With all the screaming lately about keeping “Christ” in Christmas, I just want to say No, I won’t be keeping Christ in Christmas. Why? Because He has nothing to do with it. He is not the reason for the season and quite frankly we should do the things we scream for during this season every day. Peace, Joy, Love, giving, all of them should be done every day, including honoring Him.
Are there anything wrong with traditions? Not a thing! Unless they usurp the Word of God and/or become Idols.
I enjoy many of the fun things that surround this time of year.
The history of Christmas and all of its trappings today have old traditions, some pagan, some not. You can research them by yourself, and you probably know most of them already anyway.
Only God can declare a day a Holy Day.
For those that say, “But we don’t know when Yeshua/Jesus was born.” I say Hogwash!
As my friend Cerise posted on Facebook recently,
“He was conceived on Hanukkah (the feast of dedication of the temple). (This feast is mentioned in John 10)
He lived out the Torah in purity.
He was born on Sukkot (feast of tabernacles or temporary dwelling places).
He was circumcised the 8th day.
He was offered on Passover.
He sent the Ruach Hakodesh on Shavuot (feast of Pentecost)
He will rapture the Body, his bride (Leah) on Rosh Hashanah.
Seven years later he will return for his bride the Yahudim (Jews) (Rachel).
Last but not least he will judge the wicked on Yom Kippur (fast of atonement). Then he will turn and hand back everything to the Father. All order will be restored and the Ancient of Days will have removed all darkness from His creation.”
All of this can be proven in the Word of God if you study it out.
God’s Holy Days are important and tell us all about Yeshua, His first coming, His life, and His second coming. And much more! So study to show yourselves approved in this area if you are one of those that say we can’t know His day of birth.
Make sure his holiday season that you aren’t hanging onto idols, that you aren’t doing things that God has said not to do in His Word, or that you are doing (or not doing) things God has told you by His Holy Spirit that YOU should )or should not) be doing. These are 3 important things to check for.
Whatever you do this holiday season is between you and God. But we should all know what we do and why, and do them by faith. Romans 14:23
Do remember that the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple (We, the body, are the Temple now) begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Take some time to rededicate your temple to Him and His Work in your life during this season.
To repeat, because I feel it’s the root of all of this and very important, Whatever you do this holiday season is between you and God. But we should all know what we do and why, and do them by faith. Romans 14:23
Blessings and happy holy days 🙂