In the eleventh month of 1997, I had a series of dreams, which I did some research on. The following information is the result. I pray that you would pray for YHWH's truth to be revealed to you, for it is the truth that will set you free. Please do not be as the Farushiym [Pharisees] and Tsadukiym [Sadducees], making mans traditions of greater importance than YHWH’s commands. YHWH is zealous for us and He does not want to share us with anyone, nor His praise to go to another.
Over a hundred years before Yahusha` HaMashiyach was born ( about 5 BCE), the Romans were continually conquering other peoples and spreading their kingdom further in all directions. The Romans had many gods and adopted many more from the people they conquered. They also brought back slaves from those lands. Those slaves were allowed the freedom to continue their religious practices. In many cases the gods remained the same and the name was simply changed to a Roman name.
Mithras mediated between his father and his followers, protecting them and encouraging them in their life struggles of lies, uncleanness and evil. After death, it is said, that all men must appear before Mithras on his judgement seat. The unclean souls would be handed over to the prince of darkness, while the pure would be received into the full radiance of heaven by his father.
The Mithraic priesthood had a high priest or pontiff, with a following of celibates and virgins serving him. The daily sacrifice was offered at his altar and worshippers partook of the consecrated bread and wine. A flame was kept continually burning in his temple. In the temple was a statue of a bull with a young man (Mithras) on his back, slitting the bull’s throat. The blood of sacrificed bulls was to cleanse them of their sins. The seventh day of the week was holy to him.
Every year, from the summer solstice until the winter solstice, the days become shorter and shorter. The winter solstice was traditionally held on December 25th. After that, the days become longer again, until the summer solstice, at which point the cycle repeats itself every year. December 25th was honored as Mithras birthday, the god of light, the unconquered sun. This day he won his annual victory over the forces of darkness and the days would become longer.
emperor Aurelian, the emperor before
“Church” history placed Yahusha`’s birth in the
months of April or May. Later the “Church” in the East adopted 1st
month, 6th day for the date of the Nativity. But in
second century, Mithras worship had spread through
interesting to note that what I uncovered is not new. During the 1500's there
was a religious movement called the Reformation. This
movement gave birth to Protestantism. These “Christians” were protesting many
things that the “Church” did, that were not scriptural. The cry was, "Only
the Bible". These “Christians” saw that Christmas was a pagan celebration . During
the 1600's Christmas was outlawed in
First, I would like to address the similarities in the worship of Mithras and that of Yahusha`. On any front, Satan is not original. He typically copies what YHWH has set in place, perverting the truth. Second, there might be a logical explanation for those similarities. When the Jews were taken captive, it was first by the Babylonians. In the book of Daniel, we see some of the history. Through various circumstances Daniel and his three friends are elevated to positions of prominence, Daniel being placed as chief of the wise men (Daniel ). These wise men are also the religious leaders called Magi.
Babylonians are taken over by the Medes and soon after the Persians. Daniel
9:1," In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes ( a
Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom-…" ,
Daniel is still on the scene. Daniel 10:1," In the third year of Cyrus
Wayyikra [Leviticus] 18:1-5, "YHWH
said to mosheh,
'speak to yisrael and say to them, "i am YHWH. you must not do as they do in mitsrayim
Shemoth [Exodus] 23:24, " 'do not bow down before their elohiym or worship them or follow their practices. you must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.' "
BeMidbar [Numbers] 33:55,56, " 'but if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. they will give you trouble in the land where you will live. and then i will do to you what i plan to do to them.' "
YHWH is very clear on this matter: do not adopt the ways of the pagan nations.
I feel that all the evidence of the origins of Christmas is very clear, it is a pagan holiday whose names have been changed to appease everyone but YHWH. I would rather offend men by seeming to be extreme, than offend YHWH and His son, Yahusha` HaMashiyach, by practicing a foreign religion or having the names of the baaliym [baals] on my lips.
Romans 14:5-8,12, " 'one man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. he who regards one day as special, does so to YHWH. he who eats meat, eats to YHWH, for he gives thanks to YHWH; and he who abstains, does so to YHWH and gives thanks to YHWH. for none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. if we live, we live to YHWH; and if we die, we die to YHWH. so, whether we live or die, we belong to YHWH. [Verse 12], so then, each of us will give an account of himself to YHWH.' "
I ask you, please pray and seek YHWH’s direction in this matter. Our desire should be to please and honor YHWH, not men and their traditions, no matter how noble they make the deception seem. We should be as EliYahu [Elijah] calling for those who would listen, "If YHWH is the elohiym, then follow after Him."