It is Good Friday the start of the Christian holiday known to most people as Easter. Of course, Easter itself is based on the Jewish Passover and is the feast associated by Christians with the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is interesting that Victoria police should use Easter to put out a PR message to placate a public that they have brutalized during the lockdowns. Even though their message is deliberately anti-Christian and pagan they inadvertently do us a favor by highlighting important issues.
While these bunnies may look cute and cuddly, don’t be fooled. Police allege there is video evidence of Lucifer and Azrael on a crime spree through Melbourne this week. pic.twitter.com/6Wwnd83QYT
— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) April 13, 2022
We have two “bunnies” and the mention of Lucifer and Azazel in this tweet. Many Jews would equate Azazel (Lev 16:8) with Lucifer and the choice of two bunnies is a deliberate play on choosing two goats for the Day of Atonement feast. One goat (known as the scapegoat) was released and sent to Azazel (sent to the devil) and the other goat was sacrificed. I have written extensively on the scapegoat phenomenon but essentially the goat that is sent away into exile is the nation of Israel and the goat that was sacrificed is Christ. The Gospels relate the passion scene as a combination of both feasts (Passover and Atonement) with Jesus (the son of the Father) sacrificed (Goat for Yahweh) and the other son of the father (Barabbas the goat for Azazel) released.
The Passion of the Christ (2004) – Free Barabbas (3 min)
Indeed, it is speculated by some that Barabbas might have been one of those who abandoned discipleship (John 6:66) because Jesus refused to be crowned King (John 6:15) and to lead a violent revolt against the Romans. If that is the case, then Barabbas as an ex-disciple would have been tried for insurrection and murder (Mark 15:7) not just for robbery.
John 6, the chapter in which many disciples abandon the Christ is the famous “hard saying” (John 6:60) which is about “eating him” (John 6:57). This deliberately proactive saying was an abomination to the Jews with their kosher food laws and is also misunderstood as the doctrine of transubstantiation by some Christians.
It is something more “modern” that has been taken up by “identity politics”. In the present clown world of cultural Marxism, you can choose to identify as male/female or whatever you may wish. In Contrast by the act of the eucharist and eating bread and drinking wine Christians are making a statement that they identify with Christ (John 6:54-56). In other words, the Christian is demonstrating that his flesh and blood has become joined to the flesh and blood of Christ. Our humanity becomes like his humanity which is dead to ego expressed as sin. This does not mean that we are sinless but that we (like Abraham) are counted as righteous because of faith. The two ritual instructions given to us by Christ (baptism and the eucharist) are both concerned with identifying with him. Jesus becomes the fulfilment of the two critical Jewish feasts. He is both the goat slain for Yahweh on the Day of Atonement and the Lamb of God (John 1:29) killed on Passover and celebrating the deliverance out of the land of death (Egypt with its Pyramid tombs).
Pagan Easter or Christian Easter?
Many Christians point out that the Christian celebration of the Lord’s Passover has been paganised with “chocolate eggs” etc which are ancient symbols of fertility rites. They are of course correct because there is an element of syncretism just as there is with the celebration of Christmas.
Easter is the pagan festival of spring, the years rebirth of resurrection. The name comes from the Saxon Goddess of spring, Oestre, who also gives her name to the estrus-cycle. Her name is cognate with Ostarte, Astarte, Ishtar, Ashtoreth. #TheTruthAboutEaster pic.twitter.com/lTQMjuvV2h
— Goddess Serena – 𝒢𝓎𝓃𝒶𝓇𝒸𝒽𝓎 𝒢𝑜𝒹𝒹𝑒𝓈𝓈 (@gynarchygoddess) April 4, 2021
On these matters I take the advice of the apostle Paul (Rom 14:5-6) and although I do enjoy my chocolate eggs and easter buns I believe it is incumbent that Christians understand the importance of feast and if they are not running around naked worshiping a fertility goddess no harm no foul. It is however very interesting to understand the origins of Easter or Astarte in ancient Canaanite religion and how this relates to ancient Israel. Serious biblical scholars have known for some time that the Canaanite Baal had a consort (wife) called Astarte. We should not be surprised that this carried over to ancient Israelite religion where Yahweh was worshipped with a consort and that this was condemned by the prophets. Abraham was a former inhabitant of Ur where polytheistic religion was practiced when he received his revelation and was told to leave. The point is that the Old Testament depicts God as having a consort, but that consort (wife) becomes the people of faith (in the first place Israel) which was made to drink the waters of jealousy (Ex 32:20, Num 5:22) and given a bill of divorce for her whoredoms (cf. Hos 1:2). I recommend watching this video by William Dever who mentions Margret (I believe that is a reference to Margert Barker who I have corresponded with) and at about 54 minutes Leen Ritmijer (Who some of you may know). In any case the setting up of cult centres at Dan and Beersheba should be familiar to any Bible student as that was instigated by Jeraboam (1 Kings 12:27-33). Moreover, the centralization of the cult was undertaken by the reformers Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:4-5) and Josiah (2 Kings 23:5-25).
William Dever on “Did God Have a Wife? Folk Religion in Ancient Israel” (1:13)
Is Yahweh Male or Female?
In the NT God is depicted as male and addressed by Jesus as a Father. Of course, we are dealing with anthropomorphic symbology because God is depicted as both male and female, but at the same time he is neither male nor female. God does not need to reproduce because he is eternal, and we are his offspring (Acts 17:28) made in his image (Gen 1:26). The El Shaddai epithet used in the OT denotes the female aspect of divine nature, namely “breasts”, denoting fertility and blessing epitomised in the promise to Eve (whose name means mother of the living Gen 3:20) that through pain and suffering the messianic ideal would be birthed. The point is that Yahweh is calling out a consort (wife) as a bride for his son with the Baptist depicted as the bridegroom (John 3:29) and the church as a bride (John 21:2) being invited to a wedding feast (the messianic banquet Matt 22:8-14, it is wedding garments/done Luke 14:22, garments (Rev 16:15-17) the banquet is Armageddon the Super of the Great God (Rev 19:17)) where the water for purifying the Jews (John 2:6) is transformed into the wine (blood) of the covenant. So, the ancient, corrupted symbols are being repurposed and demythologised to reflect their original intent.
Transhumanist (Jews) are trying to deify themselves and undo the blessing of fertility by becoming androgynous. Shekhinah, the ‘cloud of Yahweh’ in the Bible, a synonym for God’s presence in the rabbinic tradition, and a feminine hypostasis in the Kabbalah, is a popular theological image in contemporary Jewish feminist circles. The Kabbalists want to unite Yahweh with his consort the Shekinah:
Shekhinah, the tenth sefirah, represents God’s presence in the world of “material reality” in which humans live. Shekhinah, the daughter of Binah, is a feminine sefirah whose role is to channel all the energies of the upper nine sefirot into the everyday human world. Without Shekhinah, humans would have no concrete understanding of divinity. Kabbalistic literature typically portrays that Shekhinah as an outcast, a lone sefirah. Her separation from Ein Sof and the other sefirot parallels the exile of the Jewish people from their homeland of Israel. Because Shekhinah is a part of Ein Sof, Ein Sof can never be whole or healed until Shekhinah returns from exile, just as Jews can never know peace until all Jews can return to Israel. Kabbalistic literature symbolically represents this return in the sexual union of Shekhinah and Tiferet, the sefirah that represents God’s beauty. Kabbalists all share the same aim: to unite Shekhinah with Tiferet through faithful devotion to Kabbalah, and in turn bring about the restoration of Ein Sof. https://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/kabbalah/mini-essays/
1./ Of course wearing wigs in honor of the Egyptian Hathor and Canaanite Ashtaroth….https://t.co/NawOXrG4R5 pic.twitter.com/1zq6liVNwd
— The Tishbite (@Tishbite_redux) April 15, 2022
3./ It is not as though Israel came out of Egypt.. pic.twitter.com/Dotmbge2u7
— The Tishbite (@Tishbite_redux) April 15, 2022
In the practice known as Davening, the Jews copulate with the feminine aspect of “god” while praying.https://t.co/8vmkmpq9NK pic.twitter.com/5xvHOkcTyL
— The Tishbite (@Tishbite_redux) April 15, 2022
The failure of the church
The Christian church has failed miserably in opposing transhumanism, tyranny, and war. There is only one Church and one body composing of Jews and Gentiles over the ages. No churches are without fault (doctrinal or otherwise) and yet Jesus is able to redeem faithful individuals even from the most corrupt churches (Rev 2:24).
“The Church failed on this issue massively. But not all of the Church. There were voices that spoke up.”
The Church Is to Blame for the Destructive Extent of the Mandates https://t.co/zOF5ZOSAJD
— Caldron Pool (@CaldronPool) April 12, 2022
The Good Shepherd
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all,
and through all, and in you all
There is only one flock and one shepherd.