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ISHTAR (Used to misname EASTER?) IS FROM SATAN, PASSOVER IS FROM ALMIGHTY GOD
by Eugene Lopatynsky
4/02/2017 / Holidays
God told the Jews to apply the blood of an innocent lamb to the posts of their door. God said “When I see the blood, I’ll pass over you”. He did not pass over the Egyptians. With a mighty hand brought God His people out of Egypt. The birth of freedom? You think about it.
Today, this day, has the blood of Christ Jesus been applied TO YOU? Surprising question? But it is not your blood, it is the blood and agony of someone else, who loves you and who paid for you. This time it is not just a birth of freedom; it will be the birth of an eternity of happiness. With a mighty hand will God bring HIS PEOPLE into another reality, this time into a reality which THE EYE HAS NOT SEEN, AND THE EAR NEVER HEARD, NEITHER CAN MAN EVEN IMAGINE THE HAPPINESS THAT GOD PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM (1Cor. 2: 9, paraphrased, if you please). God’s Word, Sir. Look it up.
God gave Israel seven feast days, each one with a prophetic significance. Five have already been fulfilled, only two remain. When was Passover fulfilled? The blood upon the door, the mighty entrance into freedom? It was the sign for a future Redeemer, a Savior, who would pay with His blood, for everyone who will choose the God of Justice over the god of betrayal.
He said, IT IS FINISHED, and He bowed His head, and gave up His life, for you and for me (John 19:30).
“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many of the saints which slept arose (Mark 27:51-52)”
Why, how could this be?
God has only one provision for redemption – forgiveness is available only by means of a proxy, someone else, paying for you (or else you pay yourself, as taught again and again by the required animal blood sacrifice offered for sins), but this time only once, this time by a Kinsman Redeemer, somebody who came absolutely perfect, sinless, innocent, without “spot or wrinkle”, willing and capable to be payment, to take YOUR GUILT and YOUR PUNISHMENT upon himself.
Only God could be thus capable.
The penalty for sin is death. This provided Satan with the sense of invincibility. To save mankind GOD WOULD HAVE TO DIE.
Not to mention that God would have to become a Kinsman, a man. Satan’s sense of invincibility and self-assurance lasted until the Cross.
With infinite love God gave us a Savior, to pay our penalty and a Bible, a guide and a light on our path!
The Bible is a love story; written with blood, upon a wooden cross; the story of God’s love for you.
Men are not lost because they are sinners; they are lost because they have rejected Jesus who died for them. Even if you go into a lost eternity and have not accepted Christ, He died for you, and you simply made His sacrifice for you of no avail. You have trodden underfoot the blood of your Savior.
Any CONCEIVABLE price to pay is worthwhile FOR YOU just to find Jesus and to belong to Him! If you want Him, pray now with me, "DEAREST LORD JESUS, FORGIVE ME MY SINS. COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE THE RULER OF MY LIFE. HELP ME TO LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY, TO OBEY YOU WITH ALL MY STRENGTH AND TO READ YOUR BIBLE DAILY, EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE."
If you do this, and mean it, with an open heart, this prayer will never fail. It will become the greatest thing you will ever have, and it will last forever.
It was finished at the Cross. For us, it has only begun. Did God not say, “THE EYE HAS NOT SEEN, AND THE EAR NEVER HEARD, NEITHER CAN MAN EVEN IMAGINE THE HAPPINESS THAT GOD PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM”?
No matter what we have done, served sin or the Chief Devil himself, every human being willing to change, wanting a God of love instead of a god of betrayal, will be forgiven, will be given a new heart (innermost being) and an eternity of joy unspeakable and full of glory. This life is nothing compared to eternity. Why trade any temporary advantages for an eternity of unspeakable, unthinkable horror? Adam and Eve have already chosen. This time, YOU choose.
What do you suppose will confront those who REJECT the immense gift of a loving God, so great, SO GREAT, a salvation?
Ishtar is the Mesopotamian East Semitic (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) goddess of fertility, always with baby Baal (Tammuz or by different names), as Semirabis in Babylon, Diana in Greece, Ceres in Rome; and now, where would you look for her in contemporary Pantheons? This Ishtar is still the same demon providing fornication and adultery; a “goddess of love and war”, of Ego (self-esteem) and selfish power. Now the adopted image looks harmless, with eggs and rabbits as fertility symbols.
For those who tolerate or even defend IDOLS, what did God tell you in Deut. 5:8-9?
“Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness OF ANY THING THAT IS IN HEAVEN ABOVE, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: THOU SHALT NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF UNTO THEM, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God….”
What did God say? "Make no image of ANYTHING which is in heaven, on Earth or under the water". WHY? "So you do NOT BOW DOWN YOURSELF unto them, nor serve them"
This is the SECOND OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Maybe some should read the Bible some time and forget Catechisms.
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