Short Christmas Post: Come out of the World


As I write this post, I can simply begin to think how many may turn their hearts from the truth, but I think it’s best I share it regardless. The truth is the truth and it’s what the Father wants us to dwell in.

Question: as the world celebrates Christmas, what will you do?

  1. participate in the holiday “spirit”
  2. isolate myself from the world
  3.  keep silent
  4. Share the truth behind Christmas
  5.  none of these above

FACT: Christmas has nothing to do with Christ. The cutting of a tree, the placing of ornaments on a tree, the exchanging of gifts, etc are all practices of the Egyptians way before the Flood Days.


History traces Christmas back to the days of Nimrod’s where December 25 was his birthday. Who was Nimrod?

Nimrod is a descendent of Ham (Noah’s son). READ: Genesis 10:6-9

Here’s more about Nimrod:

The Bible does not identify Nimrod’s mother, or his date of birth, but Egyptian and Babylonian antiquities identify his mother as Semiramis, and his birthday is celebrated on 25th December. Sometimes Semiramis is referred to as the mother of Nimrod, and sometimes as his wife, leading to the belief that Nimrod married his mother.

The Biblical reference to Nimrod as a “mighty hunter” is important because he was seen as the Saviour of the ancient world for that very reason. People were living in small, scattered villages with little protection from wild animals. Nimrod was more than just a hunter, he was also a charismatic figure who could gather people together to build walled cities where they could live in safety. They were obedient to him as their leader, and considered that their loss of independence was a price worth paying for the safety that Nimrod and his kingdom offered.

There is nothing in the Bible about the death of Nimrod, but the ancient traditions suggest that he died a violent death. One tradition says that he was killed by a wild animal. Another says that Shem killed him because he had led the people into the worship of Baal.

His wife-mother, Semiramis, who had risen to greatness on his account, was not going to disappear into obscurity because of his death. Instead she pronounced him to be a god, so that she herself became a goddess. She produced another son, and proclaimed him to be the resurrected Nimrod. This was not difficult, because she was so promiscuous she produced many children whose father could not be identified. She proclaimed that she had gone down to the world of the dead, rescued Nimrod and brought him back.

Thus began the worship of Semiramis and the child-god, and the whole paraphanalia of the Babylonian religious system.

(Source:http://www.annomundi.com/bible/christmas.htm)

Wow.

I want to keep this short: There’s so much to prove that Christmas has NOTHING to do with Christ, yet those who claim to be in Him are actually in Christmas.

As the world/Catholic Church celebrates Christmas reflect on these scriptures:

  • ‭‭John‬ ‭15:19‬ ‭
  • ‭‭John‬ ‭17:16-17‬ ‭
  • Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭
  •  ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭10:1-5‬ ‭
  • Amos 5:21

If your church celebrates Christmas, question how much of the truth it loves, or even knows. If Jesus askes us not to be of the world, why would He find it okay to celebrate “His” Christmas day?

Also take note, prior to leaving earth, He made it clear to remember his death. Read: Luke 22:19-20

But He never reminded us to remember His birthday. Hm.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭18:4‬ ‭‬‬

I pray as the world celebrates its holidays, you make a wise decision. Some may think 1) everyone’s doing it 2) the holiday “spirit” is really loving 3) my friends celebrate it and I won’t reject them but just participate. If you’re saying the following I pray that you learn to put Yahweh before the world, your friends and yourself.

As for me, I take no parts in holidays!

Come out of her!

Deceptive Fruit


You know what ticks me off? That shiny red (or green) apple. You know what I’m talking about sis. The one that LOOKS so fruitful and sweet but when you take that first bite you just spit out the rot you bit into. The next few things I holler out are: “yuck!” “eww!” “disgusting!”

Not only is it disgusting, but personally it’s aggravating to be deceived. What you thought you saw was not what it was. Sigh.

Often times, I have to look at my heart and realize I am that apple. Outwardly, I am beautiful. But inwardly, if the Father (or anyone) were to take a bite out of me, or even you sis, would He spit you out in disgust? Would He yell “You Hypocrite!” “you Deceptive Fruit!”

Sisters, I think looking nice is really important especially if you have a Head/husband that wants that of you. But remember:

“Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing gold, or of putting on of apparel; BUT let it be hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. (1 Peter 3:3-4)

That banana is pretty glamorous, maybe a little vain but where is the substance? Where is the fruit?!

Becoming a better woman requires daily evaluation on where the heart is. How we treat ourselves, others and how we choose to live reflects our walk and who we are. How ugly it is to see a beautiful woman who is contentious! The Father hates a contentious woman (Proverbs 25:24, Proverbs 21:9 and Proverbs 27:15). Some contentious women we recognize in scriptures are Delilah (seducing, deceptive spirit), the Proverbs 7 woman (harlot), and Jezebel (manipulative, feminist spirit). We don’t want to be like them, we want to be what Yahweh wants us to be, which is wise.

Here’s another situation in scriptures where Jesus found a deceptive fruit to be hypocritical.

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” ( Matthew 23:25-28)

I don’t want this blog post to go any longer but sister I encourage you to examine your heart. Your hair is nice, your smile was created beautifully, you wear nice apparel. But your heart, where does it stand? Who is mankind that we must always check our self and make sure we are correct?! If only we corrected our hearts just as much as we updated our wardrobe and hair styles. Some of us spend so much money on our outward appearance but pay no mind to the rotting heart and mind we have. If only we COULD see it, man would we be more fearful about our salvation . But sis, this is your queue to examine and evaluate. Ask the Father to reveal the secret sins and to expose you to a light that will inspire you to be that better woman for His Kingdom.

“By their fruit you shall know them.” Matthew 7:16

Yahweh, I pray for the sister who reads this blog. I pray that you have stung or pierced her heart with conviction. If you have, I understand that you love her. And if she decides to work on her heart, I pray you give her strength where she falls weak. Encourage her to walk in your strait and narrow path and to become obedient. You’ve already created her beautiful, but may Your Holy Spirit move her to be inwardly beautiful. Thank you for her. I glorify Your name for allowing her to fall on to this blog post. Hallelu Yah! In Jesus’ name,  Amen. 

Hard Work makes the Dream Work

Hey there Daughter of Zion!!

I simply wanted to share a small thought on the title.

I am 24 years old, working full time, in school for my masters part time, living for Yahweh full time (not just on sabbath), while trying to stabilize a side gig at least part time.
It’s a lot. On most days I wake up like:

Now if I feel this way, I can imagine how much you may be working and feeling tired on most days. Yet, you know you’ve got a long journey to walk to get where you want to be. I just wanted to encourage you and say, don’t work to be seen. Continue to work hard and stay committed. In today’s society, rarely anyone works for what they want sis. But you and I, we’re going to sweat this out, set our goals and we are going to work those long hours to accomplish them. Below are some scriptures to encourage you:

“But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!” II Chronicles‬ ‭15:7‬ ‭

* Yahweh was talking to His people, which are those who abide by His Laws. Which also means, do not expect a reward from the Father if you’re not living for Him.

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:5‬

“Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house.” Proverbs‬ ‭24:27‬

Do not give up.  On your worst day, simply work your hardest. And watch how what you’ve beautifully sown, reaps beautifully. Stay encouraged sisters. Shalom.