I recently came across a "Christmas star" post that is going around the internet. It is written well and sounds good on the surface, but I think it is very likely that this understanding can hurt the body of believers in the Messiah rather than help them.
This understanding will most likely extend into the "Christian Church." Some pastors may even teach this idea to the assemblies that follow them. They will most likely use this sign to confirm their belief in the "pre-tribulation rapture" and proclaim that the Messiah will rapture the church before the tribulation.
For more information on what we believe, the Father has shown us concerning the "pre-tribulation rapture," please review our study entitled, "The Mystery Revealed in the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares.
We think that the "Christmas Star" and "pre-tribulation rapture" teachings serve as more harm than good to believers. This sign is a warning, but what is the notice that we should receive?
These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended.
Saturn and Jupiter combine to make a massive "Christmas star." Consider what you believe if you subscribe to this "Christmas star" understanding. You'd have to believe that Messiah was born during the winter solstice, and you'd have to think that it's okay to mix paganism with the Faith of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Just take a few minutes and do your research into Nimrod and the winter solstice celebrations. You may be surprised at what you learn.
1) Messiah YAHUSHA was not born in December. Most likely, he was born during the fall feasts around the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) and what is known today as September and/or early October. Nimrod was born during the winter solstice (December), not Messiah YAHUSHA.
2) Saturn is associated with a sign of evil and denotes Israelite apostasy.
"But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves."
Chiun is Strong's H3594 - Kiyuwn
1. Chiun = "an image" or "pillar"
A. Assyrian-Babylonian god of the planet Saturn and used to symbolize Israelite apostasy.
3) YAH does not want us to mix evil with good.
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Why does believing that believers will be "raptured" before the tribulation matter?
If people believe that they do not need to identify the Mark of the beast or the antichrist, they will not be prepared for what is coming. Those who think they will be raptured long before choosing between good and evil will get lost in the world's understanding. If people are not prepared for what is coming, they may fall in error to the delusion that deceives the whole world!
Once the people receive the Mark and therefore worship the beast's image, it is over for them; there is no turning back. If they are not praying for eyes to see and ears to hear, they will not see and will not hear.
"And the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark— the name of the beast or the number of its name."
In this hour, we must encourage each other to hold on until the end. The upcoming trials will not be easy. WE MUST know the Word and believe it so that that faith can endure until the end.
We are failing our brothers and sisters if we do not warn them.
"Then the beast was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. And all who dwell on the earth will worship the beast— all whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the Book of Life belonging to the Lamb who was slain."
He who has an ear, let him hear: “If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he will go; if anyone is to die by the sword, by the sword he must be killed.” Here is a call for the perseverance and faith of the saints."
Holy-days, feast days, and signs of the Messiah line up with the creator's calendar. They fall during the period(s) of the feast days that we are commanded to remember FOREVER.(Read Leviticus 23 to learn more about the feast days.)
Genesis 1:14 "And YHWH said, "Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,"
This "Christmas star" looks like a sign of Nimrod, the first Antichrist type ruler of the world. This sign appears to be a warning. We must warn our brothers and sisters about what is coming on the earth.
We (my husband and I) recently did a very detailed study on the signs of the times. This study lays out a decade of signs. Signs of warning for Yashar'EL (Israel), Signs of the rising "beast from the earth," and Signs of coming judgment. I'd like to encourage you to read the study entitled, "Are You Missing the Signs of the Times?" In this study we connect the second beast of revelation to events happening today.
There are two beasts mentioned in revelation and we need to be able to identify two beasts. The two beasts each share a part in the delusion that is sent to deceive the world. Mitch and I (we) have searched YAHs Word together, and we believe that Scripture holds every answer that we seek.
We have published another Study entitled "The Sabbath and the beasts of revelation." In this study we share what we've learned regarding the identity of the first beast mentioned in Revelation.
"Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. This beast had two horns like a lamb, but spoke like a dragon. And this beast exercised all the authority of the first beast and caused the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed."
We must be grounded in the Truth of the Word. We must allow ABBA YAH to prepare us for what is coming. Soon, people will not be able to buy or sell unless they have the Mark of the Beast. Believers MUST be able to identify this Mark. Study now, like your life depends on it, because it does!
YAH bless you and keep you, You who are seeking truth from the Father, YAH.