The Origins of Easter ?

easter eggs 2A powerful article from Amazing Discoveries –

Easter is known for its bunny rabbits, colored eggs, hot cross buns, and the return of springtime. But where did Easter come from?

Few people realize that Easter is not about the resurrection of Christ. The only time the word “Easter” is found in the Bible (Acts 12:4), it is there by mistranslation. The word in the original Greek is “Passover.” Jesus died at the time of the Passover feast, but the Passover is not Easter and Jesus did not die at Easter time. Easter is an ancient spring festival. Long before the time of Christ, the pagan goddess Ishtar, or sometimes known as Astarte or Ashtoreth, was worshiped in different countries. Our modern practice of sunrise worship originates from the pagan festival honoring Ishtar. The story of Easter also helps explain how Sunday became sacred and the origin of virgin worship. Continue reading

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The Substance of Things hoped for !

Bible - Isaiah_44-22     Why is it so difficult for us to believe in God ? . . . .
If Satan has cast his dark shadow across your path, look up in faith, and God will let His Light shine upon you and dispel the darkness !       Satan would like to have you cherish that shadow (of doubt). He would like to have you view God through a cloud of his own making; but we are to be in a position of faith and confidence in God . . . .

     Satan (the Accuser) will come to you after you have trusted in God, and will try to steal away the Victory that faith has gained. He will present your sins to you; but can you not tell him it is written, “The blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanseth us from all sin?” I John 1:7.

     If you have repented of your sins, and have confessed them to God, you need no longer go on in doubt and despondency. God does not want you to stand under a cloud. He wants you to come into the Light, and to have confidence in Him, knowing that you have committed your soul unto His keeping, as unto a faithful Creator . . .  ! Continue reading

Light and Faith like Streams of Living Water . . . !

Gods-Creation     We have most precious Promises in the Word of God, which ought to give us courage and confidence. They should enable us to come out of uncertainty and darkness, to come where we may know that the Spirit beareth witness with our spirit (mind) that we are the children of God. There is nothing wanting in the store-house of our God.
Romans 8:16

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus . . . . for who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? Moreover we have the mind of Christ !”             Philippians 2:5 & I Corinthians 2:16

It is not enough to say, “I believe;” we must exercise the Living (active, moving) faith that claims the Promises of God as our own, knowing that they are sure and steadfast. The enemy of our souls would be glad to steal away these precious Promises from us, and cast darkness before our eyes, so that we should not be able to appropriate the good things that God means that we shall have ! Continue reading