The celebration of easter (ishtar) pre-dates Messiah’s earthly ministry by several centuries. I actually encounter christians who are incredulous when that statement is made, as they genuinely believe the holyday started when Messiah rose again from the dead.
Actually, easter has NEVER had anything to do with Messiah’s resurrection, as He was crucified on Passover, was in the tomb on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and He rose again on the Feast of Firstfruits.
So, what is easter actually all about, and who is being worshiped when it is celebrated? That is something that cannot be determined simply because some folks claim their easter celebration is about the Messiah of scripture—for truth is not determined by consensus, nor by how anyone feels about something.
Here is the true meaning of easter (regardless of what anybody CLAIMS they are celebrating):
In ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod who was the grandson of one of Noah’s sons named Ham. Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis. Cush and Semiramis then had a son, and named him Nimrod.
After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.
Scripture tells us of this man Nimrod in Genesis 10:8-10: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before Yah: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before Yah. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”
Nimrod became a god-man to the people, and Semiramis, his mother and wife, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut into pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom.
Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found. That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it, and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal,” the sun god.
Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship. Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and she set herself up as a goddess.
Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28-day cycle and ovulated when full. She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This purportedly happened at the time of the first full moon following the spring equinox.
Semiramis became known as “Ishtar” which is pronounced “easter,” and her moon egg became known as “Ishtar’s egg.”
Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.
It is said that Tammuz was especially fond of rabbits, so rabbits became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his purported father, became a hunter. The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.
Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshipers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son, and Spirit.
Ishtar, who was now worshiped as the “Mother of God and Queen of Heaven”, continued to build her mystery religion. She told the worshipers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. The tree was given new life by the blood of Tammuz, and the evergreen became sacred.
She also proclaimed a forty day period of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz (Ezekiel 8). During this time, no meat was to be eaten.
Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox, a holyday was observed. It was Ishtar’s Sunday, and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.
Of course, christians recognize most all of these traditions, as they have falsely claimed for centuries that these things have something to do with a messiah they call “jesus” (side note: Yahoshua’s name has NEVER been “jesus.” That is just a part of the entire counterfeit).
Unfortunately, for those who have been deceived by easter, it is all a hoax. And, the hoax was created when christianity was invented after all the New Testament writers had died, and was codified in the 4th century by Constantine.
The impetus of the new religion’s invention was bitter hatred of the physical Jews (through whom the true Messiah came), and a desire not to be associated with any of the traditions that Yah first gave to those people, who were a physical foreshadow of Messiah’s bride.
Now, as we know, most christians will claim these things don’t matter, and that their “hearts” are what determine what is acceptable as worship of the Almighty. But, if that is truly the case, then His Son is a liar, for Messiah said that they who worship Yah must do so in spirit and in TRUTH (John 4:24).
Attaching Messiah to the pagan celebration of easter is a LIE, because it never had anything to do with Him. So, if one can worship the Father with something that is not based wholly in truth, then Messiah was lying when He said that Yah can ONLY be worshiped in truth.
And, if Messiah lied, then He is not the Messiah. That is the logical conclusion of the easter celebration, when Messiah is falsely attached to it.
As disheartening as it might be, it is a vital truth that one CANNOT worship the Father by celebrating easter. It CANNOT be done! It doesn’t matter how much “jesus” paper one tries to wrap the false pagan observance in, it is a LIE. And, if one is worshiping what is a lie, then that worship is automatically worship of the father of lies.
It doesn’t matter what your “church” says. It doesn’t matter what your pastor says. It doesn’t matter what your family and friends say. It doesn’t matter what myriad christian writers on the internet say. It only matters what the truth is, and easter, plainly, has nothing to do with Messiah—it never has. And, humans cannot establish truth merely by what they believe about something.
The master counterfeiter, who created all of the christian holydays, draws unwitting religious folks toward what looks good and holy and right, because he masquerades as an angel of light.
No matter how much one might try to deny it, when easter is celebrated, there is no spiritual difference in that and blatant Satan worship. And, that cannot be altered by ANYONE’S heart (Jeremiah 17:9). The arbiter of truth is the Holy Spirit, and He does not trade in lies. Attaching Messiah to easter is a LIE, so the Holy Spirit can have no part in it.
For more information: The Good Friday Lie