April 24 2017

Are Ghosts Real? Ex Witch Shares Truth

ghostsWhen I was growing up, the whole idea of ghosts was terrifying to me.  As a child, I was told that the ghost of my grandfather haunted our family home. I never saw anything, but I definitely felt strange things while I lived there that scared me. I was deathly afraid of the dark and the things that lurked within it; such as ghosts and the Boogie Man. I remember playing tag in the dark hallways of my cousins home and feeling certain that something was going to snatch me up and steal me away.

Ghosts have always been a popular theme in movies and television, and as I grew older I heard many stories about people who had encountered ghosts. I became fascinated with the idea of them and I even had a slight obsession with ghost hunting shows for a season. I had never actually seen a ghost but I believed they were real and I was on the fence between wanting to see evidence and terrified.

The concept of ghosts is difficult to deny, as it seems there are stories of ghostly encounters all over the world. Many people hold the same type of fascination with death, ghosts, and otherworldly things. Some people find comfort in the idea of ghosts, thinking that the ones they love are nearby, while others really have an attraction to anything related to death. For me, my connections to the occult and attraction to death were what brought about my fascination with ghosts.

But he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.

Proverbs 8:36

Once I became a Christian and started learning about demons, my thoughts on ghosts changed. I was under the belief that ghosts could not possibly be real, but instead they were demons in disguise. While it can be true that demons can impersonate the dead, there is much more to the phenomena. It was not until months into my inner healing sessions that Jesus began to reveal some important truths to me that I never thought were possible before.

As a survivor of ritual abuse I face daily struggles. Being a part of the occult for my whole life has left a whole mess of entanglement in my soul that I am weekly working through with the help of the Holy Spirit. I face all types of witchcraft attack, astral rituals, trauma triggers and so much more. With each session I have to attempt to tackle these different things going on not only inside of me, but coming at me.

In one of my inner healing sessions I was dealing with a particularly trying problem that had been plaguing me and when Jesus began steering me into the direction of what it was, He began to show me that it was indeed a relative that was deceased. This was extremely upsetting and confusing. How could my dead relative be harassing me if they are dead? I knew that when you die you go to either heaven or hell. So how can a dead person harass me?

It was a question that was going to take time to understand. Coming to the realization that my dead relative was harassing me was more than I could deal with at one time. Over a course of weeks and months I slowly began to understand the attack that was allowed to come at me from a deceased relative. Some people, while they are alive, make a pact with death. This pact or covenant allows the person to die and not move on to judgement or to heaven or hell.

You boast, “We have struck a bargain to cheat death and have made a deal to dodge the grave. The coming destruction can never touch us, for we have built a strong refuge made of lies and deception.”

Isaiah 28:15

Instead this pact allows their human soul to remain in the second heaven, and use astral travel as a means to go to and from the earth and second heaven. Why would a person want their soul to remain here instead of moving on? Surely going to heaven would be a much better option, than roaming to and fro about the earth or second heaven. Well for these particular individuals, there are a couple of different reasons they would make this choice.

For one thing, no one willing chooses to become evil or make pacts with the devil. They only do so out of either complete deception or being tortured by the evil of demonic devices for so long that evil becomes ingrained in the core of who they are. It takes years and years and years of evil being poured out into a person for them to choose evil. And even then, I’m not sure how much of their free will is actually involved in the choice. A person only needs a fragment of their free will to make a choice, and the demonic inside of them can push that part of their free will into choosing it.

Another reason a person might choose to make this pact with death is because they want to have the right to stay and ensure the heritage they have worked so hard for stays intact. For instance, if a person has been indoctrinated into a faith that requires them to give up their soul and the rights to their entire blood line, then that is a huge sacrifice on their part. They are promised power, authority, blessing, wealth, and much more.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:10

This power and blessing is to be passed on, from generation to generation, from oldest child (usually son) to oldest child through the blood line. Every oldest child of the generation will become the patriarch or matriarch of the family, wielding power and authority over the other members. This can look different for every family. For some families it can be a controlling father or an overbearing mother, dominating the family, physically, emotionally or spiritually.

The person that wields this control has given up so much to have it they are unwilling to see it end with them. So they make a pact with the devil to give them the ability to stay in a sort of limbo instead of moving on to heaven or hell. So their soul then has the ability to astral travel back and forth from the second heaven to our world and cause all kinds of problems in our lives. The generational blood rights give legal access into our very beings, that way the deceased soul has the ability to try to keep us in this legacy they have sacrificed for.

When a spirit of the deceased is harassing someone, it can come in different forms. It is witchcraft and witchcraft is meant to control, manipulate, or bind a person. Here is a list of ways witchcraft can affect us. For some of us, the idea that a person would cling this desperately to trying to exert control over the living seems ridiculous. However, in life, a person that decides to do this has been manipulated and strong armed by the devil into believing this is absolutely necessary. Otherwise, no sane person would choose this.

Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
    and makes flesh his strength,
    whose heart turns away from the Lord.

Jeremiah 17:5

To my knowledge we do not see these spirits of the deceased. So when we think of seeing ghostly apparitions, it is most likely demonic spirits. Demonic spirits will try to communicate with humans, move objects, use Ouija boards or mediums to communicate and things that we typically think of when we think of ghosts. Demons are disembodied spirits, so it would make sense that the traditional idea of ghosts comes from the work these demons do.

Spirits of the deceased want to remain a secret. They do not want to be caught and have it known that they are indeed wreaking havoc here after their apparent death. This would cause huge problems for them, because if we knew what they were doing, we would have the power to stop it from happening. It is much easier on them if we believe that ghosts are simply demons harassing us, and completely ignore the evil of these deceased souls.

A person who makes this covenant is not a saved person. You cannot die and have your soul remain and be saved. You have committed your soul to the devil, and you will go to hell. For some, the idea that this is real is terrifying at best. No one wants to believe that a deceased relative has any influence over their lives. It sounds like something that is far too evil to be real. The problem is, that is exactly what Satan is counting on.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Hosea 4:6

Satan does not want anyone to know this is happening, right here and right now. It happens as commonly as any other witchcraft attack or demonic attack. For most people, it will not even come into their scope of reality. They will continue to be harassed and never know why. Satan can continue to have his way in this world as long as we remain ignorant. He has so many devices against us that we refuse to see, because we cannot see the bigger scope of things the way God does.

When God looks at the attack of the devil, all He sees is a tiny little ant, leading a tiny little army of ants. Then ants march and march, trying to invade our lives, but the best they can do is be a huge pest and take up residence in a small area. The devil thinks he is big and bad, but compared to God, Satan is nothing but a tiny pest.

When God looks at us when we are under attack, He sees opportunity. God knows the power and authority we were called to walk in. He knows the call and purpose we have on our lives. God sees everything we are, everything we have ever been through, and everything He is doing for us in that very moment. The devil might distract us, but he cannot stop the awesome power of God over our lives.

So when we step into God’s presence and ask Him to give us a glimpse of what He sees, things from a heavenly perspective; we won’t be over run by fear of what the devil is doing. Instead we will become eager to learn more about the enemy and how is trying to thwart our purpose and call in this world. That way we will know how to pray and protect ourselves. We will be ready and willing to fight, instead of running and hiding from the big bad world.

The devil is never going to win. No matter how evil he is. Evil cannot win. It’s not even possible. So let us take our fears and questions before the One True Living God, the God that created the devil and has defeated him, and let Him guide us, teach us, and grow us, into the strong and mighty warriors we are called to be.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

 

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April 17 2017

The Most Important Sign That You Need Deliverance

deliveranceWhen I first became a Christian, I had never even heard the term ‘deliverance’. I had no idea what it was, and I had no idea that Christians could even have demons. Once I had a firm foothold on the basics of Christianity, I knew I was a good Christian. I went to Bible Studies every week, got baptized, joined a church and did all the right things. I made sure to get rid of everything from the occult I had from my past and repented of all of my involvement with it. I was certain I was doing really well as a Christian.

I saw the fruit of Christ in my life in many ways. I had changed the way I talked, dressed, ate, what I watched and listened too. I was fully submitting myself to Christ in every way I could. Yet as time went on I was still struggling with some sins that I could not get rid of, as well as some other problems that plagued me. So I began searching diligently for answers as to why I had seen so much positive change, yet still struggled so desperately in some areas.

That is when I began to learn about the demonic forces that work against God’s people and how they affect us. It was a learning process that took time for me to understand. It was so contrary to everything that I had learned from church and Bible studies. No one I knew talked about demons and their effects on us, so it took a lot of research on my part to get the answers I was looking for.

As I began to realize that I was indeed fighting dark forces of the spiritual nature in my personal struggles, I began looking for people who could help me. I sought out healing prayer and deliverance prayer in hopes to find relief. Suffering began to really plague me, and the prayer usually offered a temporary relief, but still not enough. That is until God brought me a deliverance ministry that was actually trained and experienced in getting real results.

At that point I had been prayed for so many times I really wasn’t interested. However, my obedience to the Holy Spirit lead me to pursue this new avenue into deliverance. Deliverance is a subject that seems daunting to many. It reminds some of horror movies where your head spins around in circles and spews out green goo. I can assure you, with a properly trained ministry, things like that would never occur.

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:32

A deliverance ministry that is grounded in the Holy Spirit will be calm and will reveal to you the ways in which the devil has been hindering you all your life. It will also reveal to you a new depth in your relationship with Christ, as well as your spiritual gifts. The Holy Spirit is the true leader of a deliverance session, and the deliverance minister is just the facilitator.

In order to determine whether or not you are in need of deliverance, there is only one important question you need to ask yourself. Are you saved? If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you need a deliverance. Every Christian, no matter where they are in their walk with Christ, needs a deliverance.

Why is it so important that every Christian receive a spiritual deliverance? This is critical to understand, so that we can move forward into our freedom and healing in Christ. When we are born, we are born into generational sin, as well as generational curses. Generational sin goes down the blood line for up to four generations. That means, if your great, great grandfather committed murder, was sexually immoral, or practiced occultism, etc. you are now affected by that sin.

But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors—their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me,  which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies—then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin,  I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.

Leviticus 26:40-42

Having curses or demons in your life does not speak of your relationship with Christ, or of what kind of person you are. Anyone and everyone can have demonic oppression over their lives. It is completely normal and should actually be expected. When Jesus walked the earth for His ministry, He was constantly casting demons out of people. It wasn’t because they were bad people or had committed sin; it was because it’s simply part of the human condition.

When Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the Garden, they aligned themselves with the Kingdom of Darkness. This rebellion was an act of witchcraft and a curse on all mankind to inherit this nature of sin aka rebellion against God. No matter how hard we try, we cannot stop the nature of our rebellion. It is only through partnering with the Holy Spirit inside of us that we can follow the will of Christ and align our minds to His.

However, so many people struggle daily to even do this. They are unable to follow the Holy Spirit or fully submit their hearts to God’s plan for their lives. They have strongholds in some areas of their lives that they cannot conquer. For some, even cultivating a relationship with Christ is next to impossible. The struggle is real and deliverance is the first step.

‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’

Numbers 14:18

There are so many signs of oppression that a person could look for in their lives. Signs that you have demonic activity that is bringing you pain and struggle. The bottom line is, every single Christian needs a deliverance session with a trained and qualified ministry that has proven results to back them up. We don’t want to go out desperately searching for anyone who might help us, but instead wait on God’s timing.

God will lead us where He wants us to go. As you can see from my testimony, trying to do it on your own does not lead to the best results. After all my desperate searching the only real help I got was when God lead the way, not me.

Can a deliverance really help you? Maybe you think that you are doing well, just like I did. You seem to have everything together and really can’t see the point of a deliverance. One of the most important reasons to do deliverance is not only for yourself and your own personal freedom, but for your family. Whether you see the fruit of sin and rebellion in your life or not, it is there. This means that it is also affecting your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, and everyone in your family.

Every person that has a deliverance is actually bringing freedom into the lives of all of their loved ones. You are breaking off strongholds that would have gone down into the generations after you. You are walking out a model of personal healing and freedom for your family members, which will have a profound effect on them. Once I had my deliverance session, my husband was freed up enough to have one of his own.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

1 John 1:8-10

deliveranceIn my deliverance session I found out about generational curses and blood rights over me that affected my children, that I could have had no way of knowing otherwise. Everything I do, is for my children. Yes I want to be free, and I want to walk out my call and connect even more with Christ, but even more, I want these things for my family. For my parents, my children, my husband, and everyone else that’s connected to me. If I could do any of this for anyone, I would do it for them.

Time and time again God has shown me how every step I take in freedom is freeing someone I love. I want to see my sons not have to fight some of the same battles I have had too. I want the generations that come up after them to be free from all of the oppression, strongholds and rebellion that have been passed down from generation to generation. I want a heritage of the Lord Jesus Christ over my family line, and no other.

Deliverance can sound very scary for some, and completely unnecessary to others, but I can guarantee you, that if you are a born again Christian, you will greatly benefit from a deliverance session. It is one of the most important steps any Christian can take in their walk with Christ, and it helps lead us to not only freedom, but the maturity as believers we desire to achieve. Stop allowing the thoughts and motives of the world hold you back, and go to your Father and ask Him to lead the way. Trust in Him to show you what your next step in this process is. He is a good father, that gives His children good gifts.

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

Joel 2:25-27

 

April 10 2017

Happy Holidays!

I am taking this week off for Spring Break. Have a wonderful week celebrating Passover/Resurrection Sunday and Easter! I love you all! I will be back to my regular posting schedule next Monday!

Here is an older post that I enjoy that you can read in the meantime! http://www.theothersideofdarkness.com/joy-of-the-lord/

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April 3 2017

Is Easter Satanic? Ex Witch Reveals The Truth

I have celebrated Easter my entire life. The family traditions of Easter baskets filled with candy and toys were something I looked forward to every year as a child. As I got older and began having children of my own, I relished in starting my own family traditions. When my kids were old enough I would help them dye boiled eggs and I would carefully pick out special treats and toys to fill up their Easter baskets. I would even hide plastic eggs filled with candy in the yard, and tell my kids the Easter Bunny put them there. I would watch with joy as my kids ran around looking for their hidden treasure.

I can’t ever say that Easter was about Jesus during all these years. Not until my first year as a Christian, when I started to understand who Jesus Christ was and what His death and resurrection meant for me. The church I was a member of celebrated Lent and all of Holy Week with great festivities. On Ash Wednesday I would take my children to receive the ashes on our foreheads in a solemn service and on Palm Sunday the entire kids ministry would dress up and carry palm branches in a triumphant parade through the sanctuary.

I would sing with the choir and remember everything that Jesus had done for us. I would rejoice and cry, knowing what a wonderful Savior I had. It was a big change for me from so many years of celebrating a holiday in which I had no idea what it was for. It was a chance to be thankful for the life that Jesus Christ died to give me: a life redeemed.

According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

1 Peter 1:3

However as I began to dive deeply into my inner healing I began to learn some deep and painful truths about my life. I was a victim of Satanic ritual abuse for my entire life. In Satanism they have many days where they hold rituals to mark special days and seasons, as well as many other things. They do terrible things to people, including sacrificial murder and blood letting. These are terrible things that no one wants to think about or believe are real. Yet they are.

As I began to learn more about the things that had happened to me in these terrible rituals, I also began to understand how many of these rituals coincided with holidays I had celebrated my whole life. Such as Halloween and Easter. As a survivor of this terrible trauma, you begin to see days where the world sees nothing but fun, as days that are filled with terror and suffering. I may not be that victim anymore, but there are still so many who are.

Holy Week is a very important time for the Christian and Catholic communities. It is a time where believers in Christ can come together in unity and remember Jesus last days, and honor Him for His work on the cross. It all ends with a time of rejoicing on Easter Sunday, where we unite in rejoicing for our salvation in Christ. However, it is also a time where Satan uses people to celebrate acts of death and sacrifice for his purposes. The days observed by Christians to remember Christ sacrifice are days used by Satanists to perform human sacrifices.

Why is it important we know this? How does this really affect the average Christian in their every day walk with Christ? While it may seem unimportant to most, the fact of the matter is that it should be of the utmost importance to us, because it’s something that weighs deeply on the Father’s heart. While we are carrying on our traditions of man in the way that we see fit, Satan has used it as a perversion to steal the lives of the innocent. For this we should be very concerned.

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Colossians 2:8

How many times have you wondered where we get our Christian traditions surrounding Easter? Have you ever questioned why you fill a basket with treats for your children or why you decorate your home with colorful eggs and bunnies? So many of us, like myself, have had these traditions handed down to us for generations, and because we see everyone else we know doing the same types of things, we never once question what we are doing. We love our traditions because they bring us comfort and joy. The problem is we as a people group have learned to derive our comfort and joy from traditions, and not God.

I do not believe God is angry at us for following the ways of a pagan world in celebrating His great and glorious works. God is not a legalist and He understands that we have walked in ignorance. Yet God does want us to stop and ask questions about what we are celebrating and where it came from. He wants us to no longer be ignorant and do things blindly, but to start looking to our Father for the truth and for His will in this matter.

Easter is a holiday that was first celebrated by the first Christians as Passover. After the Exodus of Israel from Egypt, where they were enslaved for hundreds of years, God commanded His people to observe a new festival. The feast of Passover was to remind God’s children of the freedom they received at the hands of their Father. The early church recognized that Passover became a new covenant with God’s people to be a time where we are to commemorate Jesus as the Passover lamb.

As time went on and many pagans came into salvation through Christ, they began to bring in the traditions they carried with them for generations. Traditions of celebrating new life, rebirth, fertility and the spring equinox fit in perfectly with the idea of the death and resurrection of Christ. As the early church began to explode with new converts, Christians could’t help but adapt their pagan ways to their new Christian beliefs.

Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.  Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8

In early 300 A.D., Christianity moved from a persecuted religion to an accepted and legal religion. The First Council of Nicaea was born to bring uniformity to Christian doctrine. One of it’s acts was to bring more stability to the date that the church celebrated the Resurrection by setting it on a Sunday. Previously, most of the church was celebrating the Resurrection during the Passover, but there had already been some sects that were diverging from this tradition according to changing doctrines. The date of Passover could land on any day of the week according to the Jewish calendar, and Christians wanted to be independent from the Jewish community, establishing their own rites and traditions.

So it was ruled that the new date of Easter would be celebrated on the first Sunday after the Paschal (Passover) full moon, that way Easter would usually fall after the date of Passover. The Paschal full moon is the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, which occurs on either the 14th or 15th of Nisan or Passover and often Easter is the very next day.

During this same time of year, the pagans (technically non Christians) celebrate the Spring Equinox . Since ancient times people have celebrated according to the seasons of the earth. Spring was an important time of celebration because it was a time where the earth began to wake up after a long sleep. Food had become scarce after long winters and now the sun was beginning to stay out longer, bringing warmth and light. With the awakening of the earth, it meant more food and time for hunting and gathering for the people.

Celebrating spring naturally aligned with the deities that represented the spring. Deities for new life, fertility, birth and rebirth, renewal and the coming of new light. Traditions included rituals meant to honor these deities to bring about favor and blessing on the people. Little did these people groups know that their rituals were actually honoring demons and nephilim who were able to appear to man and work what looked like miracles, affecting change in their lives.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools  and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

Romans 1:21-23

These so called deities could appear as beautiful or terrifying, killing crops or bestowing what looked like good fortune on the land, influencing the people to worship them. Rituals often included sexual perversions such as orgies and sodomy,as well as dedication of children to these deities for sexual purposes. Elaborate community rituals were common place in ancient times and in the Bible the goddess Ashtoreth or Asherah is frequently mentioned. Ashtoreth was a fertility goddess and the consort of Molech, the god of child sacrifice.

As time went on many religions brought in their fertility symbols. During the Anglo Saxon era, Ostara became the goddess that was celebrated in the spring. Using symbols of eggs for fertitlity and new life, this day brought forth traditions of decorating eggs as a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Ostara has many myths surrounding her that link her with the hare. Some myths have this goddess depicted with the head of a hare or as a hare, and other myths depicted the hare as her favorite animal, which would lay eggs.

Over time traditions evolved to include the Easter Bunny and Easter baskets full of candy. The traditions came in to America with immigrants in the 17th century, turning Easter in to what we now know. With the symbolism of new life and renewal of the spring, it was easy to combine with the traditions of the Resurrection of Christ. The church welcomed this amalgamation of paganism and Christianity, as it made converts feel more comfortable.

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6

The pagan traditions of ritualistic sex and child dedication are still alive today. Many traditions and sects call it Ostara today, and all of these rituals, whether they are sexual in nature or not, are in honor of the demonic deities that they have been worshiping for centuries. Whatever name the goddess has, it is still a demonic entity, and a celebration of witchcraft and satanism. While most pagans who celebrate these spring festivals do not believe they are in alignment with evil in any way, you cannot separate the two.

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are Satanic ritual days. They are days where death, blood letting, and human sacrifice are ritualized in satanic celebrations. Real people in America and all over the world are being harmed in this depraved and inhumane rituals; adults and children alike. While Christians are flocking to church to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ, hundreds, if not thousands of innocents are being defiled.

easterDoes that make it wrong to celebrate Easter or the Resurrection of Christ? Does that mean a Christian who celebrates Easter is going to be condemned by God? Absolutely not. God understands that we as Christians have been walking in complete ignorance and training from the world. We have grown up celebrating Easter with traditions that have been handed down through our families, year after year. We have as innocent babes grown to love the goodness and joy of what we see in these traditions. God does not condemn us for our ignorance.

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

Acts 17:30

However, we cannot continue to be lead astray by the traditions of man, which were taught to us by demons. We have to allow ourselves to be humble enough to see that we cannot take satanic rituals and symbols and use them to honor Christ. We have done so out of ignorance in the past, and now it is time to take a stand for God’s truth. We honor Christ not with our traditions, but with full surrender and sacrifice of our lives to Him.

Our God and Father is not honored by superficial sacrifices. There is not Christ in eggs and bunnies and man made dates set aside out of convenience and independence from God’s appointed feast days. We need to turn our faces back to the Father in repentance and allow Him to teach us His ways. Our Father is a kind and loving Father. He understands the difficulty of a huge separation like removing Easter traditions from our lives. He is patient and slow to anger. He will lead us and guide us, day by day and year by year, in His appointed festivals and how they are to be recognized.

This is not a call to stop celebrating Easter. This is a call of repentance of a great falling away. It was not started by us, but by many generations before us. This is our time to come before the Father and repent on behalf of our ancestors, so we can move forward in teaching our children the ways of Christ and not man. It is the job of each of us to grow into completion and maturity, through testing our faith and petitioning God for His wisdom and knowledge.

God loves each one of us dearly. There is no condemnation in Christ. We have been grafted int as a Royal Priesthood of Saints. We need to focus our eyes on Christ and allow Him to lead us in everything we do, remembering His love and complete devotion to us. If Christ was willing to sacrifice everything for us, then He deserves all of our honor and glory and praise. He is ever loyal to us, so let us devote ourselves wholly to Him. It may take a life time for us to learn how, but it only takes a moment to decide to make the choice.

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26