BABYLON, THE GREAT PAGAN INFLUENCE
Did you ever look at a picture and thought you saw what it was showing? You know, like one of those pictures that at first looks like a young beautiful lady, but when you looked closer you found it really wasn’t a young beautiful lady at all, but rather an old aged woman. The reality was hidden by the deceptive illusion of what seemed to be a beautiful young woman. As you read through this booklet you’ll be able to discern and objectively consider how one can be blind to the reality of a situation. The picture you’re about to see is one that Satan does not want you to see... it’s the true picture, and it’s been there all along.
With this study, I have two basic objectives:
1. To uncover and expose the *hidden Babylonian System.
2. To note and identify the difference between true Biblical worship and nominal and pagan worship.
*I say hidden because I am talking about the not so obvious. The obvious, is the sexual and violent content that has been proliferated, glorified, and accepted by our societies as normal behavior. We see Satan’s work in sexually oriented movies, music, magazines and books. Not to mention some of our kids’ toys that have occult, humanistic and Satanistic foundations.
To accomplish this, I need to define a couple of words with you. I say with you, instead of to you, because I am confident that most of you already know their exact meanings. Nevertheless it doesn’t hurt to review them.
The first word I would like to define is Logic: One of the definitions that the Webster’s New World Dictionary gives for the word Logic is “corrective reasons.” Logic is used in the sciences. That is how the scientists derive at true reasoning, or findings of facts. The statement, “What goes up-must come down,” is an example of corrective reasoning. Along the lines of logical reasoning, we could say that logic is a parallel to the word “Truth.” That is to say that when we look at things logically, we have the understanding that we are searching for truth.
It is essential for this study, now that you have the understanding that thinking logical is in fact thinking from a truthful perspective, that you set spirituality aside. I am not saying that this study if not spiritual; on the contrary as you read on you will see that it is in fact based on true spirituality. Why then am I asking you to set spirituality aside and to think in terms of logic or truth? Believe it or not, the Scriptures actually call for it. The Scriptures tell us that our Father is based on truth. Read the following verses:
“And Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, Yahweh Elohim, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth...” Exodus 34:6; “He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: an Elohim of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.” Deut. 32:4.
Notice that He wants us to seek Him in all truth: “Now therefore fear Yahweh, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth:” Josh. 24:14. “Only fear Yahweh, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.” 1 Sam. 12:24. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of Elohim, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6. The word knowledge in this verse could actually be replaced by the word “truth.” It could also be ‘understood’ as: “My people are destroyed for lack of truth” or “My people are destroyed for not seeking truth.” Whose truth? Well obviously it is Yahweh’s truth. He wants people to believe His truth and so He adds that He will forget anyone that does not accept it. Notice what He says, “Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me; for that they hated knowledge (truth), and did not choose to fear [me];” Prov. 1:28-29.
In regards to thinking spiritual, let me add, that sometimes unbeknown to us, our spirituality is not based on truth and is therefore tainted with lies. Most of you know from the subjects that you have studied in school that there was a time in our distant past in reference to the world that most people had two views. One view was that the world was the center of the universe and the other one was that the world was flat. We can say that the people believed this, spiritually, and religiously. At times they would try to hurt, if not kill, anyone that ever tried to teach the contrary. They believed that it was because our Father loved them so much that He made them (the earth) the center of the universe. They perpetuated this belief by teaching it to their children. Their children in turn would teach it to their children. We criticize that kind of thinking because we know the truth. For a second however, I want you to place yourself in their shoes and to ask yourself some questions. Would you be any different? If you found out the truth, would you tell anyone, knowing that they may try to hurt you? If you believed that their salvation depended on knowing the truth, how far would you go to reach them? As you can imagine, it wouldn’t be easy. In your struggles to assist them with the truth, you would realize that most people are happy with what they have been told. They hear it year after year. The system composed of their friends, churches, presumptions, etc., has conditioned them to behave a certain way and to believe certain things. That is why it would be very difficult for you to reach them. This word “conditioning” is the next word that we need to define.
The primary reason that the people mentioned above believed such lies was because over the years they had been “conditioned.” Conditioning, some people call it brain washing, is defined as, “developing a conditional reflex or behavior pattern in a person or animal that causes them to become accustomed to something.” In more simple terms people do things out of custom. Conditioning is not necessarily bad; our Father uses conditioning to teach His people His truths. He encourages us to remember the customs that He has set, and expects us to keep them. He does this so the people will not forget Him or His Commandments. Satan knowing this has confounded Yahweh’s truths with his own lies. He has filled the world with confusion and has created presumptions that are supported by a Gnostic and a syncretistic system.
The dictionary defines Gnosticism as: “An occult salvational system, heterodox, and syncretistic, stressing gnosis as essential, viewing matter as evil, and variously combining ideas esp, from mythology, ancient Greek philosophy, ancient religions, and, eventually, from Christianity.” The word gnosis defines a person who supposedly has superior knowledge regarding spiritual matters. The dictionary adds that this so-called superior knowledge is gained by self-illumination. Regarding the Scriptures, a Gnostic person is a person who makes claims or presumptions regarding our Father that cannot be supported in the Scriptures.
Our last and final study word is “Paganism”: For our purpose it is suffice to say that it would be the same as saying “Satanism;” since it identifies a person, presumptions or beliefs that are set up to stand against our Heavenly Father. This includes any and all of the occult symbols and all of the non-biblical beliefs: witchcraft, humanism, Satanism, etc.
Now that we have a basic understanding of these words, we can use them to assist us in the clearing of the smoke that has been placed over the Babylonian System. We are going to see how Satan uses mental conditioning, paganism, and Gnosticism to deceive the whole world; the Scriptures are accurate when they identify his activities upon the earth (Rev. 12:9). Remember that as you follow along you are to be on the side of logical reasoning or truth seeking. Only then can you get past the smoke screen that Satan has created to keep you away from our Father and His wonderful Son.
We first learn about Babylon in the book of Genesis: Gen. 11:1-9 (NIV)
1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
2 As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
3 They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.
4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
5 But Yahweh came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.
6 Yahweh said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
8 So Yahweh scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.
9 That is why it is called Babel—because there Yahweh confused the language of the whole world. From there Yahweh scattered them over the face of the whole earth. As you can see, Babylon had become a mighty city with a mighty people. Anything they wanted to do they could have probably done.
We learn from these events, that Babylon, unlike Sodom and Gomorrah, was not destroyed. The people of Babylon were simply scattered. This is important because it helps us understand what it was that Satan was referring to when he tempted Yahshua in Matthew 4:8. We know from the Scriptures that Babylon has always belonged to Satan; that is the reason that Babylon creates and teaches doctrines that are contrary to what Yahweh taught. The people from Babylon wanted to build their tower to honor themselves. They had many Pagan rituals; they had many gods or deities. In short their world was filled with false worship and disobedience to our Father’s Commandments. They had placed themselves as equals with the Almighty, and in many cases elevated themselves to a higher degree. Is the world that much different?
Have you ever tried to speak to someone about the set-apart Names and they respond with “He knows whom we are talking about”? Doesn’t that sound like Gnostic thinking? I wager that it does! For in fact you will find no such verses in the Scriptures. Logic tells us that there is no letter J in the Hebrew alphabet and that the name of our Father is in fact Yahweh, phonetically spoken as Yod-Hei-Waw-Hei (YHWH). Logic also tells us that names do not change from one language to another. Try to change the following names from their perspective languages to the English: Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro.
Even though many people accept Yahweh to be His proper name, they stubbornly continue to say that it doesn’t matter what you call Him; many in fact refuse to call on His Name. This is definitely Gnostic thinking! Why? Because when people make that statement they are in fact placing themselves above Yahweh, they are illuminating themselves. They believe that they can speak for Him. If we can say that it doesn’t matter what we call Him then we can say anything we want about Him, and it wouldn’t really matter. What is to stop us from creating any other assumptions or statements regarding how He thinks of feels? After a while we are not worshipping Yahweh anymore, we are worshipping a deity that we have created. The statement, “He has many names” does not fare any better; although we agree that He has many titles and attributes, Satan has this people thinking that they can speak for Yahweh. Yahweh on the other hand has other ideas. Let us review some of His statements from a logical standpoint and see if any of those statement made by those people can be supported in the Scriptures:
And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, Yahweh Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. Please take a minute to think about what you just read. If this verse is not enough to convince you about the importance of His name, read the following verse:
And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. Notice that in both of these verses, just two of the many, there is nothing about titles. At no time does He give the idea that you can call Him anything you want. What about the statement, “He knows who I am talking to”:
I am Yahweh: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Now that we have read this, I ask you a question and I expect a logical answer. Who of the two, Satan or Yahweh would “really not care what you called him?” The answer is that Satan does not and would not care what you call him. That is why he has confounded people and tricked them into uttering other deities’ names. Why? Because he, Satan, represents all of them! He has saturated this world with so many of his pagan (satanic) names and titles that most people, believers included, have to utter them just to be able to function in this world. Many people will easily say that He doesn’t care what you call Him, and yet they have no qualm about using and uttering pagan’s names and titles. Satan has caused them to become part of our vocabulary and in doing so has assured their utterance.
For the sake of this study let me give you just a few that you undoubtedly will recognize. Ever heard of the Apollo 13th Spaceship? Most people have. Did you know that Apollo is in fact a pagan deity? He is the god of light, medicine and poetry. What about the words (names), Mercury, Pluto, Mars, Cupid, Neptune, Easter, Nike, Zeus? All are pagan deities therefore they all represent Satan! Get the picture? Why is it that people don’t say, “I speak English” when it comes to saying those names. After all those are not the English pronunciations. Those are the actual pronunciations! Do you realize that you have been hearing those names ever since you were a kid and that your children are probably just as familiar with them as you are? Do you realize that in many churches even though the ministers know the true Names of our Father and Son, they are not teaching them to their congregations? Why is it that when you tell these people, that the pronunciations for Satan, from the Hebrew to the English have not really changed, they ignore it? They don’t mind pronouncing Satan’s name as it originally sounded but they balk at pronouncing our Father’s and His Son’s Saving Name; the only Name by which salvation is granted. The argument can be made that those pagan names are names that are a part of Mythology! In our logical reasoning we have to remember that mythology is what “WE” placed those names under. Those names were at one time part of a real religion. For centuries, those were the names that people actually worshipped. Logically we can assess that it is Satan that has made sure that those names are still used in his system because he goes by all of them. Yahweh knows that Satan has many names that is why He commands and expects us to call Him by His one and only Name. Think about this, what is more confusing, having many names or having one simple Name? (Read 1Cor. 14:33, “Yahweh is not the author of confusion”). Satan is, that is why he has changed our months and days of the week from being numbered, to giving them pagan names, ensuring that even today’s believers would have no recourse but to use them. As a child, it would be easier to learn the days and months of the year if they were numbered, rather than naming and then remembering their order!
Holiday’s Replace Yahweh’s Days?
What about Yahweh’s Feast Days? Has not the system replaced them with holidays? Now try to follow me on this and see if we can logically assess it and reason it to make sense. The system teaches that the Feast Days have been done away with. Mind you, they’re the ones that YHWH implemented and in reference to them He said that they were to be observed FOREVER! (Get a dictionary and look up this word) Along with this, let me add that Yahweh stated that He does not change (Mal. 3:6). The system however tells us that not only did He change, in that He did away with His days, something that is not found in Scriptures, but that it is ok to replace the Feast Days with pagan holidays and then to keep them as religious days. The system teaches that the so-called converted pagan days, the ones not mentioned in the Scriptures, are more religious and more real than the ones that are mentioned in the Scriptures. Does that make sense?
Let’s take a look at Christmas since it is supposedly the most religious holiday. Most people are aware, this includes many if not most nominal ministers that X-mass is in fact a Pagan Celebration. No! Let me rephrase this statement to fit our definition of Paganism, the same on that you agreed with at the opening of this teaching. X-mass is in fact a “Satanic Celebration,” known as Winter Solstice. Read what the New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia, 1979 edition p. 289, says about X-mass:
"December 25 is a Christian festival and is observed as the anniversary of the birth of Christ. In early times this day was not one of the feasts of the Christian Church. In fact, the church fathers frowned upon the celebration of birthdays and though of them as a heathen custom. It is thought that Christmas was probably not celebrated until some 300 years after the birth of Christ. No one is certain why December 25 was chosen. There is nothing in the New Testament to indicate that this is the date of the Nativity. It is believed that the efforts of the early churchman in Rome to change pagan customs into Christian rites, led in the 4th century A.D., to the adoption of December 25 as the date of the birth of Christ Mass, or feast, in honor of the birth of Christ. This day was probably chosen because, according to the calendar then in use, December 25 was the winter solstice, the time when days begin to grow longer in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun-worshipping pagans had celebrated this day as the promise of spring."
Now let’s logically analyze this one: Would Yahweh bless a satanic celebration and then allow it to replace His Feast days? No! Would Satan, implement satanic rituals and then convince people that they are doing it for our Father, so they could in fact not observe the days that Yahweh wants them to observe? Yes! Check out some of the things that Satan has done to ensure that the Babylonian world keeps and celebrates X-mass. Some of these explanations are verified by the information given above in the New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedia, 1979 edition p. 289. For starters, he has taken this day, implemented it, and brainwashed people into observing it as the day of our Savior’s birth; something that you can’t find in the Scriptures. What else has he done? In terms of brainwashing, he has made some people so addicted to it, that they could not see themselves not celebrating it (mental conditioning). I often hear people say, “Well, we observe the spiritual side of it.” Brainwashed? Yes! Why? Because there is no way that anything satanic or that opposes the Scriptures can ever be spiritual.
For those of you who don’t celebrate it but used to, think about how hard it was to do away with it. How did you family respond when you told them that you were no longer going to celebrate it? For those of you who still celebrate it, think about the feelings that you have when you do? Are these emotions real? How can you have real emotions celebrating a lie? Do you feel guilty if you don’t or can’t afford to buy gifts? Think about what your children are really getting out of it. Are they truly learning to be givers or are you conditioning them to become selfish and to be takers instead of givers. Are they putting Yahweh first? Did you know that Satan has worked this holiday into people’s minds so well that more people either commit suicide or die from X-mass related accidents during this holiday? Would Yahweh establish a day and allow it to be commercialized? Why is it that we don’t hear about the “Day of Trumpets in July” or the “Day of Atonement in July”, like we hear about X-mass in July? After all, these days, Trumpets and Atonement are mentioned in the Scriptures. “It is for the children” we often hear people say.” Now let’s logically analyze this one as well: How many of you want your children to grow up telling lies to their children? Most of you would be upset and would disagree if parents openly admitted that they in fact wanted their children to grow up to be liars. Yet when it comes to X- mass the system approves and encourages people to LIE to their children. They lie to them about Santa Claus and other things. They cut trees down, place them in their homes and decorate them. Something Yahweh tells us not to do.
Jer .10:3-5 (NIV)
3 For the customs of the people are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
4 They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter.
5 Like a scarecrow in a melon patch, their idols cannot speak; they must be carried because they cannot walk. Do not fear them; they can do no harm nor can they do any good.” Satan is so cunning that he even causes people to bow down to them.
“I never bowed down to a tree!” you say. Let me remind you of something. If you celebrate, or have ever celebrated X-mass and you bought gifts, those gifts generally go under the evergreen tree. Then, when you are ready to give them to their perspective persons, what do you do? “You bow down to pick them up!” This custom is not new! Read the following verse Deut. 12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree;” Now you know why the gifts customarily go under the X-mass tree!
As we already mentioned, probably the biggest and most damaging lie that we tell our children is that X-mass is the day of our Savior’s birth. We teach our kids fairy tales and we encourage them to practice all, if not many of the pagan or satanic rituals that are a part of a winter solstice. Consider this, Satan knows that to condition or brainwash people, you have to start while they are young. He knows this because he understands the Scripture better than you or I. He knows what Proverbs 22:6 states regarding our children: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. Yahweh wants you to teach your children the truth. The Babylonian system teaches that it is ok to teach them lies. In regards to Yahweh’s Days, he tells us that to be able to attend his Feasts we should set some money aside. This is often referred to as a second tithe. Satan knows this and so he has very cunningly devised a plan that ensures peoples’ observances of His days. Think of how many people have X-mass savings plans. How often have you received literature in the mail that encourages you to save up for X-mass? Why don’t the banks send you literature to encourage you to save for the Feast Days and Yahweh’s Solemn Days? You read earlier that many people, including many ministers, knowing that x-mass is in fact a satanic celebration, have justified by saying that it is ok to observe it because “they have made it a religious and holy celebration.” Yahweh has something to say about that, it goes something like this:
Behold, I will corrupt seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments [customs] of men.
What about the systems teaching of grace? The world thinks that Yahweh’s laws were done away with and that we now live under the age of grace. Well logically speaking, if this is true, then none of the patriarchs would have ever received any grace, since after all they were under, and obedient to the Laws; the same ones that Yahweh established. It would be logical to assume then that we should not find anything in the OT about the concept of grace. After all, as the reasoning goes, we are of the New Testament because when Yahshua died, he did away with the Laws of Moses. This would make sense if that we true; that only the New Testament would support that notion. In our search for truth, however, we discover that many of the patriarchs, the same ones that kept and received the law that Moses received, had in fact been under grace themselves. Let’s read a few of the verses that contradicts this worldly notion:
...But Noah found grace in the eyes of Yahweh.
Gen. 19:18-19 tells us that Lot also received grace, Exodus 34:8-9 Moses knew and understood the concept of grace:
And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. And he said, if now I have found grace in thy sight, O Yahweh, let my [Mighty One] I pray thee, go among us; for [we are] a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.
Notice that Moses didn’t say that he did not have to obey the laws since he understood that he was under grace. What he did say is that he wanted to receive grace because the people were stiff-necked/disobedient to Yahweh’s Laws! Once again we can see how the system has corrupted this understanding.
“I And My Father Are One!”
Grace is a word that parallels with the word “mercy”. Notice what Yahweh says about who can receive his mercy/grace:
“And showing mercy unto thousand of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”
Notice that those that love him keep his Commandments and in return they receive mercy. The Babylonian system confuses this by saying that Yahshua did away with the law. They indicate that Yahshua and Yahweh see things differently and that they have different ideas regarding the laws set forth by Yahweh. That is not the case according to the Scriptures. The Scriptures indicate that they are very much alike. John 10:27-30; keep in mind what Yahshua is saying: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish; neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one.
Here Yahshua is saying that He and His Father are in total agreement. The word “one” actually means to agree. He also said that His Father is greater than all. Wouldn’t that include even Him? And if Yahshua knew and understood that His Father was greater than even He, would he try to change anything? Perhaps make it better and even stricter but not to do away with or completely change it. It’s just not logical! Why? Because when you are in agreement with someone, as He said He was with His Father, you have the same mind, same spirit, and the same interests. Yahshua knew that the one thing that kept Him close to His Father was the fact that He was totally obedient to Him. Yahshua is the representation of the Father and He did and does everything to honor Him:
54 Yahshua answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing; it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your Elohim: 55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his sayings.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but he Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
Is there anything anywhere in these readings that would indicate that he indeed would do away with His Father’s words, or that He is better or different? On the contrary He makes it clear that He is in total agreement with His Father. What about Matthew 5:17? Doesn’t He say that He fulfilled (did away with) the law? That is what the system wants you to think. What I want you to do is to read the other two verses that follow. In doing that, you will see that He is not talking about Yahweh’s Days or doctrines. He is talking about those things that have to do with Him. He tells us so: Luke 24:44:
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Doesn’t this make more sense? In Matthew 5:17 Yahshua was in fact talking about Himself and not Yahweh’s laws. Yahshua makes it clear that He and His Father are in total agreement and that what He does comes from the Father. In other words when you obey Yahshua you are in fact obeying Yahweh:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
If you love me, keep my commandments.
Yahshua answered and said unto him, if a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in His love.
“He Kept Them So I Wouldn’t Have To!”
How often have you heard, “Yahshua fulfilled all of those old laws because He knew that I couldn’t keep them?” Whenever I hear this, I think about my kids saying: “Dad, I can’t do this. You do it for me.” My response, and I am sure most parent’s response is, “Try!” “Don’t give up!” If we were to approach Yahshua and tell Him that we can’t do it. What do you think the response would be? Well, if we who are sinners by nature can encourage our kids to try and try again, surely He would ask us not to give up and to continue trying. It has been my experience that most people that respond in that manner have never kept Yahweh’s Commandments. Satan has caused them to believe that no one has ever and could ever keep them. They truly believe that it is impossible to obey the laws, and that; in this world no one can do it. They are correct of course, but only because this system, the one that they are tricked to be under, belongs to Satan and not to Yahweh. Notice what Yahshua says about this system and how it feels about believers. I am going to incorporate the word “system” in place of the word “world”. Either way it makes perfect sense:
If you believed this [system], this system would love you: but because ye are not of this [system], and because I have taken you out of this [system], now the [system] hates you.
This makes even more sense when we accept that the system has been created by Satan to work against Yahweh. With regards to not being able to keep Yahweh’s word, we find that it is not the case. Luke 1:5-6 the scriptures say the following about Zachariyah, the Father of John the Baptist:
5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zachariyah, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
6 And they were both righteous before Elohim, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of Yahweh blameless.
Notice that these people were obedient to all of his laws even before Yahshua’s birth. So the belief that states that he did them because he knew that we couldn’t, is anti-scriptural. If it is anti- scriptural then it stands against Yahweh, and if it stands against Yahweh then it must be satanic. The Scriptures tell us that anything that comes from Satan is nothing but lies:
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
I pray that you have seen how Satan has corrupted Yahweh’s way of worship. He has conditioned people to believe that they are doing the right thing. People will say and even believe that they are following Yahweh in Truth and Spirit when the Scriptures indicate that they are actually not. People choose to worship on Sunday, a pagan day and the first day of the week; when the Scriptures tell us to keep the Sabbath (the seventh day of the week). Satan has caused the world to honor and uphold pagan worship and he has caused the world to forget about Yahweh’s words and accomplishments. Think for example about the fact that the seven wonders of the ancient world, all have to do with Paganism and Satanism. Your kids are being taught this stuff in their schools. Nothing that has to do with Yahweh is ever mentioned; nothing about the temple wall in Jerusalem; nothing about King Solomon’s Kingdom. Even though, according to the Scriptures, it was one of the mightiest kingdoms on earth.
Indeed Satan’s system has worked so well that the world continues to perpetuate lies and teach them as if they are truths. It is no wonder that in the end, Yahweh will deal terribly with this system and anyone associated with it. Only Yahweh’s truth can help you see through Satan’s fog. Yahshua knows this. That is why he said:
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The truth is composed of Yahweh’s Feast Days and Solemn assemblies. It is composed of His and His Son’s set-apart Names. It is through obedience of His Holy Days and the use of Their Sacred Names that we learn the truth. Everything else, if it doesn’t lead us to them, is done in vain. His laws are how we learn from Him. They represent, in a spiritual sense, the discipline and guidance that we give our children. Think about that! They are in fact the discipline for which we guide our children’s lives. We discipline them because we want them to become independent, well behaved, and strong valued. We want them to be successful and not be swayed by the kinds of pressures that they encounter in their daily lives; peer pressures etc. In the same sense, it is the law that gives us spiritual discipline. The law teaches us about how we should behave. What we should think and even what we should say. Many parents in this world have no problem telling their child not to do this or that. Not to say this or that. Yet, they balk at Yahweh for telling them the same. Children need discipline and guidance. Although at times they rebel and complain, deep inside, they need and want attention and direction. They are open to what you have to say. They are very trusting. Yahshua knows this, that is why he recommends that you seek the truth with the mind of a child (Matthew 18:2-4). He wants you to trust and obey his Father, the same way that you want your children to trust and obey you. He knows that through obedience we gain understanding, knowledge, and ultimately truth. Paul understood this. He knew that it was the law that teaches us what sin is:
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Yahweh forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
He also knew that it was through obedience and the keeping of the law (discipline) that we grow to become like Yahshua. He states that just as Yahshua kept and obeyed the law, we should do the same:
For Messiah is the *end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. *end: #5056 telos; (to set out for a definite point or goal);...
In essence it is the law that gives us the discipline to behave like Yahshua. It is the same discipline that teaches us how to seek truth. The more we are willing to seek, the more he will give. Unlike you, who disciplines your child to be successful in this world. Yahweh’s laws discipline us to become successful teachers of His ways in His Kingdom. That is why he encourages us to reach to him and to get out of the satanic system:
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Yahweh is now giving us the option to obey Him. In Satan’s system, disobedience to Yahweh is allowed, commanded and encouraged. The curses, pain, and anguish that the disobedient ones will experience is NOT an option. That is why we have to continue to strive for perfection, realizing that Yahweh has established His Laws for that purpose. Those people that are disobedient and unwilling to comply with His words and style of discipline are not worthy for His Kingdom. Read and understand the final events that both the system and its children, the disobedient ones, will experience.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Yahweh, which is poured our without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
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