…salvaged from the old bbad forum.
I want to announce that from now on, the heathen feast of “Christmas” has a completely new meaning to me.
- As the Jehova’s witnesses and Twelve Tribes, I consider my birthday as self-worshipping cult, un-biblical and completely useless. I don’t engage in any form of celebration and refuse congrats apart from when calling my lifegiving mother.
However, I see Christmas in a totally new light. Yes, the heathen Christmas around winter solstice/ midwinter which according to messianic bible observers is the wrong date of Jeshuah’s birthday. Messianism, Jehova’s witnesses and Twelve Tribes (amongst other christian branches) don’t observe it, let alone celebrate it.
However, I consider it to be worthwile both observing and celebrating it from now on because of this:
- first: one thinks about Jeshuah. This can never ever be wrong.
SECOND, and now hold tight:
Do You know the concept of the hebrew name of “LEBANAH”? I love this name! If I ever have another daughter, I will name her that way.
Lebanah means, “the moon”, “SHE who reflects HIS light in pitchdark night”. It refers to a woman that is true to g’d even when she herself cannot see him because of the darkness all around her. Still, others can see god through her, because she is reflecting his light by obeying him and answering to his call.
According to the bible we are living in the age of the night between the 6th day and the 7th day (return of Messiah). That is why 7th day adventist are calling themself that way - we are awaiting the 7th day. A day herein symbolizes 1000 years which goes well along with the 7000 total years planned for mankind on earth by our creator.
We are living in the pitch dark night between the two days at this very moment. The only light we see is from those Lebanahs/ the moon since the sun is invisible now. We only know it is there. And a moment of joy even within this pitchdark night might be when the clock will be hitting 00:00:00, when the daylight of the next day is already closer than the daylight of the old day that passed away and a person awaiting the next day might as well jump for joy.
The same as on 21st of December (northern hemisphere). It is the very day, when the darkening stops and the light is coming back. It won’t get any darker. At first, it is merely unnotable, but then becomes unstoppable like the rock in the book of Daniel, the great prophet
So, I hope it is OK with You that I celebrate this feast which is even compatible with every Abrahamic religion awaiting messiah cults plus norse pagan religion, since they celebrate this, too.