Should Christians celebrate Easter? Resurrection Sunday?

UNlearning is the hardest part.” -my hubs, an ordained minister


We’re still learning (unlearning and relearning on repeat lately). But if you’re a brand new newbie to the Father’s appointed times, this might help get you started.
“‘And this day shall become to you a remembrance. And you shall celebrate it as a festival to יהוה throughout your generations – celebrate it as a festival, an everlasting law.” Shemoth (Exodus)‬ ‭12:14‬ ‭

Spring Feasts:
Passover (Leviticus 23:5) – Pointed to the Messiah as our Passover lamb.
Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6) – Pointed to the Messiah’s sinless life.
First Fruits (Leviticus 23:10) – Pointed to the Messiah’s resurrection.
Weeks or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16)
Occurs fifty days after the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Fall Feasts:
Trumpets (Leviticus 23:24).
Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27).
Tabernacles or Booths (Leviticus 23:34).


It’s not about “easter sunday” or even “resurrection sunday”. Sounds crazy, I know. I KNOW! How can a believer not focus on those?! You see, just like Christmas, our worship of the Father is not to be mingled with pagan worship. As you might have guessed, Easter is more of the same… paganism. Sigh. And upon further investigation, we just might find that He actually arose on Sabbath – a Saturday. Again… Crazy, I know. We won’t hear about that in a Sunday service.

There are a few calendars one can follow, but if you take a peek at the Zadok/Enoch calendar, you’ll find that it always puts Passover on a Tuesday, according to the Dead Sea Scrolls. A friend pointed out to me, looking at “the first day of the week” when Mary went to the tomb, concordances state “sabbaton” which is “one of the sabbaths” (that week had TWO of them – Passover being a high sabbath). Roman translations move that to Sunday (of course they would!). Yet, the Father’s significant days seem to revolve around sabbaths. There is so much beauty and depth to be found in His appointed times.

At the end of the day, most of us can agree that “Good Friday” to “Resurrection Sunday” does not add up to 3 days and 3 nights.

I wanted to leave you with a few resources for a launching pad to get you started in your own research… unlearning, relearning, repeat.


Olive Branch Fellowship:

Passover & Unleavened Bread 101 (This is a bit “meatier” than your typical 101, but some details of this video brought clarity for me, so I’m including it)

The Moedim (feasts/appointed times)

(full series: The Moedim – YouTube)
Zachary Bauer
The origins of easter
It’s called First Fruits not resurrection Sunday
Truth Unedited:
Who is Easter? Understand the mother goddess
History of Easter: Is it a pagan holiday?
Almond House Fellowship:
The True Death, Burial, and Resurrection
Alan Horvath
All About easter and Then Some
Now You See TV:
Easter Abomination
A pastor reveals Easter origin:

Passion for Truth Ministries:

And don’t forget to watch The Way. It’s worth the time! I promise!

xoxo
Crisie

Shalom

“Shabbat Shalom”

I didn’t quite understand the depth of what “Shalom” meant. Why not simply say peace?  In many ways, it feels like I’m learning a new, beautiful language.

While our modern definition of peace is grasping for a break from life’s turmoil, it seems biblical peace addresses our hearts — it’s more than a lack of conflict.

Rabbi Robert I. Kahn of Houston, Texas, differentiates “Roman” peace verses “Hebrew” shalom:

One can dictate a peace; shalom is a mutual agreement.
Peace is a temporary pact; shalom is a permanent agreement.
One can make a peace treaty; shalom is the condition of peace.
Peace can be negative, the absence of commotion. Shalom is positive, the presence of serenity.
Peace can be partial; shalom is whole.
Peace can be piecemeal; shalom is complete.

In John 14:27, Yahusha (Jesus) was nearing the end of His earthly ministry and prepared the disciples for what was ahead, knowing that it would not be easy. As He comforted and prepared them, He said, “Peace I leave with you – My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
‭‭Yoḥanan (John)‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭

And the Master of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Master be with you all. Tas`loniqim Bĕt (2 Thessalonians)‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭

Shalom is more than simply peace; it is a COMPLETE peace. According to Strong’s Concordance 7965 Shalom not only means completeness, but wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם‎

Proverbs 18:21 tells us there is life or death in the power of the tongue. Therefore, whenever you greet someone, coming and going, the word “shalom” you are speaking into someone’s life all the wonderful things that shalom means!

The one steadfast of mind You guard in perfect peace, for he trusts in You. “Trust in יהוה forever, for in Yah, יהוה, is a rock of ages.” ‭‭Yeshayah (Isaiah)‬ ‭26:3-4‬ ‭

Shabbat Shalom, friends!

Whole Bible believer? You Are {Not} Alone

If everyone is doing the same thing, it makes me take pause and bring it to Yah and His Word — not the opinions of man and the “matter of conscience” defense. He is pretty clear, if only we have ears to hear.

Scooting closer to Yah is tricky to navigate, even among believers. If you’re in that place, too. I just want to tell you…

You’re not alone.

Enter in through the narrow gate! Because the gate is wide – and the way is broad – that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter in through it. Because the gate is narrow and the way is hard pressed which leads to life, and there are few who find it. -Matthew ‭7:13-14‬ ‭

Full video:
https://vimeo.com/alignthestars/review/179077179/2ddccb86c8
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**I’m still learning

**I’m still learning. ⠀

I feel as though this disclaimer should be written across my forehead. If you judged me based on where I was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, I year ago, or even 1 day ago, you might find that I’ve changed. But isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? Change. ⠀

This is why, though exhausting at times, I speak grace (as much as I can muster) to those unaware of the bigger picture at play. We are all on quite the adventurous learning journey, right? Some of us learned the hard way, through pain. And a few of us learned by watching others fall. ⠀

But grace. Grace is so needed in this hour. The incessant chanting back and forth energizes our real enemy. He laughs, while we direct negative energy towards people, forgetting that we are in a war against spiritual forces of evil (Ephesians 6). ⠀

So, today… I choose grace on this journey. Because I’m still learning, too. And reminding myself that this war is ironically not of flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12). ⠀

Life isn’t easy. I simply hope to encourage someone as they wake… not shame them in all of the things they should have already known. We all started somewhere. My heart truly goes out to those who blindly trusted and, without TRUE informed consent, already took the “juice which shall remain nameless for purposes of not getting deleted again.”⠀

There is grace.

i know {who} holds tomorrow

I love this community! But I realized I had to set boundaries for myself [by turning off Instagram replies in stories] when my inbox became FLOODED with fear. From Christians.

I get it. These headlines are not easy to navigate. But, as Christ-followers, our response should look different —> Even if we have to shake ourselves as the psalmist did when he told. his. soul. to hope in God. (Psalm 43:5)

We have a HOPE that’s bigger than… (insert any headline here — today, it’s drama on our nation’s capitol). No matter the circumstance, the message remains the same.

Salvation is found in Christ.
Stay away from vacksheens.
Stop listening to the lies of the enemy.

Satan’s days are numbered. And he ain’t happy about it.
But we can certainly rejoice! The joy of the Lord is our strength. Amen!

“To reveal the kingdom coming
And to reconcile the lost
To redeem the whole creation
You did not despise the cross

For even in Your suffering
You saw to the other side
Knowing this was our salvation
Jesus for our sake You died

And the morning that You rose
All of heaven held its breath
Till that stone was moved for good
For the Lamb had conquered death

And the dead rose from their tombs
And the angels stood in awe
For the souls of all who’d come
To the Father are restored

And the Church of Christ was born
Then the Spirit lit the flame
Now this gospel truth of old
Shall not kneel shall not faint

By His blood and in His Name
In His freedom I am free
For the love of Jesus Christ
Who has resurrected me”

p.s. I’m not a huge fan of the author of the song, but that doesn’t change the truth in the message. Also… You CAN still message me! 😉

new {normal}


Sometimes I miss the me I used to be, clueless of a bigger agenda. Is it possible to grieve ignorant bliss?
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There’s no time for that now. I’ve had enough of the lies and sometimes, instead of tears, righteous anger takes the wheel. I find myself apologizing to my 18 yr old because the many concerns build up and overflow into my conversations. I tell her… “I’m sorry. This is your new mom” – my ₦Ɇ₩ ₦ØⱤ₥₳Ⱡ, a mom who cannot remain silent and bow down to injustice.

Read my friend @toxinfree.tiffany ‘s post — She encapsulates how I feel in this hour.
Thankfully, my daughter gets it. She’s done with the lack of common sense, critical thinking skills, and kindness, as well. [Side note: The Lord needs to provide her with a woke, God-lovin’ man. Amen.]

The benefit of agenda awareness is the knowledge of our desperate need for a Savior. Not Trump, but Christ and His presence. I thank God for His goodness and for the HOPE we have in HIM with even MORE earnest. Because that’s all we have. Hope… in Him.
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And if Christ is our defender, we never have to defend our choice to speak out to anyone. At the end of this life, we stand before an audience of One.

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Come Jesus Come

Come Jesus Come

I have never been so homesick for a place I’ve never been. Jesus is the only answer.
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Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God’s dwelling is with humanity, and He will live with them. They will be His peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away. Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.” Revelation‬ ‭21:3-5‬
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Come, Jesus, Come. Until you do, we occupy… pointing others to you.
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Video: Stephen McWhirter

Christ {first}

Hi!  With each post, I often think… this is the post or story in which I lose everybody.  So thank you for sticking around.
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I’m here to warn ANYone who has “ears to hear” that vaccines are a tool in the devil’s tool belt (they ARE – as well as: 5 g, fluoride, etc). There IS an agenda, on all sides. BUT, I’m living one degree off if I share the darkness and miss sharing the gospel of salvation and hope in Christ. I’m about that message, too!  He is THE truth (John 14:6). Unless we’ve accepted Him, we lose everything, our very souls, at the end of this crazy little thing called life.

 

 

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We need discernment, now more than ever, within the body of Christ. Our enemy is sneaky, a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8). I cry out, “Lord, heal our land!” He replies, “if my people, who are called by my name, will HUMBLE themselves and PRAY and SEEK my face and TURN from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
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Sharing a peep in my message box.

Yes, it gets crazy in there sometimes. People can be people. I’m not sharing for pity, simply a display of our collective need to fall on our knees before the ONLY Savior in this big picture. Opinions are all over the place. Be wise as serpents, innocent as doves (Matt. 10:16). Stay alert, and of sober mind, my friends. Be encouraged! The Lion of the tribe of Judah HAS conquered (Revelations 5). Christ first. ALL else, second. Praying…

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video clip: @ officialjohnnybargo
Disclaimer: posting a clip of one person does not mean you agree/disagree with everything they post.