Friday, October 29, 2010

Well It's That Time Of Year Again

So begins the time of year that I detest! October begins the pagan festival hoopla. Can we just skp forward to January? No, probably not.

Let me say that if you are not a follower of Yahweh, God of the Bible, then I don't care what festival you celebrate. This is only aimed at those who say they are Christians, or followers of the Almighty God.

Some friends of ours recently were convicted to stop celebrating pagan festivals such as halloween and christmas. They posted on facebook to that effect. The backlash against them from their family and friends was to them horrendous. To me, it was expected. People of faith don't like their cherished traditions messed with and if one of their friends isn't doing it anymore that automatically challenges them. My friend didn't even say that his family and friends shouldn't do it either, he just simply said that they were not doing it anymore. That in itself was the challenge.

When I am challenged on something like this I automatically go into inspection mode. I go to the Word of Yahweh and see if the person is onto something that I should know about. I want to be right with Yahweh. I don't want to be following my own path. Sadly, I've found that most people are not like that. When you challenge their traditions they get defensive and very mean.

I posted on my friends post to encourage them and was attacked myself. That's OK I told them because I have thick skin when it comes to this stuff. You get attacked enough for the same stuff over and over and pretty soon it doesn't much matter anymore what someone says to you.

Halloween is a pagan festival. It may be cute little princess costumes today but it is steeped in evil. Human sacrifices to pagan gods and much more. Even the words "trick or treat" have a much deeper meaning. Do you really want to open the door to evil? Even a tiny crack?

Many say that it's not the same festival that it used to be.'s roots are pure evil from satan. How is it that we can take something so evil and turn it into anything good? We can't. In His Word Yahweh warns us over and over and over again to be set apart. To live our lives in a godly manner, staying away from all evil.

Here is an interesting read about this pagan festival:

I pray that Yahweh convicts you and gives you the courage to stand firm in His Word against all of the evils of this world. It is definitely not an easy road but worthwhile.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Walking Away From Paganism

We humans are interesting creatures. When faced with something that has to be changed and we don't want to change, we will do and say just about anything to avoid the change. We will convince ourselves and attempt to convince others that the change is unnecessary. We will justify with our reasoning why we don't have to change. Or if backed into a corner, we will try to change only some parts and not the whole thing.

Example: I have several friends who know that we don't take part in typical holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and Easter. We don't take part in them because they are pagan festivals going back thousands of years. We don't have anything to do with them because Yahweh says that we should not. The book of Jeremiah in the Bible is full of warnings to the Israelites' not to celebrate pagan festivals.

I have had conversations with these friends, explaining the info above and there begins a debate on just how far do you have to go to be obedient to Yahweh. To me, it is black or white, obey or disobey, no middle ground. To others it is what can I do to still partake without being in disobedience. Hence you will see churches with their fall festivals instead of Halloween. They have taken the pagan Halloween and turned it into something else, something they hope that Yahweh will approve of. Problem is they don't read their Bibles enough to see that Yahweh already said that He disapproves of this type of stuff. The Israelites learned that the hard way.

Not only that it is not up to us humans to turn something pagan into something Godly. That is Yahweh's prerogative only. We just do not have that right. Pagan is pagan and we are to stay far away from it.

Believers are supposed to be set-apart from the world. We are to be looked upon as different from everyone else. If we do the same things, celebrate the same pagan festivals, eat the same foods then are we really set-apart? I think not.

Yahshua (Jesus) said in Matthew that many would come who did works in His Name and He would send them away saying that He didn't know them. It seems that no one in the church is taking that seriously.

In the Bible Yahweh means what He says. When He says to keep His commands He means the Torah instruction. When He says to keeps His festivals and feasts, His set-apart Holy days, He means it. When He says to keep the Sabbath, He means it. When He says to stay away from anything and everything that has paganism He means it.

It is not OK to call it something else. It is not OK to change it into something that a person thinks is better or more Godly. It is not OK to take the bits and pieces that you want to hold onto and keep them in your life.

Either you are going to obey or disobey. There is no middle road. To try to ride down the middle is choosing to disobey.

And for anyone with children, please remember the Proverb (Prov 22:6) to bring them up the way they should go. The way they should go is the way of Yahweh, not the way of s.a.tan and paganism. As parents we will be held accountable to Yahweh for what we teach our children.

I leave you today with one of my favorite scriptures from Joshua. The Israelites had entered into the promise land, a land filled with a culture steeped in paganism. Although Yahweh told them to rid the land of these people and their pagan practices, the Israelites had not done so. At this point many of the Israelites had adopted the pagan practices and combined them with their Torah instruction and how they obeyed Yahweh. This was an abomination to Yahweh. This is what Joshua, a very Godly man, had to say on the issue:

Jos 24:14 “And now, fear Yahweh, serve Him in perfection and in truth, and put away the mighty ones (pagan gods) which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve Yahweh!

Jos 24:15 “And if it seems evil in your eyes to serve Yahweh, choose for yourselves this day whom you are going to serve, whether the mighty ones which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the mighty ones of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But I and my house, we serve Yahweh.”

Jos 24:16 And the people answered and said, “Far be it from us to forsake Yahweh, to serve other mighty ones,

Jos 24:17 for Yahweh our Elohim is He who has brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, who did those great signs before our eyes, and has guarded us in all the way that we went and among all the people through whom we passed.

Jos 24:18 “And Yahweh drove out from before us all the people, even the Amorites who dwelt in the land. We too serve Yahweh, for He is our Elohim.”

Jos 24:19 Then Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve Yahweh, for He is a set-apart Elohim, a jealous God is He. He does not bear with your transgression and with your sins,

Jos 24:20 if you forsake Yahweh and shall serve mighty ones of a stranger. Then He shall turn back and do you evil and consume you, after He has been good to you.”

Jos 24:21 And the people said to Joshua, “No, but we do serve Yahweh!”

Jos 24:22 Then Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen Yahweh for yourselves, to serve Him.” And they said, “Witnesses!”

Jos 24:23 “And now, put away the mighty ones of the stranger which are in your midst, and incline your heart to Yahweh Elohim of Yisraʼĕl.”

Jos 24:24 And the people said to Joshua, “Yahweh our Elohim we serve, and His voice we obey.”

Jos 24:25 And Joshau made a covenant with the people that day, and laid on them a law and a right-ruling in Sheḵem.

Jos 24:26 Then Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Torah of Elohim. And he took a large stone, and set it up there under the oak that was by the set-apart place of Yahweh.

Jos 24:27 And Joshua said to all the people, “See, this stone is a witness to us, for it has heard all the words of Yahweh which He spoke to us. And it shall be a witness against you, lest you lie against your Elohim.”

As for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh. We have put away the false gods and idols and we have turned away from the pagan celebrations. Will you? It's not easy. Family and friends will turn against you. But that is the way of the narrow path that leads to eternal salvation with the Father, Yahweh. Will you do the hard stuff that it takes?


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Am I a True Witness for Yahweh?

It is a question I ask myself a lot. Am I a true witness for Yahweh? What am I willing, or not willing, to sacrifice to be in His Will? Would I give up income, friends, family to stand for the truth of Yahweh?

I am a network marketer. I run a business based on networking and selling products. In the past I have kept the two sides of me quite distanced. I am Kathe the network marketer and I'm Kathe the servant of Yahweh. I've realized lately that I cannot keep those two parts of me separate any longer. I am not being true to Yahweh when I do that. He has got to have ALL of me, not just some parts, the parts I'm willing to give to Him.

In the past I've hesitated to put a link to my blog and website on Facebook fearing that it might cause my business to suffer. UGH - what was I thinking? I was thinking only about myself and not about Yahweh, that's for sure. I was not putting Him or His truth first and foremost.

I am not going to hide the truth any longer. People around me will know who and what I stand for. If I lose friends, income, whatever - so what. Without Yahweh I have nothing anyway.

Yahweh has given me so much knowledge and it is my responsibility to share it. His Name, His Ways, His Word. I cannot hold back and be responsible for someone else. I will speak, or write, and then they will be responsible for their actions. Like the post from the other day about Ezekiel that got me thinking about this.

From now on I will be a true witness for Yahweh. If you read my blog and are offended, well, all I have to say is that I will answer to Yahweh and only Yahweh. No matter what!


Friday, October 8, 2010


First some scripture from the prophet Ezekiel.

Ez 3:11 Then go to the exiles, to your countrymen; and speak to them. Tell them, 'Here is what Yahweh Elohim, says,' whether they listen or not"

Ez 3: 17 "Human being, I have appointed you to be a watchman for the house of Israel. When you hear a word from my mouth, you are to warn them for me.

Ez 3:18 If I say to a wicked person, 'You will certainly die'; and you fail to warn him, to speak and warn the wicked person to leaved his wicked way and save his life; then that wicked person will die guilty; and I will hold you responsible for his death.

Ez. 3:19 On the other hand, if you warn the wicked person, and he doesn't turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, then he will still die guilty; but you will have saved your own life.

Ez. 3:20 Similarly, when a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and commits wickedness, I will place a stumbling block before him - he will die; because you failed to warn him, he will die in his sin; his righteous acts which he did will not be remembered; and I will hold you responsible for his death.

Ez. 3:21 But if you warn the righteous person that a righteous person should not sin, and he doesn't sin; then he will certainly live, because he took the warning; and you too will have saved your life."

I am sounding this warning because I believe Yahweh. I hope you take note of the warning but if not, then at the very least I have told you what I know and it is up to you whether to act on it or now.

According to the lunar new moon calendar today is Rosh Hashana or Feast of Trumpets or Feast of Shofar. This is a high Holy day according to Yahweh's calendar - one of His set apart Holy days. A day of sabbath rest and remembering all that He has and is going to do. Remembering how amazing He is!

It is also a wakeup call to His plan for the end of all days. The 4 spring and summer feast days were fulfilled with Messiah's first coming and the final 3 fall feasts will be fulfilled when He returns at the Day of Yahweh, that Day that is foretold all throughout scripture.

The signs are all there that the world is about ready to experience something major. It doesn't matter what type of website you go to they are all full of talk that something BIG is about to happen. Some sites have even targeted a specific time frame (the first two weeks in November). Secular (non-believer) sites, UFO sites, Christian sites - all are breathlessly waiting. Dreams and visions are occurring just as the bible says they would in the final days. Warnings are being shouted.

BUT most aren't paying attention. Just as in the Days of Noah people are going about business as usual. Working, playing, etc. And when you bring up that something is about to happen you usually get a weird look and a pooh..pooh. Yes, they say, talk like this has happened before and it will happen again. Then they just go on with whatever else they were doing. You are the crazy lady.

I don't know exactly when this is going to happen and I don't know exactly what is going to happen. I just know that something is going to happen. The ONLY thing you can do is prepare your mind and your heart. Prepare that NO MATTER WHAT you are going to hold onto Yahweh as if your life depends on it - and it will. Know that HE is in control and HIS WILL will be done in all matters. Remember Psalm 91. That no matter what you see going on around you, even if thousands and tens of thousands perish, that it is HIS plan. And that if you hold onto Him, even if you lose your earthly life, your eternal life will be there.

This is the time to be in Yahweh's Word - the Bible. Every moment you can, every day! Believe Him, believe His Words. Don't lose hope in Him no matter what happens.

The war between Yahweh and the evil one is coming to an end and the evil one is stepping up his end game. Demons are loose upon this world (just look at the number of UFO sightings lately) and those demons are preying upon believers. Remember they don't care about unbelievers - they already belong to evil. They want believers. They want believers to stumble and fall away. They want believers so devastated that they will turn away from the One True Savior. They want believers to lose hope. They know that persecution will turn many away from Yahweh. That cruel devastation will turn many away. Your only hope is to stand strong on the Word of Yahweh. NO MATTER WHAT!!