This Revelation 18:4 – Come Out Of Her study from David Nikao focuses on how Satan replaced Messiah’s fulfillment of Passover as the Lamb of God, with the pagan-based Easter.
The Gospel story was told to the Israelites, through the seven Holy Feast days.
For 1,500 years the Israelites observed these Feast Days, looking forward to the time when the Promised Messiah would fulfill them.
Today, the followers of the Messiah, the commonwealth of Israel, should still observe the seven holy Feast days out of love and remembrance of His precise fulfillment of them.
Satan knows that the Father’s Holy Feast days are a special covenant with His people, so he created pagan holy-days which steal away worship from the Father.
Satan has been stealing worship away from the Father for a long time.
Satan setup his ‘Mystery Religion‘ in Babylon, which has now become the ‘Mystery Babylon‘ religion described in Revelation 17.
Read through the description of the Babylonian worship of Ishtar, to see how most Christians today are steeped in the Mystery Babylon religion, without knowing it.
Semiramis married her son Nimrod. He became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.
Nimrod was eventually killed by Seth, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom, as a warning against idolatry.
Semiramus had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found, his male reproductive member.
So she fashioned one to take its place, which became Asherah poles, and Egyptian obelisks, like the one in the middle of St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
She told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal”, the sun god.
Through her, Satan was creating a mystery religion, and she set herself up as the moon goddess.
She claimed to have been immaculately conceived, and that she came down from the moon in a giant golden moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River.
This supposedly happened after the first full moon, after the spring equinox.
Semiramis became known as ‘Ishtar‘ which is pronounced ‘Easter‘, and her moon egg became known as ‘Ishtar’s’ egg.
Clearly, the Easter Egg is a remembrance of Ishtar and has nothing to do with the Messiah’s death.
Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive.
She named her son Tammuz, the Sun God Child.
The sexual union of Nimrod the Sun god and Semiramus is recreated every Spring Equinox at the Vatican, as the rising sun hits the Egyptian obelisk and causes the shadow of the phallic symbol to penetrate the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.
This symbolically results in the rebirth of Tammuz nine months later, on 12/25.
Tammuz, a great hunter, like his father Nimrod, was killed by a wild boar at age 40.
Ishtar started a tradition in which people would “weep for Tammuz” for forty days leading up to the time of his death, which is called by Roman Catholics, lent.
The House of Judah fell into the Babylonian Mystery religion of Sun worship and the women wept for Tammuz. “And He said to me, “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” So He brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD’s house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.” Ezekiel 8:13-14
Every year, they observed Ishtar’s Day after the first full moon, which occurred after the Spring Equinox, our 3/21.
Today, Easter Day changes every year, because it too is observed on the SUNday after the first full moon, which occurs after the Spring Equinox.
Ishtar Day started with a sunrise service, as she is the goddess of the dawn, fertility, sun and spring; which after the long winter, symbolizes the resurrection of nature.
Christians start the Easter day with a sunrise service, which is a reenactment of the Babylonian Mystery religion.
The celebration involved the “Rites of Spring” near the Equinox of Venus, when pagans believed Ishtar, Queen of Heaven was impregnated by the sun.
They engaged in ritual sex acts, where virgins (representing Ishtar) were impregnated by the priests of Baal (the Sun god).
These babies would be born nine months later, around the winter solstice of 12/21, representing the rebirth of the Sun god.
This lines up with the pagan celebration of the rebirth of the sun god on 12/25. Obviously that is the worst day to celebrate Messiah’s birth.
They would then sacrifice those babies on the altar on Ishtar Day, and they would use the blood to dye the eggs.
Today, Christians dye eggs. It is done for the children, but it is a reenactment of the Babylonian Mystery religion.
To ensure a prosperous growing season, they rolled the eggs decorated with bright colors of Spring on their fields, hoping to imbue fertility. Those eggs were then hidden from “evil spirits” in rabbits nests, another symbol of fertility.
Today, Christians hide eggs and the children put them in Easter baskets. It is done for the children, but it is a reenactment of the Babylonian Mystery religion.
Since the bunny is a creature that procreates quickly, it symbolized the sexual act; the egg symbolized “birth” and “renewal”. Together, the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg symbolizes the sex act and its offspring, Semiramis and Tammuz.
Today, Christians celebrate Easter Day with rabbits and eggs, which have no connection to the Messiah and His resurrection.
Ishtar commanded that they kill a pig and eat it on Ishtar Day, to commemorate her son Tammuz, who was killed by a wild boar.
The traditional meal for Christians to eat on Easter Day is ham, which again follows the pattern of the Babylonian Mystery religion.
Easter was one of the biggest celebrations observed by pagans, long before the Roman Church instituted it.
Easter is not in the Bible.
The King James translator’s put ‘Easter’ in Acts 12:4, when it should read as ‘passover’.
In the Greek it is ‘pascha’ which means the Passover. Pascha appears 27 times in the KJ New Testament. 26 times they translated it as Passover and only in Acts 12:4, did they translate it as Easter. The New King James translators got it right. The Young’s Literal Bible got it right.
The Early Church continued to observe Passover.
The Bible tells us to observe Passover on Nisan 14, which can fall on any day of the week.
Paul told the Corinthians to keep the feast.
“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:7-8
The followers of Messiah in Asia kept the Passover, and the Bishops of Rome contended with them, to get them to change to the Roman spring resurrection festivals.
Polycarp, the 2nd-century Christian leader of the Church of Smyrna, refused. He was later martyred by the Roman Empire.
“These contentions had agitated the churches of Asia since the time of the Roman bishop Victor, who had persecuted the churches of Asia for following the ’14th-day heresy’ as they called it, in reference to the Passover. . . . The future Easter observance was to be rendered independent of Jewish calculation.” (Grace Amadon, Report of Committee, Part V, Sec. B., p. 17.)
Polycrates of Ephesus (130 – 196) was an Early Church bishop wrote to Victor of Rome:
“We observe the genuine day (Passover) neither adding to nor taking from… For in Asia great lights have fallen asleep, which will rise again in the day of the Lord’s appearing… Philip, one of the twelve, John, who rested upon the bosom of the Lord, Polycarp of Smyrna… All these observed the 14th day of the Passover, according to the Gospel, deviating in no respect but following the rule of faith… I am not threatened or intimidated, for those greater than I have said – ‘We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Historian Eusebius xxvi)
The Roman Church created the observance of Easter, not the Church of Messiah.
Victor, Bishop of Rome, proclaimed that Easter must be celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox, of their Roman calendar model.
This was done to ensure that Easter would never fall on the Biblical Passover.
This effectively caused ‘christians’ to be out of sync with the heavenly cycles on which the Father based the lunar calender.
The churches in Asia were unwilling to compromise observing the Holy Feast Days, so the Bishops of Rome had Emperor Constantine make a law forbidding them.
In 325 AD, at the First Council of Nicaea, they established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox.
Prior to this, the Romans worshiped Cybele and her lover/son Attis, during this pagan festival. Cybele and Attis represent the Babylonian Ishtar and Nimrod.
Emperor Constantine wrote “… it appeared an unworthy thing that in the celebration of this most holy feast we should follow the practice of the Jews, who have impiously defiled their hands with enormous sin, and are, therefore, deservedly afflicted with blindness of soul. … Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd; for we have received from our Saviour a different way.” (Eusebius’ Life of Constantine, Book 3 chapter 18)
In other words, he condemned the Holy Feast Days by saying that they were ‘Jewish.’ What he didn’t say is that the Messiah, from the tribe of Judah, is the one who is fulfilling the Feast Days.
The Church of Rome was teaching another Jesus other than the One that the Holy Scriptures testify about.
“It was the Catholic Church which made the law obliging us to keep Sunday holy. The church made this law long after the Bible was written. Hence said law is not in the Bible. The Catholic Church abolished not only the Sabbath, but all the other Jewish festivals.” (T. Enright, Bishop of St. Alphonsus Church, St. Louis, MO, June, 1905)
The Father hates for His people to have any association with Ashtoreth and Baal.
So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God, and served the Baals and Asherahs. Judges 3:7
Then the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served the Baals and the Ashtoreths, the gods of Syria, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the people of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines; and they forsook the LORD and did not serve Him. Judges 10:6
You can say that the Messiah knows your heart, but you are going through the same rituals as those who worship Ishtar and Baal.
Easter is steeped in the Babylonian Mysteries, the single most evil idolatrous system ever invented by Satan!
Easter was instituted by the Bishops of Rome, who formed the antichrist Roman Catholic Church. They are Mystery Babylon of Revelation 17.
When you follow the commands of Rome, you have their ‘mark’ on you. When you follow the commands of Yah in His Holy Scripture, you have His ‘mark’ on you.
Messiah has called His followers out of Mystery Babylon, from out of her influence, away from following her commands.
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ” Matthew 15:8-9
Friend, the observance of Easter is a commandment of men, of the antichrist Roman Catholic church, which opposes the Holy Scriptures.
How should we observe Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits today?
We don’t have to sacrifice a lamb and go through all of the ceremonial law demands. We should look back at how the Lamb of Yah the Heavenly Father fulfilled it in exact detail.
I recommend reading Isaiah 53 which foretold what the spotless Lamb of Yah would go through, to bear our sins.
Yah commanded the sacrificial lamb to be inspected for several days, to verify it was blemish-free;
Yeshua was inspected by the Jewish leaders, Pilate and Herod, and no blemish was found.
We should inspect our life and pray for forgiveness for our sins, so that we are without sin as we remember the sacrifice of our Passover Lamb.
“Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” 1 Corinthians 11:27-28
Messiah observed Passover communion with His disciples as a remembrance for them about His atoning death for their sins.
Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; Luke 22:15
We should also observe the Passover Communion. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 tells us how.
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
Yah commanded the sheep to be brought into the temple courtyard on the early morning of Passover;
We should remember our Messiah in the morning of Passover, as He was brought into the temple courtyard.
Yah commanded the sheep to be bound at 9am, for preparation for their sacrifice;
We should remember our Messiah at the 3rd hour, at 9am, as He was bound to the cross.
We should remember Him as He hung on the cross for six grueling hours.
Here’s an interesting note about Hissop being used during Passover;
Hissop was used to put the blood of the Passover lamb on the door posts; it was used by Moses when He said this is the blood of the covenant; and it was used when they raised up wine vinegar to Messiah before He died.
Yah commanded the priest to sacrifice the lamb at 3pm and say “It is finished”;
We should remember our Messiah at 9th hour, at 3pm, as He took His last breath and said “It is finished.”
We should remember Messiah on the 1st day of Unleavened Bread, as He was in the tomb all day.
We can focus on dying to self and the desire for this world.
Messiah rose again on the Feast of First Fruits.
We should remember our Messiah on the 3rd day, and celebrate that He is risen. He was the First Fruits, the promise that we too will rise to be with Him.
David Nikao Wilcoxson
More Information on the pagan holy-day of Easter:
The Truth about Easter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI2CEEXsQro
Easter History – What your pastor doesn’t want you to know! 1 of 2
Easter History – What your pastor doesn’t want you to know! 2 of 2
Easter – The Pagan Passover
Next study: Christmas Replaced The Feast Of Tabernacles
14 thoughts on “Emperor Constantine Created Easter To Replace Passover”
So, you deleted my comment. I see you don’t like to be corrected, do you, young man?
There are no other comments from you on this website Jeff, so I did not delete anything.
Dear Brother David,
Jesus said in Luke 22:15 “I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer.” How could our Messiah have eaten the passover with his disciples on Nisan 14, when he died as the “Passover lamb” on Nisan 14? I’m confused. Was the Lord’s supper a Passover meal eaten early on the evening of Nisan 13? Please help me understand how these events harmonize with scripture. Thanks! 😀 May Elohim bless and strengthen you this Passover!!!
Ann, that’s a great question, to which I don’t have a complete answer yet. It doesn’t make sense that the Passover lamb would have been slain by the priests, for them to eat; as the evening before Passover would have been Nisan 13. The description of the evening only includes Messiah breaking bread and them sharing a cup of wine.
I read through several commentaries on Luke 22, and nobody addressed that apparent dilemma. Thank you! Have a blessed Passover!!!
God bless you,
Ann and David, I should preface this response by noting I did not fully read the article. However, I am familiar with the Holy Scripture.
Ann, to your question: “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.”
The Holy Passover (Bread and wine ceremony) was kept as commanded on Nisan 14. As you stated above Jesus himself said , “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover..” Then ate the Passover Bread and Wine. It was not done on the 13th (Chagigah) as replied by David. No one can deny the words of Jesus stated above. It was Passover of the New Covenant. Just as the Israelite were freed from their bondage to Egypt through the Passover, So we, the children of God are freed from our bondage to Sin and Death through the Feast of Passover New Covenant; prophecy and Fulfillment.
Christ Was crucified on Nisan 15 in fulfillment of the Feast of unleavened bread, bread without yeast which is also called the bread of affliction.(Lev 23:5-7) (Dt 16:3) On that day Christ was afflicted. Christ fulfilled all the laws.
Please visit your nearest Church of God (Zion) to receive God’s teaching directly. (Mi 4:1-2) How do you know it is the true Zion? Your eyes must see Jerusalem (Isa 33:20).
God bless you.
Messiah can’t have been crucified on the Nisan 15, the High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Scripture declares that He was crucified on the preparation day, which is Passover the 14th.
John 19:31 clearly says that the Jews wanted the bodies removed before the High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
“The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.”
Mark 15:42-43 states that it was still the preparation day for the Sabbath, the 14th, Passover; when Joseph asked for His body.
“And when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Yosĕph of Ramathayim, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the reign of Elohim, came, boldly went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Messiah.”
Luke 23:53-54 says that Joseph did all of that work on the preparation day, on Passover, as the Sabbath drew near.
“And taking it down, he wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb hewn out of the rock, where no one was yet laid. And it was Preparation day, and the Sabbath was approaching.”
God bless you.
Ann, here’s more information that I found:
They were, in fact, keeping the hagigah (sometimes also transliterated chagigah) on the eve of the 14th of Abib before the Passover Day of Preparation and Yahusha was elevating the “remembrance meal” that begins Passover to its spiritual fulfillment!
A Chagigah literally means a “Festival Offering”, and they were held before the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot).
Thank you so much David for this understanding of the Chagigah you have shared with me! It makes perfect sense and harmonizes the scriptures as well. While studying out the Chagigah, I learned that for Passover, men would give lambs as a “festival offering”. How beautiful and poetic was it that our Messiah Yahusha could not give a lamb as his “festival offering” because he was “the Passover lamb”! Yahusha symbolically gave his body (bread) and blood (the cup) as his “festival offering”! Blessed be the lamb of Elohim! How powerful and moving is this? It’s understandings like this (through cultural/historical/verbal expressions) that truly help us to understand and harmonize scripture where there “seems” to be disharmony. The Jewish expression “3 days and 3 nights” is another great example of this. The Bible is perfect! If there ever seems to be any disharmony in anything one maybe be studying, it is because we lack the understanding. I have learned so much through your studies and I thank you again for sharing the understandings and truth found on your website! They have truly blessed my life!!! 😀 I pray blessings upon your life and ministry in the name of Yahusha! Stay strong!!!
Thank you for sharing your insight Ann. It certainly does help make sense of what took place the night before Messiah died as the Passover Lamb.
It’s sad that our Pastors did not teach us these things.
So many people follow ‘Jewish fables’ regarding the calendar, the Feast Days, the Sabbath, when a day starts, etc.; but the Jews changed their calendar and created the religion of Judaism, to integrate what they learned in Babylon.
Contact me anytime with questions and insight about the studies; for the enemy has created many deceptions.
May YHUH bless you richly as you search out His truth!
Thanks for all of your studies, always helpful. Do you recommend any resources on chagigah? I’m confused that he specifically states keeping the Passover (not chagigah) and on the 1st day of unleavened bread. Can’t find anything in scripture about chagigah or that clarifies this.
On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover, his disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare that you may eat the Passover?” (Mark 14:12)
Now on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?”He said, “Go into the city to a certain person, and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.”’” The disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and they prepared the Passover. Now when evening had come, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples. (Matt 26:16-19)
The wording of the Gospels in regard to the spring feast days seems confusing, as it refers to Passover as the first day of Unleavened Bread. Chagigah seems to be pointing to Hanukkah, so I’m not understanding how you’re relating that to the spring feast days.
Jews often observed a Passover meal on BOTH Nissan 13 and Nissan 14. Just as many today open presents with their immediate family on Christmas Eve and with extended family on Christmas Day, so too did Jews often observe a Passover meal with immediate family members on the Eve of Nisson 14, and then gathered with extended family to observer Passover the next day.
It’s my understanding that because of the amount of people that traveled to the feast ad the number of animals slaughtered for the feast they would not have been able to complete In one day. Jewish law (I’m not Jewish) allowed for the day before to start. I don’t remember where I read or heard this, but it makes sense. Happy researching.
Christ ate the Passover meal on the 14th Nisan/Abib. In ancient Israel a day was measured from sunset to sunset and this is how the Jews interpreted a day for purposes of their feast days. Christ ate the Passover meal on the evening part of 14th Nisan/Abib (Tuesday night after sundown). Christ was crucified and died on the following Wednesday afternoon (still 14th Nisan/Abib). Wednesday (the 14th) was the preparation day for the high day Sabbath on the 15th. Thursday, 15th Nisan/Abib, was a high day, a special Sabbath day which began the feast of unleavened bread. It began on the evening of the 14th, or Wednesday night. Christ was buried around sundown on Wednesday and rose at sundown on Saturday. 3 days and 3 nights as he predicted.