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Xmess means a time when extra police duty is required to handle the wrecks, drunks, revelry, etc.

Xmess means a time when most people ignore and forget the Word of Elohim and follow the traditions of men instead, trying to put Messiah in a Pagan "holy day" falsely called Messiah's birthday.

Xmess means a time when most people yoke Messiah (who said "I am the TRUTH")... with lies, fairy tales and Pagan religion.

Xmess means a time when most parents lie to their children about Santa Claus and commercial establishments hire a "Santa" to lie to children all day long... all to celebrate the supposed birthday of the one who said "I am the TRUTH."

Xmess means a time when the whole world claims to love Messiah but Messiah said the whole world hates him (Jn. 7:7) thus the world calls him a liar.

Xmess means a time when the carnal believer and the Messiah rejector join in "sweet" accord in the high carnival of the year.

Xmess means a time when Messiah is supposed to be offered annually for the sins of the people (Christ-Mass is Latin for "Christ Offering") in direct conflict with scripture which says that Messiah is not offered annually (Heb. 10:1-3).

Xmess means a time when Torah observant believers are considered narrow minded, ignorant, and cracked-pots for not taking part, "after all", they say, "wasn't this Messiah's birthday?"

Xmess means a time when many Christians think it's time to read about the birth of Messiah, falsely called "the Christmas story" while others think it is a good time to get drunk and have a good time.

X-mess means two people shot over a parking space
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/23/2-shot-at-florida-walmart-over...

Xmess means a man threatens to stab people in line at K-MART...
http://fox40.com/2012/11/22/shopper-threatens-to-stab-people-in-k-m...

Xmess means scuffles break out at two Indianapolis stores
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/scuffles-break-out-at...

Xmess means police plan to crackdown to rein in unruly shoppers
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/11/lapd-to-crackdown-on-...

Xmess means a man is punched in the face and pulls a gun on a line-cutting shopper...
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird/NATL-Man-Pulls-Gun-on-Black-Friday...

Xmess means a woman is arrested after throwing merchandise
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/con...

Xmess means mayhem over cell phones
http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed...

 

Xmess means a time of the ringing of cash registers by the merchants, the singing of once a year Christmas carols about Messiah and Santa Claus and the contagious spirit of excitement is in the air. Revelry is upon the world. Who would dare resist? Answer: All Torah observant believers! (Rom. 12:2).

 

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Comment by GARY ATKINSON on November 24, 2012 at 11:35pm

 

(Luke 1:26) And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by Elohim into Galilee, to a city named Nazareth,

The following research proves as a witness that this was speaking of the 6th month on the Jewish Calendar not the 6th month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy

The proponents saying Y’shua was born during Feast of Booths using the Priestly order of Abijah is unsure and tricky. Zachariah would have served various times in year according to chart based on Talmud at http://doig.net/NTC07.htm

 Service of the Division of Abijah
8-5 BCE

Division of
Abijah Served

Conception
of John

Conception
of Y’shua

Birth
of Y’shua

5, Sept. 3-10

Sep. 10

Feb. 25

Nov. 25, 4

5, March 19-26

Mar. 26

Sep. 11

June 11, 4

6, Oct. 3-10

Oct. 10

Mar. 25

Dec. 25, 5

6, April 18-25

Apr. 25

Oct. 10

July 10, 5

7, Nov. 1-8

Nov. 8

Apr. 23

Jan. 23, 5

7, May 17-24

May 24

Nov. 8

Aug. 8, 6

7, Jan. 18-25

Jan. 25

July 10

Apr. 10, 6

8, Aug. 3-10

Aug. 10

Jan. 25

Oct. 25, 7

As you can tell multiple choice does not work. Saying John was conceived on January 25th making Y’shua birth April 6th is as strong as any suggested.

The website http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2003/sacred.html

Article entitled "Dead Sea Scrolls May Solve Mystery" pointed out that the calendar scrolls from Qumran include enough detailed information to pinpoint precisely how their calendar corresponded to ours, at least for a period of seven years from 42-35 BC. While the Qumran calendar was peculiar to their sect, one result might be of interest to all Judeo-Christians. That was the confirmation of exactly how and when the priest cycle of temple service functioned. This month's sequel explores three consequences of that result. First, it appears that the priest cycle may be the basis of yet another sacred calendar, with each of its 24 weeks symbolizing a different aspect of the life of Messiah. Second, it appears that at least three important events in the life of Messiah were timed to coincide with its cycles. And finally, that calendar is the seventh sacred calendar which testifies of the exact dates for the key events in the life of Y’shua Messiah. With so many witnesses, there is little doubt that Messiah was born on the evening preceding Thu 6 Apr 1 BC and resurrected on Sun 3 Apr AD 33.

This points to spring amazing different source same conclusion April 6th.

The story of the three wise men, or Magi, who came to Bethlehem to pay their respects to the Messiah Child shortly after His birth appears in the second chapter of Matthew:

Now when Y’shua was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Herod's chief priests advised the Magi where to find the King:

In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet.

(cf. Micah 5:2)

The Magi set out for Bethlehem, about 10 miles away:

…and, lo, the star which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

(The guiding star was also prophesied: Num 24:17)

I shall see him, but not now I shall behold him, but not near there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Modern astronomy has been able to decipher the historical facts underlying this story, resulting in a fascinating portrayal of the reality of myth. (For a full account see the book The Star of Bethlehem: the Legacy of the Magi by Michael Molnar and/or visit http://www.eclipse.net/~molnar/.)

The Magi, members of a hereditary priestly caste in ancient Media and Persia, were followers of Zoroaster (who appears in The Magic Flute under the name Sarastro). These Magi were reputed to have practiced supernatural arts (including astrology); in fact, the English word "magic" derives from "Magi." In the year 6 B.C. these Magi-astrologers would surely have observed the retrograde motion of the planet Jupiter in the constellation Aries. (Retrograde motion is an apparent reversal of the movement of a planet due to the earth's overtaking it in its orbit.) This motion, in which the planet briefly stops before reversing its course, is believed to have been responsible for the quotation above referring to the star of Bethlehem's "going before"  the Magi and "stopping" over Y’shua' birthplace; the Greek original referred to the retrograde motion of a planet and its "pausing", but the Vulgate mistranslated the excerpt as quoted above. 

Jupiter, the largest planet, had kingly connotations to the astrologers, and Aries was the sign of the Jewish peoples (to pagans. The monotheistic Jews rejected astrology.)1 Thus the motion of Jupiter in Aries would have suggested the birth of a king somewhere in the Jewish world. The star appeared in the east because in April, 6 B.C. Jupiter was a morning star, which of course is seen in the eastern sky ahead of the rising sun. This explains the otherwise puzzling contradiction that a star in the east could lead the Magi westward from Persia towards Jerusalem.

From this and other evidence, April of 6 B.C. seems the probable date of Y’shua' birth, not December 25, 1 A.D. as our calendar suggests. The "other evidence" includes the fact that Herod the Great, (mentioned in the biblical quote above), died in 4 B.C. And surely the Nativity took place in the spring; Luke tells us (2:8): "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night." Shepherds don't "abide in the fields" in wintertime. They abide there during lambing season (spring). The celebration of Messiahmas in December comes from the adaptation of an old pagan feast, Sol Invictus (the unconquerable sun), to the new Messiahian holiday. To sum it all up, modern science has shown that the story of the Magi is not just a child's fairy tale, but a historical event.

 

Comment by James Trimm on November 26, 2012 at 1:00pm

"Sixth month" in Luke 1:26 is clearly a follow up to "five months" in 1:24 and in context obviously refers to the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy.

Using the Qumran calendar presents its own problems, there is debate as to how that calendar even worked, much less as to how it worked with the 48 courses with a solar year of 52 weeks.

The key to calculating the date of the birth of Messiah is Luke 1:5 where we learn that Zechariah the father of Yochanan was a priest of the course of Abijah.

The priests became to numerous to all serve at the Temple all the time,
so they were divided into 24 courses (1Chron. 24). Each course served
for two weeks each year, once in the former rain (first half of the
year) and once in the latter rain (second half of the year). There were
also three weeks in which all the priests were required to serve, these
were the three pilgrimage festivals (Dt. 16:16). 24 times 2 is 48 plus
three is 51. 51 weeks is 357 days fitting nicely within the 360 day
lunar year.

The course of Abijah is the eighth course (1Chron. 24:10) which
serves the tenth week during the former rain portion of the year (this
is because during Passover and Shavuot (Pentecost) all for the priests
serve together Dt. 16:16). Zechariah had his vision while serving in
the course of Abijah in the tenth week (It will become apparent that he
was serving his first course not his second as the timing will show as
we progress). Thus Zechariah's vision took place during the 10th week of the year (The religious year beginning at Nisan/Abib around 14 days before Passover). We must add two additional weeks before Yochanon (John) could be conceived, due to the purity laws (Lev. 12:5; 15:19, 25). So Yochanon was concieved in the 12th week of the year. He was born about 40 weeks later during the 52nd week of the year (12 + 40 = 52) which brings us to Passover. Thus Yochanon was born at Passover, the very time that Elijah was, according to Jewish tradition, supposed to appear.

Yeshua was conceived 6 months (about 25 weeks) after Yochanon's
conception. This means Yeshua was conceived around the 37th week around Chanukah. This would mean the light of the world was conceived during the festival of lights.

Yeshua was born 40 weeks later (around week 77 that is week 25 of the following year) this brings us to the time of the fall feasts.

There are several clues that Yeshua was born at Sukkot:

1. Bethleham was "booked solid." This would not have been due
census which would have taken place over the period of a year.
Every Jew was required to come to Jerusalem for Sukkot (Dt. 16:16)
this would have over run Jerusalem as well as Bethleham just
five miles away.

2. Yeshua was born in a “manger” or stable. The Hebrew word for "stable" is "sukkah" (as in Gen. 33:17) so it is likely that Yeshua was born in a Sukkah/booth.

3. If Yeshua was born on the first day of Sukkot then he would
have been circumcised on the "eighth great day" a festival following
Sukkot. This day was the original "Simchat Torah" (Rejoicing in
the Torah) which is now held the following day in Rabbinic Judaism.
So Yeshua would have entered the covenant on the day of "rejoicing
in the Torah."

4. When the angels appeared to the shepherds they made a statement
which closely echoes the ancient Sukkot liturgy "...behold, we have come to declare to you glad tidings of great joy." (Lk. 2:10-11)

5. Sukkot is symbolic of Elohim dwelling in a "tabernacle" (body?)
with us.

Pratt is a Mormon, is is going to great lengths to place the date on April 6th because that was the "birth date" of the Mormon Church (April 6th, 1830).

Comment by Donald Ledbetter on November 26, 2012 at 11:42pm

Christmas was once called Child Mass because each family that celebrated this pagan holiday offered up at least one child to appease the god Molech and ask him to give them lots of money.  The Catholic Church changed it to Christmas because they offered up Jesus every Sunday when they had Mass and the Holy Sepulcher.

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