Holydaze – the Origins of the Holiday Season Part 9

by | Jan 4, 2021

hol·i·day  /ˈhäləˌdā/

Origin: Old English hāligdæg ‘holy day’

Rockefeller Christmas

A family famously known for their Christmas celebrations is
the Rockefeller family. John D. Rockefeller was known to be a devout Christian
and one of the most generous philanthropists of all time. Yet when one starts
digging into the history of their family it starts looking less Christian the
further you go.

We have been talking about the beast system, which is called
the New World Order. If you want a glimpse into the power-elite, ruling class
who is pulling out all the stops to create the New World Order, a good start
would be the Rockefeller family. Listen to what David Rockefeller had to say
about accusations from conspiracy theorists:

For more than a century,
ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon
well-publicized incidents such as my encounter with Castro attack the
Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over
American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of
a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States,
characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with
others around the world to build a more integrated global political and
economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand
guilty, and I am proud of it.

-David Rockefeller, Memoirs
(2003) Wikiquote.org

It’s hard to find a more freshly smoking gun than that. One
doesn’t need to look far into this family to see what they believe. Take for
example the Christmas tree they erect in front of Rockefeller Plaza every year.
It sits above a sculpture of the Greek god Prometheus, like a gift under the
tree. In Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from heaven and brought it to
mankind as a gift. Fire is a symbol of enlightenment. Prometheus is an obvious
parallel to Satan who was cast out of heaven to the earth only to corrupt man
by convincing him that he could obtain the knowledge of good and evil by
disobeying God. In the popular occult movement called Theosophy, Lucifer (which
is Satan’s name before he fell from grace), is the savior or mankind. They,
along with influential Freemason Albert Pike who wrote Morals and Dogma, say he came to earth to save mankind
from the tyranny of Yahweh, who only wanted to keep us down in our proper place
by withholding knowledge from us. They teach that Lucifer is actually on our
side! No kidding. The Bible says otherwise.

And He said to them, “I saw Satan
fall like lightning from heaven.” Luke 10:18

But I am afraid that as the serpent
deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere
and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3

… do not … give place to the devil.
Ephesians 4:27

We know that we are from God, and
the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. 1 John 5:19

“How you are fallen from heaven, O
Lucifer (shining one, star of the morning), son of dawn! How you are cut down
to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will
ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will
sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend
above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But
you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit. Isaiah 14:12-15




While we are on the subject of Prometheus, there was a movie by the same name
released in 2012. I thought it was interesting that the first thing the captain
of the ship did after awaking from his cryo sleep was erect a Christmas tree.
Is this not an odd thing to do? Why did they put that in the script? One can
only guess.

At Rockefeller Center there is also something else of note,
which is very revealing of the Rockefeller family’s apostate, gnostic beliefs.
Take a look at the following image and consider your first impressions. Then
ask if those first impressions are correct. Only those who have investigated
the matter more deeply will see what it really is. Anyone who knows the Bible
well will see that the phrase “Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of
thy times” is a quote from Isaiah 33:6. So WOW, the Rockefellers are
Christians! Wonderful!

Not so fast. Who is this image a depiction of and why are
his fingers holding a compass like it is emanating beams of light in a pyramid
shape? I know that the pyramid has been used as a symbol of enlightenment for a
very long time, especially with Freemasons as well as hermetic, gnostic and
neoplatonic circles. Why did they choose this imagery? Well, this is actually a
reinterpretation of a piece of art done by William Blake. To understand this
image, we need to look at that painting and learn a little more about the man
behind it.

Although Blake claimed to be a Christian, he was heavily
influenced by Enlightenment philosophy, but in a way that put imagination over
reason. He invented his own mythology that supported his prophecies, which had
a basis in Christianity, as well as Greek and Norse mythology. He believed
Jesus was to be regarded merely a 







symbol, was an early proponent of the “free love” movement, opposed
the traditional view of marriage believing multiple sex partners was healthy,
and objected to orthodox Christianity because he felt it encouraged the
suppression of natural desires and discouraged earthly joy. In A Vision of the Last Judgement, Blake says that:

Men are admitted into Heaven not
because they have curbed and governed their Passions or have No Passions but
because they have Cultivated their Understandings. The Treasures of Heaven are
not Negations of Passion but Realities of Intellect from which All the Passions
Emanate Uncurbed in their Eternal Glory. (E564)

If that isn’t a gnostic statement, I don’t know what is.
Clearly, he didn’t believe the Bible and so he can’t rightly be called a
Christian. It is telling that the Rockefellers chose to put a Bible verse on
their adaptation of Blake’s art, a verse that when taken out of context
supports their gnostic, illuminist, Freemasonic, satanic ideals. They agree
with Blake. They are “Christians” in the same sense as Blake is, meaning, they
are not Christians at all. They ride the beast along with the harlot of
Babylon.

On the Rockefeller
Center website
, they tell us exactly what Prometheus represents. Here is
what they say:

 An icon of history can be recognizable to the
eye, yet it’s possible that we know nothing about it.

That is often the case for the gold
statue in Rockefeller Center’s lower Plaza. When picturing the skating rink, we
don’t only imagine the sunken rink itself or the flow of skaters moving in a
circle, but we see Prometheus, the 18-foot-tall, eight-ton, gilded cast bronze
sculpture that was created by Paul Manship in 1934.

The sculpture has been in the
background of countless concerts, tree lightings, skating shows and special
events, but few are aware of its meaning or where it came from. Prometheus is
just one piece of public art that was integrated into the plans of greater
Rockefeller Center, but is definitely one of the most recognizable—in fact,
many sources say this is the fourth most
recognized statue in the country, behind the Lincoln Memorial, Statue of
Liberty and Mount Rushmore, and is the most photographed piece of art in NYC
.

Referencing Greek mythology, the
statue depicts the Greek Titan Prometheus, best known for going against the
wishes of the gods and providing fire to humanity (and thus is given credit for civilization and progress).
Over time, this classical figure came to represent human striving and the quest for knowledge. Prometheus played a
large role in the approach to the art and architecture in the Complex,
especially given that the overall theme of the project was “New Frontiers
and the March of Civilization.”

Prometheus perfectly embodies both ancient myths and forward-thinking progress. He
is depicted in motion, thrusting forward with his right arm held high, handing off the eternal flame to all of mankind;
he sits on a mountain (Earth), is surrounded by the fountain (sea) and is
encircled by the ring of the zodiac
(heavens).

For those that have never looked,
an inscription accompanies the sculpture. It reads: “Prometheus, teacher in
every art, brought the fire that hath proved to
mortals a means to mighty ends
.

Put into the historical context of
the 1930s—mid-Depression, leading up to WWII, the rise of 20th-century
Modernism—this gilded, cast bronze sculpture starts to take on much more
meaning.




In New York City, when you stop and take a closer look at something
you’ve seen dozens of times, you are often rewarded with more thought-provoking
stories than you ever expected.


They aren’t being shy about it. They have admittedly erected
a pagan “icon” of eternal human knowledge and progress towards greatness. THIS
is what they hold in the greatest regard.

The following description fits them pretty well, don’t you
think?

Professing to be wise, they became
fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image (eikon)
made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping
things.
Romans 1:22–23

The Rockefellers are humanists more than they are Christians
(if any of them are Christians at all). They even celebrate World Pride by
replacing the row of various national flags resting above Prometheus with gay
pride flags. It is difficult to get less Christian.

One more little tidbit I just discovered is that they
started a flag project for artists. One of the artists they featured was Marina
Abramović, the woman known for her “spirit cooking” parties where they eat
cakes built   like mock cadavers. She is also well-respected
by many celebrities in Hollywood, corporate America and politics for her dark,
sick, satanic “art.” I’d include some images here but frankly, I don’t want to
look at them. You can easily find them on Google. Should a Christian company be
supporting an artist like that? I’m positive Christ wouldn’t, and neither would
any of His apostles.

There’s a lot more I could call this family out on, proving
that they are in fact NOT Christian, but satanic, however I could probably
dedicate a whole book to that subject. I’ve oftentimes found that people
professing to be Christians can be some of the worst of all. This is because
they are either lying outright about their faith or they don’t know what a
Christian is. The fact that the Rockefellers make such a big deal out of
Christmas is not surprising considering they aren’t even Christian.

Don’t Judge My Festival!

Many Christians cite the
following verse to justify celebrating Christmas, but they lack understanding
of its meaning. They apply it to their world view, disregarding the immediate
cultural context.

So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a
festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but
the substance is of Christ. Colossians 2:16–17

At first glance an undiscerning
person would say this is telling Christians not to judge people for celebrating
any festival, but is that what Paul was talking about? No. If you go back and
look at the context it is clear he was talking about the Law of the Jews. You
see, in the early church the Jews were trying to impose the Law on Christians,
telling them that they did not have salvation apart from keeping it. Paul
argued against this in several of his epistles. In one place he actually
relates the feast days of the Jews to the pagan festivals that the Romans
celebrated.

But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those
which by nature are not gods. But now after you have known God, or rather are
known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?
You observe days and months and seasons and
years
. I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain.
Galatians 4:8–11

Again, Paul is talking about
the Christians giving into the Judaizers. He chides them for leaving their
Roman worldly ways only to adopt weak and beggarly elements that are just as
bad. He clarifies that they were observing days, months, seasons and years,
meaning they were taking on the Jewish feasts days as requirements of their
faith just as they celebrated the Roman feast days when they were pagans. Paul
worried that what he taught them regarding Christ and the Gospel was missed
completely. Surely, if Paul were here today, he would say the same thing to the
churches for celebrating Christianized versions of Saturnalia and Brumalia.

Every day is a holy day

We started this journey off
with a quote from Charles Spurgeon and it seems appropriate to finish on the
same note for the sake of resolution.




“We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons…. Regarding
not the day, let us give God thanks for the gift of His dear Son.” —C. H.
Spurgeon

The conclusion drawn from this
book is an authentically simple one which radiates from Scripture offering
inspiration and encouragement for all to listen to what the Holy Spirit has to
say to us today.

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:

Today, if you will
hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of
trial in the wilderness, where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, and saw My
works forty years. Therefore I was angry with that generation, and said, ‘They
always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’ So I swore
in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’”

Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart
of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is calledToday,”
lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have
become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast
to the end, while it is said:

Today, if you will hear His
voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” Hebrews 3:7–15

I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!” 1 Corinthians 15:31-32

Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:10–11

Instead of listening to our
fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and acquaintances about
what we should do on certain days, let Scripture and the Holy Spirit tell us
what day we should be focused on. We have
the day of the Lord, which is a day to fear for those who are not in Christ:

But the day of the Lord
will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a
great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and
the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things
will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and
godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of
which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt
with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new
heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
2 Peter 3:10–13

“For behold, the day is coming,
burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be
stubble. And the day which is coming
shall burn them up,” says Yahweh of hosts, “That will leave them neither root
nor branch.”
Malachi 4:1

…then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of
temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who
walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority.
They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of
dignitaries…
2 Peter 2:9–10

For those who are strong in
Christ and persevere to the end there is no need to fear. We look for the
blessed hope of the promise, that when we walk by faith and endure until the
end, we will inherit God.

I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God
which was given to you by Christ Yahshua, that you were enriched in everything by
Him in all utterance and all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was
confirmed in you, so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the
revelation of our Lord Yahshua Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that
you may be blameless in the day of our Lord
Yahshua Christ
.
1 Corinthians 1:4–8

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who
have loved His appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8

It is my hope that God will
continue working with you and in you to help you distinguish between His voice
and the many voices of this world clamoring to drown Him out. In this day and
age there are so many distractions that it can be hard to sort through
everything we are exposed to on a daily basis. May the blessings of Yahweh be
upon you to receive His grace and truth by the leading of His indwelling Holy
Spirit who was sent to us from our Lord and Savior, Yahshua the Messiah. It is
only then that we can truly know God.

Holydaze – The Origins of Our Modern Holidays 

Written by George Young, 2020 
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