Sabbath 19/8/38/120 B

Dear Friends,

Today is 31 October and this evening the witches and warlocks take their idolatrous broods from house to house celebrating the festival of Bel or Baal on the ancient pagan festival of Samhain.  They now call it Halloween. On this night the god Baal went to the throes of death and came anew at the Solstice on 23 December as the new born Sun. Remember that the death and renewal of the Corn God also occurred on Easter on the Friday and the Resurrection by the goddess also occurred on the Sunday.  That is the sequence of Easter worshipped by the Trinitarians. See the paper The Origins of Christmas and Easter (No. 235).

The wiccans or witches came to America to establish their idolatrous faith there in greater freedom and that idolatry has spread to the other British Commonwealth nations.

God has forbidden their practices among us and that sequence is clearly laid out in the Torah at Deuteronomy 18:9-14 as follows:
Deuteronomy [9] "When you come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations.
[10] There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, 
[11] or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 
[12] For whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD; and because of these abominable practices the LORD your God is driving them out before you. 
[13] You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. 
[14] For these nations, which you are about to dispossess, give heed to soothsayers and to diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you so to do. 

This sequence is not in its place by accident.  Verse 15 then goes on to deal with the raising of the Messiah and his actions in dealing with Israel in the Latter Days.

[15] "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren -- him you shall heed --
[16] just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, `Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, or see this great fire any more, lest I die.' 
[17] And the LORD said to me, `They have rightly said all that they have spoken. 
[18] I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 
[19] And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him. 
[20] But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.' 
[21] And if you say in your heart, `How may we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?' -- 
[22] when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him. 

The work of the Lord God in the Latter Days is to deal with Israel and bring it to repentance before the Coming of the Messiah and there are a number of prophets raised to do that task and they are foretold in the Bible texts.  The Warming of the Last Days (No. 044) is given out of Dan-Ephraim as foretold through the prophet Jeremiah.  Then we are confronted by the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11:3 ff.  These two witnesses are brought forward in time to deal with Judah and Israel and the world over 1260 days.  The Church of God has always understood that they are Enoch and Elijah and we are told through the prophet Malachi that the prophet Elijah is indeed one of them. They will deal with the planet and also turn the hearts of the sons to the fathers and the fathers to the sons lest God strikes the earth with a curse (Mal. 4:5-6) (see the paper The Witnesses (including the Two Witnesses) (No. 135)).  

We know for a fact that Elijah dealt with these worshippers of Baal and we know he killed the 450 central priests of Baal and their sun worshipping system.  We know also that when he prophesied he called fire down from heaven and also the period of his prophesy was three and one half years and no rain fell during the period of his prophesy until he had killed the priests of Baal from the third year and he then allowed rain when the period was ended. (1Kgs 17:1-16;18:1-16; 18:17-40; 41-46; Lk. 4:25; Jas. 5:17). The period of 1260 days is a prophetic time times and half a time which is three and one half years and so we can expect the same sequence and the same wrath of God released against the Sunday worshipping devotees of Baal in the last days as we saw under Elijah in his first ministry. However, it is then on the whole world.

In the 1260 days the Witnesses will deal with the Sunday worshipping system and the Wiccans and all of Judah and the Muslims and the Hindus and Buddhists and all antinomians and Atheists and all who do not worship the One True God and Keep His Laws and Calendar.

In the first year he will deal with Judah and then Israel and bring them to repentance.  He will remove the Kabbalists from Judah and Israel and all the Wiccan ministers and diviners, and then the priests of the Sunday Baal worshippers will be killed from the third year and the woes of the Trumpets will be inflicted on the earth.

On the 1264th day Messiah will stand on the Mount of Olives and they will be raised in the beginning of the First Resurrection of the Dead (No. 143B).

The kings of the earth will hide themselves in the rocks and caves of the hills as we are told. Messiah will then pursue the leaders and bring their armies to Megiddo and destroy them all.  Then the Vials of the Wrath of God will be poured out on the nations and all of these people who do not worship the One True God Yahovah of Hosts will repent or die (Wars of the Last Days and the Vials of the Wrath of God (No. 141B)). By the end of the period of the Vials there will not be one person left alive that has not repented. By the Jubilee these pagan and idolatrous practices will be at an end.

Indeed as Elijah said to Israel How long halt (limp) you between two opinions (i.e. be of two minds).  If Yahovah is God then follow him but if Baal be god then follow him (Isa. 18:21).

These decorations even extend to holly wreaths and we can be sucked into the practices in simple ways.

It is clear what is required of us all.  These Wiccan festivals are an abomination in the sight of God.  If we persist in this idolatry we will be destroyed as a people.
Wade Cox
Coordinator General