Exodus 34:13 Instead, you must break down their pagan altars, smash their sacred pillars, and cut down their Asherah poles. 14 You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about His relationship with you.
There it is again…..DESTRUCTION!…..don’t worry though, “pagan easter lovers” I am sure that he won’t be jealous of you sharing HIS RESURRECTION DAY celebration with the easter bunny! Do you REALLY want to take that chance? There will be masses of people that will never take heed to following God’s Word. One day they will wake up in horror in a place that describes a bed being maggots and your covering being worms (Isaiah 11:14) and a place where the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever and they have no rest day or night! (Revelation 14:11) Again, do you REALLY want to take that chance?
2Chronicles 17:6 He was deeply committed to the ways of the LORD. He removed the pagan shrines and Asherah poles from Judah.
Those that are “deeply committed” to the ways of the Lord will stand against “pagan easter”! That will not be many. Again, it is too easy to get in the little “american christian boat” and float downstream where it is easy. I will most likely will face people being mad at me, some will quit supporting the ministry and some will call me “self-righteous” along with other things. This is not my first time standing against what goes against the Lord. This is not my first rodeo! My prayer is that if just one person wakes up to THE TRUTH! I hope that many will wake up! Many will think about what their family, friends, fellow church members, etc. will think instead of what the Lord thinks. Sad!
2Chronicles 34:1 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. 2 He did what was pleasing in the LORD's sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right. 3 During the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, Josiah began to seek the God of his ancestor David. Then in the twelfth year he began to purify Judah and Jerusalem, destroying all the pagan shrines, the Asherah poles, and the carved idols and cast images. 4 He ordered that the altars of Baal be demolished and that the incense altars which stood above them be broken down. He also made sure that the Asherah poles, the carved idols, and the cast images were smashed and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5 He burned the bones of the pagan priests on their own altars, and so he purified Judah and Jerusalem.
Okay now, little 8 year old King Josiah did what was pleasing to the Lord and did not turn away from doing right. Most that go to church in this country think little about having their lives be pleasing to the Lord. Notice that he purified Judah and Jerusalem by destroying everything pagan and the idols. That means that if you are bringing pagan things into a church that you are making the church where it is not pure! He burned the priest’s bones on their own altars. I wonder how many pastors and leaders bones would have to be burned on the altar before this country woke up?
Numbers 33:51 "Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: When you cross the Jordan River into the land of Canaan, 52 you must drive out all the people living there. You must destroy all their carved and molten images and demolish all their pagan shrines.
The DESTRUCTION of paganism! Coming soon to a city VERY NEAR YOU! Will it come while participating with “your easter service” at your church? No one knows the hour!
Deuteronomy 7:5 This is what you must do. You must break down their pagan altars and shatter their sacred pillars. Cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols. 6 For you are a Holy people, who belong to the LORD your God. Of all the people on earth, the LORD your God has chosen you to be His own special treasure.
If people in this country that “profess to be Christian” were told to destroy everything that applied to easter on RESURRECTION SUNDAY the high majority would not do it. Most would prefer to be “people pleasers” rather than “God pleasers”! Verse 6 says “you are a Holy people” and most that “profess to be Christian” in this country do not come close or even attempt to come close to walking in Holiness. Even though we are told to “be Holy in all that we do” and to “be Holy as He is Holy” in 1Peter 1:16. Most have no idea that Hebrews 12:14 makes it very clear that without Holiness NO ONE will see the Lord!
Amos 5:26 No, you served your pagan gods—Sakkuth your king god and Kaiwan your star god—the images you made for yourselves. 27 So I will send you into exile, to a land east of Damascus, " says the LORD, whose name is the God of Heaven's Armies.
Basically the same thing…..sad to say but the exile (being barred from) place for many in this country will be Heaven.
Zephaniah 1:4 "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with My fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. 5 For they go up to their roofs and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. 6 And I will destroy those who used to worship Me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek My blessings." 7 Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD, for the awesome day of the LORD's judgment is near. The LORD has prepared His people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners. 8 "On that day of judgment," says the LORD, "I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs. 9 Yes, I will punish those who participate in pagan worship ceremonies, and those who fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.
Molech was tied in with the fertility goddess. This is all the same thing! I will not come close to covering all the verses that deal with paganism and false worship. How many verses does it take for a person to wake up and see the truth? Judgment and punishment is on its way but the question is “is it on its way to you?
Romans 2:22 You condemn idolatry, but do you use items stolen from pagan temples? 23 You are so proud of knowing the law, but you dishonor God by breaking it.
Interesting, “using items from pagan temples”, exactly what will be done with those using anything tied to easter. I don’t care what anyone says “easter is a dishonor unto the LORD! Period!!
1Corinthians 10:5 Yet God was not pleased with most of them, and their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6 These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did, 7 or worship idols as some of them did. As the Scriptures say, "The people celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry."
Warning after warning! If we play with fire we are going to get burnt!
Leviticus 26:30 I will destroy your pagan shrines and knock down your places of worship. I will leave your lifeless corpses piled on top of your lifeless idols, and I will despise you. 31 I will make your cities desolate and destroy your places of pagan worship. I will take no pleasure in your offerings that should be a pleasing aroma to Me. 32 Yes, I Myself will devastate your land, and your enemies who come to occupy it will be appalled at what they see. 33 I will scatter you among the nations and bring out My sword against you. Your land will become desolate, and your cities will lie in ruins.
How many people would take heed if the churches started falling? If this country wasn’t so wicked the glory of God would be present then this might happen and would wake people up from going to eternal hell. It takes something major to wake people up for a while in this country then they go back to sleep again. To make something clear, I am not saying that the Glory of the Lord has totally departed this country but it is very patchy. This comes from there being so few “true followers of Jesus Christ”.
2Kings 17:7 This disaster came upon the people of Israel because they worshiped other gods. They sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them safely out of Egypt and had rescued them from the power of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. 8 They had followed the practices of the pagan nations the LORD had driven from the land ahead of them, as well as the practices the kings of Israel had introduced. 9 The people of Israel had also secretly done many things that were not pleasing to the LORD their God. They built pagan shrines for themselves in all their towns, from the smallest outpost to the largest walled city. 10 They set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles at the top of every hill and under every green tree. 11 They offered sacrifices on all the hilltops, just like the nations the LORD had driven from the land ahead of them. So the people of Israel had done many evil things, arousing the LORD's anger.
More of the same!
2Kings 21:2 He did what was evil in the LORD's sight, following the detestable practices of the pagan nations that the LORD had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites.
“Detestable practices”, hmmm?
Jeremiah 18:11 "Therefore, Jeremiah, go and warn all Judah and Jerusalem. Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: I am planning disaster for you instead of good. So turn from your evil ways, each of you, and do what is right.'" 12 But the people replied, "Don't waste your breath. We will continue to live as we want to, stubbornly following our own evil desires." 13 So this is what the LORD says: "Has anyone ever heard of such a thing, even among the pagan nations? My virgin daughter Israel has done something terrible! 14 Does the snow ever disappear from the mountaintops of Lebanon? Do the cold streams flowing from those distant mountains ever run dry? 15 But My people are not so reliable, for they have deserted Me; they burn incense to worthless idols. They have stumbled off the ancient highways and walk in muddy paths. 16 Therefore, their land will become desolate, a monument to their stupidity. All who pass by will be astonished and will shake their heads in amazement. 17 I will scatter My people before their enemies as the east wind scatters dust. And in all their trouble I will turn My back on them and refuse to notice their distress."
Well, the warning has been issued. There were 129 references to the word “pagan” in the Bible. It is sad to say but many will respond just as they did in verse 12 with “don’t waste your breath”. Many will not even take the time to read this. A day of judgment is coming! The sad thing about RESURRECTION SUNDAY is that many kids will be cheated. Nothing new for the majority of them because they are cheated often. Whether it be with playing games instead of learning the Word of God or if it is a watered down version of stories like Noah’s Ark where they hear about all the animals and the big boat but they fail to tell about all the people that drowned because they lived wicked lives! What this does is reproduce more biblically ignorant “professing Christian” people who warm the pews of the American churches with little or no biblical knowledge. They will take in whatever the preacher says whether right or wrong. The kids will be the ignorant ones of the future that will fall for anything the devil puts out there. This is of course unless the Lord comes back and brings the JUDGMENT that this wicked nation deserves! I love people enough to tell them the truth and hopefully keep them from eternal hell.
1John 2:15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.