Scripture References: Matthew 15:3; Matthew 15:6; Leviticus 19:29; Daniel 8:11-14; Ephesians 5:25-26; John 14:6; John 8:31; John 8:36; I John 1:9; James 1:13
The Master Yahushua recognized that people would disobey Yah’s law for the sake of the tradition of men (Matthew 15:3) and that is exactly what has been happening for thousands of years. The celebration of pagan fertility festivals such as Valentine’s Day is no different.
Pagan Tradition of Valentine’s Day
Have you ever researched the origins of the seemingly innocent Valentine’s Day? If you haven’t, I would encourage you to check out a track written by Last Trumpet Ministries (I really like that name!). The essence of the track came from a research paper done by Herbert L. Hoeh entitled “Valentines Day Christian Custom or Pagan Holiday? The Plain Truth- 02/1966…
“ Februa was a name for a goat skin thong (leather belt) made red with the blood of pagan sacrifices. The sacrifices were to a pagan g-d believed to be N-mrod who supposedly fled to Italy while escaping an enemy; thus the Roman/Babylonian connection for this festival.
The priests of this pagan g-d believed to be N-mrod would take the bloodied goat skin thong (red leather belt) and strike the young women as part of a purification / fertility ceremony. The beatings were supposed to make them fertile.
The young women would be gathered together and their names put into a box. The Roman men would draw out a name from a box and that woman would be given to him as a sexual partner to fornicate with for a year…until the next ides of F-bruary.”
Pagan Satanic Rituals Conducted Virtually Undetected
Most people only see the candy on this festival day, but there is a darker side. These rites have been handed down throughout the ages since the times of the tower of Babel. It seems that different families have been designated keepers of a pagan priestthood to preserve continuity of these satanic practices. Due to the overall darkness of the culture, they are able to conduct their ancient rituals virtually undetected.
If sexual promiscuity is prevalent within the culture thanks to the media (Hollywood, music, T.V.), who is going to suspect that it’s actually an ancient religious practice that’s taking place in many cases. Most young women will not even suspect that they have been led to the slaughter because they have been wired by the Creator Yah to want to be in a relationship.
The only people that will suspect that anything is wrong are the believers who have been given the free gift of the Ruach ha Kodesh. You see the Ruach ha Kodesh is very old; He is from the very beginning. If we walk in His light, we will not stumble. Nothing is a surprise to Him because He’s truly seen it all!
Pagan Satanic Customs Embraced By Rebellious Daughters of Rome/ Babylon
Yah told the Israelites to not seek out the people of the land to worship their g-ds. He said don’t mix with them because their practices will become a snare to you. Specifically, He said do not prostitute your daughters (Leviticus 19:29). He knew who the people of the land were worshiping, and He knew their wicked practices.
Yah knew that these practices would infiltrate the early church assemblies and create these daughters of Rome/Babylon churches that we see today in the Catholic and Protestant groups. He told the prophet Daniel about it (see Daniel 8:11,12) when He showed Daniel the “little horn” that grew great, conquered through transgression, and cast the truth to the ground. The corrupted assemblies resulted.
Yah’s laws and character does not change; we are the ones who must change to conform to His will. The same rules apply to the ancient Israelites, the early church, and the body of Yahushua alive on the earth today.
Yah is seeking those that worship Him in spirit and in truth. We as the body of Yahushua must continually embrace the truth. We know that because of transgression (compromise with satanic/pagan customs – spiritual adultery) the sanctuary is being trampled down for a designated time period (Daniel 8:13).
However, it will not last forever. There is a definite time frame for the cleansing of the sanctuary (Daniel 8:14). The body of Yahushua will know and walk in the truth as we abide in the unadulterated Word of Yah. It is written in Ephesians 5:25-26, “…Messiah also loved the assembly and gave himself for it that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the water by the word.”
The Way, The Truth, The Life
For those victims of these practices and other satanic ritual abuse or those simply caught in the sin promulgated by the culture in which we live, please REPENT and call on the name of the Master Yahushua.
Even though people have wronged you, you must from the heart repent of your actions. DO NOT let the devil make an idiot out of you in this life as well as the next.
DO NOT place blame on others even if you were wronged in this area. Come to Yah humbly and repent. According to James 1:13, ” …every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed (trapped).” Yah did not have part in this temptation; He just gives us a way to get out of the trap.
Call on Yah’s salvation- Yahushua! He will honor His Word – He said that if you confess your sins He is faithful to cleanse you and forgive you of all unrighteousness (I John 1:9).
You must also forgive others knowing that vengeance belongs to the Master, and He will repay. Don’t worry about pay back – that day is fast approaching.
Yah knew these things were happening so He sent His Son just for YOU and ME. Yahushua is the Son; He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). He said if you abide in my word you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free (John 8:31). Whom the Son makes free is free indeed. (John 8:36).
Hallelujah From the Redeemed and Shalom in the Master Yahushua!!!