As written in 1 TIMOTHY 3:15, the church of the living God, that is, the True Church, is the pillar and ground of the truth. The true church is not of the world, even as Christ, who is the Head of this true church was not of the world, as quoted in JOHN 17:16. As Christians who have been chosen out of the world by Jesus Christ, we should NOT be of the world, even though we are being hated by the world – JOHN 15:19. For everything in this world, is nothing but the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, which are the three major idols of this present world, AND THEY WAR AGAINST THE SOUL – 1 PETER 2:11. Believers in Christ, who are of the world, are friends of the world, and enemies of God, because they are adulterers and adulteresses, as written in JAMES 4:4. They have been put away from God and given a bill of divorce, as written in JEREMIAH 3:8. THEY CANNOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, as written in 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9, and I quote, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators nor idolaters, nor ADULTERERS, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind.”
These adulterers entangle themselves so much with the world and with all its ungodly and worldly celebrations, such as Birthday, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Valentine Day, which are not of God, but of the devil, who is the prince of this world. All these worldly and ungodly celebrations, were not observed in the early true church, which Christ left behind! The two birthday celebrations, mentioned in the bible, were observed by King Pharaoh and King Herod, who were heathens – GENESIS 40:20,22; MARK 6:21,27. The words, “Valentine” and “Christmas” cannot be found in the bible. Therefore, Valentine and Christmas have nothing to do with the Christian faith. Valentine is simply an erotic passion and lust amongst unbelievers, so-called “lovers,” to gratify their carnal desires! And many women, and even believers in Christ, are so obsessed with Valentine’s day, so much so that, they are upset, when their “lovers” do not present to them “gifts” on Valentine’s Day.
This erotic love of Valentine’s day, is a contradiction of the true Agape love of God, that is shed abroad by the Holy Ghost in the hearts of children of God, as written in ROMANS 5:5. THE AUTHOR OF ALL UNGODLY AND WORLDLY CELEBRATIONS IS THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS, MENTIONED IN REVELATION 17:5. These ungodly festivities or worldly celebrations are only meant to enrich the merchants of this mother of harlots, through the sales of their wares, or products during these festive seasons, as written in REVELATION 18:3, and I quote, “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and THE MERCHANTS OF THE EARTH ARE WAXED RICH THROUGH THE ABUNDANCE OF HER DELICACIES.”
The word Easter, which is pronounced Ishtar, in the Chaldean language, is the goddess of queen of heaven, which is also called Ashtaroth. Ishtar or Ashtaroth or queen of heaven had been the object of worship in ancient Babylon, even before Christ was born! Peter was arrested by King Herod, and put in prison, intending to bring him forth to the people, after their Easter (Ishtar) celebration. The anger of God was kindled against the children of Israel, when they worshipped this queen of heaven, known as Ashtaroth (Easter) and Baal, as written in JUDGES 2:13-14, and I quote, “And they forsook the Lord and worshipped Baal and Ashtaroth. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and He delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and He sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.” Peter was arrested when this Ishtar/ Easter festivity was being celebrated by the heathens. Co-incidentally, this was a period, when the Jews Passover was being observed by the Jews, as written in ACTS 12:3, and I quote, “And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he (Herod) proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread).”
All believers in Christ, are commanded by God, in REVELATION 18:4-5, to come out of Babylon and its ungodly festivities and worldly celebrations, and deliver themselves from the captivity of Satan, who established this religious system known as Mother of harlots. In 2 CORINTHIANS 6:17-18, it is also written, and I quote, “WHEREFORE COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE, SAITH THE LORD, AND TOUCH NOT THE UNCLEAN THING; AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU, AND I WILL BE A FATHER UNTO YOU, AND YOU SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, SAITH THE LORD ALMIGHTY.” If God must receive believers in Christ, as sons and daughters, they must come out from amongst these adulterers and adulteresses, and separate themselves from their ungodly festivities and worldly celebrations, which are unclean in the sight of the Almighty God.
Believers in Christ must understand that the word, CHURCH is from a Greek word known as EKKLESIA, which simply means AN ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE THAT ARE CALLED OUT (OF THE WORLD), AND ARE KEEPING THE TRUTH. This is the kind of church that is loved by Jesus, similar to the church in Philadelphia, written in REVELATION 3:9, and I quote, “Behold I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” So, also, there are so many believers in Christ today, who have not the Spirit of Christ, yet they say they are Christians, but they are not, but of the synagogue of Satan. If any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His – ROMANS 8:9c. Believers in Christ, who have not yet come out of the world, and its ungodly and worldly festivities, are spiritual adulterers and adulteresses, who make up the false bride of Satan, the prince of the world.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.