What makes one a Christian is your acknowledgement that Yeshua is the Messiah (Jesus the Christ) and that He was crucified and was Resurrected and you follow him as Lord. The commemoration of this is played out by Christians the world over each year at “Easter”. More often than not, it is accompanied by endless symbols of eggs and bunnies. I’m here to tell you that is not a coincidence. Man’s word once again rendered the Truth void, Satan once again has corrupted the Church. Whom do you serve? And do you care?

“Easter” is un-Biblical linguistically, and in practice, anti-Biblical. The one and only time it appears in the Bible is Acts 12:4 and it is an obvious mistranslation. The Greek word there is “pascha” which in every other instance in the NT (that’s 28 other times) is Passover. The obvious reason being “pascha” is the Greek form of the Hebrew word “pecach” which we English speakers know as “Passover”. Jesus celebrated Passover with no command (explicit or implicit) for us to stop. The “Last Supper” was the Passover meal. 1Cor. 5:7 says plainly “Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us”. Heb. 9:12 clearly lays out, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us”. There are multiple other scriptures in both the OT and NT identifying Jesus as the “Lamb Slain” and the “Lamb of God”. It is clear that the Passover in the OT was foreshadowing Jesus and His sacrifice/resurrection and is equally clear that the first Christians (for 400 years and beyond) celebrated Passover in remembrance of Him. We are to do the same. “And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer…this do in remembrance of me.”

In fact, the name “Easter” is just a form of the pagan fertility goddess Ishtar worshiped by the Assyrians. She was known as Ashtoreth by the Phoenicians (see the books of 1st and 2nd Kings) and Astarte by the Greeks and Romans. The book of Jeremiah simply refers to her as “Queen of Heaven” and God is NOT happy with those who honor her. Don’t think you honor the spring time sexual fertility goddess? Ever hunt for eggs or put “bunnies” in your home at this time of year? Ever stop to think why eggs and bunnies? Couldn’t have less to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, right? Exactly! It is not “innocent fun”, it’s corrupting the Church to the foundations. And Satan LOVES it. Passover, not “Easter”, is the highest holy day for Christianity and it’s about time we treated it like that.

Ok, so when is Passover each year? It is NOT when your wall calendar says it is! Time and time again in the OT, we are told that the Passover is eaten on the 14th day of the 1st month. When does the Biblical year (hence the 1st month) begin? Simple, on the Vernal Equinox. 2 weeks after the first day of Spring each year, it is Passover! Why do we not recon this based on the moon (lunar cycles)? 1Thes. 5:5, “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness”. There is also a reason why it lasts for 7 days. The first 3.5 days commemorate the time between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The 2nd 3.5 days look forward to His Return when He will reign on the earth for 1,000 years. Get over the “it’s a Jewish thing” lie and follow Him. For my household, I read a simple few pages of scriptures and we eat some matzos with horseradish and sip some wine along with some feet washing. Takes about 15 minutes.

So are you willing to have our Father angry at you? I certainly am not! ONLY by His stripes are we healed…

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