodCast are: Christmas in early America and the Old Testament Is Christmas mentioned in the Bible Santa Claus – righteous or wicked The true Virgin Birth The Winter Solstice as it relates to Christmas
September was a pivotal month across several fronts. Another US state rolled out a trial Digital Drivers License and the G-20 gathering of nations approved a global alliance on digital public infrastructure. September 16th marked ‘International Identification Day’ to promote ID cards for all. These are all steps toward the prophesied ‘Mark of the Beast’.
Also prophesied is the sound of a Trumpet to warn against these developments. That just happened with the launch of The Firmament Podcast! You can watch all episodes here to learn about God’s Word, current events and prophecy.
The following map is a summary of current events related to prophecy. Below the map you will find the event details and relevant Scriptural references. Many people have been taught God’s Word in the past tense. This is incorrect. The teachings and scenarios in the Bible and God’s Word are all prophetic, pointing to a future time, and that time is now.
What is Prophecy?
A prophecy points to a future event that has not yet happened. Religious leaders are famous for saying something that is not in God’s Word will happen, and then it never does. Two examples are rapture and the physical ‘second coming’ of Jesus. While so called ‘Christianity’ is focused on these ideas made up by men, they have completely turned a blind eye to the actual prophecies laid out by God and His Prophets.
“… the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in My Name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the Word which the LORD has not spoken? When a prophet speaks in the Name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously…” Deuteronomy 18:20-22
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
God’s prophecies are both warnings and indications of what time it is, in God’s time. He made these warnings all the way back from the times of Adam, Abraham, Moses, the Prophets and Jesus. These warnings and indications all point to the present age, a period of time, not a specific day or hour. It is time to pay attention to the events God pointed to thousands of years ago. We are seeing these prophecies fulfilled on a daily basis with an ever increasing clarity, exactly as He said we would.
“…the Lord knows all that may be known, and He beholds the signs (indications) of the world. He declares the things that are past, and for to come, and reveals the steps of hidden things.” The Wisdom of Sirach 42:18-19
“Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9
“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done…” Isaiah 46:9-10
On October 29th, Joe and Jill Biden will pay a visit to the Pope. Biden’s visit is publicly focused on discussing issues like human rights, climate change and the poor. This year, the list of topics includes ending the COVID-19 pandemic, something the Pope previously asked Mary to do.
But the main ‘brew-ha-ha’ circling this particular Vatican visit is regarding Biden’s desire to eat a cracker.
A ‘mass grave’ is a grave that contains multiple human corpses, which may or may not be identified prior to burial. Several mass graves of unidentified corpses have been uncovered recently that the makers thereof would prefer to stay buried. These are from different continents, but the perpetrators have everything in common.
Mass Grave Uncovered in Canada
5/29/21 – KAMLOOPS, British Columbia — A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, has been found on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school. The school is one of the institutions that held Indigenous children taken from families across the nation.
From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 First Nations children were required to attend state-funded Catholic schools as part of a program to assimilate them into Canadian society. They were forced to convert to ‘Christianity’ and not allowed to speak their native languages. Many were beaten and verbally abused, and up to 6,000 are said to have died.
The Canadian government apologized in Parliament in 2008 and admitted that physical and sexual abuse in the schools was rampant. A report more than five years ago by a Truth and Reconciliation Commission said at least 3,200 children had died amid abuse and neglect.
There has been a “special relationship” between these two countries since their birth. They represent the two sons of Joseph, son of Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh. Family ties are hard to be broken. These two were born into Egypt in the years of plenty. Their father provided food for everyone in the time of the famine and was greatly admired. Although they’ve had their differences, like brothers, they always settle them and get along with each other in peace. This relationship is now being threatened to come to an end in hostility. It will be a time of Great Tribulation.
Bartholomew was an Apostle of Jesus Christ. And with this story, comes the legend of the children of Israel, that is Jacob, son of Isaac, son of Abraham. It highlights a portion in time when the people of God were in transgression and had been scattered throughout the earth, as they are to this day. For their help, He sent them His servants, the Prophets, His own son, Jesus, and his Apostles. In most every instance, they have been met with hostility and persecution because what they had to say was not well received. But they persevered because they had been sent by God Himself to correct His people and turn them back to Him.
August 24, is celebrated and remembered throughout Christendom as the feast day of the Apostle, Bartholomew. He was numbered among the twelve original Apostles who followed Jesus and were witnesses to all that he said and did. Before he died, Jesus sent them out to teach their brethren all things he had taught them. They were all tortured and killed, as Jesus was, for their testimony except one. That one was John who was exiled and from whom we have the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the last book of the Bible. Jesus had twelve Apostles, one for each of the twelve tribes of the House of Israel/Jacob. Bartholomew was also known in the Gospels as Nathaniel. Jesus pointed to him and said, “Behold! an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” (John 1:47)
According to ancient tradition, Christianity was first preached in Armenia by two Apostles of Christ, Thaddeus and Bartholomew. During the first three centuries of Christianity in Armenia its followers had to remain a hidden congregation because of persecution. Indeed Christ led his followers into being persecuted for his name’s sake, as were the Prophets before him. He had told them before-time to expect it. Even Paul/Saul persecuted followers of Christ before his conversion and then after that he himself was killed. (Acts 7-8)
On June 10th, the Vatican announced the initiation of a “new accountability process” for their organization in regards to their internal reporting and handling of bishops accused of “abuse of office” when it comes to how they handle child abusers. The process was drafted by the popes Commission for the Protection of Minors which is led by Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley. Catholic leaders and laity are calling this system a potential “breakthrough moment on an issue that has plagued the church globally”.
Pope Francis continues to lead a house of pedophiles with tolerance for the accused and disregard for the victims as was recently confirmed through his leadership promotions. A small town in southern Chile has come into the spotlight with the promotion of Juan Barros Madrid to the position of Bishop. Juan is not unique to the Catholic organization in that he has been accused of covering up the crimes of his mentor by destroying letters from victims. The victims also accuse Juan of being present in the room while they were sexually abused. If that is the case, he is also a participant in the crimes, a criminal himself. The confirmed abuser, Karadima, was found guilty by the Vatican and sentenced to a life of “penitence and prayer”.
New York, NY On March 5th Retired Cardinal Egan went into cardiac arrest and died. His funeral was attended by the New York City Mayor, Governor and countless other public officials. He received much praise as the “comforter-in-chief” while in his role as the Archbishop of New York during 9/11 and is credited for reducing the Archdiocese of Bridgeport’s debt during his role as Archbishop from 1988-2000.
What the Public officials and general media have failed to remember (or chosen to forget) is Egan’s direct involvement with the sexual abuse scandal, his brash redaction of an “apology” to victims and outright statement that the church had done nothing wrong. While Archbishop of Bridgeport no less than 36 allegations of abuse were reported to the diocese, yet Egan has stated there was not “even one known case of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest throughout my tenure”.