Proclaiming she was born of a virgin, Ishtar set herself up to
attain this right. Furthering this new cult she had created, she taught that
the moon was, herself, a goddess and every 28 days she ovulated and was full.
One of her eggs fell from her while she was ovulating. It dropped into the
Euphrates River. And Semiramis was born.
This full moon event was right after the spring equinox.
Semiramis began to be called Ishtar, and the moon egg that carried her was
called Ishtar’s egg. Ishtar conceived, claiming that the sun-god Baal had
brought it about. She bore a son named Tammuz on the 25th of December.
And as Tammuz was the sun of the son, the day was called Sunday.
Because the boy delighted in rabbits, this became the symbol
for Ishtar. Rabbits also reproduce in abundance, making it the perfect symbol
for fertility. Tammuz became a hunter like his sun-god father, only he was not
as gifted, being hunted down by a wild pig.
The queen’s reply was that now Tammuz was sitting with his
father, and they were now three. Nimrod, the father, Tammuz, the sun, and the
flame, the spirit. And she herself rose to be called the Queen of Heaven, the
Mother of God.
When the 25th of December came around, the pagans
had the credence that the sun god was going and the cold was coming. Before the
spring equinox, there was a forty day period proclaimed as a time of mourning
each year. No meat was eaten. After the annual forty days of mourning, the son
of the sun was reborn. People celebrated with feasts, orgies, and human
sacrifice. They killed and ate the wild pig, the species of beast that killed
Tammuz. They crossed their hearts with the sign of a “t” during their
fellowship, and they carved the letter “t” into their cakes. They formed the
“t” into pieces of wood known as crosses, the first letter of Tammuz.
Do you see lent in here now, too? We have idolatry amongst
our Christian celebrations. All of these things connected with them are from
Mystery Babylon, Satan’s domain! He sits in the “House of the Rising Sun.”
Ishtar was also celebrated in later years. And many legends
grew and passed down through oral tales. People worshiped and celebrated the
virgin. They did this by worshiping the moon.
Connecting all of these things together, we have a first
sighting of the Whore of Babylon. Even Ishtar has made her way into the Holy Week
in Catholicism, as they lift up and honor their virgin Mary. I see this
annually in every religious celebration in Spain. And it gives me the chills.
One day soon, the whore will embrace a one-world religion.
Together Islam and the Roman Catholic Church, along with some who falsely
profess Judaism, will unite with one mind. It is all unraveling before our
eyes. The institutionalized church and its members are being sucked in…slowly.
We do these things with good intentions. We do as we have
been taught. We have been taught in ignorance and we have been, and are being,
deceived. Can we, will we, come out and separate ourselves or will God consider
us to be children of disobedience? If these traditions we practice as
Christians around holidays like Easter came into the church simply for the sake
of converting the lost in pagan society, what do we do with these traditions
now? Will God overlook our practices? Or is He revealing these things in the
last days to call us out to purify His bride? Let us make a prayerful and
By Jori Sams