Fast and Sabbath Message for 7 and 8 Abib 41/120

Dear Friends,

We are about to enter the Fast for the Simple and Erroneous (No. 291) as commanded by God through the prophet Ezekiel. This fast has been kept by the true Churches of God since Christ and the apostles and we can demonstrate that fact historically from the letters of Irenaeus bishop of Lyon (cf. end 291) at the end of the Second Century to the heretic Victor bishop in Rome who forced the Quartodeciman Disputes (No. 277) by introducing the worship of the Goddess Easter or Ishtar at Rome after it had been first introduced by Anicetus in 154 CE from the worship of Attis there.

Irenaeus states that he sat at the feet of John as a child and heard the elders of the church that knew Christ state clearly that they all kept the fast of 7 Abib and that he was taught by Polycarp at Smyrna before he was appointed to Lyon and Gaul and that all in Gaul and the Britons kept the Fast at the end of the Second Century and so also the beginning of the Third Century.

For those who keep Easter, know that you keep the festival of the Goddess Easter or Ishtar the consort of Baal.  Look at the Oxford Universal Dictionary under “Easter” and it will say simply “the name of the goddess ....”.

The Sardis system up to the present offshoots never kept the Fast and had no idea as to the significance of the Sanctification of the Temple of God. We doubt that they ever understood the history of the Temple Calendar or of the Churches of God. To this day they still follow Armstrong in keeping Hillel.  Fortunately this 41st year of 2018 falls on the same days for both the Jews, using Hillel, and the Temple Calendar, and the false Christians using the festival of the goddess.  The Feast of Attis and Ishtar or Easter also falls on the Holy Day on Friday with the Sunday falling on the Wave Sheaf.  There is nothing they can do to stop it and so must face keeping the Holy Days on the correct days and face the risk that their people are exposed to the Holy Spirit inadvertently.

Let us pray that their eyes are opened to the truth and they are forced to an understanding in these Last Days.

It is these people for whom we pray as the Simple and the Erroneous of the Nations so that they are not destroyed. Let us hope the church can be called and corrected and the nations of Israel and the sons of Abraham can be also called to repentance in this Sixth year of the Sixth cycle in the last or 120th jubilee of Satan’s rule.  Let us pray that he and the demons are sent to the pit of Tartaros quickly. Let us pray that the Witnesses are sent to Jerusalem quickly also. Elijah is to be sent to turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the sons to the fathers lest God strike the earth with a curse (Mal. 4:5).

Remember that the Tenth of Abib is the Second day of the next week when the Passover Lamb was laid aside as Jesus Christ when he entered Jerusalem. At end 13 Abib beginning 14 Abib he gave us the rites of the Lord’s Supper (No. 103A) with the Footwashing (No. 099) and the Bread and the Wine (No. 100) and then he was slain on the afternoon of 14 Abib when the Passover Lamb was slain and which we commemorate as the Death of the Lamb (No. 242) service. 

Remember to prepare now for the Lord’s Supper as it is the second sacrament of the church after Baptism for which it stands as an annual renewal and with Atonement they stand as our most sacred days.

Wade Cox
Coordinator General