📯For past 3 days you learned about how satan presents himself as "santa" now here's why: Let's see how the manipulation continues:
On the 7th day of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S. satan gave to you: Debt!💸😢
👉🏾For many folks (especially of the younger variety) the highlight of Christmas is the receiving of gifts. Christians often look to the magi (more famous as “The Three Wise Men”) as the originators of the custom, but pagans were doing it long before "jesus" was born. The Romans exchanged gifts at during Saturnalia (a winter holiday lasting about a week), including toys and edible treats. Merchants regularly report that over 70% of their annual retail sales occur during the Xmas shopping season. This represents a tremendous amount of gift buying [in the BILLIONS $$] Most today believe that gift-giving comes from the Bible example of the “three wise men” (However the Bible gives no exact number) presenting gifts to The Messiah
🚨The Bibliotheca Sacra (theological journal published by Dallas Theological Seminary), states “The interchange of presents between friends is a like characteristic of Christmas and the Saturnalia, and MUST have been adopted by Christians from the pagans, as the admonition of Tertullian plainly shows” (Vol. 12, pp. 153-155).
Like every other aspect of Xmas, the shocking truth is that even this supposed Christian custom does NOT come from the Bible. It is an irony that people love to believe they are following the custom of the wise men giving to The Messiah, when actually they are giving almost exclusively to each other🤯 how about that! What hypocrisy! Because truth be told, the Messiah is completely forgotten. If it's about HIS birth..why are the gifts going to other people?? 🤔...The Bible actually teaches that so called followers of The Messiah aka “Christians”should not keep birthdays which includes a day set asides as honoring the “birth” of The Messiah who NEVER once spoke on having bdays... nor did any follower of His honor his bday after Him... BUT who told y’all which date was his birthday?? ...🤦🏾♀️that’s a different lie in itself!! Numerous scriptures make this principle clear that the wise men were bringing gifts for a king NOT the bday boy.. I will reshare a post I did on that as well.
Let's briefly return to the “wise men” who gave gifts to Christ. Since this is what Y'all use to justify "gift giving" The scripture describing this is Matthew 2:1-11: “Now when The Messiah was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He that is born King of the Jews?…And when they were come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” It is commonly supposed that these were birthday presents for “baby white or brown jesus.” But is this what the Bible actually says? Absolutely not! First, off it is important to note that they did give the gifts to Him in His hands.. it says they presented (let that marinate). They did not stand in His presence and exchange gifts among themselves or give them to others. The gifts were “presented unto Him.” Also, they arrived WELLLL after his “birthday.” This is another reason these could not have been “birthday presents.” SMH Are you following along? AGAIN THEY WERE BRINGING GIFTS FOR A KING!
I'm convinved.. you Christians truly DO NOT want to obey TMH (Rom. 8:7). MOST would rather follow their own “imagination.” Y'all just do not understand that HE wants your lives to go “well.” He wants happiness, joy and blessings to flow into people's lives. All these are the results of obeying Him (by keeping The Laws and denouncing paganism). When all of the interconnected traditions, filled with the symbolism of worshipping an ancient pagan, humanly devised god, are taught, this is not worshipping or honoring The Most High! That's when your "blessings" come from satan, not The Most High.. Period.👈🏿
❗️The prophet Isaiah was inspired to write, “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show My people their transgression” (Isaiah 58:1). I have done this today.. I pray you are convicted, repent and take heed. #sayNOtoPaganism👉🏾❌🎄🔥
🎀Happy Follyays! The more you know..🌈
📖 Proverbs 22:7(KJV) The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.