On Christmas Day 2015, my 2nd Book, “Who Is God?” was released to the world first on Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Kobo, Apple, GooglePlay, followed by the paperback version after New Year’s Day. Out of my 30 chapters, Chapter 27 is titled, “The Christmas Gods” making it appropriate to share excerpts from this chapter along with my responses to all those HRM legalists who think it’s an abomination to God to celebrate Christmas if you’re a Christian, and are going around the internet using social media telling other Christians who do celebrate Christmas that they’re going to hell.
Firstly allow me to state the obvious, they do not have the authority to send anyone hell. Only the Lord carries that power.
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)
Secondly, let me preface, that in Book Two: “Who Is God?” I am discerning ‘who’ the God of gods is, who are the other cast of characters of gods hidden within the Hebrew names and words in the Old Testament, who are all obscured in English translations, and just show up as ‘God’ or ‘Lord’, but are NOT the same gods. I spend multiple chapters proving and illustrating this through my knowledge of Hebrew Linguistics combined with ancient history.
As most of my readers know by now, I am a Messianic Jew. That means, I am a Jew who believes in and accepts Yeshua/Jesus as my Messiah/Savior. In “Who Is God?” I discern the differences between the ‘religious spirit’ and the Holy Spirit, and how the HRM Cult (Hebrew Roots Movement) has some truths sandwiched between lies because of the spirit of religion. Others may know this as ‘legalism’.
Here’s my response to those who insist celebrating Christmas is pagan and even go so far as to judge people for celebrating it. It is true, that historically, santa claus (satan’s claws) can be traced back to Nimrod, Baal, Osiris. The Sun God Mithras’ birthday was also December 25. As far back on the timeline one can go, we can see multiple gods and goddesses worshipped at this time, I list 16 of them in my book, “Who Is God?”. But today, most people who celebrate Christmas as the birth of Christ, (it’s irrelevant of whether it was His true birth date or not), don’t even know ‘who’ half these other characters in history were. In fact most people in the world, don’t remember this cast of characters on December 25, but only know of, talk about, celebrate and worship ‘who’ Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) is.
What does that tell you about Christ’s victory over the timeline? History is told by the victors.
There are 16 gods celebrated on December 25 that goes back to its origins of Nimrod, who rebelled against the Lord. However, since the pagan holidays have become Christianized, 99% do not remember, nor memorialize these 16 other gods, but only celebrate Jesus Christ.
So, for those who think it’s a sin to celebrate Christmas, based on its “pagan” roots, tell me, “who” now has Victory over this date, December 25, on the timeline?
So, just because Saturnalia is still celebrated with child sacrifices and satanic/pagan rituals around the world, doesn’t mean Christians shouldn’t worship Christ during Christmas. In fact, Christians should lift up Christ, in spite of the satanic rituals, whether it be happening through witchcraft/occult/pagan/satanists, or Islamic Jihadists, is irrelevant. The dark side wants to steal joy from believers, the satans (adversaries of God) around the world seek to steal worship away from the Lord of Light. Those who follow Christ, should not give them the chance to do so, meaning, Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, is as good a day as any to celebrate Christ, in spite of this date’s pagan roots, and regardless of the fact that Jesus wasn’t born on December 25.
In my book, “Who Is God?” I spend 560 pp discerning between the ‘spirit of religion’ and the Holy Spirit, which is the spirit of Love and Wisdom, aka the Spirit of Christ.
One of the biggest lessons, Christ came to teach, which still resonates and is relevant today, is, that following the ‘spirit of the law’ was more important to God, than the ‘letter of the law.’
“But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.” (Romans 7:6)
“For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.” (Romans 2:28,29)
The ones who are of the Light, walking in the Light of the Spirit, knows how to shine their Lights and God sparks into dark places to make a difference in their worlds, they are the ones with the Truth, and God’s favor. Those who want to steal, kill and destroy other’s peace, love and joy during Christmas time are of another spirit, some call it the ‘Grinch or Scrooge Spirits’, others, call it ‘negative’, depressed, jealous and evil spirits, which are exactly what they are, playing ‘religious’ people for fools, to use self-professed Christian believers to attack and persecute other Christians for celebrating Christmas is a national disgrace! It’s as if Christmas doesn’t have enough ‘wars’ on it from the Atheists, Secularists, phony politically correct Liberals who have banned the phrase “Merry Christmas” for fear of offending anybody. Their negatory attitudes, born of fear, is what is most offensive to ‘Spiritual Christians’.
This is a Guide to God’s Righteous Judgment:
“…but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.…”(Romans 2:8-10)
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” (Romans 1:16, 17)
Notice in these scriptures, it always says, to the Jew first? This is because this was the Lord’s Divine Will all along to make the Jew and Gentile as ONE in His Kingdom. This is why the Lord told Paul to that He was sending him out to preach the Good News of Salvation (Gospel) to the Gentiles, to provoke the Jews to jealousy.
“And so I ask, “They have not stumbled so as to fall, have they?” Of course not! On the contrary, because of their stumbling, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make the Jews jealous.” (Romans 11:11)
Therefore, it is God’s will to bring everyone under the banner of His Kingdom (Yahuah-Nissi). This is why Jews are turning to Yeshua/Jesus during these End Times on earth. It’s what the prophets of old prophesied would happen. Joel 2:23, Ezekiel 37, etc.
I have several Jewish girlfriends who have shared with me they are jealous of the Christmas lights and Christmas trees at this time of year. They tell me they enjoy looking at it, and always wished they could have a tree with lights. One of my childhood Jewish girlfriends, who was raised in a secular non-religious Jewish home, always had a Christmas tree during the Holidays. They would call it the Hanukkah Bush with lights. Point is, Romans 11:11 was God’s Will, to lavish His Spiritual gifts upon the Gentiles, to provoke the Jews to jealousy, so they would want to join as well, being that so many of them were misguided by the Jewish Priests and Rabbis, who rejected Yeshua as their Messiah. Yet, on the other hand, so many did accept Yeshua as their Messiah, and they were the ones who created the early Church who were later called, ‘Christians’ as a derogatory term by the Romans who oppressed them. The term stuck, turning Jews into Christians who actually made up the early church. Remember, all the books of the Bible were penned by Jews.
I go more into the history in “Who Is God?” and how the Church of Rome took hold of the early Jewish movement, later called, Christianity, when the religious spirit took over, beginning the persecution of Jews, the God of Israel and all those who followed after the Holy Spirit, who is on the earth, to testify to the Christ.
I interacted recently this year with a Liberal New Ager, who had the mindset, that there was no such thing as ‘Spiritual Christians.’ Typical Liberal elitism (snobbery), thinking that they are the only spiritual ones and all Christians are religious nuts. Well, there’s a guidance in the book of Matthew that does say, “agree with thine enemy,” as I had to admit, she did have a point.
“Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.” (Matthew 5:25)
Some Christians, who are bound by ‘religious spirits’ cause all Christians in the Body of Christ to be branded as judgmental, fundamental religious nuts. This is because there are so many misguided Christians who believe in legalism over pursuing the spiritual path through Relationship with God.
Spiritual Christians are in a daily and nightly relationship with the Living Lord God, whose Hebrew name is Yeshua and whose English name is Jesus. Plus dozens of other names in between. He is the Name above all Names, He is the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. It constantly blows my mind, when I encounter these so called, ‘religious Christians’, most of whom are HRM gentiles, who are full of judgmentalism, spiritual pride and a critical spirit. The ‘fruits of the Spirit’ are void in them, because the critical, judgmental, accusing spirit overshadows any evidence that the Holy Spirit has taken up residence in them. They have become, modern day Christian Pharisees.
As a Jew, being freed and liberated from all the religious stuff of the Old Testament, and the religious traditions, was incredibly emancipating to me. I felt delivered, in both body, mind and spirit, to worship the Lord freely, without the heaviness of guilt and fear, that if I ate a piece of shrimp, or couldn’t make it to church on a Saturday, that God was going to punish me. This was what was so liberating about being filled with the Holy Spirit of Grace, that I’m no longer bound by the laws of the past. Instead, God has written His laws on my heart. Whenever I feel the conviction of the Holy Ghost within me, He guides me into repentance, and it’s usually over emotional stuff, and never because I couldn’t worship on a particular day, or I chose to eat something that was listed in the book of unclean foods.
I am a completed Jew because I know Yeshua and I have the Holy Spirit, I don’t need to go back to following Judaism perfectly, because that’s the whole point of why Yeshua came, died and was resurrected, to deliver us from the curse of the law, because no one can keep the law in the flesh alone, it must be accompanied with the Spirit. This was the central teaching of Christ, who came to redeem us from bondage of the Law.
“However, the Law is not of faith; on the contrary, “HE WHO PRACTICES THEM SHALL LIVE BY THEM.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us– for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE “– in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:12-14)
So when I see gentile HRM Christians preaching to others that they are false because they worship on a Sunday, or eat pork, or lobster, or celebrate Christmas, my inner BS barometer starts to go off, and I know they are under the influence of a religious spirit. Religious spirits war against the Holy Spirit. Religious spirits are spawned from the fallen angels, and Gray aliens, whom many call demons. I spend a lot of pages in my books discerning the ‘religious spiritual strongholds,’ which are all satanic. The emphasis on ‘religion’ is not what gets people saved, or secures their entry into the Kingdom of Heaven. The consecration of one’s heart and soul to the Grace and Love of God through Yeshua/Jesus Christ, is what does. People who wag fingers at others, always must remember, there are always 3 fingers pointing back at themselves.
In “Who Is God?” I include a rather lengthy chapter titled, “What Happens When You Die?” in it I tell a true story, of a Zulu woman who I witnessed die from severe kidney failure in South Africa in 1981, who was pronounced dead by doctors. An hour later, she was resurrected and became alive again, completely healed of her kidney disease. She told every one of her experience and journey into the afterlife to meet Jesus. She described her journey as climbing a mountain with chains around her ankles, preventing her from reaching the top, where the Throne of the Lord was. Then Jesus spoke to her and told her that the chains around her ankles, were her resentments and unforgiveness towards her family and friends. He told her that He was sending her back to her life, healed, and that He wanted her to tell everyone why, which was for her to forgive them and to tell of the Grace of God, and teach them forgiveness too.
Jesus didn’t tell her, that she couldn’t enter His Kingdom of Heaven because she worshipped him on the wrong day, or that she celebrated Christmas, or ate unclean meat. Jesus didn’t tell her to change her diet, make sure she kept the Old Testament Laws, otherwise He was not going to let her into Heaven. No, Jesus never mentioned any of that. All Jesus required was a ‘change of heart.’
What the religious spirit does is blind believers into thinking that they alone have the truth, and everyone else is inferior to their knowledge. Knowledge empowers, but a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and if you’re not seeing things holistically, you’re missing something, which is almost always, spiritual. What the HRM gentiles fail to understand, is that they were once considered pagan flesh before they invited Christ into their lives. Their bodies were saved behind enemy lines, just like the rest of us. All of us live under the ‘god of this world’, who is satan, before we are saved to Christ. All of us have been redeemed from the ways of the world, the flesh and the devil, all of whom are pagan. Many of us came to Christ with such utter brokenness that only His Power could make us whole. And that is exactly the power of Christ, is He takes something broken, corrupted with pagan ways, and fills us up with His Spirit, and makes all things new. (Revelation 21:15) So if Christ can take a pagan body and transform it to be used for and by the glory of God, then just think of what He can do with a date on the calendar and timeline? The HRM cult think it’s a sin to celebrate Christmas. They are blinded by their sins of unbelief in the power of God. “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)
Oh ye of little faith (Matthew 8:26), the only way to please God, is through faith.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
“I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” (Revelation 1:18)
So, here’s what ‘legalistic religious spirits’ miss out on, during the Christmas season. The Blessing!
They are so busy ‘grinchin’ everyone, they steal their own Blessing coming down from the Creator, the Lord of Light, who is Light and Love just by His very nature. Christmas is a time to bless others, less fortunate than yourself. So if you’re one of those legalistic Pharisaical type Christians, who think you’re above this Holy Day of the year, that has been claimed back to the Lord of Hosts, then since you don’t believe in Christmas, you can’t experience the Blessings of Christmas, nor would you likely be used by the Lord of lords to be a blessing to others. ‘Cause I can tell you, after reading a myriad of posts on Social Media from my friends, who had to unfriend so many of you recently, you’re certainly not blessing anyone, but are being used by the satans, to steal, kill and destroy others peace, love and joy in addition to spreading false information, that is taken out of context.
But, the true ‘Spirit filled Believers’ know how to forgive you, for you truly are under the influence of one of the satans, which I refer to in my book, as the adversaries and rebels of the Holy Spirit.
You cannot cut Christmas out of the calendar,
Nor out of the heart of the world.
Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.
“Christ is all, and is in all.” (Colossians 3:11)
This is what every ‘Spiritual Christian’ knows, is that whenever we raise Christ up, His Glory comes down upon us in His Light and Holy Spirit, which heals us, prospers our souls, gives us inner peace, love and joy and life overflowing. That when we worship the Lord any day of the year, whether its Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday night, or all day Sunday, the Holy Spirit responds to when Christ is raised up. Time is irrelevant. However, there are ‘appointed times’ in the heavens, where God annually opens up the heavens and sends down blessings in multiple forms to His worshippers, and Christmas, believe it or not, in spite of its pagan roots, is most definitely one of those appointed times, and here’s why:
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
God has been very good to me, and I belong to Him, He adopted me when my family forsook and abandoned me, He is the Father of the Orphans, He guides us, provides for us, protects us, nurtures us with His Love through His people who carry His Spirit, and through His Angels. It’s the way it is in the dimension of heaven, which we, the spirit filled are a living portal of. I will continue to shine light into the dark shadows of spiritual injustices until God stops shining His Light through me and transforms me into something else. And spiritually speaking, Christmas may have been used to worship pagan gods, and santa has been turned into satan, maybe it was always just a ‘typo’ in history 😉 But that’s the point of Christmas, is to be the light in the darkness, which knocks out satan’s spirits. Simple laws of physics, light dissolves darkness.
Those of us who have been touched by God’s love and light, enjoy every special occasion to love God for that, and Christmas is a big ‘light’ event, and here’s a secret revealed in my newest book, the Son of God is the God of the sun gods. He has taken over this date on the timeline. Today, I would estimate about 98% of Christians have never heard of all the other 16 gods and goddesses who have been worshipped on this day in the past of our present time line, as to the rest, half don’t care, and that remaining 1%, are not the ones with the spirit of truth, but are fooled by the religious spirit.
For as long as there have been humans on the earth, December 25, has been the time where humans celebrate the return of the Light from the Sun. It’s purely astronomical. All the other gods and goddesses venerated on this day, was all about Sun worship. But I tell you this secret, which I spend several chapters in my book, “Who Is God?” proving, that the God of gods, created all these other so called sun gods, and the Son of God trumps them all, because He alone ends up with the worship on this date now, and will be throughout the end of this timeline, which is getting close to completion.
Christ has the Victory over the timeline. For every single one of satan’s holidays, that is taken back from the darkness and put into the light is ground claimed for the Kingdom of Heaven.
Those so called ‘religious folks’ who don’t follow after the ‘spirit of the law’ don’t understand why it’s important for ALL of the BODY OF CHRIST to find UNITY in SPIRIT during Christmas. The war on Christmas is not a just war. Christ has victory over this date, and will continue to as the coming Kingdom arrives and guess what legalists? He gets victory over every single day of the year! That’s what the prophetic prayer which is being fulfilled before our very eyes, if you open them to see, is the Kingdom of Heaven is coming to earth. Heaven is coming to earth, to save us, to sort out all the problems, and to raise up the vibration of this planet to live in the Light of the Lord for a thousand years. That’s what true believers celebrate during Christmas.
It doesn’t matter what foods you choose to eat and celebrate with, it doesn’t matter whether you decorate your house or decorate a tree or not, that’s not what’s important to God, what is important to the Lord, which I prove in hundreds of scriptures in my new book, is to ‘memorialize’ His name, to call on his name, that means speaking it, which Jews have gone spiritually mute in, which is why learning the name Yahuashua/Yahushua/Yeshua/Jesus, actually turns on your inner God spark and miracles begin to happen, you get healed from the inside out, sometimes, physical healings can happen first, followed by inner healing, God is random in His miracles, and does so, so that not only the recipient can be directly blessed with healing, but that all those who know them can as well. Witnessing miracles encourages one faith. Sometimes with so many of us, seeing is believing, and when we get the privilege of seeing, we can’t help but believe and worship the Spirit of Christ.
That’s what turns on so many believers, it’s a charismatic thing, those who get it, know what I’m talking about, those who do not know the Holy Spirit, can’t relate, because another spirit is blocking it. This is where the word/name Yahushua comes in, it literally means the Lord Yahuah is our Salvation. I am, I was, and I always Will. The Eternal One. We celebrate Christ both within and without.
So, for those who Grinch the holidays with negative spirits, the spiritual battle takes place in rebelling against those who want to steal our peace, our love or our joy, so this is why we celebrate to combat the evil spirits that want to vampirize and steal human joy. The Joy is in the giving. The spiritual celebration within Christmas is the Christ child, the Mashiach Nagid, the Messiah King who was prophesied to be born to save humankind from the sins, and curses of the world. His destiny was to die, so it’s another opportunity to remember what the blood of Yeshua did on Calvary moving forward along the timeline, but the facts are, the Kingdom is growing. Millions are being added to the Kingdom. How can over ten million Muslims in one night all give their lives to Jesus Christ? How can that be? The answer is the power of the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom of Heaven is pouring out a spiritual revival on earth. The Spirit is coming in waves, and the Lord is attracted to those ‘poor in spirit’. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)
There is a compassion within the Lord to save everyone. His Will is that none should perish, but that all should know Him and have eternal life. But what about the ones who reject Him? Who don’t know Him, and who don’t believe in Him? He understands, He still loves you. His Grace is sufficient for all humans, no matter what, yes, even satan’s seed on earth has the opportunity to repent and be saved. Repentance leads to salvation. No exceptions, that’s the promise of the Word.
During Christmas time, we give gifts to each other, not a tree. We give gifts to those who are in need. We give gifts to those whom we appreciate, who has served us well, or has helped us in some important way, We honor the Christ within us. God wants to live in all of us, to do good works through us, He wants to use us to bless others. That’s the will of God at work. This is why Christ must be lifted up during Christmas, in spite of the naysayers, the paganizers, the legalists. This is a spiritual battle. December 25 was Christianized, and therefore, true Spiritual Christians all around the world must unite, regardless of church denomination, and worship Christ. That’s the power of the ‘living’ body of Christ on earth.
The tree no longer represents Nimrod, and that is so nimrod to think that! The Christmas tree represents the Tree of Life to Christians. It is represented in the Jewish Kabbalah, and mentioned in the Bible. The fact that many enjoy the rituals of lighting up evergreen like trees, represents keeping the eternal lights going along the Tree of Life, which lights up all of us. It’s what ‘humans’ do, we honor the cycle of life. One of my favorite rituals during Christmas, is the Candlelight worship Service on Christmas Eve. We honor our inner lights by lighting each other’s candles. This represents that ‘God sparks,’ spark the light in others. That many lights make light work. This is what honoring the Christ light within means.
The King of kings is coming soon. Get your hearts ready. Keep your lamps full of oil. The millennial reign of Christ on earth is the prophesied processional Age to come. The promises of God are that it will be the ‘saved’ and the ‘redeemed’ people who inherit the earth. This is why we worship the Mashiach Nagid, the Coming Messiah King of the Kingdom of Heaven on Christmas and on every other opportunity we get. Merry Christmas!
Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
Ella LeBain, Who Is God? Book Two – Who’s Who In The Cosmic Zoo? Skypath Books, Colorado,2015.