WHY DO THEY CALL IT EASTER??
Hmm❓... does anyone see any problems with this picture?? 🤔 I took this in a restaurant a couple of days ago. I typically post something about this subject around this time of year, but I wasn't really going to this year, until I saw this. It is such a dichotomy to me. The cross, the bunny, and the eggs.
Anyone ever wonder what eggs and rabbits have to do with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus the anointed One?? 🐣🐰
The answer is...it doesn't.
Also, ever wonder why it is rabbits with eggs when rabbits don't lay eggs?
The fact is...there was a time I never questioned any of it. There was a time I just went along with the whole eggs and bunnies, because it was fun and it was just a part of what "Easter" was.
And while we're on it the subject...what does the word Easter actually mean? How did that word come to signify the time we celebrate Christ's resurrection? I assumed for a long time that it was some Greek word that meant something about the resurrection...but oh when I found out, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with Christ death or resurrection.
When I found out that all of these things were just the pagan influence on what has become our "traditional" view of Christianity. When I found out these were all brought in by pagans and accepted as part of our "tradition" to celebrate Christ...only these things are actually celebrating another "god" that has nothing to do with our God.
SO WHERE DID "EASTER" COME FROM??
In English-speaking countries, and in Germany, Easter takes its name from a pagan goddess from Anglo-Saxon England who was described in a book by the eighth-century English monk Bede. 'Eostre was a goddess of fertility, spring, and renewal and that's why her feast is attached to the vernal equinox.' Of course, eggs and rabbits being the symbol for all things fertility. (Here's what I shared last year on this subject, for those who want a little more background - 👇 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221249257758378&id=1154660688)
When I found out the truth...I was stunned! 😳How could I not have known this?? How could my parents never know, and their parents never know? I was floored...and I could never go back. I could never pretend I didn't know what I know. And it would forever change my way of celebrating "Resurrection" weekend.
Today is Good Friday, when we celebrate that our Lord became the Passover Lamb, and died for the sins of all humanity. Sunday is the day we celebrate that He not only died, but was buried and then...miracle of all miracles, HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD! ✝️🐑🩸🙌💥
It is the single most important event of our Christian faith...that He is not a dead God, but a living Savior. It is the most crucial of all beliefs in all of Christianity. Let us be very careful, and truly think about how He would want us to "celebrate" this weekend.
I know, I know...that isn't as fun! Well, life isn't all about fun now is it? 😉👍 The job of any minister in the 5-fold isn't to help make you happy...it's to help make you holy.
Don't worry, they'll be some fun in there too. 😁
"Moreover, they shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the profane, and teach them to distinguish between the unclean and the clean." ~ Ezekiel 44:23
Just doing my job,💜
Amanda Shiflett - Prophetic Reformer
Happy Resurrection Weekend to All! 🥰