Most “Christians” today celebrate Easter as the day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus. However, early followers of Jesus would not have recognized or celebrated Easter. There is no reference in scripture to the observance of a holiday (Holy Day) to commemorate the “resurrection” of Jesus.
So, Where did Easter come from and how did it get incorporated into today’s “Christianity?”
Passover is the time when Jews remember the “passing over” of the plague in Egypt on the night prior to their exodus out of Egypt. Easter and the associated “Maunday Thursday” and “Good Friday” are a Christian celebration of the death of Y’hoshua. Which one actually has something to do with Y’hoshua? Which one did he acknowledge?
The World has suddenly come to a screeching halt. The population is taking a ‘forced sabbath’, or rest, due to Coronavirus containment efforts. As of March 24th, 2020, a third of the World’s population, or three Billion people, are under virus related ‘shelter-in-place’ limits. Citizens around the world have been forced to take a step back from the ‘go-go-go’ mentality. The new directive is to hunker-down at home. Welcome to the forced sabbath.
“Let us therefore be in awe/reverence, lest a promise being left us of entering into His Rest, any of you should come short of it… There remains, therefore, a keeping of a Sabbath to the people of God.” Hebrews 4
Many argue that the day of rest called for by God is Saturday (the seventh day of the week) or Sunday (the first day of the week). God called for His people to keep the weekly Sabbath, the seventh day, as a token to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy unto Him. But the true Sabbath is much bigger than that. It is written, “Don’t be ignorant of the one thing: One day to the LORD is as a thousand years” (2 Peter 3:8), and “in six days, that is six thousand years all things will be accomplished” (Barnabus 13:4-5). Genesis 2 tells us that God finished His work on the sixth day and on the seventh day He rested and sanctified that day to be kept to Him.
In 1936 the US government started issuing Social Security cards based on the Social Security Act enacted in 1935 by Franklin Roosevelt. However, Roosevelt, often accused of being a Socialist, was not the first to conceive of this system. This Act was based on a German system put into place way back in 1889. The German system provided contributory retirement benefits and disability benefits as well. Participation was mandatory and contributions were taken from the employee and the employer. This system also established a mandatory numbering and tracking system which would later be used by the Nazi’s in WWII. Is this the foundation for the Mark of the Beast?
The New Testament epistle, Hebrews 10 states “For the Law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the thing…” This means that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Law of God and just as there is a Supreme Court needed to interpret the Laws of the land in the US, it is also necessary to have an interpreter of the Law of God to explain exactly what is being said to keep the exact interpretation.
From the beginning God spoke of the ‘Seventh Day’ after He had completed His work, He blessed and sanctified it. In Exodus 20, where Moses gives the Ten Commandments to His people, the House of Israel, he says this, “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work… For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day, wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it.” …
This urgent message was originally posted on November 21, 2005. As the years have gone by it is more pertinent now than ever as the prophecy contained has been and continues to be fulfilled. I am re-posting it here, now for those who will read it and heed the warning as the Day of the Lord is at hand, even at the door. As Y’hoshua said, “Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life and so that day comes upon you in unawareness. For as a snare it shall come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Adam.” (Luke 21:34-36) …